The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos state has moved for the commencement of the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed against the Nigeria Police Force by the notorious kidnapper, Chukwudumebi Onwuamadike a.k.a Evans. Dismissing the objections of Emmanuel Eze, counsel to the third and fourth respondents, the presiding judge, Justice Abdulazizi Anka, agreed with prosecutor’s counsel, Olukoya Ogungbeje, that the service on the first and second respondents have been appropriately effected. The Inspector General of Police is the first respondent; while the Nigeria Police Force is the second respondent. Other respondents are the Lagos state Commissioner of Police and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Justice Anka, in his ruling also pointed out that Order 4 Rule 5 of the Fundamental Rights Enforcement Procedures of 2009 enjoins the court to pursue issues bothering on fundamental human rights with speed and as such leave on vacation would thwart the hearing.
Nigeria Air Force court martial presided by Grp. Captain Elisha Bindul has sentenced it’s personnel, Airman Bernard Kalu to death by hanging for shooting his colleague and girlfriend, Airwoman Solape Oladipupo, a. k.a Shomzy Shomzy, to death in March 2017. The accused had broken into the victim’s official apartment at Air Force Base Markudi, Benue state Nigeria, and was said to have shot her in the neck on that fateful day on account of infidelity. He was found guilty on a six count charge. The defense counsel to the 26yr old Kalu, Abimiku Ewuga, had prayed the court to temper justice with mercy stating that the accused was his family’s breadwinner. The verdict will be appealed, Ewuga told reporters. ~Punch
Following different versions of false news peddled by the Nigerian media and most regrettably, respected individuals, to narrate the very unfortunate incident that happened at St Philips Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu, We, in our culture has dug out the details of this event and how it deteriorated to the August 6 massacre.
Aloysius Ikegwuonu (Bishop), presently a drug baron in South Africa, was born in 1981 to the family of Chief Ikegwuonu, Amakwa Ozubulu. He grew up in a very poor home and often helped his mother who trades at Orie Akpu market, Off Ugwu Orie Bus Stop, Amakwa Ozubulu. ‘Aloyee’ as fondly called by his friends in his early youth stage, first came to limelight in 1999 when he became the senior prefect of Comprehensive Secondary School, C.S.S., (formerly College of Basic Studies, C.B.S.) Egbema Ozubulu; a school founded by Reverend Father Nwabaju Izuchi, a United States based Catholic priest.
Right after his secondary school studies which he finished after his May/June WASSCE examination in the year 2000, he traveled out to South Africa on March 2001 where he became a multi millionaire within his first four (4) months of his stay there. He came back nine (9) months later (December 2001) and splashed his money around. This was the first major drug deal advert in Ozubulu, a land formerly known for the bravery of her indigenes, tranquility and high moral standards. (This seed Aloyee planted did not take time to bear fruits.)
With this, Aloyee attracted many friends to himself especially his school mates at C.S.S.. They indicated interest to serve him and do whatever he wants them to do as long as they will end up as ‘successful’ as he is and as quick as he made it. There was an exodus of Ozubulu youths to South Africa between the years 2004-2007. With these many people around him, Aloyee who had adopted the name ‘Bishop’ in South Africa needed someone he could trust better. He went for his best friend in the aforementioned secondary school, Ginika Nwoke.
Ginika, alias Giniyee, hailed from Mbaise in Imo State; he is an orphan and the only child of his parents. He grew up with his uncle, Ite Ego (a butcher at Orie Akpu market, Ugwu Orie Ozubulu) all through his childhood and adolescent age. He gained admission to study Psychology at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in the year 2001 and was living at an unpainted two storey building, a lodge for students, about 100 meters from Unizik temporary site junction. Due to pressure from Bishop, he abandoned his university education just after his 200 level. Giniyee’s room mate at the University was Nonso Ewulu, alias Ajagara Igwe, who studied Political Science in the same university 2001-2005. Ajagara Igwe was also Giniyee and Bishop’s classmate at C.S.S. Ozubulu.
Bishop’s notorious act began with his own mother. He allegedly sacrificed his mother (who had rejected his ill wealth) to occult group. This allegation seemed more truthful when he refused to raised a stone at his mother’s grave. Bishop leveled his father’s home with an interlocking tiles months after his mother’s death and till today, you cannot identify his mother’s grave in his father’s compound.
To douse this rumor, Bishop engaged in an aggressive philanthropic aid. He renovated most churches at Ozubulu (particularly St Michael’s Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu) the Igwe’s palace and instituted a charity foundation. He also penetrated the state government, donates to the state police and the local vigilante groups.
These events were happening so fast, Bishop was audacious, intimidating and energetic. His friends that traveled to South Africa had started complaining about him: his intimidation and oppression; killings had started; it has become the survival of the fittest, the jungle of beasts. More than six (6) people had died, all from Anambra State in some misunderstanding between Bishop’s group of drug cartel and many more groups of drug cartel in South Africa. Even at this stage, no one took any information about Bishop so seriously. Life went on and on and on.
The peak of this crisis was in a clash between Bishop and his best friend, Giniyee. Bishop claimed he handed Giniyee a package (hard drug) to deliver to a buyer but ended up with some cooked up stories with the intention of duping him. Giniyee denied this, but stated that Bishop’s enemy ambushed him at the point of delivery (in what seemed more like a set up) and made away with the package -a package worth hundred of millions of naira.
It got so heated that it was reported to the Igwe of Ozubulu who summoned the two with their families and pleaded for all to exercise patience till the truth be revealed. Bishop rejected Igwe’s verdict and swore that “isi ga ada” (meaning that ‘head must fall’) within some months if his money is not remitted back to him.
Few months later, the stunning news broke out, September 2015, Ginika Nwoke was shot died in the city of South Africa, the only child, an orphan with a wife and a little girl was killed. An Igbo adage says that “ihe mee onye ara, i mara na onwere mmadu” (meaning that when something happens to a mad man, you will know he has people). Mbaise indigenes made it clear that the only thing that will suffice them is a revenge, Bishop must be killed or a total war against Bishop and his kindred.
Situation started to deteriorate; between October 2015 and March 2017, Ozubulu youths were gunned down on monthly basis in South Africa. The owner of Vacarmata (located around Michael Junction, Egbema Ozubulu) Mr Obinna Ebuzeme, Mrs Nchedo (Nkwado’s wife) and many others, especially the alumni of C.S.S. have been killed.
Since then, Bishop attends occasions with over 50 security personnels, very intimidating entourage, but Mbaise indigenes had not given up. In this latest event, he came back July 2017, he is still being tracked. Investigations revealed that he was to be gunned down on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at St Philips Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu, a church he built himself, from the foundation to the roof. Mysteriously, he got the news and escaped from Amakwa at mid night (Saturday, August 5, 2017).
The killers invaded his church still assuming he was there, opened fire and killed more than a dozen people. To prove it was targeted and purposed to get at Bishop, Bishop’s father ran away the church building with a bullet shot but the killers chased after him and shot him severally to ensure he dies.
OUR STAND We should all take responsibility. Rather than caution Bishop and reject his wealth, he was celebrated and most regrettably, by churches and others. We also believe that Igwe Ozubulu should have done better. This matter tarried for too long. It does not take a lot to set up a peace committee between Ozubulu and Mbaise. With this recent massacre, the death toll on Bishop’s case has risen to over 40 people from 2015 till date. Reports have it that Bishop has stepped on many toes. This particular attack might not necessarily had come from Mbaise people. Many groups are chasing after Bishop. Hence, we advice Ozubulu elders to ostracize Bishop indefinitely till this matter is resolved. Churches, the state government and individuals should dissociate themselves from Bishop to discourage our younger generation from desperation for wealth. Any bill board with his image at Ozubulu and environs should be taken down immediately. We also entreat Ozubulu and Mbaise elders to set up a reconciliation committee. Ginika Nwoke’s family must be approached with all humility, sincerity and respect; not because we believed Ginika’s testimony but because we want peace to return to Amakwa Ozubulu for the sake of the innocent ones and Igbo tribe at large. There is no amount of killings that will bring back the dead, rather, will provoke each other towards more killings. Therefore, any other group that feels aggrieved towards Bishop’s action should be directed to Igwe Ozubulu for more and more reconciliation.
Marriage is a formal union. It is a social, and legal contract between two imperfect, yet mature individuals that unites their lives legally, economically,and emotionally. Marriage is a promise, a vow. It is the assurance that someone has your back always. Marriage is without conflict; disagreeing and knowing how to work through anger and disappointments is a key to happy married life. As much as I agree that some issues should be resolved by involving a third part (this will be discussed later) any spouse who iy not forgive; and over time it’s implications begins to pop up from different angles and gradually the chances of true intimacy, trust and hope that once existed get dissolved.. Marriage should not be a place for criticism and emotional abuse. No happy union thrives in these scenarios. Now what do you think, do these family members still harbour resentments towards in-laws long after the couples have moved on?
Marriage is a formal union. It is a social, and legal contract between two imperfect, yet mature individuals that unites their lives legally, economically,and emotionally; as such disagreements are normal and should be sorted out without a third part.. As much as there are issues that must be resolved by involving a third part (this will be discussed later) any spouse who respects and cares for his/her partner should not discuss their marital issues with a third party unless it is an unbiased stranger with zero emotional connection with the parties involved.. When you let your family member(s) into your minor martial issues it goes to show your level of immaturity. It is an emotional abuse. The moment you begin to lay your martial complaints to family members, (especially a perceived wrong doing or maltreatment from your spouse) know it now, you are not only exposing your partner to rashes judgment and distorted counsels laced with sentiments; you are as well, gradually planting seeds of discord and resentments between the “complainee”[sic] and your spouse; you are setting your marriage up for cracks.. Keep in mind; when couples quarrel, makeup and forgive, these family members may not forgive; and over time it’s implications begins to pop up from different angles and gradually the chances of true intimacy, trust and hope that once existed get dissolved.. Marriage should not be a place for criticism and emotional abuse. No happy union thrives in these scenarios. Now what do you think, do these family members still harbour resentments towards in-laws long after the couples have moved on?
The indgenes of Ozobulu in Ekwusigo local government of Anambra state have be thrown into mourning in the early hours of today as unknown gun men invaded St Philip Catholic Church Ozobulu and opened fire on innocent parishioners who had gone to hear the Sunday mass. According to an eyewitness, these blood thirsty hoodlums who had come to assassinate an illustrious (Billionaire) son of the community got infuriated with his absence, and in their thirst for human blood invaded the catholic church close to his residence unleashing terror that left not fewer than eight dead and scores severely wounded. Sources claim that the massacre was as a result of a quarrel two native. According to the state commissioner of police, Garbe Umar, the remains of the dead have been deposited at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital Nnewi, while the injured have been taken to the hospital for treatment. “Such conduct shows that the people behind the act do not fear GOD, he conclude. The state governor, Willy Obiano, who visited the crime scene has in strong terms condemned the killing. May their and the souls of all the faithful find Eternal Repose. Amen!