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Police Parade Anambra Pastor For Allegedly Torturing Toddlers

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A self-acclaimed pastor, Rejoice Raymond, has been accused of torturing toddlers in Anambra State.

Raymond, a 40-year-old woman, was paraded on Monday at the police headquarters at Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area of the state.

The suspect, alongside one Sabina Izuorah, who is currently at large, were involved in the case of alleged deprivation of liberty, assault and attempted murder of three children at 3-3 area in Onitsha, a report by Channels Television shows.

Briefing journalists, the Commissioner of Police, Monday Kuryas, represented by the Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, said one of the significant accomplices, Izuorah, a former staff member of the Welfare Department at Ihiala Local Government Area, has been declared wanted.

“Our preliminary investigation so far reveals that the suspect, Madam Rejoice, allegedly bought the three children at the rate of N3.050million from a woman called Sabina Izuorah, who is a social welfare worker, who allegedly sold the children is still at large,” the police spokesman said.

Due to physical and emotional torture, the injuries inflicted on the children’s bodies are still evident as the children continue to recuperate in the state government’s custody.

The Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs in Anambra State, Ndidi Mezue.

They recounted their experience and shared their ordeal with journalists in the commissioner and police operatives’ presence.

When asked who inflicted the injuries on them, one of the children said: “This woman, pastor. She would throw me in the step, throw me in the gutter,” while pointing towards the suspect.

On her part, the Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Ndidi Mezue, reiterated the state government’s commitment to meeting the children’s welfare needs.

While noting that the police authorities were still investigating the case, she said the state government would monitor the situation to ensure that justice is served.

“The Ministry of Women and Children, Anambra State will not relent in taking care of these lovely children while the case is being investigated. I pray as they go on investigating the matter, let the law take its course,” Mezue said in a report by Channels Television.

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Pregnant Wife Stabs Husband To Death In Delta Over Fried Chicken

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A pregnant woman, Blessing Emmanuel, has stabbed her husband to death following a disagreement between them.

The ugly incident occurred at Ohoro Community in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta state.

SaharaReporters gathered that the deceased, Jonathan Otomi Umamode, aged 30 years, was stabbed in the chest on Sunday night with a knife.

He was said to have died on the spot.

Confirming the story, the acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, said the suspect has been arrested and that she confessed to the crime.

A statement signed by the acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, and obtained by SaharaReporters, disclosed that the suspect while confessing to the crime, noted she did what she did out of anger.

The statement said, “The suspect, who was later arrested is a mother of seven and pregnant with her 8th child, confessed to the crime and said she angrily stabbed her husband who she claimed did not take care of her and the children. That she had been taking care of herself and her kids; she sells fried chicken.

“On that fateful day, according to the suspect, her husband came and demanded she go home with him which she refused. She said the deceased gathered her fried chicken, doused it with kerosene and set it ablaze. She angrily used the knife in her hand to stab the husband in the heart and ran away.”

Edafe stated that the corpse of the deceased has since been deposited at the Ughelli Central Hospital mortuary, awaiting autopsy.

He added that the police had commenced investigation into the incident.

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Anambra: Young Man Killed As Awka Cult War Rages

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A yet to be identified young man has been killed as rival cult groups clashed in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

 

The young man was shot dead by the gunmen suspected to be cultists around the Ukwuoji area of Awka at 8:45 am on Monday morning, April 12.

 

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Ikenganya Tochukwu, who confirmed the incident in a phone chat with the Tribune, said an investigation is ongoing.

 

“It is a cult-related incident, that happened on April 12, 2021, around Ukwuoji this morning. Police operatives are currently on the ground there. I will avail you more details shortly.” he stated.

 

The recent killing is coming five days after three young men were killed at different locations in Awka.

 

One youth was killed in Umubele, while the other two were killed in Okpuno in Awka South council area.

 

An eyewitness said that four young men alighted from a tricycle and opened fire on the boys at Okpuno.

 

“Nobody is safe in Awka nowadays. These boys kill themselves on a daily basis, but the worst part of it is that policemen are helpless.” the witness said.

 

See photos of the ones killed a few days ago below:

 

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Nigerian Soldier Commits Suicide In Borno

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A soldier identified as Kila Jima fighting Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state has reportedly committed suicide.

 

Sahara Reporters reports that the soldier, a corporal in the Army’s 152 Battalion, Banki, was said to have suddenly cocked his rifle and shot himself in the head last Saturday, April 10.

 

The deceased was said to have shown some sign of depression before he eventually took his life. His body has been deposited at the military mortuary in Maiduguri.

 

A number of officers fighting the terrorists in the North East have committed suicide. In March, a soldier identified as Bello Useni with the Nigerian Army School of Armour in Bauchi killed himself.

 

In September 2020, a lance corporal attached to the Army’s 27 Task Force Brigade in Buni Gari, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe state, committed suicide at his duty post.

 

Also in 2019, a soldier hung himself in Abuja.

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