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A birthday party at Odoba Otukpa in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State turned bloody after 3 young men were hacked to death in a cult-related fight.
It was gathered that a quarrel broke out during the birthday party organized by one of the youths in Odoba community on Saturday night, March 27.
According to an eyewitness, a young man from Obu Otukpa, a neighbouring community was hacked to death during the fight.
The death of the young man was said to have caused a reprisal from the man’s community which led to the death of two others from Odoba. One of the Odoba youths killed was preparing to bury his father on Thursday this week.
Confirming the incident, the Chairman of Ogbadibo local government, Prince Samuel Onu, said that it was a cult-related issue.
“It has nothing to do with the communal crisis, it was a clash between rival groups. The incident happened at a party last night (Saturday night) and we have directed that the corpses be buried immediately,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Och’Otukpa, H.R.H Chief Sunday Ekele and the Anawogene of Ai-Oono H.R.H Chief Raphael Agada immediately visited Odoba community on Sunday morning, March 28, to access the situation.
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The police in Ogun State have arrested a 35-year-old woman, Sukurat Olajoke, for allegedly killing her one-month-old baby, and subsequently dumping the corpse in the Ogun river.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, says the suspect was arrested, when policemen attached to Enugada divisional headquarters Abeokuta who were on routine patrol with the DPO SP Baba Hamzat saw the woman throwing something suspicious into the river.
The suspicious behaviour of the woman, after throwing the object into the river attracted the policemen who quickly apprehended her for questioning.
“It was on interrogation that the suspect, who lives at Agboole Alakoye area of Igbo Ora in Oyo state, confessed that what she threw into the river was the corpse of her one-month-old baby, who she killed out of frustration. She confessed further that, the person who is responsible for the pregnancy of the baby, rejected her and the baby, and since she has no means of taking care of the child, she decided to kill and throw her into the river.
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