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Man Arrested For Killing Girlfriend For Money Rituals

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The police have arrested one Ifeanyi Njoku for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Precious Okeke, 24, in an estate at Badore, in the Ajah area of Lagos State.

It was learnt that the live-in lovers stayed on Oke Street, where Njoku allegedly killed his girlfriend for ritual purposes.

It was learnt that a native doctor, who was assisting the suspect, instructed him to have sex with Okeke’s corpse.

Njoku  was said to have engaged in the illicit act with the corpse for six days, as the stench emanating from his apartment prompted his neighbours to inform the management of the estate.

A source, Elizabeth John, said during a search of the apartment, Okeke’s decomposing corpse was found.

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She said: “The boy killed his girlfriend about six days ago, and he confessed that he wanted to use the girl for money rituals. He said he was told that he should have sex with his girlfriend’s corpse for seven days, but he was caught on the sixth day. Today (Monday) is supposed to make it the seventh day.

“The smell of the corpse had been disturbing neighbours in the compound and other residents. So, they called the estate chairman to help in confirming what was going on in the apartment and while searching the apartment, they found the girl’s body.

“The boy was arrested and taken to the Lamgbasa Police Station and during interrogation, he confessed that he killed his girlfriend six days ago.

“We learnt that the boy offered N6m to kill the case; we also learnt that he brought the girlfriend from the village and they just moved into the estate.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident, adding that the deceased and the suspect were lovers.

He said: “Two suspects, Ifeanyi Njoku and Mbam Atunmufor, 36, have been arrested. They have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for further investigation. Njoku was the one that rented the apartment.”

 

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Woman Gets 10-year Jail Term For Child Trafficking

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Woman Gets 10-year Jail Term For Child Trafficking

After being found guilty of conspiracy and child trafficking by a Magistrates’ Court in Port Harcourt, a 32 year-old woman, Blessing Stephen has been sentenced to a 10- year imprisonment.

The presiding Magistrate, Chief Magistrate Felicitas Amanze found Stephen guilty of two-count charge bordering on conspiring to sell the one-year and seven-month-old baby identified as Blessing Monday at the sum of N20,000.

She was arraigned alongside one Abigail Monday Udo and mother of the trafficked baby who was also asked by the court to report three times a week to sweep and dust the furniture in the court room for one year.

The magistrate said the court was lenient with the mother for showing remorse throughout the trial and for the fact that she was deceived to sell her child.

But Chief Magistrate Felicitas Amanze, described Stephen as “an unrepentant and hardened liar”, stating that the prosecution was able to prove that she actually deceived the first defendant to sell the baby, gave her N20,000 and never gave her the balance till date.

Chief Magistrate Amanze sentenced her to three years in count one and seven years in count two of the charges filed against her by the police.

The sentences are to run consecutively.

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Speaking to journalists, the counsel who represented International Federation of Female Lawyers, FIDA,Rivers State Chapter, at the trial, Esther Achor Okorienta, commended the court for the judgment.

According to her, the judgment will serve as a deterrent to child traffickers and those who are bent on continuing in the business of human trafficking.

 

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Police Arrest Mother, Son For Killing Sibling For Money Rituals

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Police Arrest Mother, Son For Killing Sibling For Money Rituals

The police have arrested a Lagos resident Afeez Olalere 32, and his mother for killing his kid brother for money rituals.

According to Afeez, his mother had encouraged him to kill his kid brother for money rituals.

He made the confession when he was arrested saying “my mother took me to an herbalist who told me if i want to be successful in the yahoo business I will have to sacrifice one life and that person must be a sibling to me.

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“The things he would need to prepare a concoction with were his thumbs, his hair, fingers and a passport photograph.

“So, we went back home and thought about it, then my mother suggested that we use my younger brother since he is just 21years old.

“She also brought the poison which we gave him to eat. He died within 20 minutes after consuming the food. I was the one who cut out the body parts needed. We then wrapped his dead body and headed to the mortuary”.

The suspects were caught during a search operation along Itamaga, Ikorodu Road in Lagos.

 

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Lucky Igbinedion Loses Mother

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Lucky Igbinedion Loses Mother

Mrs Maria Oredola Igbinedion, the mother of former Edo State Governor Lucky Igbinedion has died.

According to a statement by the former governor, she was 85 years old and she is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The statement reads: “With gratitude to God for a fruitful and eventful life, we announce the transition to glory of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Madam Maria Oredola Igbinedion who joined the Saints in the early hours of December 2, 2021, at the age of 85. She is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”

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According to the former governor, the burial arrangement of the late octogenarian would be announced later.

She was a descendant of the popular Ogbebor family of Usen, in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the State.

 

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