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Man shoots friend’s wife dead in Ogun over debt

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A 44-year-old fish farmer and resident of Alako Nla village, along Kobape Road, Abeokuta, Dauda Jolaosho, on Wednesday narrated how his neighbour and friend, one Saheed Olawale, a timbre operator shot his wife dead over his failure to pay for the solar light they bought.

Jolaosho alleged that Olawale popularly called Komaye, shot at him and his wife but while he survived with gunshot wounds on his arm, his wife died instantly.

The bereaved husband said the tragic incident has completely left him shattered and broken as he never envisaged evil of such magnitude could come near his dwelling place from a neighbour who could also pass for a very close acquaintance.

He said that the deceased, who was about 34 years left behind eight-month-old twins and three other children aged 13, 10 and five.

Speaking with our correspondent about the sad incident on Wednesday, Jolaosho said “This incident actually started on April 23, 2024. I was about to go out when the people that we bought solar lights from came to my house.

“We actually bought these solar lights from them last year in March, we made a deposit of N10,000 after which we are now paying N1150 every week, the total money is around N67,000.

“And I have been paying what is due for this solar light every week what I have left to pay is N3000. So when these people came to my house, they said that they wanted to check on Olawale too who is also popularly called Komaye.

“They said that Olawale has stopped the weekly payments and that even when he is called he won’t pick his calls. They said they are left with no choice than to go back with the solar light to their office and they left a phone number with which he can connect with them whenever he’s back from work.”

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He revealed that, though he bought the solar light together with Olawale he never knew he had defaulted in the weekly payment until the visit of those who sold the solar light to them

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Jolaosho disclosed further that when Olawale got back from work and found out that the people had taken his solar light back to their office, he began quarrelling with him and was not ready to listen to whatever may be his explanation.

He said “The following morning which was Wednesday, April 24, Olawale came to my house, picked my phone and left.

“The next thing I saw was his coming with the local gun. While my wife was on her knees begging him not to shoot, he suddenly pulled the trigger and I was hit on my arm when I looked back I found my wife of almost 18 years in the pool of her blood, she was dead”.

He said that the incident was first reported at Kemta police station, Abeokuta after which it was transferred to the Ogun State police command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.

Jolaosho said the suspect had since taken to his heels after committing this offence.

He added that his late wife was buried on Tuesday at Alako Nla, Abeokuta.

While demanding justice for the death of his wife, the fish farmer equally begged the state government and Nigerians to support him to take care of the five children left behind for him.

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The Divisional Police Officer of Kemta, CSP Wale Famobuwa, in a conference call with the spokesperson for the state police command, SP Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident.

The DPO said “The incident was reported at our station between 12 and 2 pm on that day and we went to the scene of the crime.

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“What happened was that the husband of the woman who was shot dead was engaged in a fight with the alleged killer of the woman.

“He was said to have threatened to stone the man who later killed his wife but this alleged killer warned him not to do that and that if he should stone him, he would shoot him. Jolaosho, however reportedly went ahead to stone Olawale after which he (Olawale) drew out his dane gun and shot at Jolaosho and his wife who was trying to broker peace.”

The police said that while Jolaosho only sustained injuries on his arm, his wife was shot in the head and died instantly. (PUNCH)

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Armed robbery suspect falls into well after raiding students hostels

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An armed robbery suspect, simply identified by his nickname, Bob Jay fell into an open well on Friday night after he and other gang members raided student’s hostel in Unicross, Okuku campus.

The robbers, according to a student of the school who gave her name as Regina, attacked students in their hostel at about 12 midnight and carted away laptops, phones and money and after the robbery, one of the hoodlums fell into an open well while trying to escape with their loot.

“They were many that came around 12 midnight. They robbed all the students in the Okuku hostel. They stabbed one student, broke the head of another with a stick before escaping with phones, laptops and other valuables,” She told Vanguard on phone.

She said the well was used by students to fetch water to bathe and wash clothes and has no cover.

“Nobody knew that one of the robbers fell into the well until dawn when students went to fetch water and saw the man inside dead. They raised alarm and the community people came and took him out and was identified as one of the robbers and some people said his name is Bob Jay from Mbube, a neigbouring village”

She said the police were alerted and they came and took the body away.

She said no other gang members identified yet since the robbers phone fished out of his picket is blur.

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Kogi Fraud: Handover Yahaya Bello to EFCC for trial – Adeyanju to Gov Ododo

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Popular activist lawyer, Deji Adeyanju has asked Governor Usman Ododo of Kogi State to hand over his predecessor, Yahaya Bello to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for trial.

Adeyanju made the call while describing Ododo as an impunity-loving governor.

Posting on Facebook, Adeyanju wrote: “Ododo, the impunity-loving governor of Kogi State should hand over Yahaya Bello to the EFCC to face trial for all his corrupt acts.”

Bello has been on the run since EFCC initiated a fraud case of N80.2 billion allegedly committed while he was still governor of Kogi State.

He went into hiding after operatives of the anti-graft agency attempted to arrest him from his residence in Abuja.

During the raid by EFCC, Ododo had stormed Bello’s residence and whisked him out of the house.

Following its inability to arrest him, EFCC had placed him on the wanted list.

Amid the saga with the EFCC, Bello had prayed an Abuja Federal High Court to transfer his case to Kogi State for trial.

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But Justice John Tsoho, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court dismissed Bello’s application seeking to transfer his case to Kogi State.

Justice Tsoho upheld the argument of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that the case should remain in Abuja.

Meanwhile, there are reports that Ododo is hiding Bello at the Kogi State Government House.

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Five trapped as building collapses in Osun

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Residents of the Sabo area in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, were gripped with fear on Sunday, July 14, when an abandoned building, allegedly used by hoodlums, collapsed.

Five people were reportedly trapped inside when the building collapsed around 7:30 am.

It was learned that the uncompleted, abandoned storey building had been used by hoodlums as an abode before its collapse.

A source known as Tunde explained that the building was a den for cultists, hoodlums, and other bad actors, and that security operatives had raided it several times before its collapse on Sunday morning.

He said: “As I am talking to you, security operatives with rescue teams have arrived the scene. They have brought crain machine to the scene, they rescued three people from the rumbles.”

The spokesperson of the Nigerian Security Civil Defense Corps(NSCDC), Osun State Command, Kehinde Adeleke confirmed the collapse.

According to her, “Subsequent to our earlier report dated 10 June 2024 in which we reported on an uncompleted building used as residence by hoodlums by AUD primary school, Sabo Elegun.

“The building we reported was an eyesore and we recommended raiding by task force and the environmental body to the building is sanitised. The said building collapsed at about 07:30 hrs today Sunday 14th July 2024 entrapping 5 people.

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“Two people have been rescued so far while the remaining three are entrapped under the decking that requires the use of a Crain.

“While we await the crane, people are doing all they can within the physical human capacity to break the decking and connected rods. The LGA chairman and his team were around and they have gone to see how the Crain can be brought down. On ground are the SSG who just arrived , NSCDC, Police commissioner of police and the team, OSEMA, and other government dignitaries.”

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