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Prophetess, woman sentenced to life imprisonment for killing lover with poison

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A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has convicted and sentenced two women, Onyema Worlu, and Edina Lovelyn-Worleru, to life improvement for causing the death of a man, Israel Georgewill.

Lovelyn-Worleru, a prophetess in a church in Rumuche community, in the Emohua Local Government Area of the state, was said to have prepared a poisonous substance in the name of love portion for Worlu to put in the food of her boyfriend, Georgewill, in 2012.

The trial judge, Justice Adolphus Enebeli, in his judgment after over nine years of legal battle, found the two guilty of the crime and convicted them.

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Justice Enebeli convicted them for manslaughter, instead of the murder charge in an earlier suit on the incident.

Prophetess, woman sentenced to life imprisonment for killing lover with poison

The judge held that the prosecution proved its case and that the statements of the first defendant, Worlu, at the police station were voluntarily given.

In the statement, the convict admitted that she administered the love potion as prepared by the prophetess in order to get financial assistance from Georgewill, adding that never knew it would result in his death.

Enebeli, after considering the facts presented by the parties, convicted and sentenced the two women to life imprisonment without any fine option.

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The prosecutor, Chidi Ekah, said the judgment was not only justice for the deceased and his family, but also for the state and Nigeria at large.

He said, “I am happy that this matter has come to an end. It does not mean that I am happy that somebody’s life will be wasted in prison. We do not take delight in that, but the law must take its course. After all, somebody was killed and so the law says if you kill, this is the punishment for you.

“The court was even magnanimous enough to reduce it from murder to manslaughter. I am happy that justice has been served.”

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But counsel for the first defendant, Vincent Chukwu, said his team would appeal the judgment.

“The fight is not over; it will certainly get to the Supreme Court,” Chukwu stated.

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Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Hack Woman To Death On Her Farm In Enugu (Photos)

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A Woman identified as Cordelia Utazi, was allegedly shot and hacked to death by suspected Fulani herdsmen on her farm at Ugwujoro Nimbo, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State.

It was gathered By NaijaCover, that the deceased, popularly known as Oyee Eze, was weeding her farm with her daughter, Onyinye, on Monday, October 18, when the herdsmen attacked them.

A source who was involved in evacuating the corpse to the Faith Foundation Hospital in Nsukka told Vanguard on Thursday, that the deceased’s daughter had drawn the attention of her late mother to the presence of the armed herdsmen but sensing they were going to be attacked, the young girl fled and alerted other villagers, NaijaCover Learnt.

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“They were weeding in the farm when her daughter looked up and saw herdsmen with their cattle on their farm. The daughter, Onyinye, saw the herdsmen moving very fast towards their direction and took to her heels,” the source narrated.

“The mother, Cordelia Utazi, also wanted to run but the herdsmen shot her. When they got to where she was lying helpless, they used cutlass to cut off her hands. They equally used something to smash her skull. It was the daughter who ran to the village to inform others of what had happened to her mother.

“In that state of confusion, the villagers rushed to the scene and discovered the woman in a pool of her blood. Before they could reach there, the herders had disappeared into nearby bushes with their cattle. It was a terrible incident in our community.

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Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Hack Woman To Death On Her Farm In Enugu

Spokesperson of the Enugu State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, who confirmed the incident said said police has commenced investigation to fish out the hoodlums who allegedly murdered the farmer.

“Investigation has been launched to fish out the hoodlums, alleged to have murdered a middle-aged woman in Ugwujoro Nimbo, Uzo-Uwani LGA in the afternoon hours of 18/10/2021. Further development will be communicated,” he said.

However, the South East Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, said his members were not responsible for the killing.

“There are no herdsmen at Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State as of today” he said.

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While saying that those who carried out the attack are not members of his association, he added that not every herdsman seen in the bush is a member of MACBAN.

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Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Hack Woman To Death On Her Farm In Enugu

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FG Confirms Killing Of Mala Bako, ISWAP Leader

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The federal government has announced the killing of Malam Bako, a leader of Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP).

Bako succeeded Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, the late leader and son of Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf.

National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno addressed State House correspondents on Thursday.

The retired General spoke after President Muhammadu Buhari met security chiefs at the State House.

FG Confirms Killing Of Mala Bako ISWAP Leader

Monguno disclosed that Bako was neutralized along with an ISWAP commander. He hailed the armed forces for recent successful operations.

“In one month, we have been able to take out the leadership of ISWAP, that is Abu Musab Al-Barnawi.

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“Two days ago, the man who succeeded him, Malam Bako, one of ISWAP Shura Council, was also taken out.”

Monguno said the terror group is contending with leadership crisis accompanied with inherent issues of trust, conflicts and suspicion.

The NSA added that ongoing military operations had put pressure on Boko Haram, ISWAP, and the Islamic State in the Greatest Sahara.

On October 14, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor confirmed Al-Barnawi’s death.

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NRC Suspends Train Services After Bandits Bombed Kaduna-Abuja Train (Photos)

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Armed bandits on Wednesday reportedly bombed a train travelling between Abuja and Kaduna, inflicting technical damages on the country’s major rail infrastructure.

Former Senator Shehu Sani said a train he rode between Kaduna and Abuja on Thursday morning nearly derailed because of an explosive that damaged a section of the tracks.

Mr Sani, in a telephone exchange with Peoples Gazette over the incident, said the bandits were targeting the trains in order to dispose of passengers of their cash and other valuable possessions. He also said the attackers opened fire on the train driver.

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A spokesman for the Nigerian Railway in Abuja did not immediately return a request seeking comments on Thursday morning.

Bandits have repeatedly targeted the railway between the nation’s capital and the key northern city, which has become the preferred route for passengers seeking to avoid the perilous three-hour journey by road.

The deadly gangs have raided military bases and shot down at least one reconnaissance jet of the Nigerian Air Force. Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that the military paid a ransom to the bandits to prevent President Muhammadu Buhari’s plane from being shot down.

The president has repeatedly vowed to be ruthless against the attackers largely responsible for widespread abduction and plunder of communities across Nigeria’s northwestern region.

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But security agencies are warning that the gangs are becoming more armed with sophisticated combat equipment that would make it more difficult to defeat them.

Following the information on the bomb blast on Kaduna-Abuja train by Bandits as reported on Wednesday, Chrysora Media learnt that Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has suspended train service till further notice.
This was learnt through a text message received by our correspondence, which reads;

(NRC) INFO:

DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, TRAIN SERVICES HAVE BEEN IMMEDIATELY SUSPENDED FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR DEAR PASSENGERS.

EFFORTS ARE IN PLACE TO RESTORE SERVICE.
FURTHER INFORMATION WOULD FOLLOW IMMEDIATELY SERVICE IS RESTORED.

NRC Suspends Train Services After Bandits Bombed Kaduna-Abuja Train

NRC Suspends Train Services After Bandits Bombed Kaduna-Abuja Train

NRC Suspends Train Services After Bandits Bombed Kaduna-Abuja Train

NRC Suspends Train Services After Bandits Bombed Kaduna-Abuja Train

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