Osun Community Appeases Gods After Barber Commits Suicide

Nigerian To Be Executed In Singapore, Clemency Appeal RejectedResidents of Oke-Itase area in Ile -ife, Osun State were thrown into confusion when the lifeless body of a 35-year-old man, Sunday Onifade, was found hanging on the iron rod of the ceiling fan in his living room.

The deceased, who was a barber, was believed to have committed suicide by hanging himself, but the reason for his decision could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report. His perplexed relatives refused to speak on the incident.

The younger brother of the deceased, Omotayo Onifade, was said to have proceeded to the ‘A’ Division Police Headquarters in Ife to report the death of his elder brother.

He explained that family members were shocked when they saw Sunday hanging on the ceiling fan.

Mr Folasade Odoro, a spokesman for the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, confirmed the incident.

The police chief said investigation had commenced on the matter.

Channels Television’s correspondent, Bosede Sodiq, in Osun State learnt that necessary rites and rituals have started taking place in the house to appease the gods over the incident so as to prevent incessant death among members of the family and the community as believed by the yoruba tradition.

Another Missing Student Of Osun University Found Dead

adebisi damilola mission student of osun universityA 400 Level student of Osun State University, (UNIOSUN) in Osogbo, Adebisi Damilola, who has been missing in the last couple of days has been found dead.

Police detectives say they are making frantic efforts to unravel the circumstances surrounding her death.

Channels Television’s correspondent in Osogbo, Bosede Sodiq, reports that Rofiat who was studying Science Education at the Ipetu-Ijesa campus of UNIOSUN left Ipetu on Thursday to attend a programme of NASFAT society at Ikoyi a town close to Ikire and that her whereabouts was unknown since then.

A source, who asked not to be mentioned, said “Rofiat left Ipetu-Ijesha on Thursday. She was supposed to be at a NASFAT programme at Ikoyi, not far from Ikire. We have been looking for her since Thursday. We just received a phone call that Rofiat’s body was found somewhere around Iragbiji”.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, confirmed the incident and assured the parents of the girls that the perpetrators would be apprehended and brought to book.

He said the remains of the deceased student had been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy and that her family had been notified.

Channels Television also gathered that the father of the deceased student died recently and that the family was still mourning when Rofiat was also sent to her early grave by unknown killers.

Mourners have been thronging the residence of the deceased at Ilesa Garage in Osogbo to console Rofiat’s mother.

Some students, especially the friends of late Rofiat and some staff of UNIOSUN, have visited the house to sympathise with the family.

The management of the university has also sent a delegation to visit the family of the deceased student and commiserate with the parent.

Meanwhile, two final year students of the same university, Samuel Eke and Akinduro Robert who were declared missing since September 5 have not been found. The Commissioner of Police said their disappearance was still under investigation.

Police have arrested and arraigned a student of the university, Adedamola Olagoke, before a Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo for kidnapping saying he communicated with the missing students last before their disappearance.

Police Beef Up Security Ahead Of Abia LG Elections

Army Colonel Murdered In His Residence In IbadanThe Nigeria Police Force says it has made adequate provision for security in Abia State to ensure a peaceful local government election scheduled for December 21.

The Abia State Police Command Headquarters in Umuahia was a beehive of activities on Tuesday, as the personnel prepare for the council polls.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Oyebade Adeleye, told reporters that measures had been put in place to ensure a hitch-free and peaceful election.

According to him, the non-restriction of movement had made the command to beef up adequate security to all the perimeter where the election would be holding as well as all the polling booth to prevent any lynching.

He disclosed that all aides attached to any politicians had been withdrawn, as the personnel have been directed to exhibit professionalism.

To Prevent Any Lynching

Mr Adeleye assured Abians of security while urging them to partner with the police during the election by calling the numbers on the control room in case of any ugly incident.

He said: “What we have done is that the perimeter where the election would be holding would have adequate security and also in all the polling booth to prevent any lynching.

“The Safer Highways have been strategically stationed at the highways to ensure safety of commuters before, during and after the elections.

“Personnel have been posted to all the soft target to ensure that no ugly incident is recorded and we would be working with other sister agencies to share information and provide security.

“We have created an intensive patrol to cover all the nook and crannies of the state and all the rural areas where elections would be holding”.

According to him, police mobile men have been deployed to cover the collation centres at the local government headquarters alongside the personnel of counter terrorism unit.

“I can assure you that with the arrangement in place, I am very optimistic that we are going to exhibit all professionalism to ensure that we have a credible election.

“I want you to know that disciplinary measures have been put in place for any officer that would misbehave and I am not going to compromise on that, as I have urged them to conduct themselves properly,” the state police boss told reporters.

He further assured the residents that they had nothing to fear, as they go about to exercise their constitutional right, promising that the police will ensure peaceful and hitch free election.

Ondo State Wants Herdsmen Identified And Registered

Cattle herdsmenThe Ondo State government has begun plans to ensure that all herdsmen and their cattle engaging in grazing are registered and identified.

According to the State government the decision is aimed at ending the recurrent crisis between farmers and herdsmen.

Many farmers in the State have engaged in conflict with herdsmen, who they claim usually invade their farms with their cattle to destroy their crops.

The Commissioner of Police in the State, Hilda Ibifuro-Harrison, made known the decision of the State government on Wednesday at a stakeholders’ forum with farmers and herdsmen at the Police officers mess in Akure, the capital of the State.

In her speech, the Commissioner of Police stressed the need for peace and justice in the society, noting that without peace there could not be development.

She directed that young children should not be allowed to direct herds of cattle any longer, as many of them were not able to handle the cattle very well.

A representative of the farmers, the Chairman of Ondo State Agricultural Commodities Association, Samuel Olotu, also emphasised the need for all the herdsmen in the State to be identified.

The General Secretary of the Mayetti Allah Cattle Traders Association in Ondo State, Baba Umar, also appealed to the government to provide grazing areas for their cattle.

Police Assure Kaduna Residents Of Security During Easter Holiday

police -oyoThe Kaduna Police command has beefed up security across the 23 local government areas of the state ahead of the Easter celebrations.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Umar Shehu, told Channels Television that arrangements had been made to provide water and tight security within the state before, during and after the Easter celebration.

He said that adequate security measures had been put in place to secure all places of worship and other public places.

While warning to deal with any person or group that would want to cause problem during the festive  period, the police boss appealed to residents of the state to be security conscious and report any unusual activity in their neighbourhood to security agencies.

Meanwhile, the residents of Kaduna State are lamenting hike in cost of transportation, food items as well as other commodities needed to mark the Resurrection of Christ.

According to them, the increase in transportation fare was caused by the scarcity of petroleum products which seemed to have paralysed commercial activities in the state.

Some passengers decried that the transport fare to Kaduna to the South East and South South parts of the country had risen to 7,000 Naira from 4000 Naira.

Transporters planning to convey passengers from Kaduna to other parts of Nigeria lament shortage of passengers which they attributed to the harsh economy, even as they called on the Federal Government to urgently address the problem of fuel scarcity to reduce their sufferings.

Presently,  most fuel service stations across the metropolis are still locked up due to the petroleum scarcity, while  there were long queues at petrol stations that opened for business.