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Fashion designer remanded in Kirikiri for allegedly raping neighbour’s toddler

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By Sodiq Adelakun

A 30-year-old fashion designer, Idris Adams, has been remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre after being accused of raping his neighbour’s two-year-old daughter.

Adams was arraigned before the Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

According to the prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, the incident occurred on February 26.

The child was immediately taken to the hospital for a medical examination.

The court has ordered Adams to remain in custody pending further investigation and trial.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Bola Osunsanmi refused to take Adam’s plea.

Osunsanmi adjourned the matter until March 28 for legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

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We`ll not be distracted from our responsibilities – Kano CP

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The outgoing Commissioner of Police in Kano State, Mr Usaini Gumel, said on Tuesday in Kano that the command remained steadfast in maintaining law and order in the state.

Gumel told newsmen during an interview that police and other security agencies would not be distracted from discharging their responsibilities to the people of the state.

He warned against politicising the security situation in the state, urging every resident of the state to support the police in its duties.

He told newsmen that providing conducive atmosphere for law-abiding members of the public to carry out their legitimate activities was a priority to the personnel of the command.

“We will remain focused on our mandate and will not be distracted from providing a peaceful atmosphere for residents”, said Gumel, an Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG).

The police chief, therefore, urged the public to provide the police with necessary information towards identifying, apprehending and prosecuting criminal elements in the society.

“We will not be distracted in the course of providing the platform for peaceful coexistence of the residents.

“The Police Command and all heads of relevant security agencies appreciate the continuing stakeholders collective supports, advise and direction that keep us together in sustaining peace in the state”,

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Lagos police rescue abducted Fouani brothers

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The Lagos Police Command has successfully rescued the three Fouani brothers, Abbas, Youssef, and Amtal, who were kidnapped on June 14 while returning from their factory by boat.

The brothers, who are associated with Fouani Nigeria Ltd, a major electronics company, were released late Monday night in Orugbo Iddo, along with their boat driver and assistant.

According to police spokesperson Benjamin Hundeyin, the successful rescue was made possible by the combined efforts of the Lagos Marine Police and the Nigerian Navy.

“They were rescued late last night in Orugbo Iddo. Our marine police, with the support of the Nigerian Navy, brought them to shore,” Hundeyin stated. “Thereafter, our tactical team in the area took them home on Banana Island in the early hours of today. Five of them were rescued: three Lebanese, the boat captain, and his assistant.”

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Police arrest three, recover firearms, ammunition, motor batteries in Enugu

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The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested three suspected criminals and recovered firearms, ammunition and 15 motor batteries within Enugu metropolis.

The command’s Spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, made the disclosure in a statement on Monday in Enugu.

Ndukwe said that police operatives serving in Emene Division, in concert with law-abiding citizens, recovered a Beretta pistol with 36 rounds of 0.9mm calibre ammunition on June 16, around 7 p.m.

Ndukwe said that the firearms and ammunition were recovered from a small bush where they had been abandoned around Airport Corner, by Old Abakaliki Road, Emene in Enugu.

“The exhibits were suspected to have been abandoned by criminal elements on the hot trail of the police operatives for allegations of armed robberies,” he said.

The spokesman said that in another operation, three suspects were arrested by police operatives serving in the Awkunanaw Division in Enugu on June 7, around 2 p.m.

He said that their arrest followed the conduct of a covert operation by the operatives upon the receipt of complaints about the theft of several motor vehicle batteries at a construction site in Awkunanaw axis of Enugu.

Ndukwe said that the suspects, who were initially arrested during the act, had confessed, upon interrogation, to having stolen many batteries and sold them to another suspect who was later arrested.

“15 batteries, including those of articulated and other motor vehicles and tricycles, were recovered from them,” he said.

Ndukwe said that the suspects would be arraigned and prosecuted upon conclusion of investigations.

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