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22-year-old Barber shot dead

A 22-year-old barber from Idumu-Ebor quarters of Owa-Alero in Ika North East Local Government Area, Elvis Unah was in the evening of Sunday, August 22, 2021 shot dead.

Speaking with journalists, the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Stella Unah while crying out for justice over the murder of her son, Elvis debunked the rumour that he was a cultist.

According to her, “One Shaka, an electrician who is also a member of the Anti-Cult Group in Owa Zone from Kogi State was the one who killed Elvis.

“At about 7pm on that faithful day, I heard my late son’s voice in an argument and when I called to know what the argument was all about, he said Shaka was chasing him and his friend, Chidinma and collected Chidinma’s shoe.

“Immediately, I cautioned him not to have anything to do with Shaka and I promised to assist him to recover Chidinma’s shoe, all for peace to reign.

“A few minutes after returning to my room, all I heard was a gunshot and wondered where the sound was coming from only to be told that Elvis my son had been shot dead.

She further said the police from Owa-Oyibu Divisional Headquarters came and took his body to the mortuary and also arrested his killer, Shaka who is now cooling of his heels at the Delta State Police Command, Asaba.

She disclosed that during interrogation at the State Police Command, Asaba, on Tuesday, August 14, 2021, Shaka regretted killing Elvis, saying that his target was his friend Chidinma.

According to a first hand information, late Elvis was said to be a member of the Aro Cult group while Shaka belong to Aye Cult group, and both of them have had unsettled issues before the attack. Elvis was shot on his head.
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Ezekudene frowns against police molestation, calls for caution

A popular traditional doctor in Agbor, Chief Destiny Ijiebor, popularly known as, Ezekudene has frowned at the alleged molestation and arrest of one of his boys, Abraham Nmor by police officers serving in Obiaruku Police Division. Chief Ijiebor who holds the traditional titles of Ekwueme of Ejeme Aniogor, Ezekudene of Ejeme Aniogor and Nzun Nakpundun of Ejeme Unor condemned the action of the police on Abraham, stressing that such actions are completely against fundamental human rights of every bonafide citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Speaking to newsmen on the development, Ezekudene said, ” I am a community leader who believes in peaceful coexistence, unity and progress. I was shocked to receive a call on Tuesday, August 17 that one of my boys, Abraham Nmor who earlier was in my place to take herbal medication for the ailment he is suffering from, was arrested by police officers at Obiaruku Police Division. I was told he was searched but nothing bad was found on him. Unfortunately, the police officers went ahead to arrest and detain him, stating that Abraham robbed a substance on his body that portrays him as a ritualist. He is not a ritualist. He is a small boy who is struggling to survive. I wondered why police is molesting and embarrassing an innocent citizen.

Ezekudene disclosed that he has been part of the efforts to sustain peace and development in Agbor and its environs, and that apart from being a member of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Agbor, he has in several occasions assisted security agencies, particularly police in their works.

“If police officers have started arresting people with herbs robbed on their bodies are they saying that traditional medicine is criminal? Has government placed a ban against herbal medicine? Police should please tell us. If government has not placed a ban on herbal medicine, then the police should be called to order”, he stated.

He therefore called on the Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Hafiz Inuwa to call the Divisional Police Officer in Obiaruku, SP Florence Nzekwu and her officers to order before they will drag the reputation of the Nigerian Police to the mud.
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The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) has appointed Ika North East Chairman and ALGON Chairman, Delta State, Hon Victor Ebonka as National Legal Adviser.

Barr Ebonka was appointed at the end of a two-hour meeting of the ALGON Board of Trustees (BOT) and the National Executive Council (NEC).

BOT Chairman, Hon. Odunayo Ategbero, presided over the Trustees meeting which addressed national issues of concern.

The communique at the end of the meeting reads in parts:

“The BOT of ALGON wishes to add that success in winning the war on banditry, kidnapping, insurgents, Herder’s crisis, killings, armed robbery and so on should remain consistent until every nook and cranny of villages, councils, LGA’s and States are free from such vices.

“The BOT hereby call on Nigerians to continue to cooperate with the security agencies in intelligent gathering to guarantee effective synergy for maximum results.

“The BOT insists in ample safeguards of rule of law and will continue to uphold the constitution mandate of the Association.

“As conscience of the Association, the BOT is in total support for the present Leadership of Hon. Kolade David Alabi and urge Nigerians not to be distracted by lies and falsehood of few fifth columnists that do not mean well for the Association.

“Meanwhile, the ALGON Chairman, Kogi has been removed as the ALGON Legal Adviser and has since been replaced by the ALGON Chairman Delta State Chapter, Hon. Barr. Victor Ebonka

The meeting was well attended by a handful of members as others joined virtually in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
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PDP Chairman begs government to repair Kingsley Street

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Chairman, in Ward 3, in Ika North East Local Government, Chief Kingsley Osagie, the Okwuezekwu of Otolokpo, has on behalf of the residents of Kingsley Street, cried out to the Delta State Government under the leadership of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to repair the street which is in a deplorable condition.

Chief Kingsley while expressing sadness over the poor state of the street, disclosed that it is a major road in Boji-Boji, Owa and it’s not only near the governor’s house but also, has as residents the member representing Ika Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon Victor Nwokolo and the Director of Protocol, Government House, Asaba, Hon Ifeanyi Eboigbe and other prominent persons in Ika Land.

“We are appealing to the Delta State Government under the leadership of our dear brother and father, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to come to our rescue because we are passing through hell in Kingsley Street. The street is always taken over by flood each time it rains. The problem is beyond our control, hence, we are appealing to the state government to solve it for us. We are also begging our brothers, Hon Victor Nwokolo and Hon Ifeanyi Eboigbe whose buildings are at the beginning of the street to also intervene on the issue.

Kingsley Street connects other adjoining streets in Boji-Boji, Owa. The street is usually flooded each time there is a down pour. The flood cover the entire Street as it has no single drainage. The Landlords/Landladies who are now very worried over the deploable state of the street appealed to the state government not to abandon them but, facilitate the approval of the street. They declared that they will very grateful if government listen to their voice by constructing the street.
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Chief (Mrs.) Anwuli Golu Installed Ogbuefi Omu Of Igbodo Kingdom

Tuesday, August 10, 2021, was a remarkable day with history as the cultural value, norm and tradition of the peaceful agrarian Igbodo Community in Ika North East Local Government Area Of Delta State, was rekindled with the formal installation of Chief (Mrs.) Anwuli Augustina Golu (Nee Azikiwe), as the Ogbuefi Omu Of Igbodo Kingdom, by His Royal Majesty Obi (Barr.) Ikechukwu Nkeobikwu Osedume 1, the Obi of Igbodo Kingdom.

The event which took place at the Idumu-Obior residence of the celebrant saw her being officially granted the approval to sit on her traditional stool, by the traditional ruler of the community to fully commence her duties as the Ogbuefi Omu of Igbodo Kingdom, having gotten her personal “Ogwa”, which is one of the major requirements for the prestigious title holder which was originally conferred on her about eight years ago.

Chief (Mrs.) Golu, the Ogbuefi Omu of Igbodo Kingdom having fulfilled the requirements for the installation ceremony with the provision of kolanuts, a bottle of hot drink, native chalks, cartons of beer and one live cow to the Community, she now has the traditional authority to function as the leader of all the ladies and women in Igbodo Kingdom.

The Ogbuefi Omu of Igbodo Kingdom with her assumption of office will henceforth, be part of the planning and execution of all the traditional festivals in the Community, like the “Ogbanigbe festival”. She is to lead other members of her group in appeasing the gods of the land, so that there will be no problem during the period of the festivals. Although the Omu is under the leadership of the traditional ruler of the community, she will also function as the traditional mother of the king, in the sense that whenever the king wants to embark on any project, she will join him traditionally in solving any problem that may arise by nipping it in the bud. Generally, the Ogbuefi Omu of the Community works in synergy with the royal father for the overall well being of the indigenes and for the continuous progress of the Community.

In a chat with Ika Mirror Newspaper reporter, the celebrant, who was all smiles and excitement, thanked the Obi and members of the community for finding her worthy as the Ogbuefi Omu of Igbodo Kingdom, saying that the title was bestowed on her about eight years ago, but she was unable to provide the items to the community then.

Continuing, the Septuagenarian who is also a traditional birth attendant by profession further revealed that she was celebrating her installation ceremony so that members of the community will know that she has fulfilled all the traditional rites and presentation of what is required from the holders of the Omu title, saying that with the approval by the king for her to sit on the Omu stool in her “Ogwa”, henceforth, she will now be greeted and addressed as the Ogbuefi Omu of Igbodo Kingdom.While appreciating the Royal Father, she pledged her unalloyed allegiance to the Obi in moving the community to greater heights.

She prayed the gods of the land to bless and protect the king. She also prayed same for all the title holders and the entire indigenes of the Kingdom.

The Omu further disclosed that apart from being a traditional birth attendant, stated that she is also involved in the production of herbal medicine which is used for curing fibroid, saying that she started the work over four decades ago in 1973, and that she was taught the business by her mother, late Mrs. Odibei Azikiwe.

High point of the epoch making event was the presentation of the required items which included a live cow, for the formal installation ceremony at the Obi’s Palace in the presence of some Palace Chiefs, members of Izu-Ani and members of Igbodo Community.

The event also witnessed the celebrant formally sitting on her traditional stool at the ‘Ogwa”, in her beautiful apartment, while prayers with the traditional native chalk was also administered on her by the Obi of Igbodo Kingdom, who was ably represented by the Olihe of Igbodo Kingdom, Prince Eugene Iyeke. The ceremony also showcased the traditional shooting of Canons to announce the emergence of the newly installed Ogbuefi Omu of Igbodo Kingdom.

Invited guests and everyone who attended the occasion were treated to a lavish reception of sumptuous meals and choice drinks.

In a chat with Ika Mirror Newspaper reporter, Dr. Okorie Golu, the husband of the celebrant, who was highly elated, thanked God for the success of the day’s event. He also appreciated the Obi of Igbodo Kingdom, members of the Palace Chiefs, Izu-Ani and members of Igbodo Community for coming to felicitate with his family.

Continuing, Dr. Golu, who also doubles as the Chairman of Igbodo Task Force and a vocal member of the Obi’s Court, prayed God to grant his wife, the Ogbuefi Omu of Igbodo Kingdom and himself good health and long life and for them and the entire members of Igbodo Community to be prosperous in their endeavours.

Speaking shortly after the ceremony, Mr. Azikiwe Isiwuzo Ikemefune, the Elder brother of the newly installed Omu, who was feasibly happy with the development, described the celebrant as not only a sister but, someone who represented their late Mother. He thanked God for the memorable event and wished his sister good health, saying “My greatest desire is that she will continue to grow with us and for God to spare her life that she will grow with the family and be a honest Omu, for the goodness of Igbodo Community”, he concluded.

In the same vein, Chief (Mrs.) Dumnodi Azubuike, the Iyase Omu of Igbodo, a very closed associate of the Ogbuefi Omu of Igbodo Kingdom, disclosed that their duties as Omu, is geared towards the progress of the indigenes of the Community and the growth of the Kingdom. She Prayed the gods of the land to grant the celebrant, longevity and good health, praying same for the children, husband and all members of Igbodo Kingdom, both at home and in the diaspora.

Some notable personalities at the event included, Prince Eugene Iyeke, (The Olihe of Igbodo Kingdom), Chief Ifeoha Azikiwe (The Odogwu of Igbodo Kingdom), some members of the royal family, some members of the Obi in Council, members of the Izu-Ani, members of Idumu-Ozei quarters, members of Idumu-Obior Quarters, enlarged members of Igbodo Community, amongst many others.
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Ika North East PDP Executive, Ward 8 Members, Commiserate With Hon. Victor Nwokolo

The Chairman of Ika North East local government area of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Chuks Agboma, has on Friday, July 23, 2021, in company of his executive and the enlarge party faithfuls of Ward 8, Igbodo, commiserated with Hon. Barr. Victor Nwokolo, over the demise of his beloved mother Ezinne Grace Nwokolo.

The visit which took place at the Igbodo country home of the Federal lawmaker witnessed several notable personalities who came from all walks of life, within and beyond Delta State to express their condolences.

PDP Ward 8 Igbodo Women

During an interactive session with Ika Mirror Newspaper reporter, the Ika North East PDP Chairman, Hon. Chuks Agboma, stated that the late Ezinne Grace Nwokolo, who died at the age of 89 years old, lived a life of charity and services to God and humanity, noting that the woman of substance trained her children in the ways of God bequeathing in them the virtues of kindness and goodwill to humanity. According to the amiable Chairman, in his words “On behalf of my immediate family, the executive and entire members of our great PDP family in Ika North East local government area of Delta State, I commiserate with our genial and wonderful leader, Hon. Barr. Victor Nwokolo, the Member representing Ika Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Abuja, with the entire Nwokolo family, over their loss. Let the family take solace in the fact that Mama lived a life worthy of emulation and left a legacy of selfless service to humanity while on earth. We Pray Almighty God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss and for the soul of Mama to rest perfectly in the bosom of the Lord”.

(2nd Left)Hon. Chuks Agboma with other Executive members

In their separate remarks during an interactive session with Ika Mirror Newspaper reporter, Hon. Stephen Eghen, the former Vice Chairman of Ika North East local government council, Hon. Victor Onyeisi Agbojumona, the PDP Youth Leader Ika North East local government area and Mr. Chima Azi, the Youth President PDP Ward 8, Igbodo.The trio, eulogized the sterling qualities of the late Matriarch of the Nwokolo’s family whom they noted lived a very good life, describing her as a virtuous woman and a celebrated mother. While consoling the Federal Lawmaker, they urged him to take solace because his sweet and beloved mother died in the Lord.

(2nd Left)Hon. Chuks Agboma with other Executive members

PDP Ward 8 Igbodo Women

PDP Ward 8 Igbodo Youth President and Members
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Kingdom Heritage Int’l Assembly Celebrates Mid-Year Thanksgiving Service

Sunday, July 11, 2021, was a day of joyous celebration for the General Overseer, Pastors, Officers, Members and Children of Kingdom Heritage International Assembly Incorporated, (a. k. a. Fountain Of His Glory), as they held the grand finale of the 2021 Mid-Year Fasting/Prayer Programme and Thanksgiving Service in grand style.

The colourful ceremony which took place at the magnificent state of the arts Church auditorium, located at Number 50, Memeh Street, Boji Boji Owa, Ika North East Local Government Area Of Delta State, featured some life transforming activities such as the Undiluted Message from the Elect of God, Special Ministration by Pastor Monday Atewe and the Church Choir, Widows Empowerment and the Special Thanksgiving by the General Overseer and Members of the Various Departments of the Church.

In his sermon, Rev. Success Atewe, the General Overseer of the Church, who spoke on the message he titled, “Why Must We Thank The Lord?”, took his Bible reading from the books of Psalms 107:1-43, Second Corinthians 4:15, Proverbs 3:9, Matthew 15:36, Jeremiah 30:19-20, First Thessalonian 5:18, Malachi 1:6, Malachi 2:2-9, Romans 1:21, Habakkuk 3:18, Second Chronicles 20:20-21, and Genesis 4:4.

Admonishing the congregation, he stated that the Lord inhabits the Praises of His people, saying that “When you are Praiseful, you become Godful, and when you are Godful you become Fruitful, and when you become Fruitful you become a Sign and Wonder to your Generation”. Continuing, he informed the gathering that the day’s thanksgiving service was to thank God for His grace that sustained them from January 2021 till date and to also pray for His continuous protection from now to the end of the year and beyond.

Speaking further, the Seasoned Man of God, outlined Four major reasons why they should thank the Lord. He stated that Thanksgiving is done in order to honour God, explaining that it makes God to feel that He is a good father and also makes Him feel that His children appreciates Him. The second reason he gave was that, Because it is commanded that we should Thank God, hence it is pertinent for everyone to obey God’s commandment.

The Third reason is that Thanksgiving to God Multiplies whatever the Lord has given to them as individuals, saying that when they Thank God, He will reverse adversities from their lives and the Lord will take over all their battles. And Fourthly, he stated that Because of the dangerous consequences of Thankless ness, it is most advisable to always Thank God for His grace and mercies which has kept them alive.

Rev. Success Atewe, warned the gathering to never attribute their successes to their personal efforts but to ascribe all their achievements to God. He frowned at the situation where people do things at their own will, instead of adhering to the will and command of the Lord in order to partake from God’s abundant blessings. He charged the congregation to make up their minds to honour God, so that He will not bring a terrible curse upon them.

The event featured gospel songs ministration by Pastor Monday Atewe, a gospel artist. The leadership of the Church also honoured the widows in their midst and presented them Six yards of textile materials individually.In a brief remark during the presentation, the General Overseer of the Church, disclosed that the Church decided that the widows should be honoured, being part of their ministry, assuring that by the grace of God henceforth the Church will not relax on its oars in taking care of the widows.

Responding on behalf of the widows after the presentation, Mrs. Osifo Philomena, thanked God and the Church authority for the good things that have been happening in the lives of the widows and their families, saying that the Lord has been providing their needs through his servant Rev. Success Atewe, who has been giving them food items, clothing materials and financial assistance. She Prayed Almighty God to continually bless the man of God and his family and the entire members of the Church for their love and care.

High point of the epoch making event was the Special Thanksgiving by the General Overseer and his family and the members of the various departments in the Church, who danced to the rhythm of the beautiful song rendition by Pastor Monday Atewe and the Church Choir as they appeared before the Altar of God to appreciate Him for His protection and loving kindness upon them from the beginning of the year and for His sustainability during the remaining months of the year 2021 and beyond.

Rev & Pastor Mrs. Success Atewe

Members of the Men department during their thanksgiving

Rev & Pastor Mrs. Success Atewe with the widows of the church

Rev & Pastor Mrs. Success Atewe with their children dancing to the altar for their family thanksgiving
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Your estate belongs to us not Emuhu Community

Where you are building your estate belongs to us not Emuhu Community, Umunede people tells Prince Okonye

The land dispute between the Chief Executive Officer, Prince Paradise Estate, Comrade Prince Emmanuel Okonye and the Idumu Esegbena / Ozoba Communities in Umunede, in Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State has assumed another dimension as the Umunede Communities described Comrade Okonye as a land grabber .

The Umunede Communities which spoke through their representatives during a press briefing at the Agadagidi Civic Center, last Saturday, April 3, 2021 said that the said plots of land where Prince Okonye is currently building his Prince Paradise Estate belong to them and not Okonye family of Emuhu Community as speculated in the news.

The press briefing which was anchored by the Publisher, Ika Light Newspaper, Mr Wemdi Nwaham had in attendance, Chief Gabriel Egbule, the Oliha of Umunede, Chief Augustine Ikechukwu Aghaolor, the Igirigi of Umunede, Mr Tony Ngozi, President General, Umunede Progressive Union, UPU, Chief Ifeanyi Best Ikem, the Arum of Ille Nobu, Chief Celestine Eluehike,the Isierieze of Umunede, Elder Chukwuma Ofili, Mr Stephen Eluha, Mr Obi Ikechukwu, among other prominent Umunede people.

Chief Gabriel Egbule who was the first to address the press said, “Idumu Esegbena and Ozoba Communities in Umunede, Ika North East LGA were sometimes ago involved in a protracted land dispute with Emuhu Community in Ika South LGA, which they (Umunede) won up to the Supreme Court.

Chief Egbule disclosed that Idumu Esegbena/ Ozoba Communities land, lying on the right hand side of the Benin/Asaba Express Road when coming from Umunede, was sold by the people of Emuhu Community, Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of the State to one Emmanuel Okonye who is now constructing Prince Paradise Estate on the illegally acquired land.

Chief Egbule who was former President General, Umunede Progressive Union,UPU said that the owner of the Prince Paradise Estate, Prince Emmanuel Okonye has been intimidating and attacking his Umunede people with police and thugs.

He further disclosed that the said land dispute with Emuhu community has been on since 1954.

In the words of Chief Egbule, “Following the conscious encroachment into our land, we decided to take the two families of Emuhu Community who were sharing common boundaries with us to court by filing a case at Agbor High Court in 1969. And the case came before one Justice Obi and the court gave judgement in favour of my people, the Idumu Esegbena and Ozoba Communities of Umunede”.

“As expected, the Emuhu people appealed to the Court of Appeal in Benin City and the case came up before a panel of three Judges headed by late Justice Omoyiode. But, after a protracted legal battle which was obviously delayed because the head of the panel judges fell ill and was flown abroad for treatment, we were again given victory in judgement of the Court of Appeal, Benin-City. Not satisfied with the Court of Appeal, Benin-City judgement, Emuhu people again appealed to the Supreme Court using late Chief Gani Fawhinmi as their lead counsel, who appealed to the Supreme Court that an appeal judgement ought to be given within three months but the Court of Appeal Benin- City delayed judgement for more than the speculated three months

“The Supreme Court, listened to the prayers of Fawehinmi and referred the case back to Court of Appeal and at the Court of Appeal, Benin-City, the presiding judge again awarded us victory by standing on the earlier judgement of the Court of Appeal.Gani Fawehinmi appealed again to the Supreme Court on the ground that the delayed judgement of the Court of Appeal Benin-City was quashed at the Supreme Court by referring the case back so there was no way the new judge can uphold the former judgement in this case”.

“Unfortunately, his people lost the case on technical grounds which they appealed to the Supreme Court where Idumu Esegbena and Ozoba Communities in Umunede finally got victory in 1994.

He futher stated, “After this final victory, one John Okonye who was farming pineapple in the said land then came to beg us to be our tenant by paying rent for the said land to enable him harvest and continue his pineapple plantation. And because of our kind nature and hospitality, we entered into agreement with him( John Okonye) which he was honouring until after four years that he breached the agreement. On enquiry from him, the tenant, John Okonye said he was asked to stop by the Emuhu Community that they own the land which led to another tussle that made the Dein of Agbor and the Obi of Umunede to set up panel of enquiry which Idumu Esegbena and Ozoba Communities in Umunede won and the Emuhu people were fined four goats.

“About four years ago, one Chief from Emuhu came to our Royal Majesty suggesting the selling of the disputed land to a housing estate developer , a request our Obi rejected after due consultations that Emuhu Community has no land there.Emuhu people went behind and illegally sold the disputed land to one Emmanuel Okonye, also known as, Prince Paradise. Apart from going about boasting and telling lies that he(Prince Okonye) wants to develop Ika land but Umunede people were against his developmental plan, the said Emmanuel Okonye has been attacking and intimidating Umunede people and that the security agencies have compromised in their duties.

He pointed out that Umunede people are never against development because they have given plots of land to Delta State Government to build Rest Park and also to the Federal Government for projects but was abandoned following the Goodluck Jonathan ouster as president of Nigeria.He said the over eight police officers allegedly from Zone 5, Benin-City brought by Prince Paradise almost murdered their new Arum, Chief Ifeanyi Best Ikem and shot his wife, therefore crippling her in the process.He revealed, “the renewed land dispute took a new dimension when police officers drafted from Zone 5, pulled down the window burglary of Arum’s residential house on No. 113 Old Umunede/Agbor Road, then Old Lagos/Agbor Road, Umunede and forced themselves into his house.The officers who came in three vehicles on mufti numbering between five and six allegedly made unsuccessful efforts to dismantle the entrance burglary before scaling through the burgled window into the house but the Arum’s wife, Mrs. Ebere, prevented them from taking her husband away after several hours of struggling, when the officers allegedly opened fire on the wife on both legs before help could come from the community youths and family members. Again, Umunede people who went to their normal farm works were waylaid by Emmanuel Okonye’s thugs few days ago with all their farm tools and motorcycles taken away from them. And with the aide of the police the Umunede farmers were arrested on framed up charges of wanting to destroy Prince Paradise Estate, Emmanuel Okonye is building on the illegally acquired land.On his part, Chief Augustine Aghaolor, a retired diplomat from United Nations , and the Igirigiri of Umunede Kingdom, said he has been involved in peace keeping even in foreign lands. He debunked the allegations by Emmanuel Okonye that he (Chief) Aghaolor led boys to destroy his blocks and other working materials.

While condemning what he described as the forceful method Emmanuel Okonye was using to claim Umunede land, he told him to stop using the police to harass and intimidate Umunede people.

Continuing he said, “I also want to advise investors that Emmanuel Okonye is deceiving them because the land does not belong to him. There’s no way he can re-write history.Shooting the wife of our Arum, crippling her will not be spared. We must fight for justice. Prince Okonye gangsterism method does not solve problem and it will lead him to nowhere.”

He condemned the invasion of the residence of the Arum and the shooting of his wife by armed men, saying that it was an attempted murder on the couple just as he warned that the police and whoever contracted them would not get away with the act.

The former UPU president general said no Umunede youth will go to Okonye for settlement when elders have given warning for them to keep away from what they have no accurate knowledge of.

“Prince Emmanuel Okonye should vacate our land. The land Okonye is building his Prince Paradise Estate belongs to Umunede people not Emuhu. Okonye is a land grabber, our people of Umunede will not allow him to grab our land,” Chief Aghaolor stated.

From right: Chief Gabriel Egbule, Chief Celestine Eluehike & Chief Augustine Aghaolor

From right: Mr. Tony Ngozi, Chief Eluehike & Chief Ifeanyi Ikem

Comrade Prince Emmanuel Okonye
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Igbodo Gets Anti-Cult Office

The Commandant, State Anti- Cult Unit SACU, Delta State Police Command, Superintendent Chris Igbaji has charged the members of the state Anti Cult Group in Igbodo, Ika North East local Government Area of the State not use the authority given to them to get involved in illicit activities when it comes to community policing.

Superintendent Igbaji gave the charge in Igbodo on Sunday, April 4, 2021 when officially inaugurating the State Anti-Cult office in the area. He advised members of the group to help complement the efforts of the Nigeria Police Force through the provision of adequate information in order to record success in the fight against crime and securing lives and property of people in the area, as no community, he said could achieve great success in an environment riddled with criminality.

According to the state Anti-Cult Unit Commander, the group should see themselves as a volunteer group that is ready to make sacrifice by helping the police division in the area to achieve a crime free environment in the community. SP Igbaji warned members not to allow themselves to be used as bad instruments in the hands people particularly politicians in the area to intimidate members of the public.SP Igbaji also used the occasion to solicit the total cooperation of the entire people of Igbodo Community to assist the Anti-Cult Group. He said doing this will help them to achieve success in combating criminality across the community.

Responding, the Chairman of the State Anti cult Group in Igbodo, Mr Uche Nwahandi Eboma thanked SP Igbaji and his team for the visit to the community, adding that the inauguration of the Anti-Cult office in the area would assist the operation of the group in rendering good service to the people of Igbodo Community, as no security group can effectively function without an office.

Mr. Eboma who is also the Commander of the Anti-Cult Group in the Agbor Area Command, promised that the Anti-Cult group in Igbodo would do their best to assist the Nigeria Police to beef up security in the area.He used the occasion to advise people resident in the area to stay away from crime and support them to ensure the security of life and property in the area.

In addition, Eboma specially thanked the Monarch of Igbodo kingdom, HRM Obi (Barr.) Ikechukwu Nkeobikwu Osadume 1, the Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the member representing Ika nation at the Federal House of Representative, Hon. Victor Nwokolo, members of Igbodo Community Ilabor Branch in UK led by Chief Uzum, the Community PG, Deacon Mathew Okwajie, American based Ucheka Odima, Ukwale Lucky and everyone in the community that has positively supported the work of the Anti-Cult group in Igbodo.

Mr Eboma displaying some of their security gadgets

Some members of Igbodo Anti-Cult group
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DJ Humble Sounds Entertainment MD, Onyisi Samuel Launches Musical Instruments

Mr. Onyisi Samuel, also known as, Divine Brothers on Sunday, January 17, 2021 launched his musical instruments with the stage name ‘DJ Humble Sounds Entertainment’.

The launching ceremony was held at his residence at Aliagwe Quarters, Owa- Alero in Ika Northeast Local Government Area of Delta State.The Chairman of the day, Mr. Otobo Friday, also known as, MC Coach, commended Mr. Samuel for the ideas and initiative of coming up with such quality sounds system. He called on residents of the area and beyond to patronize DJ Humble Sounds Entertainment.In an interview, Mr. Onyisi Samuel expressed gratitude to the Almighty God for His blessings upon his life and family.

Mr Samuel who is also into Ika high life music, thanked his master, Mr. John Onyela, also known as,Gonabi, a businessman and dealer of all kinds of Motorcycles and his wife for coming to felicitate with him. He also expressed appreciation to his friends and well wishers, including associations such as, Otuoruneka, New Bride Association and members of Idumudugba for honouring his invitation.

He used the medium to seek the patronage of residents who have birthdays, house openings, child dedications, burial ceremonies, Chieftaincy titles ceremonies, among other social ceremonies. He promises to offer the best service to his customers.
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Ika News: DJ Humble Sounds Entertainment MD, Onyisi Samuel Launches Musical Instruments