Monday, 28 January 2013

Protest Against the Outage in Moremi Hall, UNILAG

Moremi girls stormed the roads of Unilag protesting against the darkness that has befell on them for 6days+.
below are some pictures of the protest

Pandemonium as Police, Naval men clash in Lagos

LAGOS — THERE was pandemonium in Apapa area of Lagos State, weekend, when some armed naval personnel and policemen from Area B Police Command clashed.

Two policemen allegedly sustained injuries, police patrol vehicles and an Armoured Personnel Carriers, APC, were allegedly destroyed.

Vanguard gathered that the incident occurred last Friday, after a team of policemen attached to the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences, accosted two naval ratings on a motorcycle riding against traffic at Trebo Roundabout and allegedly impounded their motorcycle.

The incident was said to have thrown the entire area into panic.

Eyewitnesses said the angry naval personnel ran back to their base and reinforced but on arriving Trebo Roundabout, the task force officials had gone.

The aggrieved naval personnel allegedly descended on a team of policemen attached to the Rapid Respond Squad, RRS, manning an APC stationed at the Roundabout.

An eyewitness, who spoke to Vanguard on the condition of anonymity, said  “The policemen, in their bid to escape, drove the APC dangerously and out of the roundabout  to the Area B Command Headquarters.   Some of the naval personnel went after them.  A police inspector attached to a leading new generation bank, on Liverpool Road, was  attacked and beaten to pulp while his rifle was taken from him.”

“The naval personnel on getting to Area B Command Headquarters, started shooting indiscriminately, sending motorists and residents scampering for safety.

“They smashed the windscreens of some patrol vehicles and one APC was completely demobilised as it tyres were destroyed.

“It took the intervention of the Area Commander,  Ali Mohammed, who contacted the naval authorities for help.”

When contacted, the Western Command information officer, Jerry Omodara, told Vanguard that the Navy did not attack the police area command office.

According to him, “What happened was that two naval ratings were on their way home on a motorbike after the close of work and policemen manning a check point at Point Road junction towards Liverpool stopped them.     The ratings tried to explain that they were personnel closing from work and the policemen refused to let them go.

The scene where the incident occurred was close to the Hydrographic office of the Navy and a Rear Admiral who saw it happened sent a lieutenant to the scene.

The lieutenant pleaded with the policemen, but they refused to listen. The lieutenant then demanded that they all go to the Area B police Command Headquarters.”

“But on their way to the Command, an RRS patrol van approached and hijacked the situation.  The RRS policemen opened fire on the Navy and snatched the motorbike from them.”

Final yr student of OOU, 5 others arrested for kidnapping

ABEOKUTA—The Ogun State Vigilance Service, Sunday,  said it had arrested six suspected kidnappers including  a final year student  of Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, Ago-Iwoye,  (name withheld)  who demanded a sum of N25million ransom from their victim’s family.

The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Soji Ganzallo told newsmen in Abeokuta, that the suspects had on Thursday trailed one Aremu Peters from his office located at number 86 Ibadan road,Ijebu-Ode, at about 7.00p.m. and subsequently kidnapped him.

According to Ganzallo, the command on receiving the information moved in swiftly and was able to locate their hideout, rescued the victim and arrested the suspects.

Narrating his ordeals in the hands of the kidnappers, Peters said he got his freedom 48 hours after he was abducted, saying the kidnappers pointed a gun at him, collected his car key and immediately put him inside the car booth.

They later abandoned the car at Iwesi quarters, Ijebu-Ode, at around 8.00pm.

According to him, “I was blindfolded and on arrival at their hide-out, I was tortured and asked to put a call through to my family. The gang leader demanded for N25million ransom.

They called my family on my phone and ordered them to pay N25million ransom.

They tied my hands. But after much pleas, they reduced the ransom to N5million. At that stage, I asked my family to sell my house and other valuables to save my life before luck ran against them when the vigilance service burst the hideout and rescued me.”

Confessing to their crime, the gang leader said they kept their victim in the  car booth before they took him  to the hideout located at Ajobo village, in Odeda Local Government Area, along Abeokuta-Ibadan road.

He added that they fed their victim with bread, soft drink and sachet water within 48 hours of the victim’s captivity.

However, Ganzallo told newsmen that findings revealed that the victim’s car was abandoned by the gang in Ibadan. He said the suspects would be handed over to the police.

Aliko Dangote, Nigerian Tycoon, Tops Forbes' List Of Africa's Richest

LAGOS, Nigeria -- Forbes magazine says Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian tycoon who built his empire on commodities like flour, sugar and cement, is Africa's richest man.
Dangote topped the Forbes' list published this week for the second year running. According to Forbes, he has a net worth of $12 billion.

Man shatters mother’s skull in Kwara  

Isanlu-Isin (Kwara) Tragedy occurred on Friday in Isanlu-Isin in Kwara, when a middle-aged man, Taye Ibiwoye, allegedly clubbed his mother to death with an axe.

The deceased identified as Sarah Ibiwoye, who was said to be in her late sixties, died instantly from the attack which shattered her skull.

The community was further thrown into mourning when another elderly woman, simply identified as `Iya Eleja’ slumped and died when the news of Sarah’s death was broken to her.

The people of the community said that the accused was mentally derailed and had been under treatment for sometime.

Some sources, who preferred anonymity, said that Ibiwoye had complained to the policemen who came for his arrest from Oke-Onigbin that his mother was behind his travails.

He was also said to have told the policemen that while his brothers were living comfortably, he was rotting away in abject poverty because of his mother’s action.

A relation to Iya Eleja,  on condition of anonymity, said that the woman was hale and hearty before the unfortunate incident.

“We have just come back from Omu-Aran where we went to buy the woman’s coffin. There was nothing wrong with Iya Ejeja who was hale and hearty before the news was broken to her.

“Immediately the news of the incident was narrated to her, she slumped and died,” the source said.

The Divisional Police Officer, Oke-Onigbin Police Command, DSP. Mr Olutekunbi Ekundayo, said that the case would be transferred to the State CID Headquarters in Ilorin for investigation.

“There is not much we can do here as far as this case is concerned, particularly as regards the issue of the accused person’s state of health. 

“Though, it was a case of a culpable homicide but as you can see now, I am preparing the file for the transfer of the case to the State CID for appropriate investigation,” he said. (NAN)