Anxiety as Unknown Assailants Stone NTA Official to Death

Anxiety as Unknown Assailants Stone NTA Official to Death

  • Chukwu Odiahu a staff of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) was stoned to death by unidentified persons in Kogi state
  • The deceased was working at the engineering department of the broadcast station in Okene when the sad incident occured
  • The cause of the attack on Tuesday, September 7, is yet to be known as at the time of filing this report

Okene - The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) thrown into mourning following the death of an official idntified as Chukwu Odiahu.

Daily Trust reports that Odiahu who worked at the engineering department of the broadcast station in Okene, Kogi state was stoned to death on Tuesday, September 7.

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A Nigerian Television Authority, (NTA) staff identified as Chukwu Odiahu has been killed in Okene, Kogi state. Photo credit: @ntanetworknews
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According to the report, the deceased was stoned after he closed from work on Tuesday evening.

Though it is unclear who his attackers were, the staff on duty at the time of the incident have, hoever, been arrested, P.M News added.

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The source are currently helping the police in their investigation at the Divisional Office of the Nigeria Police Force, Okene,” the source said.

A member of staff, who spleaded anonymity, confirmed the incident saying they woke up to see the corpse of their colleagues under the engineering department.

He added that all the staff on duty have been arrested because they were prime suspects.

Court freezes Kogi state govt’s bank account over N20billion salary loan

Earlier, a Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, August 31, froze a Kogi state government salary bailout account domiciled in a new generation bank over a N20 billion loan obtained from the financial institution.

Justice Tijjani Garba Ringim made the order pending the conclusion of an investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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EFCC counsel, A. O. Muhammed alleged that the N20billion loan was meant to augment the salary payment and running cost of the state government but was kept in an interest-yielding account with the bank.

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Meanwhile, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has insisted that the case instituted against his government by the EFCC is “a joke taken too far”.

He disclosed this on Tuesday, September 7, while responding to questions from state house correspondents on the recent court judgement about a loan account allegedly linked to the Kogi government.

Going further, he revealed that none of the state accounts is frozen or embargo placed on any of of it.


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Oluwatobi Bolashodun Oluwatobi Bolashodun is a journalist with six years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from Babcock University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. Oluwatobi is a former Current Affairs Editor, mostly writing on political, educational, and business topics.

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