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Read Why Lawyer Transferred N750, 000 to Justice Yinusa’s Account

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A top Nigerian lawyer has told of why he transferred as much as N750,000 to a serving Nigerian federal judge.

 
A senior Nigerian lawyer, Joseph Nwobike, has narrated how he transferred N750, 000 to a serving federal judge, Justice Nasiru Yinusa, saying the money was to help the judge pay for his mother’s medical treatment, and not to bribe him.
According to Premium Times, Mr. Nwobike said this on Wednesday at his ongoing corruption trial before an Ikeja division of the Lagos State High Court.
An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission witness, Daniel Danladi, had on March 29 told the court that the funds transferred by the lawyer into the bank account of a serving judge were meant for purposes which included a library upgrade.
Mr. Danladi, an operative of the EFCC, said during cross-examination that the money was not meant to pervert the course of justice.
He had also said that the defendant confirmed to the EFCC that the N750, 000 was for the treatment of Justice Yunusa’s mother and the judge also confirmed same to the commission.
Mr. Nwobike is facing trial for allegedly offering gratification to judges.
The judges’ names include Mohammed Yinusa, H.A Ngajiwa, and Musa Kurya of the Federal High Court; and James Agbadu-Fishim of the National Industrial Court.
Testifying during his trial on Wednesday, Mr. Nwobike said he could “recollect doing a few cases against the EFCC and I came back from court one day and received a call from a fellow who described himself as an officer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and introduced himself as Mr. Zakari.
“I remember cross examining him in a case involving my client and the EFCC. He said I should find time and come to the office to clarify some issues and he did not tell me what the issue was,” said the senior lawyer.
Mr. Nwobike further said, “When I came to the office 30 minutes thereafter, he brought a document, which I discovered was a statement of account of Joseph Nwobike and Co. firm with UBA. He showed me an entry of transfer of N750, 000 from the account of Joseph Nwobike and Co. to one Justice Yinusa.”
 
According to the senior lawyer, he had known Justice Yinusa from his days as a staff of the Federal Ministry of Justice and had become friends.
“I saw him one day and he told me his mother was ill and had dialysis and was afraid that she would die, that he had spent over N250, 000 weekly on the illness. I felt pity not because he was a judge, but because he had been my friend for 19 years. He gave me his account details that day.
 
“When I had some money, in my own signature, I transferred the sum of N750, 000 only to his account for that purpose,” said Mr. Nwobike.
In his witness statement, Mr. Nwobike also told the court that he had never at any time given any other money to Justice Yinusa and had never discussed any official matter whether in relation to cases or any other official matter with Mr. Yinusa whether before or after the money was given to him.
Justice Raliatu Adebiyi adjourned the matter to July 3 and 4, for continuation of trial on the understanding that the defence would close his case on July 4.
If that fails, another date will be fixed before the end of the legal year.

Source: Tori

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“Call me evil names, idolator, juju worshipper, God is the final judge of all our actions” – Nigerian man who publicly denounced Christianity says

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Bodmas Prince Kemepadei from Bayelsa State, who publicly denounced his Christianity and accepted the Egbesu worship, said people can call him evil names but God is the final judge of all our actions.

Recall that the Niger Delta University graduate took to Facebook on Tuesday, November 24, to announce the denounciation and reaffirm his obeisance to Egbesu deity, saying that he has realized that that he was duped by foreign myths. Here

Taking to Facebook on Saturday night, Kemepadei said Christians have continued to allow religious entrepreneurs to mislead them.

His post below:

John 4:21-24

Jesus said, the time has come when you don’t have to worship God in the mountains nor the synagogue for God is a Spirit: and they that worship God must worship in spirit and in truth.

If you like continue to allow religious entrepreneurs to mislead you and enrich themselves, we will all be judged according to our deeds and not according to our beliefs.

God does not live in religious homes, your everyday prayer and fasting without application of good conduct is self deceit.

Call me all manner of Evil names, call me a juju worshiper, call me an idolator, but God is the final judge of all our actions, and in the end, it is our actions that will determine our position with God.

– Apostle Bodmas Prince Kemepadei

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Why I love Erica more than other housemates – Kiddwaya opens up

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate and billionaire son, Kiddwaya has revealed why he loves Erica more than other housemates.

During a conversation with Salone housemates in Sierra Leone, the young Nigerian entrepreneur was asked why he loves Erica and bonded with her more than other housemates in Big Brother’s house.

Kiddwaya, in his response, said that he loves Erica because of her confidence, especially when she wears her clothes.

According to Kiddwaya, Erica dresses with so much confidence, no matter what she wears.

Erica interrupting his speech however, said it is not about the dress but the person wearing the dress.

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Rifle allegedly seized from drunk policeman (video)

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A drunk policeman identified as Garba Salisu is currently the talk of social media.

Passersby who saw a drunk police officer carrying a gun, seized the gun from him then poured water on him to help revive him.

In a video shared online, people are seen surrounding the police officers and commenting about the fact that he was inebriated already at that time of the day.

A man is seen pouring a sachet of water on the policeman’s head.

Voices in the video are heard saying the policeman was seen at about 4pm on Saturday, Nov 28, at CBN Junction, close to Abuja Police Command Headquarters.

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