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‘Shina Peller Is In Our Custody’, Lagos Police Break Silence

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The police have confirmed the arrest of the owner of Quilox Club and the lawmaker representing Iseyin/ Itesiwaju/ Kajola /Iwajowa Federal Constituency, Shina Peller.

The Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, confirmed this in a statement on Monday.

He alleged that the House of Representatives member was arrested along with five suspected thugs for invading a police station in the Maroko area of the state.

According to Elkana, some police officers on traffic control along Ozumba Mbadi Way in Victoria Island sent a traffic report to Maroko Police Station at about 9am on Sunday.

He explained that the entire road leading to the toll gate was blocked as a result of indiscriminate parking on the major road by customers of the club.

The command’s spokesman said Peller was approached by the DPO Maroko on the need to ensure that customers to the club do not block the major road to mitigate the undue hardship the obstruction had caused to other road users.

Police, he noted, eventually cleared the traffic while the lawmaker promised to keep the road free of traffic.

“On 23rd December 2019 at about 8.30am, traffic was observed to have built up on the road again. Police traced the cause to the club again.

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“The club activities mostly last up to 9am from night and affecting the free flow of traffic in the area. The situation was so bad that commuters have to resort to trekking,” the statement said.

Elkana added that the police team from Maroko Division mobilised to the street and after much effort, got the traffic flowing again.

He confirmed that three vehicles parked on the major highway by some customers of the club, which actually caused the obstruction, were removed to the station.

“The club owner mobilised over 50 thugs around 11am and invaded the Police Station to forcibly move the vehicles away,” the Public Relations Officer alleged.

He said police officers on duty at the station sent a distress message to the Headquarters, calling for reinforcement while police teams from neighbouring divisions and Area J Command were deployed to reinforce the station.

Elkana stressed that Peller and five suspected thugs were arrested while others scaled through the fence and escaped.

According to him, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba for in-depth investigation.

He, therefore, warned owners of club houses in Lagos to provide parking spaces for their customers within their premises and stop indiscriminate parking on the road.

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The good people of Lagos State have the right to enjoy free flow of traffic which informed the decision of the Command to declare a state of emergency in traffic.

 

 

Source : Channels Tv

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EFCC re-arraigns lovers for alleged N17.5m charcoal fraud

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The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, re-arraigned one Alice Peace John, alongside her boyfriend, Fadi Alloush before Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan for fraud in the sale of charcoal.

The duo were dragged to the court on three-count charges of conspiracy, stealing and obtaining the sum of N17, 500, 000.00 (Seventeen Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira only) under false pretences.

One of the charges read, “That you Fadi Alloush and Alice Peace John between the 18th October, 2019 and 23rd December, 2019 at Ibadan, within Ibadan Judicial Division of this honourable court, did commit an illegal act to wit: stealing of the sum of N17,500,000 (Seventeen Million and Five Hundred Thousand Naira only) , property of Coco-Dor Nigeria Limited and Houssam Nasreddine.”

The offence is contrary to Section 390 of the Criminal Code Laws, Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges, following which prosecution counsel, Dr. Ben Ubi, applied for a trial date, while defence counsel, Olukunle Kamisi prayed the court to allow the bail earlier granted the defendants subsist.

Justice Taiwo granted the defendants’ prayer.

According to the judge, “The bail shall subsist and that in the event where there is delay on the defendants’ part, their bail will be revoked.” He adjourned the matter till October 8, 2020 for trial.

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It could be recalled that the defendants were initially arraigned before Justice Iyabo Yerima of the Oyo State High Court on March 17, 2020 but had to be re-arraigned on Wednesday following the reassignment of the case to Justice Taiwo.

The defendants’ journey to the dock stretched from January to December 2019, when the victim, Houssam Nasreddine transferred a total sum of N17, 500, 000.00 to the account of the first defendant, John, for the purchase of charcoal from Iwere lle, Oyo State for export, which the defendant bought and loaded in containers at the Hapag LLOYD Shipping Company, Apapa, Lagos for exportation, but rather than sell the goods in the name of the rightful owner, she allegedly connived with her boyfriend, Alloush and transferred the ownership of the goods and sold them off.
The petitioner added that all efforts he made to retrieve either the charcoal or his money were frustrated by the defendants.

 

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Ibadan: EFCC arrests brothers, three others for alleged internet fraud {Photos}

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Operatives of the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, have arrested two pairs of brothers : Ayoola Timilehin, Olusola Timilehin, and Oladayo Fayemi, Tolulope Fayemi and three others suspected to be internet fraudsters.

They were arrested at their hide out on Wednesday, at Alaka, Elebu area of Ibadan, Oyo State.

The other three suspects arrested with them are Temitope Kumuyi, Babatunde Oyelakin and Olanrewaju Ibrahim. They are all between 20 and 30 years age range.

The suspects were arrested based on intelligence linking them with opulence without any identifiable means of livelihood. Items recovered from them, include: four cars, laptops, exotic phones and a stamp bearing the identity of the bursary section of Queensland University’s School of Medicine, Australia.

They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

 

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Dapo Lam Adesina disclaims fake Facebook accounts

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A former member of the House of Representatives representing Ibadan Southeast / Northeast federal constituency, Hon. Dapo Lam Adesina says it has come to his notice of parody Facebook accounts opened in his name.

 

The ex-lawmaker, warned  on Friday through his verified Facebook page  that the two parody Facebook accounts that were opened in his name should be disregarded.

The two accounts are : Hon. Dapo Adesina and Dapo Lam  Adesina .

According to Mega Icon Magazine checks, such parody Facebook accounts were being operated by some fraudulent individuals with the aim of deceiving unsuspecting members of the public

“Kindly be informed that these two Facebook accounts that are opened in my name are not mine and should be disregarded.
“DO NOT HAVE ANY TRANSACTION (S) WITH THE ACCOUNTS PLEASE.
“You can also help to report the accounts so that Facebook can pull them down.
“Thank you for the love always . Have a great weekend ahead”, he said.

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