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EFCC arraigns Fani-Kayode on alleged N26m fraud, gets N50m bail

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Former minister of Aviation and director of Media and Publicity in the Campaign Organisation of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Femi Fani-Kayode was, yesterday, arraigned by the Federal Government before a Federal High Court, in Abuja, on a five-count charge of money laundering of N26 million.
Moving Fani-Kayode bail’s application, his counsel, Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN) told the court that he had a pending application seeking bail of his client and urged the court to grant him bail considering the fact the offence for which the defendant was charged is bailable and the defendant has been in custody for 21 days.
“My Lord, I will also like to draw your attention to the fact that the defendant is facing trial before Justice M. S. Hassan in Lagos and he granted him bail. We urge the court to grant the accused bail on self recognition as he has twice served as a minister or, in the alternative, grant him bail on liberal terms that will enable him attend his trial.
He disclosed that Fani-Kayode was earlier granted bail in a sister case where he was accused of misappropriating N1.2 billion and had not breached the terms of his bail. Counsel to the EFCC, Johnson Ojogbane asked the court for a date to commence trial and added that although the defence filed the bail application before the arrest and arraignment of the defendant, the prosecution responded only in good faith and in respect of the court and noted that it ought not to be so.
He urged the court to exercise discretion and judiciously, too, in deciding the application.
Delivering ruling on the application, Justice John Tsoho held that the offence the defendant was accused of was bailable and described as mere speculation, a claim by the prosecution that the defendant was a flight risk and was likely to tamper with evidence, if granted bail.
The judge said there was no evidence to show that when the defendant was granted bail in the sister case, he breached conditions of his bail.
Justice Tsoho, however, admitted Fani-Kayode, who pleaded not guilty to all the counts, to bail in the sum of N50 million and one surety in like sum. The surety must be a resident of the Federal Capital territory (FCT) and must have a landed property within the FCT. The surety was expected to produce original documents of the property for sighting and inspection before the Deputy Registrar, Litigation. The court, however, ordered that the defendant be remanded in Kuje Prison pending perfection of his bail condition. The defendant and the surety are expected to produce two recent passport photographs, while he is expected to submit any travelling document with him and would only get the same from the court if the need arises. Fani-Kayode is already standing trial in a 17-count charge of money laundering before the Lagos division of the court. One of the counts read that “Femi Fani-Kayode, on or about November 24, 2014 in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this court directly took possession or control of N26 million paid through one Victor Ehiabhi by one Shuaibu Salisu, who was the Director of Finance and Administration on the instructions of ex-National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd).”
former National Security Adviser, purporting the money to be payment for contract when you reasonably ought to have known that the said fund formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful activity of Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (retd) and Shuaibu Salisu to wit: Criminal breach of Trust and Corruption and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2), (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 as amended in 2012 and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same Act.” Justice Tsoho, has fixed December 14 for trial.

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12-year-old boy kills landlady as condition to be initiated into a cult

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A 12-year-old boy, who allegedly robbed and killed his landlady at Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, was among those paraded for various offences by the state Police Command, yesterday.

 

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Mohammed, who briefed reporters on the arrest of over 60 kidnappers, robbers, murderers, cultists and ritualists in the last three weeks, said the teenager confessed that he committed the act because a cult group told him that one of the conditions for initiation was that he must have been involved in a criminal act.

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Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, comes to Falz defence with regards to statement about glorifying fraudsters

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Nigerian professional footballer, Asisat Oshoala, who plays as a forward in the Chinese Women’s Super league for Dalian Quanjian F.C., took to her Instagram to express deep concern about how people are now proud to be fraudsters.

 

 

In Falz’ defense, she insisted fraudsters shouldn’t be glorified.

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Zimbabwean Church leader in s*x scandal as photos naked photos and sex acts with 33 girls is exposed

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A Zimbabwean church leader, Nyasha Light Nyatsungo is enmeshed in a sex scandal and might also be facing legal action, after his ex-girlfriend flooded social media with his nude photo.
It was gathered that the Nyatsungo allegedly sent a nude picture of his Cape Town based ex–side chick, Shingi Mavenge, to his other girlfriend only identified as Beula who later broadcasted it on social media.
According to H-Metro, in an apparent fit of rage, Mavenge posted a WhatsApp chat she had with Nyatsungo’s wife identified as Nyasha Nhahumbi as well as a group chat with some of her former lover’s concubines.
According to Mavenge, she has gotten information that Nyatsungo has at least 33 girlfriends and has ditched his wife of eight years.
She adds that Nyatsungo bedded a girl who was their neighbour as well.
Mavenge said that the church leader’s wife revealed that they even consulted their local pastor in Mutare who failed in his attempts to mend Nyatsungo’s ways.
According to H-Metro, Nyatsungo, a married father of two, has denied ever circulating the picture, labelling Mavenge as a bitter woman whom he just flirted with on Facebook and nothing more.
“This Nyasha guy must be stopped in his tracks. He is going to pay for all the damage that he has done to me. He was the only one who had that leaked picture and I am shocked why he would forward it to some other girl,” fumed Mavhenge who is working on taking legal action.
 
“I started dating this guy in 2015 and never knew he was married. He lied.”  fumed Mavenge yesterday.
“That guy is full of lies and at some point, we opened a group chat with his wife and some of his girlfriends. He normally targets single mothers” added Mavenge.
H-Metro was furnished with six other cellphone numbers of his girlfriend that include Fadzai, Mutsa, Essy, Juliana, Barbra among others. Mutsa confirmed she once had a relationship with Nyatsungo have since terminated it since she discovered he was married.
Mavenge confirmed they met once in Johannesburg when she had to fly from Cape Town to meet her man sometime in April.
“That night he didn’t even have money. I had to pay the R800 for the accommodation as he had no money. He wanted to have sex with me but I flatly refused. He even wanted it without protection and I said No. he looked terrible with clothes in a plastic shopping bag. I want to write a letter to Pastor Rex who is the head of (the church) in Harare so that this guy be stopped with his tricks and lies,” added Mavenge.
When contacted over the phone in Mutare Nyatsungo confirmed he knew Mavenge but never had a relationship with her.
“I know her and we once flirted on Facebook. We never had a relationship as she is alleging. I don’t know why she is bitter. I haven’t seen the nude pictures she is talking about but I heard about it from Beula. We live in a democratic country. She can go ahead and sue me if she feels her rights have been infringed upon. All the allegations she is making are false and I don’t know her motive in trying to tarnish my image,” said Nyatsungo.
He said he was still with his wife whose phone rang without response yesterday afternoon. Despite his denials, H-metro was furnished with pictures of Nyatsungo and Mavenge, the time they met in April.

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