Auto parts seller stabs wife with broken bottle in her private part

Lagos – A 37-year-old man, Victor Ojiaku, who allegedly stabbed his wife, a student, with a broken bottle in her private part, is on reprieve as an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court has granted him bail in the sum of N250, 000.
Ojiaku, who sells automobile parts and resides at 22, Arike John Close, White Sand, Isheri-Osun in Lagos State,had reportedly stabbed for having a sexual relationship with his sales representative.
Magistrate Akeem Fashola, who gave the ruling, also granted the accused two sureties in like sum.
He said the sureties should be working in reputable organisations and also possess three years tax clearance as well as the State’s residents identity card.
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the case had been taken up by the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT).
The Coordinator of DSVRT, Mrs Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, narrated how the victim was kept indoors and punished severely by her husband.

“The victim, Mrs Faith Ojiaku,27, a student,was held hostage by her husband for two days, depriving her of calling any of her family members for help or for receiving medical attention.
“She was subsequently rushed to the hospital for treatment after which she collapsed, she then pleaded with the doctor to make use of his phone to call her sister.
“It was her sister that informed DSVRT which advised her to report the case at the Police station on behalf of her stabbed sister.
“He also injured the sales representative with a broken bottle and some dangerous weapons.
“We had an official meeting with the DPO who told us that the suspect was arrested on Dec. 27 and he ensured that justice would be done in the case,” she told NAN.
The suspected assailant, a father of three, is facing a six-count charge bordering on grevious harm, threat to life and assault.
No date has been fixed for the trial of the case.

Njoku resigns as Abia Speaker, less than 24 hours after election

Umuahia – The ninth Speaker of Abia House of Assembly, Chief Kennedy Njoku, has resigned his appointment, less than 24 hours after he was elected.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Njoku was elected at about 4.10 p.m. on Thursday following the impeachment of Chief Martins Azubuike over alleged gross financial misconduct and autocratic leadership style.
Njoku, who announced his resignation at the resumption of plenary at about 2.50 p.m. on Friday, thanked members for the confidence they reposed in him by electing him as Speaker.
He, however, promised to continue to provide effective representation to his Osisioma-Ngwa State Constituency.
The Clerk of the House, Mr John-Pedro Irokansi, immediately called for an election to be conducted to fill the vacuum created by Njoku’s resignation.
The member representing Umuahia East Constituency, Mr Chukwudi Apugo, nominated Mr Chikwendu Kalu, representing Isialangwa South Constituency, and was seconded by Mr Ifeanyi Uchendu, representing Ohafia South Constituency.
Kalu was elected by consensus and was affirmed with a voice vote by the 24 members of the assembly.
With his election, Kalu, an Aba-based legal practitioner, emerged the tenth Speaker of the sixth Abia Assembly.

Kidnapping scaring foreign investors from Nigeria —NGE

The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, has expressed concern over the upsurge in kidnapping across Nigeria, which has become a national menace that is negatively impacting on the social and economic life of the country.

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