The Delta State Police Command has made more major breakthroughs in its quest to rid the state of crimes and criminal elements.
In a press statement, signed and released by the Commands Acting Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright, the Command noted that among those arrested were a wanted murder/arson suspects, cultist and phone thieves.
Below is the detailed statement:
On 14/04/2021 at about 1130hrs Police operatives attached to Delta state intelligence Bureau (SIB), after series of intelligence gathering, with the assistance of the command’s tactical teams, in a sting operation stormed Asem-Uku Community in Ndokwa East LGA and successfully arrested one Okwudili Obi ‘m’ and three others. Okwudili Obi a native of the Community and a notorious principal suspect in a case of multiple murders and arsons that destroyed many houses in the community, the suspect Okwudili Obi happens to be one of the principal suspect involved in the murder of one Sunday Nwachukwu and Fidelis Amani, who were allegedly murdered sometimes in the year 2017 in Asemo-Uku Community in NDOKWA East LGA, he and his cohort has been on the wanted list of the command. Exhibit recovered from him includes three cutlasses, six daggers, one long sword, charms wrapped with red/white blood stained cloths. Case is still under investigation with a view to arresting his accomplices who are currently at large.
On 13/04/2021 At About 1400hrs based on technical Intelligence Gathering, The Divisional Police Officer ‘A’ Division Warri CSP T.Y. MAHMUD mobilized Patrol teams attached to the Division and Stormed Hausa Quarters Along Warri / Sapele Road which happens to be One Of The Notably Notorious Flash Point in Warri and Arrested One Alix Oivwighren (M) Age 29yrs who allegedly Stole 3 Assorted Phones And Accessories From One Stella Othere (F) In Her Shop Located At Airport Junction Warri , Investigation led to the arrest of One Sani Mohammed (M) Age 38yrs Of Hausa Quarters Warri who allegedly bought the stolen phones, and also in his possession Were Three Other Stolen Phones Including a Samsung android phone , all Exhibits has been recovered. Both Suspects are currently been interrogated and will be charged to court while effort is been intensified for Possible Links their Cohorts .
In total compliance with the directive of the Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, FCIA, PSC+ to raid and crack down black spots, The Divisional Police Officer CSP T.Y Mahmud on 14/04/2021 at about 1815hrs at Orerokpe local Government Area based on intelligence gathered mobilized quick response team attached to ‘A’ Division Warri and stormed a black spot within Modisco Street Opposite army check point Jeddo, where one Nelson Newman (m) age 27yrs of same address was arrested with 35 wraps of skunk weed and other quantity of skunk weed inside black nylon bag all suspected to be Indian Hemp, based on preliminary investigation, he is suspected to be a major dealer in Indian hemp and has given useful information that will lead to the arrest of his cohorts.
Sequel to the cult clash that led to the killing of some alleged cult members some time ago in Otu-Jeremi, the Commissioner of Police Delta State CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, PSC+ ordered that the Divisional Police Officer Otu-Jeremi Division must fish out those suspects involved and bring them to book, the Divisional Police Officer, SP Pius Eredei in compliance has been on the lookout, and after due intelligence gathering acted on a tip off and on 12/4/2021 at about 0500hrs one Michael Oghorume ‘m’ aged 19yrs who allegedly murdered one Timaya surname unknown and also suspected to be a member of dominion confraternity cult was arrested at Eyara Community in Otu-Jeremi, the suspect made useful statement which led to the arrest of one timothy Samuel ‘m’ age 20 years of Eyara Community and three others at the early hours of 13/4/2021 exhibit recovered from them includes one double barrel cut to size gun, some rolls of electric cable wire and one cutlass, The commissioner of police has ordered that the suspects and exhibit be transferred to SCID for further investigation. Meanwhile Manhunt for other cult members terrorizing the community is ongoing.
Enugu CP Orders Investigation into Fire Incident at INEC Office
By Eric Elezuo
The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, has ordered a thorough investigation into the cause of the fire incident at the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) office, at Obollo-Afor and the extent of damage.
The Commissioner gave the order via a statement issued and signed by the Command’s PRO, ASP Daniel Ndukwe.
The statement reads in full:
Following a distress call received at Udenu Police Divisional Headquarters of Enugu State Command on 13/05/2021 at about 2140hrs, alleging that there was fire outbreak at the Obollo-Afor Office of the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Udenu L.G.A. of the State, Operatives attached to the Division immediately raced to the scene, while contacting Fire Service Office in the area to promptly put out the fire.
2. Preliminary investigation suggests that the fire, which was eventually put out before it could spread to other offices around the building, through the combined efforts of the State Fire Service, the Police and law-abiding citizens, may have been caused by power surge due to sudden power supply to the building.
3. Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, psc, has ordered the cordoning off of the scene and launch of thorough investigation to further ascertain the actual cause of the fire outbreak and damages incurred.
Eid-el-Fitri: NAOSNP Felicitates with Nigerians, Sues for Peaceful Co-existence
…Commends security agencies for standing strong against insurgency and insecurity
The National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), a league of professional Journalists and security news publishers, has extended their heartfelt felicitations to the Muslim ummah as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Fitri, calling for peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.
Speaking through a goodwill message, the Association’s National President, Mr. Oki Samson, praised the Muslim faithful for a successful conclusion of the fasting period while urging them to at all times exhibit the teachings of Prophet Mohammed (SWT) which allows for peaceful co-relationship with their neighbours.
“It is with great joy that I express my sincere wishes on behalf of NAOSNP, to our Muslim friends, partners and readers as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Fitri. I urge them to at all times portray the tenets of Islam which makes for peaceful coexistence among all and sundry,” Oki noted.
He stressed that much as the country is in a volatile situation at the moment, all the prayers the faithful committed themselves to in the last one month of Ramadan will surely produce positive results in the days ahead.
While commending the efforts of the security agencies in standing strong against insurgents and insurgency, and protecting the lives and property of Nigerians, Oki said that there is need for all to redouble their efforts, and more importantly pursue the fight without fear and favour.
“We commend our security agencies and agents for their selfless efforts at stamping out insurgency in our midst, and making it possible for Nigerians to sleep with their two eyes closed.
“At this period of Eid-el-Fitri, the Nigerian public celebrates you and appreciates your efforts at keeping the country together,” Oki said.
He further advised President Muhammadu Buhari to build more confidence and trust in the mind of the people as what the people need now is leadership that encompasses all.
“We also commend President Mohammadu Buhari on his efforts to provide purposeful leadership for Nigerians. We urge him to continue to create the desired atmosphere for Nigerians to peacefully co-exist,” the President said.
He pledged NAOSNP’s continuous support for the good and development of Nigeria and it’s desire to uphold a just and free society, adding that as a body of distinguished security news publishers, NAOSNP is all out to see that Nigeria is the most peaceful place to be on earth.
“We at NAOSNP, as a league of distinguished security news publishers, pledge our continued support for the good of the nation and it’s unity and will continually contribute our quota to see that top notch security is maintained in the country,” Oki said.
Lagos LG Debate Pivotal to Improvement of Governance Deliverables in Lagos
By Kunle Lawal
Debates among electoral candidates are centerpiece of campaigns during elections, worldwide. As a result, more than 60 countries have developed a debate tradition, and civil society groups, NGOs and concerned citizens have been critical in making that happen.
Debates are pivotal in helping voters make informed choices on various levels of elections and encourage candidates to focus on policy issues.
The Electoral College Nigeria, a non-governmental organization which I lead as its Executive Director, has indicated its interest to conduct the Local Government debates in Lagos State.
I have also stated that the Local Government is the first handshake of democracy to the people and voter apathy in its election plus the poor accountability ratios of the tier of governance from the electorate spell why people are yet to feel the true impact of governance.
Last year, the Electoral college was responsible for hosting the Lagos East Senatorial debates at the end of the year with raving reviews from participants.
This year, we have mentioned that in conjunction with “Rate Your Leader”, a digital democracy app that puts registered voters in direct person-to-person contact with their local decision makers, making them justify every decision they make and every penny they spend and making them truly accountable to the people they serve,
now available in Nigeria.
The Electoral College intends to host the LG debates after the party primaries. The College’s commitment to democracy through civic education would be incomplete if the quality and presence of debates did not improve. The Electoral College intends to work in conjunction with LAISEC and other relevant non-partisan CSOs to deliver a debate that would involve the electorate, using the media available to different strata in the society.
If Lagos gets it right, it could trickle the progress across the nation and reiterate the College’s commitment to politeracy (Political literacy) and it’s target of educating over one million Nigerians before 2023.
Kunle Lawal is the Executive Director, Electoral College, Nigeria