There was tension in the Gwara and Kono-Boue communities in the Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State, following the invasion and killing of not fewer than six. persons, including a commercial motorcycle rider in the community.
The spokesman of the community, Nwaikpo Golden, confirmed the attack and said that the residents of the area had to run into a bush to avoid being hit by stray bullets.
He said, ” Unknown gunmen invaded Gwara community, killing about three persons. They also went to Kono- Boue, killing three there as well. A motorcycle rider and the persons that were with him were killed.
” They were coming from a thanksgiving service when they ran into the gunmen and were shot dead. “
A resident of the area who spoke with our correspondent on grounds of anonymity, said that the hoodlums who were seven in number, stormed the community in the early hours of the morning, shooting sporadically and left unchallenged by the security operatives.
He also said that a commercial motorcyclist and his passengers unknowingly ran into them, when they were retreating and they assailants shot and killed them.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, when contacted, confirmed the incident, stating that three people were killed.
The PPRO said that Friday Eboka, the State Commissioner of Police had ordered a discreet investigation into the matter with the aim of bringing perpetrators to book.
Omoni further stated that the killings was carried out by suspected cultists, stating that was a cult clash.
The PPRO disclosed the identities of the victims as 33- year- old Namene Kialede, 42- year- old Muaka Ikara and Kingsley Kponee, adding that no arrest had been made so far.
The PPRO also assured the residents of the area that efforts are being made to arrest the assailants.
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi jails for 7 years over money laundering charges
A sitting senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, currently representing Delta North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for money laundering by the Lagos division of the Court of Appeal.
The court which delivered the judgement on July 1, 2022, also ordered that his 2 companies, Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd, be wound up in line with the provisions of Section 22 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2021.
The ruling by the Appellate Court followed the success of the appeal by challenging the judgment of Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court which on June 18, 2021, 2018 discharged and acquitted the defendants of a 2 count charge of fraud and money laundering.
This disclosure is contained in a series of tweet posts by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on its official Twitter account.
See video as three men sentence to death by hanging for killing Fasoranti’s daughter in Ondo
A High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State on Friday, June 10, sentenced three men to death by hanging for the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti.
On July 12, 2019, while returning to Lagos from a visit to her father in Akure, Mrs Olakunrin was shot and killed by the convicts along the Ore/Ijebu Ode expressway.
Justice Williams Olamide found Mohammed Shehu Usman, Osagie Lawal, and Adamu Adamu guilty of conspiracy to murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery.
The court discharged and acquitted the fourth suspect, Auwalu Abubakar, 25, who was charged with assisting and abetting the act.
Why Rihanna’s Boyfriend, A$ap Rocky Is Arrested?
A$AP Rocky, an American rapper has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred in November.
The star was caught at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday while returning from a trip with his girlfriend, Rihanna.
LA Police are looking into the singer whose real name is, Rakim Mayers for his suspected participation in a non-fatal gunshot in Hollywood last year.
Connectley Naija News reports that he was released on $550,000 (£421,000) bail shortly after his arrest.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the arrest was made in connection with an “argument between two acquaintances” that resulted in bullets being fired.
The victim later informed authorities that Mayers approached him on the street with a firearm while walking with two other people.
According to police reports acquired by NBC News, they claimed Mayers shot him three to four times and that one of the rounds grazed his left hand.
The victim suffered a ” small injury, ” according to the LAPD, following which his assailants ” fled on foot. “
Alan Jackson, Mayers’ lawyer, confirmed that his client had been arrested but declined to speak further.
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