Controversy Trails News Of Ooni’s New Marriage

Pictures of the wedding of the Ooni Olonisa of Ile Ife, Nigerian made an unexpected and unforseen appearance on social media last Thursday and immediately the news of the wedding quickly became a trending topic

The Ooni’s new wife is 25 year old prophetess and evangelist Oluwaseyi Naomi.

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But alongside the feelings of felicitations that has welcomed the news of the Ooni’s nuptials following the humiliating demise of his much highlighted marriage to Olori Wuraola just 2 years ago, the most talked about issue of the marriage is the Queens conflict between her vocation as a preacher of the Gospel of Christ and her new role as a wife within the palace of a high level Yoruba monarch where occultic and ritualistic practices form main apart of the tradition.

The new Queen is a preacher with a ministry based in Akure, Ondo State Nigeria

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It is however believed in some quarters that the Ooni himself is a born again Christian and he has been seen attending several church services but his marriage to a practicing evangelist has divided opinions right across the board.

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Many question if indeed it is possible for the Ooni, the office of the seat of Oodua, the “father” of the Yorubas, a race originally and traditionally known for practices which stand at contrast to Christian beliefs, to be able to do away completely with these practices and ignore the cultural practices and beliefs of his forefathers especially in such part of Yorubaland still rigorously steeped on tradition.

And while it would be unrealistic to expect the Ooni to be able to avoid or completely abolish such traditional practices of the royal establishment, the question on many lips is whether the new Olori will be able to freely engage in her ministry of prophetess and evangelist without crossing the line.

Olori Naomi is the Ooni’s 3rd wife after Olori Wuraola. Before then, he was married to his first wife Adebukonla whom he divorced just before he was crowned as Ooni in 2016.

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Ooni married Olori Wuraola in March 2016
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Olori Bukola and the Ooni got married in 2007

 

 

 

After The Heartbreak, Healing Comes When You Let God In

On the 19th of October 2018, I posted on my Facebook wall

“Today would have been my 27th Wedding Anniversary…..💍💍💍
But S**T happens. Not every relationship ends in marriage. And not every marriage last forever.

I Thank God for my ex-husband, Mr Olaide Onanuga Soo Sure. We may not have made it as a couple, but you gave me 3 most fantastic kids and you have been the most excellent co-parent. If I had to do it again, I would not choose anyone else to have my babies with”.

I posted the piece above on my social media wall yesterday but I was not prepared for the avalanche of beautiful and soul lifting words that were left for me and that flooded in. The corporate reaction was the very last thing I expected from a simple expression of the significance of the day to me.

I was seriously overwhelmed me….and I am not ashamed to say that some comments actually brought tears to my eyes.

There are many women out there who have had the same experience as me. Hurt, broken, shamed, humiliated and thrown into years of sorrow and depression. But I only started to heal and move on and grow in inner strength when I let God take over and have control. Trust me, ten or five years ago, I would have never been able to write such words. I would have rather swallowed broken glass and washed it down with a glass of detergent spiced with arsenic….)

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Ok maybe I exaggerate – but what I mean is – I have not always felt “this way” about my ex or my marriage but God opened my heart to forgive and my eyes to appreciate the indestructible beauty that came out of the ashes of my broken marriage: Ololade, Mobolaji & Motolani. The gifts that give more joy than any man or marriage can.

And that is why I cannot hold any grudges against the channel through which those babies came into my life.

HEALING COMES WHEN YOU LET GOD IN

2 Greenwich Men Convicted of South Pole Club Manslaughter

Two men who killed a defenceless man in a Greenwich street have been convicted at the Old Bailey of manslaughter.

On Thursday, 18 October, 21 year old Ibrahim James of Woolwich and 22 year old Andrew Adekoya, of Greenwich were found guilty of the manslaughter of Jozef Boci.

Three other men – Oluwatimilehin Oniyitan, 21 (10.03.97) of Eltham;  Dominic Brown, 30 (07.07.88) of Woolwich; and  Abaraye Campbell, 21 (20.11.96) of Woolwich – were all acquitted.

The court heard how 30-year-old Jozef was targeted by a group of men following an incident at the South Pole nightclub in Greenwich in the early hours of Saturday, 17 February.

Jozef was part of a group that had become involved in a minor dispute inside the nightclub at around 01:00hrs that morning with another group including James and Adekoya.

Security staff at the club intervened. Jozef’s group were allowed to remain in the club while the other group were ejected.

After remonstrating with security staff, the group got into two cars and drove away, returning to nearby Norman Road around five minutes later.

CCTV footage captured members of the group getting out of the cars. Adekoya had a metal object, perhaps a wrench, while James appeared to have a weapon concealed down his trouser leg.

The group approached the front of the club but were ushered away by door staff; however they continued to hang around in the vicinity of the club for the next hour or so, obviously waiting for someone to come out.

At around 02:10hrs, Jozef left the South Pole club and as soon as he stepped outside he was chased by the group, including James and Adekoya.

Jozef fled down Greenwich High Road but tripped over and was immediately set upon by his pursuers. Witnesses described how Jozef was attacked, including being struck with a baseball bat, as he lay prone and defenceless on the pavement.

Jozef was taken to hospital but never regained consciousness – he died six days after the attack on 23 February.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command launched an investigation and quickly identified the suspects from CCTV and forensic analysis.

James was arrested on 23 February and following a search of his address, a baseball bat was found hidden in his garden. Although no forensic link could be made to the bat used in the attack on Jozef, it was similar to remnants found at the scene of the attack.

On 25 February, Adekoya was arrested. He admitted being at the scene and in possession of a wrench but claimed he was trying to calm the situation.

Five men were subsequently charged for their involvement in Jozef’s killing, two of whom were convicted as above.

Detective Chief Inspector John Massey of the Homicide and Major Crime Command led the investigation. He said: “What started as essentially a trivial incident ended in the murder of an innocent man.

“Jozef Boci was pursued and subjected to a brutal assault as he lay defenceless in a Greenwich street.

“The ferocity of the attack was shocking and left Jozef with no chance of survival.”

James and Adekoya will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on a date to be confirmed.

 

Man Jailed For Fraudulently Claiming To Be A Grenfell Tower Fire Victim

A man has been sentenced to four years in jail after being convicted of fraud relating to the Grenfell Tower fire.

53 year old Koffi Kouakou,  born 25.11.64, of Westfield Close, SW10 appeared at Isleworth Crown Court today [Thursday 18 October].

He had pleaded guilty at the same court on Wednesday 17 October, to fraud by false representation.

Kouakou claimed that he had been living in a flat in Grenfell Tower and had been in a relationship with the occupant, who died in the fire.

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As a result of his claim, he was accommodated in a hotel for approximately two months before moving into a council funded flat.

The cost of the hotel accommodation and costs for the flat were just in excess of £30,000.

Detectives established that Kouakou had not lived in the tower. They also confirmed that he had not been in a relationship with the woman.

He was arrested on Thursday, 7 June and subsequently charged.

Outrageous Pictures And Video Of Son Of Impoverished African Nation’s Leader Bragging About His Wealth And Expensive Lifestyle

Images and a video clip of Nairobi-based South Sudanese man whose video ‘swimming in dollars’ went viral on social media has finally spoken about his wealth and identity.

Speaking during an interview with Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange, Lawrence Lual Malong Yor Jr. says he is a blessed man and his money comes from Jesus Christ.

Yor however dismisses claims that he is the son of former South Sudanese Chief of Army Staff, General Paul Malong Awan who is accused of looting his country dry in a recently released investigative documentary dubbed “The Profiteers.”

“According to our culture, one would be insulting me by claiming that I am General Malong’s step-son, while in real sense, I am not. I am Lawrence Lual Malong Yor senior’s son,” he said in the interview.

“I am Lawrence Lual Malong Yor Jr, which means my father is Lual Malong Yor Snr. General Malong is not my father… we are not related,” said Mr. Yor.

In the documentary, Kenyan journalist John Allan Namu reported that the young man was General Malong’s son. The journalist alleged that General Malong, who was fired by South Sudan President Salva Kiir in 2013, took advantage of war to loot money to the tunes of millions of dollars and stashed them in foreign accounts.

“My money comes from Jesus Christ,” said Yor.

He said he sleeps in a presidential suite at Serena hotel in Nairobi, where he pays $2,500 (Sh250,000) per night on accommodation alone.

“My Lord Jesus Christ blessed me; I fly on private jets… I live in Presidential suites… I am blessed,” said the 30-year old who also bragged about the Rolex watch he wore worth $10,000 (Sh1 million)

Luton Lawyer Who Fled To Nigeria Jailed For 5 Years Over £1.8m Royal Mail Fraud

A fraudster from Luton, involved in a £1.8 million scam, who skipped bail and fled the UK has been jailed for five years.

Olanrewaju Bolaji Otukoya, 53, of Cresswell Gardens, was sentenced at the Old Bailey, on Friday, October 12, following an operation led by the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU).

One of his associates Anjam Shahshah was jailed in 2016

Otukoya headed up the Luton-based gang that committed £1.8 million of fraud by intercepting cheques in the post that were intended for local businesses.
He failed to answer his police bail in July 2014 and absconded to Nigeria.
Since then the DCPCU have worked with the Nigerian authorities to trace him and extradite him back to the UK.

The extradition was finally approved by the Nigerian courts in April this year. Otukoya, who has several previous convictions for fraud, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud users of Royal Mail Postal Services.

Another associate Moshin Abbas was jailed in 2016.

Two other members of the gang, Moshin Abbas and Anjam Shah, both from Luton, were recruited by Otukoya to abuse their positions as workers at a Royal Mail sorting office by stealing post containing cheques destined for local companies.

The intercepted cheques, worth over £1.8 million in total, were then paid into business bank accounts that were set up and controlled by Otukoya, using similar names as the target company.

Abbas and Shah were sentenced in 2016 to four years and fives year and three months imprisonment respectively.

Detective Constable Jeremy Boxall, who is currently the lead officer on the case for the DCPCU, said: “Otukoya played a leading role in committing large-scale fraud against local businesses and then tried to escape punishment by fleeing abroad. “Now, thanks to close cooperation between the British and Nigerian authorities, he is facing justice back in the UK.

“This sends a strong message to others considering following a similar path – you will be caught and punished.”

The gang of fraudsters was identified through a joint investigation by the Royal Mail and the DCPCU – the police unit sponsored by the banking industry and made up of officers from the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police Service, bank investigators and support staff from UK Finance.

All the victims of the scam were refunded.
Culled from Lutontoday.co.uk

31 YEAR OLD EX-FINANCE MINISTER’S RETURNEE DAUGHTER SHOT IN COLD BLOOD BY NIGERIAN POLICEMAN IN ABUJA

The family of a former finance minister, Nenadi Usman, has sent a petition the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over what it alleges is the cold blood murder of 31-year-old Anita Akapson, the daughter of the former minister.

In a petition signed by the lawyer to the family, Kayode Ajulo, the Usmans allege that the Akapson “was trailed, targeted, intercepted, her vehicle brushed, blocked and shot at close range by a police officer at Katampe District, Abuja.”

The victim, who recently returned to the country after her university education in the United Kingdom, was driving out of her house at Katampe Extension by Gwarimpa Estate in a Honda Accord car when she was intercepted and shot dead by a Superintendent of Police around 11 pm on Saturday.

The officer, whose identity is being witheld by the police was said to have mistaken her for a suspected car thief.

The force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said in a statement in Abuja on Monday, that the IG had ordered that the policemen be detained and also asked the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, to carry out a thorough investigation into the incident.

It is believed that the police team had earlier arrested two suspected car theives around the victim’s neighbourhood.

The thieves had allegedly successfully demobilised the car and were about driving away when policemen arrested them, but one of them reportedly scaled the fence into Akapson’s compound.

The policemen then surrounded the building and were lying in wait for the fleeing suspect when the woman unexpectedly drove out of the compound.

“The SP fired at the car thinking it was the suspect that was driving out and the woman was hit by bullets. She was rushed to Gwarimpa General Hospital where she died,” a senior police officer said.

But the family said Akapson was shot in the stomach after the police blocked her car and punctured the tyres with several bullets.
The lawyer to the family, Ajulo, in the petition demanded a thorough investigation into the killing, stating that Akapson’s murderers were being shielded by the police authorities.

Ajulo hinted that Usman believed that the murder might have been politically motivated because of her position as a member of the leading opposition party in the country.

An excerpt from the petition states, “The circumstances of the trailing, tracking and gruesome murder of the deceased who had a strong affinity with Senator Nenadi Usman, a member of the leading opposition political party in Nigeria, and who is presently facing continuous prosecutions from the state, calls for thorough and comprehensive investigation.”

Petitioned: Inspector General of Nigerian Police Service Ibrahim Idris

“Given the level of intimidation of opposition by the instrumentalities of the state, our clients are worried as to the intent or possible calculated assassination of the deceased to further cause anguish to the family.”