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UNIPORT Killing: Victims’ Parents Ask IG To Take Over Investigation

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PARENTS of the four students, who were clubbed to death at Omuokiri-Aluu last Friday, have called on Mohammed Abubakar, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, to take over the investigation of the circumstances surrounding the brutal murder of their children.

They told newsmen in Port Harcourt, yesterday, that they had lost confidence in the ability of the Rivers State Police Command to handle the issue.

Speaking through their counsel, Mr. Peter Ndukwe, the parents said they gathered that three police patrol vehicles drove into the community at three different times while their children were being marched round by the “cheering mob in the community,” without bringing the situation under control.

They wondered why the police chose to deliberately abandon their responsibility at such a critical time, only to turn round to say they were now investigating the circumstances surrounding the killings.

The parents also said the police lied when they claimed that the suspected murderers had been charged to court in connection with the killings.

They said: “The IGP should take over investigation of the matter because we have lost confidence in the Rivers State Police Command.

“The police were there when they killed our children yet they did not stop the act. The claim that those arrested had been charged to court was mere propaganda.”

They said their children were not criminals, adding that nothing incriminating was found on them before the murder.

Three students of the University of Port Harcourt, Ugona Kelechi Obuzor, Biringa Chiadika Lordson and Mike Lloyd Toku; and their friend Tekena Erikena, were clubbed to death by irate youths in the community last Friday for allegedly stealing.

Source: Vanguard Newspapers

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  1. tg

    October 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    The phone log of those young n innocent boys will help reveal what went wrong dat fateful morning.mtn glo should lend a helping hand,should reveal al d voice calls dey made that day and the previous day.

  2. hueh

    October 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    for which stealing!!! they need to stop saying stealing!! they didnt steal anything !! where are their clothes!! where are their phones!is the village not teeths! they only went to that village UNARMED to collect their OWN money. ah ah so you cant even borrow someone money again. innocent young boys. now the person that is owing them will just go scot free. God forbid. Lord strike him down where ever he is in Jesus name.amen

  3. Darlington

    October 13, 2012 at 6:05 am

    We reali lost confidence in Nigeria police is vry bad wat a pity we nid a real investigation nat a losin one.

  4. rita

    October 13, 2012 at 7:02 am

    please we need 2 know the name/identity of the debtor who instigated this tragedy. Journalists do ur job!

  5. Peter tolulope

    October 13, 2012 at 9:03 am

    According 2 nigeria culture nd traditional, it is not idea 2 burnt human being live nd direct, let d inspector general of police investigate d course of d matter.

  6. BomaIvy

    October 13, 2012 at 10:14 am

    It is a pity we life in a society that rewards crime, evil and wickedness. Militants are rewarded with a pat in the back in the name of amnesty; terrorist are pacified or worse ignored. Harden criminals roam the street while the innocent languish in prison. Corruption is celebrated as a way of life.
    What else can be expected from such a society? One thing is certain we cannot continue like this. The blood of Aluu4, Mubi 40 and all the casualties of the failed Nigerian system will continue to speak until change comes. All right thinking Nigerian should speak up through every medium possible; we should say no more avoidable deaths, enough of our young people dying in their prime. God have mercy on our Land. God bless Nigeria.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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