The Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase has revealed that 400 residential apartments would be completed by January 2016 and sold to retiring police officers.
This was as he explained that the Nigeria Police Cooperative and Multi-purpose Society had developed and acquired some housing projects within the country which were being sold to police personnel at affordable prices.
Arase, who spoke during the commissioning of the Nigeria Police Cooperative and Multi-purpose Society’s shopping mall in Abuja, said the facility was conceptualised as a major retail outlet that would make available items cheap at the most competitive rate to serving police personnel and members of the public.
The IGP urged retiring police officers interested in acquiring the buildings to go to their home states and apply through the Police Cooperative Multi-purpose Society.
Arase commended the leadership of the cooperative society for constructing the mall, “which is in furtherance of my commitment to the enhancement of the welfare needs of police personnel.”
“Beyond the shopping mall that is being commissioned the society has developed and acquired a number of housing projects across the country which are being sold at affordable rates to police personnel, while it also extends soft loans to meet the welfare needs of personnel,” Arase said.
Graphic: Young man allegedly stabbed to death by a masquerade in Imo state
A masquerade has allegedly killed a young man identified as Echezona, the son of one Theo Nwadi in Orsu-Ihiteukwa, Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State.
A Facebook user, who disclosed this on Wednesday, said the incident happened around the Udah/Ihiteukwa axis of Orsu.
“I have always said it and will continue to say it , I see no reason why masquerade should be roaming abt with weapons, guns, dagger, knife etc.This happened in orsu around the udah/ihiteukwa axis. Tradition will always be tradition BT it does not worth the life of anybody .. Our tradition need urgent measure cos its not the first time such an accident is happening. Houses have been burnt down BT the dead will never rise again. Evil guys hide under the name of tradition to carry out their evil deed.
Why dis now” he said.
A member of the community, who commented under a post by one Zanoti Kelvin, identified the masquerade as the son of Mr Boni Onuzor.
Odu, Union Bank Chairman, Passes On
The Board of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has announced the passing of Mr. Cyril Odu, Chairman of the Bank’s Board.
The Bank, which gave this indication in a statement made available on Wednesday, said the seasoned banker died on Tuesday, September 17 after a brief illness. rubi
“Mr Odu was an outstanding leader who brought a wealth of experience and intellect to his role as Chairman,” the Bank said in the statement.
“The entire Union Bank family mourns his loss. Our deepest sympathies go to the Odu family, his friends and colleagues.”
It added that the deceased’s funeral arrangements will subsequently be announced by the family.
EKSU Student Allegedly Kills Lover Over N2500
A 20-year-old student of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Bukola Odeyemi, has allegedly stabbed her lover, John Iju, to death.
The 300-level student of the Department Of Biology Education allegedly stabbed Iju at Treasure Base Hostel, Iworoko-Ekiti, for refusing to give her N2,500 to make her hair.
According to a report by The Nation, residents rushed to the apartment following the cry for help by the deceased.
The incident was said to have occurred around 10:00pm.
An eyewitness, who asked not to be named, wondered why a girl would kill her boyfriend over money to make her hair.
He said, “Odeyemi had demanded N2,500 from her lover, also a student of EKSU, to make her hair but an argument ensued after the deceased refused to give her the money.
“During the altercation, Odeyemi stabbed Iju in the chest and his cry for help attracted us but he did not survive the injury.”
Spokesperson for the police in Ekiti, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect will be charged to court after investigation is concluded.
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