The family of  Ikechukwu Nwosu in Obiuno Otolo Nnewi in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State, is ready to challenge one of their daughters, Mrs Chinwe Chukwudolue, in the court of law, following public embarrassment she caused the family at the burial of their son, late Mr Sunday Nwosu, who was buried on Saturday, November 24.

Mrs Chukwudolue, during the burial of her elder brother, Sunday Nwosu, on Saturday, opened the casket and shouted to the wider world that what was put into the casket was not the body of her late brother, Sunday, but a wooden image.

The story and video of the dramatic funeral went viral, causing untold embarrassment to the family.

Somto Chidera, a nephew to Mrs Chukwudolue, told Anaedooline that the embarrassment will cost the woman dearly, both physically and spiritually; adding that the family may contemplate dragging her to court for alleged defamation of character.

He said the body of his uncle, Sunday Nwosu, was in the mortuary of the Diocesan Hospital, Nnewi, close to three years; stressing that no corpse will remain in the mortuary for such long period without changing form.

He said further: “Two weeks before the burial, my father gave her invitation card for the burial ceremony. She did not care to come and know how preparations were going; neither did she call on the phone.

“This wicked woman did not contribute any kobo for the burial ceremony of her brother or give help in any form.

“On the day of the burial ceremony, she didn’t go to the mortuary to accompany my father to bring the corpse of her brother, Sunday Nwosu. My family paid N399,720 as the mortuary fee at Akwudo Hospital Mortuary, Nnewi.

“During the time the coffin was opened, this wicked woman went straight to it, tore the coffin and started shouting; shaking the coffin and lifting the corpse, saying that my daddy craved a wooden image, and said it was his brother. We wanted to act but people told us to leave her so that the burial would go without hitches”.

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A Former Spokesman Of The PDP,Olisa Metuh,Has Cried Out , Accused EFCC Of Freezing Accounts .

A former spokesman of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, has cried out, accusing the EFCC of freezing all his accounts.

Chief Olisa Metuh, a former National Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party, told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had on Monday frozen all his bank accounts, Punch Metro reports.

Metuh, who expressed shock over the development, said he learnt of the no-debit order placed on his account after his failed transaction on one of the accounts on Tuesday.

He told the court presided over by Justice Okon Abang that as a result of the development, he could no longer feed his family or buy things as common as water and pain-relieving medicine like Panadol.

Metuh was testifying in his trial as a defence witness when he digressed into making the comments about his frozen accounts on Tuesday.

The ex-spokesperson for the PDP said, “The EFCC seized my accounts yesterday night and I can’t get money to feed my family

“I am in total shock as I am here talking to you. I don’t even know what to say.

“They seized all my accounts in every bank in this country. As I am don’t have money to buy Panadol or water to drink.”

The ex-spokesperson noted that the freezing of his accounts had to do with his ongoing trial on the charges bordering on the N400m he allegedly received fraudulently from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2014.

He, however, wondered why the EFCC having earlier seized his assets with the Asset and Resource Management Company Limited and his funds in other banks took the fresh step which he said had denied him access to his funds worth more than the amount at stake in the ongoing trial.

He said, “They have alleged in this case that N400m was stolen. Why would they not limit it to that amount? I don’t know how I am going to feed my family? I don’t have access to any money at all. I am ready to end this case and submit myself to the judgment of this court.”

His lawyer, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN), said he had no objection to what his client was saying except the part where he spoke about ending the case.

But the judge, Justice Abang said the issue was not part of the case before him.

He advised the defendant to ask his lawyer to discuss the issue with the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Sylvanus Tahir, who was present in court.

Earlier, Metuh had tendered the print-outs of some news reports of news conferences he organised as the spokesperson of the PDP in July 2015.

He had said the news conferences which were critical of the All Progressives Congress and the President Muhammadu Buhari administration earned him threats and eventually his arrest and subsequent prosecution.

The EFCC is prosecuting Metuh and his Destra Investments Limited, on seven counts of money laundering and fraudulent receipt of N400m from the Office of the NSA on November 22, 2014, for the PDP’s campaign activities.

Breaking News:Gov Udom Disrupts A’Ibom Assembly, As 11 Members Suspended

APC Speaker Nsen Ntuen suspends PDP Speaker Onofiok Luke, 11 others

Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State

The governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, on Tuesday, stormed the state House of Assembly and reportedly disrupted the House sitting of a faction fomenting trouble led by Hon. Nsen Ntuen of the All Progressives Congress [APC].

The Assembly rose in an uproar and split between APC and Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] legislators as two members, Hon. Ntuen and Hon. Onofiok Luke tried to lay claim as legitimate speakers.

Consequently, Governor Emmanuel stormed the complex and reportedly disrupted the sitting by the five APC members.

The faction led by Ntuen, who was purportedly elected Speaker last week, held a session today and claimed to have suspended 11 members, with former speaker Onofiok Luke top of the list.

There are 26 members of the assembly.

Meanwhile, Luke had also convened last week Monday and had suspended Ntuen, along with four other members.

Other members suspended by Ntuen are Udo Kerian Akpan, Felicia Bassey, Nse Essien, Lawrence Udofia, Usoro Akpanusoh, Ime Okon, Friday Iwok, Asuquo Archibong, Mark Esset, Emmanuel Ekpenyong, Aniekan Uko till further notice.Ntuen also dissolved all standing committees constituted by the former speaker and adjourned till next week Tuesday 4 December.RELATED POSTS

The PDP on its Twitter handle accused former governor Godswill Akpabio for masterminding the crisis, which caused the transfer of former police commissioner, Bassey Abang.

A new commissioner, Musa Kimo reported for work last week.

The PDP claimed that Ntuen, aided by thugs and the police, stormed the house today to sit.

But the Ntuen group is also accusing the PDP member, Luke of carrying out illegalities, by suspending him and four other members.

On Monday, the new police commissioner Kimo, condemned the crisis rocking the House of Assembly, during a meeting with 20 political parties in the state.

Kimo described the crisis as ‘ugly and worrisome’, according to NAN.

It remains to be seen what Luke’s next move will be before Tuesday 


Britain Set To Return Looted Benin Bronzes To Nigeria After Over 100 Years

Some of the bronzes looted from the Benin Empire by British Soldiers over 100 years will be returned to Nigeria, but with certain terms and conditions, CNN is reporting.

According to CNN, the Benin Dialogue Group (BDG), which comprises of representatives of several European museums, the Royal Court of Benin, Edo State Government, and Nigeria’s National Commission for Museums and Monuments, struck a deal in October to have “some of the most iconic pieces” return to Nigeria for an exhibition at the new Benin Royal Museum in Edo State within three years.

The return of the artefacts is contingent on the completion of the Royal Museum of Benin, whose designs, according to spokesperson to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Crusoe Osagie, are being finalised.

“We are grateful these steps are being taken but we hope they are only the first steps. If you have stolen property, you have to give it back,” Osagie said.

Osagie also called for more pressure on European governments to return looted artefacts from the colonial era.

A spokesperson for the British Museum, according to CNN, said:-

“The key agenda item (at the October meeting) was how partners can work together to establish a museum in Benin City with a rotation of Benin works of art from a consortium of European museums.

The museums in attendance have all agreed to lend artefacts to the Benin Royal Museum on a rotating basis, to provide advice as requested on building and exhibition design, and to cooperate with the Nigerian partners in developing training, funding, and a legal framework for the display in a new planned museum.

Breaking News:Buhari Approved Increase In Salaries Of Policemen

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the increase in the salary of the Nigeria Police Force.

He made the announcement during a meeting with security chiefs on Monday in Abuja.

According to a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), Buhari said his administration will continue to give attention to the welfare and operational needs of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) with a view to restoring its lost primacy in the internal security framework of the country.

Speaking during an audience in State House, Abuja with members of the Nigeria Police Service Commission and the leadership of the Nigeria Police Force on a ‘Thank You’ visit following his approval of Rank Salary Structure Adjustment, which will see an increase in the allowances and pension of policemen, Buhari expressed regrets that the shortcomings of the Police in their constitutional role as the frontline force in the prevention of crime had led to military involvement in the maintenance of law and order throughout the country.

His words: “From Taraba to Sokoto, to the South-South, people don’t feel secure until they see the military. I am pleased to make the increase in salary and allowances in the hope that it will increase the performance index of the police and strengthen Nigeria’s internal security system.”

Noting that the more efficient the police is, the more confident the government and citizens will be, he said: “The military should be reserved for higher tasks. The police should be able to cope well with the challenges of armed robbery, kidnapping for ransom and such crimes. In every town and village, there is the presence of the police. From all these places, they should be able to forward first class intelligence to you on which to act.

“There is a need to amplify the question of more men of the police, especially given the condition we are in – emergency in the North-East, pervasive insecurity and abduction for ransom and banditry in many parts of the country. I congratulate you on the success you recorded against criminals taxing people and stopping them from their farms. We are expecting more from you,” the President told the police.

Full-time Commissioner in the Nigeria Police Service Commission, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi (rtd), who represented the chairman, Musiliu Smith, informed the President that the Rank Salary Structure Adjustment would enhance police welfare and morale.

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, also assured that the police would redouble efforts to ensure free, fair and credible elections throughout the country next year.