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Owerri Prison Break: IPOB & ESN Members attack Imo State Police Headquarter (Photos)

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Nigeria Police Force  Has confirmed the attack by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) carried out at Imo State Police Headquarter today, Monday.Owerri prison

Inspector-General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu, said IPOB and ESN members allegedly carried out a prison break with modern weapons such as General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), Sub-Machine Guns (SMGs), AK49 rifles, Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), come for di operation.

The IGP spokesperson CP Frank Mba said, ” the attempt by the attackers to gain access to the store where police keep there weapons at the Headquarters failed as the officers on duty did not allow them.

However, the place where Police keep there weapons are intact and the police has no record of  death apart from the Police constable that sustained a minor bullet wound around his shoulder.

“the IGP has directed the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command and one new Special Investigation Team (which was set up specifically to deal with cases of incessant attacks on security formation/operatives in the region), to carry out holistic investigations on the  incident and the culprits to justice “

Govnor Hope Uzodinma

IPOB has challenged us, we will rise to the occasion – Gov. Uzodimma

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma says this is a challenge to the Sate government and they will rise up to the challenge which the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) has brought to them.

Governor Uzodimma said this during his interview with the press after inspecting the level of damage incurred by the attack.

Gistflash gathered that this is the second major attack in Imo State this 2021 – On January 25, 2021, According to reports, this same gunmen took this  attack to Orlu where they killed some traders and soldiers.

In the latest attack, Governor Uzodimma says, “the level of gangsterism of IPOB and ESN members is unacceptable. People with conscience has condemned this attack. I have already commissioned investigation on this incident.

“What these boys want to do is to put fear in the minds of the masses and we will not allow that to happen. We already know their activities and it is increasing day by day. As said earlier, the government will rise to the occasion.

“Nobody died in the incident. the  lifeless body seen earlier was just one unconscious person as a result of the shock of the incident. Government is collaborating with security agencies to ensure this doesnt happen again.

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The Prison Break in Owerri

Gunmen on Monday attacked the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) in Owerri, Imo state capital for south east Nigeria. Gistflash gathered that, this incident happened around midnight and its not clear if prisoners escaped from the prison.

According to reports, one inmate was shot as he tried to escape. About 30 vehicles were burned down inside the police headquarters. the police headquarters is opposite the Imo state government house.

the Federal Prisons now Nigeria Correctional Centre, Owerri, was originally built to accommodate 548 inmates, however, it currently house over 1,700 inmates.

In 2016, one Henry Chibueze, also known as Vampire escaped from Imo High Court premises following a shootout between gunmen and security operatives.

In this incident, the gunmen open fire on the security operatives and inmates at the court premises with over 50 inmates from the prisons – though police later kill Vampire after one sting operation in 2017, armed gunmen still disturb in Imo State with several attacks on police officers in different parts of the state.

“We can not tell exactly what happen, but what I can say, is when we have gathered more information we will address the press” Said James Madugba

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Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Kenya, have arrested a 38-year-old married man over the brutal murder of his girlfriend.

 

The suspect, Evans Karani is accused of murdering 25-year-old Catherine Nyokabi in Witeithie area, Juja in Kiambu County.

 

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Juja Sub-County Directorate of Criminal Investigations Officer (DCIO), Richard Mwaura, who confirmed the incident on Friday, April 16, said the suspect attempted to discard Nyokabi’s body on Wednesday but his efforts were thwarted by mud.

While transporting Nyokabi’s body in his car, Karani’s vehicle got stuck in mud on Bob Harris road in Juja, forcing him to flee, leaving the body and car behind, the DCI said.

 

Married Kenyan man arrested for allegedly killing his side chick

 

Police, who arrived at the scene following a report by locals, verified the car ownership from the National Transport and Safety Authority’s Registrar of Motor Vehicles.

 

A hunt for Karani was, consequently, launched by a multi-agency team comprising police, DCI officers and the agency’s Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) officer

 

On Friday morning, April 16, detectives, via phone signal, tracked down Karani to his rented house in Githurai Kimbo area, where they arrested the suspect.

 

The authorities said Nyokabi’s body had been burnt using a corrosive chemical.

 

“She was badly disfigured. Besides the burn injuries, she had bruises on the face and head. It appears she was tortured before being killed,” a detective told The Standard.

 

Authorities said the suspect confessed to killing Nyokabi, a hotel worker in Kahawa Wendani, following a bitter conflict, which they had been embroiled in for the past two weeks.

 

Karani, who is married, reportedly told police Nyokabi was his secret lover.

 

The deceased’s father, Gitonga Njogu, told The Standard that initial reports suggested his daughter, the first born in a family of four children, died in a road accident.

 

“On Facebook, certain people were claiming my child was killed in a car crash in Juja. However, when we got to see her body at the City Mortuary, we were shocked. The visible injuries clearly indicated Nyokabi’s cause of death was not a road accident as had been alleged,” said Njogu.

 

“My girl (Nyokabi) was hard-working, cheerful and very loving. Her future was promising,” said Njogu while attempting to balance a tear in his eyes.

 

The old man said Nyokabi had, in the past, introduced Karani to him as her suitor.

 

“I knew them to be lovers. Just like in any other relationship, they had differences, which I would help them iron out. Two weeks ago, my daughter said she and Karani had broken up. I told her, it was okay; she shouldn’t cling onto a relationship in which she was unhappy. That was the last time I heard of the suspect.”

 

Karani will be arraigned on Monday, April 19, when detectives would seek to detain him longer to allow for investigations to be completed.

 

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Arms Procurement Investigation: “Issues of arms procurement were done by specific individuals, call these individuals to explain to you ” – COAS Ibrahim Attahiru tells House of Reps members

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A dramatic scene was recorded today April 13 after the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru appeared before House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on arms and ammunition as part of the investigation into arms purchase by the military.


Attahiru refused to speak on arms procurement after presenting a document to the committee.


According to the COAS, he just resumed office and the issues surrounding the procurement of arms should be answered by the “specific individuals” who initiated the purchase.


He said;


“The submission before you speaks to the report before you. It is an executive summary. It is very self-explanatory to the extent that it has been pluralised. When you demanded this report, you stated a specific period for which you wanted it.

“You may wish to recall that the Chief of Army Staff took over the mantle of leadership barely two months ago.

“The period for which you want this report having been summarised in the executive summary explained whatever details you require.

“Issues of arms procurement that you so demand to know were done by specific individuals, I will rather you call these individuals to explain to you very specific issues the general explanation is contained in this report.”


A member of the committee, Ejiro Ogene had also faulted the COAS explanation for not appearing before the committee earlier.


Ogene said;


“When we ask you to come, the people are the ones speaking, sovereignty lies in the people; if we see it like this, things will be different.

“I expect that the COAS tenders an apology, not an explanation; you are serving the people and they are as your employer.”


Firing back at him, Attahiru insisted that his explanation serves as an apology. He said;


“When you say I offered an explanation, it is as good as an apology. It only tells you the reasons why I wasn’t here and the reasons are pungent enough.”


Following the rising tension at the proceeding, Chairman of the Committee Olaide Akinremi ruled that the hearing goes into a closed-door meeting and the media were asked to leave the hearing.

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25-year-old Nigerian man arrested for Scamming woman of N16million in India

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A 25-year-old Nigerian has been arrested in India for allegedly scamming a 62-year-old woman from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, of Rs 31.64 lakh (N16,048,923.81)

“The accused, Wisdom Obinna, from Imo State, was part of a gang that befriended women on social media and then scam them with lottery and gift frauds,” said Indore Cyber Cell Superintendent of Police, Jitendra Singh, on Friday, April 9.

“Obinna was arrest25-year-old Nigerian man arrested in India for duping woman of N16m ed from Delhi, where he was staying even after his business visa expired. Efforts are on to nab other members of the gang,” he added.

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During the interrogation, the accused said that he came to India on Business Visa in 2014 and 2017. After the visa expired, he became active in cheating and used to operate from Delhi.

The gang members befriend Indian girls and women on Facebook by creating accounts with different foreign fake IDs.

After Wisdom has made friends with the women, he lured his victims by claiming he sent them some expensive gifts.

Later, other members of the gang pose as custom officers and demand money in the name of Tax and Penalty to get the parcel, send a message through bank account WhatsApp and get the money transfer. They would also threaten the victim with legal action.

Police recovered eight passbooks of various banks, three ATM cards, two laptops, three pen drives, 9 mobile phones, eight SIM cards, two dongles, passports and Rs 11000 in cash from the accused.

 

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