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BRT driver flees as crushed mother dies, daughter hospitalised

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A yet-to-be-identified Bus Rapid Transit driver has crushed a woman, Reini Akakpo, to death at Union Road, Dopemu, in the Agege area of Lagos State.

The victim’s one-year-old daughter, Amelia, who alongside her 26-year-old mother was knocked down by the BRT bus, was admitted to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

It was gathered that Reini and her daughter attempted to cross the BRT lane to link to their destination on Union Road when the bus driver, who was said to be at top speed, rammed into them.

An eyewitness, who gave his name simply as Uche, said after the accident, some good Samaritans rescued the victims, adding that Reini lost her life due to the injuries she sustained.

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He said, “The woman and her daughter were beside me when I wanted to cross to connect to Union Road to go to my shop around 8.13am. But the woman rushed and the BRT driver, who was driving at top speed, knocked down the woman and her daughter.

“After the accident, people started pouring water on the woman’s face; her daughter was unconscious. The woman’s pain was too much, but people rushed her to a hospital. It was later that I got to know that she died.”

A resident, identified simply as Remilekun, said after the accident, the driver abandoned the bus on the dedicated lane and fled.

“But the police came to tow it away. The husband of the woman was called, as people rushed her and her daughter to LASUTH. The woman died; her daughter has been hospitalised since then,” he added.

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Reini’s husband, Monday, while lamenting the incident, alleged that his wife was abandoned at LASUTH for one hour till she died in a vehicle on the premises of the hospital.

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He said, “I left for Maryland to work early in the morning last Friday and was working when I suddenly received a call from a neighbour that my wife had an accident and was rushed to the emergency ward at LASUTH. I quickly left Maryland and rushed down to the hospital, but met the corpse of my wife in a vehicle.

“My neighbour, who hired a cab to convey my wife and daughter to the hospital, said despite getting there for an hour, no doctor or nurse attended to her. My daughter is still hospitalised, but I have conveyed my wife’s corpse to Togo for burial.”

The Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, said a system had been put in place for medical practitioners to render first aid to patients even if there was no bed space.

The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, LASUTH, Prof. Adebowale Adekoya, said Reini died on arrival.

He said, “As to the claim that the patient spent an hour in LASUTH and nobody attended to her, that is not correct. It is an unfortunate allegation and it is very easy to see it as such because as we speak, the child of the deceased is still in LASUTH and there is no way the child would have been alive without care after the accident. The child is now going to be moved from the emergency unit to the ward and you can physically confirm that by visiting the hospital.”

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The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said nobody reported the incident to the police.

“But immediately the police got wind of it, policemen from the Shasha division proceeded to the scene. The driver was apprehended and detained, while the vehicle was towed away.

“After 24 hours of waiting to see if someone will come to the station to give useful information on the identity and whereabouts of the woman, the driver was released to a reliable surety as the case has not been concluded.

“But with the new development about the woman’s death, the surety will be contacted to provide the driver so the investigation could be updated accordingly.”

The Managing Director, Lagos Bus Services, Idowu Oguntona, did not respond to calls and a text message sent to his mobile phone as of press time.

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Native doctor shoots his client dead while testing bulletproof charm in Enugu

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Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested a 23-year-old native doctor, Odoh Emmanuel, for accidentally killing his client while testing a bulletproof charm he prepared for him.

Odoh shot the deceased, identified as Onunze Benedict, with a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun in his shrine while testing the potency of the charm he made for him.

According to the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, who disclosed the incident in a statement released on Tuesday, November 29, the killing occurred in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state.

The statement reads,

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“On 16/11/2022 at about 11.pm, police operatives serving in Isi-Uzo Police Division of the Command, arrested Odoh Emmanuel (male and a native doctor) aged 23, of Umuaram Village in Ikem community of Isi-Uzo LGA, for shooting and murdering his adult male client, one Onunze Benedict, of Eha-Amufu community in the same LGA.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect confessed to having used a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun to shoot and murder the said victim in his shrine at the mentioned location, while testing the gunshot protection charm he had prepared for him

“The gun has been recovered, while further investigation is ongoing at the Homicide Section of the State CID Enugu.”

The suspect will be charged to court once the police conclude their investigation.

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Ogun: Yahoo-boy kills girlfriend for refusing to remit fraud proceeds

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A 27-year-old suspected internet fraudster, otherwise known as Yahoo boy, Obeta John, has allegedly killed his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari over claims that she refused to remit to him, a proceed of fraud paid into the girl’s account by a victim.

The victim, an HND 1 student of Mass Communication, Gateway Polytechnic Saapade, Ogun State, was reportedly beaten to death by the suspect.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect, was arrested Tuesday following a distress call received at the Ode-Remo divisional headquarters.

The police were informed that the suspect, a resident at 3, Mojubade Compound, Eredu Ishara, locked his door and started beating the girl, hitting her head against the wall.

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Efforts by neighbours to persuade him to open the door did not succeed, DAILY POST learnt.

Acting on the distress call, Oyeyemi said the DPO of Ode-Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi, had quickly led his officers to the scene, “where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door open.”

The police rushed the victim to the State Hospital, Ishara, where she was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.

The suspect said to be an indigene of Enugu State, is presently in police custody.

“On interrogation, the suspect informed the police that he is an internet fraudster and that a certain amount of money from one of his clients was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend which she refused to relinquish to him,” Oyeyemi explained.

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He quoted the suspect as saying that the fight over the said money had eventually led to the death of the girl.

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Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID for further investigation and prosecution by the homicide team.

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59-Year-Old Business Man Has Been Found Dead After Sleeping With Two Slay Queens In His Room

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A 59-year-old businessman has met ultimate death after having sex with two Slay Queen

Samuel Irungu, who is a businessman, went to a nightclub for a drink and have some fun.

He met two slay queens at the nightclub, he later came home to have intimacy with them in his marital bed in the absence of his wife.

The man had a lot of fun with them and also satisfied the two ladies by having hot sex with them, unfortunately he passed out after all these pleasure.

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The deceased found dead in his room

According to reports, the deceased was last seen at a nightclub having drinks with these two unidentified ladies.

It was reported that he bought drinks and a pack of condoms before heading home to sleep with the Slay Queens. But Samuel was later found dead after spending enough time with these ladies in his marital bed.

Police suspect that these Slay Queens drugged the deceased and stole his phone and Apple laptop.

The next morning, the deceased family noticed that he had come out of his room, prompting them to check on him. They were surprised to find the man’s body with no clothes on. Used condoms and pills were also discovered at the scene.

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