Monday, 31 October 2016

100 Million Nigerians Living In Poverty, Dangote Laments

The President, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said that more than 100 million out of the country’s estimated population of 187 million are wallowing in poverty.

He told participants at the Executive Course No. 38, 2016 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, near Jos, Plateau State, that the situation was unacceptable to him given Nigeria’s abundant resources, according to a statement made available on Sunday.

Delivering a paper entitled: ‘Promotion of local manufacturing and poverty reduction in Nigeria: The private sector experience and policy options’, he said, “It is a curious paradox that Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer, and the largest economy on the continent, also has one of the highest levels of poverty.

“It is estimated that more than 100 million out of a population of 187 million Nigerians live below the poverty line.”

Photos: Troops Arrest Boko Haram Terrorists Drugs Supplier

Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on patrol from Bama to Pulka, intercepted suspected Boko Haram terrorists drugs and other logistics suppliers from Firgi and Zawan axis, Bama Local Governmnet Area of Borno State, at suspected Boko Haram terrorists crossing point, trying to cross into Sambisa forest today afternoon.

The troops pursued them but were only able to apprehend Kadiri Umate, 35 years, while others fled into the bush. The patrol team recovered 35 packets of 500ml of Glocose Intravenous infusion (Drip), assorted analgenics and pain killer drugs, clothes, bathroom slippers, insecticides, salt, kolanuts and a bicycle.

Don't Drag Buhari Into Judges Arrest - Presidency

The Presidency has advised journalists and other Nigerians to stop linking President Muhammadu Buhari to the legal travails of some recently arrested Judges in the country.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said President Muhammadu Buhari would be the last person to authorise anybody to induce a Judge to pervert the course of justice.

Malam Shehu recalled that, despite his personal familiarity with some court Judges, the President had never used that familiarity to seek favours from them from 2003, 2007 and 2011 when he was challenging the fairness of the presidential election results during the periods in question.

Iyanya Dumps His Record Label (MMMG) For Don Jazzy's Mavin

Popular Nigerian entertainer and musician, Iyanya, has dumped his record label, Made Men Music Group (MMMG) owned by Ubi Franklin and officially joined Mavin after months of speculations.

The news was broken early morning on Monday by Iyanya and Don Jazzy. The announcement also signaled the release of a new single, called “Up to Something’’ featuring Don Jazzy and Dr. Sid.

Iyanya and Ubi Franklin setup MMMG in 2011, where they have Tekno, Selebobo, Mr. Chibbz, and Tonye Garrick all signed.

Congratulations to him.

Policeman Stabs Tout To Death Over N100 In Lagos State

Pandemonium erupted on Saturday at Berger bus stop, Lagos State, after a policeman, who was a passenger on a 14-seater bus end route from Ibadan, Oyo State, reportedly stabbed a motor park tout, popularly called agbero, to death.

The deceased was identified simply as Ahmed and was reportedly planning to marry in December. The policeman was said to be serving in a command  outside Lagos.

PUNCH Metro learnt that one of Ahmed’s friends had stopped the bus with the inscription, Success Express, and demanded N100 from the driver, who reportedly declined to pay the money.

In the ensuing argument between the driver and the agbero, the policeman, who was at the front seat, reportedly got off from the bus.

Photo Of 26-Year-Old Man Who Trekked From Lagos To Zaria To Prove His Love For A Lady

A 26-year-old man, Tunde Agbaje, has reportedly trekked from the Ketu area of Lagos State to Zaria in Kaduna State.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Agbaje, who is the cousin of a former People’s Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, went on the adventure to prove his love for a lady, Sharon Donald.

The 26-year-old Donald is the daughter of a former governor of a state in the South-South and had recently travelled to New York, United States of America.

It was learnt that Agbaje and Donald had met in Ikoyi, Lagos State, and had been friends for the past six years, but she had turned down his marriage proposal several times.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Child Kidnapper Meets Waterloo, Burnt Alive In Imo State

In a classic fulfillment of the popular Nigerian saying, “many days for the thief, one day for the owner of the house,” a man who made kidnapping of little children his source of income has met his Waterloo in Imo State.

The notorious kidnapper, Osundu, better known by his nickname, Galaxy, who hailed from Umuduru Egbuaguru community in Onuimo Local Council Development Area and his gang got more than they bargained for at Umu-Ode in Ezelu Okwe another autonomous community in Onuimo LCDA on October 4, 2016 as he was not only caught but burnt alive by members of the community.

Galaxy had been a terror to the people as he specialized in the kidnapping of children for sale, a horrific and heinous act he carried out for over five months.

Galaxy and members of his gang had a practice of visiting Umu-Ode Ezelu on the communities market day, when most people would have gone to the Afo Ezu in Umuna, and particularly at such hours when there would probably be no adult person around to confront them. They would then abduct any child they could see. But on that fateful day, October 4, their cup of iniquity filled up and spilled over, when the gang abducted the male child of a street trader, Mrs. Elesius Duru alias Nwunye Onyibo and zoomed off.

U.K Court Jails Former Nigerian Cleaner Who Used Fake Passport To Falsely Claim £34k In Benefits

Adebola Adesanwo, 54, is a naturalised UK citizen but as a dual-national, also has a Nigerian passport. He had previously pleaded guilty to charges of possession of an identification document with intent and two counts of failing to disclose information to make a gain.

Newport Crown Court heard how Adesanwo, a former cleaner, had a second alias under a false, forged passport under the name of John Adepujo. The period of offending was separated into two timeframes – August 2007 to June 2008 and September 2009 and November 2015.

During that combined period, he falsely claimed £34,205.30, despite working at a cleaner at the time. Defending, Matthew Cobbe said that while the defendant’s action were illegal, he was not committing the fraudulent acts for person gain or greed.

I Made You A Billionaire - Obasanjo Tells Folorunsho Alakija, Africa’s Richest Woman

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Saturday in Lagos that Mrs reckoning, was among the 25 billionaires he made during his tenure as President.

Obasanjo stated this at the 2016 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum.

The former president was reacting to an allegation by Alakija at the event, that the Obasanjo administration frustrated her effort when she ventured into oil business.

Alakija, who spoke before Obasanjo, alleged that the administration illegally took an oil block allocated to her company after her family had invested all their  savings to strike oil in commercial quantity.

Photos: Drama In Delta State As Bride Runs Out Of Wedding Reception, Rejects Husband‎

There was confusion in Delta State on Saturday as a wedding reception ended half-way, following the bride’s pronouncement that she was no longer interested in the few-hours-old marriage.

DAILY POST reports that the bride, who ran away from the reception venue, was given hot chase by the husband. The incident, which occurred at ‎Udu Local Government Area of Delta State, created serious scene in the area.

At the popular Orhunwhorhun road, the husband was seen begging the bride to reconsider her decision. The incident attracted a large crowd, as well as members of their families, in a frantic effort to settle the matter. 

See more photos inside...

Husband Of Deaf And Dumb Woman Strangles Own Children, As Sacrifice To His Father's Occult Group

Thirty-five-year-old Thomas Matthew has told a horrific tale of how his father, who he claimed initiated him into an occult group, appeared to him and told him to sacrifice his children to him.

In response to the demand, Matthew strangled his two-month-old son, John Matthew and four-year-old daughter, Mary Matthew at different times. But his attempt to also kill his first son, Josiah Matthew, who is nine years old, backfired. The horrendous acts were committed in Mountain village opposite Dantata Camp, Asokoro, Abuja.

As Sunday Sun learnt from the Commissioner of Police, of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Mr. Mohammed Mustafa, the suspect, Matthew strangled his daughter, Mary, inside his house on October 7, 2016, after beating his wife, Bola, who is deaf and dumb and chasing her out of the house.

In a brief interaction facilitated by a sign language expert, the wife who is deaf and dumb recalled how the husband had tried to kill their first son. She said: “I didn’t know that my husband is a cultist. I remember when he first tried to kill our first son, I reported the matter at the Garki Police Station. It was my mother who took the boy away from the house and he is still staying with her in Mararaba, Nasarawa State. Then I had another son last year. When he was two months old, he became sick. 

I Bought Two Human Heads For N10,000 — Herbalist

Three persons in possession of two human skulls have been arrested at a hideout in Ogbomoso by policemen from the Oyo State Police Command.

The state Commissioner of Police, Samuel Adegbuyi, said the arrest was made after the police received information from members of the public, who had raised the alarm that the suspects were dealing in human parts.

One of the skulls was discovered to have had what looked like a deep machete cut at its temple, leaving the police to suspect that the person the head belonged to might have been gruesomely killed.

Ramoni Akeem, 41, Azeez Ojelade, 36, and Salimon Salami, 40, were the suspects arrested by the police.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Cossy Ojiakor Shows Off Her Massive Money Makers As She Seek Advise On Her Natural Hair Or Enhanced Hair Look

Cossy nobody is looking at her mama.

Man Beats Wife To Stupor For Accusing Him Of Snoring

A 30-year- old, commercial motorcyclist, Tukur Paul on Friday beat his wife, Mrs Jennifer Paul to stupor for accusing him of snoring. It was the intervention by neighbours and passers-by that saved her from further attack.

However, the husband said his wife prompted him to beat her after several warnings.

“She prevented me from sleeping after having a hard day, I pleaded with her but refused,” he said.

Paul said having gone through a hectic day, that he decided to have some rest but was prevented by his wife because he was snoring.

EFCC Sets Up Team To Identify, Mark Patience Jonathan’s Property

Indications emerged on Friday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was intensifying moves to gather evidence against the former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, for a possible prosecution.

A top operative of the commission said on Friday that the leadership of the commission had initiated a discreet probe of the former First Lady in a bid to assemble evidence against her in the event of her prosecution as a fallout of the commission’s decision to freeze $20m traced to her.

The source said that the commission had assembled a team of detectives saddled with the responsibility of identifying all houses and property belonging to the former First Lady.

It was stated that the operatives had been instructed from the office of the commission’s chairman to mark such houses and property as part of the preparation for the prosecution of the First Lady.

Photos Of President Buhari’s Daughter, Fatima Looking Beautiful At Her Wedding Ceremony Yesterday

Yesterday, at her father's house in Daura, Katsina State, Fatima, the second daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari tied the knot with Malam Gimba Yau kumo, the former MD Federal Mortgage Bank.

She will become the fourth wife of Gimba. Congratulations to her! See more photos inside...

Kaffy Is Just Seeking Attention – Davido’s manager Reacts To Kaffy's Allegations Of Maltreating Dancers

Many Nigerians woke up to a rude shock on Wednesday when video dance queen, Kaffy, posted on her social media an account blasting Davido for refusing the services of dancers at the last minute.

The dance queen called the pop star various unprintable names and claimed that Nigerian musicians have no regard for dancers. Although she has apologised for using profane words, she did not really apologise for the insults she rained on the pop star.

Davido’s manager, Kamal Ajiboye, in an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats said  Kaffy was seeking for attention which he said the camp would not give her. He said, 
“I am not aware of any problem between Davido and Kaffy. Davido said that he didn’t need dancers for his performance and I don’t see how that is a problem. We saw what she posted online but we chose to ignore it because we are too busy to comment on such. 

Friday, 28 October 2016

EFCC Arraigns Graduate For Attempting To Extort Money Using Happy Home Orphanage In Benin City

One Okunmwendia Victor was arraigned yesterday by EFCC before Justice P. I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court, Benin City on a three count charge bordering on fraud and obtaining by false pretense. 

Okunmwendia 29, a graduate of Delta State university is alleged to have presented himself as Sister Julia Imoke, founder and coordinator of Happy Home Orphanage in his attempt to extort money from unsuspecting persons.

One of the counts reads, “that you Okunmwendia O. Victor " m" (alias Sister Julia Imoke of Happy Home Orphanage) and others now at large on or about the 24th of January 2016 in Benin city, Edo State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court with intent to defraud, did obtain the sum of 900 US Dollars from one Ada k. "F" through Western union money transfer under the false pretence that you are sister Julia Imoke, the founder and coordinator of a non existing Happy Home Orphanage, a pretext you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act,2006 and punishable under Section 1(3)of the same Act”.

My Woman Runs The Kitchen, The Other Room, Labor Room, Laundry Room And still Running The Airwaves! - Alibaba

Alibaba's wife is a bank Executive Director running he said she is running all the rooms he mentioned above and he insists there is still room for improvement. 

‘Banker Hires Assassins To Kill Her Ex-Husband In Lagos’

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two suspected hired-assassins and a female banker over failed attempt to assassinate her ex-husband identified as Tochukwu Onyebuchi.

The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu paraded the suspects at the command’s headquarters in Abeokuta on Wednesday. He said the banker, Oluchi Tochukwu, hired the suspected criminals to assassinate her husband in his residence at Ayobo area of Lagos State.

Iliyasu named the two suspected assassins as Chigozie Smart (32) and Kingsley Ikechukwu (36).

He said they were intercepted and arrested on Oct. 19 at Ijebu-Ode while attempting to escape to Onitsha with the victim’s Range Rover Jeep.

Photos: Aisha Buhari Visits Borno State, To Flag Off The Distribution Of Relief Materials Realised From The Launch Of Her #GetInvolved Initiative

It gladdens my heart to know that peace has returned to some areas in Borno state, today myself alongside the Governor of Borno State, H.E Kashim Shettima his amiable wife H.E Nana Shettima & some of my associates flagged off the distribition of relief materials realized from the launch of my #GetInvolved initiative which was launched in August.

Food items and other essential commodities were distributed to the displaced victims of insurgency who have now resettled back in their community, Kaga Local government area in Borno State. Over 300 families benefited from the exercise.

For N5.6m Admission Scam: Woman Bags 90years Imprisonment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, on Thursday October 27, 2016, secured the conviction of one Mrs. Chika Amsy Charles, who was convicted by Justice D.V Agishir of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, and sentenced to three years imprisonment on each of the thirty count charge preferred against her by the Commission.

The sentence which was to run concurrently from the date of her conviction, was without an option of a fine. 

The Convict was found guilty of swindling three innocent young Nigerians up to the tune of N5,620,000.00 (Five million, Six Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira only) under the guise of helping them secure admission into Enugu State University of Science and Technology ESUTH, through her unregistered NGO called 'Bold and Dynamic Gender Initiative'. 

President Buhari Attends Public Presentation Of The 7 Big Wins To Grow Nigeria's Oil And Gas Industry At The State House Conference Centre Abuja

President Buhari attends Public Presentation of the 7 Big Wins (Short and Medium Term Priorities to Grow Nigeria's Oil and Gas Industry, 2015-2019) at the State House Conference Centre Abuja on 27th October, 2016.

President Buhari with Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Dr Ibe Kachikwu, Zamfara State Governor Abubakar Yari and Chairman House Committee on Petroleum Upstream Victor Nwokolo.

Photos: Troops Discover 25 Human Skulls, Skeleton In Militant Shrines, Arrest 44 IPOB Members

Gory and grim sight confronted troops of Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS) at 4 militant shrines tucked inside the creeks of Akpabuyo and Bakassi LGAs of Cross River State. The troops found 25 human skulls at various decomposing stages.

The discovery, it was gathered, raised concerns that the militants were engaged in human sacrifice, perhaps, to fortify themselves for their devilish operations. The shrines, which were discovered at Ikot Ene Idam. Abakpa and Ikang creeks of the councils belonged to a notorious militant group, the Bakassi Strike Force (BSF).

The troops, who raided the area following a tip-off, also found other human body parts that littered the area including a complete human skeleton. Confirming the development, the Deputy Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre (JMCC), Lt. Com. Thomas Otuji, said the operation was conducted by ODS’ Sector 4.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

I Crashed ‘Flying’ From Benin To UK, Says Man Found In Sapele River - Self Acclaimed Wizard

A man, who confessed to newsmen that he was ‘flying’ from Benin Airport, Edo State, to attend a meeting in the United Kingdom, before watching a football match going on simultaneously in the coven, also in the United Kingdom, was, yesterday, discovered at Ajogodo River, Sapele, Delta State.

Fuel finished in my ‘private jet.’ Fuel finished in my ‘private jet.’ The self-confessed wizard said: “I was flying in with what is known in the physical realm as ‘Plantain Leaf,’ but it is actually my expensive private jet in the coven realm.

“It crashed me into this bridge, when the fuel in it finished. My members will be here tonight to refuel it for me, so I can continue my journey to the UK.

Court Jails Delta Director General One and Half Years For Nondisclosure Of Assets


Justice U.N Agomoh of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced to one and half years imprisonment, a former Director General of Delta State Direct Labour Agency, Mr. Emmanuel Odafe Igbini. The sentence is without an option of fine.

Igbini’s journey to prison began when the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arraigned him on a three-count charge in November 2014, for failing to make full disclosure of assets comprising his Naira account with Stanbic IBTC Bank, US Dollar Account and his daughter’s account with same bank. He pleaded not guilty to the three- count charge and the matter went into full trial. Justice Agumoh found Igbini guilty of the charges and sentenced him to six months imprisonment on each of the counts without an option of fine.

Housewife Tortures 12- Year-Old Girl For Stealing Meat

A 12-year-old girl, Mmesoma Ani, has been admitted to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Surulere, after she was allegedly tortured by her aunt, Mrs. Ogechi Iruwane.
 
PUNCH Metro learnt that the mother of three allegedly used her bare hands to pinch off the victim’s chest, and inflicted injuries on her back.
 
Ani was also said to have been starved for two days for allegedly stealing a piece of meat. A trader on Nurudeen Street, Orile Iganmu, Lagos State, where the incident happened, raised the alarm on Tuesday.

The case was said to have been reported to the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

EFCC Arraigns Suspected Fraudster For N6.9m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Tuesday  October 25, 2016, arraigned one Olurotimi David and his company Davchel Nigeria Limited before Hon. Justice  E. Esan of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan, on a 2-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and issuance of dishonoured cheque.

David pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.

David allegedly obtained the sum of 6,971,020.00 (Six Million, Nine Hundred and Seventy One Thousand Naira) From one Ishola Gbenga, General Manager of Ennydaras  Company Limited through a phony contract to supply 155 metric tonnes of soya bean to his warehouse at Ota, Idi-Iroko Road Ota, Ogun State. He thereafter signed a memorandum of understanding to pay the said sum with a cheque which he issued but was returned unpaid upon presentation for payment in the bank.

We'll Return Nigeria To Good Old Days Of Accountability - President Buhari Says As He Receives Director Shell Global Upstream At The State House

President Buhari receives Mr Andrew Brown Director Shell Global Upstream at the State House on 25th October 2016 and also restated the determination of his administration to restore the country to the “good old days of accountability”.

Speaking at a meeting Tuesday with the Director, Global Upstream of Shell Oil Company at the State House, Abuja, President Buhari said he will leave a legacy of improved infrastructure, particularly in the power sector, and also ensure better security in the Niger Delta.

“It is only by doing this that investor morale and confidence will return, and the economy will be positioned on the path of growth,” the President said.

President Buhari, who commended Shell for their faith in the economy and staying power, gave assurances on some issues of concern raised by the company.

I Sacrificed Human Head As Advised By Mad Woman — 20-Year-Old Suspect Confess After Beheading A Woman

A 20-year-old man identified as Emmanuel Effiong has said he beheaded a woman at the Aba park on the instructions of a mad woman, who allegedly advised him to throw a human head into a river or he would go mad.

“I gave a mad woman money one day in Aba and she told me to look for a skull or human head and throw inside a river or I will go mad.

“One morning, when I saw a lifeless body in front of the park, I decided to cut off the dead woman’s head for the exercise. I threw the head into the Aba River to remain a normal person,” he said.

Effiong made the confession while in the custody of the police. He had been arrested by police operatives in Aba, Abia State in connection with a threat to kidnap and kill one Ikechukwu Udogu.

"Fcuk you," Davido Tells His Haters, After Veteran Dancer, Kaffy Called Him Out For The Unproffessional Way He Treats Dancers

Kaffy wrote:

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!
It's alright if artiste don't need us . We are artistes ourselves . It is very disrespectful for you to look down at and trample on people who in one way or the other contribute to where u are today. Dance is our widows mite to a lot of your careers . All u need to do is respect us. 

Even other people under you suffer ur arrogance from stylist to band men. This message is for those of you that disrespectfully disregard us dancers especially.

@davidoofficial if u don't want dancers express it way before U agree to allow them dance than when u about to climb the stage u decide u don't need us again.or tell dancers not to come near u while u perform .wtf. It's not ur fault we have learnt our lesson and we thank arrogant artiste like u as this will not continue for long.

Grandpa Held For Producing Fake Dollars Worth N3m

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 60-year-old man, Highsent Nwogu, for allegedly producing dollars worth N3m and defrauding residents of the Ogba area.

Nwogu, a father of five children and grandfather of three, told PUNCH Metro that he ventured into the “washing” of fake dollars to make ends meet.

Our correspondent learnt that Nwogu, who hails from the Umuahia-South Local Government Area of Abia State, used a rented apartment on Abimbola Street, College Road, Ogba, for illegal production of the dollars.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Nwogu would ask his victims to buy some goods from overseas, and thereafter offered to get dollars for them to pay for the goods. The suspect allegedly gave his victims the fake dollars.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Checkout Photos From Actress Stephanie Okereke' son, Maxwell's 1st Birthday Celebration

Nollywood actress cum producer Stephanie Linus and her husband celebrated their son, Maxwell's 1st birthday on Sunday, October 23, 2016, and they and hosted friends and family members to a memorable birthday party. 

Happy birthday baby Maxwell. See more photos inside...

Orji Uzor Kalu Writes Turkish President To Release 50 Nigerian Students Detained Over Failed Coup

Former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has appealed to the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoan, to release 50 Nigerian students detained in the country.

Kalu, who wrote on behalf of Uzor Kalu Foundation, expressed readiness to travel to Ankara, the Turkish capital city, to personally receive the students on behalf of the foundation.

He recalled the age-long and excellent ties between Turkey and Nigeria and urged Erdoan, whom he said democratically raised the Turkish nation from zero level to a height never attained prior to his ascendancy, to unconditionally release the 50 students.

The students were detained in connection with the July 15-16 failed coup in Turkey. The letter, made available to Daily Sun, in Abuja, by foundation reads: 

Police Parade Suspected Rapist Of Two-Year-Old Kept Under His Care

The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Abia State Police Command, Adeleye Oyebade, on Monday paraded a suspected rapist, identified as Emeka Asibiriobwu, who was accused of defiling a two-year-old girl kept under his care.

Oyebade said the suspect was arrested by the officers of the Abia State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Umuahia, the state capital.

He said the suspect, who was still being investigated by policemen attached to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, had raped the girl at Oriendu, a suburb of the state capital.

The police boss said, “The suspect was arrested when the mother of the victim raised the alarm on sighting her daughter crying, while blood and fluid were gushing out of her private parts.

Photo Of Workers, Guards Arrested For Stealing N56m Company’s Goods In Lagos State

The Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, has arrested three workers of Peakins Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Lagos, for allegedly stealing drugs estimated at N56m.

The suspects are Emmanuel Okechukwu, Ikechukwu Orji and Chisom Azubuke.

Two others, who were estate security guards, Uchechukwu Ofoepeka and Goddy Ogobi, were named as accomplices.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the owner of the company, Isaac Ugwu, had caught one of the workers, Okechukwu, with a carton of a drug valued at N400,000.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Former-Presidential Spokesman Reuben Abati Arrested For Allegedly Receiving Money From Dasuki

A former presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati, has been arrested. Mr. Abati, who was spokesperson to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was arrested on Monday and is expected to spend at least Monday night at the office of the anti-graft agency, EFCC.

The journalist is being questioned for allegedly receiving some money from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, EFCC sources told PREMIUM TIMES. Mr. Dasuki is currently being tried by the EFCC for his management of arms funds under him , in what is now known as #Dasukigate.

Mr. Abati’s arrest makes it at least three former aides of Mr. Jonathan who are currently in EFCC custody. A former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, is still with the commission since last week Monday when he voluntarily surrendered himself after staying months away from the country.

Photos Of Former President Goodluck Jonathan At Oxford University, UK, Where He Spoke To Students On The Subject Of Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship

 See more photos, plus his full speech inside...


EFCC Docks Man For N229m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, October 24, 2016 arraigned one Sunday Evbodaghe and his company, Sunnivik Rivera Nigeria Limited, before Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the Lagos State High Court on a 4-count charge of stealing, forgery and obtaining by false pretence.

Evbodaghe allegedly collected the sum of N229million from Lagos Free Trade Zone sometime in 2015, for the purpose of converting same to United State Dollars which at the time amounted to $1million at the rate of N229.00 (two hundred naira) to a dollar.  
After collecting the money, the accused person refused to remit the dollar equivalent as agreed.

Investigation into the matter, among other things revealed that, the account statement of Sunnivik Rivera Nigeria Limited, the company where the money was allegedly paid to received a total sum of N229million in two tranches - August 25 and 26, 2016 respectively.

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