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Gunman in police uniform kills volunteer traffic warden in Port Harcourt




A yet to be identified gunman in police uniform on Saturday evening shot dead on one Mr. Chukwuka Monye, at Rumuokoro roundabout, Obio-Akpor local government area in Rivers State where he was helping to ease traffic gridlock.

Monye, a father of three children was shot dead by the man in Police uniform following altercation on control of motorists at the roundabout.

According to eyewitnesses, the deceased was shot by a man on Police uniform over an argument.

The eyewitnesses claimed the killer of Monye was a member of police team in a vehicle.

According to them, the killer and his colleagues ran away in the police vehicle after Monye was killed.

They also said an angry mob later carried the corpse of the deceased in a wheelbarrow and were taken it to the Rumudomaya Special Area (Rumuokoro) Police station when they were dispersed by the Police.

The corpse was abandoned close to the station for several hours.

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However, contrary to the claims of the eyewitnesses, the Rivers State Police Command, through its Spokesperson, SP Grace Iringe-Koko claimed that the killer of Monye is not a policeman “but unknown gunmen suspected to be cultists”.

Iringe-Koko through a WhatsApp message said the killers of Monye were “Unknown gunmen on Police uniform and that case has been transferred to SCID for discreet investigation”.

Meanwhile, John Monye, father of the deceased has called for thorough investigation to unravel the killer of his son.

Mr John, in an interview, said he was informed of the killing of Monye by someone through the deceased’s phone number last Saturday, April 1.

He said the caller told him that his son was shot by a man in police uniform.

The father of the deceased stated that his son was not a cultist, or a troublemaker.

He called on the police authority to investigate the killing of his son who has abruptly left his young family of a wife and his three children behind.

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Meanwhile, Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign has called for thorough investigation into the incident.

The Chairman of the organization in Rivers State, Barrister IK Alexandre said the Police should carry out thorough investigation to unmask the identities of the killer(s) in order to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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Updated: Court sentences Adedoyin, two staff to death by hanging




Dr Rahmon Adedoyin,  owner of Hilton Hotel Dr Rahmon Adedoyin and two staff of the hotel have been sentenced to death by hanging over the murder of Master student of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Timothy Adegoke

The court, presided over by Chief judge of Osun State, Justice Oyebola Ojo, found Adedoyin and three of his staff guilty of murder and conspiracy.

Ojo held that circumstantial evidence confimed Adedoyin and his staff killed Adegoke and tried to conceal the situation.

She added that Adedoyin’s decision not to enter the witness box did not help him, as the circumstantial evidence had shifted the burden of proof on him.

 judge dismissed the alibi who said the hotel owner was in Abuja for many days around the time the death of the late Adegoke occurred.

However, four members of the staff prosecuted alongside Adedoyin were discharged and acquitted of charges against them.

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Adegoke, a postgraduate student of Obafemi Awolowo University, went missing after lodging at Hilton Hotel in November 2021.

After his family raised the alarm, the police began an investigation, which led to the arrest of the owner of the hotel, Ramon Adedoyin and six employees

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Timothy Adegoke’s death: Court sentences Adedoyin to death by hanging





Osun State High Court has found the popular hotel owner, Dr Ramon Adedoyin guilty in the murder case of Timothy Adegoke, a former master’s degree student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, whose death occurred between November 5 and 7, 2021, at Hilton Honours Hotel, Ile-Ife.

The Osun Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo, while delivering her judgement on the case, held that the circumstantial evidence available to the court, pointed to the killing of Adegoke while being a guest at the hotel owned by Adedoyin.

According to her, Adedoyin’s decision not to enter the witness box did not help him, as the circumstantial evidence had shifted the burden of proof on him.

Justice Ojo also said Adedoyin’s decision not to enter the witness box meant he agreed to the murder charge pressed against him by the prosecution, dismissing the alibi pleaded on his behalf by his counsel, who said the hotel owner was in Abuja for many days around the time the death of the late Adegoke occurred.

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Senseless: Teenager stabbed to death over rubber slippers




Men of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two men for allegedly stabbing a 13-year-old boy to death over rubber slippers ownership.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest on Monday.

Hundeyin said the incident happened on Sunday around 6pm at Iganmu under the Bridge.

He said the Ijora Badia Police Division got the information from a concerned member of the public that some youths were mobilising to cause mayhem in the Iganmu area.

spokesperson said the crisis was caused by the alleged killing of a 13-year-old boy identified as Ekene.

Hundeyin said a patrol team immediately went to the scene and met the victim in the pool of his blood.

The PPRO said, “Information at the scene indicated that the victim was allegedly stabbed by two boys over a minor issue concerning ownership of rubber slippers.

“It was also gathered that the suspects escaped from the scene after committing the crime.

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“A credible intelligence was emplaced which led to the arrest of the duo of Ahmed, 28, and Umaru Abubakar, 18.

“The victim was examined and a deep hole suspected to be injuries sustained from stabbing was seen on the right side of his chest. He was immediately rushed to the Ajeromi General Hospital for urgent medical attention.

“However, he gave up the ghost while receiving treatment. His corpse was evacuated to the Yaba General Hospital for preservation and autopsy.”

Hundeyin said the scene was photographed, while suspects were taken to the station for interrogation, where they confessed to the crime.

He said the deceased’s mother, Mrs Chizoba Agu, of Railway Line, Ijora Badia, came to the hospital and identified the deceased as her son.

He said suspects would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti for discreet investigation.

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