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SDP Senatorial Candidate delivers Corpse of supporter killed in Kogi

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The Kogi Central Senatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Barrister Natasha Akpoti on Saturday evening delivered to the Kogi State Police Command in Lokoja, the corpse of one of her supporter that was killed in the midnight of Saturday.

It was gathered that the victim Ojo Enesi was attacked at Obeiba, Ihima in Okehi Local Government Council by some suspected thugs who equally razed down some houses in the area.

Akpoti who led other supporters of her party to Lokoja Police command Headquarters at about 6pm on Saturday with the corpse of late Ojo Enesi lamented that he was killed because he was supporting her.

She told the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakim Busari, that the intimidation and continuous harassment of her supporters will not dissuade her from achieving her quest to liberate the people from poverty to development.

The Senatorial candidate accused the state commissioner for water resources, Mr Deedat and the Administrator of Okehi local government area Abdulkarim Ohiare for allegedly hiring political thugs that killed one of her supporters Enesi midnight of Saturday at Obeiba in Ihima community.

According to her “At about 11:00 pm of Friday a vehicle was parked at the Commissioner for Water Resources house in Ihima where guns, ammunitions and police uniforms were offloaded into the resident of the commissioner.

“As soon as I got the information I drew the attention of the area commander of police in the district Mr Adegoke Rufus , but to my surprise he told me that the party APC were arming themselves against possible attack from SDP supporters.

“The inability of the area commander to take a proactive measure led to the killing of Ojo Enesi while several others were seriously wounded as the thugs were given new guns to launch house to house raid on my supporters.

“At 1:00am I started receiving distress calls that APC thugs have invaded the houses of my supporters, those I could I told them to run for their lives, but unfortunately Ojo Enesi could not escape as he was killed near his house”

“Without missing words, late Enesi was simply killed because he was supporting Natasha Akpoti of SDP. We brought the corpse to Police headquarters in Lokoja and the Commissioner of Police Mr Hakim Busari has assured us that the case will be transferred to Lokoja to ensure that justice is brought to the family of the deceased.

Akpoti noted that the death of Enesi will never go in vain, even as she appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to call the state governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello to order, saying as Chief Security office of the state he should be able to control his aides against causing harm on the opposition parties, stressing that opposition parties are key in any democratic setting.

She appealed to all her supporter in Okehi local government not to retaliate any attack, but vowed that the perpetrators of the heinous act will be brought to book.

“I am using this medium to appeal to my supporters to remain firm and resolute as the struggle to emancipate the people remain no retreat no surrender. We will not be intimidated and we can not be cowed to back out from the race.

“In any democratic setting around the world there is opposition so we can not be hindered from exercising our right of campaigning before the election as stipulated by the constitution ” she noted.

The younger brother of the deceased, Kashim Abdulrashid who witnessed the killing of his elder brother indicated that the political thugs numbering about 20 were members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ihima led by one of their leaders Inna Sekenchi who invaded their resident at Obeiba around 1:30 am on Saturday and killed Ojo Enesi.

He disclosed that it took the intervention of God before he could escape, stating that his elder brother died leaving behind a mother, father and seven months pregnant wife.
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Multi-billion naira PH hotel: Ebonyi indigenes tackle Umahi over ownership

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Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has asked Governor David Umahi to speak up over a viral picture of a multi-billion Naira hotel located in Rivers state, allegedly named after Osborn Umahi.

The association expressed concern that the governor had maintained the sealed lips since the images of the said Port-Harcourt Osborn La Palm Hotel went viral on the social media.

The hotel which is almost completed is said to be worth about N40 billion.

In a statement released to newsmen Sunday in Abuja, by its President, Amb Pascal Oluchukwu, urged the anti-graft agencies to begin to gather their facts and evidences in case of any fow play.

According to AESID, the said hotel is located in the heart of the oil-rich city of Port-Harcourt, Rivers state specifically at No. 3 Olaka Street, off Abacha Road, G.R.A, Port-Harcourt has a roof-top swimming pool and a Presidential Penthouse as one of its many special features.

The statement said: “The fact that the said hotel project started just in 2016 is even more worrisome for the indigenes of a state like Ebonyi where endemic and anthropogenic poverty is the order of the day, having been accurately ranked the poorest state in the entire Southern Nigeria and the 3rd poorest among the 36 States of the Nigerian Federation.

“Our position on this revelation is that Governor Umahi must speak up on this monumental allegations within 24 hours and the anti-graft agencies should begin to gather their facts and evidences aright and await the days of reckoning, knowing that immunity protects him from being prosecuted by the Nigerian government even at this point.”

The Ebonyi governance and accountability platform said: “We believe it should be wisdom for Governor Wike to revoke the land where the said hotel is situated especially if Umahi fails to open-up on these weighty allegations against his person.”

Reacting to the spate of insecurity in the state, AESID said its deeply worried that the political actors, have continued to heat up the polity by dispensing mindless violence, killing and maiming innocent and helpless Ebony citizens particularly those in opposition parties.

“To this end therefore, AESID, again calls on the Police and indeed, all heads of intelligent security agencies to uncover and nip these killings in the bud and bring all perpetrators of these heinous attacks to book no matter how highly placed.”

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How two Police inspectors lost their lives in autocrash while helping to bury colleague

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Two policemen attach to the Kogi State police command, who were helping to convey the remains of their colleague to his family for burial, have also lost their lives in an autocrash.

NationalUpdate gathered that the two inspectors of police along with a civilian driver died on Thursday in a fatal auto crash on Itobe-Ojodu-Anyigba road.

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr Solomon Aghure, confirmed the incident.
He told newsmen in Lokoja that the victims were travelling in an ambulance van to Anyigba with emppty casket when the accident happened.

Aghure added that the two deceased policemen were only offering their helping hands to pick the corpse of a police sergeant from a mortuary in Anyigba, adding that their vehicle and a Mercedes Benz truck, coming from the opposite direction had a Headon collissio at a spot in Ojodu community.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the police command in the state, DSP William Aya, who also confirmed the incident, said the two policemen were detailed to pick the corpse of the deceased sergeant at Anyigba and accompany it to Adamawa for burial.

Aya said the family of the deceased sergeant policeman requested that his remains be brought home for burial.

The police spokesperson said that the driver of the truck and his conductor disappeared immediately the incident happened to evade beingarrested.

He said that the corpses of the two police inspectors had been deposited at a morgue in Lokoja, adding that the civilian driver of the ambulance had been released to his family.

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AIG passes on to the great beyond 14 days to retirement

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The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 8,Lokoja, Kogi state, Mr Yunana Yukubu Babas has passed on to the great beynd barely 14 days to his retirement.
The Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), for the zone, Inspector Ruth Awi, made the disclosure to newsmwn in Lokoja on Friday.

She indicated that Babas was hail and hearty on Wednesday when he reported in Office and was preparing for his retirement which would have come up in two weeks.
Awi explained further that on getting home, he took ill, adding that when the ailment did not abate, Babas was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre,(FMC), Lokoja for proper medical attention where he gave up the ghost at about 10.30 a.m on Thursday.
It would be recalled that two other police officers attach to the police command in the state, who were on a mission to convey the body of their late colleague from the state to Adamawa state lost their lives in an auto crash.

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