Local Ibadan news, Nigeria
In Nigeria, the second round of presidential elections
Voting for the second round of Niger's presidential election began on Sunday as more than 7.4 million Nigeriens are expected at polling stations to choose the successor of the outgoing president Mahamadou Issoufou.
The voters would choose their new leader between Mohamed Bazoum, candidate of the ruling Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism, and Mahamane Ousmane of the Democratic and Republican Renewal, the opposition party.
Voters cast their ballots in 26,000 planned polling stations in 16 electoral constituencies across the country. The polling stations will be closed at 7 p.m., according to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Notorious gang leader murdered in Ibadan
Ibadan notorious gang leader, Ebillah, has been murdered around Kudeti area, at about noon on Sunday.
It was gathered that there was a clash in the area in which security agencies responded to.
Ebillah’s gang was suspected to have murdered another gang leader, Ekugbemi, earlier in the year and there had been fears of reprisals.
When the newsmen contacted the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, he said police operatives had been deployed to the area to maintain peace.
He, however, said he was yet to get the full details of what happened or whether anybody was killed.
Burial Of Former Oyo Governor, Ajimobi, Postponed
The funeral of former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has been postponed.
There were reports on Thursday evening that the former governor will be buried in Ibadan on Friday.
But his spokesperson, Bolaji Tunji, told journalists in his Oluyole, Ibadan, residence on Friday that the family would soon make an announcement on the burial programme.
He said, “The funeral arrangements will be announced soon by the family but it will be observed privately so as to be in accordance with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control guidelines.”
Ajimobi, who has been on a life support machine since last Friday after slipping into a coma as a result of Coronavirus complications, finally died on Thursday following weeks of trying to save his life by doctors.
Man 40, Commits Suicide In Ibadan
A 40-year-old man, Lanre Kazeem, allegedly committed suicide in the early hours of Sunday by hanging himself in his house at Eyin Grammar area of Ibadan.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the deceased was living in a rented house, and worked in a private palm kernel company around Soka Ibadan.
The incident took many residents of the area by surprise as they expressed their sadness. The Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer,(PPRO), SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident to NAN on Sunday.
Fadeyi said the deceased hanged himself in his house and his corpse had been deposited at Adeoyo state hospital’s mortuary.
“The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Sanyo division, has visited the area to see what happened. An investigation has commenced on the matter to know what happened,” Fadeyi said.
Some residents of the area, who spoke to NAN, said the deceased hailed from Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, and has no known relatives or friends all through his one-year stay in the rented house.
They said that the deceased left no suicide note behind to explain the cause of his action. Some of his neighbours claimed that the deceased had been sick for close to two weeks without any medical care.
Also speaking on the incident, the Chairman Eyin Grammar Landlords’ Association, Alhaji Lateef Adegoke, said the incident was reported to him in the morning and the police had taken the corpse to the mortuary.
My Daughter's Death Still Feels Like A Terrible Dream To Us, Father Of Teenager Raped, Murdered In Ibadan Says
Kasimu Bello Elepo, father of Barakat, a student of Federal College of Animal Health and Production in Ibadan, Oyo State, who was raped and killed by yet to be identified persons in their house, has said that her gruesome murder still feels like a terrible dream to them.
Elepo told SaharaReporters that he had not recovered from the shock of the tragic incident.
He said, "My heart is still bleeding because I cannot believe that my daughter is gone just like that."
The distraught father said it had been difficult for him to sleep as the entire incident still appears very unreal to him.
He added that it had not been easy for the family to accept the reality of Barakat's rape and gruesome murder.
Meanwhile, the Oyo State Police Command spokesperson, Gbenga Fadeyi, has said that the command had commenced investigation into the matter and would issue a statement upon the completion of investigation.
A non-governmental organisation, Proactive Gender Initiative, called for a judicial commission of enquiry to help look at existing laws, address the lacuna if any and make recommendations to strengthen the fight against sexual and gender-based violence.