Barely 24hours after a pipeline explosion at Ekoro area, another fire incident has occurred in Lagos, at the Alaba area, when a fuel-ladden tanker on Monday exploded leaving property destroyed.
As at the time of filing this report, it could not be ascertained if lives were lost or if nobody sustain injuries in the incident which happened at the popular Alaba area of Lagos.
The extent of damage also couldn’t also be verified as efforts were ongoing to put out the fire.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a tanker conveying approximately 33,000 litres of diesel had fallen on the roadside spilling its contents before exploding.
As at press time, men of the Lagos State Fire Service, LASEMA, NEMA and other emergency responders are currently managing the scene of the explosion.
Confirming the explosion, the Directo-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said the management of the disaster scene was seriously ongoing.
“Upon arrival of the LRT at the incident scene, it was observed that a tanker conveying approximately 33,000 litres of diesel had fallen to its side spilling its contents.
“The LRT and men of Lagos State Fire Services are carrying out suppression activities to mitigate/curtail the spread of the fire. Rescue/Recovery operations ongoing,” he said.
Osanyintolu appealed to members of the public to remain calm and observe the directives of LASTMA and other agencies on ground, adding that the situation would soon be brought under control.
Face Of SARS Officer, Oyato Who Allegedly Killed Nigerian Footballer
A SARS officer identified as Oyato has been fingered in the killing of Nigerian footballer, Tiyamiyu, Kaka, Kazeem in Ogun State.
According to reports, officer Oyato is said to be notorious for scouting perceived internet fraud operators, also known as “yahoo boys” in order to obtain money from them.
Reports also have it that he has amassed wealth for himself from proceeds of his extortion of internet fraudsters arrested within his jurisdiction.
He is said to have in his possession fleet of cars, some of which have special plate numbers in his name.
On the fateful day, he was reported to have angrily forced Kaka out of the moving vehicle, ramming him into another oncoming vehicle because Kaka had identified himself as a footballer but not a “yahoo boy”.
Woman To Be Banished From Delta Community For Reporting Her Husband Who Allegedly Had Sex & Impregnated Their 14-Year-Old Daughter
Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, has written an open letter to the Delta state government for immediate action to be taken as members of a community in the state hace concluded plans to barnish a young woman who reported her husband after he allegedly had sex, impregnated and procured an abortion for their 14 year old daughter, Chidinma.
According to Gwamnishu, the crime was committed sometime in 2010 and the suspect is still in prison. Read his open letter below:
OPEN LETTER TO:
1. GOVERNOR IFEANYI OKOWA
Executive Governor Delta State
2. HON. BARR. PETER MRAKPOR
Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Delta State.
3. HIS ROYAL MAJESTY EMMANUEL EFEIZOMO II
Chairman Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers.
Mrs. Grace Eze’s husband raped their 14 years old daughter sometime ago and the said rape led to the said daughter’s pregnancy. The pregnancy was aborted at the instance of Mrs Eze’s husband in a bid to cover-up his iniquitous acts.
When Mrs. Grace Eze found out about the crime her husband had committed, especially in view of the sensitive nature as it involved the rape of a minor, it became imperative for detailed investigation, especially medical investigations, so as to ensure that the victim was free from any medical conditions; and indeed that the culprit faces the law for the embarrassment he had brought to his family and entire Deltans.
Flowing from the foregoing facts, Mrs. Grace Eze first reported the matter to husband relatives and Behind Bars Human Rights Foundation reported to the Police in fulfilment of our constitutional duty to report the suspected commission of crimes, and in a bid to secure professional guidance for a detailed medical investigation of her daughter’s health and emotional status.
We were extremely embarrassed and disappointed when we found out that some community leaders had summoned Mrs Grace Eze and gave her a list of items to compulsorily provide to “cleanse the land” because she reported her husband to the human rights and sought help for her daughter. The said list of items is herein annexed to this letter for your kind perusal.
Mrs. Grace Eze was further threatened that if she failed to comply with the directives of the said community leaders, she will be banished from the community and severely dealt with.
Worthy of note is the fact that the family of the person who committed the rape and orchestrated an abortion, has not been summoned to provide any items to “cleanse the land”. (The man still in Prison custody).
We see what is at play as a conscious effort to cover-up a crime and victimize Mrs. Grace Eze.
We are very aware of your influence and astute leadership in your and therefore urge you to intervene immediately in this case so as to salvage the image of this community and put a stop to the imminent threats Mrs Grace Eze has received from her community leaders.
We have elected not to petition the community leaders to the National Human Rights Commission, as well as proceed to court in a bid to safeguard and defend the fundamental rights of Mrs Grace Eze because we are confident that you will intervene and see that justice is done. No citizen of our country should be punished for exercising her constitutional or legal rights.
Kindly accept the expression of our esteemed regards as we look forward to hearing from you.
Behind Bars Human Rights Foundation
Man Arrested For Attempting To Kill His Mother In Nasarawa
The Nasarawa Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), has arrested a 26-year-old man for attempting to kill his biological mother in Lafia, the state’s capital.
Parading the suspect identified as Kamaldin Abu Sabo before newsmen, the State’s NSCDC commandant, Mahmud Gidado Fari said he threatened to kill his mother on numerous occassions.
Fari added: “That is why we have arrested him and would soon charge him to court. It is wrong for anybody to say that he would kill another person. What makes this case different is that she is his biological mother”
The suspect who denied the allegation against him, accused him elder brother of reporting him to the agency.
Kamaldin said: “I am living on Shendam Road in Lafia. I dropped out from Government College Keffi. I am a Tailor and did not attempt to kill my biological mother. And I did not agree with the statement of the NSCDC that my mother reported me; it was my elder brother who reported me to the NSCDC.
“I had the tattoo because of the fancy I have for it, but I am not a cultist.”
He however couldn’t explain why he had many scars on his face and body.