Unravel mystery surrounding murder of young politician – Delta NUJ tells IGP, Police

Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, and the Police commands in Delta and Edo States to unravel the mystery surrounding the murder of a rising politician, Elliot Ofa, in Delta State. The union made the call through the state council Chairman, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu, when he led members of his exco and some journalists in the state to pay a condolence visit to Dr. Henry Ofa, the elder brother of the murdered politician, in his…

We will soon take over Edo State, kidnappers send threat message to Police

My name is ThankGod Okuk, I left for Abuja on Thursday, 17th December, 2020, in order to attend a friend’s wedding on Friday and Saturday.  On Sunday, December 20th, I boarded Big Joe bus to Benin City, getting to Ekpoma, the driver told us that he won’t be going to Benin because it was already past 7pm, so some of us took our belongings and took a Sienna bus going to Benin, after Ehor we were attacked by a gang of Fulani herdsmen who shot sporadically into the air, after…

Criminal case against Johnson Atseleghe, seven others adjourned aftermath of jailbreak

The case between the Edo State Government and Johnson Atseleghe plus seven others which came up on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020, at Criminal Court 4 in Benin City took a new twist as a fallout of the recent endSARS protests around the country which resulted in jailbreak in Benin City and Lagos. The case bothering among others on conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and malicious damage had to be adjourned to Wednesday, November 11th, 2020, even as the defendants’ counsels led by Barrister Madagbelo (SAN) came up with a preliminary…

Son of Mercy producer reveals shocking details of how he survived robbery attack

One experience that Amen Imasuen, the Director/Producer of Son of Mercy, a soon-to-be-released movie on the stable of St. Moscomee Limited, would want to forget is how he and his friends survived armed robbery attack on the streets of Benin barely 24 hours to the media preview of the movie which was held at the celebrity hangout, Kada Cinema, Benin City. Making the revelation the softspoken movie maker said that he and some of his friends were stunned when some heavily armed hoodlums accosted them in broad daylight in the…

Obaseki, Ehanire, Kokumo inspect breached medical stores complex, flay looting, destruction

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Edo State Police Commissioner, Johnson Kokumo on Sunday inspected the government warehouse breached on Medical Stores Road, Benin City, storing palliatives and medical supplies. They were accompanied by the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comr. Philip Shaibu, Secretary to State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq. and other top government functionaries and security chiefs. Obaseki who expressed worry over the sad incident noted: “I am sad by this development. This is a medical stores warehouse where we keep…

Reclaim public space and restore normalcy – IGP orders

Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar  Adamu, has ordered the immediate mobilization of all police operational assets and resources to bring an end to the wanton violence, killings, looting and destruction of public and private property, and reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters in some parts of the country.  The IGP gave the order to all Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs), Commissioners of Police (CPs), Heads of Police Operational Units, Squadron and Base Commanders in charge of Zonal/State/FCT Commands, the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism…

Jailbreak: Edo govt extends ultimatum to fleeing prisoners by one week

Following the positive response by fleeing inmates to the call for their return after jailbreaks at two Federal correctional facilities in Benin City, the Edo State Government has extended the ultimatum issued to the prisoners by one week, till Friday, October 30, 2020. Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said this was the outcome of a Security Meeting held between Governor Godwin Obaseki and heads of security agencies in the state at the Government House in Benin City, the state capital, on Friday,…

How we were attacked -Nation Newspaper

The Nation Newspaper has given details of how its premises was attacked and its properties destroyed on Wednesday afternoon. Adeniyi Adesina, the editor of the newspaper, disclosed in a statement: “Armed men on motorcycles invaded the headquarters of The Nation on Fatai Atere Way, Matori, Lagos on Wednesday afternoon. “In a commando-like manner, they kicked their way into the premises after scaring away security men on duty, brandishing their sophisticated guns. “They poured petrol on the frontage of the building and set fire to it. “Some of the vehicles parked…

Obayuwana wants perpetrators of Lekki Toll-Gate massacre arraigned before the International Criminal Court of Justice

Committee for the Defence of Human Rights(CDHR) has reacted to the Tuesday night massacre at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos describing it as a cowardly act by brutes and a crime against humanity while demanding for the perpetrators’ arraignment before the International Criminal Court of Justice. In the reaction by its National President, Dr. Osagie Obayuwana, the CDHR stated: “They knew the protesters were unarmed, and that the combat would be unequal. They marched like the brutes that they are into the ranks of Patriots who had nothing but…