Accident victims receive first aid treatments from Lagos police

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buy Scores of motorists and commercial buses’ passengers were left ajar after policemen from patrol teams of operatives of Rapid Response Squad of Lagos State Police Command, came to rescue of, with first aid treatment, unidentified people who were occupants of a commercial and two other private vehicles, which had accident on third mainland bridge in Lagos on Monday. Some of the amazed commuters told The Guild that the police officers exhibited professionalism in saving victims lives  and that people involved received first aid treatments at spot of the accident, which occurred on Monday evening. journal of service research call for papers It was gathered from sources that the police were able to provided the victims emergency medical treatments through first aid boxes distributed by the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, with directive to assist accident victims during emergencies. A motorist, who spoke to our correspondent under anonymity, said that the patrol team, which was on the bridge to put of fire from a burning vehicle but had to split themselves, after hearing of another of an accident, involving a commercial buss which rammed two private vehicles, should be commended for their for efforts and that the action of the men showed a positive development in Nigerian police.

Homework Help Online Go Hrw Com He said that the display of the officers left most motorists and commuters on the bridge surprised particularly the medical treatments which the occupants of the vehicles received from the policemen.

Kanawha County Live Homework Help According him, the commercial bus, with the registration number BOG 340 XR, suspected to had had  issue with its break, rammed two other vehicles and among which was the one that its occupants sustained injuries.

click here Another motorist said that over four passengers inside the commercial bus also sustained various forms of injuries which necessitated the first aid treatment of the police before arrival of medical personnel.

here It would be recalled that the state government had in April commenced training and retaining of RRS personnel on application of first aid treatment during emergencies, CPR, Controlling bleeding and fracture management. doctoral candidate thesis However, at the training about 150 branded first aid boxes were reported to had been handed over to the operatives by the state, in June, for distribution to RRS patrol vehicles.

Fire guts police barracks in Lagos college essay vocabulary list By Olawale Abdul-Fatah At least, property worth millions of Naira were reported to have been destroyed after a police barracks, know in Yaba, Lagos state, gutted fire on Monday, though length of damage caused by the inferno was not ascertained

dissertation editing help nyc It was gathered that the fire started at about when many of barrack occupants, who were law enforcement officers, had left for their duty posts. Confirming the inferno, Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe, disclosed that there was fire out break at the reported police station and that casualty was yet to be reported.

“There is serious fire outbreak presently at Adekunle Police Barracks. We are in control.”

Maiduguri multiple suicide bomb blasts death toll hits 16

By Newsdesk

Barely 24 hours after multiple suicide bomb attacks at Muna in Maiduguri, Borno state, death toll from the attack has increased from 13 to 16 persons with no fewer than 18 others injured during the blast that occurred last night.

It was gathered that the suicide bomb blasts, which increased number of attacks to 16 this year, occurred simultaneously across the state, leaving several residents to scamper for safety during the attacks.

Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, in a message to newsmen in Maiduguri, said that the incident occurred when a male suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in a crowded area, killing 13 people and wounding five others.

He said two other female suicide bombers also detonated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) strapped to their bodies and injured 13 persons.

“About 20: 20 hours yesterday, a male suicide bomber detonated IED strapped to his body at Muna Garage, killing himself and thirteen persons, while five others sustained injuries.

“In another development at Muna Dalti, two female suicide bombers detonated IEDs killing themselves and injuring 13 others. The Injured persons were referred to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) for treatment and corpses were evacuated.

“Police EOD teams have been deployed to sanitise the scene. In all, 16 persons were died and 18 others injured in the three explosions,” the commissioner added.

Also, the Chairman, Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Satomi Ahmad, hinted that the agency conducted rescue exercise at the scene of the attack, saying, the government would provide free medical treatment to the victims.

He called on the people to be vigilant and provide useful information to security agencies.

“We have recorded about 13 suicide bomb attacks this year at Muna area. The area is vulnerable and I advise residents to be more vigilant,”the chairman said.

Lagos trains 5,000 pupils on sexual, domestic violence prevention

By Olawale Abdul-Fatah

The Lagos state government agencies under the aegis of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), has commenced engagement of 5000 Primary and Secondary School Students on Child Rights and Child Abuse as well as all forms of sexual and domestic violence.

According to DSVRT, the initiative is also geared towards empowering them pupils and students with their roles and responsibilities in handling and preventing such issues within their cumminities.

The coordinator, DSVRT, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, in a statement on Sunday, said the Team held an interactive workshop for primary school children tagged ‘Safeguarding the Rights of a Child’, also known as STRAC to appropriately sensitize them in age appropriate language on their rights, responsibilities to know when they have been abused

Vivour-Adeniyi stressed that the participants were also trained on how to avoid being a victim of sexual abuse, self-defence tips, and how to preserve evidence when physically or sexually assaulted.

She said DSVRT has also commenced the Smart Teens Advocacy Initiative (STAI), which is targeted at secondary school students, adding that the workshop deployed the means of drama, dance and role play.

“STAI via interactive workshops is one of the strategies deployed to fight against the growing trend of rape culture in Secondary Schools. The rape prevention workshop is led by trained Peer educators, who have experience in gender relations, socialization, dating violence and sexual violence prevention. We believe this would go a long way in curbing incidents of Domestic violence, Child Abuse and Sexual Abuse amongst teens,” the DSVRT Coordinator said.

According to her, the first set of workshops took place on Wednesday, 11th and Thursday 12th October, 2017 at Lagos Island, with over 1000 primary and secondary students in attendance drawn from different schools in Education District Three.

She said asides verbally engaging students on their rights and responsibilities, the students were also equipped with relevant materials, textbooks and posters which can be displayed conspicuously in the school premises to serve as a reminder.

 “The program was deemed successful in sensitizing the students as feedback from them indicated they now feel empowered especially in the area of how to avoid being a victim of sexual abuse,” she said.

She said in the next coming weeks, another set of 5000 students drawn from over 300 primary and secondary schools would be impacted with relevant information, expressing optimism that it would go a long way in empowering children and ensuring that the next generation is one that is fully sensitized around the ills of sexual abuse.

54yrs late director’s salary was delay over age falsification-Kogi Govt

By Olawale Abdul-Fatah

Barely 24 hours after a Kogi state civil servant, Edward Soje, committed suicide over alleged unpaid salaries, the state government has disclosed that the salary of the late director was stopped after it became obvious that he falsified his age, just as it condoles with the family over demise of the level 16 officer.

It added that, the deceased who was attached to Teaching Service Commission, received his salaries till December last year, even when the Staff Screening and Verification Exercise was ongoing.

Soje died 11 days after his wife of 17 years gave birth to a set of male triplets in a private hospital in Abuja. The couple had been childless before then.

 The State Head of Service, Deborah Ogunmola, in a statement on Sunday, noted that his salary was stopped after proof emerged that he falsified his age records which he confessed during an interview which was recorded.

Ogunmola said: “Following engagements with Labour which spanned several months, the Kogi State Governor, Yahya Bello, magnanimously commuted the disciplinary action due against certain categories of offenders by grant of pardon. Soje fell into one of the categories.

“Pardoned staff were processed for reinstatement and payment in batches. Soje was in the September 2017 batch and he was aware of this fact. The Kogi State Teaching Service Commission where he works has forwarded a template for payment to Government and Soje was aware that he was listed to receive six months back pay, leaving only 2 months (August and September)  outstanding.

“Soje was not just my staff, he was also married to my sister-in-law.. His death is shocking, both as one related to him in some way, and one responsible for him in an official capacity.

“I met with him earlier last week and we discussed his situation, including the progress made in resolving his employment issues. There was no hint of this horrible decision in his demeanour neither did he appear to me as one who was depressed, let alone contemplating suicide. I am therefore understandably shocked by all of this,” she added.

She however condoles with his family, especially his wife and three children. While we will not intrude into their grief over their sad loss, we will stand with them through this.

31yrs ex-convict confesses to theft, vehicle vandal after arrest

By Olawale Abdul-fatah

It was end of road for 31-year-old ex-convict who was arrested by Rapid Response Squad (RRS), a formation under Lagos Police Command, after allegedly vandalising vehicles parked in Lagos Island.

The suspect, Kunle Afolabi, an Ekiti state indigene, was arrested in Lagos Island and found in his possession, two Toyota Corrolla brain boxes and four winding buttons, which were removed from vehicles within the axis.

The suspect, who confessed to have removed the items found on him from First Baptist Church Deacon’s vehicle and another Corrolla parked within the neighbourhood, disclosed that he had vandalised atleast 57 cars since he started car theft.

Afolabi, an alleged oil bunkerer turned vehicle vandal, was arrested at CMS after escaping from Broad Street, Lagos Island where he had gone to vandalise vehicles parked within the axis two days ago.

He said: “I was introduced into the business of stealing vehicle parts by Yinka, a friend living in Cole Street, Oyingbo, Lagos in 2014. Together, we stole brainboxes of many cars, Toyota and Lexus.
Our areas of operations were Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Ajah and Lagos Island. We operated thrice weekly. Having mastered the act, I started my solo effort. I majored in brainboxes of Corrolla and Hilux only, maybe Toyota buses occasionally’, Afolabi stated.
The suspect hinted that the reason he focused on Toyota vehicle brands vandalism was because there is a ready buyer for any available spare part.
“Spare part dealers are ever ready to buy from you. I sell Corolla brain-boxes for N40, 000 and Hilux, around N70, 000. I go for operations on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. The areas I operate are Ikoyi, Lagos Island and Victoria Island.
“And because I wanted to operate on the Island that night, I told my wife that I was going to work. She knows I am into oil bunkering around Takwa Bay. About a year ago, the police forced me to abandon oil bunkering for car parts theft.
“I surveyed the Broad Street around 9:00 p.m. on Thursday to see any vehicle I would remove its brainbox and winding buttons. I had learnt to be very cautious now because I have been imprisoned thrice for sundry offences bothering on stealing.
“I was on the Island till 3:00 a.m. when I sneaked into Broad Street for operation on Friday. Before getting there, I had removed the brainbox of a Toyota Corrolla in the adjoining street.
“I have removed the brainbox and all the winding buttons in the car when a guard spotted me. He raised the alarm which drew the attention of Rapid Response Squad officers around. I was chased and arrested,” he added.
On his favorite customer, Afolabi noted that he has a major buyer that often ensure that the product does not remain on the window for months.
“I sell the stolen items to a vehicle part dealer, Senior in Coconut area of Ajegunle. Most times, I take the parts to him in Layode Street, Ajegunle or meet him in his shop.”
Confirming the development, Police Public Relation Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, stated that investigations were still on to arrest more suspects.

Fisherman recovers drown 40yrs Ondo man from Lagos lagoon

By Olwale Abdul-Fatah

Barely three days after a 40-year-old Ondo indigene, Oluseye Adekunle, was reported to have jumped into lagoon at Lekki axis of Lagos state, his body was disclosed to have been recovered by a fisherman, who discovered the floating body at the river bank early Sunday morning.

It was gathered that the corpse of the man identified as Oluseye Adekunle, who jumped into the Lagoon around Lekki Toll gate in an attempt to commit suicide on Friday, was discovered by a local fisherman (name withheld), alerting authorities that there was a body floating on the river bank.

Some of the authorities alerted by the fisherman were Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) and Marine Police for proper identification.

Confirming recovery of the drown man in a joint press conference, the General Manager, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu and Managing Director, LASWA, Damilola Emmanuel, hinted that the body has been handed over to the State Environmental Monitoring Unit (SEHMU), who has deposited the body at Lagos Mainland Hospital Mortuary.

They also declared the recovery exercise closed at 11.30 am, noting that, since the drowned body had been recovered, there was no need for the operation to continue.

Tiamiyu disclosed that the Police would continue with further investigation, just as he reiterated that the situation in the country is not as bad to such extent for an individual to take his life.

He, however, enjoined residents of Lagos to always endeavours to be their brother’s keeper by reporting any of such incidents on time so as to avoid the repeat of such an ugly incident in the State.

Taskforce pulls down 2,500 structures, recovers riffle, drugs in Lagos

By Olawale Abdul-Fatah
Atleast 2,500 structures erected under high tension cables and on location not included in the state’s master plan, have been demolished by the Lagos state Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit, to rid the state of criminal hideout.
The structures were pulled down in Ijaiye, Ojokoro and Bode Thomas in Surulere where a ‘Dane-gun’ and wraps of illicit drugs, which worth could not be ascertained, were recovered from three occupants, Saka Lawal, Kausara Saka and Tawa Lawal, who have been detained for further interrogation.
It was learnt that the removal of illegal structures was ordered by the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, after several security meetings with Acting Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, on strategies to improve security within the state.
The Chairman, Lagos State Task Force, Olayinka Egbeyemi, who led the exercise, disclosed that before the Agency embarked on the demolition exercise, owners and occupiers of  the over 2500 demolished structures and containers were served notices to hint them of government plans.
Aside that radiation from these high tension cables poses serious danger to health of occupants, Egbeyemi lamented that the demolished illegal structures erected were an eye sore with miscreants and hoodlums freely smoking Indian hemp and engaged in prostitution with girls.
He noted that wraps of substances suspected to be Indian hemp and other outlawed drugs such as ‘Tramadol-200 Super’, Tramadol Capsules RG11′ and ‘Analgin Injection 500mg’ were recovered from an hideout operated by dreadful notorious cult group called “Adura Boys’.
The chairman, in a statement on Sunday by Head, Public Affairs Unit, Lagos State Task Force, Adebayo Taofiq, stated that members of this dreadful notorious cult group often dispossessed residents of Powerline Street and other suburbs of Ijaiye in Ojokoro, Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government, of their money and other valuable items.
The Chairman urged landlords, CDAs, traditional rulers and other relevant stakeholders to desist from distorting the state master plan through allocation of lands indiscriminately to residents especially to erect illegal shanties/structures under high tension cables as anyone caught would be arrested and charge to court.
He enjoined members of the public living or engaging in trading activities under high tension cables across the state to vacate and remove their properties immediately.
Egbeyemi however confirmed that the three suspects arrested at Bode Thomas area of Surulere in connection with the recovered ‘Dane-gun’ have been transferred to Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja on the directives of the Acting Commissioner of Police.
L-R: Saka Lawal, Tawa Lawal and Kausara Saka
Meanwhile, residents have commended the state government for pulling down the illegal structures, stressing that their existence further constituted nuisance in their communities.
A concerned citizen, Eniola Augustin, who commended the government for the demolition exercise, lamented that aside that the occupants and traders under high tension lives were in danger, the structures have turned hideout to criminals.
Another resident, Steven Odunjo, however disclosed that an 8-year-old girl was recently raped by a member of this dreadful notorious cult group who have been terrorising them daily.
For a trader, Fatimoh Adeyemi, under Powerline Street in Ijaiye, Ojokoro thanked the government for given them adequate notices before the commencement of the demolition exercise.

Gunmen attack Nigerien gendarmes, kill 13


The Nigerien Government has disclosed that atleast 13 gendarmes, military officers, were killed during an attack by unidentified gunmen in Ayorou, Tillabery region, near the Malian border.

It was gathered that the assailants fled toward the Malian border after the attack which left no fewer than five Nigerien gendarmes severely injured.

The country’s defense ministry in a statement made available to newsmen, disclosed that the unidentified armed gunmen on board vehicles and motorcycles launched the attack at dawn on Saturday.

Saturday’s attack came barely two weeks after eight military officers including four Americans were killed when the terrorist attacked a military base in the country.

Sources disclosed that several fighter jets took off Saturday morning from Niamey to provide support to the Nigerien armed forces in pursuit of the attackers.

The Ayorou base of the gendarmerie has already been the subject of several terrorist attacks in the past, the last one being on May 11.

It would be recalled that in last two years, Niger has suffered several terrorist attacks from groups in northern Mali, which have left dozens of victims among the Nigerien security forces dead.

The persistent attack forced the country’s government to declare state of emergency in this area of Niger earlier in the year.

40-year-old Ondo man jumped into Lagos lagoon-Police

By Olawale Abdul-Fatah

As search and rescue to recover the body of a man who jumped into the lagoon from the Lekki – Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos state, the Nigerian Police has identified the drown man as Adekunle Oluseyi, a 40-year-old indigene of Ondo state.

Aside the police revelation, sources disclosed that Oluseyi was on his way from Redeem Christian Church of God (RCCG) Camp along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Ogun state.

Disclosing his identity, Lagos State Police Command spokesman, Olarinde Famous –Cole, in an interview with newsmen on Friday hinted that Oluseyi is a 40-year-old indigene of Ondo State.

Famous –Cole said that report of the suicide was reported at Maroko Division at about 10:15 am,  with the policemen darting to the scene and alerted rescue unit.

“During a search of the area, his mobile phone was retrieved from the scene. The man is about 40 years of age named Adekunle Oluseyi John from Ondo state. At this time, rescue operations by the police and other emergency agencies are ongoing.

It was gathered that the man pulled off his clothes and left some belongings, including his phone and Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card, before jumping into the lagoon.

The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Adesina Tiamiyu, hinted that the agency received the distress call that spurred them into action from Lekki Concession Company (LCC) officials.

Tiamiyu stated that aside the man, who sighted him from afar, no one could narrate how he committed the suicide, saying, we could only catch the glimpse of the act through CCTV.

He noted that it was the footage that further gave them hint and spurred them to commence the search and rescue operation in the lagoon

Tiamiyu disclosed that the footage was captured through the camera when he suddenly pulled off his clothes and shoe, while noticing there was no one around him and jumped into the lagoon.

He said the agency immediately activated its emergency response with other stakeholders, including LASWA, Marine Police, Lagos State Ambulance Services and the Nigerian Police from Maroko Division.

“Although the body is  missing, effort is ongoing to recover it by men of the Marine Police and the Lagos State Waterways Authority. They have  combing through the waters for over three hours on the possibility to recover the body with no sign of it in the water now.

“It will be inappropriate to release the identity of the man but his family has been contacted, while all items found on him were also handed over to the Nigerian Police from Maroko Division for further investigation,’’ the general manager added.