There was commotion in the Agbo Malu Agemoowo area of Lagos-Badagry expressway as two suspected herdsmen stabbed a commercial bus driver to death.
The two people said to be the herders have been arrested in connection with the incident by the police in the state.
Benjamin Hundeyin, the image maker of the state police, confirmed the death but fail short to confirm the identity of the killed person.
A commercial LT bus was said to be on a high speed in the area when it crashed into one of the cows, crossing to the other side of the road.
An argument was said to have ensued between the commercial bus conductor and the herdsman which resulted in the herdsman stabbing the driver to death.
The incident created an instant reaction from residents of the area who blocked the expressway and threatened to avenge the death of the deceased man.
The situation caused serious traffic gridlock on the dilapidated road forcing many motorists to find alternative routes.
A resident of the area, George, said “It happened in the morning around 7 o’clock. I had just passed the area when my wife called me. I learnt that the driver was on a high speed when two herdsmen were trying to cross their cows to the other side of the road.”
He also added that “The vehicle was badly damaged and in the process, a fight ensued and the conductor was stabbed in the head and other parts of his body.”
The police image maker confirmed that “A commercial vehicle ran into two cows this morning at Agemowo, Badagry killing one of the herders’ cows.”
The Lagos police spokesperson also stated that “The cattle herders attacked someone they mistook for the vehicle conductor, resulting in his death. The DPO Morogbo division assisted by soldiers from 243 Battalion, Badagry successfully cleared the road and normalcy has since been restored to the area.”
The Lagos police image maker also denied that “It is entirely false that the deceased was turned back when he sought refuge in the police station. He did not make it off the accident scene, let alone, reach the station,” he added.
“Meanwhile the two herders have been arrested. An investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided subsequently,” the police image maker said.
Source Nigerian Tribune.
Press Release, BIG-TENT Collaborates With Docs&Medics4Peter Obi Presidential Campaign
BIG-TENT in Collaboration with Docs&Medics4Peter Obi conducted the first in the series of listening clinics for HealthCare Practitioners. This event is meant to give stakeholders the opportunity to contribute to the shaping of the Health Care Policy of the Peter Obi Presidency. Professor Pat Utomi gave an opening remark and welcomed all the attendees.
Dr Uche Uzoukwu who is the National Coordinator of Docs&Medics4Peter Obi gave his opening remarks and pointed out the need for the government to revamp the primary health care sector.
Stakeholders present such as Dr. Okocha, Dr. Osuagwu, Risikat Dosunmu, Dr. Igbodike, Dr. Simpa, and Dr. Esla gave their presentations. Contributions from providers in the diaspora was received by the team and some of the diaspora members who contributed include,
1) Dr. Uche Uzoukwu
2) Dr. Risikat Dosunmu
3)Dr. Dania Simpa
4) Dr. Dozie Oragui
5) Dr. Phil Igbodike
6)Dr. Mrs Ngozi Onyia
7) Dr. Mrs Folaseye Adebayo.
8)Dr. Esla Allanana
10)Dr Regina Tah
11)Dr Tochukwu Okonkwo
12)Dr. Awoniyi Oluwasegun
15)Dr Idu Nwapa Nwadiaro
16)Dr Joel chukwujekwu Omembelede
17)Dr Analo Chukwudi
18)Dr Okocha Emeka
19)Dr Ferdinand Osuagwu
Docs$Medics4Peter Obi will continue to work with all stakeholders (Both national and international) to come up with a framework that the Peter Obi campaign can use as a template to revamp our HealthCare sector. Pictures of Dr. Risikat Dosunmu and Uche Uzoukwu with Professor Pat Utomi are shared above.
Afterwards, we were asked to wait and join the launching of 40 million ballots vote launching program as further collaboration in future is expected.
Also, the campaign of Peter Obi has reached out to Docs&Medics4Peter Obi regarding actionable items that they want healthcare workers campaigning for Peter Obi to prioritize as the campaign draws closer. We will be reaching out to all our partner organizations to see how we can all continue to collaborate and partner to help the campaign.
Signed Administrative Secretary and Media Coordinator Docs&Medics4Peter Obi.
Suspected Terrorist Who Disguised As A Woman Saved By Police From Mob Action In Lagos
A suspected terrorist Sanni Gafar aged 29, on Monday have been saved by the Lagos State police command from mob action in the Ijora Badia area of the state.
According to the police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, Gafar was dressed as a woman as of the time of the mob action.
Hundeyin said, “Preliminary investigation shows that the male suspect, who many alleged disguised as a woman, is Sanni Gafar, aged 29. He was found with a bag containing three hammers, six screwdrivers, one pair of pliers, one chisel, five spanners, three rolls of black cellophane, cable wires, 20mm bending spring, a pair of black trousers, and a plastic box of clips. Investigation is ongoing to ascertain his claim that he is an electrician.”
William Ruto Declared Winner Of The Presidential Election In Kenya
Kenya’s William Ruto and presidential candidate for the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) has been declared winner of the presidential election in Kenya.
The Deputy President William Ruto was declared winner by the electoral commission chairman amid dramatic scenes.
He narrowly beat his rival, Raila Odinga, taking 50.4% of the vote.
The announcement was delayed amid scuffles and allegations of vote-rigging by Mr Odinga’s campaign.
Four of the seven members of the electoral commission refused to endorse the announcement, saying the results were “opaque”.
“We cannot take ownership of the result that is going to be announced because of the opaque nature of this last phase of the general election,” said Juliana Cherera, the vice-chairperson of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
“We are going to give a comprehensive statement… and again we urge Kenyans to keep calm. There is an open door that people can go to court and the rule of law will prevail,” she said.
Mr Odinga’s party agent earlier alleged that there were “irregularities” and “mismanagement” in the election.
This was the first time Mr Ruto, 55, had run for president. He has served as deputy president for 10 years, but fell out with President Uhuru Kenyatta, who backed Mr Odinga to succeed him.
Via BBC News