The statue of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti has been pulled down. It was erected two years ago by Akinwunmi Ambode, former Lagos Governor.
Gboyega Akosile, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s spokesperson, confirmed that the stature has been pulled down.
He also said the roundabout housing the statue is one of the lists of four roundabouts identified by the government as the causes of traffic in Lagos.
Other roundabouts that cause traffic in Lagos include, Ikotun, Lekki-Epe expressway, and Maryland. The spokesperson also informed newsmen that the artwork will be moved to another spot where it won’t cause traffic.
Here are some the before and after images of the statue
Perm-Sec Abducted By Gunmen In Nassarawa State
Jibrin Giza, the Perm-Sec in the Ministry of Works in Nassarawa State has been abducted by unidentified gunmen in the early hours of Sunday 16th February.
Bola Longe, the Nassarawa State police Commissioner confirmed this while speaking to newsmen in Lafia. He said the gunmen attacked his residence at Shabu, a suburb of Lafia around 12:40 am and took him to an unknown destination.
There has not been any form of contact from his abductors. However, the Nassarawa police commissioner said the DPO in the area had mobilized his officers to trail the abductors and save the victim.
Man Jumps Into Lagoon From Third Mainland Bridge Lagos
A man, 22, jumped into the lagoon from the third mainland bridge yesterday. The man identified as Daibo Toju Davies resides at 17, Sosanya street, Gbagada.
A report said that he had engaged the services of an Uber taxi from a hospital before the occurrence. He allegedly stopped the Uber on the bridge pretending to be having a running stomach before plunging into the lagoon.
Lagos State Emergency Management Agency public affairs officer, Nosa Okunbor said they are making efforts to rescue the man.
“He should be in his mid-twenties. He ordered a car-hailing service from Gbagada to the Island. He deceived the UBER driver that he had a running stomach after which he jumped into the lagoon.
“As I speak with you, the marine unit of the Lagos central zone has been searching for the victim since 11:30 am, but we have not found the body.”
Two luggage with his personal effects and affidavit were discovered on him.
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Police Van Picks Passengers In Lagos
Police van has allegedly been used for commercial purposes in Lagos. This is due to the ban on commercial motorcycle and tricycle popularly known as Okada and Keke Napep in some parts of Lagos.
This is captured by a Twitter user @caren_diala who captured the moment Lagosian rushed to get a seating space in a police van.
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