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Prophet Dupes Nursing Mother N3.8m Over Miracle In PH

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A prophet in one of the new generation churches residing in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has allegedly defrauded a nursing mother, Mrs Sorle Akari to the tone of N3.8 million with an intent to organise and work for her a spiritual protection and miracle breakthrough deliverance work that would put to an end spiritual miscarriages in her marriage.
The Prophet simply called and identified as Smile Eboh was said to have engaged the mother of one through an agent that he was going to fast and pray on her behalf for a miracle, breakthrough and to destroy the spirit that had been responsible for several miscarriages in her marriage .
Mrs Akari in an interview with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Thursday disclosed that she was introduced to Prophet Eboh by a friend whom she complained to about the series of miscarriage she was having in 2020 not knowing that she was part of their syndicates.
Mrs Akari revealed that the Prophet who was residing at Rumuigbo when she met with him, told her that the problem would be solved if only she would be able to raise the sum of N3, 800, 000 (three million, eight hundred thousand naira) which would be used to purchase the spiritual materials needed and also to consult other ‘Men of God’ that would assist in doing the prayer and fasting work .
The woman averred that satisfied with conversation with the prophet , she became convinced, interested and had to sell her valuables ,jewelry and even borrowed money to raised the N3.8 million naira as demanded and gave it to the Prophet for the spiritual work .
She told journalists that she became suspicious of his ability to deliver on the job , when she discovered that everything the Prophet Eboh did for her was not working and noted that all the whole thing was aimed at defrauding her.
“When it became clear it was fraud, I went to Prophet Smile Eboh’s house to demand for the refund of the money but was shocked in disbelief that he had packed out of his house to an unknown place”
“He now resorted to threatening my life when I told him to refund the money he fraudulently collected from me under the guise of stopping the series of miscarriage”, she stated.
Mrs Akari further alleged that the Prophet has vowed to deal with her if she continued to request for the refund of the money and appealed to the Commissioner of Police and the public to come to her rescue.
However when contacted on phone, prophet Smile Eboh denied the allegation and urged the woman to provide details of the monetary transaction with him.
Our correspondent reports that the Commissioner of Police, CP Eboka Friday has acted on a petition sent to his office by Mrs Sorle Akari to the Human Rights desk at Police headquarters, Moscow road for further Investigation in the matter.

By: Akujobi Amadi

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We Work With Police To Ensure Security – OSPAC Commander

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Rukpokwu local vigilante called OSPAC, says it is working with the police to ensure safety of citizens
The Commander, Mr Worlu Chigor, stated this while on routine patrol yesterday at Eliokpokpodu
Worlu restated the determination of the local vigilante to ensure peaceful atmosphere in the area
He noted that the sanity for which OSPAC is known remained their watchword.
Rukpokwu Market Ospac said although the task before them had never been an easy one, with support and cooperation, of the people, every challenge is surmountable.’
Mr, Worlu appealed for logistics which he described as the bane of their operation and appreciated the Community Development Chairman, Prince Sunny Wopara, for his immense support.
He warned criminals to stay clear of Rukpokwu as the area can never be a hiding place them
Worlu however urged residents of the area to report any suspicious movement to them for prompt action
He said criminals caught had been handed over to the police for necessary action.

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Auto Accident Claims One In PH

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The Rivers State Police Command has called on members of the public whose relations are missing to visit it with a view to identifying for the body of a young man allegedly knocked down by a car on the 11 of may 2022.
The was contained in a press release by the Traffic officer state traffic division, Nigeria police port Harcourt, CSP Christian Cyril.
Eyewitness account informed the Tide that the deceased whose identity remains unknown was allegedly knocked down by a car along the Elimgbu junction in Obio/Akpor local government area.
According to the account the deceased in an attempt to dodge a tricycle jumped on top of the bonnet of a car and was knocked down.
The deceased whose identity was unknown was said to have died instantly.
The driver of the vehicle was said to have carried the deceased body to the Elimgbu police station.
The Tide also learns that since the incident no member of the public had come out to claim his body.
According to the press release, “today 11/05/2022 at about 153hrs a case of fatal motor accident transferred from Elimgbu Divisional police headquarters Rumuewhara farm road Port Harcourt received and referred for investigation”
The release said the driver of the vehicle reported that he knocked down a male pedestrian name and address and relatives unknown while crossing the road..
It said the victim died at the spot as a result of the accident.

By: John Bibor

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Man Stabs Mother Of Six In Philadelphia

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A man stabbed a mother-of-six to death in a minivan, according to cops in Philadelphia. Victim Ashley Lockhart, 32, had taken out a protective order against defendant Raymond Thompson, 34, authorities said in local news reports.
“This particular victim obviously did the right thing,” Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Chief of Homicide Joanne Pescatore said of the protective order in a press conference, according to Philadelphia CBS affiliate KYW-TV. “For some reason, she was back with this man in that particular van. I don’t know the circumstances of that; I don’t know why that was. But sadly enough she is not going to be here to tell us what happened.”
“As men we’re supposed to be out here protecting our women, not abusing them.” Mother of 6 Ashley Lockhart was found stabbed to death inside a van in West Philadelphia. Police say her fiancé, who had a restraining order against him, has been arrested.
Police say Ashley Lockhart – a mother of six little girls she called her ‘6 Charms’ – was brutally stabbed to death by her finance – Raymond Thompson. Lockhart had a protection order against him. She’s the latest victim in a spike of violence against women
Surveillance footage reportedly showed Thompson leaving a Honda Odyssey from the 5300 block of Chestnut Street on Saturday morning. Lockhart was allegedly a passenger in the minivan. Thompson allegedly went to a convenience store, returned to the vehicle, and attacked Lockhart.
“Extremely sad, and very, very troubling,” Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said of Lockhart’s death, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Lockhart was found in the passenger seat of the minivan. She had sustained stab wounds to her neck and arms, and she was pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities in a WPVI report.
The alleged motive: jealousy. Thompson told detectives he stabbed Lockhart because he thought she had cheated on him, according to law enforcement sources cited in the Philadelphia Inquirer report. He reportedly said he took a train to the Kensington neighborhood, used heroin, and called the cops to turn himself in.
Thompson is being held without bail on charges of murder and possessing instruments of crime. He reportedly has prior convictions for drug offenses. Those charges are said to include pleading guilty to resisting arrest after authorities said he wrenched himself from cops during an arrest in a drug case. He also is said to have jumped onto railroad tracks to try to escape.
Friends and family reportedly gathered at the scene of the crime with white and green balloons — Lockhart’s favorite colors.
34-year-old Ashley Lockhart, a mother of six, was brutally stabbed to death by a man she was in a relationship with. Police say she had a protection order against him. 34-year-old Raymond Thompson is in custody charged with her murder. Families are raising money for her girls.

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