Teenage hairdresser escapes being burnt alive over N1,500
Six persons have been arrested in connection to an assault on a teenage girl accused of petty theft.
The allegation came up after Adewale, a 15-year-old girl, made to plait the hair of a neighbour, Adedayo Adesanya.
In Somolu, Lagos, a group of six people alleged to have harmed Adewale have been arrested by in a report by The Nation News.
Her father was also battered by one of the aggressors while trying to defend his daughter according to reports.
“In the morning of that day, I was eating with my siblings when Aunty Dayo called me to come and plait her hair. I told her I would come when I finished. I went to her room after my meal and she was not there.
“I just stayed there and suddenly I saw someone run out of the house.
In the evening of that day, they accused me of stealing N16,000. They later said they were looking for N6,000 and then N1,500.
“Then Iya Feranmi took fresh pepper and mixed inside water. She poured it in my eyes. The next day, Daddy Dayo came to our house and beat me up. He also beat up my father.
"They called some boys to beat us. One woman started begging them to leave us alone before they did.
"Iya Feranmi brought kerosene and matches. They poured kerosene on my body and wanted to strike a matchstick when someone took it from them.
"Auntie Muria brought belt they used to flog me.
“Since that day, anytime I passed by, they taunted me. They called me a thief and they tell my father that he gave birth to a thief. My mother was not around while all these were going on.
“Because of the pains I was in, I admitted I stole the money and they untied me. My father asked if they saw the money with me or if they saw me steal it, but Daddy Dayo slapped him.
“They scattered our apartment and in the process, they saw a cloth and new shoe and they accused me of using the money to buy them.
"Whereas, the cloth and shoe were bought for me and my siblings, but since mine was big, I folded it and kept it so that I will wear it when I grow to the size," the teenager Ikimi Adewale told The Nation.
Chike Oti, a Superintendent of Police (SP), confirmed that the case was referred to the police by a child's right activist.
Lagos cab man in trouble after passenger dies in his vehicle
A Lagos cab man got in a sticky situation in Ojota after a passenger named Muyibi died in his vehicle on Friday, April 6, 2018.
The deceased was discovered in the backseat where he had drawn his last breath.
He died shortly after withdrawing a sum of N100,200.
A resident of the Ojota community revealed to Punch News on a condition of anonymity how things developed at the scene of tragedy.
“The driver had picked some other passengers along the way, and they had all paid and dropped off at their various bus stops.
“When the victim did not respond when they got to the terminus, the driver parked the cab to rouse him, but he was cold.
"The driver raised the alarm, which drew the attention of commuters and passersby to the scene. People checked him and discovered that the man was dead," the witness said.
For the cab driver, the idea of having a dead man at the back of his car seat wasn't so much appetizing.
Mukaila Bankole, the chairman of the cab drivers association in Ojota confirmed that the event was a scary one for the subject who raised alarm following the shocking discovery.
A crowd of pedestrians gathered around him as a result. The police reportedly let go of him but refused to release his cab.
“It happened around 3pm on Friday. The man went to withdraw some money in UBA.
"The Ogudu Divisional Police Officer was compassionate; she pitied the cab driver, who had become jittery.
"Although the man was not detained, his cab was impounded at the station pending when the deceased’s family would show up,” narrated Bankole.
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