8 Apr 2017

Wow! Meet the HIV-Positive beauty Queen crowned Miss Congo UK 2017

Horcelie Sinda Wa Mbongo, an HIV positive lady was crowned the winner at the 2017 Miss Congo in UK pageant, which held at Stratford Town Hall, last weekend.

Speaking after winning the competition, the newly crowned queen said: 'I’m happy I’ve won at least something in my life. My story has warmed people’s hearts and that’s the most important thing.'

The 22-year-old, who is a student at the Chelsea College of Arts in the UK, reportedly discovered her HIV status at the age of 11. She was HIV positive from birth.

Update! Seun Egbegbe Cries Out After 2 Months In Prison, Unable To Meet Bail Conditions

Big boy and alleged serial thief/fraudster, Seun Egbegbe is complaining about the strict nature of his N5 million bail which he was granted since February 24, 2017.

Seun Egbegbe, who has spent two months in Ikoyi prison for theft, revealed that he is unable to find two sureties with the profile required by the court.

The judge had reportedly ruled that the two sureties in the like sum of N2.5 million each must be: a civil servant on level 16 who deposits his international passport, and a property owner in Lagos metropolis who deposits a certificate of occupancy.

Both sureties are also to be mandatorily profiled with their office and home addresses verified.

“Where do they expect him to get the sureties? who would leave the passport and certificate of occupancy with the court until the case which may last four years ends? Who will risk losing N2.5 million as surety for a case that has not even really started?” a close associate of Egbebe stated.

That is why before anyone get involved in a bad act, he/she should first think of consequences.

Check out Liz Benson's daughter's white wedding photos

Liz Benson's daughter, Leelee is getting married to her man, Ugochukwu today. Check out some  first photos of the bride. See more photos below...

Shocking! EFCC Uncovers N448m Hidden In Lagos Plaza

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos zone, yesterday evening uncovered yet another large sum of suspected laundered money to the tune of N448,850,000 (Four hundred and forty eight million, eight hundred and fifty thousand naira) only in a shop at LEGICO Shopping Plaza, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The money stashed in several Ghana Must Go bags were in N500 and N1000 denominations, hidden in a shop awaiting conversion into foreign currency.

Relying on information provided by a concerned whistle blower, operatives of the Commission swooped on the shopping complex and sought the identity of the owners of two shops, LS 64 and LS 67 which were under locks and keys.

The shops had signages of Bureau de Change. Inquries about the owner of shop 64 indicated he had not been seen for a long time, as they claimed the shop had not been opened for businesss for close to two years. Several calls were put to the owner of shop 67 but there was no response.

The attention of the plaza’s chairman and some traders were drawn in order to force the shops open. There was no money found in shop 67, but in shop 64, heaps of “Ghana Must Go” bags were found loaded on the floor of the shop.

When the bags were unzipped they were found to contain bundles of naira notes totalling N448,850,000. Traders interviewed at the premises claimed they were not aware such money was housed in there, as the place hardly opens for business.

Tunisia sentences British DJ for playing 'Muslim call to prayer' in a club

A British DJ has been sentenced to a year in jail by a Tunisian court after he played a dance remix of the Muslim call to prayer in a night club.

DJ Dax J, who had already fled the country was charged with public indecency and offending public morality in the court case, according to a BBC report.
He was said to have performed at the Orbit Festival in a club located in the coastal city of Hammamet on Friday and caused controversy on social media after he played a remix of the Muslim call to prayer at the event. 

DJ Dax J later took to his Facebook page to apologize after receiving threatening messages from Muslims and was later forced to delete his account.

During the court hearing, the court, however, dismissed the charges against the nightclub owner and an organizer of the event but sentenced the DJ in his absence to a year in jail.
The Tunisia’s religious affairs ministry in a statement said: 'Mocking the opinions and religious principles of Tunisians is absolutely unacceptable.'

Photo of alleged female Nigerian internet fraudster arraigned for 132, 000 euros fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today arraigned one Suzan Vega Ochuko before Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin, Edo State on a three count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.
Ochuko and one Tony Uyimwen aka Alex Ethan (now at large) allegedly operating with a pseudo name Alex Ethan contacted one Mrs. Beatrice AUF DER MAUR from St. Gallen, Switzerland via Facebook and defrauded her of One Hundred and Thirty-Two Thousand Euro.

Mrs Auf Der Maur was allegedly hoodwinked into a love relationship with the defendant who subsequently defrauded her of the said amount under the pretence of executing a non existing contract.The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In view of her plea, the prosecution counsel M.T. Iko asked the court to fix a date for commencement of trial. The defence counsel, Ekhator Ogiegbaen told the court that he had filed an bail application for his client. He pleaded with the court to grant his client bail as she will not jump bail and that the defendant was a nursing mother.

Though the prosecution counsel opposed the bail, Justice Ajoku granted the defendant bail in the sum of One Million Naira with two sureties in like sum.

The sureties must be civil servant not below grade level 12 or two sureties with landed property within the jurisdiction of the court.

The sureties must deposit original title of their document with the court while the civil servant must produce an official letter from his superior from his office. The documents are to be verified by the prosecution.

The matter was adjourned to the 14th of June, 2017 for trial while the defendant is to be remanded in prison custody pending the perfection of her bail.

See the six Nigerian businessmen caught for drug peddling in Liberia

Operatives of the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) has arrested six Nigerians for allegedly involving in selling and distributing narcotic substances.
The Chief of Operations of LDEA, Johntor Wole, who confirmed the arrest while speaking with journalists at the Head office of DEA in Fiama Sinkor in Monrovia, said they found 182.8g of Narcotic and Heroin worth L$ 666,960.
The Nigerian suspects include: Victor Kamara, a 37-year-old businessman who lives in Caldwell, Uzaa Kamara, a 28-year-old businessman who also lives in Caldwell, Prince Ken, a 35-year-old resident in Paynesville, Anthony Enechi, 26, Sunday Moses, 29, A constructor who lives Red Light and Iko Nso, a 30-year-old Motorcyclist.

Omg! Six Nigerians drug dealers sentenced to over 53 years imprisonment in South Africa

The Secunda District Court in Mpumalanga, South Africa on Wednesday, 5 April 2017, handed hefty sentences to six Nigerian nationals, who were found guilty of manufacturing and dealing in drugs.
Chibuzor Paul Ezekware, Samuel Okafor and Goodwin Addo Abunne were each sentenced to 36 years imprisonment. Henry Ulangu Ukaegby and Innocent Akuziele will spend 16 years in jail each, while Junior Okafor was sentenced to 18 months behind bars.

Ezekware, Okafor and Abunne were also ordered to pay R11 500, R4 800 and R7 000 back to the state respectively. Ukaegby and Akuziele will pay R2 600 and R1 800 back to the state respectively.
The seventh suspect’s case will be heard in the Evander Regional Court on 10 May 2017.
The National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza, has welcomed the sentence, saying the Hawks do not aim to arrest suspect only, but to secure convictions and ensure that justice is served.
“We are clamping down on drugs and all other serious crimes and criminals must be warned that we will send them to jail for a very long time,” said Lieutenant General Ntlemeza.
The suspects were arrested by the Hawks in Secunda and Crime Intelligence on 18 August 2016. (See photos of two of them on the day of arrest).
"The crackdown (called Project 24) on the syndicate came today after 14 months of investigation and gathering of information using unconventional methods,” said Capt Lucy Sekgotodi, provincial spokesperson for the Hawks on the day of arrest.
The Hawks began moving in on the dealers at 04:00 that morning and arrested the seven men at various houses in Secunda and Trichardt.

They also confiscated five vehicles used in drug transactions.

Nigerian surgeon arrested for sexual assault in Texas, US

Nigerian orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Donald Okechukwu Ozumba has been arrested by McKinney police, Texas on suspicion that he sexually assaulted two female patients while they were under his care.
Dr. Donald Okechukwu Ozumba, 44, faces two charges of sexual assault, according to court records. McKinney police arrested him Friday, March 31, and booked him at the Collin County Jail, where his bail was set at $50,000.

However, his family has denied the allegation. A statement issued to  NBC5, on Monday,  reads:
"We flatly deny each and every false allegation and are confident that the legal system will vindicate Dr. Ozumba. We appreciate the support from our local and global community."
According to Dallas News, one of the women went to his office last week to be treated for a sports injury. She told police that the doctor exposed half of her genitals to check for internal fluid and told her he needed to rub in the medication he had injected under her left hip.

Ozumba massaged the area, then penetrated the woman's genitals with his fingers and massaged her inside, according to the arrest warrant affidavit. The woman's husband was sitting behind the doctor but couldn't see what was happening , police said.

The woman told police that she contacted another doctor after the visit and asked whether what Ozumba had done was normal procedure. The second doctor informed her that Ozumba was "absolutely not supposed to penetrate her vagina," according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
Shortly after the visit, Ozumba asked the woman to download a messaging app and sent her a text asking what her favorite part of the procedure was, according to the affidavit.
The woman told police that she texted him back with a message that said "Not receiving a script," then deleted the app. Ozumba continued to text the woman and asked her to come back in, according to police.
Another woman reported a sexual assault to McKinney police in August that occurred during an appointment with Ozumba the same month, records show. According to an arrest warrant, she said she had gone to the doctor to get a shot for a physical disability.
Police believe that there may be other victims who were embarrassed to come forward. Now, they are urging anyone who was treated by Dr. Ozumba and was sexually abused to come forward. 

According to his website, Dr. Ozumba participates in medical mission trips to his native Nigeria.

“He co-founded the Center for Advanced Specialty Surgery based in Lagos, with a mission to improve the quality of life by advancing the practice of orthopedics and other surgical specialties through investment, education, skills transfer, and providing the highest quality of care one patient at a time,” the website states.
He has since been released on bail pending the starting of the court case.