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How Ifa Priest Killed Man Who Escaped Boko Haram Attack In Jos

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A trader, Azubuike Ebi, on Wednesday told an Ikeja High Court how his younger brother, Ejay Ebi, who ran away from terror attacks in the North, was murdered in Lagos by a 30- year-old Ifa priest, Adeshina Musiliu.

A woman who was rescued after being held captive by Boko Haram, attends to her baby at an internally displaced person's camp near Mubi, northeast Nigeria October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman who was rescued after being held captive by Boko Haram, attends to her baby at an internally displaced person’s camp near Mubi, northeast Nigeria October 29, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Ebi, while being led in evidence by the prosecuting counsel, Mr Akin George, said: “I am the older brother of the deceased, Ejay Ebi. He used to live in Jos and I asked him to come to Lagos to live in Ikorodu with me to avoid being killed by insurgents.
“On Nov. 6th 2014, my brother, who is also a trader, woke up early at 4.00 a.m. to go to Yaba to buy some goods.

“At 6.00 a.m., one of our brothers, Mr Matthew Amadi, called my mobile phone to tell me that my brother was lying dead at Kokoro Abu Roundabout in Ikorodu.”

The trader told the court that he immediately went to alert some vigilantes about what happened to his brother.

He said “I ran to the Onyeabo vigilante post to report but they said they did not want to be involved in issues of human corpse.
“When I left the vigilante post, I was weeping and heading to the Kokoro Abu Roundabout to take my brother’s corpse.

“I received another phone call telling me that the culprit who murdered my brother had been caught and taken to the police station.’’

Ebi said he immediately went to the police station where he met the defendant and a vigilante, one Mr Matthew Olanrewaju.

“Olanrewaju told me that he went to the crime scene and Musiliu ran to him, shouting that he is in trouble that he had killed a man and pointed to the corpse.

“According to Olanrewaju, he asked the defendant that why he would do such a thing and the defendant responded that an unknown spirit entered him, leading him to kill the deceased.”

The trader , however, said autopsy revealed that his brother was beaten to death with a stick.

He said: “My brother was beaten to death on the head with a stick and Musiliu confessed to the crime at the Igbobo Police Station and the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), Panti.

“Unfortunately, Mr Olanrewaju, the vigilante to whom Musiliu made the confession, passed away a few months after the murder and I have with me a copy of the obituary.’’

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Olanrewaju’s obituary was tendered at the court as evidence by the prosecution.

Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye adjourned the case to April 21 and 27 for continuation of trial. (NAN)

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‘Igbos enjoyed brief sunshine in Nigeria after independence’ – Orji Uzor Kalu

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'Igbos enjoyed brief sunshine in Nigeria after independence' – Orji Uzor Kalu

Former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has revealed that Igbos in Nigeria only enjoyed little sunshine after Nigeria’s amalgamation and independence.

In excerpts from his newly released autobiography ‘My Life, traced the “plight of the Igbos” to the early 19th century when the British first explored the Lower Niger, Kalu added that Igbos did not have a say in the 1914 amalgamation.

Orji Uzor who stated that the Igbos did not have a say as to whether they desired to be a part of such contraption or not, affirmed that they enjoyed brief sunshine in Nigeria in the decade before and a few years after independence.

He said in the book;

“In January 1914, Lord Fredrick Lugard completed the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates into Colonial Nigeria and became its first Governor-General.

“The Igbos did not have a say as to whether they desired to be a part of such a contraption or not. However, the clouds lifted so briefly and the Igbo enjoyed brief sunshine in Nigeria in the decade before and a few years after independence.

“Having embraced Christianity and western education with enthusiasm, they quickly rose to hold sway in the federal civil service, military, academia, commerce and industry.

“The ‘Jews’ of West Africa were on the march, toiling, sweating and swinging upwards, to the envy and hatred of their compatriots.”

The Senate Chief Whip also alleged that he chose to honor the Igbos over money during the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo, who according to him placed “a great strain” on the country’s unity with an alleged lack of democratic character.

Orji Uzor added;

“I am not in politics because I want to make money from it. If that was the case, I would have remained with President (Olusegun) Obasanjo throughout our time in office because he controlled all the money.

“But I needed honour for my people. He refused to honour and respect my people; he failed to give them a sense of belonging. He carried on as if he was still at war with the Igbo nation, hence we disagreed.”

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Cyprus-bound student with 13.55kg of Cannabis nabbed by NDLEA

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An intending student attempting to smuggle 13.55 kilogrammes of cannabis to Cyprus has been nabbed by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The suspect, Sunday Odi, 23,  was nabbed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by the Special Area Command.

The suspected drug trafficker was intercepted at the departure hall of the airport, while attempting to board a Turkish airline to Northern Cyprus en-route Istanbul, Turkey.

During a search of his luggage, some dried weeds which tested positive for Cannabis sativa weighing 13.55 kilograms were found concealed in dried hibiscus flower and stuffed in empty bottle water. The drugs were wrapped in little quantities in the bottles which were cut apart for the wraps to enter and sealed back with a brand label Wonder Bitter Root. The bottles were submerged in the bags with food condiments and provisions

It was further learnt that the indigene of Ezza South Local Government Area, Ebonyi State was offered admission to read Tourism and Hotel Management at the Near East University, Cyprus.

NDLEA’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr Jonah Achema who confirmed the arrest of the suspect said;

“During a search of his luggage, some dried weeds which tested positive for Cannabis Sativa weighing 13.55 kg were found concealed in dried hibiscus flowers and stuffed in empty water bottles.

“The drugs were wrapped in little quantities in the bottles which were cut apart for the wraps to enter and sealed back with a brand label ‘Wonder Bitter Root’.

“The bottles were submerged in the bags with food condiments and provisions.”

 

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Hoodlums steal Obafemi Awolowo’s glasses from his statue in Lagos (Photos)

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Hoodlums steal Obafemi Awolowo’s glasses from his statue in Lagos (photos)

As looting of government and private properties continue in Lagos, some hoodlums on rampage have taken the looting to the next level.

In a report that has gone viral, hoodlums defaced the statue of late Obafemi Awolowo by removing his iconic glasses.

 

 

 

Information Nigeria recalls that the monument of Nnamdi Azikwe had also been attacked by hoodlums in Anambra state.

The Awolowo statue was erected during the administration of former Lagos governor Akinwumi Ambode, in recognition of the late former lawyer, nationalist’s contribution to the country’s democracy.

Here are photos of the defaced Awolowo statue;

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