Tag: OGUN STATE

HERDSMEN HAVE INVADED MY HOME AGAIN – PROF WOLE SOYINKA

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka on Friday revealed that herdsmen have again invaded his home in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria.

Speaking with newsmen on Friday at the Freedom Park, Lagos Island,  Soyinka said this time the herdsmen came through another path and made their way to his doorstep.

It is not clear if the Professor was at home during the invasion or if anyone had been hurt.

Herdsmen had last year attacked Soyinka’s home while he was away abroad. He was reported then as saying that he returned from a trip outside the country only to “find that my home ground had been invaded, and a brand-new “Appian way” sliced through my sanctuary. That ‘motorable’ path was made by the hoofed invaders. But both the improvised entry and exit are now blocked.”

Further details on the incident are expected soon…

 

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OGUN POLICE COMMAND ARRESTS CONMAN IMPERSONATING OONI OF IFE

The Ogun State Police Command have arrested a conman who opened fake social media acounts in the name of the Ooni of Ife.

Abiodun Joseph, 26, opened WhatsApp and Facebook accounts using the picture of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Adeyeye, to dupe unsuspecting members of the public.

Parading the suspect alongside other suspects, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, said the suspect who had on previous occassions, successfully defrauded two persons of a total sum of N600,000,  was apprehended while perfecting a third plan.

“On Wednesday, an information was received about a man impersonating the Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi Adeyeye, on Facebook and WhatsApp platforms to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

“Upon information, Policemen attached to Ijebu Ode Area Command swung into action and subsequently arrested one Abiodun Joseph, 26,” the commissioner said.

The suspect confessed to the crime.

“I opened a WhatsApp and Facebook accounts using the Ooni’s picture and I have duped two people to the tune of N600,000, though I am regretting my action.

“When I left secondary school, I had no sponsor to allow me further my education, so I learned how to repair phones and computers. That is what I have been doing before I was arrested by the Police for impersonation,” he said.

While assuring members of the general public of their safety, the Commissioner of Police, however, sought the cooperation and understanding of residents on intelligence sharing and information that could lead to the arrest of criminals in the state.