Oyo Motor Park boss set ablaze for destroying APC billboard

Oyo Motor Park boss set ablaze for destroying APC billboard

One of the leaders of the Park Management System in Ibarapa Central Local Government Area of Oyo State, Jamiu Sego, has been reportedly killed and his corpse set ablaze by angry youths in Igboora, for allegedly destroying billboards of the All Progressives Congress in the area.



Oyo State



The PMS chairman in the state, Lamidi Mukaila, popularly called Auxiliary was arraigned, alongside six others, now at large; before a Chief Magistrate on Thursday for destroying billboards of the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.



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Investigations  however, revealed that the incident which happened on Saturday also claimed the life of a teenager, who was hit by a stray bullet; while two others sustained serious injuries and are currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.



Meanwhile, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the payment of funds referred to as “Mr Projects” in political circles owed to Niger Delta states since 1999.



Speaking at the inauguration of the Nabo Graham Douglas campus of the Nigerian Law School in Rumueme, Port Harcourt; Governor Wike commended President Buhari for approving the payment of the funds.



Further, he said the money has been the major source of infrastructural development of his administration.


According to him, while other presidents since 1999 held on to the 13 percent derivation funds, Buhari approved its release.



It could be noted that the 13 percent derivation fund comes from the federation revenue to oil-producing communities; through the state governments as enshrined in section 162, sub-section 2 of the Nigerian constitution.


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