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Lagos ‘gay’ pastor arrested for infecting underage boys with HIV ‘attempts to molest a suspect in cell’

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The founder of Jesus Intervention Household Ministry, Ejigbo, Lagos, Chizemdere Ezuma, 32,  who was recently arrested, reportedly tried to sexually molest a suspect he was kept with in a cell at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters cell in Ikeja.

The suspect he attempted to molest was said to have raised an alarm and threatened to attack him if he went ahead with it. 

A police source told a Punch correspondent that the incident made policemen on duty to relocate him to another cell and kept an eye on him till the next morning.

“All the policemen on duty that night were amazed when the suspect complained that the pastor wanted to molest him. The suspect said the pastor was romancing his legs and when he was awake, the pastor gestured for him to come close,”

The source also added that the pastor who is being held in Police custody for allegedly sodomising, prostituting and infecting underage boys with HIV virus, did not deny the allegation when a policeman confronted him.

“He was taken to another cell that night and was kept under watch. He had been arraigned for sexual harassment.A boy (Shedrack) whom he was sleeping with was also charged with prostitution. The boy confessed to have slept with a lot of men in exchange for money.“He was remanded in a correctional home while Ezuma was remanded in prison custody,” 

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P&ID Scam: EFCC Arraigns Two British Nationals

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Two British nationals, James Richard Nolan and Adam Quinn (at large), were on Monday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja for their alleged complicity in the controversial $9.6bn arbitral award to Process and Industrial Development Limited by a United Kingdom commercial court.

The defendants, both directors of Goidel Resources Limited, a Designated Non-Financial Institution (DNFI) and ICIL Limited, were docked on a 16 count- charge bordering on money laundering.

Count one of the charges against them read: “That you James Richard Nolan and Adam Quinn(at large), sometime in December 2013 in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court, being Directors of Goidel Resources Limited, a Designated Non-Financial Institution(“DNFI”) aided the said Company in failing to comply in the requirement of submitting to the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investments a declaration of the activities as specified under Section 5 (1)(a) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 as amended and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18(a) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under Section 16 (2b) of the same Act”.

Another count reads: “That you Goidel Resources Limited, sometime in February 2014, at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Federal High Court being a Designated Non-Financial Institution (“DNFI”) failed to report in writing to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission a single lodgment of the sum of $125,000 ( One Hundred and Twenty Five Thousand, Dollar only), in your account number 0154696732 domiciled in Guaranty Trust Bank Plc as specified under Section 10(1b) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 as amended and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 16(2b) of the same Act.”

After the charges were read to them, the defendants pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charges, while Justice Abang struck out count nine of the charge on the grounds that “a court of law has no jurisdiction to entertain a charge against a non-registered person”.

The prosecuting counsel, Bala Sanga asked the court for a trial date and an order to remand the defendants in prison custody.

However, defence counsel, Okwudili Anozie moved an oral application for the bail of his clients. Sanga objected to the oral bail application.

“We object to the oral application of the defendant. We would be requesting an affidavit showing cause, why the bail should be granted”, he said.

After hearing argument of counsel, Justice Abang refused the oral application for the bail of the defendants and adjourned to November 20 and 21, 2019, for commencement of trial.

He ordered the remand of the defendants in prison custody, pending the consideration of their bail applications.

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Police arrest six cultists, suspected robber in Lagos

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Operatives of “Operation Crush’’ attached to Alapere Police Division in Lagos State, have arrested six suspected cultists.
The arrested cultists, believed to belong to the “Eiye and Aiye’’ confraternities, were arrested for their alleged involvement in series of violent attacks in the area.

DSP Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Lagos State Police Command, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Elkana said some gangsters suspected to be members of Eiye and Aiye confraternities, had earlier engaged themselves in a battle of supremacy with dangerous weapons at Demurin area, Alapere.

“The team, led by the Divisional Police Officer, Alapere arrested two key leaders of the gangs namely, Olawale Toheeb, 22, and Joseph Obinna, 25,” he said.

The DSP said that investigation was extended to the gangs’ hideout at Mack Brown Hotel, Church Street, Alapere where four additional suspects were also apprehended’.

According to Elkana, the suspects were Obasi Ekene, 21, Promise Onoja, 18, Ogoekeweri Omokosi, 24 and Saviour Edet, 23.

“The suspects confessed to belonging to Eiye and Aiye confraternities respectively and are responsible for series of violent attacks recorded in Alapere and its environ.

“A large quantity of weed suspected to be Indian Hemp, short axes and cutlasses were recovered from their hideouts.

“Investigation has been concluded and the suspects will be charged to court,” Elkana said.

Also, a team of policemen from the Langbasa Police Station arrested a suspected armed robber, Ayobami Adegbite, 23, allegedly responsible for attacking passersby at Kekere bus stop, Adoh Ajah and UTC area of Lagos.

Elkana said Adegbite, the gang leader alongside his members, had used dangerous guns and cutlasses to dispossess unsuspecting victims of their valuables.

“Earlier, Langbasa Police Station received a distress call that some miscreants were attacking passersby at Kekere Bus stop with dangerous weapons.

“On sighting the police, the hoodlums opened fire but were over powered by our team.

“Adegbite, who led the gang was arrested with one short gun, one digital camera and N16,000 they took from a victim.

“The suspect confessed to the crime and has given some useful information concerning the operations of his gang,’’ he said.

The PPRO, however, explained that the Operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Ikeja had taken over the investigation and were on the trail of the fleeing members of the gang.

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18-year-old arrested for allegedly stealing tithes, offerings from church in Lagos

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The Lagos State Police Command has arrested an 18-year-old Elikor Ehud, in Ejigbo area of the state for allegedly stealing tithes and offerings belonging to Chosen Vine Ministry, Furniture Avenue.
DSP Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in the Lagos Command, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Sunday.

Elkana said that one Pastor Moses Nwoke of the said ministry had reported at Ejigbo Police Station about the stolen tithes and offering from the church altar by unknown persons.

“After a thorough and painstaking investigation conducted by Ejigbo police station, the suspect, Ehud was arrested.

“He confessed stealing the sum of N670,000 from the church boxes and also mentioned one Lucky as his accomplice.

“Efforts are on to apprehend the said accomplice. The suspect will be charged to court,” NAN quoted him as saying.

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