One of the top stories, a chief magistrate court in Port Harcourt has remanded a pastor in prison custody for alleged murder of three members of his church.
Pastor Chidiebere Okoroafor of Altar of Solution Church is accused of committing the offence to conceal his romantic relationship with one of the victims, which resulted in pregnancy.
The accused person arrived the Rivers State Judiciary complex in company of the detective from the Police Criminal Investigation Department. He was instantly moved to the Chief Magistrate Court 1 where he pleaded guilty to the three count charge of first degree murder.
The Chief Magistrate kariba braide then ordered that the case file be transmitted to the State High Court that has the Jurisdiction to hear the matter.
Meanwhile, narrating how he killed the three church members. The pastor told the court that he strangled the first victim his girl friend Olumma Onwaagba. He went further to say the second victim Ada Esienwa died as a result of severe physical blow to her chest but it was unclear about how the third victim a nine month old baby died.
War against Illicit Drugs
Crime Watch in Katsina, more than N580,000,000 worth of seized drugs have been handed over to NAFDAC for destruction by the Katsina Kaduna command of the Nigerian Customs. The service also expresses the level of appreciation at the level of corporation of the traditional institution in the state for it sensitization campaign against smuggling and use of illicit drugs.
The proximity of some local government areas to the neighbouring Niger Republic has made the Northern part of Katsina State an entry point for smuggling activities but the Katsina Kaduna command of the Nigerian Custom Service say it is doing all that it can to apprehend and seize goods smuggle through this axis.
The most common goods smuggled are bags of rice, bags of used clothes, cooking oil, sugar and mosquito coils.
Custom official disclose how the prohibited items are being smuggled into the country. That most of the times they convey them on motor bikes or 504 vehicles.