Sunday, 23 July 2017

Hungry Man Imprisoned For Stealing Bread & Groundnut Worth N 750 In Benin

On Friday, a Benin Magistrates Court remanded a 22-year-old man identified as Bright Idiye, in prison custody for allegedly stealing a loaf of bread and groundnut worth N750.
According to the charge, Idiye stole a loaf of bread worth N450 and groundnut worth N300 because he was broke and hungry.
The accused who was arraigned before Chief Magistrate I.N. Osayande pleaded guilty to the one count of stealing.
He was said to have committed the offence at Iyaro, Benin, on July 16, 2017 barely 24 hours after being released from prison.
The accused, who was remanded at Oko Medium Prison, was said to have been released from the same prison custody on July 15, 2017. Magistrate Osayande adjourned the case until July 24.

Children Of Woman Who Murdered Husband In Osogbo With Help Of Assassin Speak

Life has suddenly turned upside down for the three children of late Alhaji Hakeem Salaudeen, when their mother, 39-year-old Omotayo allegedly connived with an ex-convict, Oladapo Dolapo, to murder him.
Expectedly the tragic incident has put the children in a pathetic condition of having to fend for themselves while their mother is now gnashing her teeth in regret in custody at Ilesa Prison, where she was remanded by the court following her arraignment by the Osun State Police Command.
The children, Barakat, 17, Uthman, 15 and 12-year-old Fatima, despite urgings by members of the extended family, have elected to continue residing in their parents’ home, to keep it warm and open, as it were, rather than relocate to the family house in the Agowande area of Osogbo. Since the gruesome murder of their father, they have been living alone in the big apartment located on the sleepy street.
One of the children, Uthman and the elder sister, Barakat, told Sunday Sun they preferred to live in the house alone located in a suburb of Osogbo, the capital city of Osun State.
“We can only go out when we want to visit our grandma,” they said together. The grandmother he referred to is the 95-year-old mother of their late dad, and who is fondly called Alhaja Mosobalaje.
Prodded to explain how they have been coping, especially with respect to food, Barakat said: “We still have foodstuff in the house. The foodstuff that mummy bought is still remaining. That is what we are eating now.”
But how will they survive if the food finishes, Sunday Sun sought to know, and she said: “We don’t know. That is why we want the law enforcement agents to forgive our mummy so that she can come back home and take care of us. Family members alone can’t do everything for us.”
At this point, the three children could no longer hold back tears and they began to sob, wondering what would become of the beautiful plans their father laid for them.
Barakat, who just finished from Delightsome Group of Schools, wants to study at the Obafemi Awolowo University to become an accountant. Her brother, Uthman wants to go to the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) and become a soldier. But the youngest, Fatima wants to study Theatre Arts and become an actress.
Uthman and Fatima will be in SSS III and JSS III respectively in the same school as from next session.
Meanwhile, more details have emerged on how the tragedy that befell them, when residents of the sleepy area woke up and heard the shocking news that one of their neighbours had been hacked to death by an unknown assailant the previous night.
Sunday Sun gathered that Salaudeen, who was in his 40s, was gruesomely murdered in his house about 3.00 am by his wife who hired an ex-convict, Oladapo Dolapo. The ex-convict is alleged to have stabbed Salaudeen in the stomach with a knife as his wife choked him with a pillow.
At the headquarters of the Osun Police Command, where she was paraded along with her accomplice, Omotayo confessed that she and Dolapo connived to commit the crime.
“I choked him with a pillow, after having sex with him and Dolapo stabbed him to death with a knife. I never thought it would turn out this way. I hired Oladapo Dolapo to help me kill my husband.”
Dolapo, 24, admitted that the woman contracted him to kill the man after promising to give him whatever he wanted if the operation was successful. He disclosed that the deceased’s wife, promised him a befitting accommodation and other largesse.
While parading the suspect, the Commissioner of Police, Olafimihan Adeoye disclosed that Mr. Salaudeen Adesina Jimoh of 3, Engineer Adesina Salawu Street, Osogbo, reported the case at the station on May 12, 2017. He said that on the fateful day about 3:00 am, two unknown men entered his brother’s house, stabbed him to death with knife but nothing was carted away.
Adeoye further explained that a team of police detectives and patrol men went to the scene, where the following inscriptions were found on the wall of the deceased’s house: “No Price, No Pay,” “Aye Axe” and “Forgiveness is a sin.”
The CP said investigation by the police revealed that Omotayo did not only hire Dolapo but actively participated in killing her husband.
The police later arraigned the suspects in court, from where they were remanded at Ilesa Prison.
In an interaction with Sunday Sun, Omotayo said she had lost interest in her marriage, though she confessed that her husband was a good person who always took care of her needs and the needs of her children.
“We’ve been married for 17 years. We are blessed with three children aged 17, 15 and 12. He did not offend me. I was just mad at him,” she said.
Sunday Sun’s investigations indicated that Omotayo and her accomplice after murdering the man, made it look like armed robbers killed him.
A family source said that Dolapo, who made open confessions to the family members at the police station, before he was paraded alongside Omotayo, said that after he had agreed with the woman to carry out the dastardly assignment, she smuggled him into the house around 6.00 pm when the deceased had not come home and hid him inside a small shack made of woods at the back of the house. He remained there until the husband came home in the night.
He disclosed that when the man got home, his wife received him warmly and served him dinner. When the man was eating, the woman went out of the sitting room and met the assailant where he was hiding and told him that her husband had arrived and was eating his dinner in the sitting room. Before then, when the eldest child, Barakat, noticed that her father had come back and wanted to greet him and also ask him to take her to a JAMB examination centre the following morning, her mother chased her back into the children’s room. She also asked all the children to go and sleep and warned them not to disturb their father.
It was at that point that she then took Dolapo into one of the rooms while the three children were in their room. When she got back to the room, she lured the husband to their room after he had had his dinner. She began to caress him and they eventually had sexual intercourse.
After the session, she left her husband in bed and went out naked, pretending to go and have a shower in the bathroom. Instead she went to meet Dolapo, where he was hiding in one of the rooms and told him that her husband would soon fall asleep so that they could execute their plan.
When she returned to the room again, she joined her husband in bed until she noticed that he had fallen asleep. That was between 2.00 am and 3.00 am. She then sneaked out quietly and led the assailant into the bedroom where the man was sleeping.
Once back in the room, she slammed a pillow on his face trying to choke him, while Dolapo attacked him with a knife and killed him.
To cover up the crime, they made inscriptions on the wall of the house to indicate that the deceased was a member of a cult group, whose members must have come to kill him. The inscriptions read thus: “No price, no pay,” “Aye axe,” and “Forgiveness is a sin.”
She collected the deceased’s phone which was left on a stool, went to the children’s room and also took their only phone, removed other items and gave to the assailant to take away, to make it look like the robbers who killed her husband made away with the items.
Sunday Sun gathered that she asked Dolapo to remove his shirt and hang it on top of the fence as evidence that it was left there by one of the robbers who was trying to escape.
For Dolapo to be able to escape, the woman gave her late husband’s jalabia dress to him to wear, to impersonate him in case he was confronted by vigilantes, who knew the husband often wore the jalabia in the neighbourhood.
Then she opened the gate quietly, to let out Dolapo, but he was noticed by some vigilantes, who truly mistook him for the deceased because of the jalabia he wore.
Sunday Sun gathered that the assailant sold the deceased’s phone to a friend. When the crime was reported, MTN was contacted and the police tracked down the buyer.
It was the buyer who helped the police to trace the assailant and he was later identified as an ex-convict.
When he was paraded by the police, Dolapo said he used to shuttle between Lagos and Osogbo “to do runs.” According to him, whenever he was broke, he would go to Lagos to do ‘runs’ and if he made good money, he would come and spend it in Osogbo.
He disclosed further that it was during his stay in Osogbo that the woman got in touch with him and they struck the deal that led to the killing of Alhaji Salaudeen.
The deceased’s younger brother, Adetunji Idris Babatunde, who spoke with Sunday Sun, said that his late brother told him two weeks before he was killed that he suspected that his wife was planning to kill him.
But when he asked if he had any serious contention with her, the deceased said there was no serious issue between them; but he was just having a feeling that the woman would kill him one day.
On the character of the deceased, Babatunde said: “He was a responsible man to the core. He was a businessman and very responsible and committed to his family. He didn’t live a wayward life. He even bought a car for the wife. I never met them quarrelling any day. Whenever I visited them, I always noticed that they loved each other.”
Asked what he could suspect as being responsible for the sudden change in the couple’s relationship, Babatunde said it could be due to his late brother’s decision to marry the second wife.
According to him, the second wife identified as Tawakalitu who lives in a different house and Omotayo often had quarrels.
Uthman also confirmed that his late father was a nice and responsible family man who loved his family dearly. His parents were very close and loved each other very well. He added that they used to go out together in his father’s car and also shared the same bedroom.
But did the mother ever complain about his late father’s attitude or character in the presence of the children? Uthman said: “Mummy used to complain sometimes that daddy’s behaviour towards her had changed since he married the second wife. She used to complain that daddy was not giving her attention like before and was not providing all her needs as he used to do.”
“Mummy was always disturbing daddy to look for a job for her or open a big shop for her but he did not do that. So, mummy was always complaining that she was not satisfied with the small shop she had. Since then, they would quarrel from time to time. But it was not serious.”

#LagosLGpolls: How APC Chairmanship candidate won in Oshodi/Isolo LGA

The Chairmanship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Bolaji Muse-Ariyo, has emerged the winner of the chairmanship election in Oshodi/Isolo Local Government Area in Saturday election.
Ariyo polled a total of 8, 429 votes to defeat his closest contender from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Adeola Williams who scored 3928 votes.
The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission ( LASIEC) Returning Officer, Mr Abari Ajibola declared Ariyo the winner of the election having scored the highest number of votes.
Ajibola said, ”As the returning officer of this election, I have the mandate to declare the result of the election and the winner as returned.
“By the virtue of the power conferred on me, I, Abari Jamiu Ajibola certified that I was the local government Returning Officer for the election held on July 22, 2017 for Oshodi/Isolo Local Government.
“The election was contested and won.
“The candidate of APC, Mr Muse Ariyo Bolaji Idris received the total votes of 8,429 followed by Mr Adeola Saheed Williams of the PDP who scored 3, 928 while the third on the list, is Mr Kazeem Lanre Aregbe of the LP who scored 896.
“That, Mr Muse Ariyo Bolaji Idris of APC is hereby declared the winner of the Chairmanship election of Oshodi/Isolo Local Government.”
In his reaction , Mr Oloyinde Moruf, the Party Agent of the Labour Party (LP) expressed satisfaction with the polls and congratulated the winner.
The APC Party Agent, Mr Adewale Adelana, said that the outcome of the election reflected the decision of the people of Oshodi/Isolo on who to lead them.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that party agents of the APC and LP signed the result sheet after declaration while the agent of the PDP was nowhere to be found.
The collation centre – LASIEC Office in the council Secretariat – was peaceful as security men were on ground to secure electoral officers and materials.
Collation is still ongoing in some other council areas for the chairmanship and Councillorship polls held on Saturday across the 20 LGAs and 37 Local Council Development Areas in the state. (NAN)

Dispute over N1.3m bill: Hospital seizes corpse of housewife for eight months

Dispute over N1.3m bill: Hospital seizes corpse of housewife for eight months

Anambra State Police Command and the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, are trying to unravel the circumstances surrounding the refusal of the director of an in Ozubulu to release the body of a patient, Mrs. Evan Anajemba, who died in the hospital in November 2016 eight months ago), for burial.
The director, who had allegedly received N252,000 from the husband of the deceased, Mr. Godwin Anajemba, while the woman was on admission in the hospital, allegedly demanded additional N1.368 million after the woman gave up the ghost. Anajemba told Sunday Vanguard that when all efforts to persuade the director to release the body of his wife to him failed, he consulted a lawyer and also reported the matter to the Anambra State Police Command, which has been mediating. He also reached out to the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, pleading with it to prevail on the doctor to release the body of his wife.
A lawyer, Dr. E.E. Egbunonu, petitioned the state Commissioner of Police and the NMA on behalf of Anajemba, alleging that negligence on the part of the director killed the woman. The petition followed the refusal of the hospital director to act on a letter written to him by the lawyer in which he threatened to take legal action against him. Egbuonu said: “Mrs. Anajemba was a patient in the hospital for purpose of correcting a fibroid operation at an agreed total bill of N252,000 out of which a deposit of N140,000 was demanded and paid. “The said doctor went on to operate the deceased and, in the process, she gave up the ghost as a result of the negligent conduct of the doctor, who, at the heat of his mistake, gave the deceased 15 pints of blood at an additional cost of N16,500 per pint.
“He also, without the consent of her husband, removed the womb of the deceased. Instead of feeling remorse for causing the avoidable death of the deceased, the medical director veered off from the agreed bill of N252,000 and wrote another bill of N1,368,850.
“He also refused to release the corpse of the deceased to her husband. Narrating his ordeal to Sunday Vanguard, the husband of the deceased, Anajemba, said: “My plea now is that the doctor should release the corpse to me for burial. If that woman is not buried, I will not have rest of mind.”
Though the police had invited the two parties for a meeting, the hospital director failed to turn up and the body of Mrs. Anajemba has continued to lie at the mortuary for the past eight months.
Efforts to speak with the hospital director failed as aides said he would not like to speak with any reporter.

Amosun hosts Southwest govs. Monday

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, will host his colleagues from the Southwest, under the platform of the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, DAWN, Commission, at the MITROS Gateway Annex, Ibara, Abeokuta, tomorrow, Monday.
The meeting will address the challenges confronting the region and set goals towards ensuring its progress.
A statement signed by the state commissioner for regional integration, Bashorun Adebola Adeife, said other areas of common interest that the forum will deliberate upon, include but would not be limited to security, education, agriculture, infrastructure, rail and road networks.
Expected at the one day meeting are, governors of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose; Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu; Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
Amosun believes the forum will further deepen multilateral and bilateral cooperation among the states.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

RMD : I Was One Of The Best Graduating UNIBEN Students When I Graduated In 1983

“Everything goes through a process. I was one of the best graduating students in my class when I graduated from the University of Benin in 1983. I came to Lagos and all of that disappeared because even way back in 1984, it did not seem to matter on a general level whether you were first in class. As of the time, there was an embargo on employment so things were bad as they are now.
Things have always been bad; if not Fela wouldn’t have sung about them. Yet I persevered because I had an idea of what I wanted to become; I just wanted to be an actor. If I could not do it on stage, I would do it on the television but film was a far cry. It was a question of running between stage and television.
“Journalism came as an accident. I love intellectual work and whenever I was not in a play, I would watch it, analyse it and one day I was talking about a play that I just watched and a journalist, Segun Adeleke, who used to write for The Punch at the time came to me and asked if I could write everything I said about the film and I agreed.
I went home, wrote it and gave it to him and a few days later, I saw my name in an article in the centre spread of Punch and I liked the feeling. That was how my journalism career started and from then on, everybody wanted me to review plays and I did that alongside music.
I have always done about five things at the same time. There was a time I was teaching, acting, doing journalism, etc. I later began to publish a magazine but I sold it when I had somewhere to go. It was just a business. By the time I started doing law in 1997, it was out of restlessness
I am constantly looking for how to engage my mind, I just love to engage my mind and it has helped.
What I do with my Instagram page is to say as much sense as possible over pictures so that I am not there because of fashion.
I am there because I have a need to talk to young people and share my experience with them.

Olaide Olaogun : I ’ m Happily Married To The Man Who Fixed My Flat Tyre On 3rd Mainland Bridge

Nollywood actress and TV presenter Olaide Olaogun came into limelight when she featured in Wale Adenuga’s Superstory series entitled, ‘Soul Sisters’.
Later, she delved into movie-making and became a brand ambassador for Lux beauty soap, Diva hair extension, Fuman juice and UBA.
In this interview, Olaogun reveals how marriage has slowed down her acting career.
She also talks about her new project and plans for the music industry. Enjoy it.
Who is Olaide Olaogun?
I am married, so I am now Olaide Olaogun Emmanuel. I’m an actress but now a part time actress. Before marriage, I used to be a full time actress but now I work as a fashion stylist. I was also a TV presenter and model. I modeled for a couple of brands like UBA, Fuman juice, Lux beauty soap and Diva hair extension.
How did you come into acting?
I have always had passion for entertainment, even though I wasn’t sure of the area of entertainment I was going into. I love music. I do sound tracks for movies but I dropped it along the line because of the many things I had on my hands. I came into acting in a soap opera produced by Wale Adenuga Productions.
Between acting and TV presenting, which one do you prefer?
I wouldn’t say I like one more than the other/ They are both scripted and they work together.
It’s been a while we saw you on the screen, is it because of marriage or motherhood?
After graduating from the university, I got a job almost immediately with an oil and gas firm. And of course, you know what it is having an 8 to 5 job, so I had little or no time for movies. Don’t forget that you have to be on a movie location for days. So the time available for me was just my annual leave. And now that I am married, I have to think of my family first.
Are you considering dropping acting for marriage?
No, I am not dropping acting for marriage. Presently, I’m looking for a way to balance it. Most times when they invite me for movie roles, I don’t accept because I am nursing a baby. But when he’s fully grown and I know he’s already in school, I can then have time to act. So, when the time comes you will see me.

Fasoye & Omisore Behind PDP Crisis , They’ re Planning To Destroy Party – Kashamu

Buruji Kashamu has alleged that Governor Ayo Fayose and Senator Iyiola Omisore are planning to destroy the Peoples Democratic Party in South-West.
He said both men were behind the crisis rocking the party in the zone, but said none of them has the capacity to drive him out of the former ruling party.
The Senator representing Ogun East senatorial district in the Senate stated this in a statement he signed yesterday.
He denied any plan to defect to another political party, just like some of those described as his political associates had moved to Mega Party of Nigeria.
He said: “I wish to state without mincing words that the misleading report linking me with the move was concocted and spread on the social media by one Lere Olayinka who is a well-known attack dog of Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose.
“While it is true that the 14-month leadership crisis that engulfed our party started as a result of Fayose and ex-Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s attempt to perpetrate impunity and cut short the tenure of elected party executives, I mediated between the two leaders, pointing out their virtues and mistakes as someone who has related with them over time.
“I proposed a political solution to the leadership crisis. But when all that failed, they went the whole hog of the judicial system.
“It is also on record that when the Supreme Court gave its judgment, I congratulated the National Chairman, Senator Makarfi, and other members of the National Caretaker Committee (NCC) on the verdict, and urged all aggrieved party members to unite and work with them in the overall interest of our party.
“Fayose and ex-PDP governorship candidate in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, then got their illegal puppets, Sikirulai Ogundele and Bayo Faforiji, into the NEC meeting until they (including Omisore) were sent out by the National Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, upon the observation raised by a member of the Board of Trustees, Alhaji Shuaibu Oyedokun.
“These men never took part in state congresses held before the national leadership crisis broke out in May, 2016, but were handpicked by a member of the House of Representatives from Ogun State, Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu and Omisore, both of whom are nursing governorship ambitions.
“But as for me, Fayose and Omisore cannot push me out of the PDP. They do not have what it takes. I am not going anywhere.
“I remain a strong mobiliser for the PDP and one of its leaders in the South West. That is why I cannot close my eyes to impunity and injustice.”

SHOCKING! Pastor Match Makes Singles For Immediate Marriage In Front Of His Church Audience (Video)

The Founder and General Overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry in Warri, Delta state, Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, has done something quite shocking as he filed out unmarried youths and ordered them to choose each other for marriage during one of the church services recently.
While preaching, he asked a single lady to stand up and asked her if she was interested in getting married.
The lady said yes and then he asked her to go around the church to pick any brother that she would like to marry (point and kill).
The lady walks around and then informs him that her dream man isn’t among the congregation. The Pastor then asked if there were single men who were interested in marrying her.
Eight men ran out and when he asked the lady if she likes anyone of them, she responded No!.The pastor then turned to the congregation and asked the single ladies in the church to come out and pick anyone of the brothers standing on the altar. The single ladies filed out in their numbers.
In some cases, eight ladies stood behind a brother they were all interested in.

‘Thank You T For Making Everything Special’ – Mr. Eazi Appreciates His Girlfriend, Temi Otedola

Mr. Eazi who allegedly cancelled his Houston tour to spend more time with his girlfriend, Temi Otedola, has taken to Instagram to appreciate her, as they continue his birthday vacation in Miami.
The Starboy artiste who shared a video of him having fun with at Miami beach wrote
“Thank You T for Making Everything Special! #Lifeiseazi”

Nnamdi Kanu fights bail conditions: I want to attend rallies, grant press interviews

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra , Mr. Namdi Kanu , has filed a motion to fight the bail conditions granted to him by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Kanu asked the court , where he is being prosecuted along with others on treasonable felony charges, to vary the conditions of the bail which it had granted him .
Justice Binta Nyako, had in her ruling delivered on April 25 , 2017 , granted bail to Kanu , but dismissed the separate bail applications filed by his co - defendants – the National Coordinator of IPOB, Mr. Chidiebere Onwudiwe ; an IPOB member , Benjamin Madubugwu ; and a former field maintenance engineer seconded to MTN, David Nwawuisi .
Recently , after the court delivered its ruling on the defendants ’ bail applications , the prosecuting counsel, Mr. Magaji Labaran , amended the charges to include another co -defendant , Bright Chimezie.
In his application filed on July 1 , 2017 , Kanu maintained that parts of the bail conditions prohibiting him from being seen in a crowd exceeding 10 persons , granting press interviews and holding or attending rallies , violated his constitutional rights.
His lawyer , Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor , stated in the motion that the undesirable bail terms and conditions were contained in paragraphs 2 (vii ) and ( viii ) of the court ’s ruling , granting bail to his client on April 25 .

Meet widow in Abia who takes care of her family by driving Keke (photos)

A widow identified as Mrs Joy Mark of Arochukwu local government area of Abia state has gotten thousands of cheers from people who do not know her after they got wind of the kind of job she does.

The brave woman took on the job of a tricycle rider in Abia state after her husband, Mr Mark Onwubiko, passed on. Before his death, he was a secondary school teacher
This made many people celebrate the strong woman who did not take to the street to beg or get involved in illegal dealings.

When asked what motivated her to do the job, she opened up on her struggles as a widow.

Instead of going into prostitution, I decided to help myself and my family by riding Keke and by God’s grace it has been sustaining me and my children

The mother of three operates her Keke Napep within Umuahia town as she urged well-meaning Nigerians to come to her aid and support her in any way they could.

See more pictures of the widow who also doubles as a Keke Napep driver: