Oladimeji Kayode

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A cattle rearer, Muhammad Garba, has been arrested by the Ogun State police command for allegedly killing a farmer, Segun Akinlade, in Imala community of Abeokuta North Local Government Area.

Cattle herder arrested for killing farmer in Ogun

A cattle rearer, Muhammad Garba, has been arrested by the Ogun State police command for allegedly killing a farmer, Segun Akinlade, in Imala community of Abeokuta North Local Government Area. The command's spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed this on Saturday, said the suspect was arrested following a distress call received…

Man arrested with 300 wraps of Indian Hemp – Police

A man, Ibrahim Aremu, popularly called Jenromi, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly being in possession of about 300 wraps of suspected Indian hemp. The command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known on Friday. He said the suspect was arrested following information received by the…

Titilayo Ajanaku

Obasanjo’s former aide, Titilayo Ajanaku, dies at 73

A former Special Adviser to the President on Women Affairs under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Titilayo Ajanaku, has died. The death of Mrs Ajanaku was confirmed by her son in a telephone interview with Mr Obasanjo in the early hours of Thursday, the former president said. Mrs…

Petrol in casket

Customs arrest suspects ‘using caskets to smuggle fuel’- Official

The Nigeria Customs Service has said it intercepted 19 'jerrycans' of petrol concealed in two caskets by suspected smugglers. The caskets were being smuggled to a neighbouring country, an official said. The Public Relations Officer of Ogun Area Command, Abdullahi Maiwada, said the operations which led to the discovery was…

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun

Governor Abiodun proposes N449.97bn 2020 Budget for Ogun

The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday presented a budget estimate of N449.974 billion for the year 2020 to the State House of Assembly. He christened the proposal "Budget to Build Our Future Together". Mr Abiodun presented the budget at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo,…

Samuel Adegbola, ruler of Eruwaland in Oyo State

Supreme court sacks Oyo monarch

The Supreme Court, on Friday, sacked the traditional ruler of Eruwaland in Oyo State, Samuel Adegbola, 21 years after he ascended the throne. The sack followed an Oyo State High Court judgment that had earlier removed him on January 26, 2011. The monarch, dissatisfied with the 2011 court judgement, approached…

Suspect grandmother

Woman arrested for allegedly poisoning two-day-old granddaughter

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 42-year-old woman, Temitope Akinola, for allegedly killing her two-day-old granddaughter by poisoning. Mrs Akinola of Isote area of Shagamu, Ogun State, allegedly fed the infant with an insecticide, Sniper. Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Sunday said Mrs Akinola was…

Dead cows

Thunder kills 19 cows in Osun community

Fulani cattle rearers on Saturday lost 19 cows in a community in Osun State after a thunder strike. The incident occurred at Iba, headquarters of Ifelodun Area Office of Osun State. The traditional ruler of the town, Adekunle Okunoye, said the affected cows belonged to the Fulani natives living in the…

Mother, 30, arrested for ‘throwing day-old baby into soakaway’

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 30-year-old woman, Risikat Olabintan, for allegedly throwing her day-old baby into a soakaway in Owode-Yewa in Yewa South Local Government Area of the state. Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said her arrest followed a report by members of Ibukun Oluwapo…

Predecessor absent as new police boss takes over in Ogun

The new Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Imohimi Edgal, on Monday, assumed duty without his predecessor, Bashir Makama, around to present him a handing over note. Mr Makama was said to be on official duty at the Bayelsa State governorship election. The circumstances of Mr Edgal's first day at…

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Heyden Petroleum, Dapo Abiodun.

Akinlade heads to Supreme Court against Dapo Abiodun

Adekunle Akinlade, the 2019 governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) in Ogun State, on Saturday said he would take his petition against the election of Dapo Abiodun to the Supreme Court. Mr Akinlade was the main challenger to Mr Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the…

13 killed in Lagos-Ibadan Highway car crash

Thirteen persons died on Wednesday in an auto crash at Sapade-Ogere axis of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the Federal Road Safety Corps has said. The tragedy happened where a diversion was created by RCC, the construction company rehabilitating the corridor. The FRSC Ogun State sector commander, Clement Oladele, said 37 persons comprising…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Man arrested for rape

The Ogun State Police has arrested a 27-year-old man, Adam Kunle, for allegedly raping a 38-year-old woman. The Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known on Thursday. He explained the arrest of the suspect on Monday followed a report by the victim (name withheld) who complained at the…

Salahudeen Jamiu

‘Quack doctor’ arrested over death of pregnant housewife

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 56-year old quack doctor, Salahudeen Jamiu, for allegedly carrying out an abortion that led to the death of a housewife. Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Sunday, said the suspect was arrested following a report by the husband of the…

FRSC officials at the scene of the accident on the expressway

Ten killed in crashes along Ijebu-Ode-Benin Expressway

At least 10 people died Saturday in a car crashes involving multiple cars along Sagamu-Ijebu/Ode- Ore expressway. The Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, made this known late Saturday. He said the first crash occurred around 5a.m. when the day was still dark, while the second…

Customs official addressing journalists

How we killed suspected smuggler- Customs

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ogun State Command, on Monday said it shot dead a suspected smuggler (name withheld) who tried to disarm one of its officers. The Customs’s Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Maiwada, in a statement said some alleged smugglers were intercepted in a vehicle loaded with prohibited items…

Kazeem Yusuf

Man, 28, arrested for allegedly beating wife to death

A 28-year-old man, Kazeem Yusuf, has been arrested by the police in Ogun State for allegedly beating his wife to death in Abeokuta, the state capital Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Wednesday said the suspect was on the run until his arrest on October 14. "The suspect…

33 YEAR OLD MAN ARRESTED FOR DEFILING 7 YEAR OLD GIRL

Police arrest 33-year old man for allegedly raping 7-year old girl

The police have arrested a 33-year old man, Olabowale Samuel, in Ogun State for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl (name withheld). Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Tuesday said the suspect was arrested on October 4, following a report by the father of the victim. He said the…

Police officers used to illustrate the story (Photo Credit: Cfr.org)

Lawyer accuses Nigerian police of sabotaging robbery investigation

A lawyer, Benjamin Ogunmodede, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police over an alleged attempt by the police to sabotage the investigation into an armed robbery case. Mr Ogunmodede said the police arrested the suspects but a pump-action rifle recovered from a suspect has disappeared. The lawyer wrote the petition dated…

suspects of human skull

Police arrest two suspected grave robbers with human skull

The police in Ogun State have arrested two men, Emmanuel Aro (25) and Anu Olofinju (25), who allegedly stole the skull of a woman from her grave in Yewa North Local Government Area of the state. Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on Sunday the two suspects were…

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Ufot Ekaette. [PHOTO CREDIT: The News Nigeria]

Obasanjo mourns Chirac, Ekaette

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the experience of the late former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Ufot Ekaette, in the civil service greatly assisted his administration in transforming the public service between 1999-2007. Mr Obasanjo said this in a statement in which he reacted to…

James Popoola

Obasanjo’s teacher dies at 92

A teacher who taught former President Olusegun Obasanjo at Baptist Boys High School (BBHS), Abeokuta, has died at the age of 92 years. James Popoola died in his private residence in Ilaro, a town in Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State A member of his extended family, Tope…

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

Five killed in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash

Five persons were on Friday killed in a road crash, and 10 others sustained injuries along Ibadan –Lagos Expressway when the commercial bus conveying them burst into flames. The Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Clement Oladele, told PREMIUM TIMES the crash occurred at about…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Man, 43, in police net for allegedly raping 6-year-old girl

The police in Ogun State have arrested a 43-year-old man, Oluwole Bamidele, for allegedly raping a six-year-old daughter of his neighbour. Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Thursday said Mr Bamidele was arrested after the case was reported at Agbado police station. He said the complainant, Ikechukwu Orji…

Nigerian Police officers on duty

Police arrest three ‘clerics’ for alleged fraud, rape

The police have arrested three self-acclaimed Islamic clerics for allegedly swindling unsuspecting members of the public and raping their female victims in Ogun State. Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Tuesday said Aliu Abdulfatai (50), Sule Adebayo (36) and Lekan Olokodana (31) were arrested following a report by…