Five staff of Okomu Oil plc in Edo State were burnt to death while two sustained serious injuries in a road accident that occurred on Friday, February 14 evening.
The accident occurred along Iguobazuwa road in Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo State when the bus conveying the staff to the head office at Okomu from Extension 2 of the firm rammed into a lorry.
The two others who sustained serious injuries in the accident are said to be currently receiving treatment.
An eyewitness said help could not reach the staff as the bus burst into flames.
An official statement has not been issued by the company but a top official confirmed the death of their staff, describing the situation as said day for workers in the company.
“We are yet to confirm the number of our personnel involved but we have confirmed five. Two are in the hospital.
“They were coming to the head office from Extension 2. It is a sad day for us”, he said
Bandits Kill Five Miners, Injure Others In Kaduna
Five local miners have been killed by bandits in Hayin Udawa community, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State
The bandits stormed the mining site on Thursday afternoon where the victims were working.
A source confirmed the incident to DAILY POST but could not give details of what happened.
According to the source, “Five of our local miners were killed on Wednesday while working in the bush. They were all from Udawa town.”
He added that others sustained gunshot injuries.
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He stated that where the attack took place was not far from where bandits ambushed the personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), killing seven, as well as six miners a few weeks ago.
The State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Jalige could not respond to calls put to him.
Hoodlum Stabs Funeral Guest For Dating Ex-wife
A married man, identified simply as Chris, on Wednesday, escaped death by a whisker after a hoodlum, who accused him of having an affair with his ex-wife, attacked him in the Mile 3 area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The suspect, identified only as Olowo, was alleged to have stabbed the victim several times until he passed out.
Chris, who came to the area for a burial, was allegedly trailed and ambushed by Olowo and his gang around 12.30pm on National Street in the Diobu axis of the metropolis, according to The PUNCH.
Eyewitnesses said the victim would have died but for the intervention of vigilantes who rescued him.
The Chief Security Officer of Nkpolu Oroworukwo, Mile 3, Diobu, Godstime Ihunwo, called for the immediate arrest of Olowo.
He stated, “My men rushed the victim to a hospital where he is in critical condition.”
Meanwhile, Olowo’s ex-wife, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said she divorced him three years ago, adding that she and the victim were only friends.
Our reporter was not allowed to see the victim at the hospital where he was receiving treatment.
The spokesperson for the state police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, could not be reached for comments.
Youths Burn 89-year-old Over Alleged Witchcraft
The police in Benue State have apprehended the suspected leader of a nine-man gang that allegedly tortured an 89-year-old man, Kyado Justin.
The octogenarian was accused of using witchcraft to inflict sickness on a youth, Terzunge Agena, at Tse Agena-Gbamacha, in the Gwer East Local Government Area of the state.
Confirming the incident, the state police spokesperson, Catherine Anene, said the police rescued the victim.
Anene said, “On January 18, 2023, around 11.30am, it was gathered that Elder Kyado Justin, 89, was abducted by a nine-man gang for alleged witchcraft against a young man who had been sick in the area as pronounced by a witch doctor.
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“The youth took him (octogenarian) to an area where they prepared fire and compelled him to sit by the fire so that by that torture, he would confess that he had a hand in the ill health of one Terzungwe Agena.
“Upon the arrival of the police, the hoodlums abandoned the victim, who had sustained various degrees of burns in his waist and legs, and ran away. He was rescued and taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Apir, where he is receiving treatment.
“Investigation led to the arrest of one Ushahemba Agena, who led the mob to the victim’s house. Efforts are being made to arrest other suspects at large.”
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