Man prosecuted for using another man’s car as loan collateral

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded a man, who allegedly used a car given to him to sell as collateral for loan.

Magistrate Ibrahim Mohammed ordered that Feyisara Pelemo should be kept in the Okekura Prisons custody in Ilorin pending proper application for his bail.

Mr. Pelemo is standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, forgery and issuance of dud cheque.

According to the prosecutor, Nasiru Yusuf, the accused used the car belonging to Julius Adeyinka to borrow N300,000 from a company.

Mr. Yusuf said the accused collected the vehicle’s documents from Mr. Adeyinka on the pretext of helping him to sell the car.

The prosecutor submitted that the incident occurred in May 2016.

He added that the accused conspired with one Taiye Suleiman, still at large, to commit the offences.

Mr. Yusuf added that when the accused was arrested, he presented a Confidence Microfinance Bank dud cheque to Mr. Adeyinka.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the case has been adjourned till March 14 for mention.


Yahya Jammeh will be ‘allowed to keep’ luxury car collection – Barrow

Gambian ex-president Yahya Jammeh will be allowed to keep his collection of 13 luxury cars and fly them out to his exiled home in Equatorial Guinea, a spokesman for new president Adama Barrow said Tuesday.Barrow’s spokesman confirmed to AFP an agreement had been struck to facilitate Jammeh’s exit on Saturday in order to end a weeks-long impasse caused by the ex-leader’s refusal to recognise Barrow’s election victory.


“What is very clear is that arrangements were made and the government was fully prepared and supportive of ex-president Jammeh to leave and as a result they found it is better to leave with all his properties instead of coming down and checking properties,” spokesman Halifa Sallah told AFP.

An airport source who saw the cargo being prepared on Saturday night when Jammeh flew out of the country said “two Rolls Royce and one (Mercedes) Benz” were loaded onto a Chadian cargo plane, while others await shipment.The spokesman added that the decision was also aimed at minimising return visits by Jammeh. “He leaves with all his properties so he is not coming up and down to check,” Sallah said.


Another Barrow spokesman had alluded angrily to the luxury cars on Sunday, but did not say that the new president had agreed that Jammeh could leave with them.


As of Tuesday, the source added, “10 cars” were still earmarked for future shipment, which diplomats and others familiar with the matter confirmed included a Bentley, Land Rovers, a red Mini Cooper, and another Mercedes.


“No information or orders have been given by this new government to stop shipping the cars,” the airport source told AFP.


He described Jammeh’s entourage as struggling between the choice of two larger Bentleys or three smaller cars, eventually opting for the Mercedes and the Rolls Royces on the night he left the country.


“They were trying to check which one fits. If they took the bigger cars they could only take two,” he said.


The news is likely to anger Gambians who have also learnt Jammeh took off with $11 million of state funds, leaving the coffers nearly empty.


An “entry-level” Rolls Royce costs $250,000, and most Gambians live on less than $2 a day.

Nigeria pageant organisers explain ‘toy car’ star prize after attacks.

Organisers of a Delta State-based beauty pageant, Evergreen Kreation?Face of Delta/Model Hunt, have reacted after they were criticised for giving out a “dead car” as star prize.

Founded by Egwolo Ediri Maurice, the pageant, which recently produced a Face of Delta/Model, was blasted by Nigerians after a photograph of the prize surfaced online.

It all began after a Twitter user, @babaahmithe, posted the photograph of the car on Instagram and accused the pageant of ripping off beauty queen hopefuls.

He wrote, “The “wonder on wheels” a queen won at a beauty pageant in Delta State and paid N100k to claim. As funny as this might sound, two months ago a model approached me to coach her for pageantry, at my leisure time I did and ladies and gentlemen, here’s the winning prize. Truth is as little as my spare time I had to tutor her.

“I actually feel like trashcan, waste bin, I feel useless, dilapidated and corroded for the time spent. Ok, that aside, she has to pay 100k to claim that “car”, they tried to start the car and it didn’t come up, she was told to get a new battery, according to her the form was 4k. That also needs panel beating, then the “organizers” had the effrontery to wrap the seats as per “tear rubber” or did she tell them she wanted to open a driving school.”

Reacting to the allegations, the organisers said they were cash-trapped and open to sponsorship.

“Evergreen Kreation Face of Delta/Model Hunt (open to male and female).We started with little cash price, Industrial fan, Generator, Television and now we gave a little toy moving car. Face of Delta/Model Hunt is a self sponsored pageant. We are still in search of Sponsors.We’re free and fair, we give what we can afford. By God’s grace, with great sponsors on our side, we’re hoping to give a bigger Car to our Winner next year. Signed: Evergreen Kreation Management,” their statement read.

NASU Leader Hit By FUTA Vice Chancellor’s Car Hospitalised

Abiodun Atunbi, a member of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, chapter, crushed by the institution’s Vice Chancellor’s car, has been hospitalized, SaharaReporters can authoritatively report

Mr. Atunbi sustained serious injuries as well as bruises on his face, arms and legs in the accident. Professor Adebiyi Daramola, the university’s Vice-Chancellor, at about 8.30am on Monday, car rammed Atunbi on Bank Road at Oba’nla inside the main campus of the institution.

Speaking from his hospital bed in Akure, Mr. Atunbi told SaharaReporters that Professor Daramola purposely hit him with his car during a prayer meeting held by protesting staff of the institution.

He disclosed that the university is currently in crisis, as academic activities have been paralyzed, following the strike embarked upon by the three staff unions of the institution.

“While I joined others in awaiting the arrival of the clergymen, the JAF Chairman, Mr. Dele Durojaiye, called on all of us to walk down to the Bank Road near the institution’s roundabout.

“We got there, and I stood at the back where others had already converged. Later, I saw an SUV driving by, but I never knew it was the Vice Chancellor’s car. The next thing I knew was it had hit and run over me.

“I lost consciousness. I was rushed to a vehicle and taken to the hospital for treatment, and it was when I got here [hospital] that I could recollect the incident,” said Mr. Atunbi.

When asked if he was standing by the road when he was hit, Mr. Atunbi said he was very far from the main road. The vehicle just rammed into me; I was not holding any weapon. So, I don’t know why I deserve this from my Vice Chancellor,” he told SaharaReporters.

A police source that pleaded anonymity had earlier confirmed to SaharaReporters that the incident was reported to the Police, which whisked Professor Daramola to the station.

“The Vice Chancellor was arrested and taken to our station at the State Investigation Bureau in Akure before he was later taken to Okuta Elerinla Police Station for further interrogation,” disclosed the Police source.

He added that the timely intervention of the police prevented the protesting unionists from lynching the Vice Chancellor, who has been accused of fraud in involving university funds, as revealed by the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation.

Man Drags Woman Behind Car With Rope Around Her Neck

A man has been detained by police in northern Germany after he tied a rope around a young woman’s neck and dragged her down the street behind his car.

The small town of Hameln in Lower Saxony has been left in a state of shock after the crime, which occurred on Sunday evening.

“The brutality and contempt with which this crime was carried out is horrifying. Everyone in the town is shocked,” said town spokesperson Thomas Wahmes.

The exact motive for why the 38-year-old man tied a finger-thick length of rope around the woman’s neck before tying her to the tow-bar of his car and dragging her 250 metres along asphalt and cobbled roads, remains unclear.

“But we suspect that relationship problems were behind the crime,” said police spokesperson Jens Petersen.

Police say that the woman was only freed from her torment when the rope came loose.


“It is still unclear whether the rope broke or whether it came loose from the tow-bar,” said Petersen.

The 28-year-old woman was found lying on the pavement by passersby, among them a police officer on his way into work.

After receiving emergency care, the young woman was taken to hospital in Hanover by helicopter but remained in a coma on Monday morning, with doctors describing her condition as life threatening.
The man, who is from the nearby town of Bad Münder, later handed himself into police and admitted to the crime.

He did not however give a statement that would clear up the motive.

Both the assailant and the victim are German citizens of Kurdish heritage and belong to two larger families.

Fearing possible retribution, police have taken special precautions to protect the assailant’s family. As of Monday no such act of retribution had occurred.

Now the town of Hameln is trying to come to terms with the brutal crime.

“It is hard to believe that such an act of violence took place here, just a few streets away from the town hall,” said town spokesperson Thomas Wahmes.

Cow runs into moving vehicle in Abia, destroys windscreen.

Tragedy was averted on Saturday as a cow ran into a road in Abia State with a couple driving on high speed.


While the car was on motion, the cow rushed to the road ‘from nowhere’ and jumped on the windscreen of the Toyota Camry car marked FF 923 ABJ.


The accident happened around 7UP area in the Aba area of the state.


The windscreen was destroyed but reports say the couple was rescued unharmed.

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Judge Stuffs Dollars In Shoes, Walks Bare Footed To His Car

A judge is under probe for allegedly collecting from a senator N30million bribe.

He stuffed some of the cash, which was in United States dollars, in his shoes and walked barefooted to his car.

The senator complained to the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) being led Prof. Itse Sagay.

Also yesterday, it was learnt that most of the nine arrested judges had petitions against them with the National Judicial Council (NJC).

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, is said to have the list of judges to be investigated in the last five months.

Although the list was shown to some legal authorities by the CJN, no action was taken by the NJC, a source claimed.

PACAC has about 50 petitions sent to it against some judges by some aggrieved Nigerians,

One of the said complaints came from a senator who alleged that a judge demanded about N50million from him to influence a case but he paid N30million.

The money was delivered to the Court of Appeal Justice in dollars.

But following the senator’s inability to pay the balance of N20million, the judge gave judgment against the senator, it was alleged.

A source said: “The senator told us that the judge asked for N50million but he could only pay N30million and lost the case for not meeting up with the balance.

“He said when the judge came at night to collect the bribe, he stuffed every available space and went to a ridiculous extent of stuffing some of the money in his shoes. The judge then decided to walk barefooted to his car.

“We have the complaint against the judge and the senator is ready to testify because the judge did not refund the N30million to date. The government is going to see to the logical conclusion of this case against the judge.”

Asked to name the judge, the source added: “The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), disclosed the name of the justice at a session with the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to underscore why the bench must be rid of bad eggs. The NBA has been briefed, let them also talk.

“This is to show that the government is transparent about the whole process. It is not a witch-hunt at all.”

The highly-placed source gave insight into the arrest of nine judges and how the operation was conducted.

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Vladimir Putin’s official car involved in fatal accident, driver killed.

Russian media has revealed that a head-on crash in which a man was killed involved Vladimir Putin’s official black BMW.

However the Russian President was not in the car at the time when it was struck head-on by another vehicle which crossed over from the opposite side of the road.

CCTV images of the footage taken on Kutuzovsky Avenue in the Russian capital Moscow show how the Mercedes collided head-on with the presidential BMW

Russian media has revealed that a head-on crash in which a man was killed involved Vladimir Putin's official black BMW

Russian media has revealed that a head-on crash in which a man was killed involved Vladimir Putin’s official black BMW

CCTV images of the footage taken on Kutuzovsky Avenue in the Russian capital Moscow show how the Mercedes collided head-on with the presidential BMW

CCTV images of the footage taken on Kutuzovsky Avenue in the Russian capital Moscow show how the Mercedes collided head-on with the presidential BMW

Russian media said that the car was being driven by Putin’s favourite official driver, and that he was killed instantly, but that the President was not in the vehicle at the time. The car is officially registered as belonging to the Federation Council, also known as the Russian Senate or Upper Chamber of Parliament.

Medics arrived at the scene and said that the presidential driver had been killed on the spot, while the Mercedes driver who was travelling alone has been taken to hospital in a critical condition.

Russian media said that the car was being driven by Putin's favourite official driver, and that he was killed instantly

Russian media said that the car was being driven by Putin’s favourite official driver, and that he was killed instantly

The driver who was killed was not named, although it was reported that he had notched up more than 40 years of driving experience as an official driver

The driver who was killed was not named, although it was reported that he had notched up more than 40 years of driving experience as an official driver

The driver who was killed was not named, although it was reported that he had notched up more than 40 years of driving experience as an official driver.

Police have only confirmed that they are investigating, without giving any further details.

The clean-up operation took several hours and a huge traffic jam formed when Kutuzovsky Avenue was closed after the crash.

Four Missing Kids Found Dead Inside Car In Kano

Four kids have died of suffocation in a suburb of Kano State after they were found trapped in­side a parked vehicle. The tragedy, which had shaken the state, happened at the weekend.

A Deputy Director in the state Fire Service, who was part of the res­cue team, said that the kids were found unconscious inside the ve­hicle, which was parked in Geidam area, but died lat­er after they were rushed to the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital for at­tention

He said the four of them, all boys, had been missing from the respective homes since the morning of the fateful day but were even­tually found trapped inside the parked vehicle at about 5.00pm.

Witnesses said the tem­perature, which had been very high in the state capi­tal in the last few weeks, contributed to the suffoca­tion of the kids.

Police spokesman in the state, DSP Magaji Musa Majiya, said that the owner of the ve­hicle reported the matter to the police. According to him, the vehicle was parked by its owner after it developed a battery fault, saying the owner returned later in the day to fix the battery only to find the kids trapped inside his car. It is believed that the four victims, who were aged between three and five, might have entered the parked vehicle but were unable to open the vehicle due to their age.

The police, however, said they were investigat­ing the incident.

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Child Abuse : UN Uncovers Fresh Claims In CAR

The UN rights chief Friday expressed alarm at new allegations of child abuse by foreign peacekeepers in the troubled Central African Republic, including cases involving European Union troops.

“Four of the girls said their abusers were attached to contingents operating as part of the European Union operation,” Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said, adding that he was “extremely alarmed at continuing allegations.”

Last year, allegations of sex abuse were levelled at soldiers serving with French and UN missions in the country.

Man Loses Chrysler Sports Car Just 30 Mins After Buying It To Fire & It’s The Seller’s Fault

A motorist was left devastated after his Chrysler sports car burst into flames and was completely destroyed just half an hour after he bought it. Paul Gregory spent £3,700 on the convertible Crossfire, which he bought from a used-car dealer in Kent.

Just three miles into the 250-mile journey back to his home in Manchester, the car suddenly caught fire. Mr Gregory, 47, tried to put out the blaze with water but was unable to act before the car was totally written off.

The fire service said that the accident was the result of a fault with the fuel supply – but the seller has refused to give Mr Gregory a refund, claiming the fire was an ‘act of God’.

‘I’m depressed with it all,’ said Mr Gregory, a lorry driver. ‘I gave him everything I had. I paid £3,700 in cash and had it for just 35 minutes before it blew up in flames. Now he’s refusing to give me any money back as it’s an “act of God” apparently. To be honest I was lucky to get out of it. If I had made it onto the M25 it could have been much worse.’

The buyer is planning to take Kemsing Cars, where he bought the vehicle, to court if he does not receive a refund within 10 days.

Unbelievable! Japanese Develop Car Small Enough To Be Carried In a Handbag

For commuters that have to rush for a parking space in downtown areas every day, a miniature transporter recently unveiled in Japan may bring some relief.

A Japanese company has developed a portable car which is small enough to fit in a backpack, and thus claimed by its developers as the first “car in a bag” in the world.

The lithium battery-powered “WalkCar,” made from aluminum, is only with the size of a laptop and weighs between two and three kilograms, according to Reuters.

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Its developers, Japanese engineer Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors, said the transporter is actually stronger than it looks, and can take loads of up to 120kg.

After a three-hour charge, the WalkCar can run up to 12 kilometers with a top speed of ten kilometers per hour. To change directions, the user only needs to shift their weight, said the designers.

The portable car will launch later this year on the fundraising site Kickstarter. If successful, it’s expected to begin shipping next year, with a price tag of about 800 US dollars.

The creative ride has been praised by many people online but others have stated that it has more resemblance to a powered skateboard than a car.

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UN Peacekeepers Face New Sex Abuse Claims In CAR

THE United Nations (UN) peacekeeping contingent serving in the Central African Republic (CAR) are accused of sexually abusing street children in Bangui, a UN spokesman has said.?? UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon’s, spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the latest incident was the third case of alleged child sexual abuse involving peacekeepers in the CAR to have surfaced in recent months.

“If the allegations are substantiated, this would constitute a grave violation of UN principles and of the code of conduct of peacekeepers,” Dujarric said.

The UN mission in Bangui has notified the troop-contributing country of the new allegations and has opened an investigation, Dujarric said. The country of origin was not identified, but a UN official said it was an African contingent. ??The “member-state will be requested to take swift and appropriate punitive action,” he added.

In the wake of previous cases, the UN MINUSCA force asked Morocco to open a formal investigation after allegations that one of its soldiers raped a girl under the age of 16.?? A UN report by rights investigators last year detailed testimony from children in the Central African Republic who said they were sexually abused by French troops and soldiers from Chad and Equatorial Guinea.

The sexual abuse allegedly took place from December 2013 to June 2014, a few months before the United Nations took over from the African Union mission with its MINUSCA force. Last week, a UN report said that South African soldiers face the most accusations of sexual abuse while on UN peace-keeping missions.

The UN said it had received 480 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse relating to its peace-keeping and special political missions between 2008 and 2013, with South African troops facing the most allegations of abuse.

The report showed that South African troops faced nine allegations, followed by Uruguay with eight allegations and Nigeria with seven allegations. The details of the allegations were not given.

France announced last month that 14 soldiers were facing possible charges in the case that only came to light when it was reported it in April.?? In the most recent case, MINUSCA received allegations on June 19 that two girls under age 16 had been sexually abused in Bangui, a UN official said.

The girls, who have been offered medical assistance, told a local rights group that they received food and goods in exchange for sex and that the abuse started in 2014.? ??The troop-contributing country was notified on Monday of the allegations and given 10 days to advise the United Nations on the measures that it intends to take in response to the serious claims.

Under UN rules, military personnel serving in peace operations face possible prosecution at home.?? Ban on Monday appointed a three-member panel to review how the United Nations handled the child sexual abuse allegations in the Central African Republic.

Former Supreme Court justice of Canada, Marie Deschamps, will lead the review that is expected to begin work next month, with a final report to be submitted within 10 weeks.

An internal UN report revealed this month that UN blue helmets routinely buy sex with jewelry, cell-phones and televisions in countries where they are deployed. The United Nations has 125,000 peacekeepers deployed in 16 missions worldwide. The MINUSCA force was deployed in September, taking over from the AU force that had been sent to help restore order after the country exploded into violence following a coup.