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NOUN staff arrested for allegedly killing his colleague over N70000 in Benue


NOUN staff arrested for allegedly killing his colleague over N70000 in Benue

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested a 31-year-old staff of the National Open University of Nigeria NOUN in Benue state, Ikon Danasabe, for allegedly employing the services of his fellow cult members to kill his colleague, Francis Atache, over N70, 000.


Vanguard reports that an investigation into the case commenced shortly after Francis was gruesomely murdered and his body dumped in a bush in August 2020. The Benue state police command in the course of its investigation got information that Ikon and late Francis had a faceoff over a certain N70, 000. Ikon was arrested by the police but was however placed on holding charge at the Makurdi Correctional Center since he denied any involvement and there wasn't any evidence to prove the claim that he indeed killed late Francis.


The family of the deceased petitioned the Inspector General of Police over the matter and a team from the Force Intelligence Response Team, IRT, led by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, were then assigned to commence an investigation into the matter. The crack team deployed to Makurdi, the state capital, visited the site where the corpse was found as well as the NOUN study centre where Atache and Danasabe worked. It was during the investigation that it was discovered that Ikon was a member of dreaded Aye Confraternity and he had a feud with Atache over the sum of N70,000. 


The operatives also discovered that Ikon invited his cult members to help him kill Francis when he refused to pay him the said sum. These facts were then presented to Ikon who then confessed to committing the crime.


Ikon in an interview, said 

I am a staff of NOUN, Markudi branch. I am 31 years, I have BSc in public administration. I started working with NOUN over 5-years, I started as senior clerical officer as I used my diploma to apply for the work.

While at work I applied for school study where I got my BSc from NOUN. Francis Atache was a junior clerical officer who worked with me. If I generated data for students to go and pay their school fees at the bank, I usually give him the money to go and help me pay it.

On that day, I was preparing to go to Nassarawa and I gave Francis money to help me pay for my monthly contribution organized by one Alhaji. Normally after some months or years we would collect the money back with interest. I told him that if he paid the money he would be given a paper that would serve as receipt and reflect my balance.

When I came back, I asked for the paper, he promised to bring it to work the next day. The next day when I asked for the paper, he gave one excuse or the other. I reported him to his elder sister who was also working in the same office, after two days that I did not hear from her, I called her again and she asked me why I gave money to Francis who was not trustworthy.

Francis then started threatening me with gun. I even reported the matter to the director. I told him that if he wanted to engage in confraternity war, we should do it outside after office hours.

Later I reported the case to the vigilante in our area and he begged for two days. The two days elapsed and a week later, I called the vigilante people to report him again. Francis met me the next day and told me that I should bring proof that I gave him the money. He made it clear to me that he was not going to pay me my money. ''he said


Ikon said it was at this point that he contacted his cult members to help him deal with Francis.

'' I was bitter because I knew at that point he was not going to give me the money. I contacted my cult members and asked them to monitor his movement. There was a place near a Bishop’s farm where we normally went to smoke and relax.

On August 5, my cult members who spied on him got information that he was going there to buy weed and smoke. I chose that place to confront him because if anything should happen, people would assume that it was a cult fight and would not take it serious.

When he went there with his friends, about 15 of us went there to meet him. I confronted him with the issue, my boys asked him to surrender the money he had with him. He had more than N70, 000 at that point which he wanted to use to buy weed which he would sell at boys’ town.

He refused to surrender the money. Meanwhile, while we were coming, I brought an axe and the others came with their guns.

When he refused to bring the money, we started fighting. He stood up and came after me, my boys hit him with a stick from the back and he fell down. He started bleeding and stopped moving. Everyone was terrified and ran away from him. I ran home, took some of my clothes and left my house. I got information that the police found the body. We did not hide it, unfortunately, I was found and arrested. I did not expect him to die like that.

After some days in police detention, I was remanded in prison. Meanwhile, I told them that I was innocent. I was shocked when on August 29, police came and picked me. They had arrested some of the boys who witnessed the incident. I had no choice but to tell them the truth. I denied it initially because they didn’t have any proof. I did not use the axe but a stick. I was initiated in 2009 into Aye confraternity by one Ernest. Aye means African Youth Empowerment. It is normal for every youth to join one cult group or the other to earn respect. We still relate with other cult groups that was why I trusted Francis so much to give him such money to make payment for me. I only wanted to scare him as we normally did as cult members but he died in the process. I was not the one who hit him with the stick but I pinned him down on the ground while my guys were beating him”.he said

#JusticeforDonDavis: Let’s allow the court handle it - Deborah Okezie says after being cautioned by a Magistrate against discussing her son’s case on social media (video)


#JusticeforDonDavis: Let?s allow the court handle it - Deborah Okezie says after being cautioned by a Magistrate against discussing her son?s case on social media (video)

Deborah Okezie has reacted to being cautioned by a Chief Magistrate in Uyo, Winifred Umohandy, against discussing her son, Don Davis' case on social media. 


Recall that Deborah had called out the management of Deeper Life High School over the  alleged maltreatment and sexual abuse her 11-year-old son suffered in the school.


However in court on Thursday, the Magistrate asked her to cease further discussion on the case on social media following a complaint from the lawyer to the Deeper Life High School, Fidelis Igwe.


Umohandy said; 


“Let the media stay off, let the court do justice on the merit of the case."


On Friday January 8, Deborah informed her Facebook friends, fans and supporters she would no longer discuss her son’s case on the social media site, apparently in obedience to the magistrate’s instruction.


She said in the live broadcast; 


“Good afternoon, beautiful people! Please, I want to beg everyone, the matter is in court, we are not going to discuss anything here pertaining to the matter, let’s allow the court to handle it,"


Watch the video below.....


Twitter bans Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell in QAnon purge


Twitter bans Michael Flynn and Sidney Powell in QAnon purge

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn and pro-Trump attorney, Sidney Powell have been banned on Twitter as part of a purge of QAnon accounts following the insurrection at U.S. Capitol by a mob of violent Trump supporters.


QAnon is a disproven and discredited far-right conspiracy theory alleging that a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotting against US president Donald Trump, who is fighting the cabal. The wide-ranging, completely unfounded theory also claims that President Trump is waging a secret war against elite Satan-worshipping paedophiles in government, business and the media and this fight will lead to a day of reckoning where prominent people such as former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be arrested and executed.


Social media companies have been under intensified pressure to crack down on hate speech after Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol. Dozens of QAnon social media accounts were hyping up January 6 in the days leading up to a Washington, D.C., rally for Trump, expressing hope that President-elect Joe Biden’s victory would be overturned.


The permanent bans are among the highest profile that the company has instituted as part of its efforts to crack down on misinformation and calls for violence. Flynn and Powell both met with Trump at the White House in recent weeks as part of efforts to overturn the presidential election results. They are also high-profile figures in the QAnon community, and Flynn even took an “oath” to the conspiracy theory last year.


A statement released by Twitter on Friday January 8, read; 


“Given the renewed potential for violence surrounding this type of behavior in the coming days, we will permanently suspend accounts that are solely dedicated to sharing QAnon content.

“The accounts have been suspended in line with our policy on Coordinated Harmful Activity. 

"We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm, and given the renewed potential for violence surrounding this type of behavior in the coming days, we will permanently suspend accounts that are solely dedicated to sharing QAnon content."


Twitter also removed the account of Ron Watkins, the administrator of the website 8kun, which was formerly named 8chan and hosts posts from Q, the false digital “prophet” at the heart of the QAnon conspiracy theory.


8chan changed its name last summer after white supremacists used the site to post manifestos before committing mass murder, including a terror attack at a mall in El Paso, Texas, that killed 17 in 2019.


Watkins who lives in Japan and Powell have spent recent weeks pushing false claims about Dominion Voting Systems and the company's role in the U.S. elections, as well as targeting private citizens with false claims of election fraud. Powell was sued by Dominion Voting Systems on Friday for $1.3 billion.


This is coming after the social media platform permanently suspended President Donald Trump's account after the violence at the Capitol building. Twitter said late on Friday night that it was banning Trump's account "due to the risk of further incitement of violence."


Twitter, which for years resisted calls to moderate its platform, has recently taken a stronger stance against conspiracy theories that have been tied to violence, most notably the QAnon movement. In July, Twitter removed 7,000 accounts and limited many others for dabbling in QAnon. The company also designated the QAnon movement as coordinated harmful activity, meaning it was then limited from the platform's search functions and "Trending Topics" feature.


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