Police orderly killed as gunmen abduct Appeal Court judge

Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme of the Court of Appeal Benin division has been kidnapped.

Information reaching BarristerNG.com, this morning is that Her Lordship was kidnapped by unknown gunmen while driving to Owerri from Benin this morning.

The vicious gunmen who killed her police orderly before the abduction was said to have trailed and intercepted her Jeep along Benin-Agbor road near Christ Choosen Church.

An eye witness told Crime News team that a Toyota Voltron car made up of 4 unknown gunmen suddenly overtook the Judge’s car and immediately opened fire, killing the police orderly on the spot. They then shot the tyre of the jeep forcing the driver to stop.

The female judge was hurriedly whisked into the hoodlums’ car where she was taken to an unknown destination. The police in Edo state is yet to make any statement just as the kidnappers are yet to make any ransom demand.

Suspect Arrested for Killing One Year Old Girl

Lagos state Police Security Operatives arraigned one Alhaji Garuba Isiaka for allegedly killing one year old girl.

This disclosure was made by DSP Bala, Lagos PRO.

At about 1850 hours, one Alhaji Garuba Isiaka ‘m’ of no 7 Ayo Ijaiye Street reported at Police Station that, on the same date at about 1800hrs, while at Berger he received a phone call from his younger brother Alhaji Mohammad Isiaka ‘m’ that one Isiaka Ayobami ‘m’ of No 2 Ayo Ijaiye Street Isheri forcefully seized his daughter named Nana Aishat Isiaka ‘f’ 1 year old from the mother and hit her on the ground. The Baby’s head was shattered and she died on the spot.

The suspect was almost lynched by angry mobs from the area, if not for the timely intervention of the Police. He will be charged to Court for murder.

  1. An Ex convict Arrested for armed robbery and cultism
    On 26/10/2019 at about 2015hrs one Olayemi Agbamuche ‘m’ reported at Bariga Police Station that he was robbed of his red bajaj motorcycle at Abeokuta street by Odion, Bariga by four hoodlums, armed with axe and sword. Detectives from Bariga Division swung into action and arrested one of the suspects, Folarin Moses ‘m’ about 23years old. He confessed to the commission of the crime.

He also confessed to be a member of Aiye Confraternity. He was released from prison recently after serving a jail term for similar offence. Effort is being made to arrest his other accomplices and to recover the stolen motor cycle. Investigation is ongoing

Police Nab Edo lawmaker for forgery, impersonation

The Edo State Police Command on Friday arraigned a lawmaker in the state House of Assembly, Ugiagbe Dumez, before the State Criminal Court on allegation of forgery and impersonation.

According to the police, Dumez and one other person now at large allegedly committed the offence sometime in 2001.

The 45 years old lawmaker was arraigned before Judge Ohimai Ovbiagele on six counts bordering on forgery and impersonation.

Dumez was alleged to have tampered with a document of West African Senior School Certificate marked: NGWASSCP 1230734 of December 2001 in the name of Ugiagbe Onaiwu Dumez, with examination No: 5131293070; by altering the original passport on it and superimposing his passport photograph on it.

The charge also accused Dumez of conspiring with the other suspect, now at large, to commit impersonation.

Similarly, with the intent to defraud, Dumez was said to have falsely represented himself to be the person whose passport photograph appears and wrote the same examination.

According to the charge sheet, “The offences are punishable under sections 21 (a) and 467 of the Criminal Code, Cap 48, vol. II, Laws of the Defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976 as applicable in Edo State.”

However, after the charges were read, Justice Obviagele, adjourned the case until November 1, 2019 for the suspect to take his plea.

Niger Police Arraign Three Persons for stealing Pant

The Niger state Police Command has arrested three people for stealing pants in Lapai and Kaffin-Koro area of Niger state.

The suspects include 24- year- old Mohammed Ali; 19 year-old Ephraim Isaiah and 18- year- old Abubakar Sadiq.

Mohammed is a tailor while Isaiah and Sadiq are students of Izom Science Secondary School in Guests local government area of Niger state.

Mohammed Ali was arrested when he tried removing a female pant spread inside the room of a female student in State Low-Lost in Lapai.

Paraded by the Police on Friday, Ali confessed that he was contacted by one of his customers to steal four female pants after which he would be given N20,000.

He said that he was in the act of stealing the third pant when he was caught by the people in the area and handed over to the Police.

“One Madaji Yabajeko from Agaie is my customer who comes to sew clothes from me. He approached me to steal pants for him, that if I steal four pants, he will pay me N20,000.

Police SARS Rescue Ogun State Based Businessman From Kidnappers’ Den, Arrest Four Suspects

Operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, Lagos Island have rescued an Ogun State based businessman, Alhaji Rilwan Olaleye Alesh, a.k.a AK Alesh from kidnappers’ den and arrested four suspects.  

The businessman was rescued after about an hour of gun-battle inside the Abule Kanji forest in Eko-Efonalaye area of Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria with the suspects. The feat, according to the police, was made possible by the new Commissioner of Police, FSARS, CP Fimihan Adeoye following the directives of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.  

Police identified the arrested suspects as Saidu Amedu, Abeeb Mohammed, Mohammed Moni and Abubakar Usman, all from Kebbi and Sokoto States. A police source alleged that nemesis caught up with the suspects when the family of the victim sent a distress call to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Mohammed that their bread winner called them to say he had been kidnapped and that the kidnappers insisted that he must pay them N5 million before he would be release.

Following the report, according to the source, the IGP directed Adeoye to do all he could to rescue the kidnapped victim unhurt. Adeoye directed his team, led by SP Ibrahim Yusuf to storm the Ogun State forest to rescue the victim and arrest the suspects.  

Yusuf and his team swung into action and stormed the Kanji forest, to rescue the victim, but on sighting the operatives, the suspects opened fire on them, with the police engaging them in a gun-battle lasting for about one hour during which the police overpowered them with superior fire power, rescued the victim and also arrested the suspects.  

The leader of the gang and others managed to escaped with bullet wounds. Items recovered from the suspects, according to the source, include six pump action guns and ammunition.  

During investigation, all the suspects allegedly confessed to the crime and stated that they had been kidnapping people in Ogun State since 2017, adding that their roles were to guard the captured victims from escaping.  A Police source said all the suspects would be charged to court after conclusion of Investigations.

Gunmen Kill 3 Vigilantes In Kaduna, Displace 16 Villages

Gunmen have attacked 16 villages in Igabi Local Government Area of the Kaduna State on Sunday. It was gathered that the gunmen killed three vigilantes, who went into the forest to confront them, while many are yet to return.

The displaced villagers, mostly women, children and elderly, are now taking refuge at the Local Education Authority Primary School, Birnin Yero along kaduna-Zaria highway.

Our reporter, who visited the primary school, reported that armed security agencies comprising soldiers, Police and personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were stationed at the area to avoid any break of law and order.

The Village Head of Anguwar ‎Gide, Malam Jibril Abdullahi, said the gunmen stormed their villages on Sunday afternoon and ordered them to leave the area.

“They displaced 16 villages as we speak and they are; Dura, Anguwar Gide, Anguwar Dan Gauta, Anguwar Nayawo, Anguwar Makeri, Jigani, Sabon Gida, Dallatu, Anguwar Ahmadu, Sabon Gari.

“Others are Kosau, Gidan Sarkin Noma, Anguwar pati, Anguwar Amfani, Anguwar Tofa and Soran Giwa. All the people from these villages have been displaced.

As we speak, I have three wives but I’m yet to see one of them and my children. “Presently, we have about 1200 women, children and male here at the primary school living as refugees,” he said.

The village head further explained that the bandits have been terrorising them for months, forcing people to stay away from their farms for fear of being kidnapped.

‎Another displaced resident, Salisu Lawal, confirmed that three vigilantes have been killed by the gunmen.

He gave their names as Danbirni, Yushehu and Tukur, who was the son of the village head of Bakin Kasuwa. He said other vigilantes were yet to be accounted for as no information about their whereabouts since they entered the forest.

“We want to return home and continue with our farming activities. This is all we want from the state government. We have family to cater for.

We cannot continue to be refugees here,” he said.

The State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, couldn’t be reached for comment as he didn’t pick his calls.

BREAKING: Boko Haram: The war just starting – Shekau replies Borno Gov, Zulum

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has reacted to the message by Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum, to sect leaders and members.

Zulum recently urged them to turn away from their violent ways, embrace peace and return to normal life.

On Sunday evening, Ahmad Salkida, a journalist renowned for his closeness to the sect, disclosed that Shekau has turned down the advice.

Tweeting via his handle, @A_Salkida, the conflict and terrorism reporter wrote: “Shekau, in a recorded audio in Kanuri and Hausa declined the governor’s olive branch.

“In a calm tone, uncharacteristic of Shekau, he said the war was just starting. He vowed that his group was not ready to give up arms, chiding the governor for ‘misinterpreting’ a verse.

“According to Shekau: His members that want to leave, “know that is about Allah, it is not about any human being.”

“Informed analysts consider the exchange a good sign and have urged the governor not to relent in engaging the insurgents at all necessary levels.”

DAILY POST reports that the Boko Haram insurgency clocked 10 years in July 2019.

Over the last decade, the conflict has claimed the lives of some 27,000 civilians and devastated entire communities, villages and towns across the three most-affected states.

Nigeria’s humanitarian crisis remains among one of the most severe in the world with 7.1 million people in need of life-saving assistance and 1.8 million people uprooted from their homes – the vast majority of them women and children.

“The crisis that started ten years ago is still far from over,” Edward Kallon, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, said recently.

“We are here today to remember those who have lost their lives in the conflict, and to remind of those still struggling to survive and rebuild their lives.

“Ten years on, it is not the time for us to spare any effort. In this very critical period, we must collectively redouble efforts, with support at all levels – locally, nationally and internationally.”


How 64-year-old father defiles his 4 daughters in Lagos

A 64-year-old man, Bassey Archibong, of No. 10 Kunle Dipo Street, Majidun, Owutu, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, has been arraigned for having carnal knowledge of his four daughters aged between 12 and 20.

It was learnt that Archibong had been having incestuous sexual relationship with the girls since 2016.

Archibong was arraigned on three counts of continuous sexual relationship with his daughters, failure to get their consent and involvement in an amoral relationship with the victims before the Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court 1, Lagos.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The prosecutor, John Iberedem, said Archibong used food as bait to get the girls to consent to his amorous desire.

Iberedem said whenever the children objected, he would refer to Lot in the Bible, who had sex with his daughters and was not punished by God.

The prosecutor also stated that the offences were punishable under Section 265 (2) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2019.

He said, “The defendant beat the children and starved them whenever they confronted him on why he was sleeping with them.

“He would tell them that intercourse between fathers and daughters were normal and approved by God.

“He told the children that God did not punish Lot, who had sexual intercourse with his children, meaning that He approves of the act.”

The charges read in part, “That you, Bassey Archibong, between the years 2016 and 2019 at No. 10 Kunle Dipo Street, Majidun, Owutu, Ikorodu, Lagos State, in the Ikorodu Magisterial District, did engage your four daughters between the ages of 12 and 20 in sexual activities by having carnal knowledge of them continuously without their consent, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 265 (2) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

“That you, Bassey Archibong, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district, did have unlawful carnal knowledge of your 20-year-old daughter without her consent even when you knew that it was morally wrong, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 260 (1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs F. A. Azeez, remanded the accused person in a correctional facility pending advice by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

She adjourned the matter till October 30, 2019.

unidentified lady allegedly snatches manhood of 3 men in BRT bus

A yet-to-be-identified young lady, on Thursday, escaped lynching by an irate mob over alleged snatching of manhood of three men in a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bus at Onipanu Bus Stop in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who monitored the incident, reports that the young lady escaped death as irate mob and BRT passengers pounced on her over the allegation.

An eyewitness and passenger in the bus, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that a man suddenly raised the alarm that his manhood had disappeared immediately the young lady touched him in the bus.

She added that two other men standing close to the first man almost immediately raised the same alarm, after feeling their organs.

The eyewitness added that the bus driver had to take all the occupants of the bus to Onipanu Police Station to report the incident

Speaking to NAN at the police station, an unidentified police officer, confirmed the incident and said that the police were on top of the situation.

NAN reports that the three affected men were taken to undisclosed hospital for confirmation of their claims.

Boko Haram: killed 22 health workers , 60 health facilities destroyed in Yobe

Dr. Hauwa Larai Goni, Director Public Health at the Yobe State Ministry of Health, has disclosed that a total of 22 health workers lost their lives with 60 health facilities destroyed during the peak of Boko Haram insurgency. Daily Post report.

The director made the disclosure at a one day workshop on improving access to healthcare services in post conflicts setting leads to building a resilient health system in Yobe state held on Tuesday in Damaturu.

She added that, over 300 health were also displaced during the period.

“A total of 90 health workers were attacked, 22 were killed, over 300 were displaced while 60 facilities were completely destroyed during the insurgency”, Goni said.

She noted that curfews, ban on motorcycles and GSM services cut-off for 6 months among others hindered access to healthcare delivery in the state.

The Director, however, pointed out that responsive policies, resources flow, developing institutional and individual capacities, livelihood support as well as community coercion were some the resilience and recovery methods adopted in reversing the ugly trend.

The State Deputy Governor, who is also the Chairman of the Task Force on Immunization and Primary Healthcare, Idi Barde Guban, represented by Alhaji Baba Ali, said the activities of the insurgents have resulted in the destruction of 1098 of public buildings and private properties including healthcare facilities in the state.

The workshop has a theme: “improving access to healthcare services in post-conflict setting: a case of Yobe State health system resilience.”