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Insecurity: Ban on motorcycle leaves many stranded in Kaduna

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The ban on motorcycles in Kaduna due to security challenges has continued to force commuters including workers, traders and students to trek to far distance.

The ban is a step taken by the state government to contain rising insecurity in the state.

DAILY POST observed around Kaduna metropolis that commuters in their hundreds are either stranded at bus stops or seen trekking to get to their places of work or businesses.

Those who spoke with DAILY POST said the ban on motorcycles whose number doubled those of buses and taxis in the metropolis before now, has brought untold hardship to residents.

The transportation challenge has made the few commercial buses and taxis to have taken advantage and increased fares by about two hundred per cent, thereby making them to spend more than expected as transport fares.

Mr Adamu Haruna observed that a trip from Sabo Tasha to Kaduna metropolis now go for N150 as against the normal N100 on the few available vehicles that ply the road.

According to Mrs Silas Thomas, “the transport fares have doubled, unlike in the past, from Narayi to my place of work that is about a kilometre which was N50 is now N100, if you are lucky maybe N70.”

While Mrs Khadija Adamu said, from Rigasa to town has also doubled against the normal fares being charged.

According to Mustapha Musa, a trader who deals in wares, he now pays N150 to the metropolis from Ungwan Dosa which is within the metropolis as against the N50 people used to pay.

They lamented that while the price of fuel has not been increased, commercial drivers have on their own decided to increase transport fares, leaving people to suffer.

They called on the Governor Nasir El-Rufai-led government to do something urgently to address the hardship most people are going through following the measures adopted by the state to curb insecurity.

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Three to die by hanging in Ekiti for murder, robbery

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Justice Abiodun Adesodun of Ekiti State High Court, sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced one Oluwole Edward, 49, Kolawole Ojo, 39 and Kolawole Tope, 20, to death by hanging.

In his judgment, Justice Adesodun said ‘’each of the defendants is found guilty and convicted as charged.’’
“In count 1, each of the defendants is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment without option of fine, while on count 2,4,5 and 6 each of them is sentenced to death by hanging, may God have mercy on their respective souls,’’ he said.

The defendants were charged for offences bodering on conspiracy, armed robbery and murder, according to the prosecutor, (Director of Public Prosecutions) Julius Ajibare, said the defendants committed these offences between 12/4/17 and 5/12/17 while armed with gun robbed the victims, Wasiu Ayinde of his money 1,850,000 along Erinmope/Ayedun Ekiti Road, Adamo Ayinde, 1,450,000 along Orin/ Ido Ekiti Road, Liadhi Mukadam 1,530,000 along Otun Ekiti/Ilofa road and Alhaji Fatai Arowolo 2,200,000 along Ayedun/Omuo Ekiti road respectively.

In his testimony before the count, one of the victims said his phone was collected during one of the operations, he reported it to the police and later tracked, leading to their arrest and prosecution.

To prove his case, the prosecution who informed the court that the offences run contrary to section 516, 402 (2) and 319(1) of the Criminal Code , CAP C16, Laws of Ekiti State of Nigeria, called 5 witnesses, exhibit tendered includes, statements of victims and defendants, petition written to the Commission of Police among others.

The defendants spoke through their counsel and called no witness.

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22-year-old man beaten to death for ‘stealing’ iPhone 6 in Ogun

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A 22-year-old man, Tunji George, has been beaten to death for allegedly stealing an iPhone 6 in Ogun State.

George was said to have been killed Wednesday by three men, who the police identified as Felix Sunday, Shomuye Musa and Oluwatobi Michael.

The suspects have been arrested after a sister of the victim, Bola George, reported at Onipanu divisional police headquarters that her brother was alleged to have stolen an iPhone 6 at Keke Hotel in Iyana Iyesi area of Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun.

Bola alleged that the suspects, upon the allegation, “tied the deceased with a rope in the hotel and tortured him to death.”

“Having realized that the victim was about to give up the ghost, the suspects quickly rushed him to a hospital, but before they got to the hospital, the victim had died,” the State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told newsmen on Thursday.

The DPO of Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Job, was said to have mobilized his men to the scene, where two of the suspects were apprehended, while the remaining one was arrested in the hotel where the deed was done.

“On interrogation, the suspects informed the police that they strongly suspected the deceased as the person who stole the iPhone 6, and in order to recover the said phone from him, they decided to torture him not knowing that it would result to his death,” Oyeyemi stated.

While disclosing that the body of the victim had been deposited at the General Hospital’s mortuary, Ota, for autopsy, Oyeyemi added that the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole had directed the transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the state CIID for further investigation and prosecution.

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Gas explosion kills two in Akwa Ibom

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Gas explosion that occurred along Nwaniba road, in Uyo local government area of Akwa Ibom State has killed two persons, DAILY POST has learnt.

It was gathered that the tragic incident occurred two weeks ago in the morning hours when one of the deceased used his handset for illumination while striking the match to light his gas cylinder, which unknowingly to him had a leakage.

According to sources close to the compound of the victims, the cylinder immediately exploded, killing him and one other person.

The source said, ”The incident occurred on Wednesday, October 6 in the morning. Everywhere was still dark. One of the tenants, a 21-year-old stayed in a one-room apartment and wanted to cook in the early hours before going to work. He lit the gas cooker, not knowing that it was leaking.

”I was staying in my room. I heard a large explosion. By the time I rushed out to the room, there was a cloud of thick smoke all over the room. The fire was raging. No one could enter. We had to call the Fire Service and the staff rushed down and put off the inferno that could have razed the entire building.’’

Confirming the incident in an interview with our correspondent on Wednesday, the director of the Akwa Ibom State Fire Service, Ubong Umoh said the explosion was caused as a result of the phone light

Umoh lamented that his organisation had, on several occasions, sensitised users of gas cylinders against using mobile phones when cooking but to no avail.

He said, “Two persons were killed in the gas explosion and it happened because one of them was using phone light and this is what we in the fire department have been preaching against; that people should not use phone light near the gas cooker.”

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