A Joseph Adebayo has been sentenced by an Oyo High Court to seven years’ imprisonment for defrauding one Ikemefune Sunny of N700,000.
Adebayo was on Friday pronounced guilty of a one-count charge of obtaining money under false pretences.
The charge, preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan zonal office, read, “That you, Joseph Adebayo, on October 16, 2017, or thereabout, in Ibadan, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, fraudulently and with intent to defraud, did obtain the sum of N700,000.00 only from one Ikemefune Sunny on the pretence that the money is for a plot of land located at the back of Christ High School, Odo-Ona Elewe, Area, Oluyole Local Government, Ibadan, which you purportedly wanted to sell to him, a representation you knew to be false, thereby committing an offence.”
Adebayo’s travail started when a petition was submitted against him at the EFCC’s Ibadan office. The petitioner alleged that sometime in October 2017, he purchased a parcel of land from the accused person. The land reportedly contained an uncompleted building.
The petitioner alleged that despite paying the complete sum as agreed, he was unable to take possession of the property as he was stopped by the original owner when he attempted to build a perimeter fence around the land.
He stated that he approached the accused person to either resolve the issue or return his money. Rather than refund the money, he said the accused person became elusive.
After conducting its investigations on the matter, the EFCC charged Adebayo.
The accused person pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him and was granted bail pending the determination of the matter.
In the course of the trial, the prosecution counsel, Ifeanyi Agwu, presented two witnesses, whereas, the accused testified for himself.
At the court’s sitting on Friday, Justice Joseph Owolabi said he had analysed the pieces of evidence before the court and found the accused person guilty as charged.
The judge sentenced him to seven years in prison without an option of fine.
OBAMA, fully vaccinated and boosted TESTS POSITIVE TO Covid-19
I just tested positive for COVID. I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise. Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, and she has tested negative.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 13, 2022
It’s a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down.
The former President of the United States, Barack Obama said on Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is “feeling fine” other than a scratchy throat.
Both the 60-year-old Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are fully vaccinated and boosted, the former president said. Michelle Obama has tested negative.
Obama said his diagnosis is “a reminder to get vaccinated if you haven’t already, even as cases go down.”
UFC: Nigerian Born Isreal Adesanya defeats Robert Whittaker!
Houston-Texas. Israel Mobolaji Temitayo Odunayo Oluwafemi Owolabi Adesanya; born in Lagos, Nigeria, defeated Robert Whittaker at the UFC 271 in Houston, Texas. Sports pundits now believe his reign of dominance has just began. He is unstoppable. The 32-year-old Adesanya, alias ‘The Last Stylebender’ is a mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and former boxer with multiple championships in all three disciplines.
It was a unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 271 to defend his middleweight title and push his record over his rival to a perfect 2-0. The two fought for 25 minutes and a unanimous decision was awarded to Adesanya, as he scored 48–47, 48–47, and 49–46 on the three judges’ scorecards.
During the post-match press briefing, Robert Whittaker, who lost for the second time to Isreal said –“I thought I did enough, I thought I did enough,” Whittaker told MMA Junkie at the post-fight press conference. “Breaking it down, I think I lost the first round. I put myself together and I beat him to every punch. I got takedowns. I thought I did enough.
“But it is what it is. That’s how work goes in the office. I’m going to go back evolve some more, get better, and fine tune the things that I’ve been working on, and come back a better man. Honestly, though, Izzy was my biggest obstacle, my biggest hurdle. He beat me in a good fashion the first time. I’ve been working and angling myself to evolve and to get better and I’ve done that. You can see it in this fight how far I’ve come. To the point that I think I beat him.
So, I’m excited. I’m excited for the future. The ceiling is nowhere in sight. There is no ceiling for me.”
Adesanya and Whittaker are the two best 185-pound fighters in the world. Although the gap between them may have narrowed slightly since UFC 243, the gulf between Whittaker and whoever qualifies as No. 3 on any given day has only widened.
A very big congratulation to a fellow Naija man.
Jeff Zucker , CNN President Resigns.
CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker, the influential news executive who reshaped the iconic network, announced Wednesday morning that he has resigned from his position effective immediately.
Zucker’s stunning announcement came less than two months after he fired prime time anchor Chris Cuomo for improperly advising his brother, then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, about how to address sexual misconduct allegations.
“As part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo’s tenure at CNN, I was asked about a consensual relationship with my closest colleague, someone I have worked with for more than 20 years,” Zucker told employees in a memo. “I acknowledged the relationship evolved in recent years. I was required to disclose it when it began but I didn’t. I was wrong. As a result, I am resigning today.”
Zucker did not name his colleague, but the relationship is with Allison Gollust, his key lieutenant for the last two decades. Gollust is remaining at CNN.
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In South-Eastern Nigeria, there has been an uptick in ritual killings lately. Many Young men are killing their loved ones to get rich quicker.
A few days ago in Owerri, the Capital City of Imo State, a mother narrowly escaped the cold hands of death, orchestrated by her son. The man hatched a plan to kill his mother for money-making ritual. The mother fought with every strength in her as she got stabbed, repeatedly by her son.
An eyewitness said the woman was invited over by her son. On getting to his apartment, the boy approached her with a knife with the intention to kill her. Luck ran against him when the mother broke loose, pushed her way through the window and fell with her son in tow. The woman’s will and strength to be alive saved her as she got stabbed repeatedly. Please watch the video……..
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