…As Zamfara Police says: ’21 killed, not 100 in attack on Maru, Talata Marafa LGAs’***
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested the culprit of the viral video showing a youth, Adeyeye Oluwatosin Babatunde ‘m’, kissing his three years old step sister (name withheld).
The Command Image maker, Elkana Bala said Adeyeye, of Kajola Street, Shagamu, Ogun State, a Botany student of Lagos State University engaged in the act on 02/6/2020 in their residence at Shagamu.
Stated Bala: “The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu tasked detectives from the Gender Unit to analyse the video and apprehend the suspect. The team got the suspect on 5/6/2020 at about 1100 hours. He is handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba for diligent prosecution in Court”, adding that the CP also expressed his gratitude to Nigerians who helped in bringing the incident to the notice of the Police, urging everyone to continue to speak out against sexual and gender-based violence.
Finally, the CP, in furtherance of the goal tackling rape, child abuse and crime against our women and children, equally gave the under mentioned phone numbers to call for complaints and timely response:
08175899289, 09062887858, 09062887856, 09062887849, 09062887841, 09062887870, 08023532283, 09062887864, 09062887861 and 09062887860.
In the meantime, the Zamfara State Police Command has debunked the account of gunmen attacks on over 10 villages alleging deaths of over 100 people, stressing that only 21 persons were actually killed.
The Zamfara Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu indicated this in a statement.
“For purpose of clarity, the command wishes to set the record straight as follows:-
“On 2nd and 3rd June, 2020, six (6) villages namely:- Tungar Malan, Manyan Karaje, Tungar Arne,
Dangodon Maiyakane, Dangodon Mai Masallaci and Boleke in Maru LGA were attacked by suspected armed bandits with intend to rustle cows. When confronted by members of the milia group known as “YAN SAKAI”, they started shooting sporadically, thereby resulting to the death of fifteen (15) people, while seven (7) people sustained gunshot wounds and rushed to the hospital for treatment.
“In a related incident, on 3rd June, 2020, Bandits attacked and killed six people from four villages namely:- Gidan Dan Kani, Tungar lauti, Inwala and Dangodo villages in Talata Mafara LGA.
“The victims were attacked and killed while coming back from the funeral prayer of the above deceases. Five people sustained gunshot wounds and are currently receiving treatment.
“In view of the above, the Zamfara State Police Command hereby refutes such unfounded report and urges the press to patiently wait to have the accurate report of events before publication so as not to put members of the public in confusion and fear”, the image-maker stated, noting that normalcy has however been restored in the affected communities.