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FRSC Job Seeker Collapses, Dies In Kogi

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The ongoing nationwide recruitment exercise being conducted by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) was disrupted for hours in Lokoja on Tuesday when one of the applicants collapsed suddenly and died.

The Kogi State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Olisegun Martins, who confirmed the incident said that the applicant, a male collapsed shortly after successfully completing a two-kilometre race.

Martins said that the applicant, who could not disclose his name even dropped his tally before he suddenly fainted and collapsed.

According to the commander, a team of medical officials of the FRSC joined by their Nigerian Army counterparts quickly attended to the applicant and administered first aid on him.

He was later taken into the army clinic in the Chari Megumeiri Barracks where the recruitment was taking place for treatment.

Martins said, however, that the applicant died barely 30 minutes after he was admitted into the clinic.

He said that the incident would not result in the suspension of the recruitment in Kogi, expressing his condolences to the family of the deceased.

On Sept. 25, the FRSC commenced the recruitment of 4,000 people out of some 324,000 shortlisted applicants.

(NAN)

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Two Teenage Brothers Behead 10-Year-Old For N200,000 [PHOTOS]

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Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two teenage brothers allegedly in possession of fresh human head along Ajah-Epe Expressway.

The Spokesman for the police in the state, CSP Chike Oti, said on Wednesday that the suspects were arrested on Tuesday at about 8:30pm by a team of anti-kidnapping operatives.

Oti said the operatives were on routine patrol between Ajah/Epe Expressway when they met the brothers, aged 18 and 19, and resident at Tunde Balogun Street, Shapati, Ibeju-Lekki, a suburb of Lagos State.

He said on interrogation, the youths confessed that one Sodiq Abefe contracted them to provide him with a human head at the cost of N200,000.

He said: “They confessed that they lured the victim by sending him to buy Coca-Cola drink for them and when he brought the drinks to them they held him and cut off his head with a knife.

“The victim has been identified by his parents as Joseph Makinde, aged 10. The corpse was recovered from an uncompleted building located at Shapati.

“Effort is being made to arrest the said Sodiq Abefe who allegedly contracted the duo to commit the heinous crime.”

Oti said the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, had directed that the case is handed over to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation And Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba for further investigations.

Oti said the CP reiterated his earlier warning to criminals to repent, relocate from the state or regret the consequences of their actions.

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TRAGEDY: SARS Officer Shoots LASTMA Official Dead In Lagos [PHOTOS]

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Tragedy struck on Wednesday at the Iyana-Ipaja roundabout in Lagos, when a suspected officer of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) named Oki Prince Joseph allegedly gunned down an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

The LASTMA official identified as Adeyemo Rotimi, according to sources had flagged down the SARS officer for a traffic issue.

The SARS officer, we learnt, got down and warned the traffic official never to stop him again, adding that he didn’t have right to do so.

In the course of exchanging hot words, the angry officer returned to his car, brought out a gun and shot the traffic official. Many ran for safety after hearing the sound of the gun.

The SARS officer was said to have been arrested. Eyewitnesses said the officer drove a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) with registration number plate LSR 277 BJ.

The alleged killer was first taken Moshalashi Police Station along Ipaja Road before being transferred to State Command in Ikeja GRA.

The traffic official was rushed to Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital, where he was confirmed dead. His remains, according to sources have been deposited in a mortuary in Yaba, Lagos Mainland.

LASTMA Public Relations Officer Mahmud Hassan confirmed the incident.

Hassan said the investigation is ongoing.

When the SARS officer’s vehicle was searched for identification, guns, fake 1,000 Naira notes, ATM card, church ID card, business ID card and FSARS documents were recovered.

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