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Exclusive Details of How US Embassy Cancelled Zlatan’s Visa Over EFCC Case

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These are indeed not the best of times for Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, also known as Zlatan Ibile, who is widely famous for his catchphrase, “Kapachumarumarichipaco”. Zlatan has become inconsolable since his visa, which had been issued by the embassy of the United States of America in Nigeria, was withdrawn the same day.

Zlatan is an associate of Azeez Fashola, the controversial wave-making artiste, Naira Marley. It was reliably gathered that he had planned to travel to the US on a musical tour that had been planned and sealed by a top music promoter.

It will be recalled that last May, some officials of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, had arrested Zlatan, alongside embattled Naira Marley, Rago and Gucci Branch over issues bordering on internet fraud.

Last year, EFCC had launched Operation Cyber Storm, which is aimed at curbing the activities of Internet fraudsters.
Over 150 suspects have been reportedly arrested across the country.

It was gathered that Zlatan and his gang of friends were intensely quizzed by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), while they were being detained, following their arrest.

Few weeks later, Zlatan had visited the US Embassy office in Lagos to process a visa. He was issued the visa quite all right. But his joy was short-lived. Sources stated that just as Zlatan was about to leave the premises of the US embassy, he was called back and his visa was surprisingly withdrawn on the directives of the authority of the embassy.

“Zlatan was just unlucky. He had been issued the visa and he was about to leave the premises of the embassy, when the attention of the embassy was drawn to the fact that he was on the list of those that should not be given visa until further notice as directed by the EFCC.

“With that, his fate was sealed and he was asked to submit his international passport for some “verifications” and the visa was removed with the speed of light to his bewilderment,” said a reliable source.

The development is reported to be a setback to the talented artiste, who had been scheduled to perform in many states in God’s own country and “launch himself into international reckoning.”

It will be recalled that Zlatan, Rago and Gucci Branch were released a couple of days after their arrest. However, Naira Marley was charged and arraigned in court by the EFCC. He was later granted bail after his arraignment.

His arrest and arraignment were said to be in connection with his statements on social media which glorified internet fraudsters, popularly called Yahoo Boys.

Coincidentally, Naira Marley released the official video of his hit track, ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy’ featuring Zlatan shortly before his arrest.

Naira Marley, during an Instagram live session, urged Nigerians to pray for internet fraudsters (Yahoo boys) saying they are the reason money circulates to the common man.

He said: “All you guys, all the money in your pockets, all the money you spend, you think it’s the government that is making the money go round?”

The video has since stirred reactions from Nigerians who described Marley as a disgrace and bad example to young Nigerians.

The singer is popular for his 2017 hit song titled ’Issa Goal,’ Am I A Yahoo Boy, and his latest hit, ‘Soapy’

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EXCLUSIVE: K1 The Ultimate Unveils New Wife At Ibadan Party + His Love Affair With Aramide Adenle, Their Secret Daughter and more

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  • His Love Affair With Aramide Adenle, Their Secret Daughter
  • Spends Over N15Million At Mother-In-Law’s Burial

The King of Fuji Music, Alhaji Ayinde Wasiu Marshall aka K1 The Ultimate has fallen in love again.

This time around, the subject of his love interest is said to be Alhaja Tayelolu Amokeade Aramide Adenle (aka Aramite).

In her early 30s, Aramite, we were told, is a fashion designer based in Ibadan.

First Weekly Magazine gathered that the affair between K1 and Aramide began over five years ago, and that it has produced a daughter.

Sources disclosed that the lovers are more or less married, and that K1 tells anyone who cares to listen that Aramite is his last Bus Stop love wise.

Some of the reasons K1 reportedly gave for loving his new “wife” is that she is industrious, accommodating, humble and resourceful.

It was gathered that when Aramide had her daughter, K1 sent his personal clerics (Alfas) to perform the naming ceremony.

Aramide is reported to be more visible in the life of the Fuji king than any of his other women and Baby Mamas.

Although the Fuji lord is known to have a reputation for falling in and out of love with women on a regular basis, he is said to be determined to stick to Aramide for a very long time to come.

To prove the sincerity of his love, K1 reportedly publicly declared his love for his new wife at a party recently.

The event was the burial ceremony of Aramite’s mother, Alhaja Tayelolu Apinke Omojekeo Adenle, who died on April 11, at the age of 74.

Tagged with the hashtag, #ApinkeStillLives, the party, which took place on Friday August 23 at Daylan Events and Conference Centre, Ibadan, Oyo State, allegedly had the indomitable presence, strong bearing and full support of the Fuji King.

K1 was reported to have left no one in doubt that he was the Chief Host and Principal Financier of the burial party.

Sources disclosed that K1 injected over N15 million into the preparation, planning and hosting of the party.

It was gathered that the veteran musician was on the stage to perform for the guests, and that he also invited his close friends, fans and many prominent dignitaries to honour him in hosting a deserved farewell party for his his mother-in-law.

Sources disclosed that choice drinks like Champaign and vintage wine were in excess supply, and so were mouth-watering continental and local dishes.

Some guests informed First Weekly Magazine that even few hours into midnight, hot Chinese food was still being served at the party.

One of the major side attractions at the party was when K1 reportedly declared his undying love for Aramite and pledged that he would never forsake her.

Giving an explicit account of what transpired at the party, some guests, who witnessed the romantic display between the Fuji lord and his current wife, informed First Weekly Magazine that it was obvious that K1 is hopelessly in love with Aramite.

“He was all over her, declaring his love for her and smothering her with kisses,” they told us.

Interestingly too, some of K1’s former lovers, such as popular Yoruba actresses – Bisi Ibidapo-Obe, Dayo Amusa and several female guests were allegedly snubbed and given a cold shoulder by the Fuji King at the event.

However, Tayo Odueke, aka Sikiratu, another Yoruba actress was said to have got more than a passing attention from K1, who we gathered kept touching her cheeks, while praising her.

But sources maintained that K1’s major focus was Aramide, and that he was determined he wasn’t going to be distracted by the other women at the party.

The show of love reached a crescendo when K1, reportedly began to spray Aramide’s siblings; Anikky Nice and Kehinde (Aramite’s twin brother).

“When it was the turn of his lover to dance, K1 went gaga and the entire hall erupted in a volcanic response.

“After spraying millions of naira notes on Aramide, KI brought out ten bales of ten thousand Canadian dollars ($10,000) and began to spray his wife, sealing his action with intermittent kisses.

“He was about to dip his hand on the fifth bale, when his boys, KC and Gaji cautioned him to press the pause button on his spraying spree,” said a source, who was at the event.

Source further disclosed that K1 resorted to hurling insults at some of the male guests, whom he accused of contending for Aramite’s affection with him.

He allegedly addressed them in derogative terms, calling them “Wosodemi” (store keepers).

A top shot of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Lagos, Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya (MC Oluomo), was alleged to have stormed the party with his friends.

Oluomo was fingered as one of those “Wosodemis,” as he is said to be romantically involved with Aramite.

He also reportedly came fully prepared with a couple of Ghana-Must-Go bags loaded with money, which he had planned to spray Aramite at the party.

He was reported to have recoiled into his shell when he got the signal that K1 wasn’t planning to share the spotlight with anyone that night.

We were informed that the party ended on a blissful note as K1 and Aramide reportedly proved to all their guests and friends that their love had come to stay.

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Popular Plastic Surgeon, Ayo Aranmolate In Soup!…How Abuja Lawyer Died In His Care After Failed Buttock Enlargement Surgery

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Popular Lagos-based plastic surgeon, Dr. Ayobami Rasheed Aranmolate, the Executive Medical Director at Grandville Medical and Laser, is presently in the eye of the storm. His presently state of predicament is as a result of a failed buttock enlargement surgery he performed on an Abuja-based lawyer and entrepreneur, Enobong Akpabio,

FIRSTWEEKLY gathered that Enobong died on Thursday, 15 August 2019, from complications arising from a liposuction surgery at Aranmolate’s private medical facility in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. 

The death of the very promising young businesswoman has now become a subject of controversy within the society and social media sphere. Not only is Enobong’s death painful, the circumstances which led to the tragic incident is causing a lot of outrage among her friends and family members. 

According to sources, Enobong, who runs Food Arena, a food catering business in Abuja, was in sound health before she went for the operation, which ultimately claimed her life.

Aranmolate, the surgeon, who performed the buttock enhancement surgery on Enobong, came under attack, after he posted on his social media page, advertisement containing gory pictures of a ‘’successful surgical procedure’’ which was mistaken as the picture of the deceased.

Infuriated by the pictures, friends and family of Enobong, as well as concerned Nigerians, launched an attack on Aranmolate and his clinic, which boasts of strong celebrity clientele. They expressed disappointment that instead of a statement of remorse about her death, Aranmolate, insensitively, resorted to using her pictures for advertisement. 

In his defence, Aranmolate explained that Enobong had surgery in his facility on that tragic Thursday in August, but she lost blood, which led to blood transfusion. He added that during the blood transfusion, the deceased reacted to the blood and the blood was stopped and sent to the blood bank for a re-check.

Aranmolate explained that he noticed that the deceased would need more monitoring and care, which necessitated her being transferred to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where she died three days after her surgery.

However, some aggrieved friends of the deceased, have dismissed Aranmolate’s submission. They blamed him for Enobong’s death. According to this group of friends, “The doctor performed three surgeries on the deceased on the same day, with little or no adequate facility. They claimed Aranmolate gave Enobong a blood transfusion that reacted because it was not compatible. He also reportedly deposited fats in her lungs and this led to her inability to breathe. According to an aggrieved source, “The oxygen that was supplied to enable Enobong to breathe refused to work. The doctor and his team punctured Enobong’s blood vessel and left her to bleed to death.” 

But Aranmolate insisted that doctors do not have control over blood, as it is what the blood bank provides after the patient’s samples have been sent to the blood bank for cross-matching that is used. 

What seems to have furthered angered Enobong’s friends and family the more is the fact that Aranmolate has refused to show remorse ever since the tragic incident occurred. According to a family source, who spoke to FIRST WEEKLY on condition of anonymity, “Aranmolate is a quack surgeon. His license should be suspended, if not revoked. We want to advise ladies who rush to him and other quacks to undergo plastic surgery. Aranmolate in particular, should be investigated. He is so insensitive. Can you imagine that hardly had our sister died, than this quack doctor was showing off pictures of his wife and daughter, vacationing abroad on his Instagram page? How does he think the family and loved ones of the lady that died in his care will feel?, she asked rhetorically.

The remains of Enobong Akpabio were laid to rest on Tuesday 20 August, 2019, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

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Why Ogun Top Politician, Olumide Aderinokun Was Arrested!

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-The Monumental Fraud Allegations Trailing Him

What might be the beginning of an exposure into a high-wire fraud network is about to be uncovered by the Nigerian Police with the arrest of a top member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, Mr. David Olumide Aderinokun.

Aderinokun, who lost his bid to be a member of the Federal House of Representatives from Abeokuta North, Odeda, Obafemi/Owode Federal Constituency, Ogun State in the 2019 General Elections, was recently arrested and taken to Abuja where he has been singing like a bird in police cell as he was being questioned over his alleged fraudulent acts with some others.

First Weekly Magazine was reliably informed that Aderinokun hacked into an international bank account and stole N89 Million and another N1.9 Million within two days interval.

It is believed that this might lead to some other discoveries as investigations into Aderinokun’s alleged fraudulent acts had just begun.

The incident, which sources said happened three months ago, was said to have been perfected with three others, two of whom we gathered were still on the run as at press time.

Sources revealed that one Alozie that was initially arrested by the Nigeria Police over the deal informed the Police that Aderinokun was the brain behind the fraud that has left people wondering how such a deal could be perfected despite the high level technology in use in Nigerian banks to prevent such an occurrence.

It was gathered that Alozie said that he would not go down alone and that Aderinokun who stays in Lekki area of Lagos and two other guys, who are still at large, were the brains behind the dirty deal.

Alozie was allegedly detained for about three weeks.

Informants revealed that Aderinokun, who went underground after he lost his bid for a seat in the house of representatives, suddenly started living large again with many wondering how this happened.

Aderinokun allegedly connived with some bankers and an ex-staff of a bank, where the deal was perfected to carry out the dirty act.

It was also gathered that the fraud was done through a platform, and that the fraud suspects knew people’s passwords.

Investigations revealed that Aderinokun, who had been boasting that he was close to the top hierarchy of the Nigeria Police, was taken to Abuja on 14th August and was detained and grilled for 9 days before he was eventually released on bail in the afternoon of Friday 23rd, after he voluntarily paid back a substantial amount.

He’s now expected to be to charged to court for fraud.

It was discovered that Aderinokun didn’t have any visible job to sustain his appetite for the good things of life and women he rolled and displayed on a regular basis.

Those close to him stated that he jumped from one woman to another and that his life was shrouded in a mystery that nobody could explain.

David Olumide Aderinokun, a younger brother of the late Tayo Aderinokun, was married to media personality, Stephanie Coker.

Olumide Aderinokun and Stephanie Coker

They got married on August 12, 2017 on the Greek Island of Mykonos.

OAP and TV presenter for MTV Base Africa and Ebony Life TV, Stephanie Coker used to be part of a popular soap opera, Tinsel.

Aderinokun’s marriage to Coker was later enmeshed in crisis that led to their separation not too long ago.

Born on August 18, 1971, in Lagos, David Olumide Aderinokun had his elementary school at Albalti Nursery and Primary School, Papa-Ajao, Lagos.

He then proceeded to Mushin Boys High School Isolo, Lagos and finished his secondary school education at Apata Memorial High School, Isolo, Lagos where he obtained his Secondary School Certificate.

He travelled abroad for tertiary education and attended the University of East London where he obtained a B.S.C (Hons), in Business Studies.

Aderinokun joined politics in 2011 when he lost his bid to go to the Federal House of Representative on the platform of the PDP.

He tried again and won the primaries to represent Abeokuta North Federal Constituency on October 3, 2018.

It will be recalled that in 2018, David Olumide Aderinokun and a staff of the New Town Development Authority (NTDA), Balogun Adeniyi Abdul-Wakil were arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court over alleged conspiracy, forgery, stealing and property fraud on parcels of land in Lekki Peninsula estimated at 2678.068 square metres.

Aderinokun was arraigned separately on an eight-count charge bordering on the offence before Chief Magistrate Olufolake Oshin, and alongside Abdul-Wakil on another eight-count charge before the same court.

Aderinokun, trading under the name and style of Davade Properties, was alleged to have conspired with others sometime in February 2016 to commit felony to wit stealing, forgery and obtaining money under false pretense.

According to the charge, Aderinokun criminally “converted a piece of land measuring approximately 1764.44 square metres situate at Plot 7B, Block CBD.1, Lekki Peninsula Scheme 1, Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State, property of Ocean Trust Limited for your own use and to the use of others, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 287 of the Criminal Law Cap C17, Vol. 3, Laws of Lagos State, 2015.”

He was said to have forged a Deed of Assignment with file number DLS/GC/110323 with the intention of using same to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

Also, Aderinokun was alleged to have fraudulently obtained N18million from one Mrs Jumoke Fola-Alade on the pretense that he was the owner of the said property contrary to and punishable under Section 314 of the Criminal Law Cap C17, Vol.3, Laws of Lagos State.

In the other charge, Aderinokun and Abdul-Wakil were said to have conspired with others now at large to fraudulently convert a piece of land measuring approximately 913.628 square metres situated at Plot 44, Block 77, Lekki Peninsula Scheme 1 in Eti Osa for their use.

The property in question, which was registered as Number 96 at page 96 in Volume 1993p, belonged to Mr Ben Adebisi Oyekunle and Mrs Bukola Taiwo Oyekunle.

In one of the counts, Aderinokun and Abdul-Wakil and others now at large were said to have “On or about the 3rd of March, 2012 at Lekki Area of Lagos State in the Lagos Magisterial District, possessed a fraudulent document (Deed of Assignment registered as No 91 at page 91 in Volume 2399) knowing fully well that the document was false and presented same at the Lagos State Land Registry, Alausa, Ikeja for registration and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320 of the Criminal Law Cap C17, Vol.3, Laws of Lagos State, 2015.”

Specifically, Abdul-Wakil was said to have used official information at his disposal to fraudulently convert the said land for his own use contrary to the law.

After the charges were to them, the defendants pleaded not guilty, while their lawyers – Stanley Imhanruor and Sunny Ogoh urged the court to grant them bail on liberal terms.

The lawyers hinged the bail application on the grounds that the defendants had no criminal records and were appearing in court for the first time, adding that the offences for which they were charged were bailable.

On his part, the prosecutor from the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Dr Babajide Martins applied that the defendants be remanded in custody, as well as a date for trial.

He said that the application for remand was necessitated by the fact that the defendants were allegedly involved in a well-orchestrated land fraud coupled with the fact that others connected with the crime were still at large, and that releasing them on bail may jeopardize the case.

In her ruling, Magistrate Oshin admitted Aderinokun and Abdul-Wakil to bail in the sum of N10million and two responsible sureties in like sum. One of the sureties must be a civil servant not below grade level 16 in the State Public Service and must get approval of the Head of Service to stand as surety.

Oshin also ruled that the other surety must be a staff not below managerial level in a reputable organization and if self-employed must show evidence of company registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) with a minimum balance of N1million and tax clearance.

“The defendants are to deposit their valid international passports to the court, while the official and residential addresses of the sureties are to be verified by the prosecutor,” Magistrate Oshin held.

The defendants were also ordered to be remanded in Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison pending the perfection of their bail conditions.

Those close to the embattled politician hinted that his latest arrest would lead to the opening of some can of worms and that it is the end of an ugly era as they insisted that the whole event would further confirm their fears that “Aderinokun must have been involved in fraud with his sudden display of wealth in recent times.”

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