Security File with Enani Benson
LANDLADY’S CHILDREN IN POLICE NET FOR CUTTING TENANT’S PRIVATE PART
A 35-year-old man, Yinka Offehin, is battling desperately to survive at a private hospital in Lagos State after children of his landlady cut off his scrotum.
The Edo State indigene, who resides on Popoola Street, off Abaranje Road, in Ikotun area of Lagos, was allegedly attacked while sleeping in his room with his family members.
His wife, Bisi, who was with him when the incident happened, identified the assailants as Solomon and Damilola, children of the landlady.
She said: “On Thursday morning, around 3 am, while we were sleeping, we heard loud bangs on our door. We initially thought they were armed robbers because the house beside ours had recently been robbed.
“When they entered, we saw they were children of our landlady. They began destroying our electronics and other property. There were two of them. One held a knife in his hand. They took N800, 000. They descended on my husband and he also fought back. In that confusion, my husband shouted and we saw that one of the attackers had cut Yinka’s scrotum. I can’t say what they used to cut off my husband’s scrotum.”
She added that her husband, though in pain, was able to hold on to one of his attackers till dawn, while the other fled the scene.
Bisi said her husband could not be admitted at a general hospital because of the ongoing doctors’ strike, but was eventually taken to a private hospital in the area.
When our correspondent visited the victim at the hospital, he told WESTERN POST the genesis of his problem was when he had a misunderstanding with his landlady and was asked to vacate his apartment.
“I was asked to leave the house immediately, but after the intervention of the traditional ruler of the community, I was asked to leave by the end of August.
“But that decision did not go down well with the children of my landlady and they continued to make trouble with me.
“I was already planning to leave their house and had even contacted an agent when they attacked me without any provocation. I want the government to fight for me,” he said.
A doctor in the hospital, who pleaded anonymity, told our correspondent that his patient would need up to three months to recover.
He said: “We have stitched the area where the scrotum was torn. It may take up to three months before it will heal. He needs time to fully recover from the injury.”
A relative said the doctor told the family if the condition did not improve, a surgery may not be ruled out.
It was learnt that about N60, 000 had already been spent by the family.
The father of the suspect, a pastor, when contacted, declined comments.
He said: “I am sorry; I can’t speak with you on this matter. You know the matter is already with the police and those they accused of committing the offence are in the cell. So, what do you want me to say? I was told they are taking the matter to court. Let’s leave everything to God.”
Our correspondent learnt that the case was reported at the Ikotun Police Division.
A source told our correspondent that a member of the suspects’ family had on the morning of the incident reported a case of armed attack on them by a tenant.
The wife of the victim, who met the relative at the station, reportedly expressed surprise, telling the officers the reverse was the case.
It was learnt that the relative was put behind the counter after the police saw the victim’s injuries.
Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the incident.
She said: “It was around 3 am, while the victim was sleeping in his room, that one Solomon Olowogbemi and Damilola Olayeye, the children of his landlady, came in and started fighting with him.
“In the process, they inflicted injury on him with an unknown object. The skin of his scrotum was partly cut off, thereby exposing one of his testicles. The two suspects have been arrested and detained and the victim taken to a hospital.”
POLICE DPO ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY CONVERTING STOLEN BUS TO PERSONAL USE
A Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) attached to a divisional headquarters (name withheld) is currently being interrogated over a stolen bus in his possession.
Police detectives at Ogun State Police Command Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, Ogun State have already arrested the CSP.
Police sources revealed that a Mazda bus now painted in yellow commercial colour was snatched from its owner in January this year and the incident was reported at Elere Police Station in Agege, Lagos State.
The police at Okokomaiko also in Lagos State, however, recovered the Mazda bus but failed to inform the owner.
The bus was registered with exhibit number cer/216/2014 at the station after it was recovered from those who had snatched it.
WESTERN POST’s investigation revealed that after the DPO converted the bus to his own personal use and repainted it as a commercial bus, the driver of the bus was said to have unknowingly taken it to a mechanic workshop for repairs when the owner saw it and reported the matter at the Agbado Police Station.
During interrogation, the driver confessed that the bus belongs to the CSP and when the Ogun State Commissioner of Police Ikemefuna Okoye was told, he ordered that the CSP be arrested and brought to Ogun State Police Command.
All efforts made to speak with the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Agbado Police Station about the incident proved abortive.
The DPO said: “ Its purely a police affair”.
Also, efforts to reach the Public Relations Officer of Ogun State Police Command, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, over the phone, were unsuccessful as he did not pick up his calls.
When Lagos Police Command Spokesperson Ngozi Braide was contacted, she merely said: “I will call you in one hour time, I am trying to gather my information”.
But she never got back to our correspondent as at the time of this report.
INTERPOL’S MOST WANTED DRUG KINGPIN NABBED IN LAGOS
…N59.5M ASSETS UNDER INVESTIGATION
A suspected hard drug kingpin, Michael Ofoyeju Omah, who had in the past proved elusive to be nabbed, is now in the net of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
His arrest came after many years of intensive surveillance by the international police organization (INTERPOL).
Omah from Rivers State is said to have been found with some quantities of cocaine, which were packed in industrial cans made in Switzerland, Turkey, Belgium and Netherland.
Investigation by the narcotic agents also revealed that the suspect coordinated the drug activities in countries like Cameroon, Benin, Congo and some European capitals.
According to the NDLEA Spokesman, Omah would be arraigned before a complement Federal High Court after proper investigation is concluded.
The chairman of the anti-drug agency, Ahmadu Giade, described the arrest of Omah as a watershed in the nation’s narcotic control.
“This operation has for the uptent time affirmed our integrity, propriety and commitment to eternally win the drug war.
“The commendation from the international security community has also become the nation’s pride and joy. It was a most unique and outstanding assignment, despite the hazy nature of the intelligence passed to us by our international collaborators, we persevered day and night for months, until there was a breakthrough”.
Meanwhile, Giade has commended the officers who carried out the operation for their courage and sincerity.
He also thanked the international collaborators for partnering the agency in the operation.
Omah, who is married to a Congolese lady with two children, is known in international circles as “Africa Man, ‘Goodman ‘or ‘Chairman. He is also known as “Johnson Igwenna”.
The journey to busting the notorious drug cartel began as far back as 2008, when a drug courier, Dusabeyezu Euphonies, who operated from Cotonou, Benin Republic, through Tripoli, Libya, was arrested at Karago, Belgium, with 13 kilogram of cocaine in her possession.
The female courier, who hails from Rwanda with other arrested traffickers, was traced to Omah. The agency was contacted by INTERPOL, which disclosed that suspected drug kingpin coordinating the concealing of cocaine in cans was believed to be resident in the country.
After several years of painstaking surveillances, Omah was arrested in his Lagos residence by NDLEA operatives. While conducting a search in his houses and premises, some 5.5 kilogrammes of substance, which tested positive for cocaine, concealed in black polythene bag, was found in his wardrobe.
Also recovered from his house were 95,600 dollars, three posh vehicles, which included a Jaguar, Mercedes Benz ML320 and porch Cayenne.
In addition a Nigerian international passport with number A2835441, with his passport photograph but with a different name of James Nnamdi, was recovered from his house.
JAILBIRDS STEAL THEIR WAY BACK TO PRISON
Two armed robbery suspects who had served several jail terms before have been re-arrested for alleged armed robbery.
The suspects, who are being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Panti, Yaba, Lagos, were said to have previously served jail terms ranging from two to three years respectively.
The suspects, Saka Ojo, and Okereke Felix, were said to have been sent to jail for robbing an American returnee of a whopping sum of 10,000 dolars.
A police source at the SCID told WESTERN POST that the suspect might be on their way back to jail having been re-arrested over the same offence.
The source disclosed that the duo were nabbed at Mile 12 area of Lagos by men of the anti-robbery squad from Ikorodu Police Division.
He said the police received a distress call to the affect that a car was snatched at gunpoint at the Lagos-Shagamu highway.
The source said as the car thieves were coming to Lagos, the police laid ambush for them at the Ikorudu axis, adding that the robbers, however, played a fast one as they came in through the Berger axis.
He said the police were not fooled as they trailed the robbers to Mile 12 area of Lagos where they were arrested.
Recovered from the suspects were two revolver pistols, six live cartridges, jack knife and the sum of N10, 000.
Police Public Relations Officer Ngozi Braide, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said there was no escape route for criminals, especially armed robbers, in the state.
She warned armed robbers to either repent or risk arrest or being killed.