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Hunters gun down two kidnappers in Kogi, rescue victims

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Hunters gun down two kidnappers in Kogi, rescue victims

Hunters gun down two kidnappers in Kogi, rescue victims

A combined team of professional and local hunters have killed two kidnappers in Okehi Local Government Area in Kogi State and rescued victims in captivity.

 

King Habib, the Special Assistant to the LG chairman, Hon. Abdulraheem Ohiare Ozovehe, in a statement, said the kidnappers who have been terrorizing Okene-Lokoja road and Okene-Auchi road, met their waterloo in the early hours of Sunday, June 26. 

 

According to the statement, one of the criminals died during a shootout with the hunters’ group while the other who received gunshot wounds died on the way to the hospital.

 

He said the operation led to the rescue of two abductees held captive by terrorists at Upogoro hills in Okehi.

 

“His Excellency Alh Yahaya Bello the Executive Governor of Kogi State had directed the Okehi Local Government Council Chairman to swing into action and make Okehi LG and environ more safe,” the statement read. 

 

“In line with his directive Men of Professional Hunters and Local hunters in Okehi LG led an early morning operation and apprehended some kidnappers at Upogoro hill upon credible intelligence reports from Men of Okehi LG Joint Taskforce.

 

“The gang have been terrorizing Okene-Lokoja road and Okene-Auchi road of Kogi State before being nabbed. One of the kidnapper was shot dead during exchange of gun fire and one was apprehended who later give up before arriving hospital.

 

“The Hunters also rescued two victims from the kidnapers namely Mallam Sanni Uwaiti and Ramatu Tukur both of toll gate area along Okene and Ajaokuta axis, while arms and ammunitions belonging to the kidnapper were recovered.” 

 

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Didmus Barasa Shooting Case: Autopsy Reveals What Killed Brian Olunga

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Didmus Barasa Shooting Case: Autopsy Reveals What Killed Brian Olunga

Brian Olunga, a bodyguard to Kimilili politician Brian Khaemba who was allegedly shot by Kimilili MP-elect Didmus Barasa, died of a gunshot to the head, an autopsy has revealed.

Western region pathologist Dr DM Muchana conducted the two-hour autopsy at Bright Mortuary in Kimilili on Tuesday. He was in the company of family doctor Dickson Olunga and a detective from the homicide department Francis Nyabutho.

Dr Muchana said Brian Olunga died of a pistol bullet that was shot at close range and struck the right side of his head.

“We have carried out the postmortem and we have all agreed that the deceased died after bleeding when the bullet hit his right side of the head and stuck in the brain,” said the pathologist.

The bullet that killed Olunga was also recovered as homicide investigators race against time to complete investigations and prefer charges against Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa by August 24, 2022, as directed by the court on Tuesday.

Police have also seized a pistol from MP-elect who is a licensed gun holder.

Police had earlier withdrawn the pistol but Barasa obtained a court order reinstating the weapon he is suspected to have used in the incident.

Barasa remains in police custody until August 24, when the case will be mentoned.

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Autopsy of Slain IEBC Official Daniel Musyoka Inconclusive

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Pathologists at the autopsy on Daniel Musyoka’s body at Loitokitok hospital mortuary on Wednesday. Photo/Kurgat Marindany

Pathologists have failed to nail down what caused the death of Embakasi East Returning Officer Daniel Musyoka.

Five pathologists comprising three government pathologists, one representing the family and another from the  Independent Medical Legal Unit conducted the autopsy at the Loitokitok sub-county hospital mortuary on Wednesday.

By 5 pm, all five pathologists could not establish the cause of Musyoka’s death. They resolved to take 12 samples from Musyoka’s body for further toxicology and DNA tests in Nairobi.

Also present at the Loitokitok sub-county hospital mortuary were CSI-DCI forensics from Nairobi, DCI officers from Loitokitok, representatives from Haki Africa, IMLU, MedUp, IPOA, and family.

Musyoka’s family members and relatives in prayers at Loitokitok hospital mortuary on Wednesday.

Preliminary investigations show Musyoka may have been killed on Monday evening or early Tuesday morning.

Oloitokitok police boss Kipruto Ruto said Musyoka’s body had fresh wounds indicating the incident took place hours before he was discovered.

“When the police arrived at the scene, we discovered that it was a male body and it was still fresh,” he said.

Ruto also mentioned that Musyoka had wounds in the arm indicating a struggle with the killers.

Police also suspect the killers were familiar with the area given the thicket where the body was found.

According to Ruto, it would have been difficult for new people to manoeuvre the forest, especially in the morning.

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US To Roll Out New Vaccine Against Omicron BA.4, BA.5

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US To Roll Out New Vaccine Against Omicron BA.4, BA.5

The White House has said a new type of COVID-19 vaccine specially designed to protect against the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants will be available next month.

If the shots meet FDA standards, they will likely be available in early to mid-September, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said on Tuesday.

The Biden administration is currently trying to “get out of the acute emergency phase” where the US government is buying the vaccines, treatments, and diagnostic tests.

“My hope is that in 2023, you’re going to see the commercialization of almost all of these products,” Jha said. “Some of that is actually going to begin this fall, in the days and weeks ahead,” he added.

Separately, first lady Dr. Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms, her spokesperson said Tuesday.

This was after President Joe Biden also tested positive for the COVID-19 and had to be isolated even as he has recovered.

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