Two women were feared burnt in a kerosene explosion at their various houses in Igboukwu, Aguata local government area of Anambra State.
The incident reportedly occurred when the victims poured the kerosene bought from the market but suspected to be adulterated inside their lanterns.
The Nation reports that the explosion affected parts of their houses.
The police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect has been arrested.
He said, “There was a report at Igboukwu Division that between 12th and 13th February 2020, one Roseline Onwuka ‘f’ of Ozala village Isuofia and Ebere Ibejiekwe ‘f’ of Isiaku village Isuofia bought kerosene suspected to be adulterated from one Chidiebere Umeobi, a kerosene seller at Nkwor Igboukwu Market and took the kerosene to their various houses.
“The kerosene exploded when they used it in their lantern and stove respectively.
“As a result, both Mrs Roseline Onwuka and Ebere Ibejiekwe sustained varrying degrees of burns all over their body while parts of their houses was also gutted by fire which emanates from the kerosene explosion.
“Both victims are receiving treatment at the hospital. Scene was visited by Police detectives attached to Igbuokwu Division and photographs taken.”
Mohammed said samples of the kerosene was collected and taken to DPR for analysis, adding that the case was being investigated.
Man Buried In A Mercedes Benz According To His Last Wish [PHOTOS]
Many were shocked after a South African man was buried in is favourite Mercedes Benz, and his family says this was done according to his last wish.
The man identified as Tshekedi Pitso shocked his family when he told them he wanted to be buried inside his favourite 1980s E500 Mercedes Benz.
Pitso’s niece Sefora (Pitso), 49, said at first the family was shocked at the news, but he always spoke about how he would love his funeral to be.
The village of Jozanashoek in Sterkspruit, Eastern Cape, where Pitso was a chief and also a member of United Democratic Movement (UDM), came to a standstill on Saturday as their chief was buried in Mercedes Benz.
“My uncle made it clear that he wanted to be buried inside his car. He was a lover of Mercedes Benz and as a family we had to grant him his wish,” she said.
Villagers watched in awe as Pitso in his car, was towed to his grave in the family grave yard.
Pitso was dressed in a cream white suit and seated behind the steering wheel with both his hands placed on the steering wheel.
Angry Men Throw Away Trader’s Bowl Of Garri In Onitsha For Selling At A Ridiculous Price
Some men in Onitsha allegedly went into town today to condemn traders who increased prices of food items.
A female garri seller was however dealt with as a big bowl of her garri was thrown away by the said men who were angry that she increased the price of her goods from N500 to N1500.
Facebook user, Jestymoore Nnokwa who shared the story wrote;
“Today In onitsha, igbo boys went into town to see those wicked and cruel market women selling food items at exorbitant prices, unfortunately for this Garri seller, she was selling Garri of N500 for N1500 and the boys threw everything away on the ground. They were upset with what they saw in the market today in onitsha market
But do you support the action of the boys?
Let’s have your say on this.”
COVID-19: Witches Association Warns Members To Suspend All Meetings
The Witches Association in Ghana has asked its members to suspend all meetings amidst the global battle against coronavirus otherwise known as COVID-19.
According to a report by Wildout Ghana, the head of the Association who was unnamed warned all members to suspend all meetings and stay at home.
Quoting the leader of the association, Wildout Ghana’s reporter, Kofi Yehowah, said the impact of the coronavirus is slowing down the activities of the witches
“We can’t touch people anymore. Even when our members meet, we can’t greet any longer so we have to suspend meetings till everything is okay,” the witches said.
Meanwhile, ORIENTAL TIMES understands that Ghana currenly has a total number of 152 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
However, latest reports from the country say that 31 patients have recovered so far from the deadly disease.
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