Unknown Arsonists have set Fire to the property of a white garment church known as Motailatu Church of God, Oke-Idahun Parish, Akure, the Ondo state capital.
They invaded the church and set ablaze some property of the church.
The church, which is under the umbrella of the Cherubim and Seraphim sect, is located along Imafon road, Akure North Local Government Area of the state.
The Resident Minister of the church, Very Rev’d David Akinadewo-Adekahunsi, while addressing newsmen, said the footprints of the arsonists were detected when he got to the church premises.
He added that what first caught his attention was the damaged lectern placed on the altar, and some broken bottles that littered the church auditorium.
The clergyman, who is also a senior journalist in Ondo State, said many plastic chairs belonging to the church and offering trays were set ablaze within the church chancel.
POLICE ARREST 3 SUSPECTS IN FATINOYE FAMILY MURDER IN OGUN
The three suspects involved in the killing of Fatinoye couple and their only son have been apprehended by operatives of Ogun State police Command.
The suspects, Lekan Adekanbi a.k.a Koroba, Ahmed Odetola a.k.a Akamo and Waheed Adeniji a.k.a Koffi were all arrested following painstaking intelligence based investigation embarked upon by men of the Command, as a result of the gruesome murder of the couple, Kehinde and Bukola Fatinoye and their only son Oreoluwa Fatinoye.
The couple were killed in the most gruesome manner on the eve of New year celebration immediately they returned from Cross-over service, and the murderers also set their corpses ablaze in order to cover their tracks.
Upon the report of the dastardly act, the Commissioner of Police directed the Homicide section of the State criminal investigation Department to take over the case and ensure that the culprits were brought to justice.
In the course of investigation, one Lekan Adekanbi, a driver to the deceased family, was arrested based on circumstantial evidence, while investigation continues.
The arrested suspect Lekan Adekanbi suddenly collapsed in the cell on the 2nd of January 2023, and he was rushed to the hospital for medical care. But while in the hospital receiving treatment, he suddenly jumped from the bed and escaped through the fence of the hospital.
His escape further confirmed the police suspicion of his involvement in the case.
There and then, the Commissioner of Police ordered the State anti kidnapping unit to join forces with the homicide unit in order to get the escaped driver and his accomplices arrested.
The two teams, in compliance with the CP’s directive, embarked on technical and intelligence driven investigation and traced the movement of the suspect to his elder brother in Iseyin, Oyo State, but he had left the place before the arrival of the police.
The teams further intensified their efforts which yielded positive results, when Lekan Adekanbi was apprehended in his hideout somewhere in Abeokuta on the 21st of January 2023.
POLICE BALLISTICIAN TESTIFIES IN OMOBOLANLE RAHEEM’S MURDER TRIAL
A police Ballistician has testified at the Lagos state high court sitting at the TBS annex on Lagos island and presented his report following his inspection of two firearms, one of which was suspected to have been used in the deadly shooting of a pregnant lawyer on December 25, 2022, in which ASP Drambi Vandi from the Ajiwe police station, Ajah, is the sole defendant in the murder trial.
After examining several other vital pieces of evidence, the ADEYEYE BAMISOPE says it is not possible to link the bullet with the weapons due to some malfunctions on them.
ADEYEYE BAMISOPE is the 10th witness for the Lagos state government prosecuting the murder trial of
Bolanle raheem. she was seven months pregnant at the time she was allegedly shot in the chest by asp drambi vandi while he and two others were on patrol at ajah underbridge last Christmas. The defendant whos now been suspended from the nigeria police force pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in January.
On Thursday, the attorney general moyosore onigbanjo san presented the witness before justice ibironke Harrison, the police ballistician from the Forensic Science Laboratory of the force Criminal Investigation Department in Alagbon, Lagos says he examined the firearms and ammunition carried by the defendant and one inspector Ebimine on the day of the shooting.
His findings revealed that the ak47 weapons were, AK. 47 and that The magazine attached to each firearms are capable of taking thirty rounds of calibre 7.62mm ammunition. He added that the Examination conducted in their barrels revealed residue of burnt propellant); an indication that the firearms were recently fired and that Their working mechanisms are in order, meaning they are lethal weapons.
But he noted in his report that he detected some display malfunctions on the Selector of the firearms which is used to select levels such safe, automatic and semiautomatic mode but which Appeared loosed and stiff at some level. In his words both guns aren’t 100 percent reliable.
Supol Adeyeye also examined the vehicle the Raheems were in at the time, he says
a bullet core (“inner bullet”) was recovered lying on the floor between the back left side door and back left passenger sit. the bullet’s metallic fragments were also retrieved from the corpse during autopsy.
They were found to be broken copper bullet jacket, one bigger and the other two tiny are from the same source.
According to him, It gained its present shape due to impact on resistant object probably a bone, and so it has lost some vital parts that could be used to identify the specific firearm that recently fired it.
Earlier on Thursday, another inspector Adeyemo Olubunmi from the SCID Panti who investigated the homicide presented both rifles which were admitted as exhibits but later returned to the police.
He revealed during cross examination led by defence counsel Olatokunbo Odutola that the weapons were among those coupled after the destruction of many rifles from the armoury at Ajah due to the post Endsars destruction of 2020. Further hearing is fixed for Feb 15, 2023.