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Graphic Photos: Deadly Armed Robbers Who Kidnapped South African Returnee Shot Dead During Shootout In Imo State

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The deadly kidnappers and armed robbers shot dead in Imo state (Photo:Imo police command)

Some notorious armed robbers terrorizing residents of Imo state have been shot dead during a confrontation with police officers in Imo state. According to a press release by Imo State police command, some of the robbers were also arrested. 

Read the press release below:

ARREST/DEATH OF NOTORIOUS ARMED ROBBERY/KIDNAP SUSPECTS AND RECOVERY OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION

SUSPECTS: (1) CHETACHI OGBONNA ‘M’ 36 YRS aka NWAOTU OF UMUOPARA AMUZU OBINGWA L.G.A. ABIA STATE

(2) CHIDERA NZEAGWU ‘M’ 28YRS aka PHARAOH OF UMUKPABIRI NSOKPO OGBAKU MBAITOLI L.G.A

(3) CHINWENDUM SYLVESTER AHALAONU ‘M’ 24YRS OF OLORI AMARAKU ISIALA MBANO L.G.A

(4) OKORO UCHECHUKWU ‘M’ 31YRS OF UMUERENWANYI ISIEKE AWO OMAMMA ORU EAST L.G.A

(5) COLLINS EZINWA ‘M’ aka CHAIR (e-money) UMUCHIEZE UMUNNEOCHI L.G.A. ABIA STATE (DECEASED)

EXHIBITS: (1) ONE AK 47 RIFLE BREACH NO. 20193

(2) ONE ENGLISH PISTOL SMITH AND WESSON MOD 410 BREACH NO. TDRZ 175

(3) TWO PUMP ACTION GUNS

(4) ONE BLACK PRADO LAND CRIUSER JEEP WITH REG NO PF 1843 SPY

(5) ONE VOLKSWAGON JETTA CAR WITH REG NO SMK 677 EU

(6) 26 ROUNDS OF LIVE BERETTA AMMUNITION

(7) 96 ROUNDS OF LIVE AK 47 AMMUNITION

(8) TWO NEW AK 47 MAAGAZINES FULLY LOADED

(9) CASH OF N390, 000.00.

(10) DIFFERENT TYPES OF CHARMS

Following the kidnap of one Hon Chief Linus Anyaghara ‘m’ 52yrs, his driver Cosmi Mbachu ‘m’ and one Vitalis Ogohe ‘m’ 58yrs and the robbery of his Toyota Sequoia jeep on 13/12/2017 and the subsequent kidnap of one Obinwanne Agugum who returned from South Africa and his driver Chima on 13/01/2018 respectively, the Commissioner of Police CP Chris Ezike charged the operatives of the command to work assiduously to apprehend the perpetrators of the crime.

The concerted efforts of operatives of the Command Federal SARS paid off leading to the arrest of the following suspects one Chibuzor Uche ‘m’ 19yrs and Onyekachi Okorom ‘m’ 36yrs with the robbed Toyota Sequoia jeep. During interrogation, the suspects mentioned one Chitachi Ogbonna aka Nwaotu ‘m’ 24yrs and one Chidera Nzeagwu aka Pharoah ‘m’ 36yrs as their cohorts in the crime.

In a reconstructive investigation, the arrested suspects disclosed the leader of their gang referred simply as their chairman and subsequently led SARS operatives to their detention facility at Atta in Ikeduru L.G.A where they disclosed the chairman of their gang and other members of the syndicate could be found. One of the suspects Chinwedum Sylvester Ahalaonu led the operatives to their hideout. On sighting the operatives, their chairman and two others engaged the operatives in a shoot out. During the encounter, the three suspects were fatally gunned down and were later confirmed dead. The above listed arms and ammunition as well as other exhibits were immediately recovered from the suspects. 

They kingpin of the gang referred to as chairman was later identified to be one Collins Ezinwa aka e-money.

All the arrested suspects have confessed their roles in various robbery and kidnapping cases within Imo State and its environs. The Command Commissioner of Police who was highly elated with the arrests and recoveries made has expressed satisfaction on the ability of operatives of the command and has promised that the command will continue to mop up criminal elements disturbing the peace of the state.

The Command has moved to identify properties owned by the suspects which were acquired with the ill gotten wealth.

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God, pls help Nigeria” – Wizkid Tweets after Buhari’s speech

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God, pls help Nigeria” – Wizkid Tweets after Buhari’s speech

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, finally addressed the nation following the unrest that has happened in the country these past few days.

The President had a lot to say but some Nigerians were not satisfied with the speech and they took to social media to share their thoughts.

Popular singer, Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun was one of these Nigerians and shortly after the speech, he wrote on Twitter ;

Sigh! God pls help Nigeria

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‘Waste of 12 minutes’- Nigerians react to Buhari’s national broadcast

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'Waste of 12 minutes'- Nigerians react to Buhari’s national broadcast

Media users have reacted after President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation.

The address took place at 7pm on Thursday, October 22. Two days after End SARS protesters were shot at the Lekki toll gate. The shootings degenerated into chaos.

While speaking to Nigerians today, the president stated that Nigerians “misconstrued” the “promptness” with which the government acted on the End SARS demands “as a sign of weakness”

He added that “human lives have been lost” and properties have been destroyed “in the name of the End SARS protests.”

He then listed the “measures and initiatives” the government has put in place for “youths, women and the most vulnerable groups in our society.”

He then called on youths “to discontinue the street protests.”

After Buhari’s speech, Nigerians took to Twitter to express despair and disappointment. Some pointed out that he didn’t address the Lekki shooting and the lives lost. Most said they have no more hope in Nigeria and expressed eagerness to leave the county.

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Maza Maza warehouse: Distribution of COVID-19 palliatives was halted due to #EndSARS protest – Lagos govt

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Maza Maza warehouse: Distribution of COVID-19 palliatives was halted due to #EndSARS protest - Lagos govt

The Lagos State Government has condemned the vandalisation of the warehouse at Mazamaza housing the food palliative packages donated to the government by the Private Sector Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID) group.

Recall that a mob on Thursday, October 22, vandalised the warehouse where COVID-19 palliatives are kept at Maza Maza in Amuwo Odofin Local Govt Area and looted palliatives. The warehouse is located on Benster Crescent, popularly known as Monkey village.

A statement signed by the Acting Commissioner, Agriculture, Abisola Olusanya, said the items belong to the Southwest, contrary to social media reports that they are all for Lagos, adding that distribution was on-going but had to be halted due to #EndSARS protests.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on September 22nd 2020, formally taken receipt of the food palliatives from the CACOVID team meant for distribution to the indigent,” the statement reads.

The State had repackaged its share of the consignment and was distributing it before the protests that have affected activities in the State. The repackaging was being done to account for every beneficiary, according to the agreement with the CACOVID Group, which monitored the process,”

“The warehouse in question is not State-owned and its usage was made available to the CACOVID group. The distribution was on-going but had to be halted due to protests, before the invasion of the warehouse today.

“For effective distribution of the food palliatives, groups such as Transport Unions, Ethnic Groups, Religious Associations, Artisans and Tradesmen Association, Marketmen and Women Association, People Living with Disabilities, Orphanages and Old Peoples’ Homes among others were being used as the distribution channels to their members.

“The State Government, however, regrets the invasion of the warehouse and appreciates the support offered by the CACOVID group to the citizenry of Lagos.”

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