As President Muhammadu Buhari visits Ogun State on Thursday, residents of the State have taunted Governor Dapo Abiodun, telling him to take the President to the dilapidated roads in Sango, Ota, Akute, Alagbole, Ijoko and others in Ifo and Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Areas.
DAILY POST reports that Gov Abiodun had on Wednesday announced on his verified Facebook page that the President would be in Ogun to commission roads and two housing units constructed by his administration.
As the governor cordially invited Ogun residents to join him in welcoming the President, the post was greeted with various comments, asking him to take Buhari to the areas where roads have become almost impassable.
Abiodun was also asked to visit other parts of the State with the President so as to give him on-the-spot assessment of things in other places.
Here are some comments:
Bello Isiaka: “Take him (Buhari) to Ijoko, Alagbado and Ojodu Akute to see how bad the road is and how much you have neglected the people around that area. You are too slow.”
Oyedele Oyewumi: “Ojodu Berger-Alagbole, Akute-Agbado-Ijoko-Sango roads need to be commissioned by the President. Let Mr. President ply that road and see what we’re going through in that axis.”
Kayode Adebayo: “Your Excellency Sir, don’t also forget Sango-Alagbole road, because it should also be commissioned by our dear president and let him also tour the road from Ijoko to Alagbole. Awon oniyeye.”
Alhaji Kashimawo: “Mr President is fully wellcome. Please Mr Governor, let him pass through Lagos-Alakuko-Tollgate-Sango and then Sango-Ijoko-Agbado, Okearo-Akute roads and then expect good commendations from Mr President.”
Oluwatoyin Kafilat Balogun: “Please let Mr President see the good work being done at Sango, Akute, Agbara, Sagamu and Ijebu. I’m sure he will hug you, peck and even kiss you for a job well done.”
Olatunde Oladunjoye Pics: “If you can take him to Ijoko, Agbado Akute, Alagbole, Berger, for him to see how bad the roads are. Mr governor, no improvement in that area at all. No recreation for youths, no good roads, no streets. I am tired sir, please make changes.”
Shakirullahi Babatunde: “Inviting Mr President to come and commission resurfaced road, how I wish Minister of Works and Housing follows him down here to assess the work done.”
Adex Cornelius: “Let him come to Yewa South and see how our area is, Mr. Governor And Mr. President.”
Prince Noorud-deen: “Governor Dapo Abiodun, the Executive Governor of Ogun State, kindly commission Sango/Ijoko/Agbado/Ojodu Berger Road as you have the President in the Gateway State. Sectional Governor.”
Akinola Opeyemi: “Please, Mr Governor, take President to GRA road Sagamu and Ikorodu cement road and Atoyo Egbe both in Sagamu. God bless Ogun State.”
Adeniyi Oluwaseyi: “Mr governor, please let the president also commission Oke-Ejigbo, Saje-Elega road.”
Sunday Chinedu: “Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun – MFR, Make sure you take H.E M. Buhari to sango Ota. Thank you sir.”
Meanwhile, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has clarified that the Lagos-Ibadan highway would not be affected by Buhari’s visit to Ogun.
Florence Okpe, the Ogun FRSC spokesperson, said this in an update on Wednesday, stressing that only the Abeokuta-Interchange road and the Ijebu-Ode-Epe road will be closed to traffic during the visit.
Panic in Onitsha as tanker fire rages nonstop
There is currently panic in Onitsha, Anambra State as firefighters battle to put out a raging fire caused by a fallen petrol tanker.
A source told DAILY POST that the fire started after a petrol tanker conveying fuel fell around Obodoukwu road, along the Onitsha – Owerri road in the commercial city.
As at the time of filing this report, the fire which started in the morning hours has raged for about two hours.
“We are now afraid because the fire is spreading very fast, and we fear that it may spread to the Relief market,” a source in the area said.
Meanwhile, the Chief Fire Officer in Anambra, Mr Martin Agbili who spoke to our correspondent said his men were still battling to save the situation.
He declined comments when asked to access the level of damage caused by the fire, saying the true level of damage can not be ascertained until the fire has totally been extinguished.
“You may have to call back much later in the day if you need a true assessment. For now, our men are still battling the fire, and we can only talk about casualty figures or material losses when we are done,” he said.
Youths set two suspected robbers ablaze in Imo
Nemesis on Thursday caught up with two suspected robbers along Nkume junction by Mgbabano-Umuaka Road, Eziama Obaire in Nkwere council area of Imo State as angry youths overpowered and set them ablaze.
The suspects allegedly perpetrate their nefarious acts using motorcycles.
The charred remains of the suspected thieves were still smouldering when our correspondent visited the scene.
DAILY POST gathered that the incident occurred at about 10:00 am, when four robbers on two motorcycles tried to overpower a commercial motorcycle rider at Nkume junction by Mgbabano-Umuaka Road, Eziama.
An eye witness, Chikezie Nwadike said the duo who were members of a notorious gang of four men using two Motorcycles to operate were about to rob a commercial motorcyclist before luck ran out on them.
He said the alarm raised by the commercial cyclist attracted angry youths, who caught and pounced on the two of them and immediately set them on fire after two other suspects escaped.
He said they thought their operation would be swift, but it turned out to be the end-of-the-road for them. They arrived on two motorcycles and the two on the passenger seat alighted and suddenly accosted the Commercial cyclist trying to snatch his bike.
He immediately screamed at the sight of a gun but in a swift reaction, irate youths trooped to the scene, chased the thieves to where they were overpowered.”
They were beaten blue-black, which resulted in their death before they were set ablaze.
The situation has reportedly put fear on motorists and pedestrians plying the axis.
When DAILY POST called the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Micheal Abbattam to confirm the incident, he claimed he had not been briefed and promised to call the DPO of the area where the incident happened.
EFCC arraigns Omritas Energy owner over N57.6m dud cheque
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday arraigned Oluremi Ebun Philips before Justice S. O. Solebo of the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos.
The defendant and her company, Omritas Energy Limited, face a five-count charge bordering on stealing and issuance of dud cheques.
In one of the counts, Philips and Omritas Energy in 2016 “fraudulently converted and stole N57,690,000, property of AYM Shafa Limited”.
The amount was meant for the supply of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) which they failed to deliver.
The cheque issued, when presented for payment, was dishonoured by the bank due to insufficient funds.
Phillips pleaded “not guilty” to the charges. Prosecuting counsel, T. J. Banjo prayed the court for a trial date and for her remand.
Defence counsel, Akin Olatunji told the judge that a bail application had been filed and served on the prosecution.
Justice Solebo adjourned till February 14 and 15, 2022 for trial and ruling on the bail application.
The defendant will remain at a Correctional Centre until the next hearing.
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