Prostitution: Police arrests female hotel operator in Ilorin...2 for alleged murder
The operator of Victory Hotel, Agbo Oba area, Ilorin, Kwara State, simply identified as Madam Victory, was last Wednesday, arrested by men of the state police command for allegedly harbouring sex workers.
Pilot Crime learnt that the operator was arrested alongside six sex workers when the security operatives stormed the hotel.
A source, who spoke to this medium said the operator was also accused of harbouring other criminal elements, alleging that cultists and armed robbers meet at the hotel to strategies on their operations
"The popular hotel has become hideout for criminals who meet there to strategies on how to carry out their criminal activities. That has since scared away responsible customers for fear of falling victim of crime.
"It would be recalled that sometime ago, a notorious cultist was arrested at the hotel following a cult attack in the area," the source added.
Similarly, a resident of the area who spoke on condition of anonymity for security reasons, said the community is weary of activities of the hotel operator.
"Members of the community are happy over arrest of Madam Victory, who is believed to be god mother of criminals. The police have come to raid criminals in the hotel on several occasions, but it is a good development that the operator was picked this time around.
"We gathered that it is the Commissioner of Police, Ado Lawan that ordered her arrest upon getting tip off on activities at the hotel, which shows it is not business as usual,” she added.
When contacted, the state Police spokesperson, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the arrest, adding that investigation is ongoing on the matter.
According to him, the command got information about activities at the hotel and police from the Surulere ‘B’ Division swung to action, which led to arrest of the operator and the sex workers.
He then urged members of the public to always avail the police of information that could lead to arrest of criminals, in order to have a crime free society.
...2 for alleged murder
Men of the Kwara State Police command have arrested two men for allegedly killing three herdsmen in Gwane village in Baruten Local Government Area of the state.
The suspects, Usman Sheu and Abubakar Umar were nabbed for the murder of Bello Malami, Abubakar Muhammed and Abdullahi Mohammed.
The were said to have ambushed and killed the herdsmen in the bush.
According to a police source, the case was reported at the divisional police headquarters, Kosubosu of the state, when the three lifeless bodies were discovered in the bush.
"Based on the information received, a team of detectives attached to Kosubosu swung into action and discovered that the herdsmen were slaughtered.
"Further investigation led to the arrest of the suspects who had a misunderstanding with father of one of the deceased, Ardo Muhammad over some cows."
The source added that the investigation also revealed that the suspects, who are related to the father of the deceased criminally, conspired and slaughtered the deceased and made away with their cattle.
He said for further investigation, the case has been transferred to the state Command, adding that the suspect would be prosecuted soon.
In a related development, two middle aged men, Aremu Ibrahim and Mohammed Danjuma have been arrested for robbery
They were said to have carried out a robbery attack along Lubcon/Odoota area of Ilorin, Kwara State last month.
It was gathered that the suspects robbed one man of his car, a Toyota Corrolla with registration number LSR 255 BJ.
The suspect, it was further gathered stabbed the victim, dragged him out before making away with the car.
According to a police source, " Information got to us at "D" Divisional police and we swung into action leading to arrest of one of suspects.
"The case was later transferred to Police headquarters of the Command at the Criminal and investigation Department for investigation where Aremu confessed to the crime.
"It was his confession that led to the arrest of Mohammed Danjuma and the police recovered knives and the ignition key of the stolen vehicle."
When contacted on the matter, the state Police spokesperson, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi said he was not aware of the case.