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Fugar Progressive Union Condemns Killing of Prince Dennis Eloniyo.

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Fugar Progressive Union Condemns Killing of Prince Dennis Eloniyo.


The Fugar Progressive Union (FPU), a socio-cultural umbrella body of all Fugar people (Fugarians) of Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State, Nationwide has strongly condem in its entirety, the gruesome murder of one of their illustrious son, Prince Dennis Eloniyo Abuda, by suspected kidnappers.

This was contained in a  Statement by its National Publicity Secretary
Solomon Obomighie which was made available to newsmen in Abuja on Friday.

The statement reads in part, “On Saturday 30th of January 2021, the FPU received the shocking and sad news of the abduction of three of our sons, Prince Dennis Eloniyo Abuda, Chief David Ogheakhe and Mr. Richard Bologi by suspected kidnappers, around Ahor village along the Benin bye-pass in Edo State on their way to Lagos State.

“Prince Dennis Eloniyo Abuda who is also an American citizen and President of Fugar- American Foundation which is an affiliate and partner of the FPU was due to take his return flight to his base in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America to rejoin his family, after the celebration of the yuletide season in Fugar.

“Sadly, after the release of the abducted Fugarians in the evening of Tuesday 2nd of February 2021 by their abductors on payment of a ransom, Prince Dennis  Eloniyo Abuda was not released.
“This necessitated the deployment of a search party by the law enforcement agencies on Wednesday 3rd of February 2021, to comb the Ahor village forest, in search of Prince Dennis Eloniyo Abuda and in the course of the search the lifeless body of Prince Dennis Eloniyo Abuda was discovered and retrieved.

“The FPU mourns the death of Prince Dennis  Eloniyo Abuda and denounce the kidnapping of the three Fugarians that led to the gruesome murder.
“The FPU however appeals for calm from all Fugarians and Edo citizens as we humbly call on the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to direct the Inspector General of Police and all the other security agencies operating in Edo State to unravel and bring the perpetrators of this dastardly and heinous crime to justice within the shortest possible time.
“We also call on the Government of the United States of America to intervene in the death of Prince Dennis Eloniyo Abuda by supporting the government of Nigeria in this regard.
“We also appeal to the Governor of Edo State to continue to work with the relevant stakeholders to strengthen the security network to protect Fugarians, Fugar and the entire citizens of the state from the incessant attacks by these criminal elements.

“Prince Eloniyo Abuda was one of our finest from Fugar and Edo state and we must not allow him to die in vain, we therefore call on the Edo State Government and the Etsako Central Local Government Authority, to immortalise Prince Dennis Eloniyo Abuda and most importantly use his death as an opportunity to put an end to the Security nightmare of Fugarians,  the residents of the state and travellers accross the state.”

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Again, corruption allegations lands Okorocha in EFCC net

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Again, corruption allegations lands Okorocha in EFCC net

Tuesday was another day in the life of the embattled former Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha that he will detest, as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) arrested him at his office in Abuja over alleged money laundering.

The spokesperson of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, who confirmed the arrest, said it us true. “Okorocha has been arrested by our men”.
Although the reason for his arrest has not been officially disclosed by the anti-graft agency, the Senator reportedly failed to honour invitations by the agency.
Governor Hope Uzodinma had accused Okorocha of misappropriating state funds.
In February, the lawmaker accused Governor Hope Uzodinma of unleashing the EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) against him.

Okorocha said the state government had not been able to prove corruption allegations against him and family in court.
“I was never a poor man before I became governor of Imo state. I came here, brought my children to invest, brought everybody to invest”, he had said.

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FCT Police Loses Operative, Launches Rescue Operation for Kidnapped Victims

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FCT Police Loses Operative, Launches Rescue Operation for Kidnapped Victims

The FCT Police Command has lost one of its gallant officers, Inspector Ambi John attached to Operation Puff Adder.
This was contained in a press release issued by ASP Yusuf Mariam
Police Public Relations Officer, FCT Police Command, Abuja.
The men of the Police command the statement indicated, had repelled multiple attacks by suspected kidnappers in the wee hours of Tuesday 13th April,2021 along Dankusa, Angwan-Zegele-Zuba axis.
The statement explained further that Adder had sustained fatal gunshot injuries during the operation and was rushed to the hospital where he died while receiving treatment.

The statement reads in part, “Following a distress call from Angwan Zegele, a joint team of Police Operatives from the Command and Operation Puff Adder responded promptly as they engaged the heavily armed hoodlums in a fierce gun battle.

However, it stated that the Command had launched a strategic operation to rescue four persons abducted from Dankusa still in the custody of the hoodlums who escaped into the forest bordering the FCT and Niger State. “Nonetheless, Operatives of the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad have made some arrests in connection with the abduction.
“In view of the above, the Commissioner of Police CP. Bala Ciroma wishes to commiserate with the family of the officer who paid the supreme price in service to the Nation.
The command reiterated its determination to ensuring that all the victims are safely reunited with their families.
Furthermore, the Commissioner of Police reassured residents of the Command’s undeterred resolve to secure lives and property within the FCT.
He implored residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these some numbers that 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883.
He urged the public to report the conduct of Police Officers by calling the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) number :09022222352

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AESID to Police, DSS: Mop up illegal arms in circulation in Ebonyi

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AESID to Police, DSS: Mop up illegal arms in circulation in Ebonyi

Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has called on all the security agencies to urgently mop up all the illegal arms and ammunition in the hands of unauthorised persons, especially political thugs in the state.

The association revealed that it has gotten information on how some top politicians have shared illegal weapons for some political thugs to cause mayhem in the state.

In a statement released Tuesday in Abuja by the AESID President, Paschal Oluchukwu, urged the security agencies to step their game in protecting innocent citizens and opposition elements in Ebonyi state.

“We urge the new IGP to kindly investigate these allegations and not only recover such arms from such unauthorized citizens but also adequately protect the lives snd businesses of opposition leaders and members and indeed, all those opposition political parties in Ebonyi from the planned onslaught against them.

“We therefore urge the security agencies in the state to act professionally and protect all citizens of the state from the common internal and external aggressors cum attackers. For as we have always maintained, Ebonyi will yet exist beyond the over 700 days that Governor Umahi has to stay put in the Government House, Abakaliki.

“The Governor and his so-called ruling party should therefore learn to live, and let live and learn how to face governance and accountability to the people, not playing politics with every matter, no matter how delicate or life threatening there may be.”

The group said it condemn the recent view expressed on a national Television by a Commissioner for Border and Internal Security, Stanley Okoro, where he alleged blamed the worsening insecurity in the state on the opposition leaders.

“Like the proverbial bad carpenter who often blames the nails and never the hammer for all his woes, Okoro Emegha was only concerned about absolving his paymaster from the blames of insecurity in Ebonyi and setting up leaders of opposition for violent attacks from the agencies of government.

“AESID outrightly condemns this posture of a government that has only given Ebonyians the pains and agonies of blood-letting attacks since it claimed to have connected the state to the centre.”

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