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Organ harvesting in Anambra: Panel has submitted report to IG – police



Two months after opening an inquiry, the panel investigating the allegations of killings, extortion and organ harvesting levelled against some senior officers of two police formations in Anambra has submitted its report, The PUNCH is reporting.

Quoting Muyiwa Adejobi, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), of the Nigerian Police Force (FPRO), the report said information on the latest development, was obtained on Sunday, as response to the inquiry raised by reporters in Awka on the matter.

The investigation is sequel to the damning expose by Gistlover, a blogging site, which had in early February made stark revelations, accusing three members of the state police force of atrocious activities.

The allegations, specifically naming the Commander Rapid Response Squad in Anambra, Patrick Agbazue a CSP, Nkeiru Nwode, a Superintendent of Police (SP) and zonal spokesman of Nigerian Police Zone 13, Ukpo, and Inspector Harrison Akama, also included torturing and forceful acquisition of properties owned by arrested victims.

The officers were first taken to Force Headquarters, Abuja, where they were first questions, before the authorities, set up a panel to investigate the matter, while a man identified as  Daniel Nnamdi Emeh, the person, allegedly behind the whistleblower, was arrested, several weeks after being declared wanted.

The police spokesman, who said that the panel has submitted its report to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, was quoted as saying through the text message: “I am aware that the team has carried an investigation into the allegations, and a report has been sent to the IGP recently. I will get a copy of the report and act.”

The report also said that the Anambra State government which had begun acting on the orders of Chukwuma Soludo, to the Attorney-General of the state, Chika Ifemeje, to immediately call up all case files handled by the indicted police officers, had kept mum over the matter.

Every effort to get information as regards the matter from the commissioner on the outcome of the reviews, had been abortive as she has refused to speak on the matter, though a ministry source was quoted as saying that no review has been done.

“The panel by the IGP, which was supposed to last two weeks, has taken close to two months, but Anambra State, whose citizens are the ones being butchered and their parts sold by these officers have kept quiet, refusing to review the file as they had initially been ordered by the governor. It is a shame,” the source added.

Meanwhile, Emeh, 26 is said to be an Information Technology (IT) expert, working with the command, alleged to have leaked information to the blogger after he allegedly fell out with the indicted officers, earlier wanted for impersonation, possession of firearms and money laundering, is said to have moved from Abuja to Awka on Sunday for arraignment in court later in the week.

However, reacting to the latest development, particularly the arraignment of the IT officer, the police spokesman, said he was not aware, adding: “I will need to find out about that.”

Protests had been rife over the release of the alleged killer police officers by members of some civil society groups, who had also called for the protection of Emeh, insisting that he should be treated as a whistleblower, rather than being detained in solitary confinement.



Obi to Nigerians: Don’t be despaired, your mandate won’t be lost



The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi says he is aware of some evil designs against himself and his supporters in the coming months.

The former Anambra State governor disclosed this in a statement released on his verified Twitter handle on Monday, May 29, 2023.

The release of the statement coincided with the inauguration of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as Nigeria’s President at the Eagle Square in Abuja.


I am aware of some evil designs being hatched against me and my supporters in the coming months. Efforts will be made to taint my image. Campaigns of calumny are being perfected to defame my character and diminish my hard-earned integrity.

— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) May 28, 2023

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For all Nigerians, this is a time for deep reflection. It is also a time to re-examine our assumptions, even as we reaffirm our hopes. Let us calmly review our aspirations, in order to recalibrate our expectations and pin down the causes of our missed opportunities and disappointments.

We stand at that critical moment in time when, as a people, we must collectively come to grips with the reality of our injured destiny as well as the reasons for that injury. It is for us to reassess our plight as a young democracy and identify clear pathways to a better and greater future for us all. As we await the verdict of the election tribunal, I urge all Nigerians to use this opportunity to renew their commitment to the Nigerian ideal. That ideal remains noble and worth every sacrifice we can make.


Nigeria remains our only patrimony and it is a patrimony we must protect, rather than violate. We have no other nation but this, so let us remain committed to rescuing and rebuilding it.

The judiciary is part of the democratic enterprise and a critical governance tool for determining the propriety of the decisions and actions of every citizen and every institution of state. To that extent, and for that reason, I urge everyone to treat it with the respect and dignity it deserves.

We expect that the Nigerian judiciary will use the election cases now before it to reaffirm its independence and integrity. It has to do so, for all our sakes and for itself.

Nigerians must, therefore, remain peaceful and law abiding. No matter the depth of anyone’s reservations about what is going on in the polity today, no matter the real and imagined provocations, and no matter the disagreement out there, we should remember that this will not last forever.

I remain committed, and untiring, in my determination to work with like-minded fellow Nigerians to end the curse of missed opportunities and squandered hope that has become our lot here.

I will never shrink from that original commitment, because I firmly believe that we must change from the present politics of criminality, and corruption, in order to make a new Nigeria possible.

I call on fellow Nigerians, especially the youths to remain steadfast, calm, patient, and peaceful. Our journey may be long and difficult but it is worth it in every way. Victory is assured.

We have to work together to move our beautiful country from corruption and criminality to a center of productivity rather than aimless consumption.

I am aware of some evil designs being hatched against me and my supporters in the coming months. Efforts will be made to taint my image. Campaigns of calumny are being perfected to defame my character and diminish my hard-earned integrity.

These schemes will aim at degrading our support base and confusing the public. But, no evil campaign will alter the substance of my character; nor diminish my patriotic commitment to a better Nigeria. It is about the future of our youths. it is about ending the Years of Locust.

In all of this, I thank Nigerians, our great party (LP) and the media. The latter, as the Fourth Estate of the realm, has remained a trusted ally.

This Estate must continue to guide our people on the immense promise of a future in a new Nigeria.

God bless Nigeria and protect the troops keeping us safe in this season of vaulting insecurity.

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria. –PO


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Tinubu will unveil Ministers in two months *He’ll be different – Faleke



James Faleke, lawmaker and Secretary of the now defunct All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council (APC-PCC), has revealed that President Bola Tinubu would unveil members of his cabinet within 60 days.

Channels Television, which quoted him as saying on Monday, at the inauguration of of Tinubu and Kashim Shettima as president and vice-president of Nigeria was underway at the Eagle Square in Abuja, said the President, would , unveil his cabinet as soon as possible.

Faleke, who promised that the new President would bring a different approach to power, was quoted as saying: “Of course, within 60 days, that’s what the law says. He can announce anytime but I just know he must do it within 60 days.”

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Tinubu: My stand on corruption, insecurity *How I’ll banish poverty in Nigeria



Eradication of terrorism, waging war against corruption and battling the crippling poverty in Nigeria, would form the fulcrum of a new Nigeria President Bola Tinubu, says he would strive to put in place as his new government began hours ago after assuming the reins of power as the 16th President, after Muhammadu Buhari handed over to him at an elaborate ceremony at the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Monday.

Vowing to  defend Nigeria from all forms of terror, as well as end extreme poverty in the country, Tinubu, told Nigerians: “I will do that through job creation and food security and end to extreme poverty. I will ensure that corruption is tacked by strenghtening anti-corruption agencies.”

He also promised that his administration would discourage corruption through the introduction of a credit culture, stating: “Our government will continue to take proactive steps such as championing a credit culture to discourage corruption while strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of the various anti-corruption agencies.”

It was also on a day the President, who had during his presidential campaigns, promised Nigerians that he would remove subsidy on petroleum products, made good his words by announcing suspension on them, adding that the era of payments on fuel was gone, as the 2023 Budget made no provision for fuel subsidy “and more so, subsidy payment is no longer justifiable.”

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