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Alleged missing intestine: Coroner inquest begins in Lagos

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The Coroner’s inquest into the death of Adebola Akin-Bright, the 12-year-old boy whose small intestine reportedly went missing, started on Friday at an Ebute-Meta Chief Magistrate court sitting in Lagos.

Akin-Bright died on Sept. 9 following a corrective surgery done at LASUTH.

The Coroner Inquest is presided over by His Honour Mrs Bola Folarin-Williams, the District Coroner.

At the inaugural hearing, Mr O.A. Akinde, Lagos State counsel, informed the court that necessary tests and examinations had been conducted on the corpse and there is a post-mortem report.

He said that the office of the Attorney-General is aware of letters from solicitors to the father of the deceased seeking to preserve the corpse.

The state counsel noted that the mother also seeks the release of the corpse to her for burial and the state is not against any of the requests, as the court may decide.

Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, counsel to the complainant, informed the court that the complainant would love to call the Medical Director of Hobitox Medical Centre where the deceased was first admitted and treated.

He said the doctors that treated the deceased in LASUTH and all policemen involved in the investigation would be summoned for proper understanding of what actually happened to the deceased.

The Coroner, Mrs Bola Folarin-Williams, informed the court that the autopsy report was ready and would soon be presented as requested by the court.

The coroner also stated that the father and mother of the deceased should file their respective applications on what to do with the corpse so that the court can rule on it.

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Adegboruwa however stated that since the decreased died in LASUTH, it might be better to have an independent examination of the corpse by experts.

He said experts like the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) could take up the responsibility to avoid likelihood of bias and conflict of interests.

Counsel to the complainant told the court that he became aware just this morning before the Court that Mr Femi Falana, SAN, is the lead counsel to the mother of the deceased.

He submitted that he would prefer to liaise with Mr Falana, SAN, so that both father and mother can harmonise their view points, while they allow the coroner to preserve the corpse.

Mr Akinde informed the court that the state is ready to co-operate with and assist the parties by making available all witnesses, documents, doctors and medical personnel that attended to the deceased at LASUTH.

After listening to all the parties, the Coroner, stated that today’s inaugural sitting is for preliminary proceedings to set the course for the inquest.

She asked the parties to meet and harmonise their views and submit the list of the names of witnesses to be called before the next date.

She also directed that the autopsy report and all necessary documents be made available to counsel to the parties.

The case was adjourned to Nov. 24, for further proceedings.

 

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Landlord’s son paraded for raping A’Ibom corps member

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The Police in Lagos on Friday arraigned two men in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing gold jewellery and money

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested 44-year-old Paul Samuel Edu for allegedly raping a member of the National Youth Service Corps in the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, CP Waheed Ayilara, disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing newsmen at the command’s headquarters, Ikot Akpan-Abia, Uyo.

He said the suspect, a son of the landlord to the NYSC member, was arrested on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at the Ukana Iba village, Essien Udim Local Government Area of the state at about 3:15 pm after ordering her to his house where he had carnal knowledge on her.

“On July 20, 2024, at about 3:15 pm, a National Youth Service Corps member residing at the Ukana Iba village in Essien Udim reported that at about 3:00 am, one Paul Samuel Edu 44 years (her landlord’s son) came knocking at her door.

“That on opening the door, the said Paul brandished her with a machete and directed her to follow him to his room for a talk or else he would harm her.

“On reaching the suspect’s room, he bolted the door, tore her clothes and had carnal knowledge without her consent. The suspect was arrested, and a machete and slaughter knife were recovered from him. The investigation is ongoing,” the CP said.

The CP also announced other breakthroughs recorded by the command within the period under review, including the arrest of a suspected kidnapper and recovery of firearms, the arrest of suspects for vandalisation, the arrest of an armed robbery syndicate and child trafficking suspects among others.

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He said the command also uncovered an armoury in a private mortuary at Ekeya, in the Okobo Local Government Area of the state, adding that operatives of the command stormed the place (mortuary) after receiving intelligence following the arrest of a kidnapping syndicate.

According to the CP, the syndicate led by a wanted kidnapper, one Ubong Effiong Archibong, also known as ‘Condiment’, was allegedly responsible for the kidnapping and killing of several persons in the state.

“Operatives of the command through credible information and a painstaking investigation recovered firearms and ammunition used by a notorious kidnapping syndicate led by a wanted kidnapper, one Ubong Effiong Archibong, a.k.a Condiment.

“The kidnapping syndicate is responsible for the kidnapping and killing of several persons. The said firearms were recovered at a private mortuary being used as the armoury at Ekeya, Okobo L.G.A.

“The firearms are two AK-47 rifles, two G3 rifles, one double barrel rifle, one single barrel rifle, five magazines and seven live ammunition.”

Source: The Punch

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Two Benue farmers sent to prison over alleged armed robbery, abduction

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Three men were on Tuesday brought before an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan charged with stealing 1,205 chickens worth

A Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday, remanded two farmers, Orshi Tyohemba and Johnpaul Agbanger, in a Makurdi correctional center over alleged armed robbery and abduction.

The farmers who live in Konshisha and Kwande local government areas, respectively, are being charged with criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, abduction, and acts of terrorism.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Chief Magistrate, Kelvin Mbanongun, did not take the defendants’ plea due to lack of jurisdiction.

Mbanongun adjourned the matter until Aug 5, for further mention.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp Godwin Ato, told the court

that Tyohemba and Agbanger conspired with others, now at large, to abduct the complainant’s mother, Mbazan Agwaza.

He said the complainant, Mlumun Sunday, reported the matter at the Police Area Command, Gboko on April 15.

The prosecutor further said that the defendants stole N8 million from their captive before taking her away to an unknown destination.

He said that the defendants were arrested during a police investigation on the matter.

Ato said that the offences contravened Sections 6(b), 1(1)(2)(a)(b) of the Robbery and Firearm Act, 2004, 3(2).

According to him, the offences also contravened Sections 3(2) and 4(2) of the Abduction, Hostage Taking, Kidnapping, Secret Cult, and Similar Activities Prohibition Laws of Benue, 2017.

Source: Daily Post

 

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Police Inspector kills himself over financial difficulties in Adamawa

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Police Inspector kills himself over financial difficulties in Adamawa

A Police Inspector, Dasu Kassa, has died by suicide in Adamawa State.

Kassa was found dead at his residence in Anguwan Yungur, Girei Local Government Area, on Monday.

According to reports, Kassa had reportedly come back from a hospital in Yola earlier that evening.

Family sources said financial difficulties and medical expenses may have contributed to his decision.

DAILY POST learnt that the Police are investigating the matter with a view to finding out the circumstances that led to Kassa’s demise.

 

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Police uncover armoury in private mortuary, arrest kidnapping syndicate

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Police uncover armoury in private mortuary, arrest kidnapping syndicate

Akwa Ibom State Police Command says it has uncovered an armoury in a private mortuary at Ekeya, Okobo local government area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Waheed Ayilara, who stated this while briefing newsmen at the command headquarters, Ikot Akpabio, Uyo, on Monday, said the operatives stormed the place (mortuary) on intelligence following the arrest of a kidnapping syndicate.

He said the syndicate led by a wanted kidnapper, one Ubong Effiong Archibong, also known as ‘Condiment’, was allegedly responsible for the kidnapping and killing of several persons in the state.

He said, “Operatives of the Command through credible information and a painstaking investigation recovered firearms and ammunition used by a notorious kidnapping syndicate led by a wanted kidnapper, one Ubong Effiong Archibong, a.k.a Condiment.

“The kidnapping syndicate is responsible for the kidnapping and killing of several persons.

“The said firearms were recovered at a private mortuary being used as the armoury at Ekeya, Okobo L.G.A.

“The firearms are: Two (2) AK-47 Rifles, Two (2) G3 Rifles, One (1) Double Barrel Rifle, One (1) Single Barrel Rifle, Five (5) Magazines and Seven (7) Live Ammunitions.”

The commissioner also paraded 23-year-old Daniel Edem Okon, who was said to have engaged a commercial motorcyclist (Okada rider) from Idoro road to Mbikpon Ikot Edin and on getting to a lonely path, hacked the rider to death, buried him in a shallow grave in the area and escaped with his motorcycle.

“On 12/7/2024 at about 8:30 pm Operatives of the command on routine patrol accosted two suspects, one Daniel Edem Okon ‘m’ 23yrs and Samaila Salisu ‘m’ 20yrs on a motorcycle without Identification Number along Timber Market, Uyo.

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“After rigorous interrogation, the rider confessed that on 11/7/2024 at about 9:00pm, he paid a commercial cyclist on a ride from Idoro Road to Mbikpon Ikot Edim.

“On getting to a lonely area he hacked the rider to death with a machete. Thereafter, he buried him in a shallow grave and went away with the motorcycle.

“The decomposed body of the victim later identified as one Saviour Anthony Effiong ‘m’ aged 45yrs has been exhumed and deposited at a morgue,” he said.

Ayilara also paraded other suspects who allegedly committed various crimes such as kidnapping, rape, trafficking, vandalism, among others and said that all the suspects would be arraigned in court upon completion of investigations.

He thanked the people, government and sister security agencies for their collaborative efforts in fighting crime and insecurity, urging them to maintain the tempo.

Source: Daily Post

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Police sergeant shoots father to death in Borno

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In the vicinity of the Maduganari community, situated behind the Borno State Police Command headquarters in Maiduguri, a police

In the vicinity of the Maduganari community, situated behind the Borno State Police Command headquarters in Maiduguri, a police sergeant has been reported to have fatally shot his father in the Tudu area.

The officer identified as Linus Wadzani was said to have shot his father multiple times. He is a Mobile Police personnel with Mopol 6, Maiduguri, and serves as a security detail at the Borno State House of Assembly.

While briefing journalists at the Borno State Police Command Headquarters on Monday, the spokesman of the command Kenneth Daso said the deceased was a retired assistant superintendent of police.

He said the deceased served at the state command with the Mounted Unit.

Narrating how the incident, Daso said Sergeant Linus got home at about 4:30 pm on Sunday and had a heated argument with the father.

This led him to fire him multiple times with an AK-47 rifle, resulting in his instant death.

He said when police officers visited the compound of the deceased identified as Wadzani Natsiri, a family member disclosed that when Linus got home, there was no one except the father as such no one could give an account of what transpired.

However, the spokesman said a police patrol team calmed the situation when they received a distress call.

He said on interrogation, Sergeant Linus confessed to being under the influence of alcohol and other hard substances.

According to him, a forensic team from the command has been assembled and blood samples of the sergeant collected to determine his mental status. An investigation has begun into the homicide, he said.

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Gunmen kill police inspector, three persons in Abia

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The Kano State Police Command has arrested eight suspected thugs for attempting to disrupt the inauguration of the four newly appointed

Gunmen have killed Shehu Oyibo, a police inspector, and three other persons in Abia.

The deaths occurred on Sunday along Ngwa road during a gun duel between the assailants and a police patrol team.

Maureen Chinaka, the Abia police spokesperson, said two of the gunmen were killed by operatives.

She identified the three deceased victims as Chika Godliveth, Onyenaturuchi Jonah, and Eniobong Godsgift Clement.

“Today, July 21, 2024, at about 1128hrs, police operatives attached to the rapid response squad, Aba, while on patrol along Ngwa Road/Mosque Junction, Aba, were attacked by armed men in an ash-colour Sienna vehicle,” the statement reads.

“The armed men opened fire on the police personnel and they repelled the attack, preventing what could have been a deadlier outcome.”

Chinaka said the remains of the deceased persons have been deposited at the mortuary.

She assured the public of their safety, noting that investigation into the incident had commenced.

“Abians are also urged to report any suspicious movements or individuals with bullet injuries to the nearest police station,” she added.

 

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