Man Kills Relative Over N100 Debt

One Onuigbo Nwankwoeke of Onyikwa, Alike in Ikwo local government area was on February 13, 2016 reportedly killed by his kinsman,  Micheal Ochaya, aged 50 while in an attempt to recover a N100 debt owed him by the deceased.

Confirming the incident, the police public relations officer, ASP George Okafor said that on February 2016, one Nwabueze Nwedu reported to the police that Mr. Onigbo Nwankwoeke went to his brother’s house to demand for N100 the said Micheal Ochaya owed him.

He said during the altercation, Nwankowke was killed in the process.

ASP Okafor told journalists that Mr. Nwedu also told the police that when late Nwankwoeke got to Ochaya’s house and demanded for his money, the wife of Mr. Ochaya gave the deceased the money but instead of thanking his wife for bailing him out, Mr. Ochaya forcefully collected the money from the deceased and tore it into shreds.

“The wife of Mr. Micheal Ochaya gave the N100 to Mr. Nwankwoeke, but the husband forcefully collected the money back and tore it, in the process, a scuffle ensured which led to the death of Micheal,” he said.

He also said that what killed Mr. Nwankwoneke was a heavy blow that Mr. Ochaya landed on his chest which brought him down after which he gave up the ghost adding that the corpse has been deposited at Onueke General Hospital for autopsy.

He said that investigation is still on to know the business transaction that led to the fight.

The PPRO noted that when the police was contacted on the incident, detectives led by the divisional police officer, Ikwo division rushed to the scene of incident where the deceased was found lying in the pool of his own blood.

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How Abubakar Audu Died, Relative Reveals

There are indications the  candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi, Abubakar Audu, may not have died as a result of the news of the declaration of Saturday’s election as inconclusive.

This newspaper learnt that Mr. Audu’s health problem started on Saturday evening.

A relative said his problem started when he complained of stomach cramps on Saturday. “He suffered a stroke this morning,” the source said.

“Another one occurred this afternoon and that was fatal.” A close friend and close associate of the late politician had confirmed his passing. “Audu is gone,” the distraught associate, who requested not to be named, told our reporter on the telephone.

Though too shattered to provide details of the politician’s passing, he confirmed he was in the candidate’s company when he passed on.

The source said the former governor suddenly took ill and was being rushed to Abuja preparatory to being flown abroad when he passed on.

Mr. Audu’s son, Mustapha is not answering or returning calls and so were all the other close family members we tried to contact.

One of his media aides, Phillip Obin, also did not answer or return calls.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had declared the Saturday governorship election inconclusive, but Mr. Audu was in a pole position to be declared winner eventually.

Family members, friends, associates and sympathisers have thronged the residence of Abubakar Audu, in his hometown, Ogbonicha, in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State.

A family source told our correspondent that many people had gathered in his family home weeping over the sudden passing away of the APC governorship candidate.

“I am aware that right now so many people have gathered in his house and they are weeping seriously,” the source who would not want to be named, said.

“As a Muslim he would be buried at 10 am tomorrow morning.”

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