Another person selling drinks in the area, who confirmed the clash, said youths made bonfires on the road to protest against the shooting.
The peaceful atmosphere of Agodi Gate area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital was yesterday disrupted following a clash between some motorcyclists and officials of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) at Agodi Correctional Centre.
In the ensuing melee, two persons were reportedly shot with eyewitnesses telling newsmen that one of the victims was shot in the face. An eyewitness, who identified himself as Taye Odewale, said he was not sure if the victims were motorcyclists, traders, or passerby.
NoRM learnt that the clash started when some officials of the correctional centre warned the motorcyclists plying the Iwo Road/Bashorun-Akobo road not to park opposite the prison yard. The motorcyclists allegedly defied the warning, forcing the officials to fire teargas canisters to scare them.
A source, who pleaded anonymity, said many shop owners and passersby ran for their dear lives while the clash lasted. “We had to hurriedly close our shops, some of us ran away while others closed their shop and hid inside.”
NCS Public Relations Officer, Olanrewaju Anjorin, who confirmed the clash, however, said normalcy has returned to the area. Anjorin in a telephone conversation said that men of Operation Burst, a joint security outfit set up by the Oyo State government, has been stationed at the scene of the incident.
He said: “There was a little misunderstanding between the officers and some Okada riders. They normally pack at the entrance to the prison. We usually tell them to move downward.
“We did it the same way today and there was a little misunderstanding. But, I can tell you that normalcy has returned. Nobody was shot and Operation Burst has been stationed there. Normalcy has returned to the place.”
Also speaking on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Olugbenga Fadeyi, said: “Contrary to the trending news online that policemen fired shots leading to injury at Agodi Gate area, the truth is that there was a clash between officials of the correctional service and Okada riders.
“Upon receipt of this information, policemen as well as other security agencies moved to the scene to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order that could lead to coordinated attack on the prison facility. Policemen fired no shot,” Fadeyi stated.
Three days after he was rearrested, the suspected serial killer in Oyo State has revealed how he escaped from police custody and went back into the dastardly act for which he was apprehended earlier.
Nineteen-year-old Sunday Shodipe made the revelation on Wednesday when he was paraded along with other criminal suspects at the Police Command Headquarters in Ibadan, the state capital.
Those also paraded by the police include members of a robbery gang suspected to have perpetrated the bank heist in the Okeho area of Ibadan, as well as some suspected kidnappers among others.
During a chat with reporters, Shodipe who spoke in Yoruba disclosed that he went back to Akinyele Local Government Area, where he was said to have killed some residents, to perpetrate another killing on the instruction of his handler.
He said, “My escape from police custody was masterminded by my handler, a herbalist known as Mr Idris Adedokun. When we were together in the cell, he called one of the police officers – one Inspector Funsho to allow us take a bath.
“Inspector Funsho did not allow us, but after three days, my handler assured me that he had everything under control and that I would soon be able to take my bath and run more errands for him.
“He later told Inspector Funsho that he needed dry gin as a herbalist for his personal use but he was denied access to such luxury in detention. My handler’s lawyer came to the police station in Mokola and took N200,000 from him to hold brief for him.”
The suspect added, “My handler told me that my confession landed us in trouble, that I should not have confessed. After my escape, I went back to Akinyele on my handler’s instructions and matchetted another woman but she did not die in the process.
“While on the run, I usually go to Bodija market with caps to hide my identity because I knew I was wanted by the police. I do not know those who captured me but I suspected when they asked for my help to push their car but I didn’t run.
“I was not at rest because I knew the police were after me. I was caught along Bodija but I live in Moniya.”
Back In Custody The Commissioner of Police in Oyo, Chucks Enwonwu, who paraded Shodipe and others, confirmed the killing of another person by the suspect.
He identified the victim as one Mrs Oladeji Funmilayo who did not die during the attack but lost the struggle at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan where she was declared dead.
“Without mincing words, all police tactical teams, including the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Swift Response Squad, Federal and Safer Highway patrol teams… have been working assiduously to keep crimes and criminality in the state to the barest minimum and also make the good citizens of Oyo State sleep with both eyes closed,” Enwonwu said.
He added, “Consequently, this has yielded positive results and some criminal elements, including those arrested at the robbery incident of July 28 at a first generation bank in Okeho, the arrest of the prime suspect in the serial killings of Akinyele Local Government Area, Moniya Ibadan – Sunday Shodipe a 19-year-old who escaped from lawful custody in August 11, 2020 but rearrested on August 23 at Bodija area of Ibadan.
“The escape has generated many ripples considering the circumstances behind his escape.”
Enwonwu disclosed that the prize of N500,000 provided by the Oyo State government for the rearrest of Shodipe had been given to the bounty hunters.
He told reporters that the Command has made headway in series of high profile criminal investigations in the state.
According to the police commissioner, the suspected serial killer is back in custody and some of the Okeho bank robbery syndicate in which a mobile police officer was killed have been arrested.
He thanked the residents of the state for valid intelligent tips that made the arrests possible and assured them that the police were better equipped to confront and win the war against crime in Oyo.
‘I Had No Choice’ Another suspect who was one of the bank robbers in Okeho, Mohammed Ilyasu, also narrated his ordeal.
Ilyasu claimed that as an electrician, he was invited to Ibadan for work but he never knew he was being engaged for a robbery operation.
He explained that he got to know about the robbery plot when he got to Okeho, stressing that he declined to be a part of the robbery group.
“I am an electrician and a graduate of the University of Abuja since 2010. I studied economics and served in Ekiti state in 2011/2012,” the suspect told reporters.
A photo taken on August 26, 2020, shows to operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad at the Police Command Headquarters in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
He said, “There were three people in the car, so he (the man who invited Ilyasu) brought out a pistol that I have received secret information that I can’t leave the group but participate in the robbery and after series of threat, I caved in.
“I had no choice; that was how I got into it. I regret everything that happened. The night I came, he brought out a rifle and taught me how to use it, instructing me to just shoot it into the air during the robbery.”
Shodipe, who was on the run for 12 days, was rearrested with the help of private investigators who came from Akure, the Ondo State capital.
He was handed over to the police and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, thereafter, took him into custody.
Four AK-47 rifles, two assault rifles, four locally made pistols, as well as live and expended ammunition were among the items recovered from the suspects.
Unknown gunmen on Friday attacked a police station at Ikolaba residential area in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Confirming the attack, the Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo state command, Gbenga Fadeyi told Media (known to Noble Reporters Media) during a phone conversation that he got wind of the attack around 9pm and was not sure of the level of damage yet.
Fadeyi added that the Ikolaba police station has been fortified by a tactical team while investigations are ongoing .
The motive of the gunmen is yet to be ascertained but there are unconfirmed reports that a policeman was killed in the ensuing shootout with the police.
The prime suspect in the serial killings in Oyo State, Sunday Shodipe, has escaped from police custody.
Shodipe, who was said to be involved in the series of killings in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state, has been declared wanted by the police.
The Commissioner of Police in Oyo, Joe Enwonwu, announced this in a statement on Sunday by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Fadeyi Olugbenga.
Nineteen-year-old Shodipe was earlier arrested by the police and paraded along with two other suspects on July 17 at the Oyo State Police Command in Ibadan, the state capital.
According to the statement, the suspects were later charged to court but remanded in police custody.
Barely a month after their arraignment, Shodipe escaped from lawful custody on August 8.
A file photo of Sunday Shodipe who is declared wanted by the police in Oyo State.
In his reaction, the police commission called on the residents of the state to be on the lookout for the suspect.
He urged them to arrest and immediately inform the police whenever they sight Shodipe for immediate handing over for further action.
Enwonwu also appealed to members of the public with credible information as to the whereabouts of the suspect not to hesitate in passing same to the Oyo State Police Command.
This, he said, will go a long way in the effort aimed at apprehending the offender who is now at large.
The police commissioner, however, stated that the Command remained committed to the protection of the lives and properties of the people of Oyo State.
He gave an assurance that adequate security measures have been emplaced to enable all and sundry transact their lawful businesses in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.
Enwonwu asked them to move from one place to another without any fear or molestation from any individual or groups and warned criminal elements to steer clear of the state.
He cautioned angry youths and mobs against taking laws into their hands by carrying out jungle justice when suspected criminals were arrested, but advised that such persons should be handed over to the police.
The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan has lost 18 patients out of the 159 persons treated for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
UCH Chief Medical Director, Professor Jesse Otegbayo, disclosed this on Friday.
Speaking during the commissioning of a new isolation centre at the hospital, Otegbayo said the facility has treated patients with severe COVID-19 cases, adding that others have underlying health conditions.
While being optimistic that the centre will go a long way in the onslaught against the pandemic, the CMD asked well-meaning Nigerians to emulate this gesture to reduce the burden of care on the government.
He also disclosed that the new Department for Infectious Diseases at the hospital is underway, adding that it will boost the UCH’s efforts in effectively handling diseases.
On his part, Governor Seyi Makinde who was represented by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bashir Bello expressed gratitude to UCH management for their support at reducing mortality and morbidity as a result of COVID-19 in the state.
The 20-bed isolation centre donated to the hospital was facilitated by the UCH Health Foundation to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The facility which used to be the Tuberculosis Centre has now been upgraded to a standard Infectious Disease Centre, making it the 2nd in Oyo State.
While some Republicans in the Senate, where an impeachment trial is set to begin in February, have criticised Trump’s actions, several say they oppose moving forward with the proceedings after Trump has left office.
Video footage from Vladivostok showed riot police chasing a group of protesters down the street, while demonstrators in Khabarovsk, braving temperatures of about -14C (7F), chanted “Shame!” and “Bandits!”
The major suspect arrested in connection with the killings in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, Sunday Shodipe (19), has narrated how he carried out the murders.
Speaking with Media (known to Noble Reporters Media) during a parade of suspected criminals at the state police headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, on Friday, Sunday said a certain herbalist who he worked for, Adedokun Yinusa Ajani (50), was the one sending him on such assignments.
Sunday said anytime he wanted to go for the operation, the herbalist would instruct him to kneel down in front of him and he (Ajani) would make some incantations and then put something on his tongue three times.
The suspected serial killer said whenever he located his victims, he would hit them with a shovel and when they laid in a pool of their blood, he would make some incantations and move around the body three times and then back it.
Sunday said he would back the body for about five minutes with his eyes closes before leaving the scene.
When asked if he was not afraid that anybody could come around while backing the body, the suspected serial killer said the herbalist had told him that nobody would come around during the period.
He said after the operation, he would return to the herbalist, who would make some incantations again.
Enwonwu said the crimes coincided with the period he assumed office as the commissioner of police in the state and he immediately swung into action in a bid to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The police commissioner said the mobile phone of one of the victims was recovered from one Shehu Usman by the police,” and upon interrogation, the suspect denied his involvement in the crime but gave useful information which subsequently led to the arrest of Shodipe and Ajani.”
Enwonwu said the suspects were responsible for the killings of Wasilat Adeola, Barakat Bello, Grace Oshiagwu, Mojeed Tirimisiyu, who was just five years old, and the attack on Adeola Azeez and her daughter, Dolapo Oyeyemi, who both survived.
Recovered from the suspects are a hand shovel, a Techno mobile phone, an iPhone Xs Max and one itel phone.
Four other suspected ritualists were also arrested at Akinyele Local Government Area.
The main suspect, Abiodun Oladejo (35), was allegedly responsible for the killing of a woman, Oluwasayo Fagbemi, who was killed in front of her house at Sasa area on June 24, while washing plates at about 5:40 a.m.
Three other suspects were also arrested in connection with the killing and another attempted murder case.
While speaking, Olasoji confessed how he killed his victim with a stick and wiped her blood with a handkerchief for ritual purpose.
Also, among those paraded by the police is a suspected rapist, Idowu Ajayi, who allegedly raped a 42-year-old physically-challenged woman, Kemi Adeniji, with three other suspects who are still at large.
The suspect, however, denied participating in the criminal act, as he claimed he was in his shop when the incident occurred.
A Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan has remanded a 44-year-old man who allegedly raped and impregnated a 19-year-old physically challenged girl.
Magistrate Esther Idowu on Friday ordered that the suspect, Oluwagbenga Ogunjobi, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, having rejected his plea.
The Prosecution Counsel, Mr. Adekunle Opeyemi, while presenting the case told the court that Ogunjobi committed the offence on April 15 at Ibafo, Obafemi Owode area of Ogun State.
Opayemi alleged that Ogunjobi, a co-tenant with the victim, took advantage of her condition, and raped her.
According to him, the offence contravened the provisions of sections 357 and 358 of the Criminal Law of Ogun, 2006.
NRM reports that the Magistrate adjourned the case until Aug. 31 for mention.
The Senate has told the Federal Government to rename the Ibadan Airport after late Senator Abiola Ajimobi who died a few days ago.
Ajimobi died on June 25, of COVID-19 complications.
At the Senate plenary on Tuesday July 7, Senator Abdulfatahi Buhari moved the motion proposing the renaming of the airport after Ajimobi and it was seconded by Senator Ibikunle Amosun. Senator Buhari had eulogized the late Ajimobi, who was a member of the 5th Senate from 2003 to 2007.
The red chamber thereafter observed a minute silence in honor of Ajimobi.
Social media user, Karimot Odebode recounted how a father allegedly raped his 3 year old daughter in Ibadan and how her mother is crying out for justice for her child.
According to Karimot, the father raped his daughter at least two times before her mother knew that was what he had done to her the first time. The little girl’s mother is now reportedly being threatened by her family and husband and she currently has no safe place to stay.
Three year old girl allegedly raped by her father in Ibadan
A 3years old girl was raped by her own father here in Ibadan.
The mother first noticed on June 4, 2020 when she left the girl with her father in the room. When she came back into the room, she noticed the sleeping girl’s trouser was down and there was a funny smell.
Immediately, she entered the room. The man left the room and didn’t reply her questions. Since June 4, she became conscious of her children and devised a plan with her younger sister who stays in the house with them.
The plan was if she wasn’t around, the children must be in the sister’s room with the door locked from inside. This, they have been doing as they live in a two bedroom apartment. Unfortunately, few days after, the woman was out for few minutes.
The younger sister had left her own room to use the bathroom without telling the children to lock the door from inside the room. When the sister entered, she noticed the 3years old girl wasn’t in the room but came in from the parent’s bedroom where the father was. When the mother came in, the sister told her what happened within the few minutes she was out.
The mother checked the girl and what she saw shocked her (I was moved to tears when I saw the pictures). The 3 years old girl’s vagina was red and wide, and this same funny smell was there. The woman was distraught and started crying. Immediately she called an older aunt who is a matron at an hospital in Calabar.
Her response was shocking, she told the woman to keep mute about it as every family has their own problem. However, she could not. She immediately went ahead to the Civil Defence office here in Ibadan where she reported on June 17.
They arrested the husband but he was released on June 23 despite us telling them not to release him on the ground that the safety of the woman and her children was at risk. The woman had earlier left the house with her two children and her sister to hide in her cousin’s house to the discomfort of the children who are not used to this kind of lifestyle. (6 people in a room).
When we got to the Civil Defence office on Monday right before they released the man. They promised they were going to invite him to their office back on Wednesday but it’s quite unfortunate that they’ve not been responsive on that.
A medical examination has been done on this young girl by a state hospital here in Ibadan. During a not so intensive therapy, the girl who has a slight speech defect said “daddy put his popo here (signaling her vagina). The hospital gave her antibiotics and some other drugs.
Now, to the issue. Since this happened, this woman have been receiving various calls from family members who have been telling her to keep shut and come to the Village. Some even told her it is a norm for a father to sleep with his daughter in Calabar (which is a blatant lie).
The most shocking development this afternoon is that of her own mother. The woman pestered her that she wanted to see her and the children. The mother travelled from Cross River to Ibadan yesterday and insisted on knowing where they were putting up at the moment
Unfortunately, this afternoon the mother herself started a propaganda that she checked her grand daughter and there was opening but it wasn’t a fresh one and insinuated that it most probably be from school. The mother took it upon herself to tell her to desist from getting justice for her daughter as she will be the one to be jailed.
They’ve been pestering this woman to come to the village with her two children and told her cousin to throw her out of her house.(the cousin refused) All this woman wants is justice for her little girl but it seems every force including family are set to break her. She is currently in confusion and trying as much as possible to be strong.
Scratch that, she is strong. When I held her, I saw a woman who is ready to defy “love” and society for justice for her daughter. She said that is what she owe her daughter and any other young girls out there.
But it’s quite unfortunate that her family are more concerned in her returning to her paedophilie rapist husband who she has been married to for 7 years. This man works in a reputable company here and has many people pulling their weight behind him.
The system isn’t helping too.
Please,this is a distress call! @StandtoEndRape
This woman needs justice and every kind of support she can get for her child.
We have filed a report with evidences. And a medical examination has been done.
Update: I just finished speaking with her and her cousin. They said between the space of 30 minutes, so many threatening calls have been made to them. Please, she needs a place to put up for their safety as her mother knows their whereabout
Another woman, whose identity has not been revealed, has been killed in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.
The woman according to residents of the area was killed by some persons suspected to be ritualists around 5.am on Wednesday.
NobleReporters gathered that the Wednesday incident is coming after the killing of three women in the same local government area.
This is coming after 3 days after another 5-year old boy identified as Mujeeb was killed in the same local government area.
However, none of the perpetrators has been either arrested or prosecuted up till now.
The Wednesday incident according to sources occurred opposite the popular Ajibade House, Sasa Ojoo in Akinyele local government.
NobleReporters gathered that the woman was killed with cutlass by unknown persons while she was washing clothes.
A resident of the area who begged not to be mentioned noted that the community suspected ritualists to be behind the incessant killings in the local government area.
He called on the security agencies and the state government to halt the incessant killings in the local government area.
He said, “Another person just killed in Ajibade area of sasa community this morning. This is serious. If we don’t see any serious action from those who are concerned, we will be forced to embark on a serious mass protest. Enough is enough”.
Another resident who identified himself as Kolawole noted that the state government ought to have tacked the security challenges in the local government area.
He decried the incessant killings in the local government area.
All efforts to get the reaction of the Public Relations of the State Police Command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi proved to be abortive as of the time of filing this report.
Another five-year-old boy, Mojeeb Tirimisiyu, was killed on Monday by yet-to-be-identified assailants in Akinyele Local Government Area, Ibadan.
The deceased was allegedly hit with a shovel by the assailants when he went to defecate at the back of their house in the Tose area of Akinyele LGA.
The killers escaped into the bush after the incident.
According to the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Tirimisiyu, Mojeeb had told his older siblings after the rain on Monday morning that he wanted to defecate and the back door was opened for him.
“Had I known I would have asked him to defecate in the front of the house. Suddenly, he cried out, ‘Mummy, Mummy’. His elder one and I rushed out to the backyard but we didn’t see him initially.
“Then I checked beside the bush and found him macheted. He hadn’t died when we got there. So, people took him from my hand to the hospital but he later died,” the bereaved mother said.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident to the NRM on Monday in Ibadan.
“At about 2p.m. of June 22, at Olorunsogo Area of Tose, Moniya, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, one Mojeeb Tirimisiyu ‘m’ aged five years, while defecating in a nearby bush close to the backyard of his parents house was attacked with a shovel on his head and sustained a serious injury.
“He died later as a result of injury sustained and corpse deposited in a hospital.
“Investigation has since commenced while concerted efforts intensified to track this hoodlum that has been carrying out this heinous crime,’ Fadeyi said.
Mojeeb’s death would be the fourth case of murder carried out in Akinyele LGA in the last one month.
An 18-year -old, Barakat Bello, was raped and killed on May 31 by unknown hoodlums, while a 29-year-old, Azeezat Shomuyiwa, was killed on June 5 in that axis of Akinyele Local Government Area, Ibadan.
Also, a 21-year-old, female student of Oke –Ogun Polytechnic, Grace Oshiagwu, was murdered on June 13 in the same Akinyele area.
Rapists struck again in Sasa area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, killing another female student, Grace Oshiagwu, after molesting.
The 21-year old Grace was said to be a National Diploma (ND) I student of Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Oyo State.
The incident occurred just two weeks after 18-year old Barakat Bello and 29-year old Azeezat Shomuyiwa were also murdered in Akinyele area of the city.
According to NobleReporters gatherings, Oshiagwu was raped and killed on Saturday at her parents’ residence around Idi Ori, Sasa.
In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Olugbenga Fadeyi, the command said its teams had swung into action on the incident.
The newspaper which reported Fadeyi’s statement said he did not confirm that she was raped.
“One Grace Oshiagwu ‘f’ aged 21 years was macheted on her head in a church mission building at Idi-ori Area Shasha off expressway by unknown assailant (s) on Saturday, June 13th about 3.00 pm.
“ Investigation has commenced into the matter and the Police tactical teams are on the trail of the assailant(s).
“While efforts intensified, we want to continue to solicit for credible information from members of the communities around the area and the general public to unravel the misery behind these dastard killings”.
Fadeyi reportedly added that her corpse had been deposited at Adeoyo State Hospital Ring Road, Ibadan for autopsy.