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Incredible: Man sells son to secure Greece visa •Couple in police net for selling baby for N20,000

STEVE OKO, Umuahia T really sounds Greek and fictitious but behold, it was a true life story perhaps depicting the alarming degree of moral erosion in our society. The moral depravity rocking human society seems to have reached its crescendo as a 26-year-old young father, one Onyekachi Ekwelem, allegedly sold his six -month old son to enable him secure travel documents to Greece. Parading the suspect along with others at the Police Headquarters yesterday in


GROUND BREAKING…(L-r) Hon. Samson Okwu, Minister of Interior, Hon. Abba Moro, the Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu Maikasuwa, Hon. Ezekeil Adaji, Senate President , Sen. David Mark and the Och’otukpo Odu, Chief John Eyimonye at the ground breaking ceremony for the David Mark Sport Complex, Otukpo.

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•Maxi Okwu emerges National Chair •Appeal Court reinstates Umeh PDP crisis deepens

Umuahia , Commissioner of Police, Abia State, Usman Tilli Abubarka, said the suspect sold the baby for N350,000. According to him, the wife of the suspect, Ozioma Okwelem, reported the Continues on Pg 6

Police move to end killing of officers

•Close in on Asadu’s killers MALACHY UZENDU, Abuja Bureau Chief HE Police yesterday said they were closing-in on the killers of the former Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Chinweike Asadu, who was killed at his residence in Enugu. This was as the Police Management Team yesterday reeled out fresh Operational Orders aimed


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Thatcher: Jonathan condoles with British govt

AKEEM OYETUNJI, Asst News Editor, Abuja RESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has sent condolence message to the British people and government over the death of former British Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher. A statement by his Media Adviser reads,“On


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•18 members dragged to court for contravening PDP constitution, Convention guidelines

MALACHY UZENDU, Abuja Bureau Chief HE age and academic qualification of five members of the National Working


Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well as other issues arising from the election of 18 members of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) are now

subjects of litigation before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Hon. Bala Bawa Kao’je, the party’s National Treasurer; Chief Continues on Pg 6

WORKSHOP…Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State (l) with the Chairman, National Population Commission, Chief Festus Odimegwu, at the opening of the Commission’s workshop in Minna yesterday . PHOTO:NAN

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