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How actor allegedly stabbed neighbour to death over N1, 000 electricity bill — Police

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An Investigative Police Officer (IPO), Insp Israel Ojo, told an Ikeja Special Offences Court how a 30-year-old actor, Temitayo Ogunbusola, allegedly stabbed his neighbour, Oladotun Osho, to death over an N1,000 electricity bill.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ogunbusola is being tried for murder which he had pleaded not guilty to.

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Ojo told the court he was an officer in charge of surveillance in Ikotun Division when the case was reported at about 7.00 p.m. on May 15, 2020

He was led in evidence by the state counsel, Mrs Adebanke Ogunnde.

The police officer told the court that the brother of the deceased, Joshua Osho reported the case at the station

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He said: ” When I got to the hospital the deceased was rushed to, I met him on a stretcher with a deep cut on his left chest, lying lifeless. I also met the defendant who had also sustained minor injuries, sitting down in front of the hospital with a knife in his hands.

“He said he wanted to stab more people but my team and I stylishly collected the knife from him and took him to the station.which I stylishly collected from him and took to him to the station.

“There were many people, mostly Hausa boys in front of the hospital and I asked what happened and they told me the defendant was apprehended when he wanted to escape.

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“I took the defendant to a hospital beside the station to treat the injuries he sustained. His statement was taken voluntarily while the statement of the brother of the deceased was also taken.

“Investigation revealed that the deceased, with some other tenants and the defendant, had issued on NEPA bill in which the defendant refused to pay N1,000.

“The defendant angrily went inside the house, brought out a table knife and stabbed the deceased on his life chest, following the disagreement,” he said.

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While being cross-examined by the defence counsel, Mr Wale Ademoyejo, the witness said he had been in service for 20 years and that he wrote a statement for the defendant because he was not in good mood.

The police officer said he based his statement on what he was told and that the defendant also confirmed that he stabbed the deceased.

He also confirmed to the court that he was aware that the deceased, defendant and other tenants came to the station in the morning of the alleged incident over the Nepa issue and the officer on duty warned them to maintain peace.

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The witness, however, said that he was not aware that the defendant came back again to the station to complain that his neighbours did not allow him into the house.

According to him, the defendant was given a chance to call his lawyer but he called his aunt to the station instead.

He also confirmed to the court that he did not record the statement of the defendant in his phone because he was using a small phone at the moment.

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“The complainant said that when the defendant picked up the knife, all the occupants ran out of the room but the deceased drew closer to him.

“The complainant, while making his statement, said that the defendant stabbed the deceased in the compound but when we got to the house, none of the tenants was ready to write a statement and I did not make any arrests.

“I called a photographer to take a picture of the deceased at their hospital and I can not tell if this is a case of manslaughter because the defendant confirmed that he stabbed the deceased,” the witness said.

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NAN also reports that another IPO, ASP Kazeem Oladimemji, attached to State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Panti, testified that the case was transferred to him on May 18, 2022, and his team visited the crime scene at No. 4 Sebil Kazeem St., in Ikotun-Egbe.

Oladimeji said his team filed a form for corona but the family of the deceased declined a post-mortem examination because they were Muslims and the body was released to them for burial.

According to him, he took the defendant to the police clinic when he feel sick while in their custody.

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NAN reports that the statement of the defendant, the deceased photograph, a copy of the corona inquest form and the outpatient index card form of the deceased were admitted in evidence after no objection from the defence.

The witness further said the investigation on May 25, 2022, revealed that the defendant was a tenant and had not been cooperating with the co-tenants.

He, however, confirmed to the court that his team could not retrieve the used in the alleged murder as they could not find it.

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“We tried to retrieve the knife but it is not in our possession because the defendant threw it away after he used it,” he said.

Justice Olubunmi Abike-Fadipe adjourned the case until Jan. 17 for cross-examination and continuation of trial.

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NBC Slams TVC, Arise TV N2m Fine For Broadcast Violation

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By Gloria Ikibah

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission NBC, has sanctioned Television Continental (TVC) and Arise television stations for breaching sections of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code.

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According to a letter by the Director General of the Commission, Barabe Shehu Ilelah, the television houses are to pay a fine of N2m each.

The letter reads in part: “The penalty shall be paid within two weeks of the receipt of this letter or sanction shall be graduated.

“The broadcaster shall ensure that its presenters handle programme with professionalism and sound judgement, to ensure that it does not lose focus or lead to unfair treatment of any person or institution.

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“Broadcasting shall promote human dignity; therefore, hate speech is prohibited. The Broadcaster shall not transmit any programme, programme promotion, community service announcement or station identity, which is likely, in any circumstance, to provoke or perpetuate in a reasonable person, intense dislike, serious contempt or severe ridicule against a person or groups of people because of age, colour, gender, national or ethnic origin, disability race, religion or political leaning”.

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SAD! Customer Dies Inside Bank In Delta

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A customer slumped and died after standing in a queue for long hours at a commercial bank in Agbor, Delta State.

According to the Tribune on Friday, the yet-to-be-identified man died after waiting for hours on end to collect his Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card at the bank’s branch in Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.

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Confirming his death, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said, “He was not trying to withdraw cash as claimed; however, he came to the said bank to collect his ATM card.”

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Angry Customers Attack Wema Bank in Ibadan For Inability To Withdraw Money+VIDEO

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A group of angry protesters have attacked Wema Bank Plc at the Ibadan the Oyo State capital.

Naijablitznews.com reports that this is amid the Protest of scarcity of the new naira notes and fuel in Ibadan

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Naijablitznews.co recalled that residents of Ibadan had taken to the streets in protest against the hardship triggered by the naira notes swap and the hike in fuel price.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) late last year introduced newly-designed N200, N500, and N1,000 notes and gave a January 31st deadline to phase out the old notes. The deadline was later extended by ten days following the outcry by Nigerians over the policy.

Despite the extension, the new notes are scarce and Nigerians are finding it difficult to get the old ones.

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Also, in several parts of the country, the pump price of fuel has increased with people buying the product for as high as N500 per litre. Long queues have also resurfaced in many places.

People are Fed Up with the situation forcing some residents to take to the streets, demanding that the authorities urgently address the situation.

The roads leading to the Iwo area of Ibadan were deserted as the protesters barricaded them. They were also burnfires on the road and reports suggest that a commercial bank was attacked in the process.

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