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Teenage Artistes Stab Lagos RCCG Pastor To Death During Robbery



Two teenagers, who claimed to be up-and-coming artistes, have been arrested by the police for allegedly stabbing a Redeemed Christian Church of God pastor, Babatunde Dada, to death in the Festac area of Lagos state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who paraded the suspects, Farouk, 15, and Jamiu, 17, on Friday said the minors attempted to dispossess the pastor of his valuables when they attacked him on the church premises in the Festac area of the state.

The minors were said to have attempted to dispossess the pastor of his valuables when they attacked him on the church premises in the Festac area of the state.

Odumosu said the suspects, after allegedly perpetrating the crime, fled to an unknown destination, adding that they were arrested in their hideouts in Ilorin, Kwara State, and Festac area.

He said, “The duo of Farouk, 15 and Jamiu, stabbed and killed one Babatunde Dada, 46, inside a church where he worshipped. The deceased/victim, until his death, was a pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Festac.

“The suspects, after committing the murderous act, absconded to unknown places. However, following intensive and discreet investigation, the two culprits were arrested in their hideouts. The suspects during interrogation confessed to have killed the victim with a bottle and a stick. The exhibits used in perpetuating the dastardly act were recovered.”

Also, Odumosu confirmed the arrest of a suspected ritualist, Kolawole Sikiru, 41, who reportedly broke into the Sabo Cemetery along the Igbogbo Road, Ikorodu. After gaining entry, Sikiru was said to have dug a grave and removed the body parts of a corpse.

The CP said Sikiru confessed to the crime during interrogation, adding that the body parts, a knife and a stick were recovered from him.

He added, “On December 7, 2021, around 11.30am, a suspected ritualist, Kolawole Sikiru, 41, was arrested with fresh human parts which he severed from a dead body at a cemetery. He further confessed that it was a yet-to-be-identified alfa who asked him to bring the body parts00 – wrists, heart and flesh – for ritual purposes. The body parts, a knife and a stick were recovered from the suspect.”

The CP also paraded two members of an Illegal security outfit, Citizens for Peace and First Aid Mission of Nigeria, for allegedly torturing a suspected armed robber to death in the Ikorodu area of the state.

The suspects, Israel Okon, 42, and Joe Charles, 35, including other fleeing accomplices, after allegedly killing the victim, reportedly dismembered his corpse and buried his skull in a shallow grave.

But Okon said the person whose skull was recovered was a suspected armed robber he arrested while working as a security guard at a company in Ikorodu.

He said, “I arrested the man whose head was chopped off. The man was an armed robber that robbed the hotel where I worked as a security guard. I arrested him around 1pm and the owner of the hotel called my commander who took him to our office but I don’t know how he died.

“After he died, I could not leave because the commander locked me inside and said we should bury the corpse. After we buried the corpse, they came back a week later, chopped off the head of the corpse and took it to a native doctor.”




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Little boy severely abused, beaten and left naked in bush in Akwa Ibom




Akwa Ibom-based Danish aid worker, Anja Ringgren Loven and her team have rescued a little boy who was found naked in the bush in Eket.

According to Ms Loven, the child was brutally beaten, abused and in severe pain when he was found few days ago.

Little boy severely abused, beaten and left naked in bush in Akwa Ibom

In a Facebook post on Thursday January 13, the aid worker said that the boy is also very traumatized and had not spoken a word since her husband, David rescued him.

“It has been a terrible week. A few days ago David found a little boy thrown into the bushes along side the road. The boy was not wearing any clothes. He was seriously abused and beaten,” she narrated.

David immediately called the police and took the boy to the hospital and called Land of Hope nurse Itoro to meet him there.

The boy is on constant analgesic due to severe pain. Yesterday we got the result of the x-ray taken of his leg and it shows how brutally he has been beaten. The boy is also very traumatized and has not spoken a word since David rescued him.

In an update on Friday, January 14, Ms Loven said the boy spoke a few words to the nurse who was in the hospital with him.

“Thank you so much for your constant love and support. It has such a major impact on our work. It cannot be said enough. It truly save lives.

“The child has not spoken since the rescue, but yesterday we had a breakthrough. He spoke a few words to Land of Hope nurse Itoro Gregory who is with him at the hospital. He also understands when Itoro talks to him. He is very traumatized and might not trust anyone and that is why he does not speak.

“But knowing he is with Itoro makes me so comfortable. Soon he will learn to trust. He is in the best hands with her

Due to the fracture of his leg he is on constant analgesic and this morning he was given a sleeping pill to rest as he has not slept all through the night due to severe pains.

It will be a very long healing process and when he is stronger he needs surgery. But he needs to be much more strong before he can undergo an operation. He has been tested positive of malaria, typhus and others.

We always report these cases to the police as we did when we found Saviour, Life and Victory on the street. So the cases are with the police and as long as they are investigating I cannot share more information. We will do all we can to get justice for our children.

What is important now is the little smile I see on the child´s face. Itoro is telling me that despite all his pains, he is a fighter.






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Jealous Lagos Husband Stabs Pregnant Wife’s Admirer To Death




A man, identified as Keke, together with his yet-to-be-identified wife, has gone into hiding after he allegedly stabbed a fashion designer, Daniel, to death in the Iwaya area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the fleeing suspect returned from work when one of his neighbours reportedly informed him that an illicit affair was going on between his wife and Daniel.

The information was said to have angered Keke, who stepped out of his apartment to challenge the victim.

Our correspondent learnt that Keke threatened the fashion designer with a knife, as Daniel fled the scene and entered his apartment.

The suspect was said to have barged into the apartment and stabbed the victim in the chest.

Daniel was rushed to a hospital where he died around 11pm on Monday.

Keke and his wife were said to have fled their home to avoid being attacked.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the incident.

He said, “As soon as the incident was reported, police detectives attached to the Sabo division immediately visited the scene. The victim was taken to the Harvey Road Hospital, Yaba, for medical attention, but he died while being attended to.

“The body has been deposited at the Yaba Mainland Hospital’s morgue for an autopsy. Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that the case be transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, for diligent investigation. He has also directed that all efforts should be made to arrest the fleeing suspect.”

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Mother, Elder Son Kill Younger Sibling For Yahoo Plus Money Ritual In Lagos




Thirty-two-year-old Afeez Olalere has confessed to the operatives of the Lagos State Police Command that his mother encouraged him to kill his kid brother for money rituals.

He made the shocking confession when he was arrested saying “my mother took me to an herbalist who told me if i want to be successful in the yahoo business I will have to sacrifice one life and that person must be a sibling to me.

“The things he would need to prepare a concoction with are his thumbs, his hair, fingers and a passport photograph.

“So, we went back home and thought about it, then my mother suggested tha we use my younger brother since he is just 21years old.

“She also brought the poison which we gave him to eat. He died within 20minutes after consuming the food. I was the one who cut out the body parts needed. We then wrapped his dead body and headed to the mortuary.”

Nemesis caught up with them during a stop and search operation along Itamaga Ikorodu Road in Lagos.” SA Omeiza


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