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Chinese Man Stabs Nigerian Girlfriend To Death



The Kano state Police Command has confirmed the alleged murder of one Miss Ummukulthum Sani of Janbulo quarters in Kano by one Mr Gheng Chu, a Chinese national based in the state on Friday evening.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the murder at a press conference on Saturday in Kano.

Haruna said that the command received a distress call on Friday evening at around 10pm and the Commissioner of Police, Mr Lawal Abubakar, dispatched a team to the scene.

He said, ”the 47- year-old Chinese visited the residence of his girlfriend, Miss Ummukulthum Sani, 22 and they engaged in an argument before he allegedly stabbed her many times with a knife.”

Haruna explained that when the Police team reached the scene of the incident they rushed the victim to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital where she was confirmed dead.

Furthermore, Haruna confirmed the arrest of the suspect, saying that an in-depth investigation into the case had been launched on the orders of the Commissioner of Police.

Narrating the incident to newsmen on Saturday, the mother confirmed that her daughter was in a relationship with the suspect before she got married about three years ago.

She explained, ”the marriage failed after three months which made the Chinese to stalk their house although her daughter never paid attention to him.

“But on that fateful Friday evening, the sound of his knock on the gate was too disturbing and I decided to open it and he pushed me and gained entrance to her room.

“He stabbed her multiple times with a knife in spite my struggle to rescue her and my cries for help were also not noticeable due to heavy rain.”

The late Ummukulthum’s mother said that a passerby overheard the scream in the room, gained entrance to the room through the window and got hold of Chu.

She said that the deceased was rushed to the hospital by people who came to rescue and she was eventually confirmed dead.

IfakoIjaiyeNews gathered that the late Ummukulthum Sani was a youth corps member serving in Sokoto state before her demise.

It was gathered that she was in a relationship with the suspect when she met her ex-hubby and he supported the marriage.

It was also learned that when he heard of her divorce, he returned to her and she reportedly refused to accept him back.

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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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