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Nigerian student who scammed Australian out of over $100,000 spared jail



A Nigerian student who scammed an Australian out of more than $100,000 by posing as a diplomat has been spared more jail time.

Cosmos Kelechi Emeh, 33, pleaded guilty on Thursday to defrauding the woman, from Kuraby in Brisbane, with an internet romance hoax in 2018.

Emeh contacted the woman partway through the scam, which had already defrauded the 34-year-old out of more than $250,000.

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He identified himself as diplomat Mark David and asked for a further $105,000, which she withdrew from her parent’s account without permission and paid in cash.

Before this, the woman had been contacted via social media by another man posing as Matthew Dobbin, a US officer serving with the United Nations.

The pair sent each other photos and professed their love after just three days of communication.

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During the scam, Emeh told the woman she would need to pay for a ‘terrorist certificate’.

He also told her not to contact Australian authorities because her actions may be considered money laundering.

After Emeh collected the cash he asked for a further $200,000 but police arrested him before he could collect it.

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Judge Byrne said Emeh was not the mastermind in the scheme and it appeared likely he had ‘given way to temptation’ in a bid to raise money to pay his university fees.


Lagos police arrest young man kissing three-year-old passionately on the lips



Lagos police arrest young man kissing three-year-old passionately on the lips

Recall that a  young man went viral on social media for passionately kissing a little girl on her lips.

Less than 24 hours after the Nigerian police launched a manhunt against the young man identified as Oluwatosin Babatunde, the Lagos state police have finally arrested him.

The  400 level Botany department student of Lagos State University, went viral after kissing his three-year-old step-sister passionate on her lips.

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The incident happened on June 2 in their home in Shagamu, Lagos.

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The police command spokesperson, Bala Elkana, in a statement said the state Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu saw the video and instructed detectives from the Gender Unit to analyze the video and apprehend the suspect.

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He has been handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba for prosecution in Court.

Recall that Babatunde reacted shortly after the video went viral, saying he is not a rapist or paedophile, that the little girl is his sister.

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Court acquits man, 52, of attempted homosexuality



An Ogbeson Chief Magistrates’ Court in Benin, on Friday, discharged one Mike Aibueku, 52, of an alleged attempted sexual conduct with a man.

The Chief Magistrate, Mutairu Oare, dismissed the charge following the prosecutor, Insp. Charity Asemota’s request for withdrawal of the charge against the defendant.

At the resumed hearing of the case on Friday, Asemota urged the court to dismiss the case as the complainant, Mr. Omele Friday, had applied for the withdrawal of the charge against the defendant.

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The prosecutor had arraigned the defendant on a two-count charge of attempt to commit an unnatural offense and conduct himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace.

Asemota alleged that on June 2, along Benin-Agbor Road, Benin, the defendant attempted to have carnal knowledge of the complainant.

The prosecutor also alleged that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause the breach of the peace by “giving the complainant his breast to suck’’.

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The prosecutor said the offense contravened sections 215 and 249(D) of the Criminal Code of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, now applicable to Edo.

For a convicted offender, the first count charge attracts seven years imprisonment while the second attracts one month.

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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Family of six, pet, found dead inside car with cryptic note



A father, mother, and four kids between ages 11 months to four years were found dead in a car in what is believed to be a murder-suicide in Texas.

The family of six was found dead in an SUV parked in a garage at a home in Stone Oak on Thursday, June 4, San Antonio police said. Their cats were also found dead inside a basket in the car.

Officers were first dispatched to the home in the 100 block of Red Willow after a friend of one of the residents notified police that he hadn’t heard from him in a while.

When officers arrived for a welfare check on Thursday morning, they entered the home and smelled “heavy, noxious fumes” coming from inside the residence.

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The officers immediately backed out of the house, according to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus.

On the front door of the house, the officers found a note containing military jargon and a cryptic message. The father, who was found dead with his entire family, is in the military.

Officers were able to interpret the message in the note. It claimed that there were “bodies or people inside of the home, animals were in the freezer, and do not enter,” McManus said at the news conference.

Since officers couldn’t get into the house, they used drones and a robot inside the residence and found what they initially believed to be possible explosives. McManus said the home could be “booby-trapped.”

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However, police were eventually able to enter the garage of the home on Thursday evening and discovered the family of six dead in the car, McManus said.

The husband and wife were both in their 30s and their four children, ranging from 11 months old to 4 years old, were all found dead in the vehicle, police said. The victims have not been identified.

Two cats were also found inside of a basket in the vehicle’s front seat, according to McManus.

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McManus said evidence suggests that the six deaths were not an accident and appear to be a suicide. He also said no explosives were found at the scene like previously suspected.

The fumes that initially caused officers to exit the home were later identified as carbon monoxide.

Photos from the scene appear to show what was likely a chaotic scene at the home.

Pictures obtained by reporter Emily Olson showed broken windows in the garage door, as well as throughout the house. Car seats were sitting on the front lawn. The photos may show the extent to which officers tried to get into the home.

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