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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.

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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7 Policemen Feared Killed In Auto Crash

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No fewer than seven policemen have been reported killed in a motor accident involving police special forces along the Kaduna-Zaria highway on Sunday evening.

Eye witnesses said the crash occurred around 4:30pm close to Jaji Military Cantonment when a speeding 18-seater bus with kitted and rifled policemen somersaulted.

Our correspondent could not ascertain where the Policemen were coming from but learnt they were heading towards Zaria from Kaduna when the accident happened.

An eyewitness said: “It was a terrible accident because I counted about seven bodies of policemen in the middle of the road. Two were seriously injured while others survived.”

Public Relations Officer, PPRO of Kaduna Police Command, ASP Muhammed Jalige told journalists the Command has sent a team of policemen to the scene to find out what actually happened.

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I’m Alive — Nigerian Man In Torture Video In Pakistan Reveals

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The Nigerian man in Pakistan identified as Innocent Chima who was seen in a viral torture video, has come out to reveal he is alive.

Chima took to social media to make a video to appreciate Nigerians especially his kinsmen for coming to his aide.

Days ago a video surfaced online showing a man, said to be a Nigerian, tied up and tortured as he cried out to a brother at large whom he claimed used him as collateral for drugs.

Chima was said to have been filmed by a gang to force his brother out of hiding to meet a financial obligation the duo had entered into with the merchants.

Fortunately, a group of wealthy Igbo men in Nigeria came together to set Chima free by contributing money to pay the druglords since Andrew is nowhere to be found.

They spoke with Chima and assured him that he will be fine as they are set to pay the collateral.

In a fresh video, he happily appreciated everyone that came together to donate money for his freedom.

Some concerned natives of their homeland have however threatened to deal with his uncle if he is ever found.

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Ghanaian Man Pours Hot Water On His Breastfeeding Wife’s Breast In Enugu [PHOTOS]

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A Ghanaian man, Emmanuel Opoku, has been arrested by men of the Enugu state police command for allegedly pouring hot water on the breasts of his nursing wife.

A women-based non-profit organization, WomenAids Collective WACOL who shared the sad story online, said the nursing mother with a three-month-old baby, was allegedly assaulted by Opoku after she asked him for money to purchase some food items.

The group said Mr Opoku has been arrested and will be charged to court on Monday, July 14 while the battered wife has been taken to the hospital where she is receiving medical attention.

On the 9th day of July 2020, a good Samaritan reported to WACOL that one Mr. Emmanuel Opoku, a Ghanaian who lives in Nigeria has been torturing and abusing his wife Mrs. K.

WACOL quickly reached out to the victim who is a mother of two boys.
The victim narrated to WACOL that Mr. Emmanuel Opoku was in the habit of physically and verbally abusing her, denying her and the children necessities and always torturing her unprovoked.

The recent incident happened when she asked him for money to prepare food for the family, he blatantly refused and while she was making pap for the 3 months old baby, he proceeded to pour the hot water on her breast.
Mrs. K has been in excruciating pain, she stated that whenever she tries to breastfeed the baby her breast will start bleeding profusely.
After her counselling session with the WACOL legal team, a complaint was filed and the team forwarded a petition to the Police Area Commander to investigate the matter and ensure the arrest of Mr. Emmanuel Opoku.

On receipt of the petition, the Area Commander promptly issued a warrant of arrest against the perpetrator.

The arrest has been effected and Mr. Emmanuel Opoku is now in police custody and will be charged to court on Monday. WACOL also took Mrs. K.to the hospital where she is currently receiving medical treatment.

Prof Joy Ngozi Ezeilo expressed her gratitude to the police for their prompt response in the case and stated that WACOL will follow through as usual to ensure that justice is manifestly seen to be done.

WACOL hereby, pleads with Nigerians to report any suspected case of violence against women and children.
Together we will end the impunity of violence against women and girls that is raging our society today.

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