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Iniubong Umoren: Jobseeker’s friend, elder sister testify in court

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Uduak Umoh, the best friend to murdered Akwa Ibom job seeker, Iniubong Umoren, and the deceased elder sister, Ifiok Umoren, have given their testimonies at the ongoing trial of Uduak Akpan, the suspected killer.

Akpan, a 20-year old undergraduate, is standing trial alongside his father, Frank Akpan, and elder sister, Anwan Bassey Akpan, over the gruesome murder of Iniubong whom he was said to have lured, raped, and killed under the guise of offering her a job.

Testifying before Justice Bassey Nkanang at the state High Court, Umoh told the court that her late friend had on April 29, 2021, told her that she was going for a job interview in Uruan Local Government Area, but that she did not have transport fare.

She said she transferred the sum of N2,000 as fare to the supposed venue of the interview, adding that she advised her friend to send the name as well as the phone number of the person she was going to meet and put on the Google map on her phone which she did.

The witness informed the court that she was communicating with her friend even at the time she arrived at the venue but was shocked when her friend suddenly sent a voice note to her screaming and the call ended abruptly.

She further informed the court that at that point she became agitated and began to call her friend’s line but it was not answered noting that she quickly made a post on social media tagging the face of Uduak Akpan, the accused, whose picture she got from Facebook.

Umoh disclosed that as soon as she made ..., that one Miriam Akpan made a comment that she was a victim of a scam job interview offered by the accused, Uduak Akpan. She said Miriam accused Akpan of raping her, taking her nude pictures, and seizing her android phone with the help of his sister who is the third accused in the case.

After giving her evidence, she was crossed examined and thereafter, the fourth prosecution witness and elder sister of the deceased, Ifiok Umoren in her own evidence, corroborated the testimony of the third prosecution witness.

Ifiok told the court that when she got the information, she made an official report to Uruan Divisional Police headquarters but was told to come back after 48 hours if they did not return home.

She said at the expiration of the 48 hours, on 1st May 2021, she went to the Anti Kidnapping Unit of Akwa Ibom State Police Command’s Headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia, she was told that Uduak Frank Akpan has confessed that he killed Iniubong Umoren and buried her in a shallow grave in his residence, Uruan.

The trial judge, before adjourning the matter, charged lawyers to advocate for the review of 48 hours rule on the police investigation of missing persons, as such could save lives of missing people who are in danger.

The court also admitted in evidence, the photograph of the exhumed body of Iniubong Umoren as an exhibit, and the case was adjourned till Thursday (tomorrow) to take the evidence of the pathologist.

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Don Jazzy reacts to rumors of being gay

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Popular music executive and Mavin Record owner, Don Jazzy has reacted to rumors that he is gay.

Reports circulating online by blogs had it that some celebrities are gay, seeking that they come out publicly and stop deceiving young girls.

Don Jazzy was among the celebrities that was called out in the report.

Reacting to the rumors on his Instagram page, Don Jazzy promised to come out following the accusation.

On his Instagram page, he wrote: “So I hear I’m gay all the time anyways click link in my bio to subscribe because I’m going to be coming out there.”

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We are suffering, hungry, we need our November salary – Policemen

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Some policemen from different formations and commands across the country have raised the alarm over the non-payment of their November salaries.

They made this disclosure when they spoke with DAILY POST on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

The officers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, insisted the non-payment of their November salary has compounded their suffering.

The officers, who said that they are hungry, said that other security agents have been paid their November salaries.

The officers noted several attempts to get their salary up till Wednesday have proved to be abortive.

They explained that the police authority in a signal do not state when their salaries would be paid.

One of the officers said, “Help us shout it loud and clear, no November salary for police, the signal above indicated like that.

“All others security agents have been paid. What is our offense, is it a curse to be in Nigeria police?”

Another officer said that anyone who reveal his or her identity would be accused of leaking official secret.

“Economic crunch has crushed most of us due to irrational cost of living, an hungry man is an hangry.

“Police is seriously hunting any one that air his views, they say you are leaking official secret, they want you to remain zombie, suffering and smelling, please cover the identity”.

Another police officer in his own submission said, “It is lame excuses, police can not bare the brunt, is not our fault it is leadership failures, for Christ sake all others security agents have been paid since last week, today is 8/12, how do they want us to survive when we are not doing other jobs or to go and commit crimes.”

But, the police authority in a signal issued by Force Headquarters in Abuja and obtained by DAILY POST on Wednesday, noted that the delay was due to delay in processing of funds from the federal ministry of finance.

The signal addressed to various commands and formations reads, “Information received from IPPIS unit of OAGF indicates delay in processing of funds from federal ministry of finance for payment of November 2021 salaries which that there will be delay in payment of November 2021 salary.”

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Simba TVS launches next generation tricycle

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Simba TVS, Nigeria’s leading tricycle company has launched the brand new TVS King Deluxe+ tricycle, with revolutionary iTouch technology. Aimed at creating an easier, safer and more comfortable riding experience, the innovative new starting system of the vehicle is a product of extensive research and development by TVS Motor Company – one of the world’s largest two- and three-wheeler companies.

At a glittering event held at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, the Simba Group launched the TVS King Deluxe+ with iTouch, which contains several upgraded features and enhancements over existing models, with the revolutionary new starting system forming the cornerstone of this next generation vehicle.

This iTouch feature assures a one-touch noiseless start and is made possible as a result of a new starting system that completely eliminates the starter motor. This not only reduces the frequency of wear on parts, but also reduces fuel consumption resulting in significantly reduced operating costs of the vehicle. The rider also enjoys a starting mechanism that is more convenient and comfortable, and an enhanced riding experience overall as a result.

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Speaking at the event, Mr Mahendra Pratap, Business Head at Simba TVS said, “We are extremely happy to launch the TVS King Deluxe+ iTouch in Nigeria today. As the first and only tricycle manufacturer worldwide to have this patented and revolutionary technology we are very excited about the benefits that will be experienced by our riders, our fleet owners and our mechanic community. Once again, Simba TVS has driven the agenda in terms of innovation in this market, and we remain committed to not only bringing the best technology and products to Nigeria, but continuing to invest in the spares network and after-sales service, which has become the hallmark of our success over the last twenty years in this industry.”

This is another feather in the cap for Simba TVS who earlier this year won the “Tricycle of the Year Award” in addition to various other awards for manufacturing excellence, service and also commendation for their contribution to socio-economic improvement of Nigeria.

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