Desiigner Is Being Sued For $500k Over Allegedly Crashing A Rented Ferrari

Desiigner’ pockets are about to be a little lighter, because he’s being sued for damaging a rented Ferrari back in June. Two of his friends, who have also been named in the lawsuit, allegedly gave the rapper permission to drive the car, however, he crashed it and now the rental company is suing for $500,000!

The 2014 Ferrari is valued at $220k, but they want $500k, because they claim that they’re losing out on as much as $1,599 per day if they were able to rent it.

According to TMZ, “The docs also included a cryptic tweet, supposedly from Desiigner, saying, “If you have a luxury car you better know how to drive.” The rental company thinks it’s a confession, but we checked and the account doesn’t look like it belongs to Desiigner.”

A re for Desiigner tells TMZ, “This is the first that Desiigner or his team have heard about this lawsuit. The minute he has had a chance to consult with his attorney, his managers or his attorney will respond.”


Desiigner Is Being Sued For $500k Over Allegedly Crashing A Rented Ferrari!

Teenager Runs Mad After Allegedly Swindling Pastor

A teenager, who deals in clothing at the popular Onitsha market, has reportedly run mad after he allegedly swindled an Asaba based evangelist, simply identified as Mr. Uzor. (surname withheld).

The boy (names withheld) was said to have sold two red pieces of male underwear (commonly called boxers) to Uzor who is also believed to be a personal driver to a Japanese expatriate working with a multinational construction company in Nigeria.

Uzor was said to have taken his boss to the Onitsha market axis where he saw the teenager who engages in mobile retailing (hawking). Sources narrated that he (Uzor) picked the two pieces of red shorts worth N250 each and he was said to have paid the seller a total N500.

Upon collection, the teenager was said to have demanded another pay, insisting that he had received no dime form the evangelist. Amazed at boy’s claim, the evangelist reportedly made several attempts to explain how he had paid the teenager, but his efforts yielded no success. This, according to sources, was in spite of the fact that a N500 note that matched his (Uzor’s) exact description was found in the boy’s pocket.

In frustration, the evangelist reportedly gave out the last N500 in his pocket to the boy, but added another N30 to it, thereby making him penniless at that moment. He was said to have intoned some inaudible statements after which he said in “Jesus name, amen”.

Few hours after the evangelist left Asaba, sources said the teenager became restless and could not continue with his business. He was said to have returned home without telling his colleagues the reason behind his early retirement for the day.

On getting home, he reportedly undressed, started screaming and danced around the neighborhood playfully. The unusual act was said to have attracted his neighbours’ attention.

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Man Allegedly Murders Newborn, Wife, & Mom In Apparent Murder-Suicide

A 22-year-old man is believed to be responsible for the fatal shootings of three of his family members before allegedly turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide at a hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska on Friday.

According to People, the Fairbanks Police Department’s initial investigation shows that McKay Hutton allegedly shot his mother, Linda Hutton, 54; wife, Emily McDonald, 22; and two-month-old son, Teagan Hutton, before killing himself. The motive for the killings is still under investigation at this time.

Alaska Dispatch News reports that police first responded to a call regarding “suspicious circumstance” at a Fairbanks area Hampton Inn and Suites on Friday afternoon. Officers then discovered a man crying in hotel’s second-floor hallway, who led them to the room where they discovered Hutton and his alleged three victims.

“The man in the hallway was identified as a family member,” police said in a statement on Saturday. “Preliminary investigation showed he was not present during the shooting. His name is not being released at this time.”

Police have stated they have no reason to believe alcohol or drugs were involved in the shootings. The four bodies will be flown to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage, Alaska for autopsies on Monday.

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Man Allegedly Rapes Pregnant Woman While She Was In Labour

A woman in Hull, East Yorkshire has accused her boyfriend of raping her after she began going into labour in their bedroom at home.

According to the Daily Mail, the woman was allegedly on her hands and knees in order to try and relieve the pain from her contractions when her husband woke up and saw her. He then allegedly claimed he was “horny” before proceeding to rape her, even though she repeatedly asked him to stop and was screaming from the pain. After the attack occurred, the woman alleges that her partner “acted as if nothing happened” and offered to run her a bath.

A few hours later, she gave birth to their son at a hospital.

During the court proceedings on Wednesday, the woman’s lawyer Michael Greenlaugh went into further detail of what allegedly happened on the evening the rape occurred.

“She was in bed, naked as she normally would be,” he said. “In order to try and relieve the pressure and the pain of the contractions, she got onto all fours because she had been told that was a way of relieving the pain.”

The prosecutor went on to state that she was in this position when her boyfriend woke up, and declare he was aroused — to which she responded, “Are you serious?” He then allegedly got behind her and began to rape her, despite the fact she was “crying in pain from the contractions” and said to him “please don’t.”

After their child was born, the Daily Mail reports that the woman went to stay with her mother due to a heating problem at the couple’s home. When she returned to the home and the scene of the alleged attack, and saw that her boyfriend was acting in an “inappropriate way” with their child, she decided to report the incident to police.

Meanwhile, the woman’s boyfriend plans to fight her allegations in court, and claims he is not guilty and does not remember having intercourse with her.

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Student Allegedly Pours Bleach In His Girlfriend’s Drink To Force An Abortion

A college student in Millersville, Pennsylvania was charged with attempted murder on Friday after allegedly giving his pregnant girlfriend water mixed with bleach in an attempt to kill the foetus.

Theophilous Washington, 20, allegedly suggested his girlfriend drink the tainted water as she was leaving his apartment on Thursday evening. After she returned to her dorm room on campus at Millersville University, she suddenly “experienced a burning sensation in her throat before vomiting uncontrollably,” People reports. She then called 911 and was taken to the hospital, where doctors confirmed that both she and the two-month-old fetus appeared to be unharmed.

Washington was arrested on Friday and charged with reckless endangering and criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder of an unborn child.

“The charges are twisted and the intended result nothing short of horrifying,” District Attorney Craig Stedman said in a statement.

Prosecutors added that Washington has admitted to putting bleach in the water bottle before giving it to his girlfriend, adding that, “He had stated previously that he did not want the female to have the child.”

Washington is currently in custody on $1 million bail. He has not entered a plea deal, and it is unclear at this time if he has retained an attorney. Additional charges may still be filed as the investigation continues.

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EFCC Grills Senior Lawyers Who Allegedly Transferred Huge Sums To Judges

At least three senior Nigerian lawyers reported to the Economic and Financial Crimes’ office on Thursday to answer questions over alleged transfer of huge sums of money into the bank accounts of some judges.

Paul Usoro, Gani Adetola-Kaseem, and Felix Fagbohungbe, all senior advocates of Nigeria, were at the EFCC’s Lagos office at about 9:15 a.m., a source at the Commission said.

“We have discovered that corruption in the judiciary is widespread,” said the source who did not want to be named because he was not authorised to speak on the matter.

“Those we invited were found to have transferred money into the judges’ bank accounts. We want them to come and explain the reason for the transfers. More are still coming, about 20 to 30 of them.

“Some Senior Advocates of Nigeria who have assisted the Commission in handling some of our cases in the past are also involved. Some of these lawyers had assisted us with useful legal opinions on several matters. So, we are in a dilemma.”

The source said the leadership of EFCC may have invited the senior lawyers following accusations that the Commission was planning to cover-up the activities of these senior lawyers to preserve their existing relationship.

The lawyers’ invitation followed last week’s visit to the Commission by some judges including Uwani Abba-Aji, James Agbadu-Fishim, Mohammed Yunusa, Nganjiwa Hyledzira, and Musa Kurya.

The invitations are part of an ongoing investigation into alleged corruption in the Nigerian judiciary.

 Seven top judges were earlier arrested by the State Security Service, SSS.

The EFCC source said another senior lawyer, Niyi Akintola, was also summoned by the anti-graft body but he was unable to report because he had travelled to Abuja to defend a judge before the National Judicial Commission following a petition by a litigant.

Last week, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a judge recently sanctioned by the NJC, who was also invited by the EFCC, failed to honour her invitation.

Mrs. Ofili-Ajumogobia, who was barred from further elevation on the bench till her retirement, had yet to respond to the EFCC’s invitation as of Thursday.

“If any judge refuses to honour our summons, the EFCC will have no choice than to employ legal process to make him or her respect the law of the land,” the EFCC source said.

“We have accorded all the judges who came to the EFCC a lot of respect in line with international best practices.”


Youth Pastor Allegedly Impregnated 15-Year-Old In His Church Group

A married Pennsylvania youth pastor has been fired and jailed over charges he impregnated a 15-year-old girl.

State police say the wife of 35-year-old Wesley Blackburn reported him to James Espenshade, senior pastor of Faith Brethren Bible Church in Bedford County, on October 6, the day after Blackburn told his wife about his ongoing sexual relationship with the teen and asked for a divorce. Espenshade and the church’s deacons fired Blackburn in the parking lot of the church later that day and then called police. A state trooper arrived at the church and took him into custody.

Police say he’s acknowledged impregnating the teen.

“I was shocked. Absolutely shocked,” Espenshade said to WJAC News. “You work with him and you’re there and you’re thinking, How could this happen?… We didn’t even care what he had to say — we don’t tolerate this kind of stuff. It’s inappropriate. It’s reprehensible.”

The Tribune-Democrat reports that Blackburn is a father of five who led weekly meetings for seventh- and eighth-grade students. He met the teen in 2009, when he arrived at Faith Brethren Bible Church, and she joined his youth group in 2014; they began a physical relationship in March.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Blackburn, who remained in the Bedford County jail Friday unable to post the $200,000 bail and facing one count of corruption of minors and 84 counts each of statutory sexual assault and indecent assault.

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Court Grants Bail To Man Who Allegedly Raped 12 Year Old Girl

A Surulere Chief Magistrates’? Court in Lagos on Friday granted bail to a 40-year-old man, Friday James, in the sum of N500,000 for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Ipaye Nwachukwu, ordered the accused to provide two sureties in like sum.
Nwachukwu said that one of the sureties must be blood relation of the accused while the other must not be a civil servant not below GL-14.

She said that the accused must deposit N100, 000 to the chief registrar’s account, and adjourned the case till Sept. 9 for mention.
James, a resident of No. 15B, Onakoye Str., Sari-Iganmu, Lagos, pleaded not guilty to a one-count charge of defilement.
Prosecutor Anthonia Osanyade told the court that the accused committed the offence at Sari-Iganmu, Lagos, at about 6.00 p.m., on Aug. 20.
Osanyade said that the accused sent the girl to buy N20 pure water for him.
“On her arrival, James dragged her into his room when she stretched her hand to give him his change and forcefully had sex with her,’’ she said.
She said ?the offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
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Pastor In Court For Allegedly Marrying Mother, Daughter

A pastor, Timothy Ngwu, was on Monday docked at an Enugu North Magistrates’ Court for allegedly marrying another man’s wife, daughter as well as another woman.

The pastor’s wife, Veronica Ngwu, was said to have petitioned the court over the development.

The victims whom Mr. Ngwu converted to his “wives” were said to be members of his church: Gods’ Favour Ministry, Nsukka.

One of the victims, Calista Omeye, however, told the court that her husband, Fidelis Omeye, had persuaded her to meet the pastor as he wanted her to do the will of God through the pastor.

“My husband was a member of the church and he introduced me to the church, because he said that the pastor had a revelation for me (Calista),” Mrs. Omeye said.

She said the revelation had to do with the will of God “but he later left the church but I refused to leave the church with him.

“I have 10 children for him and we were all members of the church before he quitted and I had a baby for the pastor but the baby died after some weeks,” she told the court.

She said that it was with her husband’s consent that their daughter was given to the pastor in marriage.

“It is not true that I gave out our daughter in marriage to the pastor without the consent of my husband, he was aware of everything,” she said.

Mr. Ngwu, who hailed from Ihe-Owerre, Nsukka, was absent from the court as he was said to be on admission at a hospital in Enugu.

The presiding magistrate, R.I. Oruruo, adjourned hearing in the matter to September 26.

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Woman Jailed For Allegedly Stabbing Her Husband To Death In Ibadan

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan on Monday ordered the remand of 35-year-old woman, Doris Kanung, in prison custody for allegedly stabbing her husband to death.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Taiwo Oladiran, said that the court lack jurisdiction to try the matter. He said that the accused should be remanded at Agodi Prison pending the outcome of advice from the office of Director of Public Prosecution. The plea of the accused was not taken.

Oladiran, however, adjourned the case till Sept. 20, for mention. Doris, a mother of three, who reside at No. 12, Alaafia Str., Mokola, Ibadan, is facing one-count charge of murder.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Femi Omilana, told the court that on Aug. 3, at about 11.30p.m., the accused allegedly stabbed her husband Vincent Kanung, 45, with knife in the stomach following some disagreement. He said that the incident resulted to the death of Vincent. The prosecutor said the offence contravened section 316 and 319 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol.II, Laws of Oyo State

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Supervisory Councillor, Another Arrested For Allegedly Defrauding Teachers

Crack police detectives have arrested the Supervisory Councillor for Finance and Education, Sapele Local Government, Mr. Eric Ojuromu, and the Special Adviser to the Sapele Local Government Chairman, Joseph Okpereogho, for allegedly defrauding some primary school teachers from the council area through a fake screening exercise.

Ojuromu and Okpereogho, it was gathered, were allegedly caught in the act and arrested on Tuesday morning in the council premises by men of the State Police command and were immediately taken to Asaba where they are currently being detained.

Security sources disclosed that they were alleged to be counting to confirm the sum of N500,000 brought by one of the primary school teachers (name withheld) from Okotie-Eboh Primary School, Sapele, when the police swooped on them.

It was gathered that Ojuromu allegedly embarked on the fraudulent screening exercise by telling some of the primary school teachers, who are being owed months salary arrears, that they have fake certificates and allegedly demanded for varied amounts of money to cover for them without verification by the issuing authorities.

It was learnt that most of the victims of Ojuromu, though have genuine certificates but were afraid to confront him.

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Court Remands Teenager In Prison For Allegedly Raping His 5 Year-Old Niece

A Kano Magistrates’ court on Monday remanded Musa Abdullahi, 17, in prison custody for allegedly raping his 5-year-old niece.

Abdullahi was charged for rape, an offence which contravened section 283 of the penal code.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Suleiman Danladi, told the court that Jamilu Zaki from Kazaure LGA in Jigawa reported the case at Danbatta Police Division Kano, on July 2.

Danladi said that on July 1, at about 5 p.m., the accused, who resides in Birnin Kara Village, Danbatta LGA, decieved and lured his 5-year-old niece into a room at their family house in Birnin Kara village.

He said that the accused had unlawful sexual intercourse with the 5-year-old girl on different occasions and gave her N10.

The prosecutor said that the victim was rushed to Danbatta General Hospital for treatment.

The accused however pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate Muhammad Jibril ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till Aug. 25 for mention.

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SS 3 Student Allegedly Defiles 3 Year Old Girl In Lagos

A 17-year-old secondary school student, Muyideen Lawal, who allegedly defiled a three-year-old girl, was on Wednesday brought before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The accused, who resides at No.1, Temitope St., Ajangbadi on Lagos-Badagry Expressway, is standing trial on a charge of defilement.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 21 at 8.00 p.m. at his uncle’s house.
“Muyideen lured the little girl from the mother’s shop which is an extension of his uncle’s house.
“The little girl asked for N10 from the accused, who lives with his uncle. Instead of giving her the money, he lured her into the house with a promise to give her food.
“In the process, he dragged her into his room and defiled her,’’ Osayande said.
The offence contravened Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, denied the charge.
The Magistrate, Mrs M.I. Dan-Oni, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with one reliable surety.
She said the surety must be one of the accused’s parents.
The case was adjourned to Sept. 14 for mention.

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Couple Allegedly Abandoned Their Toddler To Play Pokémon Go

According to a statement released by the Pinal Country Sheriff’s Office, an Arizona couple was arrested on July 28 after abandoning their 2-year-old son to go play Pokémon Go.

The app, which is a virtual-reality type game for hunting Pokémon, requires users to travel around the area in order to play. Brent and Brianne Daley, who claimed they went out to get gas, were absent for up to 90 minutes, stopping at parks and shopping malls while their son was sleeping. However, the police were called when neighbors spotted the toddler outside the house, screaming, crying, and wearing nothing but a T-shirt and dirty diaper.

Sheriff Paul Babeu is all too familiar with the consequences of civilians getting too wrapped up in the game, but this was the worst offense yet.

“Our agency and many other law enforcement agencies have been warning people about personal safety while playing this interactive Smartphone game, but we never would have imagined that parents would abandoned a child to play Pokémon Go,” he said in a statement. “This goes beyond comprehension.”

Brent and Brianne Daley were arrested for child neglect and endangerment. The state Department of Child Services took custody of their son.

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Police Inspector Allegedly Rapes 15 Year Old Girl In Akwa Ibom At Gun Point

A police inspector attached to Mkpat Enin Police Division in Akwa Ibom State has allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl at gunpoint.

The victim, a senior secondary pupil of Community Secondary School in the area, on Tuesday said she was returning from church on Thursday, last week, when a police team accosted her.

She explained that the inspector pointed his gun at her, saying if she tried to stop him from touching her he would shoot her.

She said the inspector then led her away from other members of the team to a dark portion of the road.

The policeman then forcefully caressed her breasts, saying “small you possess these types of breasts”, she said.

She added, “After he had forced me to remove my clothes, he ordered me to lie down and open my legs. And what I noticed was that he brought out his penis and inserted it into my vagina.

“As he was romping over me, he forbade me crying as he threatened to shoot me if I should open my mouth.

“But when I could not bear the pains any longer as blood was running out of my private part, he quickly took me into the vehicle and drove to the station, where he detained me from Thursday till Saturday.

“It was my uncle, Dr. Ime Stephen that came from Abuja and bailed me out with N10,000,” she said.

Asked of her mother, she told our correspondent that she did not know her mom, who left her dad when she was a toddler.

Her dad on the other hand became paralysed after he fell from a palm tree, and ended up living with her in her uncle’s house.

Her uncle, Stephen, who said the inspector in question was a prosecutor, explained that he could not believe his eyes when the girl pointed at the policeman as the one who raped her from among those who were on duty on that day.

He said, “The inspector for pointing a gun he was given on trust at a girl of 15 before raping her, lacks the characters of police officers who are meant to protect lives and property of Nigerians.

“He is a fraud by also taking the girl into the police custody for three days and collected N10,000 as bail sum from the girl’s guardian.

“We call for his dismissal from the force so that he can be prosecuted accordingly.”

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Lawyer Withdraws Suit Seeking Buhari’s Disqualification For Lack Of Certificate, His Life Allegedly Threatened

Legal practitioner, Mr. Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, has filed a notice at the Federal High Court in Abuja to discontinue the suit he instituted seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari for lack of certificate.

Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe had alleged that Buhari was not qualified to aspire for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria because he did not sit for the Cambridge West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1961 as he claimed.

The notice of discontinuance dated June 27 and obtained reads: “Take note that the plaintiff in this originating summons, Nnamdi Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe, hereby discontinues this action.”

Checks revealed that following the withdrawal of the suit from court, the trial judge, Justice Ademola Adeniyi will today sit and accordingly strike out the case.
Though Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe did not give any reason for withdrawing the case from court, It was gathered that it might not be unconnected with alleged threats to his life and members of his family.

In an interview last month, Nwokocha-Ahaaiwe had alleged that there were some subtle threats on him to withdraw the case from court.
He had said: Of course, I am concerned and my family and friends are too; I am not naïve and some subtle threats have already been made. For now it is small comfort that if anything happens to me, even if disguised as an accident or anything, Nigerians will know exactly who is responsible.

“In any case, it was Professor Wole Soyinka, I think, who once said in one of his books that ‘The Man Dies in Him Who Keeps Quiet in The Face of Tyranny’ or something of the sort. Speaking of which, I am amazed at the conspiracy of silence by Nigerians. It is astounding is it not, that in the light of this very apparent rape of our constitution, laws, indeed the very essence of our democracy, all of our civil society advocates and activists have gone deaf and dumb in the face of tyranny.

“All those voluble persons (and I don’t want to name them; they know themselves and Nigerians know them too), who pretend they are activists or keepers of the moral conscience of the nation astonishingly can’t see or appreciate what is happening. This country really misses Chief Gani Fawehinmi; he was the only fearless, credible, true and genuine conscience of the nation, not the pretenders we have today; all the others only make noise when it suits them and their interests but look the other way once they are compromised. None of us today, can tie Gani’s shoe-laces.”

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EFCC Arraigns Ex-Ministers, Fani-Kayode, Nenadi-Usman For Allegedly Laundering N4.9 billion

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday arraigned a former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, accusing him and three others of laundering N4.9 billion.

A planned arraignment of Mr. Fani-Kayode was stalled last Tuesday by the absence of the trial judge.

Judge Sule Hassan’s absence was said to be due to an “official function”.

Mr. Fani-Kayode, who served as director of media and publicity during the campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan, is facing a 17-count charge bordering on unlawful retention, use, and payment of money in the tune of about N4.9 billion.

Others charged alongside the former minister are Nenadi Usman, former finance minister; Danjuma Yusuf; and a company, Joint Trust Dimension Nig. Ltd.

According to the EFCC’s charge, the accused were alleged to have committed the offences between January and March 2015.

In counts one to seven, they were alleged to have unlawfully retained over N3.8 billion which they “reasonably ought to have known” formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful act of stealing and corruption.

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EFCC Arraigns Senior Air Force Officer For Allegedly Receiving N40 Million, Landrover Bribe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday arraigned, AVM Rufus Ojuawo, in an FCT High Court, Apo, for collecting N40 million gift and a Range Rover sports car from Hima Abubakar.

Mr. Ojuawo, a former Director of Operations, Nigerian Air Force, was arraigned before Justice Mahawiya Idris on a two-count charge.

The charge says Mr. Ojuawo while in office in March, 2015, accepted a gift in the aggregate sum of N40 million from Abubakar of Societe D’ Equipments Internationaux Nig. Ltd.

It stated that the defendant also received a Range Rover Sports Supercharged car valued at N29, 250, 000 from Mr. Abubakar, who was a contractor with the Nigerian Airforce through Coscharis Motors Ltd.

The offence contravenes Section 17(a) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Act, 2000 and punishable under Section 17(c) of the same Act.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

EFCC counsel Francis Jirbo applied for a date to open his case, and urged the court to remand Mr. Ojuawo in prison custody.

But Defence counsel, Ralph Ojabo, opposed the application, saying that he had an application for bail dated June 3 pending in the court.

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Avengers Allegedly Blow Up Forcados Pipeline

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), the militant group which has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks on oil installations, says it has blown up a Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) oil facility.

The Forcados pipeline, which transports 250,000 barrels per day, was first bombed in February and had just undergone repairs.

The militants also said it had hit the Brass to Tebidaba crude pipeline in the latest attacks to bring oil production and export to zero.

The militants made these claims on Twitter early Friday morning.

They tweeted: “At 3am today, NDAvengers blew up the SPDC forcados 48’ exportline.”

“We warned SPDC not to go ahead with repair works but they refused.”
On Thursday, they also claimed that they had blown up pipelines in Bayelsa state.

Nigeria’s 2016 budget is benchmarked at $38 oil price and production quantity of 2.2 million barrels per day.

Although oil price has risen to nearly $50, production has gone down to as low as 1.4 million barrels per day, leading to a shortfall.

The budget already had a $2 billion deficit before the Niger Delta crisis.

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Woman Allegedly Plots Grandfather’s Kidnap

A trader, Ayisat Amodu, who allegedly conspired with two others to kidnap her grandfather, was yesterday remanded in prison custody by an Ilorin Magistrate’s Court. Magistrate Mohammed Ibrahim ordered the accused remanded at the Federal Prison, Okekura, Ilorin, while the case was adjourned till March 22 for mention.

Amodu, a resident of Ilesha Baruba in Kwara, is facing trial with Ali Mohammed and Adamu Hassan in the court. The Prosecutor, Inspector Nasiru Yusuf, told the court that the trader, along with Mohammed and Hassan, kidnapped her grandfather, Yakub Bello, for a ransom.

Yusuf said that the trio committed the offence sometimes in March at Tunbuyan Fulani Camp in Ilesha Baruba in Baruteen Local Government Area of Kwara State. The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 1, 2 and 6 of Kwara State Prohibition of Kidnapping Law, 2010.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

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Kim Kardashian Allegedly Restricts Kanye From Speaking To Rihanna

Reports say that Kanye West has distanced himself from his longtime protégée Rihanna— and it’s all because of his furious and envious wife, Kim Kardashian!

“Each and every time Rihanna is on the scene Kim gets jealous and threatened,” an insider tells Radar, adding, “It’s unbearable for all concerned.”

The insider admitted that West, 38, and 27-year-old Rihanna “do have a very close bond” and that the two “flirt around each other a lot.”

“This is just how Kanye is with everyone,” insisted the insider, dismissing 35-year-old Kardashian’s fears.

However, “That’s not cutting it with Kim, who’s paranoid they have this crush on each other and that one day Rihanna could steal him away.“

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This Woman Allegedly Vomits, Excretes 80 Wraps Of Cocaine At Abuja Airport

A 48 year-old woman caused a mild drama at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja after she allegedly vomitted 15 wraps of white, powdery substances that tested positive for cocaine.

Saidat Hassan, a mother of three,? was arrested at the central screening section of the departure hall during the screening of passengers on an Egypt Airline flight to Jedda, Saudi Arabia, en-route Cairo.

She was immediately apprehended by officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) who discovered that she had ingested 80 wraps of cocaine weighing 904 grammes, the agency said in a statement on Friday.

Hamisu Lawan, the NDLEA Abuja airport commander said efforts were made to protect her from any harm resulting from drug ingestion.

“As soon as we discovered that the suspected wraps she vomited tested positive for cocaine, we took measures to ensure her safety by preventing any harm that may result from drug ingestion,” said Mr. Lawan.

“While under observation, she excreted sixty-five similar wraps. In all, she ingested 80 wraps of cocaine weighing 904 grammes; her case is under investigation.”

Mohammad Abdallah, the? NDLEA Chairman, who expressed satisfaction with her arrest said her action negates every principle of good parenting.

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How Dasuki Allegedly Shared N13.6bn Arms Money

Court papers containing charges against a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, and some of  his former lieutenants, have provided further details of how Mr. Dasuki allegedly distributed billions of naira meant for arms purchase for the fight against the insurgent Boko Haram group, to politicians, his cronies and family members.

Mr. Dasuki was on Monday arraigned before an Abuja High Court on a 19-count charge of money laundering and breach of public trust.

Those charged alongside Mr. Dasuki were a former director of finance at the office of the NSA, Shuaibu Salisu, as well as an aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamowei Dudafa.

A former general manager at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Aminu BabaKusa, and two firms, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Abuja, were also charged.

The first charge accused Messrs. Dasuki, Salisu and Dudafa (said to be at large) of withdrawing N10 billion in foreign currency equivalent from the account of the NSA with the CBN on November 27, 2014.

The charge says Mr. Dasuki claimed to have distributed the money to PDP presidential primary election delegates – an act the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said was punishable under section 315 of the penal code Act, Cap 532, Vol. 4 laws of the federation 2004.

Another count says Messrs. Dasuki and Salisu withdrew N2.120 billion from the NSA account with CBN, between January 22 and March 19 and paid same to the account of Daar Investment and Holding Company Limited controlled by Raymond Dokpesi, for the funding of the media activities for the 2015 presidential election campaign of the PDP.

Messrs. Dasuki and Salisu were also accused of criminal breach of trust by withdrawing N90 Million from the NSA’s account with Diamond Bank Plc and remitting the said amount into the account of “Brains and Hammers Limited for the purchase of 7-bedroom duplex house at No. 11 Mansur Bamalli Drive (D1064), Apo 1, Abuja in the name of Abubakar Atiku Dasuki, the son of Mr. Dasuki”.

Messrs. Dasuki and Salisu also on 28 January reportedly withdrew N170 million from another NSA account with Skye Bank Plc and paid the money into the account of Urban Abode Nigeria Limited for the purchase of a four-bedroom duplex at plot 2562/2643, Platinum Villa (PV) Asokoro Abuja in the name of AVM M. N. Umaru.

The Nigerian government is also accusing Messrs. Dasuki and Salisu of illegally transferring N1.5 billion of Nigerian money held at Zenith Bank between October 9, 2014 and April 17 2015, to Acacia Holdings limited “controlled by one Aminu Babakusa purporting same to be payment for organizing prayers”.

The duo were also said to have on April 17, 2015 transferred N750 Million from the NSA account with Zenith bank to the account of Reliance Reference Hospital also controlled by Mr. Babakusa for organizing prayers.

In a separate charge, Acacia Holdings and its owner, Mr. Babakusa, were accused of collecting N1.45 billion from the account of the NSA with Zenith Bank, into their accounts with UBA and Ecobank, between October 9, 2014 and April 17, 2015, from Messr. Dasuki and Salisu for organizing prayers, knowing that the money “directly represented proceeds of criminal conducts and knowing same to be stolen property”.

Mr. Babakusa and Reliance Hospital were also accused of collecting N750 million from Mr. Dasuki on April 17, 2015 “which sum belonged to the Federal Government of Nigeria and knowing the said sum to be stolen property but purporting same to be payment for organizing prayers and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 317 of the penal code Act, Cap 532, Vol. 4 laws of the federation 2004”.

The government also said that on April 9, 2015, Messrs. Dasuki and Salisu transferred N380 million in the account of the NSA with CBN to the account of Belsha Nigeria Limited for “consultancy services”.

Messrs. Dasuki and Salisu were also accused of transferring, on 12th August 2014 and 23rd March, 2015, from the NSA account with CBN, the sum of N670 Million to the account of General hydrocarbons Limited with Guarantee Trust Bank, GTB, controlled by Nduka Obaigbena as payment for “energy consulting”.

Mr. Obaigbena is the publisher of ThisDay newspaper.

The two former government officials are also accused of transferring N260 million from the NSA account with Skye Bank to the account of a former chairman of the Board of Trustee of the PDP, Tony Anenih, with First Bank of Nigeria Plc.

Messrs. Dasuki and Salisu are also accused of criminal breach of trust when they allegedly transferred N345 million from the CBN account of the NSA to the account of Starbrid Limited with Stanbic IBTC Bank and GTB controlled by Emmanuel Lawani on behalf of Iyorchia Ayu, for the construction of a shopping mall at Jabi, Abuja, “purporting same to be payment for satellite charges and security equipment” thereby committing an offence punishable under section 315 of the penal code Act, Cap 532, Vol. 4 laws of the federation 2004.

In all, the EFCC said it was accusing Messrs. Dasuki and Salisu of conspiring to do an illegal act through criminal breach of trust by public officers between October 2014 and April 2015 by distributing N13.570 billion belonging to the Federal Government to politicians and cronies.

The EFCC said the offense committed by the duo is punishable under section 97 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol, 4 LFN 2004.

The anti-graft agency also said by “dishonestly receiving stolen property” belonging to the Nigerian government, totalling N2.2 billion, Acacia Holdings Limited, Reliance Reference Hospital and Aminu Babakusa have committed an offence punishable under section 97 of the Penal Code Act, Cap 532, Vol, 4 LFN 2004.

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Report Uncovers Shocking Figures Allegedly Embezzled Out Of Nigeria In 9 Year

Over $7.8 trillion was siphoned from the world’s developing and emerging economies between 2004 and 2013, and over $17.8 billion (about N3.4 trillion) of that amount, was from Nigeria, a new report on global illicit financial flows has said.

Nigeria is among the world’s top 20 countries with the biggest losses from skewed financial transactions, the report noted.

South Africa leads the pack in Africa with $209.22 billion lost over the period. It occupies the seventh position on global ranking.

Globally, China leads with $1.39trillion, followed by Russia ($1.05trillion), Mexico ($528.44billion), India ($510.29billion), Malaysia ($418.54billion) and Brazil ($226.67billion), Thailand ($191.77billion) and Indonesia $180.71billion.

Others include Kazakhstan ($167.40billion), Turkey ($154.50billion), Venezuela ($123.94billion), Ukraine ($116.76billion), Costa Rica ($113.46bilion), Iraq ($105.01billion), Azerbaijan ($95.00billion), Vietnam ($92.94billion), Philippines ($90.25billion) and Poland ($90.02billion).

Illicit financial flows are transactions involving the transfer of the proceeds from the exploitation of the resources from a particular region to another, either through money laundering and other illegal means, or commercial activities, without the commensurate value in returns.

The report published on Wednesday by Global Financial Integrity, GFI, a Washington DC-based research and advisory group, said illicit financial flows from developing and emerging economies, which stood at just $465.3 billion in 2004, rose sharply to $1.1 trillion in 2013 alone.

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DSS Allegedly Grills Boni Haruna After Signing Surety For Dasuki

The Department of Security Services has allegedly grabbed former Governor of Adamawa State, Boni Haruna, moments after he signed surety that fulfilled the court requirements permitting the immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), to seek medical attention abroad.

A very reliable source claimed that Haruna, was immediately invited by DSS for questioning, after finalizing the processes for the release of Dasuki’s travelling documents yesterday.

It could however not ascertain if the two-time governor of the North Eastern state has been released after the grilling interrogation or detained under DSS custody.

“We learnt Boni Haruna, a two terms governor of Adamawa State and former Minister of Youths was ‘invited’ by security service after signing  as surety for Ex-NSA Sambo Dasuki at the court today.
“He was interrogated on the reason for signing in as surety to Dasuki. I won’t know if he is released now,” the source said.

Recall that Justice Adeniyi Ademola presided Federal High Court (FHC) sitting in Abuja, had earlier on Tuesday, granted the application of the ex-NSA to seek medical check up abroad.

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Man Who Allegedly Killed His Wife Posted Pictures Of Her Dead Body On Facebook

A man who killed his wife and posted a photo of her corpse on Facebook shot her in self-defense because he lived in fear of her drug abuse, violent tendencies, and even Satan worship, the man’s attorney said Monday.

Defense attorney Saam Zangeneh said Monday that he will seek to introduce evidence that 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso was an avid user of synthetic drugs such as ecstasy, that she battered her husband, and that she was deeply involved in the occult and Satan worship.

Jury selection begins Tuesday for Derek Medina, 33, who faces life in prison if convicted of the August 2013 slaying at the couple’s South Miami home. Medina has been jailed since his arrest.

The case gained national attention because Medina posted the photo of Alfonso’s body on Facebook, admitting in the post that he killed her and would likely go to prison. In later interviews with police, however, he said it was self-defense.

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Fayose Challenges Buhari To Prosecute Yobe REC For Allegedly Taking N15m Bribe

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to prosecute the Yobe State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Abu Zarma, for allegedly receiving N15 million as bribe to influence the Yobe State governorship election.

The governor said it was only when that is done that the president’s fight against corruption could enjoy the needed credibility.

“If nothing is done on a case as clear as that of the INEC REC, Nigerians can as well kiss President Buhari anti-corruption fight goodbye,” said the governor in a statement by his spokesman, Lere Olayinka.

Mr. Fayose said it was worrisome that despite the fact that details of the two bank accounts of the INEC REC, which showed that N15 million was lodged into his accounts few days to the April 11 election, was admitted as evidence by the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in the state, the REC has not been charged to court.

“It is on record that two officials of Diamond Bank Plc and Zenith Bank Plc, tendered exhibits confirming the payment of N15 million into the REC’s accounts by the Aide-de-Camp to Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Zakari Deba.

“The ADC allegedly paid N8 million into the Diamond Bank account of the INEC REC and N7 million into his Zenith Bank accounts on April 8, 2015, three days before the governorship election…”

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Security Tightened As Boko Haram Allegedly Infiltrates Lagos

The military and other security agencies have beefed up surveillance around critical infrastructures in Lagos.

This move, it was learnt was as a result of the infiltration of some Boko Haram commanders and elements into Lagos and other southern states.

Following the offensive launched by the military in the Northeast theatre zone, many of the fleeing terrorists, according to security agencies have infiltrated the southern parts of the country where they are said to be regrouping.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai hinted on the infiltration at the weekend in Lagos, while addressing troops of the Nine Brigade.

He called on his personnel to collaborate with other security agencies, whom he disclosed have already arrested a handful of the terrorists.

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Abuja Bombings: National Hospital Allegedly Refuses To Release Corpses To Families

National Hospital, Abuja, yesterday refused to release corpses of victims of Friday’s twin bomb explosions to their families.

The hospital said it would hold on to the corpses until police concluded their investigation into the identity of the bodies.

Head of Communications at the National Hospital, Dr Tayo Haastrup, said management would make sure that police did their work and that the corpses really belonged to the relations who claimed them. He said:

“For the 12 corpses, we need to involve the police in terms of identification as we can’t release them to just anybody.

“It is more or less a coroner case which will have to involve the police. We have reported it to the police and they are also around to make sure they do their normal work and thereafter, the corpses will be released to relations of the victims.”

Haastrup further explained that even though some relations have identified some of the victims, the hospital had not released any of the corpses.

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Woman Allegedly Killed Her Infant Daughter, Kept Her Body For Months

Christina Colantonio, 28, has been charged with second-degree murder after police found her baby’s dead body in her apartment. It is believed that Colantonio, who was living alone in the Batavia, New York, apartment, killed her daughter shortly after she was born three months ago.

According to The Daily News, police responded to a call from an acquaintance of Colantonio’s reporting a “suspicious condition” at Colantonio’s apartment. “Batavia police detectives were able to determine that the child was born at home and that [Colantonio] kept the deceased infant there for a prolonged period of time,” Detective Sgt. Todd Crossett confirmed at a press conference Sunday night. Colantonio has since been held at a nearby jail without bail.

 Though coroners have not confirmed the official cause of the infant’s death, the Associated Press reports investigators have enough evidence to conclude the death was “intentionally caused.” Colantonio has two other children who were not at the apartment at the time the body was discovered, and neighbors told The Daily News she looked pregnant when she was removed from her home.

Crossett said the officers who discovered the baby’s body are currently being offered counseling: “It’s not something you see on a regular basis.”


Kylie Jenner Allegedly Paid Tyga’s Rent

Tyga made headlines last month when he allegedly had his girlfriend Kylie Jenner lend him cash and by cash we mean $50,000 to pay off rent on his Calabasas, Calif. mansion.

The 25-year-old was pictured on Thursday leaving a bank, openly holding a stiff looking stack of dolla billz! We can clearly see a Ben Franklin at the top of the stack, an can only assume there is more where that came from!

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Kim Kardashian Allegedly Trying To Stop Amber Rose’s Reality TV Show

Kim Kardashian has reportedly ‘tried her hardest’ to prevent Amber Rose/Black Chyna’s reality TV show from ever happening.

And failing that, it’s believed that Kim will stop at nothing to make sure that no one watches their soon-to-be filmed MTV reality show.

“This is the worst possible scenario for the Kardashians,” a source told, adding:

“Giving these two more of a voice than they already have is going to be beyond destructive! Amber and Blac Chyna will definitely be verbally going after the Kardashians on TV,”

“Kim tried her hardest to prevent this show from happening, but obviously did not succeed.”

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The Kardashians Allegedly Turn Their Backs On Caitlyn Jenner

During ‘I Am Cait’, both Kim, 34, and Khloe, 31, criticised the 65-year-old for ‘bashing’ Kris Jenner in her Vanity Fair interview.

Now, sources who are apparently close to the family have told Us Weekly that the Kardashians are feeling frosty towards Caitlyn.

The sources reckon: “There’s not a lot of love for Caitlyn.

“Vanity Fair was the start of the downfall. It came out and they looked like idiots, they first saw the article on Twitter!“The Kardashians were furious once they realized she took jabs at Kris, a lot of times she wasn’t very nice. They are so incensed that they may be done with Caitlyn for good. Everyone has turned their backs on her.”

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Ooni Kingmakers Allegedly Hike Interest Form To N250,000

Kingmakers of the Ooni of Ife have allegedly hiked the cost of the Interest Form from N100,000 to N250,000.

A source close to the kingmakers attributed the hike in the fee to the “unprecedented” declaration of intention to succeed the late Oba Okunade Sijuwade.

Although, the hike in the fee was designed to discourage many people from participating in the contest, he said that aspirants will have enough time to obtain mandatory intention forms when the race begins.

Traditionally, it is forbidden for would-be occupants to the stool to indicate their interest during the period of mourning, but the battle for who succeeds the late Sijuwade commenced in earnest, even before the Royal Traditional Council formally announced the “ascension to the loft” of Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse 11 penultimate Wednesday.

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How Civil Servant Allegedly Diverted N103M For Feeding FGC Students

An official of the Federal Pay Office, Abeokuta, is currently assisting investigators from the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, to recover over N100m meant for the use of three government colleges in Ogun State, which he diverted for personal use.

The suspect, Olusegun Lawal, stole the funds budgeted for students’ meal subsidies and also payment of contractors carrying out developmental projects in the three schools.

The schools affected are Federal Government College, Odogbolu, Federal Government Girls College, Sagamu, and Federal Science Technical College, Ijebu-Mushin.

The suspect, over a two-year period, carried out an elaborate scam, whereby funds channelled to the three schools were diverted through the use of companies operated by him and his cronies.

Between February, 2014, and March, 2015, Mr. Lawal allegedly diverted the monies sent to the three schools via the Zenith Bank account of the Pay Office and another Central Bank of Nigeria account and utilized the funds for personal purposes.

The amount he allegedly stole through the pay office account with Zenith is N61, 150, 691.75 while he also diverted a total of N42, 520, 755. 00 from the CBN account. In all, he stole a total of N103, 671, 466. 75.

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Waiter In Court For Allegedly Consuming Drinks Worth N442,000

The police on Monday arraigned a 29-year-old waiter, Daniel Itoro in a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja,for allegedly consuming drinks worth N442,000. Itoro of Mararaba, Abuja, was arraigned on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and misappropriation.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Monday Akor, told the court that one Mr Onuh Solomon of City Park Garden, Wuse 2, Abuja, reported the case at the Maitama Police Station, on June 17. Akor said that the complainant entrusted the central bar of the garden to the accused, which he dishonestly “converted drinks worth N442,000 to his personal consumption.’’

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened the provisions of sections 312 and 308 of Penal Code. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and denied the allegations. The Magistrate, Mr Chukwuemaka Ubani, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with a surety in like sum.

 Ubani ordered that the surety must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court and have a means of identification. He adjourned the case till Aug. 24, for hearing.

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How APC Members Allegedly Pay To Join Buhari’s Cabinet

The deafening sounds of “Sai Baba” and “Change” have died down, the infectious and wild celebrations and boastful commentaries on how “change” finally came no longer enjoy prime place on street corners as reality is beginning to set in.

Reality as to the enormity of work that awaits the incoming All Progressives Congress, APC-led government of General Muhammadu Buhari and reality as to the fact that campaigning and winning election may not be the same as forming the government and appointing a credible and workable cabinet that will help in bringing about the promised change.

As Nigerians count days and look forward to the May 29 inauguration of General Muhammadu Buhari as the President and Commander in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with measured optimism, the APC, from all indications, is faced with the herculean task of coming up with a formidable and credible cabinet that will give Nigerians hope of a better future. This task can as well be termed the party’s second litmus test.

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Zamfara Assembly Probes Majority Leader For Allegedly Fighting Driver Over Woman

The Zamfara House of Assembly on Friday directed its Ethics and Privileges Committee to investigate the fight between its majority leader and the governor’s chief driver over a woman.

This followed a “call to order” letter by the state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lawali Kaura, and read on the floor of the house under “matters of urgent public importance”.

The Clerk of the House, Isa Bayero, read the letter which urged the lawmakers to investigate the Monday, May 4 brawl to save the state and the party from embarrassment.

The Speaker, Sanusi Rikiji, directed the committee to summon all parties involved, including the woman, security agents, eyewitnesses and other relevant bodies.

Mr. Rikiji warned that any invitee who failed to appear before the committee, headed by the Chief Whip, Abdulmumini Isa, would be treated as a law breaker. The committee is expected to submit its report on June 27.

The majority leader, Salisu Musa (Tsafe North) was involved in an open fight with the governor’s chief driver, Idris Garba. The woman operates a restaurant in Gusau, The majority leader had told journalists that he had “business’’ with the lady for some time now. Mr. Musa said during the fight, the driver tried to bite off his fingers but for the timely intervention of the police. The matter generated mixed feelings among people of the state.

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