An officer of the Nigerian Police Force has reportedly killed two persons and severely injured about seven others in a case of ‘accidental discharge’.
ORIENTAL TIMES understands that the incident, which happened at the burial ceremony of the late mother of the traditional ruler of Umuakoli Urualla in Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State, HRH Eze Martin Aladi, penultimate weekend, reportedly recorded multiple casualties.
The policeman who was not immediately identified, was said to be an orderly of one of the prominent indigenes of the town, Mr. Remy Chris Nwagbo.
It was gathered that the incident happened when members of the Ideato Committe of Friends went to the king’s Chambers to pay him a condolence visit.
According to community sources, members of the group were leaving the king’s chambere when they saw Nwagbo, who is also a member of Ideato Committe of Friends, and decided to accompany him to pay his own visit to the Eze.
“Before they made to move, they stayed to exchange pleasantries as members of the club. It was then that a police orderly guarding Remy Chris tried to give them some gun salutes.
“As he made to lift the gun up, it opened fire, destroying the jaws of the man exchanging greetings with Chris as well as injuring about seven other persons waiting to greet Remy Chris”, one of the sources told The Nation.
The source added that the last person the bullet touched died instantly because the bullet blew his brains to smitterins while the other person was confirmed dead in the hospital.
However, The Nation reports that a senior police officer confirmed that the officer had since been arrested and that he was facing orderly room trial.
European Bishops Wear Igbo Attire As Nigerian Cultural Mass Holds In Catholic Church In UK [PHOTOS]
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth, United Kingdom on Sunday, February 23rd observed a Nigerian Cultural Mass.
Philip Egan, the eighth and present Bishop of Portsmouth and other priests present in the diocese were all adorned in vestments blended with the popular Igbo traditional Isiagu attire as they celebrated the Nigerian culture during the mass.
After the Mass, the Bishop, the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth and the Mayoress were reportedly conferred with Igbo titles.
Before the mass, Bishop Egan had taken to his Twitter handle to show off his beautifully made Isiagu vestment while urging every member of the diocese to pray for Nigerians and everyone from Africa.
“I’m preparing now for the Nigerian Cultural Mass this afternoon here in the Cathedral at 3 o’clock. Fr. Daniel has provided some remarkable vestments! Let us pray today for all Nigerians in our Diocese and for everyone from Africa who is resident here,” he tweeted.
I’m preparing now for the Nigerian Cultural Mass this afternoon here in the Cathedral at 3 o’clock. Fr. Daniel has provided some remarkable vestments! Let us pray today for all Nigerians in our Diocese and for everyone from Africa who is resident here. pic.twitter.com/3gMIu9DxEk
— Bishop Philip Egan (@BishopEgan) February 23, 2020
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BREAKING: One Killed As Residents Protest Death Of Remo Stars Footballer
A yet to be identified protester, was on Monday Killed as scores of residents staged a protest in Sagamu, Ogun State, over the death of Remo Stars Football Club player, Tiyamiyu Kazeem.
The protesters, who took to the streets also stormed the Palace of the Akarigbo and the Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, demanding justice for the deceased.
Man Dies In Anambra Hotel After Taking Suspected S£x Enhancement Drug
A 40-year-old man, has reportedly died in Anambra state after taking some suspected sex enhancement drugs.
The man Paul Okwudili, died in Plus View Hotel Onitsha, Anambra state over the weekend, and a statement from the state police command public relations officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, said the manager of the hotel reported that Okwudili, a resident of Ogboliolosi, off Awka Road, Inland town Onitsha, allegedly took a lady to the hotel and lodged.
Minutes later, the lady came out shouting for help and the hotel management went to the room and discovered the man gasping for air. He was rushed to St Charles Boromeo hospital Onitsha for medical attention where he was confirmed dead on arrival by a medical Doctor on duty.
The hotel was visited by Police detectives attached to CPS Onitsha and photographs of the victim was obtained.
No marks of violence was seen on the deceased body but some drugs believed to be for s£x enhancement, were seen in the room.