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Court remands siblings for alleged murder of makeup artiste in Enugu.

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An Enugu State High Court presided by Justice I. K. Okpe on Thursday remanded two siblings allegedly involved in murder of makeup artist, Ijeoma Nneke, 27, in Enugu Correctional Center. Okpe in suit no. E/67C/2021, The State Vs Chiamaka Ifezue and Chukwuemeka Ifezue adjourned the matter until Aug. 25, 2021 following applications for the amendments of the charges.

When the matter was called up, the prosecuting counsel, Mrs Ngozi Ikem-Okoye informed the court about an oral motion as well as a pending application for the amendment of the charges.
Ikem-Okoye said that the oral motion to amend the charge was brought pursuant to Sect. 313 (3) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law.

Furthermore, the counsel said that the prosecution also had an application that sought the leave of the court to call additional witnesses in the matter.
She said that the application was brought pursuant to Sect. 283 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law.

Responding, the defense counsel, Mr C. U. Okafor, said that he would not oppose the oral motion to correct the typographical errors on the charges. Okafor, nonetheless, said that the application that sought the leave of the court to call more witnesses was unnecessary as the accused had yet to take pleas. The defense counsel said that the case was not yet before the court, adding that the prosecution did not seem to be ready to prosecute the case.

However, Okpe adjourned the case until Aug. 25 for ruling on the application to call additional witnesses and for the accused to take plea.

Recall that the accused persons are standing trial for the alleged murder of Nneke.
The two siblings were alleged to have conspired to kill Nneke on or about Nov. 11, 2020 at 66 Ozubulu Street, Independence Layout, Enugu.

The invasion is said to be contrary to Sect. 494 of the Criminal Code, Cap 30, Vol.11, Laws of Enugu State of Nigeria 2004. They were also alleged to have unlawfully killed the victim by compelling her to drink poisonous substance and thereafter poured corrosive/acid chemical all over her body.

The invasion is said to be contrary to Sect. 274 (1) of the Criminal Code, Cap 30, Vol.11, Laws of Enugu State of Nigeria 2004. Meanwhile, some relatives of late makeup artist were seen protesting at the court demanding for justice for the murder of their sister.

They carried placards with inscription, ‘We want justice for Ijeoma’. (NAN)

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FRSC Warns Against Night Travelling Over Insecurity, Bad Roads.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised against traveling by night, citing the deplorable state of most federal roads and increasing insecurity across the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) says the FRSC Sector Commander in Kogi, Solomon Agure, made the assertions in a statement on Monday in Lokoja.

Canvassing against overspeeding, Mr. Agure said no good road experience could come out of speeding, overloading, use of phone while driving, use of mechanically deficient vehicles, failure to use a seatbelt, and safety crash helmet, and several other road use infractions.

Mr. Agure said arrangements had been made for the commencement of 2021’s Ember Months and Operation Zero Tolerance to Road Traffic Campaign in Kogi.

He said that the campaign would be carried out under the theme: “Maintain Safe Speed, Avoid Night Travels And Enjoy Quality Road Experience”, and that the safety corps would be on the lookout to enforce strict compliance to laws and orders on the highways.

Mr. Agure said there would be high visibility of the corps on the roads across the state toward achieving the goals of the operation from now till the middle of January 2022.

He said that the command was planning to deploy over 800 personnel, 20 patrol vehicles, four ambulances, and heavy tow trucks for control of traffic.

“It aims at ensuring route lining, clear obstruction and responds to distress calls for all to have maximum road use experience during and after the p, period,” he said.

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BREAKING NEWS: Update Facebook, WhatsApp, And Instagram Creak Back To Life After Unprecedented Outage.

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Users were unable to access Facebook and Instagram late on Monday evening, but many still faced problems on WhatsApp.

Facebook has issued an apology for the outage which impacted the social media giant, along with Instagram and WhatsApp, for several hours late on Monday.

Facebook Engineering said in a statement on Twitter: “To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry.

“We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us.”
The platforms had confirmed on Twitter they were aware of issues and worked to resolve them after thousands of people reported outages shortly before 5 pm on 5 days.

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