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Pandemonium As Wheelbarrow Pusher Stabs Revenue Collector To Death, Kills Self In Benin

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The was pandemonium on Friday morning in New Benin area of Benin City, the Edo State capital, as a wheelbarrow pusher stabbed a yet-to-be-named revenue collector for Oredo local government council to death allegedly over ₦50.00 ticket.

The yet-to-be-identified wheelbarrow pusher was also said to have killed himself by cutting his throat with the knife with which he used in killing the revenue collector.

INFO DAILY reports that Dr. Tom Obaseki is the Chairman of the local government council.

INFO DAILY also reports that revenue collectors are spread across the city harassing wheelbarrow pushers and other hawkers on daily basis.

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It was gathered that the late revenue collector had earlier kicked the wheelbarrow of the late pusher, spilling its content in the road, over failure to produce ₦50.00 for the ticket.

This was said to have resulted in verbal altercation between the revenue collector and the wheelbarrow pusher.

Apparently angered by the deceased action, the wheelbarrow pusher was said to have removed a knife strapped to his waist and stabbed the revenue collector, spilling out his intestine.

Eyewitnesses who attempted to pounce on the wheelbarrow pusher were said to have been repelled by the knife-wielding young man.

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It was further gathered that after waiting for his victim to breathe his last, the wheelbarrow pusher stabbed himself on his neck and also died at the spot.

It was further gathered that operatives of the Oba Market Police Division later evacuated the bodies of the deceased.

An eyewitness who crave anonymity, while not justifying murder, condemned what he called “human rights violation by some overzealous revenue collectors” in Benin.

He said, “His approach was very wrong. But, nothing justifies murder. The economic hardship is too much. Nobody is knew that the wheelbarrow pusher had a long knife on his waist.

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“When he brought out the long knife, we were surprised. Immediately he stabbed the man, he jumped and fell down and died immediately.

“Some people around wanted to hold him. But, the wheelbarrow pusher became very wild and said that he will kill anybody come close.

“We were surprised when he used the same knife he used on killing the guy and stabbed himself on his neck with the same knife. He fell and also died,” he said.

Meanwhile, other revenue collectors of Oredo local government council have temporarily withdrawn their services.

The State Police Command spokesman, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the incident to our Correspondent on phone interview.

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RCCG Pastor Arraigned For Allegedly Raping Daughter

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A Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Emmanuel Orekoya, was on Tuesday arraigned before the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court for allegedly raping and impregnating his 17- year-old daughter.

The defendant is facing two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and sexual assault preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.

It was also gathered that the defendant in the process of having sexual intercourse with his daughter, allegedly impregnated her.

The state’s prosecution counsel, Mrs Abimbola Abolade, told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in 2017 at Jacob Adeleye Street, Odoeran, Itire area of the state.

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The prosecutor also told the court that Orekoya sexually assaulted the victim, by inserting his finger inside her vagina and inserting his penis inside her mouth.

According to the prosecutor, the offences Orekoya committed contravened Section 137 of the criminal law of Lagos State 2015.

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges pressed against him.

Justice Soladoye adjourned the case till April 17, 2024, for the commencement of trial.

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27 Year Old Kills Father, Removes His Eye In Abia

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A 27-year-old man, identified as Chinalu Ogbonna, has allegedly killed his father, Maduka Ogbonna, and removed his left eye.

Vanguard gathered that the incident happened at midnight on Monday at a compound opposite Junior Secondary School, Amuzukwu in Umuahia North council.

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Though the cause of the incident is still sketchy, Vanguard learnt that the suspect who was arrested by the youths of the area confessed to have wanted to use his father for ritual.

Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Abia State Command, ASP Maureen Chinaka,was yet to respond to a text message and calls placed on her mobile number.

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Troops Rescue 10 Kidnap Victims In Kogi

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Troops of the Nigerian Army on Monday, rescued 10 passengers onboard a Peace Mass Transit Bus, who were kidnapped while traveling from Calabar to Abuja.

The passengers were rescued in Kogi.

This is contained in a statement by the Director, Army Public relations, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nwachukwu said the rescue operation took place at Ogugu Community, along Enugu-Kogi Road in Olamaboro Local Government Area of the state.

He said the troops swiftly mobilised to the scene of the kidnap incident in response to a distress call where the kidnappers had demobilised the bus, abducted the passengers and moved them into the nearby Ette forest.

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According to him, the gallant troops diligently tracked and engaged the armed gang in a fire fight, compelling them to relinquish their hostages.

“The swift and decisive action of the troops led to the successful rescue of the passengers,” he said.

Nwachukwu also said that army troops, in another operation, raided IPOB/ESN Enclaves in Egbuoma/Osiam in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo on Monday.

He said the operation resulted in the neutralisation of one terrorist and recovery of one Mercedes Benz 350 4matic from their camp.

The Army spokesman said the troops in Nasarawa on Monday, quelled an attack on Katakpa village in Toto Local Government Area of the state, following a distress call.

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He said that an armed group identified as the Bassa militia group had invaded the village and annihilated the Sarkin Katakpa.

According to him, the troops acting on a distress call, embarked on a fighting patrol to the community and successfully repelled the attackers.

“During the incident, troops recovered two AK 47 Rifles, two AK 47 Magazines, two G3 Rifles, two G3 Rifle Magazines, 41 Cartridges of 39mm ball special ammunition and 45 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.

“Troops have dominated the general area and continued further exploits to nab the assailants.

“The Nigerian army remains committed to ensuring safety and security of citizens and will continue to conduct operations to sanitise troubled areas and maintain peace and stability in the country,” he added.

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