Showing posts with label In Ebonyi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label In Ebonyi. Show all posts

In Ebonyi: Man allegedly kills own father over cooked yam

An aged man, one Chibueze Iduma, who hails from Amaofia Ngbo community in Ohaukwu LGA of Ebonyi State, was on Thursday, remanded in Prison custody for allegedly killing his own father as a result of a quarrel over cooked yam.

Dailypost gathered that the suspect and his father, Mr Emmanuel Oba Iduma, whom he allegedly killed, had some altercations over cooked yam, when the incident took place.

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The accused, was said to have cooked a piece of yam, left same in the house to see a friend, in the area, only to return to find out that the father had eaten the yam.

An eyewitness who spoke to journalists said, “While they quarrelled over the cooked yam, the father had hit the son with his walking stick, and in retaliation, the son hit him back, he then fell down and died.”

It was further gathered that the accused person allegedly committed the offense at Amaofia Ngbo community, in the Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, on December 20, 2019.

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The suspect was arraigned before the Magistrate’s Court, sitting in Abakaliki, Capital of Ebonyi state on one count charge bordering on murder.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Chinedu Mbam, told the court that the offence was punishable under section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria, 2009.

In her ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Blessing Chukwu, said the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the matter.

She, therefore, directed that the accused person be remanded at the the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Abakaliki, while his case file should be transferred to the Diretor of Public Prosecutions in the state, for necessary advice.

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The matter was adjourned till January 29, 2020, for report of compliance. Dailypost

One killed, cars, houses burnt in Ebonyi as PDP, APC supporters clash

One person whose name is yet to be identified was on Wednesday reportedly killed in Agubia Ikwo Community, Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

This is following a clash between boys loyal to a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

It was gathered that the clash ensued between the two rival groups over who controls one of the biggest motor parks in the community.

Daily post learnt that over five other persons were injured and were currently receiving treatment at the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.

Investigation revealed that the homes and vehicles belonging to some of the current leaders of the parks were vandalized and set ablaze by the opposing youths.

The Agubia Motor Park is the central park where all the vehicles leaving and entering the community stops.

A source in the community, who spoke unanimity said that the clash was a fall-out of a supremacy battle between two opposing political camps in the area over political dominance ahead of 2023 political year.

The source revealed that the boys loyal to the chieftain of PDP who is currently serving under the present government of Ebonyi state had been in total control of the leadership of the park for the past five years.

But, immediately the Appeal Court sitting in Enugu ruled in favour of APC in Ikwo/Ezza South Federal Constituency seat, the boys loyal to APC demanded that the leadership of the park be handed over to them, which later resulted to destruction and burning down of houses, cars and killing of one person.

Reacting to the development, the Member Representing Ikwo/Ezza South Federal constituency, Chinedu Ogah, called on security agencies to arrest and prosecute anyone involved in the crisis. Dailypost

In Ebonyi : 9 butchered, 4 others missing in communal crisis

The Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi, on Sunday has frowned at the fresh killings of nine persons in Ukwagba Ngbo in Ohaukwu LGA of the state.

The governor threatened to arrest and imprison stakeholders of the area for allegedly sponsoring the massacre.

Umahi, who visited the council headquarters of Ohaukwu LGA located at 135 along Abakaliki- Enugu, gave stakeholders of the area 24 hours to produce the killers of the 9 persons and the missing four others in the area.

Represented by the deputy Governor Barr. Kelechi Igwe, the governor said it is a shame on the stakeholders of the area including the 6 former chairmen of the council to allow killings to ravage the local government.

Recall, Ohaukwu LGA is the hometown of the former first civilian governor of Ebonyi state, Dr. Sam Egwu, who is the current senator representing Ebonyi north senatorial zone, but Ohaukwu LGA has been ravaged with serial crises leading to killings of innocent persons on daily basis.

Earlier in a remark, the council chairman of Ohaukwu LGA, Barr. Clement Odah while narrating the incident blamed the killings on some persons who are not happy with his administration.(Dailypost)

In Ebonyi: FG, WHO respond to Yellow Fever outbreak

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ebonyi Government are responding to the outbreak of yellow fever in the state, an official says.

In a statement in Abuja on Saturday, the Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, said Ebonyi Public Health team commenced investigation on suspected case on July, 31,
Ihekweazu said Ebonyi State Public Health team commenced investigation since July, 31, adding that three cases tested positive to yellow fever at NCDC’s National Reference Laboratory, which triggered an immediate response.

Iheakweazu said the inquiry indicated that the outbreak might have been going on for a few months undetected by local health authorities.

The director-general said that detailed analysis and plans were at advance stages to apply to international vaccine stockpile to enable a reactive vaccination campaign in Ebonyi in response to the cluster of cases.

According to him, yellow fever virus is spread through bites of an infected mosquito and there is no human-to-human transmission of the virus.
He said that yellow fever is a completely vaccine preventable disease and that a single shot provides immunity for life.

He said the vaccine was available and dispensed free in primary health care centres in Nigeria as part of routine immunisation schedule. (Vanguard)
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