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Dogo Maikasuwa: Troops neutralise deadly bandit commander in Kaduna- Commissioner

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Dogo Maikasuwa: Troops neutralise deadly bandit commander in Kaduna- Commissioner

 A notorious bandit commander, popularly called Dogo Maikasuwa has been killed by security forces during a clearance operation in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State, 

The kaduna state Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Friday in Kaduna.

“After an era of terror and evading security forces, the Kaduna State Government can authoritatively report that the notorious bandit commander known as Dogo Maikasuwa has met his end.

“This action was made known in operational feedback from security agencies.

“Painstaking investigations revealed the atrocities he carried out with impunity in hard-to-reach locations.

“Dogo Maikasuwa, also known as ‘Dogo Maimillion led series of attacks and kidnappings of citizens on the Kaduna-Kachia Road, and in communities within Chikun and Kajuru Local Government Areas,” he said.

The commissioner said the bandit

was one of the deadliest bandits who led other elements in terrorising citizens.

The commissioner said Maikasuwa always dresses in green camouflage military fatigues and wielded an AK47 rifle.

“Such was his appearance during the duel with security forces which ultimately consumed him.

“Maikasuwa led his bandits to engage in operations with cruelty, often killing kidnapped victims when ransoms are delayed or considered meager.

“In his final stand, the notorious bandit in the company of his foot soldiers ran into an ambush laid by operatives in a forest in the Gengere-Kaso general area, around the Chikun and Kajuru boundaries,“ he said.

Aruwan said the security forces after the fierce battle successfully neutralized the bandit leader and recovered one AK-47 rifle, one magazine, five rounds of ammunition, two motorcycles and one set of camouflage military fatigues.

“The other bandits escaped with gun wounds. It was further gathered that one of them died from injuries sustained in the fierce battle, with his remains carried away by other fleeing elements,“ Aruwan said.

The commissioner said Gov. Nasir El-Rufai, received the feedback with gratitude and commended the personnel for their bravery in the fierce battle against the bandits.

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Adamawa Violent Crimes: Police arrest 208 suspects in January, Recover AK47 riffles, locally fabricated guns

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Adamawa Violent Crimes: Police arrest 208 suspects in January, Recover AK47 riffles, locally fabricated guns

The Police Command in Adamawa says it has arrested 208 suspects in connection with various crimes in the state.

The Commissioner of Police (CP) Sikiru Akande, disclosed this at a news conference in Yola on Thursday.

Akande disclosed that 108 of the suspects had already been charged in court.

He disclosed that the suspects were arrested in connection with suspected Kidnapping, armed robbery, cattle rustling and other violent crimes.

According to him, seven AK47 riffles, seven locally fabricated guns, generators, and televisions among other exhibits, were recovered.

“Early this year the command renewed its commitment and designed a security template to deliver on the mandate of the IGP Usman Alkali Baba to leave a deepened legacy of Democratic system and credible electoral process in the country.

“From Jan. 1st to date, the command operatives carried out tactical and intelligence-driven patrols, raiding of criminal hideouts, rescue operations, stop and search operations, community policing, and engagement of stakeholders among others.

“These operations yielded positive results and a total of 208 suspects were arrested in connection with kidnapping, armed robbery, cattle rustling and other violent crimes, out of which 108 suspects were charged to court.”

Akande commended the government and people of Adamawa for the support and cooperation rendered to the command that yielded the success recorded.

He gave assurance that all the suspects would be diligently prosecuted upon completion of investigation.

“Those at large will equally be traced and made to face the wrath of the law,” he said.

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EDITOR’S PICK: Ayojimi, son of Popular Musician, Docked over alleged Wife Battery

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 Ayojimi Balogun, 33, son of popular “Juju” Musician, Queen Ayo Balogun, was on Thursday brought before a family court in Ikeja for allegedly beating his wife.

…Ayojimi pleads not guilty as wife appears in court with neck guard!***

 Ayojimi Balogun, 33, son of popular “Juju” Musician, Queen Ayo Balogun, was on Thursday brought before a family court in Ikeja for allegedly beating his wife.

Balogun, who resides at Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos State is charged with assaulting his wife by beating her.

Ayojimi pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Ajayi Emmanuel told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Dec. 30, 2022.

Emmanuel said the defendant allegedly assaulted his wife, Jennifer Balogun, 27, by beating her.

He said the offence was contrary to Section 170 and punishable under Section 172 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.

Defence counsel Semilore Oluwataye urged the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms and promised that his client would be present at all the court proceedings.

The Magistrate, Mrs I.O. Raji admitted the defendant to a bail in the sum of N50,000 and two sureties, who must be residents of Lagos State.

Raji adjourned the case until Feb. 16 for mention.

The complainant, brought by the staff of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency, appeared in court with a neck guard.

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Alleged N23.338bn fraud: Court adjourns until March 6 for ex-minister Yuguda’s counsel to cross-examine EFCC witness

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An FCT High Court on Thursday adjourned until March 6 for counsel to former Finance Minister of State, Bashir Yuguda to cross-examine Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) witness.

An FCT High Court on Thursday adjourned until March 6 for counsel to former Finance Minister of State, Bashir Yuguda to cross-examine Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) witness.

Yuguda, ex-National Security Adviser (NSA), Rtd Col. Sambo Dasuki, and three others are charged with 25 counts bordering on alleged N23.3 billion fraud by the EFCC.

Others charged are former governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, his son, Sagir, and their company, Dalhatu Investment Limited

Justice Yusuf Halilu fixed the date with the consensus of all the counsel in the matter after the prosecuting counsel Mr. Oluwaleke Atolegbe. prayed the court for an adjournment because his witness, Mr. Aliyu Mukadas a staff member of the Central Bank was not in court.

Mukadas who is the first EFCC witness (PW1) testified on Nov. 17.

He said that the witness was to be cross-examined by the defendant’s counsel.

There were no objections from counsel in the matter.

The witness in his testimony on that day told the court how N4.6 billion in the account of the office of the ONSA was moved to Dalhatu Investment.

EFCC had arraigned the defendants first before Justice Peter Affen, now of the Court of Appeal, on Dec. 24, 2015.

The matter was later transferred to Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf, now the FCT Chief Judge in October 2016.

The case could not take off since it was first brought to court largely due to the detention of the former NSA by the Department of State Service (DSS).

On May 24, 2022, the defendants were re-arraigned before Justice Yusuf Halilu on an amended 25-count -charge bordering on misappropriation, criminal breach of trust and receiving stolen property.

They all, however, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them. 

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