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Community Hands Man Suspected For Raping Boy Over To Police

A community in Port Harcourt, Rivers State , have handed a 32 – year – old suspected homosexual to the Police Station for allegedly raping a 14 – year- old boy.

The suspect was said to have been caught on Wednesday and handed over to the police the same day after a civil society organisation insisted that the suspected be handed over for questioning.

It was gathered that the suspect had lured the teenager to a dark location , where he raped him before he was caught .

The suspect , who was identified as Chidi Asuzu , was first interrogated by the community before he was eventually handed to the police .

The Chairman of the Civil Rights Council , Rivers State Chapter , Prince Wiro, praised the community for toeing the path of justice in the matter.

He said , “The youths of Oruworokwo community apprehended the suspect on Wednesday , while he was allegedly having carnal knowledge of the 14 – year – old boy at a dark corner in the community.

“ The suspect was handed over to the community chief to look into the matter but the organisation insisted the matter should be investigated by the police rather than being handled by the community. ”

It was learnt that the mother of the victim , simply identified as Emmabong, wept uncontrollably over the incident and demanded that justice prevails in the matter .

Our correspondent also gathered that the teenager was asked to write a statement about the incident at the station .

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer , Mr Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident , saying the matter had been moved from the Olu Obasanjo Police Station to the State Criminal Investigation Department .

“ I am aware of the incident . The matter was initially investigated by Olu Obasanjo Police Station but now transferred to the state CID . The suspect is currently at the state CID and an investigation is ongoing , ” he said .

Man To Die By Hanging For Using Niece For Ritual

Justice Adolphus Enebeli of the Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, has sentenced one Ifeanyi Maxwell Dike to death by hanging for the killing of an eight-year-old girl, Victory Chikamso, for money rituals.

Also sentenced to death was one Ugochukwu Nwamairo, Dike’s accomplice who requested for the victim’s body parts.
An ex-police sergeant, Johnbosco Okoronze, will serve one year at a correctional centre for Dike’s escape from custody.

Dike, a 200-Level Physics student of the University of Port Harcourt, (UNIPORT), on August 18, 2017 strangled the child who was also his niece.

Chikamso’s body parts such as breast, private part, fingers, ear, heart and eyelid, among others, were missing when her remains were found with Dike.

He was on his way to the community central trash bin at midnight to dispose of what was left of the child’s body when he was apprehended by community vigilance personnel and handed over to the police.

Dike and Nwamiro were found guilty of conspiracy and murder.
Sentencing them, Justice Enebeli pronounced that Dike should be hanged by the neck until he died, while Nwamiro should be hanged upsidedown.

The court explained that the ex-police sergeant was sentenced to just one year jail term because he had already served two years in prison from the time he was arrested, and that he has been dismissed from the police.

Wike Demolishes Hotel Over Lockdown Violation

Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Wike , on Sunday supervised the demolition of two hotels in Eleme and Onne for violating the Executive Order 6 of the state government , which banned the operation of hotels in the state .

The affected hotels , Prudent Hotel, Alode in Eleme , and Etemeteh Hotel in Onne , were said to have been operating despite the executive order barring all hotels in the 23 LGAs of the state from opening for business to check the spread of COVID- 19 .
Wike , after monitoring the exercise , maintained that the law must be obeyed , hence the state government ’ s decision to enforce it.

The governor disclosed that those involved in the crime would be prosecuted , adding that the Managing Director of the hotel in Onne has been arrested .

“ Government has no alternative but to apply the Executive order , which I signed before the lockdown of Obio /Akpor and Port Harcourt. I called all the traditional rulers and council chairmen and told them to ensure that no hotel operates in the state .

“ We are not saying it will be forever . This is for now, so that we know where we are .

To reduce the cases and check the spread.
“ Whether you are PDP or not , all we are saying is that nobody is above the law . If we can do this to a PDP person , then you know we are not discriminatory .

“ Everyone must obey . Whether you are in PDP, SDP or no party , you must obey the law . If any other person does the same thing , the same rule will apply , ” he said .
Wike restated his declaration that no hotel should operate anywhere in the state .
“ We said no hotel should operate within this period . Unfortunately , the PDP Youth Leader in Eleme joined others to flout the Executive Order . Therefore , the executive order will be applied .

“ We said if any hotel operates , government will bring down that hotel. We are doing what we have told people that we are going to do . Nobody wants to obey any rule . We are saying just for now , keep off, let us see how we can keep our people safe , ” he said .

The governor added that the focus on hotels was due to the fact that one of the cases in the state spread the virus from a hotel.

He said , “ Look at the rate of infections ; most of these people are found in hotels . Look at the man that died , he was at Mingi Hotel in Rumumasi . Due to that contact, we have had other seven cases.
“ People should help us and support government for Rivers people to be safe . Security Council will meet to review the strategies and achievements or setbacks , moving forward .

“ All we are doing is to protect our people. Some people may not like our strategies , but our objective is to achieve results . ”
Promising that the state government will always continue to protect the people, Wike insisted that the fight against the spread of coronavirus was serious .

“ People talk about hunger . But it is only a living person that can discuss hunger . We will continue to work to protect our people . What we are doing is to tell the people that the state government is serious .

“ This being led by me , people should know that the state government is determined to ensure that we defeat coronavirus , ” he said .

Wike To Auctioned All Vehicles Impounded Violating Lockdown

Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Wike , has stated that all the violators of the lockdown in the state will face the wrath of the law and as well said that all the vehicles impounded would be auctioned.

Speaking in Port Harcourt on Thursday after monitoring the compliance level of the lockdown in the state , the governor said , “ It is unfortunate to see the level of sabotage that we get from the people and the police has not been up and doing in ensuring the lockdown is not sabotaged.

The governor then said those arrested for violating the lockdown would be prosecuted by the state government .

He said , “ All these violators must be prosecuted at the mobile court set for this purpose . What we are doing is not for any particular individual , it is for the interest of the state .

Wike added that the impounded vehicles would be auctioned. “ The defaulters will be tried by mobile courts and I have told the attorney general , all the impounded vehicles must be auctioned . By tomorrow , the honourable attorney – general would have advertised those vehicles and we will auction them.

“ Some people don ’ t believe that coronavirus is in existence . Until you make them understand that we are serious , they will not believe it. We will auction the impounded vehicles . Those arrested will face the wrath of the law . Nobody is above the law . We will not allow anyone to sabotage our efforts to protect our people , ” he concluded .

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 .

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