Monday, 31 October 2016

Policeman Stabs Tout To Death Over N100



Pandemonium erupted on Saturday at Berger bus stop, Lagos State, after a policeman, who was a passenger on a 14-seater bus end route from Ibadan, Oyo State, reportedly stabbed a motor park tout, popularly called agbero, to death.

The deceased was identified simply as Ahmed and was reportedly planning to marry in December.

The policeman was said to be serving in a command  outside Lagos.

 It was learnt that one of Ahmed’s friends had stopped the bus with the inscription, Success Express, and demanded N100 from the driver, who reportedly declined to pay the money.

In the ensuing argument between the driver and the agbero, the policeman, who was at the front seat, reportedly got off from the bus.

“But the policeman suddenly brought out a very sharp knife and stabbed him (Ahmed) in the stomach. He held the policeman for a while and slumped. He stood up, staggered and slumped again.

“The policeman put on  trousers usually worn by riot policemen,” an eyewitness, Goke Adeleke, said.
Ahmed had gone to the scene to know what transpired. And Ahmed was said to have been taken in the bus to the Lagos State Accident and Emergency Centre at the Ojota Tollgate, where he was confirmed dead on arrival.

A friend of the deceased, who identified himself as Agberoko, said men of the Rapid Response Squad at the bus stop released tear gas canisters to rescue the killer cop.

Agberoko, who spoke in Yoruba, said, “The RRS men shot into the air and also fired tear gas canisters to disperse us when we intercepted the policeman.

“They rescue and took him into the Armoured Personnel Carrier stationed in the area.”

A Punch correspondent, who arrived at the scene shortly after Ahmed’s corpse was brought back to the bus stop, noted that his friends went violent, and vandalised the bus.

The angry mob also hurled stones at the RRS’ APC as the operatives drove off from the scene.

A trader, Taibat Adejare, who was in tears, said Ahmed was decent among his counterparts.

She said, “He just came out around 4pm today (Saturday). He ate a snack with a bottle of drink. It was about an hour after he came out that the incident happened.

“He was very peaceful and jovial. He didn’t force drivers to pay. The policeman stabbed him with a poisonous knife.

“I was joking with him some days ago that he should go and marry. He said he was planning marriage already and that it would come up in December.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, however, said the suspect was not a policeman, adding that the corpse had been deposited in a morgue.

He said, “A group of social miscreants allegedly engaged one Sulaiman Anafi, a driver in charge of a Mazda commercial bus with number plate, XB 251 LEM, in a brawl at the Berger bus stop, inward Lagos, over parking ticket.

“In the process, one of the passengers in the bus reportedly stabbed one of the area boys in the area with a knife and he died on the way to a nearby hospital.

“The suspect has been arrested. He is not a policeman.”

Jimi Agbaje’s Cousin Treks From Lagos To Zaria For Woman And Still Gets Turned Down





The Lagos State indigene was reportedly received on Friday, October 21, by the Chief Security Officer of the Ahmadu Bello University, Col J.K. Tukur; and the protocol office of the Emir of Zaria.

He was later taken to a hospital where he was reportedly treated for the injuries he sustained during the trek, which was monitored by a GPS tracker.

Narrating how he met Donald, Agbaje said, “I was with my friends sometime in 2010 and while we were discussing about ladies, I said I wished God would just show me my wife anytime soon.

“About five minutes later, we were hungry and I went to get food on Awolowo Road. It was my first day at that eatery. I was waiting to be served when she walked in. Coincidentally, that day was also her first day there.  I observed that there was a love image at the back of the trousers she put on.

“She approached me and asked what she could buy and I advised her. We later exchanged contacts and became friends. That was how my love for her started growing. We met several times afterwards.”

Agbaje said some months later, he decided to open up on his feelings for Donald, but she turned him down.

He said he persisted, adding that when Donald didn’t bulge, he decided to do “what no man can do for her.”

“I chose to trek to Zaria because her parents dated for six years in ABU, Zaria, before they got married. I didn’t let my parents know and to ensure I was not disturbed, I changed my SIM card. I took a tracker along with me to monitor my movements. I never took a bus at any time. It was a tough task and I even collapsed some of the times. I took off from Ketu on October 2 and arrived in Zaria on Thursday, October 20, around 4.15pm.

“I have no regret for what I have done. I have proved my love for her, even though she didn’t reciprocate my feeling. I believe even if she gets married to another person, nobody will ever be able to do what I did for her,” Agbaje added.

A Punch correspondent was told that the CSO of ABU, Tukur, called Donald to ask if she was aware of Agbaje’s adventure, which she acknowledged.

She, however, didn’t state if she would accept his proposal.

The head of the protocol office of the Emir of Zaria, Mr. Abubakar Ladan, told our correspondent on the telephone that Agbaje was received at the palace. He added that the emir had stepped out when he arrived.

“I had a brief chat with him and after telling us his mission, we prayed for him and wished him the best,” he added.

When Punch contacted Donald, she said she knew Agbaje was embarking on the trek, adding that she warned him against it.

She said she had never had any relationship with him, describing him as a stalker.

She said, “Tunde (Agbaje) has been harassing and stalking me for the past six years and as far as I am concerned, this is just a new escapade in a series of his harassment.

“I met Tunde at a church when I was living in Lagos and we were both part of the youth ministry. He never had a friendship, let alone a relationship, with me. I was in a music group and some of the youths had my phone number, including him.

“He later found out where I lived and came to my house. My mum warned him to leave me alone, but he refused.   I changed my phone number and moved to the US, but I don’t know how he got my contact. I have stopped picking calls from Nigeria because of him.

 “He later called me and said he was going to trek to prove his love for me in a non-violent way and I told him not to do it because he could die. I said that not because I cared, but just for Christian charity. This guy is mentally unstable, because how can you still be stalking a woman who has turned you down for six years?”

Agbaje said he decided to trek to Zaria to prove his love for Donald, adding that he was on the road for 19 days.

Iyanya Moves To Mavin



Music act Iyanya who recently parted ways with Ubi’s Made Men Music Group (MMM) has joined Don Jazzy’s Mavin family. Don Jazzy announced the new development on his instagram this morning leaving most of his fans stunned. He wrote;

Writing on his Instagram page, Don Jazzy says "The SUPREME MAVIN DYNASTY is pleased to welcome@Iyanya to the ever growing Mavin Family. Pls join us to welcome him and let the world know that we#Up2Sumting. #MavinActivated."