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Days after hoodlums attacked Otodo Gbame, a predominantly Egun community in the Lekki Phase 1 area of Lagos State, some women and children have been declared missing by their relatives.

John Avonah, a 65-year-old Egun man, told PUNCH Metro that he had yet to locate his wife, Alice, and his five-year-old twins, Matilenu and Maseri, since the attack.

Avonah, who said his property was also burnt, urged the police and the Lagos State Government to intervene and save them from “continuous attacks.”

Another resident, 32-year-old Felix Hazume, also told our correspondent that he had not seen his wife, Martha Hazume, and his three children.

The children are identified as 13-year-old Oluwasola, Timilehin, 8, and Pelu, 2, since the second attack.

PUNCH Metro had reported on Wednesday that hoodlums launched a fresh attack on the Egun community on Tuesday and set fire to some houses.

Our correspondent had reported that the hoodlums, numbering about 45 persons, came into the area around 11am, with some policemen as escorts.

The ensuing panic reportedly forced some of the residents to jump into the river.

Speaking with PUNCH Metro on Thursday, Avonah, a fisherman, said he could not work again since his wife and children got missing.

He said, “I am still looking for my wife and my two children – twins. I went out for fishing on that day. When I got back, our house was on fire.

“The shirt I am putting on was given to me. All my clothes were burnt to ashes. I was born in Otodo Gbame. All my children were born in that community. Now, I have nowhere to lay my head; I sleep in the boat. I cannot go to work again.”

Also, Azume said, “I have contacted all the government agencies who came to evacuate corpses from our community and they did not find my wife and three children. I am helpless; I cannot go to work because of depression. This oppression by land grabbers is unbearable.”

Our correspondent learnt that a delegation of about 30 persons from the community went to the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, to register their grievances and to submit a petition to the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Aderanti.

A copy of the petition obtained by our correspondent read in part, “In the early hours of November 23, the community came under attack. Residents were attacked with knives, machetes and guns. We have photographs of persons injured from the attack. We urge you to use your good offices to deploy a police squad to secure the lives and property of the people of Otodo Gbame and arrest the hoodlums that continue to openly carry weapons and harass residents.”

A community leader, Celestine Ahisu, who was one of the delegation, said the state government should “carefully investigate the matter and call the powerful hands disturbing the peace” of the community to order.

He said, “The hoodlums wore vests with the inscription, ‘Palace boys,’ at the back. They blocked the road to the community. In the last week violence, our Baale, Hunpe Dansu, was arrested, charged to court and remanded in prison. They accused him of instigating violence in the area.

“I was born in that community. The Egun community had settled on that land for several years and there was no crisis. We want the Lagos State Government to investigate this matter and not allow some powerful persons to sell our land and displace over 30,000 people.

“We suspect that Ilasan and Maroko police divisions have been bought over. We urge the AIG to do something about this.”

The Zone 2 Police public Relations Officer, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, could not be reached for comments as his line rang out.

Source: Punch

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I don’t mind being a second wife to a rich man: Nigerian Actress

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Ruth Eze, Nigerian actress has revealed that due to family pressure, she doesn’t mind to be a second wife to a rich man.

Eze made this known in an exclusive interview with Inside Nollywood.

She expressed that due to her mother’s pressure on her to marry, she wouldn’t mind being a second wife as long as the man is rich and agrees to a white wedding.

“My mother is on my neck to get married but I can’t afford to marry a poor man, truth be told. So, I have been calming my mum down. I told her if I don’t look well and rush into marriage, I might rush out before she knows it.

For now, I’m here waiting for true love and without money, love can’t be true and sweet. I also don’t mind being a second wife as long as he agrees we have a white wedding,” she said.

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James Bond actor, Sean Connery dies at 90

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James Bond actor, Sean Connery dies at 90

Scottish actor, Sir Sean Connery, has died at the age of 90.

He was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers.

He was largely regarded as being the best actor to have played 007 in the long-running franchise, often being named as such in polls. His acting career spanned decades and his many awards including an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes.

Sir Sean’s other films included The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.

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Ned Nwoko, Laycon sign partnership deal (Photos)

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Ned Nwoko, actress Regina Daniels husband has signed new partnership deal with winner of BBNaija 2020 winner, Laycon.

Ned Nwoko in partnership with Laycon

Nwoko made this known on Friday, October 30, via the official Twitter handle of his foundation, the Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation.

Ned Nwoko in partnership with Laycon

Ned Nwoko invited Laycon to share his dream for his anti-malaria project and the rapper cum reality TV star pledged support to join hands with the billionaire in his fight against malaria in Africa.

Ned Nwoko in partnership with Laycon

Ned Nwoko’s foundation tweeted, “Prince_NedNwoko hosts @itslaycon and share his dream for @Ned_malaria with the winner of Big Brother Naija (Lockdown) who in return pledged his support to put an end to the scourge of malaria in Africa.”

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