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70 Year-old-man Rapes 13-year-old Physically Challenged Girl To Death In Enugu

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A 70 year-old man has allegedly raped a 13-year-old deaf and dumb girl to death in Enugu State.

It was gathered that the act allegedly occurred last Saturday, September 23, at Aborjieze village in Umuagu-Inyi Autonomous Community in Oji River Local Government Area. A community source alleged that the septuagenarian, Anthony Mgbenwa Okpara sexually abused the teenager, identified as Uche, daughter of Cyril Ajala Onwuzuru.

We were also told that the innocent girl died shortly after the old man sexually abused her .

“The girl’s body is in the mortuary as we speak and we want this matter to be determined in law of competent jurisdiction to serve as a deterrent to other perpetuators,” he said.

It was further learnt that the suspect was being detained at the Enugu State Police Command Headquarters, while anxiety grew in the community that he might buy his way out of the matter.

It was revealed that the community was determined to get justice for the young girl, whose parents are said to be miserably poor.

A community leader, who spoke on the condition of anonymity told Newsmen that the suspect had allegedly abused another little girl in the past and the issue was swept under the carpet.

He said:“I mean that she was sexually molested to the point that the little girl lost her life immediately after the act.

“The interest in this matter is that the parents of this young girl are wretched and poor and the girl a minor, deaf and dumb, at the same time, she is dead due to this act.

“Now, Mr Anthony Mgbenwokpara ran away immediately he got wind of the death of this girl. However, after series of persuasions, he came and submitted himself to the police.

Mr Anthony Mgbenwa Okpara and the family while in Police custody were using monetary inducements against the wretched parents.

“We are also suspecting that they will do the same with the Police.”

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Police Probe US Businessman’s Sudden Demise in Lagos Hotel

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– US-based businessman Onyejekwe Izuchukwu found dead in Lagos hotel
– Police investigation underway to determine cause of death
– Autopsy to be performed to reveal more details

The Lagos State Police Command has launched an investigation into the sudden death of Onyejekwe Izuchukwu, a 62-year-old US-based businessman. Izuchukwu’s body was discovered in his hotel room in Ikoyi on June 9, 2024.

According to a source, Izuchukwu had been staying at the hotel since June 6, engaging in business activities. Tragically, his lifeless body was found by a cleaner on the floor of his room.

The hotel’s management reported the incident to the police, who have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Izuchukwu’s death. A doctor was called to the scene and confirmed the businessman’s demise.

Izuchukwu was a prominent figure in the oil and gas industry, having served as President of Bits and Drilling Tools, a division of Schlumberger. His death has sent shockwaves through the industry.

“The command has commenced an investigation into the case,” said Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin. “Izuchukwu’s corpse has been deposited in a morgue in Ikeja for autopsy.”

 

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Lagos Govt Opens Emergency Center To Curb Cholera Outbreak

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– Lagos activates emergency centre to combat cholera outbreak
– UNICEF urges provision of clean water and sanitation facilities
– 350 suspected cases reported with 17 confirmed and 15 deaths

Lagos State Government has activated its Public Health Emergency Operations Centre to tackle the cholera outbreak. The centre will coordinate responses to the increasing number of severe gastroenteritis cases across the state.

According to Prof. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health, the laboratory investigation has confirmed Cholera sub-type O-1, associated with more severe disease. He urged residents to adhere strictly to precautionary measures to prevent further spread.

Meanwhile, UNICEF has called on the state government to provide high-standard water and sanitation facilities to communities. Celine Lafoucrier, Chief of UNICEF Lagos Field Office, emphasized the need for strengthened healthcare systems to respond to outbreaks.

Lafoucrier stated, “Addressing cholera outbreaks requires a deliberate focus on providing high-standard water and sanitation facilities.” She also stressed the importance of community engagement strategies to halt transmission.

The state government has confirmed 350 suspected cases of cholera in 29 wards across multiple LGAs, with 17 confirmed cases and 15 deaths. However, the number of new cases is subsiding in previously affected areas due to interventions and surveillance efforts.

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