TOP STORIES: Police Arrest Two Over Economic Sabotage, Diversion Of Petroleum Product.

… AIG Mba Directs Comprehensive Investigations..

The operatives of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (Force-CID), Lagos Annex, Alagbon, have arrested two suspects, Tope Ojo “m” and Nojeem Haruna “m” for their complicity in a case of economic sabotage and diversion of aviation fuel valued about forty-six million Naira.

The arrest follows a petition addressed to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) by a civic-minded Nigerian, alerting the Force-CID of plots by some hoodlums to intercept and divert petroleum products worth billions of Naira.
According to Police Public Relations Officer, Force-CID, Lagos Annex, Alagbon, DSP Oluniyi Ogundeyi, preliminary investigations by the Annex, in compliance with the IGP’s directives, revealed that a tanker-trailer loaded with aviation fuel was intercepted by the principal suspect – Tope Ojo – and his gang members at Ilesha in Osun State.

The suspects, having taken control of the tanker-trailer, successfully trans-loaded the product into another tanker before proceeding to maliciously destroy the initial tanker conveying the product.

Detailed investigations conducted by the Force-CID, Lagos Annex, Alagbon, have since established a prima facie case of economic sabotage, diversion of aviation fuel, stealing and malicious damage, against the arrested suspects and other members of their gang still at large.

Meanwhile, investigators from the Annex are beaming their search light on habitual receivers of these stolen products and other suspects, that aid and abet the crime by providing transportation and storage facilities for the stolen products.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in-charge of the Force-CID, Lagos Annex, Alagbon, AIG Frank Mba, has charged the investigators to ensure that all suspects linked to the crime are arrested and brought to book.

The AIG noted that economic sabotage has dire consequences on national development, and therefore must be confronted frontally. The AIG further assured members of the public of prompt and unbiased investigations of all pending and new cases submitted to the office.

Adamawa: IGP takes fresh actions on suspended INEC REC, Ari.

The Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Ahmed, has ordered the team investigating the embattled Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa State, Barr. Hudu Yunusa-Ari, to expedite actions.

This is as the Nigeria Police Force acknowledged the receipt of a letter dated April 18, 2023 from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the letter from INEC had detailed the alleged impropriety of the actions of Yunusa-Ari during the April 15 supplementary elections in Adamawa and calling on the police to investigate and possibly prosecute the REC for his actions.

Adejobi further stated  that, the IG had directed a team to work with INEC “to expedite action on the contents of the letter.”
While expressing the commitment of the NPF to upholding democratic values, Adejobi said Baba had assured that the police would leave no stone unturned in unraveling the remote causes of the “unwholesome conduct of the REC.”

He added that all persons fingered in the course of investigations would be brought to book. Recall that the suspended Adamawa REC had during the collation of votes illegally declared a winner without waiting for the conclusion of the electoral process. His action was immediately declared null and void by the


National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)  arrested two suspects for attempting to export 14.4 kilograms of cocaine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested two suspects going for lesser Hajj in Saudi Arabia, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos for attempting to export 14.4 kilograms of cocaine concealed in lace and ankara fabrics.
Identified as Ariyibi Ahmed Olaseinde, a widower and Mrs. Akanbi Silifat Tunrayo, a divorcee, the suspects were said to have been arrested separately during outward clearance.
The Director Media and Advocacy of the agency, Femi Babafemi made the disclosure in a statement yesterday.

According to the statement,  ” Ariyibi was intercepted on Thursday, April 20, at the screening point of MMIA Terminal 2 during outward clearance of Qatar Airways passengers travelling from Lagos via Doha to Medina, Saudi Arabia. When his carry-on bag was checked, four sets of white lace material with linings of substance that tested positive to Cocaine weighing 11.50kg were discovered.

” The suspect who claimed to be a widower and an advertising practitioner said his original plan was to ingest the drugs but had to change his mind after failed attempts to swallow bitter cola, which he was using to practice the process. He is expected to be paid N1,800,000 upon successful delivery of the consignment in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

” The previous day, Wednesday April 19, NDLEA officers at the Terminal 2 of the airport also arrested Mrs. Silifat Tunrayo Akanbi with 2.90kg cocaine during outward clearance of Qatar Airways passengers from Lagos via Doha to Jedda, Saudi Arabia. A search of her hand luggage led to the discovery of six sheets of cocaine weighing 2.90kg concealed in ankara fabrics.
” Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a divorcee and a trader who used to hawk cloths around Awoyaya area of Ajah, Lagos.

” Based on information in her statement, a follow up operation that lasted through the night into the early hours of Thursday, April 20, was carried out, during which the person who recruited her, Alhaji Adebayo Adeola Wasiu was arrested at No 28, Olateju Street, Mushin, Lagos. Adebayo is the managing director of B&T Travel Agency”.


6 Burnt Beyond Recognition As Bus Bursts Into Flames Near Kara Bridge,Lagos.

About six persons died on Sunday, 23, April 2023 following an auto crash around the popular Kara Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Channels Television gathered that the incident happened in quick succession from the bus somersaulting to it bursting into flames leading to the fatalities.


According to eyewitnesses, the dead victims were the bus driver, two children, and three women.The Lagos Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the accident.

The Lagos Deputy Corps Commander (Operations), Lucas Oguntade said rescue efforts were still ongoing.
He explained that while some casualties were recorded, some victims were rescued and have been taken to the hospital for medical attention.

“As we speak, the rescue operation is not yet concluded. There are some deaths, while some are rescued and have been taken to the hospital,” Oguntade told Channels Television.
On the cause of the crash, he stated that the idea of speeding is from a layman’s perspective.

The official, however, explained that the Commission has begun a probe into the incident with a view to avoiding a reoccurrence soon.“From the look of things, we know that the vehicle somersaulted and resulted in this high level of casualties.
“Meanwhile, the investigation must be concluded before we can now give a holistic appraisal of the incident,” he added.

Accidents on the popular Kara Bridge and its environs are becoming rampant on the ever-busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

On February 9, one person was killed in multiple crashes on Kara Bridge outward the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
About seven vehicles including a container-laden truck were involved in the multiple accidents that have paralysed movement and left motorists and travellers on the ever-busy road stranded in nerve-racking gridlock.

Zamfara Emir Suspended For Conferring Chieftaincy Title On Bandits’ Leader Reinstated.

Governor Bello Matawalle’s led government of Zamfara State has reinstated the Emir of Birnin Yandoto, Aliyu Garba, who he suspended months ago for conferring a chieftaincy title to a wanted bandits kingpin, Ado Aliero.
The development was confirmed in a statement made available to newsmen by the secretary to the state government, Kabiru Balarabe.

According to the statement, the suspended Emir was reinstated because he was not found guilty of the allegations against him after conferring the traditional title of the rank of Fulani leader on Aliero.

Tinubu To Arrive In Nigeria On Monday Evening.

The President-elect, Bola Tinubu is expected to arrive in Nigeria on Monday evening after spending one month in Paris, France.
This Media platform recalls that Tinubu left the country for France on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, to rest and plan the transition programme ahead of his inauguration on May 29.
Tinubu’s media office in a statement in March disclosed that the President-elect travelled to France to rest after the stressful presidential campaign.

Meanwhile, one of his loyalists who spoke with ThisDay on Saturday said that the president-elect would arrive in the country on Monday evening.

According to the source, Tinubu would return to the country barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Ahead Of Tinubu’s Swearing-In, APC Dissolves Presidential Campaign


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the dissolution of its Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), inaugurated in 2022 for the 2023 presidential election.
This was made known in a statement on Saturday night, jointly signed by the Director General of the APC PCC, Governor Simon Bako Lalong, and the Council Secretary, James Abiodun Faleke.

The party, on behalf of the chairman of the Presidential Campaign Council, President Muhammadu Buhari; the president-elect, Bola Tinubu and other leaders thanked all council members, leaders, and supporters for working assiduously for the resounding victory of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

35 Killed As Troops Engage Boko Haram Terrorists In Sambisa Forest.

No fewer than thirty-five (35) Boko Haram terrorists were killed in a recent operation in Sambisa Forest by the troops of the Nigerian Army and some special forces.
The operation was confirmed in a statement on Sunday by a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security analyst in the Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama.

It was reported that the Nigeria Army Troops of the 21-Armored Brigade, Bama, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) and 199 Special Forces Battalion collaborated with Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) to hunt down the terrorists who have been lurking in the dreaded forest to carry out their devilish attack in the Northern part of the country.

The troops were reportedly headed by one Brig. Gen. Victor Unachukwu, a.k.a Emperor.
This Media platform learnt that the clearance Operation which began from Awulari on April 17, progressed further into other identified insurgents’ camps around Garno and Alafa neighbouring communities of Sambisa forest axis in Bama Local Government Area of Borno state.
According to Makama, the troops further stormed and cleared Izzah and Farisu on April 19, where the troops ferociously engaged dozens of the resisting terrorists in a heavy gunbattle.

The troops overpowered the terrorists after about 30 minutes of the gunbattle, killing 18 of them and recovered several motorcycles, AK 47 rifles and an Anti Aircraft gun.

Presidency: Get Off Your High Horse, Let Others Battle For Igbo’s Share – Nnamani To Peter Obi.

Former Enugu Governor, Chimaroke Nnamani on Sunday, urged the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi to withdraw his court case against the President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and join him in moving the country forward. Love.

Speaking via a statement in Abuja, the Senator urged Obi and his supporters to openly welcome the president-elect into office.
Nnamani argued that Obi does not have the spread or national appeal to win the court case and he was simply aiming to demarket Tinubu.
He insisted that the LP’s flag bearer petition is ego driven and a joke carried too far, adding that the Igbos need other leaders with sedate minds to speak on behalf of the Igbos.

CSP Adejobi Reacts As Viral Photo Of A Policeman Wearing Jeans While On Duty Surfaces Online.


The astute police officer and professional public relations practitioner, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has taken to his official Twitter handle to react to a viral photo of a policeman putting on a jean, holding a gun, and then standing in between the road while on duty.

Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who was quite dissatisfied with the unprofessional dress of the young officer, stated that the matter should be taken seriously because they don’t allow such dress among the officers.

According to him, “Ben, you should take this up. We don’t allow or encourage our men on patrol to dress like this.” This is not allowed. Any policeman on patrol or stop and search should be in complete uniform. “That is the authority to flag down and/or park any vehicle.”
Speaking further, he said, “I don’t know why many of them don’t like putting on uniforms.” I can wear my uniform to any gathering or party if permitted to do so. “No tactical team is actually permitted to mount a point and be doing stop and search.”

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