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July 05, 2021

Don't Download, Use GB WhatsApp, You'll Be Blocked - WhatsApp Warn Users


 



WhatsApp has warned its billion of users worldwide they will be blocked from the messaging platform if they download an unofficial app claiming to have added features that WhatsApp still won't unlock.

The Facebook-owned company issued the warning on its website after an unsupported Android app claiming to unlock some new WhatsApp messaging features went viral at the end of last month.

The app goes by the name of 'GB WhatsApp' and boasts of giving users the ability to send more pictures at once and reply with auto-responses such as 'In a meeting'.

It also claims to allow you to hide read receipts while still being able to see others' read status, along with other benefits.

While they may sound attractive to many users, WhatsApp has warned that downloading such unsupported third-party software could come at a huge cost.

It could see you initially suspended from WhatsApp and, if you fail to switch to your official WhatsApp account, you could be banned all together, losing access to the most popular on the planet.

"If you received an in-app message stating your account is 'Temporarily banned' this means that you're likely using an unsupported version of WhatsApp instead of the official WhatsApp app," the Facebook-owned firm said in an update to its small-print on its website.

"If you don't switch to the official app after being temporarily banned, your account might be permanently banned from using WhatsApp."

'GB WhatsApp' isn't available on Google Play Store but only on unofficial app repositories online which force you to disable some of the safeguards turned on by default on Android when downloading, reports the Express,

WhatsApp said: "Unsupported apps, such as WhatsApp Plus, GB WhatsApp, or apps that claim to move your WhatsApp chats between phones, are altered versions of WhatsApp.

"These unofficial apps are developed by third parties and violate our Terms of Service. WhatsApp doesn't support these third-party apps because we can't validate their security practices."




July 05, 2021

UNICAL Final Year Law Student Arrested For Allegedly Raping A Minor

Alleged rapist, Udoffa Divine Emmanuel

By Obio Monday


A final year student of  Faculty of Law, University of Calabar, Udoffa Divine Emmanuel has been arrested in Calabar for allegedly raping a job seeker, said to be a minor.


The suspect allegedly committed the crime in May, 2021 in a hotel he manages in State Housing Estate, Calabar Municipality.


Mr. Udoffa was arrested today, July 5, 2021.


He was earlier declared wanted by the Cross River State Police Command.


The suspect, who had first degree in political science, had allegedly placed a vacancy notice in front of the hotel he manages, Specs Hotel, and the victim applied.


On arriving the hotel for the supposed job interview, the victim was allegedly dragged by the suspect into one of the hotel rooms and repeatedly raped her. 


Confirming the arrest of the suspect, the Cross River State Chairperson of Child Protection Network, an NGO handling the case, Barrister James Ibor said the alleged rapist is now in police custody.


He wrote on Facebook "Guess who is police custody?


"Udoffa, Divine Emmanuel, who allegedly raped a child. Gainfully employed, had first degree in political science "


Efforts by GRASSROOT REPORTERS to speak with the Cross River State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo proved abortive as calls to her number were not answered.






July 05, 2021

Abomination! Twin Sisters Gets Pregnant For Their Mother's Lover

Philomina and Patricia



*They lured me to sleep with them, says errant lover

*First twin sister: I couldn’t resist his swag

*Second twin sister: First time was amazing, I demanded another round

*I can’t be alive to see this shame — Distraught mother

It all sounds like a scene in Nollywood movie, but it is as real as daylight. Twin sisters had a baby each two months apart for a man their mother was dating and planned to marry after losing her husband in one of the incidents of the farmers/herders crisis that has rocked Nasarawa and other neighbouring states in recent times.

Thoroughly embarrassed by the ugly spectacle, the distraught mother of the twin sisters, Mrs Alice Ukange, is threatening to take her own life, saying that she cannot be alive to see “the shame” meted out to her by Philomina and Patricia.

Both Philomina, who was delivered of a baby girl in January, and Patricia, who was delivered of a baby boy in March, insist that they were impregnated by Mr Augustine Angwe, who had been dating their mother, Alice, since she lost her husband, Francis Ukange, after 14 years in marriage.

The couple were said to have been blessed with the twin sisters about four years after they got married. And with the death of Ukange, Alice resorted to combining farming with petty trading in order to make ends meet.

With life becoming extremely hard for Alice and her daughters, they relocated to Assakyo, a suburb community in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital, where she started buying raw food items from local farmers and selling same to make some money.

With this, she was able to send her twins to a public school in Assakyo and the family appeared to have found their feet until a wolf in sheep clothing found its way into their fold.

The poor mother had met Mr. Angwe, an indigene of Vandeikya Local Government Area, Benue state, in 2017 while the latter was in Nasarawa State to transact his business, which was buying raw food items from the local farmers and taking them to the Southeast to sell at higher prices.

In the course of doing the same business, Angwe and Alice met in a local market in Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State and they struck a relationship which within three months blossomed to the point that Alice relocated from Assakyo to stay with Augustine in Lafia where he had paid for an apartment.

In no time, Angwe, who had lost his wife and two kids in a fatal accident on Katsina Ala Road in Benue State and was yet to remarry, became a part of the family, rendering finance assistance to Alice’s female twins to meet their basic needs; a development that soon drew the twins very close to him.

Later, Angwe and Alice began a joint business, buying yams from local farmers in Nasarawa State and transporting them for sales at higher price in Lagos and Port Harcourt. The business flourished with Alice always on the road while Angwe took care of the home front and made arrangements for new stocks.

Meanwhile, one of the twin sisters, Philomina, had completed her secondary school and secured admission into the College of Education Akwanga to do a Pre-NCE programme while Patricia remained in Lafia for a diploma programme at the Nasarawa State Polytechnic.

Now a father figure to the twin sisters, Angwe allegedly started enticing them with luxury items and seized the chance to sleep with them at different locations until he got both of them pregnant.

Lamenting her condition in an interview with our correspondent, Alice said: “The man (Angwe) encouraged me and gave me some money to run this yam business, going from Nasarawa to Port Harcourt and Lagos. So I was always away and he took them as his own children. Little did I think that he could lure them to sleep with him.”

Alice believes that Angwe might have used a charm on her daughters to get them to sleep with him, saying: “How he was able to start sleeping with them so easily is what I don’t know. At 22 years, my twins are no longer kids. They are fully aware that the man is dating me.”

“It is unthinkable and unbelievable. He was visiting Philomina in Akwanga and using the opportunity to sleep with her in a hotel. He enticed her with luxury items and bought her a big phone. Back in Lafia, he was also sleeping with Patricia using the same tricks.

“I was always away on business trips while he stayed behind, looking for local yams to buy. When I noticed that they were both pregnant, they refused to tell me who was responsible for them.

“Before the untimely death of their father, he had warned them never to do an abortion, saying that any of them who tried to abort a pregnancy would die. The essence of it was to scare them so they would not destroy themselves early.

“So when the idea of aborting the unwanted pregnancy was mooted, the thought of their late father’s words came and we all became afraid. They also refused to disclose the person that was responsible. So out of anger, I left them alone.

“Incidentally, Mr Augustine (Angwe) too was asking me to leave them alone, saying that they would make their confessions at their own time. But one month, two months, three months and four months passed without them identifying the person. That was how they carried the pregnancies for nine months and were delivered of babies.” Shocking revelation

Alice recalled that two months the second of the twin sisters was delivered of her own baby, Angwe woke her up one night and broke to her the news that he was actually responsible for their pregnancies and that the new born babies belonged to him.

“I broke down in tears and cried for a whole week. I asked him what I had done to deserve this wicked act. It is a shame that my own fiancĂ© is the father of my twins’ babies. How would I explain this shameful development to people?

“My husband was killed with members of his entire family when herdsmen invaded their village and cleared everybody in the village. We had travelled to Lafia for some medication and were the only surviving people in the family.

“I met Augustine as a gentle, nice and humble man. He treated me like my late husband. He cared so much about my twins. But he ended up ruining our lives. How can you be sleeping with me and my twin children at the same time?”

Our correspondent had got hint of the development early last month (June), but getting the parties involved in the matter to speak was a herculean task until he met Alice in Awe Market where she had gone to buy yams and she obliged to speak about it.

She said: “My name is Alice Ukange. I am a widow. I lost my husband here in Awe during the herdsmen/farmers crisis some years back. I met one Augustine Angwe in the course of my business. One thing led to another and we started dating ourselves.

“He appeared to be gentle, humble and kind. I was carried away and I allowed my twins to be close to him. He took time and planted evil in my house by impregnating them. “They have now given birth. I allowed it because their father warned them not to do abortion and that they would die if they did.

“Augustine has finished me. He slept with me, slept with my twins and impregnated them, and they have given birth for him.

“I am confused and have informed one of my late husband’s relatives and he too is speechless.

“Going to the police would not solve the problem as the damage has been done already. There is nothing the police can do, more so that Augustine is ever ready to take care of them. But the big question remains how a man would marry twin sisters.”

In a chat with or correspondent in Lafia, Angwe admitted impregnating the twin sisters, saying that he would have aborted the pregnancies but they insisted on keeping them. He also said the girls in question were the ones who lured him into sleeping with them.

He said: “I didn’t know that they would get pregnant. But when they did, I wanted them aborted but they refused, saying that their father warned them against it.

“My brother, these girls were actually the ones who lured me into sleeping with them. They enjoyed it the first time we had it. From what started like a joke, it became a regular thing.

“I know I have deeply hurt the mother but it has happen and there is nothing anybody can do. That is the work of the devil and I wholeheartedly accepted responsibility so as not to ruin their lives. They can pick up the pieces of their lives and move on after nursing the babies.

“To avoid the shame, I moved them to Makurdi. I will take care of the little babies. And if their mothers want to go to school after the babies might have walked, they can continue and I will support them. If they don’t want to stay with me, I will take my children while they continue with their lives.

“I have been begging the mother since I disclosed this information to her that I am responsible for it and I will take care of it, but she is still angry. I know that what I did was wrong. It is a taboo, but it is late to correct it.”

Our correspondent also travelled from Lafia to Makurdi to meet one of the twin sisters, Philomina, who was seeing nursing her new born baby.

Philomina said she was in a dilemma, adding that she wished that all that had happened to her never did. She added that both she and her twin sister, Patricia, were in agony.

She said: “I can’t really explain how I found myself here. I didn’t know that the man was sleeping with my twin sister too. I know that he was dating my mother, but how he got to impregnate me, I don’t know.

“I think I have made one of the biggest mistakes ever. How did I get here? Augustine (Angwe) is my mum’s lover and I know it quite well. But every time he came visiting me in Akwanga, I just had this feeling. He is very attractive and there is a unique swag about him.

“I started messing with him in Akwanga. There was a time he came to Akwanga in the evening and decided to see me. My mum had travelled to Port Harcourt on a business trip. He called me to meet him in a beer palour and he was there alone drinking beer.

“We began to talk and I eased my way over to him. He was resistant at first, but that just made me more excited. I low key seduced him and our affair began. Every time my mum travelled, he would come over and have sex with me.

“I knew him when he started dating my mother and we were intimate right afterwards. So when I missed my period, it took me some time to disclose to him that he was responsible for it. I didn’t also know how to break the news to my mum

“Well, the worst has happened. My late father warned me not to do abortion and my child deserves to have a father. She will walk and I will return to school to pick up my life. That is all I have to say.

“As for getting married to him, she said it is not possible. I will further my education.”

Our correspondent also visited Gboko where Patricia was also nursing her new born baby boy.

She said: “The first day I had sex with Augustine, my mother went to Obi Market. It was in the morning. My mum left us at home. She forgot some money and returned to pick it.

“She almost caught us but I lied about it when she asked what we were doing. She suspected something, but the trust she has in Augustine convinced her.

“The thing is she got a glimpse of me while I was fixing my clothes up and asked why I got undressed in the morning hours.

“I told her I was trying out the new outfit I had just bought. In the whole of that time, Augustine was in the bathroom cooling off. She didn’t question me any further. She picked up her money and left.

“It was amazing. I see why my mum loves Augustine so much. So when she left, I decided we should have a second round, because I enjoyed it, and we continued at every little opportunity.

“When I missed my period, I was actually afraid to tell my mum that Augustine was responsible. I had thought about abortion to just mask everything, but remembering the warning our late father gave us about abortion, I decided to leave it.

“I have brought shame to my mother and the entire family. May God forgive all my sins. I never knew it would get to this level. I was doing it blindly and it has consumed me.”

On her future plans, she said she would hand the baby over to Angwe at the appropriate and move on with her life.

“I can’t marry him. I will nurture his son for him and walk away.”

Mr Clement Agbe, a relation to the late husband of Alice, said that what had happened in the family was strange to the culture of Tiv people.

“It is a taboo. But let’s see what the future holds for the new born babies. It is unthinkable.”

The Public Relations Officer of the Nasarawa State Police Command, Mr. Rahman Nansel, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the matter had not been reported to the command.


 

July 05, 2021

PHOTOS: Brazil-based Nigerian Mother Of Two Arrested With 100 Wraps Of Cocaine She Inserted In Her Private Part


 
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested a Nigerian woman based in Brazil, Mrs. Anita Ugochinyere Ogbonna, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja, with 100 pellets of cocaine concealed in her private part and handbag.

NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, July 4, said the mother of three was arrested on arrival in Abuja via Qatar Air from Sao Paulo, Brazil through Doha on Friday night, July 2.

"The suspect was arrested on Friday night on arrival in Abuja via Qatar Air from Sao Paulo, Brazil through Doha. Upon a proper search, 12 wraps of cocaine inserted in her private part were extracted while another 88 pellets stuffed in socks were discovered hidden in her handbag," Babafemi stated.

"During interrogation, Mrs. Ogbonna, who is a mother of three children, all resident in Brazil, claimed she lost her husband three years ago. She confessed she decided to traffick the illicit drug to raise money for the burial of her father scheduled for 22nd July in Imo state,"

"She said a man named Emeka, alias KC also based in Brazil gave her the drug to deliver in Nigeria for a fee of $3,000. She said she pushed the wraps of cocaine into her private part after her attempts to swallow the pellets failed. The suspect who owns a shop where she sells African foodstuffs in Brazil further claimed she had to drop her three young children with a Kenyan lady who is her neighbour in Brazil before she embarked on the quick-money-journey." he added.





Saturday, July 3, 2021

July 03, 2021

Young Comedian Drowns In Swimming Pool In Calabar

The late MC Mankind

 


A young comedian, Kingsley Ekpe, popularly known as MC Mankind has drowned in a private swimming pool while celebrating the birthday of his school Principal in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.


It was reported that the 25-year-old Ekpe drowned at the hotel's swimming pool while swimming with his friends during the birthday celebration.

The incident is said to have occurred along Calabar Mutala Mohammed Highway in Calabar.

Eye witness account said the deceased, who is also a teacher at Lott Carey Secondary School, Uwanse in Calabar South Local Government Area, met his untimely death when he and his colleagues went to the hotel to celebrate the birthday of the Principal of the school.

“The celebrant and his guests took time to swim in the hotel’s swimming pool amidst other merriments and when it was time to depart the hotel, it was observed that Kingsley was missing,” the source said.

The Principal of the School, popularly known as Mr. James, who was the chief celebrant said it was his girlfriend who raised the alarm when they were about to leave the place.

“We searched everywhere and when we looked into the pool, he was in a sitting position.

“Ekpe was brought out of the pool and strangely it was discovered that he was dead.

“We pressed his stomach to gorge out water and instead of water, it was blood that came out. Strangely too, there were no marks or any wound on his body”, Jones added.

However, the management of the hotel alleged that the deceased “took a lot of drink with his friends and was asthmatic that was why it happened”.

The deceased’s father, Mr Lawrence Asuquo Ekpe said he was angry with the claims by the Manager of the Hotel that “my son was asthmatic that was why he drowned.

“Can a man live with his son for 25 years without knowing the health status of the child?”

Mr Ekpe said Kingsley was hail and hearty before leaving the house that day and had no inkling of the tragedy about to befall the family.

“My son plays football. Does an asthmatic patient play football? He jogs every morning, does asthmatic patient jog? Certainly the hotel is not saying the truth of what took place there”.

At the Federal Housing Police Station where the matter was reported, the DPO confirmed the incident, stating that investigations were in progress to unravel what “actually took place there and no stone will be left unturned to get to the root of the matter”.





Friday, July 2, 2021

July 02, 2021

See Weapons, Charms DSS Claimed To Have Recovered From The Home Of Yoruba Activist, Sunday Igboho As 2 Are Confirmed Dead

Weapons allegedly recovered from Sunday Igboho

 



The department of state security services has issued a statement on a raid it carried out in the early hours of Thursday at the home of activist and pro-secessionist, Sunday Adeyemo a.k.a Sunday Igboho.

In a statement signed by its spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunanya, Igboho and his boys engaged DSS officials in a gun battle.

The statement read; "In the early hours (about 0134 hours) of today, 1st July, 2021, a joint team of security operatives raided the residence of Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo a.k.a. SUNDAY IGBOHO at Soka, Ibadan, Oyo State. This was based on intelligence that he had stockpiled arms in the place. On approach to the residence, the team came under heavy gun attack by nine (9) men, suspected to be IGBOHO’s guards. Six (6) of them were armed with AK-47 gun and Three (3) others, with Pump-Action riffles."

"In the course of the exchange, two (2) of IGBOHO’s armed men were gunned down while the rest were subdued and arrested. Only one operative who was shot by the assailants on his right hand sustained injury. He has however received medical attention and is very stable."

"Afterwards, the team procedurally searched the house and subsequently recovered the following among others:
i. Seven (7) AK-47 assault rifles;
ii. Three (3) Pump Action guns;
iii. Thirty (30) fully charged AK-47 magazines;
iv. Five Thousand (5,000) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition;
v. Five (5) Cutlasses, One (1) Jack knife, One (1) Pen Knife
vi. Two (2) Pistol holsters;
vii. One (1) binoculars
viii. A wallet containing Five (5) US Dollars in one (1) Dollar denomination; local and international driver’s licences in his name, ATM Cards, a German residence permit No. YO2N6K1NY bearing his name;
ix. Two (2) whistles;
x. Fifty (5) Cartridges;
xi. Eighteen (18) Walkie-Talkies;
xii. Three Voodoo charm jackets/traditional body armour;
xiii. Two (2) Laptops (One (1) Toshiba and One (1) Compaq); and
xiv. His International Passport and those of many others (as displayed here). Further exploitation and forensic analysis are ongoing.

Aside the items recovered from the building, about thirteen (13) suspects including twelve (12) males and one (1) female were arrested and brought to Abuja. While one suspect is being profiled, the other twelve (12) paraded here are:

i. Abdulateef OFEYAGBE
ii. Amoda BABATUNDE aka Lady K (female)
iii. Tajudeen ERINOYEN
iv. Diakola ADEMOLA
v. Abideen SHITTU
vi. Jamiu NOAH
vii. Ayobami DONALD
viii. Adelabe USMAN
ix. Oluwafelumi KUNLE
x. Raji KAZEEM
xi. Taiwo OPEYEMI and
xii. Bamidele SUNDAY.

"This is Inform Nigerians and the world that Sunday IGBOHO and his group, in the guise of campaign for self-determination, have become well-armed and determined to undermine public order. This, the arrests and seizures are, no doubt, a confirmation of a grand plan by IGBOHO and his cohorts to wage a violent insurrection against the Nigerian State."

"Alert foreign missions and licencing authorities within and outside Nigeria about this development and the possibility that IGBOHO could declare some of his personal permit and identity cards missing in order to seek their replacement."

"Apprise stakeholders that the Five (5) AK-47 assault rifles recovered from the building are suspected to be those collected by IGBOHO’s men from Nigerian Customs and Immigration personnel at Idi Iroko, Ogun State."

"The gun duel which lasted for an hour offered IGBOHO the chance to escape. Sunday ADEYEMO a.k.a Sunday IGBOHO is now on the run. IGBOHO may run as far as he can. He may hide as long as he wants. He might have attacked security operatives as his strength carried him. But this will be the end of his shenanigans. Soon, he will not have a hiding place. His strength will sure fail him. And the law will catch up with him. The law may be slow. But it will be steady."

"Consequently, ADEYEMO/IGBOHO is advised to turn himself in to the nearest security agency. Those cheering and eulogising him may appeal to or advise him to do the needful. He should surrender himself to the appropriate authorities. He or anyone can never be above the law. Meanwhile, those arrested will be charged accordingly."










Wednesday, June 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

GRAPHIC: Police Arrest Native Doctor With Two Human Skulls, Three Others With Containers Of Human Blood




The police in Delta says it has arrested a 60-year-old native doctor, Godfrey Akpudje with two human skulls.


It was gathered that the arrest followed a report lodged last Thursday by one Ejiro Okoro that the corpse of his sister, who died sometime in 2019 and was buried at Ekpan Ovu, was exhumed by unknown persons.

On the strength of the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Isiokolo Division, swung into action and detailed detectives to investigate the incident.

In the course of investigation, information gathered by the police through intelligence revealed that Akpudje allegedly exhumed the corpse and removed the skull.

He was immediately arrested and two human skulls were recovered from him.

The suspect confessed to have got one of the skulls from Osun State through a native doctor, who is now deceased.

The acting Police Public Relations Officer in Delta State, DSP Bright Edafe, told journalists that investigation was ongoing into the incident.

Also, on Monday, around 11.45am, the Dragon patrol team 31 of the command, while on a stop-and-search duty at Nsukwa junction, Ogwashi-Uku/Kwale Road, intercepted a Sienna travelling from Asaba to Kwale and the passengers were asked to submit themselves for search.

During the search, three passengers were found with a container filled with fresh human blood.

The suspects, Monday Nwite, 27; Madabuchi Nweke, 26; and Nwite Sunday, 21, all of Ebenta village in the Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, were immediately arrested.

During interrogation the suspects confessed to have murdered some persons in Ebonyi State and were taking the blood to a native doctor in Kwale, whose identity was not disclosed, for rituals purposes.

The PPRO confirmed that one rosary necklace tied with charms was also recovered from the suspects.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Ali, has charged Divisional Police Officers, tactical commanders, and officers and men of the command to be on their toes and step up patrol in their areas of responsibilities, gather intelligence and make their presence felt, noting, “This will go a long way to deter criminals from showing their ugly faces.”

June 30, 2021

Come & Collect Your Certificates Else We'll Publish Your Names - UNICAL Begs Its Graduates Who Refused To Collect Certificates Years After Graduation


 

By Obio Monday


The management of the University of Calabar has threatened to publish the names of its graduates that have refused to collect their certificates years after graduation.


This was made known by the Registrar of the institution, Mr. Gabriel Egbe in a memo obtained by GRASSROOT REPORTERS.


The university said it is shocked over the development, revealing that over 42,000 certificates are yet to claimed, some dating back to the 1980s.


The memo titled "Unclaimed Certificates" read:

"It has been discovered that there are over forty two thousand(42,000) unclaimed certificates of the University of Calabar in Faculties and Institutes. Some of these certificates dates back to the 1980s. The University Management is shocked by this abnormality, and therefore, directs that all  who have not collected their Certificates after several years of graduation should do so immediately.


"Persons who are acquainted with these group of graduands, should please inform them to come for collection. Those who do not so before the end of three months from the date of this notice, will have their names published and will be surcharged subsequently". The memo read.


See memo





Tuesday, June 29, 2021

June 29, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Arrested By Interpol, To Be Deported To Nigeria To Face Trial


 


By Ikechukwu Nnochiri (Vanguard)

The Federal Government has arrested the leader of the proscribed Indegeniuos People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.




The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, who made the disclosure to journalists on Tuesday, revealed that Kanu was arrested and brought back to Nigeria on Sunday.

He said the arrest followed a collaborative effort between security agencies in Nigeria and the Interpol.

Malami further disclosed that Kanu would be taken before the Federal High Court in Abuja for continuation of his trial on charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, unlawful possession of firearms and management of an unlawful society.



















June 29, 2021

Cross River: Lady, Three Others Convicted for Over $2000 Internet Fraud

The convicts

 



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Uyo Zonal Office on Friday, June 25, 2021 secured the conviction of four internet fraudsters, including a woman before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River state.

The convicts; Chibueze Charles Onwuneme (Alias Sa Idu Sani), Murphy Angba Obiabo (a.ka. Kate Shawn), Obua Akwo Promise ( alias Davis Walter) and Happiness Otuedem Mayen were jailed after pleading guilty to charges bordering on criminal impersonation to defraud innocent citizens, following a plea bargain agreement with the prosecution.

Happiness Mayen, the female convict was sentenced to two months imprisonment for obtaining the sum of $118 (One Hundred and Eighteen US Dollars) from one Leon Morawiec while falsely presenting herself as an American Military Personnel. She is also to forfeit her iPhone 6 and iPhone 11 to the Federal Government and restitute the sum of $118 to her victim. She was however given an option of fine of Two Hundred Thousand Naira.

The other convicts, Murphy Angba bagged three months imprisonment for defrauding an American, Linda Polumbo $1000 (One Thousand US Dollars).The court ordered that he forfeits a HP laptop and an IPhone 11, being the instruments used in committing the crime to the Federal Government, and restitute his victim in the sum of $1000.

He was however given the option of one month community service at the Court of Appeal, Calabar and a fine of Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N300, 000. 00).

Onwuneme got three months imprisonment for falsely posing as a foreign military personnel named SA Idu Sank, with intent to defraud. He was ordered to forfeit an Infinix X 625C mobile phone to the Federal Government or pay a fine of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira(N150,000. 00), and observe community service for one month at the Appeal Court, Calabar.

Promise was sentenced to six months imprisonment for obtaining the sum of One Thousand US Dollars ($1000) by false pretence. He was ordered to restitute the said sum to the victim through the Federal Government and also to forfeit one IPhone 7, one Mac book Pro laptop and one Itel phone to the Federal Government.

He was however given the option a fine of Two Hundred Thousand Naira and one month community service at the Appeal Court Calabar.










Sunday, June 27, 2021

June 27, 2021

400-Level Student Jumps From 3-Storey Building After Taking Hard Drugs, Confirmed Dead

Late Kamsi

 

By Steve Oko (Vanguard)

The Authorities of the Abia State University Uturu ABSU, have confirmed the death of a 400-level Optometry student of the university who jumped down from a three-storey building after allegedly smoking the drug.



The incident reportedly happened on Saturday at the deceased lodge called Favour lodge located off the campus.

According to reports, the deceased student took a hard drug known as Colorado and could not contain its effect.

His friends reportedly locked him inside the room and went in search of garri to help him come back to his sense.



But before they could return, the deceased went through the balcony, thinking that he was on the ground floor, jumped down from the building and died immediately.

Chief Security Officer, CSO of the institution, Ret. Navy Commander ThankGod Evulobi who confirmed the incident to our Correspondent, described it as one of the regrettable consequences of hard drug.

He gave the name of the student as one Kamsi, from Imo State.


According to him the student drugged himself and told his friends that he was going out only for him to jump out from the window.

He said he was immediately rushed to hospital where he was confirmed dead.

The CSO said that the parents of the student had already come to identify him and carried the corpse after meeting with the police.


He decried the effect of hard drug among youths and advised parents to monitor the activities of their children.

” These youths begin to consume hard drug right from secondary school and when they come to the university they become uncontrollable.

” We have continued to educate our students on the dangers of the hard drug but some of them feel they are big boys. It’s unfortunate and parents need to do more especially when they are in secondary school.







June 27, 2021

Native Doctor Beheaded By ESN Over Failed Charm He Prepared


 


The Eastern Security Network, ESN, a security wing of the Southeast Secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has allegedly killed their native doctor, Paschal Okeke from Umudim-Ukwu Orji, Awomama in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State over failure of charm he prepared to protect them against police bullet.

The development was disclosed in a statement on Saturday by the media adviser to the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mike Abattam.

According to the statement, the ESN shot the juju priest severally, beheaded him before setting the corpse and the man’s house on fire.

The angry fighters alleged that the native doctor prepared an impotent charm for them which according to them, led to the death of several members during gun battle against security operative in the state.

“The remnants of IPOB /ESN terror groups turned the gun on their juju priest, one Paschal Okeke of Umudim Ukwu Orji Awomama in Oru East LGA of Imo State.

“They shot him, decimated his remains, excised the head and burnt the body and his house for the futile efficacy of the charms he had given the group over time and the colossal failure to protect them from police bullets”, part of the statement read.













June 27, 2021

Panic As Boko Haram & ISWAP Vows To Wreck Havoc On 'Unbelievers', Forge Alliance


 



Following the death of the factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau, who reportedly blew up himself to avoid being captured by Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP ) fighters, Boko Haram fighters have formed an alliance with commanders of ISWAP.

The reunion announced in a viral video which was obtained by LEADERSHIP on Saturday in Maiduguri, shows the Boko Haram and ISWAP commanders placing their palms on top of each other chanting words of solidarity as a sign of new alliance.

In the about 13-minute video, the terrorists of both camps pledged their allegiance to one Aba Ibrahim Al-Hashimiyil AlKhuraishi, whom they unanimously ordained as ‘Khalifan Muslimai’, translated as “The Leader of all Muslims”.

Four insurgents, drawn from Boko Haram bloc and ISWAP sect, were seen in the clip pledging their loyalty to their new commander while speaking in Arabic, Hausa, English and Fulfulde respectively.

One of the speakers confirmed the report that intelligence services played critical roles in creating divisions in the camps of the terrorists when he claimed that the enemies succeeded in dividing them, but saying that they have now reunited for a common goal.

Thus, in the latest video released by Boko Haram, a terrorist who first spoke, extended his greeting to their new Leader, Khuraishi, thanking him for eventually bringing them together.

Pledging his loyalty, he said every member of Boko Haram and ISWAP should be happy that they are now united.

Another terrorist, while speaking in Hausa, greeted Al-Hashimiyil Khuraishi, assuring that he and his colleague-insurgents will not flout his orders and commandments.

He expressed delight that they are now back as one ‘indivisible entity’, after the mutual hatred that hitherto divided them, gave way.

Another ISWAP fighter, who was wielding a sophisticated gun hung on his neck, thundered: ”What is left now is Jihad. We will not stop fighting the unbelievers. All the unbelievers are now in trouble.”

According to the daredevil terrorist, every Boko Haram and ISWAP member must be ready to fight under the directive of their new leader, for them to survive and succeed.











Saturday, June 26, 2021

June 26, 2021

Borno Governor Suspends international NGO For Training People On How To Shoot Gun

Governor Zulum


Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has directed the immediate suspension of ACTED, an international Non-Governmental Organization (iNGO).

The governor gave the order following Saturday’s discovery that the humanitarian iNGO was using a hotel in Maiduguri to “train some persons on shooting”.

Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, who announced the Governor’s directive, said the French iNGO was found using toy guns and simulators in training exercises at a hotel located off circular road in Maiduguri.

Gusau explained that residents near the hotel had alerted officials on the frequent sounds of gunshots from the hotel, after which the matter to GRA Divisional Police headquarters, which oversees the hotel’s location.

The police reportedly found some toy pistols at the hotel, with two trainers, both Nigerians.

The statement said pending the outcome of police investigation, Zulum directed sealing of the hotel and suspension of ACTED from any humanitarian activity in Borno State.

Gusau noted that Governor Zulum acknowledges and deeply appreciates the roles of credible iNGOs which have been providing critical humanitarian interventions in different parts of Borno.

He assured them of government’s continued cooperation and support while also upholding obedience to prevailing laws, policies and rules guiding all activities and actions across.




June 26, 2021

Police Storm Three ESN/IPOB Camps, Kills Many ESN Militants


 

Many suspected members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militia wing of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) group, were on Friday killed during raids of their camps in Imo State by police operatives.

The raid, which took place at Atta, Izombe and Ideato North areas of the state, was said to have commenced around 4am on Friday.

The Nation gathered operatives of the Intelligence Response Squad (IRT), Special Tactical Squad (STS), Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU) and other special forces carried out the operation and completely overran three camps allegedly belonging to IPOB/ESN.

Sources told The Nation that a commander of the group, who was earlier arrested, led operatives to the camps where several weapons, stolen vehicles, explosives, gun powders, charms, weed, ammunition, hard drugs and the group’s flags were recovered.

Although the number of suspects killed were not specified, a source privy to the operation said many were neutralised inside the forest during gun battles.

He said six of the suspects were apprehended and were currently aiding police investigation.










June 26, 2021

Four Yahoo Boys Jailed In Calabar





The Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, on Thursday June 24, 2021, secured the conviction of four internet fraudsters before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State.


The convicts: Eneji Emmanuel, (a.k.a Karen Moana, Buccly Clunder, Mainer Chic, Karen Klunder) Adie Stephen Udie (alias Laura Vazquze), Nwandike Kelechi (a.k.a Bradley) and Victor Francis (alias Donald Walter), pleaded guilty to separate charges bordering on love scam and obtaining by false pretence.


In view of their pleas, the prosecution counsel, Segun R. Akinrinlade urged the court to convict them in accordance with the plea bargain agreement among the parties. The defence counsel, C.O. Bassey and Innocent Eze, pleaded with the court for leniency.


After listening to the Counsel, the judge convicted and sentenced the defendants as follows:


Enegi Emmanuel was sentenced to three months imprisonment for using a fictitious email ([email protected]) to register for the American Paycheck Protection (PPP) loan, a benefit meant for US citizens, and used same to defraud unsuspecting citizens of their hard earned money. He was however given an option of fine of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100, 000.00) to be paid into the Federal Government’s account and community service at the Federal High Court and Ministry of Social Welfare Calabar, for a period of one month which must be supervised by the court and the EFCC.


While Adie Stephen was sentenced to six months imprisonment for fraudulently impersonating one Laura Vazquez, an American citizen, and Dave Daley, the court ordered that the items recovered from him which include a black Toyota Corolla car 2009 model (still unregistered), IPhone 7 and IPhone XS mobile phones, be auctioned and the proceeds paid into the Federal Government’s account.


Nwandike Kelechi was sentenced to six months imprisonment with an option of Three Hundred Thousand (N300, 000.00) fine and one month community service. The court also ordered that the convict forfeits the following items to the Federal Government- iPhone 11 Pro Max and HP Intel(R) Core laptop.


Victor Francis was convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment for fraudulently obtaining the sum of $1,200 (One Thousand Two Hundred US Dollars) from one Jean Judson. The convict was also given an option of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200, 000.00) fine plus one month community service. He is to forfeit an iPhone 11 to the Federal Government as well as restitute the victim in the sum of One Thousand Two Hundred US Dollars ($1, 200).


After sentencing the convicts, Justice Ojukwu further ordered that they be remanded at the Correctional Service facility in Calabar until they have paid the various fines pronounced by the court.


The convicts were arrested by operatives of the Uyo zonal office of the Commission in a sting operation on May 18, 2021.





 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

June 24, 2021

How I Stabbed Super TV Boss To Death - UNILAG Undergraduate


 



A 21-year-old undergraduate of the University of Lagos, Chidinma Ojukwu, has narrated how she stabbed the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, to death in the Lekki area of Lagos State.

She spoke at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday after she was paraded as a suspect by the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.

She said,
“We were in the lodge smoking. He was trying to make advances on me. I was tired and he became violent on it. I let him have his way. Towards afternoon, he ordered roofies. We took it together and ate food. He became high. I was still not happy with the first one (sex) that we had, so, I was staying on my own, smoking and drinking. He, too, was on his own.

“He came to me and I was like I am not happy with what he did. I was like, ‘You don’t help me, you don’t assist me with anything, you are just playing with me around’. He was like, ‘Take my ATM and withdraw what you want’.

“He later became violent trying to get to me and I was resisting and defending myself. At some point, he hit my head on the wall and I also retaliated.

“At some point, he was chasing me around the kitchen cabinet. I took a knife and stabbed his neck. I approached the door and he followed me. I stabbed him twice on the neck side. I threw the knife to the bed and he was going for it but I also went for it. He dragged the knife with me and it broke and he fell on the floor.”





June 24, 2021

Anambra: INEC Insist APGA Will Not Take Part In Guber Election


 



For violating the Electoral Act 2010 as amended, the rulling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has been ruled out of the November 6, 2021 governorship poll in Anambra State.



According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which dropped the hint, yesterday, in Abuja, APGA’s disqualification followed the party’s failure to comply with Section 85 of the Electoral Act.

The commission disclosed that APGA did not notify it when it purportedly held its ad hoc congress to elect delegates for the party’s governorship primary.

INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Publicity and Voter Education, Mr. Festus Okoye, in a statement, insisted that parties must act within the confines of the law in the conduct of their congresses and primaries if they are to avoid issues and challenges that may complicate the conduct of elections.



INEC’s clarification came on the heels of the declaration of former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, as the winner of the factional primary organised by the Chief Victor Oye-led faction of the party.

As of the time of filing the report, exit polls indicated the former CBN governor and frontline aspirant was cruising home to victory, even as reports indicated that a rival faction of the party announced the suspension of the economist-turned politician.

The Chief Jude Okeke-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party said Soludo was suspended from APGA for anti-party activities, saying that the NWC arrived at the decision after its meeting on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.



The acting National Publicity Secretary of the faction, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, who disclosed this to journalists in Abuja, said the party leadership applauded the peaceful and successful “Special Delegate Ward Congresses, where three-member Ward Delegates were elected for the July 1, governorship primaries of the party.”

Journalists were barred at the venue of the accreditation and voting. The state secretary of the party, Tony Ifeanya, however denied knowledge of any order by the leadership of the party to bar reporters from witnessing the event, which was beamed live by dedicated television stations and the SoludoTV Facebook app

Ifeanya said journalists in the state were not accredited because they did not apply to the party for permission to cover the primary election.

“Maybe you people can wait around. When the process is over, the leadership of the party would speak to you about the outcome of the exercise,” he said.







June 24, 2021

C'River: Man Butchers Aunt, Chops Off Her Head, Buries Body In Shallow Grave

The suspect


By Ada Wodu (Punch)


A  24-year old man, Christian Edem Eyo, has been arrested for allegedly killing his aunt in Calabar, Cross River State.


It was gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday where they live in the same compound along Inyang Street in the Calabar South Local Government Area.


It was gathered that after killing the woman, Uduak Effiong, Eyo buried her body in a shallow grave in front of the compound, took the head into his inner room where he had two graves, as well as a pit, and dumped the victim’s head in the pit.


It was gathered that Eyo, also known as Etteobong at home, lives in a two-room apartment while the late woman with her two children lived in a different apartment within the compound.


Eyewitness said they saw the fresh head of the woman who was in her sixties after she was killed and also saw blood stains in the room and in front of the compound.


According to one of the victim’s children named Nkoyo, the incident happened between 5am and 6am.


She said she heard some noise made by vigilante youths, adding that when she came out, she was told that someone had been killed and buried in the compound.



Nkoyo also said she saw Etteobong and asked him what happened and he said that he had killed her mother.


“It was at that point that the police arrived and started shooting in the air and I also ran inside the house. They arrested him. But he used the machete to injured one of the policemen before he was arrested,” she said.


She said her mother usually went early outside to take her morning bath, adding that someone in a nearby building saw the suspect when he was trying to bury her mother’s body in the shallow grave he dug.


When contacted, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Igiri Ewa, said “The suspect is in our custody.”


 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

June 23, 2021

PHOTO: Suspected Kidnapper Shot Dead During Shoot-Out With Police


 

A suspected kidnapper has been shot dead during a shootout with the police on Benin-Auchi road by Okhuo hill in Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of Edo State, NaijaCover Reports.

It was gathered By NaijaCover, that the gunmen had set a barricade on the road with intent to kidnap travellers when the police ran into them on Tuesday, June 22.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Kontongs Bello, who confirmed the incident said the police responded to a distress call that hoodlums had blocked Benin-Auchi road and were waiting to rob road users.

"On receipt of the information, the DPO in charge of Ehor Division swung into action by drafting tactical teams to the area,” Bello stated.

"The hoodlums on sighting the police engaged them in a gun battle but in the process, one of the hoodlums was shot dead,"

The PPRO said that one locally made single barrel gun, seven live cartridges and Tecno phone were recovered at the scene.

"Effort is on to arrest other gang members who escaped with bullet wounds." he added.

According to him, Commissioner of Police Edo State Command, CP Phillip Aliyu Ogbadu, has assured the command’s commitment in making Edo crime-free.

He urged the general public to continue to give credible information that will lead to the arrest of criminals in the State.

June 23, 2021

Cross River: Middle-aged Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Raping 5 & 7-year Old Kids

Godswill Idongesit Bronson

By Obio Monday

A State High Court sitting in Calabar and presided by the Chief Judge of Cross River State, Hon. Justice Akon Ikpeme has sentenced a middle-aged man, Godswill Idongesit Brownson to 12 years in prison for raping two minors, aged 5 and 7.


Mr. Brownson was found guilty of the charges preferred against him the police.


More details later




 

June 23, 2021

OpED: 2023 Governorship: APC & Southern Senatorial District Owe Cross River The Best BY VINCENT EFFIONG


 

 “2023 is the turn of the South, and that was the commitment I gave. I will use every fiber in me to ensure the next governor comes from the Southern Senatorial District. Fairness is fairness, equity is equity. I have preached equity, so it is my turn to do equity”.. *H/E, Sen. Benedict Ayade, 2019*_.

 

Going by this position, I will narrow my argument to the choices where the governorship position has been zoned to, by virtue of justice and equity.


Cross River is one the least beneficiaries in terms of federal government allocation. This is not unconnected with the ceding of the oil rich Bakassi to Cameroon by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and the subsequent lost of 76 oil wells to our neighbouring State through a supreme court ruling. Undoubtedly, the deleterious effect of this on our economy cannot be overemphasized. It has not only retarded infrastructural/industrial development of the State, but had also, within the past years, posed untold hardship on the people both in the rural and urban centres.  


Going further, the phenomenon of hardship and poverty has been identified as one of the increasing social challenges linked to a number of social problems including street crime, substance abuse, internet fraud, armed robbery, ritual killings, kidnapping, and youth restiveness. It is widely argued that the youth is the locomotive of national development and contribute immensely to the sustenance of the developmental momentum of a nation; youths in Cross River are largely unemployed and redundant. The social consequences of this are enormous and can only be explained from the lens of our experiences.  Sadly, the federal allocation cannot tackle ALL our challenges. IT IS AGAINST THIS BACKDROP, THAT WE MUST SORT FOR AN EXPERIENCED HAND IN POLITICS AND ECONOMY FOR THE GOVERNORSHIP JOB. 


Many state governments including Cross River are eager to grow their internally generated revenue base through the diversification of economy, but seem largely unable to harness available opportunities to do so, reason mostly centred on administration’s policy direction. Many legitimate sources of revenue in the state remained untapped, while procedures for the collection, remittance and accountability for the ones exploited often fall short of expectations, giving room for avoidable leakages. It is assumed that when the internally generated revenue is low, the state is forced to apply most of its federation account allocation to service recurrent expenditure, whereas when the internally generated revenue is high, a greater percentage of the federation account will be used for capital expenditure. The diversification of our economy will correct the disparity between revenue and expenditure and reduce the attendant budget deficit, thereby giving a boost to all sectors of our economy.


AHEAD OF 2023, to consolidate on the gains of the present administration under the leadership of His Excellency, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade, we need an experienced hand with “Strategic Framework” for ending poverty in Cross River State, topnotch entrepreneurship development, sound policies and programmes that will foster a paradigm shift from our present state. To achieve this, there must be a classical departure from the total dependency on federal allocation to a productive diversification of our economy through the exploration of other natural resources at our disposal. This will not be a hard nut to crack if we entrust this responsibility in the appropriate hand.


No economy can improve if the government remains the highest employer of labour. A developing economy is driven by an active private sector. Our preferred candidate must reflect one WHOSE CONNECTION, TRUST AND CONFIDENCE GO BEYOND STATE AND NATIONAL POLITICS, as this will pave way for a fruitful private sector investments. 


We must treat development as a mass movement in order to see that fruits of development reach the poor and the downtrodden. The biggest determinant in our lives is culture, where we are born, what the environment looks like. But the second biggest determinant is probably governance, good governance or a certain kind of governance makes a huge difference in our lives. It never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important elements of government, therefore, are those who drive the government.


Although many are yet to make public their interest in the governorship race, we are not oblivious of drivers of good governance. I therefore enjoin well meaning Cross Riverians to settle for an experienced and issue/development-driven governor to succeed His Excellency, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade come 2023.





June 23, 2021

Police Inspector Who Rents Out Police Guns To Armed Robbers, Kidnappers, Other Criminals Arrested In Calabar

Inspector Manasseh


By Ike Uchechukwu (Vanguard)


An Inspector with Cross River State Police Command, arrested for gunrunning, has said criminals charmed him.


The Inspector, Nathaniel Manasseh, the Command said, was involved in gunrunning in Cross River and Imo states and had not been able to account for some pieces of hardware, including two AK-47 rifles.


Briefing journalists on Tuesday, the Cross River Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Akande, disclosed that since the resumption of the new Commander of Anti-Kidnapping and Cultism Squad, AKCTS, it had been a harvest of criminals.



He said that those thinking that the Command would rest on its oars in dealing with criminals should have a rethink as they were determined to smoke all strange and criminal elements out of the state.



“Cross River is regaining its lost glory in the area of security. As a matter of fact, we remain the most peaceful state in Nigeria and nothing can break out resolve.


“For police to function efficiently in any society, it requires citizen’s participation, partnership and willingness of the community to constantly equip the Police with actionable information to forestall unpleasant occurrences.


 


“Our achievement today is not unconnected with the cooperation of the public. Security is everybody’s business. We must encourage community policing,” he said.


Speaking further, he revealed that amongst those apprehended includes an Inspector of Police, who usually gives out their riffles on “rent” to notorious criminals and is a member of a gunrunning syndicate.


Also three persons were arrested for murder, nine for armed robbery, six for cultism, while three others were arrested for gunrunning, including the Inspector, as well as one for car snatching and another for arson.



The Inspector


The police officer, Inspector Nathaniel Manasseh, told Vanguard that he lost some riffles, claiming that he was charmed and dispossessed of some AK-47s, including a vehicle.


“I was charmed. I can’t really explain what happened and how they dispossessed me of the riffles. I am not a gunrunner,” he said.



Earlier, Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Eteng Jones Williams, commended the police for their dexterity and the risk they take on a daily basis to makes sure law-abiding citizens can live freely.


“We thank the police for making our street safe. We can now sleep with our two eyes closed. They have really done a lot and we promise to support them.


“I won’t hesitate in appealing to the governor to continue supporting them with operational vehicles and communication gadgets to make their job easier,” he said.





 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021

Ayade Appoints New SUBEB Boss, Other Fresh Appointments



By Obio Monday

The Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade has approved the appointment of Hon. Victor Omaga Odo as the new chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB). 


Hon. Odo replaces Senator Stephen Odey who resigned to contest the Cross River North Senatorial election.


A statement by the governor's adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Christian Ita said the appointment takes immediate effect.


The governor also appointed Mr. Cletus Obun as Special Adviser, Strategic Communication and Mrs. Bukie Okangbe as Senior Special Assistant, New Media.






Monday, June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

We Have Placed Tinubu Under Investigation - EFCC


 



Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, says a former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is under investigation.

In an exclusive interview published by ThisDay on Sunday, Bawa said investigation does not end in a day.

He said: “You asked me a question earlier about arresting people before investigation and now you are saying why didn’t we arrest Tinubu? Why didn’t you just say ‘arrest him?’

“Investigation is ongoing. When you are investigating matters like this, they don’t end in a day. Thousands of investigations are going on, on a daily basis.

“You understand? You know you are from the media. After you will say we are doing media trial.”

Bawa was said to have requested for Tinubu’s assets declaration form when he was the head of Lagos Zonal Office.

In a related development, a former Managing Director of Alpha Beta LLP, Mr. Dapo Apara, has filed a suit demanding a Lagos State High Court to stop Tinubu from “controlling the finances of Alpha Beta.”

The suit was filed on Wednesday by Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) on behalf of Apara.










Sunday, June 20, 2021

June 20, 2021

Nollywood Actor Arrested With Guns


 



An acclaimed Nollywood actor, Mike Omoruyi, is in custody of police operatives attached to the Delta State Police Rapid Response Squad, over illegal possession of arms hired for movie production.

Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta Command, DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement, said the 38-year-old movie actor was arrested June 15 after a search on him along Obiaruku/Umuedu road in Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state.

According to the PPRO, one Lar rifle without a magazine, one fabricated AK-47 rifle, one Air rifle, one Pump action, one English double barrel gun and two toy guns were recovered from him.

Edafe, however, disclosed that upon investigation, it was discovered that the actor actually hired the weapons from a 57-year-old Chief Otuya Josiah from Umuedu community for N50,000, adding that the chief had confessed renting out the weapons to him and further investigations were ongoing







June 20, 2021

I'll Return Tithes & Offerings Of Members Of My Church Who Are Sinners, Says Deeper Life General Overseer, Kumuyi

Pastor Williams Kumuyi

 

Pastor Williams Kumuyi, the founder of the Deeper Christian Life Bible Ministry, has disclosed why he would return the tithes and offering of some members of his church.


Kumuyi said he would return the tithes and offerings of any of his member who is still living in sin.


He stated this while addressing his members at the church’s headquarters in Lagos, on the topic of holiness.


Kumuyi stressed that sinners who have refused to repent but support the church with their money are wasting their resources.


Stressing on the importance of living a holy life, Kumuyi said God does not need a “sinner’s money.”


He maintained that it is pointless for a sinner to pay tithes and offerings in church.


“If you are a sinner here, God does not need your money. All the money you are giving in this church does not get to God. You are just wasting your money.


“As a matter of fact if I know the numbers of sinners here and how much they gave as tithes and offering I will remove it and give it back to them. God does not need it and the church does not need it,” Kumuyi said.

Monday, June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

TB Joshua's Daughter Gives Birth To Baby Boy On Late Father's Birthday


 


Daughter of popular televangelist, Prophet Temitope Balogun (TB Joshua), Sarah has gotten a lot of people talking after she welcomed her baby boy on her father’s birthday.

The daughter of the founder of Synagogue Church of All Nationa (SCOAN), Sarah welcomed her son on June 12, 2021, the birthday of her late father, TB Joshua. TB Joshua would have been 58 years on June 12 but passed on a week to his birthday.



Sarah Joshua tied the knot with her Tanzanian husband, Brain Moshi on Saturday, May 8.

Nigerians woke up to the sudden death of the man of God Prophet TB Joshua a week ago after a short illness. The news of his death shocked most people and the whole world in general.

After his church took to their official Instagram page to announce his death, the premises of his church was filled up with widows, orphans and other individuals TB Joshua helped and blessed when he was alive.

According to reports, he suffered a stroke two months ago after which he was flown to Turkey for treatment where he recovered and returned home.

His wife, Evelyn Joshua disclosed that she met him dead in his seat in the office. Apparently, the prophet died in his sleep a few hours after preaching to his congregation.











June 14, 2021

Woman In Police Net For Selling Her Two Biological Daughters For N300,000


 

A 35-year-old mother, Blessing Ebuneku Agoro, is in police net for selling her two biological daughters – Semilore Agoro (4 years) and Deborah Agoro (2 years) for N300,000 in Ogun State.

The woman was said to have sold the children without the knowledge of her husband, Oluwaseyi Agoro, who reported the matter to the police.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, told DAILY POST on Sunday that the husband reported at the Redeemed Camp Divisional Headquarters that he travelled for some time and returned on Tuesday without seeing his two daughters.

According to the PPRO, Oluwaseyi told the police that efforts to make his wife tell him the whereabouts of the girls yielded no result.

“Upon the report, the DPO of the Redeemed Camp Division, CSP Alabi Akinjide, detailed his detectives to apprehend the suspect, who was already with the camp’s code of conduct department.

“On interrogation, the suspect explained to the police that her husband left home for the past two years and while he was away, she found it difficult to cater for the two children, with her other two children she had for another man,” it said.

She explained that while thinking of what to do, one Kolawole Imoleayo introduced her to a Port Harcourt couple, who she said were in dire need of children.

“She sold the two daughters to the couple at the rate of 300,000,” Oyeyemi said.

The police image maker added that her confession led to the arrest of the said Imoleayo; “they were both assisting the police in the investigation,” the PPRO confirmed.

While directing that the suspects be moved to the anti-human trafficking and child labour unit of state CIID, Ogun Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, said the sold girls must be rescued and brought back to their parent as soon as possible.




Sunday, June 13, 2021

June 13, 2021

EFCC Arrests Juju Scam Kingpin, Alaka Over N250m Fraud


 


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested Abayomi Kamaldeen Alaka (a.k.a Awise).

He was the leader of a deadly syndicate of juju scammers that operates from a shrine at Ashipa Town, near Abeokuta Ogun State.