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‘I Live By Roadside To Make Kidnapping Easy For Me’-Suspected Kidnapper

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A 20-year-old suspected kidnapper, Ahmad Muhammad, pictured above, has told men of the Osun State Police Command that he decided to live along expressways so that it will be easy for himself and other members of his gang to abduct their victims at will.

Muhammad, who is from Tambuwal community in Sokoto State, was arrested at Wasinmi, a village along Ife/Ibadan Expressway.

While being paraded at the police headquarters in Osogbo, the state capital, Muhammad said hewis a member of a seven-man gang of kidnappers who abducted passengers on the expressway, adding that he was arrested during a shoot-out with police.

“We kidnapped two people along Ibadan/Gbongan Expressway after we made a roadblock. The police were alerted and they faced my gang in a gun battle during which my other gang members ran away with the kidnapped victims. It is painful that my other gang members left me alone in that bush and ran away.

It was easy for the police to arrest me because I don’t know the routes in that bush and I could not trace my steps to the place where my other gang members escaped to.”

He said his other gang members are Fulanis and gave their names as Alhaji, Buba, Siraju, Sadiq, Saidu.

“My gang members are all Fulani and they are not new in the business, it is a means of survival. I don’t have a shelter, I live along the expressway. I live on the road to make operation ease” Muhammad said

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Police Arrests Suspected Killer Of Job Seeker Who Was Raped, Killed And Buried In Shallow Grave (Video)

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The Akwa Ibom state police command has confirmed reports that Ini Umoren, the young lady who went missing after going for an interview, was raped, murdered, and buried in a shallow grave.

Ini’s sad story made news after her friend, Umoh Uduak, raised an alarm on Twitter on April 30, that Ini was missing after going for an interview.

Ini had gone online on April 27, to appeal for job, unfortunately she fell in the hands of a rapist and murderer.

On Sunday morning May 2, her friend Uduak, who she last spoke to, gave an update saying Ini was raped, killed, and buried.

In a statement released, the spokesperson of the state police command, Odiko Mcdon, said the state police command has arrested Uduak Frank Akpan (20) for “kidnapping, raping, and killing the victim”.

Odiko said the command received a report of the deceased’s disappearance on April 30 and deployed a team of officers from its anti-kidnapping squad who arrested the suspect.

Mcdon stated that Akpan confessed to kidnapping the victim.

“Men of the anti-kidnapping squad… arrested the perpetrator who confessed to luring his victim to his house in the guise of giving her a job, but ended up sexually and physically assaulting her which led to her death.

To cover his tracks, he dragged and buried her in a shallow grave in his father’s compound. The deceased has been exhumed and deposited at UUTH (University of Uyo Teaching Hospital) for autopsy.

The suspect confessed to have told his local government chairman of his atrocity before escaping to Calabar and was never at any time handed over to the police by anyone”he said

Mcdon said the police have commenced an investigation on the incident, adding that the suspect will be charged to court.

He also urged job seekers to be wary of online scammers.

Watch a video of a police officer in the state command confirming the sad story below.

 

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How CCTV facilitated Nollywood actor, Baba Ijesha’s arrest for defiling minor

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Popular Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, has been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defiling a minor.

PUNCH Metro gathered that a closed-circuit television installed in the victim’s home captured Omiyinka allegedly molesting the victim while her mother was not at home.

It was learnt that the victim’s mother, who had been suspecting that her daughter was being sexually abused, installed the CCTV to uncover the perpetrator.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim’s mother monitored the situation in her home on her phone and to her dismay, she saw Omiyinka allegedly conducting himself in a suspicious manner around her daughter.

The thespian allegedly took the victim away from the sitting room into the kitchen, where there was no CCTV camera installed, and the mother, who rushed back home upon the discovery, allegedly caught Omiyinka defiling her daughter in the kitchen.

The victim’s mother was said to have been inconsolable after her discovery.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Thursday that Omiyinka was arrested after a case of defilement was reported against him, adding that preliminary investigation revealed that he had been sexually assaulting the 14-year-old victim since she was seven.
He stated that Omiyinka confessed to the crime, adding that the case had been transferred to the Gender Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation.

Adejobi said, “The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a popular Nollywood actor, Olarenwaju James (Omiyinka), aka Baba Ijesha, 48, for defiling a minor

“The case of defilement was reported on April 19, 2021, by one Princess Adekola Adekanya at the Sabo Police Station and was transferred to the Gender Unit of the SCIID, Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation.

“Based on preliminary findings, the suspect started sexually assaulting the victim, 14, since she was seven-year-old. The suspect confessed to the crime and was also captured by a CCTV camera in the house of the victim’s mother.

“The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered proper investigation as he promised to do justice in the matter.”

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We Need More Funds To Tackle Insecurity- Attahiru Tells Senate

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Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff, has asked the senate to improve funding for the military to purchase equipment and weapons.

Attahiru, who stated this on Wednesday while receiving the senate committee on army in his office, said the support of the lawmakers is needed to assist the military to defeat all security threats.

The army chief said Nigeria is faced with a lot of security challenges that include insurgency in the north-east, banditry in the north-west and parts of north-central, as well as secessionist agitations in the south-east.

“To curb and finally defeat these threats, the Nigerian army requires equipment, weapons, armour fighting vehicles, platforms, and various combat enablers,” he said.
“I urge you to, as a matter of urgency, consider these critical needs as you legislate and appropriate funds.

“I will be counting on your support, so that we can efficiently perform our constitutional roles and defeat all our threats.”

Attahiru said the committee’s visit was timely as it afforded them the opportunity to interact and discuss issues that would impact on the funding of army operations.

He also assured the lawmakers that the army, under his leadership, will remain apolitical and committed to the protection of democracy and good governance in Nigeria.

On his part, Ali Ndume, chairman of the committee, said the purpose of the visit was to have a close understanding of the issues and needs of the Nigerian army and find a way to address them.

He said the army has the daunting task of mitigating the various security challenges confronting the country, and that the national assembly was ready to give the necessary legislative support.

“That is why we are calling on the government to give the Nigerian army the necessary support and tools to execute the mandate that is highly expected,” he said.
“Fortunately, we understand that the supplementary budget will be laid before the national assembly to take care of some of the loopholes and lapses that we saw in the 2021 budget.

“Knowing the new security challenges that we are facing in various regions, we are pledging that the national assembly will give all the necessary support to the Nigerian army; especially, when it comes to the issue of budget or supplementary budget that is coming before us.”

The development comes after soldiers at the frontline had lamented lack of adequate weapons.

Meanwhile, in March, Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), had said funds for arms purchase were missing under former service chiefs.

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