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Another Igbo Trader Murdered In South Africa

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The Nigeria Union, South Africa (NUSA) on Wednesday announced the murder of another Nigerian.

The union’s President, Adetola Olubajo, said that the victim, 46-year-old Obinna Stanley Ayanele, hailed from Uruala, Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State.

He said Ayanele was murdered in cold blood by some criminals in his shop in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg, on Tuesday evening.

The criminals had reportedly attacked Ayanele with the intention of robbing him of his money and wares.

“With deep sorrow in our hearts, the Nigeria Union South Africa regrets to announce the gruesome murder of another Nigerian, the late Stanley Ayanele from Uruala, Ideato North LGA, Imo, aged 46.

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“Until his death, he was a small-scale business owner, a stockist of petty goods.

“Ayanele was accosted by some criminals at his shop in Krugersdorp, Johannesburg in the evening of August 20, 2019 with the intention of robbing him of his money and wares.

“In the process, he was murdered in cold blood,’’ Olubajo said in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He said that according to a witness, three unknown men held him at gunpoint and robbed him of his valuables, including cash.

“He was brutally stabbed severally, and they smashed his head with a hammer thereby leaving him in a pool of his blood to bleed to death,’’ Olubajo quoted the witness as saying.

He added that the murderers were on the verge of carting away the late Obinna’s wares in the shop when community members contacted the South Africa Police Service (SAPS), Krugersdorp Cluster Station.

Olubajo said the SAPS crime team later arrested two of the criminals while the third one escaped. He said a manhunt was immediately constituted.

He noted that the murder weapons were confiscated by the police and the remains of the deceased deposited at a government mortuary.

The union’s president said that a case of murder was immediately opened by the Nigeria Union Ward at the police station and the suspects were charged to court on Wednesday (yesterday).

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Ignatius Odunukwe: Why We Killed Owner Of Firman Generator — Suspects Confess

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The kingpin of a four-man gang that killed Mr. Ignatius Odunukwe on Tuesday, Bob Ibeaji, said that the lust for money led him to commit the murder.

The late Odunukwe was a renowned billionaire from Anambra, who was into property development and the owner of Firman Generators.

Ibeaji, 42, who claimed to be a medical doctor, during the parade of suspects at the Zone 2 Command, Onikan, in Lagos State, told NAN that “Unnecessary lust for money and my greed for immaterial things clouded my judgement and made me commit the crime,” he said.

The suspect said that in 2019, he saw an advert for the sale of a property at Katampe, Abuja.

He added that he approached the security who linked him up with the deceased through his cellphone number.

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“I told him I was interested in the property and I think he (the deceased) had a function in Abuja at that time so we were able to meet once in the city.

“We later met again at Artican Beach Resort , Ajah in Lagos State, on Dec. 1,2019 where we discussed after which I murdered him with the help of two of my gang members,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ibeaji was the leader of a four man gang that include: Solomon Cletus, 30, Arinze Igwe, 26, and Israel Obigaremu, 35.

Ibeaji said that he met Cletus when he was remanded at Kuje Prison, Abuja and discussed the dealings with him which he promised to help out with.

“I lured Odunukwe into my hotel room through a N900million business deal I was pretending to go along with.

“With the help of Igwe and Cletus, I was able to distract him and hit him on the head using the butt of an axe.

“After then, I injected him twice with shots from a lethal injection. His body was later cut into pieces and dumped somewhere at Ogunbo Forest, in Ajah,” he said.

Cletus whom he met at the prison said that he was lured into the act with the promise of a N2 million loan to be given to him if he would participate in the evil plan.

Ibeaji said that Igwe, who was a staff member of the resort, was the one responsible for navigating the culprits successful exit from the hotel because of his knowledge of its layout.

However, Israel Obigaremu, the Uber driver, said that he knew nothing about the evil plan and was unfortunately involved because he allowed Arinze to park the deceased car in his compound.

He said that Arinze usually called him for jobs of transporting his clients that lodged in the hotel and that was how he met with Ibeaji whom he drove around town.

“Arinze brought the victim’s car to my compound and told me that the car belonged to his boss who had travelled and he promised to come pick it up the next day.

“I do not know anything about the killing. I was home sleeping when Arinze brought the vehicle to be parked in my compound,” Obigaremu said.

The Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Ahmed Iliyasu of Zone 2 Command, Onikan, told journalists during the parade that two similar incidents had been established against Ibeaji in the past.

“The first was that of a civil commissioner in Bayelsa State, where one Depologa was murdered and his remains found where it dumped along the Abuja Expressway.

“The second is the case of Jude Efulue, a property developer in Abuja, whom he held captive in an apartment and forced him to sign a document transferring the ownership of the victim’s property to him.

“He almost killed Efulue but the intervention of Efulue’s neighbour led to Ibeaji’s apprehension by the police which landed him in Kuje Prison,” the AIG said.

Iliyasu advised the public to be careful about what they post online and desist from revealing too much information about themselves on the social media.

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See The 4 Men Who Murdered Billionaire Businessman Ignatius Odunukwe, Owner Of Firman Generator

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In an attempt to acquire quick wealth, four men have killed the Billionaire businessman man and owner of Firman Generator, Chief Ignatius Odunukwe.

Ignatius, a well known and successful business man from Anambra state was said to have been kidnapped in December last year by prospective real Estate agents who later turned to be kidnappers.

The kidnappers who disguised as property buyers negotiated to purchase one of his properties in Abuja which is valued at N900 miilion.

The four men whose names are Arinze, Solomon, Cletus and Daniel Ibeaju killed the billionaire, collected the property documents, cut him into pieces and carried him in a sac and dumped him along the Lekki-Ajah forest.

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VIDEO: Moment PDP Protesters Had A Car Accident In Abuja

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Some members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) were involved in an accident yesterday January 20, during a protest in Abuja against the sack of Emeka Ihedioha as the Governor of Imo State by the Supreme Court.

A video from the scene of the incident showed one of the trucks conveying some of the protesting members of the political party, moving recklessly before colliding with another truck.

Though it is not clear if anyone died, eyewitnesses however alleged that some of the protesters sustained injuries.

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