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Soldier arrested for assaulting policemen in Kwara

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Soldier arrested for assaulting policemen in Kwara

The police have apprehended a soldier identified as PTE Suleiman Sadiq for allegedly injuring a divisional police officer, DSP Morufu Keji, serving in the Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State.

According to reports, the soldier said to be serving at Sector 3 Garrison, Mongunu, Maiduguri, Borno State, had reported a land dispute to the police at Sinawu town near Ilesha-Baruba but later became unruly and attacked the Divisional Crime Officer, Okeowo Joel, and Keji at the station.

The Kwara state police command, while confirming the incident in a statement by its spokesperson, DSP Ejire-Adeyemi Toun, said the soldier assaulted the policemen, as seen in a trending video that has since gone viral on the Internet.

“The attention of the Kwara State Police Command has been drawn to a disturbing video in circulation on the Internet.

“A policeman is seen being assaulted by a man holding a dangerous weapon. On March 20, 2024, at about 1720 hours, a report was received from one PTE, Suleiman Sidiq, a soldier serving at Sector 3 Garrison, Mongunu, Maiduguri, regarding a case of mischief in the Sinawu Town area of Ilesha-Baruba Kwara state.

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“During the investigation, it was discovered that the case stemmed from a land dispute.

“The parties involved were warned to maintain peace and return the following day, March 21, 2024, for further resolution.

“However, the situation took a violent turn when the complainant, Suleiman Sidiq, who was under the influence of intoxicating substances, became so unruly.

“All efforts and persuasion to calm him down proved abortive; he attacked the divisional crime officer, ASP Okeowo Joel,” the statement read partly.

The PPRO stated that in the course of intervention by the DPO, “Suleiman Sidiq brought out a jackknife, inflicted severe injury on the head, and stabbed the left hand of the DPO.”

“Following the assault, Suleiman Sidiq fled the station by scaling the fence. Immediately, he was given a hot chase in a bid to arrest him.

“Subsequently, he was apprehended and transferred to the state CID in Ilorin for a thorough investigation,”  the statement added.

Furthermore, the PPRO disclosed that the officer assaulted had been taken to the hospital for medical treatment for the injuries sustained in the incident.

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Updated: Tension in Ibadan, Yoruba Nation agitators, security operatives engage in shoot-out, some arrested

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Updated: Tension in Ibadan, Yoruba Nation agitators, security operatives engage in shoot-out, some arrested

There was tension in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Saturday when Yoruba Nation agitators clashed with police and other armed security agents at the state government secretariat.

Security operatives have arrested some of the suspected Yoruba Nation agitators in connection with the invasion of the Oyo State Government Secretariat, attempting to hoist their flag there on Saturday morning.

Many of the agitators in military camouflage were said to have invaded the secretariat and taken strategic positions, chanting solidarity songs and insisted on erecting their flag around the office.

The security operatives drafted to disperse the agitators were said to have engaged in a gun duel with the invaders.

The police, operatives of other anti-crime agencies including Oyo security network codenamed Amotekun stormed the place in many patrol vans.

Several tear gas canisters were also fired by the riot police, which created panic among residents and passers-by.
Motorists plying the route had to make a detour just as other road users scampered to safety.
A report by The Nation stated that efforts by the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Security, CP Sunday Odukoya (retired) to calm the situation were futile as the agitators insisted on hoisting their flag in the Secretariat.
But the arrival of military officers from the 2nd Division of the Army was said to have worked as the agitators took to their heels.
Shop owners and residents around Bodija, Ikolaba, enroute Awolowo were said to have quickly locked up their shops and houses.

Meanwhile, some of the protesters have been arrested.

They were arrested with flags and some insignias of the Yoruba Nation along with amulets and charms.

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Viral video: Edo CP orders trial of officer threatening people with gun

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Edo State Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Funsho Adegboye

Viral video : Edo CP orders trial of officer threatening people with gun

The Commissioner of Police (CP) in Edo, Mr Funsho Adegboye, has ordered an orderly room trial of Police Constable Prince Chima for allegedly threatening some people with a gun at their residence.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the video of where Chima was caught in the act went viral on Sunday on the X social media platform.

In a statement issued on Saturday by the command’s spokesperson, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, the CP had called for a discreet investigation into the matter, leading to the arrest of the officer.

“Sequel to a viral video sighted on X handle on the 7th of April 2024 where a young man that wore a blue T-shirt, black joggers’ trousers, and blue palm slippers was seen alone threatening with violence some persons in their residence with an AK-47 rifle.

“Immediately, the Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command, CP Funsho Adegboye, mni called for a discreet investigation into the matter.

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“During the investigation, the police operatives, while using technical intelligence, arrested the young man, and he was identified as a Police Constable attached to the Department of Operatives (DOP).

“Consequently, during interrogation, he affirmatively stated as follows that he is Force Number 534023 PC Prince Chima,” said the police spokesman.

Nwabuzor noted that the officer was enlisted on Jan. 10, 2020, and was deployed to the South-South Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Chima, according to the spokesperson, said he was on duty at NIPCO, along Siluko Road, where he had an altercation with a young man who came to charge his phone.

The man, he said, called him a smelling policeman.

The spokesman said when the man left the petrol station for his residence, after the intervention of the station’s manager, the officer followed him home.

It was at home the incident displayed in the viral video took place.

Nwabuzor said the CP had directed the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the X-Squad Section to investigate the erring policeman.

His mental health status was to be ascertained through the command’s medical officer and committed to a disciplinary process known as Orderly Room Trial.

The CP, said the spokesman, commended the threatened people for their patience and tactfulness in handling the situation, promising that the erring officer would face the consequences of his actions.

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Gunmen attack Benue ex-CoS in Makurdi, abduct wife, maid

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Gunmen attack Benue ex-CoS in Makurdi, abduct wife, maid

 

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have attacked a former Chief of Staff to Benue Governor, Terwase Orbunde, shooting at him before abducting his wife and house maid.

Orbunde was Chief of Staff to former Governor Samuel Ortom and resigned to contest the governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He later joined the All Progressive Congress (APC) but eventually lost out of the race

The attack reportedly took place near the Genocide Cemetery along Mobile Barracks-Welfare Quarters Road in Makurdi, the state capital around 6pm on Friday.

The former Chief of Staff escaped with a gunshot on his right arm while the attackers abducted Mrs Abigail Kashimana Orbunde, and her house help, Patience Ogute.

Eyewitnesses said the trio had gone to inspect the weeding of their nearby farm.

They said after the inspection and payment of the workers, five gunmen suddenly attacked them as they walked back to the car.

It was reported that they shot Orbunde on the right arm and ordered the women to follow them to an unknown destination.

The shooting was said to have made villagers and passersby to scamper for safety in different directions.

As they marched along, the former Chief of Staff was said to be bleeding and was slowed down from walking.

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