Thursday, 29 June 2017
Sunday, 18 June 2017
One Samuel Ucheihero Njoku, a. k. a SammyRocco, a fresh graduate of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede was allegedly shot dead on Sunday, June 11, by one Uche Obiaku, who is suspected to be a cultist.
In retaliation, irate youths of the Umuokoto Nekede, in Owerri West Council Area, Imo State set the family compound of the suspect ablaze. By then the suspect and members of his family had fled the village.
According to Sun News, about 10 persons have been killed in supremacy wars between various rival cult groups in Nekede, which is the host community of the Federal Polytechnic.
The deceased, who the second to the last child of the family and had just graduated from the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri.
Speaking to The Sun, a family said that on that fateful dau, the victim was washing his clothes when he received a phone call about9.20 am and he left to see a relation within the neighbourhood.
As he was returning home, the alleged suspect, Uche Obiaku, accosted him. According to the source the deceased knelt down and begged for his life to be spared when his assailant allegedly brought out a pistol threatening to shoot him. Apparently believing that Obiaku had been placated by the plea, the victim stood up to walk away. But, surprisingly the suspect shot him point blank in the back, shattering the spine cord, killing him instantly. Then he fled from the scene.
On what could have led to the alleged murder of Samuel by Obiaku, the source said that the only misunderstanding between the deceased and the suspect was a disagreement the deceased had with the suspect’s friend from Umuerim, a neighbouring village and that since then, the suspect had been targeting the victim and eventually killed him before absconding.
Friday, 2 June 2017
The protesters blocked the road at Okada Junction from 3 a.m, demanding increased presence of security personnel on the highway.The Nation reports .
Eyewitnesses said robbers blocked the highway at 1 a.m, robbed several vehicles and killed the two persons.
The killing of the bus conductor angered luxury bus drivers who blocked the highway.
They were joined by other commercial drivers.
A driver of Young Shall Grow bus with registration number (Lagos) AAA 283 XM, which was attacked, Mr Obika Orakwe, identified the slain conductor as Onyekwere.
He said: “We left Onitsha around 10:30 p.m. Armed robbers attacked us immediately after we left Benin, as we headed to Okada. We managed to escape and decided to park somewhere because the shooting was too much. We discovered the conductor of the bus had been killed. The hoodlums also robbed several vehicles close to where we parked, including Ezenwata bus and some small buses. They were shooting everywhere.”
A driver conveying Complete Sports, who gave his name simply as Ayinla, said the robbers took over the road as early as 1 a.m and killed the two persons on the spot.
He said the robbers operated without police intervention.