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Ondo Man Sets Self Ablaze Inside Father’s House

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A 50-year-old man, Ojo Ogundeji, has reportedly set himself ablaze inside his father’s house in Ondo town, Ondo State.

It was gathered that the man deliberately locked himself in a room inside the house located in the Odojomu Oloruntedo area of the town before he committed the act.

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The reason the man killed himself was yet to be known as of the time of filing this report, but a source said it might be a case of depression on the part of the deceased.

The source said the deceased came from Lagos to celebrate Christmas and New Year with his family but later committed the act.

The source said, “He (the victim) was rescued by neighbours on the street and rushed to the hospital but he later gave up the ghost.”

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His father’s house where he committed the act was also razed before the men of the state Fire Service arrived at the scene.

Narrating the incident, a member of the deceased family Sabaina Ogundeji said Ojo set fire under the staircase of the house in the morning of the fateful day and said nobody should put it off. But the people on the street put out the fire.

READ ALSO: Four Die In Ondo Road Crash

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She said, “In the evening, everybody was outside playing. So, Ojo went in and brought out his clothes and set them on fire.

“He later went inside, locked himself in the room, and set it on fire. It was his voice we heard when he was shouting. People ran there to force the door open and brought him out. But he later died in the hospital.”

It was gathered that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue in the state hospital Ondo.

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When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, could not confirm the incident as she said she had not been briefed.

“I have not been briefed, I will call the division, and I will get back to you,” she said.

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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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READ ALSO: JUST IN: Youths Protest Naira, Fuel Scarcity In Oyo

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.

READ ALSO: New Naira: Two Arrested For Transacting Counterfeit Notes In Enugu

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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.

READ ALSO: New Naira: Two Arrested For Transacting Counterfeit Notes In Enugu

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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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