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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Oxford Dictionary Adds Danfo, Okada, Tokunbo, K-leg, 25 Others In Latest Update

Oxford English Dictionary has added 29 Nigerian words and expressions in its January updates to the dictionary.

This was  made known in a blog post on the dictionary’s website.

OED, in the post, said some of the words were borrowed while others are coinages.

“The majority of these new additions are either borrowings from Nigerian languages, or unique Nigerian coinages that have only begun to be used in English in the second half of the twentieth century, mostly in the 1970s and 1980s,” the post added.

List of the new Nigerian words and senses added to the OED in January 2020 update:

agric, adj. & n.

to eat money, in eat, v.

ember months, n.

to flag off in flag, v.

gist, n./3

to put to bed, in put, v.

qualitative, adj.

to rub minds (together) in rub, v./1

sef, adv.

send-forth, n.

severally, adv.

tokunbo, adj.

zone, v.

zoning, n.

BREAKING!! Buhari Orders Immediate Dissolution of LG Caretaker Committees Nationwide

President Muhammadu Buhari’s has ordered for the immediate dissolution of Local Government  caretaker committees nationwide.

Sephorahnews reports that the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, asked state governors operating caretaker committees at local government level to immediately disband such committees and restore democratically elected representatives.

According to Malami, caretaker committees were outrightly illegal and unconstitutional as they amount to a breach of the provisions of Section 7(1) of the 1999 constitution (as amended).

This is as he described the practice of some state governors dissolving elected local government councils as unconstitutional, null and void and continued disobedience of the Supreme Court judgment of 9th December, 2016 in the case of Governor of Ekiti State & Ors vs Prince Sanmi Olubunmo & 13 Ors.

Apparently identifying Oyo State as one of the concerned states, Malami had placed such request on Governor Seyi Makinde in a letter dated 14 January, 2020, reference number HAGF/OYO/2020/Vol.I/I. entitled, “Unconstitutionality of Dissolution of Elected Local Government Councils and Appointment of the Caretaker Committee: The Urgent Need for Compliance with Extant Judicial Decisions”, addressed to the state Attorney-General, Professor Oyewo Oyelowo.

A development described as unpleasant, Malami added that the request was in upholding the rule of law and not hindering the much-needed grassroots development at local government level.

The letter read, in parts: “The Honourable Attorney General of the Federation in line with the constitutional role as the Chief Law Officer of the Federation under Section 150(1) of the 1999 constitution (as amended) has noted with dismay the continued non-adherence by some state governors and state houses of assembly to the provisions of the Section 7(1) of the 1999 constitution (as amended) as it relates to the existence, administration and control of local government councils in Nigeria.

“This unpleasant development, without doubt, is hindering the much needed grassroots development expected to be put in place by the third tier of government.

“It is apt to make reference to the provisions of the 1999 constitution (as amended) under section 7(1) which states thus: ‘The system of local government by democratically elected local government councils is under this constitution guaranteed and accordingly, the government of every state shall, subject to section 8 of this constitution, ensure their existence under a law which provides for the establishment, structure, composition, finance and functions of such councils.’

“It is to be noted that the decisions of the Court of Appeal, which underscored the supremacy of the constitution over any other law, have been affirmed by the Supreme Court in Governor of Ekiti State & ORS V. PRINCE SANMI OLUBUNMO & 13 ORS (APPEAL NO: SC 120/2013) in a judgment delivered on 9th December, 2016, wherein His Lordship, Chima Centus Nweze, JSC sated in the leading judgment at PP. 28 & 29 thus:

“Having thus guaranteed the system of local government by democratically-elected local government councils, the constitution confers a toga of sacro-sanctity on the elections of such officials whose electoral mandates derive from the will of the people freely-exercised through the democratic process. Put differently, the intendment of the constitution is to vouchsafe the inviolability of the sacred mandate which the electorate, at that level, democratically-donated to them.

“Simply put, therefore, the election of such officials, into their offices and their tenure is clothed with constitutional force. They cannot, therefore, be abridged without breaching the constitution from which they derive their force.

“In view of the final decision of the Apex court which is binding on all the 36 states of the federation, the common practice by some state governors in dissolving elected local government councils is unconstitutional, null and void. So, also, any systems of local government run by caretaker committees are outrightly illegal and unconstitutional.

“To this end, I hereby request all their excellencies, state governors and speakers of state houses of assembly, who are currently acting in breach of the provisions of Section 7(1) of the 1999 constitution (as amended) and also acting in disobedience of the Supreme Court judgment highlighted above, to immediately retrace their steps by ensuring compliance with the above in the overall interest of the rule of law and our democracy.

The need to immediately disband all caretaker committees and restore democratically elected representatives to man the local governments has, therefore, become obligatory.

“I hereby request that you take positive steps to ensure compliance in your state accordingly. In the coming days, Mr. President and other relevant agencies will be advised further on compliance measures that should be taken in the national interest.”

One Year Remembrance: Emiliano Sala Family Still Waiting For Answers One Year After Striker's Death In Plane Crash

Its been a year since the death of Norwich striker, Emilian Sala, and his family are requesting that the authorities in charge of the investigations on his death to speed up work because there are a lot of unanswered questions over what caused the crash.
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Sala who just joined Cardiff City as the club's record signing, died when he was travelling in a private plane back to UK, the plane fell from the sky over the English Channel.

The who world especially the football community was devastated by the news of his death, the body of the Pilot, David Ibbotson is still missing.

The Argentinian striker who had been playing in Nantes for 4 years and was the club's star player with 42 goals in 120 games, he was heading back to Wales after paying a visit to his ex-teammates at Nantes.

Footage of the plane's wreckage was released by the AAIB

Sala had been on Cardiff City's radar for a long time and he was signed in a bid to save the club from being relegated from the English Premier League.

Body of newborn baby found in garbage dump in Kaduna State

We earlier shared a story about a pair of twins dumped in the gutter and also the birth of DJ Khaled new child, this another news about the birth of a child but this time it is a sad one.

Body of newborn baby found in gabbage dump in Kaduna

The newly born baby in the pictures was discovered after he was dumped in a pile of garbage at Kasuwan Dole, Kaduna State on Sunday.

The discovery was publicised by Kaduna-Based Youtuber, Judith Cale, who also confirmed that the baby is dead and burial arrangements are being made.

See her post below.

Body of newborn baby found in gabbage dump in Kaduna

Nigerian superstar Victor Moses touches down in Italy to seal loan move to Inter Milan (Photos)

Ex-Super Eagles footballer has touched down Italy to undergo his medical and complete his loan move to Inter Milan after the Italian giants agreed on a deal with Chelsea to temporary sign the winger with an option to permanently sign him for £8.5million.

 Nigerian superstar Victor Moses touches down in Italy to seal loan move to Inter Milan (Photos)

The 29-year old winger who was a constant player during Antonio Conte's era as coach of Chelsea ran out of luck when Conte parted ways with the club. He couldn't break into the first team when Maurizio Sarri came in charge of Chelsea and this saw him go on a loan move to Fenerbahce in Turkey and has been with the Turkish giants since then. 

Conte who is the current coach of Inter Milan came calling for Victor Moses and this made him cut his loan time at Fenerbache and headed to Milan on Monday night to seal the new loan deal.

 Nigerian superstar Victor Moses touches down in Italy to seal loan move to Inter Milan (Photos)

Inter sports director Piero Ausilio, has confirmed the loan deal between the Italian club and the English club.

He stated;
'We've reached an agreement with Chelsea for Victor Moses. Olivier Giroud is a possibility if we sell a striker.'
Victor Moses started his football career with Crystal Palace, went to Wigan Athletic before Chelsea secured his signature and sent him on loan to Liverpool, Stoke City, and West Ham, he came back to the club and played for a season before going to Fenerbache. 

DJ Khaled and wife Nicole Tuck welcome their 2nd child, a boy

Celebrity music producer, DJ Khaled and his wife, Nicole Tuck just welcomed a baby boy into their family as Nicole just gave birth to their second child few hours ago.

DJ Khaled and wife Nicole Tuck welcome their 2nd child, a boy

DJ Khaled, who is popular for producing hit tracks and also screaming his name in music, made the announcement of their birth if his new child on his Instagram page while posting a celebratory photo of himself and the doctor who assisted with delivering the baby?

He wrote in his caption: 

DJ Khaled and his wife Nicole Tuck also have a 3-year-old son named Asahd Tuck Khaled.

Day-old twins die after being abandoned in gutter by mother [Photos]

Children are blessings from God but this popular saying has not been accepted by many people.

A day-old set of twins were discovered dead after they were obviously deliberately abandoned in the drainage at Elikpokwodu in Rukpokwu community of Port Harcourt, Rivers State in the early hours of today.

Based on assumptions, the twins were abandoned overnight, they both died after severe exposure to cold and other environmental factors.

It is suspected the twins who were abandoned overnight died after being exposed to cold and other environmental factors.

The photos were shared on social media by Ogbonda Godfrey Nyemovuchi who is from the community and he wrote:
“This evil act happened in my village in Rukpokwu town in Elikpokwodu community.A young girl gave birth to these beautiful twins last night and dumped dem inside the drains early hours of today. Rip innocent soul..let death locate the bastard of a girl before the end of this 2020 and let it be a miserable one.”

BBNaija’s Gedoni appointed special assistant to Cross River state governor

A housemate of the BBNaija Pepper Dem season, Gedoni Ekpata has got a political appointment as a special assistant to Ben Ayade the Governor of Cross River State.

This news was shared by Khafi Kareem who is Gedoni's fiance, she shared it on her official Instagram page.

She wrote;
“All we do is WHAT…? Congratulations baby! 🤗😘❤️ #Repost @hitfmcalabar • • • • • •@gedoni has been appointed as the special assistant to Governor Ben Ayade on Garment Factory and Branding. #gedoni #crossriver #calabar #khafi #khadoni,”.
Gedoni is now the second housemate from the Pepper Dem season to receive a political appointment with Cindy Okafor being the first after she was made an Ambassador by the Abia State Government.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Man United Goalkeeper Escapes Death After 2-0 Defeat(Photos)

Manchester United goalkeeper, Sergio Romero, on Monday morning escaped death in a ghastly accident, which left his Lamborghini badly damaged, according to Sky Sports.

 The Argentina international was unhurt after the accident occurred on the Carrington Spur Road through Ashton, not far from Man United’s Carrington training ground.

This is coming less than 24hrs after their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.

However, Police were later seen at the scene of the accident as the debris were cleared from the road.

Romero has made 23 appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in all competitions since joining the Red Devils in 2015 from Sampdoria.

He will now hope to feature for Man United when they take on Burnley on Wednesday in the Premier League.

Man Impregnates His 16-Year-Old Daughter, Damages Womb While Attempting Abortion

A 42-year old man, Taofeek Oyeyemi, has been arrested by the Police for allegedly impregnating his 16-year old biological daughter and damaging her womb while attempting to abort the pregnancy through a quack doctor which resulted in complication.

 The Ogun State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who said that the victim had been subjected to constant bleeding which has now endangered her life.

He said that the suspect was arrested following a complaint from the mother of the victim who reported at Ewekoro Police Station that her daughter was impregnated by her father, who also took her to a quack medical practitioner for abortion.

The Police said the complainant further explained that since the abortion was carried out, the victim has been bleeding. He said this led to the arrest of the suspect.

“The suspect, who was said to have 17 children from different women, on interrogation confessed to have slept with the victim several times which resulted in the pregnancy. In order for his secret not to be exposed, he decided to take the girl for abortion.”

DSP Oyeyemi said preliminary investigation revealed that the victim’s mother had separated from the suspect years back and the victim had been living with her until about six months ago when the suspect forcefully took the girl away from her mother.

According to the statement, “All efforts made by the mother to take custody of her daughter proved abortive. It was when the mother came to visit her daughter that she discovered the great atrocity committed by the suspect against her daughter”.

The suspect is being investigated and would be prosecuted, Oyeyemi stated.

BREAKING!!! Many Injured As Truck Conveying PDP Protesters In Abuja Tumbles

Tragedy struck on Monday during a protest by members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja as a truck conveying them to venue of the demonstration tumbled, injuring many of them in the process.

The incident occurred at the Transcorp Hilton Junction when the truck driver made a swift turn as the party faithful made their way to the Supreme Court complex to express their displeasure with the ruling of the court last Tuesday sacking Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo State.

EFCC Arrests 89 ‘Yahoo-Boys’ in Ibadan Night Club(Photos)

The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested 89 suspected internet fraudsters at the popular Club 360 located on the Akala Expressway, Oluyole Extension in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

In preparation for the late night operation which took place over the weekend, officers of the Commission had carried out series of discreet surveillance on the nature of activities going on in the nightclub which according to intelligence gathered, the said club was notorious for harbouring "yahoo-yahoo boys."

Three burnt to death, houses and cars destroyed in Abule Egba pipeline explosion (video & photos)

Three persons have been confirmed dead in the oil pipeline explosion that blew up in Abule Egba, Lagos State. Sephora News learns that the explosion happened due to activities by pipeline vandals who were trying to steal fuel by rapturing the pipe.

Three burnt to death, houses and cars destroyed in Abule Egba pipeline explosion (photos)

Of the 3 confirmed people who were burnt to death, 1 is a boy while the other 2 are male trailer drivers who just got back from a trip and were sleeping inside their trailers when the explosion occurred. The boy killed was sleeping in his parent's shop that is close to the pipeline, according to reports, he ran for safety when we woke up and noticed the incident but he didn't make it out alive.

A pick-up van of the Lagos State Emergency Health Service evacuated the bodies and deposited the, at the morgue.

Pipeline explosion rocks Abule Egba in Lagos (video)

The explosion destroyed not less than 10 houses alongside the pipeline, the pipeline is property of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.


Atiku Abubakar supports establishment of Amotekun

The former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the runner up of the last presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has shown his support for the newly created South-West security outfit known as Amotekun which have caused nationwide controversy since its establishment.

Atiku Abubakar supports establishment of Amotekun

According to Atiku Abubakar who contested for president under the flag of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), the way at which the nation is being handled by security operatives has reached its limits and its time for domestic security agencies to stand up and refine the police systems.

Atiku Abubakar further stated the Nigerian policing architecture cannot single-handedly control the country's security challenges thus we need state, zonal, and community policing to work with the federal police. 

His statement reads in full; 
As enshrined in the Nigerian constitution, the primary responsibility of government, at any level, is the protection of lives and property of the citizen.
In carrying out this function, the state employs different layers of measures to ensure effective and efficient policing.
It is without doubt that in the past decade particularly, the current policing administration in our dear country had been stretched to its limits and it is obvious that the reality of our domestic security upheaval will demand of us to recalibrate our police systems.
In the First Republic, before we gravitated too much to the center, policing was done federally with each native authority and region having some mechanisms to deal with little upsets that were the security concerns of those times.
In the present day Nigeria, there is hardly any state of the federation that does not contend with some type of security challenges.
Because our security challenges are diverse in forms and impacts, it is thus incumbent that centrally controlled police architecture cannot exclusively deal with those challenges.
Consequently, there is need for the creation of additional policing structures in the country to address the rapidly growing challenges of insecurity and crime.
The time is ripe to seriously confront the reality of insecurity in the country by addressing the urgency of introducing state police, zonal police and community policing to complement the efforts of the current federal police.
It is obvious that current levels of insecurity in the country are giving rise to major initiatives such as Amotekun and the issue need not be controversial in the first place.
The police are likely to be more effective if they constantly operate in the same local community or local government because such closeness might create a bond with the local people, thereby enabling community cooperation and participation that would engender proactive outcomes in crime prevention.
Nigeria is a vast country facing enormous security challenges and, therefore, there is the urgent need to create more security structures at the local levels to reduce the burden on the federal police.
The issue of security shouldn’t be politicised and monopolised in the face of our current alarming security challenges characterised by the fear of even travelling on our highways by the citizens who might be intercepted by kidnappers and taken hostage for ransom.
Local policing shouldn’t be mistaken for an effort to hijack the role of the federal police or a competition with the federal government.
The obvious inadequacies of the federal police to effectively deal with these rapidly growing security challenges make local policing not only desirable, but also necessary.
The police are more likely to be effective in areas where they are well known and trusted by the local communities who in turn are willing to share information about known criminals and criminal activities, thereby foiling those crimes before they are even carried out.
It is a given perception that when people have a role in their own security, they are going to help to defeat the criminal in their tracks and that the more they are involved, the more likely they would perceive the police as their friends.
In the envisage new order, states and local governments shouldn’t be reduced to peripheral players in policing and security matters. When local police structures are closest to the grassroots, emergency response will be more effective than the current unwieldy chain of command that renders local government chairmen ineffective when their people are under attacks.
As a matter of fact, it is refusing to adopt new ways of doing things that poses a threat to the unity of the country.
Therefore, Atiku Abubakar supports Community, State and Zonal Police to complement Federal Police to deal with insecurity in the country. It has never been this bad to the extent of threatening the unity of the country.

'What Ihedioha Should Have Done Before Supreme Court Ruling' - Father Mbaka

The Catholic Priest of Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, on Sunday glorified God for making his prediction on the Imo State governorship election came to pass.

Mbaka, who is the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, joined members of the congregation to praise God for allowing the prophecy on the removal of former governor Emeka Ihedioha and the emergence of Hope Uzodinma as Imo State helmsman come to pass.

The fiery Catholic priest thanked God for “proving once again that he (Mbaka) is the prophet of the most high God.”

He advised the present generation to believe in prophecy which is immemorial and would not cease to exist.

He said: “What’s the distance from Imo State to Enugu, that after given the message on December 31, 2019, Ihedioha cannot come to adoration and seek for God’s intervention, rather he embarked on attacking and castigating the message and the messenger. Tell me the person that attacked a genuine man of God and went scot-free?

“What I am doing here is extraordinary and unadulterated, it is not by a power neither by might, the way Peter Obi attacked the message I gave him which later put him in this present political quagmire was the way Ihedioha also attacked me. I think that when a message like that is given the right thing to do is to ask the prophet what to do to avert it.

“Some of you who are saying that I’m an APC man and I collect money for prophecy should stop talking. If it is a question of money Goodluck Jonathan wouldn’t had lost the 2015 presidential election because they were ready to give me everything provided they retained the seat.

“The message is not partisan, I’m not a politician, I am a prophet of God. The Governor of Enugu State and Ebonyi State we are praising for doing wonders, are they APC?

“I went to Imo State to pray for Uzodimma, yes! Is that your business? Did I go with your legs? If after everything Hope (Uzodinma) called me to come and pray in Imo government house who am I to say no?

“Even Catholics who should be at the vanguard of protecting me are coming hard on me. A gift God gave you people in which you should use as pride, that it is in my church that this type of thing is happening and you people are toying with it.

“Those who are advocating for banning prophecy are ungodly. Catholic Church is a prophetic Church. Stopping the prophecy is closing the mouth of the Holy Spirit.

“Church will ordain you a priest, baptize you and confirm you in the name of the father, son and Holy Spirit when you start doing the work of Holy Spirit the same church will attack you. This is uncalled for.”

You Are Not Making Progress - European Union Criticize Nigerian Military

The European Parliament, the lawmaking branch of the European Union (EU) has stated that the Nigerian military's fight against the Boko Haram sect is not making any progress.

There?s no progress in the fight against Boko Haram - EU

In its analysis given on January 16, 2020, the Union which is made up of 28 countries that work together as a unified political and economic block, cried over the bad state of the security situation in Nigeria.

The Parliament criticised the alleged wrong treatment of children in military detention facilities, they reminded the Buhari-led government of its duties to protect the rights of children and make sure care and protection are given to everyone affected by conflict and terrorism.

The European Parliament also requested that the Nigerian government gives the UN access to its military detention facilities and sign a legal handover protocol to make sure that children arrested by the military are swiftly sent to the suitable child protection authorities in Nigeria.

The parliament said it;
“Deplores the terrorist attacks which have taken place in the country; reiterates its concern about the protracted crisis in Nigeria and the volatile security situation in the north-east, and strongly condemns the repeated violations of human rights, international and humanitarian law, whether based on religion or ethnicity. 
“Condemns in particular the recent increase in violence against ethnic and religious communities, including the targeting of religious institutions and worshippers.
“Deplores that progress has stalled in the fight against Boko Haram, ISWAP and the increased occurrence and severity of suicide attacks and direct attacks against military positions; recalls that Nigeria’s President Buhari was re-elected in 2019 on the promise of defeating the violent extremism promoted by Boko Haram and other terror groups, and urges the President to implement his campaign promises. 
“Urges the Nigerian authorities to guarantee respect for human rights in the country, and to protect the civilian population from terrorism and violence; insists that such efforts must be conducted in full accordance with respect for human rights and the rule of law, in line with the country’s international obligations.
“Considers any form of extermination of human beings or ethnic cleansing barbaric and a crime against humanity; urges the Nigerian Government to address the root causes of violence by ensuring equal rights for all citizens and non-discrimination legislation; insists, in this regard, on the need to further promote inter-religious dialogue and the peaceful coexistence of citizens irrespective of their religion, engaging with all relevant stakeholders, including the Nigerian Inter-religious Council.” 

"Unknown Madman Broke Into My House" - Sowore Cries Out

Omoyele Sowore, Nigerian Human activist and the Convener of #RevolutionNow, on Monday, said an unknown madman broke  into his place of temporary abode in Abuja.

Sephorahnews ecalls that Sowore  regained his freedom from the custody of Department of State Security Service, DSS, on the directive of the Federal Government.

He was released moments after the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Abubakar Malami, ordered the DSS to release Sowore and the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

Sowore whose movement was restricted since then said;

"Yesterday an “unknown mad man” broke into my place of temporary abode in Abuja where I am currently restricted per court bail conditions issued by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, ABUJA. I should report that I am safe! I was ensconced in a different part of the house during the fracas."

Man Kills Pregnant Girlfriend Because She Got Pregnant For Him

Mustapha Idris 29, from Jigawa State, has been arrested for murdering his girlfriend Nafisa Hashimu 20, and she was 3 months pregnant for him

According to Jigawa State Police Command Spokesperson Audu Jinjiri, Mustapha and Nafisa were living together at Daneji village in the Jigawa State. Nafisa recently discovered that she is 3 months pregnant and she excitedly shared the news with Mustapha. His reaction was unanticipated, he got angry and killed her with a knife. He hid the body at the bushes far end of Daneji village.

I killed my three months pregnant girlfriend to avoid the shame of having a child outside wedlock- Suspect

When interrogated, Mustapha confessed to killing Nafisa because he couldn't bear the shame of having a child outside wedlock.

He was quoted by Sephora News;
“I’m ashamed of how the society will see us after she delivers the unborn child out of wedlock, and thus I decided to terminate her life to stay away from shame,”.

Audu Jinjiri confirmed that the body of Nafisa was discovered lying in a pool of her blood in a bush outside Deneji village about 14 miles from Ringim town. 

Audu Jinjiri said further investigations carried out by the police revealed that the deceased was a divorcee from another relationship and she was confirmed dead by a medical doctor, her remains have been released to her family for proper burial.

The suspect would be arraigned to court to face the fury of the law, the police spokesperson said.

Sunday, 19 January 2020

JUST IN!!! Father Mbaka Releases New Prophecy

Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry in Enugu, has released a new prophecy on those against him for predicting the sack of Emeka Ihedioha as Imo Governor.

Sephorahnews recalls that Father Mbaka came under attacks since the emergence of Hope Uzodinma as the governor of Imo State, released the dangerous prophecy on social media network, Facebook.

In the prophecy, Father Mbka declared judgment on those who accused him of dishing out fake prophecies.

The Adoration Ministry Spiritual Director in a post on the Ministry’s Facebook page maintained that his prophecies were from God and not an evil altar.

Declaring the blessings of God on his followers, the cleric said those who called him a politician will not escape God’s judgment.

“I bless the name of the Most High God because He said it and it came to pass.

“My prophecy is not borrowed or from any evil altar but from God Almighty, the creator of heaven and earth,” he said.

Speaking further, Mbaka added: “Some accused me of being a politician but only God knows who I am. Let God of Adoration speak for me. You who speak evil against me, hmmm… God of Adoration is a consuming fire. I declare judgment upon those who curse me for nothing. My hands are clean.

” I bless those who know the truth and stand for it. Let God of Elijah fight for me. Let the heaven speak and let the children of God receive their all-round blessings, in Jesus’s mighty name!

“The Lord is taking you to a level even your enemy cannot reach. This will be your year of abundance. Everything you ask in your prayer will be in abundance, in Jesus mighty name,” Father Mbaka declared.

Married Man Dies On Top Of A Single Mother During Sex Romp In Delta Hotel

The price of adultery is sometimes huge when one considers what happened to a 55-year old man, who died on top of a single mother during sex romp in a popular hotel recently.

Sephorahnews learnt  that the incident happened at Ibusa community in Delta State, where the victim took the lady for the romp that lasted for several hours before he died on top of her.

It was gathered that the man, whose identity was yet disclosed by the Police, took the lady to the hotel and they engaged in sex romp. However, in the middle of the act, the man reportedly died on top of the lady. The lady noticed what happened and quickly dressed up and sneaked out of the hotel to avoid arrest by the Police.

This was confirmed by the Delta State Police Command through the Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, who stated that the incident occurred on Thursday in Ibusa community near Asaba, the Delta State capital.
He added that the matter was reported at the Ibusa Police Division by the hotel management and the Police commenced investigation and later arrested the lady in question.

“We received a report of the incident and our officers went to the scene and removed the corpse. However, we have commenced investigation into the matter” Onovwakpoyeya said.

Sources in the community however, confirmed that the man died after a sex romp with a woman. The deceased, until his death, was a 55-year old commercial bus driver.
“The man was married and lived in Ibusa with his family.

“On the day of the incident, he went to the hotel with his lady friend, a mother of three. We learnt that the lady sneaked out of the hotel room and told the hotel receptionist to check on the man that he was not feeling too well.”

“It was the hotel receptionist that raised alarm after she saw the man lying motionless on the bed” the source said.

The source, who pleaded anonymity, further revealed that the lady went into hiding after she escaped from the hotel but was later apprehended by officers of Ibusa Police Division over the death of the victim.

Saturday, 18 January 2020

JUST IN!!! '608 Repentant Boko Haram Insurgents Currently Undergoing Rehabilitation' - Army

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said at least 608 repentant Boko Haram insurgents are currently undergoing De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) Programme by Operation Safe Corridor (OSC) at Malam-Sidi, Gombe State.

Sephorahnews gathered that Brig:- Gen. Musa Ibrahim, Commandant DRR Camp OSC made this known when the Managing Director, North East Development Commission (NEDC), Mr Mohammed Alkali visited the camp on Saturday.

He said 14 of the repentant insurgents were foreigners from Cameroon, Chad and Niger Republic.

Ibrahim said: “From inception, we received 893 out of which 286 graduated and were returned to their respective states and countries for reintegration’’.

He said the personnel in the camp were working diligently with the mandate of OSC in conformity with international best practices.

According to him, the success of the programme will go a long way in restoring peace and security to the North East in particular and the country as a whole.

Ibrahim said the programme was in need of five Hilux vans, additional vocational center, accommodation for camp staff and clients, and prompt release of funds to run the power generator among others.

In his remarks, Alkali said the purpose of his visit was to have an on the spot appreciation of how the programme has been run.

He said NEDC would do everything possible to ensure that the programme succeeded by providing them with facilities needed.

‘`Mr President established this organisation and the NEDC with the mandate to make sure peace came back to the region as it was before in terms of development’’, he said.

He, therefore, urged unrepentant insurgents who were still in the bushes causing mayhem to come and embrace peace and live a normal life.

Rihanna and her Billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel 'split' after 3 Years of dating

Rihanna and Hassan Jameel her billionaire Saudi boyfriend, have split up after being together for almost 3 years.

Rihanna and her Billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel

Although the cause of the rumoured breakup has not been confirmed, sources close to the couple disclosed that Rihana and her boyfriend has ended their relationship.

Romance rumours between the couple started in June 2017 when the pair were seen making out in a hot tub in Ibiza, Spain.

As their relationship got more serious, the pair decided to keep it private away from the ever-lurking paparazzi.

Back in Sept. 2019, a source told the press that;
"Rihanna and Hassan understand each other very well and their personalities mesh well together... They're both so different, but it works for them,".
Hassan who holds the deputy president and vice-chairman positions of his family's company (who owns the right to sell Toyota cars in Saudi Arabia), his net worth is estimated to be $2 billion. Rihanna who is one of the world's wealthiest female entertainers is estimated to worth $600 million and she recently launched her clothing line.

Vietnam court sentences Nigerian man, two Cameroonians to a total of 49 years in prison for conning Vietnamese women out of $65,000

A Nigerian man and two Cameroonian men will serve 15-18 years of jail time for defrauding 2 Vietnamese women of over VND 1.5 billion ($65,800).

Vietnam court sentences Nigerian man, two Cameroonians to a total of 49 years in prison for conning Vietnamese women out of $65,000

The Cameroonians, Mothe De Fouda Paul Martial (30 years) and Nguyen Hang Tcheuko Minh (36 years) and the Nigerian Ifeanyi Matthew Anthony (29 years) were tried and sentenced by the Can Tho People's court in Southern Vietnam for "obtaining property by fraud".

The three men are members of a group of African scammers led by a man known as Papa, they contacted the women via Facebook and used various schemes to rip them off their money.

One of the scheme they used was asking their victims to collect and keep large amount of money that they would eventually give to members of their group that would be travelling to Veitnam. The women were promised to get 10% of the money for their trouble but were asked to pay "custom's fees" before the money is released at the port.

The second scheme used was a chemical which they claim is used to change blank paper to real money and the chemical cost $100,000.

The three defendants tricked a woman from Can Tho and another from the central province of Phu Yen between December 2017 and April 2018. They conned more than VND1 billion from the Can Tho resident and VND528 million from the one in Phu Yen.

Minh and Martial were arrested by Can Tho police on April 6, 2018. Anthony was arrested shortly after.

Minh was a footballer who acquired Vietnamese citizenship in 2013 and played for V League in 2015.

While Minh admitted to his crime, Anthony and Martial said they were only following Papa's instructions.

Finding all three defendants guilty, the court sentenced Minh to 16 years in prison, Anthony 18 years and Martial 15 years respectively.

Dele Alli Angry At Mourinho After Being Substituted Against Watford

Since Jose Mourinho took over as manager of Tottenham, Dele Alli has been one of the most influential players in the club, but he was on the bench in a key period during the EPL match against Watford this afternoon.

Alli who wasn't on top form during the match was frustrated and showed if when he was substituted. The match eventually ended as a goalless draw thanks to Paulo Gazzaniga's second-half spot-kick save taken by Troy Deeney.

Alli was once an influential player for spurs during the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 league season where he scored 10 and 18 goals respectively, but his form in recent seasons has been reduced by constant injuries.

Alli was not at his best which led to him being replaced by Christian Eriksen in the 73rd minute but that didn't make any significant effect on the scoreline.

Under Mourinho, Alli has scored 4 goals in 6 games but he was angry at the coach when substituted in the game and he stormed to his seat on the bench.

"The Greatest Achievement I Have Made Is Total Peace In Ebonyi State" - says Governor Umahi

~Captured in a happy mood with the immediate past Governor of Ebonyi State, HE. Chief Martin Elechi.

Today, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi, FNSE, FNATE was captured by our camera in a happy father -to- son conversation mood with the immidiate past Governor of Ebonyi State, HE. Chief Martin Elechi.

Umahi has maintained that peace cross board, and is one of his major achievements as Governor of Ebonyi State.

 He has been nominated on several occasions to head national committee on conflict resolution, a position he handled with every sense of commitment and ensured that peace returned across the country especially in the farmers/headers conflict affected States.

Governor Umahi has also resolved several interstate/inter communal crisis within and outside Ebonyi state.

 A good example is a case of the Ezza-Ezzilo crisis which had consumed several lives and properties before his intervention which brought it to immediate end.

Undoubtedly, Umahi is a governor without segregation and discrimination spirit as he has kept on proving the doubting Thomases.

In the pictures which were taken at the wedding ceremony between Dr. Ugochi Uguru and Dr. David Ogbonna at Methodist Church Nigeria, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Umahi and Elechi were truly happy without rancour of any kind which is a proof of total peace among the two leaders of Ebonyi State.

American Mom, 46, In Kano To Marry 23-Year-Old Lover She Met On Instagram (Photos)

A 46-year-old American woman, Jeanine Delsky, has arrived at Panshekara, a suburb of Kano, to marry her 23-year-old online boyfriend Sulaiman Babayero Isa.

Ms Delsky, who lives in California, USA, landed at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano on Saturday and went straight to Panshekara to meet the parents of her lover.

The two lovers met on Instagram one year ago, exchanged pictures and started online courtship.

In an interview with our reporter, Ms Delsky said she decided to follow her boyfriend to Kano because of her love for him.

She said many people had courted her online but she found Mr Isa as the most loving and sincere.

The mother of two said they both agreed to get married and fly to the US where they intend to settle.

Holding the hands of her beau and smiling, Ms Delsky said she realised her dream by meeting the love of her life.

“He messaged me on Instagram saying Hi,” she said in a separate interview with Kano Focus.

“I didn’t respond because I have had experiences with Nigerian scammers.

“But there was a guy messaging me and Sulaiman knew he was a scammer so he said “get a job and quit scamming innocent people.” “So I thought he sounded like a nice guy.”

Mr Isa, who has just finished secondary school, said that he is ready to follow his girlfriend to America to settle and build a family.

He said he was not bothered about the age gap, adding that “it’s even the Sunna of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, Peace be Upon Him, to marry a woman who is far older than you”.

Mr Isa, a barber, expressed optimism that Ms Delsky would one day accept Islam and become a Muslim.

Mr Isa’s mother, Fatima Suleman, said she had no objection to her son’s relationship with American girlfriend, noting that she would pray for them to have a happy married life in America.

The wedding is expected to hold in March.

Friday, 17 January 2020

BREAKING!!! Afenifere Leader Arrested , Detained For ‘obstructing’ Osinbajo’s Convoy

Abagun Kole Omololu, National Organising Secretary of Afenifere, has been arrested and detained.

According to him, he was arrested by one of the police officers on the entourage of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

He said that he was arrested in Lagos State and detained at Onikan Police Station.

According to him, “I have just been arrested by ACP Oludotun Odubona on the entourage of the VP Oshibajo, claiming (that) I did not park well for the convoy, in front of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Ikoyi.

“Currently, I am in detention at Onikan Police Station, Awolowo road Ikoyi Lagos.”

More details soon….

JUST IN!!! Sen. Abaribe Reacts Over Sacking Of Ihedioha As Governor

 Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has finally reacted to the Supreme Court ruling that sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the Governor of Imo State.

In a statement made available to Sephorahnews on Friday by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awom the Senator warned against an imminent weakening of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and some critical agencies of democracy.

Abaribe pointed out that if the present trend like the Supreme Court ruling that removed Ihedioha continues, agencies of democracy would collapse.

He called on the PDP not to despair over the court’s decision declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress as the Governor of Imo State. .

He said, “What it means is that results from security agencies like Civil defense, Army, Navy and even community ones like Hisbah, JTF, et al, will be more sacrosanct and acceptable than the official INEC tabulation.

Abaribe said that the painful outcome of the legal process has again raised poignant questions that should ignite serious calls for total reforms of the electoral and governance structures in Nigeria said that the stark reality in the circumstance that the Supreme Court is the final arbiter and its decisions must be respected at all times.

The Abia-born lawmaker cried out that the contradictions in the final analysis, especially when the statistics of who-got-what in the State Assembly among the various political parties is put side by side in the result that was recorded the same day with the gubernatorial election.

Abaribe added, “How many Houses of Assembly members in Imo State did APC produce in the Election that was held on the same day as this governorship election in question? Can someone refresh us…?

“PDP won 13 seats, AA 8, APGA 6, and APC won 0 seats out of a total of 27 seats.

“And now by this Judgement, the APC that did not win any seat in the House of Assembly in the election that was held and collated the same day ..won the Imo State Governorship Election at the Supreme Court. APC should not gloat.

“These are times that make hearts and will falter. But as the Holy book says …this too shall pass away. For our friend and brother Emeka Ihedioha, courage is the name. This will also pass away.

“Your valedictory speech is heartwarming. It shows that there will be a rosy tomorrow from today’s despondency.

“For all of us in the PDP, this is not a time for blames. When men are bent on evil, they will not stop, but ultimately the will of the people shall prevail.”

JUST IN!!! Group Gives Tinubu 24 Hours To Reveal Position On Amotekun

A professional group, Save Lagos Group, has given the All Progressives Congress leader, Bola Tinubu, 24 hours to reveal his position on the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’.

Tinubu, who is also seen as the leader of the Southwest by many, has remained silent on Amotekun which was launched by Southwest governors last week.

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, had on Tuesday declared the outfit as illegal while the Southwest governors have remained unfazed.

In a statement on Friday, the Convener, Save Lagos Group, Adeniyi Sulaiman, said the group was giving Tinubu 24 hours to speak up.

Sulaiman asked Tinubu, who is an advocate of restructuring, to be courageous regardless of his rumoured Presidential ambition.

The activist rubbished threats by northern groups like the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore which stated that supporting Amotekun may cost the Southwest the Presidency in 2023.

BREAKING!!! Nnamdi Kanu To Storm Parents Burial

The Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has revealed plan to attend the burial of his parents scheduled to hold on February 14th, 2020.

Sephorahnews recalls that Kanu lost his father, Eze Israel Kanu, four months after his mother, Ugoeze Sally Kanu, also died.

Eze Kanu was the traditional ruler of Afara Ukwu Umuahia community till his death.

Kanu who spoke through IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful said the burial would follow the normal burial preparation, according to the custom of the land.

He however refused to disclose the security arrangements put in place for the burial in view of its sensitivity.

He said, “The burial of our leader’s parents burial will be 14th of February 2020.

“We are not going to disclose our security arrangements because they are much enemies who wish to destroy or destabilize every effort made for the successful burial of the father and mother of our leader

“IPOB is on ground and nothing will change our resolve to protect the environment.”

Kanu stressed the resolve of the group to maintain peaceful approach to their struggle for the actualization of Biafra republic.

“We are peaceful and will maintain it to last point. But nobody should try IPOB,” he insisted.

More details soon....

Trader to die by hanging for armed robbery and raping a student

An Ikeja High Court has sentenced a 45-year-old tradesman Morufu Adekoya popularly known as Six Tiger to death by hanging after he was found guilty of rape and armed robbery.

Trader to die by hanging for armed robbery and raping a student

His sentence came after he was found guilty of two crimes; he will spend 15 years of jail time for raping a 24-year-old student and death by hanging for armed robbery. Morufu Adekoya was initially charged to court alongside two others (Chief Jimoh Balogun - a 58-year-old traditional ruler and Baale of Odo-Onosa community, and Adefowope Kazeem - a 28-year-old shoemaker) since 2013.

The offence was supposedly committed at Odo-Onosa Epe community of Lagos on March 26, 2014. Mrs O. R. Ahmed Muili, the state prosecutor said that Adekoya and other co-defendants were well-armed with guns, they overrun the community, stole valuables from the indigenes and raped a 24-year-old undergraduate.

While Kazeem and Balogun were discharged and acquitted of all the four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, armed robbery and rape, Adekoya was found guilty of rape and armed robbery. 

Justice Adebiyi who presided over the case said; 

“The court finds that the prosecution has failed to prove that the 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants conspired to commit the alleged offence of robbery. The prosecution’s evidence pointed only to the 1st defendant (Adekoya) who was positively identified at the scene of the crime.
“However, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants are hereby discharged on count 1 (conspiracy to robbery). The 2nd and 3rd defendants are also discharged on counts 2, 3 and 4 (armed robbery and rape).
“But the evidence of the presence of the 1st defendant and others (at large), who took part in the offence, is overwhelming and the prosecution has proven beyond reasonable doubt a case of armed robbery and rape against Adekoya.”

Policeman allegedly kills Abia Youth leader over land

The lad dispute among indigenes of Ugwuati community and Enyimba Economic City Land Acquisition Committee in Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State has led to the death of a man. The policeman deployed to the committee had allegedly shot Mr Nwamaka, a youth leader who died on the spot.

Policeman allegedly kills Abia Youth leader over land

SephoraNews learnt that the conflict happened during a meeting between the Acquisition Committee and indigenes of the community to settle the procurement of the land for the highly anticipated Enyimba Economic City (EEC) on Wednesday, January 15. 

Three other people are currently battling for their lives after sustaining gunshot injuries from the incident after the community's youths led by Ogbuji insisted that they won't give away their lands as farming is the main source of livelihood.

An eyewitness told News reporters; 
“The youth were unarmed. They gathered at the town’s hall to listen to the committee members. The youth explained to the delegation that they were not prepared to mortgage their lives for a project they didn’t understand. It was when the arguments started that the policemen that came with the government delegation started shooting indiscriminately. Our people are not stupid. They didn’t fight anybody. They only refused to give out their land to people they didn’t trust.
“Go to Obuaku city, you’ll see how land was acquired there some years back. Now, they have come with this story of Enyimba Economic City, which we don’t believe is a serious thing. The people are even afraid they might use our land for RUGA. You can’t just take away people’s land without their approval.”

Abia State Commissioner of Police, Ene Okon who verified the incident accused youths of the community of trying to steal the guns of its men deployed with the team. 

He said; 
"Last week, the state government wrote and asked us to bring some security to accompany Enyimba Economic City Committee members to attend the meeting. The policemen were sent as requested by the state government. If the community had a problem, they should have sorted it out among themselves. But my information is that the community people disagreed. In the process, the youth trooped out in large numbers, attacked the policemen and abducted members of the committee.
“They attacked the policemen and some of them attempted to snatch rifles from the policemen. As they were struggling, a rifle fired. The bullet strayed and killed one of them, while the other two people were injured.  When I was told, I had to send re-enforcement to rescue three members of the committee that were abducted. That is the extent the youth in the place can be lawless. If you have problem over land with the government, you don’t need to attack people. You take it to the government, not to attack the police or the people sent to do whatever the government asked them to do. They (youths) were armed with machetes.”

Police officers allegedly beat mechanic to death after falsely accusing him of robbery in Rivers (photos)

Men of the Nigerian Police Force, Rivers State Command have been accused by a Nigerian journalist, Comrade Phil, of beating and killing Chima Ikwunado, his mechanic after they falsely accused him of robbery.

Police officers allegedly beat mechanic to death after falsely accusing him of robbery in Rivers (photos)

According to Journalist Philip, he gave his car to Chima to repair and after repairs have been done, Chima and other Mechanics took some cars of their customers for a test drive before returning them to their owners. During the test drive, they drove against traffic and were arrested by the police. Chima dnd the other mechanics were taken to the police station where they were accused of stealing the cars, they were tortured. Chima married 6 months ago and his wife is pregnant, he died while being tortured by the police officers. 

Police officers allegedly beat mechanic to death after falsely accusing him of robbery in Rivers (photos)

Read the sad story below;

#JusticeForChima: Police Kill Innocent Mechanic, Falsely Accuse and Torture Colleagues In Port Harcourt

This story will leave you in tears... I had to call the victim's brother to be sure this was real. He cried as he narrated how his brother was tortured to death at the Mile one police station. I cried listening to him. But I will not only cry, I will push for justice for this poor soul and his family.

Full story as narrated by the man that gave the mechanic his car to repair before the police killed him.


I gave my car to my usual mechanic to fix AC Gas on the 19th of Dec 2019. Called him several times on the 20th and did not get an answer. I decided to visit his shop physically at Ikoku to find out that my car and the mechanic are nowhere to be found. I asked fellow mechanics around and one said he saw when the mechanic was driving one way and he suspects that he might have been apprehended by the Police. My mind came down a bit after hearing this.

I started visiting Police Stations in Port-Harcourt one after the other making enquiries until I got to Mile 1 Police Station and I saw my car parked in front of the Eagle Crack Police Division(a.k.a E-Crack). I felt relief thinking that the Police is my friend, I was totally wrong. I presented myself quickly at the front desk to say that the car belongs to me and I want to know the reason it got to this place. I was shocked to be pointed a gun by one of the officers and I was asked to leave before I get shot. Wow.... I wondered what crime I could have committed to present myself as the owner of my car. But I had to leave before I get shot.

I got to my house and was drafting a strategy to attack this issue. It was exactly 2hours later when I noticed a knock on my gate. I opened my gate to see a young man who introduced himself as “Obinna the brother to Chima”. Chima is the name of my mechanic. He asked me my name which I told him and that he was directed by his brother to meet me. So I asked him quickly if he knew the reason for the arrest. He said Chima told him that he and his boys were testing two cars, 3 boys in a camry and 2 boys in my car, after doing some work on them. The traffic in Port-Harcourt around that time was terrible and they decided to drive one way.

The police apprehend them and asked them for money. They offered an amount which was not comfortable for the Police officers. The eyes of the Police officers were completely red looking for money to solve their Christmas matters as this usually happens during the Christmas festive period in Nigeria. The police officers immediately changed the case to robbery, accusing the boys of robbing the two cars.

The officers asked the boys to raise their hands and searched their pockets. They found money in each of the pockets of the boys. According to Obinna, N97,000.00(ninety seven thousand naira) was found on Chima, N50,000.00 (Fifty thousand naira) on one of them, N16,000.00(Sixteen thousand) on another etc, totally over N150,000.00(one hundred and fifty thousand naira) in their pockets. In the minds of the Police officers; (we can not afford to loose this money we have seen physically in their pockets. Our Christmas is guaranteed a success if we can obtain all the money). Which indeed they achieved.

Hand cuffed all of them, took their money and their telephones and arraigned them to the Police Station. Getting to the station, hung this boys upside down in fan hooks and started brutality on them with various weapons. The youngest of them which is only 19yrs was almost at the point of death and accepted to confess whatever they ask him to say. He started making false confession about my car, he agreed that my car was rubbed and that, the car belongs to a lady and that, they jumped into the ladies compound, broke the glass of the car, opened the door and used a master key to start the car. Broke the gate and drove off.

This was the information I got from Mr. Obinna. At least I know the reason why my car is there. So I made contact with the Nigerian Air force Base who sent 2 soldiers to accompany me in my next visit. The two soldiers arrived my residence and accompanied me.
On arrival at the Mile 1 E-Crack Division, the IPO in charge of the case was very rude to the air force soldiers, insulting them saying that this is purely a civilian case and a case of robbery. The soldiers got angry and asked me if they can start beating up the police officers, I calmly told them not to do so as it will make matters worse for the innocent boys in police custody. So I left with the officers. I then called the Air force Commander and updated him on current status, he asked me if I had copies of my car papers, I told him I would get them and revert him accordingly.

I searched in my house for the car papers and did not find. But I remembered that my Driver was the one who renewed the papers not up to 2months back. So I asked my driver for the papers and he informed me that he forgot the original and photocopies inside my car. I asked him to call the man at Inland Revenue to print copies. I got the copies and contacted the Air force Commander again to let him know that I have the papers.
The Commander joined me to the Police Station on 23rd of Dec 2019. We met the Commander of E-Crack, I noticed the name on his uniform as Benson. The Air force Commander introduced himself and introduced me as his brother. Mr. Benson called the IPO of the case to come and narrate the story. The IPO explained how the boys jumped into a ladies compound, broke the glass of the car, used master key to start the car, broke the gate and drove off. That they, the police officers apprehended the boys at the point of sale. That the boys were communicating with the buyer from Aba and that one of the boys have already confessed to the crime.

After hearing this, at first I was wondering if it was some Nigerian movie the man was narrating or was he talking about my car? The E-Crack Commander now asked the IPO to bring the boy who made the confession. The boy was brought in after 2mins limping seriously with smelling wounds. The E-Crack Commander now asked the boy to tell the truth that no one would torture him. The boy now started talking by saying that he is only an apprenticed under his Boss “Chima”, that the car belongs to Chima's customer, that he made the false confession because he was tortured almost to the point of death, at this point, he stretched his arms with handcuffs towards the commander showing him the smelling wounds.

The E-Crack Commander now asked the IPO to return the boy. I now told the E-Crack Commander that I have copies of my car papers here which I got from the Inland Revenue today as my driver forgot the original papers as well as the photocopies in my car, is it possible for the IPO to check my car, get all the papers in it and we compare with what is in my hands. The E-Crack commander agreed and sent the IPO to get the papers.
After 3mins, the IPO came back and said there were no papers in the car. Well, I have copies right in front of us, I asked the commander if the copies I am presenting can be verified, and he concurred. I left the station with the Air force Commander.

On the 30th of December 2019. I returned to the police station and met the commander to verify if my presented documents have been verified. He called the IPO and the IPO confirmed that the documents are authentic. The commander now asked me my full name and I told him. He says that the name on the papers bears the same surname but different first name, why is this so? I explained that, the first name and second name on the car papers belong to my younger sister. He insisted that I must bring her to the station. So I called my sister and picked her up at her office and brought her to the station. I presented her to the commander.

The commander asked how long she has been using the car and she confirmed that it is over 2yrs. He asked the IPO to release my car as well as the second car which was an old model camry. Before leaving his office, I asked about the boys because I still have an unfinished business with my mechanic. He asked me how long I have known the mechanic, I told him that I have known the mechanic for more than 4years and that the mechanic fixes all my cars. The Commander now told me that he is investigating a case of cultism against all the boys. I wondered in my mind how a case of charged “Robbery” could change to cultism. I had no choice other than to leave the station with my car. On the 2nd of January 2020, I got a call from a Barrister saying that he was engaged by the families of the boys in custody. That he has spoken with the Commander with regards to the case. That he was shocked to know that the commander was now working as a commander in that division as he has long known him. That in fact the man is his friend. He continued by saying that the commander told him that the case is a bad one, his boys have over worked. Speaking in pigeon saying "de case don spoil, my boys don over work" The Barrister did not understand. The Barrister kept on insisting until the man opened up to say that my mechanic "Chima" is dead. He was tortured to death.

The Barrister now asked him where the corpse is. The Commander says that he does not trust him enough to reveal that kind of classified information. That the best thing he can do for the remaining 4boys, is to look for a small charge to charge them, so that as soon as they get to the court, bail will be granted easily. He asked the Barrister to come the next day. According to the Barrister, as soon as he left the police station, the Commander immediately charged the boys to court that same day on the charge of my car robbery and cultism. After hearing this from the Barr., I again thought, the police has released my car to me after verifying that it is my car and I never told them that my car was ever robbed, why did they still charge the boys for my car robbery? I later found out the answer which I will say shortly after. As I write this story, the remaining 4boys are in prison custody with wounds getting rotten and smelling. Chima that the police killed is tagged as "At Large". The answer to my question came out when the families of the deceased visited the court to see a copy of the charge sheet confirming that the police wrote on it that the owner of the car, which is supposed to me, confirmed to them that his car was stolen as described. I have never made such a statement anywhere. My car was never robbed.

The families of the boys visited the prison in Port-Harcourt to see their loved ones and insisted to take photographs after seeing the wounds of some of them excreting water and decayed substances. The prison warders said each photograph will cost them N15,000.00 (Fifteen Thousand Naira) each. The families not being able to afford the money, left the prison sobering.

At this moment of my life, I and my family members are very scared of the police. I wanted to send my brother out with my car, immediately I realized that his drivers license is in process. I got scared and did not engage him anymore, because if police can take a life because of “one way driving”, then it means they can take a life for not having Drivers License and many more.

As I write this message, my wife is beside me shivering and saying that I should make the message anonymous, for fear that I could get killed by the police for making it public.

Please if I get any mosquito bite, you know who is responsible.

I came to know that the deceased mechanic got married just six months ago and that his wife is a few months pregnant.

Again, the families of the 5 boys are in abject poverty and could not even afford lawyer fees to follow up the case. What a shame.


Victor Ogbonna
Osaze Friday
Ifeanyi Osuji
Ifeanyi Onyekwere
Chima Ikwunado (Killed By Police)

SP. Benson Adetuyi (Commander E-Crack)
Mile1 Police Station, PortHarcourt, Rivers State Nigeria.

Inspector Sam (IPO)
Mile1 Police Station, PortHarcourt, Rivers State Nigeria.

Chima Ikwunado (RIP)

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