Truck kills Mother, Child In Lagos

Truck kills Mother, Child In Lagos

Many could not hold back their tears yesterday afternoon, at the popular Oshodi Bus Stop, Lagos, over the sight of a mother and child crushed by a truck. It was gathered that the truck moving inward Oshodi Oke had a failed break and the driver in trying to get the truck to a halt rammed into the woman hawking sachet water with her baby strapped to her back. An eyewitness, Bose Daniel, said the mother and child died instantly and that the driver of the truck fled the scene immediately for fear of being lynched by angry mob. But the driver’s assistant was not lucky as he was beaten thoroughly before policemen stationed at Oshodi bus stop came to his rescue as he was driven away in their patrol van. Motorists, commuters and passers-by kept trooping to the scene where the lifeless remains of the woman and her baby were lying, till they were evacuated. All efforts to reach the spokesperson of Lagos State Police Command, CSP Chike Oti, to confirm the incident were abortive, as he did not pick his calls. Source: Vanguard
Three Die In Fresh Kaduna Attack

Three Die In Fresh Kaduna Attack

No fewer than three persons were feared killed during an attack by unidentified gunmen on Sunday night between Asso and Tanda Bridge in the Gwong Chiefdom of the Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Chairman of the Jema’a Local Government, Mr Peter Averik, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, said the attack took place around 7.30p.m. when unidentified gunmen opened fire on innocent persons who were walking along the Asso and Tanda bridge. “I was told the gunmen, who seemed to be advancing, opened fire on the pedestrians over fears that they might be exposed. “One person died on the spot while two others who sustained varying degrees of injury were rushed to the Fadan Kagoma Hospital where one of them died this (Monday) morning following the magnitude of the injury sustained,” he said. Averik further confirmed that the third victim’s corpse was found earlier on Monday in a bush path at Wazo village before Aso. He said arrangement had been concluded to convey the injured persons to the Barau Diko Specialist Hospital in Kaduna, following referral from the Sir Patrick Memorial Hospital, Kafanchan. The chairman said security personnel had since been drafted to the affected community, adding that the government would continue to ensure safety of lives and property. It was stated that 15 persons were recently killed while 17 others were injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on innocent persons at Ungwan Pa’ah Gwandara village in the Godogodo Chiefdom of the Jema’a Local Government Area. Source :Punch
Court Sentences 5 To Death By Hanging For Armed Robbery

Court Sentences 5 To Death By Hanging For Armed Robbery

An Osun State High Court presided over by Justice David Akin Oladimeji, sitting in Iwo, sentenced members of a five-man robbery gang to death by hanging, yesterday. The convicts are Ifedayo Adebiyi, Semiu Taofeek, Afolabi Ogunwale, Oyeleke Mukaila and Ogunbayo Joshua. The convicts were arraigned before the High Court on September 23, 2016 on a three-count charge. The charges preferred against them are conspiracy, armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms, contrary to section 6(b), 1(1) and (2) (a) and punishable under section 1(1) Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R.11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2014. The prosecuting counsel from the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Tijani Adekilekun, told the court that on November 27, 2015 at Emmanuel House, opposite PP Hotel, Olupona, the convicts robbed one Mr. Fabiyi David of his valuables and snatched his Lexus SUV. The snatched car was later intercepted by policemen at Guru Mahraji area along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. In his judgment, Justice Akin Oladimeji, said prosecutor has proven his case beyond reasonable doubt and found them guilty of two counts of armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms. Justice Oladimeji, thereby, sentenced them to death by hanging. Source: Vanguard
Man Shoots Wife, Two Sons Dead In Edo

Man Shoots Wife, Two Sons Dead In Edo

The Edo State Police Command has arrested a 35-year-old man, simply identified as Uwaila, for shooting his wife and two sons dead. The incident happened on Sunday at Ovbiogie village in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state. Security agents were said to have evacuated the corpses to an undisclosed mortuary. The suspect, who is now in police custody, told our correspondent that his wife accused him of having extramarital affairs. He added that his wife threatened to also go out with other men. Uwaila said he drove out of the house in anger and came back to see that his wife had locked herself and his sons inside one of the rooms. He added that he shot through the door and the bullets hit them on the bed. The state Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosun, who visited the scene, said the suspect would be charged to court after investigation had been concluded. Source: Punch
Police Arrest 26-Year-Old For Robbery

Police Arrest 26-Year-Old For Robbery

A 26-year-old robbery suspect, Peter Sunday, has been arrested by the Niger State Police Command for allegedly robbing one Mrs Felicia Chukwu of the Kwankwashe area, Madalla, Suleja Local Government Area of the state. Sunday, who resides in Bakin Kasuwa, and his accomplice, identified as Nura, now at large, allegedly robbed their victim, who was returning from the church of N12,000 and one Gionee mobile phone valued at N56,000. The incident reportedly happened on January 1, 2019. Northern City News gathered that the suspect and his accomplices had been making life unbearable for the residents of Bakin Kasuwa in Suleja and its environs. The suspect told our correspondent that he and his accomplice usually attack those returning from work, places of worship and markets. He said, “We arm ourselves with cutlasses, knives and other dangerous weapons to attack our victims. Some of our victims usually cooperate with us during operations; we inflict injuries on those who resist us. “We trap our victims at a particular location and I have been doing this for the past three years.” The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, confirmed the incident on Sunday, saying that the suspect confessed to have conspired with his accomplice to rob Chukwu at Madalla, Suleja. Abubakar said the operatives recovered from him one cutlass, while efforts were on to apprehend the fleeing accomplice. He added that the matter would be charged to court after the conclusion of investigation. Source: Punch
2 Kidnappers Arrested In Katsina

2 Kidnappers Arrested In Katsina

Two abductors of a septuagenarian, Hauwa Usman, of Old Garin Waziri, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, have been arrested. Confirming the arrest in a statement by the Police Public Relation Officer, Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah identified the abductors as 40-year-old Abubakar Yusuf, alias Kango, of Safana and Abubakar Mansur, 40, of Unguwar Gwanda, Safana council of Katsina. According to him, “based on a tip-off, the Command succeeded in arresting the duo, who kidnapped one Hauwa Usman, 70, of Old Garin Waziri, Safana council of Katsina State. “Victim has identified the hoodlums as the persons that kidnapped her. Also, the suspects confessed to the committing the offence. Investigation is ongoing.” Source: Vanguard