Angry youths set ablaze church belonging to a prophet accused of masterminding alleged “disappearance of manhood”
Angry youths on Tuesday, November 3, set ablaze the Divine Shadow Church, belonging to one Prophet Joshua Uhembe accused of being the mastermind behind the alleged disappearance of genitals in Daudu Town, Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.
This is coming three days after youths in the community staged a protest over missing manhood.
It was gathered that Prophet Uhembe and the church’s President, Noah Saka were accused of stealing manhood of seven men in Daudu.
According to reports shared on Facebook by members of the community, Prophet Uhembe refused to attend a meeting held by leaders of the community but his President, Saka did and allegedly confessed to the crime. He was arrested and handed over to the police.
It was learnt that the youths got angry over the prophet’s refusal to attend the meeting so they set his church ablaze.
Source – Lindaikeji
Lekki Shooting: United Nations Tells Nigerian Government To Establish Independent Panel, Ensure Justice For Victims
The United Nations has asked the Nigerian Government to set up a credible, independent inquiry into the shooting and killing of peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki, Lagos, on October 20, 2020.
The UN rights experts also said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government must ensure that victims of the shooting get deserved justice.
Governments come and go, but #PoliceBrutality is as intractable as ever. Nigerians need justice,” the UN experts said.
The UN noted that while excessive use of force during peaceful protests is always unacceptable, the Lekki shooting was “especially disturbing because demonstrators were precisely calling for accountability for previous police brutality”.
It added that the fact that CCTV cameras and lights were apparently switched off shortly before soldiers opened fire indicates a disturbing level of premeditation.
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COVID-19: Lagos may impose new lockdown – Health Commissioner
The Lagos State Government has announced that it may impose new lockdown in the state over the reoccurrence of coronavirus cases in the state.
This was made known in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Director, Public Affairs of the Ministry of Health, Tunbosun Ogunbanwo.
The statement contains a quote from the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, which references the new lockdown in other parts of the world.
Abayomi warned that “the continuous flagrant disregard of safety guidelines by citizens heralds’ danger and may lead to a second wave of new infections in Lagos”.
The statement read in part: “The Lagos State Government has once again stressed the need for residents to strictly adhere to precautionary measures against COVID-19 infection transmission to prevent a recurrence of the situation that led to the lockdown of the economy.
“A resurgence of cases in Lagos may lead to the reversal of the strategically calculated measures put in place by the Government to open up the economy.
“The first wave of coronavirus started in December 2019 and swept through an unprepared world. The first case of COVID-19 in Nigeria was recorded in Lagos on the 27th of February 2020. Lagos has since become the epicentre of the outbreak in Nigeria with a record of 21,107 confirmed cases and 212 deaths from the virus till date.
“The containment measures put in place at the time included COVID-19 testing, isolation and treatment, surveillance, total shutdown of the State for about 12 weeks and partial shutdown of social, economic and academic activities for over four months.”
Source – The Nation
Police arrest man who started fake news that led to #Endsars, reveals source
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has revealed that a purported fake news that emanated from Ughelli community of Delta state, sparked up the #Endsars protests across the nation.
Adamu disclosed this in an emergency security meeting with Governors of the 19 Northern states and some first-class Emirs in the region on Monday November 2.
According to Adamu, the Ughelli incident occurred after operatives of Operation Delta Safe; a state government sponsored joint security outfit comprising of the military, police and other security agencies, while on routine patrol around Ughelli Township accosted a Lexus SUV.
He said the occupants of the SUV dangerously engaged the reverse gear in an attempt to escape and evade the joint security team’s scrutiny in the area which has witnessed a series of kidnapping.
Adamu said one of the suspects, Joshua Ambrose jumped out of the moving patrol vehicle and sustained bruises on his head and body.
Daily Trust reported that the IGP who said the security agents in Ughelli in the video posted online did not in any way involve SARS operatives, maintained that the injured suspect was neither shot nor dead as portrayed in the false social media news by Malcolm Nicholas. He further revealed that the suspect responsible for the video has been arrested and arraigned before a court.
Source – Lailas News
Northern filmmakers blacklist Rahama Sadau over raunchy picture
The northern filmmakers under the aegis of Motion Picture Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN) has suspended Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau over a raunchy picture she posted on social media two days ago.
The statement from the body says the post by the actress has resulted to blasphemous comments against the Holy Prophet of Islam on Twitter and other social media handles.
The apex body of northern filmmakers had earlier suspended the actress in October of 2016 for similar misconduct. But the Kano State Censors Board under Mallam Ismail Na Abba Afakkallah granted her unconditional pardon in 2018.
Source – Vanguard
Tollgate staff didn’t witness Lekki shootings, says LCC MD
Lekki Concession Company (LCC) Managing Director, Mr Abayomi Omomuwa, has said neither he nor any member of his staff witnessed shootings of protesters at Lekki Toll Gate.
LCC is the operator of the Lekki Toll Gate where #EndSARS protesters were alleged to have been fired at by soldiers on the evening of October 20.
Omomuwa spoke while testifying before a Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by the Lagos State Government to probe the Lekki shootings as well as complaints of human rights abuses against members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
He said following the 4pm curfew announced by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his staff vacated the toll gate.
The curfew was subsequently moved till 9pm.
Source – The Nation