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Police: Soldiers order doctor out, stab patient to death

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…kill another during community day celebration

 

 

Some soldiers allegedly ordered a medical doctor at gunpoint to abandon his wounded patient, then stabbed the patient to death at the Kara area of Ogun State.

The state Police Command, which stated this, said the soldiers, who also killed one person at a community festival in Isheri Olofin area of the state on Tuesday, were on illegal duty.

But the Army said its personnel did not kill anybody.

New Telegraph learnt that victim was fatally shot during a fight that broke out at the annual Isheri Day celebration.

Isheri Olofin is a border town between Lagos and Ogun states.

According to the police, the soldiers who fired the shots were from Ikeja Cantonment and posted to Kara Market.

It was learnt that the soldiers left their beat and went to Isheri Olofin, where the indigenes of the town were celebrating their annual festival and allegedly started fomenting trouble.

On arrival, the soldiers were said to have had some altercations with youths of the town, and in the ensuing melee, they shot one of the youth, identified as Damilare Adelani.

One of the soldiers and three other civilians were injured in the incident. When the soldiers later took one of their injured colleagues to a nearby hospital, they saw one of the youth receiving treatment and ordered the doctor on duty at gunpoint to abandon him.

After marching the doctor out, the soldiers stabbed the injured youth to death.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the Police Commissioner, Bashir Makama, had ordered a full-scale investigation into the Isheri Day shootings.

The PPRO disclosed that efforts were on to ensure that the suspected killers were brought to book, as “the command has contacted the military authorities in Ogun State.”

He said: “Credible information at the disposal of the command has it that on the said date, four men of the Nigerian Army believed to be from Ikeja Cantonment and posted to Kara Market, left their beats and went to Isheri Olofin, a border town between Lagos and Ogun states where the indigenes of the town were celebrating their annual ‘Isheri Day.’

“The soldiers, on getting there, had a minor disagreement with some youths which made the soldiers to start shooting sporadically into the air. Consequently, Damilare Adelani was hit by bullets and he died on the spot.

“The ugly incident infuriated the people at the scene, who in turn reacted violently against the soldiers, leaving one of the soldiers and three other civilians injured. The soldiers quickly took their injured colleague to a hospital (name withheld) where they met one of the injured civilians being attended to by a medical doctor on duty.

“The statement from the officials of the hospital revealed that the soldiers ordered the doctor, at gunpoint, to leave the injured man and attend to their colleague. They then dragged the patient out of the bed and subsequently stabbed him to death with a bayonet attached to the muzzle of their rifle.”

Meanwhile, the 81 Division, Nigerian Army, said its attention had been drawn to a news story insinuating that soldiers of 9 Brigade on patrol were involved in the killing of three people in Isheri Olofin on August 13.

The Assistant Director, Public Relations, 9 Brigade, Major C. K. Abiade, said in a statement that the patrol team in response to a distressed call, made a prompt intervention to forestall bloody clash among the “Isheri boys” who were allegedly referred to as a dangerous cult group terrorising the community.

He said: “It is important to also state that there was no firing or exchange of fire between the troops and the alleged cult group throughout the period of the troops’ intervention.

“However, one of our soldiers got a deep cut on the head arising from the troops’ efforts to avert lethal conflict in the community. The wounded has been evacuated to Gentalbert Hospital for first aid treatment from where he was subsequently transferred to the Military Hospital. He is responding to treatment at the moment. Peace has since been restored to the affected area.

“Members of the public are requested to disregard the news indicating the so-called killing of three people in the area. The news is baseless and is therefore fake.

“The General Officer Commanding, 81 Division, Nigerian Army, Maj.- Gen. J. O. Irefin, once again assures the public of the resolve of the division to protect lives and property of all law-abiding citizens of the state and environs while urging the people to continue with their legitimate routine activities unhindered.”

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Attack on free speech: Group writes Ikpeazu, demands sack of aide

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…As blogger goes into hiding

Following the trending audio recording in which an aide to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State allegedly threatened to deal with a blogger if he did not desist from writing about the state government, a group, South-East Equity Alliance (SEA) has written to Ikpeazu urging him to defend his oath of office.
The group also demanded that the governor immediately sacks his Senior Special Assistant on General Duties, Mr. Uchenna Erondu whose voice is said to have been captured in the audio recording intimidating a student blogger, Ogochukwu Nwaokeoma and threatening to whisk him to Abuja if he dares write anything else about the activities of the Abia State government.
However, there are unconfirmed indications that the blogger, Nwaokeoma, has since fled the state and gone into hiding for fear of his life.
In an open letter to the Abia State governor signed by the National Coordinator of the group, Comrade Ekeh Ifeanyi Chimezie (Imo State); National Secretary, Okoro Williams (Ebonyi State) and the National Public Relations Officer, Debby Tochi Joy (Abia State), the group urged Ikpeazu to rise up in defence of democracy, constitutional governance and his oath to protect lives and properties of Abia citizens.

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Man, 46, bags 12 yrs jail term for killing girlfriend

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An Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Wednesday sentenced a 46-year-old man, Tunde Omisakin, to 12 years imprisonment for causing the death of his girlfriend, Tina Toroso.

Omisakin was charged with cutting the right hand of his girlfriend with a cutlass which resulted to her death.

He was first arraigned sometime in 2010 but was re-arraigned on February 16, 2016 before Justice Adedayo Akintoye when the former judge handling the case retired.

He was charged with a count of manslaughter for which he pleaded not guilty and was remanded in prison.

The case went for trial and the prosecution called four witnesses.

However, at the resumed hearing on Wednesday, Justice Akintoye ruled that Omisakin was guilty as charged.

She said that the prosecution was able to prove the ingredients of manslaughter beyond every reasonable doubt.

The judge said that the prosecution witnesses clearly gave evidence establishing how the incident happened.

“The prosecution evidence directly pointed to the defendant as the person who caused the death of the deceased, Miss Toroso.

“The defendant did not deny that he cut her hand but said he did not intend to kill her.

“I hold that the ingredient of manslaughter has been proven by the prosecution beyond reasonable doubt,” Akintoye said.

She, however, noted that the defence had said that the evidence of the prosecution witnesses was contradictory and that the evidence of the investigating police officers were merely hearsay.

“The evidence adduced by investigating officers during investigations cannot amount to hearsay.

“I hold that the evidence of the prosecution is consistent and therefore reliable.

“This court, hereby finds Tunde Omisakin guilty of manslaughter and is dully convicted.

“He is sentenced to 12 years imprisonment; the years of remand will be deducted from his sentence,” she held.

The defence counsel, Mrs Grace Adenubi of Legal Aid Counsel, had pleaded for leniency for the convict, adding that he was a first time offender and had been in custody since 2009 when he was arrested.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Mrs Abiodun Gbadamosi, had told the court that Omisakin committed the offence on December 8, 2008, at 2am in his residence at Lamgbasa, Ajah area of Lagos.

She said that the defendant caused the death of the deceased, Tina Toroso, by cutting her right hand with a cutlass which severed her veins.

She said the offence contravened Section 317 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2003.

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Herdsman in Court for allegedly stealing 15 cows

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The police on Wednesday arraigned a 52-year-old herdsman, Mohammed Abubakar at a Badagry Magistrates’  Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing 15 cows valued at N800,000.

Abubakar, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and breach of public peace, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, ASP. Akpan Nkem, told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in 2016 at Ajara Avovipe area of Badagry.

Nkem said that the defendant stole 15 cows valued at N800,000, belonging to one Mr Yayi Adetunji, the complainant.

“Abubakar also conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of the public peace by refusing to produce the cows on request by the complainant,” he said.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 287 and 168  of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Segun Aka-Bashorun, admitted the defendant to bail of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Aka-Bashorun adjourned the case until October 29, for mention.

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Five UNILAG students’ absence stalls rape trial

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ape trial of five students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) could not hold yesterday because of the absence of the accused.

 

The undergraduates, accused of gang-raingd a 17-year-old fellow student of the institution (name withheld), are standing trial before an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, Lagos

 

The students are Moboluwaji Omowole (19), Chuka Chukwu (19), Peace Nwankama (19), James Aguedu (20) and Josephine Osemeka (20).

 

The male defendants – Omowole, Chukwu and Aguedo, were absent during proceedings due to the inability of the officials of the Kirikiri Medium Prisons to bring them early to court.

Justice Abiola Soladoye stood-down proceedings at 9a.m. when none of the defendants were in court.

 

However, at 10.23a.m., the female defendants, Nwankama and Osemeka, were brought into the courtroom by the officials of the Kirikiri Female Prisons.

When the case was called at 10.51a.m., for hearing, the three male defendants were still absent in the courtroom.

 

Aguedu’s defence counsel, Mr. Lawal Pedro (SAN), registered his displeasure over the development.

He said: “The court sits at 9a.m. We, the state and citizens, are equal before the law.

 

“The same indulgence (standing-down the case) will not have been granted if the situation were reversed.”

 

Reacting to Pedro’s submission, a Director in the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Dr. Jide Martins, noted that the delay was not caused by the prosecution.

 

He said: “The correctional services are yet to bring the defendants to court. I do not want to speculate but one can generally assume that it is caused by the traffic situation.

“I am not comfortable with the aspersion that is inferred that the delay was at the instance of the prosecution.

 

“This is beyond our control. We have done our part, our witness is in court and we are ready to proceed with our case.”

 

As a result of the absence of the three male defendants, Justice Soladoye adjourned the case till December 3 for continuation of trial.

The prosecution said the defendants committed the offences sometime in 2017 in UNILAG, Akoka, Lagos.

 

 

“Omowole, Chukwu and Aguedo sometime in the month of January and sometime in the month of February 2017 defiled the complainant by having unlawful sexual intercourse with her.

 

“Chukwu sometime in January 2017 at No. 25, Shobande St., Akoka, Yaba, Lagos knowingly allowed Omowole to defile the complainant by having unlawful sexual intercourse with her.

 

“Nwankama, Aguedo and Osameka between the months of January to March 2017 were into the procuration (obtaining) of young girls for the purpose of defilement.

“Osemeka sometime in the month of January 2017, in UNILAG, sexually assaulted the complainant by kissing her,” Martins said.

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FCT: Gunmen kill two, abduct three children

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…murder teacher in Delta

 

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unmen have abducted three children and killed two people at Yebu in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

 

 

This came barely seven days after nine people were abducted at Dafara village in Kuje Area Council, FCT.

 

 

Also, a teacher at the Azagba Mixed Secondary School, Issele-Azagba in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, identified simply as Mr. Oriakhi, has died after being shot by kidnappers.

 

 

A resident of Yebu, Ayuba Danlami, said the gunmen attacked the village in the early hours of yesterday.

 

 

Danlami said the gunmen attacked one of the houses, killed two natives and abducted the three children from the same family.

 

 

The resident noted that those killed attempted to run away from their houses when the gunmen shot them.

 

 

He added: “In fact, we couldn’t sleep last night due to their gunshots which rend the air. As the two persons attempted to escape through the back door, one of the kidnappers opened fire on them.”

 

 

The Chairman of the council, Mr. Danladi Chiya, confirmed the abduction of three children and killing of two persons.

 

Chiya said that one of those killed was an All Progressives Congress (APC) supporter in the area.

 

He said: “I am right now in tears as I speak to you, as one of my APC supporters was killed at the village by the gunmen. I want to call on security agents to intensify efforts to fish out those behind the attack at Yebu village.”

 

The FCT Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Anjuguri Manza, was yet to confirm the abduction at press time.

 

Meanwhile, the Principal of Azagba Mixed Secondary School, Mrs. Bridget Onyeje, and three head teachers narrowly escaped being killed.

 

The gunmen invaded the school premises about 1p.m. on Monday, kidnapped two pupils, six teachers, including the murdered teacher, before they were rescued through combined efforts of detectives and vigilantes.

 

Two of the teachers, who were shot during the invasion, were rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba, where one of them reportedly died yesterday.

 

The armed men were said to have stormed the school premises, seized the principal and the head teachers, including Mr. Ifeanyichukwu, shot two other teachers who were trying to escape.

 

Oriakhi, who was shot in the stomach, died during surgery.

 

The state Commissioner of Police, Adeyinka Adeleke, said the teachers “were abducted but rescued last night (Monday)”.

 

 

Although, the commissioner said no arrest had been made, a source in the community said one person was caught with the victims in the bush where they were kept.

 

 

Adeleke could not confirm that one of the victims had died.

 

 

He said: “Let me ascertain that.”

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Five UNILAG students’ absence stalls rape trial

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ape trial of five students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) could not hold yesterday because of the absence of the accused.

 

 

The undergraduates, accused of gang-raingd a 17-year-old fellow student of the institution (name withheld), are standing trial before an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, Lagos

The students are Moboluwaji Omowole (19), Chuka Chukwu (19), Peace Nwankama (19), James Aguedu (20) and Josephine Osemeka (20).

 

 

The male defendants – Omowole, Chukwu and Aguedo, were absent during proceedings due to the inability of the officials of the Kirikiri Medium Prisons to bring them early to court.

Justice Abiola Soladoye stood-down proceedings at 9a.m. when none of the defendants were in court.

 

 

However, at 10.23a.m., the female defendants, Nwankama and Osemeka, were brought into the courtroom by the officials of the Kirikiri Female Prisons.

When the case was called at 10.51a.m., for hearing, the three male defendants were still absent in the courtroom.

 

 

Aguedu’s defence counsel, Mr. Lawal Pedro (SAN), registered his displeasure over the development.

He said: “The court sits at 9a.m. We, the state and citizens, are equal before the law.

 

 

“The same indulgence (standing-down the case) will not have been granted if the situation were reversed.”

Reacting to Pedro’s submission, a Director in the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Dr. Jide Martins, noted that the delay was not caused by the prosecution.

 

 

He said: “The correctional services are yet to bring the defendants to court. I do not want to speculate but one can generally assume that it is caused by the traffic situation.

“I am not comfortable with the aspersion that is inferred that the delay was at the instance of the prosecution.

 

 

“This is beyond our control. We have done our part, our witness is in court and we are ready to proceed with our case.”

As a result of the absence of the three male defendants, Justice Soladoye adjourned the case till December 3 for continuation of trial.

 

 

The prosecution said the defendants committed the offences sometime in 2017 in UNILAG, Akoka, Lagos.

“Omowole, Chukwu and Aguedo sometime in the month of January and sometime in the month of February 2017 defiled the complainant by having unlawful sexual intercourse with her.

“Chukwu sometime in January 2017 at No. 25, Shobande St., Akoka, Yaba, Lagos knowingly allowed Omowole to defile the complainant by having unlawful sexual intercourse with her.

 

 

“Nwankama, Aguedo and Osameka between the months of January to March 2017 were into the procuration (obtaining) of young girls for the purpose of defilement.

“Osemeka sometime in the month of January 2017, in UNILAG, sexually assaulted the complainant by kissing her,” Martins said.

 

 

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Herdsmen invade Ortom’s village, cut off woman’s hand

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rmed herdsmen suspected to be Fulani have invaded Governor Samuel Ortom’s village in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State and amputated a woman, Mrs. Grace Zeku.

Zeku was attacked on her farm on Friday at Gboogyo village, which is a border community with Nasarawa State.

 

 

The victim, who spoke with journalists yesterday, said she had gone to farm when the herdsmen came and attacked her.

 

 

 

She said: “They came and asked me to place my hand on a log of wood. When I complied with their order, one of them pulled out his sword and cut off my hand.

 

 

“After cutting off my hand, they told me to go home. They took the hand and ran away.”

 

 

Zeku, who also sustained machete cuts on her head, was currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Apir in Makurdi.

 

 

The Chairman of Guma Local Government Area, Mr. Anthony Shawon, refused to pick his calls to get his reaction on the matter.

 

 

At press time, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Sewuese Anene, said she was yet to receive any official communication on the attack.

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847 soldiers killed by Boko Haram, buried in Borno cemetery –Ndume

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t least, 840 Nigerian soldiers were killed by the Boko Haram members from 2013 till date and were buried in the Military cemetery located in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, who disclosed this yesterday, said the figure did not include other soldiers killed by the insurgents and buried in other military cemeteries located in other parts of the North-East geopolitical zone.

Ndume briefed journalists in Abuja on the findings by his colleagues who recently returned from Maiduguri.

 

The senator, however, denied reports of mass burial of soldiers killed by the terrorists.

 

Ndume also said that the Senate Committee was already investigating allegations that some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating in the North-East, were providing useful information to the Boko Haram leaders.

He said: “So far, from the record we saw in the cemetery, I think we lost over 847 soldiers, by their record there, and that is in that cemetery alone.

 

“That is from 2013 till date. You know they have cemeteries elsewhere where they bury victims. But that allegation that there is mass burial is not true.

 

Nigerians don’t do that. Nigerian Army will never do that.

 

“In fact, if any of them is missing, they go out to search and get the person before declaring whether or not he is dead. Even if he is dead, they make attempts to retrieve the body. We went; we asked questions. That is not true.

 

“Another area that the Senate will look into is the allegation that the various NGOs in that area are conniving with the insurgents; providing them information, logistics and so many things.

 

“I have been critical about this and people have told me to be careful but it has come out now that one or two of the so-called NGOs operating there are actually aiding and abetting and supporting the insurgents. But we will do an investigation and we will hear if we have the evidence.

 

“So far, we have evidence. We just want to make it credible. The evidences are there and the common questions are even there. I have asked them before. When Chibok girls were released, we were very happy.

 

“When Dapchi girls were abducted, only one was remaining. But you negotiated for the rest. Then what happened with the only one? Government cooperated. I am sure that the money that was paid came from government but those in-between, what are they talking about?

 

 

“They want to create problem? If I am the one negotiating and I have 100 Muslims that can be released, for that one Christian that will not be released, I’ll cut off the deal.

 

“If you are giving me these children, give all of them to me but if you are keeping one, keep all of them. But nobody is talking. Everybody is just saying ‘bring back Leah Sharibu.’”

 

Ndume said the Federal Government did not appear to be serious to end the insurgency war which has ravaged the North-East with the allocation of N100 billion to the defence sector in the 2020 budget.

The politician lamented that the defence allocation was less than one per cent of the N10.33 trillion total budget for 2020.

 

According to him, with such paltry percentage of the nation’s total appropriation, government can hardly satisfy its uppermost constitutional duty of securing lives and property of the citizenry.

He also observed that government’s allocation of lion’s share of the budget to infrastructure would be meaningless if the nation was not secured.

 

Ndume said that although the Nigerian military remained one of the best in the world professionally, it lacked adequate personnel and fund.

 

He expressed concerns that there were about 30,000 soldiers in the Nigerian Army with 6,000 officers in a country of about 200 million population. According to him, Egypt, a smaller nation of 80 million population, has about one million military capacity.

Consequently, he noted that if the Nigerian Armed Forces were properly funded, the insurgency war would have been eliminated under three months.

 

He advised the government to divert and plough into the Armed Forces, the expected differential income from sales of oil from the benchmarked $55 per barrel to $57 per barrel.

Ndume, who recounted the experience of the committee members at the war front in the North-East, commended the dedication of the Nigerian troops.

Some of them, the lawmaker said, had paid the supreme price.

 

He said that from the visit, it was obvious that the Nigerian military lacked adequate equipment, kits and tools to effectively prosecute the insurgency war.

 

Ndume said that if the helicopters requested to be at the battalion base in Borno were approved, it would aid the ground troops in routing the insurgents.

 

 

He said: “Our committee visited the cemetery because as you know, there have been reports of mass burial in the Armed Forces. We went to see how well kitted they are. We also visited the Army hospital which was attacked twice.

“We are in a war situation. When you are in a war situation and you are budgeting N10.3 trillion and allocating less than one per cent to defence, that does not show that you are serious about it.

 

“Defence is allocated N100 billion. Right now, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are moving from unsafe zones to what they think are safe zones and that is putting more pressure on the government.

“International communities have requested $848 billion. So far, the international communities that are not affected, have so far donated $547 million – over N140 billion – while the Nigerian government is budgeting N38 billion for the North East Development Commission (NEDC).

 

 

“If more than half of the budget is given to security, it is worth it. Because without it, all these things that you are doing – infrastructure, hospitals – will not work.”

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I was deceived with U.S. trip, says Libyan returnee

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…173 stranded Nigerians return home

 

 

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just graduated as a catering apprentice. The Aunty told me that she can help me to travel to the United States where I will do my work better.”

 

That was the lamentation of a 23-year-old Nigerian, Miss Aishat Areni, who returned from Libya to Nigeria yesterday.

 

 

Arena was among the 173 brought in from Libya. The returnees, who were in two batches, were received by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

 

 

They arrived the country in two different flights and were received by the Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office, Alhaji Idris Abubakar Muhammed, at the Cargo Wing of the MMIA, Ikeja Tuesday morning.

 

 

A chartered aircraft belonging to Al Buraq Air with flight number BRQ189.14 and registration number 5A-DMG.MRA, which landed about 4.52a.m, brought 162 from Misrata while a commercial flight, which landed at 5.15a.m., brought 11 other returnees from Bengazil.

 

 

The profiling of the returnees on arrival indicated that there were 52 female adults, four female children and four female infants as well as 106 male adults, two male children and five male infants.

Among the returnees were 21 with medical issues.

 

 

Narrating her ordeal, Areni, who hails from Ogun, said she was deceived with the promise of travelling to New York in the United States but landed in Libya.

 

 

She said: “The Aunty told me that she would pay for my transportation and that I would refund the money when I start working there.

 

“I did not know that she was deceiving me until we embarked on the long journey.

 

“It was my mates who revealed to me that it was Libya we were heading when I started making trouble that it was USA she (the Aunty) promised me.”

 

Areni added that when she got to Libya, she was told that there was nothing like catering job; it is either she becomes a house girl or to be sold out to ‘Connection House,’ which is a prostitution network.

Areni said she worked for one year and three months but paid her trafficker five months’ salaries of N90,000 per month.

 

She added: “I decided to return home because the nature of the work is not ideal for human beings.

 

“I will advise whoever is thinking to go to Libya never to contemplate doing so. Nigeria is far better than Libya, Libya is dangerous. You could be kidnapped, killed, raped, robbed or bombed. Nigerians are not safe there.”

Areni added that she was tired of staying in Libya and explained how she joined the latest batch back to Nigeria.

 

 

She said: “I was helped back to the country when my mother went to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) office to complain. The phone number of an official of the Nigerian Embassy was sent to me. It was the Embassy staff that facilitated my return to the country. I am grateful to the Federal Government for helping me come back to the country.”

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fficials of the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit have impounded 134 commercial motorcycles, popularly known as ‘Okada’ for plying restricted routes at CMS, Marina, Apongbon and Yaba.

Also, an ORide motorcyclist was arrested for riding against traffic.

 

 

The task force Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed that the 134 motorcycles were impounded for flouting traffic regulations and riding on restricted routes at CMS, Marina, Apongbon and Yaba.

 

 

He said an ORide motorcyclist was also arrested for riding against traffic.

 

 

Egbeyemi said the task force was compelled to embark on the clampdown on motorcycles owing to the enormous complaints that reached him on the illegal activities of the motorcyclists and the rate at which they rode carelessly, thereby putting lives of motorists and pedestrians in danger.

 

He added that the clampdown would extend to Victoria Island, Ajah and Lekki.

 

The task force boss added that the routes they were plying were restricted in accordance with the Lagos Traffic Laws which stated that every motorcycle operator must wear crash helmet, be above 18 years, not ride on kerb/median/road setbacks, avoid restricted routes, not carry more than one passenger/pregnant woman/adult with baby/child below 12 years, not install any musical gadget, must wear an apron, not operate beyond 10p.m., and operate with a rider’s permit.

He admonished them to adhere to the traffic rules otherwise the task force would go after them.

 

 

Egbeyemi expressed the readiness of the task force to make sure that the Lagos Traffic Laws were adhered to in all areas of the state by all commercial motorcycle operators and ensure that the safety of pedestrians was not jeopardised by defiant riders.

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