Troops Neutralise Four Bandits, Recover Arms In Kaduna
Troops of 1 Division, Nigerian Army and Air Component Operation Whirl Punch have neutralized four bandits and recovered arms and ammunition in about 48hours operation in Kaduna State.
Lieutenant-Colonel Musa Yahaya, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 1 Division, Nigerian Army, in a statement said that the operation is in continuation of the onslaught against banditry, kidnapping, terrorism and other criminal activities.
He added that troops of 1 Division of the Nigerian Army and Air Component Operation Whirl Punch in the operation dealt a massive blow on criminal elements.
According to him, “In an operation that lasted for about 48 hours, troops cleared Manini-Kuriga, Farin Ruwa, Kwanan Yashi, Makera, Dogon Dawa-Maidaro road, Kidanda-Yadi Forest and Sabon Birnin all in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area.”
The troops, according to him, engaged the criminals with heavy and superior firepower, recovered one AK-47 rifle, 20 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and six motorcycles, adding that they neutralised four bandits, while others escaped with gunshot wounds during the encounter.
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The statement further explained that the troops, in their efforts to permanently displace the bandits and render the general area inhabitable for all criminals, went ahead to destroy all the bandits’ enclaves, properties and the captured motorcycles.
According to the statement, Major-General Taoreed Lagbaja, the General Officer Commanding, (GOC) 1 Division, who is also the commander, Operation Whirl Punch, expressed delight with the conduct of the troops during the operation.
He appealed to the people to report persons with gunshot wounds seeking medical attention in any part of the State.
Man Impregnates Daughter In Ogun, Blames Devil
A 43-year-old man, Abiodun Oladapo, has been arrested for reportedly impregnating his biological daughter.
He was arrested on Friday following a complaint lodged at the Mowe police division by one Oluwatoyin Idowu, who said her son Michael Idowu, had been wrongly accused as the one who impregnated the said 19-year-old girl.
The woman said she questioned her son and discovered the victim was not telling the truth.
The Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the police had, upon the report, invited the five-month pregnant, adding that she confided in the police that “though Michael Idowu slept with her in December, 2022, it was her father, Abiodun Oladapo, who is responsible for her pregnancy.”
According to Oyeyemi, the teenage girl stated that “her father had been sleeping with her since February 2022 with threat to kill her if she informed anybody about it.”
She admitted that it was her father who told her to lie against Michael Idowu as the one responsible for the unborn baby.
The DPO of Mowe division, SP Folake Afeniforo, had detailed his detectives to arrest the “randy father”.
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“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime but blamed it on the devil,” Oyeyemi said.
Oyeyemi added that the suspect, who had long separated from the victim’s mother, took custody of the girl when her mother remarried, and they have been living together since then.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Frank Mba, had directed that the suspect be transferred to the State police headquarters for further investigation at the CIID.
Imo Labour Party Governorship Aspirant Found Dead
A Labour Party aspirant in the upcoming Governorship primaries in Imo State, Chief Humphrey Anumudu has been found dead in his house.
The aspirant died in his house in Lagos after he had returned from an LP meeting at the party national headquarters in Abuja on Friday.
A native of Mbieri Ancient Kingdom in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state, Anumudu was reportedly found dead in his house in what family sources described as a “spiritual attack.”
As a multi-billionaire businessman cum politician, he has been contesting for the governorship seat of the state since 1998.
He was said to be the true winner of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary in the state in 1998 before the ticket was ceded to Achike Udenwa who went on to rule the state between 1999 and 2007.
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Since then he had been contesting for the number one seat of the state. In 2019 he was the Zenith Labour party governorship candidate.
A close friend of the deceased said that he died around 5:30 pm on Friday.
The late politician had already paid the sum of 25 million Naira for Labour Party’s Governorship form for the November 11th 2023 Guber contest.
Chief Anumudu, a respected legal luminary and an astute politician was also the Chief Executive Officer of Globe Motors.
He contested for the Governorship election in the past under the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
How Driver, House Help Killed Couple With Shoes, Wood, Pliers
More details have emerged concerning the death of aged Lagos couple, Engr. Femi Egbeoluwa and his wife, Funmi, murdered by their domestic staff members.
The driver of the couple murdered in their apartment at 1, Adefolu Drive, Allen Avenue Ikeja, Lagos, last week, has turned himself in, to the Police.
The driver was alleged to have connived with one of the house helps to murder the couple, who were preparing to travel abroad for Femi’s routine medical check up, on March 19.
Thereafter, he reportedly went into hiding.
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But the Police said it was too early to describe him as a suspect in the murder saga, until investigation was concluded.
Preliminary investigation by the Police, however, revealed that £5,000 meant for late Femi’s medical expenses was stolen.
A relative of the Egbeoluwa, who spoke on the condition of annonimity, disclosed that the driver turned himself in on Wednesday evening.
The relative said, “he (driver) first went to my uncle’s office, he did not see anyone. He left and came back to the office in the evening and still met the place locked. From there he walked to the Police station.
“My uncle and his wife whom I fondly called Baba and mama had none of their children with them because they are all grown and live in their respective houses.
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“Their son who was supposed to take them to the airport last week Sunday, came to the house only to meet it in disarray.
“Perhaps, it would have taken a longer time to know what actually happened had he not shown up that day.
“From the information we gathered, mama was the first person they attacked. They used apola (wedge shoes), wood, fists and pliers on her. The bits were were seen on the floor.
“They went upstairs to baba who wasn’t too strong because of his health challenge. They also attacked one of the househelps who was found unconscious in the floor. They left thinking she was dead.
“The first time the house help came out of coma, she murmured ‘’driver, driver’ before she relapsed.
“The building has been sealed by the Police. They said it is part of the forensic investigation.
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“Baba was a former Permanent Secretary in the Ogun State Government. He and his wife lived a quiet life. All we demand is a thorough investigation into the murder that will fish out their assailants.”
When contacted, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hudenyin, confirmed that the driver was at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department, Yaba.
He said, “he reported himself to the State CID on Thursday. But we can not describe him as the suspect yet, as investigation is still ongoing.
“The injured maid is still in the hospital receiving treatment.”
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