Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Kidnappers 'Repent', Return Abducted Boy Without Taking Money

The police in Katsina State are on the trail of some suspected hoodlums, who on Saturday allegedly kidnapped one of the children of Alhaji Sabo Musa, the Special Adviser on Restoration to the Governor of the state.

The victim, identified as Jafar, was said to have gone missing while playing with his friends in his parents’ neighbourhood in Katsina, but was later seen a few hours later with a letter said to have been written by the abductors...

In the letter written in Hausa laguage, the abductors said they decided to return the boy to his parents on compassionate grounds.

They reportedly demanded that government should provide employment for youths in the state.

Spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah, confirmed the development on Monday.

Isah, a Superintendent of Police described the kidnappers as “local boys,” declaring that police were already on their trail.

He said, “The boy was found to be missing but a few minutes later, he was found in the neighbourhood and a letter was found in his pocket.

“We have already got a lead on the hoodlums. They are local boys. We will soon get them.”

From Cleaner To Captain: Man Achieves Of His Dream Of Becoming A Pilot (Photos)

One of Nigeria's passenger airline, Azman Air, has taken to social media to celebrate a young man identified as ‏Mohammed Abubakar, who joined the firm as a cleaner.

After 24 years of staying focused, Mohammed is keeping his dream of becoming an aviation expert alive as he was recently decorated as a captain. More pics...

A tweet from the airline's official handle, reads; 
"He Joined the Aviation industry 24years ago as Aircraft Cleaner. Today He is getting the Fourth Bar to becoming a CAPTAIN. Congratulations Mohammed Abubakar from all of us @AirAzman."

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50 Cent Hit With $3M Defamation Lawsuit

Looks like 50 Cent has gotten himself into even more legal trouble! One week after being read to filth by boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has it been revealed that the “Power” actor is being slapped with a $3 million defamation lawsuit.

The rapper/actor’s social media posts have gotten him into even more hot water and now a popular hip-hop website is suing 50 Cent over defamation claims. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, is accusing 50 of tarnishing their reputation by branding them as “fake news”.

“The celebrity known as 50 Cent has maliciously used his power and influence to falsely attack a small, independent media company for its unfavorable but entirely truthful content,” the lawsuit claims. “In late June 2018, it exposed as false certain public statements made by 50 Cent claiming to have sold the rights to a three-word catchphrase for a million dollars.”

The website claims that they were just doing their job and reported truthful news but ended up getting put on blast by 50 Cent after he shared the article to his millions of social media followers and labeled their outlet “as a bogus news outlet that does not check its facts.”

The website eluded to 50 using the “fake news” as a “powerful weapon” to discredit them as a media company.

“False attacks by celebrities and public figures on journalists and media companies, branding them as ‘fake news,’ have become a powerful weapon for pulling readers away from otherwise respected sources.

These are not merely political or public relations issues for media companies. Rather, they are attacks on a business and constitute classic defamation – false assertions to the public that are intended to, and do, damage a person or company in their professional reputation.” the lawsuit says.

The website’ lawsuit comes after 50 sued HipHopDX over a photo they used that he claims belongs to him. He says he never gave the site permission to use the photo and sued for copyright infringement.

However, HipHopDX claims 50 didn’t own the photograph when they posted it, but he instead,

“allegedly obtained the rights to for the sole purpose of bringing this lawsuit.”

The Blast reports that HipHopDX denies all allegations in 50 Cent’s lawsuit against them.

Viral Wedding Photos Of Bride Changing Car Tyres In Her Gown Trending Online

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Photos: Three INEC Staff Charged With Receiving N179m Diezani Bribe Appear In Court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Monday arraigned three officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos and charged them with receiving N179.8 million stolen money as bribe from former oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The men, Yemi Akinwunmi, Atiba Dickson and Ogunmodede Oladayo, docked before Justice Muslim Hassan, of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi are being tried on an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy, diversion of public funds and money laundering.

The defendants- -were alleged to have collected the slush funds in the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.

Investigation revealed that the money was disbursed to some chieftains and members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as well as some retired staff of INEC in Ogun State to compromise the 2015 general elections.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them.

In view of their pleas, the prosecution counsel, Nnaemeka Omewa, asked the court for a trial date and also prayed that the defendants be remanded in prison custody.

However, counsel to the defendant, Ayo Ogungbesan, moved an oral application for bail on behalf of his clients. In refusing the bail application, the judge held that the defence counsel must make a formal application for bail on behalf of his clients. Consequently, Justice Hassan adjourned the matter to August 6, 2018 for hearing of the bail application and ordered the defendants to be remanded prison custody.


Samantha Markle Calls Chrissy Teigen A ‘Pudgy Airhead’ In New Outburst

Meghan Markle’s sister Samantha is now at war with Chrissy Teigen following the model and tv personality’s recent criticism of their father Thomas Markle.

Over the weekend Samantha Markle caught wind of Teigen’s shade towards her dad and took to Twitter to call out the “pudgy airhead”.

“So this pudgy airhead @Christinetiegen who knows nobody in the family is opening her pie hole? ‘This guy’ is our father and deserves a lot of respect,” Samantha wrote from her private Twitter account. “You are the one who sucks.”

Samantha’s clap back comes after Teigen slammed Thomas Markle on Saturday after she tweeted a screenshot of Thomas’ latest interview where he accused his royal daughter of cutting him off.

“This guy… this guy sucks. What is wrong with him? Let your daughter be happy, please. This is embarrassing.” Teigen captioned the post.

Samantha’s comments come after she recently admitted to cashing in on Meghan’s fame, telling “Good Morning Britain” last week,

“Let’s face it — we all have to survive. Money makes the world go round, so if you want to call that cashing in, that’s fine, but I think no one in media would refuse a paycheck for talking about the royal and, as a family, we’re not subject to royal protocol. Why would I stop living because we have a family issue going on?”

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Darling, Sweetheart, Babymama! Jude Okoye Celebrates Wife's Birthday On IG

Jude Okoye has taken to instagram to celebrate his wife and mother of his two children, Ifeoma has she turns a year older today. Writing on IG, the music executive wrote;

"Happy birthday to my darling wife, sweetheart, girlfriend, baby mama, sidechick and daily crush @kifycutie More life and blessings coming your way. I Love You die"

Wizkid Signs New Endorsement Deal With Ciroc

Nigerian music superstar and Starboy record label boss, Wizkid who was recently in the news after pictures of him with ace American rap icon, Diddy surfaced online is once again trending this week after he took to his official Twitter page to announce the news of his new endorsement deal with Ciroc.

While making the announcement on Twitter, the 'Soco' crooner who seized the moment to also give a shout out to the other big brands he has an endorsement deal with wrote;

"New Deal Alert! Officially with CIROC!!! Lets get it!! Big bag alert!"

Armed Robbers Caught During Operation On Lokoja-Okene Highway

Brig.-Gen Texas Chukwu, the army spokesman confirmed the arrest of five robbers at Felele, along Lokoja-Okene highway.

Chukwu said the robbers were caught wearing military camouflage and robbing innocent commuters.

Chukwu said three of them – Saviour Denis, 39 years, Isaac Donald, 35 years and Joseph Isah, 35 years were arrested while one Atsen was killed during an exchange of fire with the troops.

He said two female accomplices, Janet Isah and Oyinoye Ochefije were also arrested during the encounter.

Chukwu said the suspects were being interrogated and would be handed over to the appropriate authority for further necessary action.

He listed items recovered from them as one AK 47 rifle, one AK 47 rifle magazine loaded with 28 rounds of ammunition and four pairs of military camouflage uniform.

Others recovered items were one pair of Nigeria Police pullover, three pairs of berets, one pair of black boot, two machetes, one Plier and 22 handsets.

Photos From Footballer Asisat Oshoala's House Warming Party

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Brutal! Man Fakes Death On Facebook To Con His Own Family For Cash

According to the NY Post, a Thai man and his wife scammed thousands of dollars from friends and family members after posting fake photos of his “dead body” on Facebook. 

Tachawit Janngiw stuck cotton up his nose and laid on the floor with his mouth open while his wife took photos.  The wife convinced her Facebook feed she was a grieving widow with her caption.

“Last photo before deactivating his Facebook. Love you,” she wrote adding that he died from cancer and asthma.

Confused friends and family members questioned the sudden passing noting that he had not previously displayed any symptoms. 

She explained her husband had “pretended he was okay all along.”

Tachawit’s wife reached out to his mother to let her know they were unable to afford a hearse or coffin.  The family wired $600 and attempted to assist with the funeral preparations.

The family realized something was wrong when the “dead body” never showed up to the temple where the funeral was being held. 

Unfortunately for Tachawit, he forgot to disable his cell phone number. 

His cousin called and Tachawit picked up.  Realizing his mistake, he quickly hung up but it was too late.

News of Tachawit’s scam went viral and the local news contacted his mother for a statement.

“[Tachawit’s wife] said she didn’t have money to prepare the body, so I sent her money on that same day.”

Although the family lost nearly $2,000 arranging the funeral plans, Tachawit’s mother has forgiven her son. 

He didn’t fare so well with his friends. 

Apparently Tachawit is well known for his lying and scheming ways and this was the last straw. 
A former classmate had some harsh words for the scammer.

“You b—–d, we regret going to school with you. We are hurt by this. Don’t ever let me see you again. Go to h–l.”

It was however not reported if Thai police would go after him.

Thieves Steal Shark From San Antonio Aquarium

A shark was stolen from the San Antonio Aquarium on Saturday by two adult males and one woman. Police say the animal was hidden in a stroller after the trio kidnapped it.

One of the male suspects removed the two-foot long gray horn shark from its tank around 2:15 p.m. and exited with the two other suspects after placing it in a stroller.

Surveillance footage captured the suspects exiting the aquarium and one of the suspects left with the animal in a Chevrolet Silverado truck.

Leon Valley Police Chief Jeff Salvaggio described the random crime in a statement:

“It’sobviously somebody that knows something about the sharks and knows something about what they were doing and why they were doing it. It’s not random. There is no doubt in my mind this is not a random theft“

Texas Parks and Wildlife Science Director Michael Fisher says grey horn sharks adapt well in captivity and are found in the Pacific Ocean.

The truck used to transport the shark was found by police Monday evening and was process at 5:30 pm.

The public is being called for by the LVPD to help find the shark and its captors

Floyd Mayweather's Dad Secretly Ties The Knot

Floyd Mayweather Sr. is a married man! The father of boxing champ Floyd Mayweather tied the knot back in February at a secret ceremony in Las Vegas.

Sources shared with TMZ that Mayweather Sr. and Lois Ann Roberts said their “I Do’s” at the Stained Glass Wedding Chapel in Vegas on February 4. It was quick, but that’s how they wanted it and they’re happy with their decision.

The source also shares that Mayweather is head over heels about his new wife. According to the site, they’ve known each other for decades and he always considered her as family even before they made their relationship official.

Woman Wakes To Find This Huge Python On Her Bed

A woman got the "fright of her life" when she woke to find she was sharing her bed with a 3ft (90cm) long snake. 
The royal python, which is thought to be an escaped pet, had curled up next to her as she slept in her flat in Kensington, west London, on Monday.

According to BBC News, the woman rushed out of her room and called the RSPCA but the snake slithered away before they arrived.

The harmless reptile was finally captured in the flat on Tuesday evening by officer Jill Sanders.

She said: "The poor resident must have had the fright of their life waking up to a snake in their bed."

The RSPCA said it did not know how it got into the flat but believe it belongs to someone living nearby.

"Reptiles, particularly snakes, can be extremely good escape artists and will take the opportunity of a gap in an enclosure door, or a loose-fitting lid," Ms Sanders added.

Lagos Couple, Their Son, His Girlfriend Arrested For Stealing

Operatives of the Lagos State Polic Command have arrested a couple, their son and his girlfriend for stealing from a neighbour who went on a 3-month vacation, leaving her house vacant.

18-year-old Tega Teddy, his girlfriend, Karima Edom, his parents, Uroye Teddy and Mrs. Margaret Teddy, succeeded in stealing from Mrs Folashade Odunuga's house for weeks until the house owner's domestic help visited to carry out routine cleaning.

It was gathered that the house help noticed a lot of things including the car, were missing and immediately alerted the police who began investigations and soon caught the culprits.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, who confirmed the incident, said in a statement:

"When Mrs Folashade Odunuga of No. 8 Ade Onitiri, Harmony Estate, Langbasa, Ajah, embarked on a 3-month vacation which commenced on May 27, 2018, little did she know that her apartment would be broken into and her household property including her car, stolen by eighteen-year-old Tega Teddy aided by his parents Mr. Uroye Teddy, 45 years old and his mother Mrs. Margaret Teddy.

"Also fingered in the offence is Tega's girlfriend, one Karima Edom, a close neighbour of the victim who allegedly passed information of the victim's absence from home to her boyfriend.

"The stealing had been going on for weeks until the victim's househelp, one Eniola Abisola visited her mistress' house and discovered that a lot of items were missing. She couldn't understand how the thieves entered the apartment as all doors to the house remained closed.

"She immediately alerted the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in-charge of Langbasa Division, SP. Adaobi Okafor who mobilised her detectives to check on all in the neighbourhood whose names are in the station's watch list.

"When the detectives checked on Tega, they saw the stolen Chevrolet Aveo saloon car with registration number AKD 512 AP, parked in the front his parents' house at New Osho layout, Langbasa. He was promptly arrested.

"During interrogation, he revealed that he entered the victim's house through the ceiling and gradually, he began to pack the household items to his father's house. He narrated that his mother helped him to hide the stolen items in an uncompleted building while his girlfriend Karima, hid some in her house.

"The suspect, Tega, further revealed that his father went with him to the victim's house to tow the aforementioned car. It was seen that Mrs Margaret Teddy had put the stolen properties for sale.

"Exhibits recovered from the suspects include: Chevrolet saloon car reg no. AKD 512 AP, 42 inches flat screen TV, LG Home theatre sound system, electric generator, one standing fan, 5 leather bags, an iPad baby shoes and other personal items.

"The Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal, charges Lagosians to take their personal security seriously by ensuring that their houses are entrusted in the hands of trusted relations, friends or aides whenever they travel. He admonished that people should go back to our old way of visiting their neighbours to check on them.

"He added that if that was the case in this instance, Teddy and his girlfriend Karima wouldn't have had the effrontery to cook, eat and wine in Folashade Odunuga's house during her long absence from home."

Fans Think Wizkid Brought Duncan Mighty Back To Limelight With New Single, ‘Fake Love’

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Photos: Miss K Bares Her Butt In See-Through Skirt At A Movie Premiere

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You Won’t Believe How A 30-Year Old Lagos Man Raped A 10-Year Old Girl

The Police yesterday arraigned a 30-year-old man Goddy Inyama who allegedly defiled a 10-year-old girl by raping her through the anus and vagina before an Ajegunle Magistrate’s Court in Lagos.

The defendant who pleaded innocent to the offence is facing a three count charge bordering on unlawful sexual intercourse, unlawful touching of breast and penetrating the anus.

Iyama who resides at 20, Sogbesan Street, Ajegunle in Apapa area of Lagos was docked before Magistrate Mrs O.M Ajayi.

The prosecutor Inspector Augustine Ejembi told the court that the defendant unlawfully and sexually touched a 10-year-old girl in her vagina.

He said that the incident occurred on May 6, 2018, at about 7pm, at the address mentioned above.

Ejembi said ” Inyama sexually penetrated the anus, vagina and other parts of the victim’s body.”

“He had sex with the girl through her anus and vagina and also touched her sexually without her consent,” the Prosecutor said.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him. Magistrate Ajayi granted him bail in the sum of N500,000, with two sureties in like sum.

She said that one of the sureties must be a blood relation, who is gainfully employed and must not be less than grade level 14.

The case was adjourned till September 20, for DPP’s legal advice.

Senior Local Government Official Commits Suicide In Ekiti

A senior local government official, identified as Michael Kayode Bamisaye, has reportedly committed suicide at his residence in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital on Monday, 30th of July 2018.

It was gathered that Bamisaye, who was the Director of Finance in Ise/Orun Local Government Council, Ise-Ekiti before his death, jumped into the well in his compound behind Tinuola Maximum School, off Afao Road, Ado-Ekiti, after he earlier drank water mixed with cement in an earlier attempt to kill himself before jumping into the well.

According to report, top management staff of local governments in Ekiti State has being paying condolence visit to Bamisaye’s home, while sympathizers have also been trooping to his residence to commiserate with the widow and other members of his family.

Activities were said to have been grounded at Ise/Orun Local Government secretariat when the report of Bamisaye’s death filtered in from Ado-Ekiti, though the cause of the suicide could not be immediately ascertained.

Bamisaye was said to be the third senior management staff that would die in Ise/Orun Local Government Council this year as two other directors had died before him in mysterious circumstances.

“The deceased woke up at about 4.00 am to assist his wife to do some house chores and even called some council workers he used to convey to Ise every day to be ready to join him to their station.

“All of a sudden, he disappeared and went outside with the wife looking for her. Later she discovered that the well was opened and they saw the body floating.

“The wife and other people who joined her searching later saw the cement he had mixed with water which he might have taken before taking the plunge into the well.

“The men of the State Fire Service had come to remove the corpse which has since been deposited at the mortuary.” A source disclosed.

Cultist Who Killed OOU Student Makes Another Shocking Revelation

Babatunde Muritala (aka Muri Ete), the murder suspect and cultist, who allegedly killed OOU student, Oriade Adebisi and his girlfriend in Ogun State in his new confession revealed that jealousy and threats from the rival cult group that the late Oriade belongs to made him kill him.

While speaking from the cells of the Abba Kyari-led Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris Intelligence Response Team (IRT) in Lagos, Babatunde who said that the late Oriade was like his godson even though they belong to different cult groups said;

“He is a member of Alora Confraternity, which is the cult group that wears yellow dress and beret, while I belong to the Aiye Confraternity, otherwise known as the . We wear black.”

The murder suspect who said he dropped out in 200 level where he was studying Business Administration at Tai Solarin University, further said he groomed the late Oriade as a godson, but when he started making it in life, he refused to be paying homage to him as his godson and was not giving him money as he expected.

The suspect who is under close monitoring by Philip Rieninwa, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), coordinator of IGP South-West IRT who is equally working round the clock to arrest one Rasaaq, the third suspect in the murder case, said he also killed the girlfriend of Oriade to cover up his crime as the girl was in the car with the victim, when they were abducted.

He said when he pressed Oriade several times to give him money, the deceased was only promising him, so he became angry with him. He further disclosed that what made him angrier was when the members of the cult which Oriade belonged, the Alora confraternity started sending him threat messages to kill him, and while adding that that was why he quickly conspired with his own cult boys to kill Oriade, he said;

“When we took him into the bush to kill him, he begged me and even offered me his car to spare his life, but I told him it was too late. We hacked him to death with sticks and cutlass as the two guns we brought to kill him did not work.

I took the girlfriend away from the spot he was killed, while the two boys I engaged to do the killing were performing their assignment because I did not want the girl to witness the killing. After he was confirmed dead, I brought the girl back and we also killed her”, Babatunde confessed.

But the police said that I raped her because the autopsy conducted on her corpse revealed that she was raped before she was killed but I did not rape her as raping women is against the rules and regulations guiding my cult group.

I so much love him before the incident, he even thought me how to do Yahoo- Yahoo business. He was the one that gave me a link to a client in Ohio, Texas USA. The client paid 1,200 dollars, and we shared it. It was Oriade that funded the second payment with 6000 dollars to ‘disvirgin’ the account.

I met him at a filling station with his girlfriend and Damilola. I asked why he did not credit me that stuff, he said I should not worry that he was not financially buoyant but promised to do so. I told him to give me N20,000 but he said he did not have the money. So on the 27th of May, 2018, I saw his car in front of Damiloa’s house behind my girlfriend’s house, Yetunde.

I told Yetunde to be on the watch out any time the car will be parked there again and that she should inform me. So on May 28, 2018, she called to inform me the car was there at about 9 p.m.

So I quickly picked two guns and a cutlass, called two of my cult members, Rasaaq and Sodiq because I am the head of my cult group in the area, and we waited patiently for him to come out.

When he came out at about 11 p.m to enter the car, I confronted him with my gang members. I ordered him into the back seat with his girlfriend and took them to where they were killed. We killed the boy before the girl.

Later I drove his car and abandoned it close to a police station in the area and moved to a hotel in Ibadan where I was arrested by SARS. It was because his cult boys threatened to kill me that made me act faster by killing him”.

Photos: Fire Explosion Near Ecobank, Kofo Abayomi

There was a fire outbreak near Ecobank on Kofo Abayomi street, Victoria Island this morning. A diesel tanker caused the explosion when diesel was been offloaded from it near a working Generator. It immediately sparked fire and three loud bangs were heard.

The Lagos state fire service and police men are however on ground assisting.