Pastor Timothy Abiola shoots pastor-colleague dead in Osun State.

A pastor, identified simply as Timothy Abiola, has allegedly shot dead a fellow pastor, who was also his friend, Pastor Bamiji Ilori.

 

The Police Public Relations Officer for the Osun State command, Mrs. Folasade Odoro, who said this in a statement on Sunday, added that the reason for the action had yet to be ascertained.

 

The name of the church of the two pastors was not stated, but the PPRO said Abiola shot his colleague with a locally-made gun.

 

She stated that the gun had been recovered by the police, adding that the incident happened in Ikire, Osun State.

She said that the suspect was arrested following a report made to the police by a relative of the deceased cleric.

 

She said, “Ilori had confessed to the police. Investigation into the killing has started and the suspect will soon be charged to court.”

 

She stated that the remains of late pastor had been deposited at the Catholic Hospital’s morgue in the Oluyoro area, Apomu, for autopsy.

 

It will be recalled that a pastor identified as Adepoju, had in January 2014 stabbed his colleague and friend, Pastor Julius Oguntoye, to death in Gbongan, in Osun State.

Civil Defence Shoots, Kills Black Market Petrol Seller

A yet-to-be identified female personnel of the Nigerian Security Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), yesterday shot a black market fuel seller, simply identified as Dijo to death, in front of the Forte Oil located at 21 road area of FESTAC Town, Lagos State.

The NSCDC personnel was part of the task force, who in conjunction with the police, were mandated to restore sanity to 21 road following the chaos created by fuel queue.

Although it was yet to be ascertained why the personnel shot Dijo, it was however gathered that the deceased bled and died on the spot before help could come, even as two other fuel dealers sustained injuries.

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Teenager Shoots Grandmother, Siblings For Waking Him Up

A teenage boy opened fire on four family members, including his grandmother and two young children, in an East Nashville, United States home.

The spokesperson for Nashville police, Kris Mumford, said that shortly before 7:17am, a relative of the 16-year-old boy attempted to wake him up for school when an argument broke out between them.

Mumford said, “There was a quarrel about getting up and getting ready for the day when the 16-year-old ran to a closet, got a 9mm handgun and started firing.

“Bullets struck the teen’s 67-year-old grandmother twice. His 12-year-old sister and six-year-old nephew were both grazed by the gunfire. The teen’s nephew is his older sister’s son,” Mumford added.

The teen also tried to shoot his 42-year-old mother in the living room of the home, but Mumford said the woman ducked behind a couch and avoided being hit.

The teen’s two-year-old sister was also in the home when the gunfire broke out but was fortunate not to be hit by bullets, police said.

According to the Tennessean, the teen then fled the home on foot and tossed the gun at a nearby apartment.

Police, however, found him along a rail path, arrested him and eventually recovered the handgun.

The grandmother was said to be recovering from in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, while the two children were being treated at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Police said the teen’s family said they were not aware the firearm was in the closet.

Nonetheless, investigation is ongoing to ascertain the source of the gun, Munford said.

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Police Officer Mistakenly Shoots Wife In Lagos

A police corporal attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) Ikeja, La­gos Police Command, on Tuesday night, mistaken shot his wife in their resi­dence at Egbeda area of Lagos.

Investigation revealed that the officer, who is described as one of the best officers of the command, forgot to put the pistol on safety catch when he got home at about 10.00pm.

Excited to see her hus­band, the deceased hugged her husband and also helped him to hang his clothes while they chatted about family issues.

He was about to remove the gun from its pouch when it allegedly fired and hit his wife who was sitting on their matrimo­nial bed on his laps.

Neigbours, who heard the gunshot said the cor­poral on realising what happened, grabbed his bleeding wife and raced to the nearest hospital. All efforts to save her failed.

At the command head­quarters, his colleagues were seen in groups dis­cussing the unfortunate incident.

One of them said: “ It is unfortunate that such a thing will happen to him. He was so close to his wife that he was always in a hurry to go home. We know that nothing can bring back the dead but we pray that the po­lice and her family will forgive him so that he can take care of his family.”

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19-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots Himself While Taking Gun Selfie

Deleon Smith, a 19-year-old father of two, was found dead in Houston, Texas, yesterday after accidentally shooting himself in the throat while trying to take a selfie, ABC 13 reports. Police say Smith was posting photos to Instagram with his cousin when the gun went off.

According to KHOU, Smith attempted to take a photo with the gun pointed to his head when the gun went off. His uncle who lives on the same block attempted to resuscitate Smith, but Smith was dead by the time he arrived. Both the police and Smith’s family believe the shooting was completely accidental. They are still investigating who actually owned the gun Smith was using.

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Police Officer Shoots 2 At Checkpoint Over N1000 Bribe

A policeman shot two persons to death because they refused to bribe him at a checkpoint in Taraba . The two persons killed include a co-driver of a trailer full of cows and the man in charge of controlling the cows.

The event occurred in Chediya village along Wukari- Benue highway on Sunday evening when the mobile police officer stopped the trailer driver at the checkpoint and requested the sum of N1000 bribe to allow him pass.

A witness said that the head driver begged the policeman to collect N500 instead of the usual n because he had exhausted his money at other checkpoints.

According to the witness, the police officer refused to collect the N500 saying the trailer driver was disrespecting him.

The driver then exited the trailer to appeal further. Instead, the police opened fire and killed the co-driver and another man, herding the cows in the trailer.

The angry youth in the community went on rampage killed the policeman and burnt the police patrol vehicle at the checkpoint.

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