The torrential rainfall of almost eight hours on Monday evening claimed the life of a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko Southwest local government.
Sources said the deceased simply called ‘Doyin’, an Indigene of Ekiti state, was away to an unknown destination by heavy flood from a canal very close to her residence in the town.
Her landlord, Elemukona Ademola, who narrowly escaped the raging flood, said: “I had to climb cocoa tree when many people thought I had been carried away by the flood.’’
The landlord said he had made many efforts to curtail the erosion from the canal before.
At the scene of the incident, the Ondo State Commissioner for Agriculture and indigene of the town, Otunba Gboyega Adefarati paid a sympathy visit.
He warned his kinsmen from building houses very close to canal.
Adefarati equally cautioned those who are in the habit of blocking the drainages with refuse to desist from such act as this practice always lead to flooding.
The monarch of the town, Alale of Akungba, Oba Sunday Adeyeye Ajimo and another community leader the Seriki Muslimi of Akungba, Chief Seriki Awesu urged National Emergency Maintainance Agency (NEMA), Ondo state government, federal government and multinational organizations to come to the aids of victims in Akungba Akoko.
According to them, properties worth millions were destroyed in the community while roads, bridges and hotels with vehicles were badly damaged.
They appealed to their people to adhere strictly to town planning instruction and NEMA warning that those living very close to canals and rivers to quit during rainfall.
Already, the University Authorities have suspended lectures and tests earlier scheduled for Tuesday over the incident.
A statement signed by the Institution’s Acting Registrar,Opeolu Akinfemiwa however said all students should resume on Wednesday.
According to him: “The University is leaving no stone unturned in the quest to find the missing student.
“Divers and other volunteers have been sought to search the path of the river in a bid to find the missing under graduate.”
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Akungba Shakiru Ajibola, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Shakuru Ajibola, confirmed the incident and said three persons including a landlord of the house where the girl was carried away by flood were rescued.
He noted that divers were still looking for the undergraduate in the neighbouring rivers.
Already, many roads in Akokoland had become impassable as serious erosion had affected them especially Jubilee road, Hospital junction, Bankole road Ilepa Ikare, Okoja Awara road,Irun to Ojeka,Irun to Surulere to Oluta and Okeagbe to Afin to Eshe.
Two farmers, Bayo Boluwade and Alhaji Adebola Sarumi, appealed to government to shift emphasis from urban roads to rural roads in the state to improve their economy.
Man Arrested For Stealing Church Tithes And Offerings [PHOTO]
A 18-year-old man, Elikor Ehud, has been arrested by men of the Ejigbo police station in Lagos state for allegedly carting away the church’s tithes and offering.
A statement released by the state police command’s spokesperson, Bala Elkana, says on October 1st, one Pastor Moses Nwoke of the Divine Chosen Vine Ministry, Furniture Avenue, Ejigbo, reported at the Ejigbo Police Station that on August 30th after Church Service, unknown persons broke the wooden Boxes placed on the Altar meant for Tithes and Special Seeds of Faith Offering and stole the money.
After a thorough and painstaking Investigation conducted by the Ejigbo Police Station under the supervision of the Divisional Police Officer, Ehud was arrested on October 15th.
When interrogated, Ehud confessed to stealing the sum of six hundred and seventy thousand naira (#670,000.00) cash from the Church Boxes. He also mentioned one Lucky as his accomplice.
The police says efforts are in place to apprehend the said accomplice. The suspect will be charged to Court.
Man Caught Stealing A Pregnant Woman’s Panties [PHOTOS]
The rate at which Nigerians, especially young men are involving themselves in negative attitude this days is highly alarming
Yesterday, a young man was caught stealing a pregnant woman’s panties at University compound.
The yet-to-be identified man who stole panties belonging to a pregnant woman was nabbed october 18, at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai in Niger State.
Though the suspect’s motive of stealing the panties is not yet known. He has already been handed over to security operatives for further investigation
BREAKING: Another Nigerian Killed In South Africa, Says Nigerian Union
Despite effort by both Nigeria and South Africa to end Xenophobia in the Southern African country, the Nigerian community in South Africa has confirmed the killing of one of its members, Ikenna Innocent Otugo.
Mr Sylvester Okonkwo, Acting Chairman of Nigerian Union, South Africa (NUSA) in the Kwazulu Natal Province, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that the deceased was killed at Empangeni, in the province on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
He said that Otugo, 41, and a native of Nimo in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, was allegedly stabbed to death by unknown assailants over a business disagreement.
Okonkwo told NAN on telephone from Empangeni that Otugo had repaired a cellphone for a client in the area. He said that information made available to the union indicated that the female client was not satisfied with the work done by Otugo. Okonkwo said that the client brought some men who allegedly stabbed the victim.
He said, “Otugo died on the way to the hospital following the stabbing. We have reported the incident to the police and national secretariat of our union, NUSA.
“His (Otugo’s) body is now in the mortuary awaiting autopsy.” The acting chairman said that the victim is survived by a nine-year-old son. Contacted, Mr Adetola Olubajo, President of NUSA, said that the national secretariat had been informed about the incident.
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