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Ogbu: NUJ FCT Demands Investigation, Prosecution

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The Nigerian Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has expressed sadness at the death of Mr. Alex Ogbu, and demands for in-depth investigation into the circumstances leading to the tragic death.

The NUJ FCT in a statement on Thursday, said it seems to have become a pattern for journalists covering protest in Abuja to be targeted resulting in tragic outcomes. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); adsbygoogle || []).push({});

“It is heart-rending to know that yet another journalist was felled in this seeming unending orgy of bloodletting in Abuja and other parts of the country. We at the NUJ are now asking if this is a pattern where journalists become victims in the legitimate pursuit of their profession as reporters?” Emmanuel Ogbeche, chairman of the council, stated in a press statement.

“It is barely seven months now that Precious Owolabi with Channels TV was cut down in his prime, only for Ogbu to die in a senseless manner.

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“We demand that the FCT Police Command commences investigation into this death, one too many, and ensure that the officer(s) involved in this killing faces the full weight of the law. The police should know that any investigation without the inclusion of the union and National Human Rights Commission will amount to an exercise in futility,” the statement further reads.

“The NUJ will hold the police hierarchy responsible if justice is not served in this matter. We will ensure that if the Nigerian State fails, as it has continued to demonstrate, we will explore diplomatic channels to ensure that those who harass, intimidate and kill any journalist under any guise are made to bear the brunt of such objectionable conduct,” the statement notes.

According to Ogbeche, a society that makes victims of journalists cannot make much progress as journalism thrives in an environment of safety, stability and sanctity of the rule of law.

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He expressed the regret that Nigeria has become increasingly hostile to journalists and journalism, which he described as “counting hugely against Nigeria in the comity of nations.”

The NUJ chairman called on journalists to remember Mr. Ogbu and his young family in their prayers and urged them to consider their safety as paramount when covering protest, stressing that “no journalist should become the story.”

Ogbu until his death was a journalist with Regent Africa Times where he covered politics and was a critical voice in demanding for good governance.

Findings thus far by the Council show that the late Ogbu was felled by a stray bullet during a clash between the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shi’ites and Police in Abuja.

Emmanuel Ogbeche
Chairman of Council
NUJ FCT
Thursday, January 23, 2020.

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Kaduna State Police Command Apprehends Abuja Notorious Kidnapper, Chinaza Phillip

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The Kaduna State Police Command on thursday, January 18, 2024 successfully apprehend Chinaza Phillip a notorious kidnapper operating in the Abuja area. The FCT Police Command confirms this, saying that the operation was carried out by diligent police operatives from the command. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Chinaza Phillip is alleged to have been involved in various high-profile kidnapping cases in the capital city, instilling fear among residents.

In a statement on Friday, the FCT Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Josephine Adeh, said the name of the suspected kidnapper is Chinaza Phillip.

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She said Philip was arrested on Thursday, January 18, 2024, for his involvement in the recent kidnappings and killings in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The suspect was promptly handed over to the FCT Police Command on Friday, January 19, 2024, and is currently in police custody.

The FCT Police Command expresses its commitment to thorough investigations to ensure that justice is served.

Details surrounding the arrest and subsequent charges will be communicated to the public in due course, as the police work diligently to provide a comprehensive account of the arrest and the charges leveled against Chinaza Phillip.

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How This Suspect Conceals Drugs To Take To These Countries – NDLEA

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Drug suspect, Igboma Ifeanyi conceals illicit drugs weighing 7.8kg in 66 bottles of skin lightening lotion
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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), says the drug suspect, Igboma Ifeanyi conceals illicit drugs weighing 7.8kg in 66 bottles of skin lightening lotion. to export quantities of Loud, a variant of Cannabis, Tramadol and Rohypnol. push({}); adsbygoogle || []).push({});

According to it spokesman, Mr Femi Babafemi disclosing in a statement on Sunday 30th July, 2023 in Abuja, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), had said that it has thwarted attempt by the drug suspect, Igboma Ifeanyi to export quantities of Loud, a variant of Cannabis, Tramadol and Rohypnol.

Babafemi said that the illicit drugs weighing 7.8kg were concealed in 66 bottles of skin lightening lotion.

He further said that the suspect was arrested by the operatives while preparing to board an Ethiopian airline flight to Muscat, Oman at the Lagos airport.

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Also, another suspect, Ekpenisi Wisdom was equally arrested while trying to board an Ethiopian Airline flight to Oman with 6.00kg skunk hidden in a bag of food stuff.

“A follow up operation led to the arrest of a staff of Toprano Hotel, Ikeja, Ibigbami Temitope Oluwatobi, who was fingered in the drug trafficking scheme.

“A consignment of 5.70kg codeine syrup going to the United Kingdom was also on Thursday July 27 seized from a 51-year-old widow, Adewunmi Atinuke by NDLEA operatives at the SAHCO export shed of the MMIA Ikeja, ” he said.

In the same vein, NDLEA operatives attached to the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company PLC (NACHO) export shed of the MMIA intercepted a cargo going to Nairobi, Kenya.

Babafemi said that a search of the consignment revealed that various quantities of MDMA (Ecstasy) popularly known as ‘Molly’ and Rohypnol were concealed in a bag consisting of foodstuff.

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He said that the NDLEA operatives arrested an agent, Onydem Chinwe who presented it for export.

Equally, a consignment of 8.5kg skunk well concealed in a vehicle engine block going to Dubai, UAE was intercepted by the NDLEA operatives.

Babafemi said that the consignment was intercepted on Tuesday July 18 by the officers of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation, (DOGI) , attached to courier companies in Lagos.

He quoted the NDLEA Chairman, retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa as commending the officers and men of the MMIA command as well as those of DOGI for their resilience and commitment.

According to him, Marwa charged them and their counterparts in other Commands to remain undaunted by the various machinations of drug cartels and barons. 

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Scavenger Docked For Allegedly Stealing 12 Plastic Chairs

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A 28-year-old scavenger (popularly known as Baba n Bola), Adamu Suleiman, on Wednesday 19th July 2023 appeared before a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing 12 plastic chairs worth N180,000 . push({});
 
Suleiman, whose residential address was not provided, is charged with theft.
 
The prosecutor, Insp Chidi Leo,  told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 13, at about 4.20 a.m. along Kano Road Kaduna.
 
Leo said that the defendant was caught by a vigilante group while stealing the chairs from a shop belonging to the complainant, Bello Maigari.
 
He said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 217 of the Penal Code of Kaduna State, 2017.
 
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
 
Magistrate Ibrahim Emmanuel,  admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
 
Emmanuel said that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Kaduna Government.
 
He adjourned the case until Aug. 17 for hearing.
 
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