Police Exonerates Uju Kingsley of Rape Allegation

Says Allegation Frivolous and Unfounded  The Police in Imo have described as “frivolous and unfounded” the allegation of rape levelled against Uju Kingsley, a member of the House of Representatives. SP Orlando Ikeokwu, spokesman for the Imo Police Command, said at a news conference on Wednesday that the allegation against the lawmaker (Ohaji-Egbema/Oguta/ Oru West Federal Constituency) was unfounded. The PPRO said investigations revealed that a woman, Mrs Nkeiruka Kamalu, 40, and other conspirators attempted to blackmail and extort money from the lawmaker. According to him, on May 5, a case of advance fee fraud, conspiracy, forgery and threat to life, was lodged against Kamalu. He said that the woman had claimed to be pregnant for Uju and blackmailed him into sending various sums of money to her, including the money to travel to Canada to have the baby. Ikeokwu, however, said that diligent investigations revealed that Kamalu was neither pregnant nor travelled to Canada nor had a set of twins as she claimed. He said rather, she connived with one Emeka Muoneke to buy a child somewhere at Nnewi in Anambra with N1.8 million. “Our investigations reveal that all of Kamalu’s

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Xenophobia: Police Cordon off Owerri Shoprite

Xenophobia: Police Cordon off Owerri Shoprite

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri The police in Imo State have cordoned off the Shoprite Complex in Owerri following rumours that angry youths were planning to attack it. This is even as the management of Shoprite Owerri has shut down the business outfit over the fear of being attacked . This is coming as Nigerians are protesting the killing of Nigerians in South Africa . The Police Public Relations Officer in the state , Orlando Ikeokwu , told our correspondent that the police took the action in order to prevent a breakdown of law and order in the state . He said that other businesses owned by South Africans which were in the state were being protected from attacks. Copyright PUNCH

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Salary Padding, Sex Scandal Rock Imo Civil Guard

Salary Padding, Sex Scandal Rock Imo Civil Guard

Acting Commandant General, Others Fingered By Ikenna Onuoha The leadership of Imo State Civil Guards is in cross road following allegation of salary padding said to have been perpetuated by the Acting Commandant General of the outfit, Mr. Martin Eke. In a petition against Mr. Eke and his cohorts which a copy was obtained by our reporter and signed by a Senior Staff of the outfit, Mr. Desmond Duru, accused the Acting Commandant General, Mr. Eke and other Senior officers of sexually harassing some female staff of the agency before they were posted to vibrant government offices in the cause of their duties. The petition tagged, “Perpetuation of Naked Fraud in Imo State Civil Guard by the Acting Commandant General, Mr. Martin Eke and His collaborators: Request for Urgent Investigation and Intervention” Mr. Duru expressed annoyance over what he described as massive fraud and man’s inhumanity to man being orchestrated by Mr. Eke and Messrs Festus Ojiji, Obioma Nlem, Kenneth Uwahemo, Onyekachi Amarikwa and Raymond Adide against the state government and junior members of the Guard. Part of the petition reads, “Imo State Civil Guard as an institution created under the law o

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