Tag Archives: Imo State

GRAPHIC: 21-Year-Old Man Kidnapped And Murdered By Alleged Army Officers In Imo

Owerri Youths are currently protesting after a 21-year-old man identified as Leo Micah aka Leo Wire, was kidnapped last week in Imo allegedly by Army officials and taken to Anambra State, where he was gruesomely murdered. Leo’s dead body was recovered in a bush in Anambra days later. He had his hands cuffed behind him and he was…

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Eight-Storey Building Collapses In Imo Leaving Several People Trapped

There as panic in Imo state on Thursday as eight-storey building collapsed leaving several persons trapped and possibly severely injured. Located along the Yar’ Adua Drive in Owerri, the state capital, the building was said to have been under construction at the time of the incident. Rescue operations are currently ongoing and so far, Channels Television reports that…

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Toll Rises To 1,182, Imo State Records Index Case

On Saturday, Nigeria confirmed 7 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the country’s total infections to 1,182. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) who made the announcement in a tweet, 33 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos, 18 in Borno, 12 in Osun, nine in Katsina, four each in…

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NIMC Director Dragged To Court For Allegedly Raping A Two-Year-Old Girl In Imo

According to multiple online reports, the police have arraigned Ikenna Unegbu, Director of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in Imo for allegedly raping  a two-year-old girl. According to mother of the victim, Chinonye Obioma, the incident happened on February 5 in Owerri, the capital of Imo State. Obioma told the court that the suspect took her…

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Late Kidnapper E-Money’s Wife, Siblings Arraigned For Laundering Over N798m

The police have charged the wife of late billionaire kidnapper, Collins Ezenwa, aka E-money, and four of his brothers with money laundering charges at the Federal High Court in Owerri, Imo State . Eleven counts were preferred against the defendants – Gift Ezenwa Emmanuel Okoronkwo, Uche Okoronkwo, Ikechukwu Onyekere and Franklin Anugba – by the…

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Okorocha Blames Ihedioha After EFCC Seals His College, Supermarket and Daughter’s School

The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have sealed the Rochas Foundation College, Owerri, Imo State, belonging to the immediate past state governor, Rochas Okorocha. The anti-graft agency also sealed the East High Primary and Secondary School, Owerri which belongs to Okorocha’s first daughter, Uloma Nwosu. Also sealed was the All-In Supermarket,…

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Lassa Fever Resurface In Imo State, Two Confirmed Dead, Seven Others Quarantined

The Imo State Health Commissioner, Dr. Angela Uwakwem has revealed that two residents of Owerri have died of the deadly Lassa fever which has resurfaced in the State. Uwakwem confirmed this on Wednesday saying “Lassa fever is in Owerri. It is confirmed.” “We have seven suspected cases of Lassa fever. Two are confirmed. “The Imo…

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