24 Mar 2017

Police Rescues Woman Who Attempted To Jump Into Lagoon On 3rd Mainland Bridge Today

Just days after a medical doctor, Allwell Orji jumped into the Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge and died, a woman Taiwo Titilayo Momoh almost made the same stunt today but for the quick intervention of police officers.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni told newsmen at the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, headquarters, Lagos Government Secretariat, Alausa, today that Momoh was in a taxi heading towards Oworonshoki on Third Mainland Bridge when she told the taxi driver to stop on the bridge.

According to Owoseni, the woman was about to jump into the water when a police patrol team on a routine patrol on the Third Mainland Bridge sighted her and rushed to save her before she jumped into the Lagoon.

Update! Stephanie Otobo’s Mother Speaks, Says Daughter Not Normal

Stephanie Otobo’s mother has spoken in a video and says her daughter isn’t normal and can only beg Apostle Suleman to please forgive her. She says she is ready to meet the Apostle just to apologize to him. Watch the video below…

Former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak has been freed after 6 years in jail

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed today after serving his jail term following his overthrow during the Arab Spring.
His attorney, Farid El Deeb confirms that Mubarak was released from a military hospital in Maadi and is now back at his home in a Cairo suburb.

Photo of 25-year-old Nigerian drug peddler caught in India with 53 grams of cocaine

A 25-year-old Nigerian national was arrested on Thursday, March 23, in Hyderabad, India on the charge of drug peddling after 53 grams of cocaine was found on him.

The accused, Ugochukwu Godpower, was nabbed from Banjara Hills area in the city during a joint operation while he was on his way to deliver cocaine to customers.

During the interrogation, Ugochukwu revealed that he used to purchase cocaine for Rs 3,000 per gram from another accused Davis Chris Richard Mueller, a native of Kenya (who is absconding) and sold it for Rs 5,000-Rs 6,000 per gram to the customers at different locations in the city, police said.

In November last year, he had been arrested along with four others by Golconda Police in a similar case and was sent to judicial remand. However, after his release from jail in December, he had again started peddling drugs, police said.

Further probe is being carried out to unearth the network of local and foreign drug dealers, police said.

Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo caught with missing Government vehicles (Photos)

Award winning Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo was allegedly caught with two state missing vehicles by government agents.
According to a recent report by Daily Guide, which also featured the actor on its cover page, he was caught with a Toyota Land Cruiser V8 at a spraying shop in Accra where it was going to be resprayed. While the second vehicle is yet to revealed.
The vehicle was said to be among the 200 vehicles the presidency says are missing after the previous administration led by John Mahama left office.
It was also reported that Last year, the actor who is an ardent supporter of the past administration, was spotted cruising around with a Toyota Land Cruiser car. 
Below are photos of the car he was spotted cruising with last year.

Wife Pours Hot Water On Her Husband's Manhood

Adeyinka Adelakun, a middle aged man in Ibadan, on Thursday narrated how his wife, Kafayat, poured boiling water on his manhood which led to serious body injury.

He had approached an Idi-Ogungun Customary Court at Agodi in Ibadan seeking the dissolution of his three-year-old marriage to his wife on grounds of threat to life and constant fighting.

He also prayed the court to allow him have in his custody the two-year –old child of the marriage so that he could effectively take care of the child.

According to the husband, Kafayat is in the habit of fighting him and threatening him whenever they have domestic issues to resolve.

“On February 27, 2016, she started her trouble as usual and I decided to call her mother on phone to caution her, but Kafayat brought a kettle of hot water from the kitchen and poured it on my genitals and chest.

“The pain was too much, I was rushed to hospital due to the severe injuries I sustained. I stayed in the hospital for months.

“Even I cannot use my injured manhood for any s*xual act till now because it has not healed and I decided to quit the marriage to avoid untimely death.

“Am afraid of living with a woman that wanted to finish my manhood because she may do more harm if I continue to allow her in my life, “ he said.

Adelakun presented pictures of his injured genitals as exhibits to prove his case and the court admitted the pictures.

In her defense, Kafayat admitted the allegation, but claimed that it was not intentional. She said the hot water just mistakenly poured on her husband.

Kafayat begged the court to plead with her husband, saying she still loved her husband.

But the Court President, Chief Mukaila Balogun, and 2 assessors, Aare Samotu and Ganiyu Alao, in their unanimous decision, dissolved the marriage.

Balogun said the opinion of the court was that there was no more love between the couple and the parties should go their separate ways to avoid more damage.

The court further directed that the only child of the union should be in the custody of her mother and ordered the plaintiff to pay N4,000 as monthly allowance for the upkeep of the child.

Ooni of Ife interviewed by CCN

His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the traditional ruler of Ife kingdom, Nigeria was interviewed by CNN at the Black Cultural Archives, Brixton, London.

The King talked about the Yoruba culture and tradition, stolen artifacts, even as he wants to the west to start seeing Nigeria and Africa in a more positive light.

Another Set Of Nigerians Return From Libya

Two weeks after 171 Nigerians voluntarily returned home from Libya, 155 others followed suit on Thursday aboard a chartered Nouvel Air aircraft with registration number TS-1NB.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the aircraft landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 6.00 p.m.

Like the initial group which returned on March 7 after being stranded in Libya while enroute Europe, the returnees were brought back by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya.

They were received at the Hajj Camp area of the airport by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the National Agency for the Protection of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Police.

Update! Magistrate’s Absence Stalls Hearing On Olunloyo, Walson’s Bail

The absence of a magistrate, Alatuwo Fubara, at the Port Harcourt Magistrate’s Court on Thursday stalled the hearing on bail application of a blogger, Kemi Olunloyo, and a Port Harcourt-based publisher, Samuel Walson.

Olunloyo, the daughter of a former Governor of Oyo State, Omololu Olunloyo, and Walson were arrested for allegedly publishing materials believed to have defamed a frontline cleric, Pastor David Ibiyeomie, of the Salvation Ministries in Port Harcourt.

Though they were expected to appear in court in the morning, it was gathered that the absence of Fubara, who was expected to preside over the matter caused them to stay back in prison.
The magistrate was said to be unable to come to the court as a result of ill health.

While the duo’s lawyers and counsel for Salvation Ministries were present at the court, majority of those at the magistrate court were journalists and bloggers, who came to cover the hearing and also showed solidarity with their colleagues.

Olunloyo was arrested in Lagos, while Walson was apprehended in Port Harcourt. They were remanded in the Port Harcourt Prison.

Some of their friends told journalists that the suspects were currently having health challenges.
The court, however, fixed March 30, 2017, for hearing on the bail application of the journalists.

Speaking outside the court premises, the counsel for Olunloyo, Mr. Eugene Meabi, expressed regret that the bail hearing for her client could not take place as scheduled.

Meabi said, “It is sad, but we firmly believe that on the 30th of this month, the bail application will go on. It is a situation that we are not happy about.

“But we are going to align our position with that of the court. It is a sad development. We will hold on and keep faith. The suspect is ill,” he said.

In his remark, Phoebe Fawehinmi, who is the counsel for Walson, explained that her client was diabetic and was looking forward to the hearing on his bail application.
She maintained that justice must be done, adding that journalism was not a crime.


Lobatan! London School Of Economics Debunks Dino Melaye's Degree Claim

The fiasco over Senator Dino Melaye’s fraudulent claims of possessing several degrees and certificates has continued to escalate as SaharaReporters learned today that the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has discredited the senator’s assertion that he possesses a degree from the UK university.

The university stated that it had absolutely no evidence that the senator received any formal education at the reputable university. LSE, which is based in London, is one of the higher institutions of learning where Mr. Melaye claimed that he had earned one certificate or another.  

In an email to SaharaReporters, Candy Gibson, a Senior Media Relations Officer at LSE, stated, “We have checked our records and can find no evidence of Dino Melaye having any degree qualification from the London School of Economics and Political Science.”

Mr. Melaye, who runs no known form of business but flaunts his material possessions, especially such expensive automobiles as Bentley and Lamborghini, had claimed that he obtained seven degrees from several institutions, including Harvard and LSE.

Under scrutiny, the senator’s academic claims have been exposed as bogus after a colleague of his, Senator Ali Ndume, urged the legislative body last Tuesday to probe Mr. Melaye’s educational records. 

On various sites, including the official Senate online page as well as such social media forums as LinkedIn and Twitter, Mr. Melaye claimed that his educational profile includes degrees from seven universities.

 He created the impression that he earned three degrees from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, his first university where he purportedly graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography.

Among his discredited or questionable academic claims are the assertion that he studied at the University of Abuja for a Masters in Policy Analysis, and received degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Harvard University and a post-graduate degree from the University of Jos. 

SaharaReporters has confirmed that at least two of these claims are outright falsehoods. The registrar’s office at Harvard University noted in a statement that while Mr. Melaye completed a week-long leadership seminar in November 2016, he did not graduate from the university.

 Then, just today, the London School of Economics and Political Science responded to our correspondent’s inquiry by stating unambiguously that there was no proof on the institution’s database that Mr. Melaye obtained any degree qualification from the school. 

At one point, officials at ABU indicated their plan to make a statement on whether Mr. Melaye completed his coursework in the Department of Geography.

However, they may have abandoned the plan following resistance from key officials of the Geography Department who insist that the senator never met the criteria for graduation. 

Since last Tuesday when SaharaReporters broke the report that Mr. Melaye’s academic claims were hollow, the flamboyant senator tweeted a threat to sue the website for N5 billion.

Examination officers at the Department of Geography, where Mr. Melaye spent almost eight years as a student, told our correspondent that the senator never fulfilled his course requirements to graduate.
They accused then Head of Department of Geography, David Ogbonna, of cooking up results to enable Mr. Melaye to evade course requirements, which included mandatory courses required for graduation. 

SaharaReporters learned that since the certificate scandal broke, some top officials of ABU had been pressuring the staff of Geography Department to certify that Mr. Melaye graduated with a third class. A source at the Geography Department told our correspondent that such a certification would be fraudulent. 

"I Have Anal Sex With Snakes" - 40-Year-Old Prophet Reveals

A Zimbabwean self-professed prophet, Pachawa Kwanamba, has confessed of his involvement in sex sessions with snakes. The 40-year-old told Zim News that he was helpless over the situation which started after he had sex with one Sheila Taibu, a member of a popular cult in Zimbabwe.

He said, “I now physically engage in anal sex with a snake. The mysterious snake is in the habit of penetrating me from my behind every day. “Sometimes I feel it is much better for me to die than to continue to live the life that I am living.

“Mysterious things have been happening to me ever since the day I had sex with Sheila and I now regret the decision I made of indulging in sex with her.
“Whenever I explain my situation to people some think I am insane and others would cut communication ties with me. “I helplessly find myself being a victim of anal sex every day; the snake only comes whilst I am about to sleep and enters me from behind.

“This does not happen spiritually but the snake comes in its physical state and I even have scars on my behind to prove what I am saying. “I have since lost my prophetic powers as a result of being intimate with the woman.

“When I reflect at what is happening in my life, I am reminded of the biblical Samson who lost all his powers after sleeping with Delilah.

“The trauma is tormenting,” he added.

Update! Police recovers the body of Dr Allwell Oji who committed suicide, family members identifies the body

The officers of the Lagos state Police Marine have recovered the body of Dr Allwell Oji who committed suicide on March 19th, 2017 by jumping into the lagoon from third mainland bridge. 
The body was discovered at about 4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 around the CMS area of the lagoon . The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, said members of the late doctor’s family have identified the body.

Nigerian Female fraudster gets 14 years in jail for Issuance of Dud Cheque

A female fraudster was on Monday, March 20, 2017, convicted and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment at the State High Court sitting in Mararaba, Nasarawa State. Hanna Abraham was sentenced on a 3-count charge of obtaining by false pretence and issuance of a dud cheque to the sum of N7million preferred against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

According to reports, the convict was said to have, under false pretence, obtained the said sum as a loan to supply 22 trucks of diesel to News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, and diverted it to other purposes other than what it was meant for. The offence contravenes Section 1 (1) a, Section 1 (b) (i) and Section 1 (b) (i) of the Advance Fee Fraud Act, 2006 and Dishonoured Cheque Offences. Despite pleading not guilty to the counts when she was arraigned. Justice Aboki found Abraham guilty on all three counts.

Delivering the judgment, he sentenced her to 10years imprisonment on count one and two years each on counts two and three without an option of fine. While the sentence is to run concurrently, the convict is to refund all the money she collected from the complainant.

Update! Suspected ritualist, Toafeek Hassan confesses - ‘I was paid N4k to cut off woman’s body part'

Suspected ritualist, Toafeek Hassan who was caught with a woman's decapitated head and hands on Sunday, has confessed that he was paid N4000 to butcher the victim.

Taofeek who was paraded yesterday at the Ikeja command headquarters by the Lagos State Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni admitted chopping off the victim’s head with a cutlass, while two clerics (alfas) and a herbalist held onto her hands.
He said the cutlass used was given to him by the herbalist who contracted him for the job.

According to him, the victim was brought to Lagos from Sango Ota, Ogun State.

'I live at the Itoga-Zeba area of Badagry. I am a wood cutter and at times I assist owners of coconut plantations to pluck coconut. The whole thing started on Saturday evening when one of my herbalist friend known as Manase came to me to say that he was expecting two alfas from Sango Ota. He told me they would be coming with a lady and that he would pay me N4000 to help butcher the woman. 
He told me the two needed some fresh human parts to prepare a concoction for one of their clients.
'True to his words, the two alfas arrived Itoga on Sunday evening. I noticed that before their arrival, the two alfas had used some charms on the lady. I noticed that she was just obeying their directives without asking any question. I asked her where she came from and she explained that she resides at Otta and that she had gone to seek spiritual help from one of the alfas.
'Around 9:00a.m. on Sunday, we took the lady deep into the forest, close to a river. Manase asked her to kneel down and she did. It was while she was still kneeling that I chopped off her head with a sharp cutlass given to me by Manase.”
The 61-year-old ritualist, who admitted that he had killed one other person about a year ago, disclosed that his herbalist friend was the one who also brought that victim to him.

On Tuesday, Toafeek led the police to his slaughtering ground where he killed an unidentified woman.

Update! Actress, Cossy Ojiakor continues to reveal more...

Actress, Cossy Orjiakor has continued spilling secrets about some Nollywood actresses whom she said became ungrateful after she helped 'upgrade' their life by introducing them to a Mr who changed their life. In her recent rant, she talked about how one of the ladies lied against her just to get an SUV which was initially gotten for her as a birthday gift. Read it after the cut...
Ungrateful Delilah part(6-10) story.... Story... Story. Delilah lives close to me, so she always stop by to say hi. I kept grooming her..telling her secrets on how to take over as Mr? first lady,. I need to retire with my Range Rover... Then he Called again to shout..i wondered what bitchy iyanu must have told him again. Iyanu finished me with bad words. Well it's her style. An ordinary friend can't compete with a fuck mate... It was just 3days to my birthday. I needed a closure and decided to do it my way, am tired of the whole drama....i blocked them all... My good deeds backfired....she knew d SUV was bought but tot it fits her better hence the blackmail..... Delilah made a voice notes of all the guidelines I gave her to succeed as Mr? New protocol.. She Forwarded it Mr? ...mr? Being a powerful man hates being talked about... Thats how I lost out and she took my Range rover.... Delilah became the official protocol officer 2011------till present. All the people that know her before 2010 shivers at her kind of sudden wealth... houses, cars ...each time I see her I remember that lies...i remember the betrayal... It still dey pepper me plenty... πŸ˜’ Iyanu is now a big time producer.. Foundation owner.. Which she uses to get through to higher powers..men with cash. Wife's beware.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I can't keep still it's time to overthrow their reign. I did it before..
but I need your help to do it again.. I want orders restored.
Mr? Is a married man. πŸ˜₯😨Watch out she is coming!!!!!!!!she swear on her life, that Mr? Is innocent and decent πŸ˜΅...How long can this battle go on between good and bad... Truth and lies. the mistresses and the madam. Well..... I feel madam days may be numbered. He has eaten deep into the sweetest taboo😱. Who will win in this epic battle.. wife's missionary style vs doggy style, ass trap, 3some by skilled and desperate ladies . May the best team Win.. Once your born into this world. You will never make it out alive.. No fears.. the comic book and novel of this real life drama will be available in a few weeks or months . Let me call my chief launcher. 60000616πŸ˜€πŸ˜. Mr? Will now be called Samson the stallion. Because he a strong man..... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ˆ

18-year-old Nigerian student gunned down in London

An 18-year-old Nigerian student was shot dead as he cycled through an east London estate on Sunday, March 19th. David Adegbite, was ambushed by a gang who surrounded him in a car park in Barking before shooting him in the head shortly after 7pm as children played nearby.

Local officers, firearms officer and London Ambulance Service rushed to the scene and the former Havering College student was taken to the hospital where he died at 10.30PM.

Better known by his nickname "Dutch" Adegbite studied IT at the college in Plaistow and dabbled in making music in his spare time. In fact, the young Arsenal fan was looking forward to studying at Middlesex University in the autumn.

Friends described him as a “loving, family boy” who was “in the wrong place at the wrong time”.
An 18-year-old, who gave her name as Mary, said: “He was such a smart guy, really clever and good at maths, he was due to start university.

"He was no gangster or drug dealer, he was a good family guy. He always talked about how much he loved his mother and wanted to make her proud.  “He was popular with everyone. I just can’t believe there are people out there in London with guns, you expect it in America  but not here.”
Speaking outside his home in Dagenham, a relative of Mr Adegbite said the family were “very, very devastated” by his death.
Friends lay flowers near the scene of the shooting which spelled out his nickname Dutch in front of the floral tributes.
One said: “He was not aggressive at all. He was just funny. He was a good footballer at school and was always well liked. He didn’t appear to have any enemies, he was a peaceable sort of guy. He was very cool.”
Another said: “He was a good friend and a good guy. We were planning to go to university together and he was going to do ICT (information and communications technology). He was a bright happy person, this does not make any to any of us.”
The teenager went to Dagenham Park school before attending Havering College where his friends said he did well in his A level.
He was visiting friends when he was killed and had previously lived on the estate.
Two 20-year-old men was arrested on Monday and remains in custody at a south London police station. A second 20-year was arrested on Sunday in connection with the shooting, but has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Source: Evening Standard /Barking and Dagenham Post

3 Nigerian men, one woman caught with Meth in Cambodia (photos)

Three Nigerian men and a Khmer woman were arrested for drug trafficking in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on March 17th, 2017.

They were found in possession of two bags of meth, a total weight of 56.72 grams, worth $800. The suspects appeared in court on Tuesday, March 21. More photos below...

Nigerian woman gives birth to baby girl aboard migrant rescue ship en route to Italy

A Nigerian woman gave birth to a baby girl on a migrant rescue boat en route to Italy on Tuesday morning, March 21.
The crew on the Aquarius ship had rescued 946 people and was travelling to Italy when the mother, Taiwo, went into labour.

The birth went smoothly and the baby named Mercy, weighing a healthy 3.7kg (8 ounces), disembarked in Catania with her mother later on Tuesday. Italian authorities and relief organizations were on hand to assist the rescued migrants.
"Giving birth to a child is one of the most intimate moments in a woman's life, and she had to go through it on a boat surrounded by complete strangers”, said midwife Elizabeth Ramlow, who was aboard the boat.
Monday and Tuesday's rescues came after a busy weekend, which saw over 3,00 people rescued in one day as migrants take advantage of milder weather to attempt the risky crossing.
The total of 947 brought to shore on Tuesday - including Mercy and 200 unaccompanied children - was a record for the Aquarius boat, coming as aid organizations have raised fears that spring could see a further increase in the number of migrant arrivals.
More photos below..

Source: MSF

Update! London terror attack suspect identified as Khalid Masood

The attacker who murdered three people and injured many others before he was shot dead by the police in yesterday's London attack has been identified as Khalid Masood.

It has been confirmed that he was born in the UK and was in his mid 50s. It is strongly believed that he is inspired by Islamic extremism. 
Yesterday, Mr Masood drove along Westminster Bridge yesterday afternoon killing a mother-of-two and a man in his mid-50s and injuring another 29 people, some of them critically. He then got out of the vehicle and ran round the corner to get into the grounds of the Palace of Westminster where he stabbed a police officer before he was gunned down.

Describing the terrorist, Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Theresa May told MPs that he was a ‘peripheral’ figure, adding that he was not part of their current intelligence picture.

"What I can confirm is that the man was British-born and that some years ago he was once investigated by MI5 in relation to concerns about violent extremism. He was a peripheral figure. The case is historic. He was not part of the current intelligence picture. There was no prior intelligence of his intent or of the plot." She said

Anti-terror police have arrested eight people in the wake of the attack.

Watch video of 2face Idibia surprise his wife on her birthday

It was the couple's wedding anniversary and 2face was supposed to be in Madrid but he flew back to spend the special day with his wife, who was not aware he was in town. Annie thought 2face was still in Spain and was totally surprised when he snuck up on her while she was out having dinner with friends. 18 years together. 4 years married. Wishing them forever and a day more! Watch the beautiful video after the cut...

Nigerian ISIS supporter born in the country set to be deported

Two alleged ISIS supporters who were born in Germany are to be deported from the country in the first such expulsion in history.
The men, who hold Nigerian and Algerian citizenship, were arrested on suspicion of planning an imminent terror attack after a gun and Isis flags were found at their homes during police raids in GΓΆttingen.

They have not been prosecuted and the allegations have not been tested in a criminal court, but federal judges upheld their planned deportation, bolstering government plans to expel more foreign nationals believed to be terror threat.

Boris Pistorius, the interior minister for Lower Saxony, said the move sent a “nationwide signal to all fanatics, that we will give not even a centimetre for their inhuman plans”.
“They will be met with the full severity of means at our disposal – whether they have grown up here [in Germany] or not,” he added.

Authorities in the state adopted a new law allowing them to expel terror suspects held to be dangerous in February, amid nationwide security crackdowns following the attacks.

The two unnamed suspects launched an appeal to stay their expulsion from Germany but it was rejected by the Federal Administrative Court on Tuesday.
“This has confirmed our legal position,” Mr Pistorius said. “We have applied the sharpest sword of law governing foreigners to avert a concrete danger and I am satisfied that the court agrees with our assessment.”
The men, who hold Nigerian and Algerian citizenship through their parents, were described as having an extremist Salafist background. They were arrested in February when investigators found two weapons, at least one of them a firearm that required no permit but had been altered to fire live ammunition.
Ammunition was also discovered alongside flags of the so-called Islamic State and a machete, with counter-terror police seizing computers and other evidence. 
Lower Saxony's state government said they will be transported before Easter and could also be banned from returning to Germany for life.
Source: The Independent

Update! ISIS claims responsibility for London attack

An ISIS-affiliated news agency, Amaq, reports that a "soldier of Islamic State" carried out the Westminster, London attack. The group posted a tweet reading "Security source to Amaq agency: The perpetrator of the attack yesterday in front of the British Parliament in London is a soldier of the Islamic State and carried out the operation in response to appeals targeting nationals of coalition countries." 
Terrorism Analyst Paul Cruickshank however said the language used by ISIS asserting the attack was one of its soldiers doesn't necessarily mean the group is claiming it had connections to the attacker.

He says such language has been used in the past by the group for attacks it believes it helped inspire.