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Southwest Govs, rulers meet in Ibadan over insecurity.

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The meeting equally had in attendance the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of South-West, David Folawiyo, and security chiefs serving in Oyo State.

South-West governors and traditional rulers met in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Saturday, to appraise the security situation of the zone.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum, who spoke at the end of the meeting said that though the meeting was at the instance of the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the Director-General of the Department of State Services, the trio could not fly out of Abuja due to bad weather.

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He said that the governors and the traditional rulers thereafter decided to meet to appraise the security situation in the zone.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that Akeredolu read a three-point communique agreed to after the meeting.

The communique said, “that the meeting supported the decision of the National Economic Council (NEC) on forest management; that the nation’s borders need to be fully secured and protected; that open grazing must be checked and looked at and that media practitioners must assist the country to end fake news.”

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The meeting, which was held inside the Executive Council Chambers of the Governor’s office, Agodi, Ibadan, had in attendance five governors including the host, Governor Makinde; Governors Akeredolu of Ondo, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun and Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State.

The meeting equally had in attendance the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of South-West, David Folawiyo, and security chiefs serving in Oyo State.

Others included the chairmen of Council of Traditional Rulers in each of the South-West states and some first-class monarchs.

According to Akeredolu, the meeting was held to find lasting solutions to the lingering security issues in the zone.

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Some of the traditional rulers who took part in the meeting include the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III; Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi; Akarigbo of Remo, Oba Babatunde Ajayi; Olugbo of Ugbo kingdom, Oba Fredrick Akinruntan; Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunnjso 1; and Olugbon of Orile Igbon, Oba Francis Olusola Alao.

Also in attendance was the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, and other heads of security agencies in Oyo State.

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Bloody Yoruba/Fulani clash begins in Oyo State.

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The ethnic fight has heightened as one of Dangote’s trucks was reportedly burnt due to the ongoing fight.

There an ongoing clash between Yoruba and Hausa communities in Ibadan, Oyo state and the fight is currently bloody as thugs reportedly hacks people who don’t speak Yoruba.

According to reports, the incident occurred following the burning of Sasa Ibadan yesterday, February 13 as houses and shops were targeted in a clash between Hausa and Yoruba.

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Also, an eyewitness revealed that the clash reportedly started after an Hausa man stabbed a Yoruba cobbler on Thursday, as a result of a misunderstanding and that the cobbler was rushed to the hospital but later declared dead on Friday morning.

The ethnic fight has heightened as one of Dangote’s trucks was reportedly burnt due to the ongoing fight.

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Sunday Igboho could trigger a Yoruba-Hausa/Fulani war? – By Olamide

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Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, has been in the spotlight lately over his eviction notice to herders in Oke Ogun area of Oyo state. Noble Reporters Media can confirm.

Blaming herders for the high level of insecurity in towns and villages in Ibarapa local government area of the state, Igboho gave them seven days to vacate the area.

In an interview with NoRM‘s known Media, Oye Adetunji (not real names), who grew up with Sunday Igboho, said his kinsman regularly entertained people while growing up.

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“I have known Sunday Igboho since he was a child. We grew up on the same street in Igboho. We are both from Modeke area of the town. Our family houses are not far from each other,” he said.

“While we were growing up, he would assemble us and we would follow him to play around the town. From childhood when he was attending Community Primary School, Modeke, he cultivated the idea of leading a group of people.“He was a comedian.

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I remember that regularly, he did things that made people laugh. Back then, during weekends, he would dress like a pregnant woman and then instruct one of us to beat a drum while he danced around the town.

Wherever people gathered to relax, he would go there to dance and make them laugh. He was a restless and lively person as a young boy.”

Adetunji, who is now living and working in Okeho town in Oyo state, said Igboho was a regular host to pupils who were sent away from school in those days.

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He said his childhood friend eventually left the sleepy town to realise his desire to be a leader.

“I also remembered that in those days, when pupils were sent home from school for one reason or the other, they would head to Sunday Igboho house instead of going to their different homes,” he said.“He eventually left Igboho at a time in his life. But he is visiting the town regularly.

Whenever he comes home till date, it’s always like carnival; everyone will know that Sunday is around because he enters the town like a king.

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Many people will pay him visit. In turn, he will also pay visits to his friends, the town’s traditional rulers and other leaders.

“He also pays visit to leaders of all religions in the town. That is why it is difficult to know his religion because he identifies with all religious groups and contributes to all their activities.”

When asked if indeed Igboho posses metaphysical powers, Adetunji said it is true, adding that Igboho’s grandfather, who had some forms of power, might have transferred it to his grandson.“The metaphysical power he has is beyond imagination… his grandfather was known to possess some powers.

Everyone who lived in the town before his death would know of the power of Sunday’s grandfather,” he said.“I knew the man well because we usually passed the front of his house everyday. He was around 95 years old at the time.

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From stories we heard, many people visited him to seek his blessings. What I also heard from elders of the town is that if he cursed anyone, it would come to pass.

“Igboho is well known in Oke Ogun area of Oyo state because it is an ancient town and because we have scholars from the town, but lately, Sunday has added to its popularity.”

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Here are few things to know about him:

  • Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho was born October 10, 1972. He is a right activist and a politician.
  • He is the chairman of Adeson International Business Concept Ltd and popularly referred to as the Akoni Oodua of Yoruba.
  • He started off as a motorcycle repairer and then ventured into automobiles where he sells cars and was able to start Adeson business Concept.
  • He is married to two wives and has children, including three professional footballers in Germany
  • He once worked with former Oyo Governor Rasheed Ladoja and became one of his most trusted aides. He became famous as a strong defendant of the Modakeke people in the Modakeke/Ife war between 1997 and 1998.
  • He gained social media tractions in January 2021 when he gave a week ultimatum to herdsmen in Ibarapa to vacate the land after the killing of Dr. Aborode.
  • He is believed to possess metaphysical powers and is a strong advocate for the Oduduwa republic.
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Interesting Story.

A relatively known name in Oyo and Osun states, Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho took upon himself the role of a freedom fighter for Yoruba land by dislodging criminal herders from Igangan in Ibarapa, Oyo State.

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The sad event of June 5, 2011, which saw some undergraduates murdered at Iwo Road interchange, Ibadan, by supposed thugs of the Oyo State branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the killings in Akinyele area of the city between June and September 2020, by Sunday Shodipe, were two security breaches that made the state notorious.Igboho’s visit to Seriki Hausa of Igangan, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, was celebrated for two reasons.

One, he had visited Abdulkadri a week earlier and given him and his kinsmen a seven-day ultimatum to vacate Ibarapa to end criminal activities of some herders in the town.

This singular act, which many believed was courageous, confronting a perceived resident who he believed had links with criminal herders in the area, made his move heroic .

Two, Igboho’s visit was in defiance to Governor Seyi Makinde’s directive to security agencies to arrest and treat him as a criminal should he carry out his threat to forcefully eject Abdulkadri and his kinsmen from the land.

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Abdulkadri had reported Igboho to Makinde over the threat, stressing that he and his kinsmen had been living in Oyo State for decades.

He said their children were born there, adding that they grew with others in the communities. He emphasised that there exists inter-marriages among Fulani and Yoruba in the state.

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Igboho also fired back at Makinde in recorded voice notes that surfaced on social media, warning him to shelve his directive because, according to him (Igboho), he was out to liberate Yorubaland from the criminals. He also warned the governor not to order his arrest by security agencies.

But Nigerians were surprised when the video of Igboho’s weekend visit to eject Abdulkadri surfaced on social media (on Friday).

While most Yoruba saw it as a liberating move, others interpreted Igboho’s action as an affront on the government of Oyo State and security agencies. The nation is still nursing the controversy that trailed Igboho’s visit.

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The man Sunday Igboho

According to him, he was born 47 years ago in Igboho in Oke-Ogun, Oyo State.

Chief Adeyemo hails from Aladinkun compound, Modeke, Igboho, Oorelope Local Government Area.

He grew up normally like any other child but began to manifest traits of unusual stubbornness and toughness as a teenager.

He attended primary and junior secondary schools in Igboho before moving to Modakeke in Osun State with his father. His last school in Igboho was Baptist High School. He relocated with his father to Modakeke where he grew up fighting in the community.

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He learnt a vocation and fraternised with NURTW members, but he is not known as a major member of the union.He adopted the nickname ‘Igboho’ in Modakeke.

He was described as the son of an Igboho man. Igboho was said to have acquired mystical traditional powers to command guns and other weapons into appearance. This is his most outstanding ability.

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With this ability and power, he fought on the side of Modakeke during the 1996/97 Ife/Modakeke riot.

He left the community after his fame grew, attracting envy among people in Modakeke community.

His fame as a local activist during the Modakeke/Ife riot attracted him to politicians, who took over leadership from the military with the return of civilian rule in 1999.

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He worked for a former governor of Osun State and settled in Osogbo for some years.

He later worked as an independent traditional security coordinator for a former governor of Oyo State Rashidi Ladoja at the heat of the violent crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from 2004 to 2009.

His success at protecting Ladoja at the PDP rally in Akure, Ondo State capital, in December 2006, where the former governor was believed to be targeted for a major attack, remains a mystery to political watchers.

As a result, his fame rose in Ibadan and Oyo State given that Ladoja enjoyed massive sympathy among the populace, which condemned the way the PDP impeached him ‘illegally’ and gave the governorship ticket to his deputy, Adebayo Alao-Akala, in the 2007 election instead of allowing him (Ladoja).

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Igboho’s relationship with Ladoja enhanced the former’s reputation among the people. When the late Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimola (2011-2019) caged the activities of hoodlums and reduced violence and brigandage in the city, Igboho went into the business of selling cars and landed properties.

Those who have had encounters with him confirmed that he used to fight for victims of land grabbing. For that, he was given plots of lands. He is one of the promoters of Oduduwa Republic.

Compiled by: Adigun Michael Olamide.

Source(s): Google, Noble Reporters Media, The Cable, The Nation Newspaper

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Ibadan: Massive unrest as Okada riders, prison officials clash

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Another person selling drinks in the area, who confirmed the clash, said youths made bonfires on the road to protest against the shooting.

The peaceful atmosphere of Agodi Gate area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital was yesterday disrupted following a clash between some motorcyclists and officials of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) at Agodi Correctional Centre.

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In the ensuing melee, two persons were reportedly shot with eyewitnesses telling newsmen that one of the victims was shot in the face. An eyewitness, who identified himself as Taye Odewale, said he was not sure if the victims were motorcyclists, traders, or passerby.

NoRM learnt that the clash started when some officials of the correctional centre warned the motorcyclists plying the Iwo Road/Bashorun-Akobo road not to park opposite the prison yard. The motorcyclists allegedly defied the warning, forcing the officials to fire teargas canisters to scare them.

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A source, who pleaded anonymity, said many shop owners and passersby ran for their dear lives while the clash lasted. “We had to hurriedly close our shops, some of us ran away while others closed their shop and hid inside.”

NCS Public Relations Officer, Olanrewaju Anjorin, who confirmed the clash, however, said normalcy has returned to the area. Anjorin in a telephone conversation said that men of Operation Burst, a joint security outfit set up by the Oyo State government, has been stationed at the scene of the incident.

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He said: “There was a little misunderstanding between the officers and some Okada riders. They normally pack at the entrance to the prison. We usually tell them to move downward.

“We did it the same way today and there was a little misunderstanding. But, I can tell you that normalcy has returned. Nobody was shot and Operation Burst has been stationed there. Normalcy has returned to the place.”

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Also speaking on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Olugbenga Fadeyi, said: “Contrary to the trending news online that policemen fired shots leading to injury at Agodi Gate area, the truth is that there was a clash between officials of the correctional service and Okada riders.

“Upon receipt of this information, policemen as well as other security agencies moved to the scene to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order that could lead to coordinated attack on the prison facility. Policemen fired no shot,” Fadeyi stated.

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Just in: Grandex store, Ibadan on fire! [Video]

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The store is owned by Florence, wife of late former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi.

Grandex Supermarket in Bodija, Ibadan, was gutted by fire Sunday afternoon.

No casualty or injuries as at press time.

The inferno reportedly started from the back office and spread to the main store.

The cause is unknown yet. However, Oyo State Fire Service are at the scene.

Watch Video HERE


#Newsworthy…

Moment Nigerian soldier brutalizes lady in Ibadan.

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According to reports, residents of the area who are used to such dress have been left in fear of being harassed the way this Lady was embarrassed in public.

A soldier was recently captured on camera, using a belt to flog a grown woman over ‘indecent’ dressing.

Reports gathered that the incident happened in Beere community of Ibadan, Oyo state.

An eyewitness mentioned that residents of the area now live in fear following the “extreme actions” of the “Operation Beast” soldiers in the state.

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The video has sparked outrage on social media with Nigerians raining curses on the soldier for flogging a grown woman.

This is one of the reasons why Nigerian youths embarked on nationwide protest. This is another brutality against this Lady.

The best thing he would have done was to tell her to go back home and change to another dress instead of doing this to her.

In the same vein, some guys were reportedly caught by soldiers in Oyo State and after collecting money from them, they used scissors to cut their hair.


#Newsworthy…

I killed another person amid my escape – Oyo serial killer spills.

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Three days after he was rearrested, the suspected serial killer in Oyo State has revealed how he escaped from police custody and went back into the dastardly act for which he was apprehended earlier.

Nineteen-year-old Sunday Shodipe made the revelation on Wednesday when he was paraded along with other criminal suspects at the Police Command Headquarters in Ibadan, the state capital.

Those also paraded by the police include members of a robbery gang suspected to have perpetrated the bank heist in the Okeho area of Ibadan, as well as some suspected kidnappers among others.

During a chat with reporters, Shodipe who spoke in Yoruba disclosed that he went back to Akinyele Local Government Area, where he was said to have killed some residents, to perpetrate another killing on the instruction of his handler.

He said, “My escape from police custody was masterminded by my handler, a herbalist known as Mr Idris Adedokun. When we were together in the cell, he called one of the police officers – one Inspector Funsho to allow us take a bath.

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“Inspector Funsho did not allow us, but after three days, my handler assured me that he had everything under control and that I would soon be able to take my bath and run more errands for him.

“He later told Inspector Funsho that he needed dry gin as a herbalist for his personal use but he was denied access to such luxury in detention. My handler’s lawyer came to the police station in Mokola and took N200,000 from him to hold brief for him.”

The suspect added, “My handler told me that my confession landed us in trouble, that I should not have confessed. After my escape, I went back to Akinyele on my handler’s instructions and matchetted another woman but she did not die in the process.

“While on the run, I usually go to Bodija market with caps to hide my identity because I knew I was wanted by the police. I do not know those who captured me but I suspected when they asked for my help to push their car but I didn’t run.

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“I was not at rest because I knew the police were after me. I was caught along Bodija but I live in Moniya.”

Back In Custody
The Commissioner of Police in Oyo, Chucks Enwonwu, who paraded Shodipe and others, confirmed the killing of another person by the suspect.

He identified the victim as one Mrs Oladeji Funmilayo who did not die during the attack but lost the struggle at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan where she was declared dead.

“Without mincing words, all police tactical teams, including the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Swift Response Squad, Federal and Safer Highway patrol teams… have been working assiduously to keep crimes and criminality in the state to the barest minimum and also make the good citizens of Oyo State sleep with both eyes closed,” Enwonwu said.

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He added, “Consequently, this has yielded positive results and some criminal elements, including those arrested at the robbery incident of July 28 at a first generation bank in Okeho, the arrest of the prime suspect in the serial killings of Akinyele Local Government Area, Moniya Ibadan – Sunday Shodipe a 19-year-old who escaped from lawful custody in August 11, 2020 but rearrested on August 23 at Bodija area of Ibadan.

“The escape has generated many ripples considering the circumstances behind his escape.”

Enwonwu disclosed that the prize of N500,000 provided by the Oyo State government for the rearrest of Shodipe had been given to the bounty hunters.

He told reporters that the Command has made headway in series of high profile criminal investigations in the state.

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According to the police commissioner, the suspected serial killer is back in custody and some of the Okeho bank robbery syndicate in which a mobile police officer was killed have been arrested.

He thanked the residents of the state for valid intelligent tips that made the arrests possible and assured them that the police were better equipped to confront and win the war against crime in Oyo.

‘I Had No Choice’
Another suspect who was one of the bank robbers in Okeho, Mohammed Ilyasu, also narrated his ordeal.

Ilyasu claimed that as an electrician, he was invited to Ibadan for work but he never knew he was being engaged for a robbery operation.

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He explained that he got to know about the robbery plot when he got to Okeho, stressing that he declined to be a part of the robbery group.

“I am an electrician and a graduate of the University of Abuja since 2010. I studied economics and served in Ekiti state in 2011/2012,” the suspect told reporters.

A photo taken on August 26, 2020, shows to operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad at the Police Command Headquarters in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

He said, “There were three people in the car, so he (the man who invited Ilyasu) brought out a pistol that I have received secret information that I can’t leave the group but participate in the robbery and after series of threat, I caved in.

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“I had no choice; that was how I got into it. I regret everything that happened. The night I came, he brought out a rifle and taught me how to use it, instructing me to just shoot it into the air during the robbery.”

Shodipe, who was on the run for 12 days, was rearrested with the help of private investigators who came from Akure, the Ondo State capital.

He was handed over to the police and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, thereafter, took him into custody.

Four AK-47 rifles, two assault rifles, four locally made pistols, as well as live and expended ammunition were among the items recovered from the suspects.


#Newsworthy…

Breaking: Gunmen attack Police station in ibadan

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Unknown gunmen on Friday attacked a police station at Ikolaba residential area in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Confirming the attack, the Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo state command, Gbenga Fadeyi told Media (known to Noble Reporters Media) during a phone conversation that he got wind of the attack around 9pm and was not sure of the level of damage yet.

Fadeyi added that the Ikolaba police station has been fortified by a tactical team while investigations are ongoing .

The motive of the gunmen is yet to be ascertained but there are unconfirmed reports that a policeman was killed in the ensuing shootout with the police.


#Newsworthy…

Oyo serial killer escapes from police custody – Declared wanted.

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The prime suspect in the serial killings in Oyo State, Sunday Shodipe, has escaped from police custody.

Shodipe, who was said to be involved in the series of killings in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state, has been declared wanted by the police.

The Commissioner of Police in Oyo, Joe Enwonwu, announced this in a statement on Sunday by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Fadeyi Olugbenga.

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Nineteen-year-old Shodipe was earlier arrested by the police and paraded along with two other suspects on July 17 at the Oyo State Police Command in Ibadan, the state capital.

According to the statement, the suspects were later charged to court but remanded in police custody.

Barely a month after their arraignment, Shodipe escaped from lawful custody on August 8.

A file photo of Sunday Shodipe who is declared wanted by the police in Oyo State.

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In his reaction, the police commission called on the residents of the state to be on the lookout for the suspect.

He urged them to arrest and immediately inform the police whenever they sight Shodipe for immediate handing over for further action.

Enwonwu also appealed to members of the public with credible information as to the whereabouts of the suspect not to hesitate in passing same to the Oyo State Police Command.

This, he said, will go a long way in the effort aimed at apprehending the offender who is now at large.

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The police commissioner, however, stated that the Command remained committed to the protection of the lives and properties of the people of Oyo State.

He gave an assurance that adequate security measures have been emplaced to enable all and sundry transact their lawful businesses in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.

Enwonwu asked them to move from one place to another without any fear or molestation from any individual or groups and warned criminal elements to steer clear of the state.

He cautioned angry youths and mobs against taking laws into their hands by carrying out jungle justice when suspected criminals were arrested, but advised that such persons should be handed over to the police.


#Newsworthy…

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COVID-19: UCH, Ibadan has treated over 100, lost 18 patients – Report

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The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan has lost 18 patients out of the 159 persons treated for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

UCH Chief Medical Director, Professor Jesse Otegbayo, disclosed this on Friday.

Speaking during the commissioning of a new isolation centre at the hospital, Otegbayo said the facility has treated patients with severe COVID-19 cases, adding that others have underlying health conditions.

While being optimistic that the centre will go a long way in the onslaught against the pandemic, the CMD asked well-meaning Nigerians to emulate this gesture to reduce the burden of care on the government.

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He also disclosed that the new Department for Infectious Diseases at the hospital is underway, adding that it will boost the UCH’s efforts in effectively handling diseases.

On his part, Governor Seyi Makinde who was represented by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bashir Bello expressed gratitude to UCH management for their support at reducing mortality and morbidity as a result of COVID-19 in the state.

The 20-bed isolation centre donated to the hospital was facilitated by the UCH Health Foundation to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The facility which used to be the Tuberculosis Centre has now been upgraded to a standard Infectious Disease Centre, making it the 2nd in Oyo State.


#Newsworthy…

Suspected Ibadan serial killer reveal how he was paid N500 for every killings

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The major suspect arrested in connection with the killings in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, Sunday Shodipe (19), has narrated how he carried out the murders.

Speaking with Media (known to Noble Reporters Media) during a parade of suspected criminals at the state police headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, on Friday, Sunday said a certain herbalist who he worked for, Adedokun Yinusa Ajani (50), was the one sending him on such assignments.

Sunday said anytime he wanted to go for the operation, the herbalist would instruct him to kneel down in front of him and he (Ajani) would make some incantations and then put something on his tongue three times.

The suspected serial killer said whenever he located his victims, he would hit them with a shovel and when they laid in a pool of their blood, he would make some incantations and move around the body three times and then back it.

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Sunday said he would back the body for about five minutes with his eyes closes before leaving the scene.

When asked if he was not afraid that anybody could come around while backing the body, the suspected serial killer said the herbalist had told him that nobody would come around during the period.

He said after the operation, he would return to the herbalist, who would make some incantations again.

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He confessed that he had carried out five of such operations and anytime he returned to the herbalist, the 50-year-old would have bought food for him and would give him N500.

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When asked for the reasons for the killings, Sunday said he didn’t know as it was the herbalist who was just sending him on such errands.

However, while speaking, the herbalist, Ajani, denied sending Sunday on a killing spree.

The herbalist said Sunday’s mother brought him to his house some time ago that he was a wayward child and he did some spiritual work for him.

He, however, said that after two months, she returned with the boy, asking him to learn how to become a herbalist.

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“He had only spent six days with me when I told him to leave because I was not satisfied with his behaviour and it was not long after that that I was arrested by the police,” Ajani said.

Earlier, the state Commissioner of Police, Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, had narrated how the police achieved the feat by arresting the suspects.

Enwonwu said the crimes coincided with the period he assumed office as the commissioner of police in the state and he immediately swung into action in a bid to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The police commissioner said the mobile phone of one of the victims was recovered from one Shehu Usman by the police,” and upon interrogation, the suspect denied his involvement in the crime but gave useful information which subsequently led to the arrest of Shodipe and Ajani.”

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Enwonwu said the suspects were responsible for the killings of Wasilat Adeola, Barakat Bello, Grace Oshiagwu, Mojeed Tirimisiyu, who was just five years old, and the attack on Adeola Azeez and her daughter, Dolapo Oyeyemi, who both survived.

Recovered from the suspects are a hand shovel, a Techno mobile phone, an iPhone Xs Max and one itel phone.

Four other suspected ritualists were also arrested at Akinyele Local Government Area.

The main suspect, Abiodun Oladejo (35), was allegedly responsible for the killing of a woman, Oluwasayo Fagbemi, who was killed in front of her house at Sasa area on June 24, while washing plates at about 5:40 a.m.

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Three other suspects were also arrested in connection with the killing and another attempted murder case.

While speaking, Olasoji confessed how he killed his victim with a stick and wiped her blood with a handkerchief for ritual purpose.

Also, among those paraded by the police is a suspected rapist, Idowu Ajayi, who allegedly raped a 42-year-old physically-challenged woman, Kemi Adeniji, with three other suspects who are still at large.

The suspect, however, denied participating in the criminal act, as he claimed he was in his shop when the incident occurred.


#Newsworthy…

Ibadan court remand man over allege rape of disable

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A Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan has remanded a 44-year-old man who allegedly raped and impregnated a 19-year-old physically challenged girl.

Magistrate Esther Idowu on Friday ordered that the suspect, Oluwagbenga Ogunjobi, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, having rejected his plea.

The Prosecution Counsel, Mr. Adekunle Opeyemi, while presenting the case told the court that Ogunjobi committed the offence on April 15 at Ibafo, Obafemi Owode area of Ogun State.

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Opayemi alleged that Ogunjobi, a co-tenant with the victim, took advantage of her condition, and raped her.

According to him, the offence contravened the provisions of sections 357 and 358 of the Criminal Law of Ogun, 2006.

NRM reports that the Magistrate adjourned the case until Aug. 31 for mention.


#Newsworthy…

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Senate want FG to name Ibadan Airport after Ajimobi

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The Senate has told the Federal Government to rename the Ibadan Airport after late Senator Abiola Ajimobi who died a few days ago.

Ajimobi died on June 25, of COVID-19 complications.

At the Senate plenary on Tuesday July 7, Senator Abdulfatahi Buhari moved the motion proposing the renaming of the airport after Ajimobi and it was seconded by Senator Ibikunle Amosun. Senator Buhari had eulogized the late Ajimobi, who was a member of the 5th Senate from 2003 to 2007.

The red chamber thereafter observed a minute silence in honor of Ajimobi.


#Newsworthy…

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Father lay with Daughter of 3 in Ibadan

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Social media user, Karimot Odebode recounted how a father allegedly raped his 3 year old daughter in Ibadan and how her mother is crying out for justice for her child.

According to Karimot, the father raped his daughter at least two times before her mother knew that was what he had done to her the first time. The little girl’s mother is now reportedly being threatened by her family and husband and she currently has no safe place to stay.

Three year old girl allegedly raped by her father in Ibadan

She wrote;

A 3years old girl was raped by her own father here in Ibadan.

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The mother first noticed on June 4, 2020 when she left the girl with her father in the room. When she came back into the room, she noticed the sleeping girl’s trouser was down and there was a funny smell.

Immediately, she entered the room. The man left the room and didn’t reply her questions. Since June 4, she became conscious of her children and devised a plan with her younger sister who stays in the house with them.

The plan was if she wasn’t around, the children must be in the sister’s room with the door locked from inside. This, they have been doing as they live in a two bedroom apartment. Unfortunately, few days after, the woman was out for few minutes.

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The younger sister had left her own room to use the bathroom without telling the children to lock the door from inside the room. When the sister entered, she noticed the 3years old girl wasn’t in the room but came in from the parent’s bedroom where the father was. When the mother came in, the sister told her what happened within the few minutes she was out.

The mother checked the girl and what she saw shocked her (I was moved to tears when I saw the pictures). The 3 years old girl’s vagina was red and wide, and this same funny smell was there. The woman was distraught and started crying. Immediately she called an older aunt who is a matron at an hospital in Calabar.

Her response was shocking, she told the woman to keep mute about it as every family has their own problem. However, she could not. She immediately went ahead to the Civil Defence office here in Ibadan where she reported on June 17.

They arrested the husband but he was released on June 23 despite us telling them not to release him on the ground that the safety of the woman and her children was at risk. The woman had earlier left the house with her two children and her sister to hide in her cousin’s house to the discomfort of the children who are not used to this kind of lifestyle. (6 people in a room).

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When we got to the Civil Defence office on Monday right before they released the man. They promised they were going to invite him to their office back on Wednesday but it’s quite unfortunate that they’ve not been responsive on that.

A medical examination has been done on this young girl by a state hospital here in Ibadan. During a not so intensive therapy, the girl who has a slight speech defect said “daddy put his popo here (signaling her vagina). The hospital gave her antibiotics and some other drugs.

Now, to the issue. Since this happened, this woman have been receiving various calls from family members who have been telling her to keep shut and come to the Village. Some even told her it is a norm for a father to sleep with his daughter in Calabar (which is a blatant lie).

The most shocking development this afternoon is that of her own mother. The woman pestered her that she wanted to see her and the children. The mother travelled from Cross River to Ibadan yesterday and insisted on knowing where they were putting up at the moment

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Unfortunately, this afternoon the mother herself started a propaganda that she checked her grand daughter and there was opening but it wasn’t a fresh one and insinuated that it most probably be from school. The mother took it upon herself to tell her to desist from getting justice for her daughter as she will be the one to be jailed.

They’ve been pestering this woman to come to the village with her two children and told her cousin to throw her out of her house.(the cousin refused) All this woman wants is justice for her little girl but it seems every force including family are set to break her. She is currently in confusion and trying as much as possible to be strong.

Scratch that, she is strong. When I held her, I saw a woman who is ready to defy “love” and society for justice for her daughter. She said that is what she owe her daughter and any other young girls out there.

But it’s quite unfortunate that her family are more concerned in her returning to her paedophilie rapist husband who she has been married to for 7 years. This man works in a reputable company here and has many people pulling their weight behind him.

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The system isn’t helping too.

Please,this is a distress call! @StandtoEndRape

This woman needs justice and every kind of support she can get for her child.

We have filed a report with evidences. And a medical examination has been done.

@segalink

Update: I just finished speaking with her and her cousin. They said between the space of 30 minutes, so many threatening calls have been made to them. Please, she needs a place to put up for their safety as her mother knows their whereabout


#Newsworthy…

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Woman loses existence to Ritualists in Ibadan

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Another woman, whose identity has not been revealed, has been killed in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.

The woman according to residents of the area was killed by some persons suspected to be ritualists around 5.am on Wednesday.

NobleReporters gathered that the Wednesday incident is coming after the killing of three women in the same local government area.

This is coming after 3 days after another 5-year old boy identified as Mujeeb was killed in the same local government area.

However, none of the perpetrators has been either arrested or prosecuted up till now.

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The Wednesday incident according to sources occurred opposite the popular Ajibade House, Sasa Ojoo in Akinyele local government.

NobleReporters gathered that the woman was killed with cutlass by unknown persons while she was washing clothes.

A resident of the area who begged not to be mentioned noted that the community suspected ritualists to be behind the incessant killings in the local government area.

He called on the security agencies and the state government to halt the incessant killings in the local government area.

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He said, “Another person just killed in Ajibade area of sasa community this morning. This is serious. If we don’t see any serious action from those who are concerned, we will be forced to embark on a serious mass protest. Enough is enough”.

Another resident who identified himself as Kolawole noted that the state government ought to have tacked the security challenges in the local government area.

He decried the incessant killings in the local government area.

All efforts to get the reaction of the Public Relations of the State Police Command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi proved to be abortive as of the time of filing this report.


#Newsworthy…

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Tragedy: 5-year-old killed in Ibadan days after 21-year-old murder

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Another five-year-old boy, Mojeeb Tirimisiyu, was killed on Monday by yet-to-be-identified assailants in Akinyele Local Government Area, Ibadan.

The deceased was allegedly hit with a shovel by the assailants when he went to defecate at the back of their house in the Tose area of Akinyele LGA.

The killers escaped into the bush after the incident.

According to the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Tirimisiyu, Mojeeb had told his older siblings after the rain on Monday morning that he wanted to defecate and the back door was opened for him.

“Had I known I would have asked him to defecate in the front of the house. Suddenly, he cried out, ‘Mummy, Mummy’. His elder one and I rushed out to the backyard but we didn’t see him initially.

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“Then I checked beside the bush and found him macheted. He hadn’t died when we got there. So, people took him from my hand to the hospital but he later died,” the bereaved mother said.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident to the NRM on Monday in Ibadan.

“At about 2p.m. of June 22, at Olorunsogo Area of Tose, Moniya, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, one Mojeeb Tirimisiyu ‘m’ aged five years, while defecating in a nearby bush close to the backyard of his parents house was attacked with a shovel on his head and sustained a serious injury.

“He died later as a result of injury sustained and corpse deposited in a hospital.

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“Investigation has since commenced while concerted efforts intensified to track this hoodlum that has been carrying out this heinous crime,’ Fadeyi said.

Mojeeb’s death would be the fourth case of murder carried out in Akinyele LGA in the last one month.

An 18-year -old, Barakat Bello, was raped and killed on May 31 by unknown hoodlums, while a 29-year-old, Azeezat Shomuyiwa, was killed on June 5 in that axis of Akinyele Local Government Area, Ibadan.

Also, a 21-year-old, female student of Oke –Ogun Polytechnic, Grace Oshiagwu, was murdered on June 13 in the same Akinyele area.


#Newsworthy…

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29 years old pregnant asisat shomuyiwa killer nabbed. | Details

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A suspect has been arrested in the killing of Azeezat Shomuyiwa, a 29-year old pregnant student of the University of Ibadan.

Azeezat was reportedly murdered in Ijefun, Akinyele area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, two weeks ago.

She was found dead in her home with injuries showing that her head was smashed with stone. She was seven months pregnant as at the time of her death, according to NRM

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Oyo State Police Command, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the arrest of the suspect.

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Azeezat Shomuyiwa and another female, 18-year old Barakat Bello, were raped and murdered in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State two weeks ago.

Fadeyi said the suspect was in the police custody assisting in the investigation.

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“We are working to make sure that others in connection with the incident are arrested and prosecuted accordingly.

“The Criminal Investigation Department is still on the case. The suspect is for Azeezat’s case. Efforts are on regarding the other Case”, the PPRO reportedly said.


#Newsworthy…

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Another student raped, killed in Ibadan

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Rapists struck again in Sasa area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, killing another female student, Grace Oshiagwu, after molesting.

The 21-year old Grace was said to be a National Diploma (ND) I student of Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Oyo State.

The incident occurred just two weeks after 18-year old Barakat Bello and 29-year old Azeezat Shomuyiwa were also murdered in Akinyele area of the city.

According to NobleReporters gatherings, Oshiagwu was raped and killed on Saturday at her parents’ residence around Idi Ori, Sasa.

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In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Olugbenga Fadeyi, the command said its teams had swung into action on the incident.

The newspaper which reported Fadeyi’s statement said he did not confirm that she was raped.

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“One Grace Oshiagwu ‘f’ aged 21 years was macheted on her head in a church mission building at Idi-ori Area Shasha off expressway by unknown assailant (s) on Saturday, June 13th about 3.00 pm.

“ Investigation has commenced into the matter and the Police tactical teams are on the trail of the assailant(s).

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“While efforts intensified, we want to continue to solicit for credible information from members of the communities around the area and the general public to unravel the misery behind these dastard killings”.

Fadeyi reportedly added that her corpse had been deposited at Adeoyo State Hospital Ring Road, Ibadan for autopsy.


#Newsworthy…

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COVID-19: University of Ibadan Staff test positive.


The Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, and the Provost, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan have both tested positive for coronavirus.

The Public Relations Officer of UCH, Toye Akinrinlola, confirmed this in a telephone interview on Sunday.


The CMD of UCH, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, had earlier revealed news of contracting the virus on his official Twitter account: @UchCmd.

Otegbayo tweeted: “On Monday 23rd March, we commenced a 12-man quarterly board meeting which was meant to last 5 days in the hospital, we observed social distancing and other precautionary measures for covid-19 as much as possible.


“However, on Wednesday morning, one of us presented with what appeared to be symptoms of covid-19, his samples were immediately taken for test and the meeting called off.

“His results returned positive on Friday morning and every participant (including me) immediately went into self isolation while our samples were also taken for test.


“Unfortunately, my result returned positive on Saturday afternoon and I remain in isolation as I am not symptomatic.

“All staff who have been in contact with me and other participants during this period have been advised to immediately proceed on self-isolation pending the time they get tested.


“Covid-19 is spreading faster than we think and I enjoin everyone to take precautions. If one person has it, then a gathering of two becomes dangerous.

“Stay at home, avoid unnecessary outing and stay safe.”


Likewise, the Provost of the College of Medicine, Prof. Oluwabunmi Olapade-Olaopa, in a statement, released on Sunday said he and his deputy, Prof. Obafunke Denloye, also tested positive to the deadly virus.

Olapade-Olaopa said: “I wish to inform you that the Deputy Provost and I tested positive for the COVID 19 following tests done on Friday.

“Although we are both asymptomatic, we have gone into self-isolation for 14 days whilst our contacts are being observed closely to determine if they should also be tested.”


#Newsworthy…

COVID-19: UI Ibadan Muslim community suspends weekly Jum’ah.


NobleReporters reports that the suspension was contained in a statement signed by the Chief Imam, UIMC, Prof. Miftah AbdulRahman in Ibadan.

The Chief Imam said that the decision came having considered the recent global occurrence around COVID-19 pandemic, especially the official revelation that the Ekiti state index case stayed in Ibadan for 14 days.


“In effect, Jum’ah prayers starting from 20th March are suspended until further notice.

“This announcement will help us in the UIMC to proactively respond to COVID-19 virus and prevent its spread.”


AbdulRahman urged members to pray at their respective homes and observe personal hygiene.

“While they continue their Adhkar for Allah to a halt this deadly plague.

“Furthermore, members should constantly recite Ayatul-kursiyy (Q2:255),” the Chief Imam said.

He urged members to strictly adhere to the health guidelines laid down by the University of Ibadan Health Services


#Newsworthy…

We hired blind auditors – UI speaks


The Bursar of the University of Ibadan (UI), Michael Alatise, on Thursday shocked members of the House of Representatives’ Public Accounts Committee when he informed them that his institution could not render audited accounts because the external Auditor engaged to do it became blind on the job.

This was just as the lawmakers discovered that the said blind external Auditor was still being paid retainership by the University as recent as last year.

The panel, on hearing this, expressed surprised because the Bursar was taking the House Committee, and by extension the whole country, for a ride, just as it ordered a full investigation into the University’s activities.


#Newsworthy…

IBEDC power installation on alleged fire


The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Ibadan (IBEDC) power installation, Ayede, located in Akinyemi, Ibadan is currently on fire.

The cause of the fire and the extent of damage is yet to be ascertained as at the time of this report.


Recall that on Tuesday, there was confusion at Akala Expressway, Elebu area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital as some houses and shops in the community were gutted by fire.

It was gathered that the fire outbreak, which started in the early hours of Tuesday, began from one of the shops along the road.


#Newsworthy…