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Police Sergeant faces Murder Charge over the Shooting of Ramon Babatunde Adeniji around Eko Atlantic.

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, psc has ordered the arrest of F/No 448407 Sgt Lukmon Akanbi attached to Victoria Island Police Station over the shooting of one Ramon Babatunde Adeniyi ‘m’ 39 years old of campus area Lagos island.

This disclosure was made by DSP Bala Elkana Police Public Relations Officer,
Lagos State.

The incident happened on 27/12/2019 at about 0420 around Eko Atlantic Victoria Island, Lagos. There was a fracas between the Police Officer who was on patrol at the area and the victim who was returning from an event.

The Police Officer was said to have pulled the trigger of his pistol on the unarmed civilian, which fall short of professional standards on the use of Firearms. The victim was rushed to Naval Dockyard Hospital and was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.

The Police Sergeant was arrested and detained at the Provost Department, Command Headquarters, Ikeja. He was subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings known as Orderly Room Trials.

He was arraigned before the Adjudicating Officer on three counts charge of Discreditable Conduct contrary to Paragraph E (3) First Schedule, Unlawful and Unnecessary Exercise of Authority contrary to Paragraph Q (2), and Damage to Articles contrary to Paragraph D (1), Police Act and Regulations, Cap 370 LFN 1990. The Sergeant was found guilty of all the charges and awarded punishment of dismissal from the Nigeria Police. He is handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba for prosecution in conventional Court. The Command condemned the unprofessional conduct of the dismissed Sergeant.

The Commissioner of Police condoles with family and friends of the deceased person and assured them that Justice will prevail. Supervisory Officers of erring Policemen will henceforth be held vicariously liable for the misconduct of their men.

This is part of the measures put in place by the no nonsense Commissioner of Police to curb incidents of professional misconduct and engendered accountability in the system.

The CP avowed that no case of professional misconduct, human rights violations and abuse of powers by Police Officers will be tolerated.

Drama As Anambra Police Arraign Masquerade In Broad Daylight

An interesting video has emerged on social media showing the moment a masquerade got arrested by the police.

The video which has gone viral on social media, has gotten many Twitter users quite amused.

Media personality, Gwen Divy Ifeson who shared the video revealed that the incident occurred in Anambra State.

She wrote: “Masquerade arrested in Anambra, Aru”

However, Gwen did not state why the masquerade was arrested.

Woman Found Dead In Asaba On Christmas Day

Tragedy struck in Asaba in the early hours of Christmas Day when a middle aged said to be in her 30s was found dead around the Umuezei axis of Delta State capital.

It was confirmed by a medical expert, that the victim sustained ‘’penetrative chest injury,’’ meaning that she was stabbed to death.

Though the victim, who was yet to be identified as at the time of filling this report, was a fair-skinned, chubby lady of average height with gold-tinted hair and painted nails, as she was wearing an army-green trousers and pink polo, which were both stained with blood.

As at the time of filing this report, the police had deposited the corpse at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) morgue for further investigation.

Meanwhile, onlookers suspected that the lady might have been murdered in her desperate quest to celebrate the yuletide ‘’at all cost’’, judging by circumstances surrounding her death.

“She may have been a wayward girl; otherwise she would not have ended that way. When they tell them to take life easy, they will not heed. See the way she lost her life on Christmas Day,’’ said a bystander who could not hold her emotions.

Although efforts were being made by security operatives in the state capital to ensure law and order, it would be recalled that cultism and related criminal activities in the state capital had increased.

Dismissed Soldier And Gang Members Arrested For Plotting To Rob A Bank (photo)

FOUR suspected armed robbers in military uniform, heading for Ekiti State to rob a bank, have been arrested in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, by the operatives of the Inspector General of Police Special Tactical Squad (IGP – STS), attached to the Ogun State Police Command.

The suspects, Matthew Olagoke, Ahmed Abdulahi, Johnson Ojo and Adebanjo Bamidele were planning to attack a bank in Ekiti State on December 7 when IGP-STS became aware of the plot, trailed them to Ibadan and nabbed them as they were heading for Ekiti State.

Commissioner Kenneth Ebrimson, who paraded the suspects yesterday before reporters at Eleweran, the command’s headquarters, described the quartet as ‘fake soldiers’ and displayed the three shot guns, 20 live cartridges, three identity cards, four Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards, seven phones, an expended cartridge and charms recovered from them.

The Nation gathered that the planned attack was spearheaded by a dismissed corporal in the Army, Adebamji Bamgboye.

The suspects were intercepted at the New Gbagi Market, along the Ibadan-Ife expressway in Ibadan where their vehicle was flagged down for a search by IGP-STS from Ogun Command, who had been on their trail from Abeokuta.

Ebrimson said that the gang specialised in robbing filling stations, banks as well as university hostels, adding that they had attacked University of Ibadan and Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA).

Speaking to reporters, the leader of the fake soldiers, Bamgboye, said that he was recruited to lead the robbery gang on a mission to the bank in Ekiti State after an assurance that the bank manager and six other employees of the bank had agreed to work for the success of the operation.

Two dead, four injured in Ogun road Motor Accident

A ghastly auto crash, two persons have been confirmed dead by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in accident that occurred on Thursday along Atan-Idiroko international corridor.

The FRSC added that four other persons sustained injuries in the road crash which happened about 1220hrs around NASFAT, in Idiroko.

According to a statement signed by the Ogun FRSC Public Education Officer, Route Commander Florence Okpe, on Friday, a total of two vehicles and one motorcycle were involved.

Okpe said seven persons were involved in Boxing Day accident.

We learnt that the injured victims were rescued to Idiroko General Hospital for medical treatment, while the corpses of the dead victims were deposited at the Idiroko General Hospital Morgue.

According to Okpe, “the suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed that led to loss of control.”

Why Buhari Administration did not order the release of Shi’ites’ leader

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has explained why the Buhari government didn’t order the release of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

The AGF spoke in an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC on Thursday.

Malami said the case was being prosecuted by the Kaduna State government and as such, the federal government would not interfere.

”The Federal Government won’t interfere in a judicial process that is solely responsible for the state government to take charge of”, the AGF stated.

Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore, were released on Tuesday.

Malami advised them to observe the terms of their bail and refrain from engaging in any act that is inimical to public peace and national security as well as their ongoing trial “which will run its course in accordance with the laws of the land”.

A statement he signed said: “My office has chosen to comply with the court orders while considering the pursuit of its rights of appeal and/or review of the order relating to the bail as granted or varied by the courts.

“In line with the provisions of Sections 150(1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), and in compliance with the bail granted to Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd) (as recently varied by the Court of Appeal) and the bail granted to Omoyele Sowore, I have directed the State Security Services to comply with the order granting bail to the Defendants and effect their release.

“I wish to reiterate again the utmost regard of my office for the entire judicial structure of Nigeria.

“This administration remains unrelenting in deepening the rule of law and the administration of justice in general.”

Malami speaks on America forcing Buhari to free Dasuki, Sowore

Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has insisted that it wasn’t pressure from America, the media, any one or group, that forced President Muhammadu Buhari government to order the release of Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki.Dailypost report.

The Minister told the Hausa service of the Voice of America (VOA) on Thursday that the duo were freed on compassionate grounds.

“Even if we received any communication from them, that will never be the basis on the part of the Federal Government to obey or disobey court orders emanating from Nigeria,” he said.

“The only reasons for the release of Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki revolved around our commitment to the rule of law, obedience to court orders and compassionate grounds

“It is important to understand the fact that as far as the law is concerned and in relation to the Nigerian justice system, one has multiple options after a court has ruled on a matter.”

Interestingly, Malami admitted that the government has right to appeal the bail order, an option many had advised the government to take.

Malami said each of the cases of Dasuki and Sowore were treated on their individual merit and not in relation to one another or any other factors.

He said it was blatant falsehood the claims that Dasuki was detained by Buhari to settle scores.
“The critical question that you may ask should be whether there is a strong suspicion of committing an offence or not.

“If there is a strong suspicion of committing an offence which deserved, as a matter of necessity, to be investigated through legal steps then there was no room for thinking of witch hunting an individual, scoring acrimonies or personal vendetta against anyone.

“The time has now come for Sambo Dasuki and Omoyele Sowore to also enjoy bail based on the merit of their individual cases. They were charged based on their individual cases, taken to court, granted bail and now have been released.

“All the individuals involved were treated fairly and justly; they were taken to court, enjoyed the court’s favourable discretion and they were all released,” Malami said.

Boko Haram terrorists suffer more defeats

The Nigerian Army says its troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Tuesday inflicted defeat on Book Haram insurgents in the area.

The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Among Iliyasu, said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

Iliyasu said that the feat was achieved when the troops conducted clearance operations against remnants of the Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists from Madagali through Waga Lawan, Jaje to Fadama all in Madagali LGA of Adamawa.

According to him, the insurgents were decisively dealt with, forcing them to hurriedly flee the location in disarray.

“Troops destroyed all of the criminals’ structures, farmland, harvested grains stored in underground bunkers and one Lister grinding machine.

“In another encounter at Fadama Village, the criminals’ flag hoisted on a tree was captured and immediately lowered after the troops had effectively subdued the criminal insurgents with superior fire power forcing them to flee in disarray.

“Items recovered from the criminals include 2 bicycles, copies of Qur’an and several other personal effects. Interestingly, no causality was recorded by the gallant troops,” he said.

Iliyasu also disclosed that the troops of 151 Bn, Sector 1 OPLD, handed a humiliating defeat to the insurgents in the early hours of Dec. 25 while on clearance operation conducted deep into the Sambisa Forest.

He added that one suicide bomber who tried to force himself into the troops’ firm base was neutralised with effective fire power in the general area.

According to him, the Improvised Explosive Device strapped to his body got detonated in the process and his body parts were found scattered across the field.

“Items recovered in the aftermath of the encounter include 81mm mortar muzzle cover, two rounds of Anti-Aircraft ammunition, one AK 47 magazine and one passport photo.

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, in his goodwill message to the troops, admonished them to remain resolute in their efforts at clearing and destroying all the hideouts and enclaves of the remnants of the criminal insurgents across the theatre,” he said. (NAN)

Video: 15 dies in Kazakhstan air crash

At least 15 people have died after a passenger jet carrying about 100 people from Almaty in Kazakhstan crashed just after take-off on Friday morning, news agency Kazinform reported.

The Fokker 100 aircraft operated by Kazakh airline Bek Air broke through a concrete wall before hitting a two-storey residential building.

Pictures showed ambulances arriving in the snowy area and rescue teams were trying to retrieve those left inside the severely damaged plane.

Paramedics said many passengers had suffered severe head injuries.

Kazakh authorities published a passenger list showing 93 guests on board and 5 crew members, including eight children.

Some 30 people were injured, with 17 of them believed to be in critical condition, officials said. More than 60 people survived, according to the airport where the crash happened.

Russian news agency TASS reported that no one was inside the building the plane collided with.

The plane was flying from Almaty to Nursultan, Kazakhstan’s capital city, which was formerly known as Astana.

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took to Twitter to express his condolences and said he had formed a government commission.

Saturday would be a day of national mourning, Tokayev said, according to Kazinform.