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Rivers gets new commissioner of police

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The new Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, Okon Effiong Okon, has said he is an advocate of human rights, saying under his watch the rights of persons would be respected.

Also, Okon vowed to ensure violent free campaigns in the build-up to the 2023 general elections.

Okon stated this at his maiden media press briefing at the Police Command’s headquarters along Moscow road, Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

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CP Okon assumed office as the 43rd Commissioner of Police in the state, succeeding Friday Eboka who has been promoted to Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone 16, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Okon who is the immediate past Commandant, Police College, Oji River, Enugu State hails from Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The new CP also promised to place a premium on the protection and respect for human rights, especially for the civilian populace across the state.

Okon explained that the police owe it as a responsibility to the good people of Rivers State to ensure a conducive environment.

“Environment where human rights are respected, an environment where people are free to conduct their businesses freely and an environment where people are able to go to sleep with their eyes closed. It is an arduous task and I think it is achievable.

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“Rivers State has been relatively peaceful compared with a lot of other states. We will try the best we can to maintain the level of safety and peace existing in the state. Rivers State has paid its dues, and so deserves peace,” he said.

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Okon said he would the command under his watch would be proactive, saying, “We will take the battle to them.

“So those who desire that the people of Rivers State will not have peace, themselves will not have peace. We will take the battle to them and smoke them out of their hideouts.

“Now is the best time to come out of crime and other social vices, because Rivers State will not provide a place for you to do what you want to do. We must engage in meaningful activities that will contribute to the growth and development of Rivers State.”

Continuing, he said, “You are quite aware that we are already in the season of elections, campaigns have started. The new electoral law does not give room for thuggery and violence.

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“Therefore we will do everything possible to ensure that right from the time of campaigns violence and thuggery are eliminated. People should be able to come out freely to discharge their responsibilities as it portends to electing those to govern them.

“And therefore the processes that are geared towards ensuring elections in this place must be well guided. I call on parents to ensure that they don’t allow their children to be used for thuggery.

“For those who will be caught in this act, appropriate measures will be taken to ensure their prosecution.

“In the same manner we are saying people should stay out of crime, it is the same manner we are saying people should stay out of political thuggery and violence.”

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Gas Explosion kills man while he was preparing food (Photos)

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A Gas Explosion has killed a man at Ayimensah in the Greater Accra Region.

This sad incident happened this morning, Tuesday November 29, 2022.

Mr. Daniel, an agent was killed by the gas explosion this morning while preparing his breakfast.

The cylinder exploded and caught him in the fire.

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He was rushed to the hospital after the unfortunate incident but he passed away hours later.

The body has been kept at the morgue for autopsy and preservation.

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Native doctor shoots his client dead while testing bulletproof charm in Enugu

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Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested a 23-year-old native doctor, Odoh Emmanuel, for accidentally killing his client while testing a bulletproof charm he prepared for him.

Odoh shot the deceased, identified as Onunze Benedict, with a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun in his shrine while testing the potency of the charm he made for him.

According to the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, who disclosed the incident in a statement released on Tuesday, November 29, the killing occurred in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state.

The statement reads,

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“On 16/11/2022 at about 11.pm, police operatives serving in Isi-Uzo Police Division of the Command, arrested Odoh Emmanuel (male and a native doctor) aged 23, of Umuaram Village in Ikem community of Isi-Uzo LGA, for shooting and murdering his adult male client, one Onunze Benedict, of Eha-Amufu community in the same LGA.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect confessed to having used a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun to shoot and murder the said victim in his shrine at the mentioned location, while testing the gunshot protection charm he had prepared for him

“The gun has been recovered, while further investigation is ongoing at the Homicide Section of the State CID Enugu.”

The suspect will be charged to court once the police conclude their investigation.

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Ogun: Yahoo-boy kills girlfriend for refusing to remit fraud proceeds

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A 27-year-old suspected internet fraudster, otherwise known as Yahoo boy, Obeta John, has allegedly killed his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari over claims that she refused to remit to him, a proceed of fraud paid into the girl’s account by a victim.

The victim, an HND 1 student of Mass Communication, Gateway Polytechnic Saapade, Ogun State, was reportedly beaten to death by the suspect.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect, was arrested Tuesday following a distress call received at the Ode-Remo divisional headquarters.

The police were informed that the suspect, a resident at 3, Mojubade Compound, Eredu Ishara, locked his door and started beating the girl, hitting her head against the wall.

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Efforts by neighbours to persuade him to open the door did not succeed, DAILY POST learnt.

Acting on the distress call, Oyeyemi said the DPO of Ode-Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi, had quickly led his officers to the scene, “where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door open.”

The police rushed the victim to the State Hospital, Ishara, where she was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.

The suspect said to be an indigene of Enugu State, is presently in police custody.

“On interrogation, the suspect informed the police that he is an internet fraudster and that a certain amount of money from one of his clients was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend which she refused to relinquish to him,” Oyeyemi explained.

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He quoted the suspect as saying that the fight over the said money had eventually led to the death of the girl.

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Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID for further investigation and prosecution by the homicide team.

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