The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of three persons including a pastor, Felix Ajadi, for allegedly killing a 39-year-old man, Muyiwa Adekunle, for ritual purposes in the state.
Ajadi and the two other suspects, Idowu Abel and Clement Adeniyi, after perpetrating the crime, reportedly dismembered Adekunle’s corpse for ritual purposes and buried the victim’s remains in a shallow grave.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Tuesday, said the suspects were arrested following a report by the deceased’s elder brother, Oluwaseyi Adekunle.
He said, “Upon receiving the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Owode-Yewa Division, CSP Mohammed Baba, detailed detectives to unravel the mystery behind the sudden disappearance of the man.
“In the course of their investigation, it was discovered that Idowu Abel was the person who picked Adekunle from his house.
“Upon the discovery, the said Idowu Abel was traced and arrested. On interrogation, he confessed that Adekunle, who happened to be his friend, was lured out by him and taken to the farm of the second accomplice, Clement Adeniyi, where he was killed and butchered.”
Oyeyemi said Abel confessed further that a yet-to-be-identified herbalist, who was introduced to him by the pastor, Ajadi, requested for a human head, heart, two hands and legs.
“He said the herbalist, who is now at large, promised to pay him N200,000 if he gets the listed human parts for him and that the herbalist paid N80,000 as advance payment with the promise to pay the balance of N120,000 on receiving the items.
“After collecting the advance payment, Idowu Abel went to his friend, Muyiwa Adekunle, and asked him to escort him somewhere. The victim, who didn’t suspect any foul play followed him innocently, and he was taken to the farm of Clement Adeniyi, where they killed him, dismembered his body and hurriedly buried his remains in a shallow grave in the farm.
“His confession led to the arrest of Clement Adeniyi and Pastor Felix Ajadi, while the herbalist who was simply identified as Abeeb, aka Boko, has fled.”
Oyeyemi, however, said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation.
JAMB Releases Timetable for 2024 UTME
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed January 15 to February 26, 2024, for the sale of its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) application document.
This was made known in a statement issued by the JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, on Wednesday, November 29.
Benjamin noted that the development was based on series of recommendations emanating from a two-day Information Technology (IT) and Management Retreat held between November 26 and 28.
Benjamin noted that March 7, 2024, has been slated for the 2024 Mock-UTME, while the main UTME would hold from April 19 to April 29, 2024.
He, therefore, advised candidates to print their examination slips from April 10, 2024.
The JAMB spokesman added: “Candidates are enjoined to take note of these dates and other advisories issued by the Board in relation to the administration of the examination.
“They are also to visit the Board’s website www.jamb gov.ng for any other information.”
Below is the 2024 JAMB schedule
2024 Jamb Official Timetable:
1. JAMB 2024 Registration Date 14th January 2024
2. JAMB Registration Deadline 14th February 2024
3. JAMB 2024 Registration Fee N4,700
4. JAMB 2024 Novel The Life Changer
5. JAMB 2024 Reprinting Date 29th April 2024
6. JAMB 2024 Mock Exam Date 20th April no 2024
7. JAMB 2024 Examination Date 29th April 2024
Palliative: Adeleke Approves Monthly Wage Award for Civil Servants, Pensioners
The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has approved the payment of wage award of N15,000 and N10,000 respectively to civil servants and pensioners in the state as a measure to mitigate the impact of subsidy removal.
The Governor, in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, stated that the action was in continuation of his avowed commitment to workers’ welfare and a fulfillment of his pledge for the gradual rollout of palliative measures to cushion the effect of subsidy removal.
“On the first day of my second year in office, I unveil this wage award and reaffirm our five point agenda which has workers’ welfare as number one item,” Governor Adeleke noted.
Governor Adeleke’s approval was conveyed in a circular issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Capacity Building, disclosing that workers in the service of the state will get a N15,000 wage award while pensioners will receive N10,000.
The circular which was signed by Sunday Olugbenga Fadele, a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, noted that the wage award will run for six months, beginning from the month of December.
“Sequel to the negotiation meetings and interactions with labour movement in Osun state, including the representatives of Nigeria Union of Pensioners, the Governor of Osun State, His Excellency, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, has approved the monthly payment of N15,000 to each active worker and N10,000 to each pensioners in Osun state as palliatives to assuage the pains being experienced as a result of removal of petroleum subsidy by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The payment, as approved, is to commence from the month of December, 2023 for a period of six (6) months,” the circular reads in part.
“While acknowledging and appreciating the understanding of Osun state workers and pensioners for their show of understanding regarding the efforts of the State Government in the last one year to improve tremendously on their welfare, being the first on the 5-point Action Plan, the present administration will continue to ensure its commitment to the welfare of workers are met at all times.
“It is expected that this gesture of government will spur workers in the State to be more diligent and committed to their duties.”
2023 Media Awards: Nestlé Announces Close of Entries
Makers of quality beverages and other household items, Nestlé Nigeria, has announced the end to submission of entries for the 2023 Media Awards.
A statement from the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs department, and signed by Victoria Uwadoka, stated that “The highly anticipated Nestlé Nigeria Media Awards 2023 promises to be an exciting edition with an impressive 118 submissions received from a broad range of the media at the time of the official closing of entries on
November 16, 2023.”
Victoria Uwadoka, who is the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, said, “I want to thank all the participants who have submitted the diverse range of entries, showcasing outstanding creativity and professionalism within the Nigerian media. As the stellar panel of judges commences the process of carefully evaluating each submission to determine the most deserving recipients, we eagerly anticipate the announcement of the finalists at the ‘invitation only’ award event early in December 2023.”
She maintained that the Nestlé Media Awards 2023 ceremony promises to be an elegant celebration of vibrancy, innovation and excellence in the Nigerian media in 2023.
Finalists and winners will be announced in the coming days according to statement.