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Seven die in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway auto crash

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Seven die in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway auto crash

At least seven people have lost their lives in a fatal road accident on the busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Eleven other persons suffered varying degrees of injuries in the auto crash that happened on Monday night at about 9:33pm in the Ogere axis of the highway.

The accident, which was said to have been caused by over speeding, involved a Mazda bus with registration number MNY894 and a truck with no number plate.

The Mazda bus, due to excessive speed reportedly lost control and crashed into the truck from behind.

The Spokesperson of Ogun State Sector Command of Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, confirmed the development on Tuesday.

In a statement made available to journalists, Okpe disclosed that the injured were taken to PATMAG Hospital Ogere for medical attention.

He added that the corpses of the dead were deposited at FOS morgue Ipara.

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The statement partly reads “The crash occurred at 2133 hrs last night with a total of 18 persons involved which comprised 15 male adult and 03 female adult.

“A total of 11 people were injured (09 male adult and 02 female adult) while 07 Persons were recorded dead from the crash. 05 male and 02 female.

“Vehicle involved 02 a truck with no registration number and a Mazda bus MNY894 YN”.

“The suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed on the part of the Mazda bus driver who rammed a moving truck from the rear.

“The injured victims were taken to PATMAG Hospital Ogere for medical attention while the corpses were deposited at FOS morgue Ipara”

The Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, Anthony Uga, has cautioned motorists to stick to the speed limit especially at night and during the rain due to poor visibility.

Uga who sympathised with the family of the crash victims advised passengers to always be on alert and call the drivers to order when driving against the traffic laws

He urged them to always call 122 toll-free number to report such reckless drivers

Seven die in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway auto crash

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Police arrest doctor in Osun for raping job seeker

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Police arrest doctor in Osun for raping job seeker

The Osun State Police Command has verified the arrest of Olayode Akangbe Shakiru, a medical doctor, for allegedly assaulting and raping a teenage girl looking for a job. 

Yemisi Opalola, the Command’s Spokesperson, confirmed the arrest and stated that the police were conducting an investigation.

She revealed that the suspect, Shakiru, was arrested on Thursday by a team of police officers from the Oke-Baale Police Division in Osogbo after the 18-year-old girl’s family reported the incident.

“On Thursday, he was arrested by the police along the road while returning to Osogbo from Ipetumodu along Ile-Ife road,” the PPRO said.

Opalola stated that the medical doctor had been handed to the State Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation.

According to the Daily Post, Shakiru approached the victim (name withheld) while strolling down the street in Osogbo and offered her a ride to her destination.

Before letting her off in Osogbo’s Oke-Fia Area, the medical practitioner took her phone number and offered to find her a job so she could fund her education.

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The rape, according to the aforementioned publication took place inside the suspect’s house in Osogbo’s Ilesa Garage neighbourhood, where the youngster had gone to sign the alleged job form.

Narrating her trauma, the girl stated that she moved from her home in the Osunjela community to Osogbo to look for work, and while walking the streets, she encountered Dr Shakiru, who offered to help her.

The adolescent stated that following the incident, she went to her older sister and told her about her ordeals. After that, “she accompanied me to the Oke-Baale Police Station in Osogbo, where we reported the rape.”

Meanwhile, a text message sent by the medical practitioner to the victim via WhatsApp, informing her of his plan to arrange employment for her, has been collected as evidence in the case.

An elder brother of the victim, who did not want to be named, stated that the girl could not locate the residence when the police took her there to arrest the suspect.

“We took the Police to Atoke Hospital, Igbona Area where he claimed to be working. The nurses at the hospital said he is a ‘listed doctor’ as he comes once a while to attend to patients,” he added.

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Ekiti council worker arrested, accused of sleeping with teenage daughter

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Ekiti council worker arrested, accused of sleeping with teenage daughter

Taiwo Ojo, 45, of Ojido Street in Ado Ekiti, has been arrested by police for reportedly having sexual relations with his thirteen-year-old daughter.

The culprit, a council worker, was caught following a tip-off from members of his neighbourhood who witnessed the unethical behaviour.

According to the Daily Post, the suspect began defiling the youngster a few years ago after the mother died.

Witnesses stated the abuse began on Inisa Street, where the man previously lived, but he moved to Ojido after suspecting that people were learning about his behaviour.

In her testimony to the police, the survivor verified the claim and stated she had lost count of how many times the father slept with her.

In a related report, an Ekiti State High Court in Ado Ekiti has convicted Olukayode Dayo, a civil defence officer to life in prison for rape.

The 39-year-old defendant was brought before Justice Lekan Olatawura on May 13, 2022, on a rape-related offence.

The indictment revealed that on December 25, 2021, in Ado Ekiti, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court, Olukayode Dayo raped a 13-year-old girl.

According to the allegation, the act violates section 31(2) of the Child’s Rights Law, Cap. C7, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

In his statement to the police, the victim said, “I was living with my grandmother, I was sent home to go and bring banana and kolanut, on my way home, one man called Olukay (the defendant) crossed me with his motorcycle, he dropped the banana and kolanut on my head, he carried me to a fenced uncompleted building, I was shouting but he did not listen to me, he removed my pant and started having sex with me.

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“A passerby who heard my voice entered the compound, he took to his heels on citing the man, the man chased him but he was unable to catch him, the man came back and took me to my grandmother and explained what happened to her”, she concluded.

To support his case, prosecutor Julius Ajibare brought six witnesses and presented the defendant’s statement, photos of the victim, and a medical report as documents.

The defendant spoke in his defence through his attorney, Oluwaseun Oyebanji; he denied committing the offence but appealed with the court to balance justice with mercy; he did not summon any witnesses.

In his decision, Justice Lekan Olatawura ruled that in this case, the victim continuously, unambiguously, and indisputably maintained that the defendant, whom she knew well, was the one who raped her.

Overall, it is shown beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant raped the 13-year-old girl on December 25, 2021, and I thus find him guilty as charged.

As a result of the aforementioned, the defendant was sentenced to life in prison.

In the same vein, an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court sent Adema Ogunbiyi, a 43-year-old boarding school housemaster, to the Kirikiri correctional facility for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old child.

Chief Magistrate E. Kubeinje ordered that Ogunbiyi be held at the facility pending advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions.

The court did not accept Ogunbiyi’s petition. However, Kubeinje postponed the matter until July 24 for consideration.

The Prosecutor, Insp John Iberedem, had previously informed the court that the suspect committed the offence on June 18 between 10:00 pm and 11:30 pm.

Iberedem added that the event happened at St Francis Catholic Secondary School located at Idimu Road, Ikotun-Lagos.

The prosecution said that the defendant, who is a housemaster in the school, sexually molested the youngster. He stated that the offence violates Section 261 of Lagos State’s Criminal Law, 2015.

Section 261 provides for life imprisonment for such offences.

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A’Court upholds sentence of Lagos traditional ruler who faked his abduction

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A’Court upholds sentence of Lagos traditional ruler who faked his abduction

The court of appeal in Lagos on Monday affirmed the conviction and sentencing of one Mutiu Ogundare, a traditional ruler.

Ogundare was Baale of Shangisha in the Magodo area of the state. He was dethroned in 2015 after staging his own abduction.

He was subsequently sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by a Lagos high court for the crime.

The dethroned monarch was said to have orchestrated his own abduction to forment trouble and cause a breach of public peace.

He was allegedly helped by his brother and wife.
Ogundare and Opeyemi Mohammed, his brother, were convicted on three counts bordering on conspiracy and fake abduction.

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However, the court discharged and acquitted his wife.

Dissatisfied with the judgment, the dethroned monarch approached the appeal court to challenge the decision of the Lagos high court

Delivering the verdict on Monday, Peter Bassi, the lead judge of the three-member panel of the appeal court, upheld the judgment of the trial court in counts one and two but overturned count three.

Bassi reduced the appellant’s sentence to 12 years from the 15 years handed down by the lower court.

In September 2017, Akinwunmi Ambode, then governor of Lagos, approved the deposition of Ogundare for faking his abduction.

The state government had said Ogundare confessed to security services that he staged the kidnapping to blackmail the state government.

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