Police in Ikom in Cross River State have arrested gun runners, manufacturers and recovered one military rifle, revolver guns and 1, 408 rounds of live cartridges.
Also recovered were one locally made pistol, one locally made single barrel gun and one Toyota car with Reg. No UDU 736 EM.
It was gathered that on the 4th October 2020, upon intelligence, the PUFF ADDER stationed at Ikom rounded some guests/lodgers at Ebusan Hotel in Ikom.
The suspects were Akwa Joseph ‘m’ aged 35 yrs, a native of Betukwe in Obudu local government area, Nicholas Egbo ‘m’, Bassey ‘m’, Mike Mpon ‘m’ and Ndubisi Ozor ‘m’
A suspect who claimed to be a local hunter, Ndubusi Ozor told DAILY POST at the Police Headquarters, at Diamond Hill in Calabar Municipal local government area “I am a local hunter, they arrested me with my gun, single barrel and ammunition,
“I use to sell cartridges to my fellow hunters, I am not selling guns, I have no licence to sell guns and equally aware that I am not authorised to sell cartridges but I engage in it because of my stomach” he stated.
Another suspect, Nicholas Egbo told us “My father-in-law brought his guns to me for repairs but I told him that I was warned not to work on guns again but he insisted.
“In fact, he forced me to work on it for him. In the process, I told him that I have two guns which I want to dispose off and he asked me to bring them and we left to Ikom to look for buyers since he said he has somebody who will buy them
“I am a black Smith Worker and I manufacture guns and I learned it from my grandfather. I have been doing this work since 1992 but I stopped it because of the danger. I have produced over 50 guns and I am also a farmer
“We left Ikom to dispose of the guns and that was where we were arrested/ Customers do come to me to purchase the weapons some of them came in from Cameroon to collect them guns but for sometimes now, I have not done it” he regretted.
Also speaking to our correspondent, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Abdulkadir Jimoh said “The suspects supplied armed robbers, kidnappers and other criminals with arms and other ammunition. If these quantities get into the hands of these criminals, one wonders what would have happened to us and the State.
“With their arrest and recovery of these arms, the state has some relief. About the Military rifle, the suspect told us that he inherited it from his father in 1979 and he is 39 years old which means he inherited it before he was born.
“They were arrested a few days ago and investigations are ongoing which will lead us to the owner of the military rifle, they have made confessional statement The suspects also engage in mercenary war in Cameroon” the CP explained
On the implementation of IGP’s directive, the CP said. “I want to use this medium to assure that the IGP directives on the operation of the Special Anti Robbery Squad have been 100% implemented in the state.
“So we urged the press to alert the Commissioner of Police and the Police Public Relations Officer and other senior officers any infractions notice so that such officers and men could be adequately taking care of disciplinarily
COALITION OF CONCERNED IRU – VICTORIA ISLAND RESIDENTS
COALITION OF CONCERNED IRU – VICTORIA ISLAND RESIDENTS
IRU VICTORIA ISLAND 2021
APOCALYPSE SET TO LOOM THE RULING
ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS IN IRU V/I LAGOS BASED ON CERTIFICATE FORGERY BY THE INCUMBENT CHAIRMAN OF IRU VICTORIA ISLAND LCDA.
Opposition parties set to hijack Lagos using Iru- Victoria Island LCDA
APC IS SITTING ON A KEG OF GUN POWDER IN LAGOS.
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
Mr. Femi Pedro (Chairman screening)
Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu
Dr. Obafemi Kadri Hamzat
Alh. Tunde Balogun
Oba. Gbolahan Lawal
Alh. Hon Omoba Murphy Adetoro
WHY SHOULD THE RULING ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS A SACRED AND HIGHLY REVERENED PARTY ENCOURAGE CERTIFICATE FORGERY IN IRU-VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS AND EXPECT TO WIN?
THIS HAPPENED 2017 IN IRU VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS AND IT`S NOT POSSIBLE AGAIN IN 2021; BECAUSE WE WONT FOLD OUR ARMS TO SEE IT REOCCUR.
IT IS CALLED BROAD DAY POLITICAL ROBERY.
THE RULING PARTY ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS SHOULD REMEMBER THAT *“ENDSARS* – *END BAD GOVERNANCE“* ISSUE IS STILL VERY FRESH IN THE MIND OF OUR PEOPLE AND *UNFORTUNATELY LEKKI TOLL GATE* IN IRU VICTORIA ISLAND WAS THE *MASSACRE POINT.*
DESPITE ALL THAT WAS DONE WITHIN IRU VICTORIA ISLAND LCDA DURING THE *“ENDSARS* – *END BAD GOVERNANCE* *PROTEST“,* OUR CHAIRMAN BECAUSE OF HER LOW LEVEL OF EDUCATION, EXPOSURE AND UNDERSTANDING COULDN’T ADDRESS A PRESS CONFERENCE OR EVEN APPEAL TO THE YOUTH.
WE ARE NOT AGAINST THE DECISION OF THE PARTY TO RETURN HER FOR 2ND TERM, WE ARE ONLY CONCERNED ABOUT HER CREDIBILITY AND INTEGRITY.
IT IS OPTIMUMLY CLEAR THAT SOMEONE WHO FORGED HER CERTIFICATE TO BECOME CHAIRMAN OVER US IN 2017 WOULD DO WORST IN 2021.
FOUR YEARS IN OFFICE AS CHAIRMAN OF IRU VICTORIA ISLAND AN AFFLUENT AREA, THE MAIN BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL CENTRE OF LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA.
VICTORIA ISLAND IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCLUSIVE AND EXPENSIVE AREA TO RESIDE IN LAGOS, WE CAN’T CONTINUE TO BE FOOLED BY A SET OF MICRO SCOPIC MINORITY BECAUSE OF PERSONAL INTEREST.
FORGERY IS CONSIDERED A FELONY: THIS IS AN ACT PUNISHABLE BY A RANGE OF PENALTIES INCLUDING JAIL OR PRISON TERM, SIGNIFICANT FINES, PROBATIONS AND DISQUALIFICATIONS.
WHY MUST THE CASE BE DIFFERENT IN IRU VICTORIA ISLAND?
HON RASHEDAT ADU THE INCUMBENT CHAIRMAN IRU – VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS ALLEGATION OF CERTIFICATE FORGERY, IMPOSITION OF UNQUALIFIED CANDIDATE AGAINST THE POPULAR & CREDIBLE CANDIDATES BY APC LEADERS ARE TOP ON THE LIST OF MANY ISSUES ON GROUND IN IRU VICTORIA ISLAND AHEAD OF THE FORTH COMING LOCAL GOVERNMENT & LOCAL COUNCILS ELECTION IN LAGOS.
A Chieftain of the All-Progressives Congress, who doubles as a serving Supervising Councillor for Budget & Planning Iru V.I Lcda and also Chairmanship Aspirant in the same Iru Victoria Island Hon. Akinwunmi Bayode also demanded the cancellation of the Saturday May 29 2021 APC PRIMARIES. He said it was a Shady primaries called election in Iru – Victoria Island area of Lagos State.
He called the *CHAIRMAN a CLOWN* and the primaries a sham, pre-arranged, hijacked and a total political fraud.
He also mentioned the issue of certificate forgery by the incumbent Chairman of Iru Victoria Island LCDA Hon. Princess Rashedat Adu.
He pointed two former local government Chairmen ( *CHIEF RILWAN ALESHINLOYE & ABAYOMI DARAMOLA* ) who are supposed to be seen as Fathers, fountain of wisdom and peace shocked us by descending to the lowest level of thuggery with violent behaviours.
This is another vital issue.
The Chairman forged certificate succeeded in 2017 but she cannot escape the hammer now in 2021 as *Security agencies are already close on her and her* collaborators.
The party leadership should do the needful by disqualifying her and declare any other successfully screened and credible candidates within the Party.
We must not allow local champions, warlords and cultists to have control of APC in Iru Victoria Island.
This will expose the ruling party to more political dangers.
More also the party must be aware that other Political parties are watching and waiting for this apocalypse to loom the ruling All Progressives Congress for them to leverage on to canvass, cajole and win any election.
It is better the Leadership of the party APC look into this before its too late…
WE ARE COALITION OF CONCERNED IRU – VICTORIA ISLAND RESIDENTS AND WE HAVE THE STRENGTH.
COMRADE OLATUNDUN BOLAJI TAIWO
COALITION OF CONCERNED IRU – VICTORIA ISLAND RESIDENTS.
Ogun pupils block highway as vehicle kills one of them
Motorists plying the Abeokuta-Lagos highway were, on Thursday, stuck in traffic as pupils of United Comprehensive High School, Wasinmi in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State barricaded the road.
The pupils were protesting the alleged killing of their colleague by a vehicle.
The pupil was said to have been killed while crossing the duallised road.
DAILY POST gathered that the pupils, who trooped out in their numbers, were reportedly vandalising vehicles, causing motorists to avoid the area.
“I am returning to Abeokuta right now. There is no way we can pass through Wasinmi. The pupils are protesting the killing of one of them by a driver,” a source told our correspondent.
It was gathered that security agents are making efforts to restore normalcy.
The Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement (TRACE) Corps spokesperson, Babatunde Akinbiyi, did not pick calls as of the time of filing this report.
Four Amotekun operatives hospitalized as hoodlums attack security outfit in Ibadan
No fewer than four (4) operatives of the Oyo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun have been hospitalized.
The operatives were attacked by some hoodlums in Ona Ara Local Government area on Friday.
They have been hospitalized as a result of injuries they sustained after the attack, 9JAFLAIR gathered.
9JAFLAIR gathered that the four operatives were on Friday rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
They are currently at the hospital as at the time of filing this report on Saturday.
Amotekun Commandant in Oyo State, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd) confirmed the attack on the operatives.
Olayanju added that operatives moved to the area following a distress call by Odeyale Community Landlord Association to help dislodge hoodlums perpetrating violence in the community.
He said the operatives were attacked with machetes and axes, adding that four of them with severe injuries were currently receiving treatment at the ICU of the UCH.
He said the corps has commenced investigation into the incident.
“Operatives and police officers were attacked by hoodlums at Ona Ara Local Government of Oyo State.
“The incidence was a follow up to a distress call by Odeyale Community Landlord Association who called for help today from the two security outfits to help in dislodging the activities of the hoodlums in their neighbourhood.
“The coordinator of Amotekun operations at Ona Ara, Mr Adelakun said that the hoodlums attacked them with machetes and axes. Four of the operatives were severely wounded and are in an intensive care at the University College Hospital (UCH) for treatment. Investigation is still ongoing.”
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