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

In Enugu: 3 missing children found dead inside car

The bodies of three children were found in a car parked at the home of a retired police officer at Ugwu Ogede in Itchi, Igbo-Eze South local government area of Enugu State yesterday.
The victims, identified as Chibugo Eze, Chinenye Eze, and Ebuka Ene, were reported missing after they went to fetch water at a commercial borehole owned and located at the home of a former police officer.
According to the Guardianng, It was gathered that two other children, named Kingsley Eze, and Mmasichukwu were equally rescued from the same car.

Upon resuscitation, they claimed that three hooded men abducted and left them in the car. The hoodlums reportedly returned in the middle of the night to take them away but they couldn’t open the car doors, which were faulty, so they abandoned the kids and ran away.

Parents of the children had raised a search team when the five kids who had gone to the borehole around 8:00a.m on Sunday did not return home. Traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Ike Oke, said he mobilised personnel of vigilante and Forest Guard groups, who joined in the search of the missing children.
“We were almost frustrated in our search when someone who went to fetch water heard the voice of a little child calling her name. She traced the voice to a car that had been parked for over six months in the compound where she discovered the children,” the monarch said.

Efforts to get reactions of the police in Enugu on the story proved abortive as the Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, did not pick his calls.

In Enugu: Controversy as octogenarian living with dogs goes missing

There is controversy surrounding the whereabouts of 81-year-old Ms Florence Ada-Young popularly known as ‘Ada-Young’ who went missing three weeks ago.

The octogenarian reportedly lived with dogs numbering about 80 at one-storey building located at No. 39 Nike Road opposite St. Theresa Catholic Church, Abakpa Nike, Enugu State. She was last seen on February 24, 2020.

It is rumoured that the octogenarian died in her apartment and dogs ate her remains but her tenants who spoke to Sunday Punch debunked it, noting that her whereabouts remained unknown.

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A tenant, who identified himself only as Matthew, said, “For three weeks I have not seen of our landlord come out from upstairs. Last week, we started perceiving foul smell coming out of her apartment.”

He said because the woman was aged, they began to suspect that she might have died and start decaying since she lived with dogs.

The tenant said, “on Wednesday, her maternal relations came and everybody was afraid to enter the house for fear of dogs. They engaged the services of someone who entered the house and killed over 50 dogs of different sizes to gain entrance. All the apartments were searched but they could not find her.”

Matthew said the missing octogenarian had told him she was keeping dogs because of incessant robbery witnessed in the area when she returned from abroad years back.

Another tenant, Maduabuchi Ozor, told our correspondent that he saw the aged woman last on February 24 with a wound suspected to be a dog bite in one of her legs.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said the police had yet to get any report on the incident. Punch

In Enugu: PFN opposes witches’ conference

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria on Sunday declared its opposition to the proposed conference of witches scheduled to hold this week at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State.

The PFN said Enugu State would be in a serious danger if the proposed conference was allowed to hold.

The Chairman of PFN in the state, Bishop Godwin Madu, who declared the opposition of the Christian body in statement on Sunday, stated, “We cannot fold our arms and watch our future dragged into what will not give God glory.

“To this end, the Church in Enugu has declared a two-day prayer of warfare. We must not allow this at a time like this, as we have had enough of ungodly activities in the country already. The Church should pray against those sponsoring evil in the state.

“Enugu State is in the hands of God and for that reason, we will not hand it over to witches. So, all Christians should, without further delay, call on the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the awesome God of David to fight for his name.”

While calling on the Vice-Chancellor of the UNN, Prof Charles Igwe, to immediately call off the conference, Madu said if not he would incur the wrath of God. Punch

In Enugu: Six suspected cultists nabbed during initiation

The personnel of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested six suspected members of the Supreme Viking Confraternity during the initiation of a new member.

The state Police Public Relations Officer and the National Coordinator of the Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices, Ebere Amaraizu, told our correspondent on Monday that the suspects were arrested by a personnel of the Emene Division in the Akpoga Nike forest during the initiation of a new member on Saturday around 10pm.

Amaraizu, who stated that the arrest of the suspects was made possible by credible information provided to the police by members of the public and  a well-coordinated operation with the local vigilantes, urged residents of the state to always report any security concern to the police for effective policing of the state.

He said the suspects were arrested with a locally-made double-barrelled pistol and cartridges.

The police spokesperson said one of the suspects, 20-year-old Njoku Sylvester, who hails from Mgbo in Ebonyi State, but living in Emene, was being initiated into the confraternity when the operatives struck.

He gave the names of the other suspects as Ede Chijioke, aka CJ Black, a native of Ugbawka in the Nkanu East Local Government Area of the state; Edeh Ibeabuchi, aka Wiseman, 18; Chinonso Ugwu, aka Chaka Bullet, 25, a native of Onuogba Nike; Oko Udochukwu, aka Double, 21, from Onuogba Nike; and Chinedu Nwakasi, aka Aro Swag, of Ugwuoba Oji River.

According to Amaraizu, the suspects are helping the police in their investigation with a view to arresting other members of the confraternity.

The PPRO said the new member, Njoku, regretted going for the initiation, quoting him to have said that he was coerced into joining the group to make him prominent in the society and guarantee his protection. (Punch)

In Enugu: She answered a phone call, left and never returned alive -Theguardian

For the Chiawa family of Aguobuowa, Ezeagu local council, Enugu State, August 1, this year, would remain one of the days they wish had not come, as memories of the day bring deep sorrow.

It was the day its breadwinner and mother of five, Mrs. Gloria Chiawa, was hacked to death by unknown persons in circumstances that have now elicited several questions from the public.

The woman, who was billed to travel the next day to the village for the annual August meeting, had returned from the market where she made purchases for the journey to her shop at the Police Detective College, Agbani road.

Shortly after, a phone call had come and she left to answer the caller, with an instruction to her salesgirl to take care of the shop as she wouldn’t belong. She never returned alive.
She was found lifeless the next morning at Affa street in Uwani axis of the state. Those who killed her had dropped her body by the road, after dispossessing her of the small handbag containing her phone.

The Guardian gathered that Madam Gloria, whose husband, a police officer allegedly died of poison in 2007, leaving her solely with the responsibility of raising the family, had at about 5:00 p.m. that fateful day, left her shop in the care of her salesgirl after receiving a call from her phone.
Although her car, which her mechanic serviced that morning for her journey to the village was parked in front of her shop, she decided to walk her way, an indication that her destination may not be too far.

Chikamso Chiawa, one of her daughters who narrated the incident to The Guardian stated that she was on her way from school when she saw her mother trekking from their shop towards the traffic light near depot bus stop.

Chikamso said they got there and discovered that the body was their mother and that the way she appeared indicated that she was strangled.

Another heavy tragedy befell the family a few years after, when their first daughter, her husband, two of their children and their younger sister living with them were involved In a motor accident that claimed their lives at Aki Na Ukwa junction, in Awgu, Enugu.

The police said investigations have commenced into the matter. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ebere Amaraizu, said all would be done to unravel circumstances behind her death.(Theguardian)
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