Some traders of Ose Okwuodu market in Onitsha, Anambra State, have pleaded with the Anambra State Police Command to effect the closure of Jubilee Hotel in Onitsha, where one Onyemaechi Idoko died mysteriously on January 30. 2020.
The deceased who hailed from Enugu Ezike, Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, was said to have left his shop at about 5pm on the fateful day and was found dead 12 minutes later in one of the rooms of the hotel.
The angry traders, who spoke to newsmen on Friday, said they were disappointed that the operations of the hotel were ongoing even when investigations into the death of Idoko were yet to be concluded.
They however commended the State Commissioner of Police, John Abang for ordering thorough investigations into the incident following a petition by the counsel to the deceased family, Stanley Udo.
According to the spokesman of the traders, Godwin Ezebilo, “The circumstances surrounding Idoko’s death are not clear. Initially, the information was that he died after sleeping with a woman. But feelers now indicate that it was a setup in connivance with the manager of the hotel.”
A brother to the deceased, Chiedozie Idoko, disclosed that, “My brother had left his business premises at Ose Okwuodu market, Onitsha, at 5pm. But 12 minutes later, his wife was called to come and identify her husband’s corpse near Zenith Bank axis, Obanye/New Market road.”
He added that when he and others rushed to where the deceased’s wife was directed to go, the lifeless body of the deceased was found at the front of the hotel.
He said the manager of the hotel could not give any meaningful explanation regarding the whereabouts of the woman he claimed came to the hotel with his brother.
He said, “I’m convinced that they are hiding the truth. The screens of my brother’s two phones were broken, possibly to make it impossible for us to see his call logs. Unfortunately, the manager of the hotel, who was interrogated by the police, was quickly released.”
When contacted, the manager of the hotel, who identified himself as Osita, declined to comment, stating that he needed to consult his lawyer first.
The public relations officer of the state police command, Haruna Muhammed, said autopsy had been conducted on the corpse and that the result was being awaited.
Man Stabbed To Death By His Wife In Rivers State
A Nigerian man has been confirmed dead after being stabbed by his wife during a heated argument at their residence in Rivers State.
Facebook user, Anthony Biko Shadrach insinuated that his cousin was stabbed to death by his wife because he was seeing other women.
the world is indeed evil my cousin stabbed to death by his wife
In an exchange with a follower, Anthony added;
Just a little argument even if he is seeing other Women don’t warrant his life
Lagos Govt Provides Food Items To State Residents [PHOTOS]
The Lagos state government has offered to provide food items at the doorsteps of residents who are currently indoor due to the coronavirus outbreak.
This was made known by Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Twitter, as he made it known that the idea is to alleviate the sufferings of the people as it plans to give the food items to about 200,000 households containing six members in the first instance.
Among the food items to be distributed to residents are bags of rice, gari, beans, bread, pepper, drinking water, vitamins, among others, adding that the gesture is a continuous process.
“I am happy to announce an economic stimulus package to help our residents cushion the effects of our #StayAtHome directive to stop the spread of #COVID19.
“This first stage is targeting 200,000 households at an estimation of six people per household. We hope to ramp it up quickly.
“The stimulus package will contain bags of rice, beans, gari, bread, dry pepper, drinking water and vitamins. We want each ration to last for 14 days as we continue to evaluate the impact of #COVID19.
“Please stay home with your loved ones. We want the best for you.”
This first stage is targeting 200,000 households at an estimation of 6 people per household. We hope to ramp it up quickly. pic.twitter.com/QiqeaM9eSJ
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) March 27, 2020
Man B£heads 4-Year-Old Nephew In Anambra
Tragedy as a 4-year-old nephew was allegedly beheaded by a 20-year-old man identified as Uchechi Eze with an axe in Ugamma village, Obosi in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
It was learnt that the suspect who hails from Ezza Local Government area of Ebonyi State but reside at Ugamma village, Obosi reportedly fled after discovering the victim, one Chiemerie Ezekiel was dead.
According to report, the suspect was later arrested at a criminal hideout where he was smoking substance suspected to be Indian hemp.
Reacting to the incident, the Police Public Relations in the state, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident.
Mohammed disclosed that the suspect has been arrested.
He said the Commissioner of Police, John Abang has directed the case be transferred to the Criminal investigation department (CID) for discreet investigation.
He said, “It would be recalled that on the 16/3/2020 at about 10pm, one Uchechi Eze ‘m’ aged 20 years of Ezza LGA of Ebonyi State but reside at Ugamma Village, Obosi used Axe and allegedly beheaded his nephew one Chiemerie Ezekiel ‘m’ aged 4 years of Ugamma Village, Obosi in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State.
“Victim died on the spot and suspect escaped to unknown destination.
“Police operatives attached to Obosi Division visited the scene and took the victim to Unity hospital Obosi where he was confirmed dead by a medical doctor and his Corpse deposited at St. Edward mortuary for autopsy while intensive manhunt of suspect intensified.
“Following intelligence report, Police detectives attached to Obosi division in conjunction with Vigilante group in the area arrested the culprit at a criminal hideout smoking substance suspected to be Cannabis Sativa.
“Suspect voluntarily confessed to the crime and the exhibit he used in perpetrating the dastardly act was also recovered in his possession.”