Day: November 9, 2017


A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a young man in Newham.

At around 20:10hrs on Wednesday, 8 November, police were called by London Ambulance Service to reports of a man stabbed in Pier Road. E16.

Police officers attended the scene and found a man suffering critical injuries. Officers administered first aid prior to the arrival of an ambulance.

The victim – a 21-year-old man named as Jordan Adejo- was taken to an East London hospital, where he was pronounced dead at around 21:30hrs.

Officers believe they know the identity of the man, but await formal identification and confirmation that next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating, alongside colleagues from Newham borough.

Local road closures are in place, and police cordons are also affecting pedestrian footways in the Pier Road area of North Woolwich.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit


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TWO MEN have been arrested in connection with a suspected £17 million money laundering scam.

The suspects, aged 32 and 34, both from Ilford and were part of a group of six arrested on Thursday, November 2, as part of an ongoing investigation by HMRC.

According to a report in the Guardian, eighty officers from HMRC carried out simultaneous raids on properties in London, Coventry and Luton and at two business premises, one of which was in Ilford.



Chris Gill, assistant director of the Fraud Investigation Service at HMRC said: “Tackling money laundering is a priority for HMRC and we will not hesitate to investigate those suspected of being involved.”

Four men and one woman arrested by HMRC have been released on bail and a man has been released under investigation.


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the “young man” who blew the whistle on the massive stash of money recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, is now a millionaire.

This information was revealed by the Acting Chairman of the commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu,  in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday.

Magu spoke at the ongoing 7th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

On April 7, EFCC operatives broke into a four-bedroom apartment on Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, and recovered $43 million, £27,800 and N23 million stashed in a wardrobe.

The commission said the discovery followed an operation triggered by a whistle blower’s alert received by its Lagos office.

EFCC spokesman Uwujaren quoted Magu as saying that the whistle blower was already a millionaire by virtue of the percentage he was officially entitled to.

“We are currently working on the young man because this is just a man who has not seen one million Naira of his own before.

“So, he is undergoing counseling on how to make good use of the money and also the security implication.

“We don’t want anything bad to happen to him after taking delivery of his entitlement. He is a national pride”, he said.

The EFCC boss called on Nigerians who want a positive change in the country to take advantage of the whistle blowing policy announced by the government early this year.

He noted that aside from contributing to the eradication of corruption, potential whistle blowers also stood to “benefit from the illicit acquisition by the looters”.

“So, we encourage more whistle blowers to come forward with genuine information that will lead to recoveries from looters of public treasuries.

“That is part of the ways we can put an end to the looting madness in the public sector.

“When they know that they have no place to keep the loot, as all eyes are on them, they will find looting of public treasuries unattractive, ” Magu said.

On June 7, a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos ordered the final forfeiture of the money to the Federal Government.


An Egyptian lawyer has sparked outrage after saying women who wear ripped jeans deserve to be sexually harassed and raped.

Nabih al-Wahsh, a prominent conservative, said it was part of the “national duty” to rape women wearing such garments, adding that girls who wear revealing clothing are inviting men to harass them.

He made the controversial comments during a current affairs talk show called Infirad on satellite channel AI-Assema.

The panel were having a heated debate on a draft law on prostitution when al-Wahsh asked: “Are you happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing?”

Woman in ripped jeans – Nabih al-Wahsh says it would be a national duty to rape her

He added: “I say that when a girl walks about like that, it is a patriotic duty to sexually harass her and a national duty to rape her.”

Egypt’s National Council for Women has since announced plans to file a complaint against the lawyer and the TV channel.

The Council has also appealed to media outlets to stop giving a platform to individuals who make comments that incite violence against women.

Maya Mursi, head of the National Council for Women Doctors, said the comments were a “flagrant call” for rape.

Despite the backlash, al-Wahsh has refused to back down, releasing a statement which said his daughter “would also deserve that [rape, sexual harassment] if she decided to wear jeans that are ripped from the back.”

The lawyer made the headlines in October last year after his debate with a liberal cleric descended into chaos. Chairs and shoes were sent flying around the TV studio after the cleric argued women should not necessarily be required to cover their hair with a headscarf.


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An Anambra State High Court judge, Justice Okey Onunkwo, has sentenced two men to death by hanging or firing squad for stealing a lady’s handbag containing a phone, money and other items.

Justice Onunkwo, who presided over the High Court sitting at Ihiala Local Government Area of the state, said there were sufficient evidence to convict the duo.

Justice Okey Onunkwo sentenced 2 men to death for theft of the contents of a ladies handbag

According to THISDAY, the suspects, Anene Maduka, Ikenna Obi and Osadebe Ezeh, on February 2, allegedly stole a mobile phone, a handbag and N10,000 cash belonging to one Miss Chinonye Ogujiuba of Eziama Uli.

The Nokia phone was valued at N15,500, while the handbag was estimated at N2,500.

The judge said: “There were eye witness evidence against the convicts  as the victim had raised alarm after the robbery, leading to the arrest of the culprits at Umudimogo Ihiala and handed over to the police.”

Justice Onunkwo thereby sentenced them to death by hanging or firing squad.

Just musing: Why are Christians so stingy?


God says don’t fornicate, but we still fornicate, many of us regularly – even with other people’s spouses!

He says don’t steal, but many of us are big time fraudsters, 419ers & con artists.

He says don’t covert your neighbour’s possession, but many of us are as envious as satan himself.

He says love your neighbour as yourself, but many wake up each morning planning whom to fight!

We are instructed not to commit murder, but many of us commit murder every second by the words that come out of our mouth (or that we type on Facebook)


My friend, your hands are still unclean anyway so please don’t pay tithes joor. You are still a sinner!!!

God says HE loves a cheerful giver yet many Christians are cheerless, stingy, grumpy, hard hearted, ungrateful and thoughtless.

On Sunday, you will see them in their expensive clothes, haven driven down in the new jeep they will proudly park at a vantage point where everyone can see it – and sing “I love You Lord, with all my heart ” during service…

But when it comes to offering time, the love flies out of the window!

At my late father’s burial 15 years ago, the muslim clerics raised Itoro (offering) for all manner of ridiculous causes including the deluded prayer that I should have a change of heart and become a muslim (🤣🤣🤣🤣) yet the so called sympathisers rose and gave ungrudgingly and over-generously!!!.

In fact, the amount collected that day could have easily purchased a plot of land in Ijebu Ode!!!!!

Yet the muslims did not flinch or think of how ridiculous the request points were. They still gave nevertheless. I remember thinking shouldn’t all this money go to me and my younger ones….or at least to my mum, the deceased’s widow. But the alufas gleefully scooped up every last naira note and there was no doubt whatsoever where the loot was going but no-one cared…

Raise the same in a church and christians will frank face and sit on their wallets and kiss their teeth at Pastor!!!   

Why are we Christians so stingy???

I wish Pastors can be bold enough to tell anyone who does not believe in tithing to keep their mouths shut..and their money to themselves – and see God raise up stones in their place.

Lord, I pray, please do not replace me o. Please give me the Grace, empowerment & willingness to do that which You want me to do in Jesus name.  AMEN




The Senate on Thursday approved 350 million dollars World Bank loan for Ogun State Development Policy Operation (DPO) as contained in the 2016-2018 Rolling Plan, PM News reported earlier today.

The approval followed the presentation of a report on the loan by Chairman, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Sen. Shehu Sani.

Presenting the report, Sani said that the committee observed that the Ogun State DPO budget for the loan had been approved by World Bank in 2016.

He added that the loan was further captured in the 2016-2018 borrowing plan as approved by the National Assembly.

Ibikunle Amosun – Ogun State Governor

Sani noted that the committee also observed that the credit facility had an attractive low financing rate of 125 per cent interest, moratorium of five years and a five-year maturity term.

He said “the facility has already been captured in the 2016-2018 Medium Term Expenditure Framework.

“It also has low and acceptable loan sustainability level, therefore it is eligible to borrow.

“The DPO loan will further help to enhance the capacity of the state government.

“The state has met the various conditions laid by World Bank and as such qualified for the loan.

“It has also put in place institutional framework for transparent and accountable budgetary and financial purpose.”

He explained that the projects to be funded by the facility would engender economic growth, increase revenue generation and create employment opportunities.

“The committee recommends that the Senate should go ahead and approve the loan as contained in the 2016-2018 external borrowing rolling plan of President Muhammadu Buhari,’’ Sani added.

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over plenary, put the report to voice vote and was adopted by the lawmakers.

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