Man shoots friend with a gun obtained from a church over N1000 debt in Anambra (photos)

  The Anambra State Police Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has arrested 27-year-old Friday Asuquo, pictured above, for allegedly shooting his friend, Kingsley Araino, over N1, 000 debt on Friday, July 17.   A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Mohammed Haruna, said the suspect who hails from Cross Rivers state but resides at Enu-Orji village in Amawbia, used a pump-action he got from the City of Restoration Church in Amawbia to shoot Kingsley when they had an argument over N1,000.   “Following the altercation, the suspect quickly rushed inside…

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Man kills his four-year old son in Anambra

A 35-year-old man, Christian Alisigwe, from Ihite Azia, Ihiala local government area of Anambra State has been arrested for allegedly killing his four-year-old son, Ebubechukwu Alisigwe.   A statement by the spokesperson of the state police command, Mohammed Haruna, said on July 9, police operatives attached to Azia Police Station arrested Christian who allegedly used a cutlass to kill his biological son and buried the corpse in a shallow grave at his compound.   The police spokesperson said detectives visited the scene, exhumed the corpse, and deposited it at Abam mortuary…

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Woman arrested while on her way to bury an aborted baby in Anambra

  The Anambra state police command has confirmed the arrest of a 24-year-old lady who was on her way to bury an aborted baby.   The lady identified as Chidera Nwaoga, was arrested around 9pm at Ofianta village in Nsugbe on June 20.  Anambra Police Spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said the chemist who performed the abortion on her was also arrested.   The statement read;   “It would be recalled that on the 20/6/20 at about 9:pm, following a tip off, Police operatives attached 33 Division in collaboration with Nsugbe Vigilante group arrested one Chidera…

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Man arrested for killing his children with wooden pestle in Anambra

  The Anambra state police command has confirmed the arrest of a 34-year-old man identified as Ifeanyi Apusiobi of Azu Ogbunike in Oyi LGA of Anambra State, for reportedly killing his two kids with wooden pestle.   The suspect who crushed his children; Chinecherem Apusiobi aged 7 and Obinna Apusiobi aged 5 with the pestle while they were sleeping, also injured his 72-year-old father, Dominic Apusiobi on the head with same object.   Exhibits have been recovered and the case has been transferred to the State CID in Awka for discreet investigation.   The statement released…

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20-year-old man arrested for allegedly raping his neighbour’s 6-year-old daughter in Anambra

Men of the Anambra state police command have arrested a 20-year-old man identified as Chikwado Anijiofor, for allegedly raping his neighbour’s 6-year-old daughter in Ogbudike Okpoko in Anambra state.   Haruna Mohammed, spokesperson of the state police command, told newsmen that Chikwado committed the crime on Wednesday, June 17 and has since confessed to the police. “On the 19/6/2020 at about 10:am following a tip off, Police operatives attached to Okpoko Division arrested one Chikwado Anijiofor ‘m’ aged 20 years native of Agbaumana in Eziagu LGA of Enugu State but reside at…

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Two men arrested for filming a teenage girl while raping her in Anambra

The police in Anambra state have arrested two men for allegedly filming a 12-year old girl while one of them raped her in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the State.   The spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this in a statement released on Friday June 19, said one of the suspects, Sunday Akanigbo (30) reportedly raped the victim, while his accomplice, Ikemefuna Muoma (28), was said to be filming the dastardly act.   Haruna said both men have confessed to the crime and would be…

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Police burst Tricycle snatching syndicate in Anambra (photos)

Men of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested two suspected members of a tricycle snatching syndicate.   A statement released by the state police command today says the suspects namely Ikenna Ibemesi of Ogbunike town and Chikwudi Offorbuike of Nkwere Ogidi, who specialize in snatching tricycles popularly called Keke, were arrested by Police patrol team attached to the Oba Division in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State today May 26.   The suspects allegedly attacked their victim, Joseph Asogwa of No.31 Iro-Okoye Street Obosi, poured a peppery substance on his face and snatched his tricycle…

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Anambra youths stage protest over alleged killing of 22-year-old man for flouting nationwide curfew. Police react (photos)

Youths of Enugwu-Ukwu community in Anambra state this morning staged a protest over the alleged killing of a young man, 22-year old Anthony Okafor popularly known as Junior.   The youths claimed that Junior was allegedly killed by security operatives for flouting the nationwide curfew around 8:15pm on Wednesday, May 20th. They blocked the Enugwu-Ukwu axis of Old Enugu – Onitsha Expressway in protest.   However, in a chat with LIB, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Haruna Mohammed, denied the allegation that Junior was killed by security operatives. According…

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Buhari govt told to immediately arrest, jail Anambra Prophet, Odumeje

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has asked the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele to order the arrest of the controversial Onitsha based maverick religious centre operator, the self-proclaimed Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere also known as Odumeje. HURIWA accuses the self-acclaimed prophet of serial abuses of the Nigerian Naira and other currencies during his public ceremonies at his location in Onitsha. HURIWA expressed consternation that despite the wanton and arbitrary disrespect and outright abuse of the Nigerian Naira and other currencies during religious rituals which are usually transmitted…

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Breaking News: Violence: INEC to reschedule elections in Rivers, Lagos, Anambra

    Friday Olokor, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Saturday, said that it would reschedule elections in some parts of Rivers, Anambra and Lagos States where there were cases of violence and ballot box snatching. The commission which specifically mentioned the National Assembly elections in Rivers State, also acknowledged the challenges of smart card readers, saying they have been resolved. iNEC Commissioner and chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, while giving an update on the ongoing elections, said where the malfunctioning of smart card…

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