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Tears as colleagues explain how Yabatech graduating student was murdered

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Tears flowed freely last week as friends and colleagues of the late Tosin Osatuyi, a final year student of Yabatech College Education, allegedly killed in a fight, narrated how he was murdered.

The Civil Engineering (HND 2) student, popularly known as Moore, was allegedly murdered while celebrating his final examinations on July 28.

Deputy Registrar of the institution, Mr. Joe Ejiofor, had, on Tuesday, disclosed that the fight, which broke out among Osatuyi and his peers, occurred outside the college premises, having concluded their examination and left the vicinity.

But colleagues of the deceased, who gathered on Tuesday evening for a candlelight procession in his memory, said he was gruesomely murdered.

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Two of his friends told The Guardian, in confidence, that the incident, which occurred on July 28, was an act of intended murder, which must be investigated.

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One said the student died in a fight while celebrating his final examinations at a sports viewing centre known as the Lions’ Den in Tejuosho, Yaba, Lagos.

He said: “On the day after our examinations, he signed on my shirt because we have been friends since our National Diploma (ND) days. After signing, he left with other students to a spot that houses a betting centre, called The Lions’ Den in Yaba.

“It was not long when the news came that he had been murdered. Either by error or not, the action seemed intended and I really don’t know if he and other friends were drunk on that day.”

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Another of his friends from the Electrical Electronic Engineering Department said he was a good friend to him and that although the school didn’t approve the candlelight procession, students were forced to hold it in defiance of the school authority on Tuesday.

He added that Osatuyi was injured in the process of celebration, and died when rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, where efforts to save his life proved abortive.

According to a report, a colleague said friends of Osatuyi had raised money for an autopsy to be done, but his parents had reportedly rejected the idea.
When The Guardian visited the viewing lounge known as The Lions’ Den last week, the Chief Security Officer stated that nothing happened on the premises and that he was not aware of the incident which claimed the life of a student.

Meanwhile, traders and commercial motorcycle operators in the area confirmed to The Guardian that a fight broke out last week among some students in the lounge, but was not aware if anyone died.

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A motorcycle operator said: “This place was not in good shape last week. Everybody ran to different positions because it was a serious fight among youths there. I do not know if later someone died in the fight.

Another trader said: “We saw people running with bloodstains.”

During a visit to the Deputy Registrar and Head of Public Relations of the institution, Mr. Joe Ejiofor, while commiserating with friends and family of the deceased, he said the school management was not aware of the event that led to his death as the parents of the late Osatuyi had not reported the incident to the school.

When asked if the police had been informed, he said since the incident occurred outside the school premises and no one is sure whether those involved are students of the institution, the management could not take responsibility for the situation.

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While he described the incident as tragic and unfortunate, he said the college was a sane environment that did not allow parties on campus to avoid fights or disorderliness.

“We sincerely sympathise with the family of the deceased over the tragic death. It was unfortunate and painful for someone who had toiled to earn a certificate for four years just to die in such circumstances.

“The students, on finishing their examination that day, went celebrating outside. So, the said fight that led to Osatuyi’s death did not happen on the premises. We do not even have control over any activity that goes on outside this place. So, there was no way we could have known how to deal with that because if it is within the school here, we do not allow people to drink.
“After examinations, you will see our security men patrolling the whole campus because we know students are hyperactive. We allow them to sing and dance, but do not allow them to do that on top of their voices,” he said.

Meanwhile, he revealed that some students had approached the Dean of Students Affairs, Mr. Tunji Balogun, seeking permission to organise a candlelight procession in honour of the deceased, which was turned down. He said he was not aware that a candlelight procession was later held.

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The deceased, an Ondo indigene, who was buried on July 30 in his hometown, was the class governor of the graduating Civil Engineering students of the institution.

 

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Adeyemi College Of Education Staffs Union Block Ore-Ondo Highway ( Video)

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Adeyemi College Of Education Staffs Union Block Ore-Ondo Highway

In the early hours of today June 28th 2022, it was reported that the Non-teaching Staff of Adeyemi College of Education came out in masse dislodging all economic activities and blocking vehicular movements on the Ore-Ondo highway, in what was described as a peaceful demonstration.

The staff had their convergence in front of the institution’s gate, where they aired their demands.

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It was noted that their protest is premised on the inability of the Buhari-led federal government to appoint a new Vice-Chancellor for the College turned University, hoping that since the status of the institution has been upgraded and signed into law, there is need for effective steps to be taken by the federal government to put in place necessary measures to materialise the University status.

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It’s observed that the foremost Federal College of Education stationed in Ondo, was upgraded to a University at the beginning of the year 2022, but there have been expectations among staff and the college Community that the government should have appointed a VC for the institution, to authenticate the new status.

The staff members opined that the speculations around as made it compelling for them to engage in such demonstration to make the stand of the staff members known.

Their earnest expectation remains that the federal government meets up their appeal by appointing a Vice Chancellor.

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Adeyemi College Of Education Staffs Union Block Ore-Ondo Highway  In the early hours of today June 28th 2022, it was reported that the Non-teaching Staff of Adeyemi

 

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Man and his accomplices arrested for plucking out eyes of 16-year-old boy in Bauchi

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Man and his accomplices arrested for plucking out eyes of 16-year-old boy in Bauchi

The police in Bauchi state has arrested a 32-year-old man identified as Isaac Ezekiel, of Rafin Zurfi Yelwa Bauchi Metropolitan, for allegedly plucking the eyes of a 16-year-old boy.

 

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Man and his accomplices arrested for plucking out eyes of 16-year-old boy in Bauchi

 

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According to LIB who had earlier shared the story of how the victim identified as Uzairu Salisu, was employed to work on a farm and while carrying out the duty, was attacked with his eyes plucked out.

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Man and his accomplices arrested for plucking out eyes of 16-year-old boy in Bauchi

 

A statement released by the spokesperson of the police command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, said the suspect voluntarily confessed to the unfortunate crime.

 

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Man and his accomplices arrested for plucking out eyes of 16-year-old boy in Bauchi

 

The police spokesperson said a prompt search at the house of the suspect led to the recovery of Uzairu Salisu’s eyeballs.

 

Exhibit recovered from the suspect two human eyeballs in a calabash, Cable wire used in perpetrating the heinous act, Travelling bag containing some native medicine”

Wakili added that others arrested in connection with the crime include Nensok Bawa ‘M’ 38yr-old of Kabwir District Kanke Local Government Area Plateau State and Yohana Luka (AKA Doctor Samu) 52yr-old of Golbong Village Amper District in Kanke Local Government Area of Plateau State.

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”Findings reveal that in April 2022, Principal Suspect Isaac Ezekiel conspired with the two suspects above to conceive the idea to commit the atrocity of getting the eyeballs of a human being.

On 24th June 2022 at about 0900hrs the principal suspect Isaac Ezekiel lured one Uzairu Salisu ‘M’ 16yr of Jahun Bauchi Metropolitan into a nearby Bush for a casual job on his farm, the Isaac Ezekiel used a cable wire to strangulate Uzairu Salisu into a coma and use a knife to remove the two eyes for a ritual purpose.

Investigation is in progress, after which the suspects will be charged to court.” the statement read

 

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Herders kill passerby after commercial bus rammed into their cows and killed one

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Herders kill passerby after commercial bus rammed into their cows and killed one

Herders kill passerby after commercial bus rammed into their cows and killed one

The police in Lagos state have arrested two herdsmen for allegedly killing an onlooker in the Agbemowo, Badagry area of the state today June 27.

A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Benjamin Jundeyin, says the trouble started when a commercial bus rammed into two cows, killing one of them.

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Herders kill passerby after commercial bus rammed into their cows and killed one

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The herdsmen got angry and intended to attack the bus driver and conductor but ended up killing an onlooker. Benjamin in his statement debunked claims that the deceased ran to the police station for protection but was turned back.

”A commercial vehicle ran into two cows this morning at Agemowo, Badagry, killing one of the cows. The two cattle herders attacked someone they mistook for the vehicle conductor, resulting in his death. Angry residents blocked the highway in protest of the killing.

The DPO, Morogbo Division, assisted by soldiers from 243 Recce Battalion, Badagry successfully cleared the obstruction. Normalcy has since returned to the area. It is entirely false that the victim was turned back when he sought refuge in the police station.

He did not make it off the accident scene, let alone reach the station. Meanwhile, the two herders have been arrested. Investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided subsequently.”

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