Guard Kills Friend In Lagos, Cut Body Into Pieces & Dumps In The Bush.

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a security guard, Haruna Abubakar, in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State, for allegedly killing his friend.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Abubakar and the victim, a herdsman, whose name had yet to be ascertained, worked on a farm in the area.

It was gathered that Abubakar and the victim were on the farm on Saturday when a disagreement ensued between them. The altercation was said to have led to a scuffle, during which the 28-year-old suspect hacked the herdsman to death.

Our correspondent learnt that Abubakar dismembered the deceased, packed the parts in a sack and dumped them in a bush.

A source, who has knowledge of the incident, said the deceased’s brother, identified as Adamu, reported a case of missing person to the police when the victim did not return home from the farm on the day.

“A police team went to the farm and some persons provided useful information, which indicted the suspect. He was arrested based on the tip-off and he actually confessed to killing his friend,” the source added.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Office, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident.

She said the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, had directed that the case be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for investigation and prosecution.

She said, “The command, upon discreet investigation and intelligence gathering, arrested the suspect. The victim, aged 27, was his friend and co-worker.

“They had an altercation which resulted in a physical fight and in the process, the suspect attacked the deceased with a dagger, cut him to pieces and dumped him in the bush.

“The clue gathered by the police led to the arrest of the suspect who later confessed to the crime and led operatives to the scene where the body parts were recovered.”

17-Year Old Teen Kills Himself Moments After Accidentally Shooting Dead His Friend

A Labor Day with friends turned into a devastating tragedy for four high school students when one accidentally shot another, and then killed himself out of despair.

Marsavious ‘Savie’ Frazier was showing Daquarion Hunter, both 17, a gun as they sat by side in an alley behind their friend’s home in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The gun accidentally went off and struck Hunter in the chest, causing him to drop to the ground.

Frazier immediately panicked and ran, putting the gun to his head before pulling the trigger. Both
teens’ bodies were found just 30 yards away from each other.

Their 17-year-old friend Armonte Tolbert, who saw the horrible incident unfold, was holding Hunter when police arrived, crying and screaming in shock.

Tolbert told police the three teens and their friend Timothy Whittaker had spent most of the day playing video games before going to their usual ‘chill spot’ next to the garage at his house.

The teens had set up chairs in the area and were hanging out around 9pm when Frazier revealed he was upset after seeing a woman earlier that evening.

Tolbert told police Frazier had made comments about hurting himself but that his friends were able to ‘talk him down’, according to the Kalamazoo Gazette .

This was apparently not unusual for Frazier, who Tolbert told police had made ‘suicidal comments in the past as well’. But on that day there was ‘no further concern’ among the friends and Whittaker left for five minutes to walk to a nearby convenience store.

Tolbert was texting on his phone when he saw Frazier pull out a gun and begin ‘playing with it’.

The teen told police he had never seen Frazier with a gun before, and did not know he had one on him until just moments before the shooting.

Whittaker was near the alley when he heard a ‘pop’ sound over the music coming through his headphones. Then he heard a screen and saw Hunter fall to the ground.

He then saw Frazier running toward him. The friends were only three feet apart from each other when the teen stopped and shot himself in the head, according to the police report.

Authorities added that neither of the teens had consumed alcohol or used drugs prior to the incident. Emergency responders started CPR on Frazier after feeling a faint pulse, but he could not be saved.

The friends were both pronounced dead in the alley where they had hung out together countless times before.


Woman Bites Off Friend’s Eyelid In Lagos

A 24-year-old woman, Angela Job, who allegedly bit off her friend’s eyelid during a fight, has appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Standing trial on assault occasioning grievous harm charge, the accused entered a `not guilty’ plea.

According to the prosecutor, Insp. Ben Ekundayo, the accused had on Aug. 19 at about 6.30 p.m. at Papa Bus Stop, Badore Road in Ajah on the Lekki-Epe Expressway, bit off the eyelid of the complainant, Uche Anyanwu. He said Angela bit off Anyanwu’s eyelid when she asked the accused to pay the money owed her.

“A fight ensued when Anyanwu asked for the money and the accused bit off the eyelid, causing him grievous harm,” he said.

The offence contravened Section 243 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. In his ruling, Magistrate Ade Adefulire, granted the accused a N200, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum. Further hearing has been fixed for Sept. 29.


Man Stabs Friend To Death Over N2,000 In Lagos

The remains of 37-year-old Kamoli Isiaka, who was stabbed to death by his friend Azeez, last week, at Ololade Street at Morogbo community, have been committed to mother earth at a Muslim burial ground at Iyana Isashi.

It was gathered that the late Isiaka and his friend, Azeez, had issue over N2,000 given to them by one Mr. Ololade in the neighbourhood, which led to the former being stabbed in the neck by the latter.

At the scene of the incident at Ololade Street in Morogbo community, the family and friends of the deceased had already gone to Badagry General Hospital to retrieve the remains for burial according to Muslim rites.

Before burial, family members took the corpse to the Baale of Ayetejuesefo community in Elija, where the alleged suspect fled to after committing the crime. According to the deceased step-brother, Alfa, “the man, whom they named the street after, gave Isiaka, and two of his friends N2,000 for a reason yet to be known. It was while they were sharing the money that Isiaka and Azeez began to fight.

While people who were around tried to intervene , Azeez rushed into his house, picked a bottle, broke it and stabbed Isiaka. Immediately neighbours around tried to save isiaka’s life by taking him to the hospital, unfortunately, he died on the way due to loss of much blood.”

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Student Stabs Friend To Death Over Girlfriend

The police in Kano has taken into custody a former student of First Grade College in Kano, Sadik Ado-maje suspected to have stabbed his estranged friend, Usman Salisu to death over a girl friend.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kano State Command, DSP Magaji Majiya, told Reporters in Kano that the suspect have been apprehended after a futile attempt to escape justice.

DSP Majiya said that “the suspect is now cooling his feet at the Kwalli Police Division and would be arraign soon as we complete our investigation”.

“I don’t want to preempt the likely of our investigation, but I want to assure you this matter would be followed to its logical conclusion”, DSP Majiya assured.

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How To Know If A Friend Is Worth Keeping

It has been said that people “come into your life for a reason, season, or a lifetime,” but some are just seasonal lifetimes. It has also been said that you cannot make new old friends. True friendship is born by having shared experiences, and only time will tell if a friend stands the test of that time. So many things occur in life that separate old friends, rather than bring them together.

I’ve read that one of the biggest regrets of those facing death is not having kept in touch with old friends. Let’s face it, the older we get, the faster time seems to go, so there’s no time like the present to connect with old pals. Social media sites such as Facebook have made this easier and certainly more feasible. Admittedly, it’s easier to find male friends on Facebook because name changes through marriage make locating females a little more complicated. Although I’m only on Facebook occasionally, I decided to insert my maiden name on my personal account, and I’m glad I did.

Some years ago while on Facebook, I spotted my old friend Tamar, who was using her maiden surname. She wrote on her page: “California dreaming for my 60th.” I responded by saying that I lived in California and it would be great to see her. I really didn’t think she’d follow up, but she did, and I’m thrilled to have spent some time with her on a recent weekend.

Ordinarily, Tamar’s 60th birthday would have gone unnoticed by me, although every October 17 for the past 40 years I’ve thought about her, wondering where she was and what she was doing. Tamar and I met at the International Teen Camp in Lausanne, Switzerland, when I was 15 and she was 16. Our parents were trying to bring some culture into our lives and get us out of stiflingly hot New York. We were roommates and immediately clicked, as we found that we had common sensibilities and a similar sense of humor.

During that summer in Switzerland, The Beatles were the worldwide rage, although only those who spoke English fluently really understood what the lyrics meant. However, the international teens from all around the world chimed along when we’d sing.

It was 1969, the year of the first moon landing, and Tamar and I recently reminisced about the small TV up in the corner of the gymnasium where kids from around the world watched this monumental event. Not us. We were more interested in giggling and flirting with the cute boys from the Middle East. I share this information with a little bit of embarrassment, but at my age, honesty is the best policy.

What I realized during Tamar’s recent visit is that the friends we make during our early years are the genuine ones. They’re the ones we feel most comfortable with. They were privy to the important secrets of our youth, so they love us for who we are and not necessarily for what we’ve accomplished, what careers we’ve had, how successful our marriages were, and how many children we’ve birthed. We are loved for our inner core.

Last week when I was in Florida visiting my daughter, I saw Barbara, an old junior high school friend. Prior to last year, we hadn’t seen one another in more than 40 years. I was amazed that we’d aged in a similar way, and it was as if no time had passed. We shared stories about old boyfriends and how strangely alike our family dynamics were.

The 1960s were the days when life was simpler — there were no computers, cell phones or text messages. Basically, we only had TVs and transistor radios. Also, some of us had record players playing 33s and cassette players. When Tamar and I were in Switzerland, we didn’t communicate with our parents for eight weeks. If they received a phone call from overseas, it meant that we’d either gotten in trouble or were ill. Communication was done the old-fashioned way–via those blue, folded airmail letters and postcards.

Back at home, my recreational activities included going to the local movie theater, ice skating, bowling, dancing, reading and listening to the music of the day. I wasn’t allowed to watch television, which probably contributed to my passion for reading. (It’s funny to see that now, my 85-year-old mother watches television all day long, but back then she treated it like a contaminated visitor in our home.)

My mother worked part-time as a receptionist in a doctor’s office, and I remember having the only working mom in my neighborhood — she was the only one who didn’t wait for me in the kitchen with an apron and homemade cookies. It’s not that she had to work — my father held a good job as a store manager — she just wanted to get out of the house a few hours a week to stimulate her brain. For the most part we went out to eat, although sometimes we ate Swanson TV dinners and Chinese takeout on our small aluminum kitchen table.

While I’ve made some good friends during my adult years, reminiscing about how we were during our teens was refreshing and fun for Tamar and me. What we’ve both come to learn is how little we’ve changed. She still saw me as a grown-up hippie, and I still saw her as a good communicator — accepting and a bit conservative. I was able to locate a photo of her in her room in Switzerland, and there was a pillow on her bed that said “Do Not Enter.” On another photo it said: “Dearest Diana: In the short time that we’ve known each other, you’ve showed [sic] me what it’s really like to love. I can’t remember what life was like before meeting you — it could not have been any good. It really is true love. I love you. Tamar.” Her words warmed my heart and made me aware that when we come into one another’s lives, we have no idea of the impact we’ll make.

This reminds me of a writing exercise I give my memoir students, which can be quite revealing. You might want to try it. I tell them: “Make believe you’re on your deathbed and there’s a line of people coming over to say good-bye. Those people have been chosen by you. Who would you choose, and why?”


Police Arrest Fed Poly Oko Graduate For Beheading Friend in A’Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command on Wednesday arrested a 32-year-old graduate of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, Mr. Stephen Onona, in connection with the death of his close friend and employee, Mr. Daniel Solomon.

Onona is from Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State while Solomon was from Uruan LGA of Akwa Ibom State.

Onona was said to be an employee of Africana First Publisher, Uyo, where he worked for four years.

The Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State Command, Mr. Gabriel Achong, said Onona invited
Solomon, who worked for him as a professional barber, to his house over a misunderstanding bordering on about N1m.

He stated that as soon as they had discussed the issue, Solomon went to bed while Onona took up a machete and cut off Solomon’s head before cutting other parts of the body in pieces.

The CP added:

“After cutting off Solomon’s head, he removed his two arms and laps, put them into his bag and threw them somewhere. He put the remaining parts of the body in ‘Ghana Must Go’ and dumped them in the gutter. He put Solomon’s head in the dustbin and dumped it in the bush.

When I got the news on Tuesday morning that somebody was killed and thrown into a gutter, I swung into action. I did every possible to get him arrested. I had to locate the owner of the house where the murderer lived.

We got the landlord and asked whom he gave the house to; and he disclosed the guy’s identity to us. And with the help of tracking device, we called the gentleman (Onona), and he told us that he was in Onitsha.

We tracked his number and in the evening on Tuesday, he was arrested in a street here in Uyo. He led the police to where he dumped all the body parts of Solomon. He has some friends and we used these friends number to get to him.”

Achong stated that when he reported the matter to the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, he said the IGP wondered if Onona was of a sound mind.

He added that in the course of his interaction with Onona, he discovered that the suspect was of a sound mind, saying nothing was wrong with him.

Onona admitted to committing the crime, saying he was provoked because Solomon could not tell him how he had spent the N750,000  he gave him to set up the barbing business.

He said:

 “I am 32 years old and working here with Africana First Publisher. I am in the police net because of my boy, Bassey Solomon. He took my money, N750,000, which I obtained from a bank for him to set up barbing business.

The barbing saloon was at 55, Itu Road. I am angry with him to the extent of carrying machete and killing him.”

OPC Says Jonathan Remains A Friend, Denies Plan To Rig Lagos Election

OPC has denied the allegation that it intends to rig the April 11 gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections in Lagos state.

OPC described the statement credited to the All Progressives Congress’ National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, as “blatant falsehood”. “There is no iota of truth in the statement. The OPC is neither a political party nor partisan organization,” the OPC’s Director of Media and Publicity, Yinka Oguntimehin, said in a statement Friday.

Mr. Oguntimehin said Mr. Mohammed has a penchant for peddling falsehood against the organisation. “He had earlier lied that the OPC led by Otunba (Dr.) Gani Adams would cause chaos and disrupt the presidential elections held on 28th day of March, 2015 by distributing Military Uniforms to OPC members.

“However, there was no single incident of the involvement of OPC in any disruptive tendency before, during and after the elections. Alhaji Lai Mohammed?’s? false propaganda will only succeed in propagating Otunba (Dr.) Gani Adams soaring popularity,” Mr. Oguntimehin said.

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