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Police nab Enugu man for killing mother, sister

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The Enugu State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a young man, who allegedly killed his mother, Mrs Charity Orji, and his sister, Miss Ukamaka Orji, and buried them in a shallow grave in their backyard.

The suspect identified as Somadina Orji from Igboariam in Anambra State was said to have committed the offence on Monday, December 4, 2023, at Umuagu Inyi, in the Oji River Local Government area of Enugu State.

According to various reports and video of the incident, the late Charity a native of Inyi but married in Igboariam, Anambra State had been in her family house with her Children for some years.

Unfortunately, her son who reportedly deals in hard drugs and has been having issues with her over his behaviour for some time decided to kill her.

A community leader in Inyi, Mr Ben Obi, who spoke to some journalists however, stated that the problems started weeks ago when the suspect had an issue with the younger brother. He wanted to hit him and the mother stopped him and reported to the kingsmen to come and chase him away from the house because he wanted to kill the younger brother.

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Meanwhile, the younger sister has been missing for two weeks before he had the problem with the mother.

However, Ben further explained that the mother went for a condolence visit at Akpugoeze and upon her return in the afternoon, the son, Somadina, killed and buried her in a shallow grave at their backyard.

He said that when the younger brother came back and was looking for the mother, he suspected something and raised an alarm.

“When the villagers gathered at the compound upon interrogation, Somadina confessed that he had killed the mother.”

He also confessed that he killed the younger sister some weeks ago. Barrister Ben also said that when the police were invited, the remains of the mother and of the sister were exhumed and deposited at the mortuary while the suspect was arrested.

Ben also explained that Charity, until her death, was a hustling woman who sells fufu to feed her family.

Lamenting the high use of hard drugs in the Community, Ben said that the absence of governing bodies in the community such as the traditional ruler, town union and president-general to help the government in checkmating the use of hard drugs led to the incident.

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He called on the government to come to their rescue to avoid issues like this in the future.

Also condemning the act, the coordinating president-general in Oji River, Mr Ejike Tasie, said the use of hard drugs in the Inyi Community is alarming, calling on the anti-drug agency in Oji River to help them to check the use of these drugs in their various communities in the local government.

Confirming the incident NewsNow on Sunday, the Command’s spokesperson DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said the suspect had been arrested and an investigation was still ongoing.

Ndukwe said that immediately after the investigation is concluded he would be arraigned in court.

“The suspect has been arrested and the case is under investigation. The suspect would be prosecuted once investigations are concluded.”

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Troops Uncover Illegal Weapons Factory in Plateau State amidst Insecurity

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Operation Save Haven troops under Hakorin Damisa IV have recently discovered a weapon manufacturing facility in Pakachi Village, Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigerian Army Headquarters announced on Wednesday.

The finding came as a result of clearance operations on a difficult mountainous terrain in the area.

During the mission, the army recovered a significant amount of illegal firearms and related equipment, leading to the apprehension of one suspect.

According to the official post, 25-year-old Mr. Tapshak Plangji was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the illegal activities at the factory, while the alleged owner, Mr. Nuhu Meshack, is currently evading authorities.

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Recovered items from the facility included 5 AK 47 Rifles, 4 AK 47 Magazines, 11 Rounds of 7.62mm Ammunition, 5 Rounds of 9mm Ammunition, 21 Dane Guns, 4 Revolver Rifles, 11 Pistols with 5 Magazines, 17 Gun Barrels, 6 Rounds of 0.44 Inch Ammunition, A Carbide Cylinder with Accessories, among many others.

The post indicated that Mr. Plangji, along with the confiscated rifles and other items, is currently under the custody of the troops for further investigation.

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Disturbance during Enugu South re-rerun election

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In a recent disclosure, the Independent National Electoral Commission revealed that the re-run election in the Enugu South 1 State Constituency was disrupted by a group of hoodlums.

This information was shared through a tweet posted on the commission’s official handle on Wednesday.

The commission reported that while no fatalities were recorded, the disruptive activities resulted in the destruction of election materials and the obstruction of voters from casting their votes.

The tweet stated, “A report from our Enugu State office indicates that hoodlums have disrupted the court-ordered re-run election in the Enugu South 1 State Constituency.”

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“Fortunately, no casualties were reported, but election materials were destroyed, and voters were obstructed from casting their votes.

Our officials have been safely evacuated with assistance from security agencies.”

The electoral body also mentioned that “the supplementary election in the Jalingo/Yorro/Zing Federal Constituency of Taraba State is unfolding peacefully across three Local Government Areas.”


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Herbert Wigwe: US NTSB releases images of helicopter crash site

The United States National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB, has shared photos of the location where the helicopter, carrying Access Holdings’ CEO, Herbert Wigwe, and others, crashed.

The Airbus EC130 helicopter went down close to the California-Nevada border near Halloran Springs, resulting in the tragic deaths of Wigwe, his wife Doreen, their son Chizi Wigwe, and former Nigerian Exchange Group Chairman Abimbola Ogunbanjo.

NTSB’s images display investigators carefully examining the wreckage at the crash site.

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In a recent update, Michael Graham, a member of the NTSB, mentioned that they had visited the site and outlined the various activities carried out during the first full day of investigation.

These activities comprised aerial drone mapping, site documentation, and a comprehensive inspection of the debris field by the airworthiness group.

The debris field, spanning about 100 yards, contained all major components of the helicopter, such as rotor blades, transmission, engine, tail rotor, landing gear skids, and various avionics components.

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