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Court Arraigns ”Suya” Seller, Agbamuche for Assaulting Three Brothers




A 28-year-old ”suya” seller, Olayemi Agbamuche, who allegedly assaulted three brothers, on Thursday 22nd August, 2019 appeared in a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The police charged Agbamuche, who resides in Bariga area of Lagos with two counts of conspiracy and assault.

The Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Godwin Oriabure, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in July 2017, at Ayedun junction in Bariga, Lagos.

He alleged that the defendant and four others, who are at large, beat up the complainant, Mr Idris Suleiman, after he asked the defendant to pay him the money for the raw meat he was buying.

Oriabure also alleged that the defendant beat up the complainant’s two brothers, Mr Hamzat Danjuma and Mr Oseni Yakubu, when they tried to intervene.

He alleged that the defendant and his accomplices  used a cutlass and broken bottles to inflict grievous injuries on the complainant and his brothers.

The offence, he added, contravened the provisions of sections 412 and 173 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 173 stipulates three years jail term for the offence of assault upon conviction while 412 carries two years for conspiracy.

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Magistrate S.O. Obasa admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N20,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Obasa ordered that the sureties must be above 40 years and must be gainfully employed.

She further ordered that the sureties must also show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The magistrate adjourned the case until Sept. 2 for mention. (NAN)


Gunmen Abduct Chinese National, Kill one Security Personnel in Kwara




From Alfred Babs, Ilorin

Unknown gunmen believed to be bandits last Thursday invaded a quarry in Shao, Moro Local Government Area of Kwara state, abducted an expatriate and shot dead a Police officer during the operation.

The gunmen who struck at the quarry site in the area also killed a Police inspector, while another policeman sustained gunshot injury during the operation before abducting the Chinese citizen, it was  gathered.

It was further gathered that the gunmen burnt the car allegedly used in the operation and disappeared into thin air.

The injured police operative in the attack was reportedly said to be receiving medical attention at an undisclosed location in the state.

Sources said that unkown gunmen struck  at a quarry site in Shao town, killing one mobile police officer and abducting a Chinese expatriate in the process.

When contacted, the spokesman of the Kwara state police command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, said ” the command is working round the clock to get the victim rescued and perpetrators apprehended.

“One police inspector was killed while a Chinese was abducted in Shao three days ago(Sunday) ,” Okasanmi stated.

“Meanwhile, the command is in a mourning mood over the killing of one of our operatives,” he added.

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According to the spokesman, the Commissioner of Police, Tuesday Assayomo, has set up a special investigation team to investigate the matter.

He said “the people of Kwara State would be briefed accordingly of our progress please.”

Meanwhile, Kwara state House of Assembly has urged the state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to direct all the 16 local government area in the state to Reinvigorate and empower the local Vigilante Group to provide security surveillance within their council areas.

The Assembly in a resolution reached at the plenary on Tuesday also urged the governor to give necessary support to the state Commissioner of Police to deploy the recently recruited Constabulary Police for Surveillance, intelligence and other policing services in line with the original objectives of the scheme.

It also urged Traditional Rulers in the state to assist the Government checkmate the incursion of strangers into their domain through sensitisation of the local population on the need for prompt report of strange movements and persons.

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Bandits Attack Buhari’s Advance Team Convoy in Daura



President Muhammadu Buhari

By Mathew Dadiya, Abuja

The Presidency has described as sad and unwelcome, the shooting incident near Dutsinma, Katsina State, at the convoy of cars carrying the Advance Team of security guards, protocol and media officers ahead of the President, Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to Daura for Sallah. 

The attackers opened fire on the convoy from ambush positions but were repelled by the military, police and DSS personnel accompanying the convoy.


Presidential Spokesperson, Garba Shehu in a statement, said two persons in the convoy were receiving treatment for the minor injuries they suffered.

Shehu said “all the other personnel, staff and vehicles made it safely to Daura”.

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Naval Staff Kidnapped at Residence in Kogi




From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja

A staff of Naval Headquarters, Abuja, Mr Musa Lawal has been kidnapped in Lokoja.

He was abducted in Lokoja at his residence, behind Post Flood Housing Estate, Lokoja at about 8 pm on Monday after they destroyed his doors and windows.

The Naval staff was to depart for his station, Abuja  on Tuesday morning before the unfortunate incident.

An hour after the Abduction, the kidnappers had called, demanding for three million naira ransom.

The wife of the kidnapped naval staff Mrs Juliana Musa who narrated her ordeal, told Our Correspondent that one of the hands was cut and taken away with bleeding.

Kogi Police Command Spokesman, SP William Aya told DAILY ASSET that he was not aware about the incident with an assurance that the command will investigate the incident.

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