Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Love is said to be the fire of life that neither consumes nor purifies; but for 35-year-old Janeth Odehgbe, hers was a different case as she has been set on fire by her husband following disagreement over her collecting a cup of wine from another man during a party they both attended.
Recounting her ordeal in the hand of her 39-year-old husband, Mr Kehinde Adesanmoye, Janeth told Crime Alert that on September 11, 2012 around 10 pm, her husband poured petrol on her as she was preparing Indomie noodles for a customer and fire caught her immediately. She was nearly consumed by the fire but for passers-by that rescued her.
She said, "I saw him coming towards me, as he got nearer, he ordered my customer to leave and as I tried to run for my dear life, he poured petrol on me and fire caught up with me immediately. Passers-by rescued me and ran after him to fight him, but immediately they noticed it was him, they all went to their various homes. Then some of them took me to the Police station and from there I was taken to Peaceful Convalescent Center, Alhaji Obe Street, Ejigbo Lagos."
Trouble was said to have started for the duo on September 8, 2012 when Adesanmoye and his wife went for a naming ceremony of a friend who stays beside their residence at 22, Olaoluwa Street, Abaranje, Ikotun. "As we got to the party, my friends who were also present were hailing me, calling me 'Indomie', because I was known for selling Indomie. I was invited to sit on the chairs they have organized for friends. Adesanmoye was sitting right beside me.
"After some time, my friend, a vulcanizer, Taye offered me a bottle of wine, but I rejected it at the first instance because I was on my menstrual period and I don't want to take anything alcoholic. But when the pressure from my friends was too much, pestering me to take the wine, I decided to take a cup.
"Immediately Adesanmoye saw me finish the cup of wine, he got up and started going. I ran after him to ask what went wrong. To my surprise, he started abusing me and asking why do I have to collect a drink from a friend in a party while he was sitting right beside me, and why do I have to kiss a friend in the party too?" Janeth narrated in pains.
"My husband has always been jealous. He used to beat me every time under any guise and excuse. I have tried several times to leave him but he always threatened to harm me. I stayed with him because I was afraid of him and my life. He always told me that I could never escape from him, except I leave Lagos State. Anytime I said I was leaving him, he would say, no problem, that he would do something to me that I will not forget. Now, see what he had done to me.
He wanted to kill me" she added.
An unconfirmed source intimated Crime Alert that Adesanmoye was later arrested and detained at the Ikotun Police station. His relatives were alleged to have called for amicable settlement, offering the victim a sum of N100, 000 (One hundred thousand), which the victim reportedly rejected.
She however called on the government to ensure that her husband paid for what he did to her, adding "am an orphan. I have no father or mother. I sell Indomie to live. Now, I've spent all my money. In fact, I need help.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Sources said the women on arrival in Jeddah were promptly separated from their male counterparts and detained for not been able to pilgrim's muharram, that is, the
approved male companion
accompanying her on the trip, usually a husband, father or brother.
The Saudi authority last
night, threatened to
deport them back to Nigeria on the next available hajj plane.
The nearly 400 women were only allowed to be supplied water and food by the Saudis after strenuous efforts by the
Nigerian Consul in Jeddah and the Minister of State for Foreign
Affairs, Alhaji Nurudeen,
However the Sultan of Sokoto Muhammadu Sa'ad who is the
Amirul Hajj condemned the Saudi action and described it as "an
insult to Nigeria and to this country's millions of muslims."
He the action of Saudi authorities was a surprise because during the numerous meetings held between Nigerian and Saudi officials to prepare for this year's hajj, the issue of
muharram for female pilgrims was never raised.
They issued visas to all these pilgrims, only to embarrass, detain and threaten to deport
them when they arrived in the holy land. How can they do this
As at yesterday, Max Air alone had already delivered 9,700 pilgrims to Jeddah in 19 flights
from Abuja, Kano, Katsina and Sokoto.
9,700 Muslims from Nigeria alone, if they were to pay for fare, would all be in Saudi?
Friday, September 21, 2012
It was gathered that the 53 years old Sola had gone to a hotel located in the city with one of his guards to 'receive' from a lady simply identified as Amen before he met his untimely death.
Amen fled from the hotel room after Mosiko slumped but was arrested and taken to Ekiadolor Police Station, Benin City where she was detained for three days.
A source said: "When Mrs. Mosiko's phone rang in the morning, she felt something was amiss since she could not sleep throughout the night while awaiting the arrival of her husband at home. She became more worried when the caller, a policeman invited her to a hospital.
"Initially, she thought it was an accident. But she was shocked when she searched her dead husband's body and saw no wound. She was later informed that her husband died in a hotel."
Another reliable insider revealed that the deceased's wife and children left Lagos for Benin City to spend their holiday with him and on the fateful day, the widow put several calls to his phone but there was no answer.
Edo police Public Relations Officer, Anthony Airhuoyo, called the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, of Ekiadolor police station who confirmed the death of Mosiko, saying the police is aware of his death but debunked his demise with a woman.
He said: "His death was not linked to a woman. He was only reported to have died of Sudden and Unnatural Death (SUD),'" the DPO said.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
At least 30 persons were feared dead in a crash, which involved four vehicles on the Mabolufon Junction near Ijebu-Ode on the Lagos-Benin Expressway in Ogun State.
About 20 others were critically injured.
Most of the victims were roadside traders and commuters waiting to board vehicles on the expressway.
It was a gory spectacle.
There were wreckages of wares, horrifying mangled human bodies and blood stains everywhere.
At the time of filing this report around 7pm, the bodies of seven people, including that of an expectant mother, had been deposited at the morgue of the State Hospital in Ijebu–Ode.
Doctors were battling to save the lives of more than 20 people said to be critically injured, eyewitnesses said.
Officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), the police and the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE) were seen evacuating the dead and the injured to hospitals in Ijebu-Ode and the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu.
An FRSC official declined to give the casualty figure.
But TRACE Zonal Commander Tommy Hamza said 30 people died.
The Ogun State Police Command explained how the crash occurred.
Its spokemen, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the accident claimed many lives.
He said it was caused by a trailer from Ikorodu, which reportedly entered the expressway at a time a truck and an unmarked bullion van were coming from Lagos.
The truck and bullion van were said to be at close range and on top speed.
Adejobi said as the truck driver from Lagos attempted to avoid ramming into the one from Ikorodu, it swerved and crashed into people by the roadside.
He said the driver of one the trucks, Mr Adebayo Adedayo, has been arrested while the youths in the community, acting on the belief that the police caused the accident, attempted to mob some police officers from the Obalende Division, when they arrive on the scene.
The police spokesman said the police had no hand in the accident.
In Lagos, about 65 passengers last night escaped death when a LAGBUS commuter bus caught fire.
The bus, an Ashok Leyland, with registration number XZ 564 AKD, with code number W0 17, is under the management of Nationwide, one of the private operators of the BRT scheme.
The bus reportedly left Oshodi and was heading to Ikorodu when it caught fire at 7. 47pm as it came out of the Maryland tunnel.
The fire was said to have started from the engine.
It was reportedly discovered by the passengers in another vehicle. They called attention to the fire.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The General Overseer of the Church, Evangelist Silva Wealth, told reporters that "the Lord has revealed to me during the prayers session that there was a woman (Name withheld) with an issue and that something was blocking her womb. As the prayers intensified, the woman started screaming and bleeding started when the object came out.
"I cannot touch it and that was why I don't know if the horse was already dead or not. I can't describe the object. We have seen people that vomited several things during our service but not this type of thing.
God has been blessing our ministry with prophesies and miracles, "he said.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Meanwhile, the court also granted bail to the driver who was involved in the accident with Governor Oshiomhole convoy during the governorship campaign along Auchi road. The Lawyer to the Accused Applicant, Barrister Esenalumen, the current NBA chairman, Benin Chapter, told the court that the health of the accused applicant was deteroriating. The state did not file or make any tangible response. Consequently,bail was set for on liberal term
Monday, September 3, 2012
Mr. Sanjo who is a carpenter by profession said he did not have sex with his wife, Taiwo, for over three months before she disappeared from home on November 25, 2011, only to return February 18, 2012 with pregnancy
The petitioner, Mr Sanjo maintained that the pregnancy was not his own.
The petitioner therefore urged the court to dissolve the marriage and grant him custody of the three children except the fourth child.
The Respondent, Taiwo denied the allegation and informed the court that her husband wanted her to abort the pregnancy and move out of the house because of his elder sister who always meddles into their marriage. She pleaded that the court should not dissolve the marriage, that Ekeola remained the biological father of the fourth child.
Meanwhile, the court president, Mr. Emmaunel Shokunle, adjourned the further hearing to September 19, 2012.