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Police Trying To Hush Up Student’s Shooting – Lawyer

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A lawyer, Mr. Kolawole Olaniregun, has accused the Lagos State Police Command and the management of Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Epe, of trying to cover up the shooting of a student, Jamiu Babalola, in the school.

babalola_9768765The lawyer, who represents Babalola, said he was surprised that instead of naming the policeman responsible for the shooting and prosecuting him, the police had been trying to hush up the act.

Babalola, a 200 level student of the institution, was shot on Monday during a protest at the college.

Olaniregun said, “I have spoken with the DPO of Epe Division of the Nigeria Police, but he has not been forthcoming about the identity of the policeman responsible. He had only told me that investigation is going on.”

“The students were appealing to the college to allow those who had made half-payment to write the first semester examination,” reported Olaniregun.

He said, “The school authority said they would refuse the students entry into the examination halls unless they paid in full. The students protested, and the school authorities invited the police to quell the protest.

“Policemen were deployed in the scene of the protest. A yet-to-be-identified policeman, shot at the student. The bullet hit Jamiu on the leg. He is currently in a critical condition at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital.”

Babalola, 20, who spoke with the correspondent in a private telephone conversation on Thursday on the hospital bed, said he was unhappy that the management denied that the incident happened.

He said, “The bullet pierced through my left thigh and passed into my right thigh. Though I have been attended to medically, there are still fragments of bullet in my legs.

“I am not happy that the management of Michael Otedola College of Primary Education denied that the incident happened.”

The spokesman for the state police command, Ngozi Braide, said, “From preliminary findings, we are not sure whether the shot was fired by the police or the students. But the police have visited the wounded student in the hospital, and he said he didn’t know who shot him.

“Meanwhile, we have arrested all the policemen on duty on that day; they are in detention. Their rifles have been collected and submitted for ballistic examination. We are not protecting anybody. If any policeman is found culpable, he will face the music.”

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  1. charles umweni

    June 21, 2013 at 11:49 am

    The Constittution of Nigeria guarantees freedom of expression and association. There is nothing criminal in students embarking on protest or demostration to air their grievance. What is criminal is for any DPO or Police Commissioner to dispatch armed policemen to disperse such protest through gun barrels. That is unacceptable. Would the DPO send armed policemen to quell the protest if his son or daughter was a student of the school, knowing that he or she would be in harms way. Even if the protest had degenerated to a riot, that is not a justification for shooting at defnseless students. Even the colonial police had more regard for human lives. The time has come for the police to employ the use of rubber bullets, water cannons, teazers and such other less lethal weapons to in the control of riotuous crowds. Finally, l urge the state government to set up a commission of enquiry to unmask those behind the shooting of Mr. Babalola, and charge all those found culpable, including those engaged in the subterfuge of cover up, for causing grievious bodily harm, attempted murder and acessory after the fact of attempted murder.

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“Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland” – Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue

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A facebook user, Munachimso says that marriage requirement is very high in Igboland and there has to be an adjustment.

She stated this when she shared the list of basic requirement for the traditional marriage between her brother and his Benue wife, which she said was not up to N50,000.

But las las our marriage requirement di very high na alaIgbo. See what my brother spent to marry wife from Otuko, Benue state. All no reach 50K. We need to adjust.” she wrote.

She added that her sister-in-law is a “complete package. Character, charisma and content. Nwanne, complete package,”  after a follower implied that Igbo girls are superior to others.

See her post and reply below.

"Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland" - Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue"Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland" - Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue

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DJ Cuppy begs Nigerians for an iPhone 12 as late birthday present.

Taking to her Twitter handle, she wrote;

“Who wants to get me an iPhone 12 as a late #CuppyDay birthday present?

Oh, you thought I didn’t know how to beg too abi?”

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“She would have been my spec even when I was 10” – Banky W says as he shares photos of his wife, Adesua, as a girl

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Popular Nigerian musician, Banky W took to his Instagram page to praise his wife by sharing childhood photos of Adesua and her cousin, Ozzy Etomi.

Banky W while appreciating Adesua’s beauty, said if he was 10 years old, she would have still been his spec.

”I hereby interrupt your day to let you know that Susu’s beauty is TIMELESS!!! She would have been my spec even when I was 10 years old!!! Just look at this supermodel!!!
Swipe to see that the cuteness actually runs in their family lol @adesuaetomi @ozzyetomi lol goodgenes.com” he wrote.

Reacting, Adesua wrote

”I love this washing. I’ve got a gift for you when you get home”

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