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COVID-19: Cleric, wife allegedly attacked for whistleblowing on partygoers in Ikorodu

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The family of one Mr. Bankole Taiwo allegedly attacked a cleric and his wife with guns, cutlasses and other weapons over allegations the couple informed a vigilante group that they were holding a birthday party, contravening the COVID-19 guidelines in Lagos State.

Mr David Fasipe and his wife, Toyin, were said to have told the vigilante group that the party was being held by cultists.

Narrating the incident to newsmen, Mr Fasipe, said some youths, including Bankole’s children, recently celebrated a birthday in a house about three metres away from theirs. He said that they partied till night making noise and disturbing the peace of the area.

He explained that at a point during the party some local vigilante group in the area stormed the gathering and dispersed the youth, adding that he and his wife were subsequently accused of informing the security operatives of the party.

He alleged that the youths had cutlass, guns and other dangerous weapons.

Speaking Mrs Fasipe said,

“The matter appeared settled already and we went our separate ways. I was surprised when I saw Mr. Bankole and his son come to attack me when I was going to church.

“I was going to fellowship on Sunday, May 13, 2020. My husband had gone ahead of me on a motorcycle and I was to meet up with him later because of what I was doing at home.

“While waiting for a motorcycle that would take me, my son called me on phone discussing something with me, I was still on the call when suddenly Bankole rushed towards me and asked me where do I think I am going. Before I could respond, he punched me while the phone was still on my ear.

“When my husband later got to the scene and saw the manner I was treated, he then asked Bankole what my offence was. Before I knew what was happening, he attacked my husband too on the road and threatened to break the windscreen of his car.”

Mrs Fasipe, a mother of three, said the matter was reported at the Baale Palace who advised that they should report the matter to Igbogbo Police Station for proper handling of the case.”

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She added that when she got to the police station she was asked to go to Ikorodu General Hospital for treatment and the station sent a policeman to arrest Bankole, but he didn’t meet him at home.

“When we returned to the police station, the policemen said I and my husband should go and look for how to arrest Bankole. It was then my husband hired Onyabo vigilante group who later got him arrested.

“After we left the station, I went back on Tuesday, for an update but to my surprise, the DPO told me the matter has been settled.”
Also speaking, the cleric alleged that his family has been a target because he refused to support Bankole’s ambition to become the chairman of the Community Development Association (CDA) of the area.

It was gathered that the Divisional Police Officer, Igbogbo, a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP Ade Balogun, allegedly refused to detain Bankole, who is vying for the chairmanship of the community association.

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The landlord was released the same day and allegedly returned to the community boasting that no one could arrest him because he was a relative of the DPO.

However, Bankole denied all the allegations, saying the case had been settled by the police and the Baale of their community.

He accused the Fasipes of raising a false alarm by reporting his children and that of other landlords celebrating at a birthday ceremony as cultists.

Bankole said,

“Mrs Fasipe stays three streets away from my house. She came to the front of my house on Sunday and started making calls that she was in front of the youth godfather’s house.

“She made threats in front of my house. I went to ask her why she was bent on making trouble. I collected the phone from her and dropped it on the ground.

“She rushed at me and held my clothes. I pushed her away from me. She used her nails to cut herself and started screaming that I had killed her.”

“Some minutes later, Femi raced to the scene in his car and hit me on the chest three times and accused me of beating up his wife, while I retaliated with a slap.

“On this matter, I don’t know what they want again everyone had intervened some elders in the community have settled the matter for us, I even prostrated for the couple. When they moved into our community, I welcome them with open arms, I don’t know what they want from me.?”

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer,(PPRO) DSP Bala Elkana, said Bankole was arrested after police personnel went to his house three times, stating that the DPO had no relationship with any of the warring parties.

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He said,

“On the third visit to his house, he was brought to the station. All the CDA executive members came and said they could resolve it internally.”

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Father of chained Kebbi boy charged

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Father who chained his 12-year-old son, Jibrin, Aliyu Umaru, for two years in Kebbi has been charged for cruelty.

Kebbi Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Nafiu Abubakar, disclosed this in a statement.

According to him:

”The Kebbi State Police Command wishes to inform members of the general public that on the 09/08/2020 at about 1440hrs, information revealed that, one Jibrin Aliyu,male, aged,12 years of Badariya area, Birnin Kebbi was tied with a rope alongside with animals and chickens for a period of two years after demise of his biological mother without treatment and feeding in their residence.

On the receipt of the report, detectives attached to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Birnin Kebbi, swiftly rushed to the scene, rescued the victim and took him to Sir Yahyah Memorial Hospital, Birnin Kebbi for medical attention.

”In the course of investigation, it was discovered that the victim, Jibrin Aliyu is a patient of Down Syndrome and his father, Aliyu Umaru has admitted to have tied him with a rope because he had taken him to various native doctors for medication up to the extent of selling some of his properties but all in vein.

“Instead of his father to continue with his medication, he decided to subject him to such inhumane and degrading treatment in order to prevent him from roaming about in the town, stoning peoples’ vehicles as well as injuring himself which could lead to his death.

”In the light of the above Aliyu Umaru was found culpable of being cruel to his son and has been charged to Court accordingly.”

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Wife arrested after husband kills self over lack of sex

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The wife of a man in India has been arrested after her husband committed suicide over claims she failed to have sex with him during their 22-months marriage.

The wife identified as Geeta Parmar, 32, a resident of Maninagar in Gujarat, was recently arrested on suspicion of ‘abetment to suicide’ following a complaint filed by her late husband’s mother-in-law.

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According to reports, her mother-in-law, Muli Parmar, 55, claims Geeta did not have sex with her husband, Surndrasinh, during the 22 months of their married life together and the lack of sex left her son in ‘mental stress’ as a result of their relationship failed.

Parmar said she also discovered they were sleeping in separate beds when she paid the couple a visit when he revealed to her that he and Geeta did not have ‘physical relations’, the police report said.

“Once I had gone inside my son’s room and found that he and my daughter-in-law were sleeping on different beds,’ Muli alleged in her first information report.

“When I asked my son about this, he told me that they did not have physical relations as Geeta had taken a vow that she would not sleep with her husband.”

Surndrasinh committed suicide on July 27 and his family members on returning from a funeral to Surndrasinh’s home discovered him.

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Surndrasinh married Geeta, his second wife, in October 2018 after a divorce from his ex-wife two years earlier.

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Florida dad kills 11-year-old terminally ill daughter, himself

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A dad reportedly shot dead his 11-year-old daughter who was terminally ill before shooting himself on Monday morning.

The Florida dad identified as Kenbian Ng allegedly opened fire on his daughter, Angela, at the family’s home in the 14600 block of Southwest 18th Court in Davie while his wife was preparing breakfast, SunSentinel reported.

The mother rushed into the room after hearing gunshots around 9 a.m., she found both her daughter and husband with fatal injuries, the outlet reported.

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The daughter died at the scene while the father later died at the Broward County Medical Center.

Authorities confirmed that Angela had severe health conditions with no signs of improvement.

“It was a devastating terminal illness,” Dave police spokesman Lt Mark Leone said. “She was not going to get any better … It is such a tragic situation, a terrible situation.”

Family members said Angele had cancer in her femur, and was scheduled to get her leg amputated at the end of the month.

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Leone told Local10 that the shooting is currently being investigated as a murder-suicide. Authorities believe that Angela’s terminal illness inspired the slaying.

“While we were speaking to the mother, we were told that the child has a debilitating, terminal illness, which is a possibility for why this tragic incident occurred,” Leone told the station.

Leone referred to the father’s apparent murder-suicide as a “lose-lose situation.”

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