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Two primary school pupils have been apprehended by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly setting their school located in Isheri-Olofin area of Ifo Local Government Area on fire.
Omolola Odutola, the Ogun State command’s spokesperson confirmed the incident in a statement released on Sunday.
According to Odutola, the minors gained unauthorized access to the school premises and proceeded to set fire to some books left behind by the teachers, resulting in damage to the school’s property.
The two pupils, aged six and nine, residents of the Isheri Olofin community, were taken into custody by the Anti-Crime and Detectives Unit after the incident was reported by a community chief.
“Two pupils of Community Primary school, Isheri Olofin, aged six years and nine years, both residents of the Isheri Olofin community, have been apprehended for setting fire to their school and properties of the school on October 29, 2023.
“The incident was reported to the police by a chief in the community. According to the report, the minors gained access to one of the unlocked classrooms at Community Primary School Isheri Olofin. They then proceeded to gather books left behind by the teachers and pupils and set them on fire. The value of the damaged books is currently unknown.
“Upon receiving the report, the Anti-Crime and Detectives Unit visited the scene and brought the alleged children to the police station for interrogation,” the police spokesperson said.
Odutola disclosed further that the parents of the minor would be invited for questioning on the circumstances that surrounded the actions of their children.
“The police have started making inquiries on how to contact their parents as this is a very serious crime for these children to get themselves involved with.
“The police will unravel and update members of the public in due course if there are other persons who may have instigated the youngsters,” Odutola.
OGYASD raises Alarm over Cult Clashes in Ogun, Urges Gov Abiodun, CP to act fast
A group, Ogun Youths Advocate for Social Development (OGYASD) has expressed concern over the increase in the rate of cult clashes in Ogun state, calling on Governor Abiodun to act fast before it further escalates.
The group made the call while addressing a Press Conference, in Abeokuta, the state capital at the weekend.
Comrade Oluseyi Alamu, President of the group recalled that last week, four persons were killed in a clash between rival court groups in Abeokuta, adding that several lives were claimed in Sagamu area of the state between September and October 2023 in similar clashes.
Alamu told Abiodun that the loss of souls in cult clashes in the state serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for action against the scourge of cultism.
The President urged the Governor to implement stricter measures aimed at eradicating cultism from its roots.
Alamu equally lamented that the menace of cultism is gradually consuming the future leaders of the state.
He said “Last week, four lives were tragically cut short in brutal cult clashes right here in our capital city, Abeokuta. These young individuals, with dreams and ambitions, became victims of a senseless conflict that should have no place in our society. Sadly, this is not an isolated incident but rather a recurring pattern that we must confront head-on.
“Let us not forget the painful memories from just last year when several lives were ruthlessly taken in similar clashes in Sagamu. The loss of these souls serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for action against the scourge of cultism. It is destroying lives, families, and the very fabric of our communities”, he added.
Alamu however urged to the governor to
implement stricter measures which aimed at eradicating cultism from its roots.
His words “This battle requires a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach, utilizing both prevention and punishment strategies. We request the immediate deployment of additional security personnel to key areas prone to cult activities. We urge the proper equipping and training of law enforcement agencies to effectively combat this menace.
MASTERMIND BEHIND DANGOTE-CEMENT-PRICE-SLASH SCAM ARRESTED
A man identified as Benjamin Ezeukwe, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for masterminding and fleecing hundreds of innocent Nigerians in an elaborate cement-price-slash scam.
The Lagos State Police Command spokesperson SP Benjamin Hundeyin noted in a statement that Benjamin was arrested on October 19, 2023 in Rumuolumeni area of Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers State following weeks of intensive investigation by officers of Area A Command of the State Command.
According to the statement items found in his possession were one Tecno phone, one IPhone, three SIM cards including that of 08039691980 which he used for the scam and a Toyota Avalon, which investigation revealed to be a proceed of his crime.
The suspect had in September, 2023 created a bogus but convincing online advert purportedly by Dangote Cement, claiming a massive price slash. Numerous unsuspecting customers fell prey to the scam, losing millions of Naira to the suspect.
Investigation has so far revealed that the suspect had perpetrated several other similar scams.
Suspect has since been arraigned.
Anambra CP Warns Residents Against Carrying Out Jungle Justice
CP Aderemi Adeoye, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police has warned residents against carrying out jungle justice.
He stated that the Command would no longer tolerate any form of lynching on crime suspects.
This was contained in a statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Office, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, on Friday, stating that perpetrators of such act would be charged with murder according to the commissioner.
He described the act of lynching as bestial.
The PPRO said two suspects had been arrested for involvement in a recent mob lynching that resulted in the death of suspected criminals.
“Someone steals a phone, and a mob kills him. The sentence for stealing a phone is three years imprisonment.
“Those who lynch commit murder which carries the death penalty because the Courts have not delegated anyone outside the Judiciary to try, convict, and execute suspects,” he said.
Adeoye commended Anambra residents for their eternal vigilance and cooperation for peace and security in the state but urged them to report every criminal matter to the Police.
According to him, “If they do not get justice, they should contact my office directly.
“I assure the people of Anambra that the Command will always be alive to its responsibility in maintaining law and order.
“Recourse to self-help is not necessary and it will not be tolerated.”
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