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Police Snub Alarming Rate Of Robbery, Say Lagos Is Secured

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Police Snub Alarming Rate Of Robbery, Say Lagos Is Secured

In spite of the alarming spate of robbery and cult clashes, the Lagos Police Command said that the state is a safe haven, adding that criminal elements would not be allowed to thrive.

Hakeem Odumosu, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, made this known during a security assessment tour to Tarkwa Bay, Ilashe, Igbologun, and other riverine areas suspected to be used as criminal hideouts.

Reiterating the Command’s commitment to policing the waterways in the state, Odumosu maintained that “no part of the state will be used as a sanctuary for criminal elements.”

A statement quoted the commissioner of police, as saying that “the work tour was informed by the need to further fortify the waterways following recent incidents of kidnapping in the state.

“Accompanied by senior Police Officers from the Marine Police Unit, and other tactical Commanders for a show-of-force on water during the security assessment, the Commissioner of Police used the opportunity to inspect Police’s operational facilities in the area with a view to repositioning them for optimal performance.

“The Police boss assures residents of the state that in addition to robust security provided on the mainland, policing the waterways would remain his additional priority.”

As read in the statement, Odumosu warned criminals infiltrating the state through the waterways to commit heinous crimes to have a change of heart or be prepared to meet their Waterloo.

It would be recalled that no less than three persons were reportedly killed during a cult clash in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.

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Local Resident Electrocuted While Attempting An Illegal Connection In Ondo

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Local Resident Electrocuted While Attempting An Illegal Connection In Ondo

A local resident identified as Mayomi Origbemisuyi was shocked to death while reconnecting a wire on an electric pole in Akungba Akoko, Ondo State.

This happened not very far from an Electricity Distribution Company in the community.

According to local reports, the deceased had attempted an illegal connection before being electrocuted.

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“When the incident happened, everybody in the area rushed to the scene to catch the glimpse of what happened and the matter was immediately reported at the police station in the community.” Source said.

The remains of the deceased were deposited at a morgue in the community.

The spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command, Mrs. Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident, revealing the victim to be having psychological issues as an investigation into the incident has begun.

“The information we have is that the man is not mentally stable but we have commenced investigation into the incident.”

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Sharia Court Orders Man To Be Flogged, For Denying Fathership Of Child

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Sharia Court Orders Man To Be Flogged, For Denying Fathership Os Child

A Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, on Wednesday ordered that Abdulhamid Yakubu be flogged 80 strokes for denying fathership of his child.

Yakubu a trader of Bakin Dogo had earlier rejected paternity, but the Judge, Murtala Nasir, affirmed that the child belonged to him.

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Nasir also ordered him to take responsibility and provide for all his children.

Yakubu, had in September, dragged his wife, Maryam Muhammad to the court, alleging that she was an adulterer and he was not the father of his pregnant wife.

The plaintiff had earlier been given an option to swear an oath or provide proof regarding the paternity of his affirmation of the pregnancy not being his, but he refused.

The couple had been married for 21 years and the defendant, Muhammad, gave birth to the sixth child, named Abdulaziz.

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Tears Flow As Fire Razes Millions Of Naira Properties In Kogi Market

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Tears Flow As Fire Razes Millions Of Naira Properties In Kogi Market
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Tears flow among traders and property owners at Itobe market of Ofu Local Government Area in Kogi State, as an early morning fire millions of naira valuables.

According to an eyewitness, the disaster started when a trader’s generating set caught fire, thereby engulfing all shops within the vicinity and destroying them including all property therein.

Although no life was lost during the disaster, the eyewitness recounted that the means of livelihood of the numerous roadside traders were lost in the fire incident.

The Onu Itobe, Alhaji Salihu Adaji, while reacting to the disaster, explained that the incident has thrown many businessmen in his domain to the labour market.

He, therefore, urged people in authority to assist those affected by the fire disaster with capital to restart their businesses.

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