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Release Emperor, Tyranny Has No Place in Abia State – Abians

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On the 24th day of March,2020, Barr. Emperor Gabriel Ogbonna was arrested by some police officers numbering about 15 who stormed his law office at Aba, Abia State.

After his arrest, he was taken to the Police State Command where he was confronted with a petition written against him by the Governor of Abia State where he was alleged to have published false and threat messages in the internet that the Executive Governor of Abia State swore an oath before the Ancient Harashima to abide absolutely by the conditions presented by his predecessor in office and subvert the people of Abia State.

He however denied the allegations and challenged the Police or Governor to show him where he made such publications but they failed to provide any evidence.

In a bid to unjustly incarcerate him, the Police quickly prepared a malicious charge and arraigned him before a magistrate on a matter over which the magistrate has no jurisdiction to adjudicate. Their aim was to see that he was remanded in prison custody. They however fulfilled their aim when the said magistrate remanded him at the Prison on that same 24th of March.

Barr. Emperor Gabriel Ogbonna is just an Abian who has chosen to make his stand and opinions known about the misgovernment in Abia State.

He has been kept away from his pregnant wife, kids, relatives, friends and associates for about 90 days.

Anyone who doesn’t see anything wrong with the Government leadership in Abia State needs a psychiatric evaluation.

On the 28th day of April, 2020, Emperor was granted bail by the court. His bail conditions were met that same day and in the evening as he was leaving the correctional center in Umuahia, he was accosted by men of the DSS who came in the company of the Chief of Staff to Abia State Governor, Dr. ACB Agbazuere. He was reasrrested and taken into DSS custody.

He was detained at the DSS office in Abia State following another petition written by one Non-governmental Organization which alleged that he made some comments on Facebook which are subversive of the Government of Nigeria. We clearly understand that this rearrest may not be unconnected with plots by the Abia State Government to continue to inflict pains and agony on this young man and his family.

Afterall, the NGO which they claimed petitioned the DSS is a faceless organization which as at 28th April, 2020 remained unregistered in accordance with the provisions of the CAC acts.

Emperor Gabriel Ogbonna was subsequently moved to Abuja DSS Office after over 3 weeks of detention in Abia State.

On the 18th day of May, 2020, his case with the Abia Government came up in Umuahia and he was nowhere to be found as the DSS couldn’t provide him. The matter has now been adjourned to 26th June, 2020 for hearing with an express order to the DSS to provide the young man on that day.

Informations from reliable sources has it that the Executive Governor of Abia State may have no personal interest in this matter which implies that he understands that he stands to gain nothing from the continued detention of Emperor Gabriel Ogbonna. However, people around the Governor obviously do not mean well for him by masterminding the rearrest and unlawful detention of this young man.

The implication of this is that the Governor who is the focal person in all of this has his name dragged in the mud. I doubt if the Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu I know will ever want to be associated with any allegations bothering on tyranny and oppression of Abia citizens who have chosen to voice out their dissatisfaction with the happenings in the state. Therefore, it has become very expedient for the Government to retrace their steps as this isn’t in their best interest both now and in the nearest future.

In all of these, the deafening silence of the NBA at various levels viz: National, State and Sub-state levels is worrisome.

Never in the history of Nigeria has a state government ever packaged charges against its own citizen and used it to make a case for the presidency against its citizen but Abia State did it. Acts like this give credence to the assertion of the perceived enemies of Ndigbo that “Igbos hate themselves”.

Igbos will never forget, Abians will never forget.

It will be utterly right to say that the battle against Emperor is a battle against all well-meaning and good-spirited Abians.

Emperor Gabriel Ogbonna wasn’t working for any political party or any political bigwig. Whatever Emperor Gabriel Ogbonna did was borne out of passion to see Abia State evolve from Obscurity to limelight.

Therefore, I’m not surprised that many big politicians and influential persons aren’t interested in his case. However, if some of these elites who claim to mean well for Abia State are wise, they’ll definitely intervene in this matter because posterity will never forget them. Let me remind them that Abians are keenly watching and at the right time, Abians will rightly show their gratitude to all those who stood for justice and fairness.

In all of this, it’s pertinent to remind the Abia State Government that there are still Abians who against all odds, can NEVER imprison their conscience, who can go any length to advocate for what is right for Abia and Abians, even if it means staking their lives.

If asking for the delivery of the dividends of democracy to Abians is a crime, then most of us will gladly plead guilty.

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man arrested for allegedly killing his side chick

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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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