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Court bars Anglican church from conducting man’s burial

An Abia State High Court sitting at Aba, has barred the St.Michaels Anglican Church ,Aba, from conducting the burial of one Mr. Davidsonson Chukwuemeka Chigbo over a suit filed by his children against a woman who claims to be his wife.

Represented by their counsel, Chidozie Ogunji; Children of the late Chigbo , Chukwueweta, Ebelechukwu, Ikenna and Chukwunonyelum, who are the applicants in the matter stated that they have buried their father on 9th December, 2017, at Eziowelle, Anamra state, and wondered why the defendant, Mrs Ihuoma Florence Ekomaru, who they claimed was not lawfully married to their father, has engaged the Anglican church, Aba, to conduct another burial on Friday, 19th January.

In his argument, Ogunji insisted that if the burial was allowed to hold on Friday, it will cause a breach of peace and urged the court to grant an injunction stopping the defendant from conducting the burial until the determination of the motion on notice.

In his ruling, Justice L.T.C.Eruba, granted an injunction stopping the defendant from holding the burial and adjourned the matter to January 22, 2017, for motion on notice.

“That leave be and is hereby granted to the claimants /Applicants to serve the defendant with the originating court processes and all other court processes in the suit by substituted means to wit: By pasting the same at the front door of her usual or known place of abode and other court processes in this suit be delivered to te Cathedral Administrator of St.Michaels and All Angels Cathedral Diocese, Anglican Commuinion,Aba for delivery to the defendant.”

Man allegedly rapes two goats to death

A middle-aged man, identified as Mbiti Munyao in Kangundo constituency, Machakos area of Kenya was arrested for allegedly raping two goats to death.

According to the area assistant Chief Mary Mulwa, Munyao was seen pulling the two goats from a bush where the animals had been tied on Saturday, January 13. The two goats were said to have taken their last breath after Munyao was done with them.

The accused spent a night in police custody before he was charged and bailed for sh100, 000( N349,515.00) after he pleaded not guilty to the accusation.

He was charged with an unnatural offense and unlawful killing of goats.

The images of the two dead goats and the man in the police station have sparked outrage among Kenyans with most of them condemning the inhumane act.

Couple gets stuck together during sex

A man, whose identity was not revealed, got stuck inside the body of a woman during sex.

The incident happened at the Tripple Zero Guest House in eastern Uganda.

The lady allegedly works in a hotel.

A staff of the hotel in charge of room cleaning who went into the room to perform his duties on Monday morning discovered the man stuck inside the woman.

After a closer look, he discovered that the lady was one of the hotel staff popularly known as Slay Queen.

According to Ugandan Blizz, the man’s wife had promised to net him and use him as a lesson for cheating spouses

Russian man rams armored personnel carrier into shop, steals wine

 

The man had swiped the vehicle from a privately-run motorsport training ground nearby, driven it through a forest and into Apatity, a small town just south of the Arctic circle, local news agency Hibinform said.

Struggling to turn around in a narrow street, the man, whom witnesses described as being drunk, proceeded to slam the tank into the window of the “Family” convenience store, the news agency said.

He also crushed a Daewoo car parked nearby, images showed.

Footage shared on social media showed the man subsequently exiting the vehicle through its hatch, briefly inspecting the damage, and entering the shop through the broken window.

He was later arrested in possession of a stolen bottle of wine, Hibinform said. The shop was not licensed to sell alcohol that early in the morning.

Witnesses visible in the footage did not seemed particularly disturbed by the incident.

“Basically some guy stole an armored vehicle… and went into a shop to top up his stocks in the morning,” the social media user described, whilst filming the snow-covered scene out of his window.

The man, in his late twenties, did not resist arrest, RIA news agency reported.

Shocker: Ijesa indigenes in Canada shun ethnic bigotry, elect Igbo man president

 

Within the Nigerian community in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, there is one name that strikes an instant chord in every ear. It is a name that has become a constant refrain on many lips.

The name is Okey Paulicap Okeke, a Nigerian-born writer, theatre artist, clinical social worker and entrepreneur who has been domiciled in the North American country for close to two decades.

But his stay in Canada isn’t what makes the name and its owner the major theme in many conversations across that country. It’s not even about his book, Biribamba The Lonely Elephant, a children’s storybook published in the United States and over which he is in court with Macmillan Nigeria, a firm that allegedly published the book here without the writer’s authorisation.

Okeke, an Igbo man whose parents hail from Enugu State, is the president of Ijesa Progressive Association of Canada (IPAC), the umbrella association for sons and daughters of Ijesaland in Osun State living and working in that country.

An Igbo man as leader of an association comprising only Yoruba men and women? That is not only impracticable in Nigeria, it is absolutely inconceivable. Indeed, anyone harbouring such an implausible, far-fetched notion would be seen as suffering from the after-effects of excessive alcoholism, or having been untimely roused from a nightmare-riddled slumber!

But what many would have considered impossible in these shores became a reality in Canada. The Ijesa men and women in that North American country taught millions of their countrymen and women at home some great lessons when, in January 2017, Okeke was sworn in as president of Ijesa Progressive Association of Canada. And since then, he has been steering the ship of that association, alongside his executives.

On Saturday, September 16 last year, IPAC, under Okeke, held its annual “Ijesa Night” celebrations at the Manhyia Palace Convention Centre on Eddystone Avenue, Toronto. The event, which was chaired by Chief Isaac Ige, Odofin of Atorinland, was attended by many Nigerians, a number of who were there simply to confirm the rumour that the leader of Ijesa people in Canada wasn’t a Yoruba man.

Okeke said, right from his childhood, he had been well tutored by his parents that all men were the same, and that there was no difference between a Yoruba boy and an Igbo boy, between a Christian and a Muslim.

“They taught me that relationship is very important to life. And you would admit that it has been my guiding principle, even at the University of Ibadan, where the three of us here were classmates and friends. So, right from my childhood days, it comes to me naturally. I see you and relate with you first as a human being, before any ethnic or religious considerations. I don’t look down on people. I respect everyone.”

After his primary and secondary education, Okeke proceeded to the University of Ibadan where he studied English and Theatre Arts. He later relocated to Canada.

For him, becoming a member of the umbrella group for Ijesa indigenes in Canada was just natural. Since he was born and raised in Ilesa, most of the friends and playmates that he grew up with were Ijesa indigenes. Many of those friends were already living in Canada before he relocated and, naturally, he stayed with one or two for some time before he found his feet.

He said, “I lived with Yemi Fashakin and Ayo Ojuwusi. These were my childhood friends and they were already living in Canada. There were other friends too. And I see myself also as an Ijesaman. My mum is a prominent community leader in Ilesha. Naturally, immediately I got to Canada, they took me to the IPAC meeting, and I registered as a member. I started attending IPAC meetings. My name wasn’t an issue, because these were the people I grew up with. And anywhere I am, I will be involved. I can’t be a passive member in an organisation.

“Again, I was born in Ilesa. I can speak the Ijesa dialect very fluently, better than many native Ijesa people, because many of them were even born outside Ijesaland. I can write the language very well. So, I’m never going to be a stranger in Ilesa or among Ijesa people. And even if anyone is talking about me being Okeke or whatever, it doesn’t get into my skin because I know who I am. So, whether you like it or not, I am Igbo and I am Yoruba. I am Igbo by blood and I am Yoruba by birth. I am Ijesa, in spite of my name. That is the way I see myself and that is the way the Ijesa people in Ilesa and in Canada see me. If anyone makes fun of me, I would be stupid to allow it to get at me.”

Within IPAC, Okeke was a very active member for many years. He was involved in a number of committees and did each task creditably. When it was time for election into the association’s leadership positions, some members told Okeke to run for president.

“I resisted it initially,” he recalled, slipping a chunk of barbecued cat fish in his mouth. “But everyone was saying, ‘we want you as president. You will do a lot for the association.’ So I contested and Ijesa people in Canada made me their president.”

Okeke admitted that some people couldn’t conceal their incredulity at his emergence as IPAC president: “I was getting calls all over. Some didn’t even believe it was real until they attended our Ijesa Night in September last year. I had a lot of journalists interviewing me, asking how I did it, and I was wondering why they were that surprised. To me, it’s nothing serious. Many of these people have been my friends since I was born.”

According to Okeke, the honour on his emergence as president of a Yoruba association in Canada should actually go to members of IPAC who decided to have an Okeke as their president.

“They should be getting all the accolades, because what it means is that they have attained an uncommon level of maturity and sophistication that enabled them to shun all forms of bigotry and unproductive ethnocentricism, sentimentalism. Ijesa people, especially those in Canada, should be applauded,” he said.

Okeke asserted that Nigerians are usually more united whenever they leave the shores of the country. He urged Nigerians living at home to do away with tribal and religious bigotry and join hands to build the nation.

Besides acting as the rallying point for Ijesa people in Canada, IPAC, Okeke averred, would bring succour to the lives of many Ijesa people back home during his tenure. Aside from providing some amenities for some rural communities in Ijesaland, IPAC was already working to grant scholarships to young people across Ijesaland, he said.

One of Okeke’s wishes is that, someday soon, an Adegoke would be elected a National Assembly member representing a constituency in Imo or Enugu State, while an Okoro would be governor in a South-West or northern state.

Man impregnates mother-in-law

Victoria Ulaha is in a dilemma. If it were possible, she would turn back the hands of time and wish all that happened to her never did.

This native of Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, is married to John Ulaha, 45, of Awe Local Government Area of the same state, a farmer and carpenter in Lafia. Both husband and wife are in agony as you read this.

The problem is that in sowing his wild oats, John Ulaha impregnated another woman. What makes his sin so obnoxiously unforgivable? The woman in question is his mother-in-law! Right now, his wife is in a great fix as to what to do about the ugly and shameful development.

Victoria, blessed with a daughter, lives in Lafia where she manages a provision store while her husband runs a carpentry workshop. But by way of augmenting their incomes, they are heavily involved in farming activities in Awe, where they hire labourers to work on their farms.

Inviting trouble in an innocuous way

After the implementation of anti-grazing law in Benue State pushed over 85% of Fulani herdsmen from Benue to settle in Awe, they started destroying, at an alarming rate, farmlands belonging to others.

This situation made Victoria to invite her mother who is a widow to come over and help her husband harvest their farm produce of yam and guinea corn since she was very busy with her shop business in Lafia. In the course of time, sometime in mid-September 2017, John and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Ashetu Igbasue, 42, relocated to Awe in order to fast-track their harvesting.

Three months into the pair’s sojourn, the bubble burst and Victoria found a big scandal on her hand when her mother came reporting dejectedly that she was pregnant. For whom? Her daughter’s husband!

“I’m distressed, I don’t know how to handle this matter,” Victoria told Saturday Sun as she threw her hand helplessly into the air. “I got married to my husband nine years ago. The marriage is blessed with a baby girl and my mother used to come around to spend some time with us especially when she lost her husband.

“But this time around, I personally requested that she should come and help us do some work on the farm. Since then she had been in the village with my husband helping on the farm, though both of them used to come to Lafia regularly to pick supplies and go back because they were determined to evacuate all crops from the farm to the house before herdsmen could come to destroy them.

“There was a time my husband came to Lafia to get some cooking ingredients and I asked him whether they were feeding well. He told me lightheartedly that my mother’s cooking was more delicious than mine. I did not suspect anything bad. I believed my husband. And, moreover, the woman in question is my mother, not a rival.”

The disastrous deed

“The last time my mother came to Lafia from my husband’s village, she shockingly told me that she did not see her period for the first and second month running which implies that she is pregnant and said that my husband is responsible for it. She said she wants it aborted because it would be a shameful thing for her to be pregnant at her age when her husband is not alive.

Wife divorces husband who loved her more than his mother

A 29-year-old Saudi man was in for the shock of his life when his wife, whom he loved so much, approached the court for a divorce.

The estranged husband did not know why his wife would want divorce from him even though he did everything possible for her, but she was adamant in her demand.

She admitted that her husband had never denied anything to her but she insisted on leaving him because he preferred her over his own mother.

“I can never trust a man who does everything for his wife while he denies even a small favor to his mother,” she told the judge.

Neither the husband nor wife was identified. The husband, who was in a deep shock, told the judge that he did not want to leave his wife and that he would do everything to keep her but she bluntly rejected the offer.

The woman admitted that her husband had spent a lot of money on her, taking her on foreign trips and buying her everything she wanted, but said she did not want to continue her life with him.

“A man who is not good to his own mother cannot be trusted. He may turn his back on me anytime in the future,” she said.

The surprised husband asked her, “Didn’t I abandon my own family for you?”

She replied, “Yes, and this is the very reason I want divorce from you.”

The woman told the judge that everything her husband said in the court was correct but she was determined to leave him because he preferred her over his family members, including his mother.

She told the judge that she could not wait until the day her husband would abandon her the same way he had abandoned his mother.

The woman returned the dowry her husband had given her and the judge granted the divorce.

A judicial source praised the woman for her noble stand and said she was right to ask for divorce since the husband placed her above his own mother.

He said the woman thought that a man who would leave his own mother for another woman could never be trusted.

The source said some men believed that blindly obeying their wives and doing everything for them was the way to win perpetual love.

“This is not correct. A man must put his family, especially his mother, above everything else,” he said.

He said his wife was not happy because he did more favors to her than to the woman who gave him birth, brought him up and sacrificed her own life for his happiness.

Man fractures his penis after trying ‘unusual’ position during sex

A 26-year-old Vietnamese man had a penile fracture after trying an unusual position in bed, prompting him to cast embarrassment aside and run to the hospital.
The man simply identified as V.V.C.was hospitalized at 1:45 am on Christmas Day with a swollen, deformed, and bluish colored penis, doctors at the K120 Military Hospital in Tien Giang Province, located in the Mekong Delta, said on Wednesday.
The patient immediately underwent an emergency surgery after an MRI scan showed that he had a penile fracture, said Dr. Vu Dang Trung, deputy director of the clinic.
The man confessed that he was having sex in an unordinary position when he felt pain and his penis became curved and inflamed. He was rushed to the hospital by family members.
Doctor Hua Xuan Phuong, the surgeon in charge of C.’s operation, said the patient has recovered and is now able to urinate normally.
“But we cannot comment on his erectile function, which might take up to three months of treatment before fully recovering,” Phuong said.
Trung recommended that people with injuries from similar ‘sex accidents’ go to hospital as soon as possible in order to avoid serious complications to both their sexual and overall health.

 Jilted boyfriend stabs girlfriend to death for rejecting marriage proposal

 

For rejecting his marriage proposal, a man stabbed his girlfriend multiple times before turning on himself in a murder-suicide attempt.

According to reports, the man, 26, had followed her into the shop in the oil-rich Russian city of Ufa, in Bashkortostan region after waiting for her earlier near her house and she had tried to flee from him.

Her parents had been against a marriage between the pair because he had a criminal record.

He had approached her outside the shop with a bunch of flowers and asked her to marry him, but she refused, and said she wanted to end their relationship, She then ran into the store shouting ‘Help!’

He followed screaming: ‘If I can’t have you, no-one else will’ before taking out a knife and stabbing her multiple times, he then plunged the knife into his own chest.

Witnesses said she had been stabbed 17 times.

“A man stabbed his girlfriend out of jealousy, because she refused to continue the relations with him,’ said a statement from the Russian Investigative Committee, which deals with serious crimes.

Swiss court convicts woman for reading husband’s emails

A wife in the canton of Aargau has been convicted of a criminal offence for going into her husband’s email account and reading and downloading information without his knowledge.
The woman became suspicious after her husband set up a second email account on their home computer, according to the Aargauer Zeitung.
The couple had always known each other’s passwords and had even written them down, according to the paper. Since the man used one of these passwords for his new account, his wife was easily able to access it and read his emails.
So she did – and discovered that he had been having affairs with several other women for some time.
She confronted her husband, who moved out of their apartment. He later filed a criminal complaint against his wife for reading his emails.
In February this year the Muri-Bremgarten public prosecutor issued the woman with a suspended financial penalty of 9,900 francs plus a 4,300 franc fine for her unauthorized intrusion into her husband’s data, saying she deliberately and repeatedly invaded his email account and downloaded material that was not her own.
Speaking on appeal to the district court in Bremgarten, the woman’s lawyer demanded acquittal for his client, saying she didn’t hack into her husband’s email since she knew his password.
Her search history showed that, prior to reading her husband’s emails, the defendant googled whether doing so would make her liable for prosecution. This showed she knew she was entering a grey area, said the court, even though the internet did not give her a definitive answer on the subject.
The court upheld the conviction, saying unauthorized intrusion into someone else’s email account is illegal, however it greatly reduced the penalty, acknowledging the woman had only shown “minimal criminal energy” since all she had to do to access the email account was to “exploit her husband’s carelessness” in using the password they both knew.
Speaking to 20 Minutes, Zurich lawyer Martin Bürgi said it makes no difference whether the people involved are married, living together or don’t know each other at all, someone must still have permission to read another person’s messages.
Reading data protected by a password or code without the account owner’s permission is illegal under article 143 of the Swiss criminal code, he said.
According to the code, such an act is punishable with a fine or up to three years in prison.