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Herbalist defraud customer of N190m to cure sickness

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The Lagos State Police Command has arrested an herbalist identified as Adeniyi Adewunmi for allegedly duping an ailing businessman of N190m.

The culprit allegedly  collected the sum from the complainant, one Lawrence Akanbi, in tranches on the pretext that he would help him find cure to his illness.

It was learnt that Adewunmi and Akanbi struck a relationship sometime in February 2016 when the businessman consulted him in the Ajao Estate area of the state, seeking medicines for diabetes, asthma and deliverance from a spiritual attack.

The police alleged that Akanbi paid part of the sum to the herbalist in cash and made several deposits into his bank account.

The suspect was said to have come up with different gimmicks to sustain the alleged fraud each time the victim was suspicious.

It, however, dawned on him that he had been hoodwinked when his illness persisted.

The businessman had invited the herbalist to his house on Ajao Estate early January 2018 to collect another sum of money when he was arrested.

“The complainant is a businessman. He met the herbalist on the road sometime in February 2016. The herbalist started collecting money from him and gave him medicines. Having paid N190m to the herbalist, he discovered that he was a fraudster. He paid in tranches of N5m, N10m, N20m, N50m and even paid part of the sum into the suspect’s account.

“The suspect had come to the complainant’s house on Ajao Estate to collect more money from him when he was arrested by the police from the Area D Command, Mushin,” a police source said.

The source explained that the case was later transferred to the Force Intelligence Bureau, Obalende, for further investigation.

The suspect was arraigned on Monday at the Igbosere Magistrate’s Court on four counts of obtaining money under false pretences and stealing.

The police prosecutor, Sergeant Friday Mameh, told the court that the alleged offence contravened sections 287, 314(a), 314(2) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

The charges read in part, “That you, Adeniyi Adewunmi, sometime in February 2016, on Ajao Estate, Oshodi, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did commit felony, to wit: obtaining money under false pretences.

“That you, on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district, did obtain the sum of N190m from one Lawrence Akanbi, on the pretext that you will use it to cure him of his diabetes, asthma and spiritual attack, a representation you knew to be false.

“That you, on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district, did steal the sum of N190m from one Lawrence Akanbi, on the pretext that you will use it to cure him of diabetes and asthma and deliver him from a spiritual attack, but you converted the money to your own use, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty and elected summary trial.

The presiding Chief Magistrate, A.F.O. Botoku, admitted him to bail in the sum of N20m with two sureties each in like sum, adding that one of the sureties should be a level 15 officer in the state civil service.

The case was adjourned till February 12, 2018, while the defendant was remanded in prison pending when his bail conditions would be perfected.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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If Nigeria Doesn’t Restructure, It Will Break Up – Gani Adams

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If Nigeria Doesn’t Restructure, It Will Break up, Says Social Activist Gani Adams

Gani Adams

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland and leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Gani Adams has expressed that Nigeria is on a verge of a break up except there is a restructuring of the country.

Speaking to Arise TV on Sunday, Gani Adams stated that there is a need to get to the root cause of the problems that led to the #EndSARS protests by Nigerian youths.

According to Adams, the youths have sacrificed a lot to push positive change in Nigeria.

“After they were attacked by the military on Tuesday, a lot has happened,” Adams continued, explaining that the realisation that Nigeria’s constituent units are too dependent on the federal government for security hit hard, with the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu admitting he was not in charge of the situation.

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“If we continue like this, the future of Nigeria is bleak,” he insisted. “That’s why I’ve clamoured for restructuring.”

Taling about the violence in different parts of Lagos in the past few days, Adams accused politicians of sponsoring the burning of the Orile police station in Lagos, stating that hoodlums attack across the state was carefully planned.

He stated that politicians orchestrated the violence so as to have an excuse to impose a 24-hour curfew in Lagos.

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End SARS Protest, A Wake-Up Call To Nigerian Elite: Okorocha

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End SARS Protest, A Wake-Up Call To Nigerian Elite: Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha

Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has expressed that the #EndSARS protest is not targeted at the police alone but also a wake-up call to Nigerian elites.

He expressed that the protest is also aimed at ending bad governance, poverty, and joblessness in the country.

The former Imo State Governor made this known on Saturday while speaking with journalists in Abuja.

He called on political office holders to sacrifices part of their salaries and allowances to help the youths.

The lawmaker further stated that their lifestyles of politicians provoke Nigerians and it’s time to wake-up to their responsibilities.

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“What started a few days ago as a peaceful protest escalated into violent one with many souls lost and properties burnt.

“This situation is very unfortunate and highly regrettable one. I want to sympathize with those that have lost their loved ones due to the protests.

“However, I want to say that this is a wake-up call by the youths of this country to the leaders of this nation.

“It is also a proof that we the elite have been selfish in handling the affairs of this country. There has been a track record of unfair leadership for a long time.

“The End SARS protest is not just targeted at police but a disappointment over economic issues in a nation where we have joblessness and poverty for the youths.

“Today, we have millions of out of school children in the country, and this is another time bomb for tomorrow.

“The government and leaders must rise to their responsibilities to ensure that such future occurrences do not happen again.”

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#EndSARS: Enugu Govt Adjusts 24-Hour Curfew

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#EndSARS: Enugu Govt Adjusts 24-Hour Curfew

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on the residents of the State.

Recall that the Governor had declared curfew in Enugu East, Enugu North, and Enugu South Local Government Areas of the state following an outbreak of violence in those areas.

However, following the return of relative calm and hardship being suffered by residents of the affected areas, the Governor adjusted the curfew.

Also Read: #ENDSARS: IGP Talks Tough, Says Enough Is Enough

This was announced in a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Chidi Aroh, on Saturday.

“In its place, a 13-hour curfew from 6 pm to 7 am daily, is imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, with effect from 6 pm on Sunday, 25th October 2020 until further notice.”

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