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Landlord’s Greediness Caused Ondo Building Collapse – Tenant

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One of the tenants of the building that collapsed in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Tuesday has accused the landlord of the building of causing of the disaster.

The tenant, Pastor Benson Olom, who lost his octogenarian mother in the collapse disclosed that the landlord had tampered with the structural design of the building.

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Olom who was rescued alongside his wife and five children with injuries after hours of operation by residents of the area, said the landlord had been warned against such act.

Olom alleged that the landlord tampered with the beams of the building to redesign the ground floor to a flat from its room and parlour structure.

“I warned him that tampering with the building could affect us as we were staying in the two-bedroom flat upstairs.

“But all my entreaties and that of others fell on deaf ears.”

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With his wife and four children still in trauma over the incident, he said one of his children who was rescued last sustained head injuries and had been taken to the hospital.

Olom appealed to the government and well-meaning Nigerians to come to his aid and that of his family.

Meanwhile, the remains of the 80-year-old grandmother had been deposited at the morgue by policemen from Fanibi division after hours of agitations by her relatives.

Residents of the area have now accused concerned agencies of government for failing to show up to rescue and give support to the victims during the rescue operation.

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JUST IN: Popular Ex-agitator Commits Suicide

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There were pandemonium and rude shock on Saturday evening in Ogbe-Ijaw, an Ijaw community that serves as headquarters of Warri South-West council as popular ex-agitator from the Ijaw extraction, Friday Igbegbe, commits suicide.

An anonymity pleading source who disclosed this to CONGRESS NEWS said reason why he took his life by succide was yet unknown.

The body of the ex-agitator has been deposited in the mortuary in Warri, Delta State.

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Stakeholders in the Ijaw struggle have consequently expressed shock over the incident.

The late militant war Lord hailed from Ijaw in Ogbe-Ijoh community, Warri South west local government area of Delta state.

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Replying to SMS sent by INFO DAILY to Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, SP Bright Edafe, he said he was not aware of the development.

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Gunmen Kidnap Two Little Girls From Mother’s Car In Ondo

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Two little girls have been kidnapped in Ondo State by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

The two girls of nursery and kindergarten classes were snatched from their mother’s car in Akure, the State capital.

The incident occurred at Leo area of Akure metropolis when the victims’ mother was driving into their compound in their ash coloured Toyota Camry, popularly known as ‘muscle’.

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The incident was said to have been reported to the police.

Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, DSP Funmi Odunlami, disclosed that the mother of the kids reported the case at the police station shortly after it happened.

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While stating that the anti-kidnapping section was already handling the issue, the PPRO said she was not sure if the kidnappers had contacted the family.

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Scores Burnt As Fire Guts Illegal Refinery In Rivers

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About 25 persons are reported to have been burnt in the Rumuekpe community in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State following a fire outbreak from an illegal local refinery popularly known as Kpofire.

The incident took place on Thursday, according to eyewitnesses.

The fire broke out after a pipe exploded at the site of the illegal refinery.

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The leader of a local vigilante group in the area, Frank Nwazimutor who confirmed the incident, however, said he counted only four dead bodies from his own village alone, saying that more persons than estimated may have been affected by the fire.

According to him “about 22 people were there but not all of them were burnt to death”.

He said the community has remained calm but that tension is high in the forest where the fire broke out.

READ ALSO: BREAKING: Truck Carrying Diesel From Bunkery Kills Prominent Chief In Edo

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The vigilante leader however blamed the increasing practice of illegal refineries on lack of employment opportunities.

The Rivers State Police Command is yet to react to the incident.

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