Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Monday, 25 February 2013
A part-time Business Administration Student of Lagos State Polytechnic, Miss Olayinde Bournes, 22, (pictured above) has allegedly been beaten to death by her boyfriend, Abuchi Cyril.
The incident happened yesterday Thursday February 21 at Shorinmade Street, Aguda-Ogba area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
According to Miss Titilayo Fagbamila, friend of the deceased girl, she always complained to her that her boyfriend, Abuchi always beat her at the slightest provocation.
She said that on Thursday when the tragedy occurred, Abuchi invited Olayinde to his house along Shorinmade Street, to see his travel documents. Titilayo said nobody knew what happened when the lovers were together but it is believed that they had a misunderstanding which may have led to a fight.Read more after the cut...
Sources at 17, Muibi Street residence of the deceased told P.M.NEWS that after the fight with her boyfriend, the victim was rushed to G&S Hospital where she was confirmed dead before the corpse was taken to Ikeja General Hospital for autopsy.
Abuchi was immediately arrested and taken to Area 'G' Police Command, Ogba, for interrogation.
When our correspondent visited Area 'G', Ogba, Friday morning, the suspect was seen writing his statement.
When contacted for comment, the Area 'G' Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ishola Abdulahi, declined to speak on the issue, saying it was too early as investigation was going on.
Speaking with P.M.NEWS, the 55-year old father of Olayinde, Mr. Akindele Bournes, said his daughter was not a troublesome person, adding that the government must ensure that justice is done.
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Friday, 22 February 2013
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FEBRUARY 22, 2013 BY ENIOLA AKINKUOTU LEAVE A COMMENT
Nkechi Omakagu, the woman who lost her pregnancy after being detained by men of Kick Against Discipline, an enforcement unit of the Lagos State Ministry of Environment, has written the state’s Attorney General, alleging abuse of her fundamental rights.
PUNCH Metro had reported on Thursday that Omakagu lost her six-month-old pregnancy after being detained by KAI men for eight hours for allegedly violating the environmental sanitation law. The law prohibits movement before 10am every last Saturday of the month.
In a petition signed by her lawyer, Lekan Alabi, the victim said she had no choice but to go to her hospital following intense pains she was experiencing in her stomach.
The statement read in part, “We are not under any illusion that movement of the people is usually restricted during the environmental sanitation. However, in a situation of proving emergency like in Nkechi’s case, movement is permitted, particularly for people who are seeking health care.
“For it is people who are alive that can observe environmental sanitation. Having compounded the health challenge of Nkechi, the vehicle which would have been used to convey her was equally impounded.”
PUNCH Metro had reported that the vehicle, with number plate BT292EPE, was still in KAI’s custody.
The petition stated that all attempts to get the vehicle back had proved abortive as KAI had refused to arraign Omakagu and Emeka Ozor, who drove the bus for the alleged violation of sanitation laws.
The petition added, “We went to the Magistrate’s Court to make an enquiry from the prosecutor about when they would be arraigned for the violation of the alleged environmental offence. When we arrived at the court on January 29, 2013 for arraignment, the prosecutor did not show up.
“Up till now, the state has not prosecuted the suspects in respect of the case.”
The victims stated that the continued detention of the said vehicle had caused huge financial loss as it was being used for the daily running of business.
The victim pleaded with the state government to intervene and make sure that the KAI men were brought to book.
“We have grave reservation for the lawlessness and recklessness of the KAI officials who have taken laws into their hands in one of the civilised states in Nigeria. We urge your prompt action on this unkind and uncivilised conduct of the KAI men,” Omokagu added.
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Thursday, 21 February 2013
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Wednesday, 20 February 2013
She went in search of love but found death instead •Story of widow killed by her lover for money ritual
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…How my sister’s jilted lover shot me -–Twin sister
By THERESA ONWUGHALU
Lying on her hospital bed and staring into space, Miss Katherine Ijedinma, couldn’t fathom out how she escaped from gunshot fired by the 27-year-old man (name withheld), who stormed her and gunned down everyone on Saturday, February 16.
The man, a native of Imo State, visited the homes of Mr and Mrs Henry Ekene Ozor and that of Mr and Mrs Odia at Igando, Lagos, at night and shot his victims in cold blood over his relationship with Sandra, Katherine’s twin sister which her parents did not approve of. The thought of the incident that led to the brutal killing of at least seven family members gave the young lady of 24, a frightful look.
Narrating her experience, Katherine said: “We were at home when a man jumped the fence into the compound. Everyone was shouting Ole! Ole! (thief, thief). I checked and it was the guy that was dating my twin sister and he was carrying a gun. I was asking him what are you doing here and he asked us to go inside, I was carrying my aunt’s baby. “He said I was the one that asked my twin sister not to marry him.
I told him that I wasn’t the one but before I knew what was happening, he asked me to raise my clothes up that he wanted to shoot at my belly. Fearfully, I lifted my clothes up. He aimed the gun at me and as he was about shooting, I jumped up and I didn’t know what happened again.” Waking up on the hospital bed, Katherine saw that it was her thigh that the bullet hit. According to her, the man carried a big gun, aimed at her stomach and shot.
On who the alleged killer was, Katherine said: “I don’t know how my twin sister met the guy but all I know is that they were friends and the guy lived in Warri, Delta State.” Right now, Katherine, who is grateful to God that the suspect didn’t kill her doesn’t even know that her twin, two elder sisters and children whom the man later shot are in the morgue. Also, the world of Mr Ozor has suddenly collapsed with the gruesome murder of his eight-month pregnant wife, elder sister to Katherine and others.
Since the incident, Ozor said he had not eaten any food except water. Ozor, who described the whole scene as terrible, said he had never seen anything like that before. “They said my wife tried to run away but this man pursued her and shot thrice at her. I have been trying to transfer the corpses, but it is not easy. I don’t know how I manage to do all the work that I do, going from one ward to the other to attend to them and to other places. It is only by God’s strength.
“I have refused to think about the whole scenario because I don’t know where to start from. Right now the aged parents of the deceased in Igbodo, Delta State, are yet to be notified on the death of their three children and four grandchildren. The suspected killer, whose first point of call was the Ozors, shot Sandra, his girlfriend; Katherine, his girl friend’s twin sister; Mrs Ozor, Sandra’s elder sister; Mrs. Ozor’s first daughter, Happiness and second daughter, Bethel.
While others died on the spot, Katherine and Bethel survived and were rushed to an undisclosed hospital. Three-year-old Miss Victory was spared. After that, the killer went to the home of the Odias and killed Mrs Ngozi Odia, eldest sister to the girlfriend and her three children including Angela, 12; Chidinma, 10 and Chinenye, eight years old. The suspect is still on the run but since then he has allegedly been threatening Mr. Ozor through calls.
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FEBRUARY 14, 2013 BY COMFORT OSEGHALE
A 27-year-old woman, Mary Sunday, has been in the hospital bed at Igbobi Orthopaedic Hospital seven months after she was allegedly attacked by her fiancé, Corporal Isaac Gbanwuan, with a pot of boiling stew and a lighted stove.
It was learnt that Sunday had lost her ears due to the attack.
Before the attack, which took place in August 2012, Sunday, was to report for training at the Police Academy, Kano as a cadet officer.
Still nursing severe burns to her neck, chest and upper arms, Sunday can barely sit or walk straight. She holds her head stiffly and talks with difficulty as she recalled the events that led to her present state to PUNCH Metro on Wednesday.
She said, “I have known Gbanwuan for a while, while I was still a student at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, but it wasn’t until our marriage introduction in 2011 that I moved in with him at the Pedro Police Barracks, Lagos.
“On the day I was assaulted, Gbanwuan and I went to see our doctor. We had some health issues. While we were on our way back home, I made a phone call. Immediately we got home, Gbanwuan started querying me. He accused me of keeping lovers and claimed the person I called was my lover.
“I tried to explain to him that it was my sister I called, but Gbanwuam was not listening. He began to beat me,” Sunday said.
Unable to take it any more, Sunday said she ran into the kitchen of a neighbour with Gbanwuan giving pursuit. He allegedly broke into the kitchen where he continued to assault Sunday.
She said, “Then to the horror of those who tried to intervene, Gbanwuan seized his neighbour’s cooking stove on which was a pot of boiling stew, emptying the entire contents on me.
“I don’t know for how long I was unconscious but I was later told that I was in a coma for seven days. I learnt the stove also exploded after Gbanwuan threw it with the boiling soup at me.
“I was first rushed to a private hospital at Bariga before I was eventually transferred to Igbobi hospital.
“I couldn’t tell my family for a while because I could not use my hands; they were sort of stuck to my chest. It was after much treatment, that I was able to use my hands and call my family.”
Sunday’s lawyer, Mr. Moses Kassim, told PUNCH Metro that a petition had already been sent to the Police Provost Office and the Commissioner of Police.
He said, “We have still not received any response from either of them. Gbanwuan is yet to be arrested despite the fact that Sunday’s family reported the case at the Pedro Police Division.
“While Sunday is confined to a hospital bed, Gbanwuan is still at his duty post at the Ebutte Ero division, showing no concern for her condition.”
Copies of the acknowledged petition received by the Provost Office and Commissioner of Police were dated January 17, 2013.
When PUNCH Metro contacted Gbanwaun, he denied causing any harm to his fiancée.
He said, “What Sunday has told you are all lies. She has been going about saying all sorts of things about me.
“That is how she wrote a petition through her lawyer to the Lagos State Police Command. Anyway, the matter is already being investigated by the command.”
When our correspondent sought his opinion on how Sunday got her injury that had kept her in the hospital, the policeman said, “I don’t know what to tell you. Like I said, the matter is being investigated.
The Lagos Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Damascus Ozoani, said he was yet to be fully briefed on the issue.
He said, “I don’t have all the facts right now. Let me investigate and I will respond to the story.”
But Sunday said she was more concerned with getting well.
She said, “All I want is the money to treat myself. My doctors are afraid to tell me how much because they don’t want me to be worried, but I have overhead them discussing several times.
“There is a deep wound in my chest which has to be treated and then my neck has to be operated on because it has been stiff since the incident and then there is the matter of my upper arms.
“The doctor, who attended to me at the first hospital I went to in Bariga, told me that I would have to go to India to have my ears reconstructed because they melted. He said I would need N5m.
“Gbanwaun’s family has abandoned me. They did so immediately my family reported the matter to the police. My mother is dead and my father is aged. Coping with my daily treatment here is a struggle for my siblings.”
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Friday, 15 February 2013
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Project Alert on Violence Against Women, is saddened by death of one of her Ambassadors, Susan Harvey (Goldie). Goldie, who teamed up with other Nollywood artiste such as Kate Henshaw, Stella Damasus, Weird MC, Ara, Foluke Daramola etc, to lend voice to Project Alert's campaign to end violence against women/young girls in Nigeria, during the organisation's 10th Anniversary event, died yesterday (valentine day) at Reddington Hospital, Victoria Island. Goldie, though you lived a short life, you made your mark. Rest in Peace.
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