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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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Four injured as suspected landgrabbers invade Maharaj Ji’s Land

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Four followers of Sat Guru Maharaj Ji, the founder of the One Love Family sect, were injured as suspected landgrabbers invaded his community on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Maharaj Ji disclosed this in Ibadan at a news conference.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the land was being used for farming.

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Panic as Nigerian woman shares disturbing post on social media

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A  Nigerian woman has set social media users in panic mode after her last post on her Facebook wall.

The woman identified as Ifeoma Blossom Obiora had taken to social media on July 6 to leave two posts that could be described as ‘suicidal’ notes.

In one of the posts, she wrote;

Nobody listened, Nobody cared” she wrote with a crying emoji

In another post, Ifeoma wrote

“In these moments before my departure, I feel more clarity than I have ever felt in my dull life. In one minute, I will be free from the voices, from the pain, and from you.”

A women-based non-profit organization, WomenAids Collective WACOL, who reached out to her, claim Ifeoma was married off at 15 and has been subjected to emotional and physical abuse from her husband, Onyebuchi Obiora, for many years.

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Ifeoma is reportedly suffering from reproductive health challenges- Vesico Vagina Fistulae (VVF) due to forced sex.

According to the group, men from the Anambra state police command were sent to rescue Ifeoma but when they got there, they began blaming her for going on social media to seek help.

They later left her behind with an ”abusive” husband.

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The group hopes to go there today July 8, to rescue her.

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Bandits kill army officer, abduct mother and wife

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Suspected bandits have reportedly shot dead an army officer attached to the 353 Artillery Regiment, Ojo Barracks, Lagos along the Okene-Lokoja highway on Sunday.

Newsmen learnt that the army captain identified as Capt. GSM Abubakar with army number N/13600 was travelling in his Honda Accord car when he ran into a blockade mounted by the armed bandits.

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According to an unconfirmed source, Abubakar was travelling from Lagos to the Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Jaji, Kaduna State to participate in 2020 junior officers course.

The source disclosed that the army captain was in the company of his wife and mother when the incident happened.

According to the report, the bandits opened fire on the officer who was dressed in mufti, killing him on the spot and his wife and mother were thereafter abducted.

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It was also learnt that other officers travelling in other vehicles behind him narrowly escaped the attack and reportedly manoeuvred their ways and sped away from the scene.

The officer’s remains moved to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Lokoja were on Tuesday claimed by the family for burial in his hometown, in Niger State.

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