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Balotelli’s Nigerian friend, Mayowa Ogunbayo, stabbed to death in London

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A twenty-nine-year-old Nigerian, Mayowa Ogunbayo, has been found stabbed to death at a London flat he shared with his fiancée.

Ogunbayo, who is a friend to Italian striker, Mario Balotelli, was discovered by paramedics inside a west London luxury home on Friday, October 20, 2017.

Ogunbayo, also known as Johnny John, grew up in Nigeria and is said to have lived a lavish lifestyle after setting up his own entertainment company.

According to UK’s Mirror, he was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after a post-mortem examination revealed that he died from a wound to his heart.

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Detectives have launched a murder investigation, but police say they are treating the 29-year-old’s death as “unexplained” at this time.

In a statement, the police said it arrested a 21-year-woman, who was at the scene when officers arrived, on suspicion of murder. She was later freed pending further enquiries.

The statement read, “Officers attended along with the LAS and a 29-year-old man was found suffering from stab injuries.

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“He was pronounced dead at the scene at 02:57 hours. Next of kin have been informed and formal identification has taken place.

“At this time the death is being treated as unexplained. A post-mortem examination took place at Northwick Park Hospital mortuary on Friday, 20 October which gave the cause of death as a single stab wound to the heart.

“Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command took over the investigation on Wednesday, 25 October and are leading the investigation.

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“Enquiries are ongoing.”

On his Facebook page, the University of Kent alumni was seen hanging out with football stars like Balotelli and Obafemi Martins and Nigeria’s hip-hop star, Davido.

Friends have paid tribute to Ogunbayo, describing him as a “respectful gentleman” who “never looked down on people, even when he got rich”.

One of his Facebook videos:

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JUST IN: Air Peace sacks 70 pilots

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Nigeria’s leading airline, Air Peace has fired over 70 pilots across its fleets.

According to a leaked statement obtained by our correspondent, the management of the airline linked the disengagement of the pilots’ contract to the devasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It can be recalled that the Pilots on July 22nd protested a major pay cut after negotiations with the management over pilots’ remuneration broke down.

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The management of Air Peace denied the reports by issuing a statement that its pilots were not on strike as insinuated in the social media.

Notably amongst those affected are those who were signatories to the agitations.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sanwo-Olu pays debt of 45-year-old man who attempted to commit suicide on third mainland bridge (Photo)

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The Police in Lagos state recently rescued a 45-year-old man, Adeyinka Abiodun, who attempted to jump into the lagoon on July 31.

A statement by the state police command’s spokesperson, Bala Elkana, says Adeyinka was rescued and taken to Bariga Police Station for questioning and debriefing.

According to Bala, Adeyinka who is married with two children, said sometime in March this year, he took a N390,000 loan with a monthly repayment plan for six months and accrued interest of N142,287:25 from a microfinance bank in Lagos Island.

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Bala said Adeyinka who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a Masters Degree in Business Administration, told the police that the loan was collected with the intent to upgrade his wine retail business, but the business failed and the money lost.

The Police spokesman said the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, moved with compassion, came to the rescue by repaying Adeyinka’s loan which has been confirmed at the microfinance bank.

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Bala said this would be the 8th suicide attempt successfully foiled by the Police in Lagos, in the last two months.

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It’s shameful educated Yoruba youths are dying in desert, sea in bids to enter Europe – Prof Banji Akintoye

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The President of Yoruba World Congress, Prof Banji Akintoye,

The President of Yoruba World Congress, Prof Banji Akintoye, has decried the trafficking of Yoruba youths to some European countries and other parts of the world for prostitution and modern-day slavery.

Akintoye blamed the massive migration of Nigerian youths abroad on poverty and the absence of youth development programmes.

“Nigerian young men and women are dying in droves in the desert trying to reach Europe. It is happening all the time and the government of Nigeria knows it,” he said in a TheCitizenNG report.

“Yoruba people are known for their love for education and an average parent in Yorubaland can do anything to send their children to school up to the university level.

“But it is wrong that we do not have plans for youth development and youth empowerment. We have identified that as a problem and that is why the Yoruba World Congress is doing something about youth development. A state government in the South-West has partnered us.

“The next step after education is youth development but we have failed to do that. That is why we have a big problem on our hand now. It is a shame that Yoruba youths, after obtaining university degrees, are dying in the desert and in the sea while trying to cross to Europe. It is also a shame that Yoruba youths are being used for prostitution and slaves in Europe and other countries.”

Meanwhile, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has said the state will ensure the repatriation of all its indigenes found to have been trafficked to Lebanon.

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According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, Makinde said this while being briefed by the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, Mrs Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu, on the plight of Oyo State indigenes trafficked to Lebanon.

The governor said,

“This state will pay for their flights and the fees requested to conduct COVID-19 tests on each of them.”

Sarumi-Aliyu said 40 female indigenes of the state had been identified in Lebanon while the state was going ahead with identification of others to know the actual number of Oyo State indigenes being used as slaves in Lebanon.

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