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How Police Shot 33-year Old Man Waiting For Free Sallah Ram In Ilaje, Bariga (Pictured)



There was tension in the Ebute Oniyanrin in the Ilaje, Bariga area of Lagos on Tuesday after a police sergeant, Adekan Adesola, shot dead a 33-year-old man, Abiodun Balogun.

The police, however, said Abiodun, known as Anarchy, was a wanted cultist, and died during an exchange of fire.

Abiodun, who worked as a moulder in a block industry, had been called by a friend at about 8am to come to the Oniyanrin area as Sallah gifts were going to be shared by politicians.

It was gathered that Abiodun, who reportedly went with an unidentified friend, was however, manhandled by the police sergeant.

It was learnt that Adesola, who was not in uniform, allegedly dragged Abiodun on the ground, before shooting him.

Abiodun’s friend was said to have escaped from the scene.

The deceased’s mother, Aishat Balogun, who was called on the telephone that her son had been shot by a policeman, had gone to the Bariga Police Division, where the sergeant was attached and where the corpse was taken to.

The woman was reportedly barred from entering to see Abiodun.

When Punch Metro visited Ajileye Street where the Baloguns’ lived, sympathisers lamented the death.

Aishat, who spoke with our correspondent in Yoruba, claimed that the police sergeant had been looking for Balogun as a result of her son’s refusal to join the Eiye cult group which dominated the area.

She said,

“I was still with him on Monday, and we were discussing how we would celebrate the Sallah. I did not know that evil was lurking. It was around 8am today (Tuesday) that someone called me and said the sergeant had shot Abiodun dead. The lie they are spreading now is that he was a cultist.
“But the fact is that Adesola is a notorious policeman in our area. He has been shooting at people, claiming that they are cultists. But Abiodun was not a cultist. They had been luring him to join them, but he refused. I do not know the fate of my son presently. I have not been allowed to see him at the police division.”

Our correspondent, however, learnt that the corpse was still at the Bariga Police Division as of the time of report.

Abiodun’s wife, who did not want her name in print, said they were together in the morning when her husband received a call that he should come for Sallah gifts at the Oniyanrin area.

She said,

 “We were together till around 7am when that phone call came in. So, he went to the area to collect his gift.
“That was where Adesola met and shot him. The policeman was in mufti, and Abiodun was not carrying a gun. He did not have any weapon.”

Other workers and friends of the deceased at his block industry who spoke with PUNCH Metro claimed that Abiodun was murdered in cold blood by the policeman.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joe Offor, however, said Abiodun was a wanted cultist by the police, adding that the 33-year-old was shot dead during an exchange of gunfire.

He added that the matter had been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, for further investigation.

He said,

“He was a wanted cultist by the police. He died during the exchange of fire. He was known in the area as Anarchy. The case has been taken to SARS for further investigation.”


Naira Marley signs Vusic to Marlian Records




Naira Marley, the singer, has signed a new artiste named Vusic to Marlian Records, his music label.

Naira Marley took to his social media pages to unveil his new signee on Monday evening.

The singer shared a video of himself and Vusic vibing together to a perceived new song.

The singer also went down memory lane as he recalled his struggles in the music industry many years ago.

“Remember way back then dem dey laugh my history, now I don clear browser and if I wanna know how I came this far, you go need browse am,” the singer wrote.

“Please guys help me welcome @Vusic to Marlian music. No long talk let’s get to work bro.”

Vusic also took to social media to appreciate Naira Marley for the “great opportunity” to join Marlian Records.

“Thanks to @Nairamarley for this great opportunity. Steady bangers coming up,” he wrote.

“I’m happy to be part of the Marlian family.”

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“You bought car, yet your family is suffering” Portable throws shade at Spyro (Video)




Nigerian singer, Portable has thrown a subtle shade at upcoming singer, Spyro.

The two had fallen out after Spyro in an interview stated that he doesn’t desire to work with the controversial singer.

Offended by his remarks, Portable via his Instagram page threw shade at him questioning if he takes care of his family.

Portable noted how Spyro bought a car, yet allows his family to suffer. He also claimed that the singer is living a life of Foreign in local.

“You buy car, you dey oppress, have you taken care of your family. You get a car, family dey suffer. You are living the life of Foreign in local. Have you taken care of your family”.

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Yvonne Jegede addresses rumour of secret marriage to Ned Nwoko




Yvonne Jegede, the actress, has addressed rumours of a secret marriage to Ned Nwoko, the husband of Regina Daniels.

A blogger had claimed that Jegede recently got married to Nwoko and subsequently deleted all her Instagram photos.

Reacting to the post, the actress expressed frustration at the way false information goes viral on the internet.

Jegede described the post as “evil and false,” adding that she won’t waste her energy fighting the blogger.

“When many people tell you they know ‘something’ is happening or believe something has happened, you asked them how they got to know, they tell you they read or heard it from the internet,” she wrote.

“Oftentimes, they heard it from idiots. How could you be this bold about falsehood? How can you lie so confidently?

“How can you intentionally tarnish people’s image and damage relationships all because you want to attract people to your blogs?

“This funny post is evil and false in every intent. I won’t dissipate energy fighting you. Karma is already dealing with your destiny.”

Jegede also questioned how deleting her Instagram photos indicates that she had a secret wedding,

“How does deleting my photos on my page give off anything???” Jegede wrote.

“The effrontery to mention my son sef, I suppose give you one dirty slap.”

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

She has widespread experiences across different professions and skills, which includes experiences in; Marketing, Media, Broadcasting, Brand and Event Management, Administration and Management with prior stints at MTN, NAPIMS-NNPC, GLOBAL FLEET OIL AND GAS, LTV, Silverbird and a host of others

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