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Police arrest fake “CP” for defrauding old man of N250 Million

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Police arrest fake “CP” for defrauding old man of N250 Million

Police arrest fake “CP” for defrauding old man of N250 Million

The Criminal Investigation Department,  Lagos Command, has arrested 55 year-old Oluwole Akande , for allegedly impersonating the Police Commissioner Railway Command, CP Yetunde Longe, and defrauding an 80-year old man of N250 million.

The Commissioner Railway Command, CP Yetunde Longe,  confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.

Longe said that she got a call from CP Frank MBA, a former Force spokesperson  on the matter.

She said the victim’s wife called Mba to intimate him of alleged plan by one CP Longe to demand for millions of Naira from her husband,  so as to drop a petition on her table against him.

“CP Frank Mba replied the wife of the victim that he knows CP Yetunde Longe cannot make such mischievous demand, he promised to call her and verify and get back to the woman.

“CP Frank Mba called me to relate the matter and I confirmed that the information was totally wrong. I said there was no petition of such before me and I don’t even know the victim.

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”It was at this time the State CID Panti was informed to trace the suspect and he was apprehended. He confessed to have impersonated me,” Longe said.

The commissioner said he will be charged to court soon.

Speaking with NAN, the suspect, Oluwole Akande, who claimed to live at Ojokoro area of Lagos, said he started the business of impersonation in 2022, stressing that CP Longe was the only person he had used.

Akande said after he discovered his victim, he decided to frame him up on issue he knew nothing about by calling to inform him of a petition concerning an illegal business the victim was involved in.

He claimed that the victim would  not take him serious except he impersonated a high ranking police officer, which led to using CP Yetunde Longe’s name.

The suspect said he never knew CP Longe before, stressing that he got her name and rank through the media after she was decorated in Abuja with her husband same day as Commissioner of police.

Akande claimed he called the victim and assured him that if he was willing to pay N1.5 million, he would  drop the case, which the victim promised to pay.

He claimed he was the only person involved in the crime, stressing that he knew the impersonation would dent the image of CP Yetunde Longe, but that he never knew it would  backfire.

“I just wanted to obtain the victim. I thought if I give the man stories, he will fall for them and just pay me and I will escape.

“I sent  several messages to him. I used two sim cards to carry out the crime,” he said.

Further investigations by NAN into the case revealed that after the N1.5 million was paid, the suspect through other means allegedly collected more money from the victim amounting to N250 million.

NAN also gathered that the victim reportedly sold two of his houses and filling station to meet the demands of the suspect until his wife contacted CP Frank Mba, which led to his arrest .

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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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