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Two Convicted For Love Scam In Abuja

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The Abuja Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday secured the conviction of two fraudsters before Justice S.B. Belgore of the FCT High Court, Bwari Abuja for love scam and cyber-related fraud.

Stanley Okereke and Ngene Daniel were convicted after they pleaded guilty to the one-count charge brought against them by the EFCC.

Okereke created a fake Facebook account and posed as James Mason, a Caucasian American to fraudulently obtain $1,025 from Sonia Chicaroni on the pretext that they were in a romantic relationship

In the same vein, Ngene deceitfully received $600 from his victim, Benita Ollisson, an American citizen over a phoney romantic relationship. He also created a Facebook account as Scott Wells, a Dutch, and pretended to be in a relationship with Ollisson.

Justice Belogore sentenced them to two months in prison with an option of N100, 000 fine each.

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Foluke Daramola-Salako denies being paid to endorse Tinubu

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Nollywood actress Foluke Daramola-Salako has responded to the criticisms projected towards her and her colleague for singing Tinubu’s praise in a viral video in which they chant “Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.”

It was reported that the video offended many Nigerians who accused her of endorsing Tinubu. Foluke said, however, she did not receive any money, claiming, instead, that they were preaching peace.

She insisted that the video had nothing to do with politics nor her singing was intended to endorse Tinubu’s candidacy for the general election in 2023.

The 43-year-old actress said that despite her being a card-carrying member of the APC, she had not endorsed anyone at that time.

“I need to set the record straight, I never endorse anyone, please don’t get things twisted,” she said in a video uploaded to Instagram.

“What we went to do yesterday had nothing to do with politics, we are in a group advocating for peace and unity in Nigeria.

“Although I’m a card-carrying member of APC, we did not go in the capacity of endorsing Asiwaju Tinubu for President and it was not a Nollywood thing.

“I was not paid in any way for this, it was meant to be a unity and peace campaign nothing more.

“Don’t let us get it twisted, it does not have anything to do with politics or Nollywood, let’s be guided!”

Daramola-Salako is most notable for being nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2013 at the Africa Movie Academy Award.

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Video: Actress Didi Ekanem Left Helpless As Fire Engulfs Her Mansion In Lagos

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Actress Didi Ekanem was seen crying helplessly as she shared videos of her house engulfed in flames.

The fire incident broke out on Sunday in her lagos apartment.

Ekanem stated that the fire had engulfed everything she had worked for in Lagos.

While weeping and counting her loss, Ekanem lamented that all her late nights of hard work had gone in a second.

She added that the only tangible thing in her possession from the wreck is her international passport.

She wrote: “Everything that I have worked for in this Lagos, all my efforts to have a good place to live in this , all my late nights of hard work gone within a second . I’m only left with my passport . Don’t know where I and my sister can go from here . I’m lost! Someone wake me up 

Born on August 27, 1988, Ekanem is best known for her performances in Doll House (2015), Damaged Petal (2015) and Journey to Dreamland (2016).

She co-starred with Juliet Ibrahim in the drama Doll House.

She studied linguistics at the University of Port Harcourt.

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Alleged Kidnapper, Evan’s Co-Defendant Chiemeka Arinze, Dies In Prison

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Chiemeka Arinze, a co-defendant with alleged billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, has died in prison custody.

Vanguard reports that a source who pleaded anonymity said Arinze died on Friday, November 26, 2021. The source said the counsel to the late defendant had filed a bail application before the court last week, over the illness of the defendant.

The source also said that the continuation of trial in the case is coming up today (Monday), and it was slated for the bail application to be heard before they heard of the death of the defendant.

It was gathered that Arinze, who had been sick, was rushed from the prison to a General Hospital on Friday, where he later died.

Evans is standing trial alongside, Joseph Emeka, Chiemeka Arinze, and Udeme Upong, over the attempted kidnap of Chief Vincent Obianodo, the Chairman of the Young Shall Grow Motors, before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court. They are facing a seven-count charge of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, attempt to kidnap, sale and transfer of firearms.

 

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