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Delta: Police Arrest Four Boys For Allegedly buying hard drugs



By Owen Àkeñzua, Asaba

The Nigeria Police have arrested four boys suspected to be Yahoo boys for allegedly buying hard drugs from a pharmacy store at Uti Street in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area.

It was gathered that the police men were driving through the pharmacy store when they saw the boys at the store buying substance that were suspected to be hard drugs.

They went straight to the boys, on seeing the police men walking towards their direction, one of the boys tried to escape but he was caught up by the police men.

Our correspondent reported that the boys were apprehended with some substance suspected to be hard drugs in their hands.

According to our correspondent, the four were resisting arrest but were forcefully taken away by the police men in their car to Ekpan Police Station for further investigation.

The salesperson in the pharmacy store was also arrested and the store was locked up by the police men.

The incident attracted the attention of passersby who were wondering how the police men knew that the boys were buying hard drugs. DSP Bright Edafe, Police Public Relations Officer in Delta State Police Command, confirmed the incident disclosing that investigation was ongoing.

Meanwhile, The Okwelegwe of Onicha Ugbo in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, Chief Ebi Odegah has appealed to the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Wale Abass to release officers posted to the community police station.

Odegah, who made the appeal while playing host to newsmen at Onicha Ugbo, explained that it had become necessary, saying that the vigilante group in the town was not trained and well-equipped to handle high level of security breach and criminality.

He added that the security needs of the community were beyond the capacity of the vigilante, just as he called on well-placed individuals to support their operations by fortifying the officers.

On the issue of flooding in the community, Chief Odegah similarly appealed to the state government to construct the internal roads with deep drainage channel to a designated borrowed pit.

Also, on the activities of the youth in the community, he stressed that they needed to be counseled to enable them

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Hon. Alao- Akala Petitions IG, 4 Others Over Brutality Of Mr Olaide, Seeks Justice For Victim



Joel Ajayi

An Honourable Member Representing the good people of Ogbomoso South LG, Ogbomoso North LG, and Orire LG Hon. Olamijuwon Alao-Akala has Petitioned IG and four others over the Brutality of one Mr. Adebayo Olaide in Ogbomoso Oyo state that resulted to loss of a left eye and several damages in his right hand. 

In the petition filed before the Green Chamber of National Assembly on Thursday in Abuja Hon. Akala said the IG and four others failed to comply with court orders twice on the matter.

He described the action against Mr Olaide as inhuman urging the National Assembly to Wade into the case.

In his petition, he said: “I moved a petition on behalf of Mr. Adebayo Olaide, a native of Ogbomoso, Oyo State on the floor of the House yesterday.”Mr. Adebayo was brutalized by the men of the Nigerian police force, Oyo State Command on the 25th of June, 2009, at Ayegbayun village, near Odo Oba, Ogooluwa L.G in Ibadan. This unfortunate incident led to a loss of sight in his left eye and bodily harm to his person.

“In suit no: M/554/2011, between Mr. Adebayo Olaide v. Inspector General of Police and four others, and Appeal No CA/1244/2013 between the Inspector General of Police and four others v. Mr. Adebayo Olaide; the courts unanimously delivered judgment in favor of Mr. Adebayo Olaide. But quite disturbingly, Mr. Olaide has neither got justice nor compensation for the assault meted out to him.”

Hon. Akala Said It is disheartening that Mr. Olaide has continued to live with this disability for the past 13 years due to the unprofessional attitude of police officers employed to protect Nigerians. In addition, the non-compliance of the court orders is disrespectful and unacceptable. 

“As a Lawmaker, invested in justice and effective implementation of the law, I called on the House to wade into this case, by ensuring that the NPF respects court orders. While this may not restore Mr. Olaide’s sight, I believe that the award will go a long way in ensuring that he gets the justice that he deserves, while also setting precedence for like matters in the future.”

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