A 17-year old boy, Adewale Abiodun has confessed to have sold two burnt heads of Policemen murdered during the recent EndSARS protests for N500 each to an Herbalist in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Adewale Abiodun and a 24-year-old Aliu Mubarak have confessed to carting away heads of two policemen that were burnt at Abayomi Area of Iwo Road, Ibadan, during the #EndSARS protest and sold to an herbalist for #1000.
The duo made the confession at Police Headquarters, Eleyele during parade of some arrested persons during interrogation after their arrest.
Abiodun said he found the burnt heads of the officers on the floor and decided to sell them to an herbalist who offered the money and he accepted.
He lamented that he had only collected 500 naira from the herbalist before the arrest and was not sure he would get his balance from the herbalist.
The 44-year-old herbalist, Oladipo Fakorede who admitted to the crime said he bought the heads for ritual purposes.
The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Mr Nwachukwu Enwonwu, also paraded kidnappers and some hoodlums that stole from Iseyin Police Station during the #EndSARS protest.
Mr Enwonwu further enjoined members of the public to report anyone with questionable character to the police.
HOW POLICE INSPECTOR RAPED NEIGHBOUR ON HIS MATRIMONIAL BED.
A Police Inspector attached to Agbado Division, Lagos Command, Adelakun Amubieya is currently undergoing interrogation at the Command for allegedly raping his neighbour, an 18-year old undergraduate, on his matrimonial bed.
Authoritative source revealed that the incident happened at Abesan Estate, Ipaja area of Lagos, where Amubieya resides with the victim’s parents.
Sources narrated that the victim fell into Amubieya trap after he and his wife promised to teach her how to make money with an application on her mobile phone, “She went to the couple’s apartment on 15th November, 2020, and met the officer, Amubieya, alone”.
The Police Inspector allegedly forced her into the bedroom and raped her when his wife and children had gone to Church.
Narrating her ordeal, she said, “Sometime in October, I came downstairs to receive a call due to bad network and I overheard the Policeman and his wife talking about something but I didn’t pay attention”.
“When I was done with the call, his wife said their discussion was about a betting site and all I needed to do was to drop my details and I would be receiving N2000 every three days . They said I must be 18 to play. I told them that I would return on Friday, November 13, when I would have clocked 18.”
The victim said after she returned from Church on the fateful Sunday, she went to the couple’s apartment.
“I sat by the edge of the chair next to the door, while he sat on the chair near his room. He said he just woke up from sleep and I should come back later. I was about leaving when he called me back and asked what the time was. I told him it was 1.42 pm; he said his wife would be back by 3pm. That was when I knew his family was not around”.
“I stood up to leave and he told me to hug him, but I declined. He hugged me forcefully and dragged me into the room. He told me to lie on the bed, but I refused. He then pushed me to the bed and started kissing and fingering me.”
“I struggled to get him off, but he held my legs and had sex with me. I begged him to stop but he didn’t answer me. I could not shout because I was scared of what he could do to me. He is a Policeman and may have a gun in the house. Besides, people were making noise outside, so no one would hear me.”
“I told him to get a condom so he could get off me and I could look for what to do but he didn’t answer me,” she added.
The matter was reported to the Police at Ipaja Division led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Tokunbo Aboniwonda, who ordered for his arrest and later transferred him to the Gender Section of the Command for investigation.
A senior Police officer at the station confirmed that Inspector Amubieya is currently undergoing interrogation at the Command over the conduct and may likely be dismissed from the Police if he is found culpable and will be charged before the Court for the alleged offence.
SON Embarks On Nationwide Sensitization Campaign On Quality Products.
The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has begun a nationwide sensitization campaign on the need to have only standard and quality products in circulation across the country.
Director General, Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), Mallam Farouk Salim made the disclosure in a release made available to journalists.
He said the campaign is being executed with the Organization’s relevant and critical stakeholders in the various sectors of the nation’s economy, maintaining that the benefits of stocking, selling and patronizing quality and standard products could not be over emphasized.
Meanwhile, the agency has declared that the renewed partnership with the Nigeria Police would help to increase its level of enforcement activities in the country.
The Director-General, Mallam Salim, made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to the Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, on Wednesday in Enugu, the state capital.
Salim said the existing cooperation between the Agency and the police had lasted for over 50 years, adding that the “time has come to re-enforce the partnership for the greater benefit of the country in checking sub-standard goods’’.
”With the help of the police, collaboration of other government regulatory agencies and other stakeholders; SON will definitely deliver on its mandate to secure all goods sold and consumed in the country. The police can further help us with enough officers and men to make our enforcement operations seamless,’’ he said.
He, however, sympathized with the police especially Enugu State Police Command for personnel and working material lost during the hijack of the peaceful EndSARS protest by hoodlums in the state.
“As partners in progress, SON is standing with the Nigerian Police especially this command in this trying period and we will not mind to contribute our little quota to bring succor to families of deceased policemen if called upon to do so,’’ he said.
Responding, Abdurrahman assured SON of cooperation to carry out its mandate of enforcement in the state and rid the state and by extension the nation of sub-standard products.
According to the commissioner, SON is also security organization by the virtual of their mandate. “The police will support your work; since the work of SON and police are closely related in that police check human criminality; while SON checks materials or goods criminality. So, SON is a partner in our quest to reduce all forms of crimes in the country. And once an Agency, like SON, is ridiculed; the entire nation will not move forward,’’ he said.
It was gathered that the visit would further boost the two agencies’ collaborative and synergizing efforts at getting fake and sub-standard products out of the markets.
It was also noted that Salim has started a-three-day tour of formations and Institutes under his organization’s purview, as well as interact with government officials and concern stakeholders.
The SON boss first point of call during the inspection was SON’s office, Engineering Laboratory, National Metrology Institute under construction and interact with Staff of the agency.
It would be recalled that the headquarters of the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) was originally cited in Enugu, but later moved to Lagos and Abuja.