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Mum, 27, drugged and smothered her five kids before jumping in front of a train after splitting from husband

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Mum, 27, drugged and smothered her five kids before jumping in front of a train after splitting from husband

The mum believed to have killed her five childrenbefore throwing herself in front of a train reportedly set the breakfast table before drugging and smothering the kids.

It is claimed that the children’s mum, who has been named only as Christiane K, was left “overwhelmed” when she split from her husband.

German police are continuing to investigate the massacre with the prime suspect being the children’s mum.

The children – aged between 1 and 8 – were all found dead by police at the family’s flat in Solingen, western Germany. The victims have been named as Luca, 8, and Timo, 6, Sophie, 3, Leonie 2, and Melina who was just 1.

The woman’s eldest son Marcel survived the massacre.

Mum, 27, drugged and smothered her five kids before jumping in front of a train after splitting from husband

Christiane K. and eldest son Marcel

It is believed the children were killed on Wednesday night, September 2, and the next day Christiane K. and Marcel travelled on a train to Dusseldorf – 20 miles from their home.

Christiane K reportedly texted her mum at around lunchtime and said, “send the police to the apartment, the children are dead”.

Marce was left on the train as his mum got off and threw herself onto the tracks at Dusseldorf Central Station.

The boy is reported to have stayed on the train until he got to his grandma’s house about 30 miles away in Mönchengladbach. Police said he was not harmed and is currently in the care of relatives.

Meanwhile, the mum was rescued by firefighters but remains in a serious condition.

Chief investigator Marcel Maierhofer said that when the police arrived, the kids were all found lying on their beds with the breakfast dishes still on the kitchen table.

Mum, 27, drugged and smothered her five kids before jumping in front of a train after splitting from husband

Outside the house where the children were found dead

Prosecutors have said new toxicology reports indicate the children were suffocated after being sedated with an “unknown agent”.

The mum is then believed to have gone with her oldest son Marcel, 11, to Dusseldorf where she attempted suicide by throwing herself under a train.

Mr Maierhofer said she is believed to have “carried out the act while she was feeling emotionally overwhelmed, and that too is the motive”.

Police believe she became distressed after splitting from her third husband one year ago and suffered deteriorating mental health, reports Bild.

Cops who entered the flat to make the grim discovery on Thursday, September 3, are reported to have broken down in tears.

“When the police and rescue workers came out crying, it was clear to us that something bad must have happened,” one resident told Pledge Times.

Cops were also said to be shocked by the state of the family’s living conditions in the rundown flat.

Neighbours lit candles for the children as they held vigils outside the apartment block. Photos show flowers and stuffed animals placed close to the scene.

One message simply reads “why?” in German.

Mum, 27, drugged and smothered her five kids before jumping in front of a train after splitting from husband

Neighbours have asked “how desperate do you have to be to kill your own children?”.

Detectives are due to interview the mum once she has recovered in hospital.

Cops do not know why she spared her oldest son.

Mum, 27, drugged and smothered her five kids before jumping in front of a train after splitting from husband

German media reports Marcel messaged a friend on Thursday afternoon on WhatsApp.

He wrote: “I just wanted to tell you that you won’t see me anymore because all of my siblings are dead.”

The friend initially thought it was a dark joke until he went to the family’s apartment and found it completely sealed off by police.

Four of the children were from the mother’s most recent marriage and two from an earlier relationship.

Cops are in contact with both fathers and neither are suspected of any wrongdoing in the case. The 27-year-old mother is assumed to be responsible.

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Igboho promises a protest if his accounts are not released

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Self-acclaimed political dissident, Mr. Sunday Adeyemo, otherwise called Sunday Igboho, on Tuesday, blamed the Federal Government for freezing his financial assets, following his assault on the fulani herdsmen in Oyo State.

Igboho, who addressed Vanguard, affirmed that all his financial asset have been frozen by the Federal Government since certain individuals were gathering donations.

Nonetheless, Igboho said he had no hands in the said donations, cautioning that his records should be released to dodge protest by young people across the South-West area.

His words: “They have frozen my bank accounts because I am fighting a just course.

I know Yoruba people are behind me.“I will not relent. I must achieve my aims by putting an end to criminalities in Yorubaland.

“If they refuse to release my accounts, there will be serious protests across the South-West.

“Yes, the Yoruba are living in fear. They are afraid that the killer-herdsmen might attack them.

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IGP adamu retires

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Adamu enrolled in the Police Force on February 2, 1986.

The IGP who will turn 60 on September 17, was appointed IGP in January 2019. He has gone through two years in office.

Three Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) and 10 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) are additionally due for retirement with him today.

It is accepted that there is a mission to broaden Adamu’s residency.

However, some have contended against such expansion, since it would negate the arrangements of the Police Act 2020 that fixes the retirement of cops at 60 years old or 35 years of administration.

Section 18(8) of the new Act states: “Every police officer shall, on recruitment or appointment, serve in the Nigeria Police Force for 35 years or until the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier.”

The Act provides for a tenure of four years for the Inspector General of Police.

Section 7, subsection 2 of the Act provides that: “The person to be appointed as Inspector General of Police shall be a senior police officer not below the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police with the requisite academic qualification of not less than a first degree or its equivalent, in addition to professional or management experience.”

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Ortom tests positive for Covid-19

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has tested positive for the feared COVID-19.

The declaration was made on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase.

Review that a significant number of the governor’s aides which includes his personal physician, aide de camp, orderly, permanent secretaries among others recently tested positive for the virus.

Akase in an articulation made accessible to writers in Makurdi said that “the most recent result of the governor’s COVID-19 test has brought positive back.

This follows the test results of most of the Governor’s close aides who also returned positive in the last few weeks.

“Though the Governor has not shown any symptoms of the disease, he has already commenced treatment as prescribed by medical personnel.

The assertion added that the governor exhorted the individuals who have interacted with him over the most recent few days to go for test.

“The Governor says it is equally important that those who came in contact with other persons who have tested positive for the virus should go for a test to ascertain their COVID-19 status.

Akase said that Governor Ortom encouraged Benue individuals to keep on noticing the safety measures for the avoidance of the infection, for example, wearing of face masks, utilization of sanitisers, ordinary hand washing and physical distancing.

He urges the individuals not to fear going for COVID-19 test as doing so would help in containing the spread of the illness.

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