An operative of the State Security Service (SSS), Seyi Adebowale, has died after he was allegedly shot by an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)
The incident occurred on September 15 in Kuta, Osun State, during the visit of the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai to commission a bridge constructed by the Nigerian Army.
It was gathered that the NSCDC official identified as Sunday Dada and his colleagues were said to be shooting indiscriminately into the air in a celebratory mood when a stray bullet hit the SSS officer in his abdomen.
Adebowale was rushed to the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital Osogbo, the Osun State capital where he later died on Monday, September 28, after two unsuccessful surgical operations. He was buried on Friday, October 2.
The spokesperson for the NSCDC in Osun State, Daniel Adigun, who confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday, October 4, said it was a case of operational error and the officer involved in the shooting has since been arrested and detained by the command.
“We are currently conducting a (an orderly) room trial and we are on top of the situation to make sure such does not occur again.” he said.
Meanwhile, one Adegoke Adetayo, a friend of the deceased operative took to Facebook on Friday to mourn him. He wrote;
“Adebowale Chemmy Micheal: Seyi, my name sake. You came, saw and conquered. You did your best, gave your all but death came from the unexpected. Even when you were careful, the careless took your life,”
“I cherish every moment we had growing in the job in the city of Abeokuta with the like of Ganiyu Adebayo Femi Adetola, Micheal Ogunbanwo, Kayode, Sunday, Polycarp, Adebesin, Late Afolabi Okanlanwon, Idowu Abayomi and others before we all went our separate ways not because we wanted it but by default of the job which took us through different paths but we sustained the bond still.
“I join all your friends, families and all those who truly care about you including Bar. Muiz Banire (Former APC National Legal Adviser) to celebrate you and the eventful life you lived. Adieu Seyi Kemi Micheal Adebowale. May your soul Rest In Peace.”
Romain Grosjean shares update from hospital after horror Formula 1 crash
Romain Grosjean, 34, has shared multiple updates from the hospital after he miraculously survived a horror crash that broke his car in half and saw it go up in flames while he was still in it.
The Haas-Ferrari driver said from the hospital that he is “loving life” after suffering only burns in Sunday’s horror Formula One crash.
His car crashed into a barrier early on during the Bahrain Grand Prix and his vehicle subsequently exploded into a fireball.
Viewers were stunned to see the French-Swiss veteran walk away from the wreckage seemingly injury free after race stewards quickly intervened with a fire extinguisher.
It was later revealed that Grosjean would need to stay in hospital overnight to be treated for burns on his hands.
With large bandages visible in his latest update on Instagram, the driver wrote: “Thank you so much for all your messages. Loving life.”
In an initial post, he said: “Hello everyone, I just wanted to say I am OK – well, sort of OK.
“Thank you very much for all the messages. I wasn’t for the halo some years ago, but I think it’s the greatest thing that we’ve brought to Formula 1.
“Without it I wouldn’t be able to speak with you today.”
Missing 3-year-old girl found safe and reunited with her mother in Rivers
A 3-year-old girl has been found safe and reunited with her mother after she went missing for six hours in Diobu area of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The Commander of Diobu Vigilante group, Godstime Ihunwo, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, November 29, said that the child went missing due to the ”carelessness” of her mother.
“Thanks b 2 God almighty as me & my boys in conjunction with 3 God-fearing & kind hearted men, whom out of their efforts made our job easier in rescuing one Miss Chinaza Ikpe, a 3 years old girl child that went missing 6 hours ago, at about 1pm 2day 29/11/2020, just bcs of d carelessness of her mother Mrs Chinasa. d Child has been handed over 2 d mother by me COMR. GODSTIME W. IHUNWO, d C.S.O./Commander Diobu Vigilante, RUMUELECHI COMMUNITY M/3 UNIT” he said.
Niger workers to resume suspended strike action on Tuesday
Workers in Niger state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), have disclosed that they will be resuming their suspended indefinite strike action over the decision of the State Government to pay the November salaries of civil servants on a percentage basis.
Leaders of the organized labour in the state said the strike will resume on Tuesday, 1st December 2020 should the government fails to address their grievances.
The NLC disclosed this in a letter addressed to Governor Dani Bello through the Niger Head of Service and signed by NLC Chairman, Comrade Yakubu Garba and TUC Chairman, Comrade Tanimu Yunusa.
“We write on behalf of the State Executive Council (SEC) of Niger State Organised Labour to convey to your esteemed office the harmonized position of the affiliate unions as follows:
“That Niger State Government should refund the slashed June 2020 2020 salaries to desirable civil servants latest Tuesday, 1st December.
“That the discussion on payment of outstanding October 2020 salaries of local government workers must be conclusive on or before Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
“That the proposal by Niger State Government to pay November 2020 salaries of LGAs and state workers on a percentage basis is unacceptable and vehemently rejected.
“That failure of the government to address issues 1, 2 and 3 above, the Organized Labour will be left with no other option than to resume the earlier suspended indefinite strike action effective midnight of
Tuesday, December 1, 2020.”