Policeman Killed As #EndSARS Protest Turns Violent
Tension on Thursday enveloped the Otovwodo axis of Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North local government area of Delta State as a policeman was killed following the protest that rocked the town in the wake of the #ENDSARS Protest.
The incident also led to the destruction of several cars as commuters along the East-West road axis of Otovwodo junction scampered for safety following the series of gunshots that ensued while the melee lasted.
The protesters had begun their protest from the Otovwodo junction axis of Ughelli and marched through Isoko road to the market road while boycotting the Ughelli ‘A’ division police station to Ekuigbo and back to Otovwodo junction.
Source – Vanguard
Ladies, Girls Banned From Using Mobile Phones In Nigerian State
Officials of Hisbah in Kaduna State have banned girls and ladies in Kuriga Village under Chikun Local Government Area from using or possessing mobile phones and sunglasses.
According to Sahara Reporters, a resident of the community raised the alarm over the increasing repressive activities of the religious police in the region.
“Hisbah is punishing youths for keeping afro hair and sometimes it is accompanied with beating.
“They have also prevented women and girls from using smartphones, claiming that it is used to spread unIslamic behaviours. They are just terrorising us” he told Sahara Reporters.
Source – Sahara Reporters
Woman Sells Grandson For N1.3M
Polic in Rivers state say, Antonia Amos, the woman who allegedly sold his grandson at birth in Imo state received one million, three hundred thousand naira (N 1.3M) for the failed child trafficking.
Rivers Commissioner of Police (CP) Joseph Mukan revealed this Thursday while releasing the rescued baby to her parents at the State Command’s Headquarters in Port Harcourt where arrested suspects involved in the incident were also paraded.
Mukan stated that detectives of the Trans-Amadi Police Station began an investigation into the case of Child Trafficking, reported 25 September 2020 by one Christian Duru ‘m’, father of the baby.
Source – Vanguard
Four Super Eagles Players Didn’t Test Positive To COVID-19
The Nigeria Football Federation has debunked reports that four players of the men’s national team, Super Eagles, tested positive for COVID-19.
Ahead of Friday’s and Tuesday friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia respectively, it was widely reported that four Super Eagles players had tested positive for Coronavirus in Austria the venue of the games.
Super Eagles of Nigeria spokesperson, Toyin Ibitoye, has now debunked the reports, explaining that the writer of the news misunderstood coach Gernot Rohr when he said that since the outbreak of the pandemic, four players tested positive, but they have been fully recovered from the virus and back in action.
Source – Lailas News
DPO Cocks Gun, Threatens Protesters In Imo
There was palpable chaos in Owerri, the Imo State capital where End SARS protesters comprising mainly youths took to the streets to protest against the crimes committed by some members of the police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The protesters had gathered around the popular Imo state university junction in Owerri bearing carrying placards with various inscriptions and chanting solidarity songs, but as has become a usual occurrence with the End SARS protests, officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) were on the ground to disperse the gathering.
The public demonstration in Owerri today, however, took a slightly different turn when in a bid disperse the crowd, a Division Police Officer (DPO) got into an altercation with a protester.
Source – Channels
Another Recession Looms With ‘Adverse Consequences’ – Buhari
Nigeria’s economy may relapse into a second recession in four years with significant negative consequences, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.
He said this during the 2021 budget presentation to a joint session of the National Assembly on Thursday.
The proposed expenditure is put at N13.08 trillion with crude oil benchmark price of $40 per barrel and daily oil production estimate of 1.86 million barrels.
Source – Premium Times
Taxi Driver Narrates How SARS Officer Allegedly Asked Him To Mobilize Them With N20k After He Escaped From Ritualists
A Nigerian taxi driver has narrated how a Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) officer allegedly asked to mobilize his colleagues with N20k after escaping from ritualists who abducted him.
According to @donkashking, he was abducted at about 9:45pm on Wednesday September 23, 2020 shortly after picking up 3 riders from Eleganza before Lekki 2nd toll gate.
The taxi driver revealed that even though two out of the three ritualists were apprehended after some “area boys” intervened, the IPO insisted on getting N20K to mobilize SARS officers who will arrest the gang-member who escaped.
Source – Linda Ikeji