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24-year-old Man allegedly hacks grandmother to death

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CRIME: A 24-year-old man, Christian Musendiku, who allegedly killed his 80-year-old grandmother, was on Monday arraigned in an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

The prosecutor, Inspector Julius Babatope explained to the court that the accused committed the offence on April 2, 1 am, at No. 3, Erelu Street, Ato-Awori, Ijanikin, Lagos.

He said that the accused hacked his grandmother, Maria Ogabi, to death with a cutlass. (24-year-old man hacks Grandmother)
24-year-old Man allegedly hacks grandmother to death
According to the prosecutor, the offence violated Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded for mercy even as he refused to plead guilty. (24-year-old man hacks Grandmother)

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Adegite, consequently ordered that the defendant be remanded at Ikoyi Prisons pending legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.

The case was then adjourned until May 16.

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Man, pregnant wife, brother die after eating poisoned food in Yenagoa

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Man, pregnant wife, brother die after eating poisoned food in Yenagoa

According to reports, three family members have reportedly died in their sleep in Bayelsa State after having a dinner suspected to have been poisoned.

The incident occurred in Azikoro, a suburb of Yenagoa, the state capital, on Friday.

The deceased, who hailed from Ozallah community, in the Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, were identified as Orji Igwenta (husband), Nkem Igwenta (wife) and Obinna Ogbani, Orji’s brother.

While Orji was 35, his wife, Nkem, who was said to be pregnant, was 34. Ogbani was 10 years old.

As an indication that the family of three might have died from poison, it was learnt that a rat was found dead beside the corpses.

Man, pregnant wife, brother die after eating poisoned food in Yenagoa

The report gathered that neighbours, who suspected that all was not well with the family because they had yet to be seen outside on Saturday afternoon, forced the door open.

The neighbours reportedly found their corpses on the floor.

A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday, said neighbours reported the incident at the Azikoro Police Division.

He said, “They slept on Friday and did not wake up. The man used to drive a commercial tricycle and he woke up daily before 5am. So, we were surprised that his tricycle was still parked outside in the afternoon.

“We knocked on their door and got no feedback. So, we forced the door open and had to rush to the police station to report what we saw. The police took the landlord for questioning and they have been investigating the incident.”

Man, pregnant wife, brother die after eating poisoned food in Yenagoa

An executive member of the Enugu Development Association, Bayelsa branch, Chief Chinedu Arthur-Ugwa, said the remains of the deceased had been taken to their hometown.

He said, “The death of our members came to us as a surprise because the husband and his pregnant wife died in their prime. We got in touch with their families in Enugu and they requested that their remains be brought home.

“We call on law enforcement agencies to unravel the cause of this strange death.”

The spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the tragedy, adding that the incident was being investigated.

Man, pregnant wife, brother die after eating poisoned food in Yenagoa

Man, pregnant wife, brother die after eating poisoned food in Yenagoa

Butswat said, “It is a case of sudden and unnatural death. On September 21, 2018, around 3.40pm, the landlord of the victims reported that the deceased, one Orji Igwenta, male, 35, a native of Ozallah community, in the Nkanu West LGA of Enugu State and a tricycle rider, was found dead with his wife, Mrs Nkem Igwenta, 34.

“Also found dead with them was Obinna Ogbani, male, aged 10, a brother of Orji Igwenta.

“Also found dead by their side was a rat, which is suspected to have eaten the same poisoned food with the family.”

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One dead as Policemen who participated in Osun election involved in accident

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One dead as Policemen who participated in Osun election involved in accident

ACCIDENT: One person has reportedly lost his life as Policemen who participated in the 2018 Osun state governorship election got involved in an accident.

Some mobile police officers sent on official duty to Osun State, for the Saturday governorship election, were involved in a fatal auto crash while returning to their base.

The Nigeria Police Moblie Force (PMF) officers that were attached to 62 kafanchan Kaduna who were sent to official duty on Saturday Osun Governorship Election has involved in a fatal accident on their way back to base five of them has reported sustained injury by correspondence while the one officer died at the spot.

Five of the officers attached to Division 62 kafanchan, Kaduna State, sustained varying degrees of injuries after the accident, yesterday, while one reportedly died.

One dead as Policemen who participated in Osun election involved in accident

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