•The Suspect Solomon

I hit the man’s head with stone to escape- Suspected killer

Fate has an uncanny way of shaping events in a man’s world. And so it is in the life of Solomon James, 20, from Bayelsa State. Last month, the interlock moulder visited a movie outlet at the popular Apple Junction in Amuwo-Odofin area of Lagos State and met an old-time friend named Tosin. While the duo were chatting and talking about old times, one Femi Daramola, 39, a driver, approached them and sought their help in loading bags of pure water into a van in a nearby factory promising to pay them N750. The two friends who were anxious to make some cash quickly agreed and accompanied Femi to the factory behind the popular eatery – Mega Chicken – at the junction. After the work was done, Femi paid them N250 with a firm promise to pay the balance the following day.

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I raped friend’s daughter ‘cos of lack of money to patronize prostitutes — suspect

He bowed in shame and self pity when approached, burying his face in his palms. When asked what brought him to the Lagos State Police Command , he burst into tears, still refusing to lift his face. After waiting endlessly for his response, he slowly lifted his head, with tears trickling down his cheeks. He spoke in an inaudible voice saying , “The devil pushed me to rape my late friend’s daughter.”

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Eze's family

Fatal crash: How family of three, seven others were roasted to death in a road crash

The family of Thomas Eze in Umudiale-Ohom, Orba in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu state has been thrown into mourning following the death of their son, Chinedu Eze, 40, a pharmacist, his wife, Chinwenma Eze, 37, and child Chidera Eze aged 3 and a maid who died in a motor accident after a truck rammed into their bus along Lagos-Benin express way at Ufosi, a boundary town between Ondo and Edo states.

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