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Four dead, 6 injured in three turn accident in Ogun.


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun says four persons died while six others sustained injuries in three separate accidents in the state on Friday.

Clement Oladele, Sector Commander of FRSC in the state, gave the details in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Ota, Ogun.

Oladele explained that the first crash occurred at about 10.30 a.m. due to tyre burst and excessive speeding at Abeokuta-Sagamu route, near Showo.

It involved two vehicles: a Mazda bus marked AKM 125 AA and a KIA bus, marked KRD 34 CW.

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He said that five persons were involved, with three sustaining varying degrees of injuries, but no fatality.

“The three injured persons were rescued and taken to an undisclosed hospital for intensive treatment,’’ he said.

The commander said that the second crash happened at about 1.30 p.m. around Arepo Bus-Stop, on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

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The lone accident involved a motorbike marked AYE 428 UL carrying three persons was caused by dangerous riding.

While one person died, two others sustained injuries.

“The corpse of the victim has been deposited at Idera hospital morgue while the survivors are receiving medical attention at ROA Hospital, Arepo in Ogun.’’

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Oladele said that the third crash, which involved a Toyota Camry car, marked KTU 421 CA and a Bajaj motorcycle marked GGE 723 QF.

The accident, according to Oladele, happened at about 7.49 p.m. due to route violation and driving against traffic around the long bridge on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The commander said that car drove against traffic and rammed into the motorcycle that led to the death of three male adults while one person sustained injuries.

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“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at Idera Hospital morgue while the survivor is also receiving treatment at the same hospital,’’ he said.

Oladele advised motorists to drive cautiously and desist from driving against traffic to avoid unnecessary loss of lives


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Mad Man turns burnt offering after doing this in Ogun state


A mentally deranged man who allegedly killed five siblings has been burnt alive by irate mob at Asa Village in Ojaodan, Ogun State.

The angry mob reportedly descended on the mad man and lynched him.

The mad man was identified as Oladele Adeola, 35.

The incident occurred around 9:30am at Asa Village in Ojaodan, a Lagos border community, NobleReporters learnt.

Adeola reportedly used a cutlass to matchet the kids aged between two and five years.

The children were said to belong to one Olaegbe Adeola.

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The children were identified as five-year-old Bolu, Johnson, Tosin, Joel and Sesan all aged two.

The kids were reportedly playing when the mad man suddenly got hold of a cutlass and started matcheting them.

By the time villagers knew what was happening, the kids were lying lifeless on the ground.

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The villagers were said to have mobilised and set the mad man ablaze.

Police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi, Ogun Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the development.


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COVID-19: Ogun govt extends lockdown. [Nigeria]


The Ogun state government has once again extended the current lockdown by another one week with windows of relaxation on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7am to 5pm to allow residents to restock essential needs and engage in commercial activities.

Addressing journalists during his weekly briefing ,the state governor, Dapo Abiodun said the action is imperative in view of the substantial non compliance with laid down directives of government aimed at flattening the curve of the spread of the pandemic

While asking for total cooperation and understanding of residents,the governor however sounded a note of warning against any forms of sabotage as the state has recorded 134 active cases,5 deaths while 54 patients discharged so far in the state


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Nigerian govt to commence school feeding programme in 4 states.

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The Federal Government has disclosed that the school feeding programme for pupils in primary schools will commence next week in four states.

As part of measures to cushion the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown on vulnerable households, President Muhammadu Buhari had, during his first broadcast in March, directed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to work with relevant state governments in developing a strategy on how to sustain the school feeding programme despite closure of schools.

In carrying out the directive, the ministry said it would liaise with state governors to work out modalities on how the feeding programme would continue while pupils are at home.

The minister in previous fora had also hinted that a door-to-door voucher distribution system would be used for the feeding exercise.

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Giving an update on the programme, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, said the exercise would commence in Lagos, Ogun, Kano states, and the FCT next week.

Speaking at the Karimajiji Disabled Colony in the FCT yesterday during the distribution of palliatives to Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), the minister said: “By next week, we are going to start off the school feeding programme with FCT, Lagos, Ogun, and Kano states.


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[Nigeria] Over 236 Health Centres Under Renovation Paused amid COVID-19 outbreak in Ogun – Abiodun.

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Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has regretted how the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic scuttled his plans to renovate 236 primary health care centres in the state.

According to Gov Abiodun, the COVID-19 pandemic was a surprise to him because it happened just as he was beginning to roll out plans to reform the state’s health facilities, which he said would begin with the 236 primary health care centres.

“This pandemic is a surprise to everybody. This happened just as we were beginning to roll out plans for total reform of our health facilities beginning with 236 Primary Health Care Centres,” Abiodun said.

NobleReporters learnt that Abiodun, after his inauguration, promised to renovate or build at least, one health care centre in each of the 236 wards of Ogun within his first 100 days in office.

He came under heavy criticisms when he was not able to fulfill the promise in his first 100 days as the governor of the Gateway state.

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By May 29, 2020, Abiodun would have completed his first year as the governor of Ogun.

Speaking during a meeting with representatives of health workers in the state at his Office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Abiodun said “prior to the out break of COVID-19 pandemic, rehabilitation of hospitals had commenced with 236 Primary Health Care Centres across the State.”

The meeting was coming on the heels of a three-day warning strike declared by resident doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) on Sunday.

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At the meeting, Abiodun appealed to the health officers not to allow issues degenerate, asking them to keep communication open with his government.

In a statement made available to our correspondent on Saturday, Abiodun promised the state health workers that his administration will put in place life insurance policy for them, while also reviewing their hazard allowance from 200 to 300 percent.

“I want to inform you that we have put in place life policy for our health workers. We would have started immediately, but we will wait to go along with the Federal government which is also planning similar programme”, he said.

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The Governor stated that his administration was determined to provide adequate health care services to the people.

He added that health workers would be appropriately accommodated in the new minimum wage.

Governor Abiodun said he was impressed with the spirit of negotiation, adding that their requests and resolutions with government was a pointer to the fact that they were concerned with what was going on in the health sector.

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Speaking on the warning strike, he said “What transpired was because we have not been engaging each other as much as possible. I am impressed with the spirit of negotiation. Your requests and resolutions point to the fact that our health workers are concerned with what is happening in the health sector”, the Governor noted.

He appreciated the health personnel, particularly those tackling the coronavirus, assuring them that Personal Protective Equipment and other accessories needed to perform their duties effectively, would be made available.


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[Nigeria] Man crushed to death in Ogun while making video call. (Photos)

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This is sad! A 26-year-old man, Olajide Asade, is dead after being crushed by a car while reportedly making a video call with his girlfriend in Siun along Abeokuta-Sagamu expressway.

The tragic incident happened on Wednesday, 6th May,2020. The deceased and his brother, identified as Azeez, were on their way to Ajah, Lagos, when their car developed a mechanical fault.

While other passengers were standing by the roadside waiting for the driver to repair his vehicle, the deceased decided to cross to the other side of the road while deeply concentrated on his video call with his girlfriend oblivious of the oncoming vehicle.

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Azeez said his brother had been making the video call with the girlfriend right from when they took off from Kuto motor park in Abeokuta. He maintained that the driver of the car, who hit the deceased, was on normal speed.

The corpse of the deceased has since been deposited at the morgue while the driver is currently being detained.


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FG’s Rice sent to States not ‘Expired’ – NAFDAC counters. [Nigeria]


Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, says the agency does not know the status of the controversial 1,800 bags of rice sent to Oyo State.

The consignment was delivered to the State by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on the orders of the Federal Government.

However, the Oyo government returned the rice after discovering that it was weevils-infested.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, had claimed that the rice distributed to States was inspected and certified fit for human consumption by NAFDAC.

But Adeyeye stated that NAFDAC was not invited to take samples and conduct consumption fitness test.

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She made the clarification in a TVC programme, Journalists’ Hangout.

In her explanation, Adeyeye explained that only the consignments to Lagos and Ogun States were tested by NAFDAC and certified fit for consumption.

“The one for Oyo State, I cannot say anything because NAFDAC was not called by the Ibadan or South-West Command of the (Nigeria) Customs, to test samples in Ibadan. I cannot speak about the Ibadan command rice that went to Oyo and possibly to Osun.

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“I don’t know why NAFDAC was not called to take samples from the Oyo State Command to test. We were not invited to come and take samples and we cannot do that.

“The ones that we tested (in Lagos and Ogun) were good enough and the rest of the samples are still in the lab in Oshodi”, she said.


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Buhari to address Nigerians on whether lockdown will be extended in certain states.

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday night tell Nigerians whether the total lockdown imposed on Abuja, Lagos and Ogun over the coronavirus pandemic will be relaxed or not.

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“President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation Monday, April 27, 2020 at 8pm,” spokesman for Buhari Femi Adesina said in a statement.

“Television, radio and other electronic media stations are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the broadcast.”

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Concise News reports that Buhari had on 29 May imposed the lockdown on the aforementioned areas for an initial period of 14 days, asking citizens to stay in their homes.

The Nigerian leader, on 13 April, extended the lockdown for another two weeks.

On whether the president would relax the lockdown or extend again, Nigeria’s health minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire, in an interview with Channels Television, said, “The President will make that announcement in his own time. We will give him the facts, he will consider the facts and make his own announcements using his own wisdom.”

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Sunday said 91 more people had tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the country’s total cases to 1,273.

Concise News reports that 43 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos, eight in Sokoto and six in Taraba.


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Couple who allegedly killed their 7 year old son for ritual arrested in Ogun State. [Nigeria]


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A herbalist identified as Lajuwon Ogunleye and his wife identified as Adetutu Apalaya have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command over charges of conspiring and killing their 7-year-old son identified as Pelumi Apalaya alongisde one Fatai Sefiu.

The suspects were arrested after their neighbours’ suspicion of the little boy being used for ritual as he reportedly slumped and died without being sick.

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According to report, they were reportedly monitored by residents of the community after they took the boy to the bush for burial.

It was also learnt that some of the body parts of the boy who was buried in a ”standing position,” were harvested by the herbalist who is his step father, his mother and Sefiu who is his father’s friend.

Reacting to the development, the Police Public Relations in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the Divisional Police Officer for Abigi Division, Tarkighir Joseph led detectives to the bush in Iwopin area of Ijebu waterside where the suspects were rounded up.

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Oyeyemi said;

“The suspects led policemen to where the victim was buried and it was discovered that the deceased was buried in standing position.

” On interrogation, the second suspect, Fatai Sefiu, told the detectives that the boy was actually used for ritual by the stepfather in connivance with the deceased boy’s mother. He stated further that the couple have reached a conclusion before he was coopted into the business.

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“The mother of the victim Adetutu Apalaya who first denied having knowledge of her husband plan to use her son for ritual was dumbfounded when asked whether or not she followed them to the bush where her son was buried and the mode of burial of the boy.”

The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered a transfer of the case to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department(SCIID) for further investigation and prosecution.


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May 01: Wear Face Mask Or Get Arrested – Ogun Governor. [Nigeria]


From May 1, anybody who goes out without wearing a face mask will be arrested by the government of Ogun State, Gov Dapo Abiodun has said.

Gov Abiodun said the violators will be quarantined for 14 days and be made to undergo compulsory community services for attempting to spread Coronavirus in the State.

This was disclosed on Friday, by Governor Dapo Abiodun, during a press conference at his Iperu residence.

Abiodun said his government had always encouraged the use of face mask, stressing that with the reality facing Ogun, “the use of face mask in public by all individuals in Ogun is now compulsory as from Friday, 1st May, 2020.”

According to him, the state will start the distribution of face masks to millions of residents, who may not have the financial strength to afford same.

This, he said, was in addition to other materials to vulnerable groups across the State.

He said that efforts of the government towards fighting the COVID-19 pandemic to a stand-still was achieving desired results, and the State cannot relent.


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13 Fake Amotekun Officers Arrested in Ogun. [Nigeria]


A security outfit of the Ogun State Government, So Safe’ has arrested 13 persons parading themselves as officers of Amotekun Corps in the state.

The 13 suspects who mounted a checkpoint at Lafenwa area of Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state, wore reflective jackets with Amotekun inscriptions and were allegedly extorting money from members of the public.

So Safe’s Director of Information and Public Relations, ACC Moruf Yusuf said;

“So-Safe Corps, an Ogun State owned security agency has recorded another great achievement as officers and men of the corps deployed to enforce the COVID-19 Stay-at-home directives of the Federal/ State Governments in Ado–Odo Ota Division at about 16:16hrs, noticed a strange set of criminally-minded ones who disguised as a lawful security outfit.

“The culprits who were thirteen (13) in number were apprehended, claiming to be officers of Amotekun, Ogun State Command.

“During preliminary investigation, the suspected fake officers claimed that their operation had a solid backing of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission.

“The suspects who were kitted with reflective jackets with Amotekun inscription with two(2) vehicles and three(3) motorbikes were caught at the spot they mounted a checkpoint and were extorting the public at Lafenwa, Itele Ota, located at Ado Odo Ota Local Government.

“The suspects have been transferred to the Nigeria Police, Itele Division for further investigation and likely prosecution.”


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[Nigeria] Dapo Abiodun suspend Ogun state lockdown free days.


Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday said the current relaxation of the lockdown in the state from 7am to 2pm would be suspended on Friday.

The governor also said the state would soon commence strict enforcement of wearing of face masks in the public, saying it would help flatten the spread of coronavirus.

The governor in the statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, urged the residents of the state to consider the extension announced by the President on Monday a necessary sacrifice to defeat an invisible and deadly enemy.

He said, “Therefore, the current window of relaxation of the lockdown in the state from 7am to 2pm, which follows the same pattern of last week, will still be available for this Wednesday (15th April) and Friday (17th April, 2020) only.

“This is to allow the residents prepare for the extension of the lockdown and restock on food and other essential items. However, Ogun State borders remain closed.

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun

“It should be emphasised that people should only go out if they need to and are required at all times when outside their homes to wear a face mask, including locally made face masks, even as they observe other social distancing measures.

“The state will soon commence strict enforcement of wearing of face mask in the public as it has been shown to help flatten the spread of the virus.”


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[Nigeria] Osun state joins Lagos, Abuja, Ogun in another 14 days lockdown.


Osun State governor Gboyega Oyetola on Tuesday extended the state lockdown for another 14 days.

“In order to ensure a total defeat of coronavirus in Osun, we shall extend lockdown by another 14 days,” Oyetola said in his statewide broadcast.


“But to allow our people to re-stock to survive this lockdown period, the lockdown is suspended between Wednesday, 15th and Thursday, 16th April, 2020,” he added.

Oyetola said the decision was imperative in view of the devastating nature of the pandemic.


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[Nigeria] 150 suspected cultists in Ogun arrested over Ifo/Ota crisis.


The police in Ogun have arrested no fewer than 150 suspects following supremacy clashes between rival cult groups in Ifo and Sango- Ota axis of the state.

The Ogun Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, stated this on Sunday at the Ifo Divisional Police Station where he paraded the suspects. NobleReporters reports that the high point of the crisis occurred on April 4, as many residents fled for their lives and others lost possessions in the mayhem.

Ebrimson, however, refuted claims that armed robbers hijacked the crisis, adding that “there was no report or complaint of robbery made to the command by anyone from the troubled areas”

The CP described the incident as “a case of cult clashes among seven rival groups within the areas as a result of recent death of one of the members” .

He explained that the command swung into action immediately it received the information and had since effected arrests in connection with the incident.

“We deployed our men from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Anti-Cultism unit, Anti-Kidnapping unit, the Special Forces and conventional policemen drawn from the Ifo and Ota area commands.

“Our men smoked the suspected criminals out of their hideouts and recovered various weapons.

“We recovered eight locally made guns, 52 live cartridges, eight knives, 12 handsets, two scissors, large quantity of weeds and several cutlasses,” he said.

“It all started on April 4 as a reprisal attack on other rival cult groups from a cult group which had earlier lost a member.

“I want to say that there was no single case of armed robbery or any case of kidnapping that has been reported to us.

“The basic issue is cultism that emanated from the killing of one of them in Ifo and spread to Sango, Ijoko and Agbado areas,” he said.


We will deal ruthlessly with arrested culprits – Dapo Abiodun


Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Sunday vowed to deal ruthlessly with criminals terrorizing the people of the state.The governor said this in a statement issued in Abeokuta by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Kunle Somorin.

NobleReporters reports that the state police command had earlier on Sunday paraded 150 suspects in connection with recent series of harassments, robberies, burglaries and cult clashes that occured within the Agbado Ijaiye, Sango, Ijoko and Ifo axis of the state.

The governor said: “It has become expedient that we do not spare the rod and spoil the child. Anybody, no matter whose child he or she is, if found guilty of armed robbery, would be visited with the full weight of the law, including capital punishment.

Abiodun urged the police to intensify efforts at curbing the nefarious activities of criminals, asking them to smoke them out of their hideouts and promptly investigate those involved in the activities across the state.

He said the state would avail all other security outfits, including the Department of State Security Service and the armed forces, with necessary material and logistic support to end the reign of terror unleashed by armed robbers on the state.

“I will not hesitate to confirm sentences, even of capital punishment, if that will deter these social misfits. Ogun has zero- tolerance for criminals and we will deal with it with venomous measures,” he said.

The governor commended the state police command for its swiftness and prompt adherence to directive of the state government to flush out those turning the sit-at-home order to a criminal enterprise.

He enjoined all other relevant agencies to immediately up their intelligence gathering mechanisms to ensure that there was no reoccurrence of the criminal acts, especially as the state continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

He restated governments commitment to ensuring that the state remained conducive for living and businesses without fear of criminals and other unscrupulous elements.

Abiodun assured the people that he would not joke with the security of lives and property of citizens and residents alike.

The governor added that he would continue to give all necessary support to security agencies, as he had done by providing mobility and other working equipment for effective service delivery.

The governor enjoined all law-abiding citizens and residents to remain calm and continue to comply with the stay-at-home directive as the situation is now fully under control.


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[Nigeria] Reisdents in Ogun, Lagos scare as hoodlums invade communities, break homes.


Residents in several communities in Ogun and Lagos are now living in fear following rising cases of robbery attacks during the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown imposed on both cities.

On Saturday, hoodlums in large numbers said to have emerged from the Agbado area all the way to Abule Egba in Lagos, wreaked havoc by breaking into shops and houses to loot various items and also rob residents of money and valuables.


Residents of the affected neighbourhoods in Ogun State like Ijoko, Sango Ota, Ayepe, Ilepa, Ibogun, Itori and Agbado say they now live in fear, while those in Ajao Estate, Abule Egba, Iju, Agege, Alimosho, Alagbado – all in Lagos – reckon that they no longer sleep well at night as a result of the threat posed by the hoodlums.

In fact it was gathered that residents of the affected communities have since formed vigilante groups to protect themselves against the miscreants.


“They came in about three buses, shot into the air and started looting. Shop owners had to run for their lives.

“Some houses were also attacked and were robbed of money and other valuables,” one resident in Agbado said.


Narrating his own experience, another resident of the area, who asked not to be named for safety reason, said, “The robbers, who have been attacking our neighbouring communities, wrote a letter to us on Wednesday to inform us that they were coming soon. As a result, we now make bonfires at night to keep vigil over our neighbourhood.”

Reacting to the issue, spokesperson for the police in Lagos, Bala Elkana, disclosed that some of the hoodlums responsible for terrorising these communities have been arrested.


He said, “The hoodlums stepped out in the name of attacking each other just to create a scene and using the opportunity to steal.

“We envisaged that they would attempt it so we had our deployment already. Our men were well prepared for them.

“We have a patrol team and rapid response squad were all over and we responded. We have a number of suspects already in custody.”


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Lockdown: Ogun communities under robbers siege. [Nigeria]


Several communities in Ogun States are now living in fear following rising cases of robbery attacks.

The affected neighborhoods in Ogun include Lambe, Ayede, Ilepa, Ijoko, Ifo, Ibogun, Itori, GudFugba, Ayepe, Oke-Aro, Foursquare, Matogun, and other Agbado communities in Ifo and Ewekoro Local Government Areas of Ogun State.

Media correspondent who visited Agbado communities as at 10 pm on Saturday observed that residents of the affected communities have formed vigilante groups to contain the rampaging robbers.

The attacks, according to the residents, became prominent in the wake of the lockdown in Ogun State to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

In Agbado communities such as Oke Aro, Matogun, the residents said they could no longer stay in-door to self-isolate in order to protect themselves from attacks.

Some residents also confirmed that their shops and homes were looted at gunpoint.

Meanwhile, AIG Sola Subair (rtd), Special Assistant to the Governor on Security, in a statement on Saturday said the government has swung into action.

He confirmed the arrest of some suspects in connection with the chain of unrest in the affected localities.

“Initial arrests notwithstanding, the State Police Command is not leaving any stone unturned as the command has arrested more suspects, and investigation is currently ongoing. Suspects in custody continue to provide helpful information.

“The State Government wishes to reiterate its commitment to the security of lives and property.

“We wish to assure the entire citizenry of adequate security and our dedication to safety of the people, and we urged everyone not to panic, as the situation is under control”, the statement added.

However, as at the time of filing this report, there is no presence of any security team around communities such as Oke Aro, Ishaga-Matogun, Nylon, among others.


Residents of these areas are moving around with cutlasses


In the Ayede area of Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, residents no longer sleep with their eyes closed. They have formed a vigilance group to ward off the robbers from the community.

A leading member of the community, Mr Ademosu Ojoaru, lamented that the vigilance group was a response to the inadequacy of police to secure their lives and property.

Sources in Ibogun said the siege by robbers has led to exodus of people from the town.

‘’The robbers have been attacking several Ibogun communities including Olorunda, Egbeda, Alapoti, Odejimi, Solu, and others.

‘’We now make bonfires at night to keep vigil over our neighbourhoods,’’ a community leader who spoke in confidence said.

The scenario is the same at Apomu, Gudugba and Ayepe areas of Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State. Suspected robbers, according to residents had made several attempts to raid the communities in the last few days.

A female community leader who asked not to be named urged the police authorities to step up surveillance in order to prevent attacks by robbers.

Meanwhile in a statement issued on Friday, police spokesman in Ogun State, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi assured residents of adequate police protection. He urged people not to panic.

‘’The Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has therefore appealed to members of the public not to be unnecessarily apprehensive as the command will continue to do everything within its power to ensure that the good people of Ogun state enjoy adequate security during and after this trying period of our dear country. He also enjoined them to reach out to the command through the control room number 08081770416 whenever they are in distress,” he said


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[Nigeria] Ogun residents fighting armed robbers themselves.


Some residents of Alakuko to Ijaiye axis of Sango-Otta in Ogun State, had to resort to self defense over the incessant robberies in the area since the lockdown started.

In a new report, it was gathered that the robbery incidents started on Thursday 9th of April, 2020, and happens intermittently during day and night.

According to sources, the robbers numbering over 50, raid the areas all at once, looting resident’s valuables, monies and allegedly raping some ladies.

A source reveals that the residents have reached out to the police all to no avail except for this afternoon when they showed up after the robbers had fled.

Some angry armed residents have now taken to the streets to defend themselves while also calling on the security operatives to come to their aid.


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I am ready to sleep with any man for N500 – Elderly woman says amid lockdown hardship.


Amidst the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, an elderly woman passing through hard times, has said that she is ready to sleep with anyone willing to offer her N500.

According to reports, the video was captured in Igbore, a suburb of Abeokuta, Ogun state.


The woman in the video shared her frustration of not able to feed her family due to the COVID-19 lockdown which has prevented her from going about her daily job.

Meanwhile, many Nigerians have been complaining of hunger and the inability to provide for the basic needs of their family members amidst the lockdown.


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Abiodun donate food items to widows, single mothers in Ogun, Nigeria.


In continuation of her good gestures towards the welfare of women and widows, in particular, the wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun has donated and distributed food items worth millions of naira to them in Sagamu axis of the state.

The event which took place at the Sagamu Town Hall in collaboration with Remo Development Forum and the Sagamite Babes attracted widows and single mothers from Sagamu and environs irrespective of their ages.


Mrs. Abiodun on the 24th of June, 2019, flagged off her commitment towards widows at the June 12, Cultural Centre, Kuto Abeokuta, where a total number of 1,000 widows were given donations of cash and food items and her commitment towards widows has since remained constant.

Mrs. Abiodun, represented by the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon. Funmi Efuwape at the occasion said the donation was a means of relieving the hardship that may be caused as a result of the 14 days lockdown announced by the Federal government to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

Mrs. Abiodun who expressed her determination to extend the gesture to other parts of the state advised women in the state to comply with the governments’ directives at flattening the curve of the virus for the benefit of all.


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COVID-19: Ogun govt calls for more support.


A call has gone to well-meaning individuals in the country, as well as, corporate organisations to support the government in its efforts at combating the prevalent coronavirus pandemic, as government alone cannot provide the wherewithal to tackle the disease.

Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, made the call while receiving, on behalf of the State government 200 mattresses, donated by Mouka Foam, to support the government in its efforts to contain the deadly coronavirus, saying the gesture was apt, as the State was ensuring that all necessary machinery were in place, for the isolation and treatment of coronavirus patients.


“Just yesterday, his Excellency Prince Dapo Abiodun took people around isolation centres put in place by the government, as part of his preparedness to manage the coronavirus pandemic. We were shown round very impressive 128 bedded facility said to be the largest single facility available in the country today in terms of the number of beds’’, she said.

While appreciating Mouka for the generous donation, the Deputy Governor said the mattresses would be put to use when more isolation and treatment centres were created for possible patients of Coronavirus, noting that a lot still needs to be done in terms of relief materials for people during the lockdown, so as to be able to keep the family going.

Earlier in his remarks, Chief Commercial Officer, Mouka Foam, Mr Dimeji Osingunwa, said the company felt the need to partner Ogun State government in their little way, especially at this critical period the State and the Federal government are fighting Coronavirus pandemic in the country, noting that the item donated was part of the essentials needed by the government at this period.

According to him, “we have the large chunk of our business in this environment and across Nigeria and we felt that at this critical period and in our usual bid, we must recognise and partner with Ogun State government, as we usually do to communities’’.


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COVID-19: New case affirmed in Ogun state as all cases in Nigeria jump to 139.


The Ogun State Government has confirmed that a 30-year-old daughter of the third case in the state who is a United Kingdom-returnee in Sagamu has tested positive for COVID-19.

The 4th case was confirmed on Monday night few hours after 128 bed-isolation centres were inaugurated.


Prior to the recent confirmed case of COVID-19, the state had recorded three cases which included the first index in Nigeria.

The Commissioner for Health in the state Dr Tomi Coker, disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing newsmen on the update of the coronavirus in the state.


Coker said the state ran 68 tests after which four persons were confirmed to be positive while 58 persons were negative.

She added that six cases were pending while 112 contact tracing of individuals had been made.


Coker said:

“Last night, we had a new confirmed COVID-19 case which is a 30-year-old female and a contact of the third case.


“So far in Ogun State, we run 68 tests of which we have four positive. The four positive are actually two clusters. The second case is the contact of the first. And the fourth case is the contact of the third.

“As I said we ran 68 tests, four positive, 58 negative. And six are pending.

We also have 112 contacts tracing of individuals of which 40 have completed their 14 days follow – up. We are currently, actively following 72 cases.”


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