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Policeman Apprehended for Stealing And Selling Pistols To Cultists

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Temper ran high at the Kwara State Police Command at the weekend, after a 38-year-old Police Traffic Officer, Haruna Yusuf, disclosed how he picked a police service pistol from a mosque and sold it to  members of a cult group in Kwara State.

The missing pistol led to the dismissal of former Station Officer in charge of Omu-Aran division, Ehigimetor Ileso, who booked for it but could not return it to the armoury.

Sadly, the dismissal led to his demise one year later.

Information at Vanguard’s disposal revealed that Sergeant Yusuf, who is attached to the Police Traffic unit, met his waterloo, following the arrest of some suspected cultists by operatives of the Force Intelligence Response Team.
The suspected cultists: Tajudeen Olalekan Hammed ,Chukwudi Eze, Alebo Elijah ,Alebo Isreal, Abimbola Olaonipekun and Olarinde Abiodun, who left Kwara State to unleash mayhem on members of rival confraternity in Osun State .

Some weapons which included the police pistol, were recovered from them.
During investigation, one of the suspects, Eze, a Disk Jokey revealed that he bought the weapons from the policeman.

According to 33-year-old Eze who hails from Enugu State,”  Aside being a DJ, I also  sell phone accessories at Traffic Junction. I bought a police pistol and a locally made gun   from the police officer for self – defence because of the nature of my work. Later, I discovered that I could not use the  police pistol, I sold the two guns to  “Rector”, who is a student of Kwara State Polytechnic

On his part, the policeman, Haruna, said,  “I joined the police as a Constable in 2008. I am from Benue State but I have been serving in Kwara State since I was enlisted. I was first posted to Omu Aran Division and later transferred to other divisions in Kwara but I am now back in Omu Aran.”

”I didn’t steal the pistol. I don’t know what came over me when I saw it at the mosque“
” I can only say that I am sorry. Out of the two arms that I sold to him, one belonged to  the Omu Aran Divisional Police Station, while the other one was locally-made. That one that belonged to the division, was what I found outside the mosque behind the police station.”

“I didn’t know that it belonged to the SO It was about three years ago. I sold it to the DJ for N47,000 while I sold the locally made to him for N25,000.

“When I picked the gun, it didn’t occur to me to take it to the station .

”Before God and man, I have never been involved in any case of stealing before. The SO is late now. When I heard that the division was looking for the gun. I was afraid to recover it from the DJ and hand it over to the armourer and I was not at the division when the Station Officer was being tried for the missing pistol”.

The Osun State Commissioner of Police,  Wale Olokode, who  confirmed the arrest of the police Sergeant and suspected cult members, revealed that exhibits recovered from the gang included” one  police Beretta  pistol, one  locally made revolver pistol, two  locally fabricated pistol, one local cut- to -size short gun , 11 live cartridges, five knives, three battle axes and one  cutlass “.

Nelly Agwu is an educationist, a Blogger, graduate of History. Very dynamic and a realist. A mouthpiece of the oppressed. Easy going and a Philanthropist.

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A Married Man And A Female Found Dead Inside An SUV Car In Lagos

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A married man and his alleged lover were found dead in a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) in Jakande Estate in Isolo, Lagos.

According to The Nation, neighbors found the couple’s corpses on Sunday, May 1, after discovering that the car had been running all night of Saturday, April 30.

The man has been identified as Koyejo, and he is said to have picked up his unidentified girlfriend in Isolo on his way to his family’s home in Jakande Estate.

The married IT engineer who lives with his wife at Surulere, reportedly called his friends to tell them he was around and subsequently bought suya before parking at Double Star Junction to have some fun inside the car.

A source told the publication that they became curious after discovering that his vehicle with registration number EPE666GE, had been on from Saturday night to Sunday night and in the same spot.

The source said;

“By the time they put on their touch light, they saw it was Koyejo, our former guy. But we do not know who the girl was.

“It was this evening that we were told he went to pick the girl at Isolo. They bought suya at Moshalashi bus stop. One thing led to another and they started making love in the car.

“Nobody knows what killed them. Koyejo was naked while the girl only pulled her tight.

“One of the men in our zone called Koyejo”s wife who lives at Surulere. She said she had been unable to reach her husband since Saturday that his phone had been switched off.

“We had to contact policemen at Ejigbo who came to take them away with the car. Koyejo’s body had started peeling. The girl’s nose was bringing out blood.
“There was no injury on them. Ony the Police can tell what happened. They took them to Isolo General Hospital”

Police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident, adding that only autopsy would reveal the cause of death.

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Suspended DCP Abba Kyari Six (6) Houses And Shopping Plaza Consificated By NDLEA

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has marked 6 houses and a plaza belonging to embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.

It can be recalled that Kyari was arrested by the drug agency after attempting to bribe an official of the agency to secure the release of seized cocaine earlier this year.

However, the agency has marked the properties situated in Maiduguri for investigation.

The two-storey shopping plaza, Assurance Plaza, located along the Giwa Barracks Road, has about 100 stores.

The six residential houses, all within the Maiduguri New Government Residential Area have been marked and this is coming barely 2 days after the arrest of Chief Mallison Ukatu, a suspected drug dealer behind a controversial N3 billion tramadol cargo linked to Kyari and his now disbanded IRT team.

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Top LASTMA Officer Killed By A Hit And Run Driver

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An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA,  Jamiu Issa, has been crushed to death in the Lekki-Ajah area of Lagos state by a hit and run traffic offender.

 

In a statement by the spokesperson for the agency, Olumide Filade, confirmed the development to our correspondent on Wednesday.

 

Filade said the driver was driving against traffic when he hit Issa, as he wanted to apprehend him for the traffic offense.

He said Issa was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

 

The statement read,

“The driver of a green Toyota Sienna vehicle, with number plate, FST 901 AR, knocked down and run over a LASTMA official, Jamiu Issa, who was later confirmed dead, on April 19, 2022.

 

“The late Issa was said to have approached and accosted the Sienna vehicle driver who was driving against the direction of flow of traffic, facing oncoming vehicles from Chevron towards the Conservation Toll Plaza.

 

“It was reported that Issa was knocked down and run over by the traffic law offender. Issa’s colleague at the scene of the event quickly put a call through to the zonal head while some good Samaritans pursued the get away Sienna driver to the Chevron Waterfront area where he was subsequently captured and taken to Ilasan police station, and later to Ajiwe police station, under which area the event occurred for proper investigation.

 

“Also, according to other eyewitnesses’ accounts, the Sienna driver also knocked down another person while trying to escape from the scene before the driver was apprehended.

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