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Ebonyi: Police arrest 10 persons over torture of pastor

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Ebonyi police said they have arrested ten persons in connection with the alleged torture of a cleric.

The Pastor identified as Oko Chukwu Obeni was allegedly tried and punished by the Traditional Council of his Amasiri community known as the Essa and Isi Oru.

In a viral video, his hands were tied to his back and he was flogged and beaten.

Following outcries and condemnations that greeted the incident, the Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of Julius Amadi Nyerere and 9 others for the alleged assault.

Police Spokesman in the state, Loveth Odah stated this in a statement.

“On 14th of May at about 5:pm one Pastor Oko Chukwu Obeni ‘m’ age 30yrs of Ndukwe Amasiri village in Afikpo North LGA of Ebonyi State reported at Afikpo North Division that Isi Oru Age Grade led by one Julius Amadi Nyerere and deputized by one Eze Ogbonna ‘m’ all of the same address dragged him to the Ogo Playground in the area, tired his both hands to back and flogged him severally with canes which infected multiple injuries all over his body and poured him with filthy water’, the Spokesman said.”

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Mrs Odah said that following the report, the victim was immediately taken to the hospital for proper medical care and he is responding to treatment.

“Subsequently, the leader of the Isi Oru Age Grade Mr Julius Amadi Nyerere and nine others were arrested in connection of the case”, she said.

According to Odah preliminary Investigation revealed that the assault was as a result of a post made by the victim in one of the popular Social media platforms, Facebook, condemning a particular action of Afikpo North LGA Council Chairman Hon. Ogbonnia Oko Enyim and commending the Traditional Ruler of the area and his cabinet over the decision taken against the Council boss for such action’.

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She added that the LGA Council Chairman’s loyalist was allegedly angered by this post in the said platform causing them to take the laws into their hands thereby committing the heinous crime.

“Meanwhile, the Acting Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi State, DCP Yekini A. Ayoku urged the general public to remain calm as he has ordered a full-scale investigation into the matter with a view to unravelling the circumstances that led to such inhuman treatment”, Odah added.

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Watch as woman gives newborn baby bl*w-j*b

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A very disturbing video has trended online.

A female molester was caught on camera giving a newborn baby a blow job.

She kept kissing and frolicking the sexual organ of the baby boy with reckless abandon.

The Police caught wind of the video and vowed to step into the matter.

“Anyone with useful information (e.g Name, Phone number, Location or Address) of the lady in the picture below should kindly reach out to us via DM or call 08057000001. Protection of your Identity is guaranteed,” it tweeted via its complaints handle.

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Four men drug, gang-rape 13-year-old girl in Kaduna, dump her unconscious under a car

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The sexual abuse of women and girls seem to continue unabated as a 13-year-old girl has been reportedly gang-raped in Kaduna State by four men.

The recent rape incident comes hours after there were reports that a 12-year-old girl was gang-raped by four masked men in Lekki Area of Lagos State.

In the Kaduna incident, WuzupNigeria gathered that the girl was drugged, gang-raped by the four men who, later, dumped her unconscious underneath a parked vehicle near her house.

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According to the Kaduna State Ministry of Human Services and Social Development, the victim was taken by suspects on a motorcycle that was “driven by an unsuspecting biker and dumped underneath a parked car close to her house.”

The Ministry stated on its twitter handle on Thursday that after hours of frantic search, the victim was found by a relative and immediately taken to the hospital.

It said the four rapists and one collaborator have since been arrested and the case moved from the Police Division to the State Criminal Investigative Department.

“After investigation, the suspects will be charged before a court of competent jurisdiction,” it said.

It stated that while the ongoing conversation “on #SayNoToRapists continues, the monstrous practitioners have not shown signs of slowing down.”

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The case of rape has recently gathered momentum following several cases of rape in social media.

Only recently, a 100 level student of the University of Benin, Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, was raped to death in a church.

WuzupNigeria further reports that a 12-year-old girl is said to be experiencing trauma after she was allegedly gang-raped by four masked men at her residence in Abijo area of Ajah, Lagos State.

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She was said to have been raped while playing alone in the compound around 2 pm on Thursday.

The victim, a secondary school pupil, was left bleeding from injuries she sustained in her private parts.

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Abba-Ukpo crisis: Police, community clash over alleged kidnap of billionaire

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There is tension in Abba Community, in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, as members of the community and the Nigerian Police Force are locked in a fierce argument over the alleged kidnap of billionaire businessman, Chief Pius Nweke on Friday.

While the community strongly stated that Nweke was kidnapped on his way to office by suspected policemen who placed a gun in his hand, the Police said the billionaire businessman was arrested for being in possession of illegal firearms and could be transferred to the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Abuja.

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In a statement on Friday, the President General of the Community, Engr, BC Anaekwe, said, Nweke was abducted on his way to his office by some people suspected to be policemen at about 12 noon.

According to him, not only that he was abducted, he was handcuffed like a common criminal, while a gun was placed on his hand.

“As at the time of this release, the whereabouts of Chief Nweke is still unknown. It will be recalled the Abba community has been in dispute over ownership of a large expanse of .land commonly called “Agu-Abba” with her neighbouring Ukpo community for which the Nigerian police was enlisted against the Abba community,” the statement read.

When contacted, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang and the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Haruna, did not pick calls to their mobile lines.

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But, one of the senior Police officers in the state, who pleaded anonymity, said nobody kidnapped the said chief, rather, that he was arrested for illegal possession of firearms.

He said Chief Pius Nweke was in possession of a pistol gun without a license which, according to him, was a criminal offence that carried a jail term of not less than three years

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The senior officer said it is only the President that could authorise for such under the constitution of the land

The matter could be transferred to the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Abuja.

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