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ABDUCTED, TORTURED, AND IMPRISONED FOR ‘EXPOSING CORRUPT ACTIVITIES OF NIGERIAN POLICE OFFICERS’

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Chukwunenye Nweke who hails from Anambra State in southeast Nigeria has narrated how he was allegedly ambushed, abducted and tortured by the police.

Nweke also alleged that he was kept in a police cell at Zone 9 on January 10, 2O23, by officers of the Monitoring Unit, Zone Police Headquarters, Umuahia, Abia State.

Narrating his ordeal, Nweke told SaharaReporters that he did not commit any crime except that he reported some corrupt activities of the officers of the zone to the Force headquarters, Abuja in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), that Nigerians should always report criminal and corrupt activities committed by police officers and individuals across the country.

Nweke said he was “abducted” by officers of the Monitoring Unit of Zone 9, Umuahia while he was on his way to meet with the AIG Zone 9 and was arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Umuahia North, Abia State,

According to him, he was denied access to a lawyer, family members or phone.

He said, “I was abducted on January 10, 2023, by officers of the Monitoring Unit, Zone 9, Umuahia. I did not commit any other crime other than complying with the instruction of the Inspector General of Police which directed that all Nigerians who have information on crime or corruption should always provide the police with the information on official corruption or crimes by police officers or individuals.

“On December 1, 2022, I wrote a series of letters to the Police Force Headquarters, Abuja, and copied same to the Chairman of the Police Service Commission; the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Abuja, complaining about police official corruption by CSP Lalla Bitrus, the police officer in charge of Zone 9.

“After the letter, I issued a press statement regarding the case and the press statement got the attention of the Police PRO, Abuja, CSP Olumuyiwa. Through his WhatsApp phone number, he told me that he had minuted the matter to the AIG Zone 9 and he urged me to meet the AIG Zone 9.

“In January 2023, I travelled from Anambra to meet with the AIG Zone 9, behold, I was abducted by Oko Solomon and Inspector Orji Ndukwe and I was not allowed to see the AIG Zone 9. I was charged with cyberterrorism and I was taken to court and remanded in prison.”

He said he was handcuffed by Inspector Ndukwe and his colleagues like a violent criminal, and that he was not given a fair hearing by the magistrate court before he was remanded in Umuahia Correctional Centre, while the case was adjourned to Sine die.

According to him, Zone 9 Police Command registered the case with charge number: U/14c/2023, between the Inspector General of Police and Mr. Chukwunenye Nweke.

Nweke further said that Inspector Ndukwe, Oko Solomon and one of their colleagues while taking him to prison, cautioned him to stop demanding justice over the criminal activities allegedly masterminded by one Mrs. Aguiyi Anuli Ihuoma.

Nweke said Oko Solomon, Inspector Orji Ndukwe and other officers told him that before he would engage Mrs Aguiyi in a case, he should go and make money as ‘she has already made money and has connections.’

He alleged that Oko Solomon and his colleagues threatened to end his life if he continued to push for justice against their unprofessional conduct and that of CSP Lalla Bitrus and some of their colleagues.

He said that his Android phone was unlawfully seized by the police personnel and that his family members, friends and counsel met with the Officer in Charge (O/C) of the Monitoring Unit of Zone 9, Umuahia.

According to him, they demanded the release of the phone to them but the O/C told them that charge No: Um/14c/2023 between him (Nweke) and the IGP was allegedly filed at Umuahia North Magistrate Court 8 by the IGP.

He said the O/C also told them that the requested mobile phone and other documents linked to the case were in the custody of the IGP in Abuja.

Therefore, the O/C reportedly asked him to take his application for the release of the phone and other documents to the IGP in Abuja.

SaharaReporters contacted the Public Relations Officer of Zone 9, Umuahia, simply identified as DSP Ihunanya, for comments on the matter.

She requested the details of the case to enable her to process her response but more than 24 hours after reading the details of the case provided to her on WhatsApp, she has yet to respond.

She also did not respond even after a reminder was sent to her.

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DOZENS OF HAMAS TERRORISTS SURRENDER TO ISRAELI SOLDIERS

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Dozens of Hamas terrorists surrendered to Israeli force s in northern Gaza Thursday, Dec. 7, according to reports.

The Hamas terrorists turned themselves in after being pushed back by the advancing Israel Defense Forces near Jabaliya, the Times of Israel reports.

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Photos show dozens of alleged Hamas terrorists lined up on a street, sitting in rows with their hands over their heads.

The men were stripped to just their underwear as the IDF troops lined them up.

In one clip, the dozens of Hamas members could be seen in the back of an Israeli military vehicle.

Channel 13 reporter Almog Boker estimated that more than a hundred Hamas fighters turned themselves in, the largest group to surrender to the IDF since Israel began its incursion into the Palestinian enclave.

However, Israel’s Kan News reported that the group of men were detained before the IDF could verify whether they were all in fact members of Hamas or Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

The New Arab, a Qatari-owned news outlet based in London, alleged that one of the men seen in the footage was Diaa Al-Kahlot, one of its correspondents reporting from Gaza.

Senior Hamas leader Osama Hamdan claimed that the people arrested in the video were unarmed civilians who were not affiliated with the terror group, Arabic broadcaster Al Araby reports.

The IDF has yet to comment on the arrests in Jabaliya.

Many watchers of the ongoing situation in Gaza had always believed it was a matter of time before the Hamas terrorists began to be captured or surrender in their numbers.

Hamas is already claiming the dozens of alleged Hamas terrorists rounded up were not it’s members. Before now, people have been wondering why upon all the footages of the war in Gaza most pro Hamas media organisations have been portraying most graphically, no wounded or killed Hamas combatants have been shown.

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MAN EATEN ALIVE AFTER JUMPING INTO TIGER CAGE IN PAKISTANI ZOO

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A zoo in Pakistan has been shut down after a man was mauled to death by tigers in an attack discovered during routine cleaning, officials said Thursday. The body was found on Wednesday morning in Bahawalpur’s Sherbagh Zoo in the eastern province of Punjab after staff spotted one of the three tigers with a shoe…

A zoo in Pakistan has been shut down after a man was mauled to death by tigers in an attack discovered during routine cleaning, officials said Thursday.

The body of the man who apparently eaten alive was found on Wednesday morning in Bahawalpur’s Sherbagh Zoo in the eastern province of Punjab after staff spotted one of the three tigers with a shoe in its mouth.

“The zoo is closed right now as we determine how the man got in,” Ali Usman Bukhari, a senior officer of the province’s wildlife department, which operates the zoo, told AFP.

The condition of the body suggests the attack happened late Tuesday night after he jumped into the cage and was eaten alive by the tigers.

“The autopsy report has not been released, however, evidence gathered from the enclosure points towards him being alive when he was attacked by the tigers,” Bukhari said.

“The tigers did not go out of the den to attack the man, he jumped into their enclosure,” he said.

“If we find a security lapse, we will address it. If need be, we will hire private security guards.”

The man eaten alive has not been identified and no family member has come forward to claim the body.

Speaking to media outside the zoo after the body was discovered on Wednesday, senior local government official Zaheer Anwar said all staff had been accounted for.

“Our assessment so far is that this appears to be a lunatic, because a sensible person would not jump into the den,” he said.

“You can see the den is secured. There are stairs behind the den, maybe he jumped from there.”

The three tigers present in the den when the body was discovered have been restricted to a smaller space while evidence is collected.

The zoo was built in 1942 by the ruling royal family of the former princely state of Bahawalpur and costs adults 50 rupees (18 cents) to enter.

Pakistan’s zoos are generally in a poor condition and frequently accused of disregarding animal welfare.

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ANAMBRA STUDENT WINS BEST WAEC STUDENT AWARD FOR HANDICAPPED CANDIDATES

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Anambra State has continued with its winning streak in educational competitiveness, as one of its indigenes has been declared the best candidate in the category of visually impaired students in Nigeria in the 2022 Senior Secondary School Certificate examination conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

Miss Precious Nzube Mbajiorgu, who wrote the examination at St John of God Secondary School in Awka, has just been rewarded by the WAEC Nigerian headquarters office in Abuja for her academic excellence despite being physically handicapped.

She performed brilliantly in the nine subjects she wrote.

An indigene of Ihiala in Anambra State, Ms. Mbajiorgu is currently a fresh-year student at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, where she is studying guidance and counselling.

Now 21years old, Ms Mbajiorgu lost her sight in 2008 to glaucoma when she was in her terminal class in a primary school in Awada near Onitsha. She subsequently lost some years while adjusting to her new condition which caused her to learn the use of the Braille machine to read.

“Precious has always been a serious and ambitious student”, remarked Chief Greg Okafor, a Lagos-based lawyer who has been following her educational progression.

Ms Mbajiorgu, who plans to be an academic, dedicated her award from WAEC to Anambra State Governor Chukwuma Soludo for his commitment to quality education and for his effort to empower physically challenged persons.

“Professor Soludo cares for all”, she said, “and he is well-focused, not just brilliant”.

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