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A Lecturer Imprisoned For Assaulting An Orphan



Dr Fred Ayokhai

On Thursday, a High Court sitting in Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State have sentenced Dr. Fred Ayokhai, a senior lecturer in the Department of History and International Studies at the Federal University, Lafia, to six months imprisonment.

Ayokhai, who has been in the custody of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Lafia since October 22, 2022, was convicted over conspiracy and assault on a 20-year-old orphan, Blessing Mathias, after consenting to a plea bargain agreement.

He was first arraigned In court, alongside three others before the State Chief Judge, Justice Aisha Aliyu, where the case was assigned to Justice Solomon Ayenajeh of the High Court, Obi.

The other suspects are Emmanuella Ayokhai, Bob-Praise Ayokhai and Saint-Dan Ayokhai, as the 2nd, 3rd and 4th defendants respectively, who are all the lecturer’s children, while the 5th defendant, Vera Ogbonnaya, is still at large.

They were charged on amended two-count bothering on criminal conspiracy and physical assault with canes and sticks, contrary to sections 96 and 264 and punishable under sections 97 and 265 of the Northern Nigeria’s Penal Code (1963), respectively.

Delivering the judgement on Thursday, the presiding judge, Justice Ayenajeh, convicted the lecturer and sentenced him to jail for six months for criminal conspiracy and another six months for physical assault.

However, the presiding judge said that the sentences will run concurrently in consideration of his plea.

Justice Ayenajeh explained that the six months period, which Ayokhai had spent in the custody of the Nigeria Correctional Service will be reckoned with.

For the children, the presiding judge said they will spend six months on probation, considering their age.

The judge added that, within the six months period, they will be tasked with the responsibility of keeping the premises of the Nasarawa State High Court clean and will also be of good conduct, while the third defendant, Bob-Praise Ayokhai was admonished to shave his dreadlocks.

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Nelly Agwu is an educationist, a journalist, a Blogger, graduate of History. Very dynamic and a realist. A mouthpiece of the oppressed. Easy going and a Philanthropist.

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Wife Beaten To Death By Husband For Wanting To Marry Another Man



Aminu Abubakar 56 years old, has been arrested by the police for allegedly beating his 38-year-old supposedly wife, Nana Fadimatu, to death in Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

The State Police spokesperson, SP Suleiman Nguroje, who confirmed the incident said Abubakar, who is the Manager of Anasam Table Water allegedly beat his wife when he heard that the deceased was planning to marry a new husband.

Angered by that information, the suspect on May 5 at about 10 pm, applied force on her by hitting her with a hard object as a result of which she fell down unconscious and was later pronounced dead.

The culprit was apprehended by the Police in Shagari Divisional Police Headquarters following a report received from the awaiting Husband Mahmud Rufai of Shagari Annex, Yola South Local Government Area.

The PPRO said the investigation so far reveals that the suspect had one  child with the deceased after 9 years of their marriage.

Nguroje stated that the state Commissioner of Police CP Afolabi Babatola while expressing shock, commended DPO Shagari for arresting and making it impossible for the suspect to escape Justice.

After investigation, he will be charged to court.

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Police Parade 6 Officers Caught On Camera Beating Youths With Cutlass In Imo State



The Imo State Police command has commenced the orderly room trial of the policemen who were caught on a viral video assaulting Imo State University students with Machete in Imo State recently for refusing to open their phone to the policemen.

The 6 policemen caught on the camera according to our source are;

Inspector Amadi Sunday (The Team Leader), Inspector Amajuoji Charlse, Sgt Noachian Chinese, Sgt Onwuka Emmanuel Cpl Nzewuodo Goodness and Pc Emmanuel Chmezie.

It was gathered that the personnel have been arraigned and prosecuted according to the police disciplinary policy.

The policemen caught in the camera our reporter also learnt, if found guilty after the trial, these security personnel might be demoted, dismissed or serve some years in jail, according to the policy guiding their rules.

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Married Police Inspector Kills Girlfriend Over Alleged Cheating In Ghana



The Ghana Police Service have arrested an Inspector identified as Ahmed Twumasi over alleged murder of his girlfriend, Victoria Daapa, popularly known as Maa Adwoa.

Twumasi, who is married with children, allegedly shot the 27-year-old mother of one at close range on Thursday 20th April 2023, at Adum in front of Dufie Towers in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, over alleged suspicion of cheating, we gathered.

The woman was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

The police, in a press release on Sunday evening, April 23, 2023, stated that the suspect was arrested at his hideout at Sekyere near Effiduase in the Ashanti Region.

“The Police have this evening arrested a Police officer, Inspector Ahmed Twumasi, who is alleged to have shot and killed a female adult, who was believed to be his girlfriend,” the statement read.

“The shooting incident occurred in Kumasi, in the Ashanti region, on Thursday, 20th April 2023. The suspect, who has been on the run since the incident, was arrested at Sekyere, near Effiduase in the Ashanti Region as a result of a special Police operation, which was launched following the shooting incident. The suspect is currently in Police custody and will be put before court to face justice.”

According to reports, the police officer suspected Maa Adwoa of cheating on him, and although she denied the allegations, he became increasingly angry.

An eyewitness reported that the officer first kissed Maa Adwoa before shooting her to death.


“After the first two shots, she was pleading with the guy to stop and he added three more shots before jumping into a rickshaw to run away. Because he was holding a gun, we could not attempt to arrest him,” the eyewitness narrated.

Maa Adwoa’s uncle, who was also present at the scene, stated that the police officer first shot her in the forehead and then multiple times in the stomach and other parts of her body until she fell and died.

Speaking to GHPage, the deceased’s father, Atakora revealed that his late daughter had a man he knew as her boyfriend and they both shared a baby girl.

“The man I know is a footballer. He even has a brother who has played for the Black Stars before. He and Madwoa have a daughter together. I am not aware of this police inspector and his relationship with my child,”  the heartbroken father said.

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