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IGP Orders Probe Into The Death Of Andrew Ochekwo, Prime Suspect In The Disappearance Of Two Friends

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A statement released by the police Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi, on Monday, June 10, says that the Monitoring Unit has been given a two-week timeframe to complete its investigation and present a comprehensive report.

The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has directed a full-scale probe into the circumstances surrounding the death of Andrew Ochekwo, the prime suspect fingered in the disappearance of two friends, Celine and Afiba.

A statement released by the police Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi, on Monday, June 10, says that the Monitoring Unit has been given a two-week timeframe to complete its investigation and present a comprehensive report.

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, has directed the Monitoring Unit to conduct a thorough and high-powered investigation into the suspected murder of one Andrew Ochekwo.

This directive comes amid the numerous allegations, arguments, and counterarguments surrounding the case, which also involves the disappearance of two ladies, Celine and Afiba after their trip to visit the said Andrew in Aba, Abia State, for which he was alleged to be responsible.

In light of the public interest and the gravity of the allegations, the IGP has deemed it necessary to institute a meticulous investigation into the roles played by the team which carried out the initial investigation in Abia State, and the Force Intelligence Department Intelligence Response Team (IGP-IRT), to unravel the veritable facts of the matter. The Monitoring Unit has been given a two-week timeframe to complete its investigation and present a comprehensive report. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

The Inspector General of Police assures that this case will be handled with the utmost professionalism and integrity, urging all well-meaning members of the public and all stakeholders to remain calm and allow the investigation process to proceed without interference. Similarly, all persons/groups with relevant information regarding this case are encouraged to come forward and assist with the investigation, and all such information provided will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality, reach us via email at [email protected], and our social media accounts.”

The Nigeria Police Force appreciates the cooperation and support of the public and hereby reassures that timely updates will be provided as the investigation progresses”.

 

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Investigation Into Cause Of Lagos Cholera Outbreak Not Concluded

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The Lagos state government has explained that unregistered tiger nut drinks have not been identified as the cause of the recent cholera outbreak in the state.

There were reports that Kemi Ogunyemi, special adviser to the Lagos state governor on health, said unregistered tiger nut drinks had caused the outbreak.

In an interview on Saturday, Ogunyemi was quoted as saying a survey carried out in Eti-Osa LGA showed that people who visited hospitals in the early days of the outbreak all said they had consumed an unregistered tiger nut drink.

“We found empty bottles with a name on them, but we discovered that it wasn’t even registered with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, the regulatory body that ensures the safety of consumables,” she was quoted as saying.

“There was a phone number and a name on the bottle, and we started tracing. We did contact tracing, similar to what we did with COVID-19. We combed the area to ask people where they got the drinks from.

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“We couldn’t find any full bottles. We only found empty ones, which were of no use because we could not test them. The phone number on the bottle was not reachable.”

Reacting to the reports, Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, spokesperson of the ministry of health in Lagos, said Ogunyemi was misquoted.

“Investigations into what caused the outbreak is still ongoing. It is not true that it was caused by tiger nut drink,” he said.

On June 11, Akin Abayomi, Lagos commissioner for health, said five people had died while about 60 residents were hospitalised as a result of the “suspected” cholera outbreak in some parts of the city.

Days later, the commissioner confirmed the cholera outbreak and said there have been 350 suspected cases — with 17 confirmed and 15 fatalities.

As of June 20, there have been 24 deaths and 35 confirmed cholera cases in Lagos.

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Christ Embassy Fire Under Control, Says Lagos Fire Service

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Margaret Adeseye, the Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, has revealed that the fire that engulfed the Christ Embassy Church located at Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos has been brought under control.

We reported earlier on Sunday that the building caught fire, and officials of the LSFRS were also reported to be at the scene to put the fire out.

In a statement on Sunday, Adeseye provided updates on the situation, stating that no casualties have been reported.

She wrote, “At 07:27 hours, a fire outbreak was reported at the Christ Embassy Church located on Billings Way, Ikeja.

“Firefighting units from Alausa and Ikeja fire stations were promptly dispatched and arrived at the scene by 07:36 hours. The church auditorium was found to be engulfed in flames. The fire is currently under control.” READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

Adeseye added that some parts of the building have been pulled down to ensure that the fire is completely extinguished.

She added, “In addition, LASEMA’s excavator is being used to pull down some parts of the building to ensure complete extinguishment and to prevent further structural collapse.

“The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, and investigations are underway to ascertain its origin.

“No casualties have been reported at this time. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.”

The President and founder of LoveWorld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has also said the fire incident was not an accident but an avenue for bigger and better things.

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Ekiti University Student Slashes Her Colleague With Razor Blade During Argument

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Rachael Olufogbe, a 300-level student of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti in Ekiti State, has been arrested.

She was arrested by the police following a physical assault on a fellow student on Saturday.

It was gathered that the incident happened in a private hostel located in Oye Egbo, a community outside the school premises after Olufogbe and another female occupant disagreed with the right of drying line in the hostel.

The PUNCH correspondent learnt that the victim moved Olufogbe’s clothes to create space on the clothesline before spreading her clothes. However, Olufogbe protested this act, leading to an exchange of words between the two.

The situation escalated quickly as Olufogbe was said to have picked a blade to inflict bodily injuries on the victim. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

Pictures obtained by our correspondent showed that the victim suffered bloody cuts in her throat, head, and chest.

The school’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Sunday Fashina, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Saturday.

He said, “The incident happened outside the campus in a private hostel. Nobody dares that within the campus because they know the rules and regulations. If anyone tries that, it will catch up with them. The police are already handling it.

“The suspect is in police custody, and once it involves the police, we cannot interfere. When they are done with their investigations, they will write to the Vice-Chancellor to give their report, then we conduct our investigation. So, let’s wait for the outcome of the police investigation.”

Efforts to reach the state Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, were unsuccessful as calls made to his phone rang out and he was yet to reply to a message sent to his WhatsApp line as of press time.

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