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Mob beats man to death after he shot three men at betting shop in Imo, killing two

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Three persons have been confirmed dead following an incident at a betting shop at Aba branch satellite market in Ehime Mbano LGA in Imo state on Friday, April 2.

 

According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, one Chidubem Mbamara walked into a betting shop, played his bet worth six hundred Naira (N600), but unfortunately wasn’t with enough money to pay.

 

”He paid one hundred and fifty Naira (N150) and deposited his phone, went home to get some money. On his return, he paid four hundred and Naira, making it a total of five hundred and fifty Naira (N550), and promised to pay the balance of Fifty Naira(N50) on a later date. This led to serious altercation between  him and one Henry Obi (manager of the bet shop).

Sequel to the altercation,  the said Chidubem Mbamara left, only to return some minutes later with a locally made Pistol. He then shot at the said Henry Obi. As a result,  three persons were hit by the bullet, Henry Obi, Chibuike Iwunze and Ebuka whose surname is unknown.”the statement in part read

 

The police spokesperson said the shooting drew the attention of people around, and the mob pounced on Chidubem, beating him to death. Ikeokwu added two of the victims of the gunshot, Henry and Ebuka, died while receiving treatment at the hospital they were rushed to while the third victim, Chibuike, is presently responding to treatment.

 

”The Command therefore  warn members  of the public  to desist  from taking  laws into their  hands or engaging  in “jungle justice”, but to always endeavour  to report  matters to the appropriate  authorities, for necessary action.

Meanwhile, the corpse of the deceased  persons have been deposited  in the morgue, while investigation has commenced” the statement concluded

 

 

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Uganda Police Drop Criminal Case Against Runaway Groom

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Police in Uganda has dropped all cases against the bridegroom who disappeared on the eve of his wedding.

 

LIB reported that Dr Patrick Kabagambe Mbusa and Christabella Banturaki had planned to get married at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero in Kampala on Saturday, April 10.

 

However, Dr Mbusa disappeared without communicating with the bride or relatives and switched off his mobile phones. On Sunday, he presented himself at Wandegeya Police Station in Kampala and told detectives that he spent a night at the home of an undisclosed friend because he was stressed.

 

Detectives had opened two files against Dr Mbusa; the fraudulent pretence of marriage and disappearance, which was filed by his bride, Ms Christabella Banturaki.

 

The Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesman, Mr  Luke Owoyesigyire, who confirmed the development in a statement on Tuesday, April 13, said:

“Since Dr Mbusa surfaced, we can’t go on with the case of disappearance. We also confirmed that it wasn’t a fake kidnap. The investigations also revealed that he married the complainant in a customary marriage, therefore the offence of fraudulent pretence of marriage can’t also stand. We have dropped the offences against Dr Mbusa,” Assistant Superintendent of Police Owoyesigyire said.

 

Update: Uganda Police drop criminal case against runaway groom

Update: Uganda Police drop criminal case against runaway groom

 

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Police Kill 4 Pirates, One Robbery Suspect In Akwa Ibom 

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The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has said four sea pirates were shot dead, while three others escaped during a gun battle with the police.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, stated on Wednesday in a press release made available to newsmen in Uyo that the sting operation, which involved the marine police, happened along Ikang Creek in Oron Local Government Area.

He stated that a total of 32 sea pirates aboard four-speed boats armed with sophisticated weapons opened fire on the marine police after sighting them.

He said after the gun battle, one W23 boat mounted with a 115HP Yamaha engine, two rifles and six ammunition were recovered from the suspects.

“Acting on very credible intelligence, on 13th April 2021, operatives of the Akwa  Ibom State Marine Police, Oron, embarked on a sting operation, along Ikang Creek, Oron where they were confronted by sea pirates numbering about thirty-two (32) onboard four (4) speed boats, armed with sophisticated weapons.

“The suspects on sighting the operatives opened fire on them, during the ensuing gun battle, four (4) suspects met their waterloo, while others escaped with three (3) speed boats.

“Exhibits recovered from the suspects were; One (1) W23 boat mounted with 115HP Yamaha engine. Two (2) rifles and six (6) ammunition,” he said.

Odiko further stated that one armed robbery suspect died from gunshots during an encounter with the police along Church road in Uyo, while his counterpart was arrested.

He said one locally-made pistol, one live cartridge, one expended cartridge, one axe, one machete and a facemask were recovered from the suspect.

He assured the people that the command will continue to partner with critical stakeholders to provide security for every part of the state.

He said, “Operatives of ‘D’ Division  Itam, mobilized to Church Road where hoodlums were operating.

“The hoodlums on sighting the operatives fired at them, and during the exchange of fire, one suspect identified as Nsikak ‘m’ other names unknown sustained bullet wounds, while Imoh Daniel ‘m’ was arrested.

“The injured suspect was rushed to the hospital for treatment but gave up the ghost in the process.

“Items recovered were one locally made pistol, one live cartridge, one expended cartridge, one axe, one machete and a facemask.”

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Kaduna Man Killed By Bandits Five Days To Wedding

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed a young man identified as Francis Jonathan Ayuba, five days to his wedding in Kaduna state.

According to his friends, the deceased was set to tie the knot with his fiancée on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

He was killed when bandits attacked Wawan Rafi II village, in the Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna state on April 12.

A friend of the deceased, identified as Mc Cm on Facebook wrote, “You talked to me about your wedding on the 17/04/2021(this Saturday) and I told you I was booked already…5 days to your wedding, Fulani attacked your village, Wawan Rafi and you are no more…Hmmmmmm Rayuwa. Francis Jonathan, may God rest your soul..Amen. My condolences to your wife to be and your family.”

Another Facebook user, Paul Dogo, described the deceased as a gentle and calm young man.

“We lost a friend, a brother, a colleague in Keke business, gentle, calm young man and 3 others when Fulani bandits attacked Wawan Rafi village in Zango Kataf LGA in the early hours of Monday.

“This is 5 days to his wedding. We are hurt to our bone marrow. May their souls rest in peace and may God protest us against evil that be devilled our country,” he wrote.

Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan had earlier in a statement confirmed the attack on Wawan Rafi II village.

Aruwan said three other persons persons were killed.

He identified the other deceased as Florence Dennis, Joshua Dauda and his 7-year-old son, Philip Dauda.

He also disclosed that seven houses, one car and one motorcycle were burnt in the attack.

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