Weekend of Killings And Rituals In Rivers, Anambra, Benue
The Rivers State Police Command has paraded a 200 level student of University of Port Harcourt who killed his eight-year-old niece for ritual purpose.
The command Public Relations Officer Omoni Nnamdi said the suspect was arrested early hours of Saturday while trying to dispose the remains of his niece after killing her.
The suspected ritual killer chopped off the victim’s sensitive organs.
Three suspected criminals who were also arrested for car snatching were paraded.
The Benue Police Command has confirmed the assassination of Tavershima Adyorough, Principal Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Samuel Ortom on Knowledge Economy and Investment.
Mr Adyorough was also a member of the Benue Economic Team.
Police Commissioner , Benue State ,Bashir Makama, confirmed he was assassinated in the early hours of Sunday in his house by bandits, who also shot his wife who is currently responding to treatment at a government hospital in Makurdi
The commissioner said that the motive of the killing was yet to be established.
One person was confirmed dead in Saturday’s primary election of the United Progressives Party in Anambra State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Nkeiru Nwode, said the man slumped and died following a fracas that ensued during the primary.
The victim, whose name was simply given as Uwakwe, was identified as a delegate for Owelle Ezunaka ward 1 and the Chairman of the party in the ward.
Meanwhile, Mr. Osita Chidoka has emerged the candidate of UPP for the November 18 election.