Balkis Adeniyi, a student at the Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, has died in an accident that occurred on Mokola-Oyo Road in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Friday.
Eyewitnesses said the accident also left two other victims seriously injured as a tricycle popularly called Keke Napep, rammed into a waste disposal truck at Leventis area of Sango in the metropolis.
The accident occurred around 9:30am while the student was returning from a bank where she had gone to pay her school fees. The police gave the number plate of the tricycle as RU 152 UP and described the truck as ‘MARC LAMMERTYN’. An eyewitness, Bamgbose Omobola, blamed the crash on speeding on the part of the tricycle driver, adding that the victim (Adeniyi) died immediately after the accident.
The eyewitness said, “the lady was coming from a bank at Ajibade where she had gone to pay her school fees. “Her phone and bag were recovered. When the bag was searched, her school identity card was found there. She was a student of UI. We contacted her parents. The two other victims who had injuries in the heads and legs had been taken to a hospital for treatment.”
Confirming the tragedy, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said, “Yes, it was true. “The Divisional Police Officer, Mokola Police Station, confirmed it to me and we have commenced investigation into the matter.”
Graphic: Young man allegedly stabbed to death by a masquerade in Imo state
A masquerade has allegedly killed a young man identified as Echezona, the son of one Theo Nwadi in Orsu-Ihiteukwa, Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State.
A Facebook user, who disclosed this on Wednesday, said the incident happened around the Udah/Ihiteukwa axis of Orsu.
“I have always said it and will continue to say it , I see no reason why masquerade should be roaming abt with weapons, guns, dagger, knife etc.This happened in orsu around the udah/ihiteukwa axis. Tradition will always be tradition BT it does not worth the life of anybody .. Our tradition need urgent measure cos its not the first time such an accident is happening. Houses have been burnt down BT the dead will never rise again. Evil guys hide under the name of tradition to carry out their evil deed.
Why dis now” he said.
A member of the community, who commented under a post by one Zanoti Kelvin, identified the masquerade as the son of Mr Boni Onuzor.
Odu, Union Bank Chairman, Passes On
The Board of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has announced the passing of Mr. Cyril Odu, Chairman of the Bank’s Board.
The Bank, which gave this indication in a statement made available on Wednesday, said the seasoned banker died on Tuesday, September 17 after a brief illness. rubi
“Mr Odu was an outstanding leader who brought a wealth of experience and intellect to his role as Chairman,” the Bank said in the statement.
“The entire Union Bank family mourns his loss. Our deepest sympathies go to the Odu family, his friends and colleagues.”
It added that the deceased’s funeral arrangements will subsequently be announced by the family.
EKSU Student Allegedly Kills Lover Over N2500
A 20-year-old student of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Bukola Odeyemi, has allegedly stabbed her lover, John Iju, to death.
The 300-level student of the Department Of Biology Education allegedly stabbed Iju at Treasure Base Hostel, Iworoko-Ekiti, for refusing to give her N2,500 to make her hair.
According to a report by The Nation, residents rushed to the apartment following the cry for help by the deceased.
The incident was said to have occurred around 10:00pm.
An eyewitness, who asked not to be named, wondered why a girl would kill her boyfriend over money to make her hair.
He said, “Odeyemi had demanded N2,500 from her lover, also a student of EKSU, to make her hair but an argument ensued after the deceased refused to give her the money.
“During the altercation, Odeyemi stabbed Iju in the chest and his cry for help attracted us but he did not survive the injury.”
Spokesperson for the police in Ekiti, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect will be charged to court after investigation is concluded.
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