The Rivers State woman, Favour Nweke, who bathed her husband, Ekelediri Nwokekoro, with hot groundnut oil in Okehi in Etche Local Government Area of the state, has explained what led to her action.
The woman stated this on Friday while she was paraded before journalists during a media briefing at the Rivers State Police Command’s headquarters along Moscow Road, Port Harcourt.
The housewife having realised the enormity of the crime had fled her home on Tuesday but was reportedly picked from her hiding place by a vigilante group and handed over to the police on Thursday morning.
Nweke who was brought in by operatives in handcuffs kept a straight face, even as she denied the allegation that she had an extra marital affair.
She said, “He will go out, at about 2 o’clock in the night and will come back early in the morning. Sometimes he would go, and stay two or three days before coming back then I asked him where are you even going?
“So his friend called me and asked if I had heard what was on the ground, I said ‘What is that?’ He said my husband and some people were involved in one illegal act. He said they called somebody from Abuja that the person should come and work in Etche, and that they have a contract to give to the person and when the person came they duped the person of N20 million.
“I said he didn’t tell me, that was hearing this for the first time, I said ‘No wonder this guy has been acting strange, planning on how to travel and go to one African country.’ So this is the reason.
“So when he came back, I grabbed him and said this is what I heard and I confronted him but he refused and we quarrelled. We ended it that day. I then asked him what he did with his own share of the money. I heard some people bought land with their own, so what did you use your own to do?
“As we were dragging that issue that morning, he hit me, I ran into the kitchen with that oil and I poured it on him. That was how it happened.”
Pleading for forgiveness, Nweke denied the allegation that she was involved in extramarital affairs, The PUNCH reports.
“I feel bad. Had I known that this thing would turn out like this I would not have done it to him. I will just go to my place and stay. I am begging for Nigerians, you people should forgive me.”
Also speaking, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Emeka Nwonyi, assured citizens that Nweke would be made to face the consequences of her action.
“I can assure you that person has been arrested and she is here with us. And the law will catch up with her and anybody who tries to take the laws into their hands, and be made to face the necessary sanctions,” Nwonyi said.
Man Arrested For Killing Mother, Sister In Enugu
The Police in Enugu state have said that the command will soon arraign in court a man, Mr. Somadina Orji who allegedly killed and buried his mother, Charity, and sister, Ukamaka, in shallow graves at Umuagu Inyi, in Oji River Local Government area of Enugu State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Daniel Ndukwe confirmed the development to Vanguard, on Sunday, saying, “Yes, the young man has been arrested and is investigation ongoing after which we will arraign him in court.”
Somadina had reportedly killed his mother, Mrs Charity Orji, and his Sister, Miss Ukamaka Orji, and buried them in a shallow grave at their backyard.
The Orji family who hail from Igboariam in Anambra State were said to have had their tragic ends on Monday, December 4, 2023.
The suspect, Somadina, was reported to be a drug dealer and had issues with his mother for a long time before he decided to kill her.
A Community leader in Inyi, Mr Ben Obi, stated that the problems started weeks ago when the suspect had an issue with the younger brother.
“He wanted to hit him and the mother stopped him and reported to the kingsmen to come and chase him away from the house because he wanted to kill the younger brother,” Obi said.
The younger sister was said to have been missing for two weeks before he had the problem with the mother.
However, Obi further explained that the mother went for a condolence visit at Akpugoeze, and upon her return in the afternoon, the son, Somadina, killed and buried her in a shallow grave in their backyard.
He said that when the younger brother came back and was looking for the mother, he suspected something and raised an alarm.
“When the villagers gathered at the compound upon interrogation, Somadina confessed that he had killed the mother. He also confessed that he killed the younger sister some weeks ago,” Obi said.
Obi disclosed that when the Police were invited, the remains of the mother and of the sister were exhumed and deposited at the mortuary and the suspect was arrested.
Obi also explained that Charity until her death was a hustling Woman who sold prepared Cassava food to feed her Family.
Lamenting the high use of hard drugs in the Community, Obi said that absence of governing bodies in the Community such as the traditional ruler, town Union, and President General to help the government in checkmating the use of hard drugs caused incidents.
He called on the government to come to their rescue to avoid such tragedy in the future.
Also condemning the act, the coordinating President General in Oji River local government area, Mr Ejike Tasie said the use of hard drugs in the Inyi Community was alarming and called on the anti-drug agency to help them checkmate the use of illicit drugs in their various communities in the local government area.
Oyo: Chief Imam of Tede Is Dead
The Chief Imam of Tede, in the Oke Ogun geo-political zone in Oyo State, Alhaji Ahmad Tijani Adedigba, is dead.
DAILY POST reports that the Chief Imam, until his demise, was the Chairman of the Oke Ogun League of Imams and Alfas.
The state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, in his reaction, described the late Adedigba as a great leader and lover of peace.
He added that the deceased contributed immensely to the religious harmony being enjoyed in the Oke Ogun area of the state.
Makinde, in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Sunday, added that the entire Muslim community will miss the deceased.
The governor said, “I received with sadness the news of the death of Alhaji Ahmad Tijani Adedigba, the chairman of the Oke Ogun League of Imams and Alfas and Chief Imam of Tede in Atisbo Local Government Area of the state.
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“The late Chief Imam was a man of peace and a great leader, who provided direction to the Imams and Alfas body and contributed to the peaceful religious atmosphere in Oke Ogun.
“While submitting to the will of Allah and praying to God to grant his soul Aljanah Firdaus and also abide with everyone he left behind, I am certain that the body and the Muslim Ummah in Tede will miss his immense contributions.”
Groom, 25 Others Arrested As NDLEA Burst Drug-fueled Wedding Reception
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) successfully intercepted what was purportedly a wedding reception but turned out to be an illicit drug party.
The bust resulted in the arrest of the groom and 25 individuals, as confirmed by Femi Babafemi, the Director of Media and Advocacy, in a statement posted on his Facebook account on Sunday.
“Say a prayer against the demon of drugs in the lives of our youths this Sunday as #ndlea_nigeria busted another drug party organised as a wedding reception. Groom and 25 others arrested,” he wrote.
The statement also said the big cartels also suffered heavy losses some hours before the arrest with the seizure of their cocaine consignments.
“The big cartels also suffered heavy loss hours ago with the seizure of their cocaine consignments,” the statement read.
The arrested individuals, including the groom, are now in custody as investigations proceed.
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