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August 14, 2018

Fighting crime as a collective responsibility

Fighting crime as a collective responsibility

Until recently, the task of fighting crime was regarded by most Nigerians as none of their business. They believed that since security agents are paid to combat crime, the common man should not be bothered. People only get perturbed when they are personally involved. For that reason, providing the police with helpful tips that could lead to the apprehension of culprits was not popular. Fortunately, in recent times, things have changed for the better, especially in Imo State. This innovation and strategy has started to pay off. Recent activities by the police in apprehending those who murdered Rev. Fr. Cyriacus…

How I deceived, robbed followers using fake prophecies, miracles – Imo pastor

The Imo State Police Command at the, weekend, arrested and detained a 45-year-old self-acclaimed pastor, identified as Delight Arinze Okorie, who allegedly used false prophecy to lure and rob unsuspecting victims. According to the state Commissioner of Police, CP, Taiwo Lakanu, Okorie, founder of Watered Ground Ministries deceived, robbed and attempted to murder a member of the church, Mrs. Chioma Oleka, 35, at Atta in Ihennasa, Njaba Local Government Area, LGA of the state, by falsely claiming that she was possessed with a marine spirit. Speaking with the Sun at the weekend, the CP disclosed how Okorie lured Oleka to…

How my wife was slaughtered while preaching – Pastor

Husband of Late Mrs Eunice Olawale, who was murdered early Saturday morning while preaching close to her residence, has narrated how the deceased was found with her throat slit and her head rested on her bible. Olawale Elisha, who is also a pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), told Vanguard that, “My wife always goes out early in the morning for ‘Morning Cry.’ There was a particular day she went out and she told me that there is a mosque at the back, where they made comments about her preaching. So I just cautioned her. “That morning…

How “money doublers” hypnotized, raped university student

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested a three-man gang that cajoled, hypnotized and raped a university of uyo (UNIUYO) student (names withheld). While parading the suspects, James Etim, Utibe Archibong and Mberebong Peter, the state Police spokesperson, Miss Cordelia Nwawe, said: “a three-man gang was arrested on June 11, 2016. They picked women in a tricycle within uyo and rape them. This is a crime we consider an affront on humanity because when you are engaged in sex with another person without  consent, it is rape. Daily sun learnt that the gang would pick girls disguising as tricycle…

Armed robbers terrorize residents of Ehime Mbano – Attack petrol station, rob customers

An unprecedented wave of violent robbery incidents is blowing across the communities in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area like a hurricane as armed hoodlums now kill, rob, brutalize and dispossess people of valuables and cash with impunity. For instance, on June 2016, a 5-man gang of dare-devil armed robbers stormed Ebere Links Oil and Gas Station at Umuezeala Nsu, adjacent to the boundary between Ehime-Mbano and Ihitte-Uboma Local Government Areas respectively and robbed customers and fuel attendants at gun point. On Tuesday 14th June 2016, a two man robbery gang invaded the residence of Chief Mrs. Monica Anamekwe at Umuezegwu…

Robbers steal Tipper At Ehime-Mbano

Unknown vandals have carted away a Tipper from where it was parked at Oriendu market, Ehime-Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State. The truck with Registration No. ETU 122 XA and Chassis No. 3850184190751 belong to Mr. Ifeanyi Uwa, native of Umudibia, Umualumaku Umueze who has just concluded payment of the hire- purchase on the vehicle valued at over 4.5million Naira. The incident of theft of the tipper which occurred on 25th April 2016 brought to the front burner upsurge in incessant criminal activities as theft of motorcycles, and brazen attacks of patrons of the banks have reached alarming rate….

13 Repentant Kidnappers Surrender to Christ at Assumpta Cathedral Owerri ..turn in arms

The celebration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy kicked-off at Maria Assumpta Cathedral Owerri Sunday December 13 with extra joy as 13 kidnappers and armed robbers surrendered themselves to Christ during the Mass and asked for His mercy. The repentant kidnappers, mainly from restive Mgbuisii and Ilile Autonomous Communities in Ohaji Egbema LGA, Imo State confessed to various criminal acts in the state and thanked God for giving them a second chance to return to Him. Making an open confession at the Cathedral, which was filled to the brim, the “born-again” criminals said they had committed various grievous crimes, thus…

Woman Confesses To Selling 19 Kids To Ritualists In Imo

  A woman identified as Chioma Anoruo has been arrested by the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Owerri, Imo state after she confessed to selling about 19 children to ritualists. According to a report by The Guardian, Mrs. Anoruo was arrested by the Orlu community local vigilante group while the husband, Emeka who had sighted the vigilance group member, escaped through the back door leaving his wife to be apprehended and forced to open their doors where the victims were found inside a room in captivity. A score of Five children, including a new-born baby, already kidnapped for sale, were…

Kidnappers hide abducted victims in church, share ransom with pastor

The Anambra State Police Command has arrested 38-year-old wanted kidnap suspect, Okafor, a graduate of Mathematics from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Okafor popularly known as Igwe did not only fall afoul of the law as a kidnapper, he also messed up the temple of God by keeping his victim in a church and sharing his loot with the pastor. Once on a mission to collect N5 million ransom from the family of a victim in Asaba, Delta State, he was rounded up by crack policemen and locked up in a cell. Okafor, however, escaped through the window of the…

Abia Police discover 20 skulls at borrow pit

The Abia Police Command has discovered a dumpsite near the commercial city of Aba containing over 20 human skulls and decomposing bodies, including those of school children in an area called, “No man’s land”. The terrifying site is located at about Kilometer 15 on the Aba/Azumini Highway after Akpa village in Obingwa Local Government Area. According to the Daily Sun, the discovery followed the arrest of four policemen attached to the Federal Highway Patrol Unit of the Nigeria Police, Aba Section, who allegedly killed a 26year-old man in Aba. Our source said that the policemen led by their officer-in-charge, Hyginus…

Rochas Okorocha must hear this

One Dr. James Madubuonu, not real name has made very frantic efforts these years to see Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Governor Imo State, to help solve the most important problem facing the state but his aides have made it impossible for them to meet. The said citizen is a lawyer by profession specialized in security matters for 43 years in the U.S. but those who think that they matter so much feel that insecurity is not a problem in Imo State. This man, being a citizen of Nigeria feels that charity begins at home that is why he chose Imo State…

Retrospect: Video – Jerry Rawlings flaws African Leaders, mocks Nigerian Leadership

A video recording of the event, where the former leader delivered the speech, has punctured his claim, with footages showing Mr. Rawlings not only repeatedly referring to Nigeria, but at a point mocking its government for hounding corruption fighters, characterizing authorities with the now famous pidgin adaptation for bosses: “Oga at the top.” Watch the video clip and comment on your reactions so far.

Fallen standard of Education

When Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation gained political independence from Britain in October 1960, she inherited that high standard of education that makes Great Britain to thick among the comity of nations. Candidates from Nigeria wrote the London General Certificate of Education (GCE) examinations both at Ordinary and the Advanced levels and excelled.  They also did very well in the London Matriculation Examination.  When the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) came on board, our candidates maintained that high standard in the West African School Certificate (WASC) and Higher School Certificate (HSC) Examinations, which were in vogue before the outbreak of…

How “Whistleblowing” Can Save Nigeria

Chioma has just discovered that her new employer (a pharmaceutical company licensed by NAFDAC to produce certain drugs in Nigeria) is producing fake drugs for sale in the Nigerian market. She is deeply troubled. On one hand she worries that the fake drugs may hurt unsuspecting Nigerians, if she does not speak out. On the other hand she is worried that she may loose her job, if she speaks out. So, she called again asking: “What should I do?” “Whistleblowing”, as Professor Michelle Cotton of the University of Baltimore has described it, “is the action of bringing to public attention…

Obama vows to punish Boston blast masterminds

Barack Obama, the US president, has said perpetrators of blast that killed three people and injured 176 in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday 15th April 2013 will be held accountable adding that the US will not “cower in fear”.   Speaking at the interfaith service dedicated to those gravely wounded or killed in the explosions, Obama also called the attacks “small and stunted individuals” who were out to cause terror. “Yes, we’ll find you and, yes, you will find justice and we’ll hold you accountable,” he said on Thursday.   “They [attackers] picked the wrong city to do…