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Rivals Fighting Over Girlfriend Kill Peacemaker

A peacemaker , Muhammed Obadimeji, has lost his life while separating a fight between two men , Eniola Ayodele and Kayode Babashola who were fighting over their girlfriend in Lagos.

It was gathered that Obadimeji was stabbed by Ayodele, who was armed with a sharp object when he was trying separate the rivals.

The impact of the stabbing made Obadimeji to fall to the ground , but as the 25 – year – old was clutching on to life , some good Samaritans came to his rescue and rushed him to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital , Ikeja , for urgent attention .

However , it was learnt that Obadimeji died in the process of being treated .

A resident of the area, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Obadimeji had no relationship with the girl, Wasiu Barakat , but played the role of a peacemaker between Ayodele and Babashola when they were fighting, adding that he was killed in the process .

He further made it known that the girl who the two men were fighting over is a teenager and police have arrested them all.

Report also had it that Obadimeji’ s corpse was deposited in the Yaba General Hospital ’ s mortuary for autopsy , while the suspects had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department , Panti , Yaba , for discreet investigation .

Covid-19: FCT Active Cases Surpass Lagos

The number of active COVID- 19 cases in the Federal Capital Territory has surpassed Lagos State , which hitherto was identified as the epicentre of the outbreak in the country.

The COVID- 19 situation report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control for August 2 showed that Lagos had 12 , 915 cases, while the FCT had 2 , 759 .

However , the NCDC, in its COVID- 19 Situation Report released on Thursday , stated that Abuja , which had 4 , 241 confirmed cases , was reported to have discharged 1 , 231 and recorded 45 deaths with 2 , 965 active cases.

On the other hand, Lagos , which recorded 15 , 627 confirmed cases, was reported to have discharged 13,119, while 192 deaths and 2,316 active cases were recorded in the state .

This indicates that Lagos recorded a 557 per cent reduction in active cases between August 2 and 6 , while the FCT showed a 7 . 4 per cent increase.

Man Impregnates Two Teenage Sisters, Claims Father Gives Permission

Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 28-year-old man, Nduka Anyanwu, for allegedly raping and impregnating two teenage sisters who said he did the act with the permission of the girls’ father.

A source at the police division who spoke with TheColumnNews said that the man had been having carnal knowledge of the girls, 13 and 17 years old, since they were in primary school.

The source further said he engaged the sisters in sex with the permission of their father, Christian Onyechi.

The suspect was said to have been arrested yesterday after a pregnancy test that the girls’ mother insisted must be done on them showed they were pregnant.

The police said the girls told them Anyanwu had been sexually molesting them since they were in primary school.
The girls’ father was understood to have been arrested.

Efforts to get confirmation proved abortive as the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, did not pick calls put through to him just as he did not reply a message sent to him.

Sanwo-Olu Pays Debt For Man Who Attempted To Jump To Lagoon

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been reportedly to have paid the N500,000 debt incurred by a man, Abiodun Adeyinka, who attempted to jump into the lagoon on the Third Mainland Bridge during Eid celebration.

Speaking on the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer , Bala Elkana said the governor was moved about the circumstances surrounding the man’s action to commit suicide and agreed to pay the debt he owed a micro finance bank to boost his business.

It was gathered that Abiodun had approached a microfinance bank for N390 , 000 to boost his business but could not repay the loan and the accrued interest which is over N500, 000, because the venture turned out to be unsuccessful.

Troubled by his inability to repay the loan , the 45 – year- old left his place of residence in the Ikotun area of the state and headed for the Third Mainland Bridge , where he attempted to jump into the lagoon.

It was learnt that policemen attached to the Bariga Division , who had been watching Abiodun closely , quickly prevented him from plunging into the lagoon.

Abiodun was said to hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a Master ’ s degree in Business Administration and married with two children.

He is currently attending medical and counselling sessions after been rescued by the police.

70-year-old Lottery Operator Commits Suicide, Blames Action on Customers

A 70-year-old lottery shop operator in Sabo area of Lagos State, identified simply as Baba Pool has committed suicide over an alleged failure to pay some of his customers their winnings.

It was gathered that the deceased who hanged himself inside his shop dropped a suicide note in three strategic locations in Kayode Market, Abule Ijesha, blaming two of his customers for his death.

The suicide note reads “For your information , Bourney and Osuma . Two of them kill me . A killer must surely die . ”


According to Iyaloja of the market, she said she learnt that Bonny and Osuma came to play lottery in his shop , but he did not submit their tickets to the lottery office . So , when those people realised that they had won , they asked for their money. Instead of explaining to them that he did not submit their tickets, he committed suicide.

The Babaloja of the market , Najimudeen Ajadi , said he was doing sanitation when someone notified him of the incident.

The state Police Public Relations Officer , Bala Elkana confirmed the incident that the police received a report of an about 70-year-old man that committed suicide accusing an 85-year-old man and one other person and said that the two accused persons had been arrested for questioning.

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