According to the News Agency of Nigeria DSP Bala Elkana the Spokesman for the police in Lagos State, confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday, saying that the incident happened on Sunday along Akerele Street, off Falolu, Surulere.
Elkana said at about 9.130p.m on Sunday, Surulere police station received a distress call from Randle Hospital Surulere that a tricycle operator was brought to the hospital with a broken head, in a pool of blood but died on arrival.
He said the information gathered by Homicide detectives revealed that the deceased had a misunderstanding with a man on a major road along Akerele Street, Surulere.
According to him, during the argument, the driver, riding a Jeep, brought out a wheel spanner and hit the deceased person twice on the head.
He said that after a thorough examination of available traces, the Jeep driver was identified as Christian Innocent, 39 years old.
He said “He was arrested by a team of detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer Surulere, CSP Jimoh Jabaje on Aug. 22. He confessed to have engaged the deceased person in a fight over right of way.
“He confessed that there was a vulgar abuse between him and the tricyclist over who among them have the right of way as they both accused each other of rough driving.
“There was no crash between the Jeep and the Tricycle. Suspect will be charged to court.”
Pirates abduct three Russian sailors in Cameroon
Three Russian crew members of a cargo ship have been abducted by pirates near the port of Douala in southern Cameroon, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Friday said.
The cargo ship “Marmalaita” belonging to the Danish company, Ultrabulk, carrying the flag of Antigua and Barbuda, was attacked by unknown people on Thursday.
According to the Russian Embassy in Yaoundé, Cameroonian authorities and representatives of the ship-owner company are taking steps to clarify the incident, the statement said.
Russian diplomats are actively working with Cameroonian authorities and the ship-owner to facilitate the quick release of the Russian citizens, a report by Xinhua, said.
NDLEA talks tough over Gombe farmers inducing labourers with hard drugs
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the NDLEA Commandant in the state, Mr Aliyu Adole gave the warning in an interview with the newsmen on Friday.
Adole said that investigation revealed that some farmers were in the habit of adulterating milk and pudding with drugs before giving them to labourers employed to work in their farms, to enable them work tirelessly.
According to him, most of their victims were youths between the ages of 15 and 30 irrespective of gender.
The Commandant said “I want to seize this opportunity to warn perpetrators of such act, that NDLEA will not leave any stone unturned to ensure they face the wrath of the law.
“Those found wanting will be prosecuted, therefore desist from such act.
”Research in the state had shown that youths, male and female, were the major victims of drug abuse.
”Further findings showed that the impact of drug abuse on academic activities impede with the physiological, psychological and emotional functions of the students.”
Adole said that the effect of drugs could impair the memory and affects other intellectual faculties.
He also said that some of these youths also engage in related vices of drug trafficking which seriously affect the nation’s development and render the labour market saturated with unwanted or unqualified labour force.
BREAKING: Police nab suspected killers of Enugu Catholic Priest
DAILY POST reports that this was disclosed by the Commissioner of Police in Enugu state, CP Suleiman Balarabe during a press briefing at the Command’s headquarters.
Fr. Offu was murdered early this month at Awgu Area of the State, a development that sparked outrage.
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