Man On Trial For Attempting ATM Fraud

Fifty-four-year-old Emmanuel Oti, who allegedly attempted to defraud a first generation bank in Ibadan of N7.1 million with an ATM card, is standing trial before an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Oti, a resident of Gbwom, Jos, was arraigned for attempt to commit fraud.

The accused and a man still at large allegedly conspired to commit the offence on August 15 at 4.00 p.m. at a branch of Union Bank at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

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Prosecutor Sunday Ojeleye told the court that the accused and his accomplice went to the bank to demand for an Automated Teller Machine card.

He said, “It was discovered by a bank official that the account for which Oti was requesting ATM card belongs to another customer of the bank.

“The account owner (name withheld) had in his account about N7.1 million.

“The bank official discovered that the picture and signature of the account owner were different from Oti’s.’’

He said Oti requested for the ATM card to enable to him to have access to the account and withdraw all the money in it.

He said, “The official alerted bank’s security guards, who arrested him and handed over to the police.”

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The offence contravened Section 422 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Oyo State 2000.

The accused, if convicted, may be sentenced to seven years imprisonment according to the Criminal Code.

Chief Magistrate Abdulateef Adebisi granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Adebisi said one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused and adjourned the case to September 21 for hearing.

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Teenager Jailed For Allegedly Raping His 5 Year-Old Niece

A Kano Magistrates’ court on Monday remanded Musa Abdullahi, 17, in prison custody for allegedly raping his 5-year-old niece. Abdullahi was charged for rape, an offence which contravened section 283 of the penal code.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Suleiman Danladi, told the court that Jamilu Zaki from Kazaure LGA in Jigawa reported the case at Danbatta Police Division Kano, on July 2. Danladi said that on July 1, at about 5 p.m., the accused, who resides in Birnin Kara Village, Danbatta LGA, decieved and lured his 5-year-old niece into a room at their family house in Birnin Kara village.

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He said that the accused had unlawful sexual intercourse with the 5-year-old girl on different occasions and gave her N10. The prosecutor said that the victim was rushed to Danbatta General Hospital for treatment. The accused however pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate Muhammad Jibril ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till Aug. 25 for mention.

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Man Gets 6 Months Imprisonment For Attempting To Steal Car With Remote

A Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Monday sentenced, Matino Jang, to six months in prison for trying to steal a car with remote. The Area Court judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, however, gave Jang an option of N50,000 fine.

Kagarko said he gave the convict an option of fine because he was a first time offender. Jang of Masaka, Nasarawa State, was arraigned on a one-count charge of theft.
The Prosecutor, Patrick Ebong, told the court that Bernard John of the Nigerian Air Force in company of Bature Nicholas reported the matter at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, FCT Command on July 1.

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Ebong said that Jang tried to forcefully open Nichola’s Prado jeep parked at the Old Parade Ground, Area 10, Abuja, on June 28. He further said that Nicholas had coincidentally sent John to remove the car from where he parked it when he caught Jang in the act.

Ebong said Jang opened the car with its remote and dishonestly jumped into the car with intent to move the car when he was immediately arrested. He said that the offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code. Jang pleaded guilty and prayed for leniency.

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Opinion: Indecent Dressing As A New Fashion Trend For Nigerian Ladies

Its no more news that “modernization” (Or Westernization) has reached Africa, but the question is, “Is Africa ready for “modernization”? I really can’t speak for the whole of Africa but I am quite sure I could speak on behalf of a few smart Nigerians. Today, let’s have a look at what “brand” of fashion, “modernization” has brought along, especially with the ladies. Let’s have a look at this trend. Does a lady really need to dress “indecently”, in order to be “trendy”?

Modernization brought along a whole lot of changes and for the love of all that is holy, “modernization” is still evolving, with new trends every day! I would explain: If you watch a 60s video (or magazine), you would notice its remarkably different from what you get when you watch an 80s video. While in the 60s, we were cool with Gilligan’s Island, we had to deal with Baywatch in the 80s. BAM!! Semi-Nudity hit us square in the face, right out of nowhere.

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These days, it’s not unusual to find a girl half naked walking down the streets, or a lady bucket naked, having a drink in a party and dressed on something completely transparent. Sure, this is exactly how far we have come. “Fashion morality” is pretty much at its lowest ebb, for lack of a better word, maybe we should say “rock bottom”. Why would a woman just decide to step out in public, dressed in her birthday suit is certainly beyond reasoning.

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In defence of this alarming trend, most ladies claim its “sexy”! I don’t get it, so some random bloke sees 90% of your titties and compliments you by saying, “You look gorgeous”… Who told you that you can’t look good if you dress properly! Thinking you look sexy by dressing half naked is a complete insult to your thinking and an abuse to women in general.

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Trust me, no sane smart Nigerian guy would like to get married to a loose chick, let alone one who with an appalling reputation for her style of dressing, none. Even if they are blinded by what they see, the average Nigerian mother-in-law has got pretty keen eye sight… Perhaps too keen! So after years of indecent dressing and no husband, these girls wind up in some random church, fighting the devil for their callous mistakes.

The average man is born promiscuous and if a guy marries you strictly on the grounds that he sees lots of tits or your fanciful butt, then trust me, as soon as he sees a firmer pair of tits and tighter butt, your marriage might be Gone with the Wind! So you might want to do yourself a favour and start dressing decently, trust me, the right guy will come along.

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There are also some who take it up a notch by taking photos of their cleavages and posting them over social media, just to attract petty attention or perhaps, a little more likes on Facebook on Instagram. In my opinion, you guys are the biggest losers. Trust me, you would get the likes, a few one night stands after a few bottles of champagne, but most likely with no spouse.

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Let me remind you that anything that goes on the net, never really leaves the net. When you have these “semi-pornographic” pictures of yourself all over the web, some sick, deluded bloke would probably have them saved somewhere and even if you take them down, they have a funny way of showing up when you least expect. Hell, if Kim K’s porno clip is still available for download all over the web, who do you think you are?

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If some absurd friend tells you its all good and that its what’s hot in the society now, then you are probably keeping bad company. If you post semi-nude pictures of yourself on the internet, you are even worse than a stripper. Because, when you think of it, the stripper is probably grinding for tips, after all its her job. While you would be snapping half naked for “likes” and “compliments”. It’s not a job, so no one pays you, the stripper gets paid at the end of the day. So who is worse off?

The same goes out to every video vixen out there. If you are going to dress indecently and start shaking your booty on screen for the world to see, at least get paid properly for your shameful effort. However, the best you can actually hope for is to be some rich brat’s play thing. Like the lady trying to steal Musa from Sister Caro. I haven’t seen the tramp in a while!

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One day, we might also talk about the guys who are thrilled by the disgusting act of having their trousers pulled down to reveal their ridiculous pairs of boxer shorts, as a trend and a basis for knowing how the average male’s self-esteem has reached its lowest ebb, for lack of a better word, maybe we should say “rock bottom”.

Nigeria isn’t ready for this kind of development, because there are still a lot of us whose parents once taught them how to tie our shoes straight and would like to pass on the virtues of good dressing to the next generation.

Berlusconi Wanted To Coach AC Milan – Mihajlovic

Former AC Milan boss Sinisa Mihajlovic claims club president Silvio Berlusconi wanted to coach the team himself, and says no one could tell why he was sacked.

Although the Serbian had guided Milan to sixth in Serie A and into the Coppa Italia final, he was sacked last April and replaced by Cristian Brocchi.

The motivation behind the decision remains a mystery to Mihajlovic, who found the overbearing nature of president Berlusconi difficult to deal with.

“Nobody understood my sacking, neither the fans or the squad. I have never received so many phone calls of support and solidarity,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Not only was he the most successful president in the world for 30 years but he is also a Milan fan.

“Problems arise when these two roles aren’t enough and you want to do more – even being the coach.

“Let’s just say he didn’t hide his ideas, but it was always me who picked the team and the system.

“I was sorry to read some of his negative statements after the sacking, they were so exaggerated that they couldn’t be credible. I still thank him for the opportunity he gave me and wish him well for the future.”

Mihajlovic is now head coach at Torino, but relations are also proving troublesome at the Stadio Olimpico, with defender Nikola Maksimovic flying to his native Serbia in a reported attempt to try and force a move to Napoli.

The Torino boss feels “betrayed” by his compatriot and warned “he will pay” for his actions.

“I don’t know if I’m in the wrong or Maksimovic is or both of us are but I don’t give a damn, he will pay for the consequences of his actions,” said Mihajlovic.

“I told him that one more year with us would make Europe’s major clubs want him. I made sure he was happy to stay, he looked me in the eye and told me he was and now he is disappearing and claiming he has been sold?

“He has betrayed everyone: the club, the team, the fans and the coaching staff. The ball is in the club’s court because Maksimovic has a contract but now he must regain our trust twice: first as a man and then as a player.”

 

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3 Nigerian Fraudsters Arrested Over A $500k Credit Card Scam In The U.S

Three Nigerian fraudsters including a woman, Maxwell Ezenwa, Christy Tifase and Shalewa Olayinka, have been arrested and charged by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office investigators and the United States Postal Inspectors for allegedly perpetrating a massive Credit Card scam that has set back owners to the tune of $500,000, Daily Mail reports.

According to the Sherrif’s Office,m the trio started the scam in 2014, after investigators began a joint investigation of a group suspected of being involved in fraud where credit cards were applied for without the victims’ consent, mailed to the victims, and stolen out of their mail boxes.

The scammers were also said to have registered two business ventures with which they used to process the credit cards for large unusual amounts, and were also able to generate cash from the fraud apps they had created.

Those businesses were identified as Lace Warehouse and African Fashions owned by Maxwell Ezenwa and Lagos Island Café, owned by Christy Tifase, while the losses incurred by the victims of the fraud exceeded $500,000 and dozens of identities were stolen.

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Ezwena said to have been arrested previously in a case for fraudulent use of identifying information, although he will now face an additional charge of engaging in organized criminal activity, while Olayinka was arrested on a warrant for engaging in organized criminal activity.

 

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Russian City Of Novosibirsk Bars Migrants From Many Jobs

Foreigners in Russia’s vast Novosibirsk region in Siberia will no longer be able to work as schoolteachers, bus or taxi drivers, timber merchants, lawyers or accountants under a new ruling.

The ban, imposed by Novosibirsk governor Vladimir Gorodetsky, must be enforced over the next three months.

The jobs now barred to foreigners also include preparation of children’s food and work in mining or fisheries.

In 2015 net migration to Novosibirsk was 12,365, most from ex-Soviet states.

The region’s statistics authority says (in Russian) the number of migrants from the ex-USSR settling in Novosibirsk region rose by 9,822 last year.

Most of the newcomers were immigrants from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine, the Siberian news website Tayga.info reports. However, the region’s total population is 2.76m, of whom 1.58m live in the city of Novosibirsk.

The governor’s ruling – effective for 2016 – did not explain the motivation for the far-reaching ban affecting foreigners.

Mr Gorodetsky is in United Russia, the party closest to President Vladimir Putin and which dominates the Russian parliament.

According to another Siberian news website, Sib.fm, in Russia last year only the North Caucasus had higher unemployment rates than Siberia.

And a survey of Siberian cities found that youths in Novosibirsk were the poorest on average. It is Russia’s third-biggest city, after Moscow and St Petersburg.

A Russian government decision in December granted regional governors the power to restrict foreigners’ access to certain jobs.

 

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