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EFCC arraigns Oyo traditional ruler, Baale Onidundu over alleged fraud

Ibadan Zonal EFCC has arrested 82-year-old Oyo traditional ruler, Chief Olagoke Samson Amoo-Onidundu for alleged land fraud. #connectleynews

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The Ibadan Zonal Command of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has arrested 82-year-old Chief Olagoke Samson Amoo-Onidundu for alleged land fraud.

The traditional ruler was arraigned before Justice Iyabo Yerima of the Oyo State High Court on Tuesday, July 27.

Chief Amoo-Onidundu, who claims to be the Baale of Onidundu area of Akinyele in Oyo state, was charged for allegedly obtaining the sum of two million Naira from Oluwagbemi Ashaolu under false pretense.

A statement by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said that the sum was part payment for four acres of land bought from the defendant.

The statement read; “The Octogenarian was docked on a four count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretence, contrary to Section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act,.

“The complainant alleged that he bought four acres of land from the defendant for N4, 400,000 but he was later denied access to the land by some people who claimed to be the actual owners of the land.

“One of the counts read, ‘That you, Chief Olagoke Samson Amoo-Onidundu on or about the 19th August, 2020, at Ibadan within the Ibadan Judicial Division of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N2million from one Oluwagbemi Ashaolu by falsely telling him that the sum was part payment for the purchase of four acres of land you have secured for him, which you are in a position to deliver to him; which you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1)(a)of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1 (3) of the same Act’.

“In view of his plea, Ben Ubi, prosecution counsel, asked for a date for the commencement of trial. He also prayed the court to remand the defendant at the Nigerian Correctional Centre.”

The traditional ruler pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.

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The case was adjourned to August 9, 2021, while the defendant has been remanded at the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Abolongo.

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Senator Peter Nwaoboshi jails for 7 years over money laundering charges

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A sitting senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, currently representing Delta North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for money laundering by the Lagos division of the Court of Appeal.

The court which delivered the judgement on July 1, 2022, also ordered that his 2 companies, Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd, be wound up in line with the provisions of Section 22 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2021.

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The ruling by the Appellate Court followed the success of the appeal by challenging the judgment of Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court which on June 18, 2021, 2018 discharged and acquitted the defendants of a 2 count charge of fraud and money laundering.

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This disclosure is contained in a series of tweet posts by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on its official Twitter account.

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See video as three men sentence to death by hanging for killing Fasoranti’s daughter in Ondo

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A High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State on Friday, June 10, sentenced three men to death by hanging for the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti.

On July 12, 2019, while returning to Lagos from a visit to her father in Akure, Mrs Olakunrin was shot and killed by the convicts along the Ore/Ijebu Ode expressway.

Justice Williams Olamide found Mohammed Shehu Usman, Osagie Lawal, and Adamu Adamu guilty of conspiracy to murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery.

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The court discharged and acquitted the fourth suspect, Auwalu Abubakar, 25, who was charged with assisting and abetting the act.

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Why Rihanna’s Boyfriend, A$ap Rocky Is Arrested?

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A$AP Rocky, an American rapper has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred in November.

The star was caught at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday while returning from a trip with his girlfriend, Rihanna.

LA Police are looking into the singer whose real name is, Rakim Mayers for his suspected participation in a non-fatal gunshot in Hollywood last year.

Connectley Naija News reports that he was released on $550,000 (£421,000) bail shortly after his arrest.

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According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the arrest was made in connection with an “argument between two acquaintances” that resulted in bullets being fired.

The victim later informed authorities that Mayers approached him on the street with a firearm while walking with two other people.

According to police reports acquired by NBC News, they claimed Mayers shot him three to four times and that one of the rounds grazed his left hand.

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The victim suffered a ” small injury, ” according to the LAPD, following which his assailants ” fled on foot. “

Alan Jackson, Mayers’ lawyer, confirmed that his client had been arrested but declined to speak further.

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