An Ibadan-based medical doctor, Olutunde Oni, has dragged First City Monument Bank (FCMB) before an Oyo state High Court sitting in Ibadan over an alleged issuance of counterfeit Euro currency to him.
In a suit numbered I/134/2017, Oni alleged that the bank through Folorunso Abisoye, sometime in 2015 through its Bodija, Ibadan branch issued him with Euro currency, among which a fake note was detected during a trip abroad.
In the affidavits deposed to, Oni recalled that he discovered the fake currency when he patronized a pharmacy in Germany in one of his trips and that he quickly contacted the bank to complain.
He lamented that he was briefly detained at a security station in Germany, where he made statements to explain his innocence.
On his return to Nigeria, Oni said he consulted his lawyer with a Certified True Copy (CTC) of the counterfeit currency and other documents to seek redress in the Nigerian court of law.
In court on Monday, the counsel, Ade Fajemiroye, urged Justice Boyede Akintola, to hear the case in default because the defendants failed to file their defence.
He added that the defendants had been served with all the court processes by the court bailiff.
But Justice Akintola, rejected the appeal of default hearing and listed the case for hearing on October 10, 2017.
She urged the claimant’s lawyer to serve the defendants to serve all the necessary papers even outside the court’s jurisdiction if need be.
“Let us serve them on time because you are serving outside the jurisdiction”, New Telegraph quoted Justice Akintola as ruling.
EFCC Arrests Landlord For Housing 10 Internet Fraudsters
The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, arrested a 33-year-old landlord, Stanley Ejike Awam and 10 of his tenants, who are suspected to be internet fraudsters hibernating in his house.
Awam was apprehended for allegedly providing shelter for the suspected internet fraudsters while the 10 suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo Boys were picked up at different locations of the Ibadan metropolis following intelligence on their alleged illegal activities.
The 10 suspected internet fraudsters arrested at the premises of the six-flat bungalow is the landlord are: Henry Echefu, Usman Mustapha, Adeleke David, Olafuyi Josiah, Shorefire Ayokunmi, Riliwan Ajao, Abulsalam Abubakar and Lukeman Salam. Others are Adeyemo Muktarh and Bashir Mohammed.
Man Kills Brother In Anambra To Inherit His iPhone 11
Operatives of Anambra State Police Command have arrested a 26-year-old man identified as Paul for allegedly killing his only elder brother.
The 26-year-old suspect told newsmen while granting interview that the devil pushed him to kill his only elder brother so that he can take full ownership of his later brother’s iPhone 11.
Paul further revealed that he did so because he is not financially buoyant enough to get one for himself and he can’t bare the mockery from his friends who have been mocking him for the inability to get one for himself anymore.
While narrating how he killed his brother, Paul said that he poisoned his brother with Sniper while he was taking his breakfast and that he died instantly on the spot.
Although, he has been charged for murder but his mother is seriously pleading for his release, saying she had only him left.
Man Arrested For Killing His 5 Babies Few Months After Birth
An American man has been arrested and charged with the cold-case slayings of five babies, all his own and none of them older than 6 months.
Paul Perez, 57, is accused of killing the babies from 1992 to 2001, and he was charged with five counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances that could make him eligible for capital punishment, officials said.
He was arrested on Monday after new DNA technology helped investigators reopen a cold case from 2007, the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
Thanks to new DNA technology, authorities were able to identify a deceased infant found by a fisherman in March 2007 in a sealed container weighed down with “heavy objects” as Nikko Lee Perez, authorities said.
The identification of Nikko finally came in October 2019, and led investigators to discover that Nikko had four siblings, who were all also killed when they were less than six months old, the sheriff’s office said.
The siblings, all born in California, were identified as Kato Allen Perez, born in 1992 and known to be deceased; Mika Alena Perez, born in 1995; Nikko Lee Perez, born in 1997; and Kato Krow Perez, born in 2001. The remains of the last three infants are still unknown, People reports.
Perez has been identified as the father of all five children, but it is still unclear whether they have the same mother, authorities said.
“While I am proud of the efforts of my investigators and coroner’s office, this is not a day that will bring joy to any one of us,” Sheriff Tom Lopez said in a statement.
“In my 40 years in law enforcement, I cannot think of a case more disturbing than this one,” Lopez added. “There can be no victim more vulnerable and innocent than an infant, and unfortunately this case involves five.”
“The allegations announced today are heartbreaking. There is absolutely no place in our society for horrendous crimes against children,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement.