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So Sad: See The Face Of The Village Head Assassinated Inside His House In Cross River (Photo)

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According to a report by Daily Sun, the people of Ikot Omin community, in Calabar Municipal council of Cross River State, have called on the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, to prosecute the suspects arrested in connection with the assassination of the village Head of Ikot Abenyo community, Ntufam Ekong Itu Omin.

The Village Head was assassinated by on February 26, 2018 at his residence at Ikot Omin about 4:00a.m. Four of the suspected murderers of the Village Head are being interrogated at state police command, Diamond Hill, Calabar.

Investigations by Daily Sun revealed that the late Village Head had petitioned one of his kinsmen, one Chief Asuquo Ekpeyong, to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Monitoring Squad, Abuja, over an alleged forgery of certificate of recognition.

Following the petition, IGP’S office reportedly invited him for a chat on between February 20 and 22, 2018 and he returned to Calabar on February 23, 2018.

However, the late Omin was said to have been murdered in a cruel manner on March 26, 2018 just two day when he was supposed to return to the IGP’s office to provide additional evidence in the forgery case against Chief Asuquo Ekpeyong.

Raising concerns on the delay in charging the suspects to court, Counsel to the community, Barr. Ayei Okpa, commended the police for arresting the suspects just as he implored them to prosecute the suspects while intensifying efforts to arrest all other suspects still at large.

Okpa’s words, “We know that the uncovering of the suspected murderers of late Ntufam Ekong Itu Omin was a by-product of investigations launched by the state police command into recent secret cult clashes within the Calabar metropolis.

“The Ikot Omin community has for some time now been faced with series of assassinations and criminal activities all in an attempt to wrestle power from the traditional institution and take control of the community’s resources and the stool.

“This evil group has foisted an orgy of unprovoked violence and bloodletting on the community and held the community to its tenterhooks,” the community’s lawyer stated.

Okpa also enjoined the police command to investigate the roles played by one of community leaders, Chief  Ekpenyong and the community’s youth leader, Edim Edim, as well as the assassination of the then clan Secretary, Chief Omin Omin and also an attempt on the life of Prince Edim Omin Edim, both in 2017.

He maintained that it was only when these were done that justice would have been seen to have been done.

Reacting, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Cross River Police State Command, Irene Ugbo, said it was not true that police was not doing anything on the matter.

She said the police authorities was doing everything humanly possible to ensure that the suspects, not only on the matter, but all suspects who are involved themselves in criminal matters were properly investigated and prosecuted by the law of the land.

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Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt

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Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed
Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.

An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.

According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.

The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.

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Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.

He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.

He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.

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Ondo Govt Arraigns Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin

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Funke Olakunrin’s killers

The Ondo State Government has arraigned four men suspected to have killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.

Also Read: BREAKING: Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin Arrested – Police

They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.

The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.

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Lagos Govt To Shutdown Markets Violating Social Distancing Order

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The Lagos State Government has threatened to shut down markets in the State violating the social distancing order.

The Corps Marshal, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Gbemisola Akinpelu, gave the warning on Monday at the Command Headquarters in the Oshodi area of the state.

Also Read: Lagos Hospital Shuts Down As Two Staff Test Positive For COVID-19

In a statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Adebayo Kehinde noted that the order is coming from the State Ministry of Environment.

He reiterated the commitment of the agency to monitor markets across the state to ensure that the directive of the government is being adhered to strictly.

He urged the traders to maintain environmental cleanliness around the markets and stop trading on road setbacks and drainage.

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