Controversial human rights activist and supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Kenechukwu Okeke has been killed in Anambra State.
Okeke was said to have been macheted by his attackers numbering seven.
The controversial activist who had dragged many celebrities and media outfits, including CNN to court for defaming President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration was killed in Nkpor, near Onitsha, Anambra State, in the presence of his wife, Mrs Blessing Odinakachi Okeke and his little daughter.
Okeke’s wife who made the allegations disclosed to DAILY POST said: “Kenechukwu Okeke was killed by his tenant.
”The Tenant, Chiadiobi, was living in our house, but when he packed out without our knowledge and asked to be given two months of his rent that he left, we told him he should have notified us that he was packing out”, the wife told our reporter.
“My husband was not around the day he came but I told him he packed out of the house without our knowledge and should not be given back any money. He threatened to deal with us, saying he will teach my husband a lesson. I called my husband and told him what the boy said and that he should not come to confront him, since they say he is a bad boy.
“My husband later reported the matter to the DSS and to the police, and he was made to write an undertaking, but he was still coming to terrorize us. Sometimes he will come to our house and break open the gate and come in and pick whatever he wants to pick.
“One day, he came to our house and my husband confronted him, without knowing that he had many boys with him downstairs, and before my husband could do anything, they macheted him, and the fuel we wanted to pour into our gen, they poured it on him and lit him up, and that was how my husband died.
“That day was Sunday and not everyone was around, and the few people around tried to quench the fire and also stop it from burning our house, and later we took him to hospital in Enugu, and that was how he died.”
Mrs Okeke lamented that since after her husband’s death in October, the family has been left alone with the burden of catering for his burial, just as no mention or quest by any organisation to take up his matter has been heard of.
She said what was more heart-rending was that her husband’s killer; Chiadiobi, is still in the neighbourhood, bragging about having dealt with Okeke, while also confronting her husband’s aged mum.
“He even recently confronted my husband’s mother, warning her that he heard that she is taking the matter up, and was warning her to be careful. The boy is still free, going around and without remorse, and we are just left alone to do the arrangements of the burial.
“Up till now, he has not been arrested, even though we took him to police and DSS, and he was made to write an undertaking that he will not disturb us again, but he has finally killed him. I’m not even understanding the police on this matter. I’m confused. The boy is behaving like he is untouchable, and everyone is saying that he is a bad boy and we should be careful. We live in Nkpor, near Onitsha, Tarzan junction.”
When DAILY POST reached out to the Anambra State Police Command, the spokesperson of the Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenganyia, said that the police is aware of the matter.
“It is a reported case, but for now I can tell you that the matter is still sketchy. Just give me some time, I will get back to you with the full details of the matter,” he said.
Okeke had been a staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari administration and was reputed to have backed the federal government and its activities during the EndSARS protest in October 2020.
He had also dragged some celebrities, including Davido, Flavour, and others to court for leading the EndSARS protests in various cities in the country.
He recently dragged Vanguard Newspapers and one of its reporters to court over its title of March 9, 2021, where the paper reported that the self-acclaimed human rights activist is an alleged fake lawyer.
Yoruba leader, Olufemi Adegoke is dead
The Chairman of pan-Yoruba intelligentsia group, Voice of Reason (VOR), Dr. Olufemi Adegoke is dead.
The medical veteran hailed from Ondo Town in Ondo West Local Government Area.
Adegoke was the father of a Nigerian-born member of the British Parliament, Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch.
The lawmaker, a Conservative Party member, served in Boris Johnson’s government as Minister of State for Levelling Up Communities and Minister of State for Equalities.
A statement on Friday by Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide described Adegoke as a man of unquestionable character.
Director of Communication, Maxwell Adeleye said he was resolute and committed towards the decommissioning of Nigerian’s 1999 Constitution.
The spokesman recalled that Adegoke spent his last years working for the advancement and liberation of Yorubas.
“He was an unparalleled patriot of the Yoruba people and an intellectual giant whose courage and candour goes beyond the cosmos”, he noted.
The body, led by Professor Banji Akintoye, sympathized with the Adegokes and prayed that God will give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
I gave up on ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ after Pastor Ibiyeomie’s curses – Church member confesses
A member of the Salvation Ministry, Ebimina Tamuno, has revealed that she cancelled her dream of becoming an internet fraudster after the founder of the church, Pastor Davide Ibiyeomie, rained curses on ‘Yahoo boys’.
DAILY POST recalls that the popular pastor had, during a sermon in his church, laid curses on Nigerian youths who are into fraudulent activities, saying they will die by accident if they fail to repent.
A few hours after the curses, Ebimina who had concluded plans to engage in cybercrime in a bid to better her life testified that she has given up on the plan.
She said, “My name is Ebimina Tamuno. Yesterday, after Papa’s ministration, I was overwhelmed. I couldn’t sleep all through the night.
“I was just waiting for the Glory Reign to be over and I have gotten all my documents ready to travel out to do ‘Yahoo Yahoo’.
“Because the hardship is too much and I just wanted to have a good life and I feel that was going to make me okay. But I couldn’t sleep all through the night and I had to give it all up for God and I am here to give up. If I perish, I perish”.
Burkina Faso: Military won’t step down now – Coup leader
The military in Burkina Faso says they will remain in power until the conditions are right.
Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba, who led the ouster of President Roch Kabore, made the declaration.
In his first speech, the coup leader blamed Kabore for failing to aggressively push back Islamist militants.
“When the conditions are right, according to the deadline that our people will define in all sovereignty, I commit to a return to a normal constitutional order”, he said.
Damiba revealed plans to meet representatives of different sections to agree on a roadmap for reform.
The mutineer added that Burkina Faso needed international partners “more than ever”.
Damiba urged the international community “to support our country so it can exit this crisis as soon as possible”.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) suspended Burkina Faso on Friday.
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said coup d’etats were violation of democratic tenets.
“It represents a threat to peace, security and stability in West Africa”, Akufo-Addo stressed.
The military takeover in Burkina Faso is the third in the region since August 2020.
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