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Kidnapped Imo Traditional Ruler’s Wife Dies After Ransom Payment

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The death of a 76-year-old woman and wife of the traditional ruler of Ihitoha Uratta community, Owerri North council area of Imo State, Ugoeze Comfort Okoro in the custody of kidnappers has been confirmed by the family.

The corpse of the woman was reportedly found along a village road in Akabor community in Oguta Local Government Area of the state

It was gathered that the monarch’s wife was kidnapped before her husband and other domestic staff on Sunday, January 26 2020 barely one month after she and her husband celebrated 50th wedding anniversary.

Prince Paul Okoro, younger brother to HRH Eze Dr. Emmanuel Okoro Oha 1 of Ihitoha Uratta, who confirmed the incident described it as sad, saying the death came after the family had paid the ransom demanded by the kidnappers.

He said before the woman was taken away, there were sporadic shootings, which left the woman panicking before she was moved away.

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According to him, the body of the woman was found last Sunday afternoon where it was dumped at Akabor Oguta.

He said: “On Sunday January 26, 2020, a group of boys stormed the palace here and gathered the guards and all around at point and met the Eze and wife upstairs around 8.30 pm.

“They collected everybody’s phones including that of the Eze. They took Ugoeze away. It was after they left that one of the servants came to me to call the president general of the community that the unthinkable has happened.

“We waited for a call from them. But none came until three days later when they called his daughter, who is the wife of the member, representing Owerri Federal Constituency, Ikenna Elezianya, demanding a ransom.

“Her corpse was recovered at Akabor Oguta LGA where it was dumped”.

Efforts made by our correspondent to get the reaction of the spokesman of State Police Command, Orlando Ikokwu, failed through as he could not answer calls nor responded to messages sent to his phone.

But, a member of the anti-kidnapping Unit, told our correspondent that the Police had arrested some suspects linked to the act.

He, however, said that the police would leave no stone upturned in ensuring the arrest and of the other perpetrators of the heinous crime.

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‘Don’t Marry A Woman Who Cannot Cook’ — Pastor Adeboye Advises Bachelors

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The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, is known for giving advice to his followers and this does not exclude young ladies and men.

In a new post shared on the man of God’s Instagram page, he spoke on what he feels is an important thing for a young man to look out for before getting married to a lady.

According to Pastor Adeboye, men should not get married to women who cannot cook nor do chores because they cannot always be eating outside.

In his words: “My sons, don’t marry a lady who cannot cook. She needs to know how to do chores and cook because you cannot afford to be eating out all the time.”

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Head Of Wuhan Hospital Dies Of Coronavirus

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The Head of Wuhan hospital Dr Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuchang Hospital, has today died of Coronavirus, according to Chinese media.

Dr Liu Zhiming’s death was confirmed by People’s Daily, the official newspaper of China’s Communist Party. The paper tweeted the news, writing;

“Liu Zhiming, director of #Wuhan Wuchang Hospital, died on Feb. 17 due to the infection with #COVID19. He is the first hospital director that died from #coronavirus. #RIP.”

In what Red Star News called a ‘sacrifice’, Dr Liu died in the fight against novel coronavirus, while a doctor who worked at Wuchang Hospital told the paper that he was saddened by Dr Liu’s death.

It’s the latest in a string of medics who have fallen victim to the disease, which has so far infected a reported 71,450 people.

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According to Daily Mail, a Hubei health official, has denied the death of Dr Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuchang Hospital, saying he was still being rescued after media reported he had died of the novel coronavirus.

The conflicted reports resemble the coverage of the death of Dr Li Wenliang, who was punished for sounding the alarm over the coronavirus and lost his life to the disease earlier this month.

Dr Li’s hospital denied reports of his death, only to declare his passing in the wee hours the next day.

The move caused an outpouring of fury from the public, who accused the hospital of covering up truth.

The overall death toll is currently sitting at 1,776, with all but five of them in China.

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‘Wonder Bank’ Operator Sentenced To 3 Years In Jail

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sokoto Zonal Office, today, February 17, 2020, secured the conviction of one Amina Kabo (a.k.a Fauziyya) before Justice Mohammed Mohammed of the Sokoto State High Court sitting in Sokoto.

She was convicted on a one-count amended charge bordering on Cheating to the tune of N907, 500 (Nine Hundred and SevenThousand, Five Hundred Naira).

Kabo, a fake manager at Olive Micro Finance Bank, who allegedly collected the sum from 108 victims, pleaded guilty to the charge when she was arraigned.

In view of her plea, the prosecution counsel, Buhari Mohammed Balarabe, asked the court to convict and sentence the defendant in line with the plea bargain agreement.

However, the defence counsel, Shamsu A. Dauda, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy as his client was a first time offender who has become remorseful. He also told the court that the defendant has restituted the victims in the sum of N907, 500.00.

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Justice Mohammed, thereafter convicted and sentenced the defendant to three (3) years imprisonment with an option of fine of Thirty thousand naira (N30, 000). He also ordered full restitution to the Victims.

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