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Prolonged family crisis: Brother in law kills mother of five in Anambra

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Prolonged family crisis: Brother in law kills mother of five in Anambra

Prolonged family crisis: Brother in law kills mother of five in Anambra

By Ifeoma Ikem

Prolonged family crisis: Brother in law kills mother of five in Anambra

 

The family of Okelu in Abba community, Oyi local government area, Anambra state are demanding for Justice over the gruesome murder of their daughter Mrs Nkiru Okoye by her brother in-law on July 19th

The incident happened at Ogbunike area under the same Oyi local government of Anambra state when a 40year old woman, mother of five, was attacked by her brother in-law and his family which led to her death

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Emenike Okoye, a mechanic and husband of the deceased alleged that his elder brother Mr George Okoye had beaten his wife to death.

He said George equally inflicted serious injuries all over his body with the help of some group of thugs over a dispute that had been settled long ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently, the deceased husband is in the hospital recuperating.

Our correspondent gathered that the suspect had been arrested and detained by police,while his compliances are on the run.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narrating what happened, Emenike said that on the day of the incident, he was at home preparing for work,while his wife was preparing the children to go to school around 6am, his elder brother, his wife and about three of his children came to unleashed attack on them for no cause.

“I know my family never offended or wronged my elder brother, but he came with his family invaded my house and carried out the worse attack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I still can’t believe my wife is gone, where will I start from and who will help me to train this children, he lamented.”

“After my children had left for school, they came back with some groups of thugs with dangerous weapons, meet my wife as she was arranging the house after the first attack, they dragged her outside, pounced on her and started hitting her with the weapons until she fell down and and gave up the ghost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I could not do any thing at that moment, immediately they discovered my wife fell down, they rushed inside my house to drag me out but i resisted them, they used one of the weapons to make cut all over my body until I became unconscious and collapsed and they presumed I had passed on, it was just God that saved me from the attack.

According to him”I reported the incident to the local vigilante who rushed me to the hospital, I am having serious pains all over my body, I can’t see as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My children are little who will help me to raise these children, I never knew my brother is as wicked as this, he has cut my wife’s life short please I need justice.

“These attacks started long before our mother passed on, he claimed the ownership of my father house and the properties, he said he is my landlord while our eldest brother was alive, his continuous attack caused the death of both my brother and our mother.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He summoned us to our kindred, with their invention the properties were shared which he had the larger part, I took mine without complaining yet he is still not satisfied now he has achieved his mission by killing my wife.

“I was abroad when I had my three children it was when my company was shut down that I had to relocate back to the village.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This woman he sent to her early grave never knew any thing about the scores between us, he refused to settle dispute
and allow peace to reign so that everyone could move freely without keeping malice in the family.

My brother George was laying claims to the routes to my house, reported me to our kindred again but it was settled in my favour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” He disagreed with the decisions of the kindred and kept troubling me to stop taking the road, I then laid a perimeter fence he pulled it down and went back to the kindred to report again and I left it.

A member of our kindred, John Onwa intervened ,wanted peace to reigned and decided to pay him N500,000 to handoff the portion so that he will also build perimeter fence to separate both of our houses, he agreed but when it was time to start the construction he rejected the offer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The younger brother of the deceased, Mr Chidiebele Okelue on his part said that Abba people would never rest until justice is served, even as he pleaded with the authority and government to bring justice on those that murdered his sister.

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Uyo Bishop Rejects Ben Ayade’s N25 Million Gift, Tells Him To Use It To Pay Salaries

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Uyo Bishop Rejects Ben Ayade’s N25 Million Gift, Tells Him To Use It To Pay Salaries

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It was a mild drama of sort as the Metropolitan Bishop of Uyo Diocese, Bishop John Ebebe Ayah, sublty rejected Governor Ben Ayade’s undisclosed largesse to him during the Mass for Justice Emmanuel Agim Akomaye’s elevation to the Supreme Court.

The Obudu-Obanliku Elites Forum, had organised a Thanksgiving Mass and grand civic reception in of honour Justice Agim, who hails from Obanliku, on his elevation to the Supreme Court at St. Patrick Catholic Church Ikot Ansa, Calabar at the weekend.

 

 

 

 

The Holy Mass, officiated by Bishop Ayah, also from Obanliku, coincided with the unveiling of the this year’s harvest theme, “Harvest of Divine Intervention.”

However, a mild drama ensued when Ayade was later invited to make a donation to support the harvest and he gaveTwenty-five million naira on behalf of the state government, his family and the judiciary arm of the government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the donation, the Governor turned to the direction of the presiding Bishop and said: “For our pride, the pride of Cross River North, the son of the soil, Bishop John Ayah, I will whisper my package to him later.”

Without waiting much time and characteristics of Catholic Bishop speaking truth to power, Bishop Ayah in response to the donation rose up, collected the microphone and said: “I want to talk. The governor is my brother. We are both from Cross River North. I want to appreciate the governor and tell him to package whatever he has for me, add to it and use it to pay the salaries of the workers”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bishop Ayah’s reaction was greeted with loud ovation and shouts of “correct Bishop God Bless you” by the congregation.

And in defence of his earlier statement, Ayade collected the microphone immediately and said: “The salaries of the workers are already ready. Let me say this government has been faithful in paying salaries for seven years upward. The people will appreciate Ben Ayade when he leaves office.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dignatories present at the thanksgiving Mass include the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, the Chief Justice of Cross River State, Hon Justice Akon Ikpeme, and his counterparts from Plateau and Sokoto states, few Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Cross River state, the Accountant General Cross River state, the VC of University of Calabar, Prof Florence Banku Obi, the former Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar, APC and PDP chairmen, Alphonsus Ogar Eba and Venatius Ikem respectively, and the APC governorship candidate, Sen Prince Bassey Otu.

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Focus More on Governance, Less on Succession Politics, Publisher Charges Gov Abiodun

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Focus More on Governance, Less on Succession Politics, Publisher Charges Gov Abiodun

Publisher Charges Gov Abiodun

 

A political analyst and Publisher of Gateway Times Nigeria news magazine, Mr Dayo Rufai, has advised the Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to dedicate more time to improving the lives of Ogun people than getting himself enmeshed in face-offs over a second term in office.

Rufai made the appeal in a press statement he personally signed and made available to journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to Rufai, the open exchange of diatribes between Abiodun and some political gladiators in the state, if allowed to fester, would be of no value but only distract the governor from fulfilling the electoral promises he made to people of the state.

Rufai noted that in the recent weeks, the state has witnessed heated confrontation between Governor Abiodun and his immediate predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun as well as with the main opposition party in the state, the PDP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“As the governor’s first term winds down, he should by now be evaluating his electoral achievements across the 20 local governments in the state and work on the aspects that have not been touched,” Rufai stated, adding that; “this is not the time for exchange of brickbats while the masses continue to bear the brunts. Certainly, there will be time to play politics, but the governor should use this period to channel his energy towards bettering the lots of Ogun electorates.”

“From insecurity due to recurring cult-related killings to the deplorable state of roads and rots in public schools, Governor Abiodun still has a lot to contend with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As witnessed in the recent Osun governorship poll, it is now clear, beyond reasonable doubt, that no governor gets a second term on a gold platter. A word, they say, is enough for the wise,” he said.

Rufai affirmed that, though, Abiodun has done well in some sectors in the last three years and more, there are some areas still begging for his attention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Sir, please take your pen and paper and analyse the needs of people in each local government in the state and see if you have done enough to stand before the electorate and ask for another term,” Rufai submitted.

E-Signed
Dayo Rufai
08055001970

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Offa Grammar School Student Commits Suicide For Failing Exam

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Offa Grammar School Student Commits Suicide For Failing Exam

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A 17-year-old student of the Offa Grammar School, in the Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, Adegoke Adeyemi, has allegedly committed suicide after failing to gain promotion to the next class in his school.

Adegoke, who was found hanging on a tree, reportedly decided to take his life because he would not be moved from Senior Secondary School 1 to SSS 2.

 

 

Report has it that the student was ashamed of repeating a class.

The Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said, “The victim, Adegoke Adeyemi, 17, a student of Offa Grammar School, was believed to have hanged himself as a result of his failure to pass his promotion examination from SSS 1 to SSS 2, which necessitated his being asked to repeat the class.

“Information was received by the Divisional Police Officer, Offa, around 3.34pm on August 2, 2022, to the effect that a boy’s lifeless body was seen hanging on a tree behind Ariya Garden Hotel, Offa. A team of policemen from the divisional headquarters was swiftly drafted to the scene.

 

 

 

 

“The corpse of the deceased student was removed from the tree by a team of policemen from the divisional police headquarters, Offa.

“The corpse was taken to the Offa General Hospital for an autopsy, while an investigation has been launched into the matter.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In another development, the police spokesman said the command made a breakthrough in the arrest of a notorious cultist, Monday Ojoagbu, who had been on the wanted list of the police.

He said the suspect and other members of his gang were on a mission to carry out another attack when he was arrested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ajayi said while others escaped, Ojoagbu was apprehended by the police at a supermarket where the gang was traced to around 6pm on Tuesday.

“One locally-made pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from the suspect,” he added.

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