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Photographer beaten to death by Police officer in Ibadan

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A 50-year old photographer was beaten to death by a police officer have at Challenge area of Ibadan, Oyo State, Southwest Nigeria.

According to eye witness reports, he was reportedly tortured by some men of the Oyo State Special Anti-Robbery Squad at their Dugbe Headquarters.

According to family sources, friends and neighbours, the man was arrested on Friday, April 21, 2017 alongside four others during a raid at a spot for allegedly smoking Indian hemp.

One of his co-suspects told Samson Akindele, Head of News at Fresh 105.9 FM, Ibadan on tape that on getting to SARS detection facility at Dugbe, they got daily vicious beatings from the policemen who used what they claimed looked like hockey sticks and other iron materials to torture many detainees.

“It is now believed that this man died from the torture due to internal bleeding,” the source said.

According to Akindele on his Facebook wall, “my investigation further revealed that each of the other suspects’ relations and friends had to pay nothing less than N30,000 to get bailed after days without food.”

It learnt that the deceased could not get to his family nor friends because his phone was seized and having realised that he could die in detention, the policemen were said to have quickly released him to a man who brought him to his house after paying N3,500 as bail.

According to the man, the police reduced the bail money to N5,000 but when he could not raise up to that, they hurriedly released the deceased to him.

But on getting home, as the man was being helped to alight from the motorcycle (Okada) that brought him home, he gave up the ghost just at the front yard of the house.

“From the taped interview I had with one of those arrested and detained with the deceased, he never smoked cannabis, even though he (co-suspect) admitted doing so.

“Neighbours also attested to the simple lifestyle, industry and good neighbourliness of the man. They all opposed to the Indian hemp theory woven around the man they loved to see around,” he said.

Meanwhile, family members have reported the matter at the Orita Police Division and have contacted pathologists to examine the body to determine the real cause of death.

Source : ( PM News )

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If Nigeria Doesn’t Restructure, It Will Break Up – Gani Adams

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If Nigeria Doesn’t Restructure, It Will Break Up - Gani Adams
If Nigeria Doesn’t Restructure, It Will Break up, Says Social Activist Gani Adams

Gani Adams

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland and leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Gani Adams has expressed that Nigeria is on a verge of a break up except there is a restructuring of the country.

Speaking to Arise TV on Sunday, Gani Adams stated that there is a need to get to the root cause of the problems that led to the #EndSARS protests by Nigerian youths.

According to Adams, the youths have sacrificed a lot to push positive change in Nigeria.

“After they were attacked by the military on Tuesday, a lot has happened,” Adams continued, explaining that the realisation that Nigeria’s constituent units are too dependent on the federal government for security hit hard, with the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu admitting he was not in charge of the situation.

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“If we continue like this, the future of Nigeria is bleak,” he insisted. “That’s why I’ve clamoured for restructuring.”

Taling about the violence in different parts of Lagos in the past few days, Adams accused politicians of sponsoring the burning of the Orile police station in Lagos, stating that hoodlums attack across the state was carefully planned.

He stated that politicians orchestrated the violence so as to have an excuse to impose a 24-hour curfew in Lagos.

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End SARS Protest, A Wake-Up Call To Nigerian Elite: Okorocha

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End SARS Protest, A Wake-Up Call To Nigerian Elite: Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha

Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has expressed that the #EndSARS protest is not targeted at the police alone but also a wake-up call to Nigerian elites.

He expressed that the protest is also aimed at ending bad governance, poverty, and joblessness in the country.

The former Imo State Governor made this known on Saturday while speaking with journalists in Abuja.

He called on political office holders to sacrifices part of their salaries and allowances to help the youths.

The lawmaker further stated that their lifestyles of politicians provoke Nigerians and it’s time to wake-up to their responsibilities.

Also Read: El-Rufai Imposes 24-hour Curfew On Seven Communities In Kaduna

“What started a few days ago as a peaceful protest escalated into violent one with many souls lost and properties burnt.

“This situation is very unfortunate and highly regrettable one. I want to sympathize with those that have lost their loved ones due to the protests.

“However, I want to say that this is a wake-up call by the youths of this country to the leaders of this nation.

“It is also a proof that we the elite have been selfish in handling the affairs of this country. There has been a track record of unfair leadership for a long time.

“The End SARS protest is not just targeted at police but a disappointment over economic issues in a nation where we have joblessness and poverty for the youths.

“Today, we have millions of out of school children in the country, and this is another time bomb for tomorrow.

“The government and leaders must rise to their responsibilities to ensure that such future occurrences do not happen again.”

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#EndSARS: Enugu Govt Adjusts 24-Hour Curfew

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#EndSARS: Enugu Govt Adjusts 24-Hour Curfew

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on the residents of the State.

Recall that the Governor had declared curfew in Enugu East, Enugu North, and Enugu South Local Government Areas of the state following an outbreak of violence in those areas.

However, following the return of relative calm and hardship being suffered by residents of the affected areas, the Governor adjusted the curfew.

Also Read: #ENDSARS: IGP Talks Tough, Says Enough Is Enough

This was announced in a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Chidi Aroh, on Saturday.

“In its place, a 13-hour curfew from 6 pm to 7 am daily, is imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, with effect from 6 pm on Sunday, 25th October 2020 until further notice.”

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