Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Pastor Ibukun Adeyinka of Christ Apostolic Church, Sanctuary of Blessing, Iju Ishaga area of Lagos State was stabbed to death by hoodlums who stormed the church.
Reports are that those who killed the pastor did not leave with any property of the church, therefore, the incident can be regarded to as an act of assassination.
The deceased wife, Olasunbo said the hoodlums struck at about 3am on 30th of May adding that they said nothing throughout the time of attack.
“We were asleep when they entered the church. They came to our house and we didn’t know anything was happening until we heard a sound like something was falling. .
There was a power outage, so we couldn’t see clearly. My husband was the first to wake up. They broke into the house through the front door. They didn’t say anything to us even as we asked what they wanted from us. .
I just heard my husband shouting, ‘In Jesus name’. I also re-echoed it, saying ‘Amen, in Jesus name.’ I never knew they had stabbed him in the chest. They left by scaling the church’s fence. I saw that my husband had become weak. That was when I knew that they had stabbed him. There was a lot of blood in the room.”
“They didn’t take anything. Up till now, I can’t say who they are and why they did what they did.”
A Facebook user, Amah Eze who shared the story claimed that the hoodlums who were absconding took the church as an escape route after a robbery operation.
“He was always ringing a bell at 12 midnight for prayers. So humble that whenever he greeted a small girl like me, he always bowed down. Only for absconding thieves to run into his church while he was praying as usual, and cut him with a machete. That’s how he met his death; but God knows best.”
Stephen Luka, who is standing trial for brutalising his ex-girlfriend and killing her sister, standing trial in a Jos High Court, said the police tortured him to obtain his confessional statement.
Giving evidence in a trial-within-trial on Tuesday in Jos, Luka rebutted the charges and showed the court scars he sustained during the torture to obtain his statement.
Stephen Luka was arraigned before the court in October 2016 charged with murder, attempted murder, assault and sexual abuse.
The defendant was alleged to have attacked two sisters Simi Dusu and Justina Dusu on July 27, 2016 at his home, in Sabon Gari, Tudun Wada, Jos, when they went to break the news that Justina was pregnant.
According to report, Luka was not happy when Justina insisted on keeping the baby, lost his control and used a machete on both sisters, resulting in Simi’s death and Justina losing her left eye.
The Divisional Crime Officer, Mr Bolaji Ayenumuro of the “A” Divisional police headquarters on May 6, testified and told the court that the accused person in a statement confessed to the murder without any duress.
Luka, led in evidence by his counsel, Mr David Adudu, told the court that the statement was forcefully taken from him on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 2016, respectively.
“On Aug. 2, 2016 at about 8 p.m I was in the cell, when one Sgt. Apollos came to take me out and led me into the crime office where I met other policemen.
“They asked me if I committed the crime and I told them no. They immediately started to beat me but I still told them I did not do it, I was then taken back to my cell.
“At 7 p.m. the next day they took me back to the crime office and this time around they put a chain on my legs and placed hand cuffs on one hand.
“They started to torture me again, when I could no longer bear the pain, I told them I committed the crime, my statement was taken and was I forced to sign.”
During cross examination by the prosecuting counsel, Mrs Muleng Alex, the defendant said that it took the police three days to extract the statement from him.
When asked to identify the signature and date written on his statement, Luka said “this is not the statement and I cannot recognise the signature on it.”
The prosecutor prayed the court to allow the defendant to write a date on a piece of paper to ascertain whether the handwritings were the same.
However, when he did the two writing turned out to be the same.
The defense counsel, Mr David Adudu, thereafter prayed the court to give him 21 days to file a final written address for the defence.
The judge, Mrs Nafisa Musa, after listening to his plea, adjourned the matter to July 24 to enable both parties file their final written addresses for the trial within trial.
After spending 81 days in prison,Kemi Olunloyo was released yesterday.According to the controversial journalist,she was released admist celebration She wrote
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She was celebrated with drums, music, crying inmates, prison staff while waving to crowds in an emotional release after 81days.
Special thanks to the attorneys Kayode Ajulo, Eugene Meabe (pictured near sign) F.O.Lawal from the Afe Babalola law firm and Briggs (pictured in the car) and dining with a Rivers state friend Mr ThankGod.
A female Lawyer, Yewande Oyediran, who was accused of killing her husband Lowo, on Monday denied the allegation. She said she loved her husband and did not kill him.
Yewande, a staff of the Department of Public Prosecution in the Oyo State of Ministry of Justice, was accused of killing her husband with a knife on February 2, 2016, at Akobo area of Ibadan.
The lady, led in evidence by her counsel, Mr. Leye Adepoju, gave a narration of what happened beginning from February 1, 2016 when one Racheal Jegede, who she described as the mother of Lowo’s son, called her with a private number and accused her of not allowing Lowo to take care of the boy.
“I switched off the phone and went to Lowo because he had told the woman not to call me again. By that time, Lowo had settled in bed.”
According to her, she reported the call to Lowo. But the report appeared to have made Lowo angry as he had told Yewande to stop bothering about the other woman.
“He just got off from bed and got very angry, asking me what my problem was and started beating me,” Yewande told the court.
“ I cried for help. Our landlord and his wife could not gain entrance because we had locked the door and Lowo had pinned me down on the floor.“I later stretched my hand to the dressing table and I took a pair of scissors which I used to ‘flash’ him. That was how I escaped from him and opened the door for our landlord and his wife.“After opening the door for the landlord, his wife tried to treat my husband, because she was a retired nurse,’’ Yewande said.
She said that when she returned to the bedroom that night, their room had been scattered, and Lowo was lying on bed.
According to her testimony, she decided to re-arrange the room.
Yewande said at that moment, Lowo suddenly rose from the bed holding a plank and made for the door. With the plank, he tried to knock a nail to the door.
“When the landlady heard the knocking sound, she came to our window and asked me to come out. I went to see her and I told her he was just fixing the nail at the door. So, she advised me not to lock the door.’’
Later, both went to bed.
Yewande said she was asleep when she noticed that someone was beating her. When she opened her eyes, she discovered that it was Lowo holding a knife and beating her with the plank.
Yewande said she managed to escape, but Lowo was still chasing her until he caught her beside their landlord’s car.
“I was struggling with all my strength, but he pinned me down there. All of a sudden, I felt I was able to push him off me. But it was not me, I even thought it was my landlord’s son that pushed him off.
“When I was running, he was calling me. But when I looked back, Lowo suddenly fell and I went back to him. That was when I discovered blood coming out from his neck,’’ she said.
During cross examination by the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Sanya Akinyele, Yewande said she was not aware her husband had a son until when the mother of the boy called to tell her.
When asked if she was the one who killed her husband, Yewande said:
“No, I can not kill my husband, I still love him.’’
Yewande, however, agreed that only two of them were in the house when the incident occurred.
Justice Munta Abimbola adjourned the case till July 10 for adoption of the written addresses of both the prosecutor and the defence counsel.
NAN reports that the accused, who had been standing trial on a one-count charge of murder, had remained in prison custody after pleading not guilty to the charge. (NAN)
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Monday, 5 June 2017
Chinaza Onwuasoanya has been the Special Armed Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Anambra State Police Command, for allegedly selling 20 stolen babies.
Onwuasoanya was impregnated by her boyfriend in Lagos and returned to Anambra State in October, 2013, to have the baby but was too ashamed to go back home to her parents.
After giving birth to a baby girl, a friend introduced her to 45-year-old Goodness, who runs an orphanage, which the police alleged was a cover for a baby-trafficking operation. .
Onwuasoanya handed over the baby girl in exchange for the sum of N150,000. The money she made opened her eyes to the possibility of earning more from the same source. .
Without batting an eyelid, she moved into child-trafficking. Recounting her journey into child-trafficking, Onwuasoanya told Sunday Sun: “I got into child trafficking two years ago. .
I have sold 20 children to Madam Goodness who operates the orphanage. She paid me between N150,000 and N200,000 for each baby I sold to her. I was kidnapping children coming back from school or getting them in the streets. .
But I was arrested on May 1, 2017, when I stole a set of twins at an estate in Onitsha.” Onwuasoanya hails from Ebenebe, Awka North LGA of Anambra State.
She also confessed to being a member of the gang of robbers who killed two policemen, Inspector Shuaibu Usman and Sergeant Julius Matthew, of Police Mobile Force 29 in February, 2017 at Nkpor fly-over, Onitsha and took their AK-47 rifles, which were later used to commit robberies. .
She also assisted the SARS operatives to arrest three members of the gang; Ifeanyi Onwukwe a.k.a Nger, 22; Chidubem Osita a.k.a Kabaka, 23, and Chijioke Obi a.k.a Abababa, 23, while the other six members escaped. .
She disclosed that she was always given her own share of the money made during robbery operations, saying that she got between N50,000 and N80,000. “I have regretted what I did. My parents are alive. It was my friend who introduced to child trafficking and which led me to armed robbery today,” Onwuasoanya added.