(ALUU4 UPDATE)Aluu community begs for mercy

The people of Omuokiri Aluu Community have begun to count their losses barely 24 hours after students from the University of Port Harcourt embarked on reprisals to avenge the killings of their colleagues.
The angry students had on Tuesday stormed the community, burnt some houses, cars and other property over the torture and murder of the students on Friday.

Four undergraduates of UNIPORT were lynched by a mob comprising members of the community for allegedly stealing laptop computer and a BlackBerry phone.
The students were Biringa Chiadika of the Theatre Arts Department; Ugonna Obuzor of Geology Department, Mike Toku Llyod of Civil Engineering Department and Tekena Erikena.
When our correspondent visited the community on Wednesday, few of the indigenes were seen bemoaning their losses.
One of the leaders of the community, Sunday Ahanonu, said he had lost all he laboured for to the students’ reprisals.
Ahanonu, whose house was torched by the students, expressed shock that security agents could not stop the rampaging students when they stormed the community.
Sixty-five-year-old Ahanonu and father of 15 children, worked at UNIPORT for 35 years before he retired.
He appealed to the state government and the management of the university to compensate him for the destruction of his property, adding that he and members of his family were not involved in the killings of the students.
Ahanonu said, “I am a retired civil servant. I worked with UNIPORT for 35. But all I have achieved for many years have been destroyed by students from the university. I don’t know where my family and I will lay our heads when my only house has been burnt.
“I lost the sum of N850,000 cash, which I kept in my house. I could not take the money to the bank because I was not feeling okay and went to the hospital. It was at the hospital that I learnt that my house was burnt by the students.”
Also, a woman, who identified herself as Pauline Nwakwo, told our correspondent that she left the village when she learnt that security agents had embarked on mass arrest, but came back to notice that her bar had been burgled.
According to her, the rampaging students forcibly entered her bar and carried away her deep freezer and drinks.
She said, “As a woman, I had to run away when we noticed that the police were embarking on mass arrest. The students broke the door to my bar and took away a deep freezer I bought for N66,000. I want government to pay me back all I have lost.
“The students were killed far from here at the Burrow pit. We don’t know anything about the killings of the students.”
Indigenes of the community were also seen leaving their homes in droves to other places in order to avoid being attacked by the students.
One of them, who gave her name as Comfort, said she was relocating her children to Elele in Rivers State and would only return to Omuokiri Aluu whenever normalcy returns.

(ALUU4 UPDATE)Aluu community begs for mercy

The people of Omuokiri Aluu Community have begun to count their losses barely 24 hours after students from the University of Port Harcourt embarked on reprisals to avenge the killings of their colleagues.
The angry students had on Tuesday stormed the community, burnt some houses, cars and other property over the torture and murder of the students on Friday.

Four undergraduates of UNIPORT were lynched by a mob comprising members of the community for allegedly stealing laptop computer and a BlackBerry phone.
The students were Biringa Chiadika of the Theatre Arts Department; Ugonna Obuzor of Geology Department, Mike Toku Llyod of Civil Engineering Department and Tekena Erikena.
When our correspondent visited the community on Wednesday, few of the indigenes were seen bemoaning their losses.
One of the leaders of the community, Sunday Ahanonu, said he had lost all he laboured for to the students’ reprisals.
Ahanonu, whose house was torched by the students, expressed shock that security agents could not stop the rampaging students when they stormed the community.
Sixty-five-year-old Ahanonu and father of 15 children, worked at UNIPORT for 35 years before he retired.
He appealed to the state government and the management of the university to compensate him for the destruction of his property, adding that he and members of his family were not involved in the killings of the students.
Ahanonu said, “I am a retired civil servant. I worked with UNIPORT for 35. But all I have achieved for many years have been destroyed by students from the university. I don’t know where my family and I will lay our heads when my only house has been burnt.
“I lost the sum of N850,000 cash, which I kept in my house. I could not take the money to the bank because I was not feeling okay and went to the hospital. It was at the hospital that I learnt that my house was burnt by the students.”
Also, a woman, who identified herself as Pauline Nwakwo, told our correspondent that she left the village when she learnt that security agents had embarked on mass arrest, but came back to notice that her bar had been burgled.
According to her, the rampaging students forcibly entered her bar and carried away her deep freezer and drinks.
She said, “As a woman, I had to run away when we noticed that the police were embarking on mass arrest. The students broke the door to my bar and took away a deep freezer I bought for N66,000. I want government to pay me back all I have lost.
“The students were killed far from here at the Burrow pit. We don’t know anything about the killings of the students.”
Indigenes of the community were also seen leaving their homes in droves to other places in order to avoid being attacked by the students.
One of them, who gave her name as Comfort, said she was relocating her children to Elele in Rivers State and would only return to Omuokiri Aluu whenever normalcy returns.

Thugs assault teachers in Benin after Oba’s grandchild is flogged in school

Teachers of the Federal Government Girls Secondary School in Benin City, have threatened to down tools over an attack on some of them by some suspected thugs.

P.M.NEWS gathered that the suspected hoodlums invaded the school Monday and manhandled some teachers over the alleged flogging of a student in the school by one of the teachers.

The flogged student is said to be a granddaughter of the Benin Monarch, Oba Erediauwa.

She was allegedly injured on the hand after being flogged by the teacher.
Thugs who stormed the school the thereafter demanded to see the teacher that flogged the girl.

When their demand was not met, they resorted to manhandling the teachers around, including one of the Vice Principals. State Chairman of TUC, Joe Aligbe who confirmed that the thugs were armed and threatened to return if the staff was not produced, said the flogging incident which took place two weeks ago was not reported to the school authorities.

“Our members are now afraid. We are here to appeal to them for calm. The principal is not aware. I know the Benin Monarch will not approve of this action,” he said.

Vice Principal, Special Duties, Mr. Ihiridan Harga said the school management team are new and was not aware of the flogging of a Benin Princess, adding: “The alleged offence was committed before we resume here. We were not aware of the flogging. They were many and led by two chiefs.”

“We didn’t even know the staff they claim that beat up the granddaughter of the Oba of Benin. They started beating up everybody. The principal invited the police and the police said they must get invitation by writing before they come. The police didn’t come.”

The Public Relations Officer to the Benin Palace, Robinson Osayamen said he was not aware of the incident. He however confirmed receiving calls from journalists on the incident.

PM

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Nigerian law school records the poorest performance ever as 4000 students fail

The Nigerian law school released its August 4th-10th 2012 examination result on the 20th of September, 2012. This result was slated for release on the 24th of September, 2012, being 4 days earlier before the official announced date.

The result has been rated as one of the poorest in the history of the Nigerian Law school, having over 6,000 registered students, and 1625 passed the bar part 2 examination. This result has given rise to an industry of complaints and agitations, on how the Nigerian Law school result is being marked, graded and computed.
The agitation is premised on the fact that the Nigerian Law school has a standing rule, which was introduced, 5 months into the administration of the current Director General of the institution, Dr Tahir Mamman, which forecloses any form of redress a student may want to seek, whenever dissatisfied by the result of the examination of the institution.

Reports have it that during the administration of the erstwhile DG ,Dr Kole Abayomi, an aggrieved student complained and the results were reviewed. This student eventually scored a 2’1 (second class upper) as his grade, paving way to over 140 students, whose results were also reviewed.
This policy of review came to an abrupt end, when the current DG assumed office. Within 5
 
months, he assumed office, he put and end to this policy, which also gave rise to corruption within the circle of the institution where manipulations and error happens from time to time, without any form of redress by the students. Information has it that clerical staffs alter results, for gratification, from some students who can afford the pay.

The issue of school fees is another challenge students and prospective students battle with. The school fees of the Nigerian Law school in the just concluded session was N245,000, exclusive of N15,000 form for the application form. The fees of the incoming student has been reviewed upward, to N280,000, and the application form goes for N20,000.
In terms of infrastructure, the Kano campus of the institution suffers the most, where students are constantly exposed to snake bites, scorpion stings, poor electricity, lack of portable water, accommodation, good and functioning library, incondusive lecture halls for learning, lack of adequate medical facilities, furniture, lighting, banking facilities and lately, Boko Haram activities. In February this year, Boko Haram wrote the Kano campus an open letter and pasted it at the administrative building in Kano, in preparation of an imminent attack on the institution.
Among the staffs, the Council of Legal Education is seen as a rubber stamp of the Nigerian Law School. The Nigerian Law school is facing a downward move in fortunes. Something has to be done.

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(Photo) Men Stríp Woman Nakéd After Accusing Their Chief Of Lícking Her Privaté Part

A 34-year-old married woman has been stripped and assaulted by her kinsman for allegedly insulting their chief.

The victim, Adom Anastasia, a trader and native of Likpe Abrani (in Ghana), is alleged to have accused Nana Borkeh Akototsey V of lícking her private part.

The Volta regional police command has made some arrests and waiting to prosecute them.

On September, 24, 2012, Anastasia was invited by Tsiame Kumah and Tsiame David Mensah at Hunnor to appear before the Mankrado, Togbe Pius Clemefi, the next day, September 25, over alleged abuse of Nana Borkeh Akotosey.

By 8am that day, the two Tsiames escorted her to the house of the Mankrado where over 200 community members were gathered.
She was compelled to kneel before the council.

The Mankrado said Nicholas Borkeh and Mary Afenyo at Mawuse had reported that she had abused the chief by saying the distinguished chief had licked her vagína.

She denied the allegation. After listening to the witnesses, the Mankrado, in consultation with the elders, found her guilty and ordered her to be banished from the town.

The Mankrado also ordered that Anastasia, who has been married for nine years and a native of the area, be strípped unclad by the crowd at the arbitration before being banished.

The crowd complied, and apart from strípping her unclad, they beat her up while others took advantage of the situation to insert their fíngers into her prívate parts and séxually assaulted her.

They ordered her to march through the town unclad while people took photographs of her and mocked her.

She was also ordered to leave the town at 6pm that day in her uncladness.

The crowd proceeded to her grocery shop to vandalize and loot it.

Anastasia Adom said that not even her tears and pleas to the crowd stopped them from subjecting her to that treatment.

She noted that she was shocked that her fellow females were part of the torture team.

She had to use a bush route to her husband who was working in another village.

She and her husband later reported the case to the police who made some arrests while others escaped.

Although 18 suspects have so far been identified, nine persons including the two Tsiames and a female have been arrested to be arraigned soon.

The Mankrado is said to be indisposed.

The Regional Police Commander, DCOP Alex Bedie, who narrated the incident, condemned the actions of the offenders and noted that all others involved would be arrested and made to face the law depending on the outcome of their investigations. He said they were likely to be charged with indecent assault, causing damage and stealing.

He also cautioned chiefs to also ensure that in exercising their customs and laws they should ensure that it tallied with the constitution of Ghana.

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Deported Nigerian Rapes 2 Women In Hotel Room

A Nigerian deported from Republic of China has been remanded in Kirikiri Prisons, Apapa, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, for allegedly raping two women in a hotel room in Lagos.

P.M.NEWS gathered that Ifionu Anthony from Dunukofia in Anambra State, southeast Nigeria, who was deported for an undisclosed offence, had lodged at Golden Apple And Suites off Airport road, Ajao Estate, Oshodi Isolo, Lagos.

The victims, Blessing Williams, 22 and Mona Adijat, 20, who are staff of the hotel, alleged that after they closed for the day and retired to their staff room to sleep, Anthony entered their room without their consent and forced them to perform lesbianism by threatening them with arms.

The victims alleged that they were compelled to romance themselves, lick their private parts and masturbate while he was watching and thereafter forcefully had sex with them in turns.

When asked how the suspect managed to get into their room, the victims said that after they retired to their room, they noticed a man climbing the fence that separated the hotel and their staff room.

The victims said they immediately raised an alarm but he told them that he only came to discuss with them. But when they refused to open the door, he threatened to force the door open and kill them.

Terrified by his threat, they opened the door and saw weapons on him suspected to be guns and knife.

One of the victims said: “He ordered us to strip naked and romance each other. He said we should touch each other’s private parts and masturbate, while he was watching us do so. After that he raped us.

“We were shouting but nobody heard us because there was heavy rainfall that night. It was when he was satisfied that he opened the door and left.”

The victims said when he left, they ran to Ajao Estate Police station that night to report the case.

The police thereafter went to his lodge and arrested him and later arraigned him in Isolo Magistrate’s Court Lagos, where he was charged with assault and rape under sections 305, 168 and 258 of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges and the prosecutor, Mr Onime Idowu, prayed to the court to note the seriousness of the allegations made against the suspect while considering his bail because he may jump bail and escape justice.

But the presiding Magistrate, Mrs. A. K. Kumbeje, granted Anthony bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The matter was adjourned till 11 October 2012, while the suspect was remanded in prison custody pending when he would meet his bail conditions.

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