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One killed, two injured as armed robbers attack commercial bank in Ondo

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A female bank worker has lost her life while two other persons sustained injuries after a gang of armed robbers attacked a branch of a commercial bank in Iju town, in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, on Tuesday.

It was gathered that the female bank official simply identified as Kemi was shot dead by the armed robbers who also carted away an undisclosed amount of money.

The bandits struck the bank, which is located along Akure-Ado Ekiti expressway, around 2:30 p.m. and started shooting discriminately.

An eyewitness said the robbers appeared from Ado Ekiti axis of the road and went straight to the bank.

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According to the eyewitness, the robbery operation lasted for over 30 minutes without any interruption from security agents. The location of the robbed bank is said to be less than one kilometre to the Iju Divisional Police Station.

The eyewitness said,

“When they entered into the town, there were gunshots everywhere around the bank area. The residents of the area had to run for safety.

“On entering into the premises of the bank, the robbers blew up the bank’s bullet-proof door with dynamite to gain entrance into the banking hall after which they stole money.”

Another source said the robbers shot dead the female official immediately they entered into the premises of the bank

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He said,

“Three people were the victims of the robbery attack; one female bank worker, one customer and other people in the banking hall. The banker worker died instantly while the others were injured.

“The robber went away with three big bags full of money and drove towards Ado Ekiti.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and said the men of the command were already on their trail.

We can confirm that one person died in the operation. Our men engaged them in a shoot-out, they had to abandon the vehicle they brought to the area and ran into the bush.

“Our men are already combing the bush and I am sure they would be arrested. We have commenced an investigation into the incident.”  Joseph said.

It was gathered that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Iju while the injured were also said to receiving treatment at the hospital.

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Man steals water tank belonging to NBA, bags one-year imprisonment 

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A Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun, on Monday, sentenced a 28-year-old man, Akintunde Segun, to one-year imprisonment for stealing a water tank belonging to the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).

Magistrate Sam Obaleye sentenced Segun without an option to pay fine after he pleaded guilty to a one-count of theft.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Cpl. Titi Olatoye told the court that Segun committed the offence on July 30 at about 12 35 am. at the High court, Ota, Ogun.

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Olatoye said that the convict entered into the premise of the High court in Ota and stole “Geepee” tank belonging to the NBA, valued at N50,000.

She said that the convict was arrested and taken to the Police Station, Ota by one police officer after he could not give a satisfactory answer as to where he was taking the tank to.

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The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

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Police arrest two over alleged raping of minors in Adamawa

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Police in Adamawa has arrested two suspects for alleged raping of two minors in Jambutu,  Yola North Local Government Area of the state.
DSP Sulaiman Nguroje disclosed this to the Newsmen on Sunday in Yola.
Nguroje said that the two suspects, Aminu Abdullahi, 19, and Abubakar Haruna, 32,  were arrested separately for allegedly raping 9 years old and 15 years old respectively.
” Detectives attached to Doubeli Division in Yola North LGA  on July 29, arrested one Aminu Abdullahi, 19, for raping a 9-year-old.
” The suspect met his 9-year-old victim at Jambutu Football field playing and took her into an uncompleted building and had carnal knowledge of her.
” While, the second suspect ( Abubakar Haruna,32 ) on July 30, forcefully raped a 15-year -old victim who happened to be his neighbor after deceiving her with the pretext to send her on an errand.
” The victims were rushed to the hospital  for medical screenings while the suspects had confessed to committing the crimes and are now under police custody for further investigations, ” Nguroje said.
He explained that the command received the voluntary information from good Samaritans that the suspects allegedly raped the underaged.
Nguroje said that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Olugbenga Adeyanju, commended members of the public especially those that keyed into the fight against Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Assaults against Women and Children in the state.
He said that the commissioner advised parents to closely monitor their wards and teach them to keep the distance from persons with questionable characters.
He added that the command would continue to protect the lives and property of the residents.
He urged the people to report any suspicious and strange movements around them to the nearest security post for a quick response.
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Man on the run after allegedly raping girl sharing Sallah food in Ibadan

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A man, identified as Waheed Ogundele, is currently on the run after allegedly raping a girl (name withheld) in Ologuneru area of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.

WuzupNigeria gathered that Ogundele raped the girl on the night of Sallah while she went to share food to her neighbours.

A relative of the girl, who identified himself as Mahmud, said that the rapist absconded while neighbours were trying to take him to a police station.

“We were going to pray in a mosque when her mother sent her to go and give food to somebody,” the relative said in a SaharaReporters report.

“She did not come back on time and we had to go and check to know why she is being delayed.

“We saw her coming on the road shedding tears with blood on her body.

“We asked what happened and she said Ogundele raped her.

“We tried to hold him down but his friends intervened and helped him escape.”

Mahmud said the case had been reported at the Eleyele Police Command, adding that they were trying to appeal to the family of the victim not to escalate the matter.

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Condemning the rate of rape in the country, a lawyer, Alexander Atuchukwu, urged parents to educate and discourage their male children from rape.

He noted that rape was the only criminal case in law that does not have a defense.

He said,

“As a lawyer, we have found out that most rapists and their apologist and sympathisers had a rough sad traumatic childhood; cases of father beating mother and others.

“Rape is the only criminal case that doesn’t have a defense in law, as bad as murder is, murder has a defense in law but rape doesn’t.

“The moment you decide to rape a woman, that is the day you decide to damage her life forever, just like how u have her physical health and mental health. Let us all take note and be guided.”

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