A former Commissioner in Bayelsa State and a leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Lionel Jonathan-Omo, is dead.
Jonathan-Omo, who was the Deputy Campaign Director General of Sylva/Igiri Campaign Organisatiaon during the 2016 governorship election, fell from the balcony of his two-storey building in his hometown in Beleu-Pogo in Ogbolomabiri, Nembe Local Government Area of the state.
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The party chieftain was said to be relaxing on the balcony when he started feeling dizzy. He was trying to get up with the aid of a pillar close to him when he fell off.
The politician’s close associate revealed that the fatal fall from the balcony was discovered by his wife after she heard the sound from the kitchen.
He was immediately rushed to a hospital in the state where doctors were said to have advised that he be taken to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital in Rivers State (UPTH) where the deceased was operated upon, but did not survive the operation.
In a statement in Yenagoa on Thursday by the State Publicity Secretary of the APC , Mr Doifie Buokoribo, the party said Jonathan-Omo, who died on Thursday was a forthright politician, and an illustrious son of Bayelsa State and the Ijaw nation who partook in popular activities to better the lives of his people.
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Ghana: video of police assault on nursing mother goes viral
Ghana’s social media space – Facebook and Twitter – has been buzzing with a call for the arrest of a police officer for assaulting a nursing mother.
A viral video shows the said officer in what starts like a tussle with the woman in a banking hall. Subsequently, he is seen hitting the woman with an umbrella, punching and slapping her on the face.
Reports indicated that the woman, a client of the savings and loans company, where the incident occured had arrived when the company had closed.
She ostensibly got in despite the close of business and refused to leave till she could withdraw a sum of 250 cedis ($50). Social media users are calling for the immediate arrest of the police officer.
Local media portals also report that the police heirachy has confirmed that a probe had been opened into the alleged incident and that due process was going to be pursued.
The video continues to be widely shared on Facebook with some prominent media personalities joining the calls for justice for the woman.
This is the video! This woman’s family and husband needs to track this barbaric being down! @GhPoliceService after shooting, now this? When will we see action? When will u stop this bureaucratic gimmick and take action against irresponsible officers disgracing the uniform? When? pic.twitter.com/9Fmkys80BI
— Bridge-it O2 (@Bridget_Otoo) July 20, 2018
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