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 Three Farmers Murdered By Suspected Herdsmen In Ebonyi

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Three men have been brutally murdered by yet to be identified assailants suspected to be herdsmen in Amaeze in Ishiagu community, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

It was gathered that the victims were attacked and killed on a farmland at the border between Amaeze and Lokpa community on Sunday evening, January 9, 2022.

One of the victims has been identified as Comrade Anthony Orji, the Emeritus President of Federated Union Of Amaeze Graduates and Undergraduates (FUAGU)

Mr Monday Okorie, chairman of Amaeze Community Development Union, confirmed the incident on Monday to newsmen in Abakiliki.

Okorie said women who went to the farm and discovered the bodies of the deceased broke the news about the gruesome murder of the indigenes.

He further said that information about the incident is still sketchy, noting that the matter had been reported to the police for investigation.

He added that their bodies were discovered at ‘Uzohu’ a boundary between Ishiagu and Lokpa community in Abia State.

Okorie said that two of the deceased were from Amaeze while the third victim was an indigene of Ihietutu community resident in Amaeze.

“I was alerted by some community women who were going to their farms early this morning about the discovery of three bodies at farmland at the border between our community and Lokpa community in Abia State,” he said.

“I immediately made contact with the Ivo Division of the Nigeria Police and also mobilised our youths who went with the police and recovered the bodies. We cannot, for now, ascertain the real cause, motive or those behind the killing of these our vibrant youths.

“And the sudden death of these three youths has caused fear and panic in this community. We shall do everything possible within the ambit of the law to unveil the actors,” he said.

A top police officer serving at the Ivo Division of the Nigeria Police, who doesn’t want his name on print, confirmed the incident to Daily Trust.

“We got a distress call from the chairman of Amaeze community about the discovery of three fresh dead bodies at farmland at a border between Amaeze and Lokpa community,” the officer stated.

“The Divisional Police Officer mobilised officers to the scene of the crime and recovered the three bodies which have been deposited at a morgue in Isiagu.”

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16-year-old Student Killed After ‘Hitting His Head’ On Concrete In School Premises

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A 16-year-old JSS3 student of CAC Grammar school Akure, identified as Emmanuel Ojo reportedly fell and hit his head on a concrete floor while playing on the school premises on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, only days after school resumption.

He was said to have been rushed by the management of the school to the University of Medical Science Teaching Hospital, Akure, but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Following Emmanuel’s death, the Information Officer of the Ondo State Ministry of Education Science and Technology, Mr Olaoluwa Meshack, issued a statement, revealing the Ondo State Commissioner for Education, Mr Olufemi Agagu, and some other government officials paid a condolence visit to the school and the family of the deceased.

According to the statement, Agagu urged the family to “take solace in God, believing that Him alone knows the appointed time for every being on earth.”

During the Ondo State Commissioner for Education’s visit to the school, the Principal of CAC Grammar School, Mrs. Oluwapelumi Adetimehin, narrated what transpired before the sad occurrence.

She said the deceased, aged 16, was hale, hearty and bubbling with life when he resumed at school on Tuesday, but began to complain of a headache shortly after the Principal’s test.

Adetimehin said accounts by eyewitnesses indicate that the deceased initially sat quietly among his classmates for a while until they began to play around.

The principal said that he later attempted to jump through the window, but hit his head against ... and collapsed hitting his head on the concrete floor.

According to Adetimehin, the colleagues of the deceased raised the alarm that attracted school staff and she immediately rushed him to the school’s clinic, but was advised to take him to the teaching hospital in Akure, where he was pronounced dead.

The father of the deceased, a shepherd at CAC, Oke-Iyanu, High School area in Akure, Pastor Joshua Ojo, described the incident as a cruel blow of fate on the family, but said he could not query God why he allowed it to happen to him.

Despite the statement from the Ondo state government and from the school’s Principal. Nigerians are demanding more explanations, with some calling his death “fishy”.

Oluyemi Fasipe, an Ondo State Youth Representative and Youth Advocate, took to Twitter to demand answers. He asked what happened when the boy was taken to the school’s clinic before he was then rushed to the University of Medical Science Teaching Hospital in Akure where he was pronounced dead.

Fasipe, who is the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Hon. Tajudeen Adefisoye ( Small Alhaji), tweeted: “Who is the nurse that injected Emmanuel Ojo, the 16-year-old student of CAC grammar school in Akure who was reported dead In the school last week? Why did she give the boy a hydrocortisone injection? Why is the school not telling us in detail what happened?”

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BREAKING: Victory for Nnamdi Kanu as court orders Army to pay IPOB leader N1bn [Here’s why]

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An Umuahia High Court in Abia State has ordered the Federal Government and the Nigeria Army to pay N1billion to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu for invading his house in September 2017, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.

The FG and the Army were also ordered to apologise to Kanu for the violation of his Fundamental Rights.

Justice Benson Anya made the order today while delivering judgement on the fundamental human rights suit filed by Kanu against the federal government, the Army and others.

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‘He Wanted To Have Gay Sex With Me’, Says Prime Suspect To Murder of US-bound Medical Doctor

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The prime suspect in the gruesome murder of 37-year-old US-bound medical doctor, Obisike Donald Ibe,  Abdusalam Ibrahim, has said that he personally macheted the doctor at his Games Village home because he is a ‘homosexual’ and he tried to force him into ‘homosexual act’ with him.

Dr. Obidike and his friend Mr Ezekiel Edoja were both at D22, 24 streets, Games Village when they were attacked and killed in December 2021.

After a detailed investigation, Abdusalam Ibrahim, Fidelis Ezekiel, and Philemon Hussaini were arrested for the murder of Dr. Obisike. The trio along with 16 others was paraded on Tuesday January 18, by FCT Police Commissioner, CP Sunday Babaji for various criminal infractions in the FCT.

While parading the suspects, the police boss said:

“The FCT Police Command since the receipt of the information of the Games Village murders deposited the corpse at the morgue and embarked on an aggressive manhunt in the midst of pain-staking investigation’s.

The perpetrators of the dastardly act also carted away with a vehicle and an envelope containing about $1,000, the mobile phone of the deceased doctor and the ATM card which was used to withdraw money to the tune of two million naira from the deceased account on 13 December 2021.

Following the above, 3 suspects namely Abdusalam Ibrahim aged 26, Fidelis Ezekiel aged 27 and Philemon Hussaini aged 22, have been arrested in connection to the case.

The suspects upon interrogation confessed to have plotted and committed the offence. The suspects will be charged to court upon the conclusion of the investigation.”

Speaking with newsmen, the prime suspect, Ibrahim, who hails from Kaduna state, alleged that the deceased doctor was gay and wanted to have gay sex with him.

“I used Cutlass to kill him. The doctor is a homosexual. He wanted to force me to have sex, I refused. He held on to my clothes and was trying to remove my clothes. When I refused, he started abusing me.

I later called my friends to the house to come to help me pack my load. The doctor bought a lot of drinks and I became very high. I and my friends then tied the doctor and his friend. When my friends went out of the room, I came back with a Cutlass and macheted doctor because of what he wanted to do to me which I didn’t like.

When asked how the late doctor tried to force him into homosexual act, Abdusalam who is a Cleaner said

“He came to my room and asked me to massage him. I told him I can’t do massage. He said he will pay me, that I should name any amount and I refused.”

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