NTA STAFF STONED TO DEATH IN CONTROVERSIAL CIRCUMSTANCES IN KOGI

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Chukwu Odiahu, a staff of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), in Okene, Kogi State, has been reportedly stoned to death by some yet-to-be identified persons.

Daily Trust quoted sources as saying that  Odiahu who worked at the engineering department of the broadcast station in Okene and was stoned dead after he closed from work on Tuesday evening.

It was gathered that all staff on duty when the incident occurred had been arrested by the police.The source said the arrested staff were currently helping the police in their investigation at the Divisional Office of the Nigeria Police Force, Okene.

A member of staff at NTA in Okene, who spoke under anonymity, confirmed the incident.

The staff described the incident as unfortunate, saying that we all woke up this morning to see the corpse of one of our colleagues under the engineering department. When we closed transmission around 10pm on Tuesday, he left the office premises,” he said.

He lamented that unfortunately, the body was later discovered.

However, all the staff on duty have been arrested because they were prime suspects, he said.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP William Aya, could not  be reached for comments as he failed to pick calls or messages sent to his mobile phones.

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