Showing posts with label Port Harcourt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Port Harcourt. Show all posts

Redemption Ministries Pastor, Stephen Akinola dies hours after TB Joshua

General Superintendent of Redemption Ministries Worldwide, Rev. Stephen Akinola has passed away.

His death occurred the same day Prophet T.B. Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) died

Joshua died in the wee hours of Sunday morning hours after delivering a sermon.
Akinola reportedly underwent a kidney transplant but this is yet to be verified.

His congregation and residents have besieged the church, headquartered in Port Harcourt, to pay their last respects.

Former Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Apostle Eugene Ogu has confirmed Akinola’s death. Dailypost

Police officer shoots man dead in Port Harcourt over iPhone

The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a civilian, Jimoh Abiodun, by an officer attached to Elelenwo Police Division, Port Harcourt.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Joseph Mukan, condemned the killing of Jimoh Abiodun by the Police Sergeant.

The Police Sergeant whose name is yet to be made public, reportedly shot dead one Jimoh Abiodun a native of Kwara state over an iPhone.

Brother to the deceased, Ismaheel Jimoh, while narrating what transpired, said Police officers in a patrol van stopped him and his brother while they were on a motorbike going home on Friday night 18, December 2020.

Ismaheel explained that, “the Police officers searched us and saw nothing except our ID cards and iPhone and another handset. One of the Police Officers insisted on taking us to the Police station at Elelewon which we obliged.”

Ismaheel stated that at the entrance of the station one of the Police officers allegedly asked them to bail themselves but he told the officer that they have only N1,500 left.

“While this Officer was insisting on payment, other Police officers told the officer who shot my brother dead to let us go since nothing incriminating was found on us but the officer refused.

“As the Officer who was drunk was beating my brother at the front of the Police station, I heard two gunshot and when I turned back my brother was lying on the floor.

“Myself and the other Police officers then took my brother to three different hospitals but they declined attending to him and on our way to the University of Port Harcourt Hospital the officers drove so rough that my weak brother fell out from the back of the patrol van which made him to sustain several degrees of injuries,” Ismaheel said.

Azeezat Omolara Jimoh, wife of the deceased, who wept uncontrollably while speaking to newsmen in Port Harcourt, expressed shock that her husband was killed for no reason.

She called on the Rivers State Government, the Police authorities and well-meaning Nigerians to come to their aide.

But the Rivers State Police Command in a statement by its spokesman, SP Nnamdi Omoni stated that the incident is being investigated and the outcome will be communicated to the public.

“The Police Sergeant who carried out the dastardly act is in custody for debriefing and psychological evaluation. His Orderly Room Trial will commence in earnest, for possible arraignment.

“The Command is in touch with the family and has commiserated with them over the unfortunate incident and has assured them that the interest of justice will be served in the circumstance, while appealing for calm and allow the law to take its full course”, the statement reads.

DAILY POST reports that the deceased, Abiodun Jimoh is a staff of INTELS in Onne, Eleme Local Government area of Rivers State and is survived by his wife and three children aged six, four and one year.

His remains have been deposited in the mortuary. Dailypost


EFCC arrests fraudulent popular female pastor in Port Harcourt

A female Pastor in one of the new generation churches in Rivers State has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

She was nabbed for allegedy defrauding the family of one Maxwell Uzuoma about N26million.

The female clergy, identified as Pastor Blessing of a popular Pentecostal Church, is alleged to have defrauded the family under the false pretence of being a business contractor but was arrested following a petition by the office of the Public Complaint in Rivers State.

The Federal Commissioner, Public Complaints in Rivers state, Marshall Israel who confirmed the development to newsmen, said they decided to forward the petition from the affected family to the EFCC after their own investigation on the matter.

Israel assured that the PCC would continue to work with relevant Government agencies in the fight against administrative injustice and other crimes for the interest of bringing a better society, just as he promised to ensure that justice prevailed in the case.

He said, “The woman claimed to be a Pastor and defrauded the family of twenty-five million naira because they trusted her so much.

“When the family brought the matter to us, even though it falls under the purview of PCC, we decided to transfer the petition to the anti-graft agency, EFCC and we are happy to announce to the public that the woman has been arrested.

“She is currently in the custody of the EFCC and she has made useful confessions.”

The alleged victim of the fraud, Maxwell Uzuoma said Pastor collaborated with a fake prophet who came to them with fake prophecies in a bid to collect more money from the family.

“Few months back the woman, Pastor Blessing (Church name withheld) came up and defrauded my family through false pretence and collected huge amount of money to the tune of N25.5m.

“In fact, the strategy they used was come into my home and caused confusion by way of giving false prophecy in the name of showing care and concern. Then they get information, transfer it to other prophets and somehow, they will scam you.

“We started suspecting her and then after doing out own little investigation, we found out that she was fraudulent. That was when we decided to raise a petition to the PCC and here we are now. She is with the EFCC,” he said.


Explosion rocks shopping mall in Port Harcourt

Five people have been injured following a gas explosion at a shopping mall in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident on Wednesday.

He said the explosion, which occurred in the Kitchen area of the mall, left five persons seriously injured.
The police spokesman added that the victims are currently receiving treatment at the Braithwaite Memorial Hospital, and activities have returned to normal.

DSP Omoni also said that investigations are ongoing to unravel the cause of the gas explosion. (Channels TV)
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