Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ISIS Holds Boy Captive For Two Years Because His Father Named Him After Lionel Messi. Photos

A refugee Iraqi family says their son was kidnapped and held captive by ISIS for two years because he was named after footballer Lionel Messi. The Kurdish Yazidi boy was just three-years-old when members of the terror group abducted him over his "infidel" name, Messi, along with his mother and sister in 2014.
His father decided to name the boy after the Argentina international because he is a huge fan of the footballer and reigning La Liga champions FC Barcelona.

ISIS demanded a ransom for the release of the boy and his mother and sister as they were held hostage, and ordered the family to change the boy's name.

Iraqi News reported that the boy, now aged five, and his mother and sister were later rescued and are now with his father at a refugee camp in Dohuk, in Iraqi Kurdistan.

The trio was abducted when ISIS invaded Sinjar, Iraq, which is occupied mostly by Yazidis.

The boy's father told Kurdistan 24 that ISIS deemed Messi to be an "infidel" name.

His mother said the terror group demanded a ransom for their release, but the family was broke.

She said the terrorists ordered her to change the boy's name to the Muslim name of Hassan.

The boy, who wasn't named by Iraqi media, was left traumatised after spending two years in captivity, and now plays with a toy gun more often than a football, Iraqi News reported.

He doesn't speak very often, nods disapprovingly when people call him Messi and is afraid of his captors.

See What Nigerians Are Saying After Oba Of Lagos Publicly Snubbed Ooni Of Ife....

The Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu has been trending on twitter since yesterday night after he was caught on camera publicly humiliating the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi at a public event.
A video in which the Lagos monarch, Oba Akiolu refused to shake the hands of the Ooni of Ife, has emerged and is currently trending online.

The video shows the Ooni walking in and exchanging pleasantries, when it was time to greet the Oba of Lagos, he was snubbed with a passive greeting from the monarch.

EFCC Docks Ex-President’s Physician, Over N258.9m Contract Scam. Photo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday April 25, 2017 arraigned Dr. Fortunate Fiberesima, a former Chief Executive Officer, State House Medical Centre, Abuja before Justice Peter. O. Affen of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on a 6-count charge of money Laundering.
Fiberesima, was alleged to have abused his position as the Chief Physician to the President in 2012 in awarding contract to a company where he has interests.

The defendant, who also parades himself as Fortunate David and David Thank God Fiberesima, was initially meant to be docked by the EFCC on March 7, when the trial judge observed that, “all charges are under the ICPC Act not that of the EFCC” and consequently ordered that the charge be either amended or transferred to the appropriate authority for prosecution.

At the resumed sitting today, the defendant pleaded not guilty to all the charges preferred against him by the EFCC.

Count one of the charge reads:

“That you , Dr Fortunate Fiberesima (a.k.a Fortunate David and David Thank God Fiberesima), being the Former Chief Executive Office of the state House Medical Centre, Abuja and Chief Physician to the President and while employed in the public service, sometime in 2012, in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, knowingly and directly held a private interest in the contract for land reclamation at the State House Medical Centre, Abuja in the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Eight Million, Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N258,950,000.00), which contract was awarded to T. E & C Limited, a company in which you were a director, and thereby committed an offense contrary to and punishable under Section 12 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.”

Counsel to the defendant, U. B. Eyo, prayed to the court to grant his client bail on Liberal terms. He added that the accused has no previous criminal record and he would always be available for trial.

Y. Y. Tarfa, counsel to EFCC, did not oppose the bail application.

Justice Affen ordered that the defendant should continue on the bail condition earlier granted him by the EFCC, but added that the defendant should submit his international passport to the court registrar.

The case was, thereafter, adjourned to June 6, 2017 for commencement of trial.

Meet The 20-Year-Old Chinese Girl Who Can Bend Like A Rubber. Photos

Meet Wang Chu, a 20-year-old Chinese girl who can bend like rubber. According to reports, doctors are even puzzled by her extraordinary flexibility. See photos below;

Man Teaches His Daughter How To Drive In Kano. See What Happened Next

A man who was reportedly teaching his daughter how to drive landed in a gutter after crashing into a pole in Kano state. The car occupants were said to have come out of the accident unhurt as residents gathered to see what happened. The vehicle which had the learners 'L' sign was later taken towed away.

Police Released Member Who Bought Gun For Gang – Black Axe Cultist. Photo

A suspected robber, Lawrence Nwede, has accused operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command, of releasing a member of his gang, who allegedly procured a gun they used for operations. Nwede said the gang member, whom he identified only as Uche, was released by SARS a day after he (Uche) was arrested and brought to the command.
Although the 27-year-old indigene of Ebonyi State, who was paraded on Tuesday at the command’s headquarters in Ikeja, confessed to being a member of the Black Axe Confraternity, he insisted that he had never been involved in any robbery.

He told our correspondent that he, Uche and other members of the cult contributed to buy the gun for N50,000, saying the arm was usually in his (Nwede) custody.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect was nabbed by policemen on April 4 on Church Street, Okokomaiko, and the gun was found on him.

He was said to have been subsequently transferred to the command, where he mentioned Uche as his accomplice.

In a chat with PUNCH Metro, Nwede stated that his wife fled home with their son after she discovered the gun where it was kept in their apartment. He said he feared that his wife could disclose the discovery and decided to return the arm to his gang members.

He said, “I am a member of the Black Axe. I was arrested on my way to hand over the gun to Uche and other members in the Alaba International Market. I had called them on the telephone to come and collect it, but they refused. I told the policemen that I would have taken it to the station, but I would be detained.

“Uche and I are both gang members. I gave his details and those of other members to the police and he was arrested. He passed a night in SARS cell, but was released the following day. He is a big man and has a lot of money. He imports wires and some other products. He has a shop in the Alaba International Market.

“I have nothing to hide; I have never robbed or take anything from anybody before. We raised N50,000; Uche and some other members bought the gun, while I kept it. Anytime a member wanted to use it, I made it available. I used it to defend myself whenever hoodlums came to disturb me in my shop in Alaba.”

However, a mild drama played out when a SARS operative, who was with the suspect during the interview, refuted Nwede’s claim that Uche was culpable.

“He was only trying to drag people into the matter. We brought the man (Uche) he mentioned before him. The man asked whether he (Nwede) knew him, but he denied,” the policeman said.

But Nwede swiftly reacted to the operative’s statement, saying he stood his ground that Uche was a member when they were brought together.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said Nwede was entitled to his opinion, adding that Uche would not have been released if he was found wanting.

He said, “Investigation is still ongoing. The suspect can say anything at the point of interview. What he said is not true. Who is he (Uche) that the police would allow him to go if he is culpable? The command will never do that.”

Also paraded was one 24-year-old Ebele Odikwe, who allegedly specialised in robbing traders at the Alaba International Market along with other members of his gang.

“My boys and I used to enter shops in the market. Traders gave us money out of fear. Sometimes, we realised N50,000 per day. We are eight in number. Some of them are already in prison. I have a wife with a kid,” he added.

Earlier, while briefing journalists, the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said 68 suspects were arrested in connection with the gang war at Idi Oro, Mushin, on Monday, while nine of them were released after investigations.

“Thirteen armed robbers were arrested across the state. During encounters with the police, two lost their lives. Eight different arms and 18 rounds of ammunition were recovered, while 10 vehicles of different brands were also recovered,” he added.

The command also presented certificates of commendation and undisclosed sums to families of four policemen – Inspector Godwin Iruagbalaji, Inspector Pemi Francis, Sergeant Mamuda Dembo and Sergeant Ido Ekoro – who lost their lives during a militant attack in Ishawo, Ikorodu, on April 9.

Operatives, including the Divisional Police Officer, Owutu Police Division, CSP Ejiofor Obiora, who responded to a distress call from residents of the area on the day, were also given the certificates and cash gifts.

Ekoro’s sister, Mary Okereke, described his death as devastating. He said his wife just gave birth to a set of twins.

A policeman, Alexander Ugadu, could not speak with PUNCH Metro due to injuries he sustained in the head and mouth, while other members of the team said they were not allowed to speak with the press.

See The Blind Man Who Donated His Land To Shelter Refugees In Borno State. Photos

This is really nice. A blind man identified as Ahmed Ali a.k.a Mai kifi an indigenous of Mafa LGA Borno State -is said to have given his land to over 500 IDPs for shelter in Maiduguri, Borno state, according to a report by twitter user; Aisha Musa Kidah..

Married Teacher Who Had Sex With Schoolboy In Her Classroom Faces 18 Years In Jail. Photo

A married teacher faces 18 years in jail after having sex with a schoolboy dozen times in her classroom. April Novak, 32, and the 16-year-old pupil allegedly had “very strong feelings for each other” when they romped on a couch during school hours, it is claimed.
The mother-of-two was on birth control and the boy used a condom he would discard in a styrofoam coffee cup, she told police.

Her husband knew she was helping the boy with lifts to school and food but became suspicious that something more was going on. He filed for divorce after she was charged - and now Novak also faces losing her two kids and her freedom for up to 18 years after being found guilty of sexual assault.

Novak admitted in court that she had a two-month affair with her student at Menomonee Falls High School, Wisconsin, in late 2015. She told cops who arrested her that she thought of killing herself by driving into a bridge with her young sons in the car.

Novak pleaded no contest to three counts of sex with a minor in exchange for having nine other charges dropped.

The reading teacher and literacy coach resigned from her job when the scandal surfaced in December 2015 after another tutor caught her kissing the student.

Prosecutors have indicated they will ask for jail time when she is sentenced on June 29.

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff Buratai Receives Rousing Welcome In Brazil. Photos

The Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General TY Buratai was yesterday 25th April 2017, treated to rousing welcome that include a special Guard of Honour mounted in his honour and reception on arrival at the Brazilian Army Headquarters, Brasilia, Brazil.

See The Moment Ooni Of Ife Was Snubbed By The Oba of Lagos At A Public Event. Photos/Video

The Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu was caught on camera publicly humiliating the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi at a public event. A video in which the Lagos monarch, Oba Akiolu refused to shake the hands of the Ooni of Ife, has emerged and is currently trending online.
The video which taken by tv360's correspondent, shows the Ooni walking in and exchanging pleasantries, when it was time to greet the Oba of Lagos, he was snubbed with a passive greeting.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo Takes His Stunning Girlfriend And Son For A Shopping Spree In Madrid. Photos

Cristiano Ronaldo put behind him the disappointment of El Clasico by taking his stunning partner for a shopping spree in the Spanish capital. Ronaldo was bitterly disappointed with his side's dramatic injury time loss against arch rivals Barcelona on Sunday night after Lionel Messi scored with the last kick of the game to keep the La Liga title race wide open.
The former Manchester United superstar was seen out with Georgina Rodriguez and his son Cristiano Jr as they were spotted by fans and photographers.

Ronaldo, who was sporting a casual black jumper and cap looked relax as he walked the streets and was also seen in a shoe shop as he picked up more goods for the family.

Rodriguez organised an after-match event at Ronaldo's luxury home in Madrid on Sunday, but the dramatic late defeat forced them to cancel the party.

After Being Dumped By Her Lover, Female Police Officer Commits Suicide. Photo

A female police officer in Ghana has killed herself after her lover who promised to marry her ended their relationship. The Garu-Tempane District Police Commander ASP Alexander Tieku has confirmed to that 31-year Constable Peace Agbemafo committed suicide because someone jilted her.
“This is about the second time she has been jilted by someone. Somebody promised to marry her but later disappointed her and she killed herself. We have informed the family and we are waiting for them to come so we conduct the post mortem and convey the body to the police hospital mortuary in Accra for preservation”, he disclosed when our reporter enquired if the Peace had some relationship problems.

According to him, this is the fourth year since the deceased Cop was posted to the area indicating that her colleagues are grief-stricken over her death.

Peace Agbemefo who was supposed to have been on duty at the GN Bank in Garu on Monday morning but was rather booked at the police station around 6:30am killed herself using an AK47 Assault rifle.

Manager of GN Bank, Haruna Abdul Fataw, said he was compelled to call the district commander to request for a police officer after Peace failed to turn up.

A young girl who was a beneficiary of the police officer, later found Peace Agbemefo in a pool of blood in her room, a few metres from the Garu Tempane Police Station.

She apparently shot herself in the throat.

Also, a knife was found on the floor of the room with a noose hanging from the ceiling.

Two Brazilian Nationals Arrested For Smuggling Cocaine Into Lagos Airport. Photos

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos have arrested two Brazilians who together attempted to smuggle over 23 kilograms of cocaine into the country. Dias Dos Santos Marcia Cristina, 36, was found with 9.4kg of cocaine in her bag and Lima Pereira Erick Diego, 20, had 14.465kg of cocaine in his bag. The Brazilian nationals, who traveled from São Paulo, claimed to be tourists.
Mitchell Ofoyeju, spokesperson for NDLEA, said in a statement that the drugs were carefully hidden in food cans inside their luggage. The total weight of the cocaine seizure was 23.865kg with an estimated street value of N310 million.

Mr. Ofoyeju said that it was the first the NDLEA arrested Brazilians with cocaine at the Lagos airport. However, he explained that the Nigeria-Brazil cocaine trafficking route has gained notoriety over the years.

NDLEA Commander at MMIA, Ahmadu Garba, said that the arrest took place during the inward screening of passengers on an Emirates flight. Officers discovered a white substance concealed in food cans which tested positive for cocaine.

“The tins were factory-sealed such that officers had to cut them open to discover the concealed drugs. Several canned drugs had been uncovered at the Lagos airport in the past,” Mr. Ofoyeju said. “This development is not a surprise to narcotic investigators because drug cartels are always adopting new strategies of smuggling drugs,” he said.
The NDLEA spokesperson told our correspondent that the anti-narcotics agency concluded arrangements to arraign the suspects in court.

Commenting on the arrest, NDLEA Chief Executive Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah commended the officers for detecting the cocaine and apprehending the suspects.

“This arrest is impressive. It is a clarion call for nations to work harder and deepen collaboration in the fight against narcotics. Collective efforts are required towards making local and international borders impenetrable by drug traffickers and other criminals,” Mr. Abdallah stated.

He assured the Nigerian public that the suspects would be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

Fisherman Electrocuted By The Electric Fishing Rod He Invented Himself... Photo

A man was killed when he fell into the water carrying an electric fishing rod he had invented himself. Kamal Siada, 41, was using the makeshift rod to catch fish in a drainage ditch in the Malaysian city of Sandakan last night. But he fell into the stream in the Kg Mangkalinau squatter camp and was electrocuted.
Sandakan fire and rescue chief Anddre Andrew told The Star newspaper: 'He had used electric wires to wrap around a stick and turn it into a electrical rod. There was even an on and off switch to go with it.'

Mr Andrew added: 'The villagers pulled his body out of the ditch while waiting for help to arrive.'

The electric fishing rod allowed him to stun the fish, making them easier to catch.

But the improvised device was absolutely deadly when in contact with water.

Former Parish Priest Who Is 78-Years-Old Marries 24-Year-Old Gay Model. Photos

A retired vicar has wed a male model 54 years his junior to take a stand against the Church of England over same-sex marriage. Philip Clements, 78, once a parish priest in Eastry, Kent, tied the knot with Florin Marin, 24, at a registry office in Ramsgate on Tuesday, Kent Live reports.
The pair said their wedding marked a stance against Church of England rules that bar clergymen from same-sex marriage.

Clergy are currently barred from same-sex marriage but are allowed a civil partnership - providing it is a celibate one.

"I've taken up many weddings, and I've almost gave up hope thinking I would be part of my own" said Mr Clements, who was a priest for 50 years.

Speaking last month after announcing their engagement, the retired vicar said he had "learnt to live again" after meeting his younger lover on a dating website two years ago.
Having kept his sexuality to himself almost his entire life, 24-year-old Mr Marin is Mr Clements' first serious relationship.

He explains: "As a priest, I want the church to think seriously about this issue and to change its teaching and rules to allow clergy as well as lay members of the church to marry someone of the same gender if that is how they feel.

"I think a lot of clergy must be with partners, or wanting to be with them, but they are stopped from being themselves by the rules of the church."
He added: "They mean well, they are good Christians. But they do not understand this aspect of human nature."

The pair will be moving to Mr Marin's native Romania tomorrow to begin their new lives together.