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Man Making Video Call to Girlfriend Crushed to Death in Ogun

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Tragedy struck on Wednesday when a 26-year-old man, Olajide Asade, was crushed to death by a commercial car, while he was making a video call to his girlfriend at the Adedero village on the Abeokuta-Siun-Sagamu Expressway.

The accident involved a Honda Odyssey car with number plate AAA 589 FV, which was conveying crates of eggs.

It was gathered that the deceased was reportedly making a video call to his girlfriend while crossing the road when the accident occurred.

An eyewitness told our correspondent that the deceased and his brother boarded a car from the Kuto motor park in Abeokuta, but the vehicle developed a mechanical fault on the road.

The eyewitness said while the other passengers were standing by the roadside waiting for the driver to repair the vehicle, the deceased reportedly concentrated on the video call.

The deceased’s brother, Azeez, said they were both travelling to their mother’s residence in the Ajah area of Lagos State.

Azeez confirmed that his brother had been making a video call to his girlfriend since they took off from Kuto in Abeokuta.

He added that they left their apartment at Ijoga in Abeokuta very early in the morning to embark on the journey.

Azeez maintained that the driver of the car, who hit Olajide, was on a normal speed.

The driver, whose car hit the deceased, Bolaji Balogun, said Olajide was the one who bumped into his vehicle.

Balogun, an employee of an agro firm, said he was going to the Obasanjo Farm to purchase crates of eggs for his company.

The driver stated that the deceased had already got to the front of his car before he could apply the brake.

Confirming the crash, the Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said there were two male occupants in the vehicle that killed Olajide.

Akinbiyi said eyewitnesses narrated that a pedestrian was on a call while crossing the road and was knocked down by a vehicle heading for Abeokuta.

He stated, “There is a road diversion along the Abeokuta-Siun-Sagamu interchange due to the ongoing reconstruction; the deceased probably assumed it would be better and safer for him to cross to the other side, where road reconstruction is ongoing.

“The man, while crossing back to the other side of the road, was making a video call and was oblivious to the fact that a vehicle was coming from the Sagamu end to Abeokuta.

“The vehicle, a Honda Odyssey, hit him and he died on the spot.

“His corpse has been deposited in the morgue of the General Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, while the driver of the Honda Odyssey and the vehicle are now at the state Motor Traffic Division, Ibara, Abeokuta.”

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For Eating Six Slices of Bread, Man Dumps Girlfriend

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A young lady identified as @brandybride recently took to her Twitter page to narrate how a guy she was supposedly seeing and hoping they would click and become more romantically involved ditched her.

According to her, he ditched her because she ate 6 slices of bread over one sitting.

Here’s what she wrote;

“I remember one time I went to this guy’s house and ate 6 slices of bread. That was the last time he ever called me.”

It is not known whether it was because she ate one too many or otherwise…

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EFCC Returns Recovered N67.5m to Fraud Victim

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has returned N67.5 million to a fraud victim, Emmanuel Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.

A statement by the commission’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, stated on Thursday that the money was recovered by the zonal office of the anti-graft agency in Enugu through a non-conviction based forfeiture.

Mr Onah was said to have in 2019 transferred N75, 760,540 to the duo of Tega Esinone and Obiajulu Umeagukwu for onward transmission to his business partner, Crecedor Industrial Co. Ltd in Hong Kong.

“The suspects converted the money to their own use. After efforts to recover his money from the suspects failed, Onah petitioned the EFCC,” Mr Uwujaren stated.

The statement added that the commission investigated the matter, and subsequently initiated a non-conviction based forfeiture process.

The process, according to the commission, culminated in a December 1, 2020 ruling by a judge of the Federal High Court in Enugu, Ibrahim Buba, ordering the forfeiture of the sum of N67, 522,831.55 in a new generation bank account belonging to Tega Esinone, to the victim.

Cheques presentation

Presenting the cheques to the victim Thursday, Oshodi Johnson, head of EFCC’s Enugu office, said “the gesture demonstrates the commission’s stance on justice for all.”

“EFCC is for everybody and all that the EFCC stands for is justice. We will continue to work within its mandate to ensure that Nigeria becomes a nation that is corrupt free. We will not rest until this is achieved,” Mr Johnson added.

He warned fraudsters of the commission’s readiness to fish them out, saying that it would be better they repent from their nefarious activities because it was only a matter of time before the long arms of law would catch up with them.

Grateful victim

In his remarks after receiving the cheques, Mr Onah expressed gratitude to the commission for helping to recover his money.

“Honestly, I am so overjoyed because today is a day of smile. I came to you people in tears but today my heart is full of joy and my face is full of smiles. I am now a living testimony that the EFCC works and they can bring justice even to the common man,” he said.

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Delta Police Make Another Breakthrough, Arrest Wanted Murder, Arson Suspects, Others

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The Delta State Police Command has made more major breakthroughs in its quest to rid the state of crimes and criminal elements.

In a press statement, signed and released by the Commands Acting Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright, the Command noted that among those arrested were a wanted murder/arson suspects, cultist and phone thieves.

Below is the detailed statement:

On 14/04/2021 at about 1130hrs Police operatives attached to Delta state intelligence Bureau (SIB), after series of intelligence gathering, with the assistance of the command’s tactical teams, in a sting operation stormed Asem-Uku Community in Ndokwa East LGA and successfully arrested one Okwudili Obi ‘m’ and three others. Okwudili Obi a native of the Community and a notorious principal suspect in a case of multiple murders and arsons that destroyed many houses in the community, the suspect Okwudili Obi happens to be one of the principal suspect involved in the murder of one Sunday Nwachukwu and Fidelis Amani, who were allegedly murdered sometimes in the year 2017 in Asemo-Uku Community in NDOKWA East LGA, he and his cohort has been on the wanted list of the command. Exhibit recovered from him includes three cutlasses, six daggers, one long sword, charms wrapped with red/white blood stained cloths. Case is still under investigation with a view to arresting his accomplices who are currently at large.

On 13/04/2021 At About 1400hrs based on technical Intelligence Gathering, The Divisional Police Officer ‘A’ Division Warri CSP T.Y. MAHMUD mobilized Patrol teams attached to the Division and Stormed Hausa Quarters Along Warri / Sapele Road which happens to be One Of The Notably Notorious Flash Point in Warri and Arrested One Alix Oivwighren (M) Age 29yrs who allegedly Stole 3 Assorted Phones And Accessories From One Stella Othere (F) In Her Shop Located At Airport Junction Warri , Investigation led to the arrest of One Sani Mohammed (M) Age 38yrs Of Hausa Quarters Warri who allegedly bought the stolen phones, and also in his possession Were Three Other Stolen Phones Including a Samsung android phone , all Exhibits has been recovered. Both Suspects are currently been interrogated and will be charged to court while effort is been intensified for Possible Links their Cohorts .

In total compliance with the directive of the Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, FCIA, PSC+ to raid and crack down black spots, The Divisional Police Officer CSP T.Y Mahmud on 14/04/2021 at about 1815hrs at Orerokpe local Government Area based on intelligence gathered mobilized quick response team attached to ‘A’ Division Warri and stormed a black spot within Modisco Street Opposite army check point Jeddo, where one Nelson Newman (m) age 27yrs of same address was arrested with 35 wraps of skunk weed and other quantity of skunk weed inside black nylon bag all suspected to be Indian Hemp, based on preliminary investigation, he is suspected to be a major dealer in Indian hemp and has given useful information that will lead to the arrest of his cohorts.

Sequel to the cult clash that led to the killing of some alleged cult members some time ago in Otu-Jeremi, the Commissioner of Police Delta State CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA, PSC+ ordered that the Divisional Police Officer Otu-Jeremi Division must fish out those suspects involved and bring them to book, the Divisional Police Officer, SP Pius Eredei in compliance has been on the lookout, and after due intelligence gathering acted on a tip off and on 12/4/2021 at about 0500hrs one Michael Oghorume ‘m’ aged 19yrs who allegedly murdered one Timaya surname unknown and also suspected to be a member of dominion confraternity cult was arrested at Eyara Community in Otu-Jeremi, the suspect made useful statement which led to the arrest of one timothy Samuel ‘m’ age 20 years of Eyara Community and three others at the early hours of 13/4/2021 exhibit recovered from them includes one double barrel cut to size gun, some rolls of electric cable wire and one cutlass, The commissioner of police has ordered that the suspects and exhibit be transferred to SCID for further investigation. Meanwhile Manhunt for other cult members terrorizing the community is ongoing.

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