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Islamic clerics nabbed for allegedly beheading man in Ibadan

Three Islamic clerics have been detained at the Oyo State Criminal Investigation Department over the alleged murder of a middle-aged man in Ibadan, the state capital, Val9ja News has learned.


According to reports, the victim was lured to a bush at Moniya in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state where he was reportedly beheaded under the pretext of being awarded a job.

It was also gathered that the victim was working for one of the suspected killers who were later arrested at Apete in the Ido Local Government Area of the state.

Speaking to news men, one of the residents, who did not want her name in print, said, “It was so pathetic. One of the alleged murderers was a popular cleric known for his distinct turban among the Islamic community of Alapata.”

Similarly, a source who confirmed the incident to journalists said that the alleged assailants were landlords in his jurisdiction, but the heinous act was said to have been perpetrated in Moniya.

He said, “The case has been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department, Iyaganku, for further investigation.”

In another story, the Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency said it has recovered the body of a 31-year-old motorcyclist, Yakubu Lucky, who drowned in a flood on Friday at Dogongada in Lokogoma District, after a downpour.

FEMA’s Head of Public Affairs, Nkechi Isa, in a statement released Saturday on behalf of the agency, blamed the deceased for defying warnings from local divers in the area and drove through the barricade placed by the agency.

“The downpour yesterday evening in the Federal Capital Territory claimed the life of a 31-year-old motorcyclist, Yakubu Lucky, who drowned after he drove into the pool of water at Dogongada in Lokogoma District of the Territory.

“The deceased, who defied warnings from the local divers stationed at Dogongada by the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), also navigated through the barricade placed by the agency.”

According to the statement, a search and rescue operation was promptly launched by a team led by FEMA Director of Forecasting Response and Mitigation, Mrs. Florence Wenegieme.

The statement revealed that the search and rescue team eventually recovered the body on Saturday.

However, according to media reports, the deceased’s’ family has since claimed the body from the Asokoro District Hospital where it was deposited.

Reacting to the incident, the Acting Director General of FEMA, Mr. Mohammed Sabo, appealed to FCT residents to always heed the warnings issued by the agency.

Sabo also noted that “the agency always placed a barricade at Dogogada during heavy downpours and urged residents not to drive into a pool of water but to wait for it to recede or seek an alternative route”.

The acting DG commiserated with the family of the deceased and called on residents to always use the 112 emergency toll-free number in the event of a disaster or emergency.
Flood is one of the most common natural disasters suffered by Nigerians annually. It is usually due to heavy downpours or the effects of overwhelmed riverbanks across the country due to the occasional release of water from the Cameroonian Lago dam.

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  1. Onyibe ogochukwu joshua

    9 months ago

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