5 Oct 2016

Woman burying charm in neighbour's compound caught in Anambra...photo

According to a Facebook user Uju Patricia, the woman was caught red handed trying to bury charm in another family's compound. A raid at her home led to the discovery of a goat that was crying like a human being and many other charms. The incident reportedly happened in a village in Anambra State.

"She went to bury charm behind one Ofieli family just behind her house and she was caught live and they went to her house and found a goat dat is crying tears like human being, according to my mum, dat many charm was found in her house and a pregnant goat, dat d chest was open were she also prepare her charms"

Former Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan shot dead...

Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Femi Bamiro has been shot by unknown gunmen. 

Bamiro was shot in the leg last night in Ibadan by unknown gunmen around his house.

He was later rushed to the University College Hospital (UCH) where he is now responding to treatment.

Ogun state Governor, Amosun rewards Paralympian and Coach with N1.5m..photo

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has rewarded Mrs. Lateefat Omolola Tijani, a Paralympics Silver Medalist from Ogun State, with a cash prize of N1m while her coach, Mrs. Kemi Oyebola, was given a cash prize of N500,000.

In addition to the cash prize, the governor also promised to provide the Paralympian with training kits of her choice that could aid her preparation for the next Paralympic games.

Governor Amosun also charged the Paralympian to ensure that she wins a Gold medal at the next Paralympics.

The governor stated this, on Wednesday, when Mrs. Tijani and her coach, Mrs. Kemi Oyebola, came to present the Silver medal she won in the 45kg weightlifting category of the just concluded
Paralympics game in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, to the governor at his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office.

While congratulating the Silver medalist for the feat, Governor Amosun urged her not to relent in her quest for excellence.

The governor also seized the occasion to appreciate the coach, family and all those who supported Mrs. Tijani to achieve this laudable feat.

Responding, Mrs. Tijani thanked the governor for what she described as his “kind gesture and support for sports.” She added that with the governor’s support, “I can assure you that I am going for the Gold medal at the next Olympics.”

Photo of lady who burns wife of man who dumped her after 3 years

Operatives of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Bauchi State Police Command have arrested one Lami Clement, 22, for setting a pregnant housewife ablaze.

The suspect who hails from Tafawa Balewa local government area of the state attempted to set ablaze a housewife in their apartment at Sabon Kaura, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis.

Sources said that Lami attacked Amina Lawal, 23, an indigene of Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, in her house.

Lami reportedly bought a gallon of petrol, which she poured on Lawal and then set her ablaze with a lighter. According to the source, the victim sustained burns on parts of her face, hands and thighs.


Speaking to newsmen at the Police State Command Headquarters, the suspect said she had a relationship with the husband of the victim, Mustapha Ayodele, for three years, but he betrayed her and married Amina.

She said, “I did not actually go there to burn his wife; my intention was to go to his house and burn all his property. I did not know his wife was in the house. He jilted me after long years of relationship and married another woman.”

Giving her own account of the story, Amina Lawal, who is currently recuperating at the Orthopaedics ward of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, said that on the day of the incident, she was in her house when she heard a knock on the door and she opened it and ushered in the visitor.

She said after the suspect had entered the house, she brought out a gallon and poured the petrol in it on her.

Lawal added that after that, her assailant brought out a lighter and set her ablaze; after which she ran out and locked her inside.

“She poured petrol on me and set me ablaze. I removed my clothes and tried to open the door, but she had locked it from outside. It was when my neighbours heard me shouting ‘Fire! Fire!’ that they came to my rescue.

“My husband told me that Lami tried to discourage him from marrying me because she had some affection for him, but he did not know that she could go to the extent of harming me,” Amina explained.

Also speaking on the incident, Mustapha Ayodele, husband of the victim, said that on the 26th of September 2016, he was at work when he received a call from a neighbour that his house was on fire.

“I rushed home and met my wife burnt all over. We reported the matter to the Yelwa Divisional Police Station, after which they transferred us to the emergency ward of ATBU Teaching hospital for treatment.

“I have never dated Lami in my life. I only counselled her on how to go about her life affairs. Why would she attack my wife who is three-month pregnant just because she admires me?” Ayodele asked.

Confirming the incidence, the Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Mahmoud Mohammed, said Lami was arrested on September 27th.

Mohammed, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said that personal property worth thousands of naira were destroyed during the attack and that the suspect has been charged to court.

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Governor Fayose gives brand new cars to the best teachers in Primary and Secondary schools..phot

Today is World Teachers' Day and Ekiti Governor, Ayo Fayose, celebrated by gifting two brand new cars to the best teachers in the state.

 At the ceremony which took place at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado Ekiti, Jeje Thompson from Ara Comprehensive High School and Mrs Adesina Foluke Bosede won the awards.

Also, according to Lere Olayinka, SA on Public Communications & New Media to Fayose, the governor donated a sum of N50m to teachers for making the state proud in this year SSCE and NECO examinations More photos after the cut.








Two cops stabbed and train station evacuated over bomb scare in Brussels

Bruxelles Nord train station in Brussels, Belgium was evacuated today following a bomb scare while two police men in another part of Brussels were stabbed by a man armed with a Swiss army knife in what security experts believe to be two suspected terror scares in different parts of the city.

The train station was emptied after police received a call warning of a bomb threat while the man who stabbed the policeman was shot in the leg as he tried to flee the scene.
A station spokesman said:
“A message of an alleged bomb threat was sent to the police, all the people were evacuated from the station, the trains have stopped. This will continue until security services inspect the station, minimum an hour.”
Eric Van Der Sypt, a spokesman for the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office, told AFP: “We have elements to believe that the incident was a terrorist attack.”

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President Buhari rejects N1.7tr ransom for Chibok Girls

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Boko Haram demanded from the Federal Government €5billion (about N1,706,850,000,000) to free 219 Chibok girls . The Euro exchanged for approximately N341.37 last night.

President Muhammadu Buhari allegedly got wind of the August 27, 1985 coup d’état against him as a military Head of State but he did not foil it to avoid executing some senior Army officers.

These facts are contained in the book, “Muhammadu Buhari: The challenges of leadership in Nigeria”, authored by Prof. John Paden.


The book, which was presented to the public on Monday at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, contained some unknown issues about the President.

But the insider’s account on the botched negotiation between Boko Haram and the Federal Government provided fresh insights into the plight of the Chibok girls.

Some excerpts from the book are: “An additional issue was the status of the Chibok girls. Secret
negotiations had been held regarding an exchange of Boko Haram prisoners for the girls.

“On several occasions, prisoners were taken to Maiduguri to facilitate an exchange. But these negotiations stalled when Boko Haram demanded a ransom of €5billion for the girls.

“The dilemma for the DSS, which was handling the negotiations, was that a military assault to rescue the girls would almost certainly result in their deaths at the hands of their Boko Haram captors.

“But the Nigerian government was not going to accede to Boko Haram’s extra-ordinary demand for a vast sum of money which would no doubt be used to fund future attacks.

“One or two girls were able to escape their captors in May, but the rest remained captive and the impasse continued

“The Chibok girls were not alone in their grim fate. Hundreds if not thousands, of persons had been captured by Boko Haram in the North-East. Buhari would need to continue degrading Boko Haram until he could tighten the noose around its Sambisa hideouts and bring a close end to this painful episode.”

On why Buhari placed his ministers on lower salaries and allowances, the author said the President wanted to make ministerial appointment less attractive as a way of curbing corruption in public office.

He went on:  “Buhari was trying to eliminate the allure of ministerial appointments as a means of accruing wealth either through receiving a generous salary or through exploiting power for corrupt personal gain.

“Of course, the effort to combat corruption also required creating disincentives for corrupt practices strong enough to dissuade ministers from ‘chopping’ on the side. The penalty if caught would be dismissal and public shaming.”

Concerning the arrest of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, the author said the ties between the President and ex-Prime Minister David Cameron made it possible.

“Yet the close ties between Buhari and British (former) Prime Minister David Cameron facilitated efforts to launch a coordinated effort to bring money launderers to book, as demonstrated in the role of the London Metropolitan Police in the case of Diezani Alison-Madueke.”

The National Crime Agency (NCA) in the UK arrested and quizzed Mrs Alison-Madueke and four others on October 2, 2015 for alleged bribery and corruption and money laundering.

Also the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has interrogated between three and five more suspects since Mrs Alison-Madueke’s interrogation by the NCA.

The same NCA had last year obtained permission from a Westminster Magistrate’s Court to seize £27,000 from Mrs Alison-Madueke and two other women.

Regarding the counter-coup of August 27, 1985 which led to Buhari’s removal as a military Head of State and the emergence of ex-President Ibrahim Babangida, the author said the President knew a plot was coming but he did not want to shed blood.

The book reads: “The question has arisen subsequently as to whether Buhari knew about the countercoup in advance.

“Given his ‘appreciation’ of complex situations, it is argued by some, how could he not have known? Some of those closest to Buhari at the time have subsequently argued that he did know a countercoup was coming. They insist that Buhari calculated that to preempt this plan would have meant executing six or eight senior officers. This he was unwilling to do.”

The book explained that Buhari was detained after the 1985 coup in Akure and Benin from August 27, 1985 to December 1988.

The book states: “Babangida also tried to look for ways to indict Buhari personally, but his integrity and grassroots popularity helped protect him.

“After the Babangida countercoup, three of the ministers were retained. Babangida also set up the Aboyade probe into the finances of Buhari and some key ministers but the investigators could find no evidence of any personal aggrandisement on his part during his term as Head of State.

“Significantly, the three ministers retained from the previous administration by Babangida-Lukman, Bali and David-West— strongly defended the integrity of Buhari and his close associates, and no charges were ever brought against Buhari.

“Meanwhile, Buhari had been taken from Lagos by plane to Akure in Ondo State. After a few months in Akure, he was taken to Benin City in the south of the country, where he would stay under house arrest until his release in December 1988.”

Photo of at least 28 Migrants dead off Libya Coast

More than 20 migrants are said to have suffocated in the hold of an overloaded boat off the Libyan coast. A photographer who was able to board the stricken wooden vessel said more than 1,000 migrants had been crammed aboard.

They were among at least 28 migrants who died in the area on Tuesday, while some 4,655 people were rescued. The total number rescued over the past two days is more than 10,000, while the death toll is at least 50.

Smugglers have taken advantage of calm weather to push more boats out to sea.

Aris Messinis, a photographer for the French AFP news agency said: "It was a wooden vessel and there were about 1,000 people on three levels. I counted 22 bodies and there are still others in the hold. Mr Messinis's graphic images showed the bodies of dead young men and women, piled on top of one another on the deck of a dinghy and in the cramped hold of a wooden boat. 

Nigerian male barbie 'Bobrisky' shows off his no make up face and skin...photo

Nigerian male Barbie known as Idris Okuneye aka Bobrisky showed off his no make up photo on a snapchat video, complimenting his clear complexion.

Watch video of 43 yr old man hit 7 yr old boy with boots repeatedly in the head...

A 43-year-old man was caught on camera stomping a 7-year-old boy’s head because he thought the child made his son cry.
Amnat Salubthong was arrested today, Wednesday, after security footage from a housing complex in northeastern Bangkok, Thailand went viral, showing him run down the stairs and charge at the 7-year-old, who was playing with his 6-year-old son.
He kicked the child repeatedly before taking his son back upstairs to his apartment on Panya-Ramintra Road in the Khlong Sam Wa district.
"Amnat came to the police station yesterday and admitted he assaulted the kid," Maj. Saowaluck Suwanmanee of Khanna Yao police said.
After turning himself in, Amnat told police he ran down from his fifth floor room to where the children were playing because he heard his son crying. He admitted to brutalizing the child because he could not control his rage.
Police were gathering evidence in order to file charges against Amnat later today, Maj. Saowaluck said.

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Photo of two young Nigerian children found wandering in Cotonou, Benin Republic

These two children reportedly from Nigeria were found wandering around Cotonou, Benin Republic. They have been taken to the Tokpa market police station. Chuka Udegbuna, a Nigerian businessman resident in Cotonou, shared the photo on Facebook, few hours ago:
"they come from Nigeria and they came to Cotonou in search of their grand mother. This is another clear case of child trafficking and the abductors or transporter obviously sensing danger fled from being captured and told the kids to say they are in search of their grand mother. Any meaningful information that will lead to identifying the children in other to reconcile them with their parents is welcomed"

International gang busted, Africans amongst five suspects arrested the Sharjah Police UAE...photo

The Sharjah Police, in United Aran Emirates, on Monday, October 4th, busted an international gang that specialised in thefts targeting bank and hotel clients. The gang, who are considered one of the most dangerous international criminal syndicate were planning to rob bank clients in various European countries by stealing their bank account numbers but their plans were foiled by the police.

A top official at the CID said the police received information about the illicit activity of the criminals who are based in Sharjah. The police immediately formed a team comprising officers from the anti-fraud department to look into the case. The operation resulted in the arrest of five suspects from various nationalities, including two African nationals.

Unveiling details about the case, Colonel Ibrahim Mussabah al Ajel, Director of the CID department, said the gang would steal information of credits cards that belonged to bank clients inside and outside the country and use the information to withdraw cash from various countries. The gang worked in coordination with employees of hotels and gold shops as well as shopping mals whose main duty was to scan the bank accounts of the victims who visit their outlets and use their cards for payment. The employees were lured by the gangsters that they would be offered money.

It was discovered that the gang had contacted a manager of a popular hotel in the UAE and asked him to issue bills in names of European tourists and withdraw cash from their accounts from banks based in their countries. They offered the manager 40 per cent of the total cash they would get from the European banks.

On receiving the tip off, the federal crime police informed the Sharjah Police Criminal and Investigation Department and a CID team team was formed to launch a probe in cooperation with members of a team specialised in combating embezzlement.

The team put up a trap in coordination with hotel manager to catch the culprits. The manager thus set up an appointment with the culprits who arrived on time with their list of international and local bank clients. While explaining to the hotel manager on how to carry out the theft operation, the police raided the place and arrested the culprits red-handed.

During interrogation, the gang confessed their plans to steal cash from European banks with the help of people based within the country. Col Ibrahim Al Ajill, Director-General of Sharjah Police hailed the cooperation between the Sharjah CID and Federal CID department which resulted in busting the gang which used the country as a platform to carry out their international crimes.

He explained that the gang members contacted many hotels and gold shops managers to involve them in the crime, but they all refused, and instead, and informed the police. The suspects are currently detained and will be referred to the Public Prosecution.

Source: Gulf News/Khaleej Times

Producer Yomi Fabiyi pleads justice for Nollywood actor 'Baba Suwe' says his health is damaged due to torture in detention...

In October 2011, veteran comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, aka Baba Suwe, was arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport on the suspicion of ingestion of illicit drugs. The drugs were supposedly discovered in the actor‘s stomach as he passed through the scanning machine at the airport. 

After detaining him for three weeks without finding any drugs, NDLEA released the comic actor.

An Ikeja High Court ordered the agency to pay the sum of N25 million as damages for unlawfully detaining him and also tender a public apology to him. None of this ever happened and in 2013, a Court of Appeal sitting in Igbosere, Lagos, quashed the judgement of the high court, saying there was no evidence to attract such.
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In a new development, Producer and Director, Yomi Fabiyi, is alleging that a 'long pipe' was inserted through the actor's anus while in detention back in 2011 and the torture done on him by NDLEA is damaging his health at an alarming rate.

Read what Fabiyi wrote below.

"On BABA SUWE: I am calling on all SENIOR COLLEAGUES in the entertainment world especially those close to Baba Suwe cos I don't have everyone's contact to please reachout to him asap. The torture done on him by NDLEA is vastly damaging his health at an alarming rate. He told me he no longer feel comfortable since that episode. Baba Suwe is a widower, he can hardly walk properly as I speak, let alone go to film. How will he feed and take care of the children aunty Moladun left behind?"

"This is an A-List Entertainer and this conspiracy of silence gives me MENTAL AGONY on my part, I don't want to speak when it may be too late, I won't forgive myself. He told me when I visited him that he is innocent of the accusations and yet a LONG PIPE was inserted through his anus, he was detained for too long amongst other things just because he was randomly suspected like every normal person. In my opinion, only lazy, ill-trained, unfit and uncivilised officers torture in the name of investigation. Torture is criminal and sinful. If this accusation is found to be true by independent investigators, it shouldn't go unpunished."

"The court asked NDLEA to pay him 25million for damages which is yet to be obeyed but to me an OPEN APOLOGY will placate him and illustrate some dignified and civil approach from a government agency that made him go through all that without coming up with a single proof after that prolonged detention and drama. He who assert MUST prove! NDLEA needs to restore public confidence by doing the needful on this matter. And until individuals and government agency begin to respect fundamental HUMAN RIGHT and enhance duty of care, the essence of Nigeria's FREEDOM is far from been realistic. No malice is intended against NDLEA with this outcry, I just hope the leadership see this as a clarion call for getting it right and save the agency from sending an innocent person to an early grave whereby leaving his children to suffer unjustly. My humble take. Thank you.  #JUSTICEFORBABASUWE #SAVEBABASUWE #SAYNOTOTORTURE"

Wow! Buhari proposes N6.8Trillion 2017 Budget (details)

President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled a proposal to spend N6.8trn in 2017, with debt servicing put at N1.6trillion.

This was based on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework, MTEF, read on the floor of the Senate during plenary on Tuesday. 

According to the MTEF, crude oil bench mark was put at
$42.50 per barrel, with production projected to be 2.2 million barrels per day and an exchange rate of N290 to a dollar. 

According to the MTEF, N65billion will be spent on the Amnesty programme compared to N20 billion budgeted for the same project in 2016.

N350bn will be spent on Special Intervention Programmes in 2017 compared to N300bn earmarked in 2016.
The MTEF reads in part: 
“Provision in the MTEF are drawn‎ from the government’s development priorities over the medium term, and more specifically, driven by its fiscal strategy and reflect the broad aggregates of the government’s annual budget over the period.

“The aggregates revenue to the fund the 2017 Budget is projected to increase over the 2016 estimates of N3.855 trillion by about 8 percent (or about N313 billion). 33 percent of this is to come from oil sources while the balance is derivable from non-oil sources – in consonance with the government renewed focus on diversification of its revenue base.

“The planned aggregates expenditure is estimated to exceed the provision of N6.6 trillion in the 2016 budget by 13.3 percent (or about N806 billion).”

Na wa o! This Millionaire Prince Walter dumps wife, Actress Uche Elendu, for a Beauty Queen? photo


Report has it that Nollywood actress Uche Elendu is about be a single mum as her marriage to Prince Oggo Walter Igweayimba hits the rocks, after he got linked to a new lover, former Queen of Aso Universe, Sandra Chichi Ekwesiobi.

Sandra started a huge controversy after she shared photos of a new Mercedes Benz car on Instagram. A gift she got from 'her man', who she later confirmed online to be Millionaire Prince Walter Nku.

Actress Uche who welcomed her second child for Prince Walter earlier 2016 has been facing a rocky relationship with her husband after their relationship allegedly hit the rocks late last year when he could no longer cope with some of her "issues".

Uche and Prince Walter had a lavish wedding in Imo State in 2012. What went wrong?



Photo of man who bought Police Uniform, ID Card for N500

A National Diploma holder of a polytechnic in Delta State, Anene Odikose, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for impersonation.

A police uniform, an identity card bearing his name and a Honda car were recovered from him by a team of operatives attached to the Anti-Robbery Squad of the Agbado division.

The team apprehended 31-year-old Odikose on Monday during a stop-and-search 
at a checkpoint on Matogun Road, Oke-Aro, in Ifo area of the state, where he lives. The suspect, who hails from Aniocha, Delta State, had reportedly hid under the Police Force to defraud and harass unsuspecting members of the public before luck ran out on him.

In a chat with The Punch, Odikose said he was dismissed in 2011 while undergoing training at the police college in Rivers State.

He said the shame of returning home made him to approach a police friend, who assisted him in obtaining the uniform and the ID card after he paid N500.

He said, “I am an ND holder in Business Administration. I was enlisted in the police in October 2011. During the 15-month training at the police college in Rivers State, some officers came from Abuja to screen us. Unfortunately, I was dismissed on the grounds of physical fitness.

“When I left the college, I was shy to go back to the village and tell my people that I had been disqualified. I went to live with a brother in Asaba (Delta State).

“When my friends completed the training, I met with one of them, Henry, who was posted to Calabar, Cross River State. He collected N500 from me and helped me process a police ID card. He also gave me a police uniform.”

Odikose denied using the ID card and the uniform to commit crime, saying he only tendered the ID card at checkpoints to evade police interrogation whenever he drove out his car, whose documents were incomplete.

“I came to Lagos in 2014. I was working as a security guard and a driver around Isolo (Lagos). I got the ID card to avoid being intimidated on the road when I am driving. I have never used it to commit crime. I am a focused person. It was very unfortunate that I find myself in this kind of situation.

“I had never shown the ID card to policemen until that day. All I want is mercy. I have two children and a wife to fend for,” he added.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the case would be charged to court after investigation.

He said, “At about 10.50am, a team of anti-robbery policemen on routine patrol around Oke-Aro, Matogun area, intercepted a Honda Civic driven by the suspect. He identified himself as a serving policeman and presented a Nigeria Police Force constable warrant ID card. On interrogation, it was discovered that he was a fake policeman.

“Operatives conducted a search in his apartment, which led to the recovery of a police uniform, three police belts, one police headdress with crest and a police training manual. He will be charged to court after investigation.”

Lobatan! CG Customs says Rice smuggled into the country not fit for consumption

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Mr Hameed Ali, the Comptroller-General of Customs, has said 99 per cent of rice smuggled through the land borders into the country are not fit for human consumption.He said this at a joint news conference on illegal rice importation to Nigeria yesterday in Abuja.

He said samples of some of the rice seizures made over a period were referred to NAFDAC to ascertain their condition. He said the test reports certified that smuggled rice through the borders was unfit for human consumption and so Nigerians should desist from it.

“Importation of rice into the country is not banned but restricted on the point of entry to seaports only. We remain firm in our resolve to enforce the restriction of rice imports only to our seaports.We have re-organised our anti-smuggling patrols to provide additional capability and bite,” Mr. Ali said while speaking on how to stop them from coming into the country.

Family blames fiance for the death of wife to be one month to wedding...photo

A 35-year-old woman, Loretta Ewere, has been electrocuted at her fiance’s home on Ajoke Kazeem Street in the Idimu area of Lagos State.

Punch Metro learnt that Ewere’s fiancé, Segun Tolani, was fixing an electrical fault when the incident happened.

She was said to have been rushed to a private hospital in the area but was rejected before being confirmed dead at the Igando General Hospital.

A Punch correspondent, who visited the area on Tuesday, gathered that Ewere and Tolani had scheduled their wedding for November and preparation was in top gear when tragedy struck.

A resident, who did not want to be identified, said the incident happened around 1pm on Saturday, adding that it created chaos in the neighbourhood.

He said, “The man had wanted to change his old cable TV decoder and antenna. When power was restored, he discovered that he didn’t have electricity in his house.

“He wanted to do it himself, but neighbours advised him to get the service of an electrician. He contacted an electrician who billed him N2,500. But he said the charge was too high. He decided to go and rent a wooden ladder from someone in the area.

“He mounted the ladder on the wall and called the lady from inside the room to assist him in holding the ladder. She held the ladder with one hand and held an iron pole beside the room with the other hand.

“While he was working, the wire fell and touched the pole she was holding and that was how she was electrocuted.”

Punch Metro learnt that Tolani called for help from a next-door neighbour, whose wife reportedly rushed to the scene to pull out the victim with her bare hands.

She was reportedly flung by the electric current.

An electrician was said to have been invited, who then disconnected the power.

“The woman fell down and hit her head against the concrete floor. People tried to resuscitate her by giving her milk; but she didn’t come round. A lot of time had been wasted. She was rushed to a private hospital in the area, but she was rejected.

“We took her to the general hospital, where she was confirmed dead. Her corpse was deposited in a mortuary,” another resident said.

Punch Metro gathered that Ewere, an indigene of Ewuru, Delta State, worked in Union Diagnostics, a medical lab in Ikeja, while Tolani, who hails from Ekiti State, worked with an insurance company.

When our correspondent visited the victim’s family house on Ogidan Street, Idimu, they said the family was too distraught to talk about the incident.

However, a relative, who identified himself simply as Charles, blamed the incident on Tolani’s stinginess.

He explained that the duo had been living together for the past four years, adding that the two families had started preparation for their wedding.

He said, “They did their introduction four years ago and since then, they had been staying together. Their marriage was slated for November and the two families have bought clothes and sent invitation to people.

“Around 1pm of the day that she died, she called one of her friends that she would be going to shop for the wedding, not knowing that she would die that day.

“It was the man’s stinginess that killed her. If he had paid someone to fix the electrical fault, this would not have happened.”

Meanwhile, friends of the victim have started paying tributes to her on the social media.

One of them, Kehinde, wrote on Facebook, “Loretta (Ewere), a member of the Purchasing and Supply Students Association, The Polytechnic Ibadan, was kind-hearted, brilliant and reserved.  The industrious lady was preparing for her last two exams (slated for October 4 and 6) left for her to become a graduate when she died.  We love you, but God loves you most. I pray He accepts your soul and comforts your household.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident.

She said the corpse had been deposited in a mortuary for autopsy.

 She said, “The woman, Loretta Ewere, was electrocuted around 9am. She was living with one Segun Tolani, to whom she was supposed to be married next month. They were fixing a GoTV antenna when power was suddenly restored. Ewere, who was holding the antenna wire, was electrocuted. The corpse has been deposited in a mortuary for a post-mortem examination.”
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