Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Men of the Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State
command, have arrested the driver of a
private school bus, identified as Godwin
Etute, for allegedly killing a 16-year old girl
for refusing to allow him have sex with her
inside a school bus.
The wicked 26-year old driver is said to
have murdered the teenager called Tolu
Gbadamosi, dumped her by the road side
and drove off. The suspect was arrested by
the police at the Ikotun area on a tip-off by
someone who saw him when he dumped
the victim somewhere in Alimosho area of
the state and drove off .
The late Tolu was an auxiliary teacher who
also assisted the driver to take school
children with the bus to and from school.
Sources say her problem started when
Etute attempted to woo her to have sex
with him several times but she refused and
told him that she had not tried sex with
She was said to have reported her
encounter with Godwin to her mom and
few of her friends before now . The
incident has thrown the management of
the school and the family of the deceased
A police source who confirmed the
incident, disclosed that the matter is about
being moved to State Criminal Investigation
Department, SCID, Panti Yaba.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 7:59 PM
An Abuja High Court sitting at Apo on
Tuesday ruled that former Speaker Dimeji
Bankole and his deputy Usman Bayero
Nafada have no case to answer in the
N40bn loan scandal.
The court ruled on a “no-case-submission”
before it by the erstwhile Speaker of the House of
Representatives, Mr Dimeji Bankole and his
deputy, Usman Bayero Nafada pertaining
to the 17-count criminal charge preferred
against them by the EFCC, over an alleged
role they played in a N40 billion loan saga
that trailed the sixth session of the lower
Justice Belgore rubbishes Keyamo’s case as
he ruled that the accused did not benefit
from the loan. There was no theft as it was
a loan that have been liquidated and it was
provided for in the budget.
Belgore further ruled that it was not a
salary increase or allowance increase but
increase in running cost. The judge in the
ruling that lasted over three hours said
there was no linkage of the accussed with
conspiracy or thef which have not been
The account for the loan was not operated
by the accussed and the disbursement was
not done by the accussed.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 7:40 PM
Actress, Yemisi Adebowale, popularly
known as Yemisi Elebolo recently gave
birth to triplets (all boys) at Queens
hospital in Romford, UK, but lost two of
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 7:05 PM
Monday, January 30, 2012
Some cities in Russia and South Africa have
introduced the use of anonymous baby
drop boxes for mothers to drop unwanted
children instead of dumping them in
unhygienic places and conditions.
According to reports, the move was aimed
at providing sanitary conditions for
unwanted children who are usually found
in garbage bags in public places where they
could be attacked by predators.
CEO, Out of Africa Children’s Fund’s Boxes,
Kim Highfield said with the introduction of
the anonymous facility, she hoped
struggling mothers would be willing to give
their children up for adoption safely.
‘Sometimes they leave their babies in
dangerous areas where they have been
attacked by dogs or come to other harm,
our scheme is about providing an
alternative, so that new mothers at least
have somewhere safe to leave their child,’
Drop box for babies? What Do you think:
Good or Bad idea?
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 3:26 PM
Soap actor Nick Santino who has appeared on “All My Children” and “The Guiding Light” took an overdose of pills hours after he was forced to put his beloved dog to sleep under pressure from his Manhattan condo. He was just 47.
As the story goes, his building had a ban on pit-bulls, but Nick’s dog – Rocco had been grandfathered in … which didn’t sit well with some of the neighbors. Some claimed the dog was loud and aggressive, but others said building management was just harassing Nick and trying to force him to get rid of the dog.
Feeling it was his only option, Nick had Rocco put to sleep and later that day left a suicide note that read:
“Today I betrayed my best friend and put down my best friend … Rocco trusted me and I failed him. He didn’t deserve this.”
Santino phoned a former girlfriend at 2 a.m. Wednesday. Police found Santino’s body in his bedroom later that afternoon. The actor had overdosed on pills. The actor’s pet Rocco has been cremated; friends tell The New York Post Santino’s remains will also be cremated.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 2:43 PM
Nollywood Actress Omotola Jalade has decided to enlist in the police force to combat crime in the society. She looks so lovely in Uniform but I don’t know if her superiors will take her serious.
Don’t want pull your legs too much, just kidding. She is only wearing the police uniform for her upcoming song “Get Busy”.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 2:16 PM
Saturday, January 28, 2012
The actress and her family have lived in
the northern state of Kano all their lives,
they even have businesses there but
because of insecurity in the north, and
especially after the multiple bomb blasts
last week, which came close to their
home, the actress has decided to
relocate her family.
In April 2011, the building habouring
Halima and her mother's bakery and
restaurant, Godiya Confectioneries, was
burned down during the riot that
engulfed some parts of the north after
the April 2011 elections.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 1:58 PM
Since she crept into our consciousness few years ago after winning the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant, the pretty damsel has remained a force to reckon with.Hardly will a month pass without this sultry beauty making news.
Blessed with a great dress sense and supple looks that see photographers clicking away anytime she steps into any event,she’s been hailed severally for maintaining a scandal- free lifestyle during her reign and thereafter.
Her poise is unmistakable and there’s no denying the fact that though she’s still in her 20s,she’s definitely come into her own.And she may just have found love,who knows?
This ex-beauty queen is now being linked to a highly-respected South-West Governor.We learnt that the duo met some years ago at an Awards ceremony.
The affair had been hush-hush until recently.We further gathered that the Governor is simply enamoured with her and the affair is well-known to a handful of his aides.
Presently,we hear she is a regular visit to the Governor’s office and is oftentimes seen with Police escorts.
Since the development, tongues have been wagging non-stop in the Government House.
Source: Entertainment Gist
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 11:34 AM
Ahead of the 41st Convocation of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), police authorities Friday arrested no less than twenty-five persons suspected to be members of the extremist Boko Haram Islamic sect. Also arrested were the driver and conductor of the commuter bus said to be conveying the suspects.
It was gathered that the suspects who were travelling from the north in a commercial Nissan bus marked XA 581 MRD with inscription Zamfara State Government were arrested at the Opuje junction in Nsukka, Enugu State at about 9.00am.
On interrogation, however, the men who had several bags and other substances claimed they were on hunting expedition to Uzo-uwani in Nsukka, claiming to be hunters from Zamfara State.
When their bags were searched, objects including 19 dane guns, chemicals, electric cables, twelve machetes, five axes, seven knives as well as unexpended ammunitions were discovered to have been concealed in the fertilizer bags, which was also loaded with food stuff.
The development has sent fears down the spines of residents of the university town. The university is currently celebrating its 41st convocation. The weeklong event has been on since Monday and is expected to climax today with the conferment of honorary doctorate awards to some Nigerians.
Meanwhile, the State commissioner of Police, Dana Zumi Job also Friday ordered the immediate transfer of the arrested suspected Boko Haram members to Enugu for further investigations.
Confirming the arrest Friday, State Police Public Relations officer, Ebere Amaraizu, said the command would not take anything to chance, stressing that a thorough investigation would be conducted to ascertain the true mission of the group in Enugu.
He said: “They were intercepted along Okuje – Nsukka Road in a commuter bus and on close and careful interrogations, they revealed that they were coming from the northern part of the country and were heading to Uzo-uwani in Enugu State and alleged that they were hunters.”
Recovered inside the bus are 19 Dane guns, twelve machetes, five axes, seven knives and sacks containing foodstuff.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 10:25 AM
Friday, January 27, 2012
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 1:04 PM
A 22 year-old driver, Kofi Mensah, who lives at Abaka in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese (AAK) District of the Central Region, has impregnated his 19-year-old biological sister, Ama Essumanba at Abaka.
Essumanba, who is five months pregnant, has not had any antenatal treatment since she was impregnated. Their mother, Adjoa Francisca, was staying in the same house with them but had to relocate when she was beaten up by the sibling lovers for advising them to put an end to the shameful act. Briefing us on Wednesday, Madam Francisca said Essumanba, who lived in Liberia, returned home when she got pregnant a few years ago to have a son.
Francisca was shocked when two of her children told her that their brother Mensah had been having sexual intercourse with the sister, a situation which compelled her to monitor them. “Although, I advised my children who informed me about it not to tell anybody since it was a taboo, I monitored their movement and I caught them red-handed having sex,” she said.
Mensah, who was ready to do everything possible to protect his relationship with his sister, threatened to kill his mother, if she did not leave their house. In an interview with Essumanba at the house where she lives with her two-year- old son, she cried for more than five minutes before she could be consoled to speak to us.
She confirmed she was impregnated by her brother. Kofi Mensah, on the other hand, nearly insulted the us when he was asked whether Francisca was his mother. He said: “go and report me to the police so they can come and arrest me, Francisca is my grandmother.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 12:52 PM
and Jay Z announced that Oprah will be the
Godmother to Blue Ivy Carter. According to
Idolator, the couple picked Oprah over other
hopefuls such as Auntie Solange and Kelly
Rowland. Blue Ivy is already the youngest
person to make the Billboard charts, and
now she has media mogul aka “Ruler of the
Known Universe”, Oprah, as her Godmother.
At this point Blue Ivy is basically American
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 10:48 AM
Tongues are waggling about the alleged
steaming romance between Tatiana
Durao of BBA all stars and Paul Okoye
of P-Square. Tatiana the slim fair-
skinned sultry Angola babe, popular for
been the Drama Queen of BBA all stars
having participated in an earlier season.
This discreet affair has been going on
for sometime now. Tatiana's music
career brought her in contact with Paul
and she has been getting the needed
support as regards her music career in
the Nigerian music industry.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 9:16 AM
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
According to the leadership of the NLC
and TUC, they received a threat letter in
their mail yesterday supposedly sent by
Boko Haram. In the letter (above), the
Islamic sect expressed their anger over
the way the Labour leaders handled the
fuel hike crisis. They asked the NLC
president to resign and also threatened
to bomb their HQ soon.
The letter reads 'I', 'AM' instead of
'WE'...probably a prank but the NLC
people are taking it very seriously.
They've handed the letter to security
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 2:33 PM
Top actress Tonto Dikeh sounds very
brilliant and intelligent in movies that have
been edited before hitting the shelves.
Little do people know that this sexy
actress panders to temporary amnesia, as
she pretends not remember some things
We will inform you authoritatively that
whenever it pleases her,Ms. Dikeh does not
even know her telephone numbers and
will claim she does not remember the
figures that make up her telephone
The intelligent actress has never
mentioned her telephone number to
anybody when asked,rather she will
quickly tell the individual to call his or her
number while she will readily dial it for the
person to get her number.
Aside this,it has been revealed by
eyewitnesses that this actress takes a line
for over one hour while on movie
sets,simply because she forgets things
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 1:32 PM
Rapper Fat Joe has split from his wife of 17
years, according to reports.
The Lean Back hitmaker, real name Joe
Cartagena, and his wife Lorena recently
parted ways amid claims of his infidelity,
The hip-hop star, who has shed more than
100 pounds in the past year, has a five-
year-old daughter, Azariah, with Lorena.
He also has two elder children from
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 1:27 PM
Actor and comedian, John Okafor aka Mr.
Ibu, has lost his two-year-old son,
John Okafor’s son died on Monday night,
he had been sick for four days.
May his soul & other souls of faithful departed rest in peace....Amen
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 12:05 PM
"I didn't get this from my father. My father
is not a womaniser. That I know. I have
never caught my father with another
woman. He is very faithful to my mother. I
am also not a womanizer. Yes it happens
that I have more women in my life. It is the
price I have to pay for being a star. I didn't
plan to have more than one woman in my
life. I didn't plan my life to be the way it is
now but no regrets. I love my kids. Right
now, I have three women in my life who
have five kids for me (and expecting a 6th
one) and I sincerely don't know how I'm
able to cope with three women. Fela had
over two dozen wives but I'm not Fela. I can
never be another Fela. I have three women
but I'm saying a big NO to Fela's kind of
polygamy. I don't even know what these
women see me (Oh yeah, Tuface? lol). I used
to look into the mirror sometimes and
wonder it is that they see in me." - 2face
tells E Express when they asked him about
womanizing and regrets
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 10:18 AM
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Can drinks filled with explosives
“So far we have discovered over 300
home-made bombs in the operation we
have launched in bomb recovery in
different parts of the city.” These were the
words of a senior police official who spoke
to the press on condiation of anonymity
based on the sensitive nature of their
Plots by members of the dreaded Boko
Haram sect to
launch fresh attacks have been foiled by
men of the Nigerian police in the city of
Kano on Monday. Authoritative sources
say they discovered eight bomb-laden cars
and over 100 unexploded devices in
The senior police officer said: “Lots of the
unexploded bombs were recovered around
the police headquarters ” which was one of
the targets struck in the deadly Friday
attacks. “ We are still facing serious security
threats,” he added.
Also, a man suspected to be Boko Haram
member forcefully gained entrance into
the headquarters of the ministry of
defence in Abuja on Monday. His mission
however failed as he was later
overpowered and arrested by military
No official statement yet from the military
command on the incident.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 5:47 AM
Monday, January 23, 2012
The Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu
Rufai last week told reporters that ASUU
would call off its strike action on Monday
after holding a meeting with university
But the ASUU President has refuted this
claim saying that ASUU is not a member of
the Association of Vice Chancellors, and as
such, could not call off the strike action until
government implemented its agreements
“It’s all government’s propaganda! ASUU
won’t call off its strike so long as
government shies away from the issue of
effective funding of the universities”, the
ASUU president said.
He however expressed ASUU’s appreciation
to the senate in passing the bill for the
extension of the retirement age of
Professors from 65 to 70 years.
“The year of retirement is just one of our
demands, the funding is the cardinal,” he
“Mr. President has scheduled a meeting with
ASUU on Monday, if government accepts to
implement our demand, that is when we will
think of calling off the strike.
“Even at that, the National Executive
Committee of ASUU will have to meet and
have series of meetings to agree on when
to call off the strike.
“However, with the intervention of Mr.
President, I believe the solution will come
faster than expected” the ASUU president
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 2:32 PM
Nollywood actress, Stephanie Okereke has
picked an undisclosed date in the month of
February to exchange marital vows with
her boyfriend of many years, Linus Idahosa
, in a private, but classy wedding billed to
hold in Paris, France.
According to Punch’s Spice Society, the
couple chose to hold the ceremony far
away from the prying eyes of the public.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 2:19 PM
Tonto Dike Looking HOT In New
Photoshoot For TIANNASTYLIN Celebrity
The images were taken
at Ileshe beach, and these are just
snippets from the album of photos
collected for Tiannastylin's new fashion
catalogue to be released soon.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 11:57 AM
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Remember not too long ago we told you about 27 year old Hazel Jones who was born with a condition called Uterus didelphys which means she has 2 sets of female reproductive organs, two vaginal canals and two openings.
Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch, who heard Hazel's story and immediately reached out to the woman with a BIG offer to film her double vagina in action.
In the letter, Hirsch writes,
"You are obviously an extraordinary woman and I would like to make you an offer to star in an upcoming Vivid production. We would pay you up to $1 million for your services."
For the mathematically challenged, that's $500k per vagina. To sweeten the deal, Hirsch says Jones can pick any XXX partner she wants in her movie - adding, "We would fly you out to L.A. as soon as you are available and provide you with first class accommodations."
Rejecting the offer, a horrified Hazel was quoted as saying
’I have never received any offers of this kind of work nor would I never consider doing it in a million years. I just want to be left alone”
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 4:33 AM
Etta James, the singer who made “At Last” a
classic and became one of the last survivors
from early rock ‘n’ roll’s pantheon of
soaring divas, died Friday in California, her
manager said. She was 73.
She had been battling leukemia and
dementia. Her final stage performances
came in early 2010.
James died at Riverside Community Hospital
from complications of leukemia, with her
husband and two sons at her side, her
manager, Lupe De Leon said.
Over a 50-year career, James won four
Grammy Awards and 17 Blues Music
Awards. She was inducted into the Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and was the
recipeient of a Grammy Lifetime
A feisty and outspoken personality off-
stage, James was known for a singing style
that ranged from the lush elegance of “At
Last” to powerful rhythm and blues like
“Good Rockin’ Daddy,” “All I Could Do Is Cry”
and her first hit, “The Wallflower.”
She was admired by many of her fellow
female artists for her struggles against a
system that often undervalued and
underrated female performers.
The cost of that struggle was reflected in
her lifelong struggle against several
extended drug addictions.
“No one who wasn’t there could understand
how hard someone like Etta had to fight,”
the late Ruth Brown said in 1998. Brown,
Lavern Baker and Della Reese, along with
James, were some of the early female artists
who to this day remain downplayed in
early rock ‘n’ roll history.
Ironically, it was a car commercial that
ultimately helped secure James’s stature.
In the early 1990s, Jaguar licensed “At Last”
in a lavish, memorable television ad that
gave the song far wider popular exposure
than it had after its original release in 1961.
It was a No. 2 R&B hit then, but only
reached No. 47 on the pop charts.
James was still performing in the 1990s,
and the song’s resurgence enhanced her
She came into the spotlight again in 2008
when a James-like character was featured in
the 2008 movie “Cadillac Records.” The
movie was loosely based on Chess Records,
where James recorded in the 1960s, and it
featured Beyonce, as the James character,
singing “At Last.”
James said she enjoyed the movie, though it
“had some inconsistencies” and largely
ignored the success the real-life James had
on records and on black radio before she
came to Chess in 1960.
She praised Beyonce’s performance, though
in early 2009 she complained that Beyonce,
rather than James, was invited to sing “At
Last” at Barack Obama’s inauguration.
She also said Beyonce “should get her a—
whupped,” though she said later she meant
that as a joke.
In April 2009, James sang “At Last” on
“Dancing with the Stars.”
Born in Los Angeles, James did her early
singing in the church before joining
impresario Johnny Otis’s stable of Los
Angeles R&B singers in the mid-1950s. She
sang with Richard Berry, among others, and
“The Wallflower” was an answer to the
Midnighters’ hit “Work With Me Annie.”
She is survived by her husband of 41 years,
Artis Mills, and two sons.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 4:01 AM
Comedian, Basketmouth wasn't joking
when he disclosed few weeks ago that
he is branching out into the music
world. The funny guy is making serious
moves to ensure his debut album
"where u dey" which is in the works
(although no release date has been set)
it doesn't flop.
The track, titled "ODDZ" featuring wizkid
and Eldee is set to drop on 26th January
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 2:55 AM
Versatile screen sensation and actor John Dumelo has singled out fellow screen goddess Yvonne Nelson as the most memorable kiss out of the numerous actresses that he has locked lips with on screen in his vibrant acting career.
John disclosed this to X FM after being crowned the most fashionable male celebrity for 2011 by Xfm’s facebook fan base. He beat celebrities like Sarkodie, KOD, Nana Boro, Okyeame Kwame, among others for the enviable title.
Coincidentally, the divine Miss Nelson also won the same award per the votes from fans the previous day on facebook as the most fashionable female Diva for 2011.Though initially hesitant about singling out a particular actress, John Dumelo eventually named the Princess Tyra hit maker as the one whose kiss is worth remembering.
He was appreciative to the fans for the honor and support, saying his choice of attire usually depends on the occasion and the necessary dress code but tries to live not much a luxurious lifestyle. As if to give credence to his new title, the 2011 Ghana Movie Awards Best Actor nominee recently launched his clothing (boxer) line called J. Melo as his impending accessory line is scheduled for the following months. John Dumelo explained that his boxer line will all be designed and sewn in Ghana although it will be packaged for consumers all over the world just like his hair and jewelry line.
Reacting on the Ghana movie industry, this is what he said, ‘I think we have a fantastic industry in Ghana and very soon we might be taking over Africa’ ‘we can eventually be compared to Hollywood or Bollywood in the next ten years, …we have a lot of money being pumped into the industry’ he confidently said.
He also intimated that in connection with the objectives of his foundation, he is setting up a school in the Northern region and intends to make donations to other institutions. He wish to offer 20% of proceeds from his clothing and other lines to support a charity work.
Sharing his foresight with X fm, John Dumelo anticipates a fruitful movie career as well as making a tremendous impact in the lives of people. He advised fans to quit pirating movies since it is gradually collapsing the movie industry in Ghana.
Source: Nana Mensah
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 2:37 AM
Reuters - Gunmen
kidnapped an American working for
Marubeni Corp in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger
Delta region on Friday, killing his driver and
demanding a 50 million naira ($310,300)
ransom, a security source said.
The U.S. embassy confirmed that one of its
citizens had been abducted.
"A foreign national was kidnapped this
morning in Warri by gunmen who trailed
him from Sapele," Charles Muka, spokesman
for the Delta Police Command, told Reuters.
"They killed his police escort and forcefully
took him away from the car. He was going
to the bank when the attack occurred," he
A security source, who could not be named,
said that the hostage was an American
working for Japanese conglomerate
Marubeni, but gave no further details.
"The U.S. Embassy and Consulate are aware
of the kidnapping of an American citizen
this morning in Warri. We continue to
monitor the situation closely and assist," a
spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy told
The Niger Delta, heartland of Africa's
biggest oil and gas industry, is prone to
bouts of unrest and riven by militant
factions. Gangs use guns and speedboats to
run criminal fiefdoms that profit from
kidnapping and oil theft.
Militant activity decreased after an amnesty
for several commanders in 2009, but the
region remains volatile.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 2:04 AM
The multiple bomb blasts, which rocked the state capital after the Friday Jumat prayers, occurred for several hours and spread through several areas in the state capital, resulting in pandemonium.
Several police stations and SSS office attacked. The AIG Zone 1 police HQ situated along BUKRd was bombed. Immigration headquarters bombed. Explosions in Bompai, Farm Center Police Station, and several other police stations in the city.
There's also reports of heavy gunfire. Several people confirmed dead, including a Channels TV reporter, Enenche Akogwu, who was killed while filming the attack at Farm Centre Police Station in Kano.
Several homes damaged as a result of the blasts and panic by residents resulted in many accidents.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 1:32 AM
Friday, January 20, 2012
A 28-year-old Thai man still wished to marry his girlfriend four days after she died in a car accident Chadil Deffy, a television director in Thailand, insisted to make Sarinya Kamsook’s greatest wish come true In consequence Deffy organized a Buddhist ceremony during which he married the inert corpse of his girlfriend. The event took place on Wednesday January 4, 2012 in the city of Surin, northern Thailand.
Several people including friends and relatives attended Deffy’s grim moments when “asked into marriage” Sarinya, 29, who was killed in a car crash on New Year Eve. The wedding which was aired by Thai TV, has now flooded the blogosphere where it sparked countless controversial debates.
Chadil Deffy, or Deff Yingyuen, expressed his deep love and devotion for his lifeless girlfriend, Sarinya or Anne Kamsook. Deff had announced the event on his Facebook page, inviting his friends to an wedding- funeral rite for his long term girlfriend at a temple in Surin. A photo of Chadil, dressed in a black suit, putting a ring on Sarinya’s finger, spread quickly across the web where more than 50,000 users left prayers, condolences and sympathy messages through social networks and Youtube.
Deffy and Kamssok had been together for 10 years. The couple intended to marry but according to Deffy, the wedding was postponed because of busy schedules and his decision to go on with his studies before settling down in a marriage with Sarinya.
Following the car incident the girl was severely injured. She was rushed to the hospital but the ICU was overcrowded. Instead of taking her to another hospital, the emergency staff allegedly waited 6 hours and during that time she passed away.
Watch the video below
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 12:51 PM
A mother offered up herself and her daughter this week for sex to pay off a debt at a Southgate pawnshop, the owner of the shop said Wednesday.
Al Hassan, a co-owner of DaSilva’s Pawn and Exchange on Eureka, said the mother, believed to be in her mid-30s, came into the shop Monday night and offered him sex with her and her daughter, who he estimated to be 9-11 years old, if he agreed not to sell a laptop she pawned a few weeks ago for $120.
A $25 payment was due to keep the laptop from being sold, Hassan said.
Hassan said he quickly notified police and reported the incident to Children’s Protective Services. Southgate police confirmed they are looking into the allegations.
“It’s still under investigation,” said Lt. Kasper Ohannasian. David Akerly, spokesman for the state Department of Human Services, said confidentiality laws prevent the state from commenting on individual cases, and he couldn’t confirm that the state is investigating.
WDIV-TV said it interviewed the mother at her home in Monroe, and she said the offer was meant as a joke.
“I wasn’t serious,” said the mother. “I don’t want to be considered a bad mother just because I needed some money for gas and groceries.”
Hassan said he believes the woman may have a drug habit that drove her to desperation.
“I felt disgusted,” Hassan said of his reaction to her offer. “I was sick.”
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 12:04 PM
This is not the best of time for the motion
world in Nigeria, which is called Nollywood
by stakeholders, as it has lost another
veteran actor, David Ihezie, to the cold
hands of death.
The actor died yesterday at his Enugu
home, after suffering from Arthritis for
some time now.
Confirming this to NigeriaFilms.Com was
the Enugu State Chairman of Actors' Guild
of Nigeria (AGN), Ofiafulugu Mbaka, who
said it was unfortunate the veteran actor
In his words, yes, David Ihezie has passed
on. He died yesterday at his home. He has
been suffering from Arthritis, an illness
known with the aged.
David Ihezie was in his 70s before he
passed on yesterday. His remains has
been deposited at a Medical Centre in
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 10:31 AM
A childless housewife, Mrs. Folashade Giwa
is now counting her losses after she was
made to part with about N2.7m for
"deliverance" by a Lagos based prophetess,
The 60-year-old prophetess whose church
is located at 36, Odewale Street in Alagbado,
Lagos, has been taken to Ojokoro
magistrate’s court on charges of fraud and
Apart from allegedly defrauding Mrs.
Folashade of the said amount, the
prophetess is also being accused of
initiating her to serve a goddess which the
police described in the charge sheet as
The story started when Mrs.
Folashade visited the prophet to seek
prayers for the fruit of the womb. The
prophetess told her that before she could
bear a child, she will undergo deliverance
during which she will be "purified".
The prophetess, it was leant, also told her
that the currency she pays will determine
how speedily her prayer will be answered.
She told her that if she pay in pounds
sterling or dollars, her prayers will be
answered faster. But if she pay in naira, her
prayers will still be answered but not as
fast as dollars and pounds sterling. As a
result, Mrs. Folashade paid in pounds
sterling and dollars so that she could have
her own child on time .
According to court document, the woman
made payment of £4,500 and $10,000 and
cash of N289,000. The total naira
equivalent she paid was about N2.7m
It was further gathered that the prophetess
placed her under several oaths that she
should not tell to anyone about her
experience. But when her desire to have a
child did not materialized as the prophet
promised and she could not get her
N2.7million, Mrs. Folashade reported the
matter at Alagbado Police Station .
Consequently, the prophetess was arrested
and charged to court. The offence she
committed, according to the prosecutor, Mr.
Thomas Nurudeen, was contrary to section
419, 390 and 210 of the criminal act, cap
17 vol. 2 law of Lagos State of Nigeria,
When the charges were read to her, she
pleaded not guilty. The presiding
magistrate, Mrs. A.F. Adeeyo, granted her
bail in the sum of N500,000 with two
sureties in like sum .
The matter was then adjourned till
February 21, 2012, for further hearing.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 10:14 AM
The run away Boko Haram suspect from the
police net, Kabir Sokoto, has been re-
arrested by men of the Nigerian Police.
Kabir Sokoto was caught at the Nigeria –
Chad border in Borno State, while
attempting to escape to Chad.
reports, Kabir was caught with the help of a
spiritualist, Alhaji Ali Quran, who is said to
be a guru in the act of using voodoo to
Reports say that Kabir Sokoto is already in
Abuja with the police, after he was re-
arrested some few hours ago.
Kabir was the prime suspect of St Theresa’s
Catholic Church on Christmas Day in
Mandalla near Suleja in Niger State.
President Jonathan had earlier given the
police boss, Hafiz Ringim, a 24 hour
ultimatum to produce Kabir or face tough
sanctions, after a public outcry on his
escape from police’s custody.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 9:48 AM
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The world’s most popular online
encyclopedia, Wikipedia, is preparing to
blackout for 24 hours beginning midnight
Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday
(Jan. 18th) until midnight on Wednesday to
protest anti-piracy legislation under
consideration in the United States Congress.
In Nigerian time, the blackout would begin
6:00am Wednesday, lasting for 24 hours.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales announced
on Twitter today the popular community-
based online encyclopedia would shut
down its English versions for a full 24
Wales said in a statement: “Today
Wikipedians from around the world have
spoken about their opposition to this
destructive legislation. This is an
extraordinary action for our community to
take – and while we regret having to
prevent the world from having access to
Wikipedia for even a second, we simply
cannot ignore the fact that SOPA and PIPA
endanger free speech both in the United
States and abroad, and set a frightening
precedent of Internet censorship for the
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 12:42 AM
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
A housemate on Brazil's version of Big
Brother has been raped live on TV, it has
been alleged. Police today confirmed
they had begun an investigation and
carried out a search of the studios in Rio
de Janeiro, where the popular reality
show is being filmed.
Viewers were shocked in the early
hours of Sunday to watch contestant
Daniel Echaniz 31, apparently force
himself on 23-year-old student Monique
Amin, who had passed out drunk after a
The decision to remove the contestant,
who if found guilty of rape faces
between six and ten years' jail, was
explained in a statement read out by the
show's presenter Pedro Bial.
He said: 'Since Sunday morning, the
board had been evaluating the
behaviour of Daniel, who is suspected
of having infringed the rules of the
'Big Brother examined his behaviour
without jumping to conclusions and
with the utmost care. The images
showed a breach of the rules of the
'After careful evaluation, the direction of
the programme found that the behavior
of the contestant on the night of the
party was seriously inadequate.'
Makers Endemol - which is known for
encouraging outrageous behaviour
among its contestants - today refused
to comment on the latest scandal to rock
the worldwide Big Brother format.
Big Brother Brasil, which is in its 12th
series, is watched by an average TV
audience of eight million. In last year's
final over 154 million votes were cast.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 11:47 PM