Anambra State billionaire and owner of Firman Generators Chief Ignatius Odunukwe who went missing since first week of December has been found dead.
The billionaire was killed, cut into pieces and his body packed into a ”Ghana Must Go” bag which his murderers took to the expressway and dumped inside a forest.
Some criminals who pretended to be land buyers called him on phone because they heard he had a property for sale.
They agreed on a price and the agreements for the purchase was drafted by his lawyer.
Both parties agreed to meet on an agreed date for the exchange and thats when the whole drama started.
IG Odunukwe’s lawyers suggested going with him for the signing but he declined and told him he needs to see someone at Ikoyi club and that was the last time they saw him.
When the billionaire didn’t come back home, his family reported the incident to the police and they started investigations.
They eventaully arrested one of the men. On searching his house, they saw the original land documents already signed.
The man claimed he already finalized the deal and paid the billionaire but when the police asked him to provide the bank account where he paid, he claimed that he paid with gold.
That was when the police knew he was lieing. He was tortured and remanded in prison custody.
Finally, few days later, there was a break through in the case and the police arrested two more men.
They were tortured and they confessed that the picked up the billionaire and forced him to sign the documents. They killed him, cut his body into pieces and packed the parts into a Ghana Must Go bag and dumped it inside a forest in Badagry expressway.
On January 16th 2020, the police took the man’s family and the criminals to the forest where they retrieved the bag.
You can see when the police took the criminals and IG Odunukwe’s family to Badagry to recover the Ghana Must Go bag HERE.
It’s very important to always tell your family and close friends where your going to incase something happens.
If not that he told his lawyers he was going for that meeting at the hotel, they wouldn’t have known where to start looking for him.
Also, if your selling something, be very careful of every potential buyer because some of them might be criminals.
The bag they’re holding contained the remains of the businessman.
SDN, YAR’ADUA Foundation Empowers Communities with Budget Tracking Skills
To help bridge the accountability and engagement gap between public institutions and communities in the Niger Delta, the Stakeholder Democracy Network, SDN organized a two-day workshop on “Participatory Budgeting at The Aldgate Congress Hotel in Port Harcourt.
Sponsored by the Yar’Adua Foundation, the workshop took place on the 12th and 13th of February, drawing participants from the public service, community-based organizations and the media.
In the lively and participatory sessions of the two-day workshop which included pieces of training and group exercises, attendees were equipped with the rudiments of budget formulation, enactment, tracking, audit and evaluation, with particular focus on state and local governments.
Workshop trainer, Kelechi Justin Amaechi emphasized the need for citizens, community leaders and community-based organizations to acquire the needed information on budgeting to enable them to engage the processes effectively.
He said the involvement of the citizenry in the budgeting and other decision-making processes builds trust and strengthens democracy, as community people take ownership and protect public projects owing to their deliberate efforts at debating and influencing the siting of projects that directly responds to the most pressing needs of the community.
Participants who spoke with FR News at the end of the workshop expressed gratitude to SDN and the Yar’Adua Foundation for the opportunity to be empowered with the right skills to contribute towards the development of their communities and the larger society as they will now be able contributes towards the nomination of projects that meet community needs , monitor to ensure projects are executed according to specifications and also help to prevent duplication of projects by government agents and other service providers.
SDN is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization based in the Niger Delta and providing support for those affected by the extractive industry and weak governance since it was established in 2004.
Court Stops INEC From Deregistering 31 Parties
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has restrained Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from deregistering 31 political parties.
The presiding judge, Justice Anwuli Chikere, in her ruling, said having failed to counter the application by the applicants, the affected political parties had the legal right which must be protected.
In an interlocutory motion with suit number: FHC//ABJ/ CS/444/19 between Advanced Congress of Democratic (ACD) and 2 others Vs. Attorney General of the Federation and another (INEC), the applicants had on Oct. 30, 2019, approached the court.
INEC had, on Feb. 6, deregistered 74 political parties .