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Police arrest Togo national for killing artisan in Edo



The Edo State Police Command has arrested a Togolese national, Michael Agbalo, 35, for allegedly killing one Maharazu Umar, over a rift at work.

The suspect was said to have contracted Umar to assist him in a construction work when a misunderstanding ensued and in the process killed the victim.

The state command’s spokesperson, SP Chidi Nwanbuzor, said one Clement Obagbikoko, reported the case at
Etete Division, Benin.

Obagbikoko said he hired the suspect to carry out construction works in his compound and the suspect later brought the deceased who assisted him to do the job.

“When they finished he was paid and he was asked the whereabouts of Umar, he replied that he had left but while Clement’s wife was inspecting the job at about 7pm, she found Umar’s body within the compound.

“We immediately called the suspect to come to the house and he was arrested,” he added

The PPRO said the suspect had confessed that he killed the deceased with a hammer, adding that the corpse had been deposited at the hospital. He further said the suspect would be charged to court soon.

In an interview with journalists, the suspect said he contracted Umar to assist him in his work but ended up killing him over a misunderstanding.

He said, “After we finished our work, I asked him to wash the shovel but he said he wouldn’t do it and in the process, we started quarreling. He picked up a cutlass and I hit him on his head with a hammer because he would have attacked me with the cutlass”

“When I hit him, he fell down and I left him there. But, I regret hitting him with a hammer now that he is dead,” he added.

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British Airways Flight Grounded in Lagos Due to Technical Fault



– British Airways flight delayed due to technical fault
– Passengers stranded at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos
– Airline apologizes and re-accommodates passengers on other flights

A British Airways flight scheduled to depart for London from Lagos was delayed due to a technical fault, causing confusion and frustration among passengers.

The flight, which was scheduled to depart at 10:50 pm on Wednesday, June 19, was eventually canceled after 1:00 am, leaving many stranded.

However, most passengers have been re-accommodated on other flights, while the remaining affected passengers have been lodged in a hotel with their meals catered for since Wednesday.

According to a passenger, the airline is working hard to book the remaining customers on a flight as soon as possible.

The Regional Commercial Manager for Nigeria and Ghana, Mrs. Tutu Otuyalo, confirmed the development and apologized for the delay.

“We have been in contact with our customers to apologize for the delay to their flight, caused by a technical issue with the aircraft,” she said. “The safety of our customers is our top priority, and we would never operate a flight unless it is safe to do.”

In addition, Mrs. Otuyalo assured that the majority of customers have been re-accommodated on other flights, and the team is working hard to book the remaining customers on a flight as soon as possible.

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Celeste Arantes, Mother of Brazilian Soccer Icon Pele, Dies at 101



– Celeste Arantes, Pele’s mother, passes away at 101
– Pele’s eldest son, Edinho, pays tribute to his grandmother
– Arantes taught Pele the value of love and peace from a young age

Celeste Arantes, the mother of Brazilian football legend Pele, has passed away at the age of 101, her family announced in a statement on Friday.

Accordingly, Pele’s eldest son, Edinho, took to social media to pay tribute to his grandmother, saying “Rest in peace, grandma” and sharing a heartfelt photo of them together.

Moreover, Arantes gave birth to Pele when she was just 17 years old and went on to have another son, Jair, who passed away in 2020.

In a tribute to his mother on her 100th birthday, Pele wrote on Instagram, “From a young age, she taught me the value of love and peace.”

Additionally, Pele shared three photos of them together at different stages in his life, showcasing their strong bond.



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