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Five burnt to death as tanker explodes on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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A tanker explosion on Wednesday claimed five lives on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The incident occurred around Tunji Alegi Filling Station, Kwakyama, at Ogere, in the Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State.

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Our Correspondent gathered that the victims were “burnt beyond recognition” during the incident.

It was gathered that a petrol laden tanker had crashed into another truck, spilt its content and went up in flames, burning at least five persons.

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About five vehicles were burnt down during the explosion.

The Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps in the state, Florence Okpe confirmed the incident on Wednesday in Abeokuta.

Okpe explained that the tanker had collided with another truck which led to a fire outbreak.

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She blamed the incident on “wrongful overtaking and dangerous driving” on the part of the tanker’s driver.

Okpe said corpses of the victims were recovered from the crashed trucks and deposited at a Morgue in Ipara, Remo North Local Government Area.

She said, “A total of five persons were burnt beyond recognition.

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“They were recovered from the crashed trucks and have been deposited at FOS Morgue Ipara. Further updates soon.

“The suspected causes of the multiple crashes were wrongful overtaking and dangerous driving on the part of the petrol tanker. The tanker collided with a truck. This led to a fire outbreak.”

Okpe hinted that traffic along the route had been diverted to avoid secondary crash.

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She advised motorists to remain calm and cooperate with traffic managers.

A similar incident had happened on Sunday night where seven persons were burnt to death on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The FRSC while confirming the incident had said “a total of 10 persons were involved in the crash.”

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The FRSC had also added that “three persons were injured while seven others were burnt beyond recognition only to be identified with skulls.”

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Police declare SS3 student wanted for beating teacher to death in Delta

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Delta State Police Command has declared wanted one Michael Ogbeife, an SS3 student of Erhimu Secondary School, Abraka in the State, for beating a teacher of the school, Joseph Ossai, to death.

Michael is said to be on the run after perpetrating the illicit act on Thursday.

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PUNCH Metro gathered that Michael had on that fateful day engaged the teacher in a scuffle that resulted in the teacher giving up the ghost during the fight.

The deceased teacher, who was said to be in charge of Agricultural Science and Biology in the school until his demise, had reportedly flogged Michael’s younger sister, Promise Ogbeife who was involved in a dispute with her classmate.

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It was gathered that Michael got infuriated by the teacher’s decision to flog his sister and the enraged SS3 student resorted to a fight with the teacher.

Sources said that Michael angrily left the school’s premises after his sister was flogged, and later returned back, heading straight to the staff room for a showdown with the teacher.

Some of our sources alleged that Michael had initially rushed home to get a charm before engaging the teacher in the fight.

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It was gathered that the teacher collapsed after some punches from the student which left the teacher with a bleeding nose just as blood was also gushing out from his mouth.

Consequently, the teacher was rushed to a private hospital in the community, from where he was referred to the government hospital where he was confirmed dead on arrival.

Reacting to the gory incident, the proprietor of the school, Mr Erhimu, told journalists that he was awaiting full details of the matter, as he was not around when the incident happened.

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The visibly worried proprietor has however directed that the school be shut till Monday noting that he had been to the police station over the matter.

Confirming the incident, the police public relations officer for Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, told newsmen that the suspect is on the run.

“The suspect is nowhere to be found for now, but his sister is in protective custody”, the PPRO said just as he insisted that efforts are being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspect.

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Your mother lived a fulfilled life, Oshiomhole consoles Igbinedion

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The immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress and former governor of Edo State, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, has expressed shock at the death of Madam Maria Igbinedion, mother of his predecessor, Mr Lucky Igbinedion.

In a statement released to the press by his media aide, Victor Oshioke, Oshiomhole consoled Igbinedion to be comforted with the fact that the late matriarch who died lately at the age of 85 years old lived a fulfilled life.

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The former APC chair said, “Mama was known to be a very peaceful and empathic person who sympathized with those that suffered misfortune, gave encouragement to those in despair and shared whatever she had with those in need within her community.

“It is pertinent therefore that at this very traumatic period for your family, we also share in your pain.

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“As mortals, it is difficult to come to terms with the loss of such a kind-hearted, deeply pious and beneficent matriarch, who in spite of her age, was still full of life and a veritable bastion of support for her children and the entire community.

“Your mother may not have lived till the fullness of our desires for her life, yet she lived a fulfilled life of service to humanity through her numerous community engagements, nurtured her children to greatness and had a good relationship with God.

“On behalf of my family, I offer our sincere condolences at this most challenging time while praying that mama finds eternal rest in heaven.

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“Also I pray that God sends forth His grace upon you, your siblings, your father and extended family that she left behind. Be assured that we have you in our prayers and share in your grief at this most difficult time.”

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