Female Preacher’s Murder: Two Suspects Being Interrogated

female preacher, Kubwa, FCTTwo suspects are still being interrogated in connection with the murder of a female preacher in Kubwa in the Federal Capital Territory.

Speaking to Channels Television in Abuja, the Police Commissioner for the Federal Capital Territory, Mr Alkali Usman, said that eight people were arrested but that six were released after investigations revealed that they had nothing to do with the death.

However, he did not reveal the identity of those arrested.

Mr Usman dismissed reports that the killing had a religious connotation.

He had ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence to lead a discreet investigation into the murder.

Deaconess Eunice Olawale was killed in the early hours of Saturday, July 9 while she was preaching on the street in the Gbazango Area of Kubwa Satellite Town in Bwari Area Council in the nation’s capital.

 

Six Arrested Over Female Preacher’s Murder In Kubwa, FCT

female preacher, Kubwa, FCTSix people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a female preacher in Kubwa in the Federal Capital Territory.

In a statement signed by the Spokesman of the FCT Police Command, A.S.P. Anjuguri Manzah, the Police is interrogating those arrested.

The FCT Police Commissioner, Mr Alkali Usman had ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence to lead a discreet investigation into the murder.

However, the Police did not reveal the identity of those arrested.

The statement further stated that contrary to reports from the family that the deceased’s head and legs were chopped off, her body is still intact.

Deaconess Eunice Olawale was killed in the early hours of Saturday, July 9 while preaching in the Gbazango Area of Kubwa Satellite Town in Bwari Area Council in the nation’s capital.

Herdsmen Attacks: Gov. Okowa Hosts Stakeholders’ Meeting

Herdsmen Attacks, OkowaThe Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has held a forum with stakeholders to foster peaceful co-existence between farmers, host communities and herdsmen in Delta State.

This is part of efforts to reduce the clashes between herdsmen and communities in the state.

The meeting, which took place at the Unity Hall, Government House, Asaba, had as its theme, ‘Fostering Peaceful Co-existence Between Farmers, Host Communities and Herdsmen in Delta State’.

Governor Okowa, while declaring the event open, urged participants to speak freely about the ways out of the quagmire to ensure a peaceful state where the people can carry out their business activities without fear.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Alkali Usman, in his speech, called for tolerance, cooperation, mutual respect and peaceful co-existence among the people, groups and the local communities.

There was free flow of information from the stakeholders as they spoke about likely suspects, causes of the attacks, their pains and likely solutions.

In their responses, representatives of Miyetti Allah, Miyatti Allah Kautu, Cattle Dealers Association and Cattle Breeders Association suggested that they should be part of the local security to help fish out the bad eggs among the cattle rearers.

The forum resolved that security agents need to be more proactive and arrest anybody caught with arms and prosecute such persons. They agreed that this will ensure that farmers and villagers move about freely without fear of herdsmen attacks.

The State Governor who was the chief moderator, after listening to all the suggestions from stakeholders, said that a committee would be set up to look at all the positions stipulated at the forum in order to find a lasting solution to the menace.

Present at the meeting were representatives of traditional rulers’ council, communities, farmers, local government council chairmen, Miyetti Allah, Miyetti Allah Cattle Dealers Association, Cattle Breeders Association, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Muslim leaders, civil society organisations, the military, Police, Department of State Security (DSS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) as well as the Nigeria Immigration Service.

Navy Hands Over Vessel To Delta State Police

NNS-DeltaNigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Delta has handed over merchant tanker, Eyuwa Laden, with over 670 metric tonnes of stolen crude oil to the Delta State Police Command at the command headquarters in Warri, Delta State.

The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr Alkali Usman, who took custody of the vessel with its 10 crew members, said the Police will continue with investigations.

He also promised that prosecution will be speedily done.

The Commander NNS Delta, Commodore Raimi Mohammed, confirmed that the seized vessel along with its contents will remain at the base, pending the decision of the court.