The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Osun state command has disclosed that it has arrested two suspected burglars and a buyer of stolen items in Osogbo.
This was contained in a statement released on Saturday by the command’s spokesperson, Adigun Daniel.
According to the command’s spokesperson, the suspects were arrested after one Hamzat Tajudeen reported to the corps that his shop was burgled.
“The command got a report from one Hamzat Tajudeen, on Nov. 22 that his shop was burgled on Nov. 14 and materials and tools carted away.
“The suspects were, however, apprehended and they have given confessional statements of their involvement in the crime.
“The arrested suspects are Oyejola Ismail, 20; Awoyinka Ridwan, 15; and Aderemi Jelili, 44; a scrap buyer who bought the stolen items.
“Oyejola and Awoyinka confessed to have burgled the shop about 6:00 a.m. and made away with three electric motors, three generator parts, four welding machines and a drilling machine.
“They stated that they sold the items to Aderemi Jelili, who deals in the buying of scrap metals, though Jelili denied that he bought the stolen items, but admitted to having bought a condemned socket and chain from the duo,” he said.
Daniel said investigation was ongoing to ascertain the extent of involvement of each suspect, adding that they would be charged to court afterwards.
He said the complainant has, however, asked for the stolen items to be returned or the payment of N990, 000 as there valued cost.
Confusion as security operatives exchange blows during Buhari’s Kaduna visit
There was confusion when security agents exchanged blows while President Muhammadu Buhari was commissioning Kawo bridge in the heart of Kaduna state, city, on Thursday.
President Buhari arrived in Kaduna State to commission projects executed by the State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
The projects are in Kafanchan, Kaduna and Zaria.
Shortly after his return from Kafacnchan, the President commissioned the Kawo bridge.
However, an altercation among security operatives attached to the President and those based in Kaduna resulted in exchange of blows.
Trouble started when some operatives of the Department of State Services blocked the road to Kawo bridge soon after the President who mounted the bridge.
Governor El-Rufai, who had earlier alighted from his vehicle, rode in the President’s convoy to the bridge.
The security agents, who barred journalists and other dignitaries from accessing Kawo bridge, blocked the road after El-Rufai and the President were on the bridge.
However, El-Rufai’s Aide-De-Camp insisted that the governor’s official vehicle must be allowed access.
Daily Trust reports that the President’s security aides stood their ground and this resulted in not just an altercation but exchange of blows.
Eventually, the governor’s vehicle was given access.
Two die, five injured as truck crushes motorcycle in Cross River
The Federal Road Safety Corps has confirmed the death of two persons in an accident in the early hours of Thursday in Nko community, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State.
The Public Education Officer of the Corps in Cross River State, Mark Ajuka, confirmed the death of the victims in an interview.
Ajuka, a Superintendent Route Commander, told the News Agency of Nigeria that five persons were also injured in the crash that involved a truck and a motorcycle.
He said that investigation revealed that the crash was caused by a brake failure from the truck driver.
He said: “The accident occurred early this morning in Nko community, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River.
“The deceased have been evacuated from the scene of the crash, while those injured were taken to the General Hospital in Ugep for treatment.”
An eyewitness, James Eteng, told the NAN that the tragic incident occurred at St. Pius Primary School in Nko community.
“Today is a black Thursday for us in Nko community.
“We have lost a son and a daughter in an accident that occurred this morning.
“As we speak, the whole community is in mourning mood, we can only console with the family to bear the irreparable loss.”