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Tears As Three Missing Children Were Found Dead In Retired Police Officer’s Compound- See Videos.

Residents of Ugwu Ogede in Itchi, Igo-Eze South LGA of Enugu State were thrown into mourning after the bodies of missing three children were found in a car parked in the compound of a retired police officer.

Reports have it that the victims were sent to get water from a borehole owned by the retired police officer on Sunday but they didn’t return which made their families to raise alarm.

The children were found in Monday, November 23. It was gathered that two other children were also rescued from the car and after the adminstration of first aid, they disclosed that they were Abducted by three masked men.

The three deceased children have been identified as; Chibugo and Chinenye Eze and Ebuka Ene. The rescued victims are;  Kingsley Eze, and Mmasichukwu.

The incident was also confirmed by the traditional monarch of the community,  HRH, Igwe Ike Oke. He stated that he immediately mobilised the local vigilante and the forest guards when the matter was reported to him. He further diclosed that the kids were discovered after a community member went to fetch water and heard the voice of a child calling for help.

In his words;

“We were almost frustrated in our search when a community member who went to fetch water heard the voice of a little child calling her name. She traced the voice to a car that had been parked for over six months in the compound where she discovered the children and raised the alarm,”said the monarch.

“We found three of the children already dead by the time we opened the car. I think they suffocated to death because the car doors were stiffed when we tried to open it at first but we engaged an artisan who forced it open. One of the two children rescued said they went to fetch water but didn’t meet anyone at the borehole because the owner and the entire members of the family had gone to church service,”

“He informed us that they were about going home when three hooded men came from a hill beside the scene of the incident and abducted them into the car and left. He said they were all dressed in red cloths. He also said that the hoodlums returned at the middle of the night to take them away but they couldn’t open the car doors because they were stiffed. We are still investigating”

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Heartbroken Father Weeps Uncontrollably As He Sees The Lifeless Body of His Son Allegedly Shot By a Police Officer in Rivers State- See Photos.

A heartbroken father has wept uncontrollably after his 28-year-old son named Gospel Gbaraka was allegedly gunned down by a Marine Police Officer attached to an organisation at the Abonnema Wharf in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Reports have it that Gbaraka was a security guard to a company named Bulk Strategic Reserve Limited before he was killed on Sunday, November 22.

Details of the incident was first posted on Facebook by Comrade Legborsi Yamaabana, the President-General, Ogoni Youth Federation/President, Rivers State Ethnic Youth Leaders Coalition. According to him, the deceased was shot by  on Inspector James.

The statement reads;

“The Ogoni Youth Federation (OYF) worldwide today Sunday 22nd November, 2020 received a distressing and shocking news of the extra-judicial murder of one of its youths and shining lights, Mr. Gospel Gbaraka at the hands of a gun-wielding member of the Nigerian Police Force, one Inspector James, serving at the Marine Base Police Station in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, now being detained at the Mile One Police Station,”

“Late Gospel Gbaraka, prior to being untimely cut short through the barrel of a gun was a 28 year old native of Gwara Community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State and a Security Staff with Bulk Strategic Reserve Limited, a company located at the Abonnema Wharf area of Port Harcourt,”

“Gospel Gbaraka was on duty at his security post this morning. The said Inspector James is also a police security personnel attached to the company. There were no altercations, riot or crisis situation at the company involving groups of persons requiring the use of live bullets to disperse crowds, neither was there any existing problem between the deceased and Inspector James.

“Eyewitness accounts state that Inspector James mistakenly or deliberately discharged his AK 47 assault rifle and thereby killed Mr. Gospel Gbaraka in cold blood.

“As a youth body, we are incredibly pained that the life of this young man has been taken, particularly now that Nigeria is at a crossroad and the world has been awoken to the demands of #EndSars protesters whose focal point is to end the recurring decimal of police brutality and extrajudicial killings. This is one of too many as other Ogoni sons/daughters have been killed by the Nigerian Police in like manner.

“The Ogoni Youths immediately demand for justice over the life of Gospel Gbaraka. We call on the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Command to cause an investigation into this horrific incident and ensure that the erring officer is prosecuted and brought to book. The family of the deceased, at least deserves the consolation that their son’s life was not wasted unjustifiably for nothing.

“Conclusively, OYF invites media outfits to a PRESS CONFERENCE with the parents of Gospel Gbaraka on the above subject matter tomorrow 23rd November, 2020 by 9am at Ernest Ikoli Press Centre (NUJ Secretariat) Moscow Road, Port Harcourt.”

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“O My Sweet Mother!” Actress Iyabo Ojo in Pains as She Shares Video of Her Late Mum- See Video.

Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo has shared a video of her late mum, Mrs Victoria Olubunmi Fetuga looking very healthy and also stated how she’s feeling about her death.

Ojo had on Saturday announced he mother’s death. The actress in Monday, November 23 took to her Instagram page to share a video of her mum and also stated that she still couldn’t believe that she’s gone. The sensational actress also explained that her mum is actually 69 years old and not 67 like she claimed.

She wrote;

“O my sweet mother even in your death you made me laugh so hard this morning. I just found out from her siblings that she was 69 years old and not 67, as she always claimed. She didn’t want us to know she was older than my late dad who would have been 68! 😀😃😅😅🤣🤣 she could have claimed his age at least but no, she wanted us to believe she was much younger hence the 2 years gap. Gosh! No wonder she never wanted any birthday party🤣

“Cant wrap my head around the fact that she is gone 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 I love you too much mama, Continue to rest on.”

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“They’ve Now Become My Children” Speaker Gbajabiamila Promises Scholarship To Children of Newspaper Vendor Killed By His Security Aide.

Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives has offered lifetime scholarships to the children of Ifeanyi Okereke Elechi, the newspaper vendor who was gunned down by his security aide.

Recall that Pinaxonline.com earlier reported that Elechi was shot by one of the security aides when he was hailing the Gbajabiamila in Abuja.

  The speaker visited the deceased family over the weekend and he stated that he now has a commitment to the children as they have now become like his children.

He also met with the Abuja Newspapers Distributors Association (ANDA) and the Newspapers Vendors Association, Abuja (NVAA) to reinstate his commitment to ensuring jgvthat justice is served.

In his words;

”‘Let me address you not as the Speaker but as Femi Gbajabiamila a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who has been caught unawares in the middle of this unfortunate incident. Many of you that have been following me from the beginning know that championing the cause of the masses has been my life work as a legislator. I have been a champion of the common man and therefore the irony of this is not lost on me and many of us. However, I will continue to do this as long as I live.

“This is a very difficult time for me. Like many have said, you guys have been my friends for years. I have no idea and I don’t know why you guys have always taken to me over the years including campaigning for me in the streets of Abuja during the speakership election. You’ve always been there for me. As you were selling your papers, you were also selling me.

“That’s why each time I pass you guys , I stop to say hi. Some people said why did I stop in the middle of the road? But as we were moving, the lights changed to red which meant to stop. We could have moved on, but I have always instructed my convoy to be law- abiding. So, we stopped and my friends, as usual, besieged the vehicle, shouting and were jubilant.

“Immediately I heard the gunshot, I screamed and said why did they do that? At that time I thought it was just a shot into the air. As we moved on, I asked that they should park the car. It’s against security training as they made me realise, but I insisted and they parked. They said everything was okay. Indeed some other road users behind us did say everything was okay. We moved on. It was later that night that I got the full gist of what had happened. I want to commiserate with you over what happened.”

“Those children have now become my children. I have made commitments to the family to train them until they become adults. I have instructed the lawyers in my office to immediately set up a trust fund for them until adulthood. The incident has touched me in no small measure and in ways difficult for anyone to understand. I am a man of peace and not violence. Also, I have cancelled all my engagements, because I’m indeed mourning, and I can’t be mourning and be celebrating or attending joyous occasions or functions at the same time.’’

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“He Was Shot Three Times, His Child Is Just One-month Old” Family of Newspaper Vendor Gunned Down By Speaker’s Aide Call For Justice.

The family of Ifeanyichukwu Okereke Elechi, the newspaper vendor who lost his life after he was shot by a security aide attacked to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila have said that the deceased was shot three times contrary to the reports from the speaker.

Gbajabiamila had earlier published a statement confirming the incident and also stated that the bullet was a stray bullet that was fired into the air to disperse the crowd.

However, the family in a letter addressed to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu have faulted the report of the speaker. According to them, Elechi was shot three times and not just once.

The latter which was sighted by The Punch was dated November 20 and was signed by their lawyer, Chidiebere Nwachukwu of Nwachukwu Nwachukwu & Co

The letter reads;

‘Re: Gruesome public murder of Ifeanyichukwu Okereke (deceased) by the security guard of Hon Femi Gbajabiamila (Speaker of the House of Representatives) on 19/11/2020’,

“That the deceased who is a fan and supporter of the Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representative (Hon Speaker) on the fateful November 19, 2020, upon sighting the motorcade of the Hon Speaker together with other newspaper vendors around the said traffic light waved cheerfully in their usual manner in solidarity to the motorcade as the said motorcade was passing.

“That the Hon Speaker upon sighting their enthusiasm and support, stopped his vehicle and gifted monies totalling about N9,000.00 to the said supporters led by the deceased.

“That the deceased was about to continue his business when one of the security guards attached to the Hon Speaker opened fire on him and shot him publicly, thrice, two shots in the head and one on his arm at close range and left him to bleed to death on the road.

“That the said motorcade drove off from the scene immediately after the incident without any remorse or offer for medical help to the victim.

“That the representative of all our client was at the scene when the incident took place and that on seeing his elder brother struggle for his life, he rushed to help him and cried for more help. It took about 30 minutes before the DPO of the Police Station at the Federal Secretariat brought his official car to convey the victim to the National Hospital, where he died as a result of the gunshot injuries.

“That our client and others were instructed to come back to the police station today being 20/11/20 after preliminary questioning.

“That this morning they were referred to the FCT Command where they have made statements and were asked to leave as they will be contacted.

“That till this moment, the security guard has yet to be arrested or prosecuted for a gruesome public murder of Ifeanyichukwu Okereke.

“That the said Hon Speaker had gone ahead to release a statement claiming that his ‘convoy was obstructed’ before the incident. This is unfortunate and we shall never allow such brazen murder to be swept under the carpet.”

It was also disclosed that Elechi had a one-month old baby that was supposed to be named on Friday.

“The wife of the deceased is still expecting her husband home till this moment as the naming ceremony of their less than a one-month-old baby is set to be celebrated today being 20/11/2020.”

“We seek your immediate, urgent and decisive intervention in this case as we bring justice not only for the Ifeanyichukwu Okereke; husband, father, brother and son but also for the state (Nigeria).

“We, therefore, demand that if within the next 48 working hours, the culprit security guard attached to the Speaker of the House Representatives is not brought to book; we shall explore all possible legal remedies available to our client in order to bring justice to the deceased and his family.”

Reports have it that Gbajabiamila visited Elechi’s family on Saturday, November 21 and also stated that he would make sure that justice is served.

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“Help Me Ask 2Face Why Benny Died And He Didn’t Tell The World!” Blackface Calls Out 2face Concerning The Death of Their Former Crew Member.

Nigerian singer and former crew member of the Plantashun Boiz, Blackface real name Ahmedu Augustine Obiabo has called out Innocent Idibia a.k.a 2face concerning the death of their former driver named Benny.

According to Blackface, Benny was a driver who worked with the crew when they were still together however, he worked with 2face after their split but Benny died recently and 2face didn’t announce his death neither was he informed.

He took to his Instagram page to narrated how they met Benny and also asked Nigerians to ask 2facs why he didn’t announce his death.

He wrote;

“Make una help me ask 2Face why Benny died and he never told us ??? Pls anyone know how we can reach out to his family??? @official2baba @annieidibia1 Pls make help us reach out to his family..I have tried to reach una to let me have their address or numbers  severally to no avail I had to post this here i hope your fand tag you enough to respond to my message as una no dey pick call ….Abeg make una tag them for me now.”

As of the time of filing this report, 2face is yet to reply to him, however Nigerians are raving about the issue.

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Actress Funke Akindele Replies Man Who Prophesied That She Would Die If She Undergoes Cosmetic Surgery.

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello has replied a man named John Omoarkhe who said that the Lord told him to warn the actress against undergoing a cosmetics surgery.

Omoarkhe quoted the Bible to support his claims and said that the Lord told him that Akindele would die if she ever tried one.

He wrote;

“@funkeakindele. Good morning ma. Jesus loves u. Please don’t be offended for I have a message for you. Do not undergo any surgery for the Lord said you will not make it. To obey is better than sacrifice 1sam 15v22 and Jer 7v23. God bless you as you obey. Thanks”

The actress responded to him stating that she has already done the surgery.

She wrote;

“I don do am already.”

The follower deleted his tweet after the response.This response has sparked conversations online as thousands of Nigerians have lauded the actress response to the ‘prophet’.

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Ginimbi’s Ferrari Mysteriously ‘Bursts Into Smoke’ As His Best Friend Drives It To His Farewell Party- See Video.

The Ferrari owned by the late  Zimbabwean billionaire Ginimbi Genius Kadungure mysteriously started overheating and went up in smoke while his bestfriend drove it to his farewell party held in Harare.

Recall that Ginimbi died on Sunday alongside three others in a car accident after his Rolls Royce burst up in flames.

Reports have it that Rimo, Ginimbi’s best friend was on his way to the mortuary parlor with other mourners when the car broke down and smoke started coming out from the bonnet.

Zimbabweans are however surprised that another of his cars almost exploded today, many of them have taken to social media to state that his death wasn’t ordinary.

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“I’m In A Lot of Pain!” Nollywood Actress Wendy Lawal Announces The Death of Her Mother, Says It’s Difficult To Breathe- See Photos.

Nollywood actress Wendy Lawal-Simpson is currently going through a tough time as she has announced the death of her mother.

Wendy has revealed that she’s in a lot of pain as the death of her mum is very difficult to bear. She took to her Instagram page on Friday, November 13 to disclose this. She also shared photos of the beautiful moments she shared with her mother.

She wrote;

“Mummy, Only God understands,  Only God knows why… This hurts… so much. I’m in pain… a lot of it. On some days, it’s extremely difficult to breathe… It’s excruciatingly difficult to bear

“We’re trying our best to be strong for each  other… We’re doing you proud I promise. I’m thankful for the honour of being your daughter,  You left too soon, but I’m grateful for the life you lived, the virtues, values and memories you left us with.

“I’ll miss you everyday…I love you forever and always my Sisi Yinka Till I see you again, Sleep well ♥️”

Meanwhile, her colleagues and fans have taken to the comment section to console her.

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“A Great Loss To Africa!” Pres. Buhari The Mourns Ghana’s Ex-President Jerry Rawlings, Pens Down Heartfelt Condolence Message.

President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned Jerry Rawlings, the former President of Ghana who passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 73.

Buhari has said that the African Continent would greatly miss Rawlings. This was communicated via a statement release by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. The statement was also tweeted on the official Twitter page of the Nigerian Presidency.

The statement reads

“President Buhari mourns Jerry Rawlings, says great loss to Africa

 “President Muhammadu Buhari sends heartfelt condolences to government and people of Ghana over passing of the country’s former President, Jerry Rawlings, 73, affirming that the entire African continent will sorely miss the sterling qualities of the great leader.

“President Buhari believes the passion, discipline and moral strength that the former Ghanaian leader employed to reposition his country over many years continue to reverberate across the continent and beyond.

“The President notes, with commendation, the unique role the former President played in strengthening political institutions in his country and Africa, stimulating the economy for sustainable growth, and vociferously championing the African cause by urging many leaders to work towards interdependency on the global stage, especially in areas of competitive advantage.

“President Buhari joins family, friends and associates of the former Ghanaian leader in mourning his departure, assuring that the ideas that Rawlings postulated, particularly for development in Africa, and his sacrifices in working in various countries as an envoy for peace and democracy will always be remembered.

“The President prays that the almighty God will grant the Ghanaian leader eternal rest, and comfort all his loved ones.”

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Nollywood Actress Osa Ighodaro Mourns The Death of Her Mum, Condolences Pour In- See Photos.

The death of a loved one is indeed a painful thing, it’s even more painful when a person’s mother dies. Nollywood actress Osas Ighodaro is currently heartbroken as her mum has kicked the bucket.

Ighodaro took to her Instagram page on Wednesday evening, November 5 to announce the sad news. According to her post her mother was 65 years of age.

In the post Ighodaro asked someone to wake her up, this connotes that the actress is in serious pains and still in shock.

She wrote;

“RIP Mummy

Nov 10th, 1955 – Nov 4th, 2020

Pls wake me up.”

This post has sparked reactions as many Nigerians including her colleagues in the film industry have taken to the comment section to console the actress.

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Female #EndSARS Protester Who Died After Undergoing Surgery Laid To Rest In Enugu- See Photos.

Chizoba Francisca Agu, a protester who was allegedly hit at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20 has been laid to rest at her hometown in Enugu.

A Twitter user named While Carlos who happens to be a indigenes of Chizoba’s village posted pictures of the burial on Thursday, November 5.

He tweeted;

“#EndSARS Chizoba Francisca Agu who was hit at the protest ground at Lekki toll gate was laid to rest yesterday in our village, Nkpologwu, Ibenda Obollo Eke, Udenu Local Government Area Enugu State. RIP sis.”

Although, people claimed that Chizoba died at the protest ground another report has it that she was hit by a vehicle on her way to Lekki Toll Gate.

As of the time of filing this report, the photos of the burial are currently making rounds all over social media and Nigerians are waiting patiently for Chizoba’s family to share their own side of the story.

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Female #EndSARS Protester Allegedly Present At Lekki Shooting Dies After Undergoing Surgery- See Photos.

A female protester named Chizoba Francisca Agu has passed away after undergoing a surgery and was recuperating.

Reports have it that Chizoba was one of the victims at the Lekki Toll Gate Shooting that happened on the 20th of October. News of her death was first posted by a Twitter user named @iampakino on Wednesday, November 4.

The tweet read;

“This is Chizoba Francisca Agu, one of the victims of the #LekkiMassaccre. After a successful surgery, she died when she was almost feeling better… Chizzy your killers will never go unpunished. I assure you that.. Pass it on..”

Currently on Nigerian Twitter, Nigerians are mourning the death of Chizoba most of whom have taken this development as an avenue to rain curses on Nigerians leaders have a hand in the shooting.

As of the time of filing this report no recognized authority has responded to the news, neither has it been debunked.

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Nigerians Mourn, Call For Justice For 20-Year-Old Student Journalist Allegedly Killed By Officers While Covering The Looting of Palliatives In Lagos- See Screenshots.

Nigerians have been thrown into mourning on Tuesday, November 3 as the death of Onifade Pelumi, a young journalist  has broken the internet. Pelumi was until his death a 100- level student at the Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED.

Reports have it that Pelumi was a journalist who went to cover the the attempted looting of COVID-19 palliatives from a warehouse in Agege, Lagos State on October 28.

It is alleged that member of the Lagos Taskforce shot live bullets at residents that gathered and we’re trying to break into a compound suspected to be a warehouse. Pelumi sustained a gun shot wound and was allegedly bundled into the Taskforce van.

It was also alleged that it took days for his family and other authorities to locate Pelumi but he wasn’t found alive as his body was deposited at a Ikorudu Mortuary.

However, the Lagos State Taskforce is yet to respond to allegations or debunk the rumours.

Currently on Nigerian Twitter, the hashtag ‘JusticeForPelumi’ is trending as Nigerians have come out to say that Pelumi’s ‘unlawful killing’ will not be swept under the carpet.

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Justice For Ejike! Residents of Enugu Call For Justice For Young Boy Killed By Policemen Trying To Stop The ‘Looting’ COVID-19 Palliatives- See Photo/ Video.

Residents of Enugu state have taken to social media to call for justice for Ejike Shedrach Okeke who was killed by a police when they were trying to repel ‘looters’ carting away palliatives.

Recall that we earlier reported the incident, stating that two guys were killed during the incident. Well, some individuals have begun to call for justice for innocent Ejike who they say wasn’t even part of the looters.

Information about what actually happened was disclosed by Coal City Connect, a social media outfit with the mission of report news about the state.

They tweeted;

” Good morning, let us tell you about Ejike Shedrak Okeke. Ejike was an IMT Student and hard working young man. Instead of stealing, Ejike took on menial jobs just to make ends meet.  He was working as a fuel attendant and was at work when Police shot him.

“This video here would break your heart.This is Ejike struggling for life after he was shot at. You might ask, what did he do? Ejike’s only crime was going to work on Saturday same day, some people went to Queens to demand for Palliatives.

“Ejike was not even among the palliative looters but Police shot him and killed him.  Government have spoken and talked about Palliatives. Police have also done their own Press Conference but none of them have talked about Ejike  #JusticeForEjike

“Imagine as a mother, your son went out in the morning alive and then brought back dead. That’s the pain the government and the police left for Mama Ejike. We are calling for #JusticeForEjike and we will not stop until something positive is done.”

On Nigerian Twitter currently the hashtag, ‘#JusticeforEjike’ is trending.

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I Did Not See Any Dead Bodies At Lekki Toll Gate- Movie Director, Onesoul- See Video.

Nigerian movie director, Ideh Chukwuma Innocent popularly known as Onesoul,  has said that he didn’t see any dead bodies at the Lekki Toll Gate when protesters attack on Tuesday, October 20th.

Onesoul also stated that the attack shouldn’t be called a  ‘massacre’ because he was at the scene after the shooting and didn’t witness any death.

He disclosed this to Premium Times on Saturday, October 24 and also took to Instagram to post a video corroborating the interview.

He said;

“I have been hearing people say “Lekki massacre, Lekki massacre.”

“I have to be honest with you if you Google the term “massacre,” massacre is a situation where a group of people were being killed by rebels or the military and going by that particular point, I would have been able to tell you that I saw a lot of dead bodies, this is how they killed them, there were a lot of dead bodies and so it was a massacre.

“But from the time I came, I didn’t see any dead bodies but I can certainly tell you that there was a shooting, an unauthorised shooting. I will call it a raid, I will call it assault. I am going to term it assault and raid.

“That is what I would use. It was an assault and I may be wrong but because I didn’t see those bodies, and I have not seen a family member that has come to cry and say one two or three persons have died.

“If DJ Switch had seen that, she’s in the best position to say that because she was there. I cannot say she’s wrong. I was out of that circle. I was a few meters away. They were at the toll gate and I was a few meters away from them. I wasn’t there, I was at Lekki Phase 1.

“I can’t tell you what the military’s approach on their arrival was. So, I wouldn’t be able to tell you that they shot one, two, three, four, or five people. But I can certainly tell you that I took a lot of gunshot victims to the hospital.

“If I took about 13 people to the hospital myself, minus the ones that the governor confirmed that were injured, he said about thirty, that is forty-something, DJ Switch might not be wrong. I took 13 to the hospital.

“So, if DJ Switch said she saw 15 dead people, by her own records, because she was there so she can speak on that part. I can’t speak on that.”

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