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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Suspected Drug Trafficker, Evading Arrest, Runs Through Glass Door At Airport

A 31-year old suspected drug trafficker bolted through a glass door at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to evade arrest after he was caught with banned narcotics.

Michael Nwobodo, a technician, ?was found with 81 pellets of hard drugs that tested positive for cocaine with a total weight of 1.350 kilogramme, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said in a statement Tuesday.?

?”He concealed 81 wraps of cocaine in Parker Whisky packs along with boxes of chocolates inside a duty free bag,” the NDLEA said in the statement signed by Mitchell Ofoyeju, its Spokesperson.

“The seizure was made during screening of passengers on an Emirates airline flight from Dubai.”

Hamisu Lawan, NDLEA commander at the Abuja airport, said the suspect was taken to the hospital for further medical test on Tuesday.

“Though the suspect was treated for the injuries he sustained while attempting to escape on Monday, we had to take him for medical examination again,” Mr. Lawan said.

“This is to ensure that he is strong and medically fit to undergo trial. Investigation has commenced into the case.”

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Turai Yar’Adua Runs To OBJ For Help As EFCC Goes After Her Daughter

Former First Lady, Turai Yar’Adua, on Saturday visited former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

Mrs. Yar’Adua, reportedly accompanied to the former president’s residence by businessman Kenny Martins, met privately with Mr. Obasanjo for more than an hour before departing in a convoy of three cars, our sources said.

It is the former First Lady’s visit to Mr. Obasanjo since her husband died in office in 2010 after prolonged illness.

Those close to her said during the visit, she thanked the former President for finding her late husband a worthy successor, and pleaded with him to forgive her and her family for whatever wrong was done to him (Obasanjo) during Mr. Yar’Adua’s tenure.

Mr. Obasanjo, who helped the late president to power in 2007, had grown critical of the former President’s immediate family and associates who he accused of mounting a “cloak and dagger operation” to conceal Mr. Yar’Adua’s health status and block his then deputy (Goodluck Jonathan), from assuming power.

Our sources said Mrs. Yar’Adua also pleaded with Mr. Obasanjo to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari not to harass or victimize her family members or those who worked with her husband.

“She specifically intimated the former President of the ongoing probe of one of her daughters, Zainab, by the EFCC. She believed it is a witch-hunt, a ploy by the Buhari government to get at her family,” one of our sources said.

An aide of Mr. Obasanjo confirmed the visit.

“It is true that she visited on Saturday,” the aide said. “I don’t know exactly what she discussed with Baba (Obasanjo). But I think it is safe to say she came to greet him and discuss issues relevant to the two families.”

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KFC Runs DNA Test on Alleged ‘Deep Fried Rat’, Guess What They Found

Last week the Internet recoiled in horror when a man in California posted a video of what appeared to be a deep-fried rat that had been served to him at a local KFC. However, it seems that KFC got hold of this alleged rodent and ran some DNA tests on it and found that it really was just a piece of chicken that happened to be oddly rat-shaped.

KFC tells ABC News that last week “the customer’s attorney turned over the product in question for testing at an independent lab, and the results officially confirmed what KFC knew all along — the product was chicken and not a rat as he claimed.”

Just in case you need a remind, here’s an image of the alleged food in question. While we now know it’s chicken, there’s no doubt that it really does look like a rat that’s been rolled in batter and tossed into a deep frier.


Saraki Runs N’Assembly From Private Residence

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has, since his election as the chairman of the National Assembly on June 9, been attending to official matters at his private residence in the Maitama area of the Federal Capital Territory because the N27.1bn official homes being built for National Assembly’s principal officers are still under construction.

The former multi-million naira official residence of the Senate President and those of other principal officers had been sold in 2010 at give-away prices by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo administration under the monetisation programme.

Former Senate President, David Mark; his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu; former Speaker, House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole; and his deputy, Usman Nafada, had in 2010, bought their official homes. Other lawmakers also did likewise.

The new homes being constructed by the government for the federal lawmakers at a cost of N27.1bn are still under construction.

Our correspondent, who visited Saraki’s residence on Lake Chad Avenue on Friday, observed politicians trooping in and out of the building.

Apart from the influx of vehicles in the hitherto serene highbrow area, hawkers have also besieged the area with their wares displayed on the road side.

An Abuja based legal practitioner, Simon Ayede, in an interview with our correspondent on Monday, described the sale of the official quarters by the Federal Government as unconstitutional because “there is a subsisting Federal Government gazette that certain official residences should not be sold.”

Ayede argued that the gazette listed some of the official residences that should not be sold to include, the Presidential Villa, the Senate President House, that of his deputy, House of the Speaker of the House of Representatives and that of his deputy.

He therefore urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the sales of the official quarters of the principal officers so that they could be renovated for the use of the current occupants of the positions.

However, another resident of Abuja, Mrs. Stella Omowale, argued that allowing the principal officers to live within the Apo Legislative Quarters would expose them to security risk.

“Building new quarters for them within the Three Arms Zone will guarantee their security since the place is highly secured and the other arms of the government are also cited there,” she said.