Ghanaian boxer, Braimah Kamok aka Bukom Banku has been in the news lately for all the most insane reasons. From having a lot of wives to beating his wives and fondling of underage breast.
Then his bleaching ways and proudly slamming everybody who tried to condemn the act. He suddenly announced he has quit bleaching but went ahead and danced naked in public, rocked eyelashes during a radio interview.
He painted his black and here is the most recent one - he has now turned evangelist. The 35-year-old undefeated boxer was seen preaching on the street. It is believed he was influenced by his gospel friend Mclerk, pictured above with him, the same brain behind his decision to stop bleaching, More photos after the cut.
Rumours have been flying in that Popular yoruba movie actress/ producer Lola Alao has converted from Christianity to islam, and she took to social media yesterday to make an announcement to confirm the speculations.
Her words below..
“Salaam alykun to all my wonderful friends and fans, May almighty Allah grant u all your heart desires. i just want everyone to know that i was born in to a Muslim home my late father’s name is Lasisi Alao, so i reverted back to my root through Alhaji Yusuf Adepoju (Acadip). May almighty Allah bless him and all my wonderful friends and fans…. Thanks love you all.. Rohdiat Omolola Alao Ajibola.”
At least 77 people have been killed and more than 50 injured after a truck mowed down crowds for more than a mile before the driver got out and sprayed crowds with bullets in a terror attack during the Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice.
The truck driver was said to have shouted 'Allahu Akbar' — God is greatest — before being shot dead by police. Pro-ISIS groups have been celebrating the attack.
Guns and grenades were later found inside the truck, which mounted the pavement at approximately 40mph and steered directly towards hundreds of people watching a fireworks display.
Addressing the nation, French President Francois Hollande said several children were among the dead. He said it was 'undeniable' the massacre was a terrorist attack.He said there were 77 victims dead, including children with a further 20 people wounded.
Identity documents belonging to a 31-year-old French Tunisian were found in the truck according to security sources.
Security agents yesterday arrested Hajiya Morufat Obanikoro, former Minister of Defence Musiliu Obanikoro’s wife.
Mrs. Obanikoro was picked up over the ongoing investigation of her husband, who is wanted for questioning over the N4.745billion slush funds from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
The funds were reportedly traced to Obanikoro, Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose, former Osun State Deputy Governor Iyiola Omisore and three companies with links to Omisore.
According to the Nation,Mrs. Obanikoro, who was transffered by the DSS to the EFCC, was later released by the anti-graft agency after a bail. Her international passport was impounded. Sources said her bail is with the condition of surety support of a landed property owner in Lagos. She was requested to return on Monday for interrogation.
According to sources, Mrs. Obanikoro allegedly arrived in the country last weekend from the United States.Obanikoro’s wife
It was learnt that she was arrested by the DSS in Lagos while sorting out some documents relating to the ongoing investigation of her husband.
A source said: “We got a report that Mrs. Obanikoro had sneaked into the country from the United States. After the confirmation of her travel log, an alert was issued to all security agencies.
“Following intelligence sharing with the EFCC, the operatives of the DSS arrested her in Lagos with some documents relating to the probe of the N4.745billion slush funds from ONSA.
Another source spoke of excitement about Mrs. Obanikoro’s arrest because “some of the funds under investigation were wired into her company, which is called MOB.
“She needs to explain to this commission what job she did to deserve such remittance into her account,” the source said.
Six of the 100 suspected Boko Haram members declared wanted by the army have been arrested in Lagos. Ibrahim Ali, Abubakar Ahmed, Goigoi Kamsalem, Ibrahim Mohammed, Banagana Blam Ali and Adam were arrested last Friday by vigilantes.
The Seriki Hausawa in Ijora, Alhaji Mustapha Mohammed, said Adam was arrested inside a 40-foot container in an abandoned container inside a church in Festac Town.
Mohammed, who heads the vigilance group, known as the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), said Ali and Blam were arrested during a raid of suspected terrorists’ hideout at Isheri; Ahmed, Kamsalem and Mohammed were nabbed on Victoria Island, where they were staying with friends.
Mohammed said the suspects have been transferred to Borno State, where they are wanted by the military, adding that they looked unkempt and hungry when they were arrested.
He said: “We got an intelligence report that Adam was hiding inside an abandoned 40-foot container on a church premises .It was the security man attached to the church that hid him inside the container. When we arrived on the church premises, we headed straight to where the container was kept. The security man attached to the church was not around then. The container was locked from the outside with a padlock. The pastor of the church was embarrassed to see us, but by the time we explained our mission to him, he along with others stood aside to see and by the time we broke the padlock, Adam was hiding in the far corner of the container. As soon as the pastor sighted the suspect, he started singing praises.”Mohammed said his group would protect Lagos from the Boko Haram menace.
He said his group started operation in the state in 2011, adding that Boko Haram would have hit some strategic installations and buildings, if not for the vigilantes.
Those arrested in the past by his group, he said, were handed over to the Department of State Services (DSS) in Shangisha, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) Zone two or the police commissioner.
“You know we are from Borno State where these people also come from and we know their communities. Our people back home do monitor them, and once they leave Maiduguri, we would be alerted so that we can be on the lookout.
“Once they arrive in any community in Lagos, our members are always on ground to fish them out based on intelligence report and once they are arrested, we hand them over to security agencies for further investigation and prosecution,” he said.The Nation
Wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the General Overseer of RCCG, Mrs Adeboye, and the Bwari Area Council Chairman, Musa Dikko visited the family of Late Mrs Eunice Olawale was murdered at about 5:30a.m. on Saturday, as she went for early morning preaching (Morning Cry) close to her residence.
Her throat was slit, with her head rested on the bible she used for preaching. Already, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command has said that investigation was ongoing to uncover those behind the act, just as miscreants were reported to be on rampage at Arab Road, Omega Paints Road, Pipeline and its environs, terrorising people.
‘They killed her like a chicken’
Dolapo Osinbajo , Wife of Vice President (second right) , condoling Pastor Olawale Elisha, husband of (Late Eunice Olawale )
Speaking to Vanguard at their residence, the first daughter of the late deaconess, Jessica Olawale, while crying uncontrollably, said that her mother was killed like a chicken. The 15-year-old Senior Secondary School 2 student, said:
“Everybody is just saying it is well, nobody can understand how I feel. “She is innocent; she didn’t do anybody any harm. She uses just her megaphone and bible; just preaching. They just killed her like a chicken and left her there.” Her husband, Olawale Elisha, who is also a pastor at RCCG, said:
“My wife always goes out early in the morning for ‘Morning Cry.’ There was a particular day she went out and she told me that there is a mosque at the back, where they made comments about her preaching. So I just cautioned her. “This morning (Saturday), she went around 5a.m. and I was still in bed because we did vigil which she participated in for a while because of the ‘Morning Cry’ she planned to undertake. “Two of my boys are footballers; they went to the field to play. When they came back, they told me that they heard some footballers saying that some hoodlums had butchered a woman who was preaching early this morning. ‘I found my wife lifeless in a police van’
Pastor Olawale Elisha husband of (Late Eunice Olawale )
“We hurried down in the shorts I was putting on but did not see anybody. However, we saw blood on the ground. I asked a policeman around and he said it was true but that they had taken her to Phase 4 Police Station. “I went to the station with my children and when we got there, I saw the lifeless body of my wife at the back of the police van and from there, she was taken to the mortuary. The incident happened between 5and 5:30a.m. because she usually goes out at 5a.m. and comes back 6a.m.” The deceased, according to her husband, was born on July 23, 1974. They got married in July, 2000. On whether the deceased, who was into property, had any disagreement with anybody, the husband said:
“She had no problem with anybody and there was no property to sell at hand. She didn’t have anything with anybody.”He said that the Command Officer in Kubwa had visited the house and promised to come back for condolence, adding “they came with the Chairman of Bwari Area Council.
“Even the DPO called me in the morning and asked me to come to their station to make a report. I called my senior pastors, who said I shouldn’t go, wondering why he expects me, with the emotional trauma, to come there.” Miscreants in charge
Meanwhile, it was gathered that about 10a.m. yesterday, some of the miscreants living in shanties built in front of the Fresh Fire Parish Gbazango were packing their belongings and fleeing. Some members of the church complained that they were always terrorised by the boys within the Gbazango area up to Omega Paint Street opposite Total Filing Station and its environs by miscreants who live in shanties. Church members said that the boys always spread their mats in front of the church to sleep and do their ablution, which had forced the church not to carry out their Tuesday, Thursday mid-week service.
“They have provoked us to take action, but we have remained calm,” one of them stated, adding that that they called the police to tell them the miscreants, who they said were mainly Hausa/Fulani, were running away, but the police did nothing.
Meanwhile, the FCT Police Command said it has arrested some suspects in connection with the murder of the 42-year-old preacher. Spokesperson of the Command, ASP Anjuguri Manzah, said the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Alkali Usman, had directed the homicide section to take over the investigation. He said:
“We have made some arrests and they are helping in our investigation. The commissioner of police has ordered the homicide section of the command to take over the investigation of the case.” The spokesman, however, did not mention the number of suspects arrested. He said that personnel of the command had visited the scene of the incident and investigation had commenced in earnest.
Veteran actress Zainab Bukky Ajayi who died at 82 on Wednesday, July 6, had breast cancer, hypertension and diabetes, her sons revealed in exclusive chats with Vanguard newspaper.
On Wednesday, July 6, Ma Bukky Ajayi passed on.As a Muslim, she was buried the same day she died. The actress converted to Islam in 1965 and adopted the name ‘Zainab’.
How she died: Her last moments
Bukky Ajayi According to Claudius Akinwade Peter-Thomas, a musician and second son of the late icon,
“There aren’t enough words to quantify Mama. She was an independent woman who shouldered the responsibility of raising three lions (sons) without raising her brows. I see her as a lioness. She was also able to combine and manage her situation (single motherhood) and her career. She was a good planner. To that effect, my elder brother is nine years older than me, and I am 11 years older than my younger brother. A good planner she was. Despite being in the public glare, she ensured her private life remained private. Many of my friends didn’t know I was the daughter of the popular actress. This is not because she wasn’t proud of her children, but because she was able to draw the line between her career and her family. People relate with me as Raz CPT and not the daughter of a celebrity, so to say. Mummy has been struggling with her health, she had cancer of the breast, diabetic and was also hypertensive.”
Kunle Fawole, popularly known as Abounce and the last child of the family spoke about her last moments.
“I and mama were in the living room with some of my friends when I noticed that her heart wasn’t moving, I mean like she stopped breathing. Immediately, I checked her pulse and called my elder brothers. We felt her pulse and heartbeat, did everything possible. But alas, she has passed on. And that was at about 11:23 am on Wednesday. She was a bit ill before this happened. She had been ill for a number of years now. She had stroke some couple of years back. There was a time she also had cerebral malaria. She became diabetic, hypertensive and also suffered breast cancer before now”, he explained mournfully.
Mr Alfred Oluwole Shoga was Bukky Ajayi’s first son, a 60-year old man said they were shocked but thankful they are alive to bury her and not her witnessing their deaths.
“At 60, my mother still gives me money each time I visit her and I will say, `Mum I’m suppose to give you money’ and she will say I should use it for transportation” he said, speaking as if she were still alive.
Nollywood actress, Fathia Williams Balogun keeps her kids out of the public eye.Since her divorce from fellow actor, Saheed Balogun years ago, not much has been heard about their two kids.However, to mark her son's birthday, the actress shared rare photos of them.
Hbd birthday my king ...Khalid Balogun ..mummy loves u much"She wrote
Happily married mum of two and actress Mercy Aigbe has just shared these new photos to mark her daughter's birthday!
Read her emotional message and see more photos below:
Wow!.....wat can I say? But to give God all the Glory, Honour and Adoration for his unending Grace and Faithfulness in my Life! Happy Birthday to my first fruit, my jewel of inestimable value, my source of strength, the reason I am called BLESSED. ........my love we have been tru a lot together but I give God all the Glory for how far he, has shown himself strong in our lives! Mummy loves u my princess, my Supermodel, my Ebony beauty. ...You will continue to be a source of Joy to me and a blessing to your IJN. Love u my baby
A woman identified only as Gloria has blinded one of the eyes of her 12-year-old houseboy identified as Peter in following brutal and frequent torture.
Gloria had employed Peter who is from Togo to work as her housemaid at 14b, Olu Akerele Street, Balogun Bus Stop off Awolowo Way, Ikeja area of Lagos State but the minor had been suffering severe beating in the hands of the woman, the New Telegraph reports.
Reports say the last straw which broke the camel’s back was when Gloria returned from an outing and realised Peter did not wash a kettle properly.She was said to have descended on the boy and in the process, injured his eye.
Concerned residents said they could no longer withstand her cruelty so they reported the case to the police and the woman was arrested.
A resident who pleaded anonymity said the woman was well known for being violent and was avoided by everyone in the area.
He said, “If the boy comes to watch television with them in the parlor, he would be beaten. On school days, you will see the boy leaving home around 9.30a.m.
During what seemed to be a peaceful protest against police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in Dallas, Texas about an hour ago, one of the protesters opened fire on Police officers. No eyewitness saw the shooter, they only said they heard gunshots and all ran away. An eyewitness Michael Bautista said he heard the shooting and ducked for cover. Another eyewitness said they heard about 12 to 20 gunshots and saw Police officers carry a wounded undercover Police officer into a van. Another eye witness said he saw a police officer with gunshot wounds to his shoulder sitting on the curb.
UPDATE: Dallas Area Rapid Transit say: 1 officer has been confirmed dead while 3 officers have non-life threatening injuries and are in various hospitals.
1 suspect has been 'neutrelised' while the 2nd one has been pinned down.
The shooter is suspected to have a rifle but they aren't sure. SWAT team were called and they are now surrounding a building they think the shooter or shooters are holed in. The condition of the officers are not known at the moment.
Two officers have been taken to 2 different hospitals for treatment.
The Police are supposedly trying to negotiate with a second shooter.
According to TMZ singer Ciara and her fiancé, NFL player Russell Wilson will be getting married by the weekend in England. The couple is currently in England with 100 of their close friends and family members. The photo above, which looks like they already got married, with Ciara wearing white, is supposedly a photo of the couple on their way to a pre-wedding dinner.
The U.S embassy in Nigeria has issued a red alert to all foreigners about a possible terrorist attack during the Eid-al-Fitr holidays. The alert reads
The U.S. Mission in Nigeria advises that groups associated with terrorist activity might be planning attacks against hotels in Lagos frequented by international visitors, including those located on waterfronts, during the Eid-al-Fitr holidays (5 and 6 July 2016).
The U.S. Mission in Nigeria reminds you to review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
A youth pastor ,Raymond Vincent, 46 has been arrested for impregnating a 10 year old girl and fleeing to Haiti. Detectives were called to Broward Health Medical Center on Feb. 13 in reference to a sexual battery of a child. The girl was found to be pregnant after having been taken to the hospital with stomach pain, the inquisitr.com reports
A police report detailed one of Vincent's encounters with the girl sometime in December or January. The girl told police she was asleep on a couch and was awakened when she felt a hand going down her pants. As she opened her eyes, she saw Vincent hovering over her. He quickly pulled his hand from beneath the blanket, the report said.
He turned to another child sleeping on the couch and feigned adjusting that child's positioning, authorities said.
The girl who was inappropriately touched ran off and locked herself in a bedroom and alerted her mother, police say. Vincent has been charged with lewd and lascivious conduct in connection with that incident.
It was not immediately clear whether Vincent had sex with the girl before or after the encounter on the couch. Police would not divulge details on whether the girl's pregnancy, discovered in February, has been terminated.
In January 2012, Vincent was accused of molesting another child — under the age of 12 — after luring her into his home with food. The child told authorities he groped and fondled her and tried to pull her into his lap. She claimed Vincent had molested her twice before that incident.
During his interview with detectives at the time, Vincent mentioned he was a youth pastor at a church in Pompano Beach that he did not name.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for Ajali in Orumba North Local Government Area (LGA), Anambra State, in an attempt to arrest members of a notorious gang terrorizing Nanka Community, had one of his ears chopped off and was disrobed.The DPO and his team raided the den of the nine-man gang, and successfully arrested Mr. Ifedilichukwu Nwankwo, Mr. Chidi Nwankwo and Mr. Udoye Kenechukwu after previous attempts by the Police Force Criminal Investigations Department (Force CID), Abuja and Zone 9 Headquarters, Umuahia.
Amidst the parade of the gang members at the headquarters of the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), police spokesperson Mr. Akwuzu Okechukwu stated that the DPO was ambushed, his clothes ripped to shreds, one of his ears chopped off. According to Mr. Okechukwu, the DPO is receiving treatment at a hospital.
The arrest is a big win for the police as the gang had been terrorizing Nanka for years. According to the Police Public Relations Office (PPRO), the gang has been linked to other attacks in the region. Their notoriety led to the police’s efforts to mobilize men to arrest the suspects at Nanka.
The gang's activities have also been linked to to the death of Mr. Okechukwu Udezuka of Orifite in Ekwusigo LGA and one Mr. Ebuka at Tarzan area of Nkpor, near Onitsha, on February 2, 2014. Confirming the allegations, the gang members confessed that Mr. Nwanwko and his gang killed the victims.
A few days after publicly arresting his ex-manager Danku on a red carpet at a show recently,singer Oritsefemi claims it was a publicity stunt. Oritsefemi,made this known at a press parley to announce their reunion on Sunday .He said
“Our rifts have been in the news for the wrong reasons and lots of allegations we indicted on ourselves have cost lots of damage to our career.
A certain Prince Ovivare, who allegedly defiled a neighbour’s four-year-old son (names withheld), is being investigated by officers at the Aguda Divisional Police Station, Lagos State. It was learned that the incident took place, Wednesday afternoon, when the boy returned from school.
He emerged from the neighbour’s room, when his mother called him, only to reveal that the suspect “put his wee wee inside my bum bum.” According to the victim’s mother,
“normally, my son stays in the Headteacher’s house after school, when I am not through with my work. So when we came home, I gave him food and bathed him. After sometime he said ‘mummy I want to go outside and play’. Since I was still busy with cleaning, I allowed him. “After sometime, when I did not hear his voice, I came outside and shouted his name. He ran out from a neighbour’s room. I asked him what he was doing there. He said Brother Prince was kissing him and put his wee wee inside his bum bum. I checked my son and he had some bruises on his buttocks. “I rushed to Aguda Police Station. They took my statement, asked my son questions and he kept repeating the same thing.
Then police referred me to Mirabel Centre at Ikeja Teaching Hospital. “The next morning, I took my son to Ikeja and the doctors did some tests. After examining him, they confirmed he was indeed assaulted. “At the hospital, they gave me some drugs and said they should make sure that the suspect is arrested. I went back to the station and came with police to arrest him. “I want relevant agencies to come to my help for justice. I need justice for this wickedness done to my child. My son is traumatised. He told me the suspect said he would kill him (my son) if he told me. “I have not been able to sleep for days now. I cannot even eat. How could this human being be this wicked?” Vanguard gathered that the victim and his mother live alone as his father is not in the country. Confirming the incident, Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the case was reported and that the boy was taken to Mirabel Centre by the mother and the IPO. She said the suspect, Prince Ovivare, is in custody as police are awaiting the result of the test from Mirabel Centre. Meanwhile, the case will be transferred to the command’s gender desk today.
The identity of a former female minister who allegedly owns the N2.5bn traced to the account of her housemaid has been revealed.
Earlier report did not name the said minister, but a report by SaharaReporters revealed that former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, who is now a senator representing Anambra State in the Federal Republic of Nigeria is the unnamed ex-female minister.
According to the report, two EFCC sources confirmed that the bank account and its huge deposits had been opened and operated without the knowledge of the former minister’s housemaid.
“Senator Oduah apparently opened the account with her housemaid’s name, image, and details without the housemaid knowing about it,” said one EFCC agent familiar with the scandal.
Another EFCC source the report said confirmed that Ms. Oduah had been going around to some top officials of the Muhammadu Buhari administration seeking their help to scuttle her impending trial. Last week, she asked for a meeting with EFCC chairman Ibrahim Magu, claiming she wanted to meet in her official capacity as a senator.
The two EFCC sources who spoke on the “housemaid” account disclosed that Ms. Oduah was the sole signatory to the account, adding that they were still connecting the dots to uncover how the ex-Aviation Minister managed to pull off such a money laundering operation.
“As of last week, the account was still active and contained over N2.5 billion,” said one EFCC source.
He added that he could not ascertain whether the EFCC chairman, who is currently traveling in Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj, had ordered the freezing of the account.
EFCC sources revealed that the discovery of the “maid” account meant that the former minister must have stolen as much as N5.6 billion so far from the Aviation Ministry’s funds during her ministerial term.
It was earlier reported that EFCC investigators had so far determined that Ms. Oduah split N3.6 billion that she acquired illegally among eight companies.
However, Stella Oduah has reacted to the reports, calling them “totally false, baseless and at best the imagination of the platform.”
In the statement, signed by Francisca Onyeisi, head of communications, Ms. Oduah said that if the reports were true, she would have been arrested long before now, especially at a time when the EFCC is “freezing accounts and going after opposition governors who enjoy same level of immunity as the president.”
The former minister, therefore, urged her supporters and the general public to ignore the reports, saying she had “made a mark in oil and gas and Agricultural businesses before joining politics.”
Ms. Oduah was removed from office in February 2014 after she was found to have received armoured BMW cars, worth N255million, from an agency she supervised
The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has granted bail in the sum of 250 million Naira each, to Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, Former Minister of Finance, Nenadi Usman and Danjuma Yusuf who are being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly stealing and laundering about 4.9 billion Naira.
Delivering his ruling on their bail application on Monday, the trial judge, Justice Sule Hassan held that there was no evidence that the defendants will interfere with trial if granted bail.
The judge also held that denying the defendants bail, especially as the court’s vacation was near, and would span throughout the expiration of August, will not serve the interest of justice.
Justice Sule Hassan granted the defendants bail with two sureties each in like sum.
The sureties must own landed properties within the court’s jurisdiction and must present to the court, evidence of tax clearance.
The defendants were also ordered to deposit their passport in the custody of the court pending the determination of the case.
According to SDK, Kokomaster Dbanj is no longer single and the photo above is the beautiful lady who made him quit Bachelorhood! Yesterday Saturday July 2,2016 Kokomaster Dbanj married the beautiful Lady he fell in love with.
It was a secret coded wedding and only 25 people were in attendance. The guests did not know they were attending a wedding but thought they were attending the birthday get together of Dbanj's father.
The beautiful lady who stole Dbanj' heart is named Didi Kilgrow, she will be 25 years old this year. She grew up in Jos and is currently schooling in University of Abuja. She is the younger sister of Samantha Walsh (Step Sister) who is presently hosting the big Friday show with Falz on MTV base.
She had allegedly previously dated Aaron of Addiction before meeting Dbanj whom she started dating early 2015. Insiders swear that ''Didi is a very nice girl, very humble, very down to earth and blew away the Kokomaster's heart and Dbanj proposed four months ago and in early June they had the traditional wedding in Jos''. It was all coded.
Yesterday was the sealing of the icing on their cake but insiders swear there might be a Church wedding. It will be coded as well. The Registry yesterday was attended by parents of Dbanj and Didi..Didi's parents flew in from Jos and are currently still in Lagos as you read this.
A motorcyclist, Kazeem Sani, has been set free by a Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere, after awaiting trial for 10 years in the Kirikiri Medium Prison.
Sani, 34, who was accused of stealing a mobile phone valued at N18,000, was said to have been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court sometime in 2006 when the incident happened before the case was referred to the high court.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the Ore, Ondo State indigene, was freed after the intervention of some officials of the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender. An official of the OPD, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said no witness showed up for the case during the period, adding that the matter got to the high court in 2013. He said, “He was arrested in 2006. However, the matter was filed at the Lagos High Court, Igbosere, on March 27, 2013. That means he spent seven years in custody before his case got to the high court. “In the three years that the matter was in court, there was no witness. Three suspects were actually arraigned, but the others secured their bail in 2006 when the incident happened. He also didn’t have any legal representative. “We were just checking on the cases in court when we came across his matter and we decided to stand for him. Even the court was surprised that he had spent 10 years. We asked the court that the matter be struck out for lack of diligent prosecution and the Chief Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, struck out the matter.” The official said Sani could not believe he had been set free until he was reassured by court officials to go home. It was learnt that Sani had only been married for one year and his wife was pregnant as of the time of the incident. Court documents obtained by PUNCH Metro revealed that Sani and two others, Ezekiel Oriyomi and Bashiru Olaide, were arraigned for robbery. The police, in the three counts, said Sani, and others, on July 7, 2006 dispossessed one Chike of his mobile phone valued at N18,000 at Oluti bus stop, along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Lagos. But the discharged and acquitted Sani told PUNCH Metro that he did not steal the phone. He said, “I am a tailor by craft, but when I saw that my earnings were not sufficient to cater to the need of my wife, whom I just married, I decided to start riding a motorcycle to augment my income. “While coming from my house at Idi-Iroko, Sango, on July 6, 2006, two men asked me to carry them to Agege. On the way, some officials of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, started flagging me down. “When I stopped, the two men on my motorcycle jumped down and started to run, but they were quickly arrested. I was also taken to the SARS office at Ikeja. “I asked them what my crime was and they said I was among the robbers who always snatched people’s bags. I denied and told them my wife was pregnant and I was just looking for my daily bread, but they refused.” He said the three of them were later arraigned at the Ikeja Magistrate’s Court. He explained that the court admitted them to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum, adding that while the two other defendants met the bail conditions and were released, he could not meet the conditions and was, therefore, detained. Sani told our correspondent he was moved to the Kirikiri Medium Prison where he spent 10 years without trial. “My marriage was barely a year old then. My wife, Amina, was pregnant, and my father, who was aged, lived in Ondo. “When I saw that my incarceration was affecting my wife, I told her to stop coming to see me and use the little she had to take care of herself and the pregnancy. Her parents also promised to assist me in taking care of the child,” he added. He explained that the other suspects stopped showing up in court while he was being taken to court without trial. He added that there was no witness in the case and that going to court became a routine. “I never believed I would be released. I thought it would be the usual routine, until the DPP’s lawyer showed up and pleaded for me. “Justice Taiwo queried the prosecutor that I had been in custody since 2006 and she (prosecutor) could not even produce any evidence or witness against me. That was how I was set free,” he said. The Director of the OPD, Mrs. Omotola Rotimi, who spoke through the agency’s spokesman, Adeoba Adeniji-Adele, confirmed the incident, adding that the government planned to reintegrate Sani into the society.
Obi Ajuonuma aka DJ Obi has officially broken the Guinness World record for the Longest DJ Set.He has been DJing for 8 DAYS AND 8+ HOURS straight days without sleep.His target is 10 days and he is still gunning for that .
Today, Friday, July 1, at exactly 7:30 am,at the Sao Café, Lekki PhaseI,he surpassed the current world record of 200 hours/8 days which was set in Dublin, Ireland in 2014
After the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Idris Buhari who is school teacher for Visa Scam, the court has given their verdict and he has been sentenced to 7years in prison with an option of 200,000 since he has paid back the 500,000 to his victim.
A complaint brought against him by Abdullahi Salisu Muhammad of popular kwari market, Kano alleging that he gave the convict, who is a school teacher the sum of #500,000.00 for the processing of Hajj ticket in April, 2012. While he told him that he is a registered travelling agent, but to his greatest surprised the convict was unable to provide the said Hajj ticket and diverted the funds to his personal use and all effort to recover the money or get the ticket as agreed prove abortive, as the convict claimed that the monies were lost to armed robbers.
Drama erupted at a Pentecostal church, God’s Greater Favour Church, yesterday Thursday June 30, 2016 when a woman stormed the service claiming that the pastor who runs the church was her husband, and he had dumped her for another woman.
Worshippers at the Nairobi church, God’s Greater Favour Church had to scamper for safety as the furious jilted woman, identified as Jane Wambui, yelled and called out the man’s name as she pelted stones at them. The preacher in question took cover and hid from the woman.
Wambui claimed that they had been married for 14 years until their marriage hit a rocky patch earlier in the year and the pastor started cheating.
She alleged that he had abdicated his duties as a father and their child had been sent away from
school due to fees arrears.
“I don’t have a job since I’m a hawker and the ‘Kanjo’ took off with my stock,” Wambui lamented in the video below as a large crowd of onlookers gathered around the scene of drama.
It took the intervention of police to calm the woman who some members of the public had tried unsuccessfully to pacify.
New reports are floating around that Canadian rapper Drake has started filming the video for his hit single, ‘One Dance’ in South Africa.
Drizzy is reportedly in the African country to shoot the visuals for the Wizkid and Kyla-assisted song, with the featured artistes nowhere in sight
Photos and clips of Drake’s time in SA have started making rounds, with the rapper himself updating his Instagram with photo of crew, Material Culture, who are part of the ‘izikhothane’ dance-battle movement by black youth in South Africa’s townships.
While Drake confirmed he was actually in the country, no confirmation has been given as to whether he is having a video shoot there or not.
While it is possible the rapper has shot part of the song’s video in South Africa, it doesn’t totally rule out the possibility of Wizkid’s involvement in other parts.