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Hoodlum Falls Off Truck And Dies In Attempt To Extort Money From Fleeing Driver

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The Lagos state Police Command has confirmed the death of a 25-year-old man simply identified as Idowu, who was allegedly killed by a truck driver, Fatai Olawunmi, on the Apogbon Road, Lagos Island.

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The deceased was among a group of hoodlums who waylaid the truck with number plate, KZR 117 ZT, demanding money from the driver at about 5pm on Sunday.

They had stopped the truck driver to extort money from him illegally and the driver had sped off.

In the process, the deceased who was said to have climbed the back of the trailer without the knowledge of the driver, reportedly fell onto the road after the driver jumped into the vehicle and sped off.

Idowu was rushed to a general hospital, where he was confirmed dead, The Punch had earlier reported.

According to an eyewitness, “The truck was laden with bags of cement and the driver stopped to cover the cement with a tarpaulin on the Apongbon Bridge.

“Some hoodlums immediately surrounded him and demanded money.

“Idowu was among the boys; he climbed the back of the truck. The driver suddenly jumped into the vehicle and zoomed off.

“Idowu fell off and he was rushed to the Lagos Island General Hospital where he was confirmed dead.”

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the truck driver was in police custody.

“Investigations are ongoing,” the PPRO noted, adding that Idowu’s corpse had been deposited at the hospital’s morgue.

Source: Dailypost

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  1. modupe Oludare

    March 29, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Why is the police holding the truck driver? Is extortion by hoodlums legal? Hmmmm!

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Youths are the problems of the youths, Says Nollywood Actor Charles Anwurum

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Youths are the problems of the youths, Says Nollywood Actor Charles Anwurum

Popular Nollywood Actor, Charles Awuru, has expressed that Nigerian youths are the problems youths in the country have.

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Awuru stated that the end SARS protest made him realize that the youths are the problem of the youths.

The actor pointed out that one section of the youths are protesting for a better Nigeria while others are looting and attacking fellow Nigerians.

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Ifa priests curse mob who stole Oba's staff of office in Lagos

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Information Nigeria recalls that the monarch’s palace was on Wednesday invaded by hoodlums, carting away the king’s personal effects to include shoes, and his staff of office (Opa Ase).

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Lewis Hamilton reacts to Nigeria's #EndSARS protest

British racing driver, Lewis Hamilton has reacted to the recent end SARS protest against police brutality that rocked Nigeria.

Hamilton, who made the reaction on Twitter, stated that the recent events in Nigeria are a human rights crisis.

 

In his tweet, the British Formula 1 racer described the recent events in Nigeria as a human rights crisis, as he noted that it is the responsibility of everyone to educate and raise awareness about tragedies happening in the world.

Hamilton, who also shared a photo of himself rocking a black T-shirt with the inscription ‘#EndSARS’ and a map with the colour of the Nigerian flag on it, posted a link for people to sign up to demand an end to impunity for police brutality in Nigeria.

He wrote:

“We all have a responsibility to educate ourselves and raise awareness of the tragedies happening in the world around us and take action where we can. The recent events in Nigeria are a human rights crisis. Hit the link to find out more #EndSARS.”

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