No fewer than 19 children have been reportedly drowned in a boat mishap on Saturday in Lafiagi, Edu Local Government Area of Kwara.
The boat, newsmen learnt, was conveying the victims across River Niger for a programme at a traditional wedding ceremony in a community in Niger.
The boat, conveying about 22 people mostly children, capsized while crossing the river. A source said that while two of the passengers were rescued, the 19 others drowned and died. According to him, all effort to rescue other passengers proved abortive.
“As at yesterday evening, four corpses have been recovered from the river.
“Effort would resume this morning again to ensure that others also are found.
“Both men of the Nigeria Police and the State Fire Service were there yesterday in the rescue mission.
“Unfortunately only two of them survived,” the source told newsmen on Sunday. Meanwhile, Alhaji Sulyman Aliyu, the Secretary of the Lafiagi Traditional Council, has confirmed the incident.
Aliyu told newsmen that the number of the victims could not be ascertained yet, noting that there was a conflict in the number.
“Definitely they are up to 12. The figure is between 12 and that 19 that you said ” he said.
The secretary also confirmed that four corpses were recovered on Saturday and that efforts to remove others would continue on Sunday.
The Public Relations Officer of the Kwara Police Command, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, also confirmed the incident.
He told newsmen that the officers of the force and other security agencies had joined the local government council to recover the corpses.
He, however, said that the number of the passengers and the victims could not yet be ascertained as the recovery exercise was still ongoing.
Ex-Skye Banker, Tunde Ayeni Not Detained By EFCC, Only Invited For Questioning Over Alleged Fraud
Following recent reports published by a national daily, The Punch Newspapers that the anti-graft body, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has detained a former Chairman of Skye Bank Plc., (now Polaris Bank,) Mr. Tunde Ayeni, for alleged fraud, it has been reliably discovered that Tunde Ayeni was only invited for questioning at the Abuja office of the commission hours ago.
Confirming the development, the acting spokesman for the EFCC, Mr.Tony Orilade, said Ayeni was only being grilled by detectives over some issues related to fraud and embezzlement allegedly committed by Ayeni when he was Chairman of the bank
It would be recalled that the anti-graft agency had entered into an agreement with the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, to check out some banks and its officials, who facilitated the huge non-performing loans in AMCON’s portfolio.
Nigeria Police List Criteria For Having Sex In A Car [SEE LIST]
The Nigeria Police Force has listed the criteria to have sex in a car for it not to be a crime.
The position of the police was made known by the Head of its Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit, Abayomi Shogunle, who said having sex in a car is in itself not a crime.
Tweeting a response to a question on his Twitter handle, Shogunle said in response to if it is a crime to have sex in a car: “No.
“Sex in a car in a public place is not a crime in Nigeria, provided the location is not a place of worship; both persons are 18 years and above; the act is consensual (agreed to by parties); parties are of opposite sex.
“If threatened with an arrest over above, please report to the Police.”
The issue came up after an incident last week during which a couple was harassed by a mob for having sex in a car.
Bizzare: Father Kills His Four Children In Their Sleep, Hangs Himself
A dad, Archibong Patrick, has killed his four children, who were asleep, and then also himself.
The incident occurred on Tuesday in Alesha community near Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
Patrick, said to be 35, had chased away his wife from their two-room apartment before carrying out the dastardly at.
As Patrick’s wife fled from the house shouting for help, the man went after the four children aged one, three, five and eight.
He set the home ablaze and hanged himself around 1am after killing the children.
The development has been confirmed by the Police.
The spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said the remains of Patrick and his children have been evacuated from the burnt house.
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