The Police have arrested Sunny Adi, the mastermind and ringleader of the irresponsible, unprovoked and unwarranted attack on a Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Kola Okunola in Twon, Brass, Bayelsa State, on Sunday, 24th February, 2019. Two other persons arrested in connection with the incident are Tamarapreye Victor, ‘m’ 34yrs and Azi Newton ‘m’ 34yrs.
Sunny Adi, a candidate of one of the major political parties in the House of Representatives Elections in Brass Constituency, Bayelsa State, was arrested in his hideout somewhere in Abuja this morning, 1st March, 2019 in a well-coordinated covert operation. His arrest is in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP M.A Adamu, for the immediate arrest, comprehensive investigation and diligent prosecution of all persons involved in the Sunday, 24th February, 2019 attack on the DCP in Twon, Brass, Bayelsa State.
It would be recalled that while leading the team providing protection for INEC officials, voters and materials, DCP Kola Okunola was brutally attacked and molested by thugs led by Sunny Adi.
Meanwhile, effort is ongoing by the Police to apprehend other members of the gang involved in the unwholesome attack on the officer.
As we go into the Governorship/House of Assembly Elections slated for Saturday, 9th March, 2019, the IGP reiterates his earlier warning that the Nigeria Police under his watch will not condone any act of assault against any member of the public, including the personnel of the Force legitimately assigned to protect the sanctity of the ballot.
Two farmers jailed for assault, attempted extortion
An Area Court in Jos on Friday sentenced two farmers, Samaila Zanko, 24, and Umar Abubakar, 36, to three months imprisonment each for assault and extortion.
The judge, Mr Shawomi Bokkos, sentenced Zanko and Abubakar after they pleaded guilty to assault and attempted extortion.
Bokkos, however, gave each of them an option to pay a fine of N10,000.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Monday Dabit told the court that the case was reported on Sept. 11 at the office of the Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit, Jos, by the complainant, Malam Saudi Abdullahi.
The prosecutor said that the convicts beat up the complainant after invading his house.
He told the court that the convicts also demanded N3 million from the complainant as a “settlement fee”and threatened to beat him up if he refused to comply.
Dabit said that the offence contravened the provisions of the Plateau Penal Code.
Family of Gandu attack victim in Nasarawa begs Gov. Sule, others for assistance
The family of Isa Yusuf, a victim of a military shoot-out with suspected kidnappers in the Gandu area of the Lafia metropolis, Nasarawa State, has appealed for help.
Isa Yusuf was shot and left at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia after a rescue mission went awry.
According to Salihu Yusuf, the elder brother of the victim, Isa went to rescue a kidnapped relative in Gandu, only to be mistaken for fleeing kidnappers by military operatives. The encounter resulted in Isa being shot three times.
The family, expressing understanding of the military’s duty, is struggling with the escalating medical expenses.
Salihu Yusuf stated the family has already spent over ₦200,000 on tests and scanning, with indications that one of the shots affected Isa’s spinal cord, necessitating a referral to a hospital in Jos, Plateau State.
Isa, a painter and electrician, not only faces health challenges but also cares for four children left behind by a late brother.
The family, unable to bear the medical costs alone, is reaching out to well-meaning individuals, with a special plea to Governor Abdullahi Sule for assistance.
Student jailed for theft in Jos
An area court in Jos, Plateau State capital, on Friday, sentenced a 23-year-old student, David Longji, to three months imprisonment for stealing a solar panel.
The judge, Mr Shawomi Bokkos, sentenced Longji after he pleaded guilty to theft.
Bokkos, however, gave him the option to pay N20,000 as a fine.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that the case was reported on October 16 at the Anglo-Jos Police Station by one Livinus James, the complainant.
The prosecutor said the convict stole the solar panel from a company and was caught while trying to sell it.
Gokwat said the offence contravened the provisions of the Plateau Penal Code.
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