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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Man In Court Over Alleged N14m ‘Spiritual’ Scam

Okoye is facing three-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining under false pretences and perverting the cause of justice.







A 32-year-old businessman, Chinedu Okoye, was on Monday arraigned before the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly obtained N14m from a man to solve his “spiritual problems”.
Okoye is facing three-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining under false pretences and perverting the cause of justice.
The 32-year-old however, pleaded not guilty.
Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Ingobo Emby, told the court that the defendant committed the offence between March 1 and April 24 at Plot 3508, Dominic Obiajiku Street, Devine Estate, Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Emby claimed that the defendant fraudulently obtained N14m from Mr Obiora Elefobiri under the pretext that he would provide spiritual solution for him.
He said, “He did not provide the spiritual solution but converted the money to his personal use.”
Emby added that the defendant also conducted himself in a manner likely to pervert the cause of justice by aiding the escape of his elder brother, Arinze Okoye, a suspect under investigation in a case of conspiracy and fraud.
Magistrate M.O. Ope-Agbe admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N17m with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned until October 16 for further hearing.

Source:
http://saharareporters.com/2019/09/16/man-court-over-alleged-n14m-%E2%80%98spiritual%E2%80%99-scam


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Six Nigerians Arrested For Illegally Entering India Through Night Bus

They admitted that they had travelled from Africa to Bangladesh on visas issued by competent authorities but had illegally entered India near Agartala on Friday.





The police in Meghalaya, India, has arrested six Nigerians in East Jaiñtia Hills on Saturday, bringing the total number of foreign nationals arrested to nine within a span of two days.

The Nigerians are Thomson Nwafama, 29, Chijioke Obiacha, 28, Desmond Uzochkwu, 25, Okoliegbe Henry Onyedika, 33, Okeke Justin, 32, and Chukwunyere Christian, 30.

East Jaiñtia Hill superintendent of police, Vivekanand Singh, said on Saturday that the six Nigerians travelling by night bus from Silchar to Guwahati, were detected and detained for interrogation, the Telegraph India reports.

He said, “They admitted that they had travelled from Africa to Bangladesh on visas issued by competent authorities but had illegally entered India near Agartala on Friday."

From Agartala, they travelled by car to Silchar, and were assisted by residents of both Bangladesh as well as India, he added.

A case was registered at Lumshnong police station under the Foreigner’s Act.

On Friday, three foreign nationals were detained and arrested in the same district and also booked under the Foreigner’s Act.

The modus operandi adopted by the three — one from Ivory Coast and two from Nigeria — to enter India was the same as the one adopted by the six Nigerians.

See:-
http://saharareporters.com/2019/09/15/six-nigerians-arrested-illegally-entering-india-through-night-bus

Monday, September 16, 2019

Edo Traditional believes and practices. My thoughts.


Every country has their own custom, believes, tradition and practices. Not just Edo people, however the focus is on Edo culture and tradition especially in the aspect of the women being the only one subject to take an oath (swear) of good behaviour as a wife  meanwhile the men could be more openly guilty of the same offence but the culture have exonerated the men from such guilt.

What is your take in this???

In my opinion, There are two way to go about this issue, one is to understand what a culture of a people is and two let’s see if the culture is still credible in this very time that we live in.

Understanding culture and how sensitive it is to any folks we would be careful not to just abolish it with our mouth without considering why and how such culture has preserve such people for a long time. Cultural law were actually made to regulate every aspect of their lives as a people and that makes them identical and it has been pass down from generation to generation.

Notwithstanding, the question of whether it is a fair culture for both men and women remains a huge debate since this new era we are living in, obviously it not fair for the women full stop. I then wonder whether cultural law ever gets amended just like the normal circular law that gets amends to fit the current situation. Just my thoughts. What do you think?

Live video discussion will soon come up let’s talk about it, what’s your view??

Yours truly Monica Ambrose