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Mob set Anambra police station ablaze over cyclist’s death

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A police station in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State has been set ablaze by a mob after policemen reportedly killed a motorcyclist.

After burning the Igboukwu police station, some irate youths, reportedly took to major streets, made bonfires and barricaded the ever-busy Nnobi/Igboukwu/Ekwulobia Road to protest the murder.

The deceased was said to have been stopped by some policemen in the area who challenged for riding motorcycle in the night.

He was said to have resisted an attempt by the police to impound his motorbike, insisting that it was not yet 9pm.

A resident said, “The deceased said it was just past 8pm, and his response did not please the policemen who attempted to confiscate his bike while he resisted.

“Passers-by intervened and this caused an argument, resulting in the shooting of the deceased.

“The news spread like wild fire and in the early morning of the next day (Wednesday), our youths mobilised to the police station and burnt it.”

Police spokesperson Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident, adding that the Commissioner of Police John Abang had ordered the arrest of the killer cops.

He said, “About 10.30pm on Tuesday, there was an altercation between police operatives and motorcycle riders over some impounded motorcycles following the 9pm restriction of their movement.

“The situation degenerated into a chaos which led to an accidental discharge that hit one motorcyclist. The Igboukwu police station was burnt by irate youths in retaliation.

“Commissioner of Police John Abang is saddened by the incident and has ordered that the policemen involved be detained and the matter investigated.”

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Mother, 2 kids, motorbike rider crushed to death in Osun

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Mother, 2 kids, motorbike rider crushed to death in Osun

A devastating road accident occurred on Saturday around Obada Market in Ode-Omu town, Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State.

According to eyewitnesses, a private car with the registration number BDG 481 JD, traveling from Ibadan towards Osogbo, collided with a motorcycle carrying a mother, two children, and a toddler who were returning to Ogi village after attending a church vigil.

The accident resulted in the death of the mother, two children, and the motorcycle rider. The toddler, however, survived the accident.

In the aftermath of the accident, enraged residents of Ode-Omu descended on the occupants of the private car.

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The driver of the vehicle managed to flee the scene, leaving two passengers inside the car.

An eyewitness simply identified as Monsurat, described the incident as “brutal and unfortunate,” adding that the driver might not have seen the motorcycle, leading to the tragic collision.

She said the mob dragged out the two remaining occupants from the car and set them ablaze.

However, police officers promptly intervened, extinguished the fire and rescued the victims who were subsequently taken to the hospital for treatment.

The Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.

Mother, 2 kids, motorbike rider crushed to death in Osun

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Tension in Akwa Ibom over abduction of monarch

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Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, CP Waheed Ayilara

Tension in Akwa Ibom over abduction of monarch

A monarch, Ogwong Okon A. Abang, has been kidnapped in Akwa Ibom State by gunmen.

Abang, who is the paramount Ruler in Mbo Local Government Area (LGA), was kidnapped in his palace at Ebughu.

The monarch was said to have been kidnapped at about 9pm on Saturday.

The abduction of the Paramount Ruler of Mbo, has further raised concern over the deepening security crisis in Oron nation.

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Recall that Dr John Robbin Esu was also kidnapped in Oron local government area of the state.

He has remained in the kidnappers den nearly three weeks after his abduction, a situation that has forced doctors in the State to embark on strike.

Only last week, the wife of Chief Asukwo Eweme Ulap Okon, aka Levile, a prominent political figure was also abducted in Oron.

Akwa Ibom State Police Command was yet to offer a word on the monarch’s abduction, but Commissioner of Police, CP Waheed Ayilara and other service Commanders were said to be on their way to Ebughu Palace of the victim.

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11-year-old girl rescued from her ‘abusive uncle’ in Abia

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11-year-old girl rescued from her ‘abusive uncle’ in Abia
Human right activists and men of the Abia State Police Command have rescued an 11-year-old girl from her allegedly abusive ‘uncle’ in Aba.
The Abia State Director of Behind Bars Initiative, Ochiegbu Marvelous, who disclosed this on Saturday, May 18, 2024, said the girl works as a maid for the suspect and they are not related.
According to Mr. Ochiegbu, the rescue which was heralded with jubilation by residents of the area, took a surprising turn when the victim started crying, claiming that the bruises on her body were as a result of an accident.
“Yesterday we succeeded in rescuing the 11year old girl that was reported to be abused in Aba by the uncle. But to my greatest surprise, the victim has been crying since yesterday saying that it was an accident,” he wrote.
That she dashed her head on the wall. That the uncle has been good to her. Even when we separated the both of them, she still insists that she wants to stay with the uncle.

11-year-old girl rescued from her ‘abusive uncle’ in Abia

Till now the man still insisted that it was an accident. It surprises me the type of accident. Looking at the victim’s pictures and her body filled with bruises and they are telling me is an accident.
You need to see joy and jubilations in the street as Abia state BBI team and officers of Abia State Police Command Abayi Police division storm the location,
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You need to see how everyone was blessing us for coming to rescue the child. And somebody is telling me is an accident! I know the denial from the victim is not ordinary, is either diabolic or spiritual.
Till now , am not comfortable with this. Because how can a single young guy like this, keep this small girl of 11years in his house as a maid? Somebody that is not in any way related to him? What for?
I won’t say what am suspecting but let it not be. The little girl is from Amichi in Nnewi ANAMBRA state. She will be handed over to her parents today.
How I wish our Amiable Governor Alex C. Otti or a kind-hearted citizen of Abia state will help us in building Rehabilitation Center for victims, it will go a long way in making our job easier.
I want to thank my team Behind Bars Human Rights Foundation Abia State Chapter you guys are wonderful.
I want to thank the DPO Abayi Division Aba Abia state and the OC Surveillance Abayi Division Supol Uche and his team in making this job easier for us. God bless you all.
This Officer is a human right activist a swear . He hates injustice. Brings out his resources in serving humanity.
Imagine officer hiring a Keke with his money just to make sure, we succeeded in rescuing this girl child.am impressed with this. Thank you sir. Your own no go spoil sir. You will live to witness more promotions in your field in Jesus name amen. Thank you all.
Thank you My Boss Harrison Gwamnishu the DG BBI Nigeria. Thank you my Team. Thank you all. Keep supporting BBI Abia state. We are here to serve humanity.

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