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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Gunmen Attack LG Chairman's Home In Ebonyi, Kill 4



The Daily Crucible | Wednesday,  May18, 2022

By Godwin Akomah, Umuahia

Unspecified number of gunmen have attacked the home of the chairman, Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Steve Orogwu, killing his three relatives they met at home.

The enraged assailants, it was learnt, invaded the chairman’s home in Ekpaomaka on Tuesday night but he was not at home, compelling them to shoot to death, the innocent relatives around.

The invaders also shot a security guard on duty dead.

Grief - stricken Orogwu has expressed shock and sadness over the incident.

In what appeared to be a total irony, violence, arsons and killings have taken ascendency dimension in the beleaguered Southeast geopolitical zone in the last fews days lest that 24 hours governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo, visited the leader of the  proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu in search of peace for Igbo land.

Soludo, who disclosed the visit on Sunday said, it was aimed at finding lasting peace to the issue of insecurity in the South East.

"He (Nnamdi Kanu) expressed sadness over what he described as 'sacrilegious killings' of innocent persons, kidnappings and all forms of criminalities, including the brutal enforcement of the senseless 'sit at home' perpetuated by sundry groups claiming to be acting for or on behalf of IPOB," Soludo said.

FG Amends Charges Against Nnamdi Kanu, Lists Lawyers As Accomplices

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has concluded plans to re-arraign Nnamdi Kanu, on an amended six-count of treasonable felony.

The amendment came on a day the trial Judge, Justice Binta Nyako fixed to hear an application Kanu filed to be released on bail, pending the determination of the charge against him.

According to channels tv in its report,  a member of Kanu’s legal team, who craved anonymity, says the FG had in the amended charge, listed some lawyers representing the embattled IPOB leader, including Misters Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Maxwell Opara, as accomplices of the defendant.

It is gathered that the FG alleged that the said lawyers, were constantly in contact with Kanu after he jumped bail and fled the country.

Justice Binta Nyako had on April 8, struck out eight out of the 15-count treasonable felony FG preferred against Kanu.

Justice Nyako held that the charges were mere repetitions that did not disclose any offence that could be sustained by the proof of evidence before the court.

Scenes from the court showed Kanu, his lawyer Mike Ozekhome and supporters in triumphant celebration over the amendment.

FG had in the counts that were struck out, purported that Kanu had through his broadcasts, incited members of the public to not only stage a violent revolution but to attack police officers and also destroy public facilities in Lagos State.

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed group, IPOB, and his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome,Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Maxwell Opara at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

 



 

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