Connect with us

Metro

Girl, 7, reports grandparents to police in Ogun, accuses them of torturing her with hot rubber 

Published

A seven-year-old girl has dragged her grandparents to the police in Ogun State, accusing them of emotional and physical abuse.

The child, who is an orphan, alleged that the grandparents, 57-year-old Joseph Akporugo and his wife, Janet, accused her of killing her father through witchcraft.

She added that as punishment they would light rubber materials and use same to burn different parts of her body.

On Tuesday, she summoned the courage, walked up to a policeman who lives on the same street with her in Awa-Ijebu area of Ogun State, and narrated how she was being maltreated and abused.

MORE READING!  33 people killed in Southern Kaduna fresh attacks – SOKAPU

The duo were consequently arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for maltreating the orphan.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim is Akporugo’s granddaughter, and her ordeal began when her father died and she was accused of killing him through witchcraft.

The abuse began when she started living with her grandfather and his wife since her biological father’s demise.

MORE READING!  Covid-19: Our Lagos, Ogun churches will not reopen- MFM

Describing the abuse she had been subjected to, the child, who spoke in Yoruba, said:

“They beat me every day, accusing me of being a witch.

“These wounds (pointing to her stomach) were inflicted on me by them. They put a rubber on the fire and placed it on my stomach and other parts of my body.”

A spokesman for Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest, said:

“The Constable she reported to took her to Awa-Ijebu Police Station where the case was incidented.

“The DPO, CSP Adewalehinmi, subsequently detailed detectives to the couple’s house and they were promptly arrested.

“On interrogation, the couple were unable to justify their devilish maltreatment of the innocent little girl.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson, has ordered a proper investigation into the case with a view to diligently prosecuting the suspects.”

Metro

Man stabs neighbour to death over alleged promiscuity

Published

on

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.

MORE READING!  Falz launches film and television company

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.

MORE READING!  Police intercept container filled with tramadol, codeine in Lagos

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.”

PUNCH

Continue Reading

Metro

Truck crushes siblings on their way to visit mom in Ekiti

Published

on

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.

MORE READING!  33 people killed in Southern Kaduna fresh attacks – SOKAPU

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.

Continue Reading

Metro

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

Published

on

suicide

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.

MORE READING!  BBNaija love triangle plot thickens as Laycon reveals Erica tried to kiss him

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.

Continue Reading




Trending