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Breaking!!! Train collides with commercial bus in Lagos

A fatal accident involving a bus and a train occurred at Old Abeokuta Road by Odejobi junction on Friday.

According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority Twitter handle, the accident occurred on Friday morning. The number of casualties wasn’t stated, except that it hindered the flow of traffic at that end of town.

As of the time of filing this report, the traffic management agency has revealed that the scene of the “fatal train-bus accident has been fully recovered. Our officers are currently flushing the heavy traffic trail it has left behind.”

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​Lagos prophet accused of abducting teenager.

LAGOS— A 26-year-old prophet with Immaculate Ministry in Satellite Town, Lagos, who allegedly abducted a teenager, has revealed that he did it to liberate the victim’s family from a spell.

Parading the suspect yesterday at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja, the command’s boss, Fatai Owoseni, said: “The suspect, David Ifunaya, abducted the victim for three weeks after the victim told him that her father is a herbalist.

“Throughout her stay in his place, neither did he nor his victim call her parents, who were searching everywhere for her.

She was later traced to the suspect’s home in Satellite area of Lagos, following which her parents reported the case to police.”

However, the suspect claimed that he did what he did to cast out a spell from the teenager.

He said: “I met the girl earlier this year and ministered to her. I told her that her family was under a spell and later gave her a handbill, which she rejected saying that her aunt would be angry with her for collecting a Christian handbill, since they are Muslims.

“She, however, requested for my number which I gave to her. Since then, she calls me for prayers and counselling. I even prayed for her and she passed her JAMB exams.

“When she called and told me she was coming to my house without the knowledge of her parents, I refused but later agreed because she kept pleading that she needed spiritual help.

“She also lamented that nothing was going on well for her and her family and attributed it to the spell in her family. She said she was convinced I am a man of God because since I prayed for her, things have been going on well with her.”

Victim’s account

However, when the 16-year-old girl was approached, she stated that she was carried away by the accurate prophesy the suspect gave concerning her and her family.

However, she said she was on her way to her uncle’s place on July 31, only to find herself at the prophet’s house where she stayed for eight days.

She said: “While in his house, he introduced me to his pastor as his sister. I slept in his bedroom and he never made any advances on me.”

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​In Lagos, UBA security guard mocked for returning customer’s $10,000

A security guard with the United Bank for Africa UBA, hailed for returning a customer’s misplaced $10,000 has revealed how he has been mocked for his actions.

Mohammed Ogbanago , 29, has revealed the reason behind his rare act of goodwill, adding that he did it to prove that not all Nigerians were corrupt, while setting a good example for the Nigerian youth.

Ogbanago who hails from, Kogi State reportedly earns N30,000 monthly, making his act of goodwill even harder to relate with.

PUNCH Metro reports that the security guard had found the misplaced cash close to the main gate of the Oba Akran branch of UBA where he is attached on April 7, 2016.

The money is reported to have been part of $84,500 withdrawn by a bank customer on that fateful day.

Ogbanago reportedly took the money to the bank’s operations manager, who in turn handed it over to the customer when he returned to the bank.

It is further reported that the bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Tony Elumelu, hosted Ogbanago at the bank’s corporate headquarters on the Lagos Island following his action, repeatedly promising to give him a letter of commendation for his ‘unusual’ conduct.

Mr Elumelu who shared his meeting with Ogbanago via his Instagram page, wrote:

“When I heard about this story, I knew I had to meet the man, who despite facing rising petrol and transportation prices and ‘tomato Ebola,’ returned such a huge sum of money.”

Speaking with PUNCH Metro, Ogbanago disclosed that good upbringing helped his resist the temptation of making away with the money, adding that the story of the airport cleaner, Josephine Agwu , who was reported to have returned N12 million » she had found at her work place, served as an inspiration for him.

Ogbanago who had boasted to his friends that he would do better than Agwu did, given the same situation, said:

“And my chance came on that day. I was coming from inside the bank when I saw the money on the ground and I decided that the best thing was for me to take it to the operation manager. The owner of the money later came to ask for it.

“After I did that, some people started ridiculing me that I shouldn’t have returned the money and that I should have considered my meagre salary before letting go of such a huge sum of money. But I felt I did the right thing. If I had, for instance, taken the money away and fled to my village, it would not be a case of misplaced money again, but stealing, and I could even be declared wanted.”

With and aspiration to public leadership, Ogbanago added:

“Although my salary may not be enough for my upkeep, especially with the current economic situation in the country, it is no excuse to take what is not mine.

“I have been campaigning that to make Nigeria great, we all must prove to be good Nigerians in our small corners. Not all Nigerians are corrupt.

“I am happy I had the chance to prove myself and I want other Nigerian youths to learn from it. I want our youths to know that a good name is better than riches.”

We hope that Ogbanago’s unusual action will serve to inspire many others.

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