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Curious neighbours rescue prostitute from ritual killer



Oyediran Adesoye Oyeyemi, Ondo State Commissioner of Police

The curiosity of some residents of Ijapo Estate in Akure, the Ondo State capital has saved a prostitute from the hands of a ritual killer.

The victim identified as Mrs. Funmilola Osundare, is currently battling for life as she had been inflicted with serious injuries before she was rescued.

She had machete cuts on her face, shoulders and hands.

Sources said the victim is married with a 12-year old son but visited her assailant as a call girl

Residents in the area said the suspect had only moved into the apartment about three days earlier.

One of the residents said it was the noise from the victim that aroused their curiosity but the suspect told them that he was having a quarrel with his girlfriend after initially telling them he was trying to kill a snake.

The witness said:  “I woke up around 12am and was hearing strange noise in the compound.

“I thought the noise was from the hotel at the back of the house.

“I later called the young man living in the apartment where the noise was coming from and he said he was killing a snake.


“The noise started again around 1 am, so I called my other neighbours and went to the room of the young man.

“We called him and he said he had a little argument with his girlfriend.

“I wanted to force my way into the room but he blocked the way.

“We noticed bloodstains on his cloth, and when he suspected that we were about to know what was happening, he fled.

“One of my neighbours then called the landlord.”

The victim was rushed to the police clinic for treatment but was referred to the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Akure.

The landlord of the house, who is also a football coach, declined to give his name. But he said he did not know the suspect.

He said: “I was called by one of my tenants that someone was killed in my house.

“I went to the police station immediately before going to the house because I don’t live in the compound.

“On getting to the house with the police, we met the door locked.

“On opening it, we met the girl on the floor in a pool of her blood.


“My neighbour called the Amotekun corps and we rushed her to the hospital.”

The landlord, however, said he did not know the fleeing tenant, saying that the suspect must have moved into the house without his knowledge or approval.

He said: “Some days ago, while I was on training pitch with my boys, I saw this young man and I don’t really know his name.

“I was told he normally came over as spectator. He told me he wanted a room in my house and I told him to come with a guarantor.

“Two days after, I was told he had moved in without my knowledge. I asked him to move out immediately or get someone to represent him.

“I was surprised to see this. I don’t know his name and have never met him before he came to me.”

The victim’s son, Pelumi Obaje, said: “My mother told me she works in a hotel but I don’t know what she does.

“I received a call that my mother was in the hospital and I came to meet her there.”

Spokesman for the Ondo State Police Command, SP Fumilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident, said the victim was responding to treatment.



Anarchy Reigns In Osun: 500 APC Members Attacked; Campaign Vehicles, Billboards Destroyed; Party Cries Out To IGP



Inspector General of Police (IGP), Akali Baba Usman
Barely 24 hours after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), took over power in Osun State, anarchy appears to have taken the centre stage.
This is why the Osun State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Akali Baba Usman to urgently intervene in the ugly security situation in the State.
The party alleged that over 500 of its members have been attacked in the last 24 hours and a number of properties had been destroyed including  APC campaign vehicles, billboards particularly in Osogbo, the state capital.
In a statement by its Acting State Chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, the Osun APC said the return PDP into governance in Osun has marked the continuation of brigandage and political siege of yesteryear.
The statement reads in part: ‘’we knew since yesterday that the beasts of yesteryear have returned to power, but we never imagined the extent of the havoc they are currently wrecking in Osun in less than 24 hours after the inauguration. Today Monday can be best described as a black day for our dear State.
‘’We are seriously disturbed and concerned about public peace and order particularly the safety of our teeming members and supporters in Osun which has been under serious security threats since yesterday after the inauguration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the Governor of Osun State.
‘’As at the last count this morning, more than 500 APC members have been attacked while a vehicle with APC campaign inscription was burnt in Ayetoro area of Osogbo. As at the time of issuing this statement, some of our party members have sustained various degrees of injuries and gun wound at Old Garage, Ogo – Oluwa in Osogbo, and the ongoing senseless attack has already spilled to Ile Ife, Ilesa, Iwo, Ede, Ila and Ikirun.
‘’It is regrettable to see how political thugs are openly displaying guns and shooting sporadically across the state, and sadly, some men of the Nigeria Police Force are providing shield for the criminals particularly in the attack that happened at Old Garage,  where Anti-Cultist Police unit team provided cover for hoodlums to attack innocent people in the area.
‘’It will be recalled that last week, we raised a concern about the subject matter that PDP have concluded plans to destroy our party campaign facilities and attack our members. Today, we are vindicated  because  the attacks were carried out in a pattern and manner we have noticed and reported to the police.
‘’We are not surprised because the hallmark of PDP and new Governor is violence and brigandage but it is very unfortunate that the era of locust is returning to Osun 12 years after,” the APC chairman said.
The party however called on the Inspector General of Police, the State Commissioner of Police and other security agencies to arrest the situation before it degenerates to full blown war saying Osun has been known for peace in the last four years under the administration of Adegboyega Oyetola
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Tension in Osun as Pro-PDP Road Transport Unionists Move to Take Over Motor Parks



Inspector General of Police (IGP), Akali Baba Usman

There is tension in many parts of Osun as motor park union leaders who are supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party have made moves to take over the affairs of the various motor parks.

NPO Reports gathered that in Osogbo, the state capital, moves by pro-PDP unionists were resisted by those loyal to the outgone Governor, Gboyega Oyetola at the New Garrage area leading to the death of an unidentified man.

The All Progressive Congress, in a statement released by its acting Chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, called on the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkhali Baba, to step in to avert further bloodshed.


“Barely 24 hours after the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, took over power in Osun State, anarchy appears to have taken the centre stage.

“This is why the Osun State chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Akali Baba Usman to urgently intervene in the ugly security situation in the State.

“The party alleged that over 500 of its members have been attacked in the last 24 hours and a number of properties had been destroyed including APC campaign vehicles, billboards particularly in Osogbo, the state capital,” Lawal stated

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Police Nab 12 Year Old boy for Kidnapping 3years old Girl in Bauchi



Bauchi State Police Command has arrested Dayyabu Abdullahi ‘m’ aged 12yrs of Magama Gumau for Kidnapping a 3yrs-old girl.

The information available at the Command’s disposal is that On 23/11/2022 at about 1740hrs Yahaya Sale ‘m’ aged 56yrs of Magama Gumau while at his shop located at the same address received a threatening phone call from an anonymous person, demanding the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand nairas (150,000) as a ransom for the release of his kidnapped daughter one Mariya Yahaya ‘f’ aged 3yrs of same address.

A discreet Investigation revealed that the suspect lured the victim to an isolated place near a football field at kara Area of Magama Gumau and called the victim’s father on phone and made the aforementioned demand.
On hearing this, the victim’s father hung off the call, while the suspect kept calling but no response from the victim’s father. After a while, the victim’s father called the suspect on phone and identified the suspect as Dayyabu through his voice, as the suspect is known by the victim’s father.


The suspect then kept mute and quickly hung off the call when he realized that the victim’s father uncovered his identity.
Consequently, he swiftly took the girl back to their house and told her family that he sighted her crying near a football field. In this manner, the victim’s family immediately reported the suspect to the Police authority for necessary action.
On interrogation, the suspect stated that he is from Kano state and came to Bauchi state in search of petty business with his siblings. From the little he earned while hawking a fried yam in Magama Gumau, he raised money and bought a mobile phone Techno Camon model.
The investigation also revealed that the suspect got to know about kidnapping when some time ago his friend was kidnapped in Kano state until a ransom was paid before he was released from his captors, that is how he learned about kidnapping and money must be paid to set a victim free.

He also said he would have used the ransom money to buy his desired clothes and phones, but cut short upon his arrest by the Police operatives.

To this end, the Commissioner of Police CP Aminu Alhassan psc(+) assured the general public that they will continue to be updated as the investigation unfolds. He adds that he will like to use this medium to reiterate the need for parents and guardians to maintain strict vigilance over the activities of their wards.
It is pertinent now more than ever that the whereabouts of wards and the company they keep are constantly kept in check by all those responsible, as the investigation continues into the matter after which the suspect will be charged to court.

SP Ahmed Mohammed wakil Anipr,
Police Public Relations Officer,
For; Commissioner Of Police,
Bauchi State Command.

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