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I became an armed robber to give my mom befitting burial, says suspect




A robbery suspect in a Delta State community, Emmanuel Chinagorom, has confessed that the quest to give his mother a befitting burial led him into crime.

Chinagorom confessed to the crime when he was arrested by members of the Agbor Gha-Ihun Vigilante Group in Agbor, Delta State.

According to reports, the 24-year-old suspect specialised in stealing phones and other valuable items in Agbor and environs.

The suspect was reportedly apprehended red-handed at a shop in the locality and was handed over to the vigilante group.

Speaking to newsmen, the Abia State-born suspect claimed to be an electrical technician by trade but opted into stealing to enable him to give his late mother, “whose body is lying in the mortuary, a befitting burial as the first son.”

“I enter shops pretending to patronise them but my aim was always to steal valuable items like phones. This is my first time in Agbor before I was caught,” he said.

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Chinagorom further confessed that he worked with a northerner based in Asaba who bought the stolen phones, adding that he had chosen the path of stealing as he had no helper to assist him to start off life.

While pleading for forgiveness, he acknowledged that his involvement in criminal activities had brought disgrace to him.

The Chairman of Agbor Gha-Ihun Vigilante, Comrade Monday Kiyem, told journalists that they “would continue to ensure that Agbor and its environs remain unsafe places for criminals like the apprehended suspect.”

The vigilante chairman disclosed that during investigation, they discovered several telecommunication SIM cards and phones in the suspect’s possession and that many of his victims who were later called, complained that their phones were stolen at different places.

He said, “Some of the victims who reside in Agbor have come to our office to identify their phones and narrated how the suspect came to their shops pretending to buy an item but ended up stealing their phones.

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“I will hand Emmanuel over to the police for further investigation and bring his fleeing gang members to book”.

The Special Assistant on Security to the Delta State Governor, Comrade Kiyem, urged criminally-minded individuals to flee from Agbor or be ready to face the wrath of the law when caught.

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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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Police arrest another set of Yoruba nation agitators in Lagos





Men of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two Yoruba nation agitators.

The police said they were arrested in the early hours of Sunday when the agitators stormed Alausa Police Division chanting, “Yoruba Nation has taken over.”

In a series of tweets posted on the Lagos Police Command handle, @LagosPoliceNG and signed by the Lagos PRO, Benjamin Hundeyin, the police confirmed that some officers were also injured while trying to disperse the agitators.

The police said, “The agitators, numbering fifteen, had stormed Alausa Police Division at about 0535hrs today, chanting, ‘Yoruba Nation has taken over,’ and injured some police officers who attempted to disperse them. Two of the agitators were arrested while the rest took to their heels following the prompt and coordinated response of the police.

“The suspects who were arrested with charms, dangerous weapons and different offensive insignias bearing Yoruba Nation Army, stormed Alausa Division along with others at about the same time another set of the group was attempting to take over a radio station in Ibadan, Oyo State.

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“They claimed they came to officially inform the Police that the United Nations had granted approval for the take-off of the Yoruba Nation. The arrested suspects are currently assisting the police in the ongoing investigation into the subversive plans of the group as well as their network of sponsors, all of whom will soon be unveiled and brought to deserved justice in the overriding internal security interest of the state.”

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Idowu Owohunwa, in the tweet, issued a stern warning that all subversive elements should steer clear of the state as the command is ready to bring the full weight of the law to bear on them or on any other elements that might attempt to disrupt the peace of the state.

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