The Ondo State police authority in Akure has shut down rumours going around that the body of the missing 1-year old Kolawole Gold, was exhumed from the Sotitobire Miracle Church in Akure.
Several irate youths in Akure besieged the church premises this morning setting it ablaze following the rumours that the body of little Kolawole Gold who went missing in the church in November was exhumed from the church’s altar.
Femi Joseph, the spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command said the rumour is untrue. Read his statement below;
“The Ondo State police command wishes to notify the public particularly the residents of Akure in Ondo State that they should disregard the rumour going around that body of a recently declared missing boy in the state have been exhumed from Sotitobire church in Akure.
It is rather unfortunate that this misleading news spearheaded by a popular TV station has ignited spontaneous reactions from the irate youths leading to wanton destruction of lives and properties.
The irate youths set the church building ablaze. Some officers dispatched to the scene to calm down the situation were pelted with stones leading to many injuries.
Their patrol vehicle was also damaged. This rejoinder became important to disabuse the minds of many Nigerians who might have fallen for this propaganda and wicked lies.
The general public should also not be deceived by reports that the command has abandoned the investigation of the matter, as the case file is already on the way to the DPP for legal advice. However, this latest happening has necessitated more reinforcement to the scene of the incident to contain the situation.
Man Jumps Into Lagoon From Third Mainland Bridge Lagos
A man, 22, jumped into the lagoon from the third mainland bridge yesterday. The man identified as Daibo Toju Davies resides at 17, Sosanya street, Gbagada.
A report said that he had engaged the services of an Uber taxi from a hospital before the occurrence. He allegedly stopped the Uber on the bridge pretending to be having a running stomach before plunging into the lagoon.
Lagos State Emergency Management Agency public affairs officer, Nosa Okunbor said they are making efforts to rescue the man.
“He should be in his mid-twenties. He ordered a car-hailing service from Gbagada to the Island. He deceived the UBER driver that he had a running stomach after which he jumped into the lagoon.
“As I speak with you, the marine unit of the Lagos central zone has been searching for the victim since 11:30 am, but we have not found the body.”
Two luggage with his personal effects and affidavit were discovered on him.
Watch the video here;
Police Van Picks Passengers In Lagos
Police van has allegedly been used for commercial purposes in Lagos. This is due to the ban on commercial motorcycle and tricycle popularly known as Okada and Keke Napep in some parts of Lagos.
This is captured by a Twitter user @caren_diala who captured the moment Lagosian rushed to get a seating space in a police van.
Read her tweet;
Policemen Arrest Colleagues For Obtaining Bribe In Lagos (VIDEO)
A video has surfaced online showing some policemen arrested by their colleagues for obtaining bribe.
Also, the officers are attached to the Nigeria Police Special Squad ‘Operation Puff Adder’. So, they stormed the spot in patrol their patrol van and arrested the officers collecting bribe at the Ijesha area of Lagos State.
Watch the video here;