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Gbenga Odunsi

Writer, Investigative Journalist, and Social Media Strategist

Man Stabs, Robs Woman In Lagos

A 23-year-old man, Azeez Olagunju, has been arraigned in an Ebute-Metta Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stabbing one Destiny Anyawu before robbing her of her belongings in Oyingbo area of Lagos State. Olagunju is standing trial on a three count charge of stealing and assault. The defendant was said to have waylaid his victim on April 2 around 9:20am at Railway …

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Man Commits Suicide After Losing Bet During Barca 3-0 Loss To Roma

The Kwara State Police Command has confirmed that a 25-year-old man committed suicide in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. The deceased allegedly took his life by hanging himself on a ceiling fan in his apartment. He was said to have lost out in a bet in the return leg of the Champions League quarter-final clash between FC Barcelona and AS Roma. …

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Man Flogged 80 Strokes Of Cane For Calling Sister-In-Law Prostitute

Be careful what you say when you are angry. Shuaibu Umar will be given 80 strokes of cane for calling his sister-in-law, Suwaiba Abdulkadir, a prostitute. A Sharia Court sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna, on Monday gave the order in favour of Abdulkadir, who had filled a case of defamation against her brother in-law. She told the court that Umar …

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House Help Allegedly Burns Eight-Year-Old’s Buttocks With Stove

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Monday, slammed an N500,000 bail on a 37-year-old home help, Fatimah Yakuba, who allegedly burnt an eight-year-old girl’s buttocks with a burning stove. The accused who resides at No.15, Ologolo Street, Lekki in Lagos, had pleaded not guilty to one count of grievous harm, preferred against her by the police. Magistrate B. I. …

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Noise Pollution: Mosques Asked To Use WhatsApp For Call To Prayer

African cities have been forced to endure so much noise. From record sellers to loudspeakers blaring from clubs and churches, the streets are a bedlam. That is why Ghanaian authorities are asking mosques to stop using minarets for call to prayers as this compounds noise pollution. The authorities are asking the mosques to consider using WhatsApp or text messages to …

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Man Arrested For Killing His Girlfriend Over Unwanted Pregnancy

Stephen Gyang, a commercial motorcycle rider, has been arrested by the Plateau State Police Command for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Alice Samuel, and burying her remains in a shallow grave. Punchng reports that Gyang killed the victim for wanting to force her pregnancy on him. The JSS2 dropout said he killed his girlfriend because she had initially said he was …

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Lecturer in Ebonyi renounces Nigerian citizenship

Mr Victor Koreyo, Lecturer, Department of Ceramics and Glass Technology, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Afikpo, Ebonyi, has declared intention to renounce his Nigerian citizenship for what he called social injustice. Koreyo in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said he was demoted for a period of eight years by …

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Policeman Shoots Pregnant Woman To Death In Benue

A mobile policeman has allegedly shot dead a pregnant woman at the camp for Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, at Daudu, Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. Two others were said to be shot and in critical conditions. Tribune identified the pregnant woman as Queen Zoho and said she was killed during a protest by some youths on police manhandling …

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Pastor Lands In Prison For Defrauding Cooperative Society in Lagos

A popular pastor in Lagos, Victor Tobore, has been charged to court for allegedly defrauding the staff of Westminster College Idimu to the tune of N5m, being the money contributed by the school staff cooperative. The cleric allegedly used the teachers’ fund to run a failed church in Lagos. It was gathered that the staff of the school came together …

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Daughter From Hell: Kills Her Father In Abuja Over A Man

Emani Kure, a 16-year-old girl, has committed a horrendous act by killing her father in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The hapless man, 40-year-old Kusha Kure, met his untimely end because he opposed the desire of his teenage daughter to marry a particular man, and therefore withheld his consent to the proposed marriage. Emani and her fiancé, Nasiru Musa, had …

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