on Sunday night last week as three children between the ages of eight to twelve
drowned in a well. The sad incident happened at the home of one, Mr. Sunday
Okwueze at Umudeseh quarters, in Owerre- Olubor about 8pm on that fateful day.
From report gathered by Ika Weekly, the children were playing Ludo game on top
of the well when it caved in. The victims, two girls and a boy were born to Mr.
Sunday Okwueze, who before the incident was blessed with four children.
The villagers who came to
sympathize with the Okwueze family were dumb founded as they said the well
never shown any sign that it would collapse.
the time of filing this report, the remains of the kids have been deposited in
a mortuary in a nearby village. All attempts made to speak with the parents of
the deceased proved abortive as they were too shocked to speak to anybody not
even the press.
2 NABBED FOR ALLEGED BURGLARY
up with two alleged members of a criminal gang, Kingsley Onyeneobode and
Iwerinwa Emmanuel were nabbed for allegedly breaking into a house at Orikeze
Avenue Ime-Obi on Saturday, 19th October 2013 and made away with a television
set and a stabilizer. The suspected thieves nabbed had since been handed over to
soldiers in Ika land. When interviewed,
Onyeneobode admitted that he was not the one who broke into the house, confessing that it was
his friend, Collins, who carried out the operation. He said their initial plan
when leaving home was to go and hunt for rabbits.
Onyenobode stated that he was
shocked when Collins asked that he should join him to burgle the house in the
neighbourhood whose occupants were not around.
He revealed that the stolen
items were hidden in the bush where they planned to carry them at night. He
said luck ran out on them as the occupants of the house returned, and went in
search of their missing property. “I was found in a nearby bush by the
occupants of the house that was burgled. I showed them where the stolen items
were hidden but I was not part of the evil act,” he explained.
Emmanuel Iweriwan who was
arrested with Onyenobode said he knows nothing about the incident.
MAN, 31 CAUGHT WITH STOLEN YAM TUBERS
It was a bad day
for 31 years old Mr. Endurance Nwabude, who left his home town, Oduga community
in Akumazi at the early hours of Friday, October 19th, 2013 to steal in Agbor.
He was caught red handed with two sacks loaded with tubers of yam which he
allegedly stole from a farm land belonging to one, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwakpekere
in Ohunmere community, Agbor.
The suspect, Mr.
Nwabude who did not deny the allegation while speaking with Ika Weekly
reporter, begged for forgiveness. He said he stole the tubers of yam because he
was hungry and needed something to eat.
The shameful act
attracted the attention of residents and passersby in the community.
he caught Endurance, Mr. Waziri Igumbor, an indigene of Ohunmere, said that he
was on his way to his farm when Endurance asked that he should assist him to tie some tubers of yam on his
motorcycle.”I came closer and asked where he bought the yams as his face was
strange to me, but he replied that, the owner is at home, that he was the one
that asked him to bring the tubers of yam to his house”.
He said the
distance where the tubers of yam where hidden, made him to suspect Endurance,
which then made him to call Mr. Nwakpekere, who now confirmed that he did not
send anybody to his farm.
He added that,
before he finished making the call, Endurance took to his heels, “I ran after
him. When I could not meet up with his pace, I now called for help. And with
the help of the youths in my community, we pursued and apprehended him.
that some people have been coming to steal their yams at Ohunmere.
He urged youths who
are faced with financial challenges to try as much as possible to acquire
skills that will help them succeed in life.
Mr. Nwakpekere while narrating how he was
called on phone, expressed gratitude to Mr. Igumbor, saying that if not for the
call, Endurance would have succeeded in carting away the yam tubers.
He appealed that
the law should take its course so as to serve as a warning to people who derive
joy in stealing what does not belong to them.
As at the time
of filing this report, Endurance had been handed over to the police in
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