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In Ondo: Shoprite staff allegedly commits suicide after suspension

A staff of Shoprite in Akure, Ondo State identified as Jumoke Kehinde has reportedly committed suicide after being suspended from work.

Kehinde was said to have been found dead on New Year’s eve at her apartment in the Kajola area along Oda-road, Akure.

A staff of Shoprite who pleaded anonymity said late Kehinde reported late for work and was ordered suspended.

According to the staff, “It is normal that anyone who comes late should wait outside before they are allowed in and be given a suspension.

“She was seen arranging her table getting ready for the day’s sales as she looked happy but later left the mall at about 11 am after receiving the suspension letter.

“At about 4 pm, a distress call was received in the office that she was not feeling fine. One of the management staff went to check on her. Kehinde was found on the floor of her room shaking while her body was oozing with odour of the poison she took. Although, no empty can was found anywhere as she was rushed to the hospital.

“After some time at the hospital, she was declared dead. One of her relatives said she did not show any sign of depression.

“She was given a suspension for coming late that day. She was told to go home. After then she went back home.

“We all know that when you come late you will be given a suspension for a few days without payment.

“I don’t see any reason why such an issue would cause her to kill herself by committing suicide.”

Ondo Police spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, could not be reached for comments but police sources said her body has been deposited in a morgue while investigation has commenced unraveling what led to her suicide.
When contacted, a top staff of Shoprite in Akure who prefers to remain anonymous, refused to comment on the issue, saying they were not allowed to speak to the press.

“Go and talk to our head office. We are not allowed to respond to such interrogations from journalists on that matter,” the staff added. Thenationonlineng

In Ondo: Atlantic Ocean threatens community

Residents of Ayetoro community in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State have called on the Federal Government to  save them  from being swept  away by  the Atlantic Ocean.

It was learnt that part of the coastal community had been submerged  after  the  sea  overflowed its banks, while property worth millions of naira had been destroyed.

According to Punch news,The  Secretary General of the community and a member of Ogeloyinbo-in-Council, Mr Dele Kudehinbu,  said over 200 buildings had been swept away  while many families had been displaced.

Also, the  Chairman, Board of Registered Trustees of the Holy Apostle Church, Apostle Iwasanmi Ajijo, confirmed that the ocean  had  wreaked havoc in the community.

According to him, the Federal Government, through the Niger Delta Development Commission, had awarded a contract to two firms to tackle the problem  but nothing had been done.

While calling on the government and other intervention agencies to intervene, Ajijo  said the solution to the problem was beyond what the community could afford.

In Ondo: Flood kills two children, forces residents out of their houses

At least two children have lost their lives as a result of flooding in Ondo State while several persons have been sacked from their homes by the incident.

The two children, Igulapelewe Inusokan and Justinah Feiwei, who were initially declared missing at Ajapa under Ese Odo Local Council Area, were found dead over the weekend.

Godwin Akpos, the Iginabou of Ajapa area, who confirmed the incident, described the flood as worrisome, noting that people have been forced to abandon their houses.

According to him, the flooding have destroyed farmlands and resulted in economic hardship for the people.

He said, “The situation (flood) has badly affected the whole community, no house was spared including schools and churches.

“Presently, there is even serious starvation and famine in the community.

“It started about four days ago but it is getting worst. All our houses and property are gone.

“It is unfortunate that we even lost two children to the incident.”(Saharareporters)

In Ondo: Court sentences killer of APC chieftain to death by hanging

Ondo State High Court in sitting in Akure has sentenced 25-year-old David Seimiyengha to death.

He was found culpable in the death of Olumide Odimayo.

Odimayo, aka "Londoner" was a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress in Ese Odo Local Government Area of the state.

Justice Ademola Bola sentenced Seimiyengha to death by hanging before he was released to prison warders.

He said the culprit was found culpable in the kidnapping and murder of Odimayo with all the evidences presented before the court by the police.

Odimayo was kidnapped by suspected gunmen on July 15, 2017 at his Igbotu residence in Ese Odo.

On July 19, 2019, Mr. Odimayo was found dead by local vigilance groups at the Ogolo river between Sabomi and Igbotu communities.

Police investigation had led to the arrest of four suspects.

Aside from Seimiyengha, others also arrested in connection with the crime were Fikesie Inuesokan (26); Bekewie Francis (50); and Gbamila Success (21).

They were charged with a conspiracy to commit felony, kidnapping, unlawful possession of firearms and murder.

Although, the court freed the remaining suspects after noting that there was no enough evidence to show that they partook in the crime.

Speaking to SaharaReporters atfer the judgment, a relation to the late Odimayo said, "We have truly got justice for our brother (Odimayo) who was killed for no just reason sometime in 2017. (Saharareporters)

In Ondo: Flood renders 500 people homeless

For residents of Ayetoro community in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State, it was a day of agony after a torrential rain wreaked havoc in the community.

With the effect of the rain taking its toll in the community, which was ravaged by flood, it was gathered that over 500 people have been rendered homeless with over 700 houses affected.

According to one of the affected residents of the community, Mr. Emmanuel Aralu, the only church in the town, the palace, health center, and schools were all affected by the flood, stressing that some residents had fled the coastal community because of the disaster.

Aralu also maintained that the socio-economic activities of the community had been paralyzed as most of the people of the community who engage in fishing had abstained from the river and the ocean while most shops had been destroyed.

Another resident, who was affected by the flood, Mrs. Josephine explained that flooding has become a recurring issue in the community.

She added that all efforts to call the attention of the state government to the issue have been fruitless with no measures taken.

“We need help from the government before the flood washes the community away, the state and federal governments should come to our aid.”(Dailypost)


In Ondo: Drunk policeman stabs nine persons at nightclub

No fewer than nine persons sustained varying degrees of injury when an allegedly drunk policeman, identified as Taiwo Orisadare, stabbed them at a nightclub in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Friday.

The policeman, attached to the Area Commander’s office, Akure, allegedly stabbed the victims, who were said to be young men, at a popular club in Alagbaka GRA during a brawl.

According to an eyewitness, the policeman, who was reportedly drunk, started harassing the victims, who had come to relax at the club.

It was gathered that trouble started when the policeman began pestering and harassing one of the victims at the club.

The eyewitness said, “It was clear that Sergeant Orisadare was drunk and he was already becoming uncontrollable at the club.

“He won’t just listen to those trying to tell him to take things easy. It got to a point that things went awry as he started attacking everyone he could lay his hands on. In total, he stabbed nine people before he was overpowered.”

Another source said some of the victims were currently receiving treatment at various hospitals in Akure, while some were in critical conditions. However, there was no loss of life in the incident.

When contacted on the development, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and stated that both parties were engaged in a brawl.

He stated that Orisadare was also injured in the fight and had been taken to hospital.

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