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 Ritualist: I Pay N10,000 for Virgins’ Underwear

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Community vigilantes and youths of Abagana in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State at the weekend nabbed a herbalist accused of being involved in diabolical activities.

The herbalist known as Ogbuegbunu, who has already confessed to buying virgins’ underwears at the cost of N10,000 for making rituals, was some time ago allegedly sent packing from his former location in Enugwu-Ukwu town, a town before Abagana.

A report by News Express indicates that the herbalist is a native of Aguluizigbo in Anaocha Local Government Area of the state.

A witness who spoke on condition of anonymity said that trouble came calling when the boy engaged by the herbalist to be stealing virgins’ underwear for a fee of N10,000 on each visit was caught while trying to do his business.

The source said: “It was in the process of questioning the boy that he named the herbalist as an accomplice.

“He used to send the small boy from Umudunu to go and steal children’s (virgins’) pants for him and the boy confessed that he used to pay him N10,000 anytime he did the work for him.

“The two of them were brought to Ekwuluomu shrine today to take an oath and from there to Aro shrine.

“When they got to the herbalist’s house, they saw series of names written by him on a letter head paper being those that troubled him.

“There were so many other names including names of Abagana people with a lot of padlocks, keys and caskets, but thank God that people held him and ordered him to unlock those keys and after everything they set those things ablaze and told him that he had to pack his things and leave Abagana.

“This was the same thing he did at Enugwu Ukwu which made them to send him packing from the community some years ago.”

The source explained that the virgin victims would over time develop strange ailments which would eventually kill them, thereby increasing the herbalist’s wealth and clientele.

When contacted on the telephone, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Nkeiruka Nwode, said she had informally heard about the story, adding that the matter had not been officially reported to her office.

She said: “I have contacted the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in-charge of the area where the crime supposedly happened, but he said he did not know about it.”

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Woman Arraigned For Assault On A Female Police Officer In Ajah

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The Lagos State Command has arraigned Omorogbe Jennifer Soni after she was caught on camera assaulting a police officer in Ajah.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed this via his X handle on Tuesday, February 27.

According to Hundeyin, Omorogbe has been remanded to the Kirikiri Female Correctional Centre until the next hearing in March.

He wrote: “The Lagos State Police Command has arraigned one Omorogbe Jennifer Soni ‘f’ aged 26 for serious assault after she was caught on camera assaulting a police officer in Ajah on February 21, 2024.

“Omorogbe was arraigned the following day, February 22, 2024 at the Etiosa Magistrate Court, Ajah and has been remanded to the Kirikiri Female Correctional Centre till the next hearing on March 27, 2024.

“The Lagos State Police Command advices Lagosians to remain law-abiding in their day-to-day activities with all and sundry as anyone found guilty of violating the law would be dealt with in accordance with the law.”

Here are pictures of the assault.

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US Gives Update On Reason Why Herbert Wigwe’s Helicopter Crashed

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The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) on Saturday, February 24 said it received the preliminary report from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) regarding the helicopter crash that claimed the life of Dr Herbert Wigwe, former Group CEO of Access Holdings, his wife, son and two others.

The Director, of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, NSIB, Bimbo Oladeji, made the disclosure in a statement in Lagos.

The tragic incident occurred on February 9, involving an Airbus Helicopter EC130B4 in Halloran Springs, California. Initial findings suggest the helicopter suffered catastrophic damage as it caught fire before the crash due to adverse weather conditions.

Speaking on the NTSB report, Oladeji said: “The preliminary report on the Airbus Helicopter EC130B4, registered as N130CZ and operated by Orbic Air, LLC, under Part 135 regulations for on-demand flights, outlines crucial details surrounding the tragic incident.

“Departing from Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California, the helicopter journeyed to Boulder City Municipal Airport in Nevada via Palm Springs International Airport.

“However, during its flight, adverse weather conditions characterized by rain and a mix of snow were encountered, as reported by witnesses.

“Reports from law enforcement and eyewitnesses also indicated that several individuals travelling along Interstate 15 (I-15) observed a “fireball” in the area, prompting calls to emergency services.

“Subsequently, the wreckage of the helicopter was discovered in the high, mountainous desert and scrub-brush-covered terrain near Halloran Springs, California.”

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Access Bank’s Herbert Wigwe, Wife, Son’s Funeral To Hold March 4 – 10, 2024

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HERBERT Wigwe, the Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, and two other members of his family tragically died in a fatal helicopter crash near the California-Nevada border recently.

Plans to honour the lives of Herbert Wigwe (1966 – 2024), his wife and son and span from March 4 to March 10, 2024, as detailed in a schedule.

The somber events include various ceremonies and services to pay tribute to the departed souls.

Monday, March 4, 2024 marks the Bankers Committee’s Celebration of Herbert, followed by a Service of Songs for Chizzy on Tuesday morning, March 5, 2024 and another Service of Songs for the deceased Wigwes in the evening of the same day.

On Wednesday March 6, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, a commemoration event will celebrate Herbert’s impactful contributions in the Social Impact Space, followed by an Evening Service of Songs for Herbert at Redeemed Christian Church, City of David Parish.

Thursday, March 7 is dedicated to a Service of Songs at Herbert’s Dad’s parish, along with the somber tasks of traveling to PH for Chizzy’s funeral service and interment, as well as holding Service of Songs for Herbert and his wife.

According to the schedule, Friday, March 8 is designated for the final farewell, with Funeral services and interments planned for both Herbert & Mrs. Wigwe.

Saturday, March 9 will be a day to receive guests, while Sunday, March 10 will culminate in a Thanksgiving Service to honor the lives and legacies of the departed.

Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe, a revered Nigerian banker and entrepreneur, passed away at the age of 57. As the CEO of Access Holdings Plc and former Group Managing Director/CEO of Access Bank Plc, his leadership transformed a small commercial bank into a global financial institution.

Born on August 15, 1966, to Ikwerre parents from Omueke Isiokpo in Rivers State, Herbert attended St. Gregory’s College in Lagos for his secondary education. He later graduated with a degree in accountancy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1987. Herbert Wigwe’s legacy encompasses not only his professional achievements but also his philanthropy and visionary leadership.


Source: Business Day

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