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Court remands 8 for alleged kidnapping, murder

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Court remands 8 for alleged kidnapping, murder

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, on Thursday remanded eight men at the Abolongo Correctional Centre, Oyo, for alleged kidnapping for ransom and murder of a policeman.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr E. A. Idowu, who did not take the defendants’ plea for lack of jurisdiction, ordered their remand at the correctional facility.

According to the chief magistrate, the remand continues pending the release of the legal advice from the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

He, thereafter, adjourned the matter until Feb. 28, 2023, for mention.

The defendants were identified as Mohammed Salfa, 20; Usman Hassan, a.k.a. Yellow, 22; Mohammed Bello, 28; Babangida Awalu, 34, and Kabiru Aliyu, a.k.a Dangata, 25.

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Others are: Mukailu Yahaya, 25; Mohammadu Umoru, 30, and Adewoyin Adewunmi, 34.

The defendants are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, kidnapping and murder.

The prosecutor, Insp Femi Oluwadare, told the court that the defendants allegedly conspired together to commit the matter.

Oluwadare said, “the defendants on Oct. 28 at 5.00 p.m. at Guru Maharaji area, Ibadan, while armed with AK- 47 rifles, were alleged to have unlawfully kidnapped Oluwatomilola Ogundare.

“The defendants allegedly collected N10 million ransom from her father before releasing her, after three days in their captivity.

“The defendants allegedly caused the death of one Insp Rotimi Akerele, male, a policeman attached to Mopol 4, Ibadan, by shooting him with AK 47 rifle.”

According to Oluwadare, the offence is contrary to Section 316 (3) and punishable under Sections 319 and 516 of the Criminal Code Law of Oyo State, 2000.

It is also contrary to Section (2) and punishable under Section 4 (2) of the Oyo State Kidnapping (Prohibition) Law 2006. 

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

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Iraqi court sentences former IS leader’s wife to death

An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced the wife of the former top leader of the Islamic State (IS) group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death.

According to Supreme Judicial Council statement, the Karkh Criminal Court issued the death verdict for the wife of the terrorist over joining the IS group and detaining the kidnapped Yazidi women in her house in west Mosul.

In 2019, the U.S. forces conducted a raid targeting al-Baghdadi in Syria’s northern province of Idlib, killing the IS leader.

Al-Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim Awad al-Badri, established the IS in 2014.

The extremist militant group, which once captured large swathes of land in western and northern Iraq, was defeated in late 2017.

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Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

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Police arrest suspected vandal on Third Mainland Bridge

The Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested an 18-year-old suspected vandal, Mubarak Abdullahi, for allegedly stealing LED road stud light on the newly renovated Third Mainland Bridge.

Mr Jubril Gawat, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this in a post he shared on his X handle, @Mr_JAGs, on Friday.

Gawat said that the suspect was arrested around 10.00 a.m. on Friday.

“The suspect, living in Makoko, had at the time of his arrest, removed 10 of the LED road stud light screwed to the road to enhance the visibility of road users.

“The suspect was caught red-handed by the operatives on patrol of the bridge around 10.00 a.m today,” he said.

According to him, RRS Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, weeks ago, deployed bike riders on 24 hours security patrol in the area to monitor traffic and infrastructure on the bridge.

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5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

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5 hunters arrested for torturing 14-year-old boy to death over alleged N20,000 theft in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested five hunters for torturing a 14-year-old boy to death over the alleged theft of N20,000 in the Maiha Local Government Area of the state.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, June 6, 2024, said the suspects were arrested for “extra-judicial killing of a teenager”.

“The Adamawa State Police Command has on 5/6/2024 arrested five Hunters for the unlawful arrest and torture of a 14 years old teenager, whom they alleged to have stolen 20,000 in Maiha Local government area,” the statement read.

“The Commissioner of Police, while condemning the actions of the hunters, warned members of the public against taking the law into their own hands.

“The suspects are currently under investigation and would be charged to court for the law to take its course.”

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