The Kogi State Police Command has cautioned the public against comments that could prejudice its investigation into the alleged attack on the secretary of the state governorship election petition tribunal.
In a statement issued on Wednesday by the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP WILLIAM OVYE AYA, the police said it is investigating the matter and therefore people should desist from making comments that can undermine the investigations.
Noting that the attention of Kogi State Police Command had been drawn to series of distorted information on the incident, the police said it needed to set the records straight.
“The general public is advised to avoid statements that may prejudice ongoing investigation into the matter.
“The Command also appeals to anyone with useful information on the alleged incident to provide same to the Command. The public will be updated as investigation progresses”, Ovye Aya wrote.
The statement read: “On Monday 04/12/2023 about 1820hrs, one Mr David Umar Mike ‘m’, Secretary to Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, along with Labode Apreala (f) Confidential Secretary and Hassimu Adamu, Assistant Secretary, came to State Criminal Investigation Department, Kogi State Police Headquarters and reported that on the said date, the three of them left their Hotel rooms in Lokoja about 1300hrs heading to their Office at the High Court Complex driving in his (David’s) Peugeot 406 car.
“That just before the CBN at about 1320hrs, one SUV vehicle which had earlier overtaken him blocked his car with two other SUVs following behind. All of them surrounded and blocked him as he attempted to reverse.
“That he saw about seven hooded men all heavily armed and dressed in black attire who shot severally into the air and dragged him and his two other colleagues out of their car, ransacked the car and made away with all the documents including Petitions filed by four (4) Parties namely Action Alliance (AA), Action People’s Party (APP), Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and Social Democratic Party (SDP)/two (2) Record Books/a Bag containing his personal items.
“He claimed to have also reported to the DSS Office. Hence a thorough and diligent investigation into the incident has been ordered by the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command.
Police Confirm, Speak On Assassination Of Anambra Community President General – Lifestyle Nigeria
The President General (PG) of Umuoji Community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra, Silas Onyima, was tragically shot dead by suspected assassins at his country home on Friday night. The confirmation of his killing came from DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO).
According to Ikenga, no arrests had been made at the time of the incident. However, he assured that investigations were underway, with the police collaborating with locals to unravel the circumstances surrounding Onyima’s death and identify the perpetrators.
Emphasizing the urgency of the situation, Ikenga stated that police personnel had been deployed to Umuoji to maintain order and ensure the safety of the community members. He urged the people to remain calm while reassuring them that the police were taking all necessary measures to address the situation effectively.
The body of the deceased was recovered and subsequently deposited in the morgue following the tragic incident.
Onyima’s untimely demise adds to the grim tally of Presidents General of Communities who have met violent ends in Anambra. The list includes Chief Ike Okolo of Obosi Community, who was murdered in January 2023, and Chief Paul Chinedu of Nanka Community, who was killed in the presence of his family in October 2021.
Similarly, Francis Onwuachi, the President General of Omor Community, suffered a similar fate in March 2021, while Chief Anthony Igboka of Nimo was gruesomely murdered in April 2019. These incidents underscore the concerning trend of violence targeting community leaders in the region, raising questions about the overall security situation and the safety of those serving their communities in leadership roles.
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New Pressure For Arrest Of Islamic Cleric Who Placed Fatwa On Remi Tinubu – Lifestyle Nigeria
More pressure has emerged for the arrest of the Islamic cleric who issued a fatwa for the killing of First Lady, Remi Tinubu for being a Christian and an infidel.
In the latest development, the Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN) has raised the alarm and called for urgent action against the Islamic preacher.
In a viral Update, the cleric condemned the Muslim/Muslim ticket of President Bola Tinubu and his vice, Kashim Shettima, labeling it as a scam. Shockingly, he went further to declare that Mrs. Tinubu, as an “infidel,” should be put to death in accordance with the Quran, without providing any specific reference to support his claim.
Reacting to the cleric’s incendiary remarks and the fatwa on Remi Tinubu, YOWICAN in a communiqué following its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja at the weekend strongly condemned the cleric’s statements and called for swift action to address the situation before it escalates further.
Expressing concern over the potential impact on national security, YOWICAN emphasized the urgency of prosecuting the cleric and urged authorities to restrict him from preaching in Nigeria as a deterrent to others.
. reports that the call from the group follows earlier condemnations from several quarters including Senator Shehu Sani who rebuked the Islami Cleric over his call for the killing of the First Lady for being a Christian. Meanwhile, the security agencies have not reacted to the development.
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