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MUST READ: EFCC reveals new tricks used by car thieves

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MUST READ: EFCC reveals new tricks used by car thieves

A new trick being used by car thieves have now been revealed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. According to EFCC, these thieves now resort to issuing stolen or dud cheques to unsuspecting people.

EFCC has now warned the public to be at alert whenever they want to transact business with people they do not know.

Va a statement released on Monday, the anti-corruption body revealed that the new trick was discovered during an investigating following a petition against one Babatunde Oni, also known as  Olu Daniel.

Punch reports that the said Babatunde, who is from Odo Eri, Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State, was arrested by the Ibadan zonal office of the EFCC  following allegations of conspiracy, stealing and issuance of a dud cheque from Mr Kamoru Yekini on November 21, 2018.

The petitioner claimed that on October 16, 2018, Babatunde alongside one other man came to his shop in  Iwo, Osun State, so as to buy a 2006 Toyota Matrix he displayed for sale.

They negotiated and settled on N1,580,000.00. Babatunde then went on to issue a post-dated First Bank cheque to cover the cost of the car. The petitioner added that Babatunde acted like he was the driver to the second suspect who claimed to be the account owner and a doctor at Bowen University, Iwo.

The petitioner went on to state that Babatunde left the scene to ‘deposit’ the money then came back with a deposit slip as evidence of payment of the agreed sum. Despite being uncomfortable with the payment arrangement,  the petitioner eventually released the car, in hopes of being able to contact the buyer’  on the telephone if there was an issue.

EFCC revealed that the following day, the petitioner received a call from his bank that the cheque had been returned as the account did not have sufficient money.

The car has since been recovered in Abuja after it had been sold to a lady for N1,8m and Babatunde has since been arrested in his hideout in Abuja.

While in custody of the EFCC, another complainant came forth with the same claim, revealing that on September 7, 2018, two men came to his filling station around Mokola, Ibadan, in hopes of buying a 2007 Toyota Avensis car he displayed and a dud cheque of  N2m, was issued by Babatunde.

Just like the first case, Babatunde acted as the driver and also claimed to have taken the cheque to bank to ‘deposit’ the money returning with a deposit slip.

The car dealer, however, told the suspects to hold on so he could confirm if the money had been deposited in his car while the suspects tested the car.

Before he could, the suspects zoomed off with the car as every document had already been handed to them.

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Femi Otedola Finally Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting
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Femi Otedola

Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

Read Also: Femi Otedola Spotted Dancing With His Children (Video)

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims
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Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

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Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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