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SAD STORY: HOW A 500L MEDICAL STUDENT OF UI DROPPED OUT TO PUSH WHEELBARROW IN BENUE

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Mr. Terhemen Anongo, 43, is currently a wheelbarrow pusher in Gboko, Benue State. But that was not what he set out to do in life. Like every promising child, he wanted to make a niche for himself. But the tide did not turn in his favour

In 1996, Anongo was admitted to study Medicine at the University of Ibadan (UI), Oyo State Nigeria. Though Medicine was not what he desired to study, but pressured by his father, he remained in the medicine school and continued to climb up the academic ladder until in 500 Level in the school when depression set in. And he quit.

A wheelbarrow operator

Anongo who spoke with PUNCH in an interview, noted that he wanted to study Petroleum Engineering but he was pressurized by his father to study Medicine. According to him, this decision against his choice later led to depression for him.
He said, “Yes, I was admitted into the University of Ibadan in the 1996/97 session (as a medical student) and by 2000 I moved on to the teaching hospital, UCH (University College Hospital), but I dropped out when I was in 500 Level because I was suffering from severe depression, which made me lose interest in medical school. Though at a point, I tried to go back, the authorities did not allow me.

Anongo and his wheelbarrow

“I am based in Gboko, Benue State, where I work as a porter, pushing a wheelbarrow. First of all, it was never my desire to study Medicine. I graduated from secondary school and had the best results. I loved Physics and Mathematics, so I wanted to study Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, to be precise. I got the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination form and filled it and took it to my dad, a Mathematics teacher but my dad said no; he said he had some Indian teachers who told him that the best course for me to study was Medicine.
“But when I got to medical school, I realised that Medicine is about cramming, memorising terminologies whose origin you don’t know. So, I lost interest in academic work but I still managed to pass and got to the teaching hospital…


Anongo said he left UI and returned to Gboko town in Benue State. Since there was no certificate to afford him a better life, he took to pushing a wheelbarrow to fend for himself.

Oche Onu writes

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67-Year-Old Man Attempts To Jump Into Lagos Lagoon After Losing Job

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A 67-year-old man, Oluwatoye Bamgboye, decided to end it all on his 67th birthday by attempting to jump into the Lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos.

He was however rescued by officials of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command patrolling the axis on Tuesday afternoon.

Bamgboye, who hails from Oju-Ore in Ogun State, said he was frustrated and wanted to end it all having lost a job he newly secured.

He said he had secured the job only to be told that it had been given to someone else on the day he resumed.

Bamgboye, in a statement by the RRS, said a personal challenge made him sell his house, land and car yet he couldn’t solve the problem.

He added that he obtained a loan but the problem still persisted.

“He explained further that, he secured a job and on the resumption date, he was informed that the job had been given to someone else,” the statement added.

“Today being my birthday, I have decided to end it all. The burden and the frustration is too much for me to bear. My wife has abandoned me in the process,” Bamgboye was quoted in the statement.

The police said he had been conveyed to the Adekunle Police Station, adding that efforts were in progress to contact his family members.

Source: ionigeria

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Police arrest Soldier For ‘Robbery’ In Yobe

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Three suspects, including a soldier, have been arrested by the Yobe State Police for criminal conspiracy, housebreaking, and armed robbery.

The suspects were said to have invaded the Damaturu residence of one Hajiya Aisha Usman of Sabon-Pegi-ward at midnight.Armed with deadly weapons, including an AK 47 rifle, the suspects were said to have carted away the sum of N250,000 cash, 307 Peugeot saloon car and Nokia handset belonging to the victim.

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n a statement on Saturday, the Police Public Relations Officer of Yobe command, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, said the suspects have inflicted serious injuries on the victim and her son, Ahmed Umar, aged 17 years after tying them up with satelite cable wire.

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How Teenagers Beheaded Girlfriend For Money Rituals In Ogun

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Soliu, boyfriend to the victim

There was confusion in Oke Aregba community in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, on Saturday, when some teenage boys were caught burning the head of a girl, said to be in a relationship with one of them, for alleged money rituals.

Daily Trust correspondent gathered that a community security guard, one Segun Adewusi, had in the wee hours of Saturday observed that the boys were burning something suspicious in a local pot.

It was gathered that the security guard immediately alerted the police at Adatan station, who went to the scene to get three of the boys arrested as one had fled before police arrived.

A source, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent, said the slain girl, identified as Rofiat, was a resident of Idi-Ape.

She was a girlfriend to one Soliu, who is now in police net.

Soliu was said to have lured the girl to his room, where he held her down and asked one of his friends to slaughter her with a knife.

“The arrested suspects were identified as 17-year-old Wariz Oladeinde from Kugba, 19-year-old Abdulgafar Lukman from Kugba and Mustakeem Balogun from Bode Olude, all in Abeokuta. Soliu was the boyfriend of the girl, he ran away, but was later arrested.”

WARIZ OLADEINDE, ABDULGAFAR LUKMAN and MUSTAKEEM BALOGUN

“They killed Rofiat, cut her head, packed the headless body in a sack and started burning the head in a pot. They told the police in the presence of a mammoth crowd that they wanted to use it for money ritual.

“The police have taken the body away to a mortuary,” a source told our correspondent on Saturday.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.

Oyeyemi the three young boys have been arrested by men of Ogun state police command.

He said, “On interrogation, the arrested suspects confessed that what they were burning in the local pot is the head of the girlfriend of their escaped accomplice.

“They confessed further that the girl who was simply identified as Rofiat was lured by her boyfriend simply identified as Soliu to where she was murdered by four of them, after which they cut off her head and packed the remains in a sack, and dumped it in an old building.

“They subsequently led policemen to the building, where the dismembered body was recovered and deposited at general hospital mortuary for autopsy. The short cutlass and a knife used in cutting off the deceased head were also recovered.”

Source: Daily Trust

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