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Anambra man allegedly kills wife, spends three days with her corpse

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The police in Anambra State have arrested a 49-year-old man, Ikechukwu Atansi for allegedly killing his wife, Uchechi.

It was gathered that after he killed the wife he locked himself up in a room with her corpse for three days.

The incident happened in Ezimezi, Amawbia, in the Awka South Local Government Area of the state.

A resident said,

” The man stayed inside the room with the corpse for three days ,until her body started to decomposed and an offensive smell oozing out from the room. That was when neighbours knew what was happening.”

To source said he had a reasonable suspicion that the suspect was into a failed money ritual mission.

“I suspect that he killed the wife for money rituals. My thinking is that he stayed with the corpse waiting for it to start yielding money, but he was disappointed.

In his defence, the suspect agreed that his the wife was murdered but that he had no hand in the killing.

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He said,

I went into a mysterious slumber during the period; I could not understand what was happening around me. Three times, I tried to regain consciousness and but failed because I fell down in the process and went into deep sleep.

“That was why the matter could not be reported to the police. It was on the third day that I somewhat regained consciousness that I raised the alarm and neighbours came and brought in the police, Atansi stated.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the stated , Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent said the police suspected the victim was murdered.

He said,

“At about 8:30am,distress call was received by the Central Police Station Awka that unusual odour was perceived by the neighbours oozing out from the room of one Ikechukwu Atansi  at Chimas House Ezimezi, Amawbia in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State and that flies were seen hovering all over the premises.

“Following the report,police patrol team led by DPO Central Police Station Awka, Chucks Nwoke rushed to the scene,opened the door and discovered a decomposing body of a woman who was later identified as Mrs Uchechi Atansi aged 31 years of Enugwu-Agidi lying lifeless in the room.

“After careful analysis of the scene by police detectives,marks of violence was observed on the body of the victim and blood spilled all over the room.

“Photographs of the victim as well as the scene were taken and corpse removed and deposited at Amaku General hospital mortuary for autopsy after it was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

Mohammed added,

Surprisingly however,the deceased husband one Mr Ikechukwu Atansi, aged 49 years of Umudum village in Isuanochia was right inside the room with the deceased when the door was opened and could not give a satisfactory account of what actually transpired.

“Instead,the husband claimed that he was injected with a substance by unknown persons who according to him must have killed his wife.

“The husband was subsequently arrested and he is assisting the Police with useful information to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

The PPRO said , the Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang,had ordered for immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal investigation department Awka for discreet investigation.

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Obaseki orders Police investigation into death of UNIBEN student

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The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has ordered a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a 100-level student of the Department of Microbiology, University of Benin (UNIBEN), in Ikpoba Hill axis of Benin City, the state capital.

Miss Omozuwa was alleged to have been raped after her head was smashed with a fire extinguisher at a Pentecostal church in Benin, which consequently led to her death.

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In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osa+gie, said Governor Obaseki has mandated the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and other relevant security agencies to fish out the culprits, who perpetrated the dastardly act and bring them to justice.

“The governor is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Miss Vera Uwaila Omozuwa. We have been in consultation with the Edo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and have mandated thorough investigation of the matter to ensure that those who are responsible for this heinous crime are brought to justice.”

He added that the state government would ensure that the full weight of the law run its course and that the Violence Against Persons (VAP) Law and other such laws related to rape and sexual abuse are exploited to get justice for the deceased.

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Osagie expressed the Governor’s deepest condolences to the family of the deceased.

He noted that it was imperative to respect the privacy of the grieving family as they pass through this difficult time.

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JUST IN: Policeman kills colleagues in shooting spree

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A yet- to- be named policeman on Sunday morning allegedly opened fire on his colleagues at Onikan, killing some of them.

The yet- to- be named officer went berserk around 5 am following a disagreement with other members of his team.

It was gathered that the trigger- happy cop hijacked their operational vehicle after shooting them and drove straight to Akoka in Yaba where he attempted to access a compound but couldn’t.

According to sources, the building had a metallic door and the policeman said to be attached to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) allegedly opened sporadic fire on the property to gain access.

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Residents said they were frightened and took cover not knowing what was happening since it was around 5 am.

It was gathered that no fewer than 30 bullet holes were counted in an apartment, corridor and ceiling of the premises.

It was learnt that the shooter, who spotted a black outfit and rode in a white escort van with siren, might have become more frustrated after his vehicle stuck in a ditch when he made to escape.

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Sources said distress calls were made to the Bariga Police Division and the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) who deployed operatives to the scene and restrained the active shooter.

From short videos obtained from residents by The Nation, the trigger happy cop was screaming incoherently, a development suggestive of a possible mental illness.

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He was heard alleging that some persons wanted to corrupt him and that he should be allowed to go home in the name of Jesus.

At the time of this report, police spokesman Bala Elkana told newsmen that the command was investigating the matter to understand what truly happened, adding that a statement would be released later.

 

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Nasarawa: Abducted CAN chairman regains freedom

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Abducted Nasarawa CAN Chairman regains freedom

The abducted Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Chairman in Nasarawa State, Bishop Joseph Masin, has regained his freedom.

Recall that Nasarawa police command had confirmed the abduction of the state Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bishop Joseph Masin, by gunmen in Lafia and a N20m ransom was demanded for his release.

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The Commissioner of Police in the state, Bola Longe, confirmed his release to the media on Sunday in Lafia.

He disclosed that four suspects have been arrested and that investigation was ongoing to arrest all those involved.

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Longe, however, denied knowledge of any ransom being paid to secure the release of the CAN chairman.

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He said all the suspects would be charged to court for prosecution after investigation.

Pastor Sam Joseph, son of the CAN Chairman, told newsmen that his father was freed about 11:45 p.m. on Saturday.

“He was freed around Lizhi village in Nasarawa-Eggon Local Government Area of the state.

“The chairman arrived his Bukan-sidi residence in Lafia at about 2:00 a.m on Sunday and had been taken for medical examination in an undisclosed hospital.” he added.

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