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Four die, six injured in Sallah day tragedy

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Four persons died Friday in a motor accident on the Lambata, Minna road in Niger State.

Six other people were injured, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

The FRSC Niger Sector Commander Joel Dagwa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Minna that the accident, which occurred at about 23.40 hours at Kwanan Bakwai village of Gurara Local Government Area, involved a Mazda car and an articulated vehicle.

“Ten people were involved in the mishap; four were killed, 6 sustained various degree of injuries and were taken to Federal Medical Centre, Gawun Babangida, for treatment, while the four corpses were deposited at Sabon Wuse Mortuary.

He said that the truck was carrying cosmetics from Lagos to Kano, While the Mazda car overloaded with 8 passengers took off from Lambata to Minna the state capital.

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The sector commander advised motorists to exercise caution and adhere strictly to speed limits to avoid crashes.

He blamed the accident on speed violation and loss of control.

The sector commander said that the Corps would continue to monitor road users to guard against dangerous driving.

“We will continue to sustain our aggressive patrols across all major highways to ensure that road users adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations to avoid road accidents during and after the ongoing Sallah celebration across the state,” he said.

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Man stabs neighbour to death over alleged promiscuity

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The Lagos State Police Command has launched a manhunt for a man, Adekunle Adeyemi, alleged to have stabbed his neighbour, Stanley Dickson, to death in the Grammar School, Ikorodu area of the state.

Adeyemi, currently on the run, was accused of having an affair with a neighbour’s wife, identified as Chisom Onuoha, an allegation which led to an argument in their apartment.

The incident occurred on Red Block Street in the Grammar School area on July 30 and was reported to the Ikorodu Police Division.

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A police report obtained by our correspondent from the division noted that there was an altercation in the apartment over whether Adeyemi and Onuoha were having an affair with each other or not.

The police said:

“A woman, Glory Dickson, came and reported that Adeyemi of the same address came to their room alleging that her husband, Stanley Dickson, told Chisom’s husband, Arinze Onuoha, that he (Adeyemi) was having an affair with his wife (Chisom).

“This led to an argument and confrontation and in the process; Adeyemi stabbed her husband with a knife on the left side of his chest. The victim was rushed to the Ikorodu General Hospital by sympathisers where he was confirmed dead. The body was brought back home. Hence the report; the action taken was that a team of detectives led moved to the scene and the victim was found already dead lying on the floor of his apartment.

“The whole compound has been deserted. On observation of the victim, marks of violence were seen on the left side of the chest and photographs taken. The corpse was evacuated to the general hospital mortuary for an autopsy.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident.

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He said:

“We have commenced investigation into the case. We have launched a manhunt for the suspect who fled the scene immediately after the incident.”

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Truck crushes siblings on their way to visit mom in Ekiti

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Two siblings, Ojo Hezekiah Abidemi, 25, and Ojo Ayomide,21, died after a truck crushed them in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

According to reports, the deceased who before their death were both students of University of Nigeria affiliate to College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, were on their way to visit their mother on Friday, August 8th, 2020 when the tragic incident happened.

“The brothers were on their way to visit their mum who’s based in Akure and stopped by a fuel station and according to eyewitnesses as they were coming out of the fuel station, an oncoming truck rammed into them.

“The driver of the truck ran away while the victims were both rushed to a nearby hospital where they were declared dead,” a source said

In another report, three people were reportedly killed as a Sports Utility Vehicle, SUV, ran into a moving trailer on Lagos-Abeokuta Road, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

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The accident occurred around 6:40 am on Tuesday, August 4, before Cement Bus Stop inward Iyana-Dopemu.

According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, three people were killed in the accident.

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UNICAL student allegedly commits suicide after being scammed of her school fees

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An 18-year-old 100 level student of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) has reportedly committed suicide after being scammed of her school fees.

Veronica Bako Myomuter, a 100 level student of the Department of History and International Studies at UNICAL, has reportedly committed suicide by ingesting a poisonous substance on Thursday, August 6 after being scammed of N100,000 said to be her school fees which she couldn’t pay before the outbreak of Coronavirus.

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According to reports, the 18-year-old indigene of Katsina-Ala in Benue State invested the money in a ponzi scheme in which she was told she will get double of her investment within minutes, only to be scammed.

Tributes have been pouring out on social media.

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