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N84.6m Fraud: EFCC Arrests Fugitive Owner of Enugu Wonder Bank, KSLEY Mega Vision

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu zonal office has arrested Kingsley Amechi Ubenyi, the operator of a defunct Enugu-based Wonder Bank, KSLEY Mega Vision who is standing trial on alleged illegal operation of a financial institution and obtaining the sum N84,600,000 (Eighty Four Million, Six Hundred Thousand Naira) from hundreds of his victims.

Ubenyi’s arrest on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, followed a bench warrant issued by Justice A.M. Liman of the Federal High Court, Enugu and upheld on March 28, 2019 by Justice I.N. Buba who took over the case having noticed that Ubenyi had yet to appear in court and had through his lawyer, John Bigwan, brought a medical report purportedly from Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, G.R.A. seeking leave for his continued absence in court to answer for his alleged crime.

The said medical report written on a seeming authentic letter head of the hospital and signed by one Dr. Eze. C had on two different occasions, indicated that the defendant was suffering from acute peptic ulcerative disease and high blood pressure.

Investigation by the Commission revealed that the said medical report was forged as the hospital authority had distanced itself from the report stating that Ubenyi was never admitted on any of the ailment mentioned and that there was no consultant by name Dr. Eze C in their staff roll.

The letter signed by the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Hyacinth Onah further stated that the hospital data indicated the defendant had a folder number P269482, and not P26682 as was indicated in the forged medical report.

The defendant, when confronted after his arrest claimed the report was given to him by one Dr. Ugwu Joseph, a claim that was denied by the said Dr. Ugwu who said he never knew nor met him.

Ubenyi was first arraigned by EFCC on May 24, 2017.

One of the 26 counts against him reads: “That you, Ubenyi Kingsley, being the managing director of Ksley Mega Vision Limited and Juliana Ubenyi (now at large) on 16th May, 2016 at Enugu within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court of Nigeria with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million Naira) from one Ugwu Uchenna John under the false pretence that you were going to invest it for him in the said company and to pay him a 10 per cent monthly interest of the principal amount which you knew is false and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and Punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act.”

 

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Reno Omokri calls President Buhari to ban sales of Sniper & other substances to prevent suicide

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Reno Omokri has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ban Sniper and other substances to curtail the level of suicide occurrences in the country.

He urged Buhari to set up a National Suicide Prevention Team, ban sales of SNIPER and similar substances, but most importantly, address the nation and give hope to the hopeless.

“Dear President @MBuhari

SUICIDE is at epidemic levels. I urge you to set up a National Suicide Prevention Team. Ban sales of SNIPER and similar substances. But most importantly, address the nation and give hope to the hopeless. God bless you.

Many Nigerians don’t understand how the banning pharmaceuticals work. In advanced nations, substances, like sniper, are regulated. Before you can buy them, you need a certificate or a prescription. We need this. These substances shouldn’t just be available for sale to just anyone,” he wrote on Twitter.

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Man arrested for smuggling Cannabis into Prison for inmate in Abuja

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The Nigerian Prison Service, Federal Capital Territory Command, has arrested a man, Clement Jacob, for allegedly smuggling hard drugs to give an inmate of the Kuje Medium Security Prison.

Jacob, who lives in the Dei-Dei area of Abuja, was arrested for smuggling into the prison a substance suspected to be cannabis in his sandal.

The hemp was meant to be delivered to an inmate of the prison, identified as Emeka Onyejikacki.

The prison service said in a statement on Tuesday that Onyejikacki was in the prison for possession of hard drugs.

The Command Public Relations Officer, NPS, Chukwuedo Humphrey, said Jacob was arrested by one Inspector Hussain Ibrahim, who noticed the exchange of sandals between him and Onyejikacki and conducted a search on the suspect.

Humphrey noted that the FCT Controller of Prisons, Mustapha Atta, advised members of the public and family members of inmates to ensure that inmates were properly reformed and rehabilitated.

He said, “Our officers have apprehended one Clement Jacob for attempting to smuggle a substance suspected to be Indian hemp into the prison facility. The substance was to be delivered to Onyejikacki, an inmate of the Kuje Prison.

“Jacob ran out of luck when he exchanged his sandals with those of the inmate after his session of prison visit. Inspector Hussain Ibrahim, the officer in charge of the visit area, noticed the quick exchange of footwear and requested another search after the visiting session was over.

“During the search, Hussain carefully tore open the sole of the sandals, thereby exposing the illegal transaction. Upon interrogation, Jacob, who initially feigned ignorance, divulged that one Mrs Emeka had called him to assist her in paying Mr Emeka a visit.

“He was also instructed to exchange his footwear with the inmate before leaving the premises.”

 

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Graduates of University Of Ibadan, Department Of Statistics Set To Hold First Home Coming/Reunion And Hall Of Fame Launch

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Plans are already in top gear as students of the Department of Statistics, University of Ibadan, are set to mark the first homecoming/reunion event of past graduates of the department between Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June8 2019.

The two-day program which will audaciously take place at the department complex on the campus is themed,“Homecoming event for Nation Builders and Celebration of Achievement.”The Head of Department, Dr.Angela Chukwu, said the event is aimed at bringing together all alumni of the department, basically to reunite and hopefully work together with the department in supporting research, creativity and to initiate an endowment fund to assist exceptional but less-privileged students of the department.

The event kicks off on the 7th June with a breakfast and networking meet and exchange of pleasantries after a long time of leaving the department for greener pastures. Afterwards, two alumni of the department,Prof. D.K. Shangodoyin, a Professor of Statistics, University of Botswana, and President, African Statistical Association; and Dr.Mohammed Tumala, Director of Statistics, Central Bank of Nigeria, will deliver keynote addresses.

The event will feature a panel discussion amongst distinguished alumni, which include Professor (Mrs) Joy Nwabueze, Professor Ethelbert Nduka, Mrs.Olubusola Oyebadejo and Mr.Emmanuel John Udoh who will all share expert opinions on the impact of statistics degrees in their various fields.

The second day of the program, June 8, will be a social event where the department will be recognizing retired members of staff of the department, and formally recognize and congratulate the newest professors in the department. There will also be an official launch of the department’s Hall of Fame, and an inaugurationof the “U.I. Statistics Department Ambassadors, (UISDA),” both of which will be moderated and conducted by the Head of Department.

The highlight of this home-coming event is the dinner/fund raiser ceremony at the International Conference Centre University of Ibadan. The event is to celebrate many accomplishments of the department alumni, giving a chance to catch up on sweet memories with old classmates, lecturers and members of staff while enjoying a thrilling event in the ancient city of Ibadan. Intending alumni of the department are urged to confirm their attendances at the event, through this GSM number 0805 544 1106 via sms.

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