A man has been beaten to a pulp after he picked a phone on the street, then waited for the owner to come, but when he didn’t show up, he began using it.
Walter Masuku (37) of Winterveld, near Mabopane, north of Tshwane in South Africa is nursing serious pains on his face and body since the incident took place.
According to DailySun, for two days no one approached him and he decided to use it. Next, the owner came and asked for it. Being the good man he is, Walter gave the cellphone back.
But that turned out to be a bad mistake, because he was beaten to a pulp by the owner, who accused him of stealing it.
Explaining how the incident happened, Walter said he was at the tavern on Sunday night and picked up a phone. When no one claimed it, he decided to insert his sim card and use it as his own.
But all hell broke loose when one of his friends borrowed the phone. “My friend used the phone and gave it back to me.
I left it in my room and went for the car wash to wash my car.”
He said there a man approached him and demanded he give him the cellphone because it belonged to him.
“I told him it was at my house and as soon as I finished washing my car, I would go and get it for him.”
Afterwards they went to get it but the man wanted his sim card, which Walter had misplaced.
“ He started swearing at me, calling me names and when I tried to tell him I could buy him a new sim card to replace the one I had lost, he started beating me with fists and klaps and kicked me all over my body.”
The attack lasted for 30 minutes.
Walter said his friend sold him out.
He said what upset him was that when he opened a case, the police weren’t co-operative and he felt justice was not going to be done.
When Daily Sun contacted Loate police spokesman Captain Samuel Sebola, he called him in and confirmed that a case of assault had been opened.
“There is no way the police can refuse to open a case for someone. When our members went to see the suspect, he was not home but the matter is receiving
Former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, Tuesday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Oshiomhole told State house correspondents after the closed door meeting that he simply visited to exchange pleasantries with Buhari for the new year.
The meeting may be unconnected to President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement on November 7, 2016 in Edo State when he said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would find an important national assignment for Oshiomhole when he left office.
A young boy was found floating in a river in Argungu area of Kebbi state on New Year’s day after the boy had gone to the river to swim.
According to Jafaru Zager, who shared the information on Facebook, the boy who was full of life -had gone to swim in the river but never returned the same way.
Photos of the dead boy has been shared online in order to properly identify him and locate his relatives. May his soul rest in peace.
President Muhammadu Buhari has warned Nigerians to be vigilant against sudden attacks from radical islamic terror group Boko Haram, who the military said has been routed from their main base of operations at Sambisa, Borno State, and may have spread to other parts of the country.
Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President indicated that the leader of the terror group, Abubakar Shekau, and his lieutenants will be eliminated.
Explaining why the military has not been able to capture Shekau or decisively win the war, the President’s adviser said: “This is asymmetric war. If it were to be conventional war, once the enemies are overpowered, they will surrender and you win the battle. But in asymmetric war there will still be a pocket of strikes here and there until you are able to exterminate the remnants of those behind them.”
Adesina pointed out that the terrorists who fled from Sambisa might have spread to other parts of the country, and that Nigerians have to be extremely vigilant and be more security conscious to avoid being victims of sudden attacks.
Over 20,000 Nigerians have been killed since the terror insurgency started.
“December 2015 was the target to technically defeat Boko Haram, and by that time we had defeated the insurgents to a large extent.
“By that time their ability to launch concentrated attacks had been defeated. Before that time, Boko Haram would take their battle to military formations, police stations, government institutions and establishments,” the adviser said.
In 2016 the military continued what it called a ‘mop up exercise’, resulting in its take over of Camp Zero (Sambisa Forest) – the redoubt of the terror group – an operation that led to the loss of the position by the terror group.
On what the government was doing to allay people’s fear and guarantee security of lives and property, Adesina said that there is a vast intelligence gathering and safety arrangements underway, which at the present time remains classified for security reasons.
He, however, urged Nigerians to be security conscious and alert security operatives whenever they see any suspicious movement or strange activities that could threaten security of lives anywhere.
Regarding the still at large terror leader, Adesina said: “Nobody really knows whether there is only one Shekau or there are many Shekaus.
“When you watch some of those videos some people will tell you the mannerism of some people presenting as Shekau are different from the original Shekau.
“But whether it is the original Shekau or a fake Shekau, one thing is clear, and that is that he will meet his [end] one day. All his commanders, unless they surrender now, they will meet their [end].”
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today December 22, 2016 arraigned one Joshua Dan-Daura before Honourable Justice Dije Abdu Aboki of the Kano State High Court on a one count charge of Obtaining by False Pretense.
The accused person, a Deputy Suprintendent in the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps allegedly obtained the sum of N450,000 (Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira Only) from the complainant under the pretext of securing a job for the complainant at the (NSCDC).
The charge read that “you Joshua Dan-Daura sometimes in March, 2013 at Kano within the Judicial Division of the Kano High Court with intent to defraud obatained the sum of N450,000 ( Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira Only) from one Yahaya Ibrahim Musa by falsely representing that you would help him secure a job with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, a representation you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offense contrary to section 320 of the Penal Code and punishable under section 322 of the same Law.
The accused person pleaded not guilty to the one count charge.
Prosecution counsel, Musa Isah asked the court for a trial date in view of the plea of the accused person. However the defence counsel moved a bail application praying the court to admit his client to bail pending the determination of the case.
Justice Aboki granted the accused person bail in the sum of N500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira Only) and one surety who shall be a resident of Kano with a landed property within the jurisdiction.
The case has been adjourned to January 25, 2017 for the commencement of trial.
One of Nollywood’s most talented make-up artistes, Onilogbo Hakeem popularly referred to as Hakeem Effect has transformed a lady named Eki Osagie to ‘President Muhammadu Buhari with his make-up skills.
He shared the hilarious video and photos on his social media page to wish his fans a Happy New Year and also to showcase the awards he had received over the years.
Watch the video below:
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Tapiwa Shumba from Mwenezi area of Zimbabwe caught his wife having s*x with another man identified as Zelas, the guilty man decided to hang himself but was saved by the woman’s husband.
According to B-metro, After saving the guy who had just had s*x with his wife, he found life so unjust and proceeded to commit suicide. Out of disgrace his wife Precious Shumba also took her own life.
According to eyewitnesses, Tapiwa had left home for Masvingo and he was due back the following day but his plans changed as he returned at night to find his wife in bed with another man.
“On his return he knocked at the bedroom hut but Precious took long to open. He sensed something was amiss then broke down the door.
“When he got inside, he found his wife in the company of Zelas who out of panic tried to hang himself,” said one of the neighbours.
Shumba reportedly cut the rope which Zelas had tied on the roof before asking his wife why she was cheating on him.
“When she failed to explain what was happening, he just walked out of the hut leaving her alone since Zelas had also fled.
“Shumba was found hanging dead the following day and to everyone’s surprise, some villagers also found Precious hanging as well later during the day,” said the villager.
Shumba’s father Fanny Matambe said what the deceased did was not fair to the family, they should have found a better solution.
“The family is still shocked at why Tapiwa and his wife decided to take their lives.
“They should have solved the problem instead of what they did and now their children are orphans.”
Since the terrible incident, Zelas disappeared from the village and his whereabouts are unknown.
A man identified as Onye Mme Mme by friends, who based in South Africa and he arrived Nigeria on Christmas Day died in a fatal accident on New year’s day.
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The controversial Ponzi scheme, Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM), Nigeria subscribers are undaunted despite temporary closure of the operations as they plan to meet with the House of Representatives’ committees on finance and banking and currency to seek for government’s recognition of the scheme.
The MMM community in Abuja, which is coordinating the planned meeting, said it hopes to submit a proposal for the amendment of the Banking and Other Financial Institutions Acts (BOFIA) to legalise the operations of the scheme and similar money initiatives in the country.
A member of the steering committee of the MMM community, Chief Mike Chukwuma, who told New Telegraph, that MMM has helped immensely in easing the pains of recession.
He said instead of discouraging Nigerians from participating in the financial self-help scheme, the government should rather legalise its activities so that it could be monitored and regulated.
Recall that theHouse of representatives had, in November last year, passed a resolution seeking the abolition of the financial policy and probe of its promoters in the country.
The resolution was sequel to the adoption of a motion moved by Saheed Akinade Fijabi (APC, Oyo) who lamented the widespread acceptance by Nigerians of the unregulated scheme, established in 1989 by three Russian nationals with a promise that participants would make 30 per cent on
Six days after being ousted from office, Chief Martins Azubuike, the former Speaker, Abia House of Assembly, says his uprightness cost him the job.
Azubuike who made the disclosure on Sunday at a reception by his community, Umunneato-Ngwa, said he was impeached because of not consenting to the sharing of funds meant for projects.
He said instead: “I chose to deploy available funds to projects and not sharing it among members’’. The reception was organised by Umunneato-Ngwa, a socio-cultural body.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the group comprises three sister-local government areas of Osisioma Ngwa, Isiala Ngwa North and Isiala Ngwa South of the state.
He told the audience that he committed no impeachable offence but was removed because he did not accede to demands to share allocations to the house among the members.
Azubuike, highly revered by workers in the House of Assembly for his experience as a third-term legislator, listed the projects executed during his more than one year tenure as Speaker.
According to him, the projects include the completion of an office complex for the 24 legislators which was started in 2007.
Azubuike said other projects were the computerisation of the operations and a website for the Assembly to enable members to track its activities from within and outside the complex.
He said that he also procured vehicles for the members and two buses for committee assignments by members.
“These monetary achievements were the challenges I had with the members because I did not agree that the money should be put on the table to be shared by members,’’ Azubuike said.
He also reeled out a number of constituency projects he executed in his Isiala Ngwa North, to include the grading of roads in the area and bursary award to 100 students.
The former speaker said that he organised free medical services for people of the area as well as schools competitions during which scholarships were awarded to the best students among other projects.
Azubuike said that at the inception of the sixth Assembly, his leadership articulated a roadmap for 2015/2019 on how to drive development in the state.
According to him, whatever the present administration of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu has achieved from inception to date was as a result of the initiatives by the House under his watch.
He said that since his emergence as Speaker, he supported the governor against the background that it was the first time an Ngwa extraction produced a governor since the creation of Abia.
Azubike, however, expressed his readiness to continue to support the governor to ensure his success.
He also assured his people that he would continue to provide effective representation in the House.
“I am not going to take the back seat but I will take the front seat because I do not see anybody in the House that can do it better than I.’’
The former Speaker also thanked the organisers of the event and elders of the area for the honour done to him.
He said that he had been consoled by their solidarity and kind words which he hoped to cherish all his life.
Speaking to newsmen on the sidelines of the event, Azubuike said that he was not served a notice of impeachment to enable him defend himself against the allegations.
Eminent politicians and leaders of the group, in their separate speeches, discredited the action of the legislators, describing their reasons for the impeachment as not only flimsy but untenable.
The Chairman of Isialangwa North, Chief Ginger Onwusibe, said that the reason adduced by the House in impeaching Azubuike was “to give a dog a bad name, in order to hang it’’.
“What happened to our brother is what a lot of people did not understand.He is not the final destination, we know the final destination and that is why we should stand united to defend our son, the governor, who we all struggled to enthrone.
“Ikpeazu represents the collective destiny of the Ukwa Ngwa people,’’ Onwusibe said.
He said that many people thought the youths of the area would mobilise to block the Ngwa axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway to protest Azubuike’s removal.
He said that they would not take any action that would undermine Ikpeazu’s administration.
“This administration is the one we all struggled to install. We cannot destroy the house we jointly built,’’ Onwusibe said.
The leader of the group, Mr Emmanuel Adaelu, expressed utter disappointment that no legislator, including those from Ngwa ethnic nationality told him the sins Azubuike committed to warrant his removal.
“When I made phone calls, none of the legislators from our area could tell me what Azubuike did yet they all signed his impeachment notice,’’ Adaelu said.
Other speakers exonerated Azubuike of the allegations leveled against him.
They admonished him not to be demoralised by the action but to aspire to greater heights believing that “when one door closes, God will open another’’.
The leader, Nzuko Ohaneze Ukwa Ngwa, Saint-Moses Ogbonna, underscored the need for cohesion among the legislators from the area, saying there was strength in unity.
There was also a consensus among the people on the need for everybody to rally support for Ikpeazu’s administration.
The people also resolved to take actions to secure Ikpeazu’s second tenure, saying that Abia South Senatorial District must serve two terms like other districts.
NAN reports that Azubuike was impeached on Dec. 29, 2016 by 20 of the 24 legislators for alleged financial recklessness and autocratic leadership style among other allegations.