Cash Crunch: Protesters Shut Down Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway
Protesters on Tuesday shut the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway at the Sango-Ota axis over their inability to withdraw money from Automated Teller Machines (ATMs).
They made bonfires of disused tyres on both sides of the highway causing serious traffic gridlock.
Some of the protesters told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the current cash crunch had created serious pains and agonising moments.
The leader of the protesters, Mr Kazeem Sanni described the situation where bank customers could not access their money as unfortunate.
He said it had been double jeopardy for bank customers as the banks would neither load their ATMs with money nor allow depositors into the banking halls to make withdrawals.
CBN already instructed banks to load their ATMs with cash and to also allow depositors to withdraw a maximum of N20,000 across the counter.
“The situation is really pathetic as this has grounded and paralysed business activities,’’ Sanni lamented.
“We decided to demonstrate to show our grievances as we can no longer bear this hardship,’’ he stressed.
He called on the CBN to urgently print more new notes and ensure that banks comply with its directives.
READ ALSO: [JUST IN] New Naira: CBN Defies Court Order, Insists On February 10 Deadline
A protester, Mr Rotimi Odubanjo, noted that the inability to withdraw money from banks had inflicted untold discomfort on the people.
“We need the Federal Government to come to our assistance and ease this cash and fuel scarcity,’’ he said.
He said the twin scarcity of fuel and money had crippled economic activities and was leading to hunger
Man Impregnates Daughter In Ogun, Blames Devil
A 43-year-old man, Abiodun Oladapo, has been arrested for reportedly impregnating his biological daughter.
He was arrested on Friday following a complaint lodged at the Mowe police division by one Oluwatoyin Idowu, who said her son Michael Idowu, had been wrongly accused as the one who impregnated the said 19-year-old girl.
The woman said she questioned her son and discovered the victim was not telling the truth.
The Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the police had, upon the report, invited the five-month pregnant, adding that she confided in the police that “though Michael Idowu slept with her in December, 2022, it was her father, Abiodun Oladapo, who is responsible for her pregnancy.”
According to Oyeyemi, the teenage girl stated that “her father had been sleeping with her since February 2022 with threat to kill her if she informed anybody about it.”
She admitted that it was her father who told her to lie against Michael Idowu as the one responsible for the unborn baby.
The DPO of Mowe division, SP Folake Afeniforo, had detailed his detectives to arrest the “randy father”.
READ ALSO: Man Bags Life Jail For Defiling Colleague’s Nine-year-old Daughter
“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime but blamed it on the devil,” Oyeyemi said.
Oyeyemi added that the suspect, who had long separated from the victim’s mother, took custody of the girl when her mother remarried, and they have been living together since then.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Frank Mba, had directed that the suspect be transferred to the State police headquarters for further investigation at the CIID.
Imo Labour Party Governorship Aspirant Found Dead
A Labour Party aspirant in the upcoming Governorship primaries in Imo State, Chief Humphrey Anumudu has been found dead in his house.
The aspirant died in his house in Lagos after he had returned from an LP meeting at the party national headquarters in Abuja on Friday.
A native of Mbieri Ancient Kingdom in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state, Anumudu was reportedly found dead in his house in what family sources described as a “spiritual attack.”
As a multi-billionaire businessman cum politician, he has been contesting for the governorship seat of the state since 1998.
He was said to be the true winner of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary in the state in 1998 before the ticket was ceded to Achike Udenwa who went on to rule the state between 1999 and 2007.
READ ALSO: How LUTH Bed Space Shortage Aborted Female Student’s Dreams
Since then he had been contesting for the number one seat of the state. In 2019 he was the Zenith Labour party governorship candidate.
A close friend of the deceased said that he died around 5:30 pm on Friday.
The late politician had already paid the sum of 25 million Naira for Labour Party’s Governorship form for the November 11th 2023 Guber contest.
Chief Anumudu, a respected legal luminary and an astute politician was also the Chief Executive Officer of Globe Motors.
He contested for the Governorship election in the past under the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
How Driver, House Help Killed Couple With Shoes, Wood, Pliers
More details have emerged concerning the death of aged Lagos couple, Engr. Femi Egbeoluwa and his wife, Funmi, murdered by their domestic staff members.
The driver of the couple murdered in their apartment at 1, Adefolu Drive, Allen Avenue Ikeja, Lagos, last week, has turned himself in, to the Police.
The driver was alleged to have connived with one of the house helps to murder the couple, who were preparing to travel abroad for Femi’s routine medical check up, on March 19.
Thereafter, he reportedly went into hiding.
READ ALSO: Opposition Planning To Truncate My Swearing-in, Tinubu Raises Alarm
But the Police said it was too early to describe him as a suspect in the murder saga, until investigation was concluded.
Preliminary investigation by the Police, however, revealed that £5,000 meant for late Femi’s medical expenses was stolen.
A relative of the Egbeoluwa, who spoke on the condition of annonimity, disclosed that the driver turned himself in on Wednesday evening.
The relative said, “he (driver) first went to my uncle’s office, he did not see anyone. He left and came back to the office in the evening and still met the place locked. From there he walked to the Police station.
“My uncle and his wife whom I fondly called Baba and mama had none of their children with them because they are all grown and live in their respective houses.
READ ALSO: Convicted Nigerian Woman Extradited To U.S. Over Illicit Payment
“Their son who was supposed to take them to the airport last week Sunday, came to the house only to meet it in disarray.
“Perhaps, it would have taken a longer time to know what actually happened had he not shown up that day.
“From the information we gathered, mama was the first person they attacked. They used apola (wedge shoes), wood, fists and pliers on her. The bits were were seen on the floor.
“They went upstairs to baba who wasn’t too strong because of his health challenge. They also attacked one of the househelps who was found unconscious in the floor. They left thinking she was dead.
“The first time the house help came out of coma, she murmured ‘’driver, driver’ before she relapsed.
“The building has been sealed by the Police. They said it is part of the forensic investigation.
READ ALSO: Man Breaks Up With Girlfriend For Receiving ‘Lap Dance’ From Chris Brown
“Baba was a former Permanent Secretary in the Ogun State Government. He and his wife lived a quiet life. All we demand is a thorough investigation into the murder that will fish out their assailants.”
When contacted, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hudenyin, confirmed that the driver was at the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department, Yaba.
He said, “he reported himself to the State CID on Thursday. But we can not describe him as the suspect yet, as investigation is still ongoing.
“The injured maid is still in the hospital receiving treatment.”
Man Impregnates Daughter In Ogun, Blames Devil
INEC Clears Air On Attack On Mahmood Yakubu’s Purported Home
Anambra: Ovation As Peter Obi Enters Soludo’s Anniversary Venue [Video]
Communal Clash Claims Seven, Injures Scores In Delta
BREAKING: COVID-19 Heath Workers Block Hospital Management Board’s Entrance, Demand Payment Of Allowances In Edo
Edo Guber: ‘Oshiomhole’s Triumphant Entry Has Left You In Trauma, Demoralised,’ APC Mocks PDP
Business4 days ago
CBN Bans Banks From Operating PoS, Approves 17 Companies as Mobile Money, Operators In Nigeria
Metro6 days ago
JUST IN: Abducted Rivers APC Campaign Director Shot Dead
News1 week ago
JUST IN: World Oldest Monarch, Ohworode Of Olomu Passes On
Politics1 week ago
Peter Obi Left PDP Due To Constant Insults From Wike – Atiku
Headline1 week ago
[JUST IN] Election Materials: PDP, Atiku Withdraw Court Application Against INEC
Politics1 week ago
[BREAKING] Delta Guber: Suspected Thugs Burn Down Former UPU PG’s House
News1 week ago
Lawyer Sues INEC Over Alleged Failure To Electronically Transmit Election Results
Opinion1 week ago
OPINION: Nigeria, Let The Igbo Go