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Engineer beaten, burnt to death by commercial motorcyclists in Lagos

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Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin

A Sound Engineer, 28, identified as David Sunday, aka Dave, has allegedly been beaten and burnt to death by commercial cyclists along Admiralty Way, Lekki, Lagos State on Thursday.

A Twitter user, DR. PENKING: @drpenking, took to his handle to explain the events that led to the killing of Sunday.

Penking said Sunday was on his way to an event at Admiralty Way when he met his death in the hands of some cyclists.

He was said to have been killed during a squabble with a cyclist over an N100 fare.

He was attacked alongside his friends, Philip, a keyboardist, and Frank, a saxophonist.

He was attacked along with his friend, a keyboardist identified as Philip.

While Sunday was beaten and burnt to death, Philip and another friend called, Frank, a saxophonist, who attempted to come to the rescue of Sunday and Philip, were attacked and are now presently fighting to stay alive in an undisclosed hospital.

@drpenking tweeted: “Dave was a Sound Engineer in Lagos.

“He was on his way to an event at Admiralty using the same bike with the keyboardist Philip.

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“They had an argument with the bike man who was an Aboki man over N100 which resulted in a fight.

“The other Hausa men around the area doubled up and beat the two men using sticks, stones, and whatever they could lay their hands on.

“They videos-recorded the whole act. In the video, they were heard boasting. ‘We be Hausa men.’

“They beat Dave to death, but they didn’t stop there.

“They poured fuel on him and set his body ablaze, burning him beyond recognition.

“The saxophonist, Frank, went to the scene to try to access the situation and possibly separate them but he was beaten into a coma and is currently fighting for his life alongside Philip.

“This didn’t happen in Kaduna, Sokoto, or Taraba.

“This happened in Lagos State the heart of Yorubaland.”

Incidentally, that same Thursday was the day Deborah Samuel, a 200 Level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, was flogged, killed and burnt over alleged blasphemy.

The murder of Samuel caused outrage among Nigerians and the international community.

The police would later arrest two men in connection with the murder of the undergraduate.

On Saturday, youths in Sokoto State took to the streets, burning and destroying property, asking that the two men arrested over the murder of Deborah were released immediately.

@drpenking further stated: “A few days ago someone raised concerns about the high influx of Hausa men into Lagos state and questioned their motive and sponsors.

“Some people scorned him as if he was saying nonsense.

“We are beginning to see the result.

“These men are already feeling like they own Lagos too.

“They felt they own Lagos because if they even had the slightest fear that ‘this is someone else’s land’ they wouldn’t have committed that dastardly act.

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“We haven’t even finished mourning the gruesome murder of Deborah in Sokoto and they took it to our very doorstep to show us that Alaye you can’t do anything.

“How long will this continue?

“Is it a crime to be a Nigerian?

“What is the value of Nigerian citizenship and passport?”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, while confirming the incident, said that it happened on Thursday.

Hundeyin also revealed that four people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Sunday and attack on his two friends.

There is also a manhunt for others that participated in the gruesome attack, he said.

His words: “One David Sunday, 28 years old, was killed and set ablaze.

“The police went there and four people were arrested.

“There is a fifth person, who is on the run, but a manhunt is on to get him arrested.

“The investigation is ongoing, and the case will soon be transferred to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba.”

Hundeyin stated that police investigators are using some of the recorded videos of the incident to aid their investigation.

He also added that the four men were arrested because policemen from the Moroko Police Station swiftly raced to the scene on a fateful day.

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Anarchy Reigns In Osun: 500 APC Members Attacked; Campaign Vehicles, Billboards Destroyed; Party Cries Out To IGP

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Barely 24 hours after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), took over power in Osun State, anarchy appears to have taken the centre stage.
This is why the Osun State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Akali Baba Usman to urgently intervene in the ugly security situation in the State.
The party alleged that over 500 of its members have been attacked in the last 24 hours and a number of properties had been destroyed including  APC campaign vehicles, billboards particularly in Osogbo, the state capital.
In a statement by its Acting State Chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, the Osun APC said the return PDP into governance in Osun has marked the continuation of brigandage and political siege of yesteryear.
The statement reads in part: ‘’we knew since yesterday that the beasts of yesteryear have returned to power, but we never imagined the extent of the havoc they are currently wrecking in Osun in less than 24 hours after the inauguration. Today Monday can be best described as a black day for our dear State.
‘’We are seriously disturbed and concerned about public peace and order particularly the safety of our teeming members and supporters in Osun which has been under serious security threats since yesterday after the inauguration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the Governor of Osun State.
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‘’As at the last count this morning, more than 500 APC members have been attacked while a vehicle with APC campaign inscription was burnt in Ayetoro area of Osogbo. As at the time of issuing this statement, some of our party members have sustained various degrees of injuries and gun wound at Old Garage, Ogo – Oluwa in Osogbo, and the ongoing senseless attack has already spilled to Ile Ife, Ilesa, Iwo, Ede, Ila and Ikirun.
‘’It is regrettable to see how political thugs are openly displaying guns and shooting sporadically across the state, and sadly, some men of the Nigeria Police Force are providing shield for the criminals particularly in the attack that happened at Old Garage,  where Anti-Cultist Police unit team provided cover for hoodlums to attack innocent people in the area.
‘’It will be recalled that last week, we raised a concern about the subject matter that PDP have concluded plans to destroy our party campaign facilities and attack our members. Today, we are vindicated  because  the attacks were carried out in a pattern and manner we have noticed and reported to the police.
‘’We are not surprised because the hallmark of PDP and new Governor is violence and brigandage but it is very unfortunate that the era of locust is returning to Osun 12 years after,” the APC chairman said.
The party however called on the Inspector General of Police, the State Commissioner of Police and other security agencies to arrest the situation before it degenerates to full blown war saying Osun has been known for peace in the last four years under the administration of Adegboyega Oyetola
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Tension in Osun as Pro-PDP Road Transport Unionists Move to Take Over Motor Parks

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There is tension in many parts of Osun as motor park union leaders who are supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party have made moves to take over the affairs of the various motor parks.

NPO Reports gathered that in Osogbo, the state capital, moves by pro-PDP unionists were resisted by those loyal to the outgone Governor, Gboyega Oyetola at the New Garrage area leading to the death of an unidentified man.

The All Progressive Congress, in a statement released by its acting Chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, called on the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkhali Baba, to step in to avert further bloodshed.

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“Barely 24 hours after the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, took over power in Osun State, anarchy appears to have taken the centre stage.

“This is why the Osun State chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Akali Baba Usman to urgently intervene in the ugly security situation in the State.

“The party alleged that over 500 of its members have been attacked in the last 24 hours and a number of properties had been destroyed including APC campaign vehicles, billboards particularly in Osogbo, the state capital,” Lawal stated

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Police Nab 12 Year Old boy for Kidnapping 3years old Girl in Bauchi

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Bauchi State Police Command has arrested Dayyabu Abdullahi ‘m’ aged 12yrs of Magama Gumau for Kidnapping a 3yrs-old girl.

The information available at the Command’s disposal is that On 23/11/2022 at about 1740hrs Yahaya Sale ‘m’ aged 56yrs of Magama Gumau while at his shop located at the same address received a threatening phone call from an anonymous person, demanding the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand nairas (150,000) as a ransom for the release of his kidnapped daughter one Mariya Yahaya ‘f’ aged 3yrs of same address.

A discreet Investigation revealed that the suspect lured the victim to an isolated place near a football field at kara Area of Magama Gumau and called the victim’s father on phone and made the aforementioned demand.
On hearing this, the victim’s father hung off the call, while the suspect kept calling but no response from the victim’s father. After a while, the victim’s father called the suspect on phone and identified the suspect as Dayyabu through his voice, as the suspect is known by the victim’s father.

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The suspect then kept mute and quickly hung off the call when he realized that the victim’s father uncovered his identity.
Consequently, he swiftly took the girl back to their house and told her family that he sighted her crying near a football field. In this manner, the victim’s family immediately reported the suspect to the Police authority for necessary action.
On interrogation, the suspect stated that he is from Kano state and came to Bauchi state in search of petty business with his siblings. From the little he earned while hawking a fried yam in Magama Gumau, he raised money and bought a mobile phone Techno Camon model.
The investigation also revealed that the suspect got to know about kidnapping when some time ago his friend was kidnapped in Kano state until a ransom was paid before he was released from his captors, that is how he learned about kidnapping and money must be paid to set a victim free.

He also said he would have used the ransom money to buy his desired clothes and phones, but cut short upon his arrest by the Police operatives.

To this end, the Commissioner of Police CP Aminu Alhassan psc(+) assured the general public that they will continue to be updated as the investigation unfolds. He adds that he will like to use this medium to reiterate the need for parents and guardians to maintain strict vigilance over the activities of their wards.
It is pertinent now more than ever that the whereabouts of wards and the company they keep are constantly kept in check by all those responsible, as the investigation continues into the matter after which the suspect will be charged to court.

SP Ahmed Mohammed wakil Anipr,
Police Public Relations Officer,
For; Commissioner Of Police,
Bauchi State Command.

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