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‘Cattle traders’ kidnapped and killed a man 10 days to his wedding – Police
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‘Cattle traders’ kidnapped and killed a man 10 days to his wedding – Police

The Kwara state police command has accused some cattle traders of kidnapping and killing a man who wanted to buy a cow from them for his wedding. Police spokesperson in the state, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the arrest of the alleged leader of gang, Mohammed Kazeem, in Patigi, Patigi Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday April 21. Mr Kazeem was alleged to have collected N160,000 from the man Olokose Oluwasola Ojo, to get him a cow for his wedding scheduled for March 12 and 13 this year. Security operatives were alerted after Ojo's fiancee received a phone call from his line demanding for N12 million ransom if she hoped to see him again. Okasanmi said; “Since the victim left Ilorin with the suspect, he could no longer be reached by anybody including his intending wif...
Gunmen Abduct Man Taking his Sick 8-year-old Daughter to Hospital in Kwara, Demand N30m Ransom
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Gunmen Abduct Man Taking his Sick 8-year-old Daughter to Hospital in Kwara, Demand N30m Ransom

Kidnappers of 46-year-old tipper lorry owner in Ilorin, Kwara State, Alhaji Musa Garba Atere, have demanded N30 million ransom from his family for his release. It was gathered that Atere was kidnapped around 6:00 am on Tuesday, February 9, along Ogundele/Madi road in Ilorin West Local Government Area. He was said to be on his way to the General Hospital, Ilorin along with his wife and his eight-year-old daughter who is critically sick and needed urgent medical attention when they were ambushed by the gunmen. A family source, who confirmed the incident to Nigerian Tribune, said the abductors later called his wife demanding for ransom. "They insisted that N30 million must be paid before her husband could get freedom from their captivity." the source said. While narrati...
Four Turkish Nationals Kidnapped In Kwara
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Four Turkish Nationals Kidnapped In Kwara

Gunmen have kidnapped four Turkish nationals in Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State, police said on Sunday. Kwara police spokesman, Ajayi Okasanmi, said the foreigners, said to be construction workers, were kidnapped at a bar in Gbale village late Saturday. He named the victims as Seyit Keklik, 25; Yasin Colak, 33; Ergun Yurdakul, 35; and Senerapal, 40. Mr Okasanmi said the police commissioner, Kayode Egbetokun, had dispatched teams under Operation Puff Adder in the area to rescue the expatriates. The spokesman said the CP had also directed that the suspected kidnappers be arrested. He assured that rescue efforts were already yielding positive results.
#OffaRobbery Death Toll Rises To 30, Police Offer N15M Reward To Anyone With Information
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#OffaRobbery Death Toll Rises To 30, Police Offer N15M Reward To Anyone With Information

The death toll from the robbery attack in Offa, Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, on Thursday, may have risen to at least 30. Reports had earlier put the death toll at between 12 and 15 – comprising six policemen and more than six civilians – but the figure has risen significantly. It was gathered that about 30 robbers had hit the Offa town, raiding five commercial banks along the Owode Market Area of the town in Offa Local Government Area of the state. A security patrol vehicle burnt during the Offa robbery incident in Kwara State on April 5, 2018. The attack which lasted for hours had left the banks damaged with many feared killed and many more injured. The armed robbers were said to have made away with several millions of naira from the banks, leaving behind a tal...
Suspected Gunmen Kill Four In Kwara
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Suspected Gunmen Kill Four In Kwara

Suspected gunmen have allegedly killed four vigilance group members in some Kaiama, Kiana local government area of Kwara state. The gunmen who attacked the villages also injured several others. But the state police command confirmed the death of a member of the local vigilante group. It added that three others were missing. The Chairman of the council, Alhaji Abdullahi Abubakar said that the gunmen mounted a camp in the National Park to move from one community to another to terrorize the residents. The affected villages, he said, were Tunga Maje, Nukku and Woro. The National Park covers about 50 kilometre of land between Kaiama local council in Kwara and Borgu local government area of Niger state. Abubakar added that the hoodlums would enter the villages robbing the re...
Woman Lynched For Attempting To Steal 2 Children From An Islamic School
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Woman Lynched For Attempting To Steal 2 Children From An Islamic School

A woman suspected to be a kidnapper has been lynched in Ilorin the capital city of Kwara State. An eyewitness told Channels Television that the woman was caught at an Islamic School while trying to forcefully take away a set of twins earlier on Monday morning. It was gathered that the timely arrival of their mother resulted in the rescue of the children after which a mob descended on the suspect and set her ablaze. The spokesman of the state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident. He said some persons have been arrested in connection with the killing. “Before we got the information, the deed had been done and as we speak, policemen are already there making effort to arrest the culprit and I can assure you we are going to do just that because it is lawless for peo...
‘Man Accusing Me Of Extorting $2000 From Him Is Wanted For Drugging, Raping And Taking A Girl’s Nude Photos’ Kwara State Police PRO, Ajayi Okasanmi Says
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‘Man Accusing Me Of Extorting $2000 From Him Is Wanted For Drugging, Raping And Taking A Girl’s Nude Photos’ Kwara State Police PRO, Ajayi Okasanmi Says

The Kwara state police command spokesperson, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi has reacted to an allegation leveled against him by a twitter user @asiwaju_limited that he, Okasanmi, extorted $2000 from him when he was arrested and taken to the police command. Tweet above. Asiwaju Michael claimed the police extorted the said amount of money from him in July. He made the claim when he lent his voice to the ongoing campaign to end SARS. In a swift reaction, Okasanmi released a statement denying the twitter user's claim. According to the force spokesperson, his accuser is wanted by the state police command for inviting a UNILORIN female student, Cynthia he met online to Lagos, drugging her, having sex with her and taking her nude photos which he planned to send to the father of his victim. Read the statem...
Hunter Shoots Self Dead In Kwara
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Hunter Shoots Self Dead In Kwara

The rustic community of Idera in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State was reportedly thrown into mourning, weekend, as a farmer, who is also a hunter, killed himself with a Dane gun. The man was said to have put the barrel in his mouth and pulled the trigger. It was gathered that the incident was later reported to the Police in the area by one of the deceased’s children. Contacted, spokesman of Kwara State Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, said he was yet to be briefed about the development.
Cleric Allegedly Exhumes Friend’s Corpse For Ritual In Kwara
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Cleric Allegedly Exhumes Friend’s Corpse For Ritual In Kwara

The police in Kwara are on the trail of an Ilorin based-Islamic cleric who allegedly exhumed the corpse of his late friend for ritual purpose. The cleric, a resident of Eleran compound in Oloje area of Ilorin and said to be in his 30s, allegedly exhumed the remains of his childhood friend on Tuesday, seven days after his death. A source said that the community became aware of the development when the odour of the decomposing body permeated the area. He said on Wednesday in Ilorin that members of the community had to embark on a search when the odour became unbearable. According to him, the search team later traced the odour to the apartment of the cleric. He said the door was forcefully broken and the search party discovered the decomposing corpse said to be that of one Sula...

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