Woman begs police to find son sold for N150,000

A 24-year-old nursing mother, Esther Moses Abraham, whose husband sold their two-year-old son for N150,000 last week, has appealed to the police to locate and bring back her child. Esther said all she wanted now was her son, Elisha. She urged the police to do everything possible to trace her son’s buyer. According to her, since the bizarre discovery she has not been able to sleep well. Speaking with our correspondent at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in Calabar, Cross River State, at the weekend, the mother of two…

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Herbalist, others held for selling fake $400,000

Officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested a herbalist and two others for allegedly selling fake $400,000 for N20,000. The herbalist, Rabiu Abubakar (36), Sadiq Ibrahim (30) and Hussaini Hassan were arrested in Minna, Niger State, for circulating fake dollars and naira notes. The state NSCDC Commandant, Mr. Philip Ayuba, said Abubakar and Ibrahim were arrested for circulating fake $400,000. He said: “Abubakar asked his victim to provide N20, 00 which he would eventually double and change to dollars. The victim provided the N20,000 which…

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Land scam lands Fashanu in Abuja jail, as he agrees to pay back £23,000

The former Wimbledon and England star, John Fashanu, 54, was left in a Nigerian jail with 200 others after being held over an alleged dodgy land deal. The former Wimbledon and England star spent two days locked up as the police claims he acted as a fixer in a scam to sell plots that were not for sale. He was arrested at his home at the Sun City Estate, in the Federal capital territory, Abuja, and taken in on suspicion of “criminal conspiracy,” detectives said. It was alleged that earlier…

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Winners of essay competition to receive N230,000

Winners of this year’s 14th edition of the Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for Secondary School students, who emerged last week, are to receive N230,000 cash, and other prizes. In the results announced by the organisers of the yearly competition, Alexandra Nwigwe, a student of Vivian Fowler Memorial College, Lagos, led the pack having scored 90 per cent in the first round of the competition, and 80 per cent in the second round to come first in overall. Meanwhile, Jesudunta Mercy Ipinmoye, a student of Corona Secondary School, Agbara in…

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EFCC arraigns 2 for defrauding employer of $500,000

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission yesterday arraigned two employees of First Marina Trust Ltd before an Ikeja High Court, Lagos for allegedly defrauding the company of $500, 000. The two employees who were identified as Oluwaseun Adeyemi, Suleiman Yusuf Obhakume, allegedly perpetrated the fraud alongside Yusuf Imran Adekunle and Haruna Issah. The defendants, who pleaded not guilty, were docked on a two -count charge of conspiracy to steal and stealing preferred against them by the commission. However, the prosecution lawyer, Zainab Etu said that the offence were committed on…

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First Disneyland map sells for £555,000

    An original map of the first Disneyland park has fetched £555,838 ($708,000) at an auction in California. The 1953 drawing was used by Walt Disney to secure funding, after his own studio refused to fund the site. The artist’s impression was given to an employee, and remained out of public view for more than 60 years. The map was personally annotated by the creator of Mickey Mouse, and reveals a picture of Walt Disney’s vision for the theme park, built in 1955. The hand-coloured map was drawn in…

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EFCC arraigns Justice Nganjiwa over alleged $260,000, N8.6m fraud

Justice Hyeladzira Ajiya Nganjiwa of the Bayelsa Division of the Federal High Court was yesterday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Adedayo Akintoye of an Igbosere High Court over an alleged $260,000 fraud. The judge was also alleged to have corruptly enriched himself to the tune of N8.6 million. Justice Nganjiwa was docked on a 14-count charge of corrupt enrichment and offering of false information to EFCC officials, following the dismissal of his preliminary objection to the charge. In his preliminary objection to the charge…

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Doctor hypnotises, rapes, dupes lady of N800,000

A 30-year-old native doctor, Lucky Okon, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a lady of N800,000. Okon was also said to have hypnotised the 25-year-old lady and raped her for several days. The accused, who pleaded not guilty, was arraigned on a two-count charge of fraud and rape. The prosecutor, Sergeant Godwin Awazie, said Okon committed the offences on March 14 at Abesan Housing Estate, Ipaja. Awazie said that the offences were contrary to sections 260 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos…

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Court orders NEXIM to pay firm $385,000, N30m damages

Justice Peter Affen of a Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, Abuja, has ordered the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) to refund $385,000 to Emaren Oil and Gas Ltd over a failed business transaction. Justice Affen, in a judgement delivered yesterday, on a suit initiated by the Emaren Oil and Gas Ltd, ordered NEXIM to refund with immediate effect $385,000 being the amount deposited by the plaintiff in the course of the business. Besides, the judge ordered NEXIM to pay the plaintiff N15million in damages for negligence while making the plaintiff…

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Sex workers stab man to death over N3,000

For refusing to pay after service, a middle-age man, Mr. Adeyinka Olayinka, has been stabbed to death allegedly by two women, believed to be prostitutes. The suspects, Kudirat Raji aka Angela and Esther Basiru, were said to have killed the victim on Tuesday at a hotel at Ifo in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State. The incident followed a disagreement between one of the sex workers and Olayinka over N3,000 “service charge”. The victim, a construction supervisor, was said to have offered N1,000 instead of the agreed N3,000. It…

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