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Tension In Ondo Over Alleged Plan By Bandits To Attack Community

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Tension engulfed communities, towns and cities in Ondo State on Thursday following the rumour that bandits were preparing to attack Ilara-Mokin community in the Ifedore Local Government Area of the state.

The apprehension among residents was hinged on a rumoured letter allegedly sent to Adaba FM, a popular radio station in the state over plans by bandits to launch an attack in the community.

Following the development, Elizade University, which is situated in the neighborhood, had encouraged parents to dismiss the supposed threat circulating over the alleged planned attack.

The institution claimed that the supposed rumor had been debunked by the appropriate authorities, therefore the university community should disregard the threat.

SP Funmilayo Odulami, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, dismissed the letter as a hoax and said that police operatives as well as undercover agents had been dispatched to the community and around the state.

Also, in a series of announcements on its airwave and news bulletins, Adaba FM emphasized that it did not receive any letter indicating a planned attack by bandits.

Schools were said to have been empty because many parents prevented their children from going to school after the bogus letter was also rumoured to have been validated by the monarch of the community.

“The attention of the university management has been attracted to the material being shared on social media,” stated Omololu Adegbenro, the registrar of Elizade University, in a statement.

“The originators of the information claimed that the purported letter was submitted to Adaba FM, Ilara-Mokin. They also claimed that His Royal Majesty, the Alara of Ilara-Mokin, Oba Aderemi Adefehinti was fully aware of the letter, adding that the royal father had disseminated the information to members of the community through his Town Crier.

“As management, it is important to clarify that no threat was issued by Bandits/Fulani Herdsmen to attack the community.

“This information has been strongly refuted by the management of Adaba FM, which has continued to inform members of the public through its news bulletins that no letter of threat was dispatched to the station.”

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Police Uncover Ritualist Den With 20 Mummified Bodies In Edo (Graphic Video)

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The Edo State Police Command has uncovered a ritualist den with 20 mummified corpses in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

Spokesperson of the command, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, August 17, said credible information led to the discovery of the corpses in the building along Asoro Slope off Ekenwan Road, Uzebu Quarters in Benin City.

Operatives of the Command immediately mobilised, stormed the scene and arrested three suspects while others fled.

“In pursuance of its operational mandate of nipping crimes in the bud, Operatives of the Edo State Police Command 17/08/2022 unravelled a suspected ritual shrine. Following credible information at the Command’s disposal that some corpses were discovered in a building along Asoro slope off Ekenhua road, Uzebu quarters,Benin city. Operatives of the command immediately swung into action and mobilized to the scene,” the statement read.

“At the scene, 3 suspects, Chimaobi Okoewu ‘M’ and Oko Samuel ‘M’ both of Afikpo in Ebonyi and Gideon Sunday ‘M’ of Akwa-Ibom State were arrested while others fled. An intensive effort is ongoing to arrest the other fleeing suspects.

“15 mummified male corpses, 3 mummified female corpses and 2 mummified children corpses were discovered at the scene

“To this end, the Edo State Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc, has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of state CID to carry out a discreet investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the discovered corpses and therefore enjoins the general public to be calm as the command will continue to ensure the safety of all law-abiding citizens and those residing in Edo state.”

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Ondo: Four Shot In Failed Robbery Attempt

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Four people were on Tuesday shot in a botched robbery attempt at Idanre, headquarters of Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The victims, who are working at a popular pharmacy, cum supermarket in Idanre, were allegedly approached by the robber, who was reported to be a local political thug, with the intention of taking their bags by force.

An eyewitness stated that the crime was committed by the suspect, identified as “Para,” in the Ojota axis of Idanre, where the store was located.

“Para has always been doing it. Para went to the pharmacy to collect money but the owners of the supermarket refused to give him saying it was early in the morning as they were yet to make sales for the day.

“He then snatched their bag and as they started dragging the bag with him, he brought out a gun and shot four people instantly.

“They have been rushed to the General hospital in Idanre where they are now receiving medical treatment.”

In response to the incident, SP Funmilayo Odunlami, the spokesperson for the Ondo State Police Command, acknowledged that it was a robbery case and that the suspect had been detained by police.

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Police Arrest Alleged Terrorist Disguised As Woman In Lagos

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The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested a suspected terrorist, Sanni Gafar, in the Ijora Badia area of the State.

A mob had descended on Gafar, 29, and were ready to lynch him when police officials intervened.

According to a statement signed by police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, Gafar, the alleged terrorist was dressed as a woman, causing suspension in the area.

“At about 1100hrs today, a mob descended on an alleged terrorist at Ijora Badia. The Police arrived on time to save him from lynching. Preliminary investigation shows that the male suspect, who many alleged disguised as a woman, is Sanni Gafar, aged 29,” the statement said.

“He was found with a bag containing three hammers, six screwdrivers, one pair of pliers, one chisel, five spanners, three rolls of black cellophane, cable wires, a 20mm bending spring, a pair of black trousers, and a plastic box of clips.

“The investigation is ongoing to ascertain his claim that he is an electrician. CP Abiodun Alabi, FDC while commending residents of Lagos for their vigilance, once again warns against any form of jungle justice.

“All suspicious persons or movements are to be reported to security agencies.”

According to the PPRO, the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, who commended residents of Lagos for their vigilance, warned against any form of jungle justice.

The police boss in Lagos stated that all suspicious persons or movements are to be reported to security agencies.

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