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Church priests, family, friends bid Pa Olusegun Fawole farewell



Scores of people including family members, friends and Catholic Church leaders gathered at the weekend in Adebayo-Idiayunre, Ibadan to celebrate the life and times of Ile Aro Otan-Ayegbaju, Osun State-born Pa Olusegun Stephen Fawole, a former Church Council Chairman of Our Lady of Fatimah, Alomaja in the Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State.

At a funeral service, the priests urged the congregation to emulate Pa Fawole by worshipping God and dedicating their lives in the service of humanity.

The Parish Priest of St. Rita Catholic Church, Sango-Eleyele Road, Ibadan, Rev. Fr. Felix Etaphemi, said that the deceased devoted his life to the service of God, adding that he did his part while on earth.

He said the deceased, despite many setbacks that he faced, he struggled to educate his children.

He recalled the death of Fawole’s wife, Mrs. Felicia Adebola Fawole, in 1989 at the age of 42 years and how the husband trained all the children, educating them and providing for their needs.

Fr. Etaphemi, who said he had a solid 33 years relationship with the deceased, noted that in spite of the earthly challenges, Fawole was able to contribute his quota to the church in particular and the world in general.

He said the late Fawole took care of his children’ upkeep and education despite the socio-economic challenges which he combined with spiritual activities in the Church.

The priest, who further described the late Fawole as an embodiment of talents, said the deceased was also in his active years in the church a volunteer catechist.

During his life time, the deceased worked at various levels with Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria and Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority.

Pa Fawole is survived by children, grandchildren and relations including Mr. Opeyemi Fawole, Mr. Tunde Fawole, Dr. Adeola Adesina, Mrs. Felicia Popoola and Mr. Dele Oguntayo.



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Clergyman arraigned for allegedly raping, impregnating a minor



A clergyman, Rev Dr Theophilus Tarveshima, 45 was on Wednesday arraigned before a Makurdi Upper Area Court for allegedly raping and impregnating a 13 year old girl.

When the case came up, Police Prosecutor, Inspector Veronica Shaagee told the court that the case was received at state Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Makurdi from ‘D’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Gbajimba on October 6, this year.

She explained further that one Dooga Shuir of behind L.G.A Secretariat reported to Gbajimba Police Station that, he discovered that his.14 year old daughter, Doosuur Dooga was pregnant.

The Police Prosecutor said Dooga had told the police that when he enquired from his daughter Doosuur who was responsible for the pregnancy, she said that it is one Rev. Dr Theophilus Tarveshima of same address who got her pregnant.

She said Dooga explained further that his daughter disclosed that the man of God had sexual intercourse with her more than two times as a result of which she became pregnant.

The Prosecutor said during Police investigation, the said Rev. Dr. Theophilus Tarveshima was arrested for committing the offence.

Shaagee further said that the case was still ongoing and requested for time to complete it adding that the accused contrarvened Section 284 of the Penal Code Law of Benue State 2004.

However, the Magistrate, Mrs Rose Iyorshe granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 and one surety with a fixed address and adjourned the case to November 10th for further mention.

Iyorhse explained that the accused was granted bail because there was an accompanying affidavit with the First Information Report (FIR) that the informant (Mr. Dooga Shuir) was no longer interested in the case.


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Lover ‘pushes’ girlfriend to death after seeing her with another man



The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested one Enoch Yohanna, who allegedly pushed his girlfriend, Ruth Amos, to her death.

The Spokesman of the Command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, confirmed the development in a statement.

Wakil in the statement on Friday said a patrol by detectives sighted the 28-year-old lady laying in a pool of blood with wounds on her head and blood gushing from her mouth at the Sabon Kaura area of Bauchi metropolis.

The statement said: “On 07/10/2021 at about 0445hrs a Joint patrol team in collaboration with the Peace and security committee while on visibility patrol sighted a young lady laying in a pool of blood with wounds on her head and blood gushing from her mouth at Sabon Kaura, the team evacuated the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital Bauchi, where medical doctor certified her dead. ”

“During the course of investigation, one Hajara Amos aged 56yrs of Bayara village was identified as the deceased mother and also identified the deceased as Ruth Amos aged 28yrs of the same address.”

The Command said the suspect will soon be profiled and charged to court.

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Kidnappers snatch woman’s car with her two kids in Akure



Police in Ondo State on Saturday said two little girls of nursery and kindergarten classes had been kidnapped in Akure, the state capital, and their mother’s car stolen by the suspected kidnappers.

Police Public Relations Officer in Ondo State, Funmilayo Odunlami, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the abduction took place on Friday night.

She said the mother had parked the car in front of her house around 8pm when they returned from an outing, and went out to open the gates, leaving the two kids in the vehicle.

Odunlami said, “Another car with three occupants suddenly drove up to her; some of the occupants collected her car keys and drove her car away with the kids inside.

“The anti-kidnapping section of the police is already on the trail of the assailants to rescue the two kids and recover the car.”

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