An Ijaw youth leader, Mr Ebi Tontimi has been beheaded, others injured during an attack on Ogbe-Ijoh-Isaba community in Warri South West local government area of Delta state by the youths from Aladja, a neighbouring Urhobo community. The attack which took place on Thursday 16th November led to the death of Ebi Tontimi. The attack which was described as a surprise attack by George prompted Government intervention.
The Niger Delta Ex-Agitators’ for Peace Organization (NDEPO) has called on the Delta state governor, Arthur Okowa Ifeanyi to intervene to discourage such diabolic acts, adding that the senseless killings taints the image of the state and do not portray the state government in good light as investors may be scared to come to the area.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday,Comrade Ambassador George Sinclair, the National Coordinator of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators for Peace Organization, stressed that such unwarranted and senseless attack on communities by neighbouring communities in the local government area, speaks volume of the high level insecurity in the state, particularly in Warri South West local government area.
He added that if the ugly trend is allowed to continue without meaningful and visible government’s intervention, the insecurity level may get to a point where there could be revenge attacks that could lead to a full scale inter-community war.
He therefore called on the Delta state governor to act immediately by setting up a judicial commission of enquiry to investigate the remote cause of the invasion of the attacked community to quickly put to end the killings and resolve the crisis, lamenting that it was appalling to hear of a neighboring community invading a sister community to the point of even beheading two young leaders in broad day light.
George who said that the incident was as a surprise attack on the collective sensibilities of the people, blamed the Delta state government for its insensitivity over the long-lasting inter community crisis that has been going on for a while without any noticeable reaction from either the state governor or the Delta State House of Assembly.
Driver lands in court after landing a heavy punch on his boss
A 28-year-old driver, Kingsley Edem, was arraigned before the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos state yesterday March 20th, for landing a punch on his boss in the mouth during an argument.
According to police prosecutor, Sgt. Ishola Samuel, Edem who resides at No.14, Adetuberu St., Olowora, Lagos, is Femi Badmus’s driver.
Badmus had reported to the police that Edem punched him several times in the mouth during a disagreement in his home on No 19 Ogunbeye St., Olowora, Lagos on March 9th.
The police prosecutor said, the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 173 of the revised Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. Section 173 which stipulates a three-year jail term for any offender if found guilty.
Magistrate A. I. Abina, admitted Edem to bail in the sum of N10,000 with one surety in like sum.
Magistrate Abina ordered that the surety must be gainfully employed and should provide proof of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
What raged between Edem and his boss, Badmus wasn’t made known but
Magistrate Abina adjourned the case until April 8 for mention.
Chinese father sells his baby daughter to pay off gambling debts
A Chinese father has been arrested for selling his 1-year-old daughter for £6,800 to pay off his gambling debts.
Jiang, sold the one-year-old to a couple after owing more than 60,000 Yuan (£6,798), according to reports in China.
Jiang told his wife that he was taking their daughter to stay with his mother. He flew the child more than 1,150 miles away from their home in Guiyang, Guizhou province, last November.
Wang, his wife grew concerned after his failure to return three months later but repeatedly postponed their return.
In February, 2019, she checked her husband’s phone and found shocking conversations between her husband and her daughter’s buyers.
Wang went to her husband’s mother in Zunyi city, about 87 miles away, who informed her that her son and granddaughter left her weeks ago.
She immediately contacted police and they tracked Jiang down to a hotel in Guiyang last month.
When he was caught, Jiang admitted to owing a huge gambling debt and decided to take the drastic measure after seeing online adverts for child adoption.
How Jiang Planned on Selling his daughter
Jiang lied to the buyers – a couple in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province – that he was a single father who could no longer afford to care for the girl. He went further to claim that his own parents were dead so he had nowhere else to turn.
Fortunately, the child was located by the police last Friday and reunited with her mum.
Jiang has been arrested and charged with suspicion of human trafficking, according to the police.
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