30-year falls from the Onitsha overpass

Two teenagers drowned while swimming at a community beach in the Ibeju-Lekki area of ​​Lagos state. The tragedy happened on Saturday. The names of the deceased were simply Dare, 16 and Fawas, 15.

Police public relations officer, Lagos Police Command Bala Elkana said in a statement yesterday that the police received a distress call that Dare and Fawas, both residents of the Epelemeje Orofun community, Akodo in Ibeju -lekki, allegedly drowned while playing in the community. Beach.

“The command has deployed its marine police team to the area in search and rescue operations. The command advises parents to keep an eye on their children and make sure they stay home during this closing period, ”he said.

Police arrested two notorious armed robbers in the Ikorodu area of ​​the state. The suspects, according to Elkana, were arrested on Easter Sunday around 12 midnight, acting on credible information.

“Ikorodu police station operatives supported by Special Theft Squad (SARS) operatives deployed by the Commissioner of Police arrested one Toheeb Sanusi, 21, and Adewale Adeshina, 24, around the Benson area, Ikorodu. A locally made revolver gun and machete were recovered. The suspects confessed that they were in the area to rob the unsuspecting public. The investigation is ongoing, the suspects will soon be charged in court. “

Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man on Saturday narrowly escaped death after falling off the airlift in the popular Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra state. Area residents alleged that the victim attempted suicide at approximately 3:15 p.m. after jumping from the overpass after the news of a total blockade by the state government.

One of them, who preferred anonymity, said he saw the man’s body lying lifeless as it passed through the area. “They said the man committed suicide by jumping from the Upper Iweka overpass immediately heard a news of a total blockade by the Anambra state government today,” he said.

Reacting, police spokesman Haruna Mohammed dismissed the alleged suicide report, saying the victim was still alive. He said, “At about 4:20 p.m. a man in his 30s whose identity has not yet been determined allegedly lost steps and fell from the overpass in Upper Iweka. The police patrol team attached to the Okpoko Division visited the scene and took him to the Toronto hospital for medical attention. “The victim is responding to treatment and the investigation continues to determine the real cause of the incident.”

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