In his determination to rid Oyo State of all forms of crime and criminality, Governor Seyi Makinde, has promised continuous support to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in carrying out its security duties and obligations to the state and Nigerians at large.
A press statement e-signed and released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP) by the NSCDC Spokesperson, DCC Olusola Odumosu stated that, “The Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde in his efforts to rid the state of all forms of criminality has promised continuous support to the Corps in carrying out its security duties and obligations to the citizens of Oyo state and Nigerians in general.”
According to the statement, “He made this commitment while on a courtesy visit to the Commandant General, Ahmed Audi, PhD, mni, at the Corps National Headquarters, Abuja, where he congratulated the CG on his new appointment and expressed satisfaction on his performance so far as a pragmatic leader who has given the Corps a facelift within a very short period.”
Engr. Makinde maintained that his government will support and motivate the Corps in order to contribute more to the maintainance of peace and order in the state such that citizens can go about their legitimate businesses and be free to reside in any parts of the state without fear of attack, harassment or molestation by criminals and hoodlums.
He appreciated the CG for the deployment of Commandant David Adaralewa to Oyo State Command, and described him as a thoroughbred officer who has been working assiduously to fight crime in the state with renewed zeal and commitment, reiterating that his government enjoys enormous cooperation from all service commanders including the Civil Defence Corps.
He went on to assure the CG that he will not be far from the Corps and would try in his capacity as the siting governor to give strategic support to encourage, motivate and boost the morale of corps personnel to give their best and function effectively to fulfil his desire of making the Oyo State one of the most peaceful state in the country.
In reaction, the Corps helmsman, Dr Ahmed Audi, mni, appreciated the Governor for taking time out of his very busy schedule to visit the Corps, as this provides an opportunity to deliberate on some germane security and policy issues which is critical to development and sustainance of strategies to enhance the state security architecture.
Audi stated that NSCDC will continue to support the governor in his effort to guarantee law and order, peace and tranquility in the state by effectively delivering on its mandate and ensuring that all criminal elements within the state, including vandals of our collective wealth and assets are prevented from carrying out their nefarious activities.
He further stated that the new state Commandant has his full backing to deal decisively with lawbreakers and flush out all criminal elements in the state from their hideouts. Reassuring that the Corps will continue to safeguard lives and protect critical public and private assets and infrastructures in the state without fear or favour or any form of compromise.
The CG stressed further that the Corps will not condone any form of indiscipline or sabotage from it’s personnel or anybody whatsoever but will strive to ensure a peaceful ambience as the Corps Rapid Response Squad would be utilised effectively to promote peace and combat all the enemies of the state.
Dr Audi thanked the governor for his support to the Corps over the years and equally seized the opportunity to demand more cooperation and donations of equipment such as operational vehicles, ambulances, motorcycles to navigate difficult terrains, communication gadgets, protective equipment and so on.
He informed the governor of plans to unveil the Female Squad in the state to tackle specialized crime and protect the vulnerables in the state, most especially women and school children who are mostly soft targets with high ransom values for bandits and kidnappers.
The Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on his part commended the CG for putting the Corps back on track and assured of his readiness to flag-off the NSCDC Female Squad, coupled with some generous donation of operational vehicles which has already been procured for the Corps and other security agencies in the state.
Police Arrest Killers of Na’Allah’s Son, Greenfield University, Bethel Baptist Students’ Abductors
The Kaduna State Police Command on Thursday said it arrested kidnappers of students of Greenfield University and students of the Bethel Baptist High School, all in the state.
Also in the police net are kidnappers of the 37 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, in Igabi LGA of Kaduna State.
Both the Greenfield University and the Baptist Bethel High School are located in Chikun LGA of the state.
While parading suspects on Thursday at the Command’s Headquarters along Bida Road in the state capital, the Command’s spokesman, Mohammed Jalige, also announced the arrest of the suspected killers of 36-year-old Captain Abdulkareem Na’Allah, a pilot and son of Senator Bala Na’Allah.
Jalige said one Usman Mohammed from Bukuyum in Zamfara State was apprehended by operatives of the command in connection with the kidnap of the students of Greenfield University, Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, as well as Bethel Baptist High School, all in the state.
He said, “On the 29th August, 2021 at about 0900hrs, based on credible information, Operation Yaki Surveillance team with FIB STS Force Headquarter, Abuja, jointly raided a house along Ring Road, Asikolaye area of Kaduna, where one Usman Abubakar, ‘m’ 41 years old, a native of Adakpa village, Bukkuyum LGA of Zamfara State, a notorious kidnapper terrorising Chikun, Igabi and Giwa LGAs of Kaduna State, was arrested.
“He confessed to have kidnapped many people and collected several ransoms; he also has links with recent attacks on Greenfield University, Bethel Baptist Academy and School of Forestry Mechanisation, Mando, Kaduna.”
Speaking on the killers of Na’Allah’s son, the police spokesman noted that two of the three members of the gang that killed the pilot were in the custody of the command while one was at large.
He named one Bashir Mohammed, a neighbour of the slain pilot as principal suspect, while identifying another suspect as Nasir Salisu, also known as Uban Dana, adding that the third suspect, one Usman Kano, was at large.
Jalige explained that the three suspects conspired, broke into the house of Captain Abdulkarim and killed him before taking away his SUV vehicle and other valuables.
He added that the suspects sold the late pilot’s SUV vehicle in Republic of Niger at the cost of N1m.
Benin Woman Who Had Three Children with Her Son, Deported
There are indications that the Benin Republic woman, who allegedly had three children for her son and has been sexually involved with another, has been deported.
Fati Sime was deported along with her first son, Adamu, with whom she allegedly had three children.
However, the second son, who reportedly caught his brother in a sex act with their mother in their farm in the Kiama area of Kwara State and out of jealousy provoked a fight that blew opened the scandal, has been on the run.
Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara State Command, had arrested Fati and her son on the allegation of incest.
The arrest followed a complaint lodged by the district head of Mose community in Kaima Local Government Area.
Spokesman for Kwara State Command of the NSCDC, Babawale Afolabi, confirmed that the incestuous relationship between Fati and her son, Adamu had resulted in the birth of three children.
That is besides the 11 children she had for her husband, Adamu’s father.
Afolabi, while confirming the deportation of the incestuous duo, said: “Fati and her first son, Adamu, were deported on the directive of the Commandant after the investigation, and handed over to the Benin Republic operatives at the border.
“But during investigation, Adamu confessed that he has been having carnal knowledge of his mother for seven years.”
Meanwhile, he second son, had in a fit of jealousy provoked a fight when he discovered his mother and brother engaged in a sex romp in their farm.
Police Officers Reject Cultists’ N.5m Bribe – Ajisebutu
The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, has narrated how men of the Command rejected a N500,000 bribe allegedly offered by suspected cultists.
This was contained in a statement on Thursday titled, ‘Armed Robbery Suspect, Cultist Nabbed; Arms, Ammunition Recovered’.
The PPRO said an anti-crime patrol team of the Area ‘J’ Command, Elemoro arrested an armed robbery suspect and a suspected cultist with a locally-made double barrel gun and three cartridges.
“The armed robbery suspect, Alabi Timothy ‘m’ aged 23, resident of 9, Baale street, Majek, Ajah, was arrested at about 0030hrs of 4/9/2021 at General Paint, Garden area, Lekki during a routine stop and search by the police.
“A locally-made double barrel gun and two live cartridges including an expended cartridge concealed in a bag were recovered from the suspect.
“Similarly, a self-confessed cultist, Badmus Toheed (male), 22, who belongs to the Aye Confraternity was arrested with a live cartridge in the General Paint ghetto area, Ajah at about 0045hrs of 4th September, 2021. The suspect confessed that he was initiated into the Aye Confraternity sometime in June, 2021.”
Continuing, Ajisebutu said, “Two suspects have been arrested for offering bribe to the police to secure the release of the two suspects and pervert the course of justice.
“While Adariku Sunday ‘m’, 34, resident of 66, Henry Smith Close, Abidjan GRA, Ajah offered the sum of N400,000 bribe in cash to secure the release of the robbery suspect, Folorunso Akeem, (m), 43, offered the sum of N100, 000 cash to secure the release of the suspected cultist.
“Determined to ensure justice through thorough investigation, the uncompromising police officers in charge of the case rejected the bribe.
“While commending the professionalism and uncompromising act of the police officers, the Commissioner of Police (Hakeem Odumosu) admonishes other police officers to emulate the incorruptible ones.”
Ajisebutu said Odumosu directed that the case should be transferred to the Command’s Tactical Team for further investigation and prosecution.