Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Trader Pours Hot Water on 12-year-old over N100 (Photo)

The police in Lagos have arrested a 39-year-old trader, Chinwe Abasi, for allegedly brutalising a 12-year-old boy, Chinedu Okorie, with hot water in the Apapa area of the state.

Abasi, a mother of two, who hails from Nnewi, Anambra State, allegedly poured hot water on the boy because he collected N100 from a neighbour to buy a pair of socks to wear to school without the woman’s knowledge.

 learnt that Okorie, who is in Junior Secondary School 1, also worked as a sales 

assistant for Abasi, who sold cloth materials in the Oyingbo Market.

It was gathered that last Monday when schools resumed, Okorie told Abasi that he would need to buy a pair of socks for school.

The trader allegedly ignored the boy until Thursday when a neighbour, identified only as Usman, gave Okorie N100 to buy the pair of socks.

It was gathered that when Abasi learnt that the boy had collected money from Usman to buy the pair of socks, she became angry and beat up the boy.

The 12-year-old was said to have ran to the kitchen during the flogging. Abasi allegedly grabbed an electric kettle of boiling water and emptied it on the boy.

The matter was reported at the FESTAC Police Division and the trader was arrested.

It was gathered that the matter was also reported to the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, and a temporary shelter was provided for the boy, where he also received medical attention.

Speaking with PUNCH Metro, Okorie, who hails from Enugu State, said he was forced to collect the N100 from Usman because he had no other option.

He said:

 “I told madam (Abasi) last Monday that I needed to buy a pair of socks for school. My teachers would seize my sandals without it. But she did not buy them, and I went to collect money from our neighbour.

“When she saw the pair of socks, she became angry and started to beat me. I ran into the kitchen. That was where she grabbed the electric kettle and poured the content ─ hot water ─ on me. It was around 7pm on Thursday.”
The trader, however, told PUNCH Metro that she did not deliberately brutalise the boy, adding that everyone knew she treated Okorie like her son.

She said:

 “On Monday, pupils resumed school, and Chinedu (Okorie) told me he needed a pair of socks and I said I would buy them for him. Unfortunately, when I came back, I forgot. Later, our neighbour said Chinedu collected N100 from him to buy the pair of socks. I was angry. 
I queried him and warned him against the behaviour. On Thursday, I gave him N100 to buy another pair of socks. When he came back, he told me he used the money for something else. So, I beat him up. 
There were times when I gave him N1,000 to go and buy fuel. He would spend three hours and later say he misplaced the money. So, I disciplined him on Thursday.
“He ran into the kitchen, and that was when I mistakenly poured the water on him.
I sell clothes at the Oyingbo Market. He is my domestic help. I brought him from his village in Enugu State about four years ago. The boy is stubborn. I am not a bad woman.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the arrest, adding that the suspect would be charged to court.

She said, “The suspect has been arrested, and she will be charged to court.”

9ice’s ex-wife, Toni Payne gets bashed for wading into Ice Prince/Maima cheating scandal

9ice‘s ex-wife Toni Payne has risen to defence of Chocolate City rapper, Ice Prince for standing with his boo, Maima Nkewa who has been accused of cheating on him.

She tweeted:

Fans 'In The Know' Tell Ice Prince More About His Babe's Relationship With Akinbode

It seems the last is yet to be head over the Iceprince-Maima-Akinbode issue, as some people are revealing to Iceprince all the little ways Maima’s Abuja ‘friend’ Akinbode has been pampering his girlfriend. In the posts below, they told Ice Prince that : Akinbode bought his babe her first car, has taken Maima on vacations abroad, has paid her school fees and other things.
They say Maima’s father even knows all about Akin and her family loves him for the way he has been ‘throwing money’at them.

See the postings below:

The Princess & Her Captain: Toolz And Tunde Demuren’s Elegant Pre-wedding Pictures

On-Air Personality and Princess Tolu “Toolz” Oniru will be getting hitched to her Entrepreneur and Pilot boo, Captain Tunde Demuren in a couple of weeks, starting with their traditional wedding.
This will be followed by their white wedding a couple of months later. The adorable couple shared some of pre-wedding photos via their Instagram pages with the hash tag #ThePrincessAndTheCaptain.

See photos below.

Lassa Fever patient flees hospital in Ebonyi

Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole yesterday announced the escape of a Lassa fever patient from hospital in Ebonyi State.
The patient, whose identity was not made public, escaped from the health facility, where he was receiving treatment.The minister said he received a text that a Lassa fever patient escaped from a health facility in Ebonyi while undergoing treatment.
He urged the relevant agency and state government to trace the patient and those who might have had contact with him.
 On the current situation of Lassa in the country ,he  also  confirmed 212 suspected cases of Lassa Fever in 64 Local government areas across 17 states in the country..He said

 It has affected 64 local governments across the country and we have been able to pick 212 suspected cases. It dates back from August last year, not just this year. It is better to over-count suspected cases than to under-count. “The real hot spots are Niger, Bauchi, Taraba, Kano, Edo, Nasarawa, Plateau and Rivers, but for us to be honest with ourselves, all states should consider themselves at risk and please, put up measures to contain, prevent and reassure the community that we are on top of the situation,”

Olubadan Dies in His Sleep at 101

Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade, the Olubadan of Ibadan, is dead.
The Olubadan was said to have passed away at about 7.30pm on Tuesday in his palace in the Monatan area of Ibadan.
After the death of the monarch, who became the Olubadan in July 2007, Punch Newspapers reports that palace guards immediately summoned a son of the deceased, Prof. Femi Lana, who informed some Ibadan high chiefs about his father’s passing.
“I can tell you that Prof. Femi Lana and some high chiefs have taken the corpse to the mortuary but I will not tell you the name of the hospital because his death has not been formally announced,” a source was quoted to have said.
The report by Punch quotes another source close to the palace, who stated that the Olubadan-in-Council would have to pay a condolence visit to the family before the death of the monarch can be formal announced.
“The Olubadan is dead. He died peacefully in his sleep in his palace at Monatan and not in the hospital around 7.30pm today (Tuesday) due to old age. You know he celebrated his 100th birthday in April 2014; he would have clocked 102 this year. The palace chiefs invited his son, Prof. Femi Lana, who in turn, informed some high chiefs, including the Ashipa of Ibadanland, Chief Eddy Oyewole.”
The Balogun of Ibadanland, Chief Saliu Adetunji, is expected to be named as the new Olubadan by the Olubadan-in-Council.

Denrele involved in freak accident on movie set(Photos)

Popular media personality and cross dresser, Denrele Edun was the victim of a freak domestic accident on the set on a movie recently.
Denrele who shared the news with fans said he was about to interpret a role when he missed a step and fell flat on his face. His eyebrow area got pierced by a metallic object, nearly missing his eye.
The lucky red carpet host and dancer, shared photos of himself bleeding and wrote:

“They say that true artists suffer for their craft, but perhaps no artist has suffered like myself on this hustle of mine!
All in a bid to make my acting more convincing, I was supposed to drop into a faint in the very first scene of the movie “PEPPER SOUP” but I guess I miscalculated and fell hard on a metallic object on the floor that pierced my face. I kinda blacked out for a few seconds and felt something warm running down my face…Truth is, a blood vessel just a lil above my right eye (an inch away from my eyebrow bone) was burst open and it was hard to control the bleeding!
“The production team was stunned and scared at the same time. They almost called off the production but I refused!
THE SHOW MUST GO ON! And I finished this job with all the grace, strength, resilience and amazing character interpretation that I could muster!”
Denrele is said to be doing okay now. 

Why I made changes to 2016 budget – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday explained why corrections had been made to the details of the 2016 budget as presented on December 22, 2015 before the National Assembly.
His reasons were contained in a letter to the House of Representatives as read by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara in Abuja.
The President’s letter reads in part: “It will be recalled that on Tuesday, 22 December, 2015, I presented my 2016 budget proposals to the joint sitting of the National Assembly.
“I submitted a draft bill accompanied by a schedule of details.
“At the time of submission, we indicated that because the details had just been produced, we would have to check to ensure that there were no errors in the detailed breakdown contained in the schedule.
“That has since been completed and I understand that the corrections have been submitted.”
“The National Assembly would therefore have the details as submitted on the 22nd and a copy containing the corrections submitted last week. It appears that this has led to some confusion.
“In this regard, please find attached the corrected version.
“This is the version the National Assembly should work with as my 2016 budget estimates.
The draft bill remains the same and there are no changes in any of the figures.”