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Another Nigerian tortured to death by South African Police

Another Nigerian , Maxwell Ikechuku Okoye, from Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State, has been allegedly killed by members of the South African Police Service.

The Vice-President, Nigerian Union in South Africa, Mr Joshua Ogade Itua, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Pretoria that Okoye was allegedly tortured to death on Friday in Ladysmith, Kwa-zulu-Natal Province.

The Police, according to the Chairman of Nigerian Union South Africa, Ladysmith Chapter, went to the apartment of the deceased and forced their way in.

“While they were with him, he called to alert other Nigerians but before they could get to his apartment the police had made away with his body. Maxwell’s lifeless body was later seen at the mortuary,” he said.

Itua said that NUSA leaders then went to the police for fact- finding, noting that his death has added to the number of Nigerians that were killed either by the Police or through Xenophobia in that country.

“The Station Commander of Ladysmith claimed that he was met foaming at the time they gained entry to his apartment.

“Police murder inquest has been opened and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) in Kwa-zulu-Natal province have been informed for full investigation.

“Our condolence to his family and Nigerian Community in Ladysmith. We call on our government to seriously engage its counterparts in South Africa for investigation and prosecution if not a natural death.

“This is because, according to our leaders who went to the mortuary, there are bruises and blood all over his body so we have every reason to believe that he was tortured to death.

“Our stand as foremost Nigerian organisation in South Africa is that all cases involving the killings of Nigerians should be investigated and prosecuted irrespective the nationality and status of the perpetrators,” he told NAN.

Maxwell was born on October 5, 1979 and is survived by two children.

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APC Jubilates As Court Sacks Imo PDP House Of Reps Member — Lifestyle News

The National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Owerri, Imo State has sacked Obinna Onwubuariri, a member of the House of Representatives, Lifestyle News reports

Onwubuariri, is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, and represented Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe federal constituency of Imo State.

In her judgment
which lasted for about two hours, chairman of the Panel, R. Harriman,
ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a fresh
poll in the federal constituency within 90 days from the date of the
judgment.

According to the Jurist, the petitioner, Princess
Miriam Onuoha, of the All Progressives Congress, was able to prove her
petition beyond reasonable doubt.

The jurist said that INEC and
the first respondent were unable to defend the allegations of
over-voting, mutilation of figures, and the reduction of the
petitioner’s votes preferred against them by the petitioner.

The
panel, which ordered a fresh poll in the federal constituency,
instructed that the first respondent’s certificate of return should be
withdrawn immediately.

Harriman said the declaration of the
lawmaker who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, was done in
utter disregard of the Electoral Act, as amended.

The
petitioner’s aide, Israel Onyema, told newsmen after the judgment that
his principal would have been happier if the tribunal had declared the
APC candidate the winner of the February 21 poll.

Onyema contended that his principal won the election in the three local government areas that make up the federal constituency.

An aide to the sacked lawmaker said his principal would appeal the judgment.

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Two men escape with injuries in a bizzare head-on bicycle collision after they refused to give each other way in a narrow paving

Two men escape with injuries in a bizzare head-on bicycle collision after they refused to give each other way in a narrow paving

Two men were injured in a head-on collision between their bicycles in East London, South Africa on Wednesday.

 

The Eastern Cape Department of Transport, said the accident occurred because both men refused to give each other way in a narrow paving.

 

“In a rare bicycle to bicycle head on Collision, two men sustained injuries when they somehow failed to give each other way in a narrow paving, they ended up colliding head-on. The accident occurred on the N2 near East London earlier today. Both men escaped with minor injuries, sore bodies and bruised egos.”

 

Two men escape with injuries in a bizzare head-on bicycle collision after they refused to give each other way in a narrow paving

Two men escape with injuries in a bizzare head-on bicycle collision after they refused to give each other way in a narrow paving

Two men escape with injuries in a bizzare head-on bicycle collision after they refused to give each other way in a narrow paving

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Eggs do not swim to the sperm

Efia Odo in a tweet addressed to ladies advised against chasing men, a claim she backed with the human fertilization process. 

 

The Ghanaian actress and media personality said eggs don’t swim to the sperm but it’s the other way. Efia tweeted; 

 

Eggs do not swim to the sperm - Efia Odo tells ladies not to chase men

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