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Gunmen have kidnapped three policemen in Ogun State Command in broad daylight.

It was gathered that the police officers were abducted on Thursday at Wasinmi, in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

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Findings have shown that the kidnapped cops arrived in Ogun State from Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos State, for an investigation.

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They were said to have been duly booked at the police division in Wasinmi before they left for their place of primary assignment.

A police source told newsmen that the officers, led by Inspector Oladipo Olayemi, were kidnapped on the road by their abductors, who allegedly accosted them at about 2:30 pm.

The source said the commercial driver, who conveyed the cops, escaped by a whisker from the kidnappers.

It was further gathered that the Divisional Police Officer in Ewekoro had led his men in search of the missing policemen.

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Contacted, the Ogun State Police Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.

Oyeyemi said, “People were kidnapped, but only one policeman is involved.“

Oyeyemi added that the police are on the kidnappers’ trail, assuring the victims would be rescued.

“We are on the trail of the kidnappers. Do you think we are going to keep quiet? We will get them and rescue the victims unhurt,” he said.

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He added that men of the anti-kidnapping unit are on the kidnappers’ trail.

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84-year-old man defiles minor in Ogun

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The operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested one 84-year-old Stephen Jack for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old girl (name withheld).

The state Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday in Abeokuta.

Oyeyemi said the octogenarian who resides at Okun Owa area of Ijebu Ode was arrested following a report lodged at Obalende divisional headquarters.

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He said the girl’s father had told the police he discovered that his daughter was bleeding from her private part.

According to Oyeyemi, the father said when he asked the little girl why she was bleeding, she informed him that the suspect had sex with her.

Oyeyemi said the DPO Obalende division, Murphy Salami, immediately detailed his detectives to the scene, where the “randy old man” was apprehended.

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“Preliminary investigation revealed that the old man is a known pedophile in the area,” he said.

Oyeyemi said the victim had been taken to the General Hospital Ijebu Ode for medical treatment.

He quoted the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, to have directed the transfer of the suspect to State Criminal Investigation Departments for more investigation and possible prosecution.

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Customs raid smugglers’ den, seize over 81,000 litres of smuggled petrol in Badagry

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The Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’, of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), with headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos, said that despite being shot at severally by suspected smugglers during an all-night operation, operatives of the Unit have seized 81,425 litres of premium motor spirit in Badagry.

Acting Controller of the unit, Hussein Ejibunu, disclosed this during a briefing at the weekend.

He then seized PMS was packed in jerrycans and sacks by suspected smugglers who used dane guns to shoot at Customs officers who made the seizure.

He said the seizures were the results of painstaking intelligence and perseverance on the part of FOU officers who were committed to protecting the national economy.

Deputy Comptroller Ejibunu described perpetrators of trans-border fuel smuggling as saboteurs that must be stopped as they don’t mean well to the country.

He decried a situation where the Federal Government spends a huge amount of money to subsidise fuel for Nigerian citizens’ benefit, only for a few persons to be smuggling the subsidised fuel out of Nigeria for selfish gains.

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He said, “The seizure is a result of serious intelligence. We have been monitoring them since last week, and the information came to me that some people are using sacks to smuggle petroleum products out of Nigeria.

“We put a tab on them and their cup became full yesterday. And what baffles me is the manner of loading, which I consider highly ingenious.

“For someone to think that instead of carrying drums like the ones we intercepted a few days ago from Ayegun border where they brought in about 60 drums containing PMS about to be moved from Nigeria and hid them in a bush; it was where they went to secure trucks that we swooped on them.

“The only difference in this new one is that they used sacks to conceal the product and put them close to a creek, from where they will be ferried out.

“The implications in the economy are multifaceted, in the sense that firstly, our country subsidized petroleum products for us for our own use, yet some recalcitrant people who believe that that is the way they can always survive still believe it is to shortchange the nation as well. And it is criminal, because it is our collective patrimony, yet some people now believe that they can smuggle it to make gains.

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“When my men got there at exactly 1330hrs, they were shot at with dane guns. And you know that there is a difference between dane guns, pump action guns and assault rifles like AK47.

“They fired their dane guns a few times and ran away, and since it was their terrain, they knew all the nooks and crannies to use for escape. We took possession because I moved in with 18 Hilux vehicles loaded with officers who were armed to the teeth because I was ready and knew what could come up.

“We have not slept; we went there this morning to see what we apprehended, and it was massive. The implications on the economy are multifaceted, in the sense that firstly, subsidized petroleum products for us for our own use, yet some recalcitrant people who believe that, that is the way they can always survive still believe it is to shortchange the nation as well. And it is criminal, because it is our collective patrimony, yet some people now believe that they can smuggle it to make gain,” he enthused.

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Kaduna: Bandits attack APC guber candidate’s entourage, abduct party chieftains

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Gunmen have reportedly abducted some chieftains of the ruling All Progressive Congress along the Kaduna-Kachia highway in Kaduna State.

The politicians who were on their way back from Kafanchan after a political meeting with Christian leaders in the Southern Senatorial District, on Thursday, were attacked in Tashar Icce, some meters from the Kujama community in the Kajuru Area of the state.

It was gathered the governorship candidate, Senator Uba Sani, was not part of the team that was attacked as he had traveled to Abuja from Kafanchan.

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Sani’s Campaign DG, Sani Maina, Ahmed Maiyaki, a chieftain of the party, and a few others escaped unhurt.

Among those abducted are the APC House of Assembly Candidate in Kajuru simply identified as Madaki and the Vice chairman of APC in Kajuru Local Government Area, Ruben Waziri.

Describing the attack as terrible, a politician who escaped the incident said about five vehicles were affected.

He said the bandits opened fire sporadically, adding that three people in the entourage sustained gun injuries while two persons were abducted.

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A relative of the vice chairman of APC in Kajuru Local Government Area, Ben Maigari said they were yet to be contacted by the bandits.

“They were attacked; the bandits blocked the road and opened fire on the entourage and other moving vehicles. My brother, Ruben, was abducted alongside Madaki because they were in the same vehicle,” he said.

According to newsmen, two other buses were attacked around the same time, with two people feared killed while others were taken into the forest.

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