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BREAKING: One Dead, Palace In Flames In Osun Community Over Renewed Kingship Tussle

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A section of the palace of the Akinrun of Ikirun was on Wednesday reportedly set ablaze as the obaship tussle in the ancient town takes a turn for the worse.

This is as information coming in indicates that one person identified as Lukuman Omoola has reportedly been shot dead also as a result of the renewed crisis relating to the Akinrun of Ikirun stool.

Crisis, it was gathered, erupted on Wednesday over alleged plans to smuggle the new Akinrun, Oba Olalekan Akadiri into the palace.

The late king was reportedly a descendant of the Gboleru Ruling House, one of the ruling houses fighting to fill the royal stool before it was passed on to the Obaara Ruling House via an Osun High Court ruling.

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The Ikirun obaship tussle rocking the town was renewed after the Osun State Government appointed Prince Yinusa Olalekan Akadiri as the Akinrun and also after the new king allegedly led other persons to the town to gain access to the palace.

Akadiri’s appointment as the Akinrun by the Osun State Government did not have the support of the majority of the town’s people including chiefs and the head of kingmakers.

He was also denied access to the palace since the second day of his announcement as the new king which made the state government present the staff of office to him at the State Government Secretariat.

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Police Arrest Two Suspects In Army Uniform, Recover Cash, Weapons

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The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested two suspected armed robbers terrorizing parts of the Ekye Development Area in Doma Local Government Area of the state.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer of the state, DSP Ramhan Nansel, said the operation which was carried out on Thursday night followed a complaint by residents.

The PPRO identified the suspects as Abdullahi Basso and Saidu Isah.

He said the command received complaints of weekly armed robberies on Thursday nights by persons clad in military uniforms along Doma-Rukubi Road in the Ekye community.

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The statement noted that upon the receipt of the complaint, operatives attached to Ekye Division laid a “successful ambush on the criminals at Kwanar Kare; a dangerous spot along Doma-Rukubi Road where armed robbers usually block the road and Rob unsuspecting road users.

“The duo of Abdullahi Basso and Saidu Isah both males of Rugan Maigari, Rukubi village dressed in military uniforms were arrested at the scene while about to carry out their operation, and the sum of three hundred thousand naira cash (N300,000), a knife and other items were recovered from them as exhibits.

“The suspects confessed to having attacked one Mallam Barka at the same spot last week where they dispossessed him of the sum of five hundred thousand naira (N500,000)”.

 

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Residents Scoop Fuel As Tanker Overturns In Lagos

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A fuel-laden tanker overturned in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos State on Friday, creating a dangerous atmosphere for residents to bring different sizes of containers to scoop fuel.

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority posted the video of the incident on its X account with a throng of Lagosisans scooping for the liquid.

However, LASTMA disclosed that there was no record of fatality in the accident that occurred in the area.

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Emergencies authorities, however, said no casualties were recorded and efforts are in top gear to clear the area.

A tanker loaded with oil upturned at Dormanlong bridge inward Fadeyi,” LASTMA said.

“LRU has been contacted to its evacuation, officers are on ground managing the situation,” it added.

No report as of this time of filing this report that the vessel has been moved.

 

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JUST IN: Gunmen Kill Anambra Community Leader

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Some yet-to-be-identified hoodlums have killed the President-General of Umuoji Community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Silas Onyima.

Although, the details of the incident are still sketchy, but it was gathered that the hoodlums, numbering about 15, invaded the deceased’s home on Friday evening and shot him dead thereby throwing the community into panic.

A source said, “The deceased was newly elected president general of our community and he also presided over one election in the community. He was killed on Friday evening when some masked men visited his home and shot him dead.”

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Confirming the incident when contacted, the state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said police operatives have been deployed in the area.

Ikenga said, “The police are aware of the development. We got the information and we have deployed our men to the area. Our men have gone to the scene when the information got to us, they found the man in a pool of blood.

“The body of deceased has been recovered and deposited at the morgue with the help of some of the family members. We are also working with some eyewitnesses and community members to help track the perpetrators and investigation is ongoing.”

More details later…

 

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