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Gunmen Attack Nigerian Boxing Champion Shortly After Receiving N10m Cheque From Governor

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Unknown gunmen have attacked the current World Boxing Federation International Super Featherweight Champion, Ridwan Oyekola, popularly known as Scorpion, with the boxer managing a narrow escape.

According to reports, Oyekola was attacked by gunmen shortly after receiving a cheque of N10 million from the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde at the state Secretariat on Thursday evening.

Ridwan Oyekola ‘Scorpio’

Oyekola had defeated his counterpart from Argentina, Lucas Montesino at Ilaji Sports Resorts, Ibadan in December 2020 after which he was decorated as the World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super Featherweight Champion.

Governor Makinde had presented the check to Oyekola for making the state proud with his victory over Montesino.

Narrating his experience, Oyekola said that it was the grace of God that made him escape death with two other occupants in his car.

“As we left the government secretariat, the venue of cheque presentation, I wanted to drop a friend that accompanied me to the event at Mokola, I just saw a vehicle and it followed us along with NTA to Total garden area, and the two men were pointing guns at us to stop.

“I was shocked and swerved the car to escape them but fell into a ditch. The assailants drove off after noticing that the car had fallen off from the road.”

It was gathered that Oyekola was with another boxer, Habeeb ‘Ige’ Oladeji, the national bantamweight titleholder and a friend, Adesina Sheriff, in the vehicle during the attack but none sustained serious injury except Oyekola who suffered a shock.

Confirming the incident, Oyekola’s manager and promoter, Sola Ayodele, called on the government to provide adequate security for the boxer, saying the assailants might still be on his trail.

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Pregnant Wife Stabs Husband To Death In Delta Over Fried Chicken

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A pregnant woman, Blessing Emmanuel, has stabbed her husband to death following a disagreement between them.

The ugly incident occurred at Ohoro Community in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta state.

SaharaReporters gathered that the deceased, Jonathan Otomi Umamode, aged 30 years, was stabbed in the chest on Sunday night with a knife.

He was said to have died on the spot.

Confirming the story, the acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said the suspect has been arrested and that she confessed to the crime.

A statement signed by the acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, and obtained by SaharaReporters, disclosed that the suspect while confessing to the crime, noted she did what she did out of anger.

The statement said, “The suspect, who was later arrested is a mother of seven and pregnant with her 8th child, confessed to the crime and said she angrily stabbed her husband who she claimed did not take care of her and the children. That she had been taking care of herself and her kids; she sells fried chicken.

“On that fateful day, according to the suspect, her husband came and demanded she go home with him which she refused. She said the deceased gathered her fried chicken, doused it with kerosene and set it ablaze. She angrily used the knife in her hand to stab the husband in the heart and ran away.”

Edafe stated that the corpse of the deceased has since been deposited at the Ughelli Central Hospital mortuary, awaiting autopsy.

He added that the police had commenced investigation into the incident.

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Anambra: Young Man Killed As Awka Cult War Rages

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A yet to be identified young man has been killed as rival cult groups clashed in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

 

The young man was shot dead by the gunmen suspected to be cultists around the Ukwuoji area of Awka at 8:45 am on Monday morning, April 12.

 

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Ikenganya Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident in a phone chat with the Tribune, said an investigation is ongoing.

 

“It is a cult-related incident, that happened on April 12, 2021, around Ukwuoji this morning. Police operatives are currently on the ground there. I will avail you more details shortly.” he stated.

 

The recent killing is coming five days after three young men were killed at different locations in Awka.

 

One youth was killed in Umubele, while the other two were killed in Okpuno in Awka South council area.

 

An eyewitness said that four young men alighted from a tricycle and opened fire on the boys at Okpuno.

 

“Nobody is safe in Awka nowadays. These boys kill themselves on a daily basis, but the worst part of it is that policemen are helpless.” the witness said.

 

See photos of the ones killed a few days ago below:

 

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Nigerian Soldier Commits Suicide In Borno

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A soldier identified as Kila Jima fighting Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state has reportedly committed suicide.

 

Sahara Reporters reports that the soldier, a corporal in the Army’s 152 Battalion, Banki, was said to have suddenly cocked his rifle and shot himself in the head last Saturday, April 10.

 

The deceased was said to have shown some sign of depression before he eventually took his life. His body has been deposited at the military mortuary in Maiduguri.

 

A number of officers fighting the terrorists in the North East have committed suicide. In March, a soldier identified as Bello Useni with the Nigerian Army School of Armour in Bauchi killed himself.

 

In September 2020, a lance corporal attached to the Army’s 27 Task Force Brigade in Buni Gari, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe state, committed suicide at his duty post.

 

Also in 2019, a soldier hung himself in Abuja.

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