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Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, Friday, paid a personal visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at Abuja House, London.

Special adviser on media and publicity to the President, Femi Adesina revealed this on his Facebook page.

According to Adesina, Archbishop Welby and President Buhari are friends, who share deep respect for each other.

He said Archbishop Welby was delighted to see the rapid recovery President Buhari has made from his health challenges, noting that it was a testimony to the healing powers of God, and answer to prayers of millions of people round the world, adding that, “The cleric pledged to continue praying for both President Buhari and Nigeria.”

Adesina said Buhari responded by thanking Archbishop Welby, whom he noted had always stood by him at critical times, and wished him God’s continued grace in his spiritual duty of leading the Anglican Communion worldwide.

It will be recalled that when former British Prime Minister, David Cameron described Nigeria as a “fantastically corrupt” country ahead of an anti-corruption summit in London in 2016, Archbishop Welby had retorted: “But this particular President (Buhari) is actually not corrupt.”

The Archbishop later personally received the Nigerian President at Lambeth Palace, London, and had also paid a goodwill visit to President Buhari in March this year, during his medical vacation.

Posted On Friday, 04 August 2017 23:19 Written by

The Lagos State government yesterday arraigned 28 adults and 12 minors before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly engaging in homosexuality contrary to the laws of the land.

The minors were arraigned before an Ebute-Metta Magistrate Court, while the adults were arraigned before a Yaba Magistrate Court. The defendants, who are all males, were arraigned separately on a one-count charge.

They were all arrested last Saturday by men of the Lagos State Police Command in Owode-Onirin area of the state. They were said to have been caught in the act of homosexuality at a popular hotel in the area, simply known as Vintage Hotel.

According to the criminal charge, the defendants were said to have: “On or about July 29, 2017, at Vintage Hotel, No. 999 Ikorodu Road/Toyin Close, Weigh Bridge, Owode Onirin, Lagos, did engage in gay activities by permitting male persons to have canal knowledge of themselves against the order of nature and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”

The adults are Adedayo Kamadupe (27), Abiodun Pedro (22), Ikechukwu Onyebuchi (32), Dike Stanley (19), Oji Charles Isioma (28), Garuba Ibrahim (21), Monday Favour (20), Ayo Marcus Ayobamidele (26), Stanley Adeasbo (25), Victor Isaac (18), Godwin Williams (19), Kashimawo Oluwatosin (25), Abass Tajudeen (24), Olamigoke Adeola (19) and Yussuf Fawaz (19).

Others are Johnson Michael (19), Francis Michael (22), Samuel Adeyinka (25), Samuel Collins (25), Kazeem Akorede (25), Adebayo Bukola (23), Ochiagha Ifeanyi (19), Babatunde Taiwo (26), Raphael Dugh (30), Kenneth Ubaji (19), Alisi Ferdinand Okechukwu (30), Malik Ahmed (18) and Olamide Adeola (18).

After the charge was read to the defendants, they all pleaded not guilty, while their lawyers – Ehiko Onoche, S.M Oladele – urged the court to admit them to bail.

The prosecution team, led by Adetutu Oshinusi, from the Directorate of Public Prosecution, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, did not oppose their bail application, but urged the court to direct the defendants to submit themselves to the Lagos State Aids Control Agency for monitoring and Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team for rehabilitation.

In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Adewale Ojo granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N500,000 and two sureties in like sum. One of the sureties, according to the court, must be a relative of the defendants, while the other must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction. The sureties must also present evidence of tax payment.

The Magistrate also granted the request of the prosecution demanding monitoring and sexual rehabilitation for the defendants, while the matter was adjourned to September 8, 2017.

The minors were arraigned before Magistrate Segun Elias of Ebute-Metta Magistrate Court in a closed-session.

Posted On Friday, 04 August 2017 23:08 Written by

Like a tree that was just sprouting, he managed to get up from the bed where he was lying down, wearing only a pair of blue shorts. His sister and her two children sat beside him, helping him to get up so he could talk to our correspondent.

He looked weary, like someone who had just carried out a heavy task, but the only ‘task’ he had just finished was sleeping. He didn’t sleep soundly, though. His back ached badly all through the night.

He said he was still thankful, in spite of everything. Gone are the days when he used to sleep every night at a corner of a filling station in Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos State, until Saturday, July 13, 2013, when an unfortunate incident happened to him, an incident which was the genesis of his current predicament.

On that fateful day, at some minutes past 11pm, Babatunde Lawal, a 26-year-old indigene of Ibadan, Oyo State, had just closed work as a petrol station attendant in Iyana-Ipaja and had decided to go and sleep at his friend’s house at Cele Ijesha. He was supposed to go to his aunt’s house at Bariga, but she had continually complained of him always coming home too late. His parents had separated over six years ago and the only room his mother rented at Cele Ijesha was too small to accommodate him, his mother and five siblings. Hence, he packed to his aunt’s house at Bariga, but any day he felt like not sleeping at the filling station where he worked and too late to go to Bariga, he would go to his friend’s house at Cele Ijesha, the same area where his mother lived.

So as he left work on that tragic night, he boarded a bus from Iyana-Ipaja to Oshodi, where he would board another bus going to Cele Ijesha. By the time he got to Oshodi, it was getting to midnight already, so he jumped right into the next available bus, but unknown to him, he had just boarded a bus operated by suspected armed robbers.

Lawal said, “I was once a shoemaker. My father placed me under apprenticeship and shortly after that, married another wife and separated from my mother. I saw my father last in 2011 and this situation affected me in a way. After spending five years as an apprentice, my father didn’t come to check on me again. This made me leave my master to look for another job. At that point in time, I started sleeping at a filling station because I couldn’t sleep in the same room with my mother and five siblings. It was several months later that I got accommodated by my mother’s sister at Bariga.

“But before relocating to Bariga, I luckily got a job as an attendant at the filling station where I used to sleep. The filling station is at Alimosho Bus stop, Iyana-Ipaja. On the day the incident happened, I was on afternoon shift and closed very late in the night, at around 11pm. This day, I decided to go and sleep at my friend’s house at Cele Ijesha. I couldn’t get a bus to Bariga and even if I did, my aunt had always complained that I was always coming home late, so I decided to go to my friend’s house. I decided that when it was morning of the following day, I would go back to Bariga.

“As I got to Oshodi to board a bus going to Cele Ijesha, I saw one danfo which already had 10 occupants, including the driver and conductor. I jumped right in. The conductor locked the door and we left the bus stop. But some minutes after, the conductor brought out a gun; the person sitting beside the driver at the front also brought out one; then two other guys at the back of the bus also brought out guns. Everyone started panicking, including the two female passengers in the bus. I was sitting in the second row of the bus with two other passengers.”

Before Lawal and other passengers would know what was happening, the hoodlums started beating them, ransacking their bags and pockets and stealing their belongings.

“They collected my phone and the little money I had on me,” Lawal said.

Then suddenly, one of the suspected armed robbers fired a gunshot from behind Lawal, which hit the poor man on his back. He lost his consciousness immediately.

Lawal said, “I wasn’t struggling with them, so I wouldn’t know why he fired the weapon. At that time, we were at Sanya Express at Oshodi. I didn’t know what was happening to me again after the gunshot hit my back, but I faintly heard one of the guys say, ‘E be like say this one don die’ (meaning, It’s like this one has died.) Afterwards, I felt the arms of two of them lifting me out of the bus and dropping me by the roadside.”

Lawal wouldn’t know what happened to the other passengers. All through the night, he laid by the roadside until the following morning, which was a Sunday.

Fate smiled on him when one of a group of boys going to play football that morning at Sanya Grammar School in the area saw him. That one screamed when he saw Lawal and with the help of the team’s coach and the other boys, Lawal was taken to a private hospital in the area and there he got his first treatment. Thankfully, he regained his consciousness, but by the time he did, he discovered he couldn’t lift his legs again neither could he sit upright with his back.

He said, “I felt severe pain in my back. After spending a week in the private hospital I was taken to, I was then referred to the National Orthopaedic Hospital at Igbobi, where I was admitted to the Spine Ward. Doctors at the private hospital where I stayed couldn’t remove the bullets, they only treated the wound. When I got to Igbobi, they said I had to undergo surgery to remove the bullets. I was told I would spend N1.5m on the surgery alone, but I couldn’t raise the fund. My family couldn’t, either.

“I was expecting the manager of the filling station I worked with to assist, but he didn’t show up, even after hearing about my case. He only gave me money for drugs and food. So I was at Igbobi’s Spine Ward for six months until I was asked to go home since I couldn’t raise the money. An anonymous person paid the discharge fee. I was discharged on December 23, 2013, two days to Christmas. From the hospital, I was taken to Iju-Ishaga to stay in a white garment church where my mother worshipped. I was given a small room by the church, where they used to pray for me. I spent almost two years at the church.

“While there, I slept on the bed, I ate, bathed and did everything on the bed. I was in the church when I started making use of social media, especially Facebook and Instagram, to tell people about my plight. From there, a woman, who owned a non-governmental organisation, saw my posts and offered to help me. She sponsored the first surgery I did in March 2015 in a private hospital in Abuja. She is based in the United Kingdom, but she comes home frequently.”

After removing about 10 bullets, which Lawal kept in a small container and showed our correspondent, surgeons at the Abuja hospital referred him to an Indian hospital for a spinal surgery, which when done, would make his back pain go.

Lawal said, “The woman who sponsored me for the first surgery wanted to help, but she couldn’t get people to sponsor me. She had helped to secure an Indian visa for me and my mother, but along the line, she couldn’t get the money to enable us to travel to India. So since 2015, I have been living in this condition. I live in pain from morning till night every day.

“The last surgery was badly done because after it, I went to do an X-ray, where I learnt there were still bullet traces in my spine. They said that’s why my spine always aches me.”

Asked how much was required to conduct the surgery, Lawal said estimates sent to him by the Indian hospital is $16,000 (N5.04m).

However, since he started sharing his story on the social media, he said he had received N500,000 donation from Nigerians in his bank account; a GoFundMe account (which he showed Saturday PUNCH) opened for him by some “concerned persons” have also generated $1,718 (N541,170) so far. Therefore, out of the N5.04m needed for his surgery, he has got N1.04m.

Sobbing as he spoke to our correspondent, he said, “A man read about me sometime ago and gave me some drugs, which I take to ease my back pain. He too had a similar spinal problem and he is okay now. He said he did his own in Italy and that the surgery took nine hours.

“I also plead with Nigerians to come to my aid so that I can live a normal life again. I want to get out of this bed and do something meaningful with my life because I am still young.”

Meanwhile, Halimotu, Lawal’s elder sister, with whom he now lives with at Obawole community in Ogba, Lagos, blamed her brother’s predicament on their father.

She said, “Our father was the cause of all these problems. Since he married another wife, it’s been hell for us. He made my brother to drop out of school, placed him under apprenticeship as a shoemaker and didn’t even bother to check on him again for many years.

“It came to a point in time that Tunde was living with our landlord then at Ijesha, who was generous. There he would sleep in the living room of the landlord. But my father had a quarrel with the landlord, so Tunde had to stop sleeping there. It was that problem that made Tunde to leave the house at Ijesha and started sleeping at the filling station where he then got a job as an attendant.

“At that time, if we wanted to discuss with him, my mother and I had to go to the filling station. He was just hustling because he wanted to have his own life. He would meet our father on the road and they would just walk by without my father responding to Tunde’s greeting. Please, help us beg our father to show up, let us know whether he is dead or alive. His son is living in pain.”

In the meantime, Lawal can be reached on 07035694304. Any donation can be paid into Tunde Alabi Lawal, Fidelity Bank number 6080096169.

Posted On Saturday, 29 July 2017 01:46 Written by

THE Police yesterday disclosed that 20 suspected kidnappers and one civilian were killed during the rescue operations of abducted pupils of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe.

Commissioner Fatai Owoseni stated this at the Lagos House, Alausa, during a joint press briefing on the release of the pupils.

He said three kingpins, including the mastermind of the pupils’ kidnap, Bright Idubo Adeniyi and a notorious militant, Oniweyi Eyelabo alias America, were killed in two operations.

Owoseni also explained that the civilian who was killed was a member of the Joint Task Force, adding that eight policemen and four members that took part in the operations were wounded.

He said: ”As long as you have human beings in a society, there must be security challenges. Government and security agencies acted swiftly in this incident. We were not letting out information to avoid criminals using same.

”We have talked against celebrating whether ransom was paid or not. We do not want to glorify crimes. If we start talking about it, we may be sending wrong messages to the public.

”It is pertinent to mention that security agencies did everything that was needed to be done. I want to acknowledge the roles played by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) and governors of the Southwest region.

Continuing, he said: ”The response to this kidnap was very swift. It was combination of so many factors. The abduction took place on May 25. There were a lot of things that were done underground that we did not want reported to avoid jeopardising the safety of the victims.

“It would interest you to know that the kidnappers were many in number. The person who led the kidnap was one Bright Idubo Adeniyi. Immediately after that operation, security agencies stormed into action.

“The first thing we did was to ensure that the children were not taken off the areas we could monitor. The kidnappers in three boats, tried to move the children away. In the course of doing that, they ambushed Marine Police operatives and volunteers who knew the terrain very well.

“Two of their three boats were sunk and 17 of them killed that day, including Adeniyi. The security operatives were cautious with the third boat because it had the children in it.

“The kidnappers went further with a view to frustrate efforts of security operatives and the government by attempting to attack Marine Police posts in order to steal our gunboats.

“Specifically on July 18, they ambushed a Marine Police post with a view to steal gunboat. That operation was led by ‘America’ and he died in that ambush with two others. We must tell you that the criminals launched the offensives and the government and security operatives handled everything that needed to be handled.

“We also engaged the parents. Where we needed to engage psychologists, we did. It also led to the Acting President reassuring the parents on the release of the children. I can tell you that this is one operation the criminals will know that the government is responsible and they cannot dispute whether the government has the capacity to secure its citizenry.

“We have just started. This is the beginning. The security operatives with the support of the governors of the Southwest, has demonstrated the commitment reached in Abeokuta for a joint security team in the region.

“The criminals should know that there will be no hiding place for them in the southwest. People involved in criminality would be made to face the wrath of the law.”

Earlier, Lagos Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, who received the children on behalf of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode from Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of Ondo State, said the state would intensify security in public schools before resumption.

She said: “I will like to commend the police and other security agencies for ensuring that the children are back. We plan to have comprehensive medical check-up on the children and they will be debriefed in collaboration with other stakeholders.

“We are going back to the drawing board to ensure that all that need to be done in terms of security before the resumption of schools are done.”

Akeredolu said the combined efforts of South West governors and security agencies led to the release of the pupils, adding that the role played by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, was incisive.

Posted On Saturday, 29 July 2017 00:40 Written by

It was a slightly breezy evening, and the songs played by the disc jockey rendered extra soothing effects as celebrities rocked the red carpet at the glamorous launch of Wanneka’s Lounge, a choice restaurant in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Hosted by Denrele Edun, the event was graced by celebrities like Humblesmith, BBNaija Eriata Ese, Yvonne Jegede, Belinda Effah, BBNaija Jon Ogah, Fredrick Leonard, Mary Lazarus, Azuka Ogujuiba, Latasha Nwugbe, Peggy Ovire, Mimi Orijekwe and many others.

Just before declaring the beautiful lounge open, the proprietor, Mrs. Doris Nkumah popularly known as ‘Mizwanneka the Hair Boss’ talked about her journey as a serial entrepreneur and the times she had almost given up on her dream of opening a lounge. According to her, “I am grateful to all that encouraged me to never give up; my husband, my elder sister and my friends. I’m glad and excited that this lounge is now a reality”

After the cutting of the ribbon and declaring the lounge open by the celebrant’s elder sister, a tour of the facility revealed a tasteful decor, exotic offerings and warm hospitality for loungers.

A perfect mix of fun, relaxation, entertainment and meals, guests had a taste of the ice berg as they were then treated to a beautiful performance by a Saxophonist while relishing the local and intercontinental dishes, after which Humblesmith entertained everyone with his hit songs.

Posted On Friday, 28 July 2017 15:54 Written by

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has said that he was shocked when he saw President Muhammadu Buhari in London on Sunday.

The governor, who along with some All Progressives Congress leaders visited the President on Sunday, said his surprise was because of the rumours and conspiracy theories that had made the rounds regarding President Buhari’s health.

Since May 7 when the President flew to London for medical treatment, he hasn’t been seen in public many people claiming his health had declined.

Governor Okorocha explained during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today that in Buhari’s absence, there was a lot of confusion and speculations about his health and it took the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, who visited the President on July 11, to reassure Nigerians that the President was in good spirits.

“Even then, most people didn’t believe it. But to my greatest shock, when I arrived in London with the Party Chairman and the governors of Kano, Kaduna, Kogi, Nasarawa and the Minister of Transport, we saw a man that was full of humour as usual and we were wondering whether it is the same person that they are talking about,” he said.

“All I can say is that Mr President is in good health, he is not on life support and he will soon be back. And he is not in the hospital. I was thinking I was going to see him in the hospital, but he is not even in the hospital. He was at home relaxing and having a good time.”

The governor said considering how healthy the President looked, he was surprised he had not already returned to Nigeria.

He said, “When I made enquiries as to why he is still waiting, why he is still not back home, all I got as an answer is that he is just taking some vitamins to increase his appetite to regain his lost weight.

“But I think the man is in good spirits and I think the prayers of Nigerians have worked to a great extent and President Buhari is coming back in full force to resume his work. What Nigerians should be talking about now is what should be his next line of action.”

Asked when the President was likely to return, he said, “The Buhari I saw two days ago will be back to Nigeria as soon as possible. I don’t think that he will stay longer than necessary, unless for some other reasons. I saw a man that was quite healthy, in high spirits and very sound – except for the fact that he has lost a bit of weight.”

Posted On Wednesday, 26 July 2017 19:16 Written by

Three policemen attached to Ijede Division in Ikorodu, Lagos, have been dismissed from the Force for allegedly arresting and fleecing their victims of N200, 000.

Inspector Okelue Nkemeonye (136005), Sergeant Braimoh Sunday (355897) and Sergeant Yusuf Olukoga (359928) were sacked from the police on Monday after an Orderly Room trial held at the Zone II Headquarters in Onikan found them guilty of misconduct.

According to the Police Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), the dismissed Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) were found guilty of corrupt practices and discreditable conducts under the First Schedule of the Police Act, Cap P19, Laws of the Federation, 2004.

Officer in charge of PCRRU, Abayomi Shogunle, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), said in a statement that the officers committed the offence on June 21.

He said a complainant had contacted the unit and reported that the policemen picked him up at a bank he went to deposit money.

Since the network was down, the victim, whose name was not given, said he paid the money into his own account in the hope that he would transfer it to the company it was meant for later on.

Upon leaving the bank, he was accosted by armed policemen wearing Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) vests and told him to enter their car while pointing their gun at him.

The victim said his mobile phone was collected from him, adding that the policemen asked what he does for a living and he told them he just completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

The complainant said he told the policemen he was living with his brother and that he was the one who sent him to the bank.

He also showed them his brother’s shop while they were driving by so they could stop and make enquiries but they refused. He was not allowed to take or make calls.

The victim said he received an alert on his phone, which was the money he deposited in his account, adding that the policemen started accusing him of being a fraudster and demanding N1 million bribe.

“One of them slapped me. They drove us around places in Ikorodu- Ijede, Gberigbe, Ibeshe, Igbe, Ipakodo, Itaelewa, Agric and First Gate- harassing people, moving them in the car and collecting huge amount from them.

“They collected N50,000 from me. I noticed that at each junction that we reached people were hailing their leader by his nickname (OJ. Ojewunmi). And one by name Austin slapped me.

“They picked me up around 9:00 a.m. and dropped me 6:00 p.m. after collecting money from me. They even used my account to collect money from the guys that I met in the car and used my ATM to withdraw them,” the complainant alleged.

Posted On Monday, 24 July 2017 20:07 Written by

A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Dr. Olu Onagoruwa, is dead.

Onagoruwa, a human rights activist, died in the early hours of Friday at the age of 80.

He was appointed the AGF by the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, in November 1993.

He, however, quit the post few months later due to agreements with then military government.

Onagoruwa studied law at the University of London where he obtained his LL.B; LL.M and PhD degrees before returning to the country, where he attended the Nigerian Law School.

He established the Onagoruwa Chambers in the early 80s and became a key figure in Nigeria’s human rights struggle.

Posted On Friday, 21 July 2017 12:16 Written by

Alhaji Haruna Vatsa, the first son of the late Maj,-Gen. Mamman Vatsa and the Director-General Protocol to Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Malam Jibrin Ndace, made confirmed the death in a statement released on Tuesday.

He said that Vatsa died on Tuesday afternoon in Kaduna, following a brief illness.

According to him, details of burial arrangement will be announced later.

Haruna’s lone brother, Jibrin Mamman Jiya Vatsa, also died in September 2015 in the early hours of Sunday in Calabar, Cross River State, after a brief illness.

The state government particularly commiserated with Haruna Mamman Vatsa, the elder brother of the deceased.

The father of late Harun, Major General Mamman Jiya Vatsa, was a senior Nigerian Army officer and writer who was executed by the government of Major General Ibrahim Babangida on 5 March 1986 following a military tribunal death sentence for treason associated with an abortive coup.

He served as Minister of the Federal Capital Abuja, and was a member of the Supreme Military Council.


Posted On Sunday, 16 July 2017 17:41 Written by

Nigerian, Fawaz Olanrewaju Animasaun will spend the next two years in jail in the United States for defrauding East Texans and others out of nearly $1m.

Twenty-seven-year-old Animasaun, is one of two persons named in a federal indictment for charges of aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, as well as aiding and abetting.

He was travelling to the U.S. from Ghana, by way of Amsterdam, when he was arrested at the airport in New York in November last year.

Just a few weeks later, the 7-foot-1-inch tall Nigerian was an inmate at the Gregg County Jail awaiting his turn in a federal courtroom.

Under a plea agreement finalised in May, Animasaun is serving three years in prison on the conspiracy charge. He is ordered to pay $930,737.60 in restitution to three financial companies.

Court documents show Animasaun will pay $135,989 to East Texas-based Austin Bank as part of that restitution.

In addition, the agreement states that Northern Trust Company is due $46,800 and UMB Financial Corporation is due $747,948.60.

Animasaun and his alleged accomplice Idowu Temitope Omolade, also from Nigeria, are believed to be involved in at least 21 fraudulent wire transfers between April and August of 2012.

And that may not be all.

A rare footnote made by a U.S. Attorney in the 21-page federal indictment reads, “Because the purpose of this complaint is to set forth only those facts necessary to establish probable cause to arrest, I have not described all the relevant facts and circumstances of which I am aware.”

The indictment says the purpose of the conspiracy was to “… unlawfully obtain money through unauthorised transfers of funds from bank accounts and brokerage accounts.”

To do that, the Nigerian men allegedly impersonated actual account holders in emails exchanged with banking and financial services personnel. In those email conversations, the indictment says the suspects “… harvested details about the target accounts, including account balances, and obtained wire transfer instructions.” With those details, the suspects were then able to initiate a wire transfer without the account holder’s knowledge or authorization.

The indictment said that the money was moved through a series of accounts using “money mules,” or people who may or may not have known they were assisting in the transfer.

Other financial institutions affected include Wells Fargo, UMB Bank, UMB Financial Corporation, Northern Trust and Northern Trust Corporation.

Animasaun was transferred out of the Gregg County Jail on June 28, in the custody of the U.S. Marshals. Federal Bureau of Prisons records show he is now in a detention centre in Brooklyn, New York, and will remain there until June 2019. He could have received up to 30 years in prison for each count of the indictment.

The indictment states that Animasaun kept Omolade informed of the progress, and told him when to expect specific wire transfers. Omolade is not listed as a federal inmate, and there is no record of an arrest. Aliases listed in the indictment include “Michael Chernick” and “CLICKIDONLINE.”

Animasaun is listed in the indictment with four aliases, including “Larry Hoover” and “Slim Husstle Olanraywaju.”

Posted On Tuesday, 11 July 2017 03:34 Written by
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