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Three cops, four NSCDC officers arrested for allegedly stealing N3.5m from Bayelsa govt office

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The Bayelsa State Police Command has arrested three policemen and four personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence for the alleged theft of N3.5m from the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Yenagoa.

A statement on Friday by the spokesman of the command, Asinim Butswat, a Superintendent of Police, said the theft happened after the office was burgled on Thursday.

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Butswat said that a maintenance officer on guard duty was also arrested and investigation was ongoing.

He said, “On 5th December, 2019, at about 0850 hours, the command received a report of burglary and stealing in the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Yenagoa.

“It was reported that the main entrance door to the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff was broken and the safe inside the office were destroyed.

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“The crime scene was visited by policemen and it was further revealed that the sum of Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira was stolen.

“Three policemen, four personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and one maintenance staff on guard duty at the Governor’s office were arrested and are being interrogated at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Yenagoa.”

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Police hunt for kidnappers who attempted to hijack commercial bus in Rivers

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The Rivers State Police Command is on the trail of some suspected kidnappers who attempted to hijack an 18-seater commercial bus on the Okehi/Igbdo Road, Etche Local Government Area of the state.

WuzupNigeria had earlier reported that policemen in the state foiled the attack on the bus and killed three of the alleged kidnappers in a gun exchange on Sunday.

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The police spokesman in the state, Nnamdi Omoni, in a statement, said some of the criminals fled with gunshot wounds, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, has ordered a manhunt for the fleeing suspects.

“The CP has launched a serious manhunt for other members of the gang who fled. We appeal to the public to report anybody with gunshot wounds to the nearest police station,” the statement read.

“The Road has been free since yesterday and there has been increased police presence on that axis to give motorists and other road users a renewed sense of safety and security.

“We want to assure the residents of the area and motorists that we are doing everything to protect them.”

The State police image maker further said the command would not rest on its laurels until criminal elements are flushed out of Rivers.

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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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