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Lagos socialite, Seun Egbegbe spends 30 months in prison without bail!

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Reports have reveled that Olajide Kareem who is popularly called Seun Egbegbe has spent 30 months in prison as you are reading this piece.

Nollywood film-maker and producer has spent over 30 months (two years and six months) in prison after he failed to meet the N5m bail granted him by the Federal High Court in Lagos. He was incarcerated on February 10, 2017.

The 43-year-old had been arrested for allegedly obtaining money by false pretences from no fewer than 40 bureau de change operators in different parts of Lagos from 2015 to 2017 findings said.

Egbegbe allegedly swindled the BDC operators out of the money by claiming that he had naira to change into foreign currencies and vice versa.

The erstwhile Lagos socialite had been arraigned by the police for a series of fraud involving N39,098,100, $90,000 and £12,550.

Egbegbe and one Oyekan Ayomide were first arraigned on February 10, 2017, before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, on 36 counts bordering on advance fee fraud.

The charge sheet was subsequently amended twice, with the counts eventually increased to 40 and three other defendants – Lawal Kareem, Olalekan Yusuf and Muyideen Shoyombo – added.

The prosecuting counsel for the police, Innocent Anyigor, said Egbegbe and the other defendants acted contrary to Section 8 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006 and were liable to be punished under Section 1(3) of the same Act.

They pleaded not guilty.

On February 24, 2017 Justice Oguntoyinbo granted each of them N5m bail with two sureties in like sum.

The judge said one of the sureties must be a civil servant on at least Level 16 and must own a landed property in Lagos State.

The surety, the court said, must deposit the Certificate of Occupancy of the landed property in the custody of the court.

Both sureties were to swear to affidavit of means, while their addresses were to be verified by the court registrar.

Oguntoyinbo ordered them to be remanded in prison until they meet the bail conditions.

Over 30 months after, Egbegbe has remained in the Ikoyi Prison, as he has been unable to perfect his bail conditions.

The police prosecutor, Anyigor, had told the court that he had no fewer than 40 witnesses, including the BDC operators, who would testify against Egbegbe and his co-defendants.

The spokesperson for the Lagos State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Rotimi Oladokun, on Sunday confirmed that Egbegbe was still in custody, adding that his freedom was conditioned on his bail terms.

“It is not our fault. It is simply because he has not met his bail conditions,” he said.

It was gathered that while in the prison, his wife delivered a new born baby.

Trending: Nollywood star, Baba Suwe attacks death rumour mongers

Video: … ‘I’m alive, anyone that wants me dead will die before me’

It has been reported that ailing actor, Babatunde Omidina aka Baba Suwe who recently landed in America for his medical treatment has just reacted to rumours making rounds on social media that he’s dead. Baba Suwe in the new video confirmed he’s in Rhode Island, America, receiving treatment courtesy of well meaning Nigerinas and he’s not dead.

How Bisi Silva died of cancer

Bisi Silva, the younger sister of Nollywood veteran, Joke Silva and founder and Artistic Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Lagos died on Tuesday Feb. 12th after a protracted battle with cancer.

Bisi died at about 3:45 p.m in Lagos.

She opened CCA in 2007 and later Asiko International Art School in Lagos. After her first degree in Foreign Languages in Paris, she earned her two-year MA in Visual Arts(Curating and Commissioning of contemporary Art) at the Royal College of Art in London.

 

Bisi curated numerous important exhibitions in Nigeria, Africa and Europe. These exhibitions included ”Democrazy”, Playing with Chance: El Anatsui” and ”J.D. Okhai Ojeikere: Moments of Beauty.” She was in her fifties. In October 2015, she presented a fascinating coffee table book, J.D. OKHAI OJEIKERE, in Lagos. The book is the most comprehensive archive of powerful photographs of over six decades of Ojeikere.

Gist: Star actor, I K admits he is going through difficulties in his marriage with wife Sonia

Star actor  IK Ogbonna and wife Sonia are going through difficulties as you are reading this.

Sonia has been reportedly dropped husband last name from all her social media accounts appeared to confirm that their marriage is over after she flashed her ringless finger on her Snapchat account.

Taking to Instagram this afternoon, the Nollywood actor who shares a son, Ace with the Colombian beauty posted this photo of himself and wrote: ‘ALL RELATIONSHIPS GO THROUGH HELL. REAL RELATIONSHIPS GO THROUGH IT.’

Nollywood Star Actress, Omoge Camus fame, Aisha dies in Canada

 

Unconfirmed reports have it that Star actress, Aisha Abimbola is dead.

It was rumored she died of breast cancer in Canada.

Aisha Abimbola came into lime light through a movie titled Omoge Campus years back.

Nollywood Star Actress, Opeyemi Aiyeola celebrates 3rd child

Nollywood Actress, Opeyemi Aiyeola welcomes 3rd childThis is enjoyment and celebration galore in the family of Nollywood star actress, Opeyemi Aiyeola.

News filtered last night that she has welcomed a new addition to her family. The actress, via her Instagram handle broke the news of her new baby.

She wrote; “Hurray my champ is finally here. Give us the pinky anointing oh Lord. Wlc to my world my prince , my champ, my love.”

 

How Mercy Johnson husband suspend her to play role in movies

It has been revealed by star actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie that her husband has stopped her to play nasty and romantic roles in movies again.

The Nollywood actress  said this in a new interview that she has stopped accepting romantic roles because her husband does not like it.

“Regardless of the money being offered, i cannot accept the romantics roles anymore because my husband doesn’t like it”, she said.

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