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Angry mob beats man to stupor for carrying human skull

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A man was almost beaten to death by a  large number of residents of Mowe, Ogun State. The middle-aged man on Thursday was nearly lynched to death after he was allegedly caught with a human skull and other body parts.

According to reports, the man, who was beaten up by the mob, was rescued by policemen from the Mowe Police Station, who took him to the division.

Within a few minutes, the station became a ‘tourist centre’ as news filtered into the community that the man was being kept at the station.

Policemen at the division were almost overrun by the crowd, some of whom climbed the fence to catch a glimpse of the human parts, which were stuffed in a sack.

PUNCH Metro, during a visit to the division, also saw the unidentified man and the body parts in the sack.

The police later ordered the suspect to bring out the parts, before ordering him to return them into the sack.

It was learnt that some residents had accosted the suspect with the body parts, after a driver raised the alarm.

Findings by our correspondent, however, showed that the decomposed body parts were that of the owner of a plot of land in the Arigbawonwo community.

He had been buried on the land by his family members, who later sold the land.

The new land owner, however, exhumed the body.

The suspect was reportedly contracted by the deceased family to help them to relocate the body.

“The parts were that of the first owner of the land, who had been buried for about 10 years in the land. When the land was resold, the new buyer just exhumed the body and threw it somewhere.

“The suspect was contracted to pack and re-bury the remains. He put them in a sack and got a cab to convey him to where he intended to dispose them of.

“The suspicious cab driver raised the alarm, stopping abruptly on the way. Residents and passersby opened the sack and found the remains.

“They pounced on him because they thought he was a ritual killer. He was about to be lynched when the policemen rescued him,” a community leader, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.

Our correspondent later sighted a relative of the suspect talking with the Divisional Police Officer.

When asked why the suspects didn’t involve the police in the disposal of the corpse, the relative explained that the suspect never thought that the matter would assume any crisis proportion.

“He is my brother. The family of the deceased contracted us to dispose of the body. But they didn’t say we needed police clearance,” he added.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident.

He said, “The man was caught with some human parts and was about to be lynched when he was rescued by the police.

“He has been transferred to the Anti-kidnaping and Anti-cultism Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Eleweran.

“However, he claimed in his statement that the corpse was that of a relation and he was going to re-bury it when he was caught. He is being investigated.”

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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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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Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River

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Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River
Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River

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Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade has relaxed the curfew in the state from 4 pm-6 am to 6 am-6 pm.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christain Ita on Saturday.

The new time is scheduled to take effect from Saturday, October 31st.

Also Read: Taraba Govt Sets Up Task Force To Recover Looted Items

Recall that following the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums, the state governor, imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state, on Friday, October 23, 2020.

“The state governor, His Excellency, Sir Ben Ayade has reviewed the curfew imposed on the state and has directed that with effect from Saturday, October 31, 2020, curfew hours will now be between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am daily.

“Restriction of movement is hereby relaxed from 6 am to 6 pm,” the statement added.

 

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El-Rufai Meets Youth Leaders, Condemns Attack On Police Officers

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El-Rufai Meets Youth Leaders, Condemns Attack On Police Officers
El-Rufai Meets Youth Leaders, Condemns Attack On Police Officers

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Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai has condemned the attack on police officers and police barracks in the State following the outbreak of violence that trailed the #EndSARS protest.

He made this remark when he met with youth leaders from the 23 Local Government Areas of the state on Friday.

At the event, he appealed to them not to engage in any act of violence or looting.

El-Rufai vowed to prosecute those behind the looting and threat of peace in Kaduna South and Chikun Local Government Areas according to the law.

Also Read: Taraba Govt Sets Up Task Force To Recover Looted Items

“You cannot condemn an entire profession because of the misconduct of a few. SARS is just a small unit of the Nigerian Police Force, and even among SARS, they are not all bad,” he said

“Yes, some of them might have been quite bad and killed many people, but that should not be used to frame the police in a manner that people feel justified to attack and kill policemen.

“I have seen a video where a policeman was attacked and burnt to death. For what? That policeman is a human being, creation from God, he has children, and he has a family.

“Who will look after them? The Nigerian Police is the only police we have, it Is our collective duty as citizens, as leaders to come together and help the police to be better.”

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