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Young man prevented from committing suicide.

 

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Young man prevented from committing suicide .
A 25-year-old man has been prevented from plunging into the lagoon in an apparent suicide attempt, on Wednesday, in Lagos.
The man, identified as Mohammed Jafar, was rescued by the officials of Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) while trying to jump off the Carter bridge and later handed over to the police.

Fake yahoo boy terrorizing Benin, nabbed with the help of CCTV

 

Fake yahoo boy terrorizing Benin, nabbed with the help of CCTV
A boy who goes around posing as a yahoo boy, but specializes in burgling, has been caught in Edo State.
According to reports, the suspect operates at night with the aid of assorted charms which make his victims fall deeply asleep.
His charms are said to be potent to the extent that he steals right under people’s bed without them waking up.
However, after burgling over 25 houses at PZ, Sapele road, Benin, he met his Waterloo, last week, as his identity was revealed by a CCTV which also captured the moment he brought out the charm to chant incantations.

 

 

A Lady brutalizes her 13 years house help over 10 Naira in Lagos

 

Lady remorseless after nearly killing her maid over 10 Naira
A 13-year-old girl is currently in severe pains after being brutalized by her boss over N10, yesterday, in Ikorodu, Lagos.
According to reports, the girl’s only offense was using Mrs Darasimi aka Aunty Yemi’s N10 to buy chewing gum at their shop in Badewa Plaza, Ebute Ikorodu.
It was gathered that Mrs Darasimi, who is notorious for brutalizing her underage maids, showed no remorse even after being threatened with arrest, as she told other shop owners that it’s none of their business.

Bride and groom brutalise friend accused of stealing the money sprayed at their wedding

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Bride and groom brutalise friend accused of stealing the money sprayed at their wedding .
A lady, Iniubong Essien, has revealed how her friend, Aniedi, and her husband, Uduak Godwin Nseobot aka King Pele, a Councillor representing Southern II, Ward 6 in Ibiono Ibom LGA, abducted, stripped her naked and brutalized her.
Vanguardngr reports that Iniubong was accused of stealing some of the money sprayed on the couple during their marriage which took place on November 3, 2018 in Usenten, Akwa Ibom State.
The victim alleged that she was taken to the community square at the prompting of the Council lawmaker, stripped naked, tied a rope around her waist, battered her with sticks and stones and paraded round the village.
“They broke bottles on my head and assaulted me. And my nude pictures were taken by the Councillor and the people and shared on social media,” she said.
Meanwhile, Iniubong’s lawyers, Bailey Chambers, have raised a strongly worded petition to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State CID, alleging assault, battery and threat to life as well as attempted murder of their client.
Akwa Ibom State Branch of the International Federation of Women Lawyers also stepped into the matter. The body equally petition the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and the police.
They maintained that the association would follow the case to its logical conclusion with a view to making sure that justice was done or seen to be done in the matter. .
The victim has, however, approached the court in a bid to get justice. She is demanding N10 million as damages for the torture, assault and defamation of character.

Married man, 44, defiles girls aged 7 and 8 in Delta State

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A 44-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 7-year-old girl in #Sapele, Delta state.

The father of two, identified as Promise, admitted to the crime and also revealed that he had succeeded in defiling another 8-year-old girl in the area and touched the private part of yet another.
Promise, who added that he defiled his latest victim more than twice, has since been transferred to the Asaba police command for further investigation.

Power-drunk DPO breaks Lagos carpenter’s hand, leg

 

DPO

Deji Lambo

The Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Ijora-Badia Police Division, Lagos State, CSP Rotimi Odutona, has been accused of fracturing the left hand and leg of a carpenter, Saheed Akinboye, while assaulting him at the station.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Akinboye, in company with Mr Rasaq Balogun and Mrs Modupe Ojediran, had gone to the station on Monday to recover six dozens of chairs that were seized during a raid by police operatives on Sunday following a clash by suspected cultists in the Ijora-Badia area of the state.

It was learnt that the clash resulted in the death of a suspected cult member, simply identified as Tansho, while Akinboye, who runs a rental business as a side trade, was said to be packing the chairs he had rented out to Balogun, when the policemen confiscated the chairs.

Akinboye said Odutona, who never gave him an opportunity to explain himself at the station, used a baton to beat him repeatedly till his hand and leg got fractured.

The carpenter said, “I rented chairs to Balogun, whose daughter, Tawakalitu, was celebrating her freedom from a tailoring school on Sunday. The ceremony took place on Akorede Street; it was supposed to start around noon but due to the rain, the event started late and ended around 7pm.

“I was packing my chairs from the venue of the ceremony when the police operatives from the Ijora-Badia Division raided the area, packed my chairs into their vehicles and took them to their station.

“I quickly informed Mr Balogun about the raid and he told me to wait till the next day (Monday) so that we could go to the station together to meet with the DPO in order to retrieve the chairs. When we got to the station, we were accosted by an officer, who asked why we were there and we explained that we needed to see Odutona because of the chairs.

“When the officer asked who owned the chairs, Mr Balogun and his daughter’s boss, Modupe Ojediran, said I was the owner. So, the officer took me to Odutona and told him that I was the owner of the seized chairs.

“Immediately he saw me and without giving me a chance to explain what happened, he started using his baton to beat me. He beat me repeatedly; I begged him to hear me out but he never listened. He kept on beating me till my left hand and leg got fractured; after the assault, he pushed me out of the station and I landed on the floor. I lost my Tecno phone and the sum of N80,000 in the process.

“I could not walk nor use my hand; the traders outside the station saw how I was bundled out. It was Mr Balogun and Mrs Ojediran, who got a vehicle that took me to a local bone setter, who has been attending to my hand and leg.”

Akinboye, who is demanding justice for the assault on him by Odutona, said he had already spent about N25,000 on treatment and had been suffering intense agony.

The bone setter, Taiwo Oyetakin, confirmed the fracture of the hand and leg, saying, “The injury will take time to heal because the bones on the left hand and leg were fractured.”

 PUNCH Metro learnt from Balogun and Ojediran that the DPO turned down a request to meet with him to clarify issues after he allegedly assaulted Akinboye, adding that he (Odutona) drove them out of his office on the excuse that someone was killed in the area.

Balogun said, “He (Odutona) never gave us a chance to explain that the man (Akinboye) that he assaulted was the one from whom I rented the chairs for my daughter’s freedom ceremony. I had received a call from Akinboye, who informed me that 30 minutes after we finished the ceremony, he was packing the chairs when police operatives raided the area, because someone had died during a fight in the area.

“I and Ojediran witnessed what the DPO did to Akinboye, and when we went to his office to clarify issues, he drove us out, saying what were we looking at when hoodlums killed someone in the area. Where they killed the person was not where my daughter’s ceremony took place; he had no reason to subject that man (Akinboye) to such assault.

“The DPO said we should do whatever we like and that is why I want those in authority to know what he has done; he should be removed and prosecuted for his action.”

Tawakalitu’s brother, Yusuf, while condemning Odutona’s alleged action, said where the clash that led to the death of the suspected cultist took place was about 600 metres away from the venue of his sister’s freedom ceremony.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, said Odutona had denied the allegation, but added that the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, had ordered a probe into the matter.

Oti stated, “He (Odutona) denied the allegation, saying that was not what happened. He confirmed that the police actually raided a criminal hideout in that location and arrested a number of people, some of whom had been charged to court. He said it was strange that somebody would be making that kind of allegation against him.

“However, the attention of the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has been drawn to the incident and he has ordered a probe into the allegation made against the DPO. The commissioner has promised that the matter would be diligently investigated and the outcome made public after the conclusion of the investigation.”

Following PUNCH’s report, CP orders probe of DPO who broke carpenter’s leg, arm

 

DPO

Deji Lambo

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has recalled the Divisional Police Officer, Ijora-Badia Division, Daniel Odutona, from his duty post to the command’s headquarters to pave the way for an investigation into the alleged assault on a carpenter, Saheed Akinboye, by the DPO.

The investigation is to be conducted by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, Yetunde Longe.

PUNCH Metro had reported that Akinboye accused Odutona of assaulting and fracturing his left hand and leg when he visited the station in company with Mr Rasak Balogun and Mrs Modupe Ojediran, on Monday, to recover six dozens of chairs seized by police operatives a day earlier.

The chairs were said to have been seized during a raid by the police following a clash by suspected cultists in the Ijora-Baida area of the state.

It was also reported that the clash resulted in the death of a suspected cult member, simply identified as Tansho.

Akinboye, who runs a rental outfit as a side business, was said to be packing the chairs he had rented out to Balogun for a ceremony to mark his daughter’s end of apprenticeship in tailoring, when the policemen confiscated them.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, CSP Chike Oti, said in a statement, on Thursday, that Imohimi, ordered an investigation into the case and gave the DCP, SCID, Panti, Yaba, a week to submit the report of her findings.

He added that a query had also been issued to Odutona regarding the alleged assault, adding that the DPO had been recalled to the command’s headquarters, while the second-in-command at the Ijora-Badia Division had been instructed to oversee the affairs of the division.

Oti stated, “Following The PUNCH’s publication of Thursday, January 24, 2019, on pages 4 and 5, with the headline: ‘Power-drunk DPO breaks Lagos carpenter’s hand, leg’, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi, has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, to investigate the matter and submit the report of her findings within one week.

“In the same vein, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Administration was directed to issue the DPO a query to explain his actions regarding the incident.

“Meanwhile, the concerned officer, CSP Daniel Odutona, has been temporarily recalled to the Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja, while his second-in-command is to oversee the affairs of the Ijora-Badia Division pending the outcome of the investigation.”

The PPRO added that Imohimi urged the victim and all witnesses to report to the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, SCIID, Panti, Yaba, in order to aid the investigation.