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Pandemonium As 2 Die During Transport Workers Clash In Oyo

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Pandemonium As 2 Die During Transport Workers Clash In Oyo

There was pandemonium in the Ali Iwo area of Ibadan, Oyo State, following the alleged killing of two persons by hoodlums suspected to be members of the Park Management System (PMS) and National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

The two sides were said to have engaged in a bloody clash which caused confusion in the community.

It was gathered that some PMS boys, who were returning from the inauguration of a bus terminal built by the Oyo State Government, were passing through Bere-Oje to the Gate area when violence erupted.

A source said, “The problem is that the PMS people have become untouchable and that is why they have continued to harass and kill at will.

“Nothing has happened to the one who was fingered in the killing of a young man at Iwo Road in 2021. There are other cases like that and that is why they have continued to violate the law.

But the Public Relations Officer of the PMS, Alhaji Emiola Jelili, blamed the NURTW for the violence.

He said, “We passed through Bere-Oje to Gate when we were returning from the commissioning of the bus terminal at Challenge by Mr Governor (Seyi Makinde). One of the leaders of the NURTW and his boys have a place where they usually sit, but we did not meet them when we passed.

We were already at home when we were told on the phone that the NURTW leader and his boys attacked our men.

A Toyota Camry driver was coming from Lagos and when he got to the area where the NURTW members were on the same route, they ambushed him because he wore our vest; they dragged the driver out and attacked him with a cutlass. They killed one of the passengers in the car.

They carried out the attack to outshine the inauguration of the bus terminals; it is all about politics.”

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Pandemonium In Delta As 3-storey Building Collapsed

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Pandemonium In Delta As 3-storey Building Collapsed

Pandemonium broke out in Amacha community, Okpanam, in the Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, as a three-storey building collapsed.

The building, which according to multiple reports, was under construction, collapsed in the late hours of Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

An eyewitness accounted that the building collapsed after a heavy downpour in the area, adding that the workers had left the site as well when the unfortunate incident happened.

As they were coming to site this morning (Thursday) to continue their work, they saw that the building had collapsed,” he added.

However, while a few people sustained minor injuries, Delta state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe said no life was lost in the collapse.

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Ekweremadu, Wife Arrested In UK For Trying To Harvest Child’s Organs

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Ekweremadu, Wife Arrested In UK For Trying To Harvest Child's Organs

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, 60, and his wife, Beatrice, have been arrested in the United Kingdom (UK), after conspiring to arrange the travel of a child in a desperate bid to harvest organs.

Disclosing this incident, Metropolitan Police said the duo was arrested following an investigation by the force’s specialist crime team.

According to the police, the Ekweremadus who had been remanded in custody would appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

The investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offences under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.

The Met said the child is being safeguarded and the force is working closely with partners to provide support.

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Man Sentenced To Prison For Stealing Pot Of Soup

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Man Sentenced To Prison For Stealing Pot Of Soup

A man identified as Isaac Dumabara has been sentenced to prison after being convicted of stealing a pot of soup.

An Iyaganku Magistrate’s Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, jailed the 23-year-old for a period of one month, for stealing the pot of soup valued at N40,000 from a restaurant.

Magistrate S. A Adesina, who found Dumabara guilty of theft, sentenced him without an option of a fine.

Police prosecutor, Sikiru Ibrahim, told the court that Damubara also stole three gas cylinders, stabiliser, and a pair of Adidas shoes from Pleasure Summit Restaurant, Magara Road, Iyaganku, Ibadan.

Ibrahim further told the court that the convict stole a 42-inch TV worth N200,000.

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