The Police yesterday put the casualty figure of this month’s mayhem in Ile-Ife, Osun State, at 46 dead and 81 injured. Twenty suspects were paraded for allegedly being involved directly or indirectly in the killings and destruction of properties . Displaying gory pictures of the mayhem, the police noted that knives and axes were used to attack
In what appeared to be a suicide, a medical doctor, Allwell Oji, jumped into the Lagos lagoon yesterday. The incident happened at 4:45pm on Third Mainland Bridge when Oji, 35, was on his way to Victoria Island where he was going to attend a Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) meeting. Oji, who left from his house at Abule Ijesha in
A young man identified as Nornu Nwibere, the owner of the Classic Bar in Bori was shot dead by unidentified men in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State on Saturday, March 11th. According to Baridam Ben, who broke the news on Facebook, the deceased is reportedly the 20th person murdered in the community in the last three days. His
The Osun State government yesterday slammed a two-day curfew on Ile-Ife, following a violent clash that claimed 10 lives. The government also deployed massive security to curtail what it described as “breach of the peace in the area which has led to avoidable destruction of lives and property”. It said the curfew, which began yesterday from 6pm
A 51-year-old woman, Mrs. Modupe Bankole, was killed, at the weekend, when railings from a storey building collapsed in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The mother of three was relaxing on a mat outside the house when the railings dislodged. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Urban and Physical Planning, Yetunde Dina, who visited the
The trial of six policemen accused of killing six traders (known as Apo six) in 2005 in Abuja, ended yesterday with the conviction of two of them. Deputy Commissioner of Police Danjuma Ibrahim, Nicholas Zakaria, Sadiq Salami, Ezekiel Acheneje and Emmanuel Baba were charged to court on a nine-count charge of conspiracy and culpable
A policeman and four others were reportedly killed yesterday in a bank robbery at Ogbagi in Akoko Northwest Local Government Area of Ondo State. An eyewitness said explosives were used to destroy the new generation bank’s entrance. He said an undisclosed amount of money was carted away as the hoodlums shot sporadically into the air.