Gunmen suspected to be native of Buguma have reportedly exhumed and taken away the remains of the late Executive Chairman of Asari-Toru Local government area of Rivers State, Odiari Princewill who died of coronavirus.
An unnamed source told Daily Post that some gunmen stormed Port Harcourt cemetery, shot sporadically in the air, headed for the site where the late LGA Chairman was buried and dug-out the coffin and escaped with it through the Bille waterside jetty in Port Harcourt.
Eyewitness, said the gunmen were heard grumbling about the lackadaisical burial of Odiari Princewill.
“I think they are system men. The way they came to the cemetery everyone just slowly walked away. Sometimes, we use to have people come like that especially when the person that died belong to a group.
“But this one is different. They just came and went straight to the burial ground and started digging out the sand. They were like 10 of them. They said they want to give the Chairman a proper burial in his hometown,” he said.
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer in Rivers state, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, promised to confirm the incident.
However, reports from Buguma says crisis is looming as Rivers State government sent troops to prevent entrance of the exhumed body of late LGA Chairman into Asari-Toru Local Government Area.
The late Executive Chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government Council, Odiari Princewill, died in the early hours of Thursday of coronavirus and was buried immediately at the Port Harcourt cemetery in line with the COVID-19 burial protocol by officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
BBNaijaFinale: #Laycon emerges winner of BBNaija lockdown edition 2020
The 2020 edition of the Big brother Naija reality TV show has finally come to a close with housemate and top finalist, Laycon emerging the winner .
Laycon was declared the winner of the 2020 lockdown edition of the show on Sunday after he beat other housemates with the highest number of votes from viewers.
Fellow housemate, Dorathy, emerged the 1st runner up while Nengi was declared the 2nd runner up.
Police nab 8 suspected cultists for terrorizing neighborhood while mourning colleague
Ogun State Police Command has arrested eight suspected members of Black Axe (aka Aiye) confraternity.
They were nabbed on September 24 while mourning a colleague.
Public Relations Officer of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known in a statement on Sunday.
The names and ages of those in custody are Olatunji Opeyemi, 26; Ayuba Oduola, 25; Sobowale Abiodun, 28; Sobowale Sunday, 25; Adelowo Olalekan, 32; Kareem Lanre, 21; Emmanuel Adebisi, 21; and Tobiloba Wasiu, 20.
The spokesman disclosed that they were nabbed following a complaint to Ogijo police station.
A 16-year-old boy, Onome Iduru, was shot during the cultists’ procession and was rushed to the station.
Oyeyemi said the cultists after opening fire on the victim, took his phone and unleashed terror on the community.
“Upon the report, the DPO Ogijo division, Muhammed Suleiman Baba led his men to the scene where eight members of the violent group were arrested after serious encounter with the policemen.
A banner designed with the group insignia to announce the death of their member was recovered from them while the injured victim was taken to Oladayo hospital for medical attention,” he noted.
The Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.