For allegedly killing of a 16-year-old boy, Obinna Iwuoha, last week Thursday at a police checkpoint in Ugwu Omiri, Okohia community of Isiala Mbano Local Council, Imo State, the Commissioner of Police, Taiwo Lakanu, has dismissed the trigger-happy sergeant, Wilson Ufere, from the force.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Andrew Enwerem, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, disclosed this to The Guardian on Monday in Owerri. He added that after preliminary investigations into the killing, the CP ordered for Ufere’s prosecution in the court as soon as possible.
Obinna, who was a secondary school one student, died instantly, while three others, Tochukwu Uzoukwu, 25, Chukwuebuka Donatus, 24, and Chigozie Iwuala, 28, were severely injured leading to their being in a coma for days.
Enwerem said: “The CP has directed that the officer be dismissed and he has been dismissed. After the departmental trial, he will be charged to court soon. There was an attempt to burn down the police station in Isiala Mbano by the angry mob, but the police prevented them.”
According to a source, the deceased had a flat tyre. While attempting to fix the tyre, the police officer approached and ordered them to take the vehicle away from the vicinity. Iwuoha, who hailed from Amaukwu Obollo in Isiala Mbano Local Council, queried how they would carry the vehicle with a flat tyre out of the area.
Ufere was said to be infuriated by the response and immediately released some bullets into Iwuoha’s body, killing him instantly.
Nigerian lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has joined other Nigerian politicians in clamouring for regulation of social media.
The Lagos legislator and Nollywood actor, says Nigerian youths display rude behaviour on social media
In the video, the Actor-turned-Lawmaker called on the youth to get into Government if they are tired.
He said ;
Mr. Speaker, we need to adress certain things ;
The Nigerian Youth, The Social Media, The Social Influencers, All of these are making the narrative that we are seeing today, except we are joking with ourselves.
Social media is good but it has Negative impacts.
Let me thank you for condeming the killings and carnage that happened at Lekki. When i went through the comments i could not believe it Mr. Speaker, the curses, the abuses from children and i ask myslef, is this Nigeria ? What is going on?
Children cursing, people having the effontery to enter an Oba’s palace, hold the staff of office ? Culture is gone. Mr. Speaker, in the next 5 years, there will be no Nigeria if we don’t act now.
The youth is not only those who do the peaceful protest, but those who have looted and destroyed lives are also youths as well.
He also seized the opportunity to plead with Nigerian celebrities, social media influencers and motivational speakers to “tune down on the hate narrative.”
He said the youth have a constitutional means to change government and it is called the ‘PVC’.
He added ;
Go to the elections, if you are tired come and enter government. People are dying. The narrative must change.
An Ugandan man, Raymond Steven Sekitayira slumped and died a few days to his wedding in Kampala.
Information Nigeria gathered that Sekitayira, who slumped at his office, was rushed to IHK hospital where he gave up the ghost.
His death was announced by Rotaract Club of Nateete Kampala on Thursday morning.
The wedding to his beau, Joy Nekesa was scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 and the introduction ceremony was to hold on Saturday, October 31, at the bride’s family home.
“With deep sorrow , we announce the passing of RAYMOND STEVEN Sekitayira, a Past President, Treasurer, SAA and many other hats wore while at the Rotaract club of Nateete Kampala. His impact will forever be felt among us. Heartfelt condolences go out to Friends and family.” the statement reads.
Friends and colleagues have taken to social media to mourn the deceased.