EFCC Re-arraigns Father And Son Over Alleged N5.6bn Fraud In Lagos
The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has re-arraigned Emmanuel Adewunmi Jayeoba alongside his son, Adewale Daniel Jayeoba, before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The defendants were re-arraigned on a piece of 14-count amended information bordering on money laundering to the tune of N5, 697, 029, 685.
One of the counts reads: “ That you, Adewale Daniel Jayeoba and Emmanuel Adewunmi Jayeoba, between 2019 and 2020, in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, conspired amongst yourselves to use the aggregate sum of N5.697,029,685, which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of your unlawful activity to wit: carrying on banking business without a valid license and you thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 18 (a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same Act.”
They pleaded “not guilty” to the offense.
In view of their pleas, the prosecution counsel, Chinenye Okezie, asked the court for a trial date and also prayed that the defendants be remanded in prison custody, but in response, counsel to the defendants, I.A. Raji, informed the court that the defendants had previously been granted bail by Justice Nicholas Oweibo.
He, however, told the court that the defendants had not been able to perfect the bail conditions, and the defense counsel, prayed to the court for a short date for the hearing of the bail variation.
Justice Aneke adjourned the matter to October 17, 2022, and December 6, 2022, for hearing of the bail application and trial respectively.
The Judge also ordered the defendants to be remanded in prison custody.
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I’m not in support of Peter Obi’s ambition- Arthur Eze
Former governor of Anambra state and the Presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi has been in the news in recent time. It is either he is being commended, supported or condemned, criticized over his quest to lead Nigeria from consumption to production.
Yesterday, an Anambra born-business billionaire, Prince Arthur Eze, has condemned Obi’s ambition of becoming the next president of Nigeria after, President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Eze, while speaking at the occasion of the 2022 Ofala festival of HRH Igwe (Dr.) Robert Eze, the traditional ruler of Ukpo in Dunukofia local government area of the State, opined that he warned Obi to drop his ambition, but he wouldn’t listen.
He noted that he advised Obi to wait for next time after however listening to him lists the number of states he thought he would win.
His words: “I warned Peter Obi to withdraw from this race but he would not listen. I told him plainly that I am not part of his plans. I told him to drop his ambition, and wait for next time.
“When he told me about his ambition, I asked him the states he thinks he can win in the west and in the north – he told me; but I was not convinced. I told him he cannot not win; so that he would not waste his time and money.”
Caught In The Act: Police Arrests Man For Stealing A Car With Towing Van
In a bid to perpetrate the criminal act of theft, an unidentified man who pretended to own a faulty car and attempted to tow it away, has been arrested in the Abule Egba of Lagos state.
According to reports, the black Toyota Camry was parked outside the premises of a building situated in the Exalted Community Development Association, Abule Egba, as he reportedly approached operators of a towing vehicle, to assist him in towing the vehicle to Kantangura Market in Abule Egba for repairs.
A move that was considered to be a smart one was taken by the operators of the towing van, as they requested the key and documents of the vehicle, before agreeing to tow the car but the suspect, however, presented the documents of another vehicle, which made the operators raise alarm.
A resident, whose name could not be ascertained in a video clip of the incident seen by newsmen, stated that people in the area mobbed the suspect.
The resident said, “This is the Camry car that he wanted to steal. You that park your vehicle outside, be very watchful. Aboki will come with a towing vehicle to tow your parked vehicle away.
“This is the Aboki and this is the Camry car he wanted to tow. This is the towing vehicle he brought to tow a vehicle that was parked here.
“Thank God those operating the towing vehicle are very intelligent; they asked for the key and document and he could not provide them and they arrested him and handed him over to the police in our community.
“The Aboki is a criminal; the vehicle broke down and the person parked it outside his compound. This is the Aboki; he said he is from Kebbi State; he said he is based in Katangura where they will cut your vehicle and sell all the parts.”
In the video clip, the suspect was seen panting as he sat on the floor close to the vehicle and he was later handed over to policemen at the Meiran Police Station for investigation.
As of the state time of filing in this report, Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said he would get back to newsmen but is yet to do so.
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