Nemesis caught up with two suspected kidnappers in Ajaokuta area of Kogi state on Wednesday as officers of the state police command foiled their attempt to kidnap, gunned down two, while three escaped with bullet injuries.
A statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer William Aya indicated that the kidnappers, dressed in military uniform, blocked the road but their operation was abborted when men of the anti-crime patrol team of the Nigeria Police took them by surprise and engaged them in a fierce gun battle.
Two of the criminals were reportedly killed while three others escaped into the bush with gunshot injuries.
The statement added that the police team are on the trail of the fleeing suspected kidnappers, combing bush areas around the location of incidence.
The Police recovered two wooden AK47, 25 mobile phones, one First Bank ATM card bearing Mohammed Jamiu and undisclosed sum of money from the criminals.
Armed bandits abduct retired Naval Officer’s wife in Kuchiyi area near Kubwa in Abuja
Armed bandits have kidnapped a retired Naval officer’s wife in Kuchiyi area near Kubwa in Abuja on Sunday Night.
An eye witness told our reporter that a group of heavily armed bandits invaded the area last night shooting sporadically and instilling fears in the residents.
The retired naval officer it was gathered had just retired from service and recently set up a poultry farm in the area where he is also resident.
Speaking on the development, an Abuja resident Mr. Kings Agbor called on the police authorities to establish a major presence in the area to stop the incessant attack on the area.
Kuchibuyi community is a stone throw away from the headquarters of champion faith church, Kubwa Abuja.
NDLEA apprehends law enforcement officer for dealing in Cocaine
. *** uncovers heroin in Pakistan-returnee’s anus at Lagos airport
Nemesis has caught up with a serving officer of a law enforcement agency, Popoola Abayomi as he has been arrested by operatives of the Natiknal Drug Law Enforcemwnt Agency (NDLEA) for selling assorted illicit drugs to students of a federal university and cultists in Ogun state.
Director of Media and Advocacy of the Agency Femi Babafemi in a statement said the drug dealer who serves in the Lagos state Command of a security agency was arrested on Wednesday 15th June, 2021 after days of surveillance on his wife’s shop used as his sales point in Camp area of Abeokuta.
Babafemi explained that one of his salesmen, a motorcycle rider known as Ogah was trailed to the location at about 8pm and arrested with six pinches of Colorado weighing 1.17grams.
He said Popoola who has been on the Agency’s watch list was also nabbed with different illicit drugs including codeine -17 bottles; cannabis -22.26grams; tramadol 230 -98grams; 61 tablets of flunitrazepam -23.72grams; 113 tablets of molly -48.16grams and sex drops -43.92grams.
He explained further that having arrested the two suspects, some student union officials of the institution blocked the NDLEA team with their official vehicle.
“The narcotic agents however restrained themselves and after hours of standoff succeeded in moving the suspects to custody.
“In the same vein, one Adelodun Kamaldeen has been arrested by operatives of the Oyo state Command of the Agency at General Area, Ilorin, Kwara State following the interception of a parcel containing cocaine and heroin that weighed 10.5grams and 4.8grams respectively on 13th June.
The statement indicated that, the following day, two ladies; Mary Peter, 40, and Mercy Oladele, 39, were arrested at Total Garden, Ibadan when NDLEA operatives acting on a tip-off, intercepted their commercial micra car.
“The two women were arrested with seven bags of cannabis weighing 77.23kg brought in from Ogbese, Ondo State, to supply a man they simply identified as Alhaji. According to them, they had earlier supplied the same Alhaji two bags before coming with the seven bags they were caught with.
“On Friday 18th June, operatives of the Oyo state Command acting on intelligence also raided the residence of one Alhaji Faruq at Elebu area, Akala expressway, Oluyole LGA, Ibadan, where they recovered 43 ampoules of methylphenidate.
In another development in Kaduna state, Babafemi indicated that a drug trafficker, Segun Abraham was arrested at Panteka area of the state on 17th June with 211.500kg of skunk heading to Kano state.
Meanwhile, he said a Nigerian returning from Pakistan, Ezenyeche Kingsley Ebuka has been arrested by NDLEA operatives at the Murtala Muhammed International Airpirt, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos with five pellets of heroin weighing 250grams discovered in his anus.
He said the suspect had arrived the ‘D’ arrival hall of the airport on 14th June on Turkish airline flight from Pakistan with the illicit drug inserted in his anus.
Babafemi said the suspect failed to beat the eagle eyes of narcotic officers during inward clearance of passengers on the flight.
While commending the Ogun, Oyo, Kaduna and the MMIA Commands of the Agency for sustaining the offensive action against illicit drug trafficking and the cartels running it, Gen. Marwa warned that the NDLEA will not spare any law enforcement agent hiding under the privilege of his uniform to engage in narcotic criminal business.
“Those who think they can sabotage ongoing efforts to rid Nigeria of the menace of illicit drug trafficking and abuse hiding behind the façade of their uniforms should better think twice because they’ll have NDLEA to contend with. We’ll not only arrest and expose them but we’ll equally prosecute them and seize all assets acquired through the proceeds of their criminal act”, he warned.
FCT police nabs killer of unidentified woman, foils robbery attempt
The FCT Police Command has arrested one suspect for culpable homicide along Kasuwa-Dere, Gwagwalada axis.
The polce public relations officer of the command ASP Yusuf Mariam, in a statement issued in Abuja on Suday said the s 20year old sspect, ne Danladi Abubakar was arrested by Police detectives from Gwagwalada Division over the gruesome murder of a yet to be identified middle-aged woman following a tipoff.
She explained that the suspect who was identified by another victim confessed to being a member of a notorious phone snatching syndicate operating along Gwagwalada axis. Exhibits recovered included a sharp knife used for stabbing the deceased and a techno phone belonging to the late woman.
In a related development, Police Operatives from Kubwa Division foiled an armed robbery attempt at a Hotel along Kubwa axis.
“The Operatives who were on routine patrol engaged the robbers in a fierce gun duel, however, one of the suspects who sustained serious gunshot injuries, was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.
Exhibits recovered from the deceased suspect the statement said, included one berratta pistol, three rounds ammunition, a silver Mazda space wagon and plate numbers.
She said efforts ae in top gear to arrest the fleeing suspects.
According to her all the suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigation.
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