Day: January 15, 2018

Nigerian Teenager Murdered In Chiselhurst Identified

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Chislehurst have named the victim.

Oluwadamilola Odeyingbo, 18, died in hospital on the morning of Wednesday, 10 January, from injuries sustained following a reported altercation in Empress Drive just after 21:00hrs the previous evening.

A post-mortem examination commenced on Friday, 12 January. This has not concluded and will continue in due course.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command are investigating.

Detective Chief Inspector Tim Wright, said:“We understand that neighbours and people passing through the area witnessed the incident on Tuesday evening. We are keen to speak to all witnesses and would encourage them to come forward as soon as possible.


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“A young man has lost his life and we are doing everything we can to piece together what took place.”

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4961 – you can also tweet @MetCC. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday, 10 January. He has since been bailed to a date in early February.

Court Of Appeal Upholds Order Of Forfeiture Of Mrs Jonathan’s $5.7M

The Court of Appeal in Lagos on Friday  dismissed an appeal filed by the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, over the temporary forfeiture of  her $5.7million.

Jonathan had appealed a ruling by a Federal High Court in Lagos  which temporarily ordered the money’s forfeiture to the Federal Government.

The Court of Appeal upheld the temporary forfeiture order made by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun on April 26, 2017.

Olatoregun had made the order based on an ex-parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  through its counsel, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo.

She had also ordered the temporary forfeiture of N2.4 billion  found in an Ecobank account  in the name of La Wari Furniture and Baths Ltd.

The commission had said that the money also belonged to Mrs Jonathan.

The Court of Appeal similarly dismissed an appeal filed by La Wari Funiture and Baths.

The appellant had urged the court to declare Section 17 of the Advanced Fee Fraud Act unconstitutional for being in conflict with the Evidence Act and the 1999 Constitution.

In a judgment delivered by Justice Mojeed Owoade on Friday, the appellate court held that the appeal  lacked merit.

It upheld EFCC’s arguments and resolved all the issues against the appellant.

The court upheld the constitutionality of Section 17 of the Advance Fee fraud Act which empowers the EFCC to apply for a forfeiture of properties reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activity to the Federal Government.