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Unknown Gunmen Raze Imo Commissioner, Declan Emelumba’s House

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Some gunmen have razed the country home of Imo Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Declan Emelumba in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state.

According to the Commissioner, who confirmed the attack Sunday morning said some part of the building in his compound was razed by the hoodlums but no life was lost.

The attack reportedly happened in the early hours on Sunday when gunmen broke down his gate and set two houses in the compound on fire without any hindrance.

Earlier in the day, officers of the Imo police command killed five gunmen in a foiled attack on the command.

Four AK-47 rifles were recovered from the gunmen.

Imo state has been experiencing a series of attacks lately, especially on security formations.

On April 5, armed men invaded the headquarters of the Imo State Police Command and the Nigerian Correctional Service in Owerri, burnt the facilities and freed over 1,800 inmates.

Unfortunately, one person suspected to be a fleeing prison inmate was hit by a stray bullet.

A few days after, the country home of the state governor, Hope Uzodinma in Omuma, Oru East Local Government Area of the state was invaded by gunmen.

During the attack, they burnt part of the building, razed some vehicles in the compound, and killed at least a security official.

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Oyo Police Command Confirms Attack On Iganga Community (PHOTOS)

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The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the death of 11 people in Saturday’s night attack in Igangan Community, a town in Ibarapa North Local Government Area.

JomogNews reports that some gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on motorcycles Saturday night around 11:10 p.m, had allegedly opened fire on innocents citizens and burnt some property.

Iganga is one of the towns in Ibarapa geo-political zone which also falls within Oyo South Senatorial District.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Adewale Osifeso, who made this known in a statement on Sunday in Ibadan said eleven people were killed. He also said several properties were destroyed during the invasion.

 

During the invasion, it was reported that the palace of the traditional ruler of the town, a petroleum station, vehicles and other property were razed.

Adewale Osifeso explained that intelligence and tactical apparatuses consisting of police mobile force personnel, patrol units and other tactical teams in concert with Local Hunters and Vigilantes from the Community have been deployed to forestall further breakdown of law and order in the area.

“On 5th June 2021 at about 2310hrs, suspected armed bandits in their numbers invaded Igangan Community in the dead of the night to unleash mayhem on unsuspecting members therein.

“In the process, Eleven (11) persons including some of the assailants were confirmed dead, while some vehicles and buildings including the Palace of the Asigangan of Igangan town and a filling station were torched.

“Consequent upon the unfortunate occurrence, the Commissioner of Police embarked on an on the spot assessment today 6th June, 2021, to critically assess the level and cause of damages on the various sites of killings and arsons.

“Intelligence and Tactical apparatuses consisting of Police Mobile Force personnel, Patrol units and other tactical teams in concert with Local Hunters and Vigilantes from the Community were deployed to forestall further disintegration of law and order in the area.

“While promising the prevalence of justice and registering the assurance of the Command’s sincere condolences to the families of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police wishes to appeal to the good people of Igangan community to trust the system and shun self-help in obtaining justice through a partnership with the Police, in the area of prompt sharing of intelligence relevant in the ongoing investigations.”

 

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26-Year-Old Serial Burglar Arrested For Stealing 26 Generators In Ondo

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A 26-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stealing no fewer than 26 generators in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The suspect, Opeyemi Tosin, was arrested alongside two others, ThankGod James, 22 and Sodiq Segun, 23.

His accomplices allegedly help him sell the stolen generators.

Tosin, a dry cleaner, while owing up to the crime at the state police headquarters disclosed that he has been in the business of stealing generators for five months ago.

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While revealing how stole the items, Tosin said he surveys the environment before going back to carry out the crime.

The suspect added that his two accomplices were generator repairers who look for buyers for the stolen generators.

Speaking on the theft of the generators by Opeyemi, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Bolaji Salami said 26 generators were recovered from those the suspect had sold them to, adding that the suspect had been a serial burglar.

“I’m disappointed, he should face death penalty, ”- Father of serial killer, Uduak Akpan

 

 

 

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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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