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Boy Arrested For Fighting Dies In Police Custody

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A boy identified as Uchenna Okafor, has allegedly died after he was arrested and taken into custody at Akwuzu Police Station, Anambra State.

A social justice campaigner shared the story on his Twitter handle. The Twitter user claimed that three boys were arrested last week for fighting and their parents were alerted about the incident.

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According to the Twitter user, Uchenna’s parents were asked to bring N150,000 for the release of their son. Sadly, when they got to the station on Thursday, they were informed that their son had passed on.

The spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, while reacting to the Tweet, said, “I have asked the spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command to look into the matter and revert please.”

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The Anambra State Police Spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, while reacting through a statement, on Monday, said, “While we are looking into the allegation, the information before me is not a case of two fighting as alleged but a case of armed robbery.

“The Twitter handler is expected to be in the command this morning with more facts. Also, the IPO handling the case is expected with his brief this morning. Thanks.”

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Hoodlums Vandalise Police Station, Bank Over Scarcity Of Naira Notes, Petrol In Ibadan [VIDEO]

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Hoodlums, on Friday, vandalised a police station in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

According to DAILY POST, a Wema Bank branch opposite the police station was also vandalised.

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The police station, located at Agodi Gate area, was vandalised during a protest in Ibadan.

Recall  that some angry Nigerians protested the ongoing scarcity of new naira notes and petrol.

Some of the areas where protests were staged included Agodi Gate, Idi Ape and Iwo Road.

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There were also pockets of protests in areas like Olodo, Monatan and Iyana Church.

DAILY POST learnt from multiple sources that hoodlums took advantage of the protests to vandalise the police station and the bank at Agodi Gate.

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Tension In Delta As Protests Rock Warri

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Warri, Delta State, was under tension as protests rocked the city forcing banks to abruptly shut down operations.

The protesters besieged the entrance of the United Bank for Africa and Union Bank for Africa located near Main Market, Warri, as they burnt tyres along the ever-busy roads to register their frustration, causing heavy gridlock.

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The protesters, mainly market women, youths and elders had barricaded major roads in protest over the hardship caused by the scarcity of the new naira notes as well as the hike in petrol prices.

Some of the roads barricaded include the Warri-Sapele Road and NPA Expressway. The protesters marched to the Delta State Rainbow Television, Edjeba, to register their grievances.

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The peaceful protesters, bearing placards and chanting “our fish dey spoil, our food dey rotten,” said they found it difficult to make withdrawals from their bank accounts.

They said they were unable to sell their goods in the past few days due to the cashless policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the scarcity of the redesigned naira notes.

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Man Dies Inside Bank In Delta

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A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a bank in Agbor, Delta State.

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According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.

Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”

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