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Oyo King Visits Tree Which ‘Fell And Rose Again’ After Killing Four People

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has been troubled to visit the scene where a tree had fallen and rose again in Oyo town, Naija News 247.

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The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has been troubled to visit the scene where a tree had fallen and rose again in Oyo town, Naija News 247 reports.

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Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi

According to reports, the tree which is popularly called Igi Odan trapped at least four people on Monday night.

However, while residents were still mourning their beloved ones, the tree reportedly rose up before sunset the following morning.

Naija News 247 learnt that the tree has been at the location for over 100 years now. It came as a shock to residents to have seen the fallen tree whose branches had been already been hewn mysteriously back up on Tuesday.

Sources had told The Punch that the Odan tree was uprooted by the wind during the downpour on Monday night.

They were, however, left in shock seeing that the fallen tree is now back standing firmly rooted to the ground where it was uprooted from a day earlier.

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In photos and videos which were circulated online, the root of the tree was seen uprooted from the ground and the trunk was lying on the ground.

The branches were later cut off but the second series of photos and videos show that the tree had been rooted back to the ground but there were no leaves on it and the branches which had been cut off did not join to the trunk.

The development prompted the Alaafin of Oyo to visit the scene and commiserate with the families of the people killed by the tree earlier.

The monarch’s media aide, Bode Durojaye, when contacted on the phone said Oba Adeyemi had visited the scene to commiserate with the bereaved families and to see the mystery.

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He said, “He went there. The fallen tree rose back again mysteriously. Kabiyesi commiserated with the people there over the sad incident.”

On his account when interrogated, the Chairman of the Sabo Market where the incident happened, Akeebu Alarape, said four different loggers invited to cut the tree did not succeed until a fifth logger was able to cut parts of it before the rescue operation could begin.

The Head of Operations of the Western Nigeria Security Network, aka Amotekun Corps, in the Atiba area, Akeem Ojo, said the tree fell on the victims who were mostly traders at around 6 pm.

“A female student of the Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo; a woman with a baby strapped to her back and a boy she was holding, were pulled out from under the tree.

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“One person was seriously injured and taken to a private hospital in the area, while motorcycle and minibus parks under the tree were damaged,” Ojo added.

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Registrar: John Lyon not UNICAL graduate

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The University of Calabar, UNICAL, on Wednesday said that the alleged kidnapper, John Ewa, popularly called “John Lyon” was not a graduate of the institution.

A statement issued in Calabar by the Registrar of the institution, Mr Gabriel Egbe, said that the university’s management stumbled on the media report with dissatisfaction and described it as fallacious.

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Recall that Ewa was arrested in connection with kidnapping activities by the Bayelsa Police Command and was subsequently paraded before the media.

“The said John Ewa was never a student of the university, neither did he graduate from the institution.

“We urge members of the public to discountenance any information linking John Ewa to our prestigious university,” Egbe said in the statement.

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Gunmen attack police station in Oyo

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Gunmen have attacked the Igangan Police station in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Newsmen gathered that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Adebowale Williams, and his men are at the scene of the attack as of the time of filing this report.

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The incident happened last night with reports suggesting that a Divisional Crime Officer and a suspect who was in detention were killed in the process.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, had earlier confirmed the incident, saying the CP was on his way to the affected police station.

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Ibarapa has been in the news over clashes between farmers and herders.

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Rally: Court orders Peter Obi’s supporters not to converge at Lekki toll gate

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The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Labour Party and its supporters not to converge at the Lekki toll gate for its #Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally billed to hold on the 1st of October, 2020.

The court also directed the Inspector General of Police and the Lagos State Police Commissioner to ensure compliance with the order.

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Justice Daniel Osiagor made these orders today while ruling on a motion for injunction brought by 10 plaintiffs, who are asking the court to, among others, restrain the LP, its presidential candidate Peter Obi, his vice Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure and their loyalists from holding the rally.

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The court also held that the while the rally cannot stop at the Lekki toll gate, it can pass through the venue to access Falomo Bridge and other venues at which the rally plans to meet.

A preliminary objection filed by the defendants seeking to stop the court from hearing the motion on the grounds that it lacked jurisdiction could however not been entertained as all parties to the suit had not been served.

The court adjourned hearing of the substantive suit to Nov 4th.

In the suit, 10 plaintiffs through their Romeo Ese Michael, Esq. are asking the court to, among others, restrain the LP, its presidential candidate Peter Obi, his vice Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, one Julius Abure and their loyalists from holding the rally, until the hearing and determination of their Motion-On-Notice of September 12, 2022.

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The plaintiffs are Adedotun Ajulo Esq., Salamatu Suleiman Lewi Esq., Hakeem Ijaduola, Esq., Ogunbona Akinpelu Esq., Owolabi K. Oluwasegun, Esq., Mogbojuri Kayode Esq., Wuyep Mantim Nadom Esq., Dimimu Mabel, Esq., Kolawole Salami, Esq. and Mr. Wale Abe Lawrence.

The 1st to 10th defendants are Obi, LP, Baba-Ahmed, Abure, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Commissioner of Police (Lagos State Command), Director-General (Department of State Services), Lekki Concession Company (LCC) Limited, Attorney-General of Lagos State and The Governor of Lagos State.

In the substantive suit, the plaintiffs are arguing among other things that a repeat or celebration of the “infamous” EndSARS protest of 2020 under the political guise of “#Obidatti23 Forward Ever Rally” will cause a breakdown of peace and will result in post-traumatic stress disorder for them and the public.

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