Security File with Enani Benson
EX –CONVICT ROBS AGAIN, ARRESTED BY POLICE
45 years–old ex- convict in Lagos State, Tope Sunday, has been arrested again for alleged armed robbery.
He was accused of stealing building materials at Hallelujah Estate in Araromi–Ale Area of Olorunda Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.
Policemen attached to the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) Lagos State Police Command arrested him.
WESTERN POST’s investigation revealed that the suspect stole the building materials to complete his house.
His arrest was a celebration of sort as some people trooped out to rejoice.
The suspect was alleged to have operated in 10 houses, four of which were allegedly built with the stolen building materials and other valuable items.
His day of reckoning, however, came when he broke into his neighbour’s house and stole engine parts, following which the matter was reported at the police station in Area “K” command.
The suspect admitted stealing all the building materials used in building his house.
Speaking with WESTERN POST, the suspect said: “I bought a half plot of land in 2007 and started stealing cement, blocks and other building materials one after the other at night before I completed my building. I never used my money to buy a single building material; my wife knew about it.”
Sunday, a native of Kwara State, admitted robbing four pastors and stealing building materials.
He is also being accused of stealing goats and chickens.
One of his victims, Jimoh Owopoye, alleged the suspect came to his house last December to steal his car stereo, refrigerator and tire.
He said: “I have reported the case to the police, I thought the suspect came with his gang members but surprisingly he was the only one who robbed us that night.
“I can identify my property, which he stole. The police are cooperating with us to recover our items.”
The police through a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) attached to Area “K” Command, Idowu has appealed to his victims to come forward and identify their property with a view to collecting their materials and prosecuting the suspect.
RAPIST NABBED FOR DEFILING THREE KIDS.
The Edo State Police Command has arrested a man who allegedly defiled three children of his co-tenants.
The suspect Friday Ayemere, according to WESTERN POST investigation, was arrested for allegedly defiling a five-year-old-girl and her three-year-old-twin sisters.
The alleged crime was committed at 9, Eke Street, Off Oroghene, Benin City.
Speaking on the arrest, the Commissioner of Police, Edo State Police Command, Foluso Adebanjo, said the ugly incident happened in April, this year when the suspect, who was a co-tenant with the parents of the victims, took undue advantage of their innocence to have carnal knowledge of them.
According to the police boss, the suspect committed the alleged crime on the same day. “After committing the shameful act, the culprit threatened the innocent children, telling them not to let anybody knew about what had transpired between them, otherwise he would kill them.
“It was when the mother of the victims was having a bath for her five-year-old-daughter that she noticed that blood was coming out from the girl’s virginal.
“The mother then interrogated her daughters before the twin sisters also confessed that Ayemere allegedly had sex with her, which prompted her to report the case to police,” Adebanjo said.
Speaking on the alleged rape, Ayemere said: “It is true that I have been having carnal knowledge of the five-year-old-girl and her twin sisters at the same time, I have to threaten them not to tell anybody and that if they did, they would die”.
Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police Adebanjo has said the suspect would soon be charged to court.
GBOGBO–BAYEKU COMMUNITY THREATENS TO SUE POLICE OVER DPO HARASSMENT
Residents of Bayeku Community in Igbogbo Bayeku Local Government, a suburb of Lagos State, have threatened to sue the Nigeria Police over what they call incessant arrest of innocent citizens of the community by the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Igbogbo Police Station.
The residents, who spoke through their counsel, Lekan Daramola, said they were ready to seek redress in court against constant arrest, intimidation, harassment and infringement on the right of innocent residents of the community by the DPO.
In a statement signed by the lawyer, Daramola, and made available to WESTERN POST frowned on the level of injustice melted out to the community by the DPO.
The statement read:
“First we want to draw the attention of the Inspector-General of Police Mohamed. D. Abubakar to the constant arrest, intimidation, harassment and infringement of the rights of the innocent citizens of Gbogbo Community. For instance, six members of the community were arrested and prosecuted by the DPO for no offence committed by them.
“The six members of the community sometime last month were arrested by the DPO while working on their land as it is the tradition for the community to start working on the land now that we are in dry season as at last month.
“The residents see this as a brutal and deliberately planned to stop us from building our own properties and it is more painful when security agents are involved.
“The residents of Baiyeku Gbogbo Community have petitioned the IGP, Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), and the Chairman Police Service Commission (PSC), Sir Mike Okiro, on their continuous harassment”.
DELTA STATE POLICE ARREST BLOOD THIRSTY ARMED ROBBER
A 22 year–old Chidi Ochei, who hails from Mbiri in Ika Local government area of Delta State, said to have been terrorizing Cable Point area of the state has been arrested by the police.
The suspect, according to findings, is a known member of Eye Flier. Sources close to Delta State Police Command told WESTERN POST that the suspect with other members of his criminal gangs had shot one Emma Anolue and his sister in “B” Division, Police Barracks.
The suspect who later fled the scene was also said to have dumped the body of his latest victims in a swamp in Okwe area where he finally gave up the ghost.
The lifeless body of the victims, said to have been dumped by the fleeing suspect, soon attracted homicide detectives who launched an investigation on him following which it emerged that the suspect had also allegedly killed someone last week.
Armed with this information, the suspect was arrested at the nearby Okwe. His confessional statement led not only to the recovery of the dumped body of Emma but other exhibits.
Further checks revealed that the suspect has since been handed over to the homicide detective at the Delta State Criminal Investigations Department for further investigations.
In another development, a 24 year-old boy from Anam in Delta State, Chinosoe, is at present singing like a bird to the police, having reportedly connived with his town people to rob a PHCN center.
The suspect and his comrade in crime were said to have carted away PHCN armoured cable worth millions of naira.
A suspected accomplice identified as Emeka in the course of investigation had reportedly exposed the other gang members who were traced to Ukwuani by detectives working on the matter.
The stolen cable had already been burnt, with a view to converting it into jewelries by the suspect, when the police nabbed them.
FEDERAL SARS END ROBBERS’ REIGN OF TERROR IN LAGOS
Policemen from the Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad, Adeniji Adele, Lagos have arrested some notorious armed robbers who had brought sorrow to many residents of Lagos in recent times.
The suspects have made stunning revelations about how they carried out bank robberies and how the gang got more members while in Kirikiri Medium Prison.
The bubble, however, burst when the police picked their gang leader identified as Omokehinde Ajayi.
The gang leader told WESTERN POST that after he was released from prison in 2012, the gang re-grouped and became formidable and had since been terrorising Lagos and its environs.
He recalled how he was arrested for snatching a handbag, convicted and sent to the Kirikiri Medium Prison where he spent six years.
While in prison, he claimed that he met one Emeka who was responsible for planning how they were going to unleash terror on members of the public.
According to Ajayi, when he left the prison, he first went back to his family trade, which is sand filling.
But one day Emeka visited him in a brand new Jeep. He (Emeka) was said to have mocked him for refusing to go back to robbery and even reminded him that he would remain poor if he continued in his current trade.
Determined to make it all cost, he went back to join Emeka’s group where he became the gang leader.
Asked if he had achieved his aim, Ajayi said: “Currently, I have assorted cars, a house of my own and a fat bank account”.
His gang was said to be responsible for most of the bank robberies in Ogun State.
On how they got sophisticated weapons, Ajayi said: “we have people who supply these weapons. Sometimes, Emeka supplied these arms”
On how they usually gained entrance into the banks, the suspects revealed that they usually sent two of their men to banks to pose as depositors to assess the security situation.
He said if the coast was clear, they would send signal to others and the gang, with not less than twenty men, would invade the bank, killing anyone who dared to challenge them.
The Commissioner of Police in charge of Federal SARS said the police had been on the trail of the suspects who he said had earlier outsmarted them during raids.
He said with the aid of an informant, the police were able to pick them one after the other till Ajayi the gang leader was nabbed.
He said the arrest of the gang members was a tough task for the police as they were met with counter attack from the bandits.
He blamed the upsurge in crime on the inability of prison authorities to properly reform inmates.