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45-year-old Man Docked For Beating His Mother




A 45-year-old man, Kayode Abiodun was docked at an Ikorodu Magistrate’s Court in  Lagos State on Tuesday for allegedly beating up his mother.

Abiodun faced a four-count charge of assault, wilful damage and threat to life.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Insp Ahmed Sanni, told the court that Abiodun beat his mother up on Sept.5 at her residence at No 3, Omobowale Olowu Close in Igbogbo area of Ikorodu.

Sanni said he assaulted his mother, Mrs Ebun-Oluwa Abiodun by hitting her in the face several times with his fist, causing her injury.

He added that Abiodun also conducted himself in a manner likely to breach the peace by shouting on his mother.

The prosecutor also told the court that while the defendant was beating his mother, he wilfully damaged one pair of eye glasses valued N25,000 and one Itel phone valued N10,000.

He also damaged one radio set valued at N30,000, one refrigerator, valued N66,500 and five kegs valued N3,500.

Sanni said Abiodun also wielded a sharp object with which he threated to kill his mother who later reported the assault to the police before the defendant was arrested.

He said the offences contravened the Criminal Laws of Lagos State (2015).

The presiding magistrate, Mrs T.A. Shotobi, granted Abiodun bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Shotobi ruled that one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the defendant.

She adjourned the case till Dec. 1 for mention.

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Sanwo-Olu Approves 20 Percent Increase In Salaries For Civil Servants




Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved a 20 per cent increase in salaries for civil servants in the state.

In a circular seen by IfakoIjaiyeNews, signed by  Hakeem Muri Okunola, Head of Service and dated March 20, the increase took effect from January 1, 2023.

In the circular, the state government said the arrears from January till date will be paid along with the March salary.


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Lagos Auto Dealer Arraigned For Killing Wife




A popular Lagos auto dealer, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, alias (IVD) was on Monday arraigned before an Ikeja High Court for the alleged involuntary manslaughter of his wife,  Abimbola.

Lagos State Government arraigned IVD on one count of involuntary manslaughter.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The State Counsel, Mrs Adeshola Bello had informed the court that the defendant was for arraignment, adding that there was a mixed up in the date the alleged offence was committed.

The offence, she said, contravened Section 222 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

“We have on record Oct.10, 2022, but the actual date of the incident was Oct.12

“We pray for the indulgence of the court to make amendment on the date,” she said.

The defence counsel, Mr Victor Ogunde, SAN, sought bail for the defendant, following his arraignment.

Ogunde added that the suit against the defendant was with a different number.

Justice Modupe Nicole-Clay questioned the defence for bringing a bail application despite the defendant being on bail since March 1.

Nicole-Clay thereafter adjourned until March 30 for the commencement of trial.

Abimbola was said to have died as a result of the fire incident that occurred in the couple’s home on  Oct.12, 2022.

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Truck Crushes Okada Rider, Passenger To Death



A commercial motorcyclist and his passenger, on Wednesday, lost their lives after colliding with a truck at Bible College area on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in Ogun, Mr Ahmed Umar, confirmed the accident on Wednesday in Ota, Ogun.

Umar said that the accident, which happened at about 9.10 a.m., involved four people, a vehicle and a Bajaj motorcycle.

He said that the motorcycle, with no registration number, drove against traffic and collided with a Daf truck, marked: KTG 941 YG, leading to the death of the Okada rider and the passenger, while two others were unhurt.

“The corpses of the dead had been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ifo,” he said.

The sector commander blamed the accident on excessive speeding and route violation.

He advised motorists and okada riders to desist from excessive speeding to avoid unnecessary loss of life.

Umar also cautioned them to refrain from driving against traffic to prevent mishaps on the highway.

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