A woman was taught an expensive lesson as her $19,000 alligator-skin handbag was destroyed by customs officials in Australia because it entered the country without the correct import license.
The Australian Border Force (ABF) seized the Saint Laurent bag, bought online from a boutique in France, for $19,000 at a cargo depot in Perth, Western Australia in January.
According to the ABF, the car had to be confiscated and destroyed, because access of alligator products into the country is controlled under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to ensure they are not linked to the illegal wildlife trade.
According to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, the bag owner did not have a CITES import permit for Australia, even though she had secured an export license from Europe.
As a result, the department said, it confiscated the handbag. However, it decided not to take any further action against the buyer.
Speaking about the incident, Australia’s Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley warned importers that they must have the correct permits to bring certain products into the country.
“We all need to be aware of what we’re purchasing online as restricting the trade of animal products is crucial to the long-term survival of endangered species,” Ley said on Friday, September 4th.
Jason Wood, the Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, said the country looks out for illegally imported items including “fashion accessories, tourist trinkets, furs, taxidermy animals and ivory.”
In Australia, wildlife trade offenders in the country can be punished for up to 10 years in prison.
Offenders could also suffer as much as a $222,000 fine in Australian dollars.
“If you’re insulting your parents because of Ferrari, then they deserve it” – Seun Kuti says
Singer and son of late King of Afro beat, Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti has come for people insulting their parents because of Ferrari.
He said parents whose children are insulting them because Femi Otedola bought his three daughters a Ferrari, deserved the insult they are getting.
Seun made this comment following the social media buzz this week, after DJ Cuppy announced on social media, that her father took her and her two sisters on a shopping spree and bought them cars.
Seun took to his official Instagram page to slam those who are mocking their parents because of Ferrari, says their parents deserved the insult for not raising them right.
“If you are insulting your parents because of Ferrari then they deserve it, they raised you wrong , so wrong!! Insult them more jare “
“Any man that wants PS5 is unserious with his life” – Nigerian Lady
A Nigerian lady, identified as Falilat has taken to Twitter to advise ladies against men that wants the new PS5 claiming such men are not serious with their lives.
According to Falilat, ladies should be vigilant of men who wants PS5 adding that they cannot plan their lives with the home video game.
“A man that wants a PS5 is unserious with his life and what plan does he have for his future with that? Ladies please be vigilant of men like this”.
However her opinion has steered a lot reactions on social media, as many has taken to the comment section to disagree with the statement.
A Twitter user Daniel Udoaka wrote, “We just want to play game and be happy life isn’t that deep”
Another user, identified as Daniel wrote, “And a woman is free to want iphone X abi”.
Iwayeye Ayobami wrote,
“Na turn to buy something for una man now … men no come get future again .. na wa oooFace with tears of joyFace with tears of joyFace with tears of joy Wetin PS5 go cos ehn”.
According to Wikipedia, the Play Station 5 is an upcoming home video game console developed by Sony and it is scheduled to launch on November 12, 2020 in North America, Oceania, Japan, and South Korea, and on November 19, 2020 in other parts of the world.
Sony announced that the video game will cost $499.99, approximately (192,246.16) Naira.
However Falilat’s comment can be tagged sarcastic as she’s known for tweeting sarcastic comments on the platform.
Actress, Patience Ozokwor receives car gift from her children as birthday present
Popular Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwor has received a car gift from her children as surprise birthday present to celebrate her 62nd birthday.
The actress whose birthday was on Monday, September 14th described her 62nd birthday as special, while she thanked everyone that took out time to reach out to her.
The gospel singer who was extremely delighted shed tears of joy as she received the brand new car from her children.
According to her she’s yet to recover from the surprise she got on her birthday.
Taking to her Instagram to share photos from the memorable day she wrote,
“I am still recovering from yesterday’s surprise. There is something so special about this birthday. Thank you to everyone who reached out and who said a prayer for me. I am grateful and blessed indeed.”
Recall that, the Veteran actress recently took to social media to share her photo she took with her children, their spouses and all her grandchildren.
In the picture, Patience was seen in the midst of 14 grandchildren and 10 children (Including their partners).
She stated that she is blessed to have all her children and grand children around her.
“Thank you God for making my kids to all come home last Christmas solely to spend time with me. The first time in 7 years we were all together.
“There was no ceremony planned, they came back just for us to be together. God knew we would not be free to travel this year. I am blessed indeed.” She added.