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Somadina Orji

Man accused of killing his mother, sister  burying them in shallow grave

A man identified as Somadina Orji from Igboariam in Anambra State has reportedly killed his mother, Mrs Charity Orji, and his Sister, Miss Ukamaka Orji, and buried them in a shallow grave at their backyard in Enugu State.

The incident happened on Monday, December 4th, 2023, at Umuagu Inyi, in Oji River Local Government area of Enugu State.

According to reports, Somadina’s younger sister had been missing for weeks.

Then, Somadina had an issue with his younger brother and wanted to hit him but their mother stopped him and asked him to leave her house.

Not long after that, the mother, said to be a hardworking woman, was allegedly killed by her son and he buried her in a shallow grave in their compound.

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When the younger son returned and didn’t find his mother, he raised alarm and villagers gathered.

After interrogating Somadina,  he confessed to killing his mother and sister.

A video shared online shows Somadina digging out his mother’s body from the shallow grave. She had blood coming out of her ear after she was dug out and her corpse was still fresh.

The sister’s corpse was also exhumed but had decomposed. Her bones were gathered with a blue plastic bag.

In the video, villagers are heard saying the mother was a hardworking woman who sold fufu to feed her family. They added that Somadina is a drug addict.

The villagers are also heard expressing the desire to bury Somadina in the same grave he buried his mother if the police would allow them.

The police were invited and the remains of the mother and the sister were deposited at the mortuary.

The suspect has been detained.

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Police release LP chairman, Abure, on bail

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Julius Abure, the national chairman of the Labour Party

Police release LP chairman, Abure, on bail

Julius Abure, the national chairman of the Labour Party, has been released on bail after being arrested on Wednesday in Benin, Edo State’s capital, by Zone 5 Police Headquarters operatives.

It was alleged that his detention was the consequence of a petition sent to the zone by the Inspector General of Police’s office in Abuja.

After his release about 2 a.m. on Thursday, Abure addressed his followers, saying the effort to liberate the people does not come easy.

He said his persecution, meant to destabilize the party, started after the general election in 2023.

Abure said the state chairman, Kelly Ogbaloi, and the state youth leader were still being held and would likely be released later today.

He said, “Let me appreciate all of you for the solidarity, for the support and your commitment. No struggle to liberate the country comes easy. In many countries of the world where freedom fighters have fought for the emancipation of the people, freedom fighters suffer injustice, suffer prosecution and it is what is happening to me and my other colleagues since after the general election.

“After the general election, they have been trying to instigate crises in the party. They try to bring false accusations against us. They talked about forgery against us at a time when it didn’t work. They came with embezzlement.

“Any person that is aggrieved in the party, they go and instigate them to write a petition against us. The irony is that the police even act on those, and at the end of the day, they discover that those things are false.

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“Yesterday, we were making arrangements for the Edo State primaries and of course, the police swooped on us and arrested us over what I will not want to discuss now because the investigation is still going on and therefore we would not want to preempt them.

“But I must state clearly that following several interventions, they have graciously released me on bail except for the Edo State Chairman of the party, Kelly Ogbaloi and the youth leader. They (police) have also promised that by the early hours of Thursday, they will release them. We are hoping that they will fulfil their promise and release them.

“Whatever is happening to me will not discourage me from the struggle. We must continue to pursue the cause of the people. We must continue to fight for our people until we liberate them. I have said it, and I will say it again, it is not capturing power that matters. It is what you do with power.

“Today, APC is in power. Life has become more unbearable for the people. Today, the dollar is exchanging for almost N2,000. Fuel today is sold for N700 per litre. There is even scarcity now, and the price is likely going to increase.

“Inflation, even though it is double digit, it is now above 31 per cent, unemployment has increased, and a bag of rice today is sold for N120, 000, and the minimum wage is N30, 000. You can see the paradox. You can see the irony and Nigerians are in for a difficult time.”

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Boat crash kills two in Lagos, 15 rescued

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Boat crash kills two in Lagos, 15 rescued

Two persons have been confirmed dead in a boat accident recorded in the Ikoyi area of Lagos and 15 other passengers rescued.

The incident happened at Powerline, the Ikoyi Link Bridge, on Wednesday evening.

It was learnt that a 17-passenger boat heading for Ikorodu unexpectedly collapsed.

The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) claims that an increase in tide was the cause of the collision.

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It said that the rider rammed into a high-tension pole that was flooded by water which led to the capsize of the boat.

The agency confirmed that two persons, a male and a female died from the accident, adding that 15 others were rescued unhurt.

LASWA said the deceased female was retrieved from the water while a search was on for the male.

It said: “The body of an adult female was retrieved from the water and subsequently transported from the incident scene to LASWA head office at Falomo before being was confirmed dead by the LRU paramedics.

“The adult female remains have been bagged and await the arrival of the SEHMU officials.

The search for the body of the adult male is ongoing,” it said.

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Tragedy: Prophet drowns in Lagos beach during Church gathering for Valentine

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Tragedy: Prophet drowns in Lagos beach during Church gathering for Valentine

A fun-seeking Lagos-based prophet, Oriyomi Remilekun, was said to have drowned during a beach hangout in the Ajah area of the state to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the deceased led some youths of his white garment church to the Avista Beach situated in the area on Saturday, February 17, to commemorate the Day.

A source privy to the incident told our correspondent that the picnic which lasted through the evening had ended when the whereabouts of the late Oriyomi became unknown.

The colleagues were said to have immediately launched a search for him but efforts to locate him proved abortive.

The source said, “The youths of the church parish at Gbagada were on a planned Valentine’s Day love feast at the Avista Beach Resort and they were 16 in number. They first lodged at a shortlet apartment very close to the resort where they had a party before later moving into the beach resort.

“Around 9pm, they prepared to leave and when they got to the car park, they discovered that Oriyomi was missing. When they asked his girlfriend, she said he gave her his phone, went in and promised to come back. They later went to the beach, searched for him and could not find him before they left.”

The colleagues were said to have returned to the beach on Sunday morning to continue the search but still could not find him. They later lodged a report at the nearest police station.

When contacted, the management of Avista Beach confirmed the incident but told our correspondent that the remains of Oriyomi were washed ashore on a separate beach located in the community on Monday.

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Speaking on Tuesday, a member of the management team who craved not to be mentioned due to the sensitive nature of the incident said, “On Sunday afternoon, we saw a group of people with police officers from Ogombo Police Station who told us they came to report that someone was missing at the beach. They invited us to the station and we wrote our statement. After that, the police invited the remaining colleagues. About three hours after they were invited, we got a call that a body had been found at Baracuda Beach Resort. The guys did not lodge at the resort and the body was not found there. They started the search around 9pm and that time in Lagos is just like early morning. Why didn’t they raise the alarm but instead went home that night? This is a beach resort where everybody comes and goes home.”

People familiar with the late prophet have mourned him while reacting to social media posts announcing his demise.

A Facebook user, Erinle Abel, who expressed sadness over his death wrote, “Honestly, I have never met a prophet that is gifted without blemish, humble in spirit and character, very active in the vineyard and respectful to both the young and old. Our meeting was during our harvest week and since then he had been a blessing to me. It is so unfortunate that you have to leave untimely. May God rest your soul and bless your church with more truthful prophets like you.”

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said he was not aware of the incident. “I am not aware,” he said.

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