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Ogun Police Commissioner Applauds NAOSRE, Sues For Fairness



Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edward Ajogun, on Tuesday, applauded the committed efforts of the National Association of Online Security Reporters, NAOSRE at bridging the gap of communication between citizens and security agents.

The Commissioner made the remarks in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital when Mr. Femi Oyewale, NAOSRE President, led the association’s team to pay him a courtesy visit at his Eleweran office.

He emphasized the importance of media as integral partners in nation building and urged for restraints in sensationalism.

“I feel happy to receive you today in my office. I know the importance of media in the security space.

“At the moment, insecurity is a big threat to us as a people and as a country. To solve it requires collective efforts. That is why I am particularly happy with your association that is doing so much to keep Nigerians informed about our activities,” the CP stated.

Despite his good impression about the media, Edward Ajogun however expressed reservations about over sensationalized news items for the purpose of attracting readership and called for more commitment to investigative journalism to achieve balanced reportage.

“There are false publications and lots of inaccurate reports. These are harmful to security. Try and be honest and build a reputation of honesty for the association.

“Always consider national interest in your reports so that your association can become the standards for measuring accuracy,” he advised.

Earlier, Femi Oyewale espoused the mission of NAOSRE which includes but not limited to setting a standard on security reportage for national harmony.

He explained that the loss of confidence by citizens on security agents needs co operative efforts to checkmate.

He therefore called on the CP and other heads of Nigerian security formations to be available for conversations so that journalists would de emphasize the reliance on third party narratives in writing reports.

“NAOSRE is unique in style and scope. Nigerians and security agents can always count on us for credible reportage,” he promised.

Meanwhile, a statement from the Command’s spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, and made available to NAOSRE stated that two suspected armed robbers who dispossessed one Nonso Nwibo, a rice merchant, of cash sum of #120,000 at Ipamesan area of Sango Otta have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command.

The suspects, according to Oyeyemi, were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO, Sango Otta Division, CSP Godwin Idehai that robbers have invaded the shop of the said Nonso and robbed him of N120, 000 as well as his Techno handset at gun point .

Upon the distress call, the DPO Idehai quickly led his men to the scene, but on sighting the policemen, the robbers took to flight, but they were hotly chased and one of them by name Sadiiq Hassan was arrested with a locally made pistol while the other one escaped.

Following diligent investigation, the second suspect, Kudus Rasak, was apprehended on the 19th of April 2021, in a hideout at Owode Ijako. A live cartridge was recovered from him.

The two suspects have confessed being the robbers that robbed Nonso of his valuables.
CP Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.


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




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




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




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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