Re-arrested cultist confesses to killing six in Ogun
.Man loses forearm to machine mishap, seeks redress
The police in Ogun State have re-arrested one Lukman Shonubi (a.k.aTinny), who has been under profiling before the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Superintendent of Police (SP) Salami Murphy.Tinny, a serial killer and armed robber, is a member of Eiye Confraternity.
Spokesperson for Ogun State Police Command, Superintendent of Police (SP) Omolola Odutola, said he was arrested following intelligence sharing with a sister security agency.
She said: “So Safe Corps shared an intelligence with the police that the most wanted notorious criminal, one Lukman Shonubi, who the police have been tracking, was sighted at a function fomenting trouble with intention to distract his victims and dispossess them of their valuables.
“This time, the police were faster than him, arriving at the nick of time, arresting and taking him away from the event.
“Shonubi, on interrogation, confessed that he has killed over six persons as a cultist and had robbed supermarkets. A prominent name was Perry, where he robbed the woman on Molipa Expressway at gunpoint, stealing handbags, phones, Automated Teller Machine (ATM), power bank and N300,000 cash.
“His cohorts escaped at the event, but a locally fabricated short gun was recovered at his hideout when the police carried out a search. Efforts are ongoing to apprehend other cohorts, while Shonubi is presently in police custody on interrogation.”
Odutola added: “More persons have continued to take advantage of the amnesty window emplaced by the Commissioner of Police (CP), Alamutu Abiodun, to renounce cultism. Young persons thronging the Command Headquarters at Eleweran Abeokuta, alone and some with their parents to renounce cultism and cult-related activities.
“The window and leverage is still open to all and sundry willing to turn a new leaf. The amnesty window is effective and more persons are hereby encouraged to use this medium to say no to cultism and confraternity that leads only to death,” she added.
Meanwhile, one Jeremiah Sulaiman, an employee of New Hope Industry, an animal feed factory located at Logbara village via Owode, Ogun State, has lost his forearm as a result of machine mishap.
Sulaiman, who was in charge of handling and cleaning of the industrial machine, got his forearm chopped off on August 11, while performing his duties.
Administrative manager of the industry, Ibidun Abiodun, reported the incident at Owode Egba Police Division.
The Guardian gathered that the victim was rushed to Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilishan, by the production manager and his immediate supervisor, where he was stabilized.
Confirming the incident, police spokesperson in the state, Omotola Odutola, said preliminary investigation has begun into the incident to unravel how the victim’s forearm was chopped off.
She said: “The Commissioner of Police has been briefed. He has ordered that the executives and members of the victim’s family meet in his office as part of investigation procedures.
“Hazards are inevitable in work places, but employees must take steps to ensure their personal safety, especially in the instant case involving automated machines. The public can be rest assured that the Commissioner of Police, Alamutu Abiodun is on top of this investigation.”
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