Bobrisky sentenced to six months imprisonment for Naira abuse

Controversial crossdresser, Idris Olarewaju Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment without the option of a fine for abusing the naira by the Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday. Justice Abimbola Awogboro, while sentencing the convict, said the judgment would be a deterrent to others who are found abusing and mutilating the naira. Before the sentence, the judge asked about his sex, and he quickly replied that he was a man. The judge ruled that the jail term commenced on March 24, 2024, the…

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Panel to rule over Nigerian doctor’s exchange of free treatment for sex with patient in UK

The Medical Tribunal Practitioners Service, MPTS, in Britain is to rule later this month if a UK-based cosmetic doctor of Nigerian descent, Oluwafemi ‘Tijion’ Esho should continue to practice in the country for allegedly exchanging free botox for sex with a patient. Botox injections are shots that use a toxin to prevent a muscle from moving for a limited time. The treatment is used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. Esho, who has been featured on several popular TV programmes, was said to have admitted to an improper emotional…

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Channels TV reporter kidnapped in Rivers, N30m ransom demanded

Mr Joshua Rogers, a journalist and reporter with Channels Television, was on Thursday night kidnapped by Gunmen at his residence in Rumuosi in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. Rogers, who covers the Rivers State Government House for his organisation, was reportedly trailed after he closed from work to his residence. The miscreants accosted him before he alighted from his car, pointed a gun at him and whisked him along with his vehicle off to an unknown destination at about 9 pm. A source who said he doesn’t want…

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Looted funds: EFCC recovers N30bn from humanitarian ministry

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered over N30bn from the N37,170, 855,753.44 allegedly laundered in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs under the former minister, Sadiya Umar-Farouk. Sources in the anti-graft agency said the commission had also uncovered over N500m from the scam associated with Umar-Farouk’s successor, Betta Edu, who was recently suspended by President Bola Tinubu. N37,170,855,753.44 was reportedly transferred from government coffers and sent to 38 different bank accounts domiciled in five legacy commercial banks belonging to or connected with a contractor, James Okwete. It was gathered…

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Bobrisky convicted for abusing Naira by Federal Court

A Federal High Court siting in Lagos on Friday has convicted controversial cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky a.k.a. Mummy of Lagos for abusing the Naira. Justice Abimbola Awogboro convicted him after the review of the facts of the case. In his allocutus, Bobrisky told the court that he was not aware of the law on abusing the naira. He said that he is a social media influencer with over five million followers. The judge then told him that ignorance of the law was not an excuse. He said,…

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Ganduje, wife charged to court for $413,000, N1.38bn bribery by Kano govt

Criminal charges have been filed against the immediate past governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, by the Kano State government over alleged $413,000, N1.38bn bribery. The state said it had assembled 15 witnesses to testify against Ganduje. Joined as co-defendants in the charge sheet dated April 3, 2024 were Ganduje’s wife Hafsat, and his son, Umar. Also listed as defendants were Jibrilla Muhammad, Lamash Properties Ltd, Safari Textiles Ltd and Lesage General Enterprises. Governor Abba Yusuf had on assumption of office accused  Ganduje of misappropriating public funds and allocating plots…

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Bobrisky charged to court for money laundering, abuse of Naira

Idris Okuneye, controversial cross-dresser, popularly known as Bobrisky, has arrived at the Federal High Court in Lagos for his arraignment on money laundering and naira abuse allegation. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had on Thursday filed six counts bordering on money laundering and abuse of the naira against Bobrisky. Bobrisky is scheduled to take his plea before the vacation judge, Justice Abimbola Awogboro. The crossdresser, who had been in the EFCC detention since Wednesday night, failed to meet the administrative bail offered to him on Thursday. Share on: WhatsApp

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Police begin probe as Deputy CP is found dead in Oyo

Gbolahan Oyedemi, a Deputy Commissioner of Police serving with the Force Criminal and Investigation Department, Alagbon, Lagos State, was found dead on Monday in his private house in the Ogbomoso area of Oyo State. Oyedemi was the aide de camp to the late former governor of the state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, during his 11-month tenure as de facto governor in 2006. Although there were unconfirmed reports that the senior officer might have died of suicide, a source in Oyo State Police Command said that the circumstances behind his death were under…

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Residents Loot Truck Conveying Palliatives in Ondo

Residents of Ondo State looted a truck conveying food items branded in President Tinubu’s name, according reports. It was gathered that the driver of the truck was overpowered after his vehicle developed a mechanical fault at the popular cultural centre junction on Ondo express road. However, remnants of the food items were observed on the roadside. Witnesses who confirmed the development revealed that those who attacked the truck and also looted its contents included petty traders, artisans, drivers and commercial motorcyclists. According to a witness, “How they got to know…

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UNIMAID lecturer murdered on campus, eight persons arrested

Eight persons have been arrested by the Borno State police in connection with the suspected murder of a University of Maiduguri lecturer, Kamar Abdulkadir. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Nahum Keneth, disclosed this on Monday. It was gathered that the don was killed on Sunday when the assailants invaded his office, stabbed him with a knife, and hit him with a hammer. It was also learnt that the victim was later found dead with several injuries inflicted on his body. The state PPRO, Keneth, disclosed that upon receiving the report…

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