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More details emerge on doomed boat that killed triplets, 23 youths on River Benue

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More details have emerged on the doomed boat which capsized and killed no fewer than 26 youth, including a set of 16-year-old triplets on the River Benue.

WuzupNigeria reports that on Sunday 5 July 2020, a boat carrying 28 youths of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Adeke, Makurdi capsized on River Benue, killing no fewer than 26 of them, including a set of triplets.

The triplets were identified as Peter, Paul and Paulina. Their dad, a mobile policeman identified simply as Inspector Bulus, was said to be away on Special duty at the time the incident occurred.

The police officer was also said to lost two other members of his household, Miss Sadutu Kabina and her sister, Precious,  to the boat mishap.

It was gathered that the youths were going on an evangelism mission to a neighbouring community when tragedy struck.

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The Secretary of the English Section of the ECWA church, Miss Favour Simeon, said she was with the 26 youths who died in the accident at Sunday service earlier in the day.

Simeon recalled that shortly after the Sunday service, the youths had come together and decided to embark on evangelism in another community across the River Benue, The Nation reports.

Simeon, an acquaintance of the 16-year-old triplets who would have celebrated their 17th birthday in September, said,

“Their mother actually warned them against going to River Benue because the volume of its water had increased, but one of them (Paulina) accused her of trying to weaken her faith.

“It was on that basis that their mother allowed them to travelled for evangelism.”

She described the incident as unfortunate, saying that the deceased triplets were devout Christians who had strong faith in God and loved to worship Him.

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Asked how she received the news of the death of her church members, she said:

“My elder brother called me on the phone and asked if I went to evening service and I said no. He requested for Shadrach, one of the victims’ number.

“I was trying to call my brother again when a neighbour ran to me and said a canoe had capsized with our church members on board and all of them had died.

“I ran straight to the house of the triplets at Mobile Barracks and saw people gathered and the mother was crying.

“I ran to the bank of River Benue where the incident occurred and saw a body recovered on the bank of the river. I wept profusely.”

She blamed the police for what she described as a poor rescue operation, saying it took the intervention of the Benue State Commissioner of Police before the Marine police move to the scene for a search-and-rescue operation.

By then, it was too late as most of them had drowned,” she said.

Grief seized the atmosphere at Squadron MOPOL 13 Mobile Barracks when our correspondent visited. Some residents of the barracks were seen in front of their houses weeping as relations and friends trooped in to console them.

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The grief was, however, more pronounced in the home of Inspector Bulus because apart from his triplets, two other members of his household, Miss Sadutu Kabina and her sister Precious, were said to have died in the boat mishap.

Inspector Bulus was yet to return from the special duty as of this report.

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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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