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Mob brutalises lady for stealing iPhone in Rivers

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The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two suspects, Samuel Matthew, and Emmanuel Iweruma, for allegedly leading a mob to brutalise a lady, Ruth Tamuno, in the Port Harcourt area of the state.

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PUNCH Metro gathered that during the mob action on Tamuno who was accused of stealing an iPhone in the Aggrey Estate Waterfront, Port Harcourt, a yet-to-identified substance was inserted in her private parts.

The owner of the iPhone, upon realising that his phone was missing, raised the alarm which attracted youths in the area to attack the victim.

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Reacting to the development, the state Commissioner of Police, Okon Effiong, condemned the action of the youths in the community.

Effiong, in a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the arrest of the two suspects.

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The statement read, “The state Commissioner of Police, Okon Effiong, has condemned in its entirety, the mob action on one Ruth Tamuno on November 14, 2022.

“Some group of boys, numbering about six, led by one Samuel Matthew, 23, beat her up and inserted a substance in her private part, for allegedly stealing an iPhone. This is barbaric and inhuman.

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“The CP has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department to conduct a discreet investigation on Samuel Matthew, 23, and Emmanuel Iweruma, 23, who were arrested in connection with the case. Efforts are on to arrest other fleeing suspects.” (PUNCH)

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Photos/Video: LASU class of 2004, Anthony Campus re-union anniversary

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The class of 2004, Public Administration of the Lagos State University (LASU) Anthony Campus re-union second anniversary get together on Saturday.

Old classmates had a lot share and had time to dance and celebrate old times.

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Finally, after terrorists attack, NRC to resume Abuja-Kaduna rail operations on Monday

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Finally, the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) will resume the Abuja-Kaduna passenger train service on Monday, with only two return services after the terrorists attack.

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Naijablitznews.com reports this was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Managing Director of the NRC, Fidet Okhiria.

The statement shows the first train will depart Rigasa train station in Kaduna state to Abuja by 8:00 in the morning while from Abuja, the first train will depart Idu train station to Kaduna state by 9:45 in the morning.

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The NRC management also revealed that as part of the new security measures, it is now mandatory for passengers to present their National Identity Number and valid Boarding Ticket before they will be allowed to board.

It also says the purchase of tickets by proxy is only limited to minors and a specified number of adult passengers.

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Online and mobile app ticketing will be available from 8:00 in the morning on Sunday, December the 4th, 2022 while the ticket offices at the train stations will open from 6:30 in the morning on Monday, December the 5th.

Recall that the NRC suspended train service along the route after Boko Haram terrorists attacked a moving passenger train in Kaduna on March 28, 2022.

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The insurgents had blown up the rail track and bombed the moving train, killing some and abducting more than 60 passengers. The unprecedented attack attracted international and national outrage.

The terrorists, who attacked the Kaduna-bound train released hostages in tranches with the last release coming on October 5, 2022.

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Before the hostages were completely released, distraught family members had protested several times to demand the release of their loved ones.

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Peter Obi Attends Gospel Musical Concert ‘The Experience’ In Lagos+Photo

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Friday, attended the annual gospel musical concert organised by House On The Rock church in Lagos.

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Upon his introduction, Obi was welcomed with cheers from the crowd.

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