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Policeman dies during patrol in Lagos, family kicks

The family of Inspector Sunday Peter, a member of the Rapid Response Squad in Lagos, is seeking justice after his “mysterious” death during a patrol. They allege he was killed, contrary to police claims that he fell ill.

Peter, from Epeagbo Otukpa in Benue State, left for patrol on May 16, 2024, and never returned. His body showed cuts on the neck and bruises, raising doubts about the official account.

“On Friday, 17th May, at about 7am, one of the colleagues called the younger brother that Inspector Peter was dead and had been deposited at the morgue. JUST LIKE THAT?”

The family continued, “The police claimed he fell sick during the patrol and he was rushed to the hospital but the facility requested for a deposit of N100,000 and before they could raise the money, the officer died. But a discreet investigation at the hospital confirmed the policeman was brought in dead.

“Also, a check at the mortuary where the corpse was kept, revealed that the deceased had cuts on his neck, bruises around his body and his lower region, suggesting that he was killed.

“Now the Police authorities in Lagos are secretly reaching out to us to hurriedly bury the corpse by next weekend in Otukpa, without telling us what actually killed the gallant officer. The Lagos State command has printed posters for his obituary and released a signal to that effect.”

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One of the family sources continued that the wife of the deceased is a police officer too, from Edo state and may not want to make issues with the police authorities where she serves.

But the source noted that a petition had been submitted to the office of the member representing the deceased constituency and the senator representing his senatorial district at the National Assembly.

“If nothing is done urgently, the body of this innocent man who gave his all to serve this country but was betrayed by his colleagues, would just be taken to Otukpa next weekend and buried like a chicken.

“I’m calling on all well meaning Nigerians, even if you’re not from Benue, to rise to this occasion and demand for autopsy and thorough investigation into the death of this young breadwinner.

“This is not the first Police officer that would be killed and brought home to bury in our locality, without knowing the source of their deaths,” one of the family sources said.

“I’m calling on lawyers, CSOs and good spirited individuals from Benue, especially our political leaders, to stand up and demand justice for this young man.

“I can imagine the pains the wife and children would be passing through now. And no one is talking about this, until he is buried like a chicken next week,” the source added.

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A’Court upholds sentence of Lagos traditional ruler who faked his abduction

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A’Court upholds sentence of Lagos traditional ruler who faked his abduction

The court of appeal in Lagos on Monday affirmed the conviction and sentencing of one Mutiu Ogundare, a traditional ruler.

Ogundare was Baale of Shangisha in the Magodo area of the state. He was dethroned in 2015 after staging his own abduction.

He was subsequently sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by a Lagos high court for the crime.

The dethroned monarch was said to have orchestrated his own abduction to forment trouble and cause a breach of public peace.

He was allegedly helped by his brother and wife.
Ogundare and Opeyemi Mohammed, his brother, were convicted on three counts bordering on conspiracy and fake abduction.

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However, the court discharged and acquitted his wife.

Dissatisfied with the judgment, the dethroned monarch approached the appeal court to challenge the decision of the Lagos high court

Delivering the verdict on Monday, Peter Bassi, the lead judge of the three-member panel of the appeal court, upheld the judgment of the trial court in counts one and two but overturned count three.

Bassi reduced the appellant’s sentence to 12 years from the 15 years handed down by the lower court.

In September 2017, Akinwunmi Ambode, then governor of Lagos, approved the deposition of Ogundare for faking his abduction.

The state government had said Ogundare confessed to security services that he staged the kidnapping to blackmail the state government.

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Ondo state police rescue kidnapped corps members

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Ondo state police rescue kidnapped corps members

The Ondo State Police Command has successfully rescued all the Corps members kidnapped by bandits along the Benin-Owo Expressway.

The incident occurred around 11 pm last Friday at Omi Alafa Village in Ifon, Ose LGA. About 15 kidnappers, armed with AK-47 rifles, intercepted a Sienna bus carrying the Corps members and other travellers, dragging the victims into the forest.

Tragically, the driver and one traveller seated in the front were shot dead by the bandits.

Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the release of the victims to Punch on Monday.

The PPRO said, “We have rescued all the victims, I will issue a press statement on the development shortly.”

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In another news Within Nigeria reported how Hashiru Marazu Baku, the gang leader suspected of killing a retired army general in Abuja, has been arrested by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command police operatives.

The arrest took place at the Chile Hotel in Kano State on Wednesday. FCT Commissioner of Police, Benneth C. Igweh, announced the development on Monday while parading the suspects.

Igweh noted that a follow-up operation on July 19, 2024, led to the recovery of the late Brigadier General’s service pistol and two rounds of 9mm live ammunition in Mararaba, Nasarawa State, at about 2 am.

The police statement detailed the investigation, explaining that suspects had previously been arrested on June 23, 2024, for the murder of retired Brigadier General Uwen Harold at his residence on June 21, 2024, during which his service pistol and ammunition were stolen.

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Another Chibok girl rescued with two children

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The joint task force in the Northeast, Operation Hadin Kai, has rescued another Chibok girl from Sambisa Forest in Borno State.

Theatre Commander, Maj General Waheed Shuaibu, made this known while handing her and her two children over to the Borno State Government at Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri on Monday.

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According to him, Ehi Abdul, 27, was married to a notorious terrorist, Abu Dada who abandoned her in Gwoza in 2014 and fled to Senegal.

Ehi and her two children were rescued by sector one of Operation Hadin Kai in Sambisa forest during an operation.

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