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Man drags ex-Reps member, Reyenieju to IGP, claims life under threat

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The Enugu Annex of Nigeria Police Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, FCID, is presently investigating a case of an alleged threat to the life of one Mr. Benson Odunometa by a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon Daniel Reyenieju and four others.

The complainant is accusing Reyenieju of an attempt to forcefully take over six acres of land belonging to the Ogbe family of Ugbuwangue town in Warri South local government area of Delta State.

He told journalists in Enugu that his life was no longer safe owing to the alleged plot of Reyenieju, a senior legislative aide in the National Assembly, to take over their family land.

In a petition through their lawyer, J.O. Kpedi & Co, to the Deputy Inspector General of Police, FCID, Abuja, which was minuted to the AIG Enugu Annex of FCID in charge of South-East and South-South, the Ogbe family of Ugbuwangue- Warri, headed by Mr. Benson Odunometa, accused the ex-Reps member, Reyenieju of forceful entry into the land and threat of life of the head of the Ogbe family, Mr. Odunometa, in a bid to spuriously claim ownership of the land.

The Ogbe family claimed in the petition to the police that Rejenieju with his thugs forcefully entered the disputed land with swamp buggy to clear the land and fenced it despite the stiff opposition of the family and police warning for his to desist from the encroachment.

Mr. Odunometa alleged that Rejenieju and four other mentioned suspects have been threatening his life which has made him become afraid of the safety of his life.

“In view of the foregoing, therefore, we are sincerely appealing to you to intervene in this matter by detailing some of your officers and men to get the said Hon. Daniel Reyenieju and others to your office for a thorough and discreet investigation of this matter so that our client can get justice,” the law firm wrote to the Police.

The petitioners further revealed that they had earlier dragged Hon. Reyenieju to the Police Zone 5 Headquarters in Benin City, Edo State, where Reyenieju was warned by the police to steer clear from land but he resumed aggressive development on the land in January 2021.

“On September 2021 our client went to the aforesaid land where Hon Daniel Reyenieju used rod to hit him several times but fortunately our client held his hands on his head and the rod hit his hands and he started using the road to hit the back of our client and other young men used sticks and planks to severally beat up our client, he almost passed out but he managed to escape to safety,” part of the petition read.

But Hon. Reyenieju, when contacted, told DAILY POST that he was not aware of any petition in Enugu.

“I’m not aware of any petition,” he said.

When asked whether police asked both parties to maintain the status quo, he quipped: “I want to ask you- is the police a court that they now adjudicate on a civil matter, a land issue? You as a professional should know that you shouldn’t ask me such a question.

“Can the police ask me not to go into the land I have purchased? If anybody has an issue the person should go to court. Why are they making the police useless?”

On the alleged threat to life, he said: “I don’t know what they are talking about. They are in court already, I’m ready to face them in court; the case they are talking about has gone from one police unit to another here in Warri Delta State, two DPOs, to the Area Command here in Warri, to Asaba to the AIG’s office in Benin. They keep shopping from one police unit to another, maybe they will go to Cameroun the next time to get the police.

“Why will someone all the way from Warri, by-pass the Area Command, by-pass Asaba, all the way to Enugu, why didn’t the police question that, if they are doing their investigation? If I were the commissioner of police in Enugu, I would ask them to take it to the Area Command in Warri or the Commissioner of Police in Delta.

“Why will the police get involved in this kind of thing? The police is an institution we all ought to respect, but when people start shopping from one place to another, it is wrong.”

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Insecurity: S/West Muslims urge Nigerians to provide security agencies with credible information

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Muslims under the umbrella of Muslim Ummah of South-West Nigeria (MUSWEN) have advised Nigerians to supply credible information to security agencies in order to stem the tide of kidnapping, armed robbery and other criminal activities in the country.

A member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of MUSWEN, Alhaji Kunle Sanni, issued the advice while speaking with journalists during the 6th General Assembly of the organisation.

The event themed “Insecurity in Nigeria: Effects on Human Psyche” held at the University of Ibadan on Sunday had MUSWEN President, Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo; MUSWEN Executive Secretary, Professor Muslih Yahya; and prominent Islamic scholars and associations across the region in attendance.

Sanni, while speaking on the security situation across the country, noted that Nigerians should not wait for security agents before they secure themselves.

He explained that it is not possible for security agents to be everywhere, hence Nigerians should volunteer information that could help them arrest the criminals.

Sanni, who added that criminals live among the people, said that the best way for people to protect themselves is to report suspicious movements to the security agencies.

He said, “Chief of Army Staff, Inspector General of Police and all the service chiefs cannot be everywhere and these criminals live among us, so we are concerned about the security situation in the country, we should give intelligence report to the security agencies.

“I am not suggesting that Nigerian should carry guns to defend themselves, if we are saying that we should carry guns to defend ourselves, we are escalating the tentacles of violence.

“So, I will not subscribe to the call that everyone should carry guns.

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“Every Nigerian should see himself as part of those who want to see the end of the ugly insurrection.

“Therefore, they should be involved to volunteer necessary information to the security agencies to assist in combating insecurity”.

A former Commissioner of Police, Dr. Olayinka Balogun, in his lecture entitled “Prevalence of Insecurity in Nigeria and its effect on human conduct” attributed weak government, politics of hatred, corruption, unemployment and breakdown of traditional institutions as major factors causing insecurity in the country.

He then recommended that government and stakeholders should ensure the provision of jobs for the unemployed, promote equity, justice and protect the rights of minorities in order to address growing incidents of kidnappings, armed robberies and other criminal activities in the country.

“Insecurity can be brought to a minimal level if the following essential political, economic and social policies and programs are introduced and sustained in a society.

“Development and consolidation of democratic culture, strong and capable public institutions, a strong and just economic space including guaranteed job and food security,” he said.

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S/West Muslims urge Nigerians to provide security agencies with credible information

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Muslims under the umbrella of Muslim Ummah of South-West Nigeria (MUSWEN) have advised Nigerians to supply credible information to security agencies in order to stem the tide of kidnapping, armed robbery and other criminal activities in the country.

A member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of MUSWEN, Alhaji Kunle Sanni, issued the advice while speaking with journalists during the 6th General Assembly of the organisation.

The event themed “Insecurity in Nigeria: Effects on Human Psyche” held at the University of Ibadan on Sunday had MUSWEN President, Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo; MUSWEN Executive Secretary, Professor Muslih Yahya; and prominent Islamic scholars and associations across the region in attendance.

Sanni, while speaking on the security situation across the country, noted that Nigerians should not wait for security agents before they secure themselves.

He explained that it is not possible for security agents to be everywhere, hence Nigerians should volunteer information that could help them arrest the criminals.

Sanni, who added that criminals live among the people, said that the best way for people to protect themselves is to report suspicious movements to the security agencies.

He said, “Chief of Army Staff, Inspector General of Police and all the service chiefs cannot be everywhere and these criminals live among us, so we are concerned about the security situation in the country, we should give intelligence report to the security agencies.

“I am not suggesting that Nigerian should carry guns to defend themselves, if we are saying that we should carry guns to defend ourselves, we are escalating the tentacles of violence.

“So, I will not subscribe to the call that everyone should carry guns.

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“Every Nigerian should see himself as part of those who want to see the end of the ugly insurrection.

“Therefore, they should be involved to volunteer necessary information to the security agencies to assist in combating insecurity”.

A former Commissioner of Police, Dr. Olayinka Balogun, in his lecture entitled “Prevalence of Insecurity in Nigeria and its effect on human conduct” attributed weak government, politics of hatred, corruption, unemployment and breakdown of traditional institutions as major factors causing insecurity in the country.

He then recommended that government and stakeholders should ensure the provision of jobs for the unemployed, promote equity, justice and protect the rights of minorities in order to address growing incidents of kidnappings, armed robberies and other criminal activities in the country.

“Insecurity can be brought to a minimal level if the following essential political, economic and social policies and programs are introduced and sustained in a society.

“Development and consolidation of democratic culture, strong and capable public institutions, a strong and just economic space including guaranteed job and food security,” he said.

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Man arrested for hacking Sound Sultan’s IG, impersonating wife after his death

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Brother to late Sound Sultan, Baba Dee has confirmed the arrest of a man who hacked into his brother’s account after death.

Baba Dee had on his Instagram account said the young man identified as Victor Majekodunmi hacked into the Sound Sultan’s account, posing as Farida, the singer’s wife to defraud people.

He said the suspect who deleted the singers’ memories on the page was now in police custody.

Baba Dee thanked Nigerians and the Lagos State Police Commissioner for his support in nabbing the criminal.

He wrote; ”This is the face of the scammer that hacked into my brother @soundsultan Instagram account after his death. His Name is victor Majekodunmi, a young with great potential yet so evil and heartless.

”I’m happy to announce that we have taken control of the account and he is presently cooling off in police custody. Thanks to everybody that showed concern and helped nab the young, hardened criminal.”

Recall that Sound Sultan passed away on Sunday, 11th of July after battling cancer.

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