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Police Detain Corpse For Hours Over Mourners’ Misconduct

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The final burial rites of one late Lawrence Ufomadu, a native of Afor Nkwu in Umuahia North Local Government were briefly halted following the detention of his corpse as a result of misconduct of the deceased’s mourners on Thursday.

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Trouble started when one of the vehicles in the motorcade conveying his remains to his home town hit a commercial tricycle operator around Umuaya by Bende road in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State.

An eyewitness told Southern City News that when the yet-to-be identified tricycle operator came out to check what happened, some angry mourners attacked him and inflicted a deep cut on his head with a broken bottle.

According to the eyewitness, “But for the intervention of onlookers, the mourners would have killed the tricycle operator the way they fought him.

“Most of the youths in the motorcade were holding bottles of alcoholic drink; so, it seemed they were acting under the influence of alcohol.”

The ensuing fracas attracted the attention of a standby police patrol team, which quickly intervened and ordered that both parties be taken to the thereby Rail Police Station.

The matter was later transferred to the Central Police Station, Umuahia for further investigation, especially to ascertain the circumstance leading to the attack on the tricycle operator.

When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ogbonaya Nta confirmed the incident.

Nta, however, pointed out that the corpse had been released for burial while those involved in the act of assault were still in detention as a result of their unruly behaviour.

Source: Punch

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Youths are the problems of the youths, Says Nollywood Actor Charles Anwurum

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Youths are the problems of the youths, Says Nollywood Actor Charles Anwurum

Popular Nollywood Actor, Charles Awuru, has expressed that Nigerian youths are the problems youths in the country have.

The comic actor and director made this known in a video that has since gone viral on social media.

Awuru stated that the end SARS protest made him realize that the youths are the problem of the youths.

The actor pointed out that one section of the youths are protesting for a better Nigeria while others are looting and attacking fellow Nigerians.

Here is the video below;

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Ifa priests curse mob who stole Oba’s staff of office in Lagos (Video)

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Ifa priests curse mob who stole Oba's staff of office in Lagos

Local priests in Lagos have invoked spell on hoodlums that attacked the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Riliwan Akiolu.

Information Nigeria recalls that the monarch’s palace was on Wednesday invaded by hoodlums, carting away the king’s personal effects to include shoes, and his staff of office (Opa Ase).

But, in a video that has since gone viral, some ifa priests were seen laying a curse on the attackers of the monarch’s palace

 

The monarch on Friday October 23, gave the men 24-hour to return the staff of office.

Following the expiration of the ultimatum, traditional priests in the state gathered to rain curses on those involved in the looting.

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Lewis Hamilton reacts to Nigeria’s #EndSARS protest

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Lewis Hamilton reacts to Nigeria's #EndSARS protest

British racing driver, Lewis Hamilton has reacted to the recent end SARS protest against police brutality that rocked Nigeria.

Hamilton, who made the reaction on Twitter, stated that the recent events in Nigeria are a human rights crisis.

 

In his tweet, the British Formula 1 racer described the recent events in Nigeria as a human rights crisis, as he noted that it is the responsibility of everyone to educate and raise awareness about tragedies happening in the world.

Hamilton, who also shared a photo of himself rocking a black T-shirt with the inscription ‘#EndSARS’ and a map with the colour of the Nigerian flag on it, posted a link for people to sign up to demand an end to impunity for police brutality in Nigeria.

He wrote:

“We all have a responsibility to educate ourselves and raise awareness of the tragedies happening in the world around us and take action where we can. The recent events in Nigeria are a human rights crisis. Hit the link to find out more #EndSARS.”

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