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Rapist begs for forgiveness, says ‘action not concluded before my arrest’

30-year-old water vendor caught defiling a nine-year-old girl in Adamawa State has pleaded for leniency on the grounds that he had not “concluded” his act before he was apprehended.

The suspect, Mohammed Babangida, who was paraded by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Friday, told newsmen that he was a first offender, and that he regretted his act.

“This is my first time of doing this thing and I didn’t even ‘conclude it’ when my door was knocked, forcing me to stop.

“I want to beg for forgiveness as a married man with children, based in Bauchi; I don’t want this shameful thing to wreck my family.

“The whole thing started some days ago when the girl begged me for N50 to buy cake, claiming she was hungry, which I gave her.

“Another day, she also begged for money and I gave her N20, she again came to my house and I gave her N50 and we entered the room,” Babangida narrated.

Speaking earlier on the arrest of the suspect, the State Commandant of NSCDC in Adamawa, Alhaji Nuraddeen Abdullahi, said Babangida was apprehended in Damare Ward of Yola town, following a report from residents of the ward.

He said that the victim had been taken to the Yola Sexual Assault Referral Centre for treatment and compilation of needed evidence to prosecute the suspect.

“The suspect will be charged to court for prosecution after the intervention and advice of the Director Public Prosecution,” Abdullahi said.

The commandant, who expressed concern over incidents of rape of minors, urged the public to do away with the culture of silence by reporting such incidents for necessary action.

“Our command has a Humanitarian and Gender-Based Violence Unit, which statutory duty is to handle this type of cases.

“We are always ready to handle this type of case and, therefore, urge the public to always speak out on rape and other gender-based violence,” Abdullahi pleaded.

Man sues in-laws for giving him already pregnant daughter

A 35 -year-old man, Ibrahim Adamu, on Thursday dragged both his parents-in-law before the Magajin Gari Shari’a Court in Kaduna State, accusing them of foisting their already pregnant daughter on him in marriage.

The defendants are Sani Dogon-Zikiri, his father-in-law and Laura Sani, his mother-in-law, both accused of deceit and breach of trust.

The plaintiff, who resides at Rijjana village, told the court through his counsel, Mr. Hussaini Yakubu, that the defendants had deceitfully gotten their daughter married to him knowing she was already pregnant.

The plaintiff also accused his wife, Nafisa Sani of allegedly conniving with her parents to deceive him.

“The complainant and his wife had conducted a pregnancy test shortly after marriage which confirmed that she was two weeks pregnant before the wedding. He then asked his wife about the pregnancy and she confirmed that the pregnancy wasn’t his”, the counsel to the plaintiff’ told the court.

The counsel prayed the court to compel the defendants to pay his client the sum of N100,000 as compensation for deception.

The defendants, through their lawyer, Mr. Abubakar Suleiman, denied the allegations. Suleiman argued that the plaintiff ought to have raised alarm the very moment he discovered his wife’s alleged pregnancy rather than wait until the baby was born

Nine-year-old girl accuses Lagos policeman of raping her on several occasions

A nine-year-old pupil on Wednesday narrated before an Ikeja Special Offences and Domestic Violence Court in Lagos how a 40-year-old policeman simply identified as Andy, lured her into his apartment and defiled her on numerous occasions.

The child made the revelation during the trial of Andy on one count of defilement, contrary to section 137 of the criminal law of Lagos state, 2015.

The child, who described herself as a primary five pupil of one of the schools in Lagos state, was led in evidence by Inumidun Solarin, the state prosecutor.

She said the defendant, who was her neighbour, had defiled her on various occasions and that on the last occasion, he had lured her into his apartment under the pretext of giving her N200 to buy milk for him.

The child told the court that Andy, after defiling her, had hid her under his bed when her elder sister was frantically searching for her.

“I know Brother Andy (the defendant). He is our neighbour, who lives at the backyard of our house. He is popularly known as ‘Officer’,’ she said.

“On that day, Brother Andy called me when I got back from school and sent me on an errand. He sent me to go and buy milk for him. Then he gave me N200.

“I bought the milk and when I returned, he asked me to bring it inside his room. He then said I should drop the milk on the table and sit down.

“When I sat down, he now told me to lie on the bed and remove my pant. He now put his penis in my bum bum. He put his penis at my front bum bum (she demonstrates by pointing at her vagina).

“After that, he asked me to hide under the bed when my elder sister came calling my name.

“One of our neighbours, Chioma, even entered his room to buy recharge card for him, though she didn’t see me, I saw her from under the bed.

“And because my elder sister was shouting my name and looking for me, officer told me to pretend like nothing happened and that I should pass through the backyard gate.”

The child said when she was found by her sister, she lied and said that she was at her friend’s house and that her sister had insisted that she took her to the friend’s house.

“I started begging her not to beat me, and I told her that I was inside officer’s room. My sister beat me and reported to my father who was very angry,” she said.

“When my mummy came back from the market where she sells abacha (African salad), my sister reported me again.

“This time, my mummy threatened to kill me if I don’t tell her what happened. I became afraid and told her the truth.

“Immediately, my mummy called all her brothers and they came to our house the following morning and took us to Amukoko Police Station to report.

“It was after we made a report at the station that the Police came and arrested Brother Andy.”

The witness said she was referred by authorities to the Mirabel Centre (a Sexual Assault Referral Centre) where the doctors revealed that she had been sexually abused on several occasions.

The prosecutor asked, “How many times has he done such to you (sexual intercourse)?”

“Many times. I can’t really count,” the child responded.

While being cross-examined by M.L. Ezomo, the defence counsel, the child said the reason why she did not report the abuse was because the policeman had threatened to kill her if she told anyone.

She also added: “No other person touched me except Brother Andy.”

According to the prosecution, the policeman allegedly defiled the nine-year-old child on June 6 at Amukoko area of Lagos.

Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2015 prescribes a life sentence for anyone found guilty of defilement.

The matter has been adjourned till October 30.


Father tortures six-year-old son to death

Niger State Police Command has arrested a 40-year-old man, Samaila Shuaibu, for allegedly torturing his six year-old son, Habibu, to death.

Alhaji Adamu Usman, the Commissioner of Police in Niger, confirmed the arrest in Minna on Monday.

Usman said that a good Nigerian from Unguwar Tunga Maje in Suleja Local Government Area of Niger, where the suspect resides, reported the matter to the police.

The commissioner alleged that Shuaibu was giving his late son extra mural at home but beat him to death because the deceased did not perform well.

He said that the suspect had admitted that he tortured the son and never knew it would lead to his death.

“We have since commenced investigation into the case and the suspect will be charged to court,” the commissioner said.

The commissioner urged parents to desist from giving unnecessary punishment to children as those found doing that would be arrested and prosecuted.

Woman tells court how she paid back N1.1m loan ‘in kind on three occasions in hotel’

Lagos-based businesswoman, Ejioma Ahibafu, 49, on Monday told an Ojo Magistrates’ Court how she paid back “in kind” part of a N1.1 million loan she allegedly took from a man.

The defendant, a trader who sells bags of rice, pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of obtaining money by false pretence and stealing brought against her.

The defendant, who spoke in pidgin, told the court that the said loan was obtained after a friend introduced her to the complainant.

She said that although she was given the loan, she also delivered some bags of rice to the complainant with an understanding to pay up the balance.
Besides, the defendant informed the court that even before she was given the loan by the complainant, she had to pay him in “kind” on three occasions in a hotel.

The prosecutor, Mr Simon Uche, had earlier told the court that the defendant obtained a loan of N1.1 million for rice business from one Emma, a businessman, with a promise to pay back the money in six months.

The prosecutor said that the woman refused to pay up the loan and had been evasive since then.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mr A.A Adesanya, granted the defendant N250,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
He adjourned the case until December 9 for mention.

University student kidnaps own sister, demands N10m

Taraba State Police Command on Friday arrested a 22-year-old student, Abdul Basit Umar, of Modibo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State, for kidnapping his 10-year-old sister, Amina Umar, and demanding for a N10 million ransom.

Umar was arrested alongside two of his accomplices, Sadiq Dalhatu Sani (21) and Abdullahi Habib (27), whom he hired to carry out the act.

Parading the suspects at the Taraba State Police Command in Jalingo alongside 19 other kidnappers and armed robbers apprehended in Gassol, Bali and other parts of Taraba State, the command warned that it would not tolerate any criminal activity in the State.

Taraba State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP David Misal, while parading the suspects said Abdubasit Umar who happened to be a biological brother to the victim had on the said date criminally conspired with other suspects and lured the innocent girl into a Blue Honda Hennessy with registration N0. MKF 67JK Kaduna, and took her to Dove Hotel Mayo Dassa, where she was held captive.

According to him, the suspects contacted the family and demanded a ransom of N10 million, but later accepted to collect the sum of N4 million.

He added that they were arrested while trying to collect the said ransom at Wuro-Sambe, Jalingo, by the intelligence squad of the command.

The prime suspect, Abdubasit Umar, told journalists that he staged the kidnap of his younger sister to enable him raise money to travel out of the country.

He said in pidgin English, “if I kidnap my junior sister, I will get N10 million. My aim is if I get the money, I will go abroad.”

Police uncover another baby factory in Lagos, rescue pregnant girls

Barely two weeks after 19 girls were rescued from a baby factory in Lagos State, another set of pregnant girls have been found by policemen attached to the Isolo Police Division.

The seven victims had reportedly escaped from another baby factory in the Isolo area and were fleeing when the attention of the police was called to them, according to a report by The Punch.

It was learnt that the girls, aged between 13 and 27, had fled where they were camped after they discovered that their babies would be sold.

Stranded and lost, they loitered at Cele bus stop, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway around 1am on Wednesday.

Our correspondent learnt that the Isolo Divisional Police Officer led a team to area and took them into custody.

The pregnant girls reportedly had a two-year-old girl with them.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, who confirmed the development, said the seven girls claimed that they were tricked to Lagos.

“They said they were about 20 in the facility and they were brought from different places, including Imo, Abia and Rivers states. Five of them came from Imo State.

“They were all brought under different guises, mostly employment. Some of them were promised help.

“The 13-year-old among them said she was raped in her village and she became pregnant. When she was confused on how to handle the situation, somebody offered to help her and that was how she was brought to Lagos, not knowing that she was deceived.

“When they all discovered that it was a baby factory and their babies would be sold, they wanted to go, but the madam held them hostage. However on their own, they ploted their escape and eventually fled last night,” he added.

Elkana appealed to Lagos residents to be on the lookout for the 13 other pregnant girls, saying they could be stranded and might be captured again by the owner of the baby factory.

The state command had on September 19 rescued 19 pregnant girls from four different locations in the state.

Two suspects were arrested as the principal suspect, identified as Madam Oluchi, escaped.

The police spokesman noted that since the style and mode of operation of the new case were similar to the earlier one, there could be a link between them.

Elkana said the suspects in custody would be interrogated to see if there was any link between them.

Mob sets three suspected ‘one chance’ robbers ablaze in Abuja

A mob on Monday lynched three men who allegedly robbed a lady in a car at Dutse Alhaji, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The suspected robbers were killed with stones after which their bodies were set ablaze with disused tyres.

Their operational vehicle was also torched.

Posing as passengers in the vehicle, the suspected robbers were said to have dispossessed their victim of her belongings after which they reportedly pushed her out of the car.

An eyewitness said, “The one chance robbers, after taking their victim’s money, phone and other belongings, pushed her out of their vehicle, but some Okada riders saw them and gave them a hot chase.

“They caught up with the robbers under the Dutse Alhaji bridge. They burnt two of them inside their vehicle while the third one who attempted to escape into Dutse Alhaji market was also caught and stoned to death. His body was then set ablaze with old tyres and fuel.”

It was gathered that the police could not save the deceased as they were overwhelmed by the people who insisted on meting out jungle justice on them.

The remains of the robbers were said to have been evacuated by the police.

Our correspondent observed the heavy rocks at the scene with the bloodstains of one of the suspects.

The FCT police spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, could not be reached for comment as calls to his phone rang out.

Otedola Bridge accident triggers Lagos traffic chaos

A diesel-laden tanker crashed on its side on Otedola Bridge in Lagos state on Friday evening, worsening the traffic jam.

Although emergency responders got to the site on time to control the situation, there was resultant traffic that stretched as far back as Ilubirin and Obalende.

It was gathered that the truck suffered brake failure. Some commuters along that axis were reported to have walked from Ketu to Secretariat with the hope of getting buses to Berger, Ibafo and environs.

A commuter said she would have to postpone getting home till Saturday morning.

“I left the office at 5:20pm. Got to Secretariat pedestrian bridge and there was no vehicle to Berger,” the commuter identified as Ufuosuo Da-Clarke said.

“Bikes were available but they were only willing to go to Berger at N500 to Berger, a route is normally N100.

“I waited there till 7:20 or thereabouts and turned back. Even the alternative road beside Magodo leading to Otedola Bridge was thick. I turned back because normally there’s a traffic jam at Berger because of the road demarcation.”

Another commuter, who identified himself as Julius, said he trekked from Alapere to Berger, a distance of 11.8 kilometers.

Here are photos of the gridlock:

According to a tweet on the official Twitter handle of the Lagos State Traffic Management, the tanker was finally evacuated at 9:40pm, an estimated five hours after the incident occurred.

Exactly sixteen days ago, a diesel-laden tanker crashed at Ibafo after an accident between two trucks.

I’ve been unable to serve my wife divorce papers, Obasanjo’s son tells court

Mr Olujonwo Obasanjo, son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, told an Ikeja High Court that he has been unable to serve his estranged wife, Temitope, divorce papers.

Temitope (nee Adebutu) is the daughter of popular Premier Lotto magnate, Sir Kessington Adebutu (Baba Ijebu).
The couple were, however, absent in court, while there was also no legal representation for Temitope.

Counsel to Olujonwo, Mr Olayinka Kujembola, informed the court that several fruitless efforts had been made to serve Temitope.

“We have made several attempts to serve her in Abeokuta, Ogun State, but failed.
“Even at her residence located within an Estate in Ikoyi, the court Sheriff complained that he was unable to effect service because of the tight security,”Kujembola said.

Justice Bisi Akinlade noted that proceedings in the divorce suit were always reported in the media and that efforts should be made to serve Temitope in Ogun where she works and resides.

“The issue between this couple is always reported in the papers.
“The respondent stays in Ogun State, why do you want me to grant an Order for substituted service for Lagos where she does not stay?

“I will adjourn this case to ensure that the bailiff serves her personally so that we can be sure that we have exhausted all options.

“This is a very simple matter, it is a very simple divorce. This case is adjourned till October 2 for hearing of pending applications,” Akinlade said.

During proceedings of May 23, Olujonwo’s counsel, Ms Omo Omofoma, also told the court that Olujonwo had made several attempts to serve Temitope to no avail.

Justice Akinlade had noted during the proceedings that other means of service like an alternative address and courier service should be explored by the petitioner (Olujonwo).

Olujonwo and Temitope got married on May 11 and 13, 2017 in a grand wedding which attracted the ‘creme de la creme’ of the society. The marriage, however, came to a halt a few months later.

Weeks leading to the May 2017 wedding, Olujonwo’s mother, Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo, had filed a suit at an Ikeja High Court seeking the postponement of the wedding of her son to Temitope.

According to her, she had received various warnings and prophecies from men of God that her son should not be involved in any elaborate celebration before his 34th birthday which was June 1, 2017.

Justice Lateefa Okunnu in a ruling on April 10, 2017 had dismissed the suit on the grounds that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear it because Olujonwo, then 33, was an adult.

Ekiti varsity student stabs boyfriend to death over N2,500

A female student of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti, has stabbed her boyfriend to death.

The suspect, Bukola Odeyemi, allegedly stabbed her lover, identified as John Iju, to death in Iworoko-Ekiti, a town close to the university, where most of the students who live off campus, reside.

Eye witness accounts declared that the killing occurred at a place called “Treasure Base Hostel” in the town, on Tuesday evening.

It was further learnt that the 20-year-old Odeyemi is a 300-level student of the Department of Biology Education, while Iju, 22, was also a student of the institution.

Another account had it that trouble started about 10.30 p.m. on the fateful day after the suspect had allegedly demanded a sum of N2,500 from the deceased to plait her hair, a request which the deceased was said to have declined.

According to the source, “the refusal of the boyfriend to meet up with her demand resulted in a hot argument between the two lovers which eventually led to a fight.

“While fighting, the deceased was said to have gained upper hand, a situation that forced the lady to use a sharp knife to stab her boyfriend in the chest.

“The deceased, who could not survive the deep cut, fell on the floor, with blood oozing out of his body.

“The cry for help by neighbours could not save him as he died on the spot, in the pool of his own blood,” the eye witness account said.

The deceased’s friends were said have immediately rushed to the police station in the town to report the incident.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed the incident, when contacted.
He said that the suspect had been arrested and detained at the state police headquarters in Ado Ekiti.

Ikechukwu disclosed that investigations into the killing had begun, adding that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.

FSARS, Anti-Cultism officers rob Lagos businessman of N200,000

They were shouting ‘don’t move, don’t move, come out.’ I thought they were armed robbers because they did not look like policemen.” That was the impression Osaretin Erins had when he and his friend, Raymond, were ambushed at a suya joint in Abule Egba, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway around 10pm on Thursday.

The 35-year-old native of Edo State and his friend, a serving corps member in Lagos State, had gone to buy suya (roasted meat) in a Hyundai Sonata driven by Erins.

As they made to enter the car after buying the suya, armed policemen reportedly wearing shirts with the inscriptions FSARS and Anti-Cultism, waylaid them with a danfo bus – a commercial vehicle.

Pronto, they put Raymond in the bus while three of them were inside Erins’ car.

Erins, who narrated the harrowing experience on Instagram, said the operatives led him to an Automated Teller Machine point and forced him to withdraw N200,000 from his account.

He also posted debit alerts of several batches of N15,000 withdrawals running into N200,000

He wrote, “My name is Osaretin Erins. FSARS arrested me and my friend around 10pm at University of Suya in front of Jendol Supermarket along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. As we entered the vehicle, about eight heavily armed men came out of a danfo bus with assault rifles and started to harass us and forcefully dragged my friend into their bus stationed in front of the supermarket making passersby to run for fear of being arrested too.

“After collecting our phones, they took us to an ATM and forced (asked) us to pay a ransom of N500,000. After much pleading, I realised two of the officers were from my state, Edo State. I pleaded with them but they put on deaf ears and insisted we follow them to Alagbon (annex of the Federal Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department), that we are cultists and fraudsters, depriving me the access to contact my family for assistance. After much interrogation, they took me to an FCMB ATM and I was forced to empty my account balance. This is Nigeria where police have turned to midnight thieves.

“It’s really heart-breaking considering the fact that we are law-abiding citizens. Nigeria is heading towards a state of anarchy and turmoil if all this continues by FSARS and police. I am really heart-broken. Please use this medium to share this till it gets to the authority. The FSARS are from Area M in Idimu.”

In an interview with City Round on Friday, Erins confirmed the details in the post and gave further revelation on how the policemen took them round different areas and turned down his request to call his parents on the phone.

He said the men tagged him a cult member and frustrated his attempts to convince them that he was not one.

He recalled, “They kept on saying I am a cultist; I said no. I told them I finished from the university nine years ago without joining cultism. When they insisted, I asked them for evidence. They said I was arguing with them and threatened to deal with me.

“I requested that they give me my phone so that I could call my parents, but they refused. They drove us to Agege, from there down to Iyana Ipaja; then to Egbeda and from there down to Idimu. From Idimu, they took us to Ikotun Egbe. They asked us to pay N500,000. My friend is a corps member in Lagos. He came to stay with me because he was ill.

“We were afraid that they might take us to a police station and fabricate all sorts of allegations against us. After a while, they agreed to collect N200,000. They took us to an FCMB ATM point. One of them monitored me as I made several withdrawals.”

He said he withdrew N100,000 before 12am and withdrew another N100,000 after 12am, adding that were later freed around 1.30am.

“Some of them wore shirts bearing Anti-Cultism others wore shirts with the inscription FSARS. All of them were holding guns, except their driver. I can identify them, but my father said I should not expose them so that they would not go after me later. I leave them to God. I posted it to create awareness and warn people to be careful of how they move around. I think they were attracted to my car,” he stated.

Erins, who is into rental service and manages his father’s poultry, said his parents didn’t know he went out to buy suya and didn’t bother to call him throughout the time he was being held captive.

He added, “They thought I was in my room. They were surprised when I returned home around 2am. When people were saying end SARS, the government said criminals would be everywhere. I am telling you categorically that those people are actually those aiding criminality.”

When our correspondent demanded to speak with Raymond, Erins said the corps member was traumatised.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, urged Erins to see him so that the command could investigate the incident.

Recall that a rapper, Ikechukwu Onunaku, had taken to the social media on Thursday to call out some SARS men whom he accused of kidnapping him on Lagos Island and extorting money from him.

Security: Lagos impounds 125 motorcycles

The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Agency (Task Force) says it has impounded 125 motorcycles from operators for flouting traffic regulations and for security reasons.

The Chairman of the agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, said on Thursday in Lagos that the motorcycles were impounded around Ejigbo and Cele Bus Stops on Wednesday.

Egbeyemi said that the agency had commenced a clampdown on illegal commercial motorcycle operators plying restricted routes, including all inner streets across Lagos for security reasons.

He said that the agency was compelled to embark on the crackdown, sequel to a series of complaints received on a daily basis from innocent members of the public.

According to him, members of the public have complained about criminal activities perpetrated by the illegal commercial motorcycle operators early in the morning and late at night.

”We are going to ensure that there is total compliance with the Lagos Traffic Regulations by all commercial motorcycle operators across Lagos.

“These include motorcycle operators in all our local governments and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), as well as by those operating within inner streets.

”In accordance with the Traffic Laws, every motorcycle operator must wear crash helmets, be above 18 years and not ride on kerb/median/road-setbacks.

”Motorcycle operators must avoid restricted routes, not carry more than one passenger, pregnant woman, adult with baby and child below 12 years.

”The operator must not install any musical gadgets, must wear an apron, not operate beyond 10.00p.m, operate with a rider’s permit and have their motorcycles registered with the state government,’’ he said.

Egbeyemi said research conducted by the state government revealed that most riders of the illegal commercial motorcycles were not from Nigeria, but from neighbouring countries.

The agency chairman said that some of them were also involved in criminal activities in the state.


Housewife kills husband to remarry ex-husband in Kebbi

A housewife in Bagudo local government area of Kebbi State has reportedly killed her new husband so that she could go back to her former hubby.

According to the police, the suspect Auta Dogo Singe conspired with one Garba Hassan and Sahabi Garba at Sabon Gari village, Illo district area of Bagudo to kill her husband, Abdullahi Shaho to remarry her former husband.

While briefing journalists at the Police Command headquarters in Birnin Kebbi, the Commissioner of Police, Garba Muhammed Danjuma said the woman’s former husband was one Idris Garba a resident of Tugar Bature village at Illo district area of the local government.

He said the housewife and the two men she conspired with have been arrested. “They will soon appear in court,” the CP added.

In a related development, he said one Yahuza Ibrahim of Gotomo village in Argungu, Murtala Abdullahi, Malam Nasiru and Dansilami, who were at large forcefully entered the residence of one Adamu Yaro with dangerous weapons at Kalgo area of the state and robbed him of his motorcycle valued at N253,000 and other valuables.

He said: “The Command SARS and Puff Adder personnel attached to Kalgo Division commenced investigation and subsequently all the suspects were arrested at their hideouts”.

One dead, many injured as Dangote truck crashes into BRT bus in Lagos

A female passenger was killed after a truck of Dangote cement collided with a BRT bus in Ikorodu area of Lagos state about 10am on Tuesday.

Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, director-general of LASEMA, who disclosed this in a statement, said all the occupants of the bus sustained injuries and that an investigation would be conducted on the incident.

‘’On getting to the scene of incident, a Dangote truck fully loaded with cement had a brake failure and had a head-on collision with a Primero blue Mass Transit bus with registration number LSR-228XS conveying 40 seated and 20 standing passengers, he said.

‘’All passengers on board suffered various degrees of injuries with one female passenger losing her life and the driver suffered severe life threatening injuries with his leg totally decapitated. The combined efforts of the Agency’s Assets/Medical Unit are on ground working alongside LNSC, Nigeria Police, FRSC and LASTMA to ease vehicular movement and ensure a swift recovery of the accidented truck. Recovery operation ongoing.’’

Earlier, Lagos State Traffic Managememt Authority (LASTMA) tweeted about the incident on its handle.

A fatal accident involving a loaded trailer going into Ikorodu that skidded off the main carriageway to collide with a high capacity bus on the BRT corridor,” the tweet read.


A fatal accident involving a loaded trailer going inw Ikorodu that skidded off the main carriageway to collide with a high capacity bus on the BRT corridor. @TrafficChiefNG @Gidi_Traffic @trafficbutter @lagostelevision @lagostraffic961

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LASTMA said evacuation process has started as victims of the accident have been rushed to the hospital for medical treatment.


Casualties have been taken to the hospital.
Movement in/out of Ikorodu is heavy due to onlookers.
Effort is on for the recovery.@TrafficChiefNG @Gidi_Traffic @trafficbutter @lagostelevision @lagostraffic961

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[10.28am] The evacuation process has started. Traffic backlog has extended to Oja b/stop for those coming from Ikorodu. The backlog is at Asolo for those going into Ikorodu.@TrafficChiefNG @Gidi_Traffic @trafficbutter @lagostelevision @lagostraffic961

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Doctor dies rescuing electrocuted neighbours in Lagos

A consultant physician, Dr Adeyemi Ayeni, has died while trying to rescue two electrocuted teenagers in the Surulere area of Lagos.

The incident reportedly happened on Sunday, August 11, 2018, at No. 68 Bank Olemoh Street, off Akerele Street, Surulere.

The deceased had reportedly gone to visit members of his extended family during the Eid-el-Kabir, according to Punch report.

It was gathered that Ayeni was trying to rescue two teenagers, who had suffered electric shock in the compound of the family house, when he was also electrocuted.

While the teenagers were rescued, efforts to revive the doctor proved abortive.

When our correspondent visited the family house, the wife and sister of the deceased were too distraught to talk.

However, a family source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the 51-year-old Ayeni, who was resident in Nasarawa State, came visiting with his nuclear family in line with his yearly tradition.

He added that the deceased already bade neighbours farewell for his return journey when the incident happened.

The source said, “Doctor came to visit his family members, who still live here in Surulere, during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. Though he was a Christian, he used to come around to celebrate with us yearly even after our parents had passed away.

“He was supposed to leave on Sunday and he already bade neighbours goodbye. He was just taking a nap when someone woke him up that two persons had been electrocuted.

“I guess he was not yet conscious when he grabbed them and he was also electrocuted in the process. The teenagers are now okay, but by the time the doctor was taken to hospital, he was pronounced dead. He was taken to two other hospitals, but they couldn’t revive him. Family members couldn’t accept the reality of his death dead and they tried different methods to revive him but none worked.”

When the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, was contacted, he said the incident was not reported to the police.

Threat to life: Drama in court as complainant stands surety for defendant

A mild drama ensued in a Sharia Court on Monday as a former district head of Narayi, Kaduna State, Ibrahim Hamza, who allegedly accused a teacher, Muhammad Khalid, of threatening his life, stood as surety for him.

Hamza, 65, who lives at Hayin Malam Bello, Kaduna, dragged Khalid to court, alleging that he threatened to kill him and also defamed him.

Hamza told the court that the defendant also dragged his son, who is a minor to a vigilante group , where he was beaten for stealing a cell phone.

The Judge, Murtala Nasir, admitted the defendant, after Hamza, begged for his bail.

Nasir adjourned the case until August 26 and ordered the defendant to produce members of the vigilante group for further hearing.

The defendant, who is an Islamic teacher, however, denied the allegations.

Why I detained 10-year-old boy in dog cage — Woman in viral video

A 24-year-old woman, Onyinye Mbadike, who detained a 10-year-old boy, Chibike EziAmaka, in a dog cage, has been arrested.

Mbadike, of 7, Trimnell Street, Aguda, Lagos State, was arrested on August 14, 2019 by a team of detectives from the Gender Unit, Lagos State Police Command.

She was arrested for assault and child abuse.

This followed a viral video on the social media showing the suspect torturing EziAmaka of the same address.
The video also showed the suspect locking the boy up in a dog’s cage alongside her pets.

The Commissioner, Lagos State Police Command, Zubairu Muazu, ordered the Gender Unit of the Command to identify the woman in the video, rescue the child and make the suspect face the full weight of the law.

The Domestic and Sexual Response Team, Alausa, Ikeja also added its voice to the call for investigation with a petition addressed to the Commissioner of Police to that effect.

The Gender Unit traced the suspect to Chumpe Liquor Store, Surulere and her residence at Aguda.

The 10-year-old boy was rescued and taken to a secured shelter.

The suspect admitted that she is the one in the viral video flogging the child with belt, but she denied locking the survivor in a cage with dogs.

She said she only locked him in an empty dog kennel where bags are kept.
She claimed to have locked up the boy for a few hours.

She alleged that the boy took a hot drink in their refrigerator and was misbehaving, leading to his smashing the side mirror of her Toyota Camry with stone.

Investigation revealed that the minor lost his parents and was brought to Lagos in 2012 from Anambra State by the mother of the suspect along with his two siblings.
The suspect and the survivor are cousins.
The suspect’s mother is the elder sister of the survivor’s father.

Mbadike will be charged to court, the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Thursday.

Elkana reiterated the Command’s commitment towards protecting the rights of children and other vulnerable members of the society from all forms of violence and abuses.

35-year-old man dies during marathon sex with 50-year-old widow in a farm

A 35-year-old man died in mysterious circumstances while having sex with a 50-year-old widow in a maize plantation in Sachangwan-Chebyakwai, near Eldoret International Airport in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya, on Monday.

The deceased identified as Julius Kiptoo is said to have been on a drinking spree until late night at a local bar on Sunday before hooking up with the woman whose name could not be immediately established.

When journalists toured the area on Monday morning, shocked residents were seen trooping to a maize plantation where the duo had their romp to view the lifeless body of the young man.

The woman narrated to detectives who arrived at the scene how the young man became obsessed with nonstop sex after swallowing a sex booster pill.

“We were headed to the house but he became impatient and demanded that we do it at the maize plantation. However, he started becoming sick in the process before dying instantly,” said the woman.

She said that she later called neighbours who confirmed that the young man, who does menial jobs in the village, had died.

Police from the nearby Kiambaa Police station who arrived at the scene moved the body to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) Mortuary.

The woman was on the receiving end from irate villagers who blasted her for being a bad example to young women in the village by moving with younger men.

“This is very embarrassing. We look up to such women for guidance but they are the ones spoiling young people,” said Susan Jerotich, a resident told Nairobi news

43-year-old bus driver commits suicide at Lagos mechanic workshop


The Lagos State Police Command said a 43-year-old commercial bus driver was found dead at a mechanic workshop after allegedly taking a liquid substance suspected to be sniper.

The Spokesman for the command, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday.

Elkana said the Shomolu Pedro Police Station received an information that one Kabiru Bello of No. 77, Owode Ibeshe, Ikorodu, Lagos State, allegedly drank a liquid substance suspected to be sniper.

He said that the incident happened on Saturday at about 12.56p.m inside his Volkswagen commercial bus with registration number AKD-724 XM while at a mechanic workshop at Ladylack Bus stop, Shomolu.

“He was rushed to Adesola clinic, Shomolu, where he was confirmed dead. Homicide detectives visited the scene. One empty bottle of chemical substances suspected to be sniper was recovered.

“The corpse has been deposited in mortuary for autopsy,” he said.

Similarly, the police at Ilemba Hausa area of Lagos have recovered two locally made single barrel guns with 12 cartridges, one laptop and one mobile phone inside a vehicle abandoned by suspected robbers.

The police spokesman said the recovery was made on Saturday at about 9.30 p.m. after the Ilemba Hausa Police Station received a distress call that one Wale Lawal was dispossessed of his laptop by some armed robbers.

Elkana said the policemen deployed to the scene gave the hoodlums “a hot chase where the suspected robbers abandoned their black Honda vehicle with registration number KJA-705 BU containing the recovered items.

“The vehicle was moved to the station for further investigation.” he said.