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Pastors Kill Brother-in-law For Preventing Church Service In Ogun

Suspects: Ejim and Chukwuka Stephen

Deji Lambo and Tunji Bosun

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested two pastors, Chukwuka Stephen and Ejim Stephen, for allegedly killing their brother-in-law, Peter Chukwuyem, in the Papa-Ibafo area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement on Thursday that the suspects, while living with Chukwuyem, were using the frontage of his house to conduct church services.

He stated that Chukwuka and Ejim became embittered when Chukwuyem stopped them from conducting church services in the frontage of his house, adding that when the victim went to the farm, the brothers allegedly waylaid and killed him.

Oyeyemi said, “Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested two self-acclaimed pastors, Chuckwuka Stephen, 43, and Ejim Stephen, 39, for killing their brother in-law, Peter Chukwuyem, on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

“The victim, who was married to the elder sister of the two suspects, brought them from their village in Delta State to Papa-Ibafo in Ogun State, where they lived with the couple for some time. While they were living with the deceased, they were using the frontage of his house for their church activities, but when their conduct was no longer pleasant to their brother-in-law, he sent them away from the place, which led to them nursing animosity against the deceased.

“On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, the deceased went to his farm with two of his teenage daughters in the morning and met the suspects on the farm. Because of the presence of the two girls, the suspects were unable to do anything to him for fear of being exposed. In the evening of the same day, the deceased went back to the farm alone and the suspects, who had been waiting for him on the farm, accosted him and butchered him to death.”

Oyeyemi said when it was getting late and the deceased was nowhere to be found, his wife traced him to the farm and found his corpse.

He stated that the police arrested the suspects after the daughters of the deceased informed them that they saw Chukwuka and Ejim on their father’s farm in the morning. He added that during interrogation, the suspects owned up to the crime.

The PPRO said, “It was when the deceased didn’t return on time that his wife traced him to the farm and found his dead body. She subsequently went to the Ibafo Police Station, where she lodged a complaint. The two brothers were later arrested by the police at Ibafo based on the accounts of the two daughters of the deceased, who informed the police that they saw the two suspects earlier on their father’s farm.

“On interrogation, the suspects denied killing their brother-in-law, but when they were confronted by the two daughters of the deceased, they confessed to killing the deceased on his farm, because he deprived them the continuous use of his frontage for their church activities.

“The corpse of the deceased was subsequently removed and deposited in the General Hospital mortuary for post-mortem examination.”

Oyeyemi added that the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation and prosecution. (Punch)

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BREAKING: Buhari Wins Atiku In Osun, Ekiti, Early Lead In Ogun|The Republican News

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By Editor,

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared President Muhammadu Buhari winner of the election in Ekiti and Osun states.

The president, who is in a clear lead in the results so far declared in the north, extended his winning streak to the south-west. He is leading in 13 of the 16 local government areas of Ogun state so far declared by INEC. There are 20 LGs in the state.

In Ekiti, Buhari scored a total of 219,231 votes to defeat Atiku Abubakar,presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 154,032 votes.

Buhari polled 347,674 votes in Osun while Atiku polled 337,377 votes, with the APC candidate leading with a margin of 10,297.

The figures declared by the collation officers showed that Buhari led in 18 out of the 30 local government areas in the state, while Atiku led in the remaining 12 local government areas.

Below is the presidential result so far declared in Ogun

Abeokuta North
APC 22,044
PDP 7,528

Sagamu LG
APC 20,875
PDP 16,532

Remo North LG
APC 5,695
PDP 6,269

Odeda LG
APC 10,049
PDP 4,995

Imeko-Avon LG
APC 6,425
PDP 5,700

Ijebu North-East LG
APC 6,435
PDP 5,349

Ewekoro LG
APC 10,060
PDP 5,101

Ijebu Ode LG
APC 12,850
PDP 7,253

Ogun Waterside LG
APC 6,889
PDP 8,262

Yewa South (Egbado South) LG
APC 12,934
PDP 10,709

Obafemi-Owode LG
APC 16,243
PDP 7,938

Ikenne LG
APC 10,283
PDP 8,708

Abeokuta South LG
APC 26,462
PDP 13,853

Ado Odo-Ota LG
APC 33,348
PDP 20,352

Ifo LG
APC 23895
PDP 8968

Ijebu North LG
APC 13,974
PDP 16,196

(Skytrend News)

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2019: Atiku Had Another Great Rally Day In Rivers, Buhari Stoned In Ogun State [Video]|RN

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PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar at Rivers state party rally

By Ike A. Offor

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar had another great crowd in his party presidential campaign rally in the stadium in Rivers state. Like his rally in Kano state yesterday, he had a jam-packed stadium and the crowd was entertained by the music superstar, Davido.

His campaign yesterday in Kano state, in which Kwankwasiya was the blaring slogan screamed by everyone in the jam-packed stadium, sent shock waves to the ruling party. The crowd prompted the national chairman of the ruling party, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to allege that the crowd was paid for by Alhaji Kwakwaso.

Oshiomhole reportedly alleged that Kwakwaso bought 700,000 persons who were imported into Nigeria to Kano from Cameroon. An allegation many have seen as a moaning of a dying man.

But many analysts said that if Oshiomhole made such statement, it means that the party is indeed worried by the size of the crowd in Kano state and wanted a way to wish it away by smearing it with such unfounded allegation.

Meanwhile, the outing by the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari was nothing but very shambolic one in Ogun state today. For the very first time since his presidency, Buhari was booed, pelted with water bottles and stones.

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Angry looking President Buhari after being booed and stoned at APC rally in Ogun

Buhari was not allowed to finish his part of the ceremony of raising the hand of the gubernatorial candidate of Ogun before he was pelted with water bottles, stones and other items the irate youths found worthy of throwing at him and other Chieftains of APC.

Oshiomhole, Amosun and others were booed, stoned and water bottles were thrown at them. At some point, the DSS agents had to stand between irate youths who were armed with pellets and the president and other APC chieftains.

President Buhari was later taken away by the DSS officers to avoid him sustaining any injury.

PDP presidential candidate, Atiku was rather having some good time in Rivers state where the music star Davido gave a very exciting performance to the crowd.

 

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2019: Edwin Clark’s Wife To Contest Against Amosun For Ogun Central Senatorial Seat

       The wife of Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, Dr (Mrs) Abisola Shodipo-Clark

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta

 

The wife of Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, Dr(Mrs) Abisola Shodipo-Clark, on Tuesday, declared her intention to vie for the Ogun Central Senatorial Seat in the National Assembly in the 2019 general elections.

She said she would be vying on the platform of the African Democratic Congress. It will be recalled that Shodipo-Clark had contested the same position in 2015 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun had last week declared his intention to contest the same senatorial seat in 2019 on the platform of the ruling party in the state.

She told journalists at the party’s secretariat at Agbeloba, Abeokuta, that she had submitted her letter of intent to the State Chairman of the party, Chief Gbolade Osinowo.

The senatorial aspirant called for more representation of the womenfolk in the National Assembly for optimal development.

He said, “You remember that recent United Nations resolution is that for us to achieve optimal development, especially in developing countries, we need to have at least 60 per cent representation of women in our National Assembly.

“I believe that if this can be achieved, we will be able to get it better, creating health, wealth, development, progress and taking our country out of the recession it is in currently.”

She said if elected in 2019, she promised quality representation for her constituency.

Shodipo-Clark, who was a former Commissioner for Health in the state, assured the leadership of the party of her resolve to ensure its victory in the elections.   (Punch)

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Obasanjo Makes Surprise Appearance At PDP Rally |RN

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Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta

In a dramatic manner, a former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, stormed the rally of one of the governorship aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, Oladipupo Adebutu.

Adebutu, who is currently representing Remo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives and his supporters were at the rally held within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library when the former President arrived in his Toyota jeep in a convoy of other cars.

This threw the supporters into a wild jubilation, as Obasanjo alighted from the vehicle.

The former President, who is also an in-law to the aspirant, said, “I am just passing by and decided to say hello and wish you well.”

Immediately he extended his pleasantries, he jumped into the jeep and he left with the convoy of cars in his trail to his residence situated within the premises.

Obasanjo had reiterated that he had quit partisan politics when he established his Coalition for Nigeria Movement, which later fused into the African Democratic Congress.

He, however, said his doors remained open for consultations by all Nigerians who shared his views of a united country.

Before the rally, Adebutu had earlier visited the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, in his palace to seek the monarch’s support and blessing.

He was accompanied on the visit by some PDP chieftains in the state and he had earlier donated electricity transformers to four communities in the Abeokuta metropolis.  (Punch)

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Ritual Killing: 77-year-old Pastor, Serial Kidnapper Arrested In Ogun State |RN

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From Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
 
A 77-year-old pastor, Samuel Babatunde, has been arrested by the police in Ogun State, in connection with the discovery of suspected human parts buried inside a church.
Also arrested with the cleric, who is the founder of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Itedo Isinmi Ayo Parish, located on Egan Road in Iyana-Iyesi area of Ota, were three others, including a suspected serial kidnapper, Jeremiah, and herbalist, Haruna.
While parading the cleric yesterday in Ota, the Ogun  State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, said Jeremiah, 32, specialised in abducting children, and he had already confessed that the pastor of the white garment church was the receiver of the abducted children.
The CP further disclosed that the herbalist was among the suspects who allegedly buried the human parts at the entrance of the church.
According to him, police operatives from the Area Command in Ota on Sunday received technical intelligence about Adeola and eventually apprehended him.
He said: “On the strength of the intelligence, detectives from Ota Area Command were detailed to effect the arrest of the suspect. At about 10:20 am, their efforts paid off when the said Jeremiah Adeola was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, he confessed being a serial kidnapper and mentioned a prophet of a white garment church as the receiver of the kidnapped children.
“Upon his revelation, he was taken to the house/church of the said prophet at Iyana-Iyesi Ota, where one Prophet Samuel, 67, a pastor in charge of the church, and one Haruna, 42, a traditional worshiper, were arrested.
“The floor of the church was dug, as described by the first suspect, and parts suspected strongly to be human parts were dug out there in.”
The commissioner said the police would conduct a forensic investigation into the case, while giving the assurance that all those found guilty of the crime would be brought to justice, insisting: “Ogun State will never be a safe haven for criminals.”
However, the cleric has denied the allegation, claiming that a pig was buried alive in the church, contrary and not human parts. (The Sun)

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