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Man Slumps, Dies During Fight In Kwara

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A man identified as Usman Abubakar reportedly died during a fight that occurred at Isale Koko, Ojagboro area, Ilorin in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State.

The incident, which happened last Wednesday and claimed the life of the deceased, was a result of the combat between him (the deceased) and another man identified as one Omotosho Jimoh of Elekoyangan area, Oke-Suna, Ilorin, who is now at large.

The incident, according to the police, was a result of a minor issue that degenerated into combat and later led to the death of Usman.

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A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer read, “The Kwara State Police Command is saddened to report a tragic incident of culpable homicide which occurred on March 20, 2024, in Ilorin.

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“At about 2030hrs on March 20, 2024, Mr. Adebayo Ahmed, a resident of Isale Koko, Ojagboro, Ilorin, reported a distressing incident involving his son, Usman Abubakar.

“It was reported that on the same day, around 1930hrs, Usman engaged in hand-to-hand combat with one Omotosho Jimoh of Elekoyankan Area, Oke-suna, Ilorin, over a minor issue.

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“Tragically, during the altercation, Usman Abubakar slumped and was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead by medical personnel.

“Immediately, the scene of the crime was visited, and the necessary documentation was carried out. However, the family of the deceased has declined to release the body for autopsy, insisting on burial according to Islamic rites.

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“Presently, the suspect, Omotosho Jimoh, is at large. The Kwara State Police Command has initiated a preliminary investigation into the matter, and efforts are underway to apprehend the suspect and ascertain the full circumstances surrounding this unfortunate incident.”

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Ejire-Adeyemi said the Command assured the public that efforts were being made to bring the perpetrators to justice.

In March 2023, a male adult slumped and died during an argument over a parking space at a supermarket on Admiralty Way in the Lekki area of Lagos State.

Operatives of the Edo State Police Command, in October 2023, arrested a 21-year-old man identified as Ononomeh Badamasi over the circumstances surrounding the death of a 52-year-old man, Orumidayo Awolowo, who went to demand money owed him.

The Lagos State Police Command also confirmed last month that a man, Adebayo Adeseko, and his girlfriend, Sarah Adesanya, died after fighting in their apartment.

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Police Arrest Five Robbers, Cultists In Delta

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The Delta State Police Command says it has arrested suspected armed robbers, and cultists in Oghara, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, and recovered AK-47 magazine.

The Command’s Spokesperson, SP Bright Edafe, stated this in a statement on Monday in Asaba

He said, “Sequel to series of cult-related activities, kidnapping and armed robbery in Sapele, Oghara, and environs, the Commissioner of Police Delta State, Olufemi Abaniwonda, directed the team on special assignment to work collaboratively with the DPOS Oghara and Sapele Division in order to nip it at the bud.

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“On June 18, 2024, in a covert intelligence-led operation by ASP Julius Robinson raided three different syndicates of cultists/suspected armed robbers at various locations in Oghara Town, Ethiope East LGA of Delta State, and arrested five suspects namely Ochuko Joel Ofoye 35, of Jeddo Community in Okpe LGA Delta State, a member of Juris Confraternity and Michael Anwul 29, of Alisimie Community Agbor, in Ika South LGA Delta State of Juris confraternity.

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“Other suspects include Great Ojareri 35, of Oghareki Community in Ethiope West LGA Oghara Delta State, a member of Eiye Confraternity also a custodian of arms, and Innocent Esefeta aged 31, of Efisere Community in Ughelli North LGA Delta State and Ogaga Ebuke 27, member of Juris Confraternity.”

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Edefe said that items including two AK 47 magazines, 29 rounds of live ammunition, a locally made pistol with one live cartridge concealed in a shoe were recovered

He said the suspects were in custody and an investigation was ongoing.

 

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Police Arrest Prison Escapee Behind General’s Murder In Kano

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The Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command have arrested one Hashiru Baku – the mastermind behind the murder of late Brigadier General Harold Udokwere.

Udokwere, who was the National Chairman, Retired Members of the Nigerian Armed Forces, was murdered by armed robbers who invaded his residence on June 22, 2024, and took away his gun.

The police arrested and paraded Ibrahim Rabiu, Nafiu Jamil, Aliyu Abdullahi and Mohammed Nuhu in connection with the crime on June 24, 2024.

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Addressing journalists on Monday while parading arrested suspects, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bennett Igweh said Baku was arrested in Kano State while trying to run away from the country.

Igweh said the suspect was an escapee from the Kuje Correctional Centre.

He said, “I did show you the four killers, kidnappers, and robbers that went and killed Brigadier-General Uwe Harrod, retired. Today, I will show you the organiser of the killing and the robbery.

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“As well as we have recovered the general’s gun that was with him. We have recovered the wristwatch of the general and the wife’s jewellery which they stole from the general’s house.

“The organiser is here and we have arrested him. He is the organiser. He was in prison and during the Kuje Correctional Centre attack, he escaped.”

The police boss added that “instead of him to repent, he continued with more audacity. We arrested him in Kano where he was trying to exit the country.

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“We recovered these drugs in his residence. So, that’s what they take and they will continue to be high.”

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Unidentified Gunmen Kill 300-level AAUA Student

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A 300-level Linguistics student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, AAUA, simply identified as Emmanuel, has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in one of the private students’ hostels in the town.

The Vice Chairman, National Association of Universities Students, Comrade Oladele Emmanuel, on Monday, called on security agents and the management of the university to investigate the matter and bring the culprits to book.

Emmanuel stated that the motive behind the killing is yet to be identified.

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He said “The university community must be reassured that such a tragic event will be met with the full force of the law and diligent investigative efforts.

“The death of Emmanuel is not just a loss to his family and friends, but to the entire AAUA community.

“His potential and contributions to our shared academic environment are irreplaceable.

“We mourn his untimely departure and extend our deepest condolences to his loved ones during this difficult time.”

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Emmanuel urged the school management to enhance security measures around the campus and surrounding areas by increasing security patrols, providing better lighting, and more accessible emergency services.

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He called on students and members of the AAUA community to report any information that may assist in the investigation to the relevant authorities.

“We trust that the authorities will act with urgency and transparency in addressing this incident. Emmanuel’s memory deserves nothing less than our commitment to uncovering the truth and ensuring justice is served.

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“Let us unite in our grief and our resolve to create a safer, more secure environment for all members of the AAUA community. We owe it to Emmanuel, his family, and to ourselves,” the student union leader added.

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