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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Pastor uses machete on wife for missing church programme

ABEOKUTA — An Ogun State Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Owode Egba, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, yesterday, remanded a Pastor, Samuel Daniel in prison for using a machete on his wife.
He was arraigned on a two-count charge of assault and providing false information, which is punishable under Sections 338 and 192 criminal code Vol 1 law of Ogun State, 2006.
The accused, who was a Pastor with an Apostolic Church in Ode Remo area of the state, reportedly went to his wife’s place of work at Itori village in Owode-Egba on December 10, 2013 and used the machete on her for abandoning church programmes.
He was reported to have taken his wife to the hospital and reported the case at Owode-Egba Police Station, but lied that two unknown persons attacked his wife.
After an investigation, he was reportedly arrested by the Police and charged to court. At the last adjourned date, Daniel pleaded not guilty while his counsel, Joy Augustine, filled a bail application arguing that the offence is bailable.
Presiding Magistrate, E. J. Ojikutu granted him N100,000 bail with two sureties in the like sum and adjourned till May 26, while the accused, who appeared to have suffered partial stroke, remain in prison.
(VANGUARD)

Monday, 24 February 2014

Uzoamaka,Woman kills lover over N50,000 deal

ABAKALIKI — EBONYI State Police Command, weekend, arrested a middle aged woman, Uzoamaka Dorathy Nworie, an indigene of Nzashi Echara in Ikwo Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly killing her lover, Mr. Duniya Philemon Tabat, over unresolved business transaction involving the purchase of Sienna bus. Briefing newsmen at the command’s headquarters in Abakaliki, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Chris Anyanwu, disclosed that the deceased, who hailed from Dutsen Makaranta in Nasarawa State, was discovered in a refuse dump in December 25, 2013, in Onuebonyi junction, the outskirts of Abakaliki metropolis. He said the command swung into action after the traditional ruler and his cabinet members reported the case of an abandoned corpse to the police. The corpse was later deposited at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, FETHA. He said: “According to the suspect, the victim was her lover who arrived her house on December 23, 2013 with a Sienna bus with number plate DV 815 AAA which she had earlier ordered in July 2012 with a part payment of N350,000. After showing her the vehicle, the deceased reportedly told her that the price of the car was N700,000 and demanded a balance of N350,000 from her to seal the transaction. “Uzoamaka, whose business, according to her, had been bad and could not afford such amount, agreed that the vehicle should be sold so that the proceeds would be used to offset the cost. Accordingly, on December 24, 2013, she took him to one Ituma Omokwu, a native doctor residing at Azuebonyi Echara, Ikwo Local Government Area who later bought the car at the cost of N750,000 with an instant payment of N700,000 cash, promising to pay the balance of N50,000 on December 30, 2013. “On their return home, Uzoamaka demanded her initial deposit of N350,000 but was given N300,000. The deceased promised to pay the balance when he visits again on December 30, 2013. This development was not acceptable to the woman; hence, a fight ensued. “In the process, Uzoamaka hit him at the back of his neck and he fell face down and died.” The spokesman who stated that the suspect, in a bid to avoid being linked with the death, decided to dump the corpse in a nearby refuse dump. He said following the frantic effort by the Homicide Detectives of the command, the vehicle in question was later recovered at the native doctor’s shrine in Ikwo. He noted that efforts were in top gear to contact the relatives of the deceased in Nasarawa State while the suspect will be arraigned soon.”(VANGUARD)

Friday, 6 September 2013

Man ties Apprentice for Ten Days without Food

When Thankgod Nwabisi, 23, left his village in Adani, Uzo-Uwani L.G.A of Enugu State to serve as an apprentice to an auto -parts dealer in Ladipo, Lagos, popularly called Elopee, members of his family heaved a sigh of relief, believing that their only child was making a positive headway in life. Little did they know that the secondary school holder will end up being traumatized by his master. He was thoroughly tortured, tied with ropes and dumped inside a room in the master’s house for about ten days without food or water. According to him, he was accused of not reconciling their sale’s book properly resulting in the loss of N4,000. The ugly incident which took place at Number 1, Bisi Yusuf area, Kainde in Ayobo, a suburb of Lagos State, aroused the anger of their neighbours who promptly alerted policemen on patrol from Ayobo division and they swiftly responded. The eagle-eyed policemen reportedly broke into the premises after making frantic calls without response while the agonising cries of pain was coming from one of the rooms in the house. When they succeeded in gaining entry into the building, they were shocked to see a 23-year-old boy, tied hands and legs and dumped like an animal in one corner of the room. He had bruises all over his body and his head was smeared with caked blood. They quickly rescued the poor boy and while searching the house, they saw a female teenager who claimed to be a relation to the wife of his master and they took all of them to their station for questioning. Police sources said while narrating his plight, the boy disclosed that his master, Elochukwu Ikwueze, is from Akama-Oye in Eziagu L.G.A. of Enugu State. According to sources, the boy signed agreement to serve the man for seven years, and he had already served five years. They were living in a two-room apartment at Number 43, Eyegun street, Mafoluku, Lagos before his master got married and moved to his own house at Ayobo. They normally spent weekdays at Mafoluku but always spent weekends in the man’s house at Ayobo. The boy narrated that on Sunday, 25th of September, while they were at Ayobo, they all embarked on cleaning the house and it’s surroundings in the morning. They continued with the exercise till evening and when he requested for food, both his master and his wife ignored him. He said his master later started questioning him about their sales the previous day and he explained everything to him. “He complained that about N4,000 was missing from a sale of N28,000 we made but I explained everything to him yet, he insisted that the money was missing. Later, I went into my room . Few minutes later, he came into the room, armed with a huge stick and started beating me. He called on my second and both of them tied my hands and legs with a rope, dragged me into the kitchen and locked the place up. I was abandoned inside the kitchen for about three days until I noticed that somebody slipped a plate of food through an opening to me. Hungrily, I ate the food. I was defecating and urinating inside the same place until seven days later when the pains became unbearable. I then started crying and raising my voice, calling for help. It was then that I knew that the small girl living with us, a relation of my master’s wife, was also left in the house and she was the person that slipped food into the kitchen for me. Narrating his escape the here is What the victim have to say “After sometime, I overheard people shouting at out gate, calling for the door to be opened. Later, they broke into the premises and I saw they were policemen. They rescued me and took both of us to their station where I narrated all that happened to me.” Crime Guard gathered that after Policemen broke into the house, they found the female teenager in the parlour. She led them to the kitchen where they saw the boy, tied like a goat with splashes of his urine and excreta all over the room. The divisional Police officer, Musa Lariski reportedly directed his men to quickly rush the boy to the nearest hospital where he was giving proper medical attention beofore he was brought back to the station. It was learnt that since then, all efforts made by detectives to trace the owner of the house and his wife yielded negative results.A team of policemen were also said to had gone to his shop at Ladipo market only to discover that he had not shown his face since the the boy was rescued from his house. It was gathered that one of the market leaders assured the police that they will trace his whereabouts and bring him to the station. Meanwhile, whenCrimeGuardhad a brief encounter with the distraught boy, he was crying and lamenting the fate that befell him. In tears he said, “My fear is that he has my identity card and he may fram me up. I did not take even a kobo from his money, he was only trying to avoid settling me after my stewardship. That is how he has been treating all the boys that suffered for him, he will frame you and deny you reaping the reward of your stewardship. Whatever happened, I am happy with the police for rescuing me alive. Who knows what could have happened to me later,” he questioned.

OYO-CHOLERA OUTBREAK KILLS EIGHT

LAGOS (AFP) – Cholera has killed eight people in Oyo State and ten others have been hospitalised, health officials said Thursday, in the latest outbreak to hit the state following a heavy rainy season.
Nigeria suffered cholera epidemics during the rainy seasons of 2010 and 2011, with nearly 2,000 people killed over two years.
While 2012 saw few reported infections, health officials warn that Nigeria remains vulnerable to further outbreaks because of its high population density and poor sanitation in many areas.
“We have eight deaths and 10 people in the hospital,” said Cosmas Oni, spokesman for the health ministry in southwestern Oyo state, adding that the outbreak was confirmed on Monday.
“We have also embarked on a campaign to enlighten the people on the need to always clean their environment and drink clean water because the whole place is reeling with dirt,” Oni told AFP.
Cholera, a highly contagious intestinal infection, is transmitted by water soiled by human waste. The disease leads to diarrhoea, dehydration and death if untreated.
Cholera outbreaks occur regularly during the rainy season in Nigeria, when downpours wash contaminants into wells used by families.

The rainy season typically runs from April to September.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Lady Bites Off Landlady's Finger

Lagos – A lady, Blessing Sunday, 22, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Ojokoro Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly biting and cutting off her landlady’s finger. The accused, who lives at 10, Messiah St., Meiran, Lagos, is being charged with assault. The Prosecutor, Insp. Ahonle Luggard, told the court that the offence was committed on Aug. 29 at Messiah St., Meiran, Lagos. “Following argument between the accused and the landlady, Mrs Felicia Egwuh, over house rent, the accused bite the landlady’s finger andcut it off. “The finger is in police custody as an exhibit,” revealed Luggard, adding that the offence commited, “contravened section 244 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.” The accused however pleaded not guilty. The Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N200,000, with two surety in like sum, and adjourned the case to Nov. 11.(NAN)

Daniel Oikhena boy who travel on Arik Wheel handed over to Edo State GopvM

The Department of State Security Services on Tuesday handed over teenage stowaway, Daniel Oikhena, to the Edo State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development. Daniel, it was gathered, was broughtin from Lagos two weeks after he was discovered in the tyre compartment of an Arik plane on a flight to Lagos from Benin. He was, however, denied access to his mother, Mrs. Evelyn Oikhena. Daniel had been in the custody of the DSSS in Lagos, before his release to the Edo State Government. Journalists and family members were denied access to the teenage boy at DSS office in Benin, as he was being handed over to ministry officials amidst tight security, at about 12pm. The mother, it was further gathered,was not allowed to see her son when she visited the ministry. Speaking with journalists, Mrs. Oikhena lamented that efforts by her to meet with the son was rebuffed by the ministry officials. She said, "I was not allowed to see my son at the SSS office when I was told he was there. I went there but they said they have taken him to theministry of women affairs. I was given a number to call, but I have been calling the number but there has been no response."

2 security guards, 7 others arrested as robbers invade May and Baker

Nine people, including two security guards at a Lagos-based pharmaceutical company, May and Baker, have been arrested in connection with a foiled robbery attack on the company. The suspects were arrested by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the state police command, after a tip-off by one of the security men in the company. The arrested suspects, who were on Tuesday paraded before newsmen by the image maker in charge of the statepolice command, Ngozi Braide, had allegedly laden drinks with sedatives, which they gave to other security menon duty. According to Braide, the suspects had, on August 23, invaded the company in two trucks and cut the padlocks at the company’s warehouse. Braide continued that they were loading two of the company’s expensive drugs into the trucks when SARS operatives swooped on them. Preliminary investigations by the police revealed that the gang had in 2012 invaded the same company, where they made away with goods worth millions of naira. One of the arrested security men denied been involved in the attack on the company, but his colleague countered his claim, insisting that he was actually involved. The prime suspect in the robbery admitted to participating in two robbery attacks on the comapny, where he was formerly employed as asecurity man. He stated that some of the workers at the company approached him and complained that they were not making enough money and wanted to be involved in a ‘deal.’ The suspect, however, stated that a security man in the company, who drugged the other security men, was used as a mole by the security operatives. According to him, he recruited the majority of the members of the arrested gang and that he even brought the idea of laden the drinks with sedatives. Sixty-year old receiver of the stolen pharmaceutical products denied beingaware that the goods were stolen, claiming that one of the suspects introduced himself as a member of staff of the company. The receiver, who operates a pharmaceutical store at Pero area of Agege, said that Olanrewaju had lied to him that the products were given to him by the company. Braide said that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.http://naijamoment.blogspot.com/

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Ladies living the fake Life, Demand for padded bras, artificialbums rises

Demand for padded bras, artificialbums risespictured
Demand for padded bras, artificialbums rises
Clare has a shape that could sweep many men off their feet. She also dresses well. With her beautiful faceand attention-grabbing figure, it's obvious she can get any man she wants. But in spite of all these good things going for her, Clare, almost 40years old, is not in any serious relationship. Though she parties with her girlfriends and hangs out with men who are always eager to be with her, she lives in agony.


years ago, when she was still in the university, she had carried a 'load' that she can't drop without turning herself into a laughing stock among her friends. She had always admiredladies with big boobs but she was not so endowed. One day, she went into a lingerie shop and got herself a well-padded bra. She was so happy with her new shape that years after,she got herself a bum enhancer and was transformed into a 'well-endowed lady.' However, she is in a dilemma now. Men who want to have serious relationship with her are always disappointed when they discover her boobs and bum are not real afterall. To make matter worse, she can't cope without her shape enhancers. They have become part of her life. Push-up bras have long found their way into women's fashion while bum enhancers are getting popular more and more everyday. But the danger is that both are moving beyond the wardrobes into the hearts of women.


 Investigation by Saturday PUNCHshows that many women in Lagos have become addicted to using push-up bras and bum enhancers. Meanwhile, the downside of the trend, as explained by many of the women, is that they lack confidence when they don't have the body gears to rely on.

 Basically, the push-up bra -as the name suggests - is padded in such a way that it thrusts the breasts forward and make them appear rounder and fuller. Similarly, bum enhancers are padded gears worn like panties or 'bum shorts'. They give a woman noticeable curves in the hip and bum areas. And like the push-up bra, a bum enhancer will most times ensure the wearer gets the attention of men, even if she is not that naturally endowed. For instance, a female banker, who identified herself as Kemi, said she isthe "number one fan of push-up bras", saying she never steps out of her home without having them on. However, Kemi feared that she had gotten addicted to the use of the fashion gear.



She said, "The truth is that I don't like how I (my breasts) look without the push-up bras. I'm addicted to them to the extent that I don't feel okay wearing the normal ones again. Even when I'm wearing a camisole under a jacket, I don't feel alright without a push-up bra. "It makes me feel more confident and when I feel confident, I tend to work better. I actually tried a few times to stop and go back to using normal bras, but it's been difficult because I don't like the way I look in them. It's like I always get positive attention when I wear push-up bras."

Popularly called bum-bumoryodi at Lagos open markets,in Western Nigeria, bum enhancer is relatively new in the market whencompared to the push-up bra.

As. Titi Babatunde, who sells women's underwear at Oshodi Market, Lagos, said she sold at least 24 bum enhancers a week.


Babatunde explained that the N1,200price tag on the Chinese-made bum enhancers on display at her stall, was as a result of a drastic reductionin its price a few years ago. It used togo for N3,000. Investigation, however, shows that the more expensive European or North-American designed bum enhancers cost N4,000 and above in stores across Lagos.



 She said, "Even when it was N3,000 women used to rush it. There is no day I don't sellyodiand push-up bra. I sell up to two dozens ofyodiand 10 dozens of push-up bras in a week. Both students and workers, young and old patronise us."



A buyer, who identified herself as Janet, said that she loved wearing bum enhancers because they helpedin making her more attractive. Like Kemi, Janet's confidence level seems to be tied to her use of bum enhancers. She said, "The bum enhancers give me what I lack naturally. Honestly, Iused to feel bad that my friends were getting more attention from guys. But now, I have a boyfriend too. But it's not something women like to announce to everyone. Most women like to keep it as a secret." Asked if her boyfriend is pleased with her real shape, she said, "I wear jeans (jean trousers) most times and he hasn't seen me in anything else. I don't know yet if he will notice later or not, but when we get to that bridge, we will cross it."



At Oke-Arin Market on the Lagos Island,In Lagos Nigeria Mr. Laide Adedeji, who also sells women underwear, including push-up bras and bum enhancers, said his female customers included women of 60 years and above. He blamed the society, particularly men, for putting pressure on womento have specific figures. He said, "That is why you find women of 18 years and above coming to buy all these push-up brasand bum enhancers to live up to the expectations of the society. Some women have small breasts, but they feel bad because you hear men joking that there will be nothing to play with. "The same thing applies to bums too; those that don't have hips or bums that men like don't feel good about it. I get customers as old as 60 years asking for push-up bras and bum enhancers. They say the enhancers push their tummies inside and makeIro and buba(native attire) fit them better." But it is not only fashion gears that are trendy among women aiming at head-turning figures; the popularity of buttocks injection and other cosmetic procedures to modify breasts and bums is also fast increasing in Lagos. An Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Dr. Idowu Fadeyibi, confirms that the hospital sees many patients who require cosmetic procedures to modify their body parts. He explained that Nigeria's conservative culture was largely responsible for patients wanting to keep such procedures secret. He said breast surgery is becoming more common among Nigerian women who come more to reduce the size and modify the shape of their breasts. "We do reconstructive and aesthetic surgeries and people come for both, although the ratio is about ten to one, because more people come for reconstructive surgery. Sometimes, we remove from one part of the body and add to another to make the other part more prominent or the addition could be synthetic (artificial)," he said. For instance, Fadeyibi said a procedure could involve removing fat from the tummy and adding this to the breasts and buttocks as enhancement. Alternatively, he said the use of implants and expanders are also employed, depending on thecase. Investigation shows that a significant number of men are suckers for firm breasts and round bums, but whether they like the use of fashion gears by women to enhance body features is another issue entirely. A cross section of men, who spoke to PUNCH on the issue, questioned the social and moral justification of women wearing body gears that create an illusion of a supposed finer figure. They said they were tired of seeing women who appeared well endowed and beautiful only for them to be disappointed at the end of the day after finding out that the breasts and the bums weren't as big as they had thought. Mr. Femi Mohammed, a geo-scientist, described the use of fashion gears like bum enhancer and the push-up bra by women as 'unfair'. "It is cheating because it is plain deception. Men don't use fake body parts to attract women, so women have no reason to resort to deception to look beautiful. It may be true that men like women that have good shapes, but what's the use if the beautiful women are just artificial?" he asked. Mohammed added that he could never marry a woman addicted to such fashion gears. Also, Mr. Muyiwa Babafemi recalled trying to get the attention of a beautiful busty lady for three months before he finally succeeded. Babafemi, however, said he felt disappointed when he saw a 'completely different person' during his first intimate moment with the woman. He said, "She went to the bathroom and when she came out, she did not have the features I thought she had. Initially, I thought she had big boobs,but when she came out, everything had become flat. I was really disappointed. "I had to advise her to stop the deception; even if she would enhance her looks, it doesn't have tobe so much that it will be so obvious.Any man would be disappointed, especially, if he was attracted to the lady in the first place because of her breasts." But Babatunde, who claimed to be defending the rights of women to"continue to look good," said there was nothing wrong with women's over-reliance on bum enhancers and push-up bras. She said that since women give birth, it then gives them a tenable excuse to improve their appearance, artificially or not.




 Babatunde, who also wears bum enhancers and push-up bras said,"Once a woman gives birth, her body can never be the same. So women need secret things like that to continue to look good, even when they are out of shape. It's called 'packaging'."



Also, Mrs. Mosunmola Awolola of Damscare Ventures, Ikeja, Lagos, who sells female underwear, advised women to be cautious in their use of fashion gears that createwrong impressions.




lola said she always warned hercustomers of the danger of getting addicted to these shape enhancers. She said, "Although, they have advantages since they don't have side effects like drugs, there are disadvantages too. The major disadvantage is that many women get addicted to using them. "But still, I warn my customers that such things are not for everyday useor one will soon lack confidence in her real self." lola recalled a recent incident where a customer 'tried' a push-up bra for the first time in her store andimmediately fell in love with it.she said, "The first thing the lady said was that she would never wear a normal bra again. This was a lady we spent so much time convincing to, at least, try the push-up bra because we didn't have what she wanted. The lady eventually dumped her bra and wore the push-up bra she bought home. She also promised to come back for more." A man may not easily know when a woman is wearing a push-up bra or a bum enhancer but Awolola said getting to know this is not as difficultas it seems. She said the fashion gears make the breasts, bum and hips to appear 'too perfect'. "Those of us selling them know when someone is using them. The trick is that when the shape of a lady's bum or breasts appears too good to be true,it has probably been enhanced," she said. speaking on the risk involved in aesthetic surgical procedures, Fadeyibi described such surgeries assafe, if done properly. In addition, Fadeyibi described the recent quest for aesthetic surgery to enhance body parts such as breasts and buttocks as justifiable. It was learnt that an average buttocks enhancement job costs at least N3m. Implants for buttocks cost about N600,000, excluding hospital charges and drugs. A fitness instructor, Mr. Kola Lijoka, however, has different ideas on howto achieve self confidence and body enhancement. According to him, the application and use of surgical procedures and injections to get bigger bums is "totally unnecessary." He said, "At the gym, your instructorwill tell you what to do to enhance your body shape through exercising.This is healthy and can be achieved in three months, depending on what needs to be achieved." He added that 'simple squatting' can do a lot of good to the hips and bum, and that other specific exercises are available to help the chest area of both men and women. A Consultant Psychiatrist with the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Oshodi, Dr. Mashudat Bello-Mojeed, said the problem confronting ladies that find it hard to do without body gears could be described as "low self esteem". she said, "It has to do with the self fulfillment aspect of a human being. For example, for somebody with a deformity or sagging breasts, it can be like a mark of shame. So, such things like push-up bras offer a palliative solution. Of course, this is a false relief because the problem persists and once the thing is not there, the person will not have that self esteem she normally has when using it." Bello-Mojeed, however, advised those addicted to these body enhancers to "identify the problem and seek the help of a psychologist." she said, "Some exercises will also help, although, they may not give the same result as the artificial things, but they will help the person's confidence. But if the problem is severe, the person can also go for surgery; it is allowed."

Friday, 30 August 2013

Woman Gets The Beaten of Her Life for asking Lover to quite Indian Helm

Temitope Oladejo,26, never envisaged that the once blossoming romance between her and her lover, Ahmed Babalola, would go sour, judging by theendearing manner at which Babalola pampered her from the onset. But today, she is looking a shadow of her old self ,following several scars on her body allegedly inflicted on her by Babalola. Trouble according to her, started after she discovered that her lover was smoking Indian hemp. Out of concern,she reportedly accosted him, only to be given the beaten of her life. In this interview with Crime Guard, shebarely managed to speak. She had blood- stained eyes and swollen face, no thanks to another round of beaten she received from her live-in-lover Babalola. Narrating what she described as her greatest undoing , she said:“he came back home recently and I found a wrap of Indian hemp on him. I knew he smokes but never knew he was into Indian hemp. I pleaded with him to quitbut he kept quiet. Next day, I told him I was going to visit my mum that was ill. He also said he was going out but that he was not having any money on him. I told him I had N300 which I opted to share with him . But when I went to take my bath, he searched my bag and found N2000. He asked where I got the money from and I told him it was not mine. At that point,he started ranting, looking for an avenue for another round of beating. I reminded him that I was not owing him because he usually goes out and comes in without caring to drop money for our little daughter’s upkeep. Before I knew it, he gave a hot slap on my face and started beating me. When I attempted to shout to alert neighbours, he picked a towel and gagged me. I managed to escape . But by then, he had inflicted injuries all over my face” Asked why she had not bothered to report to her family or that of Babalola,she disclosed that they were not legally married. Also asked why she did not deem it fit to report the matter to the police, she winked, saying, “ I have on several occasions reported the incessant battering to the police. But each time, they would ask me to go home and resolve the issue with him. He beats me at the slightest provocation, particularly when I cautioned him against smoking Indian hemp. My worry was not only his smoking attitude but the fact that each time, he comes asking me to give him money and when I refused, he would beat me up. As if that was not enough, he threatened to beat up my mother whenI ran to her place for treatment. He told her to leave us alone that she had no right over his relationship with me”. NGO to her rescue Determined to put a stop to the beating, she said she was refereed to the Rights and Empowerment Advocacy Initiative,from where the case was charged to court. In a letter to the President/Executive Director of Citizens Rights and Empowerment Advocacy Initiative,CREMA Comrade Rex Kennedy Saltlove, titled “Assistance to Intervene on Assault Case and Petition to Stop the Intimidation of My Mum and I by Mr Ahmed Babalola, Oladejo appealed for immediate steps to be taken before Babalola snuffed life out of her and her mum. The case, has been charged to Magistrate’s Court 8,with the next hearing coming up on September 7, 2013.But relatives according to her, were trying to pacify her to settle the case out of court. There is however, a new twist to the whole saga as Oladejo said she received a phone call few days ago, where the caller who identified himself as a policeman, requested to see her and her mum at Area ‘M’ Command, Idimu,that there was a petition of threat to life against them by Babalola.

Three men Remanded In Prison for Gang Up Robbery against their Boss

A security man, Monday Abdul,28, and two others, were Thursday , remanded in prison by a Lagos Magistrate’s Courtsitting in Ikeja, over alleged robbery, pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution. The trio: Abdul,Mohammed Dungus,24and Mohammed Isah,19 faced a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery preferred against them by the police. The Police prosecutor, Inspector RomanUnuigbe, told the court that the defendants and others at large, committed the alleged crime on August 18, 2013, at about 11pm, at Unity Avenue, Ado road in Ajah area of Lagos. The defendants according to him, were armed with pump action guns and cutlasses and robbed one Mr Thompson Shebi, dispossessing him of his wife’s jewelries and a box valued N1.5million, including a wrist watch , valued N1.5million. Other items allegedly dispossessed from Shebi, were computer gadgets,oneIPad phone valued at N350,000 and a cash of N500,000. Abdul,a security guard to Shebi, allegedly connived with others to rob his boss. He was said to have informed them to strike on a day his boss was supposed to travel. Unknown to him, his boss had postponed the journey. But the robbers reportedly stormed the building that fateful day where they reportedly operated unmolested. The offense committed according to the prosecutor, contravened section 2 (a) and punishable under section 3 (1) of the robbery and firearms (Special Provision) Act, Cap 398, Vol XXii, laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990, as amended. However, when the charge was read to the defendants, they pleaded not guilty.But their plea was not taken as Magistrate Hamzat, ordered that they should be remanded in prison custody, pending the legal advice from DPP and the case adjourned to October 10, 2013,for mention.

4 in police custody for impersonating as EFCC Officials

The Kogi State Police Command on Thursday arrested four persons for allegedly attempting to defraud the Federal Polytechnic, Idah, posing as  officials of  the EFCC.
The Acting Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Mr Austin Evbakhavbakun, made the announcement in Lokoja when he paraded the suspects before newsmen.
The suspects are Samuel Ogbebor, Daniel Njaiji, Agwai Peter and Jackson Umosen.
Evbakhavbakun said that the suspects had also claimed to be officials of the Federal Ministry of Education who were on inspection in the institution.
He said that the case was reported at the Idah Divisional Police Headquarters by the Rector of the Polytechnic, Prof. Matthew Akpata, on Aug. 28.
Evbakhavbakun said that Akpata had reported that the suspects came to his office, claiming to have come from Abuja to inspect on-going projects in the institution.
The rector was said to have asked for an official introduction letter from the Federal Ministry of Education or their identity cards but Ogbebor, instead presented an EFCC identity card.
The police chief said that Akpata became suspicious and invited the police who later arrested the suspects.
He told newsmen that the police also recovered one Toyota Camry with registration number APP 630 BD, one fake EFCC identity card and a Zenith Bank ATM card, bearing Stanley Agbara from the suspects.
The commissioner also paraded one Alhaji Musa Ifa and Sumaila Musa whom, he said, in the company of two others now at large, took away an unregistered new Toyota Camry from the residence of one  Sadiku Makolo of Abocho.
The suspects, he said, went to Makolo’s residence in the Dekina Local Government Area, claiming to be policemen attached to the CID, Benue State Police Command.
The commissioner said that the suspects claimed that they were investigating the new car, which they said was stolen.
He said that the suspects later forcefully collected the car documents from the unsuspecting Makolo and zoomed off.
The police chief said that the vehicle was, however, traced to Mararaba in Nasarawa State, where the suspects were trying to dispose it.
Also paraded were one Tanko Abubakar and Musa Maikasuwa who were arrested for allegedly leading a gang of eight armed robbers.
 Evbakhavbakun said that the gang had attacked and robbed a man and some market women who were on their way to Ikende Market in the  Bassa Local Government of Area of Kogi.
The police boss said that the matter was reported at the Oguma Police Station, adding that two locally-made pistols with three live cartridges were recovered from the suspects.

He said that the suspects, including two others, arrested for other offences were undergoing interrogation and would be charged to court soon. (NAN)

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Flood sweep away 9 years Old into Canal

Fear and uncertainty has enveloped Oke-Ekoro, Sango area of Ogun State, over the whereabouts of a nine-year-old boy, Gbenga Gbadamosi, who was seen being swept away by flood on Tuesday. It was learnt that the community had experienced a downpour before the incident occurred. When our correspondent visited the area on Wednesday, youths and other members of the community were seen draining the water in a gully in the area with the hope of retrieving the body of the youngster. As of 12noon when the exercise was completed, no body was found there. Our correspondent learnt that Gbenga fell into a canal in the area while attempting to pick his sibling's slippers which had fallen into the water. It was initially believed that the water in the canal swept Gbenga into the gully. The community leader, Emmanuel Keshiro, said that although the rain fell for a short time, it was quite heavy. He said, "Gbenga and two of his siblings were coming from their mother's shop after the rain. They were walking by the edge of the canal, when the slippers of one of them fell into the canal. "Gbenga, being the first child, wanted to pick it, but his leg slipped into the canal andthe flood swept him away. "The two siblings were only crying, so nobody knew what happened until they ran to the shop and told their mother. She was the one that raised the alarm." Our correspondent visited the scene and observed that the canal passed through the community to connect with another town. Weeds and grass cover up the surface of thegully, which also has sharp pointed edges. Gbenga's father, Agunbiade, a driver, said he was at his place of work when he heard the news. He said his wife had earlier informed him of the rain and he told her to hurry home to look after the children. "When it was evening, I began to dial her line to know her whereabouts. I discovered itwas switched off. Someone later called to inform me that flood had swept my son away. I was shocked. "Gbenga is my first child and he was a well-behaved and gentle child. I love him so much because even everybody in the area knows him for his quiet conduct. I can't still believe what is happening now." He decried the attitude of the police and thefire service to the situation, which he described as nonchalant. A resident, Bomi Akintade, said the police merely put up appearance at the communityon Tuesday and left the residents to grapple with the crisis. He said the residents started rescue efforts at 4pm on Tuesday till late into the night and resumed 6am on Wednesday. He said, "We have employed all means to noavail. This water came from Joju, a neigbouring town. It is unfortunate that the government has not been helpful. It was even the landlords' association that constructed the bridge over the canal. We will continue to search for the boy.'' Another resident, Lawal Mansour, said it wasthe second time in three years, that such tragedy would befall the community. He appealed for the intervention of the Ogun State Government to help in building a safe water channel. The state's Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident. He said, "The case was reported at Ota division."

DANIEL IHEKINA TEENAGER THAT FLEW ON ARIK AIR WHEEL GETS SCHOLARSHIP

DANIEL IHEKINA TEENAGER THAT FLEW ON ARIK AIR WHEEL GETS SCHOLARSHIP
DANIEL IHEKINA TEENAGER THAT FLEW ON ARIK AIR WHEEL GETS SCHOLARSHIP

Aviation industry regulator, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has started probing the ArikAir pilots and officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria over alleged security breaches that led to the arrest of a 15-year-old stowaway, Daniel Oikhena, at Lagos Airport on Saturday.

This is even as the boy on Wednesday landed a scholarship to study free to university level and fulfil his dream of flying to the United States of America.

The pilot, it was  learnt, might lose his licence or be fined huge sum of money if ongoing investigation by the regulators found him guilty of not aborting the  flight for safety checks, following the alleged passenger’s report of presence of a strange boy some metres from the plane.

Already, the regulatory authority has commenced full investigation into the matter, the Director-General, NCAA, Captain Fola Akinkuotu, disclosed to our correspondent on Wednesday.

Although the NCAA boss declined to specify the nature of penalty it would impose on Arik Air, its pilot or the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria if they were found guilty, he however said, “If at the end of the day we discover that somebody has not done what it should do, then the appropriate sections of the law will take its full course.”

Akinkuotu stressed that there were penalties and sanctions for breaches in the sector’ and assured that the regulatory agency would not shy away from upholding safety and security regulations in the aviation sector.

On the blames being traded by Arik and FAAN, the NCAA boss said the investigation would reveal whoever was liable.

He said, “Arik might say that FAAN did not provide adequate security, but safety challenges are assuming new trends everyday. The responsibility of any flight lies with the operator. Arik too has responsibility. It was reported that a passenger raised an alarm. If there is merit in that, it means there was a possibility of doing something about it. All these our investigation will unravel.”

The NCAA boss however said that the agency, in the meantime, had put in place measures to stop future re-occurrence.

“Every aircraft that is departing will be followed until take-off. FAAN security will follow them. On our part, we have to continue to monitor everything. There will be greater monitoring at the perimeter fence and access control now.”

Akinkuotu said that the issue of stowaway was age-long and not peculiar to Nigeria and the aviation sector.

 “Stowaway has been age-long since the time when ship was invented; those with criminal intent will also be looking for ways to break the law,” he said.

Aviation security expert and former Military Commandant of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Group Captain John Ojikutu, retd, said the Benin incident had shown that the NCAA needed to audit and investigate the Arik Air security programme and the Benin Airport security programme.

Ojikutu said, “That boy could have been a courier for terrorists. The NCAA needs to find out how the boy knew part of the aircraft and where to enter. How are we sure somebody did not assist him. If the Benin Airport access control and perimeter fencing is not porous, how did he get into the aircraft.”

Meanwhile, Oikhena has been offered a scholarship by the De Raufs’ Volunteer Group, a group of supporters of Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

The Director-General of the group, Amitolu Shittu, in a statement on Wednesday, said the scholarship was offered to the stowaway to enable the boy to achieve his target of travelling through the air.

Lagos Government speaks on Why it acquired concession rights from LCC


Fresh facts emerged on Wednesday that the decision of the Lagos State Government to acquire the existing concession rights and toll revenue benefits held by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC), the concessionaire for the Eti-Osa Lekki-Epe Expressway, was to prevent wanton increase of the toll by the concessionaire.

Daily Independent learnt that the move was to ensure that the current toll paid by motorists is controlled and determined by government as well as give it the power to discontinue the toll at any time.

State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Ben Akabueze, who led a team of the State Executive Council to present the request of government for approval of supplementary budget also confirmed this position at the House of Assembly on Tuesday.

In his presentation to the lawmakers, Akabueze said “the principal basis for the supplementation of 2013 budget was due to the decision to acquire the 100 per cent concession of the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe expressway and have it entirely under the control of the state government.”

The commissioner said the current economic condition of the state was better than what it was about 10 years ago when it entered into the concessioning of the N50 billion worth of expressway.

“As a people-focused government, we are honest and humble enough to look at the choices we have made and have now decided to buy-back the road.

“When we do, we will be able to determine the tolling rate, number of tolling points among others.

“The current concessionaire has in fact proposed another 20 per cent increase in current toll rate collected on the road. But with us taking over, we will decide that too,” he said.

Akabueze’s counterpart in the state Finance Ministry, Ayo Gbeleyi, said government would be paying N15 billion as buyout fund; N6.8 billion to service existing debt obligations of the tolling company; and N3.5 billion for third party liability.

Gbeleyi also observed that N32 billion has so far been spent on the road, with state government paying N5 billion in 2008.

“The original concessioning agreement is to last for 30 years, from November 2008 to November 2030.

“But with our proposal and our transaction, the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) will be maintained with government owning it 100 per cent,” Gbeleyi said.

Meanwhile, a source close to the Governor’s Office said on Wednesday that the decision, coming just two years into the 30-year Build, Operate and Transfer agreement to upgrade, expand and maintain the about 50-kilometre road which generated heated controversy on commencement, was not unconnected to the 2015 elections in the state.

“This is perhaps for me a good strategy by the government. In the first instance, this would put power back in their hands to control the rate of the toll and they can decide to halt it or suspend it at any time since they have the 100 per cent rights.

“Again, you will recall that the 2015 elections are around the corner and the opposition is looking to cash in on the controversy the toll generated in 2011 to smear the name of the APC since it would be a level playing field for all the contestants this time,” the source said.

Meanwhile, Lagos State Government stated on Wednesday that “it has neither terminated nor cancelled the Concession Agreement it entered into with the Lekki Concession Company Limited (LCC) to reconstruct and expand the 49.36 km Eti-Osa Lekki-Epe Expressway.”

To set the records straight, the Government said it is “engaged in buying back the rights pertaining to the concession ahead of the 30-year period stipulated in the Design, Build, Operate and Transfer (DBOT) Concession Agreement. This is to be achieved by purchasing all the shares in LCC.”

“The State Government came to this decision to buy back the rights in the light of several developments clearly not envisaged in the 2006 Concession Agreement (which became effective in 2008).”

The statement said given the pioneering nature of the concession, some underlying assumptions and market indicators under which the transaction was concluded had since drastically changed in a manner that it can no longer be sustained in its current form.

It said the significance of the buy-back, “is that it allows the Government to take full control over the determination of the toll rates in order to continue to make it affordable for road users. The LCC shall therefore continue to operate as a fully commercial entity for the benefit of taxpayers and the larger society.

“More importantly, it would also preserve the ability of the Government to complete and deliver the infrastructure by direct budget funding, which was also one of the reasons for the presentation of the Year 2013 Budget Re-Ordering to the State House of Assembly.”

However, in spite of government’s latest decision, Lagos based human rights activist and constitutional lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, on Wednesday vowed to continue with his various suits pending in court in respect of the Lekki-Epe concession deal between the Lagos State Government and the Lekki Concession Company Limited (LCC).

Reacting to the termination of the concession contract, Adegboruwa accused the Lagos State House of Assembly of deceit, asking why the lawmakers failed to act promptly until the LCC had almost milked the people dry.

He stressed that whereas the termination may seem a commendable action by government, there are strong points to prove that there “is more to this issue than meets the ordinary eyes.”

The lawyer recalled: “Indeed, the people and residents of Lagos had stoutly resisted this callous exploitation by the LCC and LASG, whereby brute force was unleashed on all of us that dared to speak against it.

“I believe the House of Assembly of Lagos is on a journey of deception. Why wait this long, after LCC had almost milked the people dry?

“This matter goes beyond the surface revocation of the concession. The major issue is that the road concession was a fraud on the people and residents of Lagos.

“Till now, the road construction, of 49 kilometres to Epe, has not extended up to Ajah, leaving people to contend with unending traffic gridlock every day, paralysingly business and movement,” Adegboruwa stressed.

Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also described the decision by the Lagos State Government to terminate the concession agreement with the LCC as a ploy to redeem its already battered image ahead of the 2015 general elections.

Speaking in chat with Daily Independent, the party chairman, Tunji Shelle, said the state government had realised the fact that it made a costly mistake by concessioning a residential area and has, therefore, decided to right the wrong by terminating the concession pact.

He added that the decision will not change the mindset Lagosians already have of the state government, especially given the fact that the government has  failed to provide an alternative route for those who may not want to use the toll gate.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

WIERD- TWO MEN WENT UNCLAD IN LAGOS TO AVOID ARREST BY POLICE AT ALLEN IKEJA

two men went unclad in Lagos to avoid arrest
These two men reportedly got unclad and staged a nak*d protest after resisting arrest and refusing to allow their cars to be towed off by traffic officials.
What a far way from conventional means in fighting perceived injustice, Recently A commercial bus driver and his conductor stripped nak*d at the Allen Avenue/Obafemi Awolowo Way roundabout in Ikeja,Lagos to prevent some policemen (seen in the pic) from towing their vehicle and arresting them for alleged traffic violation.

Their stunt caused heavy traffic around the area and it was reported that their stunt actually work out in their favour actually as the policemen left the scene quickly.
Currently, there is no precise information on how this issue has finally been settled but, undoubtedly, the duo showed a mighty unconventional way to protest a perceived injustice.

CAN WE SAY THIS SHOW OF GOING UNCLAD WORTH IT?


Fuel Tanker explosion in Ibadan

Fuel Tanker explosion in Ibadan 
AT least three persons were feared dead on Tuesday while another five sustained severe burns at Orogun Junction, on the Iwo road/Ojoo expressway when a Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) petrol tanker trying to offload fuel suddenly exploded and caught fire.


The three victims were said to have died as the fuel burst into the area and exploded, burning properties and human beings along its path.

Two Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) parked around the area and about eight shops were also torched by the raging inferno.

It was gathered that the situation got out of hand when the Oyo State Fire Service that had stormed the scene ran out of water and had to wait for another vehicle for water.

It was learnt further that while the service was still waiting for water, the fire went wild and engulfed the surrounding shops and some other houses around, including some vehicles parked on the road.

The five injured persons who sustained serious burns were rushed to the hospital with an Oyo State ambulance dispatched to the scene.

Heavy smoke covered the area as most shops and car owners who packed their vehicles close to the scene made frantic efforts to move their vehicles away for fear of being burnt.

Dr Ayo Osisanwo, an eye witness, told newsmen that the incident started when an NNPC truck was offloading fuel from another NNPC truck which had mechanical fault and had broken down in the middle of the road around 11.00 a.m.

According to him, the inferno started in the process of technical transfer of the fuel to an empty tanker when the tanker with fuel suddenly caught fire.

The situation caused heavy traffic snarl as only one lane was used by motorists, just as men of the Nigerian Police and men of Nigerian Civil Defence Corps had a difficult time controlling the traffic.

Hoodlums also took advantage of the situation to steal the property of victims, having escaped from the scene to avoid getting caught in the inferno.

Another eyewitness who did not want his name in print said: An NNPC tanker was trying to offload fuel from the other one that fell off by the road side. Suddenly, the loaded one caught fire and the driver tried hard to drive it away from the one already burning. He was successful and later jumped out of the vehicle after the rescue.”

Cosmetics company razed by fire

There was confusion between early hours of Tuesday morning and late in the evening as a cosmetic manufacturing company went up in flames around Ile Epo Oja in Lagos State.

Millions of naira worth of chemicals and finished hair relaxer were burnt in the fire incident, that created serious confusion for traders at the popular Oke Odo Market.

The company, Franem Industries, situated at 10/12, Old Ota Road, a heavily populated environment, is the manufacturers of Petals Cosmetics.

It was gathered that the fire started from the company’s three-storey building warehouse, where chemicals and hair relaxer were stored.

Efforts by officials of the Lagos State and Federal Fire Service and emergency workers to put out the fire was unsuccessful until around 1.00 p.m. of Tuesday.

Emergency workers were yet to leave the scene of the fire incident when another explosion occurred following the collapse of the burnt store.

It took fire fighters another four hours before they finally put out the fire as it was difficult for them to get access into debris of the collapse wall.

Officials of the state government were around 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday demolishing the remaining part of the store in what had been described as a precautionary step against further collapse of the store on nearby buildings

The spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, while speaking with the Nigerian Tribune stated that the cause of the fire incident was still unknown.

Farinloye said that the fire started around 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday morning and that NEMA and other emergency workers arrived at the scene but were unable to put out the fire until around 1.00 p.m.



Sunday, 25 August 2013

Desperation Boy Fly in Planes Wheel of Arik Air Benin to Lagos

Stowaway kid of arik air pictured
What desperation could have led a teenager to ‘ride’ in the main wheel of an aircraft from Benin-City, the capital of Edo State, to Lagos? That was the question on aviation stakeholders’ lips after an Arik Air’s flight from Benin-City landed at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, yesterday, and a young boy jumped out of the main wheel. The boy was promptly arrested by the security personnel of  Arik Air and handed over to their counterpart in the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). The boy was suspected to have sneaked into the aircraft’s mail wheel at the Benin-City airport. One intriguing aspect of the saga was the claim by Arik Air that the pilot that flew the aircraft reported to the control tower in Benin-City moments before take-off that he noticed a boy in the bush about 200 – 300 meters at the end of runway. Arik Air quoted the control tower as telling the Captain that they were sending security men to arrest the boy and cleared him for take-off. The passengers on the flight told Sunday Vanguard that they heard a loud noise as if tyres crushed somebody on the ground as the plane took off from the Benin-City airport. Arik Air managing director, Mr. Chris Ndulue, described the incident as security breach. Expressing shock over the teenager’s beating of security at the Benin-City airport, Ndulue said, “We are worried by the incessant security lapses at our airports. We are appealing to FAAN to immediately address the problem”. Narrating the stowaway incident, yesterday, in a statement, Communication Manager of Arik Air, Mr. Adebanji Ola, said the teenager sneaked into the aircraft main wheel of  Flight W3 544, departing Benin-City airport for Lagos at 9.00am. According to Ola, “the pilot of the aircraft notified the control tower when he noticed the presence of a strange boy in the bush about 200 – 300 meters at the end of runway 23.” He stated that the “control tower informed the Captain that they were sending security men to the place to arrest the boy, adding that the pilot was told  he had been cleared for take-off as the situation was  under control.” The statement went on: “As the captain was making his final turn, preparatory for take-off, a cabin crew called his attention to the information by some of the passengers that they saw a boy running towards the airplane. “The First Officer confirmed that they had observed it earlier and alerted the control tower which responded that they have sent the patrol team to arrest the boy. “The Captain again reported to the control tower and was informed that the situation was under control and that he had been cleared for take-off.” Meanwhile, sources in Benin-City said the boy  may have entered the airport through  Akenzua Road due to lack of perimeter fencing there. Some top officials of Edo State government were said to be on  board the plane. One of the passengers reported unusual take-off. He narrated: “We had the sign in Benin-City when the plane was about leaving. As it was moving slowly, we heard a loud noise as if the tyre crushed somebody on the ground and we all started shouting ‘Jesus, Jesus’. It means the boy was already inside that tyre compartment before we left. “When we landed at Lagos Airport, the boy came out from the mail wheel, everybody started shouting. But talking seriously, this shows that we have a serious problem  securing our airports. This is  security breach. If that boy was carrying bomb, he could have succeeded in blowing up the plane,”the passenger said.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Drunken Police man shoot sporadically leaving many wounded and a man Dead

When Nonso Ozoemena, a 28-year-old man, arrived in Lagos, his plan was to set up a business so that he would be able to supporthis widowed mother and his seven siblings in Anambra State. Soon after, he was able to open a restaurant in Trade Fair Complex, FESTAC, and it seemed his dream was coming true. His expectation was however eroded after a drunken police corporal, Mohammed Abubakar, shot him in the eye. Ozoemena said he was shot in the eye in theFESTAC area on August 5, 2013. Narrating what transpired on the fateful day,he said, "I had just returned from work and I was about entering my house at Amuwo Odofin when I heard the policeman arguing with someone in the next house. The policeman then called his colleagues for help. "When his colleagues arrived, they persuaded him to leave the place because he was drunk. After much pleading, the policeman left. A few minutes later, the policeman returned with a gun and started shooting sporadically. "One of the bullets hit me in the right eye. A barber, Bright John, was killed." PUNCH Metro learnt that during the shooting, a pregnant woman was hit while another man, Tayo Ajasa, was also shot in the thigh. It was learnt that the policeman, who is attached to a security company in the area, fled the scene after realising the havoc he had wreaked. Ozoemena and the other victims were later taken to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba. It was learnt that while other victims were treated and discharged, Ozoemena, was taken to the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital, where the eye was operated. The company was also said to have contributed N146, 000 to pay the medical bill. The victim, who had been discharged, told PUNCH Metrothat he had not been able to go to work since the incident occurred. He said he had been in constant pains and had found it difficult to sleep. Our correspondent observed that pus was coming from Ozoemena eye. But the victim said the pus was the least of his problems. He said, "I am in so much pain. The unfortunate thing is that I have not been able to tell my mother about the incident because I don't want her to worry. "I don't have perfect vision anymore. In fact,a few days ago, I was knocked down by a vehicle coming from the right side while I was attempting to cross the road." Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Umar Manko, had declared the policeman wanted. Manko said the wanted policeman was attached to Police Mobile Force 17, Akure, Ondo State, and wondered what he was doing in Lagos. However, Ozoemena's lawyer, Mr. George Nwahajioke, said the police must compensate his client. The lawyer said declaring the policeman wanted was not enough, adding that the victim's expectations had been eroded by the loss of his eye. Nwahajioke, who lamented the increase in police brutality, said, "Nigerians are living infear of arrogant culture of impunity within the Nigeria Police. Nonso Ozoemena is just one of the few lucky Nigerians to survive as our police, who are supposed to protect us, now turn the barrel of their guns at us. "We are demanding N100m as compensation from the police and the company jointly and severally to help our client get the urgent medical attention he needs." All efforts to contact the company proved abortive as an email sent to it was not replied, while a text message sent to it was not responded to.

Two Brothers remanded in Ikoyi Prison for stabbing man to his Early Grave

Lagos – An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday remanded brothers, Nurudeen Dada, 38, and Wasiu Dada, 41, who allegedly stabbed their friend to death. The Magistrate, Mrs A. Tobi, ordered that the brothers should be kept in the Ikoyi Prisons pending the advice of the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions. The court, consequently, could not take the plea of the brothers, who reside at Isheri-Oke, Ijegun, Lagos. The prosecutor, DSP Raymond Akhaine, told the court that the accused conspired to kill Mr Quadri Busari, 32, on Aug. 3, at Isheri-Oke. He submitted that the brothers stabbed Busari during a fight with him. “The accused unlawfully killed Busari by hittinghim on the head with a stick before stabbing him with a knife.” Akhaine submitted that the offences contravened Sections 221 and 231 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The court adjourned the case to Sept. 23 for mention. (NAN)

Boko Haram kills 35 in Borno village in a Fresh attack

ABUJA (AFP) – Suspected members of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram have attacked a village in Borno, killing at least 35 people and wounding 14, the military said on Friday. “Boko Haram people attacked the village on the ground that they have refused to cooperatewith them, that they refused their message,” defence spokesman Brigadier General Chris Olukolade told AFP of the incident in Dumba. “The report that was presented has it that 35 people were killed and 14 wounded.” The attack occurred on Monday, but the information had not become public until Friday with phone lines cut in the region and the village located in a remote area