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Security Guard Kills Employer’s Wife, Leaves Husband In Coma

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A security guard at the Lugbe Area of the Federal Capital Territory on Saturday, June 13, killed his boss’s wife with an axe and a knife and left his boss in coma at the National hospital, Abuja.

Mr. Joseph Nicholas, Treasurer, Landlords/Tenants Association, Phase 2, AMAC Housing Estate, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja on Tuesday.

Nicholas said that the unfortunate incident happened on Saturday night.

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He described the victim, Mr Ralph Wilcox, a retired Director at the Federal Ministry of Information, and his wife as extremely peaceful people who lived alone with their security guard.

He said that the assailant (security guard) inflicted serious bodily and life threatening injuries on his victims, thereby causing the death of Mrs Wilcox.

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He said that her remains had been deposited at the Gwagwalada specialist hospital morgue.

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The security guard, who confessed to the crime, said that he killed Mrs. Wilcox while the husband was away.

He, thereafter, awaited the return of the husband from his outing to “complete his job” by trying to kill him.

“Upon arrival of Wilcox’s from his outing around 8.00 pm, the gateman attacked him with sharp axe which he previously used to hack Mrs. Wilcox to death.

“Wilcox fell down and pretended as if he was dead, the gateman went to their apartment and ransacked whatever he could lay his hands on.

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”While he was inside their apartment, Wilcox was able to escape from his compound to the main street, were he was calling for help, blood was gushing over his body and he was losing strength.

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”One incoming car saw Wilcox lain in his pool of his blood on Port Harcourt street and immediately zoomed back thinking it was an armed robbery attack.

”He went to the main gate to draw the attention of vigilantes, who followed him to where the man was lain in his pool of blood.

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”In an attempt to find out what happened to him, the same assailant drove Wilcox’s SUV car out of their compound straight to where the man was and carried him to the National Hospital,” he said.

Nicholas further explained that it was a member of the association working at the National hospital that contacted the association that Wilcox’s security guard brought him to the hospital.

”When we (Association exco) got the information of his location, we immediately went to the hospital with a policeman.

”As we alighted from our cars the assiailant was almost making his way out of the hospital before we promptly stopped him.

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”Questions upon questions were hurled at him and from there he became the primary suspect.

”We left national hospital with the number one suspect back to the crime scene around 4:36am on Sunday June 14.

”The standby policemen further threw questions at him and from there he confessed to the crime.

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”Mr Wilcox is recuperating from his injuries at the hospital and we have been making several visits to him and his family members have been contacted.

“Higher authorities have taken over the case,” he said.

A Police Officer who also confirmed the incident but did not want his name mentioned said that the security guard must have been planning the crime for a long time because he felt no remorse about it.

He said that the security guard took the police to where he threw the weapons (axe and knife) he used to commit the crime.

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He also added that the police did not apply force on the security guard for him to confess to the crime, as he did so willingly on his own.

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NAN called DSP Anjuguri Manzah, the FCT Police Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), and he confirmed the incident saying that the police were carrying out further investigations.

(NAN/NATION)

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Boko Haram Commander, 5 Fighters Surrender In Borno

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The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), says a Boko Haram Commander, Adamu Muhammad and 5 other fighters have surrendered to the military authorities in Borno.

This is contained in a statement by Lt.-Col Abubakar Abdullahi, the Chief Military Public Information Officer, N’djamena – Chad on Friday in Maiduguri.

Abdullahi said that the terrorists surrendered on May 2 following military’s intensified operations.

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“The terrorists escaped from the ISWAP faction hideout in Jubillaram, situated in Southern Lake Chad. Adamu, 22 years old, had participated in numerous terrorist attacks and roam around Kangarwa, Alagarno, Doro Naira, and Dogon Chikwu in Kukawa Local Government Area, Borno,” he said.

Abdullahi said that while surrendering they handed over 11 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and one warhead of anti-aircraft rounds.

“Other surrendered fighters include; Isah Ali, 18; Hassan Modu, 18; Nasir Idris, 23 escort for the Commander of Jubillaram Usman Rash; Abba Aji, 21and Abubakar Isah.

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“The surrendered fighters are currently undergoing investigation.

“This brings the total number of terrorists who have surrendered since the commencement of Operation Lake Sanity ll on April 23 to 119.

“The MNJTF appeals to other terrorists to follow suit, lay down their arms, and embrace peace. We reaffirm our commitment to ensuring a secure environment in the Lake Chad,” he said

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Police Rescue 5 Kidnap Victims, Recover 1 AK-47 In Kogi

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The Police Command in Kogi has rescued five kidnapped victims in Adogo forest of the state.

This is contained in a statement issued by SP Williams Oche-Aya, the Police Public Relations officer.

He said the police also recovered one AK-47 from the daredevils during a mob up exercise in their den in Akpa  Local Government Area of the state.

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Ovye-Aya, who described the feat as encouraging, quoted the state Commissioner of Police, Bethrand Onuoha as assuring his unwavering commitment to ensuring adequate security of lives and property in Kogi.

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He explained that five victims were rescued by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to Adogo Division led by SP Yusuf Hantsi, in collaboration with the Local Vigilantes on Thursday.

“Investigations revealed that Five victims were earlier kidnapped at Aresuare Area of Ajaokuta Local Government by their abductors.

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“They (victims) were kidnapped on May 17 while on transit along Ajaokuta-Adogo road.

“The Operatives while on rescue mission, combed the bush and invaded the kidnappers camp, and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel.

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“But due to the superior firepower of the team, the hoodlums abandoned their victims and fled. All the victims were rescued unhurt, ” he said.

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The spokesman said that AK-47 riffle was recovered following a tip off that some armed hoodlums drove in an unregistered Golden colour Muzzle Camry went to Ojode area, Ankpa, started shooting sporadically and shot dead one Iliyasu Abubakar, while one other sustained bullet wound on his right chest.

According to him, the Divisional Police Officer of Ankpa, CSP Chikamnele Amaralam, swung into action and mobilized his team to the scene and engaged the hoodlums in gun dual.

He said it was at that point that the hoodlums fled and abandoned one AK-47 rifle with breech No. 354951 and two live ammunition.

Ovye-Aya advised the public to always endeavour to report any suspicious movement of criminals to security operatives for necessary action.

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Deadly Flog: Teacher Beats 8-year-old Anambra Pupil To Coma, Dies

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The 8-year-old pupil, Henry Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, who was beaten to coma by a teacher in Anambra State has passed away.

Rhe 30-year-old teacher at Landmark School Mgbakwu in Awka North Local Government Area of the state, Faith Nwonye, was arrested last weekend.

The State Commissioner for Education, Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, confirmed the sad development on Thursday, May 23, 2024.

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“He was a boy…like any other, with hopes and aspirations. He went to school for a better future but met gruesome death at the hands of the people who were supposed to help him achieve his life ambition,” the Commissioner stated.

“A quack teacher in an illegal school bludgeoned him to death. We mourn a life nipped in the bud! We mourn Henry Chukwuemeka Okonkwo! We mourn and we seek justice!”

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