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Police denies involvement in Taiwo Kajogbola’s death, explains how victim was killed

The Osun State Police Command has denied the culpability of its personnel in the death of a motorcyclist, Taiwo Kajogbola as alleged.

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The Osun State Police Command has denied the culpability of its personnel in the death of a motorcyclist, Taiwo Kajogbola as alleged.

In a press release signed by Yemisi Opalola, the Police Public Relations Officer for the command, and made available to newsmen, the Police Command acknowledged that their attention had been drawn to the video of an accident being circulated on social media that a police vehicle killed a male motorcyclist named Taiwo Kajogbola.

The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode revealed that what led to the death of the young man was a collision between him and an oncoming vehicle.

According to Olokode, “On the 25th of April, 2021, at about 1800hrs, there was a hit-and-run motor and motorcycle accident in front of Apara Memorial High School, Kajola along Ilesa Road, Kajola-Ijesa, involving a vehicle and an unregistered lady-motorcycle, rode by the victim.

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“The said lady-motorcycle which was coming from Osogbo towards Ilesa overtook a stationary truck and collided with an oncoming vehicle from Ilesa.”

Olokode disclosed that after a discreet investigation, it was revealed that the victim was not pursued by the parked Police Armoured Personnel Carried as alleged.

He explained that the alleged Police vehicle sighted close to the scene and accused of not attending to the victim, was attributed to the previous violent activities of the youths of Kajola and its environs to avoid being attacked, in view of their previous unfriendly antecedent towards the police.

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While promising to ensure that the culprit will be made to face the wrath of the law for the offence committed upon arrest, Olokode called on residents of the state to exercise patience and provide the police with useful information that will aid in the apprehension of the culprit.

“Efforts are ongoing to apprehend the fleeing hit-and-run driver”, he added.

Recall that the Osun State police command had promised to investigate the matter as it was unaware of the incident.

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PDP dismisses bribery allegations as NWC members return millions

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PDP dismisses bribery allegations as NWC members return millions

Bribery allegations against the National Working Committee (NWC) members  have been debunked by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Following alleged approval by the national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, not less than six of 19 members of the NWC have returned funds paid into their accounts

The amounts range from N28.8million to N36million, depending on the recipient’s position. Letters of the refund are in the public domain.

Those who have refunded include Taofeek Arapaja, Deputy National Chairman South; Stella Effah-Attoe, National Woman Leader; Dan Orbih, National Vice Chairman, South-South.

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Others are Alli Odefa, National Vice Chairman, South-East, Olasoji Adagunobi-Oluwatukesi, National Vice Chairman, South-West; Setonji Koshoedo, Deputy National Secretary.

In a statement Thursday night, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba said the funds were not inducements.

The spokesman alleged there were “strange and unfounded motives to the Housing Allowance duly approved and paid to NWC members and staff”.

Ologunagba said the allowance went through due process of the party “in line with the Conditions of Service and Entitlement of the Staff and Principal Officers”.

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The image maker told Nigerians that if any individual decides to return money, such does not in any way suggest that it was paid as a bribe or was illegitimate.

“A bribe is defined as ‘money or any other valuable consideration given or promised with a view to corrupting the behaviour of a person, especially in that person’s performance as a public official.

“This is not the case in the payment of Housing Allowance duly approved for officials and staff of the Party”, the statement added.

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Police meet hunters, vigilantes in Ibadan over political campaigns

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Hunters and Armed Cops

Police commissioner Adebowale Williams in Oyo has met with heads of hunters, vigilante groups and other stakeholders to seek support for peaceful campaigns ahead of the 2023 general elections.

This is contained in a statement on Friday in Ibadan by police spokesman Adewale Osifeso.

Mr William explained that the meeting was also to foster an improved working relationship and agree on a common direction as the election campaign commences.

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The police chief appreciated the quasi-security groups for their collaboration with the police and other security agencies, which brought about veritable achievements.

He urged them to constantly review their recruitment process by conducting adequate background checks on intending and existing members.

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Aare Mogaji Ariori, who spoke on behalf of the stakeholders, commended the police commissioner for the meeting and promised to improve their existing relationship.

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Police meet hunters, vigilantes in Ibadan over political campaigns

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Police meet hunters, vigilantes in Ibadan over political campaigns

Hunters and Armed Cops

Police commissioner Adebowale Williams in Oyo has met with heads of hunters, vigilante groups and other stakeholders to seek support for peaceful campaigns ahead of the 2023 general elections.

This is contained in a statement on Friday in Ibadan by police spokesman Adewale Osifeso.

Mr William explained that the meeting was also to foster an improved working relationship and agree on a common direction as the election campaign commences.

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The police chief appreciated the quasi-security groups for their collaboration with the police and other security agencies, which brought about veritable achievements.

He urged them to constantly review their recruitment process by conducting adequate background checks on intending and existing members.

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Aare Mogaji Ariori, who spoke on behalf of the stakeholders, commended the police commissioner for the meeting and promised to improve their existing relationship.

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