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Fuel Crisis: Driver Pulls ‘Knife’ On Motorist

Fuel crisis: Driver pulls ‘knife’ on motorist as brawl erupts outside petrol station

The dramatic incident unfolded in Welling, south-east London on Monday amid shortages of fuel across the country – sending people into crisis mode

The dramatic incident unfolded in Welling, south-east London on Monday as drivers continue to panic buy despite being urged to fill up only when they need.

Police were called but said that when officers arrived they found no trace of either driver – and no suspects have been identified.

The clip shows one man clutching something in his hand while shouting through the window just off the forecourt.

The car then rams into him – throwing him on to the bonnet.

The man is filmed running back to the driver’s side and repeatedly kicking the car, causing some damage to the wing mirror, before the footage ends.

A spokesman said: “Police were called at 14:37hrs on Monday, 27 September to reports of a disturbance involving two motorists outside a petrol garage in Bellegrove Road, Welling.

“Officers attended and found no trace of either vehicle. No injuries were reported and no suspects were identified.

“We are aware of footage online which appears to show the incident and will review this as part of our ongoing enquiries.”

The scary incident follows a number of brawls across the country amid the petrol panic.

Video of one scrap has been shared on social media, where it is claimed two fathers and their sons were fighting near Chichester, West Sussex on Friday.

The quartet are seen all yelling at each other at the start of the clip, before a punch is thrown.

The older men then begin fighting – prompting the younger pair to also become embroiled in a brawl.

During a brief lull, one of the fighters closest to the camera flicks back his long hair before continuing to exchange kicks and punches.

One is then heard pleading “leave it out” as they wrestle on the floor.

A shortage of lorry drivers has meant deliveries to some petrol stations have been affected, causing many to run dry – and sending swathes of people into crisis mode.

And industry chiefs said over the weekend that the chaos will last for at least another week as the government was accused of mishandling the shortages crisis.

The shortages have already had a knock-on effect to key industries and sectors with police officers being forced to queue jump for fuel and paramedics facing delays.

And the lack of HGV drivers is also causing as many as one in five supermarket deliveries to be late or cancelled.

Tory plans to alleviate the HGV driver shortage by issuing 5,000 temporary Visas have been already rubbished by both foreign HGV drivers and British unions.

 

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I Will Soon Start Signing Death Warrants- Bala Mohammed

Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has disclosed that he will soon start to sign death warrants.

Mohammed made this known on Friday in Bauchi while signing the Violence against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) bill and a bill for the establishment of the Bauchi state penal code, into law.

In Nigeria, state governors are legally backed to sign the death warrants.

Since 2012, no governor has been reported to have signed death warrants.

“We will soon be signing some death sentences because there are many and because of justice which has to be taken to a logical conclusion

“I know some governors are running away from signing the death sentences because they exercise restraints on the basis that there may be some element of error.

“But to me, I will leave it to my lord (the chief judge) who will prosecute. It’s not my fault. If it is brought to my attention, I will do it.”

“As for the Violence against Persons Prohibition Act, we know that we are the first in the northern part of the country to enact the law, which is a member’s bill incidentally from the honourable speaker, and it has earned us a lot of respect in the country.

“But because of some noticed gaps, it was taken back and it was corrected. We thank the house for making the corrections.”

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Court Sacks 13 Ebonyi LG Bosses, 171 Councilors

A Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki has again nullified the Ebonyi Local Government Elections and sacked all the 13 Council chairmen in the state.

The court also sacked all the councilors and 171 ward chairmen of the state.

The court had on Aug. 25, nullified the council polls of May 31.

Ruling on the matter with suit NO: FHC/AI/CS/224/2022 on Friday, Justice Fatun Riman ordered the seizure of the monthly federal allocation of the chairmen pending when rightful Chief Executives were elected into office.

Fatun restated that the councils election by the State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) on May 31 was illegal and unconstitutional.

Mr Mudi Erenede, Counsel to the plaintiff said he was happy over the judgment and commended the court.

“In the judgement today, the court has agreed that the Ebonyi State High court has no powers to override or set aside the judgment of the Federal High Court because it is not an Appeal Court.

“Those people, who are parading themselves as chairmen are not there legally.

“They were appointed by whoever that appointed them. CBN, Attorney General of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Finance are all defendants in this suits,” he stated.

The counsel to Ebonyi State Government, Mr Roy Nweze, said there was no need responding to a judgment that had already been delivered by the court.

Nweze said that the matter would be appealed without delay.

(NAN)

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Naval College Graduates 245 Officers, Personnel

The newly graduated personnel of the Officers’ Application Course 20 of the Nigerian Naval Engineering College (NNEC), Sapele in Delta, have been urged to remain committed to the service of the nation.

Rear Adm. Monday Unurhiere, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Naval Training Command, made the plea at the graduation ceremony of the 245 Under Training Personnel of the Officers’ Application Course 20 in Sapele.

Unurhiere, represented by Rear Adm. Baratuaipri Iyalla, said that the call became necessary in view of the security, economic and social challenges currently facing the country.

The naval chief urged the graduands to make deliberate efforts to improve themselves on the job by way of taking advantage of modern technology and also tapping into the wealth of experience of their superiors.

“Let me remind you that as officers of the Nigerian Navy, you are charged with enormous responsibility and your unswerving allegiance is to the Nation.

“The confidence reposed in you must not be taking for granted, especially at this time that our national aspirations are being threatened by numerous security, economic and social challenges.

“As such, you may find yourself being called upon to serve beyond your technical capability due to the prevailing situation in the country,” he said.

Unurhiere acknowledged the efforts of the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Awwal Gambo, for creating the enabling environment for training and continued financial support to NNEC.

According to him, this has helped the College to contribute more to the technological advancement of Nigerian Navy and the nation at large.

He urged the graduands, especially the under training personnel, to maintain the current tempo in sustaining training and other naval activities.

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