Residents of Tinumola area of Dada Estate, Osogbo, Osun State were thrown into anxiety as a personnel of the Department of State Security, DSS, stabbed an estate agent identified as Dele Omosola over electricity bill.
It was gathered that an argument ensued between the agent and the DSS personnel, simply identified as Abiodun over the latter’s failure to pay electricity bill for the month of August.
The agent, Vanguard gathered, approached the personnel, who lived in a building he is managing on Tuesday night, inquiring about his failure to offset his electricity bill, the issue resulted into a tense argument with people demanding to know his means of livelihood.
The security personnel, who was said to be returning from work, allegedly walked away from the scene but the elderly agent insisted he must answer questions which led to a fight before Abiodun stabbed the victim in the thigh.
According to a resident, Morounkola Tosin, the agent had only asked why he had not paid his bill for August and the DSS guy responded that he had been paying before which resulted in an argument.
“But before anyone realised what was going on, the DSS guy went into his apartment took a jack-knife and stabbed the agent. We took the man to a hospital for treatment and reported the matter to the police. However, some DSS operatives took the suspect into custody and vowed not to release him to the police”.
Meanwhile, the victim said he only asked the suspect for electricity bill and rather than pay the money, he went in, brought a jack-knife and stabbed him.
“I have been asking him to pay up his bill for days, he promised to pay, but yesterday (Tuesday) when I asked him, rather to give me the money, he went in and came back with a jack-knife and stabbed me”, he said.
However, another neighbour within the apartment who pleaded anonymity disclosed that the said Abiodun tried to avoid the incident as he walked out of the agent, but the man insisted he must reveal where he works because other tenants were complaining about his late arrivals.
“Yes, the issue started with electricity bill, but genuinely, the agent was trying to extract information about his workplace, as the guy was too secretive and other tenants were suspecting him, hence, the situation escalated into a fight before the agent was stabbed”, the source added.
A DSS source also told Vanguard that it was a two-fighting incident and the personnel’s life was endangered by residents and the agent suspecting him of being an armed robber/cultist.
“I can confirm to you that the personnel is presently in detention for involving in public fight, however, the victims along with other tenants ganged up against him simply because they are oblivion of his job and his movement, thereby endangering his life at the moment, he was over-powered and needed to rescue himself from a powerful aggressor, hence, he decided to stab him on the thigh”, the source said.
FULL LIST: 13 Zamfara Varsity Students Freed As Troops Rescue Seven [See state of origin]
The Joint Task Force of Operation Hadarin Daji has rescued another seven female students of the Federal University Gusau in Zamfara State.
The PUNCH reports that bandits attacked the university and abducted over 20 students from their rented lodge in the Sabon Gida, Bungudu LGA of the state, last Friday.
According to Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency publication focused on the Lake Chad region, the seven students were rescued alongside three male workers of Gupran Engineering Zervices Ltd.
The troops had earlier rescued six female students the same Friday.
This translates to a total of 13 students who have been rescued so far.
The names of the freed students are as follows:
Rukayya Sani Batola: Educ Chemistry -200 Level -Zamfara
Merry Monday: MCB-300 Level
Maryam Salawuddeen: Accounting-300 Level-Osun
Salamatu Jummai Dahiru: MCB-200 LEVEL
Fiddausi Abdulazeez: Edu Biology -200 Level
Amamatullahi Asabe Dahiru: Education Chemistry-200 Level
Ketora Bulus: Education Physics-100 – Level-Kaduna
Felicia Sunday: Computer Science- 200 – Level-Osun
Jamila Ahmad: BCH-200 LEVEL – Kogi
Aisha Aminu Ujong: Edu Physics- GRADUATED-Cross River
Mariya Abdulrahman Usman: English-400 – Level-Katsina
Usaina Abdulrahman, Education: English-100 – Level-Katsina
Saadatu Aminu Abubakar: Education Biology
Flood Wrecks Havoc In Delta, Sacks Five Communities
Ravaging flood across Delta State has sacked five communities in the Warri North Local Government Area.
The affected communities included Torukubuagbene, Awanba, Koropigbene, Itagbene and Asigborodo as well as adjourning communities.
The Councillor representing Ogbinbiri ward 18, in Asigborodo Community, Mr Kenren Pere, disclosed this to newsmen on Monday in Warri.
Pere said the incident began more than a week ago and the situation became worse on Friday.
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While appealing for an urgent intervention by the state government, the councillor said that the life of his people were at stake.
He said, “I cannot attribute the course to flooding or the heavy torrential downpour that has been happening in recent time, though, rain has been falling before, but we have not had it so bad like this.
“Many valuables including local boats, clothes, food items, and other means of livelihood have been destroyed by the unfortunate occurrence.
“Lives are at stake, people can no longer go about their normal daily activities to feed, so there is hunger in the affected communities.
“The overflow started more than a week ago, but the situation became worse three days ago, leaving my people in fear,” he said.
Pere also appealed to the state government to send relief materials including food items to the people “to alleviate their suffering.”
The Director, Administration and Finance, Delta Emergency Management Agency, Daniel Okpor said the agency was not aware of the development.
Okpor, however, requested for video clips of the incident to aid their findings and response.
“Was the incident a result of flood or rainfall? We believe more on video than photographs. In the absence of video, you can send me photographs,” he requested.
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A portion of the Supreme Court is on fire.
Our correspondent gathered that the fire engulfed a side of the judges’ chamber of the apex court.
Details about the incident are still sketchy as of the time of filling this report.
The spokesperson of the court, Akande Festus, could not be reached as of the time of filling this report.
The spokesperson for the Federal Fire Service, Paul Abraham, asked our correspondent to call him back.
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