A high court sitting in Idah has on this day the 23rd day of March convicted and sentence one Ocholi Edicha to death for the Killing of Mrs.
The defendant was arraigned on the offences of criminal conspiracy, Armed Robbery, Mischief by fire and culpable homicide.
The prosecution in prove of his cases called 5 witnesses. The court agreed with oral testimony and eye witness account alongside statement made to the Nigeria police and hold it to be sufficient to secure the conviction of the defendant.
The defendant denied making statement to the Nigeria police but was quick to challenge and accept, some aspects of his statement. His confessional statement was admitted and held by the court.
It is worthy to Note that the deceased Mrs. Salome Acheju Abuh was on 18th November, 2019 shot and set ablaze at her resident in Ochadamu in Ofu Local Government Area, Kogi state.
The court convicted and sentenced the defendant to 12 years and 6 Months imprisonment for the Offences.
REVEALED: Plot to launch the violent attack on Abia uncovered
Abia State Government has uncovered plots by yet to be properly identified hoodlums to attack some key locations within the state soon.
Security agencies in the state have been fully mobilized and placed on high alert to thwart the planned attack and bring those concerned to justice swiftly.
We wish to advise members of the public to be extra vigilant, ensure they are at home before the curfew hours of 8pm to 6am as well as monitor the activities of their neighbours.
Parents and guardians are also strongly advised to ensure that their children and wards are securely at home and not in anyway associated with the hoodlums some of whom are said to be coming from outside the state.
Law abiding citizens are encouraged to go about their normal duties but ensure they return home before 6pm to avoid the rush associated with movement before the onset of curfew time.
While we remain confident that the security architecture within the state is robust enough to prevent the planned attack and/or bring those involved in the plot swiftly to justice, the State Government led by Dr Okezie Ikpeazu will not spare any resource in ensuring the protection of law abiding citizens.
Chief John Okiyi Kalu
Honorable Commissioner for Information
Pastor Murdered Right Inside His Church In Abuja (Photo)
A pastor known as Rev Emeka Evans of Goodnews City Church, Abuja was brutally murdered in his church while having a lone vigil on Tuesday.
The attack wasn’t discovered until morning when the assailants had disappeared. He was barely alive when help came but gave up the ghost on the way to the hospital.
This has thrown the entire environment into mourning as he was a popular pastor in the Nyanya Jikwoyi axis of Abuja.
The matter has been reported to the police but no clue yet.
With deep and heavy heart l announce the sudden death of my beloved brother pastor Emeka Evans Unaegbu.May the good Lord show you mercy and accept you in His kingdom.
Governor Matawalle Suspends District Head For Conferring Title On Soldier Arrested For ‘Selling Arms To Bandits’
Governor Bello Matawalle has suspended Surajo Namakka, the district head of Badarawa in Shinkafi emirate of Zamfara state, for conferring a title on a soldier who was arrested for selling ammunition to bandits.
Yusuf Idris, Director-General of media to the state government announced the indefinite suspension of the district head on Friday, April 16.
Noting that the state government will not tolerate anything capable of destroying the hard-earned peace of Zamfara, Governor Matawalle pledged to ensure that anybody found wanting in anyway will be dealt with accordingly.
Traditional rulers have also been asked to seek approval before conferring traditional titles, to avoid unnecessary embarrassment to government and the traditional institution.
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