Father And Children Arrested For Alleged Kidnapping In Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command have arrested an alleged kidnap syndicate made up of members of the same family. Oweniwe Okpara from Delta State and three of his children, Samson Okpara, Bright Okpara and Eze Okpara were arrested in Ajaka area of Sagamu. Ogun State Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects were all arrested for their roles in the kidnap of eight persons at different times. Arrested alongside the suspects is one Christian Ishaha who had accommodated them. “In the course of investigation, it was discovered that three other members of the family constituting the criminal gang namely; Godwin Okpara, Godspower Okpara and Mathew Okpara are the armed squad of the syndicate, while Samson, Bright and Eze Okpara were the ones spying on their targeted victims. One Emmanuel Joseph, a native of Ebele in Edo State was later recruited into the fold, having confronted their sister, Eze Okpara, to tell him the source of money they count every day. They subsequently opened u

House Investigates Otodo-Gbame Community Demolition

Lagos State House of Assembly has set up special Committee to investigate the claims by residents of Otodo-Gbame Community in Ikate Elegushi Local Council Development Area, Lekki Area of the state over demolition of their properties by agents of the state government.

The measure was sequel to earlier peaceful protest staged by......
the group to the Lagos State House of Assembly, Alausa, Ikeja. The aggrieved residents displayed placards of various inscriptions such as; “Enough of this injustice, save us from Elegushi. 

We want freedom, stop killing our people. The King Elegushi and the Elegushis,” Otodo-Gbame is being threatened, we have no other land, but Otodo-Gbame,” among others.

 In the letter submitted to the state assembly dated 14th November and addressed to the Speaker of the House of Assembly, the residents alleged that they were being harassed and intimidated by officers from Jakande Police Station.

According to them, those harassing them included a daughter of one Army General, (nameswitheld), a family member of Elegushi and the Monarch in the area, Oba Saheed Elegushi.

 They were accused of using thugs and officers of the Nigerian Police Force and soldiers to intimidate residents. 

A spokesman for the protesters, Comrade Bokoh Oluwole, who is a leader in the community, alleged that they were being treated like animals and slaves in Lagos State in Otodo-Gbame Community.

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