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Naira Marley’s trial stalled again, court fails to sit

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A Federal High Court in Lagos failed to sit on Tuesday to continue the trial of popular Nigerian singer Azeez Fashola, alias Naira Marley for alleged internet fraud.

The case which was slated for Tuesday, could not proceed, throwing uncertainty around the next trial date.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on May 14, 2019, slammed an 11-count charge against Marley.

The counts bordered on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit credit cards and fraud.

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Fashola, who sang the popular song: “Am I a Yahoo Boy?”, was consequently, arraigned on 20 May 2019 before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, but he pleaded not guilty.


The court granted him bail in the sum of two million naira with two sureties in like sum.

According to the EFCC, the defendant committed the offences on different dates between Nov. 26, 2018 and Dec.11, 2018, as well as May 10, 2019.

The commission alleged that Fashola and his accomplices conspired to use different Access Bank ATM cards to defraud their victims.

The anti graft agency alleged that the defendant used a bank credit card issued to another person, in a bid to obtain fraudulent financial gains.

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The EFCC also said that the defendant possessed counterfeit credit cards belonging to different people, with intent to defraud which amounted to theft.

The alleged offence, The EFCC said, contravened the provisions of sections 1 23 (1) (b), 27 (1) and 33(9) of Cyber Crime (Prohibition) Prevention Act, 2015.

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Stop misleading younger generation – Deji Adeyanju slams Tiwa Savage

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Popular Nigerian activist, Deji Adeyanju, has slammed Tiwa Savage over her alleged sex tape, which leaked online and has since gone viral.

Recall that Tiwa Savage had earlier mentioned that someone was blackmailing her with a sex tape with her current boyfriend.

The short video, however, leaked online on Monday night and has since generated reactions from fans who encouraged her to stay strong to those who blasted her.

Adeyanju on his Twitter page said there is nothing to stand by Tiwa Savage, adding that she should face the consequences of her actions.

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According to him, Tiwa Savage is misleading the younger generation.

His tweets read: “There is nothing to stand by Tiwa Savage for. Let people face the consequences of their actions. Stop misleading the younger generation.

“Next time if you want to record a sex tape, make sure your partner’s face also shows. Stop acting the fool always.

“Why even make sex video in the first place? As per fantastic porn actor abi?”

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We arrested actress Tonto’s ex to help him regain his sanity

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Men of the Nigerian Police authorities at the Force headquarters in Abuja have disclosed the reason they arrested actress Tonto Dikeh’s ex-boyfriend, Prince Kpokpogiri.

He was arrested on Tuesday morning, October 19, after he reportedly bypassed Police authorities, took two police officers to an hotel where Tonto lodged and thr*atened to open fire at her if she did not hand over the keys of an SUV.

According to Vanguard, Kpokpogiri who is currently facing a pending investigation at Force CID, at a point became vilent and was allegedly raining inslts and c*rses on the Police officers while all entreaties for him to calm down failed.

Consequently, when the DIG in charge of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Bureau, DIG Joseph Egbunike, was briefed about the conduct of Kpokpogiri, he ordered his arrest and the policemen that he came with.

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The Police told newsmen that his arrest is to enable him to regain his sanity after which he would be questioned on the issue about ownership or otherwise on the vehicle in question.

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Tiwa Savage’s alleged sex tape: Stop dating street boys

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Nollywood actress, Georgina Onuoha, has waded into the controversy surrounding the alleged leaked sex tape of Tiwa Savage with her boyfriend.

The short video, which appeared online on Monday night, has since gone viral and generated reactions and backlash.

Onuoha, via her Instagram page, advised black women to be careful and avoid dating street boys or thugs who have nothing to lose.

According to her, “A man who loves and respects you will never pick up the phone to record intimate moments.”

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She also advised women not to engage in acts that will embarrass their children or grandchildren, adding that the Internet never forgets.

Her post read: “Sex is a beautiful experience shared by two consenting adults. Dearest black beautiful women be careful.

“Don’t trade bedroom intimacy for online gratification. Remember someday we will all grow old and grey and our children and grandchildren will love to take pride in us.

“Live well, love accordingly the Internet never forgets. Let’s live a legacy that our will mii oh t embarrass our children and grandchildren.

“Stop dating touts, thugs and hanging around people who have nothing to lose.

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“Be wary of people around you who you call friends. The world and its people are wicked and becoming vile.

“Exercise caution in your escapades.”

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