A young man who kidnapped a toddler in the financial hub of Nigeria, Lagos has been arrested by members of the Lagos task force.
Operatives of the Lagos State task force during an over-night patrol arrested a man alleged to have abducted a six-month old baby girl, Darasimi Akinyemi, at No. 55, Oshodi Road, Oshodi. .
Chairman of the task force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed that the suspect would have been lynched but for the quick intervention of his men who were on duty. .
He disclosed that preliminary investigations conducted by the agency revealed that the suspect who stays in the same compound with the mother of the child illegally entered a neighbour’s room at midnight. .
The 29-year-old mother of the baby, Mrs. Banke Akinyemi, said the suspect came into her room while she was asleep and took the baby beside her. She claimed it was the cry of her baby that woke her up and immediately, the suspect dropped the baby and ran outside. .
Akinyemi added that it was her mother, who is staying with her with the help of other neighbours in the compound who apprehended the suspect. The suspect, Mr. Idama Endurance, aged 31, from Obiakuruku area of Delta State, debunked the allegation that he abducted the baby.
He confessed to have got drunk at a birthday he attended the previous night and when he got home at midnight, he had to jump the gate as he could not locate the key. .
“It was after I jumped the gate that I entered into their room looking for a key to the gate as their door was not locked. Since I moved into the compound a year ago, I have been eyeing the mother of the child and when our landlady told me she was two months pregnant then, I immediately stayed off.”
Nigerian lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has joined other Nigerian politicians in clamouring for regulation of social media.
The Lagos legislator and Nollywood actor, says Nigerian youths display rude behaviour on social media
In the video, the Actor-turned-Lawmaker called on the youth to get into Government if they are tired.
He said ;
Mr. Speaker, we need to adress certain things ;
The Nigerian Youth, The Social Media, The Social Influencers, All of these are making the narrative that we are seeing today, except we are joking with ourselves.
Social media is good but it has Negative impacts.
Let me thank you for condeming the killings and carnage that happened at Lekki. When i went through the comments i could not believe it Mr. Speaker, the curses, the abuses from children and i ask myslef, is this Nigeria ? What is going on?
Children cursing, people having the effontery to enter an Oba’s palace, hold the staff of office ? Culture is gone. Mr. Speaker, in the next 5 years, there will be no Nigeria if we don’t act now.
The youth is not only those who do the peaceful protest, but those who have looted and destroyed lives are also youths as well.
He also seized the opportunity to plead with Nigerian celebrities, social media influencers and motivational speakers to “tune down on the hate narrative.”
He said the youth have a constitutional means to change government and it is called the ‘PVC’.
He added ;
Go to the elections, if you are tired come and enter government. People are dying. The narrative must change.
An Ugandan man, Raymond Steven Sekitayira slumped and died a few days to his wedding in Kampala.
Information Nigeria gathered that Sekitayira, who slumped at his office, was rushed to IHK hospital where he gave up the ghost.
His death was announced by Rotaract Club of Nateete Kampala on Thursday morning.
The wedding to his beau, Joy Nekesa was scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 and the introduction ceremony was to hold on Saturday, October 31, at the bride’s family home.
“With deep sorrow , we announce the passing of RAYMOND STEVEN Sekitayira, a Past President, Treasurer, SAA and many other hats wore while at the Rotaract club of Nateete Kampala. His impact will forever be felt among us. Heartfelt condolences go out to Friends and family.” the statement reads.
Friends and colleagues have taken to social media to mourn the deceased.