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I love my wife so much, I didn’t kill her – Man tells Police

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A 37-year old man, identified as Mathew Ankyio, has denied killing his wife,according to his claim, his wife saying she fell during an argument with him, hit her chest on an iron cabinet and subsequently gave up the ghost at the Wuse General Hospital, Abuja.

The Information technology worker said he could not explain the reason for the domestic issue that led to his wife’s demise last Thursday.

Ankyio, who is in police custody for homicide, said he had just returned home in the night when his wife, who was eight months pregnant, held on to his shirt over an unstated reason.

He said, “I was surprised because we didn’t have any issue before I left the house in the morning. I was telling her to leave my shirt and allow me to go and buy recharge card because I needed to call a client who owed me some money.

“I broke her hold on my shirt and she fell in the direction of an iron cabinet and I think she hit her chest on the cabinet.

“I pulled her up from the floor and she was shouting ‘Jesus, Jesus.’ She said she was not feeling well and went to our next door neighbour’s room.”

Ankyio explained that he went out to get recharge card, but decided to come back and check on his wife.

He said he found her in a terrible condition while the neighbour was praying for her.

“I found that her condition was bad and deteriorating, so I quickly got a taxi and rushed her to Wuse General Hospital and a doctor attended to her. I was surprised when the doctor told me some minutes later that my wife was dead. Oh God, this was a woman I was married to for nine years, what would I do now,” he sobbed.

The bereaved husband said he had relocated their three children to his grandmother in Benue State, adding that he paid N35,000 for the removal of the unborn baby.

When asked to defend allegations by neighbours that he usually quarrelled with his wife, the IT worker denied it, saying the people often misconstrued his discussions with his wife because they did not understand his Tiv language.

Asked about his in-laws’ reaction to their daughter’s death, the suspect stated that they did not raise any fuss about it “because my in-laws didn’t know me as a bad person.”

He added that the wife’s family members had approached the police to close the case so that they could plan their daughter’s burial.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

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The Ogun State judicial panel to investigate cases of police brutality in the state has reportedly received 20 petitions in two weeks since inauguration.

This was made known by the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Solomon Olugbemi (retired) on Friday in Abeokuta.

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According to a statement issued by the panel’s spokesman, Femi Osipitan, Justice Olugbemi assured the people of the state of transparency and openness by the panel.

He also stated that the panel’s maiden sitting would hold on November 5, adding that subsequent sessions would be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays by 10 am at the Magistrate Court 1, Isabo, Abeokuta.

 

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Taraba Govt Sets Up Task Force To Recover Looted Items

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Taraba Govt Sets Up Task Force To Recover Looted Items

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Taraba State Government has announced that it has set up a task force to recover looted items as well as assess the level of damage done to private and government facilities in four local government areas of the state.

The deputy governor, Haruna Manu, inaugurated the 11-man committee on Friday in Jalingo.

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The Deputy Governor stated that the task force is being constituted to right the wrongs of the rampaging youths during the lootings carried out between October 24 and 27.

The Deputy Governor also charged the task force to identify persons who aided and abated the lootings.

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Lagos Govt Relaxes Curfew From 10pm To 6am

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BREAKING: Curfew Now 10pm To 6am In Lagos -Govt

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The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests.

Lagos State information commissioner Gbenga Omotosho announced the new decision on Friday.

He said the curfew will now be from 10:00 pm till 6:00 am.

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“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu praises Lagosians for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in our communities,” Omotosho said.

The statement read, “The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the breakdown of law and order, following the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests.

“The curfew will now be from 10 pm till 6 am.

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