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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Suspected gang members express displeasure over disruption of candle light procession for colleagues in Ikotun

Police officers raided a candle light procession held in Agbaranje, Ikotun, by some suspected criminals in honor of their members who were killed via jungle justice in the area and this angered the suspected criminals.

Police operatives from Ikotun Division raided the area on Tuesday evening and dispersed the group that had planned a candle light procession to honour the deceased who were unjustly killed over suspicion that they were ‘One Million Boys’, PM Express reports.

Some of the suspects who organized the procession in honor of their slain members were arrested while many escaped and were said to be at large.

The publication adds that some of the members, mainly the youths in the area, who are suspected members of a gang, have expressed their anger at having police disrupt the event, thereby preventing them from saying a proper farewell to their members who were unjustly killed. They described it as abuse of their right for lawful assembly as enshrined in the Constitution.

The police got information about the gathering to honor the deceased after residents expressed concerns when information spread that the gang, erroneously tagged 'One Million Boys’, will be having a candle light procession to honour their deceased members, who also reside in the area.

Many residents temporarily relocated elsewhere over the fear of the likely chaotic outcome of the candle light procession which they feared that might turn violent and bloody, PM Express adds.

The CDAs in the area contacted the Police to provide security and stop the group from their planned gathering as it might end up in violence and destruction.

Hence, the Police mobilized officers, went there and disrupted the gathering and the event ended abruptly while some arrests were said to have been made.

The deceased were killed by some residents and vigilante in the area who suspected that they were ‘One Million Boys’. They were beheaded and thrown into a nearby canal before it was later discovered that they were residents including a brother to the Oba of Ikotun.

This attracted the attention of the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, who visited the area and some people were arrested and transferred to the SCIID, Panti Yaba, for murder.

It has not been confirmed by the Police if the deceased were actually part of the ‘One Million Boys’ as some residents claimed as investigation was said to be ongoing on the matter.

25-year-old dies of Coronavirus in Lagos

A 25 year old COVID19 patient has died in Lagos state. The state Ministry of Health announced his death on its Twitter handle this morning.

The state now has 20 COVID19 related deaths.

Nigerian man faces jail sentence after spitting into policewoman's eye in England

A Nigerian man is facing a "significant" prison sentence after he spat blood in a police officer's eye.

Temisan Oritsejafor, 41, attacked PC Napier who was arresting him after he assaulted his neighbour.

Police were called to his flat in Wyken, Coventry, on April 18 after he became abusive towards neighbour Alison Osborne.

During the incident, Oritsejafor suffered a bloody nose and while he was being arrested he spat in PC Napier's face.

A court heard Oritsejafor was on bail at the time for a previous assault on a police officer.

Oritsejafor admitted common assault and two charges of common assault on emergency workers at Warwick Crown Court.

Judge Andrew Lockhart QC said: "He is charged with two assaults on emergency workers, one of them while on bail.

"He must understand the sentence will be one of significant custody.

"I will be minded to pass deterrent sentences, and the sentence for the second matter is likely to be consecutive."

Oritsejafor, who was appearing via a video link from the prison, told the judge: "I didn't mean to spit in her face."

But the judge told him: "It is very likely you will be receiving a significant custodial sentence for these matters."

Prosecutor Mark Phillips said: "A male officer who believed he was being aggressive took him to the floor, and was assisted by a female colleague, PC Napier, to restrain him.

"As they're getting him up, he spits into the officer's face.

"That is spit and blood, because he had had a bleeding nose earlier, and it catches her straight in the eye."

Playing a CCTV recording of the incident, Mr Phillips added: "She is clearly upset, and she's very shaken indeed."

Oritsejafor was remanded in custody and will sentenced at a later date.

Chief Medical Director of the Yaba Infectious Disease hospital in Lagos reportedly tests positive for COVID-19

The Chief Medical Director of Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, Dr Bowale Abimbola, has reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus.

SaharaReporters reports Dr Abimbola is presently being treated in one of the wards in the hospital.

“Yes, he is positive, that’s why you haven’t seen him in public unlike before. It was even Dr Nifemi Bella Oloniniyi that received honourable members of Lagos State House of Assembly during their visit to our facility. I was told he had a meeting with someone who later showed symptoms of COVID-19, so his samples were immediately taken for test and his results returned positive last week,” a source told SaharaReporters

Dr Abimbola was actively involved in managing the Italian man who was the Index case of COVID19 in Lagos state.

Ekiti state governor offers appointment to Nigerian dad who denied his son entry into his house after returning from Lagos amid the Coronavirus pandemic

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has offered an appointment to the Nigerian dad who denied his son entry into his home after returning from Lagos.

Mr Femi Adeoye, a resident of the state and a retired FRSC official, became a viral sensation yesterday after a video of him saying he will not allow his son who just returned from Lagos state, to enter his house.

Scared the young man might have contracted Coronavirus, Mr Adeoye said his son must present himself to the state government officials so he can be isolated for a period of 14 days. According to Mr Adeoye, he doesn't want a situation where his son becomes a ''distributior'' of the virus in the state.

Impresed by Mr Adeoye's discipline, Governor Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday afternoon April 30, afternoon invited him to his office where he applauded him and then offered him an appointment to be the COVID-19 Response Ambassador in Ekiti State.

Watch a clip from their meeting below
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