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One dies, several injure in accidents on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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One person was confirmed dead and several others injured in two separate accidents on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Sunday.

Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incidents in a statement on Monday in Abeokuta.

Oladele said that the first crash occurred at about 7 am around Isaara, near Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, involving a Toyota bus marked AG 346 XV.

According to the FRSC boss, the accident involved two male adults and one female adult.

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He said that the driver drove under the influence of alcohol in excessive speed, which led to loss of control.

Oladele said that two injured victims were rescued and taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere for medical attention.

He said that the second crash occurred at about 11:50am on Sunday, around Fidiwo, near Ogunmakin on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The sector commander said that the crash involved a Mazda E2200 bus marked WWD 89 XB and was also caused by excessive speed and loss of control.

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He said that eight people were involved in the accident when the bus hit the barrier after it lost control.

“Five male adults, one female adult and one male child sustained injuries, while one male adult died in the accident,” he said.

According to him, five injured victims were rescued and taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere and two others to Idera Hospital, Sagamu.

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He said that the deceased was deposited at Idera Hospital morgue.

Oladele cautioned motorists to drive cautiously as vehicular movement was increasing due to gradual easing of the lockdown orders.

He urged motorists to exercise restraint when travelling, especially along the Lagos-Ibadan and Sagamu-Ijebuode expressways, around the portions where traffic was diverted.

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Two discovered dead in a nightclub shoot out by gunmen

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A shooting at a nightclub in the U.S. state of South Carolina in the early hours of Sunday morning has left two people dead, according to local police.

Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis told broadcaster CNN that patrolling police officers saw a “large commotion” at the venue, which had “several hundred people” inside.

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Four people were taken to hospital, Lewis said.

Two people who were shot subsequently died. There were at least two gunmen at the scene, he said, but they have not been apprehended. Lewis told local newspaper the Greenville News that the shooting was probably “gang-related.”

The gathering was a violation of coronavirus restrictions in the south-eastern state, he confirmed.

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TRAGIC! Pretty lady allegedly poisoned to death by friend after she was gifted an iPhone 11 (Photos/Video)

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A yet-to-be-identified Nigerian lady has lost her life after a friend allegedly poisoned her during her birthday party in Benue State capital, Makurdi.

According to reports making rounds, the deceased who turned a year older some days ago organized a little get-together that had her circle of friends and loved ones in attendance.

However, while the birthday party was ongoing, the celebrant who was showered with expensive gifts that include the highly coveted iPhone 11 at the party suddenly slumped, threw up for some minutes, before giving up the ghost.

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An eyewitness who gave details on the story wrote;

“She was poisoned at her birthday party last night. She was gifted iPhone 11 too…It’s obvious one of the girls she calls friend is behind it.

While dancing she slumped and was vomiting then died, it happened in Makurdi, Benue state. Stupid, envy and jealousy”.

See her photos below;

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Murder/suicide: LASTMA official kills lover, self over alleged infidelity

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Homicide detectives of the Lagos State Police Command have commenced an investigation into an alleged attempted murder and suicide by a Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Emmanuel Mekuri, 47.

Mekuri, a resident of Araromi area of Morogbo allegedly stabbed himself to death after stabbing his live-in lover, Patricia Ogunshola, 37, on the right thigh.

It was gathered that the incident occurred around 1 am in front of Ogunshola’s 13-year-old daughter.

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According to The Nation reports that this incident is the second spousal homicide in two weeks on grounds of alleged infidelity.

Trouble was said to have started between the couple after Ogunshola accused her partner of infidelity.

The duo was said to have had an argument that degenerated into physical fighting around past midnight.

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Although it was unclear which of them introduced a knife in the fight, The Nation gathered that Mekuri stabbed the woman on her thigh and aimed for her head but she fled the room.

Mekuri allegedly stabbed himself on the stomach such that his intestines came out and he died on the spot.

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The teenager, said to be the man’s stepdaughter, was said to have raised alarm and attracted neighbours’ attention who called in the police.

Detectives were deployed to the scene immediately and a knife covered in blood was found.

Confirming the incident, police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Superintendent (SP) said investigation was ongoing, adding that the woman was in stable condition.

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