Tuesday, 8 May 2018

How uninvited guest made away with host’s money at wedding’

Nigerian Police in Lagos is on the trail of a suspected thief, who allegedly disguised as an invited guest to make away with property and money of a groom and his friend at a wedding in the state.
The incident happened on Saturday at Event Gallery, along Igando Road, Ojo area of the state, where the wedding held.Image result for How uninvited guest made away with host’s money at wedding’
Clad in a white dress worn by the groom’s friends and relatives, the fleeing suspect was captured on camera as he picked wads of cash dished out to the groom, Afeez Adekoya, who was immersed in dancing.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the church service was on when he disappeared with a large sum of cash spent for Adekoya as well as the groom’s gold wristwatch.
He also reportedly carted away the phone of the best man under false pretenses of safekeeping it.
His third victim, our correspondent learnt, was the bride’s best friend, whose Samsung phone the suspect collected on the pretext that he wanted to transfer some pictures she took at the event into his phone.
Adekoya, who spoke to our correspondent on the telephone on Tuesday, said he was under pressure that day because the event started late.
He said it occurred to him that the suspect was a stranger, but he thought he came with one of “my friends.”
He said, “The engagement time was supposed to be 8am while the church service was supposed to start at 11am. As a result of some delay, the engagement started late and there was pressure on us to finish it on time so that the church service could commence.
“While we were hurrying to go for the engagement, he (the suspect) mingled with my friends. My wife and I were busy. I saw him and four of my friends collecting money. I was expecting my best man to gather all the money together, not knowing that all of them had given the money to him. They all thought the man was my friend they did not know or a family member.
“He (the suspect) came to me with a polythene bag containing N6,000. The money spent for me was really much more than that, but because of the pressure, I was not able to question him. It was already after 12pm. He followed me to where I changed my dress for the church service.
“He collected my gold wristwatch because I did not want to use it for the church service. He also collected my dress and kept it in my suitcase, which a friend later collected from him.”
Adekoya explained that the suspect subsequently followed his best man to a room, where the friend wore another dress for the church service.
The groom said the suspect collected the dress from the best man and took it to his (best man’s) wife, who was in a car, telling her that her husband directed him to collect his phone.
“After collecting the Samsung phone, which is worth N130,000, the suspect approached the bride’s best friend and told her that she had a lot of his pictures on her phone and that she should give him the phone to transfer the pictures to his phone.
“The lady was also under pressure, attending to our guests from Sagamu (Ogun State). She thought the man was my family member and gave him her phone. It was during the church service that we discovered that he had disappeared with the items,” Adekoya added.
He said he reported the case at the Iba Police Station, adding that the police promised to track down the suspect.
The bride, Abiola Folorunsho, said she initially had an impression that something was amiss with the suspect’s gesture, but she felt it would be insulting to ask for his details.
She said, “I was really angry that day. The man approached me inside a car I was and tried to pacify me. He was even trying to fan me. At that point, I wanted to ask my husband’s younger brother who he was, but I felt it would be insulting to ask such a question in his presence.
“The man gave me a handkerchief to clean my face and tried to get me food. I did not use the handkerchief because I had never seen him before. I saw him among the groom’s friends dancing. He was calling my husband ‘Egbon’ (brother) and I concluded he was my husband’s family member.
“He was everywhere, taking pictures and nobody suspected he was not invited or he had an ulterior motive. I think he banked on the pressure on us. It was our photographer who took his picture while he was dancing.”
Folorunsho stated her friend’s phone stolen by the suspect contained the soft copy of her thesis, adding that she had no backup for the work.
“She is studying for her master’s degree at University of Lagos. A day before the wedding, she tried to do the backup on her Gmail account to no avail. She was weeping when she discovered the man had fled with the phone. I was destabilised too,” she added.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, confirmed that the case was reported to the police, adding that investigation had commenced.

Friday, 4 May 2018

‘My wife is a thief, please separate us’

A Customary court in Ibadan has dissolved the marriage between a couple over the husband allegation that the wife had the habit of stealing and embarrassing him.
The petitioner, Akeem Folorunsho approached the Mapo Customary Court for divorce of his wife and the president of the court, Ademola Odunade granted his petition.
“Custody of the eight-month-old child produced by the union is granted to Fatima, while Akeem shall pay a monthly allowance of N5,000 for the child’s feeding,” the arbitrator added.
The petitioner had alleged that his wife threatened his life through constant theft of his money and property.
“Anytime I leave home in search of daily bread, Fatima searches through my clothes’ pockets to steal my money.
“I give her N2,000 every week, in addition to the abundance of food at home, including our baby’s daily needs.
“Worst still, my lord, after her departure from my home, Fatima suddenly came to my apartment, forcefully pulled off the burglary proof and made away with most of my property including refrigerator, mattress, DVD player, sound system, among others,” Akeem lamented.
Fatima, a teacher, denied the allegations leveled against her.
She said, “Akeem stopped catering to my needs not minding that I had not fully recovered from the surgery I had to give birth. That was the reason I carried his property to sell in order to sustain myself.”

How Lagos lawyer kills husband, cuts off private parts

A Lagos-based lawyer, Udeme Odibi has been allegedly stabbed her husband Otike Odibi to death, after disputed over property.Image result for Lagos lawyer kills husband, cuts off private parts
The couple who lived in Diamond Estate, Sangotedo, Ajah, Lagos State, were both lawyer.
According to report, the suspect was also said to have cut off the private parts of the deceased and stabbed herself in an attempt to also kill herself but she was rescued.
It was gathered that 47-year-old Udeme had threatened to stab her husband on Wednesday over a disagreement that ensued between them.
The husband, who was 50-year-old had informed a neighbour and his relatives about the threat on the telephone before he went to bed that night only for the wife to made good her threat in the early hours of Thursday, ripping out the entrails of the victim with a knife.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Chike Oti, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said the couple had endured three years of marriage fraught with domestic violence.
He said the couple did not have any child together, although Otike had a daughter in his previous marriage.
Oti stated that a distress call was put across to the Divisional Police Officer, Ogombo division, around 7.30am on Thursday as regards the murder.
“Based on the information, the DPO mobilised a team of detectives to the scene where they found the man lying on the bed in a pool of blood with his stomach ripped open, exposing his intestines. As if that was not enough, the killer severed his genitals and placed them on his right hand," the Police spokesman said.
“However, before the arrival of the police, Mrs. Udeme, who had unsuccessfully attempted to commit suicide after allegedly killing her husband, was rushed to a hospital for treatment by neighbours.”
The PPRO said the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, directed detectives from the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, as well as forensic experts to the scene of the crime for investigation.
An eyewitness account revealed that the couple married three years ago after the deceased divorced his first wife. The deceased’s first marriage produced a daughter currently schooling in the United Kingdom. However, his second marriage is said to be without a child,” he added.
The police spokesperson stated further that information from a neighbour showed that the deceased had called him (the neighbour) a few hours before he was murdered, complaining that the wife was threatening to kill him with a knife.
He said the neighbour, however, warned him to be careful.
“The deceased also called his mother and his younger sister complaining of threat to his life that night,” Oti added.
He said the CP advised couples to resolve their matrimonial disputes amicably rather than resort to violence.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

How my husband employed imam to sleep with me for three days

A divorce seeking wife has accused her husband of employing an Islamic preacher to have sex with her for money-making ritual purposes.

The woman, Musilimotu Olashuyi, 48, claimed that she introduced her husband, Gbenga Olashuyi, 55, to the unnamed Alfa because she used to frequent his mosque for prayers.
She said at some point, the Alfa noticed that Olashuyi’s business wasn’t going well, a situation that made her to introduce the Alfa to him.
However, Musilimotu said, the Alfa ended up committing adultery with her, allegedly on the instruction of her husband.
She made the allegations at the Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Wednesday.
“It was with my husband’s consent that the Alfa slept with me for three days,’’ Musilimotu disclosed, while praying the court to dissolve the marriage.
She alleged that her husband had also conspired with the Alfa to use her for money ritual.
She narrated to the court, “Actually, my husband got to know the Alfa through me because I always go to his mosque to pray.
“When he told me that my husband’s business was not moving fine, I brought him home to meet my husband.
“Before I knew what was happening, my husband had conspired with him to use me for money ritual. It was with my husband’s consent that the Alfa slept with me for three days.
“After the incident, I started getting sick and getting emaciated and I told the people around me what happened, which led to the arrest of the Alfa; but my husband ran away.
“Gbenga resurfaced at the station after the Alfa brought a remedy to cure me.”
Musilimotu alleged further that Gbenga had refused to repay a loan she collected on his behalf in which she stood as the guarantor.
She said that Gbenga packed out her belonging from his house last October and stole N1m belonging to her.
Musilimotu pleaded with the court to terminate the union, saying that she was no longer in love with Gbenga after four years of marriage.
But Gbenga told the court that it was Musilimotu who lured him to buy the coffin for the money ritual to turn their fortunes around.
“My wife and her concubine persuaded me to buy a coffin for money ritual and she brought the Alfa to the house,” Gbenga said.
He added that the cleric had told him that God revealed to him that his business was collapsing and that he would make some rituals for him.
“I agreed to make the ritual because truly, my business was not moving well. Since that day, my wife has been coming home with the Alfa and with different objects and concoctions for me to drink and have my bath with.
“Later, Alfa asked me to bring N800,000 to buy some items for another ritual. He also told me to buy a casket for money ritual, which I will put in a separate room where nobody will enter except me.
“My wife begged me to comply with Alfa’s request, but I declined,” Gbenga claimed.
The businessman accused his wife of infidelity, alleging that Alfa always made love to Musilimotu on their matrimonial bed.
He said he knew about the adulterous relationship when his wife had Alfa arrested and accused the cleric of using charms to rape her.
“The cleric told the police that he did not hypnotise my wife to rape her, saying that it was with her consent that he made love to her on those three occasions,” Gbenga said.
Gbenga confessed that he packed Musilimotu’s belongings out of his house.
He also pleaded with the court to dissolve the marriage, saying that he was no longer interested in the relationship.
The President of the court, Mr. Akin Akinniyi, however, advised the couple to maintain the peace while he adjourned the case until March 22 for judgment.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

My husband gets angry whenever I ask for money

A 43-year-old woman has sued her 78-year-old husband for divorce, accusing him of negligence and lack of care.Image result for marriage court
Wuraola Adekunle had sued her husband, Rufai, at the Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi, Ibadan, on Tuesday, asking for the dissolution of their 15-year marriage.
Wuraola, a resident of Apete, Ibadan, had prayed the court to uphold her request due to her husband’s negligence to take care of her and the three children of the union.
The petitioner told the court that her 78-year-old husband was in the habit of threatening her whenever she demanded money.
Wuraola also said she shouldered the responsibility of school fees, feeding and other needs of the children alone.
In his judgment, the President of the court, Mukaila Balogun, said the evidence of both parties before the court had proved that the union lacked love and care.
Balogun said the court could no longer play a reconciliatory role for settlement of the rift since both parties had agreed to part ways.
He dissolved the marriage and ordered that the three kids of the marriage be in the custody of the respondent “as agreed by the couple. ”
The respondent did not object to the dissolution, but denied the allegation of negligence.
He urged the court to allow the children to be in his custody so that he could effectively take care of them.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

I will die, if I give my wife money, man tells court

A 55-year-old fashion designer, Stephen Enebeli, told a lagos Customary Court in Igando area on Thursday that he would die if he gave money to his wife.
Enebeli said this when he responded to a divorce petition by his wife, Eunice, alleging lack of care for his children.
“I stopped giving her money for feeding and school fees of our children when she started living with another man.
“In my tradition, if a woman marries another husband legally or illegally and the former husband still gives her money for the welfare of the children, he will die and I am not ready to die now,” he said.
The respondent said that his wife sent him packing from their matrimonial home and he presently squats with friends.
“Eunice forced me out of her house because I always fight her for leaving the children at home and go to sleep with men,” he said.
According to him, Eunice lacks respect for him just because she has more money.
He begged the court to grant him the custody of the children so that he could train them.
“I don’t want another man to father or train my children while I am alive,” he said.
Eunice had urged the court to terminate their 16-year-old marriage for alleged lack of care.
“My husband is an irresponsible husband and father.
“While he was still living with me, he refused to pay house rent, feeding or school fees of the children, I shouldered all the responsibility.
“I bought him a motorcycle in addition to his fashion designing work so that he can be supportive, but he is just lazy and abandoned the motorcycle,” Eunice said.
The 36-year-old food vendor said that her husband was threatening to poison her.
“Stephen always tell me that he will kill me with poison if I make any attempt to divorce him and that he will marry another wife,” the petitioner alleged.
The mother of three, pleaded with the court to end the marriage that she was no longer in love with him.
Delivering judgment, the court President, Mr Akin Akinniyi, said that the petitioner was adamant despite all mediation from the court and family.
“Since the petitioner insisted on divorce after several interventions, the court has no choice than to dissolve the union in spite of the fact that the husband still claims he loves his wife.
“The court pronounces the marriage between Mrs Eunice Enebeli and Mr Stephen Enebeli dissolved today, both parties henceforth ceased to be husband and wife.
“Both parties are free to go their separate ways without any hindrances and molestation, the court wishes you well in your new journey.
“The custody of the children should remain with their mother,”Akinniyi ruled.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Beyonce father says her light skin boosted career

Mathew Knowles, father of American Singer Beyonce, a.k.a Queen B, says her light skin has helped her to become more famous.
Knowles has been speaking about how racism is still an issue in the music industry, and why he believes his daughter’s music career has been raised by her being a light skinned black woman.
Knowles who managed Queen B’s career up until 2011, was discussing how colourism affects aspiring artists trying to break into the mainstream.
He argued that it’s ‘no accident’ that most black women played on the radio have ‘lighter skin in common’.
Speaking to Ebony magazine on his experiences of racism in the industry, he said: ‘When it comes to Black females, who are the people who get their music played on pop radio? Mariah Carey, Rihanna, the female rapper Nicki Minaj, my kids [Beyonce and Solange], and what do they all have in common?Image result for Singer Beyonce
The reporter replied: ‘They’re all lighter skinned.’
‘Do you think that’s an accident?’ Knowles asked. When the journalist exclaimed: ‘Of course not’ Knowles quipped: ‘So you get it!’
Knowles is promoting his book Racism: From the Eyes of a Child, which discusses race relations from his perspective growing up in the deep South, and his account of some of the most violently racist moments in recent US history.
He also admitted that he thought former wife and Beyonce’s mother, Tina Knowles, was white when he first met her, because ‘the shade of your Blackness was considered important’ when he was growing up.
‘In the deep South in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, the shade of your Blackness was considered important. So I, unfortunately, grew up hearing that message,’ he continued.
‘I actually thought when I met Tina, my former wife, that she was White.
Later I found out that she wasn’t, and she was actually very much in-tune with her Blackness.
He explained: ‘I had been conditioned from childhood. With eroticized rage, there was actual rage in me as a Black man, and I saw the White female as a way, subconsciously, of getting even or getting back. There are a lot of Black men of my era that are not aware of this thing.’
Knowles previously managed Destiny’s Child and Solange Knowles.
Beyoncé welcomed twin Rumi and Sir Carter last summer with husband Jay-Z.
The pair already share six-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.

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