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Video: CCC member ties son in sacks, locked him inside wardrobe for four days as punishment for stealing


The Police in Osun State have arrested a member of a White Garment church, simply identified as Iya Ayo, for allegedly locking up her son in a wardrobe for four days.

WuzupNigeria gathered that Iya Ayo tied the son inside four sacks before dumping him in the wardrobe.

The incident happened at Fesojaye community, Owode, Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

The woman reportedly subjected the boy, who is about 10 years old, to punishment for constantly stealing and for being possessed by an evil spirit.

The boy was, however, rescued when a neighbour heard him crying for help and drew the attention of residents of the area to the house where he was kept.

The Chairman, Fesojaye Community Landlords Association, Sakiru Gbadegesin, explained that the mother was in church on Sunday when the boy was rescued.

Gbadegesin said the woman told them that she tied the boy up in sacks and kept him in the wardrobe since Thursday, because of his wayward acts.

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He stated,

“We don’t know much about the woman and her family. But on Sunday, around 11am, I was informed that she kept her son in the wardrobe to punish him for his wayward life. I told those who brought the matter to me to report it to the police.

“Later, policemen from the Oke Baale Police Station, Osogbo, came and the woman was forced to open the door and the boy was brought out from the wardrobe. He was almost dead.

“She confessed that she tied the boy in three sacks and kept him in the wardrobe since Thursday, because he was wayward and used to steal.

“A neighbour of the woman, who was fumigating the surroundings of her house, heard the boy’s cry for help and informed us. As of the time, the mother was in church. She attends a Celestial Church of Christ. The woman was later arrested and taken to the Oke Baale Police Station.”

In footages of the incident made available to our correspondent, the emaciated boy was given a tin of milk, while a woman held his mother to prevent her from running away.

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When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Yemisi Opalola, pleaded for time to investigate the matter and call back.

She had yet to get back to our correspondent as of the time of filing this report.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Yemisi Opalola, said the woman was arrested and made to sign an undertaking never to maltreat the child. Opalola said efforts are being made to search for the father of the child so the woman can hand Ayo over to him. She added that the police are closely monitoring the situation.

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”We went to arrest her and she told her part of the story, how the boy has been disturbing her. In a nutshell, the police told her to go and look for the father of the boy if she cannot take care of the child again. She promised to do so. The DPO also followed up yesterday to ensured that the father is found.

“There is no way the police can keep the child with them. They have made her to write an undertaking even with a surety who promised she will never do it again, she said.

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Police commissioner relocates to Moniya due to recent Oyo killings



Police commissioner relocates to Moniya due to recent Oyo killings

Following the wrongful murder of the 18-year-old teenager identified as Barakat Bello and a 29-year-old Azeezat Somuyiwa in Moniya, Akinyele Local Government Area, the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Nwachukwu Enwonwu has relocated his office to the vicinity of the sad incident.

Newsmen learnt that the Deputy Commissioner(Operations) and Deputy Commissioner (Criminal Investigation Department) were among other top officers who relocated to the area.

It was also reported that Somuyiwa, who was seven months pregnant, was killed on Friday in the axis.

The relocation of top officers to the area in response to the killing was announced in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi.

“The police are aware of the dastardly killing of one Baraka Bello ‘f’ 18-years-old of Oloro Area kraal, Akinyele LGA of Oyo State on 31st May, 2020 and one Azezat Somuyiwa ‘f’ aged 29 years of Ijefun Community, Moniya Akinyele LGA, on 5th June, 2020.

`It should be noted that immediately the Commissioner of Police got wind of the incident, he relocated his office to the area along with the DC Operations, DC Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Area Commander, Moniya, DPOs Moniya and Ojoo with all the police tactical teams in company with Special Assistant (SA) and Executive Assistant (EA) Security from Oyo State Government House.

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“Furthermore, intensified efforts are on by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Iyaganku, Ibadan, to unravel the mystery behind the dastardly killings.

`The Commissioner of Police therefore wishes to use this medium to put the records straight that Azezat Somuyiwa ‘f’ aged 29 years of Ijefun Community, Moniya, that was killed in the early hours of 5th June, 2020 by some assailants was smashed with stone on her head.

“The deceased is not a post graduate student of the University of Ibadan as widely circulated on the social media. Her murder seems similar to that of a ritual killing,’’ Fadeyi said.

The police spokesman said the commissioner reiterated the resolve of the command to get to the root of the matter and advised members of the public to be wary of hoodlums in their midst.

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Fadeyi quoted the commissioner as warning residents to be security conscious and embark on bush clearing.

The commissioner also reiterated the command’s resolve to continue to rejig the security architecture for maximum protection of lives and property in the state.

He urged residents to continue to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of molestation, saying adequate security measures had been put in place to respond promptly to any security threat.

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Plateau: One dead, 12 injured as tanker rams into vehicles



Plateau: One dead, 12 injured as tanker rams into vehicles

Catastrophy struck on Saturday in Plateau State as a 45,000 capacity laden truck with petroleum suddenly lost control and rammed into several vehicles including pedestrians at Polo roundabout in Jos North local government area of the state.

The accident killed one person and left 12 others in critical conditions.

An eye witness told newsmen that the unfortunate incident occurred at about 11:34 am when the driver of the truck with the registration number Abuja RBC 141 XB lost control of the vehicle due to brake failure and could not manoeuvre the truck to a stop as he approached Polo roundabout, Tribune reported.

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The driver who was an underage rammed the truck into several vehicles including seven commercial tricycles with passengers before it finally crashed into the fence of Saint John College where some people sustained injuries.

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It was gathered that the driver and other two people in the truck suddenly jumped out after the crash and ran into the College to avoid being lynched by the people within the vicinity.

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The Media Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps Plateau Command Mr Andrew Bala who confirmed the accident said one person was killed in the crash while 12 others sustained injuries and presently receiving treatment at Bingham University Teaching Hospital Jos, Plateau State.

Bala who attributed the accident to mechanical deficient vehicle said the driver of the truck lost control as a result of brake failure and rammed into seven tricycles and three other cars.

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He, therefore, appealed to drivers to always maintain their vehicles and drive at minimal speed anytime they are driving within a township.

Meanwhile, residents of Polo have appealed to both the State and federal governments to find a solution to the incessant accident involving trucks and other articulated vehicles in the area.

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Senior Advocate of Nigeria Badejo slumps, dies



Senior Advocate of Nigeria Badejo slumps, dies

The legal profession on Friday lost two Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), Chief (Sir) Alfred Oghogho Eghobamien and Sir Jadegoke Adebonajo Badejo.

Eghobamien was born on June 5, 1935 (85 years). He is the father of Mr Osaro Eghobamien SAN.

Sir Eghobamien was called to the English Bar and the Nigerian Bar in the years 1972 and 1973 respectively. He was conferred with the rank of SAN in 1995.

Badejo, the Principal Partner of Bonajo Badejo & Co, died as he was walking out of his home. He was was born on the 6th of March, 1959 (61 years).

The official GSM line of his law firm rang out yesterday, but a source told The Nation how the incident occurred.

“He was fully dressed about to step out of the house. He was getting ready to leave home for work yesterday when he slumped and passed on,” the source said.

Badejo was called to Bar in 1980 and took Silk in 2009 with conferment serial no. 311.

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He had an LL.B from the University of Ife and an LL.M from the University of Lagos, among other qualifications.

The Body of SANs (BOSAN) mourned their deaths in two statements on Saturday.

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“As an eminent lawyer in matters of Edo State politics, Sir Eghobamien represented Edo State at the 2005 National Political Reform Conference (CONFAB). He has later appointed a Life Bencher in 2017,” said BOSAN secretary, Mr Seyi Sowemimo, SAN.

For Badejo, Sowemimo said;

“We deeply mourn the sad demise of our colleague and we pray that the Almighty God grants his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

“Funeral arrangements as released by his family will be announced in due course,” said BOSAN secretary, Mr Seyi Sowemimo, SAN.

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Sir Badejo acted as Legal Consultant and Company Secretary to many blue-chip companies and orthodox religious bodies in Nigeria.

Some of his religious friends paid tribute to his memory at a website set up in his honour.

“I sat beside you as time keeper at the March constitutional review conference of our church held at Hoare’s memorial; to say you displayed your usual brilliance and zeal is an understatement. A soft spoken, quiet achiever but loud committer of time and resources. We have been hit below the belt. May God bless your beautiful and pleasant soul. Great tree that fall and emptied the forest!,” said Kolade Fadahunsiu.

Others who paid tribute include Erimakpe Adelemoni and Busyi Agunbiade.

“You taught me, you tutored me, you were tough yet caring, I feared you like a son his father, I respected you and adored your hard work and dedication to work and humanity. The news of your passing has been one of total shock and disbelief. Sir, you were a good man. May heaven open its doors for your soul, may the Lord welcome you into His eternal rest. Rest well sir,” Adelemoni said.

“What a day for humanity. Sir Bonajo Badejo, we were still in grief of the colossal loss, in person of Sir Oluremi Omotoso, when we had that your Maker has also called you home. Though it pains to lose two giants of faiths like you even within a decade, our comfort is in the fact you died as a dedicated, committed, productive, humble servant of God. Good night servant of God,” Agunbiade said.

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