Victor Ejide, a human rights lawyer based in Onitsha, Anambra State, has petitioned the state police command to unravel those behind the gruesome murder of an 89-year old man, Jeremiah Onunkwo, who was allegedly assassinated inside his own house on Wednesday, January 31, Vanguard reports.
In the petition, addressed to the state Commissioner of Police, Umar Garba, Ejide recalled that the deceased Onunkwo was slaughtered inside his house at Umusiome village, Nkpor-Agu, adding that the gory incident occured at about 10 a.m. on the fateful day.
Ejide recalled that though very old and visually impaired, the deceased was blessed with good health and unusual physical strength, adding that his lifeless body was found by his wife, Anulika Onunkwo, when she returned to the house at about 11.30 a.m., barely two hours after she left the house for evangelism.
He noted that very sharp cuts were found on his head and body, which could only be inflicted by the use of a sharp machete or axe, adding that the deceased’s phone was also stolen by the murderer(s).
He stated that his further inquiries revealed that the assailant(s) evidently entered the house of the Onunkwo and exited through the back door, adding that the deceased was slaughtered in a hidden corner of the house, his clothes torn in the process and his swollen neck showed further that in addition to the sharp cut meted on him, the killer (s) equally strangled him.
Insisting that there is no doubt as to whether he was assassinated, the petitioner contended that the shape of the wound, the injury on the neck, the stolen handset and the torn clothes all lend credence to the assertion that he was murdered, adding, “in his life time, Jerry Onunkwo was a very active minister of Jehovah’s Witness, a model in the neighbourhood and would be remembered for his high sense of humour and generosity.”
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Deploying Soldiers Not The Answer, Buhari Should Address Nigerians – Afe Babalola
Legal luminary and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Afe Babalola, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians over the violence that has erupted in the country following the #EndSARS protests.
He made the call on Wednesday in reaction to the recent happenings across the country following the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.
“Protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, otherwise known as SARS or FSARS, have spread to all parts of Nigeria and beyond.
“The deployment of soldiers to the streets is not the answer. The imposition of curfews is certainly not the answer,” Babalola said in a statement.
He said that he had before now appealed to President Buhari to please address the issue at that time.
“I now again plead with him to address the root causes of the pain which the youths are complaining about,” he said.
“The use of live bullets and other lethal weapons against protesting youths is not the answer. The killing of protesting youths is also not the answer.
“A protest both in fact and in law is analogous to a message which an injured toe sends to the brain complaining about unbearable pain,” said Babalola in his reaction to the shooting of the protesters.
He added, “The response by the brain and the head is normally to take steps to treat the pain to the toe.
“Any injured person who refuses to take steps to treat pains to any part of the body does so at his own peril.”
You’re a total idiot – 2Face and Blackface clash again
Nigerian music star, Innocent Idibia a.k.a 2face has slammed his former bandmate, Blackface for saying he never spoke up during the PDP administration.
This came after 2Face called for a total shutdown of activities in Nigeria iin support of the widespread #EndSARS protest.
However reacting to this, Blackface took a swipe at 2Face who according to him never spoke up during the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) administration even though things were allegedly worse then.
Firing back at him, 2Face described his former bandmate as an “idiot”.
See the exchange that ensued below;
Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet -Deceased’s Brother
Younger brother to the promising lad who died barely 3 hours after he tweeted, Daniel Obi-Enadhuze has broken silence to share how his brother was killed by thugs and not stray bullet from the Police.
AKpraise gathered that the deceased, Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze tweeted around 1:54pm saying ‘Nigeria will not end me’ was allegedly shot by the Nigerian Police.
According to Daniel, his brother was neither hit by a stray bullet nor a deliberate bullet.
He mentioned that his brother was stabbed by thugs who came to invade their home at the Makinde police barracks, Mafoluku, Oshodi, where he lives with his brother, Oke and their mother.
Sharing the sad ordeal on Twitter, Daniel wrote;
“Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze
I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State. Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning.”
The police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house, The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing.”
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