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Woman confesses to why she tried to kill her husband

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The President of Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Ademola Odunade, on Thursday dissolved a 14-year-old marriage between Taoheed Hassan and his wife, Blessing, citing alleged plot by the estranged wife to stab him to death.

Blessing also admitted trying to stab her husband to death, giving a reason for her action.
Mr. Odunade said it was “so unfortunate that a woman who had lived with her husband for 14 years could be planning to poison his food or stab him to death”.

“In the interest of peaceful co-existence, the union between Taoheed and Blessing has ceased to be henceforth.

“Taoheed shall take custody of the first two children produced by the union and Blessing shall take care of the last child who is still a legal minor.

`Taoheed shall pay N12,000 as one-year house rent to Blessing,” he ruled.

Narrating his ordeal, Taoheed, who lived at Orita-Challenge area of Ibadan, said Blessing was threatening his life through food poisoning and plotting to stab him to death.

“My Lord, anytime I am not at home, Blessing finds it convenient in wandering around the city.
“In fact, she even stays away from home for days, abandoning the three children to me.

“On each occasion, I reported her atrocities to her relatives and friends who pleaded on her behalf.
“Anytime I tried to exercise my authority as husband over Blessing, she descends on me by slapping me or breaks the bottle to stab me,” he told the court.

He added: “Worst still, Blessing unconsciously said in the presence of our children that she would poison my food.

“By Providence, the children are on my side because they told me what their mother was planning evil against me.

“So, I became more careful and started cooking my food; I can no longer endure Blessing’s troubles.”
In her response, Blessing agreed to the dissolution of the marriage and also admitted attempting to stab the husband and poison his food.

“I have never enjoyed any moment of my life with Taoheed and it was like wasting 14 years with him as a wife.

“I really did attack Taoheed with a broken bottle and my intention was to stab him to death because he first aimed at killing me when he strangled me,’’ she said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Blessing, a businesswoman, resides in Boluwaji area of Ibadan.

Source: (NAN)

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Fashola Discovers Hidden Camera At Lekki Toll Gate

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Fashola Discovers Hidden Camera At Lekki Toll Gate
Fashola Discovers Hidden Camera At Lekki Toll Gate

Babatunde Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has discovered a hidden camera left on site at the scene of the Lekki Toll Gate shootings during the #EndSARS protests in Lagos State.

Fashola discovered the camera on Sunday during an on-spot assessment carried out by him and some other Ministers and Governors from the South-Western States.

Fashola stated that the camera must have been planted by “some subversive elements.”

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The minister reportedly picked up the device with a handkerchief and handed it over to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos.

“I think this will help with the ongoing investigations into the shootings at the Lekki Toll Gate. It requires forensic analysis and could be used in the investigations to unravel the mystery surrounding the shootings at the Toll Gate, I believe,” he was quoted to have said.

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Tinubu: Why Would I Deploy Soldiers At Tollgate And Fail To Protect TVC, The Nation?

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Tinubu: Why Would I Deploy Soldiers At Tollgate And Fail To Protect TVC, The Nation?

Bola Tinubu

A National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has denied being involved in the shooting of protesters in Lagos state.

The former Governor of Lagos State stated this in a statement titled, ‘The #EndSARS protests; a fundamental lesson in democratic governance.’

Recall that on Wednesday, an angry mob attacked Television Continental and The Nation newspaper, which are both linked to the APC National Leader following the shooting of protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate by soldiers on Tuesday night.

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Tinubu who confirmed that he is an investor in TVC and The Nation denied being a part investor in the Lekki Toll Gate.

He expressed that he could not have deployed the soldiers to quell the protest and fail to protect his investments — TVC and The Nation newspaper.

“There is no rationale that can adequately explain why I would order soldiers to repel peaceful protesters from the toll gate where I have no financial interest, yet, choose to do nothing to protect my investments in The Nation and TVC,” he said.

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I Am Avoiding Debates Over Lekki Toll gate Incident Until All Facts Are Established – Buhari

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I Am Avoiding Debates Over Lekki Tollgate Incident Until All Facts Are Established – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed the reason he didn’t talk about the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos by soldiers.

Recall that Buhari left many Nigerians disappointed after his speech on Thursday night when he failed to recognise protesters who have died at the hands of security operatives.

However, in a communique on Sunday by his special media aide, Mr. Garba Shehu, the President revealed why he didn’t talk about the incident.

He stated that he is avoiding getting into any debates until all facts are established.

He also has asked parents and guardians not to encourage their children and wards to partake in the ongoing nationwide looting, destruction of property.

Also Read: Sanwo-Olu, South-West governors inspect Lekki toll gate

“Families must turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods, in the same way, wives must ask their husbands to return looted items brought home,” the President said.

He also expressed assurance that all peaceful protesters who lost their lives during the #EndSARS protests will get justice.

He, however, expressed confidence that the panel of inquiry set up by Lagos State will assist in clarifying the circumstances and get justice for all those affected not just by the Lekki toll gate incident but the #EndSARS protest in general as well as all other cases of police brutality.

 

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