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Jigawa Police nab 31 suspected kidnappers, drug dealers, others



By Umar Akilu Majeri, Dutse

The Jigawa Police Command has nabbed 31 persons suspected to be kidnappers, drug dealers and armed-robbers.

The State Police Command partnered with its Bauchi counterpart and organized an intelligence-led-raid, combing of bush and show of force at Zamdama Hills, Balmo, Baranda and Bagadaza Forests in its bid to sustain the relative peace being enjoyed in the state.

The operation was carried out and jointly led by the Jigawa Commissioner of Police, CP.A.T Abdullahi and his Bauchi state counterpart, CP.A.M.Muhammad with a view to taking the war to the bandit’s Camps.

Members of the hunters group, forestry guards, vigilantes and yal bulala complemented the efforts of the Police during the two-day operation.

During the operations, the following achievements were recorded: Twelve (12) suspected kidnappers were arrested and Four (4) motorcycles were recovered. Also, six bandit camps were dislodged.

In another development, on January 13, 2024 at about 2000hrs, a team of policemen attached to Babura Divisional Headquarters, while on routine patrol intercepted one Abdulkarim Mamman ‘m’ age 27yrs of Kafi village, Baure LGA Katsina State in possession of one unregistered Motorcycle strongly suspected to be stolen.

When questioned, the suspect could not give a satisfactory account of the motorcycle, hence he was arrested.

On interrogation, the suspect confessed to have stolen the said motorcycle at Caki village, Baure LGA of Katsina State.

Meanwhile, effort are on to locate the owner, through the police from Katsina Command. Between 9th and 15th of January, 2024 Gallant Policemen attached to Dutse, Taura and Bamaina Divisional Headquarters, acting on credible intelligence, raided criminal hideouts and Black spots at Zai Hills and Yalawa Mainoni, Gilima market and Masiya village in Dutse, Taura and B/kudu LGAs respectively.

During the raid, fourteen (14) suspects were arrested including Two (2) drug dealers namely; (1) Nasiru Adamu ‘m’ age 21yrs of Sabuwar Maranjuwa and (2) Mohammed Adamu ‘m’ age 20yrs of Limawa village with the following exhibits;

● Four (4) blocks of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.
● One hundred and seventy-three (173) wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.
● Four 4 packets and twenty-five (25) pieces of rubber solutions.
● One 50cl bottle of raw suck and die substance.
● Ninety-three (93) tablets of diazepam.
● Seven pieces of tramadol tablets.
● Twenty-nine (29) pieces of Exxol tablets.
● 50 pieces of d5 tablets.

On interrogation, all the suspects confessed to the crimes and will be transferred to NDLEA after preliminary investigation is conducted by the State Criminal and Investigation Department, Dutse.


Justice served: Two defendants await sentence for motorcycle theft



In a recent case brought before the Magistrates’ Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, the wheels of justice turned decisively as two individuals, John Simon and Yusuf Nikie, found themselves facing the weight of the law for their involvement in the theft of a motorcycle. Their guilty pleas echoed through the courtroom, leading Magistrate Michael Bawa to order their remand in a correctional facility pending further proceedings, with the final judgment slated for May 2.

Simon and Nikie stood accused by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, charged on two counts: conspiracy and theft. The narrative unfolded as Prosecutor Marcus Audu presented the facts to the court. According to Audu, the saga began when Tanko Umaru, the aggrieved party, filed a report at the corps’ office in Kafanchan on April 13, detailing the disturbing incident.

The prosecution outlined the sequence of events, alleging that the defendants brazenly entered Umaru’s residence in Bakin Kogi and absconded with his prized possession—an emblem of mobility and livelihood—a Bajaj motorcycle. Yet, their scheme was thwarted as the long arm of the law swiftly intervened. The diligent efforts of law enforcement culminated in the apprehension of Simon and Nikie during the investigative process, with the stolen motorcycle discovered in their possession, serving as damning evidence against them.

The gravity of their actions was underscored by the legal framework within which they operated. Audu emphasized that Simon and Nikie had transgressed against the provisions outlined in Sections 58 and 270 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, reflecting the severity of their offenses under the jurisdiction of the court.

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Lagos trader jailed 5 years for receiving N2.19m stolen property



An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Monday sentenced a 22-year-old trader, Mohammed Abdulhamid, to five years imprisonment for receiving stolen property worth N2.19 million.

The convict who resides in Ayobo area, Lagos, had pleaded guilty to the two-count charge of conspiracy and receiving stolen property.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. O. Fagbohun, sentenced the convict to Kirikiri Correctional Centre without an option of fine.

Fagbohun noted that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to others.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Felicia Okwori, told the court that the offences were committed between June  2023 at 56, Captain Davies Road, Ayobo, Lagos.

Okwori said the convict received stolen property from one Mohammed Awalu, security guard to the complainant, Mrs Omolola Idowu.

She disclosed that Awalu is currently serving his jail term on the same offences.

She added that the convict and others still at large stole the complainant’s property when she travelled.

The prosecutor listed the stolen property to include two gates valued at N540,000, window protectors worth N870,000 and a power generator worth N300,000.

She listed other stolen items as ceiling fan worth N25,000, gas cooker N375,000, and a pumping machine valued at N85,000, all totalling N2.19 million.

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 328 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015

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Security agencies go after Homosexuals, as they flee country



The Security Forces in Nigeria have intensified their operations to clamp down on homosexuals in the country.

The homosexuals are resorting to leave Nigeria as soon as possible to avoid arrest and strict prosecutions.

The PRO of the intelligence department in a statement issued to the press emphasised the institution’s position and commitment at sanitising the entire country by getting rid of all groups, clubs, and persons found to be involved in or perpetuating any forms of homosexuality in the country

He further stated categorically that the LGBT law is still very much active.

He said the release of the statement became necessary in view of the recent cases of lesbianism and gay being currently treated by various security institutions in the country and which is not receiving enough media attention for the public to see.

He recalled the story reported by a major news medium online of a teenager, a boy named Stephen who was caught in erotic acts with a neighbor of his named Cosmas. In a swift move to save both families from further public disgrace and agony, Cosmas had to be flown abroad and Stephen was jettisoned by his forlorn mother and family and had to fend for himself in the slums somewhere in Lagos.

The institution in the release also referenced a case of one Mrs Omorilewa Omolasho Kafayat who is said to still be at large more than a year down the line after being caught in erotic adventures with her long time friend and secondary school mate in her matrimonial apartment.

Mrs Omorilewa omolasho was said to be the proprietor of Glorious kiddies nursery and primary school when the sad incident happened on the 29th of January 2023.

The case, according to the release, was said to have been reported by the community association where Omorilewa had lived peacefully with her husband and family.

Angry youths, as a testament to the pious virtues of the Yorubas -the tribe of OmorilewaKafayat – and in stiff opposition to the barbaric and shameful acts was said to have vandalised the Omorilewas apartment at 12, Solotan Williams street Asero estate, Abeokuta Ogun State.

In conclusion, the institution advised the general public to feel free to approach any or all the security outfits in the country to report any case of homosexuality in and within their neighborhood with enough good and genuine evidence to prove  their case(s) in the court of law beyond reasonable doubts.

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