The Governor of Oyo state Abiola Ajimobi and heads of security agencies visited the “forest of horror” on March 24, 2014, Monday. Unfortunately, beefed-up security and tensions between the police and the youths resulted in the death of a woman, who was allegedly killed by a stray bullet during a clash.
The main entrance to the forest was cordoned off by the police to prevent more residents from thronging the site. The place has been attracting crowds of people since the news broke on March 22, 2014, Saturday. However, the security agencies won’t let anyone pass.
The middle-aged woman, whose identity is currently not known, was hit in the chest by the bullet. The wound was fatal, as she died on the spot.
In a reprisal, two vehicles – one a shuttle bus (Ajumose shuttle) and another belonging to the Ibadan zonal station of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) – were vandalised.Some of the youths stripped themselves naked in protest over the shooting of their colleague.
The convoy of Gov. Ajimobi was flagged down by the crowd of residents, who reported what they called “police wickedness” and called for Justice.
Policemen stationed an Armoured Personnel Carriers a few metres away from the entrance to the forest to prevent residents from visiting the site.
The governor responded, urged the residents not to take the law into their hands. He also promised to address the issue.
Security chiefs have accompanied Ajimobi in his walk round the forest. The governor was moved at what he saw, described it as “man’s inhumanity to his fellow man”.
Ajimobi called for a minute of silence and led prayers for the repose of the souls of those who died.
The governor announced the revocation of the Certificates of Occupancy (C of Os) of the expansive forest and directed that the bush be cleared. He also pledged that the entire area would be combed by security agencies to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to book.
“Even though we were told that the inhuman transactions here had been in existence for over 10 years, we will dig it up,” the governor promised.
Ajimobi said it was unbelievable that an event as horrendous as this had been going on in the neighbourhood for over 10 years and the people living in the area had not alerted security agencies about it.
He told the crowd that the unemployed youths in the area would get automatic employment in the State Youth Empowerment Scheme (YES-O). Everyone who would be interested in the job should register with the village head.
The governor also promised to meet with the community next month on their needs, with a view to addressing them.
However, the members of community told that governor that they had reported the matter to the police stations at both Soka and Toll-Gate, but “there was no serious response from them”.
Therefore the residents asked the governor to investigate the involvement of the police in the matter with a view to get to the root of the matter.
It would be added that more fresh human parts were reportedly discovered in an abandoned building in Soka, Oluyole LGA of Oyo, in both on-ground and underground premises.
Source: The Nation
The wicked shall not go unpunished – Oyedepo tells hoodlums looting, vandalizing properties
General Overseer of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, has reacted to the ongoing vandalization and looting of government and private properties by hoodlums in the country.
Oyedepo declared that all the hoodlums taking undue advantage of the unrest in the country will not go unpunished.
The cleric made the declaration during his Sunday service on October 25.
The clergyman also prophesied that unrest in the country was over and that the peace of God has been restored back to the land.
“The sources of agitation will be wisely dealt with and favorably dealt with; the land shall rest again in the name of Jesus Christ.
“All the hoodlums who are taking advantage of this season, let hand be joined in hand, the wicked shall not go unpunished.
“Innocent people on the streets going about their own cause and businesses, they were in their shops, the only business they have.
“CAUTION! You don’t have a double life, you have only one, you don’t have a spare. Caution! I bind all activities of the devil behind every form of unrest being inflicted by hoodlums in the name of Jesus,” he prayed.
I have no plans of relocating, Laycon tells fan
Laycon, winner of Big Brother Naija season 5 edition has made it known that he has no plans of relocating outside Nigeria, in spite of all that is embroiling in the country.
His statement comes after one of his Icon fans expressed that few of the ex-housemates are planning to relocate outside the country, asking what Laycon plans on doing.
Laycon, thereafter, restated his love and commitment to his fans, adding that for him to leave the country, he would have to go with all his fans.
The fan identified as Amara wrote on Twitter:
“Vee, Neo, Nengi, Ozo dey plan japaa, only Laycon still dey write motivational tweets. @itsLaycon which way na?!”
In response, he tweeted:
“If I wan japa, I gats carry all my icons with me… So until that one dey possible, I dey here with Una.”
See post below:
If I wan japa, I gats carry all my icons with me… So until that one dey possible, I dey here with Una.. https://t.co/0lWHpepRk6
— Laycon #EndSARS 💡 (@itsLaycon) October 22, 2020
Untrained soldier flogs woman at ATM stand for telling him to join the queue
A Nigerian lady, Ada-oma, has take to social media to recount her experience in the hands of a soldier with the Nigerian Army.
According to her, she was at an ATM machine of the UBA branch at Oshodi area of Lagos when a soldier approched her, flouting the the rules of an existing queue.
The said soldier reportled assaulted Ada-Oma after she asked the uniform man to join the queue.
Taking to Twitter, she wrote,
“Hello Nigerians, I was just assaulted by an army official this morning 26/10/2020 at the ATM stand of @UBAGroup at their oshodi branch. i’m still shaking and crying as i write this because i have never felt this way in my entire life.
“I’m also scared writing this because he Threatened me. so my Life is your hands Nigerians.
I was on the ATM queue and this @NigerianArmy official asked me to move so he can pass, i asked him if he was on the queue that there is a queue, he asked me to move,i moved and continued asking him if he was on the queue, he flared up as you will see in the video below, and before i knew what happened he brought out his belt and hit me.
“This happened at your branch in oshodi and your security men were there. He hit me!!!!! I literally cried my way to the office. I never insulted him.
“Only asked if he was on the queue and he got angry and furious and violent. He threatened to make me bleed blood, in my own country because i asked if he was on the queue.I want justice.”
Watch the videos below:
Only asked if he was on the queue and he got angry and furious and violent.
He threatened to make me bleed blood, in my own country because i asked if he was on the queue.I want justice. @jidesanwoolu @Mr_JAGss @NigerianPolice @ProfOsinbajo
— ADA-OMA😍😍😍 (@vels20) October 26, 2020
— ADA-OMA😍😍😍 (@vels20) October 26, 2020
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