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Court declines visit to crime scene in ex-Air Chief Marshal Adesola Amosu’s N22.8B fraud trial

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A Federal High Court in Lagos
on Thursday declined to visit the scene of alleged crime in the trial of
a former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, over N22.8 billion fraud. Amosu is charged alongside two other officers of the Air Force – AVM Jacob Adigun and Air Commodore Gbadebo Olugbenga.
Also
charged are some companies — Delfina Oil and Gas Ltd, Mcallan Oil and
Gas Ltd, Hebron Housing and Properties Company Ltd, Trapezites BDC, and
Fonds and Pricey Ltd being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC).

They were arraigned before Justice Mohammed Idris on June 26, 2016, and had pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy, stealing and money laundering.
Idirs had granted them bail in the sum of N500 million each with two sureties each in like sum.
Before the court adjourned on Wednesday,  EFCC’s lawyer, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo,
had made an oral application urging the court to visit the “locus in
quo’’(scene of crime) for the purpose of admitting in evidence, various
immovable properties allegedly acquired by the accused.
The defence counsel, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN) had opposed the application, arguing that a court’s visit to a “locus” is not at large.
According to him, any visit must be specific, direct and linked to evidences already given in the course of proceedings.
He urged the court to refuse the application.
Ruling
on the application on Thursday, Justice Mohammed Idris, held that such a
visit at this stage of the proceedings was “premature”.
“I
find that the circumstances surrounding the application for a locus in
quo is immaterial at this stage of the proceedings, a visit to the locus
at this stage is premature.
“I hereby refuse the application to conduct such a visit at this stage,’’ he said.
After the ruling, the prosecutor commenced examination of witnesses and tendered some documents in evidence.
Defence
counsel had began a perusal of some of the documents but the prosecutor
urged the court to order parties to compare documents for a hitch-free
proceedings.
The court adjourned until Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 for continuation of trial.
The
accused were alleged to have indirectly converted the sum of N3.6
billion belonging to the Nigerian Air force to their own use.
The
EFCC accused Amosun and others of stealing about N323 million from the
accounts of the Nigerian Air Force between March 21, 2014 and March 12,
2015 for the purpose of purchasing for themselves a property situated at
No.1, River Street, Wuse II, Abuja.
The offences contravened the provisions of Sections 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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