A Twitter user who claims to be the brother of Oke, the graphics designer who died hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” has made a clarification on the circumstances leading to his death.
@DanielOE16 who revealed that he lives at Makinde Police Barracks in Mafoloku community of Oshodi in Lagos State with his mother and brother, said his brother was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station.
He further alleged that after the thugs breached the police station which they subsequently set on fire, they infiltrated their house, ransacked the apartment and carted away everything. The deceased brother revealed that his brother was stabbed on the neck while trying to make way for the thugs to take everything and spare them their lives.
Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.
Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.
The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own.
my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue
we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price
I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you
While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”
Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.
If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!
Tanker Explosion: Two lives lost, over 20 vehicles reportedly burnt
Two fatalities, 10 casualties were recorded, 23 vehicles affected.
The Kara fuel tanker explosion has reportedly claimed two lives and over 20 vehicles (some of which are parked for sale along the traffic corridor).
This was disclosed by LASEMA in its Post- disaster assessment report shared via its Twitter handle on Saturday.
According to the agency, aside from the two fatalities, 10 casualties were recorded, 23 vehicles affected including 1 tanker containing 45000 litres of petrol, 1 luxurious passenger bus, 2 articulated vehicles, and 19 cars.
The Spokesperson for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, explained that one person sustained injury and has been taken to the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, along with the remains of the two dead victims.
He said, “The driver and the motorboy died in the ensuing inferno that engulfed the scene with about 35 vehicles parked along the traffic corridor for sale burnt down.
“One injured victim is presently confirmed and he has been taken to Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, OOUTH, along with the dead victims.”
Akinbiyi advised motorists to avoid the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway presently and seek alternative routes, because of the traffic challenge that the accident has brought in its wake.
Post-disaster assessment is as follows:
2 fatalities (driver of tanker and motor boy)
10 casualties who received on the spot treatment
23 vehicles affected including
1 tanker containing 45000 litres of petrol
1 luxurious passenger bus
2 articulated vehicles
— LRU #Call112 (@lasemasocial) November 7, 2020
Governor Obaseki extends ultimatum to fleeing prisoners in Edo state
Governor Godwin Obaseki has extended the ultimatum he gave to prisoners who escaped in the recent jail breaks recorded in two prison facilities in Edo state he governs.
Obaseki who had initially given the fleeing inmates until Friday October 23 to return, extended the ultimatum by one week.
In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy Crusoe Osagie, it was was gathered that the decision was taken after a security meeting held with heads of security agencies in the state yesterday October 23.
“The extension of the ultimatum is as a result of the positive response from the prisoners, as a good number of them have since returned to the two correctional facilities. The new window is to allow more prisoners to return to the centres willingly.
“The governor has reviewed the curfew time in the state to commence from 6pm to 6am daily, as against 4pm to 6am. The adjustment will take effect from Saturday, October 24, 2020. The security situation in the state is seen to be improving and we appreciate Edo people for adhering to government’s directives.”
FFK slams President Buhari over speech on #EndSARS protest
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari over his speech on the widespread #EndSARS protest.
FFK described the President as a ”dictator, a disgrace to humanity and a stench in the nostrils of God for allegedly issuing threats and serving warnings in his speech.”
He added that it is left for the Nigerian peope to either stand down, bow their heads in shame, tuck their tail between their legs and run away or either stand up, hold their heads up high, knuckle down, dig deep and insist on their rights.
The PDP Chieftain tweeted;
Buhari’s speech was an insult to our people, a disgrace to humanity & a stench in the nostrils of God. He is not warm, he is cold. He is not kind, he is cruel. He is not empathetic, he is sociopathic. He is not a President,he is a dictator. He is not a man, he is a monster.
He has issued his threat &served his warning. It is left to the Nig. people to either stand down, bow their heads in shame, tuck their tail between their legs & run away or stand up, hold their heads up high, knuckle down, dig deep, insist on their rights & refuse to budge
The next few days will reveal which choice they have made.