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13042018 - Herdsmen kill 66 in Benue, Taraba; scores in Zamfara

Vanguard Newspaper 13042018

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6—Vanguard, FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018 My wife is adulterous, troublesome, man tells court By Jane Echewodo LAGOS—A 45-year-old civil servant, Adeola Ajulo, yesterday, informed a customary court sitting in Agege, Lagos, that his wife, Funmilayo, is adulterous and a thief. Adeola, the petitioner who asked the court to dissolve his 11-year-old marriage for alleged adultery, told the court that he was fed up with the respondent’s way of life. His words: “My wife is adulterous, not trustworthy and troublesome; she is uncontrollable and steals my money for frivolous things. “My wife deceived me. She did not tell me that she had another child before I got married to her. She lied to me that the child belongs to her elder sister, which was a lie.” The petitioner told the court that his wife does not care about him and is noncharlatan about the welfare of the children. “I want peace and I don’t want any problem in my life,” he added. He urged the court to end the marriage as he was no longer in love with her. In her response, his wife, aged 38, and a food vendor, said that her husband was a violent and fetish man. Funmilayo said she packed out of their matrimonial home without his consent, adding that that Adeola had also turned her into a punching bag and “beats me in front of our children and neighbours. In her judgment, the President of the court, Mrs Ibironke Elabor said: “Since both parties consented to the dissolution of their marriage, this court has no choice than to dissolve the marriage.” She gave the custody of the children to the respondent and instructed the petitioner to pay N30,000 monthly for their upkeep, education and other bills. :Vanguard News :@vanguardnews :@vanguardnews NEWS HOTLINES: 08052867058 ‘I'm a truck driver by day, robber at night’ By Evelyn Usman LAGOS—A truck driver arrested in the early hours of yesterday in Badagry area of Lagos State, has said he drives a truck by day and turns to a robber at night, “but I do not carry gun.” He was nabbed after a foiled robbery operation and an attempt to rape his female victim. The suspect, Yusuf, as gathered, scaled the fence into the building at about 1a.m., after which he entered one of the apartments where he dispossessed a woman of her valuables. Not done, he proceeded to another apartment where he met a woman identified as Mrs Akanbi. In an interview with Vanguard, Mrs Akanbi said: “I woke up around 1a.m. to find an unknown person in my kitchen with a knife. “Unknown to me, he had been to my bedroom where he collected my phone and the only N100 I had at home. Immediately I asked who he was, he grabbed my hand and dragged me outside, threatening to kill me if I raised alarm. “On the way out, I discovered that the gate was o p e n e d , including my door. I begged him not to hurt me, that the only thing I had was the N100 note and my phone. “To my shock, he said I should allow him have sex with me quietly, since I had no money. At that point, I ran out and called for help. “It was then I realised that my neighbour, whose house the suspect had earlier gone to, were looking for the intruder. “He was eventually caught up with and handed over to the policemen at Badagry Division. Before he was handed to the Police, the suspect during interrogation stated that he was a truck driver. Vanguard gathered when the truck was searched, the N100 note, telephone and earpiece belonging to Mrs Akanbi were recovered inside. During interrogation, the suspect said: “The truck belongs to my boss, Mr. Abu, who resides at Iyana-Ipaja. “I drove into this area on Monday night. I drive truck Yusuf in the day and rob at night. But I do not carry gun when I go for robbery.” LOOKING BACK IN...: Children fleeing their homes after herdsmen invaded communities in Benue State, yesterday. By Ola Ajayi IBADAN—TWO children of one of the new kings installed by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Oba Lekan Balogun, were yesterday abducted at the Akobo residence of the Olubadan of Ibadanland. The distraught father of the twins, High Chief Balogun, was not available for comment, but the mother of the children Cultists kill tricyclist in Bayelsa By Emem Idio Y ENAGOA—SUSPECTED cultists have stabbed a commercial tricyclist, Keke Napep, to death in their failed attempt to rob him at Tombia Market area of Yenagoa, the state capital. Police reports, yesterday, said the suspects had attempted to rob the victim, but killed him for New Ibadan king's twin children kidnapped resisting them. The killing, it was gathered, caused pandemonium in the area, forcing traders to close shops and run in different directions for safety. The victim's colleagues were said to have stabbed to death a youth believed to be one of the suspects, which triggered panic in the town. has been hospitalised due to trauma. Even the state Police Command, when contacted through its spokesperson, Superintendent Adekunle Ajisebutu, denied the incident, but promised to investigate and get back to Vanguard, which he had not done at press time. The kidnap However, a source close to the family said the kidnappers, two in number, came in a vehicle parked very close to the victim’s residence and whisked away the children alongside their mother as they moved out of the house. The source explained that the kidnappers ordered the mother and her children into the vehicle at gunpoint, drove them round the city for a while during which the handset found on the woman was snatched, the SIM card removed, before returning the empty phone to the woman after which she was pushed out of the vehicle. Mrs. Balogun was said to have trekked back home and then called her husband, Chief Balogun. The source said: “It was the SIM card removed from his wife’s phone that was used to call him, making it extremely difficult to track the hoodlums as it was later discovered that the number being used was an inhouse one.” Unconfirmed report said the suspected kidnappers were demanding for a ransom of N100 million before the abducted twins would be released, a demand said to have thrown Oba Balogun off-balance. Siblings die ins By Dayo Johnson AKURE—RESIDENTS of Eyin-Ala in Akure, Ondo State capital, are currently at loss over two children found stone dead inside a freezer. The minors— Olufemitan Olaitan, 9, and Oluwafifunmi Olaitan, 7, were reportedly left at home by their mother, Olubunmi, only for her to return hours later to find them dead inside the freezer. The deceased male children, who were in primary school, sources said, might have been playing inside the freezer only to be trapped thereafter, leading to their suffocation. However, another source alleged that the kids might have been murdered before they were dumped inside the freezer by their assailant. The source said that their assailant may have dumped

Vanguard, FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018—7 :Vanguard News :@vanguardnews :@vanguardnews 8-month-old boy found dead in water container inside parents’ room By Gabriel Enogholase BENIN—TEARS flowed freely as a boy of about eight months was found dead in a plastic water container in his father’s room at their 53, Obakhavbaye Street residence in Benin, the Edo State capital. It was gathered that other tenants in the compound had joined in the search for the little baby, Abdulaziz Abubakar Aji, who had been declared missing by the parents before the discovery of his remains, yesterday. Vanguard also gathered from sources in the street that the father, Abubakar Aji, discovered the lifeless body of the boy floating in the plastic container, when he went for water for his early morning prayer (salat). The source disclosed that Abubakar Aji brought home his fourth wife on Monday and that they are suspecting foul play, as the mother of the late boy went to the toilet only to return to find her second child, Abdulaziz, missing. “The perpetrator of the act must have capitalised on the absence of the mother to dump the baby inside the water container and cover it for the baby to die,” the source said. Landlord speaks Attempts to speak with the baby’s parents proved abortive. But their landlord, Ali-Isu Abubakar, described the incident as unfortunate, saying the boy was a lively baby loved by all. He said he was performing his early morning prayer when he heard people crying, only for him to come downstairs after his prayers to discover that the baby declared missing had been found dead in a water container. His words: “I am disappointed and it is God Almighty who is the Creator of heavens and earth that actually knows all that happened. “The father just married a new wife on Monday. He brought her home here. This is the second night the new wife has spent in the house. “It is unfortunate. And the child is the baby of the house. “He is just about seven to eight months. The mother has just two of them for now, Abdulaziz and Fatima. “Last night, the small girl said she couldn't sleep in her father's room and decided to sleep with the other Hausa neighbour in their room. “Who knows, maybe if she had slept in the same room, the two of them would have been probably dumped into the water container.” Arrests The baby’s father, the mother and the second wife have since been arrested by men of the Aideyan Divisional Headquarters. Contacted, Edo State Police image-maker, Chidi Nwabuzor, said he was not aware of the incident and that he was in a meeting. 10-yr-old girl raped by 50-yr-old man, son narrates ordeal: They always lured me to their house with N20 By Simon Ebegbulem BENIN—A 10-year-old girl, allegedly defiled by a 50- year-old man and his son, aged 16, yesterday, narrated how the men always tempted her with N20 whenever they wanted to sleep with her. She said: “Sometimes, they will even beg me to buy recharge card for them to lure me to their house.” Father and son were arraigned before an Evboriaria Magistrate's Court in Benin for allegedly defiling the girl. The accused, Reuben Enosegbe and Reuben Destiny, pleaded not guilty before Chief Magistrate Efe Akhere of Oredo Magistrate Court 3. Defence counsel, Nicholas Omobude, who pleaded for their bail, argued that they were innocent of the crime until proven guilty, assuring that the accused persons will not jump bail. ide deep freezer in Ondo •They were trapped there during play—Police their lifeless bodies inside the freezer to give the impression that they suffocated after being trapped inside the fridge. Police Police source hinted that investigation into the death of the minors was still in progress and that all avenues will be explored to unravel the mystery behind their deaths. Confirming the incident, which had thrown the entire area into mourning, the Police image-maker, Femi Joseph, described the death of the two minors as sad and unfortunate. Joseph said that “there was no trace that the boys were killed and so far we have not made any arrest on the matter. “We did not suspect any foul play because it appeared as if the kids were playing inside the deep freezer. “They were trapped when there was nobody at home to help them open the door. But it is really a sad and an unfortunate incident.” He further pointed out that the second accused person is a minor and should be granted bail. But his efforts to secure their bail did not scale through as Chief Magistrate Akhere said the matter will not be tried in his court. The court transferred the case to a family court where the accused persons’ bail will be considered upon resumption next week. Meanwhile, the magistrate ordered that the first accused person be remanded at the Oko Prison, while his son, who is a minor, be kept at the Children’s Remand Home, Ugbekun Quarters. The defence counsel, Nicholas Omobude, expressed optimism that his clients will get justice. From left—District 9110 Governor-Nominee/ Charter President, Rotary Club of Maryland, Mr. Bola Oyebade; immediate past District Governor, Mr. Patrick Ikheloa; District Governor, Mr. Adewale Ogunbadejo; President, Rotary Club of Maryland, Mr. George Ikpekhia; Head Teacher, Community Primary School, Ewuntun, Oshodi, Mrs Ojugbele Sherifat, and other officials, at the commissioning of a fence built for the school by the club, yesterday. PHOTO: Oboh Agbonkhese. ... with Emma'nKen (08163121378) Mr., take it Eazy with foolish money Ali Baba and the 40 senses djtelesy: Hahahahahahahaha na die oh. mcshaggi: Lol.... Nice one boss. Naso one man of God tell me say the Lord will take you places after I perform finish for the church. I tell am say noooo, na trek I go I trek go there? Abeg arrange my money. vanilla_buttercup: nor be lie patiencejameson: Na crawl I go do. franklin_flipper101: Lol. Oga that one na set up ooh. Ride on Mummy Freeze! Olu Samuel:þ Simi, you have to acknowledge the fact that he was ordained by God. I am not trying to say you shouldn’t communicate with God directly, but there are situations whereby your pastor will be needed. Leun: Spiritual advice coming from a secular song writer. That’s reasonable now, isn’t it? Kendroid: Nigerians are so obsessed with their pastors, even a married woman can suck her pastor’s … as a means of deliverance! Dosunmu I. A.: Tell them oo. Those that call their pastor Daddy.