One killed, six arrested as Osun rival gangs clash - Punch Newspapers

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One killed, six arrested as Osun rival gangs clash - Punch Newspapers

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Published 11 January 2022 The Osun State Police Command on Monday said six suspects were arrested in connection with the mayhem that occurred in Ikire, where a yet-to-be-identified man was killed.Published 9 January 2022 For a long time, residents and farmers in Kajola-Ijesa, a community in Atakumosa West Local Government Area of Osun State and Ibala-Ijesa, another community in Obokun LGA among others have relied on River Osun traversing their settlements for daily needs.Published 9 January 2022 The police in Osun have arrested the General Manager of Western Sun Hotels, Ede, Mr Samuel Towolawi, over alleged attempted land grabbing, assault, and malicious damage to property.Published 10 January 2022 Osun State House of Assembly on Sunday said it has commenced a probe into the audit query issued by the Office of the State Auditor General to the Bursar of Osun State College of Education, Ila, Olanrewaju Oyedeji.

It was learnt that two rival cults in the town clashed around the Sango area following a disagreement.A source told PUNCH Metro that a group of hoodlums had approached a shop owner and demanded money.All year round, farmers in the communities engage in farming, planting in particular vegetables transported to Lagos and parts of the North almost on a daily basis.It was gathered that after the first group was paid and left the shop, another set approached the woman for money, but she refused.According to him, the gang also beat up the workers and threatened the men never to return to the site, claiming that the General recently bought over the property from Ede North Local Government.“The woman later called members of the first group that she settled and they came around and engaged the second group.But recently, the Osun River flowing from Ekiti State, through the communities, appeared to have lost its colourless state and changed to brown, raising concerns from residents.It was a free-for-all.Jimoh Afolabi, in a letter addressed to the Commissioner for Education; the Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly and the Chairman, Osun Assembly Committee on Public Accounts, obtained on Sunday, accused the Auditor General of witch-hunt.

One person was shot dead.However, they have continued to use the water from the river for farming, since that does not necessarily need clean water.“In fact, they demolished all works we have done and wasted the materials – bricks, sand, cement, we had to run for our dear lives,” the builder said in his statement at Oke Iresi Police Division, Ede.The woman’s shop was also attacked,” the source added.Read Also.After several months to unravel the mystery behind the change of the river’s colour, some residents of Ibala-Ijesa and Kajola Ijesa, while speaking with Sunday PUNCH said they eventually discovered that the river may have been contaminated by artisanal miners operating in neighbouring communities of Ilowa, Iponda, Ilase-Ijesa and some other settlements in the area.

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