Four persons died after a jeep ran into a commercial bus at the Lekki Epe expressway in Lagos state.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the accident occurred in the early hours of Sunday.
In a statement, Adesina Tiamiyu, general manager of LASEMA, said 16 people were also injured severely as a result of the accident.
“The agency was alerted at about 6.49 am on a distress call via the emergency toll free line 112/767 regarding an accident at the 1st Gate inward Oriental Hotel along Lekki Epe expressway on Sunday 11th of March 2018,” the statement read.
“This prompted the immediate activation of the agency’s response team, other emergency responders and the security operatives to the scene of the incident accordingly.
“A total of four fatalities was recorded which includes three adult male and an adult female. 16 casualties with severe injuries were recorded including 4 adult female and 12 adult male. The driver of the jeep was transported to the general hospital at marina.”
“Emergency/security operatives were involved in traffic management measures to forestall the occurrence of a secondary accident, crowd control, giving medical care to the casualties and subsequently moved them down to the general hospital at marina and trauma centre at toll gate for further treatments.
“The (two adult male) who died at the scene were subsequently handed over to SEHMU while the remaining two (an adult male and an adult female) were later confirmed dead.”
Adesina advised motorists to endeavour to drive with caution when using the highways.
He said drivers should abstain from drinking alcohol before plying roads to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.
How they murdered my son, husband – Housewife
The tragedy that befell the Adiele family of Eziama-Ubulu, Mgbidi in Oru West Local Government Area, Imo State last week has sent shock waves across the length and breadth of the state. Their son, Dominic Adiele was allegedly clubbed to death by the son of his uncle and some suspected cultists he hired from Benin in Edo State.
The late Dominic vomiting blood at his hospital bed before his death.
According to the police,the suspects have been arrested and that the matter has been transferred to the homicide department.
Incidentally, Dominic’s father allegedly suffered the same fate in the same manner fifteen years ago in the hands of the father of the suspected killers of Dominic.
The similarity in the death of father and son in the same manner and allegedly in the hands of members of same family has sent tongues wagging.
The sordid tale started in 2003 after Edmund Odimma Adiele, 61, had a disagreement with his brother, Patrick, over his house. The disagreement led to an altercation which degenerated into fisticuffs resulting in death of Edmund after he was allegedly beaten up by his brothers. Incidentally, just last week, his son, Dominic Adiele, 17, died in similar manner in the hands of one of the sons of the same man suspected to have beaten his father to death, 15 years ago.
His mother, Emilia Adiele, 43, who narrated her plight to Crime Alert alleged that the same man and his son killed her husband and her son by beating them to death. According to Mrs Adiele, “the family of my late husband’s brother, Patrick, has been unleashing terror on me and my children over my husband’s house. They wanted me and my family to pack out of the house. That was why they engaged my husband in a fight and beat him to death in 2003.
Crime Alert visited the home of the deceased where the deceased mother and two elder brothers narrated their ordeal in the hands of their late father’s brother. Emilia claimed that because she refused to leave her husband’s house for Patrick, it has been so difficult living in that same compound and moreover she was faced with threats to her life.
Also one of the elder brothers to the deceased, Chjioke Adiele, 23, said on Sunday morning when he saw the children of their uncle, Patrick, with some unknown faces enter into their compound, he began to suspect their evil mission. He said he was with other relatives when he heard his brother, Dominic, shouting for help. He then rushed to the compound and saw that Patrick’s children had beaten his younger brother to a point he was so weak and unable to stand up on his feet.
In his own story, Chigbo Adiele, 25, elder brother to the deceased lamented that he does not know who would be the next to be killed after his father and their younger brother and that all he needed was justice. “After I went to the market to buy motorcycle parts, as I was working on my motorcycle, I saw about five boys walking into our family compound. I noticed that they were children of my uncle but before we knew it, I started hearing a loud voice and it was my younger brother, Dominic, crying and asking for help. I rushed inside to rescue him and they were with different weapons.
“By the time my elder brother came, Dominic was already on the ground as a result of the injuries he sustained. When they saw my elder brother, some of them ran away. The most painful aspect of this story was that two of the boys that came together with our brothers are strangers and they had guns and other dangerous weapons.
Narrating her predicament, their crestfallen mother, Emilia Adiele, said: “This is not the first time and it is not the second time. I have been struggling to forget the previous incident. This is just the same way my husband, Odimma Edmond Adiele, died in 2003. In the case of my husband, this same man called Patrick and another younger brother to my late husband joined hands and beat him till he was unconscious. My husband fainted while they were still beating him. During that time, this Dominic that was beaten to death was my last child. He was still a baby.
“After beating my husband, do you know that the next day, they conspired and invited the police and my husband was arrested and detained in the police station. Then, it was my late father who went to the police station and bailed him. That day he was bailed, he came back and the next day he died. My husband’s brothers, sisters as well their mother confirmed that it was that beating by his brothers that made him to fall sick and later died.
“They want me to leave my late husband’s house for them and I asked them why would I leave my husband’s house and where do they expect me to go with my children? This is why they have been troubling my life since my husband’s death. I remember the untold hardship I passed through in order to raise my children after their father’s untimely death. Now that I am about to enjoy the sweat of my labour, the same people have cut short my hope and bundle of joy. My son is no more; I can’t see Dominic again and Dominic can’t see me again.
When my husband died, my children were still little and barely could recognise the face of their father as it is today. Dominic was still crawling as a baby. He was leaning how to walk, when his father died.
Recounting the tribulations of her family while her husband was alive, distraught Emilia told Crime Alert: , “My husband worked in the court and it was through the assistance of Justice Onumajuru that he got the job. His brother was envious of his job and did not spare any opportunity to criticise and condemn him publicly. In fact, he boasted that he would give my husband trouble for him to prove that he was capable of working in court”.
Confirming the development, Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Andrew Enwerem, told Crime Alert in Owerri, that the suspects have been arrested and that the matter has been transferred to the homicide department. “The matter was actually reported at the Ibieasogbe police station, where the suspects were arrested in connection with the beating to death of the young man. And the matter has been transferred to the state CID, Owerri, Homicide Section, where the suspects are being interrogated. The Commissioner of Police, Dazuki Galadanji has ordered an investigation into the circumstances and to ensure that justice is done.”
Missing OOU student and his girlfriend found dead after going on a date with his car
A female student of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, was declared missing in May, after she went on a date with her boyfriend, Adebisi Oriade a.k.a. Oh Dollar.
Apparently, she went missing with her boyfriend in May, with the boyfriend’s car door found open, with his girlfriend’s slippers found in it. Neither the lady nor her boyfriend, who was also a student of Olabisi Onabanjo University, were found.
Sadly, both of them have now been found dead. Their decomposing bodies were found today inside a bush at Oru, Ijebu, Ogun State, weeks after they were declared missing.
The boyfriend was a 300-Level Computer Science student of OOU while the girl was a Diploma student of same institution.
Friends and course mates have posted heartfelt tributes to the pair on Facebook.
Generator fume kills family of six in Edo State
Six members of a family are reported to have died after they inhaled generator fumes.
The victims which include, the mother of the house and five children, including a set of twin were all found dead in their apartment. Theur father, who was identified as Tochukwu Okwueze was found still breathing, as he was said to have been rushed to a private clinic along Eweka Street for medical attention.
The incident occurred at Akpata Street, in Egor Local Government Area of the State, where the generator was said to have been left in the kitchen at the family’s apartment on Monday night and left running all night.
It was gathered that neighbours who discovered the lifeless bodies of the victims on Tuesday morning after forcing the door open, raised the alarm of their discovery. Their lifeless bodies were later deposited at the mortuary of the Central Hospital, in Benin, amidst weeping and wailing by sympathizers.
One of the relatives of the deceased, Vincent, explained to newsmen that his younger brother called him from Lagos to inquire what was happening. “He told me to go the house, that something not pleasing to the ears had just happened. I call her (deceased woman’s?) line. Somebody picked the call and said that they (victims) slept and did not wake up. “The whole family was affected. But the police told me that the father survived it. They said that though his case was serious and that if there was the need to rush him to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, they would call me. It is a family of seven. The youngest is a set of twins,” he said.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo confirmed the incident.
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