Buhari, Saraki, Kalu, Tinubu, Ooni, others mourn Adeleke

Sympathisers, associates and family members wept profusely as the body of the first civilian Governor of Osun State, Senator Isiaka Adeleke, arrived his country home in Ede from Bicket Hospital, Osogbo where he died yesterday. The body was brought to his house about 1 p.m. in a wine Sienna bus. Meanwhile, irate youths took to the major streets of the town to protest his death which they said was not ‘natural’. The indigenes of the town attributed his death to spiritual forces from politicians, who felt threatened by his political…

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Female lawyer petitions Owoseni over assault, threat to life

A Lagos-based lawyer, Mrs. Blessing Titty Ahmed, has petitioned the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, over alleged assault and threat to her life. In the petition written on her behalf by Simeon Atunbi of Blue Diamond Law Firm, Ahmed accused a woman, Mrs. Jerry Okoh, of assaulting her on April 19 while performing her duty at 9 /11, Dayo Kuye Close, New Oko-Oba, Lagos. T he petition reads in part: “It is our brief that our client, who is a legal practitioner and property consultant, manages the…

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Traditional rulers will partner police on crime – Ayangburen

Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Abdul Kabir Adewale Shotobi, has restated the resolve of the traditional rulers to partner security agents to curb crimes in the area. The monarch stated this when the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, visited the palace yesterday to discuss ways to prevent future occurrence of the recent police killing at Isawo. According to Shotobi, the traditional institution in eradicating crimes matters a lot, as such the need to collaborate with security operatives. He said: “We have been given an assignment by the police and…

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Lagos records 1,480 rape, domestic violence cases

No fewer than 1,480 rape and other domestic violence cases were recorded in Lagos State within two years, with 480 counselled and referred to health, legal and other agencies. Lagos State Commissioner for Women and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Lola Akande, who made this disclosure, said that the violence ranged from rape to child abuse, sexual abuse, assaults, defilement, divorce and matrimonial issues. Akande spoke with journalists at the yearly ministerial press briefing to commemorate the second year in office of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. She said: “A total number of 1,480…

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CCTV captures pickpocket in action

A teenager, Emmanuel Alowonle, has been captured by the newly deployed mobile Close Circuit Television (CCTV) while allegedly picking the handbag of a victim at Oshodi area of Lagos State. Alowonle was arrested in Oshodi while the mobile CCTV was just being deployed to monitor the area. The suspect said that he came to Lagos about two years ago and had been working as a bus conductor. Alowonle was arrested after stealing from a commuter’s handbag on the pedestrian walkway. The mobile CCTV camera was parading Oshodi when it sighted…

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ASP, lover held with 5,000 wraps of Indian hemp

Police in Delta State have arrested an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and a lady believed to be his lover for allegedly trafficking Indian hemp on Benin-Asaba-Onitsha Expressway. The ASP (names withheld), was arrested on the expressway in his Toyota Camry car. The car was loaded with the suspected substance. It was gathered that the ASP was shot while attempting to evade arrest on Friday. It was learnt that the suspect, who was behind the wheel, was with his female friend. She is believed to be the owner of the…

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Adeleke’s burial postponed

The burial of Isiaka Adeleke, which was earlier scheduled for 4 p.m. on Sunday, has been postponed. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adeleke, a former civilian governor of Osun, died in the earlier hours of Sunday at Biket Hospital in Osogbo. Adeleke’s corpse, which was brought to his residence in Ede at 1:10 p.m. in preparation for the Islamic burial rites, was returned to Ladoke Akintola Hospital in Osogbo for autopsy. The younger brother of the late politician, Deji, ordered for autopsy to be carried out to…

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