Teacher, sis­ter ar­rested for al­legedly send­ing threat mes­sages to nun

Po­lice pa­rade fake brew­ery own­ers

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - THE METRO SECTION - By Odita Sun­day

TWO women, a teacher at Hand­mads In­ter­na­tional Catholic School, Aguda, La­gos and her ac­com­plice have been ar­rested for threat­en­ing to kill the school head­teacher, a Rev­erend Sis­ter.

The sus­pects have con­fessed that they wanted to teach the head teacher, Rev. Sis­ter Mary Okolo, a bit­ter les­son for her high­hand­ed­ness. The sus­pects, Ngozi Nnabude, 46, and Uchenna Agag­waonye, 40, are blood re­la­tions. The Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Imo­himi Ed­gal, said in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the case re­vealed that the teacher, Uchenna Agag­waonye, was frus­trated by what she termed ‘high­hand­ed­ness’ of the school head­teacher, and de­cided to make life mis­er­able for the Catholic nun by en­gag­ing her sis­ter, Ngozi, a woman, with an out- stand­ing knowl­edge of the use of com­put­ers and tele­phones.

“They con­spired to put the nun under con­stant fear and ap­pre­hen­sion of im­mi­nent dan­ger. When the threat to maim, kid­nap, kill and ex­pose her un­founded secret sex life was con­tin­u­ous, Rev. Sis­ter Okolo re­ported the mat­ter to the com­mand’s Anti Kid­nap­ping unit.

“The in­tel­li­gence com­po­nent of the com­mand was di­rected to un­mask those be­hind the threat to life of the nun. The in­tel­li­gence re­vealed that Agag­waonye’s job was to mon­i­tor Okolo and pass in­for­ma­tion gath­ered to her sis­ter, Ngozi, who now called the Rev. Sis­ter to tell her move­ment. She used to tell the nun such threat mes­sages like: ‘I can see you, you are putting on this and type of clothes and shoe, you are in so and so place, you can’t hide from us and you will be killed soon.”

Ac­cord­ing to him, the sis­ter was fright­ened as the caller was get­ting ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion about her. How­ever, the sus­pects have con­fessed to the crime and de­tec­tives in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case have been charged to find out if the sus­pects have the ca­pac­ity to carry out their threat, if they are work­ing with other crim­i­nals, and if there are other per­sons they are still tor­tur­ing phys­i­o­log­i­cally as they did to the Rev. Sis­ter.

The com­mand has also ar­rested Otiko Ono­ri­ode, the owner of a lo­cal dis­tillery com­pany, where fake malt drinks are pro­duced at Igba Afa, in Ig­bogbo Bayeku area of Iko­rodu. Oth­ers ar­rested along with Ono­ri­ode are his younger brother, Otiko Oghe­neovo, Esiekpe Ben­son, Di­akpomerere Em­manuel and Mrs. Di­akpomerere.

Ono­ri­ode, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice has con­fessed that he has been op­er­at­ing the il­le­gal brew­ery for over five years. The po­lice boss yes­ter­day said the re­sult of the anal­y­sis on as­sorted drinks is be­ing awaited while in­ves­ti­ga­tion to as­cer­tain where the prod­uct is usu­ally taken to for bot­tling and can­ning was on­go­ing.

Eg­dal said the com­mand was in­ter­ested in the case as it con­cerns health and will not leave any stone un­turned in car­ry­ing on with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion to a log­i­cal con­clu­sion. The po­lice boss, who per­son­ally led a team of po­lice­men to the pro­duc­tion site said the fac­tory, built on an acre of land, has been for­feited to the state gov­ern­ment.

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