Police in Lagos state have arrested a 27-year-old university dropout, Destiny Otubambo, for alleged theft and obtaining by false pretences.

Parading the suspect before newsmen in the command's headquarters in Ikeja yesterday July 16th, the state commissioner of police, Edgal Imohimi, said Otubambo purchased phones worth N377, 500 from a dealer at Ikota Shopping Complex Lekki, Ajah, on May 24 by generating false bank alert. After collecting the phone, the suspect asked for the company's bank account so he can do a transfer.

“He was given the account details to which the said amount should be credited. After few minutes, he claimed he had credited the said sum. To prove he had, he showed a debit alert from Zenith account number 2110746005, titled, Desitny Ayo Adeleke. Believing it to be true, the shop owner released the phones to him and requested for his phone number. When she did not see the alert, she tried the phone number but it was unreachable and the account number was non-existent.” he said

The victim alerted men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and after much investigation, the suspect's lover, Marian Amuche, was arrested. Marian then led the police to where the suspect was.

“Amuche led detectives to arrest Otubambo. On interrogation, he confessed to the crime and that he had sold the phones to buyers he met online.” CP Edgal said

Three mobile phones, 10 simcards and lawyer’s wig, gown were recovered from the suspect.

Confessing to the crime, the suspect said he generated fake alerts by editing original ones, adding that there was a time he tried to generate fake N5.3 million but was not successful.

“The account is not for me. I forged it. I was arrested last week. I was studying law before I dropped out from school because of financial issues. My dad is late. I bought the lawyer gown from the market for N35,000. I have never been to the court before neither was I called to bar. There was no motive behind buying the gown. I just bought it and uploaded pictures I took on social media.” he said

The police chief said he would soon be charged to court.

The Kano State Hisbah Board, a Sharia police board, today exonerated two ladies previously accused of being lesbian partners.

A resident of the state had petitioned the board with the wrong allegation that the ladies were engaging in lesbianism.

After much investigations, the allegations were found to be false and the charges against them was dropped. The board announced the exoneration of the ladies this evening on its Facebook page.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos ( UNILAG ), Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has urged Joy Nwanna, a former student, and blogger, Linda Ikeji, to appear before its sexual harassment panel.

The VC who made the appeal Monday at the Senate chambers said the appearance of the duo would help the Prof Chioma Agonmo-led panel to unravel Joy’s allegations of sexual harassment against Prof Segun Awonusi of the university’s English department.

He assured them of protection should they come forward.

In May, Linda Ikeji featured a post of semi-nude photographs of Awonusi sent by Nwanna who accused him and others in the university’s English department of sexual harassment.

Nwanna was a student of the University between 2012/2013 and 2015/2016 academic sessions.

In investigating the matter, Prof Ogundipe said the five-member panel dug into contacts from Miss Nwanna’s student records and tried reaching out to her and her next of kin but met a brick wall.

“She gave us the name of the next of kin, Samuel Nwanna. His number is 08060971976. We called but it did not go through.

Her sponsor is as Idighisai Grace. The phone number is 07033543627. We got in touch but it was another person that responded.

The number with us concerning Joy Nwanna is 07035574747. It was one Yakubu Idris that picked the call.

This particular individual had different personalities. If she is ready to attend to the request of the panel, we will give her necessary cover.

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And even Linda Ikeji, who is an alumnus, we are appealing that as a proud alumnus of this university, she should assist this university to get to the bottom of this issue so that the name of the University will not be ridiculed.

“The email address she used to getting across to our University man (Awonusi), we sent a mail but got no reply.”

The VC said Awonusi on his part had appeared before the panel twice.

“Awonusi submitted a written report; the committee looked at the report. He submitted the email she sent to him and appeared before the panel twice,” he said.

Unfortunately, Ogundipe said the panel got no response from any other students regarding the sexual harassment case.

“The panel called on other students who had information about the case or others to come forward but nobody came forward,” he said.

Ogundipe said the University would not rule out using law enforcement agencies to trace Nwanna.

The VC urged members of the public with relevant information on the victim to help the University with the investigation.

He said: “The alleged victim was identified as Miss Joy Nwanna by Prof Awonusi in the course of his interactions with the Panel. Student records of Miss Joy revealed that she was admitted into the Department of English as a direct entry student in the 2012/2013 session.

She graduated from the University in 2015/2016 academic session.

“All attempts made by the fact finding panel to contact Miss Nwanna by the telephone numbers in her student records and by e-mail proved abortive.

The panel also attempted to contact Linda Ikeji to convince the alleged victim to come forward but Linda Ikeji was not forthcoming in that regard.

“The preliminary investigations have raised certain questions and issues that need to be investigated further. Investigations are ongoing. The University is making efforts to confirm the authenticity or otherwise of the pictures that were released.

The University also requires Miss Joy Nwanna to come forward to substantiate the allegations.

“The Press and general public are urged to assist the University by impressing it on Miss Joy Nwanna to come forward to substantiate her claim.

An appeal is also made to Linda Ikeji to convince the victim to appear before the panel and state her side of the story.

“The University assures both Miss Joy Nwanna and Linda Ikeji of necessary protection should they decide to come forward.”

Juventus have officially unveiled new signing Cristiano Ronaldo after a £105m deal agreement with Real Madrid.

The Portugal forward, 33, agreed a four-year contract worth 30 million euros a year.

That’s €2,500,000 a Month,
€625,000 a Week,
€89,285 a Day,
€3,720 an Hour,
€62,39 a Minute,
€1,03 a Second.

Asked Why He Decided To Join Juventus, Ronaldo Said:

"Juventus is one of the best clubs in the world, it was a long-thought out move, but it was an easy decision to join the best club in Italy and a very important step for my career."

"Juventus have a great coach and a great president accustomed to winning. It was an easy decision to come here."

"It’s a big challenge in my career, a lot of players my age choose to go elsewhere with all due respect. It makesme happy to play at such a big club, I‘m very grateful to Juventus for this opportunity.

"I prefer to think of me in the present tense. The present is clear, I enjoy football. I’m still rather young and I’ve always liked challenges in my life – from Sporting, Manchester, Real and now Juventus. It was a dream, not a career. I couldn’t really think of winning so many titles. This new challenge will be as good as the others."

Cristiano Ronaldo on leaving Real Madrid:

"I'm not sad actually. I am here because it is a new challenge for my career.

"It is a big club. Usually players of my age go to Qatar and China, with all due respect. To come to this club at this stage of my career I am very happy so I am very grateful to the club for this opportunity.

Cristiano Ronaldo On Portugal Career:

"I will work with my country and I will not turn my back on them. This is just one new step in my career.

"I know it’s a difficult and tactical championship. I like to have new experiences. I know it will be difficult but I’ve always had difficult challenges. I don’t like to sit down and look at my successes, I want to work hard for new successes.

"I believe in my football. I’m sure everything will be very successful. I will work hard and do my best. That’s why I’m calm and sure of myself."

Asked about Juventus fans applauding his overhead kick in the Champions League, Ronaldo said:

“It was a really stunning moment for me. Being welcomed this way is so rewarding. It increases your motivation to start a new adventure. I’m really grateful to these supporters for the way they welcomed me. I hope I can reward them when I play for them. Thanks to all the fans at the airport and here to welcome me."

Asked about the possibility of winning the Champions League, Ronaldo said:

“I do know that Champions League titles is a trophy that every club would like to win. This is an option. We are going to fight not only for the Champions League but for the Serie A title.

"We know competition will be harsh but we must stay concentrated. I hope I can help Juventus win it. They couldn't win (last year) because even when you get tothe final nothing is written. I hope I can be the lucky star of this club but we will see what happens."

Cristiano Ronaldo on winning more Ballon d'Or awards:

"I want to win. Iwant to be the best. Who knows, maybe I will be awarded the Ballon d'Or again but things will happen naturally. It was difficult to win it in Manchester and Real Madrid, but maybe here? We will see."

Asked about his rivalry with Leo Messi, Ronaldo said:

"Everyone fights for their own team, in the end we'll look back and see who is the best."


Cristiano Ronaldo on a potential return to his first club Sporting Lisbon:

“Sporting Lisbon is always in my heart, it has always been. But I can not answer your question. Of course I want to gave new success with Juventus right now. I am not on holiday and hope to mark new success with Juventus. I am very confident that everything will be alright."

An Akure Chief Magistrate Court today ordered the police to remand Adeyemi Alao, the boyfriend of an ex-Ondo deputy governor's daughter, Khadijat Oluboyo, in prison.

Alao was arrested two Sunday's ago for allegedly murdering Khadija, his girlfriend of eight years and burying her remains in his room. It was alleged that he killed her for money ritual.

The prosecutor, Mary Adebayo, told the court that Alao and others at large conspired to strangle Khadijat to death and buried her in his room.

She told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 1st at about 7:30 pm at Aratunsi Street, Oke-Aro, Akure.

According to her, the offence was contrary to and punishable under Sections 324 and 316 of the Criminal Code Cap. 37, Vol. I Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.

She moved a motion that the accused person should be remanded in prison custody pending legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

The defence counsel, Taiwo Gbadebo, did not object to the motion.

The Chief Magistrate, Victoria Bob-Manuel, ordered that Adeyemi be remanded in prison custody pending legal advice from the DPP.

She adjourned the case till August 23rd 2018 for the receipt of the legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

An Alfa, Mustapha Hammed, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly raping a 29-year-old student of Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Lagos.

The police said the 23-year-old suspect told the victim that he saw a vision that she would die in 24 hours, unless the student took three spiritual baths.

It was gathered that after the victim received the message, Hammed allegedly took the girl to Itowolo in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State for cleansing to avert the death.

While addressing the press during a parade at the state police command on Monday, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, said the victim never knew Hammed had a clandestine plan, as he sexually assaulted her.

He also said since Hammed allegedly raped the victim, she had remained traumatised.

Imohimi said, “The Alfa deceived the victim that he saw in a vision that she was going to die within 24 hours. He took the girl to Ikorodu, Lagos, for cleansing so that she will not die.

“At Ikorodu, he raped the girl, who was a virgin.

“He thereafter wiped off her blood with a white handkerchief and since then, according to the victim’s father, the girl has been behaving abnormally because she was completely devastated and traumatised by the incident.”

Hammed confessed that he deflowered the girl when he took her to Itowolo in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State to spiritually cleanse her.

The Oyo State indigene said, “On April 7, 2018, I called the girl to come and meet me at my house. The girl is a friend to my girlfriend. When she came, I told her that I saw a vision that she has spiritual husband while I was praying and told her she needed to bath three times to solve the spiritual problem.

“The girl agreed to follow me to my house in Ikorodu. When we got there, she bathed the first time, but before she had the second bath, I had put a frog inside the water. I threw the frog inside the water because I want to marry her but do not know how to tell her.

“When she saw the frog, she ran out of the bathroom. I told her that it was a bad sign and she asked what to do. I then told her to call her boyfriend to meet her at my place. She told me that she could not call anybody and asked me to help her to do everything. She said she was still a virgin and told me to deflower her, so I did. But it was on that day that I realised that she was a virgin.

Hammond also said the girl was fine when they got back from Ikorodu, adding that he was not responsible for her abnormal behaviours.

He said, “When we came back to Bariga from Ikorodu, I saw her about two weeks ago and she was fine. I was arrested on Thursday, July 12, and they said I raped the girl and used her to do something; I did not use her to do anything.”

The CP said the case had been transferred to the Gender Section Unit for further investigation, adding that the suspect would be charged to court at the end of investigation.
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