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Unknown Gunmen kill Businessman in Rivers

Gunmen on Wednesday night killed and beheaded a middle – aged businessman simply identified as Chima.

It was gathered that the victim was shot and killed before he was beheaded by his assailants in the presence of his wife at Rumuekini community in Obio / Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

An eyewitness , who spoke on condition of anonymity, stated that the incident happened around 11 :00 p. m. , adding that the killers put off the victim ’ s power generating set as a ploy to lure him out of his house .

It was gathered that the victim came out to check why his generator suddenly went off but was accosted by the gunmen , who shot , killed and beheaded him .

The source said , “The incident is shocking . Last night , Chima sat outside with his brothers and friends at a joint on the school road .

“ Later around 11 :00 p. m. , we heard that he was attacked in his house . We heard that the killers turned off his generator and when he went outside to find out what happened to the generator , he was attacked .

“ Immediately he came out , the boys shot him . He managed to run back into his house with the bullet, but the boys followed him , killed him and cut off his head . ”

Another source explained that the hoodlums had ordered the wife of the deceased to bring a kitchen knife after they had killed her husband .

It was learnt that the gunmen used the kitchen knife to behead their victim and also ordered his wife to carry the head of her husband in a bucket into a waiting car before they zoomed off.

The killing and beheading of late Chima on Wednesday occurred despite the state governor’ s stern warning to sanction Local Government chairmen and traditional rulers who condone criminality in their domain .

When contacted , the Police Public Relations Officer in Rivers State Nnamdi Omoni , confirmed the incident .

Police arrest 14 suspected kidnappers in Nasarawa State

The Police Command in Nasarawa State says it has arrested 14 suspected kidnappers terrorising parts of the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe, stated this while parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters on Monday in Lafia.

Longe explained that the suspects were arrested during a raid on their hideout at Mararaban-Udege, Toto Local Government Area of the state at the weekend.

According to him, some of the victims from the area had identified some of the suspects during their abduction.

The commissioner said investigation was on to ascertain their level of involvement and other accomplices.

He said the police was battle ready and committed to rid the state of all criminal elements, especially kidnappers and armed robbers.

Longe warned those with criminal tendencies to desist from the act or be ready to face the wrath of the law as the police would be coming for them.

The commissioner assured law abiding citizens of the state of their safety as they go about their lawful businesses.

“We need the cooperation of the public in terms of vital information in order to ensure effective policing,” he said.

Court Remands Carpenter Over Alleged Illegal Arms Possession

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded ordered that Mohammed Azeez, a carpenter, accused of alleged illegal arms possession be remanded in prison, pending the outcome of an investigation.

The police charged Azeez with criminal conspiracy and illegal possession of a firearm.

Magistrate Mufuliat Ishau ordered that Azeez be remanded in Mandala Prison, Ilorin, following an application by the prosecution counsel.

She adjourned the case until June 10, for further hearing.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Folorunsho Zacheaus, told the court that the defendant was arrested by a police patrol team while on “stop and search” duty on the Shao to Jebba highway.

He said that when the police recovered a locally made single barrel gun from the defendant during a search.

When the charge was read to the defendant, he pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 6 (B) and 3 (1) of robbery and Firearms Law of Nigeria, 2004.

Gunmen attacks hotel, killed boy

At least one person has been confirmed killed and several others injured after an attack by gunmen at a hotel in Jos , Plateau State .

The attack , which was confirmed to our Correspondent in Jos on Sunday by the Deputy Commander of the Special Task Force , Emma Ado , occurred on Saturday evening when football fans were watching the FA Cup match between Man City and Watford at the Garden Palace Hotel and Bar in Busa Buji suburb of Jos.

“ Yes , somebody told me of the attack , but I ’ m yet to get the details.

“ I will get back to you as soon as I have the full details of what transpired , ” the STF Deputy Commander told our Correspondent in Jos on Sunday .

Spokesman of the State Police Command , Mr . Mathias Tyopev , did not pick his calls when contacted by our Correspondent over the incident .

However , eyewitnesses said that the gunmen , suspected to be cultists , stormed the Garden Palace Hotel and Bar in Busa Buji suburb of Jos around 7 pm on Saturday and opened fire on the football fans .

A resident , Philip , who escaped being killed , said that during the incident , a local footballer identified as John Davou, was hit three times in the head by the gunmen who also killed another young man instantly , while injuring several others.

He said , “What I know is that during the attack , John Davou, 25 , died instantly , while another man , Mr . Francis Bot , who was sitting close to him , sustained bullet wounds.

“ Several others also sustained injuries while trying to escape from the scene . ”
Another resident , Mathew, added , “ I suspect that Davou was probably the target , because he was the only one pelted with bullets while everyone else only sustained injuries, some with bullet wounds.

“ The victim recently sat for the 2019 UTME and had hoped to gain admission into the university before he was killed by the gunmen . ”

“ This is really sad , ” Mathew added .

Teenager Stabs Man in the Eye Over Argument

An 18-year-old boy, Sodiq Ogunsola, who allegedly stabbed a man in the eye with a screwdriver, on Friday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Ogunsola, who resides at No. 3, Agbedeyi St., Orile- Agege in Lagos, is being tried for assault.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Ishola Samuel told the court that the defendant had on April 21, at Soretire Junction, Agege, Lagos, stabbed the complainant, Blessing Adeyemo, with a screwdriver over an argument.

He said Ogunsola entered into a heated argument with Adeyemo.

“It was during the argument that Ogunsola brought out the screwdriver from his pocket and stabbed Adeyemo in his right eye, ” Samuel said.

The offence contravened Section 173 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 173 stipulates a three-year jail term for offenders.

Magistrate A.R. Onilogbo admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N10, 000, with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case until May 27, for mention.

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