The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal office, has arrested one Adebayo Olawale of No. 25 Fashina Road, Ile-Ife Osun State and his pastor Gbenga Moses Adesoju of Christ Apostolic Church, Ile-Ife, Osun State for allegedly defrauding one Umar Hayatu of Lafiya quarters, Dukku Local Government Area of Gombe State to the tune of N12.7m.
A statement released by Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson of the antigraft agency, states that the duo were apprehended at Ile Ife following a petition jointly written by the relatives of the victim (Umar Hayatu). They alleged that the suspects conspired and defrauded the victim via social media platforms and phone calls under the pretense that he won a car, some expensive phones and an offer of employment into a juicy position.
”Adebayo, the prime suspect, contacted the victim severally using fake Facebook account names; Williams Angellina and Omolola Adebayo and deceived the victim into believing that his parents have a Company abroad and will make him (victim) the Nigerian Manager of the Company at Lagos. The suspect further sent the victim various fake pictures of Houses and cars that would be given to him as fringe benefits as soon as the company commences operation. He also promised him 30,000 US Dollars and expensive gifts such as iPhone and Jewelleries” the statement read in part
The anti-graft agency added that preliminary investigation revealed that the sum of N12, 798, 387.00, proceeds of the fraud, was traced to the suspect’s account in a new generation bank. Adesoju, his alleged accomplice, was also said to have received a BMW car, a plot of land and various sums of money from the proceeds of crime for his spiritual intervention.
The EFCC disclosed that both suspects had volunteered useful information and would be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
“I witnessed that thin line separating life and death”- Speaker Gbajabiamila’s aide narrates how he escaped being crushed to death by a truck in Abuja
Hamza Ibrahim Baba, the Special Assistant to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Humanitarian Affairs, escaped death in a multiple collision that left one person dead.
The accident which occurred on Friday, November 27, at Mpape Junction along the Nmandi Azikiwe Express Road in Abuja, involved a fuel tanker and two tipper trucks.
Read his post below:
It was so close.
Yes it was so close this afternoon at Mpape Junction along the Nmandi Azikiwe Express Road. I have not recovered from the shock of what happened and the reality is dawning on me that I could have been history.
Today I witnessed that thin line separating life and death. I escaped by the grace of ALLAH S.W.T because it is not yet my time. But it was so close.
I planned to meet Julius the P.O.P guy who I earlier called to meet me at that junction by 1.00pm. I later rescheduled the meeting to 3pm because of Friday Prayers. I arrived at that our meeting point 1 hour later by 4.00pm. Julius had waited and had left by the time I arrived and therefore I had to wait for him to come back.
While I was waiting for Julius, the ugly incident happened. A tanker carrying fuel came out from Mpapae with speed and hit another tipper also emerging from same direction carrying stones. Before my eyes, the trailer fell down and summersaulted and hit another tipper which also fell and came towards where I was parked with high speed.
I was seeing it coming towards me and I was so perplexed I couldn’t do a thing. It happened so suddenly and so spontaneously I thought it was all over. I just closed my eyes praying and waited for the collision when the tipper screeched to a halt just about 2 fts or less away pouring tones of stones on my car.
I couldn’t remember how I managed to drive a few metres away. I couldn’t see the road because of the dust and so much pandemonium as people were running away from the accident scene in different direction.. It was a miracle but somehow Allah S.W.T had destined we have more days to live. I later learnt one person wasn’t so lucky as he was crushed by the tipper.
Julius my guy came running towards my car crying and asked whether I was safe. He hugged me and I couldn’t hold tears running from my eyes. I could see his genuine concern for my safety.
I don’t know how to do Thanksgiving because we don’t really do it, but all I will say “it was so close”. I will surely do my own version of Thanksgiving.
Alhamdulillah MaashaAllah. We shall all live long InshaAllah. Not only we live long, but our long lives shall benefit and impact positively on others.
I really deserved not only prayers but bottle of coke from you.
May Allah safeguard us.
Lady given thread and needle to sew her ripped jeans before she could get a National ID in Port Harcourt
Twitter influencer, Lazy Writa has narrated how a lady was allegedly given a thread and needle to sew her ripped jeans before she could get a National ID in Port Harcourt.
He stated that this happened even after the lady paid N3,000 to get the I.D Card. He also claimed that another girl was sent home for wearing short skirt on grounds of “not having respect for the Nigerian government”.
Lazy Writa said this happened at Elimg alt=’Lady given thread and needle to sew her ripped jeans before she could get a National ID in Port Harcourt’ class=’img-responsive text-center’ style=’margin: auto;’bolu Civic Centre in Port Harcourt. He tweeted;
“The God that did my own will do yours too” – Nigerian lady celebrates as she enters airplane for the first time in her life
A Nigerian lady, Olawunmi was full of smiles on Friday, November 20, when she boarded an airplane for the first time in her life.
The first time flier shared the good news on Twitter along with photos of herself about to board the plane.
“The God that did my own that I enter aeroplane today for the first time will do yours too o” she wrote.