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20 Year-Old Journalist, Pelumi Onifade Reportedly Killed By Nigerian Police; NPF Withhold His Corpse from Family Members

Onifade was abducted and killed by the NPF; his corpse being withheld by the organisation

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On October 24, Pelumi Onifade and his media group, GBOAH TV, went down to Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos State, to cover a developing news as reports had suggested residents of the community were distraught with claims that Covid-19 palliative were been stored in warehouse close to them and after months of the virus outbreak, no one has received any of the food meant for the citizens.

Onifade, 20 years of age and a student of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) was covering an interview and gathering reports on what the residents had to say regarding the issue when men of the Task Force and Nigerian Police Force were reportedly said to have pulled up in their vans with bottles, cutlass and guns to disperse the growing crowd; they also were said to have live bullets in their guns which they used accordingly firing blanks in the air. Pelumi was said to have been last seen in the interview below:

The disruption caused by the Task Force and men of the NPF caused a lot of commotion as the crowd quickly ran helter-skelter in search for safety and not wanting to get hit by stray bullets. Pelumi Onifade and his colleagues did the same too but Onifade and some four others were reportedly confirmed to have been dragged into the Black Maria, a van used by the Task Force in attesting ‘hoodlums’.

Despite the fact Onifade had the customary media brown jacket (with GBOAH TV inscription) on him and clamouring for him to be freed by colleagues, the men of the Task Force and NPF turned deaf ears and carted away with Pelumi and the four others ‘hoodlums’. Reports suggest that men of the Task Force and Police threatened to shoot the young Onifade with gun pointed at his head and bottles used to warn others to back off. This caused a lot of fear for members of his colleagues and members of family as they quickly went to the nearby police station at Agege to report the incident and demand him be freed but he was denied freedom as the police claimed they did not have him in their custody or prisons.

On 27th of October, the news spread rapidly on social media and ‘Missing Person’ graphics of him were made to spread awareness of his abduction as his family begged for him be to allowed to go.

Photo of Onifade Pelumi

Fast forward to the evening of same day, Tuesday 27th, head of Task Force called on seeing the viral post and said to meet in Ikeja the next day, Wednesday 28th of October to discuss the issue. Wednesday came and they met with family and some colleagues of Onifade and the outcome was that the officer who lead the attack on the 24th confirmed to have arrested five people at the Ministry of Agriculture Abbatoir, Oko-Oba, but one person was said to have died and his body deposited at the mortuary in Ikorodu.

They scheduled for Thursday 28th of October to confirm if Onifade was listed among those arrested and if not, they will go to the morgue at Ikorodu to see if his corpse was there. Due to public holiday on Thursday, the meeting got postponed to Friday 29th and when they confirmed he was listed among names for arrested suspects but was not in their custody, they arranged to visit the mortuary at Ikorodu where they found the corpse of the young boy.

The news come as a shock to many as Pelumi Onifade was arrested by the Task Force led by Yinka Egbeyemi and Taiwo Akerele at Agege but killed with body deposited to the morgue so far as Ikorodu, probably to cover their tracks and further their denial of the act. This news comes just days after the Lekki massacre and weeks of protests against Police brutality in the country.

The hashtag #JusticeForPelumi has spread across popular social media platform, Twitter, as news have been gathered that the Police have refused to release his body to the family for burial rites and they also demand retribution for Pelumi on the officers responsible for this devious act. They also demand his family be compensated accordingly.

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At long last, Donald Trump goes out US President, Donald Trump, Wednesday left the White House to finishing his residency.

He was spotted leaving with his wife, Melania, from the grass of the White House.

The President elect Joe Biden will quickly be introduced as the 46th American President.

His inaugural speech will not be about Trump, according to Biden’s Spokesperson, Jen Psaki.

He said: Joe Biden’s first speech as president will not be about Donald Trump.

“We spend a lot less time talking about and thinking about and worrying about Donald Trump than I think most people assume,” Jen Psaki, who will be the White House press secretary,speaking to CNN.

“This is a forward-looking speech,” she said of the inaugural address, which Biden will deliver after he is sworn in at noon (1700 GMT).”

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Ex Minister of Commerce and Industry, Sen. Jubril Martins-Kuye, on Sunday morning passed on, matured 78.

The clergyman’s political godson, Sen. Lekan Mustapha, representing Ogun East senatorial region in the Senate, affirmed his demise.

Sen. Mustapha portrayed the demise of Martins-Kuye as stunning, saying he was a mentor as well as a pathfinder.

As per reports, the previous clergyman would be buried by 4.00 p.m. on Sunday as per Islamic customs.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lawmaker was delegated Minister of State for Finance in June 1999 during the initial term of President Olusegun Obasanjo, serving until June 2003.

The at that point Acting President Goodluck Jonathan additionally designated him as Minister of Commerce and Industry on April 6, 2010.

Late Martins-Kuye was brought into the world on August 1942 in Ago Iwoye town in Ijebu North nearby government zone of Ogun state.

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Martins-Kuye turned into an individual from the United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP) towards the end of the Sani Abacha system.

He likewise ran for governorship of Ogun on the foundation of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 1999.

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Gunmen shoot Afghan TV female presenter dead .

Taliban shoots dead a female anchorperson and her driver on Thursday, her boss stated, the second homicide of a TV personality in Afghanistan in a month.

Malalai Maiwand was murdered in the eastern city of Jalalabad, said Enekaas TV, the private TV station she worked for. Directed killings of noticeable figures, including columnists, priests, legislators and rights activists, have gotten more normal lately as brutality floods in Afghanistan, in spite of harmony talks between the public authority and the Taliban.

Attaullah Khogyani, governor of the Nangarhar province, and the local clinic affirmed the killings. Nangarhar area and its capital Jalalabad have seen customary conflicts between government powers and the Taliban.

The radical Islamic State bunch has likewise asserted a few destructive assaults in the region.

The homicide of Maiwand, who was in her 20s, comes only weeks after Radio Liberty columnist Aliyas Dayee was killed in a vehicle bomb assault in Lashkar Gah.

Human rights Watch said Dayee had recently been compromised by the Taliban. A previous TV moderator in Kabul, Yama Siawash, was killed in a comparable vehicle bomb assault close to his home a month ago.

No gathering has so far guaranteed these killings. Afghan powers are doing combating an expansion in savagery in the nation, quite a bit of it released by the Taliban as they endeavor to pick up influence in harmony talks in Qatar, which opened in September.

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