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FBI Probe: EFCC Denies Advising Mompha Amid Hushpuppi’s Trial

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has condemned comments by Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha, on the trial of Ramon Abbas a.k.a. Hushpuppi by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Mompha had asserted that the commission advised him to maintain a low profile in the wake of the indictment of his friend, Hushpuppi in a $1.1million fraud.

He told Daddy Freeze in an interview that after deleting Instagram photos in the wake of Hushpuppi’s arrest, EFCC called him “to post my pictures back because it will be as if I am involved”.

Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Head of Media, in a statement said Mompha did not mention the official who gave the counsel.

Uwujaren noted that his failure to ascribe the claim to anyone meant it was spurious and should be discountenanced.

EFCC insists it is not in the business of guiding suspected internet fraudsters and cannot advise one facing criminal charges in court.

The spokesman said Mompha and his company, Ismalob Global Investment Limited, are facing prosecution on a 22-count charge.

These include retention of proceeds of unlawful activities and negotiating foreign exchange without license, contrary to Section 5 and 29 of the Foreign Exchange Monitoring and Miscellaneous (Provisions) Act, 2004.

Mompha is accused of engaging in forex transactions other than through the official market, contrary to provision of Section 11(1) (a) of the National Economic Intelligence Establishment Act to the tune of N32billion.

Noting that the EFCC called 10 witnesses and closed its case, Uwujaren recalled that the suspect filed a no-case submission which was overruled by the court.

Justice A. M. Liman of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, is presiding over the case.

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Husband Sets Wife Ablaze After She Insists On Travelling For Her Mother’s Burial

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A man has reportedly set his wife ablaze after returning from the village for her mother’s burial preparation.

It was reported that the woman simply identified as Ebere had travelled home to join others for their late mom’s burial.

She, however, returned to her base in Lagos without her loads and this stirred an angry conversation between her and her jealous husband.

Ebere had told her husband that she would go back to the village soon after he confronted her about her return with the luggages she took for the burial.

She had allegedly told him there was no need bring her load back to Lagos when she would be going back soon.

Her response reportedly angered the husband, who proceeded to pour petrol and set her on fire in their home in Lagos.

It was learnt that Ebere sustained injuries which she couldn’t survive.

She later died a hospital while receiving treatment.

According to reports, the husband who is receiving treatment in a hospital was also burnt by the fire he started.

A friend to the deceased identified as SisyCaro shared the disturbing incident on her Facebook page, Naija News reports.

Mourning her friend, SisyCaro advised other women to stay out of abusive and violent relationship.

She wrote: “I will keep on saying it
When u find urself in an abusive relationships pls walk away.”

Sharing about her relationship with the deceased, the netizen wrote: “Ebere the very first time we met at asolo where I came to buy food items. I was talking and having chats with those market women the vibes was so high and u stood watching me asking people who are mine?.

“Yes mummy Amaka said that’s Sisi caro for u ooooooo she’s got a free spirits ,that I come to the market gist with them buy market and do faaaajii and walk away and immediately u said hello and that was all.

“We became friends and exchange digits. Ebere u are big as in ,kaiiiii u are big oooooo, we nickname u Orobo ,full of vibes always asking of me but the day we met again at the market we spoke at length and I discovered ur husband is a jealous lover because u said he restricted u from been on any social media handle,he just wanted u alone to himself to the extent u cant just pick calls anyhow, he must questioned u who was that etc.

“Well I want to believe u have ur reasons for staying in such relationship despite all thats happening in these world we are.

“Even when I lost my father I heard u visited the market and u were informed and felt for me saying u need to come see me because even u yourself just got back from P/H where you Went to checked on ur mum ,who was and still in d mortuary and I heard ur husband asked u Why dont u come with back with ur luggages u travelled with and ur response was since u will soon go back there was know need carrying bags to and fro.

“That was all. ur husband just went out came back poured u petrol and set u ablaze. Just like that I learnt u died exactly a week ago
Hearing these tonight disorganised me bajebaje.

“Kaiiiiii Ebere and for ur husband I learnt his in luth partly burnt as well
Oga husband what’s ur gain now if am to ask. measure the extent of your retardation. This is all you have to say? Even if she was engaged in gossip and aproko that angered the husband nobody has the right to set someone else ablaze. NOBODY.”

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“Only Use Super Tucano Fighter Jets In The North”, US Warns FG

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The United States Government has advised the Nigerian Government to restrict usage of the Super Tucano fighter jets to the Northern Part of the country.

The US government stated that the Super Tucano aircrafts are expected to be used only in the northern part of the country where Boko Haram terrorists have wreaked havoc for almost a decade.

Briefing journalists earlier in the week, the US Principal Deputy National Security Advisor, Jonathan Finer, at an event attended by the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, said the terms of the agreement during the sale of the 12 Tucano aircraft were explicit.

Reacting to a question on whether the Tucano fighter planes might be deployed against secessionists in the South-East, Finer said the planes were an important platform for security, particularly in the North, expressing pleasure over the conclusion of the deal.

Finer said, “We are pleased to deepen our security cooperation with the Nigerian government. I think we made it very clear our expectations about this platform where it would be used and in the right way and we are always raising concerns when we have them and that it’s true with all our security partners around the world.
“This is an important platform for security, particularly in the North and we are pleased the transaction is finally concluded.”

Nigeria’s Military has not been able to deploy the Tucano planes to crush the bandits in the North-West because the agreement signed with the United States was that the aircraft, bought from the US, would be deployed against terrorists and not bandits. This implies that the fighter planes have only been deployed to fight Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East.

It was gathered that the complaints by the service chiefs led to the recent recommendation to the President by the Senate and the House of Representatives that bandits should be designated as terrorists, so the planes could be deployed against them.

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Just In: Gunmen Storm Oyo Correctional Facility, Set Inmates Free

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Suspected gunmen have attacked one of the facilities of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), in Oyo State.

It was gathered that the facility, christened Abolongo correctional facility was attacked by the gunmen Friday evening.

It was gathered that the gunmen set all the prisoners at the facility free during the attack.

Our correspondent gathered on Saturday that the attackers stormed the facility at about 10pm on Friday.

It was gathered that the attackers used grenades to gain access and set prisoners free.

Spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in the state, Olanrewaju Anjorin confirmed the attack to DAILY POST on Saturday.

Anjorin in a telephone conversation with DAILY POST Saturday morning, said that the senior officers of the agency were on their way to assess the level of damage.

He said, “Yes. It has been confirmed that the attack actually happened.

“And right now, the comptroller of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) and other top officers are assessing the situation.

“But, I can confirm to you that the incident actually happened”.

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