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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Court of Appeal restores Chike Okafor as House of Reps member

The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal has restored the certificate of return issued to Chike Okafor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a member representing Ehimembano/Ihiteuboma/Obowo Federal constituency of Imo State at the House of Representatives. In a unanimous judgment on Wednesday, the appellant court set aside the April 29 order made by Justice Bello Kawau of the Kubwa division of the FCT High court directing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a certificate of return to Emeka Nwajuba as a member representing the federal constituency. The three-man panel of the appellate court comprising Justice Adamu Jauro, Stephen Adah and Justice Wilson Akomolafe equally set aside the May 10, 2019 ruling of the trial court that it was functus officio to set aside his order of April 29, 2019 and the entire proceedings in suit No. FCT/HC/CV/423/2018. Justice Adamu Jauro who delivered the lead judgment accordingly allowed the appeals filed by Chike Okafor and the APC for being meritorious. Okafor and his political party had in separate appeals challenged the decision of the trial court which had

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Imo: Flood submerges 70 houses, renders 2,000 homeless

Imo: Flood submerges 70 houses, renders 2,000 homeless

Chidiebube Okeoma No fewer than 2, 000 people , including women and children, have been rendered homeless following the flood which submerged at least 70 houses in Orsu - Obodo community in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State . The flood, our correspondent learnt, was as a result of the 10 -day non -stop rainfall in the state . Sources said the flood , which destroyed farm crops , had unsettled the villagers . The Deputy Governor of the state , Gerald Irona, who paid a visit to the community on Saturday , promised that the state government would come to the aid of the flood victims . He said the state government would deploy flood management experts to the area to forestall a recurrence. A statement by Walter Duru , media aide to the deputy governor , quoted him as saying , “On behalf of the government of Imo State , led by the governor , Chief Emeka Ihedioha , we are here to see things for ourselves . It is unfortunate . It is a natural disaster, but government will take steps to assist you and other affected communities . It is a pity . We have gone round all the affected communities and we have seen the level of damage .” “We shall send experts to see how to ensu

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Owerri Indigenes Groan over Decomposing Corpse

Owerri Citizens Groan over Neglect of Decomposing Corpse abandoned in Njemanze Street since last Friday. A Facebook user posted. "The CORPSE is yet to be evacuated since Friday as it is now in advanced decomposing Stage waiting to explode. The Health of those around the place especially business operators including food vendors are seriously under threat. This is a responsibility of the State Government through the right agency. And when this Corpse explodes, there will be possible outbreak of deseases which will lead to Mass Death. Please, issues like this especially health should not be taken for granted. A healthy State is a wealthy State.

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