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Shocking !!! Police officer mastermind the death of Imo catholic priest

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Operatives of the Imo State Police Command  has arrested a police officer who allegedly masterminded the abduction and murder of a Catholic Priest, Rev. Cyriacus Onunkwo, recently.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Chris Ezike, said five other suspects had also been arrested in connection with the crime.

Ezike disclosed this in Owerri while presenting the suspects to newsmen on Thursday.

He said following a directive by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to track down the culprits, the command moved into action and had so far arrested six persons in connection with the crime.

He said the command was able to achieve the feat through a whistle blowing strategy and forensic technology.

Rev. Onunkwo was abducted on Friday at Banana junction in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo by gunmen.

His corpse was later found in Omuma the following day.

One of the suspects , Mr Izuchukwu Okafor from Anambra, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Onunkwo was killed in error.

He claimed that the gang only kidnapped the priest for ransom but later discovered that he died while on transit to their hideout.

“When we kidnapped the priest, we used cello tape to seal his mouth, unknown to us, his nose was also sealed.

“When we discovered that he could no longer talk, we unsealed his mouth and found out that he has died,” Okafor said.

Another suspect, Mr Onyema Cyril, from Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo, said that when they discovered that their victim was a priest he opted for his release, but that the police officer who was among them threatened to shoot them if they released him.

Among those presented to newsmen in connection with the crime are: Izuchukwu Okafor, Onyema Cyril, Emmanuel Ozuigbo, Victor Ikechukwu, Ifeanyi Nwosu and Corporal Jude Madu.

Source: ( PM News )

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Ekiti Extends Curfew Indefinitely

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Ekiti Extends Curfew Indefinitely
Ekiti Extends Curfew Indefinitely

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Amidst the continued violence across the country, Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has approved the extension of the 24-hour curfew in Ekiti State indefinitely.

The curfew was declared on Tuesday evening following reported cases of violence in Ado Ekiti as hoodlums allegedly the peaceful protest by EndSARS protesters.

The initial curfew lapsed on Wednesday night by 10 pm.

Also Read: “I don’t care about #EndSARS”- Edo state deputy governor’s son slams protesters

However, on Thursday morning, the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Akin Omole, announced that the curfew still continues in every part of the state until further notice.

It reads: “The general public is hereby alerted that the 24-hour curfew announced by the State Government is still in place in all parts of the state until further notice.

“Government appreciates the cooperation of all citizens of the state in obeying the curfew and ensuring that peace returns to the state.”

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BREAKING: Hoodlums Invade Ondo Prison, Release Inmates

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BREAKING: Hoodlums Invade Ondo Prison, Release Inmates
BREAKING: Hoodlums Invade Ondo Prison, Release Inmates

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According to reports, no less than 58 inmates of the National Correctional Service Centre located in Okitipupa, the headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State have been released by hoodlums on Thursday.

It was gathered the hoodlums stormed the center, burnt down a vehicle, and forcefully released the inmates.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hoodlums Hijack Benin Protest, Free Prisoners

It was also gathered that several items were also destroyed on the premises of the prison service.

This is the second jailbreak to be recorded this week, following the jailbreak recorded in Benin, Edo State earlier in the week.

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Ikoyi Prison On Fire, Inmates Attempt Jail Break (Video)

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Ikoyi Prison On Fire, Inmates Attempt Jail Break (Video)
Ikoyi Prison On Fire, Inmates Attempt Jail Break (Video)

Ikoyi prisoners attempt jailbreak

An attempted jailbreak has reportedly occurred at the Ikoyi Prisons of the Nigeria Correctional Service located in Lagos State.

Videos circulating on social media suggest the Ikoyi prison has been broken into, some building set on fire, and gunshots are been heard as officials try to control the pandemonium.

Also Read: Lekki Shooting: No One Can Explain Buhari’s Silence, Says Kukah

A video clip of the jailbreak shows smoke coming from the prison premises while gunshots were heard in the background.

According to reports gathered the police and military personnel had been deployed to assist prison guards to foil the attempt by inmates to escape.

Watch the video below:

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