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Some unknown persons have constructed a bridge worth N20 million in a remote area in Ijebu East Local Government area of Ogun State. The bridge, it was gathered, was built across Oluwo river to link Omo Forest in Area J4 to a village in Ondo State. But, the Ogun state government has ordered the demolition of the N20 million bridge, which it termed as “illegal”. DAILY POST learnt that some illegal loggers, who have been engaging in illegal felling of tree, had tasked themselves to begin the construction of a bridge in the state government forest reserve. On Saturday, the state Commissioner for Forestry, Hon. Tunji Akinosi was said to have led a monitoring team to Laagan village where he saw the 50-metre long bridge. A statement by the Information Officer of the Ministry, Soji Solarin, stated that the Commissioner ordered that the bridge, which is almost completed, be destroyed within two weeks. According to Akinosi, those constructing the bridge were doing so to have easy transportation of stolen state’s forest resources by illegal loggers and taken away to neighbouring states. He disclosed that some unscrupulous elements are behind the illegal bridge, saying it must have gulped about N15 to N20 million. He threatened to arrest and prosecute settlers keeping illegal arms to perpetrate crimes in the area. “Armed soldiers would remain part of the frequent monitoring exercises in order to prevent banditry which is becoming prevalent nationwide,” he said. By Ishola Oludare Source;https://dailypost.ng/2021/01/10/unknown-persons-build-n20m-bridge-in-ogun-forest-govt-orders-demolition/
Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 55-year-old man, Yesiru Salisu, for being in possession of human parts, including four skulls, two hands and three jaws, in Ijebu-Igbo. The suspect allegedly severed the human parts from a Christian cemetery in Oke-Eri, Ijebu-Ode, on Monday alongside his accomplice, Lekan Bakare, who is on the run. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this on Tuesday. Oyeyemi said the suspect, who is a resident of No. 7 Odenusi Street, Ijebu-Igbo, was arrested on Monday. The PPRO added that the suspect was arrested following a report lodged at the Ago-Iwoye Division in the Ijebu-North Local Government Area of the state. He added that the complainant reported that a man was seen with a bag suspected to contain stolen property and when he was challenged, he dropped the bag and ran into the bush. The statement said, “Upon the report, the DPO Ago-Iwoye, CSP Paul Omiwole, led detectives to the scene, where they opened the bag and discovered that it contained dry human parts. “Consequently, the bush that the suspect ran into was properly combed and he was subsequently apprehended. “On interrogation, the suspect confessed to harvesting the human parts from a Christian cemetery in Oke-Eri, Ijebu-Ode together with one Lekan Bakare, who is now at large.” The PPRO said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had ordered the immediate transfer of the case to state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution. Oyeyemi added that the CP also directed that the fleeing accomplice should be hunted and brought to justice. By Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta Source;https://punchng.com/55-year-old-caught-with-four-human-skulls-three-hands-in-ogun/
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Four persons were on Saturday crushed to death in an accident involving a DAF truck and a commercial bus around Capital Hotel on Ijebu Ode-Oru road. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta. Akinbiyi explained that the accident which occurred around 1:15 p.m., was caused by excessive speeding and loss of control on the part of the DAF truck driver. He said that six people were involved in the accident which comprised of three male adults and three female adults, saying that four persons died while two were injured. He explained that the truck driver, due to excessive speeding lost control of the vehicle; left his lane and rammed into a bus loaded with Kolanut in the opposite direction. “The bus was going to Ibadan from an unknown destination while the truck was heading toward Ijebu-Ode from Ibadan axis. “All the passengers in the bus, including the driver and three women died on the spot,’’ Akinbiyi said. The TRACE spokesman said that the deceased had been deposited at the morgue of Ijebu Ode General Hospital, while the injured truck driver and one other were taken to same hospital. He said that the TRACE Corps Commander, Seni Ogunyemi, commiserated with the families of the dead victims. He warned drivers of articulated vehicles against reckless and dangerous driving as well as excessive speeding because of its attendant consequences. By NAN SOURCE:https://guardian.ng/news/truck-crushes-4-to-death-in-ogun/