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Edo: Decomposed body of kidnapped ex-commissioner for youth and sport found in forest


The decomposed body of kidnapped Edo State’s former Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Egbe Ediagbonya, has been found in a forest.

Some farmers discovered the remains around 6:30 p.m. on May 29 at Edo forest, which shared boundary with Ondo state, near the victim’s Utese village in Ovia Northeast Local Government Area of Edo state.

The former commissioner was seized from his residence at Utese on Saturday, May 16 this year by unknown gunmen and suspected kidnappers.

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Edo Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chidi Nwabuzor, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said yesterday in Benin:

“The farmers who were uneasy and apprehensive about the horrible sight, rushed to the village (Utese) to break the news, and they thereafter moved to the Divisional Police Headquarters in Okada and reported the sad development to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the station.

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“Immediately, the DPO mobilised his men, contacted the medical team of Igbinedion University, Okada and they moved to the forest, in company with the deceased’s family members and the community’s people.

“At the scene, the remains of Hon. Ediagbonya were identified to be him by his family members and immediately, the remains were professionally evacuated and taken to Igbinedion University Hospital Mortuary, Okada for autopsy.”

Nwabuzor also stated that the Edo police command deeply condoled with the immediate family of the victim while praying that Almighty God would give them the fortitude to bear the loss.

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Edo police spokesman also assured that the command would fish out the killers of the illustrious son of Utese village.



Four dead, many injured as truck rams into car, bikes in Oyo



Kano: Auto crash injures five, kills five

Four women were killed in Oyo state when a truck rammed into a passenger car and two commercial motorcycles.

The incident happened on Wednesday, July 1, near the popular Aleshinloye Market, Ibadan, Oyo state

Four others sustained serious injuries in the crash.

The truck belongs to a popular dairy company located at Eleyele area of the city. It was gathered that the truck had a brake failure and veered off its lane crushing a Micra car and the motorcycles.

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Confirming the accident, the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gbenga Fadeyi, said four women died instantly while four others were injured.

The police said:

“The accident involved a Fan milk truck, a Nissan Micra and 2 motorcycles. Four women died on the spot and four other people got injured.”

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Covid-19: Groom dies after infecting over 100 wedding guests



A groom has died on his wedding day after infecting over 100 wedding guests with Covid-19.

According to reports, he initially complained of a high fever, but his family didn’t heed his request to postpone the wedding ceremony.

According to the Hindustan Times, the man, a 30-year-old software engineer developed diarrhoea and a high fever before his June 15 wedding, but his family forced him to swallow a painkiller and go through with the ceremony, attended by more than 360 people in Paliganj.

48 hours later, his condition worsened and he died on the way to a hospital, according to the news outlet. His body was quickly cremated without being tested for the coronavirus.

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As a result of the man’s death, all of his close relatives were tested for the virus on June 19 and 15 were confirmed to be positive.

In a desperate attempt to prevent the spread of the disease, a camp was set up where samples were taken from the other attendees.

Of those, 86 have tested positive, officials said Tuesday.

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The bride meañwhile tested negative for the virus

“Even though he was feeling unwell by June 14 and wanted the wedding deferred, family heads from both sides advised against it, citing huge financial losses if the arrangements had to be cancelled,” a relative said to Hindustan Times.

Another relative, who tested negative, said no one suspected that the groom had COVID-19.

“As rural areas are almost COVID-free, we were relaxed,” the relative told the news outlet.

“By the day of the wedding, he was running a high temperature, raising some concerns among his relatives, who “prayed that it was not COVID infection,” the relative said.

“He performed all the pre-wedding functions after taking Paracetamol,” he added, referring to the brand name for over-the-counter acetaminophen.

Community official Chiranjeev Pandey said:

“Our first priority now is to prevent the infection and break the chain. We have sealed parts of the neighbouring Meetha Kuan, Khagari and some parts of the sub-urban marketplace of Paliganj.”

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Ex-boyfriend allegedly murders woman, sits near corpse until police arrival



A woman has been stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend in Gujarat’s Junagadh district on Monday evening.

The heinous incident took place in a busy market in the Daulatpura GIDC area of the district.

According to a report in Times of India, the accused identified as Sanjay Pravin stabbed 30-year-old Bhavna Sonu Goswani at least 10 times.

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With multiple stab wounds, Bhavna immediately died on the spot, and Sanjay remained seated next to her dead body.

Stating the reason, the accused Sanjay was angry after the woman allegedly left him for another man. He arrived in the city on Monday and followed Bhavna to the vegetable market, pestering her to go with him. When she refused, he killed her.

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Later, the police arrived at the spot and arrested him. Meanwhile, the victim’s brother Bharat Sheikh filed a complaint with Junagadh police and told the cops that Sanjay used to continuously badger Bhavna after he came to know about her new relationship.

“The accused continuously harassed my sister to resume their relationship to which the Bhavna refused,” Shaikh’s complaint stated.

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