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Politics: How Ambode got himself into EFCC trouble

AMBODEIt has been reported that that Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, ordered the freezing of the sum of N9.9bn belonging to the Lagos State government.

The funds are domiciled in First City Monument Bank, FCMB, account number 5617984012; Access Bank account number 0060949275 and Zenith Bank account number 1011691254, respectively. Justice Chuka Obiozor gave the order, following an ex-parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The EFCC had prayed the court to freeze the account pending the conclusion of investigation and possible prosecution of Adewale Adesanya, the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Chief of Staff to former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. The applicant, EFCC, in an affidavit deposed to by Kungmi Daniel, an operative of the Commission, stated that there was “a huge inflow of N9,927,714,443.29” from the state accounts into an FCMB bank account opened on September 17, 2018 during the administration of the immediate past governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, and operated by Adesanya. It was further stated that the schedule of the FCMB account showed how Adesanya and other signatories to the account made fraudulent transfer from the accounts of the Lagos State Government and dissipated the funds housed in the said accounts. In his submission, counsel to the EFCC, Mohammed Abbas, said “The trend in the account is that the account always witnessed huge inflow from Lagos State Government in the above scheduled accounts managed by the respondent (Adesanya)”. Abbas, therefore, prayed the court to grant an order to temporarily attach and take over the accounts to enable it conclude its investigations. “There have been concerted efforts and attempts to dissipate the contents of the accounts listed in the schedule to this application. “Without freezing the nominated accounts and temporarily forfeiting the money to the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, there is no way the fraud being perpetrated using the scheduled accounts can be stopped,” he further told the court. Consequently, Justice Obiozor granted the prayers of the counsel to the Commission. The Judge adjourned further proceedings to September 9, 2019.

Politics: Magu, Oshiomhole plan to jail me – Former Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo

Image result for rochas okorochaThis is not best time for former Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.

He revealed that he received information from a top detective at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, were holding secret meetings on how to send him to jail.

Okorocha subsequently made available a text message sent to him by the operative.

It read in part, “Your Excellency, I will like to give you this information. You must be careful. There is a plan to either eliminate you or sink you politically. They said you want to contest for the deputy senate presidency, a position that will give you an edge to contest as President in 2023, so everything must be done to get you out of the way.

“The arrowhead of this plot is Adams Oshiomhole. He has vowed that he will block you from realising your ambition and the first step towards achieving this was to make sure your preferred successor did not emerge. He has been having secret meetings with our Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, over your matter.

“One of my colleagues, Abdullahi, has been given the task to liaise with INEC and meet with one Aminu in the legal department of INEC and two powerful women in the department as well as some national commissioners over your matter.”

In his originating motion with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/475/19, the former governor said he had come under serious attack from Oshiomhole because he worked against the latter’s bid to become the chairman of the APC.

In a supporting affidavit, Okorocha said Oshiomhole also blamed him for his detention by the Department of State Services during the build-up to the 2019 general elections.

The Imo-West senator said his wife, children and in-laws were already being targeted for arrest.

It stated further, “The plan has now reached a crescendo and desperation in view of the failure of the respondents to find anything incriminating against me and the decision now taken by the instigator of the respondents is to arrest and detain me in Abuja.”

In a counter-affidavit, however, the EFCC denied all the allegations levelled against it by Okorocha.

In the counter-affidavit deposed to by one Samson Oloje, a litigation officer with the commission, the EFCC said Okorocha’s claim that an operative informed him of secret meetings between Oshiomhole and Magu was baseless.

The counter-affidavit read in part, “No operative of the 4th respondent (EFCC) called Musa Muhammed or by any other name sent a phone text message to the applicant in April 2019 or anytime material herein about any secret meeting involving the acting chairman of the 4th respondent and Adams Oshiomhole about plans being made by the 4th respondent in relation to the applicant (Okorocha).

Trending: Naira Marley’s management clears air on on why he is still in Ikoyi prison

Naira MarleyIt has been revealed that the Naira Marley who was arrested on May 10th by the EFCC, is awaiting the fulfillment of his bail conditions.

He was arraigned in court by the EFCC on grounds of allegedly committing cyber crimes.

Naira Marley was granted bail by the court on May 30th. According to his management, the singer hasn’t been let out of the ikoyi prison because EFCC is yet to verify that he has met his bail conditions.

Naira Marley makes court appearance today

Embattled rapper, Naira Marley appears in court to face 11 count charges of fraud (Photos)…How singer’s mum burst into tears on seeing him

This is not best of time for Nigerian singer Naira Marley. The embattled rapper,Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, has been arraigned at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos this morning to face 11 charges bordering on fraud against him for alleged credit card fraud.
According to reports , the Am I A Yahoo Boy crooner arrived at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi on Monday, May 20, for the commencement of proceedings against him filed by the financial crimes commission.

It was also gathered that the mother of the singer could not help herself from bursting into tears upon sighting her son who has been in detention over the past days.

Recall that fellow colleague Zlatan Ibile, who was also arrested alongside the sensational music act, regained his freedom some days ago. However, Marley was held back after the EFCC reported that incriminating materials were found on his computer.

 

 

 

(Trending) ‘I didn’t engineer Naira Marley’s arrest’ – Ruggedman

It has been reported that Nigerian rapper, Ruggedman has finally addressed his recent face-off with upcoming rapper, Naira Marley, who is currently in EFCC on fraud related charges.

According to Ruggedman, ‘I do not know Naira Marley personally, the same way I do not know the over 300 Nigerians I have gotten justice for against police brutality. I do it because it is who I am’.

See his statement below:

My fellow Nigerians and the Distinguished members of the Press,

I have read and heard all sorts of comments pertaining to the Naira Marley case and seen the misinformation making the rounds which is quite unfortunate to say the least.

I do not know Naira Marley personally, the same way I do not know the over 300 Nigerians I have gotten justice for against police brutality. I do it because it is who I am.

All I did was caution a young artist, who has influence, against making utterances about an issue that by global standard is considered a crime.  I believe correcting this was the way to go as an elder, but got insulted for this even by those being misled.

I never responded to Naira Marley’s invectives nor those of his fans, same way I have not responded to any of the negative comments from social media.

I note that saying I was “happy in a way” about his arrest has evidently frayed some nerves and for that I apologise. It was in hope that it would serve as deterrent for persons who might consider the said ills or need to make a u-turn. It by no means was intended to wish for his downfall. It perhaps was not a good choice of word in hindsight. I do not look forward to anyone’s downfall but rather hope we all learn from the situation.

I hereby state categorically that I had nothing to do with his arrest. We all must recall that he glorified fraud on a public platform where security agencies like the Police, NDLEA and EFCC are also on. I am sure they saw his posts and captions the same way we all did. I, however, was the one that cautioned him. I guess this was what led all the darts and arrows my way as a literal mortal retribution to my person.

Despite the disrespect to my person, I got nothing against him and only longed for him to be discerning and utilise his position of influence appropriately.

May God bless you all and yes that includes those wishing me evil and threatening me. Nothing will change who I am and I will keep you all in my prayers.

So Sad! Naira Marley arraigns by EFCC is real

Related imageThe arraignment of  Afeez Fashola who is fondly called Afeez Fashola is real .

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said that it will arraign musician, Afeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, anytime from now.

The singer was arrested last Friday by the EFCC in connection with alleged Internet fraud and money laundering.

The EFCC’s acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, in an interview  confirmed that the commission had received the order to detain Naira Marley.

Asked how long the musician would be detained, Orilade simply said, “He will be charged to court. As soon as we have a clear date, I will let you know.”

Election scandal: EFCC operatives arrest Sotayo Olatayo Johnson for vote buying allegation

EFCC operatives arrest Sotayo Olatayo Johnson, a contestant for Ogun State House of Assembly, allegedly caught with N1.709million neatly arranged in envelopes stashed in carrier bags.
He was arrested at Ijaye Park Polling Unit, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

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