Imo community in fears over spate of gruesome killings —–as another victim beheaded
Residents of Orlu Local Government in Imo state are now living in morbid fears of incessant gruesome killings in the area.
The latest of such killings happened in the early hours of Thursday when the unidentified person was beheaded by a yet to be identified murderer who displayed the victim’s head at Orie Okporo market Community in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.
Competent police sources, who spoke in confidence with our correspondent, confirmed the incident.
“The victims were actually being beheaded in Okopro Community, starting from Tuesday this week” the police source disclosed.
Some of the sources from Orlu, who spoke to our correspondent on the beheading of residents, have continued to link the activities to criminal elements and diabolical gangs operating freely in the area, especially at night.
An independent source from the Okporo community said: “The head of this person was taken to the Orie Okporo market and dumped there.
” We were shocked, wondering in amazement what the killers stand to achieve.”
“You will remember Okporo market, is where the heads of the two other persons killed on Tuesday were dropped and we don’t know what next again.
” We beg them to stop this kind of killing. Orlu is known for peace,” He said.
Commenting on the matter, the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mike Abatam , said: “We have heard of it and we are gathering the necessary information after which we will make an official statement.”
House of Reps gives NIMASA green light to disburse CVFF –appoints audit firm to coordinate, monitor disbursement
“Rt. Hon. (Barr.) Legor Idagbo – Chairman ii. Hon. Henry Nwawuba – Member iii. | Mrs. Kehinde Bolade Olaiya – Committee Clerk.
President Tinubu appoints Gbajabiamila Chief of Staff
An authoritative source in the Presidency confirmed the development on Thursday.
The source said the president finally made the decision after wide consultations on the contending candidates.
Gbajabiamila has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2012 and has just been re-elected to the House in the last elections.
The choice of Gbajabiamila by the president is not a surprise to many political pundits as he has been a very close ally to the president.
They are part of the brains behind the formation of the All-Progressives Party (APC).
He will now have to forgo his seat in the House of Representatives if he accepts the appointment.
Olufemi Hakeem Gbajabiamila CFR, is a Nigerian lawyer and foundation member of the APC.
He has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2019.
Gbajabiamila was born in Lagos in 1962 and attended Igbobi College for his secondary education and the University of Lagos as part of his education.
He is married to Salamatu Gbajabiamila.
Maritime media, NUJ mourn as Ray Ugochukwu passes on to glory
“The death of Ray came as a big shock to the union.
“We are going to miss his courageous attributes and mentorship.
“He was also one of the pillars of the Lagos Council of NUJ and served the union meritoriously in his capacities as the Chairman of, the Seminar Committee; and as a Member, the Committee on Milestone Recognition of Media Icons In Nigeria.
“He spent most of his life in ensuring the advancement of Maritime Reporting as well as the welfare of Journalists.
“He worked in several media houses.
“Among his giant strides, he was a former President of the Maritime Reporters’ Association of Nigeria (MARAN); President, Maritime Journalists Association of Nigeria (MAJAN); and a former Chairman of the Daily Times Chapel of NUJ.
“The legacies of Ray are indelible and will exist forever.
“May God grant his soul eternal rest” the Lagos NUJ said in a statement signed by Leye Ajayi, the Council Chairman and Tunde Olalere, the Council Secretary.
Headlines2 weeks ago
MSC overtakes Maersk as world’s largest container carrier of 5 m TEU capacity
Foreign4 weeks ago
UK court shuns Nigeria, ECOWAS pleas as it sentences Ekweremadu to 10 years imprisonment for organ trafficking
Headlines2 months ago
Obasanjo’s second daughter, Olubusola Obasanjo, among 510 promoted NIMASA staff
Headlines4 weeks ago
US frets as China pushes to head IMO
Headlines4 weeks ago
Buhari appoints Professor Umar Katsayal as Vice Chancellor, Daura University of Transportation
Customs1 month ago
Fate of customs officer who exposes smuggling ring at Nigerian borders unknown