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Mob sets 2 suspected robbers ablaze in Anambra

Barely two weeks after a mob set ablaze two armed robbers at New Tyres Market, Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, for snatching huge sums of money from a trader, two other armed robbers were, yesterday, burnt to ashes along Limca Road in the same area.

The two robbers, armed with pistols, according to eyewitnesses, had blocked a lady, who boarded a commercial motorcycle with a Ghana-must-go bag filled with money and heading towards a bank, and allegedly snatched the bag from her.

According to the source, as the lady, believed to be a cashier in one of the petrol stations along the road, was being taken to the bank by the commercial motorcyclist, the armed robbers, riding their own motorcycle, closed in on them and ordered her to surrender the bag of money at gunpoint.
The source said she surrendered the bag to them, but as the thieves made to zoom off, their motorcycle somersaulted.

It was gathered that some passers-by alerted policemen and went after them. Bullets reportedly did not penetrate their bodies. They were, however, over-powered by the mob and set ablaze.

It was learned that one of the robbers removed the burning tyre from his neck and fled with his body on fire.

He was, however, caught again by the mob, who tied his hands and legs, pushed him into a drainage with his accomplice and set them ablaze a second time.

Vehicular movements were disrupted along the road for many hours, even as some members of Anambra Traffic Management Agency, ATMA, were busy trying to control the traffic.

The Divisional Police Officer at Ogidi, Mr. Hassan Musa, told newsmen on phone that although he heard about the incident, the scene was under the jurisdiction of Awada Police Division.

He, however, described their death as two less the number of criminals operating in the state.

“If the public could always rise like this to defend themselves from the menace of the robbers, Anambra would then become a crime-free state, as desired by the state government and law-abiding citizens,” he said.

Shocking confessions from the 'King of 419'

A Nigerian internet fraudster known as the ‘king of dating’ for his sophisticated tactics of online manipulation has given an eye-opening confession at a Lagos-based church. 

Samuel Johnson, an Edo State indigene, explained that his journey into advanced internet scamming began in The University of Port Harcourt after he joined the ‘Black-Axe’ cult.

“I followed them into a very thick forest during the night of initiation,” the young man narrated. He was just 19 years old at the time. “We reached a place where there was a candle and a coffin encircled by 50 young men. They tortured us with canes until we started bleeding. They then cut my tongue on a razor blade and gave me something to drink.”

The quiet, intelligent student changed drastically from that day onward. “It was like I had two people living inside me,” he recalled. “I became very aggressive. I had this strength to want to steal and started stealing from people. I also started smoking and drinking excessively. Anytime I drank, it’s like I became stronger.”

A cult friend into online fraud, popularly known as 419, soon egged him into joining. However, for Samuel, there was a strange, spiritual element to his deceptive tricks.“There was a spirit inside me that kept teaching me. I was not just any fraudster; I learned it from meditating on it. It was inbuilt. Even if I walked into a room and money was kept there, I would know where to find it.”

Starting by procuring foreign sim-cards from UK and USA so as to deceive potential victims, Samuel specifically targeted wealthy foreign ladies in North America. “I had pictures and pre-recorded videos of a white man. There is software which will replay these videos on Skype. So, if I am Skyping with you, you will not see my present self – you would see this video on a webcam. I had about 20 different videos with the same white man and I had created stories behind each clip. When I showed my victims, they all believed it was real.”

Johnson explained Facebook was the easiest way to attract prospective ‘customers’ and he had fixed a fake profile using the same pictures in the doctored videos he owned. “I would tell them I was an engineer who worked and lived in London, that I am rich and wealthy. I wouldn’t tell them I’m not rich; it was the money I used to drag them towards me.”

Johnson explained how he used his boast of huge wealth to lull victims into a false sense of security. “Sometimes I would ask them to help me look for a property agent to buy a house. I would tell them I am ready to pay for the house as soon as I come. I would send them a fake e-ticket and tell them I would be arriving in two weeks. I even had a pre-recorded video of a 12 year old girl who I pretended was my daughter. I had this assistant who would help me in speaking like a small girl. There is no way you would see that video on Skype and not believe it is real. They buy into it immediately. That was how I was able to draw them to get money from them.”

To gain added confidence, Samuel would ensure an emotional attachment was fostered. “You make it look real. I would send them gifts – rings, champagne, credit cards to shop. We would have ‘phone sex’ to draw their attention even more – that is how they believed. Sometimes, I could be talking to 10 different women simultaneously and I never forgot their names.”

Once such naïve trust was established, extorting money was relatively easy, the former fraudster explained. “I would tell them to contact my bank. Once they give me their details, I would make a fake wire transfer. They would see the money moving into their account. When it stops, I would tell them that they have to contact the bank and pay the ‘cost of transfer’.”

The expert duper would even go to the extent of getting personal bank details of his foreign victims, and then call their bank pretending to be an owner of the account, change information and request for a huge loan.

Money flowed freely. “I could make $30,000, $80,000 - even $250,000 on a single victim. I was living in very luxurious and expensive hotels. I moved to Omole Phase One, Ikeja and lived in an apartment for which I paid N1.5m every year. I bought all my properties in one day. I was lavishing it. I would buy Hennessy every day. I had to drink. The thing is – I needed to alcohol in order for me to perform,” he recounted.

Johnson explained that his preferred victims were those who were high-ranking, intelligent professionals. “We preferred people who were educated – people that would say, ‘It is not possible for me to be scammed’. I attacked lawyers through Yellow Pages in USA. I would tell the lawyer that someone owes me money from Michigan and the person is living in Alaska. The person the lawyer would contact in Alaska would be me also. Once he talked to this ‘person’, I would say, ‘I really owe him money and I want to pay back $300,000’. I would send the lawyer a cheque and once I sent it, they would not find out from the bank if the cheque was real; they would just deposit it.”

Johnson gained such a reputation for his scamming tricks that he began teaching others, even foreigners. “I had many boys that I was training. They called me the ‘king of dating’ because I always got what I wanted. Sometimes I would be invited to Benin or Lagos to teach fraud. I even trained grown men who were 40 to 45 years old. Some were not even black or Nigerian; some where white. They called themselves diplomats but carried fake money.”

With the words, ‘Money; power; respect’ tattooed on Samuels’ arm, it served as a constant reminder of his mission. “That was the law I lived under,” he explained.“Sometimes, if I had emotions towards the people I was defrauding, this tattoo would remind me of why I entered this business in the first place. I would say there was no mercy.”

Samuel said he had lost count of the people he had deceptively stolen money from online. “I derived pleasure in doing it. It made me feel strong – that I could make people do what I wanted them to do. I did not do this alone. I had bankers as friends who helped me out. In fact, the money I tipped them with would be more than their salary for the whole year.”

However, despite the flamboyance and lavish lifestyle, Samuel said his life was bereft of joy and the money was merely fleeting. “Whenever I got this money, it was like chaff before the wind – it would blow away. I never enjoyed it for one day. I would always fight and beat any girl I was dating. There was such anger, like there was someone living inside me. My life was upside down. I would always fear that I would be involved in an accident. If I was crossing the road, even if there was no car coming, I would run. I was living in isolation. I never came out during the day. Everything was troubling me. I never had peace. My heart was beating fast. I behaved like someone was chasing me whereas no one was chasing me.”

When a close friend and fellow fraudster was shot dead point-blank at the tender age of 23, Samuel was rudely jolted back to reality. His life was a mess. His dreams were dominated by violent attacks and sexual encounters. He needed help. When an evangelist came knocking at his door, Samuel knew it was the voice of God speaking – he needed Divine intervention to start afresh.

That night, Samuel had an unusual dream. A pastor he had only seen on a few occasions on television came with a message. “I saw TB Joshua in my dream. He told me to fast for three days,” he stated. Complying with the instruction in the Heavenly visitation, Samuel began nursing the desire to visit Joshua’s church in Lagos, The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN).

It was on the ‘prayer line’ at The SCOAN that Samuel experienced what he termed ‘deliverance’. “When the man of God touched me, I immediately saw myself facing a judge. I felt something in between my chest starting to pop out. I then felt like something left me and before I knew it, I saw myself on the floor.”

After the prayer, Samuel testified that he has stopped smoking, drinking and has comipletely stopped his fraudulent activities. His advice is short but concise. “The only way you can achieve greatness is when you have Christ in your heart. Always watch and pray. Don’t just click on any link. Don’t just share your information with anyone. If they send you an email, saying they need your information to change something – don’t listen to them. Depend only on God.”

Popular US rapper, Diddy arrested

American rap mogul Diddy was arrested in Los Angeles on Monday for assault with a deadly weapon — in this case, a kettlebell. Diddy — real name Sean Combs, 45 — likely will be moved to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center, officials said.

Entertainment website TMZ said that Combs attacked one of the trainers at the center. It was not immediately clear what transpired. But one of Comb’s sons has played special teams for the university’s squad.

“I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation. This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved,” football coach Jim Mora said in a statement.

“While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time.”

Combs, who had a hand in the careers of artists including Mary J. Blige, Biggie, Usher and Lil’ Kim, has an estimated $700 million fortune. He has worked an a top artist, producer, actor, fashion designer, fashion brand owner and investor.

Governors put FG’s domestic debts at N5trn

The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, on Tuesday said the current financial crisis was not restricted to states alone as the Federal Government is currently battling with domestic debts totaling N5.53trillion.

Yari, who is the governor of Zamfara State, also disclosed that all the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, are owing various debts totaling N658billion.

He spoke while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting President Muhammadu Buhari had with state governors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He was joined at the briefing by the Bauchi State governor, Muhammed Abubakar, and the Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

Yari said, “At our meeting today, we identified the problem and we are going to find solution.

“Right now, we cannot even pay salaries talk less of development. So, at least we have to work faster and salvage the situation.

“I‎ want you to note that it is not only the states. The states debts are not as bad as that, we made it clear to Mr. President that the total debts of 36 states and FCT is N658 billion but the domestic debts of the Federal Government is N5.53 trillion, so it is not equal.

“So we appreciate the fact that we are all in this problem, the Federal Government cannot pay ministries, departments and agencies and states cannot pay workers.”

The governor explained that their meeting with the President was not just about bailout but about the way forward‎ out of the situation that both the states and Federal Government found themselves.

He said the President himself, before he was inaugurated, was aware that some of the states were in critical situations as regards payment of workers salaries because of the dwindling economy orchestrated by the drop in oil prices.

He said the governors proposed to the President that instead of being given bail out, ‎that the funds for FG projects that were done by the states should be refunded by the Federal Government.

According to him, if the affected states were able to get the money owed them released, they can be able to start paying salaries without bail out.

He said the governors also urged Buhari to help stretch the tenure of loans owed by state governments from the current four to seven years to about 20 years.

He argued that such extension would relieve the affected states and they would be able to continue other businesses, including paying salaries.

Buhari to visit Cameroon after Ramadan fast

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday accepted an invitation from President Paul Biya to visit Cameroon at his earliest convenience.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, talks during the visit would centre on the intensification of cooperation between Nigeria and neighbouring countries in the war against Boko Haram and terrorism.

Adesina said Buhari accepted the invitation while receiving the Cameroonian Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation, Mr. Sadi Emmanuel, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He further quoted the President as saying that he will visit Cameroon for the high-level talks soon after the end of the Ramadan fast.

He said Buhari told his guest that he was putting his experience as a former soldier to good use in the war against Boko Haram.

The President reportedly emphasized that greater regional and international cooperation was needed to end the atrocities of the terrorist group.

He commended the efforts of all regional governments, including Cameroon to support Nigeria in the war against Boko Haram, but called for even greater collaboration.

“I am happy that the President has sent you. As you must have observed, I was in Niger and Chad over this issue. I planned to be in Cameroon afterwards, but I received an invitation to attend the Group of Seven (G7) meeting in Germany.

“I had to attend the meeting because Boko Haram has been internationalized and it was part of the discussions there,” he told Mr. Emmanuel.

The Special Envoy assured President Buhari of Biya’s “fraternity, sympathy and brotherly commitment” to working with Nigeria to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

“Together, we will reinforce our efforts, eradicate the scourge of terrorism and look forward to better things,’’ he told the President.

Experts hail Buhari’s directive on military check points

Some security experts on Tuesday in Abuja hailed President Buhari’s directive on the dismantling of all military check points in the country.

Some of them who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria said the directive was a welcome development as it would make the Police and the DSS “to be on their toes”.

Mr Ben Okezie, a security Analyst, said the dismantling of the check points was a welcome development.

Okezie said President Muhammadu Buhari, by the directive, had interpreted the constitution which said that the military was in charge of external security, while the police was in charge of internal security.

He said with the pronouncement, the military would be officially handing over the duty of internal security of the country to the police and the DSS.

“Which means the police need to be better equipped to fully be in charge of the internal security.

“The police and DSS must be more vigilant and Nigerians will have to also cooperate with the government by quickly reporting suspicious people to security agencies,” he said.

Okezie also said the directive showed that Buhari is a listening president and that the gesture would alleviate the problems that many Abuja residents were going through in areas where military checkpoints had been causing traffic jams .

Mr Kole Babalola also supported the directive, saying that it was not safe to expose the military to such ad-hoc duty for too long.

He said other security agencies should be on the alert and do their job effectively.

Mr Jubril Ndaice, a security expert, said the directive would “free the military from challenges of concentrating on the road for a very long time and the military will have more troops to be deployed to the fighting area .

“Security and intelligence in other parts of the world is technology-driven and based on intelligence, and I think this is the step the government wants to take,” Ndaice said.


Saraki appoints Galaudu, Olaniyonu as aides

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has approved the appointment of Senator Isa Galaudu, who represented Kebbi North Senatorial District in the Seventh Senate as his Chief of Staff.

He also appointed the immediate past Commissioner for Information and strategy in Ogun State, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, as his Special Adviser on Media.

A statement signed by the Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly, Dr. Benedict Effeturi, on Tuesday, explained that the appointments, take immediate effect.

I met Rivers in comatose – Amaechi

The Immediate Past Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has said the state was in comatose when he assumed office more than eight years ago.

Amaechi, in Abuja on Tuesday, added that because his government was accountable to the people, he would not shy away from giving the account of his administration to the electorate.

The former governor was reacting to series of allegations made against his government by his successor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday.

Amaechi, who spoke through his former Commissioner for Information, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, said the sorry state of the state was made worse due to many years of militancy and criminality that, he said, forced government and business in the state to a standstill.

Semenitari said most of the issues being raised by Wike were also contained in the assignment the governor gave to the commission of inquiry he set up to look into how he ran the state.

The former commissioner said, “Amaechi inherited a state that was in comatose and in dire need of infrastructure. Years of militancy and criminality had forced government and business in Rivers State to a standstill.

“He therefore embarked on land reclamation in our riverine communities and the massive construction of roads, bridges and interchanges all over Rivers State.

“Realising there is a direct link between state of infrastructure and the growth rate of any economy, It is to the credit of the Amaechi administration that by the time he was leaving office, he had completed 90 per cent of the Phase 1A of the Rivers State Monorail, completed two major interchanges, two flyovers, 25 bridges, and five shore protection projects.

She said the Amaechi administration also completed 890 kilometres of the on-going 1,424 kilometres road projects across the state.

She added that there were over six land reclamation/shore protection projects at Andoni, Opobo, Buguma, Abalama, Olumbie/Owukiri Island, and Oba-Ama-Okrika with over 1,140,000km completed.

“Out of the roads completed, some of these were federal roads for which the Rivers State Government was owed N108billion. Mr. Wike as Minister of State for Education was among those who prevented former President Goodluck Jonathan from paying the Rivers State Government back these funds,” the former commissioner added.

Semenitari said that other states like Akwa Ibom and Abia received repayment for the federal roads they constructed.

On the debris being owed the Ministry of Works, she said when Amaechi was leaving office, the debts owed the contractors, which she said were for ongoing road projects, totalled N44,942,354,44.10.

Besides, she said that the last government was owing two banks N17.7bn – Agriculture loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria – N2 billion; Zenith Bank, N15.7 billion.

Semenitari denied the claim by Wike that she was contacted by security agents before her official car was forcefully taken away from her residence in Port Harcourt.

According to her, “I find it strange that Mr. Wike says that I was contacted by security agencies. It might have been necessary that he provides proof of such contact.

“I am also shocked that he conveniently failed to acknowledge that it was an eight year old car and that it was not factory proofed.

“He also failed to state that it was given to me after several threats to my life because of my job description and that this isn’t strange as he himself as chief of staff was aware that there are political office holders who are allotted official vehicles from government house as the need or circumstances may dictate.”

“Over and beyond all this, can Mr. Wike please confirm if, as commissioner, I am entitled to leave with the official cars used during my tenure and if indeed he, as chief of staff and later minister of state, did so.”

Semenitari said at no time did she claim that the Lexus Jeep forcefully taken from her residence belonged to her husband and that what belonged to him was a Range Rover jeep.