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Oyo bizwoman accuses police ACP of extortion, harassment




An Oyo State-based businesswoman, Anjola Owolabi, has accused an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Kadimiel Rmadayi, of extortion and harassment in the Idi-Ope area of Oyo State.

According to PUNCH Metro, when Rmadayi was posted as the Area Commander in Oyo town, Owolabi, who had been running her business in the town, paid him a courtesy visit.

The businesswoman said she offered Rmadayi some drinks and a N50,000 cash gift during the familiarisation visit.

Owolabi further alleged that after a while, the area commander demanded more drinks and some money to repair his television set and a vehicle.

The businesswoman said she fell ill and was admitted for a month, adding that trouble started between her and Rmadayi when she could not pick or return his call due to her condition.

Owolabi said, “I operate a Lounge and Wines Store at Idi-Ope in Oyo State. I do extend my gesture to the police. So I visited the area commander, ACP Kadimiel Rmadayi, who was recently posted to Oyo town.

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“I went with the drinks and the sum of N50,000 which he cheerfully acknowledged and we exchanged contact. Two weeks later, I received a call from the ACP that he needed some drinks and I brought it with the sum of N30,000.

“A week later, I received another call from the same ACP and said he needed to repair the television in his office and that I should repair it for him. I gave him the sum of N50,000.

“Few weeks later, the ACP called to complain that his drinks had finished and I still brought drinks for him. A week after, he called and complained that the Hilux van he was using was faulty and that he needed my assistance to fix. I magnanimously gave him N50,000 to repair the said vehicle.”

Owolabi, who said she was not doing anything illegal, explained that she was giving the area commander the money and drinks to prevent policemen from raiding her lounge and store.

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The businesswoman said after she fell sick and could not return the area commander’s calls, he became annoyed and deleted her number, adding that efforts to pacify him, including visiting him at his office and informing his superiors proved abortive.

“I called the ACP several times but he said he doesn’t know me. I went to his office but he sent me out and ordered his men not to allow me to come and see him again. He promised to deal with me.

“To fulfil his threat, on June 13, 2022, the police led by him stormed my lounge, apprehended my children and I, and workers and customers. They accused me of using my phone to record them and damaged it.

“The phone is still with them. They also destroyed my car while searching for anything to incriminate me but they didn’t succeed. They transferred us to the SCID, Iyaganku – Ibadan where we were detained until the DC – SCID released me and my two children after discovering that our arrest and detention was illegal.

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“All the customers paid N100,000 each as bail. After the incident, his boys invaded my shop on July 22, 2022; August 12, 16, 19, and 30, 2022. They have been arresting, assaulting and detaining my staff and customers, and extorting them.”

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84-year-old man rapes 8-yr-old child in Ogun





Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested one 84-year-old Stephen Jack for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old girl (name withheld).

The state Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday in Abeokuta.

Oyeyemi said the octogenarian who resides at Okun Owa area of Ijebu Ode was arrested following a report lodged at Obalende divisional headquarters.

He said the girl’s father had told the police he discovered that his daughter was bleeding from her private part.

According to Oyeyemi, the father said when he asked the little girl why she was bleeding, she informed him that the suspect had sex with her.

Oyeyemi said the DPO Obalende division, Murphy Salami, immediately detailed his detectives to the scene, where the “randy old man” was apprehended.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the old man is a known pedophile in the area,” he said.

Oyeyemi said the victim had been taken to the General Hospital Ijebu Ode for medical treatment.

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He quoted the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, to have directed the transfer of the suspect to State Criminal Investigation Departments for more investigation and possible prosecution.

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Troops kill 38 ISWAP, seven Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa Forest, says DHQ





The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said that no fewer than 38 Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists were killed in the past two weeks in major onslaught against terrorists by troops in the dreaded Sambisa Forest in Borno State.

The DHQ said that troops in the various theatre of operations conducted several kinetic and non-kinetic operations with significant results recorded.

Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO), Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, while briefing Defence Correspondents, yesterday, on the successes recorded, said that troops of Operation Hadin Kai had sustained aggressive operations to deny terrorists further freedom of action.

He said: “In furtherance to this, troops conducted fighting patrols, ambushes and clearance operations at communities, villages and towns in Kukawa, Monguno, Kaga, Dikwa, Biu, Damboa, Gwoza, Mafa, Konguda, Bama and Guzamala local councils, all in Borno State.

“Of significant was the neutralisation of two key Boko Haram Terrorists/ISWAP commanders on September 12 and 15, 2022, identified as Abu Asiya and Abu Ubaida (A Qaid), at Parisu and Sheruri general area in Sambisa Forest respectively.

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“Consequently, within the period in review, troops neutralised 36 terrorists, rescued 130 civilians and arrested 46 suspected Boko Haram terrorists as well as 12 suspected Boko Haram terrorists/ISWAP logistic suppliers.

Furthermore, 21 AK-47 rifles, 163 rounds of 7.62mm special, two RPG bombs, 25 dane-guns, four unexplosive ordinance store, two bandoliers, 10 solar panels, 23 bicycles, 10 motorcycles, one tricycle, 19 cell phones, 28 torch-lights, bags of assorted grains, 122 rustled sheep and N203,125 were recovered, among other items.”

Also, troops have killed seven Boko Haram terrorists in Kayamla Village of Konduga Local Council of Borno State.

The insurgents were neutralised on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, in an ambush of 73 battalion in collaboration with civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) in Kayamla.

A counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, who confirmed the incident, yesterday, in Maiduguri, said that the marauding terrorists were massively escaping from the sustained military onslaughts of terrorists’ hideouts.

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He said that the terrorists usually come to the areas to terrorise farmers and kidnap them for ransom.

He added that the troops had intensified their offensives against the terrorists, including their collaborators and logistic suppliers.

Meanwhile, the Theatre Commander of Operation Hadin Kai has also charged the troops to be responsible and professionals in defending the territorial integrity of the nation.

He commanded the soldiers to kill every terrorist in the North-East region with no mercy.

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Nigerian posing as football fan arrested at UK airport after ingesting £80k worth of cocaine





One Benjamin Nwaogwugwu, identified as a Nigerian living in the United Kingdom (UK), has been jailed after he was arrested by the police at Manchester airport for swallowing cocaine “worth £80,000”.

According to UK Daily Mail, the illicit drug was consumed by Nwaogwugwu, who claimed to have been hired by Colombian drug barons, at a hotel in South America before he flew to Paris and then returned to the UK.

The 43-year-old was said to have pretended to be a Liverpool fan returning to the UK after watching the UEFA Champions League final — which held on May 28, 2022 in Paris — when police saw him grimacing in pain at the airport.

It took two days for him to pass out the drugs from his bowels, and after analysis, it was discovered that the cocaine has a ““purity of up to 89%” after an examination was done on 19 packages.

According to the report, Nwaogwugwu, said to be married with three children, said some persons threatened to harm his family members in Nigeria if he didn’t transport the drugs.

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“The defendant was told if he did not do this, he and his family would be harmed and was threatened. There was a total of 100 packages but the defendant could only swallow 79 and was vomiting blood so had to stop. He was taken to the airport and flown back to France, then onto Manchester,” a statement detailing his plea reads.

“The defendant was under significant pressure to commit this offence but accepts this was not duress. The defendant did not stand to profit financially from this activity.”

He was arrested on June 1, 2022, and jailed for four years and two months after he pleaded guilty to cocaine importation.

Tina Landale, the presiding judge, reportedly said despite Nwaogwugwu’s “clean” record, measures must be taken to “prevent criminals from taking on these types of crimes”.

“You became involved in an enterprise where you attempted to bring cocaine into Manchester,” the judge was quoted as saying.

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“You cooperated with it and then you tried to lie your way out of it. Drug smuggling is a vile, vile trade and it’s clear that these criminals prey on the vulnerable and you were exploited.

“Up to now, you had been making a positive contribution to the community and it is clear you are a man of good character and that you care for your family. However, this is an extremely serious offence and there must be a deterrence to prevent criminals from taking on these types of crimes.”


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