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Woman kills her lover, accuses him of cheating.



A woman, identified as Boma Mac-Pepple, has been declared wanted by the police for allegedly killing her lover, Nathan Okojaja, aka Junior, in Opobo town, in the Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Area of Rivers State.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the duo had been dating for some time, but had a disagreement over mutual suspicion of infidelity.

On Monday, May 9, Okojaja allegedly challenged the suspect for cheating on him. Mac-Pepple also accused him of cheating on her with her friend, one Sarah.

The disagreement degenerated into a fight, with Mac-Pepple allegedly sustaining injuries.

The suspect immediately took to Facebookaround 10.44am same day, calling on her friends to help her locate Okojaja so she could bring him to justice for attacking her.

“Any one that sees this boy should not hesitate to call my line 08119**** or 0808280****because every criminal or cult member must be brought to justice, for any crime he committed.

“You won’t regret giving me information. Thanks. Do that for my life…my life is in your hands now,” she had said in the Facebook post where she also  pasted the picture of the victim.

Some of her friends had teased her on the reason for the search, saying they were two lovers who always reconciled after disagreements.

She later posted a picture of the injuries she claimed was inflicted on her left ear by Okojaja.

A relative, one Peeclaire, who doubted the photo, demanded more proofs, saying he could take the matter “personal.”

Another relative, Miller, however, said he knew the duo were lovebirds, accusing her of making up the allegation against the deceased.

To convince Miller, she noted the reason for the scuffle in a series of comments edited by our correspondent.

“We were not having issues. Yesterday (Sunday), I was coming back from Aunty Felicia’s house around past 7am. I met Junior (Okojaja). He asked me where I was coming from. I asked him what right he had to ask. You know Sarah? You can ask who that girl is to him. As I finished talking, what I could realise was that I was bleeding.

“I want to tell you something. Don’t judge people by their appearance.  You don’t know what they can do. You know I don’t discriminate against people. A cult member is a cult member. You don’t know what they can be able to do. Someone that can do this kind of thing, can as well kill you,” she said.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect found the victim around 10.30pm and stabbed him to death.

Since Okojaja’s death was announced, the lover had stopped commenting on the social media and was alleged to have fled.

Her relatives, in follow-up comments on Facebook, condemned her action and declared that they were searching for her.

When our correspondent contacted her, the phone rang out several times.

After a text message was sent to her, requesting her side of the story, she switched off and became unreachable.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Omoni Nnamdi, confirmed the incident, adding that the police had launched a manhunt for the suspect.

He said, “They were lovers and they had a disagreement, which resulted in a fight. The young man was killed in the process. We are already searching for her.”

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Court Okays Suit Compelling Emefiele To Account For COVID-19 Donations



Court Okays Suit Compelling Emefiele To Account For COVID-19 Donations

CBN Governor – Godwin Emefiele

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, granted a suit, seeking to apply for judicial review and order of mandamus to compel the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, to provide details of financial donations received by the country in relation to the coronavirus pandemic.

Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the ruling in a suit filed by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Heda Resource Centre as 1st and 2nd applicants respectively.

Mandamus is a judicial writ issued as a command to an inferior court or ordering a person to perform a public or statutory duty.

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According to reports, the group, in an ex-parte motion marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1456/2020, listed the CBN governor as sole respondent.

Ekwo also granted their plea to seek an order declaring that the failure of the CBN to provide the plaintiff with information on the sources of the donations, how they are being applied, among others, amounted to a violation of the applicant’s rights under the Freedom of Information Act and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.

He ordered the applicant to file, within seven days, a formal application for the orders sought, which must be served on the respondent within seven days.

The judge also ordered the respondent to, upon being served, file its response within 30 days.

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Lawan Leads FG’s Delegation On Condolence Visit To Borno



Lawan Leads FG’s Delegation On Condolence Visit To Borno

Ahmad Lawan

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday, led a federal government delegation to Borno State on a condolence visit following the killing of farmers on Saturday by members of the Boko Haram sect.

Members of the delegation include the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, Ministers of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, Communications and Digital Economy, Ali Pantami, and the Minister of State for Agriculture, Mustapha Baba Shehuri.

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Other members are the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), and Senior Special Assistant( Media and Publicity) to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu.

The delegation was reportedly received on arrival at the Airport by the Borno State Deputy Governor, Usman Umar Gadafu.

The delegation is in Borno, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government, to commiserate and identify with the family of the victims, the Government, and the people of Borno State over the incident.


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43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm — Buhari’s aide



President Buhari's Spokesperson 'Blames' Farmers Murdered By Terrorists In Borno

Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity has disclosed that the farmers slaughtered by Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday didn’t have military clearance to be on the farm.

This he stated on Monday during an interview with the BBC where he spoke about the unfortunate incident in which terrorists on Saturday, mercilessly killed not less than 43 farmers in the Zabarmari area of Borno State, about 20km away from Maiduguri the state capital.

Shehu in a reaction to the sad incident noted that while most of the area has been liberated from the insurgents, the military needs to give clearance/approval before farmers can return to their farms or locals resettle in the area.

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He, however, pointed out that the farmers killed on Saturday didn’t have military clearance to be on the farms.

Asked if it was not a case of blaming the farmers for their own death, the presidential spokesperson said the victims are not been blamed but the truth must be said.

He added that before the people can return to such places, lots of military clearance needs to be done to make it habitable again for civilians.

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