A pregnant woman who was in labour died today after she was allegedly delayed by police officers for not wearing a face mask in the Ogun Waterside local government area of Ogun state.
According to reports, the deceased, Waidat Adedeji, went into labour and was being rushed on a motorcycle by one of her children to the Ita-Otu General hospital when they were stopped by police officers at Sowore checkpoint. The police officers inquired why they were not wearing face masks and also not obeying the social distancing order of the state government.
It was gathered that the policemen allegedly delayed the motorcyclist for hours before they were later released. The woman reportedly died some minutes after.
Youths in the area blamed the police for her death. As a way of protest, they took her corpse and dumped it at the Abigi Divisional Police Headquarters.
Confirming the incident to Tribune, the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, denied the claim that police officers caused the pregnant woman’s death.
“Our officers were not responsible for the pregnant woman’s death. There were three occupants on a motorcycle as against the directive of the state government that only two people should occupy a motorcycle at a time. They were stopped and interrogated on why they did not obey the sit at home order. They informed the police that the woman was being conveyed to hospital for delivery, and having noticed that the woman was in pains, our men allowed them to proceed,” he said.
Pastor To Die By Hanging For Murder
An Ondo State based Pastor, Kolawole Samson, has been sentenced to death by hanging for killing one Ayo Olaniyi at a village near Okeigbo area of the state.
The late Olaniyi was said to have in March 2016, gone to hunt frogs alongside three others at a fish pond owned by Pastor Kolawole.
Pastor Kolawole was sentenced to death by an Ondo state High Court sitting in Akure presided over by Justice Ademola Bola.
Kolawole was found guilty of inflicting injury on the deceased’s head with a cutlass.
The deceased later died to at a hospital he was admitted.
Prosecuting Counsel, Mr Olusegun Akeredolu and Mrs Omotola Ologun, argued that the offences contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Section 319 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Laws of Ondo State (2006).
Mother of the deceased was one of the witnesses called to testify during trial
Pastor Kolawole however pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Justice Bola however uled that all evidence before the court showed that Pastor Kolawole was guilty of killing Olaniyi.
The judge held that Samson Kolawole should die by hanging.
COVID-19: 325 Chinese Nationals Evacuated From Nigeria
325 Chinese Nationals have been evacuated from Nigeria in a plane headed for Shanghai, due to the lingering Coronavirus pandemic.
China has evacuated 325 of its citizens from Nigeria via an Air Peace flight that was scheduled to depart at 10:05 pm on Thursday.
The Nigerian government has also evacuated some Nigerians from other countries back home.
France, the UK, and the US are among the countries that have also evacuated their nationals from Nigeria since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Samir El-Khodari, a Lebanese living in Nigeria, has revealed that 25 out of the recently evacuated Lebanese nationals from Kano state have tested positive for coronavirus.
According to him, of the 125 Lebanese transported to Beirut from Kano, 25 tested positive for COVID-19.
The number represents one-fifth of those evacuated from the northwest state by the Lebanese government.
As of Thursday evening, Nigeria had reported 8,915 cases of the novel coronavirus with 259 deaths.
However, the virus was first reported in China in December 2019 and the country has reported at least 82,000 cases with more than 4,000 deaths.
Man Allegedly Stabs His Brother To Death Over A ₦100 Drink
A family has been thrown into mourning after their son, identified as Chisom Eze, allegedly killed his elder brother, identified as Henry, at their residence located at Johnson Street, Alaba, Lagos over N100 soft drink.
It was reported that it all began after, Chisom stepped out, leaving his drink, only to return to discover that his brother, Henry has drank his soft drink, which greatly infuriated him.
In anger, Chisom allegedly used a knife to stab his brother in the neck in the presence of their sister.
On seeing what happened, she ran out to call for help but he unfortunately died.
Eye witnesses allegedly tied up Chisom to prevent him from running while the police were contacted to handle the matter.
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