Thursday, 22 June 2017

(Photo) American man remanded in Kirikiri prison for defrauding Nigerians

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday remanded an American citizen, Marco Ramirez, at Kirikiri Maximum Prison for allegedly defrauding three Nigerians in a $565,000 green card and investment scam. .

Mr. Ramirez was remanded following his not-guilty plea to a 16-count charge of obtaining money under false presences. He was arraigned by the EFCC. .

The EFCC prosecutor, V. O. Aigboje, alleged that the accused, managing director of three companies – USA Now Plc., Eagleford Instalodge Group and USA Now Capital Group – committed the offences between February 2013 and August 2013. .

Mr. Aigboje said Mr. Ramirez fraudulently received $545,000 from Godson Echejue to invest in his company, Eagleford Instalodge Group, in order to procure an American green card (residence permit) for him (Echejue). .

He also allegedly received $10,000 from Abubakar Umar through a non-existent investment programme in the U.S., which was billed to make Mr. Umar eligible to obtain an American passport. .

The EFCC also accused Mr. Ramirez of illegally receiving $10,000 from one Olukayode Sodimu under the pretext that the funds were facilitation fees with the American Immigration Services for an American green card. .

After Mr. Ramirez took his plea, Mr. Aigboje requested that he be taken from the custody of EFCC to prison custody. “There are no bed spaces available in the commission. I apply that the defendant be remanded in prison custody,” she said. .
Chukwudi Maduka, the defence counsel, in his submission, requested that Mr. Ramirez be kept in the custody of EFCC and not in the custody of the Nigerian Prison Service. .
Justice Josephine Oyefeso, however, rejected Mr. Maduka’s request and ordered that Mr. Ramirez be remanded in prison.
 “The proper place for remand is prison custody and I so order. The case is, hereby, adjourned to July 3 for hearing of the defendant’s bail application,” she said.

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Father of 6 arrested for having sex with neighbor's goat

A 42-years-oldfather of six children, Babangida Garba has been arrested in Funtua Local government area of Katsina State for turning a goat to sex object. Garba was paraded along side other suspects for various criminal offences by the state Commissioner of Police, CP Usman Abdullahi in the police headquarters on Thursday.

Upon interrogation, Garba confessed to the offence saying his wife usually starved him of sex,Vanguard reports..

The incident was said to have happened in Ungwar Mata, Funtua local government area where Garba was said to have had carnal intercourse with the goat belonging to his neighbor.

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Gay couple recreate their Pride photos 24 years later

This gay couple have stolen hearts after recreating a photo they took 24 years ago. 54-year-old Nick Cardello and his longtime partner, Kurt English, 52, recreated the above picture they took in 1993.

How sweet!..More photos of them below

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Heartbroken girlfriend hangs herself 2 months after boyfriend committed suicide

A heartbroken girlfriend hanged herself just two months after after her boyfriend took his own life.
Hotel receptionist Laura Bedernyak, 30, killed herself after the death of her football player boyfriend Kyle Jones,29.
The mother-of-one fell into deep depression after talented amateur player Kyle died in January after a New Year's Eve party.

An inquest heard the  receptionist sought help for insomnia, sickness, and depression linked to her grief,Walesonline reports.
Best friend Jody Kennett told the inquest in Aberdare, South Wales, Laura was 'fun-loving' until her boyfriend's death.
Miss Kennett said:
'She became very sad. She told me she was depressed and she wanted to get help.'
Ms Bedernyak, of Brackla, Bridgend, South Wales, told friends and medical professionals she had never considered taking her own life.
She also left three suicide notes on her living room coffee table.

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INEC officially writes Melaye, begins recall process July 3

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has formally notified Senator Dino Melaye of the demand by the people of his constituency to recall him from the Senate.

INEC’s National Commissioner and member Information and Voter Education Committee, Madam Mohammed Haruna, disclosed the commission’s decision in a statement in Abuja.

Haruna said,

“INEC has held its regular weekly meeting today and considered the petition submitted by whole registered voters from Kogi West senatorial district to kickstart the process of recalling Senator Dino Melaye.
“In accordance with the INEC guidelines for the recall of members of the National Assembly, the Commission has finally acknowledged the receipt of the petition to the petitioners representatives and has conveyed a letter notifying Senator Dino Melaye of our receipt of the petition.
“The next step is to verify that the petitioners are registered voters in Kogi West senatorial district.
“INEC will on July 3, 2017, issue public notice stating dates, time, location and other details for the verification of the exercise.”

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EFCC Arraigns former chairman, Lamorde's Impostor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned one Promise Tochi Nwalozie a. k. a Ibrahim Lamorde and Ohaji Ujunwa Raymond, before Justice H. I. O Oshomah of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on a 9-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false presence to the tune of $1,330.00 (USD).

Promise Tochi Nwalozie, a suspected impersonator posing as the former Executive Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, was arrested at Rumuagholu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 6 August, 2016, by operatives of the EFCC, in a sting operation that yielded the arrest of six other internet fraudsters.

Nwalozie was using the identity of Lamorde to send scam mails to foreigners, mostly Europeans and Americans and in the process, extorted sizeable amount of foreign currencies from them. His weapon of fraudulent interaction with his victims was a fake electronic copy of the identity card of the former EFCC's boss.

He equally assumed another name, Gabriel Giese, to ply his nefarious activities. This is in addition to posing as Barrister Peter Jackson, a spurious lawyer working with the National Judicial Council, NJC in Nigeria. As a "lawyer", he was defrauding his victims by assuring them that he would help in the recovery of money lost to different Nigerian cyber fraudsters.

To do this, Jackson was collecting various sums of money as service charges from his victims. Some of his victims are: Betty. G. E, an American and Georgina M, an Australian. Raymond was one of his partners in crime. Six other suspected fraudsters arrested with Nwalozie have been charged separately.
Justice Oshomah adjourned the case to 6 July, 2017 for bail hearing and ordered that the defendants be remanded in prison custody pending the determination of their bail.

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