Some residents of Coca Cola, Leventis, Ajibade, Ajegunle, Oke- Itunu and neighbouring communities within Ibadan North Local government area have deserted their homes and shops.
DAILY POST gathered that residents fled the community due to fear of being attacked by hoodlums.
Our correspondent gathered on Friday that trouble started in the area when a suspected thief was arrested by the residents on Thursday and thereafter killed by an angry mob from the area
DAILY POST, however, gathered that the killing of the suspect attracted hoodlums who stormed the area, shooting and destroying property in the area.
The hoodlums allegedly shot two persons in the area around 4pm.
On Friday morning, our correspondent observed that the majority of the shops in the area were shut while most of the houses were deserted.
A shop owner at Ajibade who spoke with DAILY POST told our correspondent that the hoodlums numbering about three on a commercial motorcycle stormed the area around 4pm and shot two people.
The shop owner who spoke with DAILY POST in confidence said that a man and a woman identified as Toyin were shot.
He said that the man died as a result of the gunshot while the woman, Toyin died Friday morning.
He added that the fear of being attacked made some of the residents flee the area.
“It was terrible yesterday. They shot two people. One man and a woman. The man died yesterday, but the woman, her name is Toyin, she died today (Friday).”
Public Relations Officer of the state Police command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi when contacted confirmed the incident to DAILY POST on Friday.
Fadeyi who said the police have stationed officers in the area to forestall future occurrences confirmed the death of one person.
He said, “The information I had is that they set ablaze a man suspected to be a thief Thursday morning.
“So, later three men suspected to be cultists went on a repentance attack and shot at the man, one Ojo Jacob, about 58 years old, they shot him and ran away.
“Because of this incident, the Police went there to station some policemen and patrol vehicles in the area to forestall further attacks. The police there are presently monitoring the situation to forestall further attacks. The police are also trailing them for possible arrest.”
The Police on Friday arraigned husband and wife, Asaolu Sheu (65) and Asaolu Jemilat (45), before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged possession of Indian hemp.
NAN reports that the defendants, of unknown addresses, are facing a charge of illegal possession of Indian hemp.
The prosecutor, Insp Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Jan. 14 at about 2:00 p.m in Igbara-Odo Ekiti.
Akinwale alleged that the defendants had in their possession a large quantity of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
He said that the offence contravened Section 5(b) of the Indian Hemp Act 1966.
The prosecutor asked the court for an adjournment to enable him study the case file and assemble his witnesses.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty as their counsel, Mr Joseph Oguntuase, urged the court to grant his clients bail, with a promise that they would not jump bail.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adefumike Anoma, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety each in like sum.
She adjourned the case till Feb. 25 for hearing.
In a related matter, the prosecutor told the court that the defendants committed another offence in Igbara-Odo by conspiring among themselves to commit felony and arson of a dwelling house belonging to one Ilesanmi family.
Akinwale said the offences contravened Sections 516 and 443 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
The prosecutor urged the court to remand the defendants in the Correctional centre pending legal advice from the office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The plea of the defendants was not taken, as their counsel, Mr Joseph Oguntuase urged the court to grant them bail, with a promise that they would not jump bail.
Chief Magistrate Anoma granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.
She adjourned the case until Feb. 25 for mention
No fewer than 15 persons on Friday died in a fatal motor accident involving two buses along the Maiduguri – Damaturu road.
Mr Sanusi Ibrahim, the Borno Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who confirmed the incident to NAN said the accident occurred near Mainok village of Kaga Local Government Area.
“I just got the report from our unit in Beneshiek that two Sharon buses carrying 15 passengers including the drivers were involved in a fatal collision and that all the 15 people in the two buses died.
“It involved seven males and eight females,” Ibrahim said.
According to him, the driver of the bus lost control because of a burst tyre leading to the collision.
He urged all motorists to always observe the speed limit and other road safety regulations to minimise such fatal accidents
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