A herbalist, Raji Ibrahim, was on Tuesday arraign before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos for allegedly defrauding a woman of N245,000 on the pretext of giving her herbal pregnancy medicine for a set of twins.
Raji, 48, who lives in Ewekoro, Ogun State, is facing 2-counts of fraud and stealing.
The police prosecutor, Sgt. Michael Unah told the court that the accused committed the offences on January 29 at 2.50p.m. at Ajegunle Bus Stop, Abule-Iroko, a community in Lagos-Ogun boundary, off Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
Unah said the accused allegedly collected N245,000 from the complainant (name withheld), with the promise to give her fertility herbal medicine for a set of twins.
“The accused fraudulently collected the sum of N245,000 from the complainant with a promise to give her medicine that will enable her to conceive and deliver a set of twins.
The offences, according to the prosecutor, violated sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the two counts.
In his ruling, the Magistrate, Mr. A. A. Fashola, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000, with one surety in like sum.
Fashola said the surety must be gainfully employed, with an evidence of three years’ tax payment.
Further hearing has been fixed for March 19.
Bike man loses his private part after dropping passenger
In Lagos, a bike man has held down a passenger who reportedly made his private part disappear » after touching him with a magical ring.
This was captured in a video fast circulating online media. The incident occurred on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, in Omole Phase 2, Ikeja according to an IG post.
The victim » places a firm grip on the waist of a man believed to be passenger. He seemed determined not to let him go.
A motorist who witnessed the development was heard in the clip asking questions about how his manhood came to be missing.
Boko Haram hits another military base in Borno
Soldiers and members of the Boko Haram sect are currently engaged in a gun battle at a military location in Damasak, Borno state.
The insurgents reportedly launched an attack on a military base in the area around 5pm on Wednesday.
A military source said the insurgents stormed the town with anti-air craft guns, bombs and other weapons.
Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, has confirmed the attack, saying soldiers are on top of the situation.
The incident comes less than a week after Boko Haram fighters struck at a military location in Gudumbali, Guzamala local government area.
Some witnesses said soldiers were killed in the attack but the army denied losing anyone.
In its renewed campaign of violence, the insurgents have been carrying out attacks on military locations in the north-east.
Commenting on this Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the sect, said Boko Haram had been overrunning military formations and piling up arms for something “big”.
“The insurgents are busy piling up arms, by overrunning one military base, after another, for something “big” and what could that be?” he had tweeted last week.
Salkida added that in the history of insurgency in Nigeria, no year has been as bad as 2018 in terms of the killing of military personnel by Boko Haram fighters.
Catholic priest shot dead in Imo
Jude Egbuom, a Catholic priest, has been murdered in Nkwerre local government area of Imo state.
According to PUNCH, Egbuom, who was the presiding priest of St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish in Amucha, Njaba LGA, was attackedat a barber’s shop where he had gone to have a hair cut around 8pm on Monday.
The armed attackers reportedly demanded his car keys and when he resisted, he was shot alongside an unidentified young man who was with him.
“The circumstances surrounding the killing of the priest indicated that it was a case of armed robbery,” a native of the community was quoted to have said.
“It could not have been a case of assassination, who did the gentle priest offend? He was from our community, Nkwerre and was doing his missionary work at Njaba, a nearby LGA. ”
Confirming the attack, Andrew Enwerem, police spokesman in the state, said Dasuki Galadanchi, commissioner of police, has deployed the tactical unit of the command to investigate the killings.
“The incident is confirmed. Rev Fr.Jude Egbuom of St Patrick’s Catholic parish Amucha was murdered last night,” he said.
“Another person whose identity had yet to be known was also killed by the hoodlums. The priest was in his priestly regalia when they shot him dead.”
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