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Police nab 18-year-old girl who sold her baby for N300,000, read what the buyer promised her


An 18-year-old girl, Okike Ezinne, has been apprehended by the police in Enugu for selling her one-year-old baby.

It was gathered that the toddler, named Chisom, was sold for N300,000.

Police say little Chisom is yet to be recovered from the buyer, who is currently at large.

It was learnt that the said buyer was not known to the mother of the baby.

Apart from Ezinne, two other ladies, Promise Godwin, 20, and Okafor Gloria, 46, are also being held by the police for facilitating the sale of the little girl.

Ezinne, from Ohaaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, in her statement to the police, said she conceived out of wedlock but decided to keep the child.

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However, when it became difficult for Ezinne to take care of the baby, a friend, Promise, also from Ebonyi State, asked her to join her Enugu.


Ezinne said Promise assured her that she and her baby would be well taken care of in Enugu.

She claimed Promise convinced her to sell her baby, and subsequently made arrangements with Gloria, a widow who is said to be specialist in the selling of babies in Abia State and environs.

Gloria, from Uturu, in Abia State, acted as the intermediary between Ezinne and the person that bought the baby.

The baby was subsequently taken to Limca Bus Stop, at Okigwe, along Enugu Port Harcourt expressway, where she was handed over to Gloria.

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Gloria in turn handed the sum of N300,000 to Ezinne and Promise, who thereafter returned to Enugu without the baby.

The cash made from the transaction was shared between Ezinne, Promise and an unnamed okada rider, who reportedly acts as a pimp for Promise in the Four Corners area.

Out of the N300,000, Ezinne, the mother, took the Lion share, N200,000.

Promise and the said okada rider pocketed N50,000 each.

It was gathered that Promise has a one-year-old baby, who she had made arrangements to sell before she and the other two were apprehended by the police.

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It was also learnt that Promise was pregnant, and had already made arrangements with Gloria for the sell of the unborn baby, once she puts to bed.

Meanwhile, the whereabouts of Ezinne’s baby is still unknown, as upon her arrest, Gloria, who went away with the toddler after money was exchanged, said she handed her over to the buyer.

But the police has assured that the baby would be recovered, and the buyer apprehended.

Police Public Relations Officer, Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who gave the assurance, said Ezinne, Promise and Gloria, who are in detention, would soon be charged to court.


Another executive arrested in Wirecard scandal



 German prosecutors have arrested another manager in connection with the Wirecard scandal involving 1.9 billion euros ($2.1 billion) in missing assets, authorities said on Monday.

The suspect, who manages the DAX-listed company’s Dubai-based Card systems Middle East subsidiary, returned to Germany to hand himself into investigators, after which he was detained due to an outstanding arrest warrant against him, Munich prosecutors said.

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He is to be arraigned before a judge later in the day.

The arrest warrant is based, among other things, “on a strong suspicion of collaborative fraud, and attempted collaborative fraud, in particular, serious cases and suspicion of complicity in other offenses’’, according to prosecutors.

Wirecard’s former chief executive, Markus Braun, was arrested last week on charges of falsifying Wirecard’s accounts and market manipulation.

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The digital payment services company was left reeling after the massive hole in its accounts emerged last month.

Once a rising star of the German tech sector, the company has since launched insolvency proceedings.

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Hushpuppi: Protesters storm US Embassy, demand Atiku, Dino Melaye’s arrest (Photos)



Some Protesters on Monday took to the US Embassy, Abuja, demanding an investigation into the link between ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, Timi Frank and some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains with Raymond Abbas Igbalode, popularly known as Hushpuppi.

The group, under the aegis of Concerned Citizens Forum (CCF), seen in their numbers held placards calling for the arrest of Atiku, Melaye and other PDP members linked to the fraudster.

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Some inscriptions from the placards read: “Say No to fraud, Interpol act now”, Interpol act and arrest Dino Melaye”, “Show me your friend and I will tell you who you are”, “FBI should investigate Atiku Abubakar,” amongst others.

They also submitted a letter to the US Ambassador and the Federal Bureau of Investigation calling for a thorough probe of Hushpuppi’s political allies in the PDP.

This is coming after the All Progressives Congress (APC) had alleged “criminal conspiracy linking the top PDP members to Hushpuppi.

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The protesters submitted a letter signed by Comrade Adamu Kabir Matazu.

In the letter, Matazu called on the US to investigate the connection between PDP high profile Chieftains and Hushpuppi.

The group claimed that ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar’s frequent trips to Dubai prior to 2019 presidential elections may not be unconnected to Hushpuppi.

They asked the US to go after Atiku, Dino Melaye, Timi Frank and other PDP stalwarts who through their associations with Hushpuppi may have helped to launder the proceeds of crime.

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Recall that Bukola Saraki and Atiku over the weekend had denied any connection to Hushpuppi.

Atiku described the allegations as mischievous and an attempt at political blackmail by the APC, adding that the picture with Hushpuppi was not a meeting.

See photos from the protest below:

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Man, 34, arraigned over alleged fraud




A 34-year-old man, Uchi Enyi, was on Monday brought before an Ogbeson Magistrates’ Court in Benin City for allegedly obtaining N24,000 under false pretences.

The defendant is being tried on two charges of obtaining goods under false pretences and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Charity Asemota told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in December 2019 along the Benin-Agbor Road, Ikpoba-Hill, Benin City.

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Asemota said that the defendant fraudulently obtained N24,000 under false pretences that he would make some doors and windows for Philip Umeh Company Limited, knowing same to be false.

Asemota said that the offences contravened Sections 419 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. 11 Law of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976; now applicable in Edo.

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The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the counts.

The Chief Magistrate, Prince Mutairu Oare, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in like sum.

Oare said that the surety must be residing within the jurisdiction of the court and his address must be verified by the court registrar.

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He adjourned the case until July 22 for further hearing.

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