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NDLEA arrests suspect over alleged possession of 5.1kg Cannabis Sativa in Sokoto

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Sokoto State has arrested a nonagenarian over alleged possession of 5.1 kg of Cannabis Sativa.

Briefing journalists on Thursday in Sokoto, the NDLEA Commander in the state, Mr Adamu Iro, said that the suspect, a retired military personnel, was arrested by operatives of the command at old market in the state metropolis.

Iro said that the suspected drug trafficker was a resident of Mailalle village in Sabon Birni Local Government Area.

“Our investigation revealed that the suspect was taking the items to the Eastern zone of Sokoto, notorious as hideout of bandits in the state.

“Therefore, by implication, the items are to be supplied to the bandits who continue to terrorise the innocent people in the zone,” he said.

Iro said that the command would ensure proper, but speedy investigation on the matter in order to charge the suspect to court.

The NDLEA commander appealed to the general public to continue to support security agencies with vital information to tackle criminality and security challenges in the state.

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Two arrested for killing, dismembering 100-level OAU student in Ogun

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The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested two suspected ritualists, Akeem Usman and Ifadowo Niyi, for allegedly killing and dismembering a 100-level student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Quadri Salami.

The suspects reportedly murdered the 18-year-old Salami, dismembered his body and buried the remains in a shallow grave.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the arrest of the suspects to journalists on Thursday.

The publicist explained that the deceased’s father had reported the sudden disappearance of his son to the police at Kemta police station on 14th November.

The deceased’s father had told the police that his son was last seen on 8th November.

The PPRO, however, said a police investigation led to the arrest of one of the suspects, Akeem Usman, who was found in possession of the deceased’s phone.

The police spokesperson said the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamut, on Wednesday, led a tactical squad to Mile 6 in the Ajebo area of Abeokuta, where the deceased’s body parts were buried in a shallow grave.

“He (Akeem Usman) implicated one Ifadowo Niyi that both of them committed the heinous crime by slaughtering the victim, one Quadri and dismembering his vital parts for ritual purposes.

“Ifadowo went away with Quadri’s head and his two wrists and paid the sum of N100,00 into Akeem Usman’s account as proceeds from the sale of the human body parts. The other parts were then buried,” Odutola said.

 

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Police to impound vehicles with shielded vehicle number plates in Katsina

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The Police Command in Katsina State says it will begin impounding vehicles with covered plate numbers as from Monday.

The spokesman of the command, ASP Aliyu Abubakar-Sadiq, announced this in a statement issued to newsmen in Katsina on Thursday.

He said, “This is to inform the public that the command has observed with great dissatisfaction the proliferation of driving motor vehicles in the state without or with covered number plates.

“In view of the above, the command is giving the motorists an ultimatum of Monday, Dec. 11, 2023, that their number plates or their vehicle will be impounded and face the full wrath of the law.”

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Court remands two for alleged murder in Ibadan

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An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Thursday ordered the remand of two individuals, Shamsun Mohammed, 25, and Ya’u Yinusa, 25, in an Ibadan correctional facility for alleged murder.

The defendants were charged with conspiracy and murder, but their addresses were not disclosed.

Mrs S. Zubair, the magistrate, refused to hear the defendants’ plea for lack of jurisdiction

She ordered that the case file be returned to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal guidance.

Zubair then adjourned the case until January 30, 2024, for further consideration.

According to the prosecutor, Inspector Oladejo Balogun, the defendants committed the crime on November 22 around 4 pm in the Bodija area of Ibadan.

Balogun said that the defendants and those at large illegally killed Usman Umaru, 25, by stabbing him in the chest with a broken bottle.

He said that the offence violated Sections 324 and 319 of the Oyo State Criminal Laws of 2000.

 

An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Thursday ordered the remand of two individuals, Shamsun Mohammed, 25, and Ya’u Yinusa, 25, in an Ibadan correctional facility for alleged murder.

The defendants were charged with conspiracy and murder, but their addresses were not disclosed.

Mrs S. Zubair, the magistrate, refused to hear the defendants’ plea for lack of jurisdiction

She ordered that the case file be returned to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal guidance.

Zubair then adjourned the case until January 30, 2024, for further consideration.

According to the prosecutor, Inspector Oladejo Balogun, the defendants committed the crime on November 22 around 4 pm in the Bodija area of Ibadan.

Balogun said that the defendants and those at large illegally killed Usman Umaru, 25, by stabbing him in the chest with a broken bottle.

He said that the offence violated Sections 324 and 319 of the Oyo State Criminal Laws of 2000.

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