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DELTA OFFICIALS STORM VANGUARD OFFICE… BEAT JOURNALISTS, TAKE AWAY PHONES, DOCUMENTS, CASH

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In a Commando style, officials of Sapele LGA of Delta State yesterday invaded the Sapele office of Vanguard Newspaper, demanding for N100,000 on the alleged order of the council Chairman, Mr. Ejaife Odebala.

The invading council officials did not only beat up Vanguard’s correspondent, Mr. Godwin Oghre, his T-shirt was also torn. The council officials ransacked the office and carted away mobile phones, documents and several personal effects, as well as some cash which total value was yet to be ascertained as at press time.

They claimed the N100,000 amount was owed the council by Vanguard.

The Correspondent, who arrived the office few minutes before the officials came, pleaded with them to approach the headquarters of the company to make their demand known. Recounting his ordeal, Oghre said he was later dragged into a waiting 18-seater Toyota Haice bus with no number plates.

According to him, he was dragged out of the vehicle and made to face what they described, as “Our Mobile Court,” manned by two men and two women in black suits, who they called “Our Judge.”

The ‘judges’ ordered Oghre to drop another N20,000 or be forced into what they described as “Our Prison custody until you pay the debt on behalf of your company.”

He said he made frantic efforts to contact the council chairman, but his mobile line,  rang several times, but was not answered. He said the state PDP Chairman, Chief Kingsley Esiso, who picked his line, pleaded with the council workers on phone, but his plea fell on deaf ears.

Oghre added that as the angry council workers continued to beat him, he gave them another N20,000 which he said was the office collections for the week for change of name publication, which ought to be published today.

Efforts to reach the council chairman were unsuccessful at press time.

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Man dies while watching football in Lagos bar

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A yet-to-be-identified middle-aged man has died while watching football at a local bar along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Thursday, May 16.

The deceased, who was a regular customer in the open bar, was said to have walked in, sat down, and started to watch a football match until he fell asleep.

Efforts to wake him when the match ended, however, proved abortive as he was found motionless.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident, said it was reported at the Elere Police Division.

He said, “The owner of a bar located along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway reported at Elere Division that at about 6:15 pm on Thursday, one of his male customers in his 50s, whose name and address are yet unknown, came into the open bar to sit and watch television.

“He was later observed to be sleeping on the chair and in an attempt to wake him up, it was discovered that he was lifeless. The scene was visited by detectives of the division, and the deceased was seen lifeless on the chair without any mark of violence.

“The body has been removed to the Mainland General Hospital mortuary, Yaba, Lagos State for autopsy. Efforts to trace his family are in progress.”

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LASEMA rescues young man who mistakenly fell into Lagos lagoon

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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says it has rescued a man who “mistakenly fell” into the lagoon.

Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, LASEMA permanent secretary, told NAN that the agency received a distress call around 7am on Friday.

Oke-Osanyintolu said the man reportedly fell into the lagoon at Falomo bridge.

“Following the distress call, LASEMA activated the state’s emergency response plans with the swift arrival of LASEMA response team from Lekki zone at the incident scene at 8:02am,” NAN quoted him as saying.

“On arrival of the team at the incident scene, investigations revealed that the man had been resuscitated, and had identified himself as Segun Amoo.

“He narrated how he mistakenly fell into the Lagos lagoon at the aforementioned location.”

Oke-Osanyintolu said information obtained from Lagos State Water Authority (LASWA) revealed that Amoo was seen struggling for survival inside the lagoon.

The LASEMA permanent secretary quoted LASWA officials as saying: “Our staff had, around 11.00 p.m. yesterday night, observed Amoo struggling for survival in the lagoon waters after he fell off the bridge, thereby leading to the LASWA rescue team’s response.

“Amoo was rescued by the LASWA officials and subsequently stabilised by the agency’s pre-hospital care paramedics.

“He provided vital information about himself after resuscitation, stating that his home address is at Ilaje-Bariga, Lagos.

“He also clarified that he was not suicidal while narrating how the incident of his fall off the bridge occurred.”

Oke-Osanyintolu said the LASEMA response team proceeded to the victim’s home address for further investigations, where the rescue team handed over the victim to his relatives.

He said the victim’s brother claimed that the family had been searching for him for some time.

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Truck rams into BRT on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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A truck has rammed into a Lagos State BRT bus at Ibafo bus-stop along the Lagos Ibadan Expressway.

Our correspondent who went to the scene gathered that the accident occurred around some minutes to 6am on Saturday.

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps and Police on response call at the accident scene insisted that only their Public Relations Officers were authorised to speak.

However, unconfirmed reports from onlookers noted that several people on the BRT bus were injured.

Onlookers accounts noted that the BRT was parked loading its passengers at the bus stop before the truck loaded with cows heading to Lagos rammed into it, taking it off the road to destroy shops and kiosks by the roadside.

The cow truck had been towed a little away from the scene so as not to hinder traffic.

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