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Ex-Ondo Military Administrator’s Son Killed as He Drank in a Joint with Friends

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Ex-Ondo Military Administrator’s Son Killed as He Drank in a Joint with Friends

Ex-Ondo Military Administrator’s Son was Killed by gunmen on Wednesday evening as he was drinking in a Joint with friends in Lagos.

The deceased, Muyuwa Babafumilayo Okpaleye, 40, a son of former Ondo Military Administrator, Brig.-Gen. Okpaleye was shot by the hooded armed men, numbering about four, at a drinking joint at Adekunle Kuye, off Ikate street, Aguda, Surulere, where he was hanging out with his friends.

According to reports, the gunmen parked their Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) at an adjoining street and followed a footpath that led to the drinking joint. As soon as they sighted Okpaleye in the crowd, two of the men readjusted their hoods and advanced towards the gathering.

On seeing the movement of the hooded men, the crowd, including a relation of a former Lagos Governor, the gathering dispersed with people running in different directions.

They were said to have aimed at Okpaleye, shot him and came closer to ensure he was hit by the bullet before fleeing the scene.

All of Okpaleye’s friends allegedly abandoned him, save for one identified as Kunle, who ran back to save him.

He was said to have lifted him up, taken him to his (Okpaleye’s) Honda City Sedan car and rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors confirmed Okpaleye dead on arrival.

Unfortunately for Kunle, the Police at Soloki Station, Aguda invited him for interrogation. He was eventually detained and moved to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti as a suspect.

Opa, as Muyiwa was popularly called, is the last born in the noble family of one time military administration of Ondo state, Rtd Brigadier General Okpaleye.

Opaleye worked with a sporting outfit called City Sports and lived at Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, but frequented Surulere where he had a lot of friends.

His friends have taken to social media to mourn his death.

How gunmen killed ex-Ondo Military Administrator’s son as he drank in a joint with friends

Homicide detectives at SCIID have commenced investigation to unearth the culprits. Also, Okpaleye’s friends who were at the joint are being trailed to get their account of the incident.

A source told The Nation that Kunle was being held because no one has corroborated his account of the incident, adding that there was need for others present at the joint to come forward and state the facts.

It was learnt others who were there might have gone into hiding for fear that the assassination might be cult -related, giving the recurring gang wars within Surulere that has seen two other persons killed in similar manner since last December.

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THE MESSAGE OF THE HON. SPEAKER OF NDIGBO YOUTH PARLIAMENT (NYP), RT. HON. RIKKI CHINEDU NWAJIOFOR, ON ARMED FORCES REMEMBRANCE DAY.

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Armed Forces Remembrance Day; The Heroes of Our Land!
“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
—Douglas MacArthur.

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile”, opines Albert Einstein. Suffice it to say that the spirit cum the zeal to serve selflessly and pour out oneself profusely in service, for the good of “a neighbor” and betterment of the nation at large, is a worthwhile life. Such a life depicts a Patriot and a Nationalist.

Today, the 15th day of January has been dedicated as a day we remember and pay homage to the selfless and unquantifiable sacrifices our armed forces made and still make for us as individuals and for the nation at large. Today is a day to honour all those brave Men and Women who have served or are still serving their country with bravery, dedication and self-sacrifice.

Yes, they put up selfless sacrifices for us; keeping awake that we might sleep and giving their lives that we might not lose all the things we love. As we sleep peacefully on our beds, our “Gallant Men and Valiant Women” stand on guard, ready to give their lives for our freedom. They keep awake in the bush, in cold weather, on high sea, to make sure we sleep and snore peacefully. They are separated from their families and loved ones so we can be united with ours. They lay down their lives that we might live.

As a country, they give up themselves that we can be united and have our sovereignty upheld. According to Barrack Obama, “the soldier’s courage and sacrifice is full of glory, expressing devotion to country, to cause, to comrades in arms.” In all these their invaluable sacrifices, we need to appreciate them. We need to let them know that we are grateful. Buttressing this further, Harry S. Truman asserts; “our debt to the Heroic men and Valliant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. We will never forget their sacrifices.”

Yes, we should never forget their unflinching and unwavering loyalty and love for our beloved nation; we should never forget their unquantifiable sacrifices.

An epitaph on a soldier’s grave reads:
I did my duty,
I paid the supreme price,
I pray you’ll remember,
My sacrifice.
My life was short,
I did my best.
God grant me peace,
In my eternal rest.

What a heart-rending epitaph! Yes, they wish that we forget not their sacrifices. “The labours and sacrifices of our Heroes past shall never be in vain”! Let us remember to extend helping hands to their widows, widowers, bereaved siblings and orphaned children. They are in that condition today because their loved ones laid down their lives that we might enjoy the company of our own loved ones.

May God strengthen and bless all our military men, comfort the families of those who lost their lives for our sake and grant blissful rest to our departed Heroes. We are proud of you!!!

“A true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him”.
G.K. Chesterton.

By: Rt. Hon. Rikki Chinedu Nwajiofor.
Speaker, Ndigbo Youth Parliament (NYP).

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Police recovers the genital organ of 6-year-old girl mutilated by ritualists in Bauchi

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Police recovers the genital organ of 6-year-old girl mutilated by ritualists in Bauchi

The Bauchi Police Command has recovered a genital organ suspected to belong to the 6-year-old girl mutilated by ritualists in Jamaare Local Government Area of the state.

Police recover genital organ of 6-year-old girl mutilated by ritualists in Bauchi

Recall that two suspects Abdulkadir Wada Haladu, 19, and Adamu Abdulrauf, 20, were arrested in connection with the crime. Wada was nabbed in Mararraba, Nasarawa State where he voluntarily confessed to the crime.

Spokesperson of the command, Wakil, who confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday, January 13, said a bottle containing the suspected genital organ (complete Vulva; Libia Majora, Libia Minora and clitoris) was recovered in the house of one of the suspected ritualists, Abdulkadir Wada Haladu.

Police recover genital organ of 6-year-old girl mutilated by ritualists in Bauchi

Other items recovered include two knives, three bottles containing native medicine.
One carton containing some native dry medicines tied inside polythene bags, one dry animal skin, two Islamic native black boards, one calabash, one hoe, and two locally made Disks.

Police recover genital organ of 6-year-old girl mutilated by ritualists in Bauchi

 

 

 

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Exhausted US National Guards sleep on Capitol floor with their weapon by their side

Members of the US National Guard who are now protecting the Capitol after the insurrection that took place last week, have been spotted sleeping on the floor in viral photos.

The exhausted guardsmen and guardswomen slept on the floor with their weapons by their side.

Exhausted US National Guards sleep on Capitol floor with their weapon by their side

This is coming after the insurrectionists vowed to stage protests in all 50 state capitals as well as the United States Capitol. Many have also reportedly promised violence.

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