Two members of a suspected kidnap syndicate were killed on Sunday when they engaged men of the Ogun State police command in a gun battle in Itori area of Ewekoro Local Government.
Policemen in Ewekoro divisional headquarters had received information at about 7:30 am that some armed hoodlums with face masks were sighted hibernating in a bush at the back of the ICT Polytechnic, Itori.
Given that many suspected kidnappers had been traced to the same forest before, the Anti-Robbery team of the division was quickly dispatched to fish out the hoodlums.
On sighting the policemen, according to a statement by the command’s spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the gang opened fire on the officers and the latter returned fire.
The gun duel lasted for about 40 minutes, at the end of which two members of the syndicate were gunned down while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot injuries.
Recovered from them are one locally fabricated shot gun, two live cartridges, two battle axes, empty shells of AK-47 rifle ammunition, three android phones, two small phones, eight pairs of slippers and two school bags.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has commended the gallantry displayed by his men.
He has also directed a massive manhunt for the fleeing members of the gang.
The CP reiterated the determination of the command to roll out all in its arsenal to wage war against crime and criminality in order to make Ogun State free of violent crimes.
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi jails for 7 years over money laundering charges
A sitting senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, currently representing Delta North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for money laundering by the Lagos division of the Court of Appeal.
The court which delivered the judgement on July 1, 2022, also ordered that his 2 companies, Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd, be wound up in line with the provisions of Section 22 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2021.
The ruling by the Appellate Court followed the success of the appeal by challenging the judgment of Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court which on June 18, 2021, 2018 discharged and acquitted the defendants of a 2 count charge of fraud and money laundering.
This disclosure is contained in a series of tweet posts by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on its official Twitter account.
See video as three men sentence to death by hanging for killing Fasoranti’s daughter in Ondo
A High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State on Friday, June 10, sentenced three men to death by hanging for the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti.
On July 12, 2019, while returning to Lagos from a visit to her father in Akure, Mrs Olakunrin was shot and killed by the convicts along the Ore/Ijebu Ode expressway.
Justice Williams Olamide found Mohammed Shehu Usman, Osagie Lawal, and Adamu Adamu guilty of conspiracy to murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery.
The court discharged and acquitted the fourth suspect, Auwalu Abubakar, 25, who was charged with assisting and abetting the act.
Why Rihanna’s Boyfriend, A$ap Rocky Is Arrested?
A$AP Rocky, an American rapper has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred in November.
The star was caught at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday while returning from a trip with his girlfriend, Rihanna.
LA Police are looking into the singer whose real name is, Rakim Mayers for his suspected participation in a non-fatal gunshot in Hollywood last year.
Connectley Naija News reports that he was released on $550,000 (£421,000) bail shortly after his arrest.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the arrest was made in connection with an “argument between two acquaintances” that resulted in bullets being fired.
The victim later informed authorities that Mayers approached him on the street with a firearm while walking with two other people.
According to police reports acquired by NBC News, they claimed Mayers shot him three to four times and that one of the rounds grazed his left hand.
The victim suffered a ” small injury, ” according to the LAPD, following which his assailants ” fled on foot. “
Alan Jackson, Mayers’ lawyer, confirmed that his client had been arrested but declined to speak further.
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