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‘APC Man Was Watching, Thinking I Was Gathering Votes For PDP’ – Chinwetalu Agu Recounts Dramatic Arrest

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Veteran Nigerian actor, Chinwetalu Agu has recounted his dramatic arrest for wearing a Biafran outfit and the outcry that followed at the time.

In 2021, a video had emerged online showing some soldiers harassing the movie star for putting on Biafra attire.

But the Nigerian army, in a statement, said the actor was arrested for canvassing support for the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

According to the security agency, Agu was inciting members of the public and soliciting support for IPOB while dressed in a very well-known attire of the proscribed group.

Speaking during an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Chinwetalu Agu said the incident occurred during a visit to Onitsha.

According to the thespian, he went to greet a few people in Anambra State when some fans solicited help from him.

Agu said he decided to buy some loaves of bread for them, unknowing the crowd kept increasing.

The actor added that an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, who saw the crowd, thought he was canvassing votes for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He said, “I finished a shoot in Asaba and came to Onitsha and wanted just to say hello to a few people, but they walled me out of hunger, serious hunger that I had to say, let me buy some loaves of bread, but as I was buying the population was increasing.

“I didn’t even know when the soldiers came until the way they did, It is not a thing you will find in a civilized country. What I heard from some people after the event was that an APC man was watching the crowd multiplying and was thinking that I was gathering votes for PDP.”

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Police Rejects Tainted Recruitment List, Demands Transparency

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– Police discovers anomalies in recruitment list
– List contains unqualified and medically unfit candidates
– IGP demands transparent review of recruitment process

The Nigeria Police Force has rejected the Police Service Commission’s recruitment list due to alleged irregularities and corruption.

The list contained names of unqualified and medically unfit candidates who did not apply or failed the recruitment exercise.

Furthermore, the police spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed that the list included individuals who were disqualified due to financial dealings and corrupt practices.

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Olukayode Egbetokun, has written to the Chairman of the Police Service Commission objecting to the list.

Consequently, the police have dissociated themselves from the published list and called for a transparent review of the recruitment process.

“The same people who recruited anyhow for the police today will turn round to accuse the police tomorrow of inefficiency when their recruits start messing up,” Adejobi stated.

The police are determined to recruit “qualified, competent, trainable, and productive hands into the Nigeria Police Force.

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Rivers Varsity Suspends Four Students Over Brutal Assault

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– Four students suspended for assaulting a colleague
– Suspension lasts for one academic session
– Students urged to live in peace and harmony

The Rivers State University has suspended four students linked to the brutalization of their colleague, Victor Tobins. The students, who are members of the Man O’ War, were suspended for one academic session.

According to the university’s management, the students’ actions contravened the institution’s regulations. Management saw the actions as contrary to the regulations of the University.

The students had beaten Tobins, a 300-level student, black and blue, inflicting injuries on his right eye and other parts of his body. The development sparked a protest among students, who demanded the disbandment of the Man O’ War from campus.

The university’s management intervened, promising to take action within 24 hours. The management has since suspended the four students, urging students to live in peace and harmony.

“We urge the student population to continue to live in peace and harmony and comply scrupulously with all the rules and regulations of the University,” the management said.

 

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