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How I Gave N3.6 billion To Ex-NDDC Boss, EFCC’s Witness Tells Court

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Ibinabo Michael-West, a prosecution witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), told a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) recovered over N100 billion from International Oil companies (IOC).

He said this on Monday, at the resumed trial against Tuoyo Omatsuli, a former NDDC Executive Director, and three others over fraudulent mismanagement of the commission’s N3.6 billion.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Mr. Michael-West told the court that he was the owner of a company; Starline Consultancy Ltd., who were contractors to NDDC.

According to him, the oil companies who operated in the Niger Delta region had refused to pay the commission its due payments and indebtedness which the commission had been making frantic efforts to recover.

He further stated that the commission had contracted his company to assist them to recover the debt owed them by the IOC’s.

“We executed the job, the oil companies were stubborn, we served them demand notices and also wrote petitions against them to the National Assembly.

“After the meeting with the National Assembly, the oil companies started paying, each time an oil company paid, they would send us payment advice.

“We were paid 10 percent of any amount that was recovered from the oil companies and we worked for about two years; between 2014 and 2016.

“In total, we recovered over N100billion and we were paid N12billion as our commission,” he said.

When asked whether the third and fourth defendants played any role in the recovery of the debts owed to NDDC, he replied in the negative.

The witness, however, told the court that when he was paid the N12 billion, the executive director finance of NDDC complained to him of incessant harassment by Niger Delta youths.

He said that he further pleaded with him, to help cushion the effect of the frequent harassment, which he paid N3.6 billion into a Diamond bank account for that purpose.

Mr. Michael-West also admitted transferring some money to the third and fourth defendants amounting to over N1 billion.

During cross-examination by the first defendant’s counsel; Kehinde Aguda (SAN) he denied the payment to the Niger Delta youths as being a proceed of a crime.

When he was asked if the money was meant to bribe officials of the NDDC, he denied it.

When further asked whether it was the executive director works of NDDC that approved the money that was paid to him, he replied:

“The board approved all the money paid to me, the first defendant (Omatsuyi) did not give me any account details to pay any money to him.”

Norrison Quakers, counsel to the second, third and fourth defendants, during his examination-in-chief asked the witness whether he knew him, to which he replied in the positive.

The witness told the court that he knew Mr. Quakers when they were invited to the EFCC office and were asked to look for a SAN to bail them.

“We pleaded with Quakers to bail the Managing Director of Building Associates Ltd., Mr. Francis Momoh, which he did, and we paid for his services,” he said.

Justice Saliu Saidu adjourned the case until June 11 for the continuation of trial.

Tuoyo Omatsuli, who was a former Executive Director of the NDDC, was charged alongside Francis Momoh and two companies; Don Parker Properties Ltd, and Building Associates Ltd.

They were arraigned on November 28, 2018, on 45 counts bordering on corruption, gratification, fraud and money laundering.

They had, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and were admitted to bails.

According to the charge, the defendants were alleged to have committed the offence between August 2014 and September 2015.

The first defendant was alleged to have procured the third and fourth defendants (Momoh and Building Associates), to utilize a total sum of N3.6 billion paid by Starline Consultancy Services Ltd into an account operated by the fourth defendant.

The prosecution averred that they ought to have known that the said sums, formed part of the proceeds of their unlawful activities which included corruption and gratification.

The offence, the EFCC said, contravenes the provisions of Sections 15(1), 15(2), 15(3) and 18 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2011, as amended by Act No 1 of 2012.

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Davido’s Artiste; Idowest Buys Brand New 2019 Dodge Challenger Car Worth Over 20 Million

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DMW star, Idowest has just announced that he has gotten himself a brand new car.

The rapper who got signed to DMW in 2018 just hours ago took to his Instagram page to make the announcement that he just got himself a brand new 2019 Dodge Challenger reported to worth in the excess of 20 million naira.

Idowest would become the 2nd DMW artiste to acquire a luxury car in the space of 2 weeks after Peruzzi got a Mercedez Benz some days back.

Idowest released an E.P, “Mafia Culture,” some months back which has been doing fairly well on the streets and as well played some gigs in the course of the year to help boost his commercial gains.

The acquitance of a new car is a show of hard work and consistency as the singer never relents on hitting the studio to create and later release.

 

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CHALLENGES GOT ME A CHALLENGER ??????

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Skales Drags COZA Founder, Pastor Fatoyinbo Over Rape Allegation Saga With Busola Dakolo, Calls Him “Fake Man Of God”

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Skales has called out Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the founder of Common Wealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) over the alleged rape saga between the ‘man of God’ and Timi Dakolo’s wife; Busola.

The singer took to his Twitter page hours ago to blast the pastor, calling him a “fake man of god” as well as ridicule his church. Skales called the church a bully after news of the pastor sending police to Timi Dakolo’s house yesterday to get his wife arrested surfaced on the internet.

Skales wrote; “Total example of a church dat bullies the public  @cozaglobal and the scam of a pastor…. Gucci scam pastor… I Stand against that pastor fatoyinbo biodun stop lieing with the word of God using gov. Connection to bully people .. Coza no be church na scam smh. ok I’m done.”

He also added, “Commonwealth of Zion Assembly. see name of church it’s the end time for real Coza Chrch na scam …. baba don order Gucci wey him go use today’s offering go buy.”

You all would recall we brought you news about Timi Dakolo raising an alarm on his Instagram page yesterday after police stormed his house to try to whisk himself and his wife to Abuja on account that Pastor Fatoyinbo has levelled some allegations towards them.

This has however made a lot of celebrities furious as to why the pastor would take such action even when he hasn’t answered to the allegations levelled against him by Busola that he raped her about 2 decades ago.

This could be the major reason Skales has decided to try to ‘tear apart’ the pastor, expressing his anger in the most daring manner.

This however is looking to be a wrong move for Skales as social media users have started to lambast him for making such move when it has not been established that the pastor truly did what Busola accused him of. Some have opined that Skales showed a lack of sensitiveness as even though criticsm of the pastor to a large extent is allowed, he could have been constructive about it or be intelligent about the process.

 

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U.S Based Nigerian Record Label Accuse Davido Of Defrauding Them Of 4 Million Naira, Seek Legal Action

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A U.S based Nigerian music management company, “Always On Cash (A.O.C)” have filed a law suit against music superstar, Davido, after they allegedly paid him the sum of 4 million naira to feature their artiste in a written contract in which he didn’t honour.

One of the representatives of the record and management label also reveals they have previously sued Davido to court in which he was summoned 3 times and refused to show up 3 times.

The representative however reveals all they want is Davido to show up in court at the next hearing so they could sort things out amicably.

A statement was released on their official Instagram page and it reads; “This is to officially notify the public that we the management of A.O.C (Always on Cash) Record Label are totally displeased with the dubious acts of David Adedeji Adeleke popularly known as DAVIDO ( @davidoofficial ) over unfulfilled 4million Naira song featuring contract with our artist Tejiri Ochuko Ibhihwiori ‘’TJay’’.

Four Million Naira payment made in FULL and DAVIDO did not fulfill the contract since January 2019, neither was any attempt for refund made.

The matter was reported to the police when several attempts to reach his management failed. It was presented for hearing in court for 3 consecutive times and neither he or any representative from his management appeared before the court to state their claims.

We are hereby pleading that he or his management appears before the court on the next hearing set for 23rd August 2019 so that the matter can be settled amicably by law as all we want is the refund of the 4 million naira paid for the unfulfilled contract.”

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Timi Dakolo Declares War On COZA Founder, Pastor Fatoyinbo After He Tries To Get His Wife Arrested

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Timi Dakolo has declared war on the founder of Common Wealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo after the latest action of the preacher to get him and his wife arrested and whisked to Abuja.

The singer who already raised public alarm after “strange” armed men stormed his house earlier this evening seems to have been able to identify pastor Fatoyinbo as the facilitator of the strange action.

A letter has been sent to Timi and his wife; Busola by the Nigerian police as they have claimed to be investigating a case that is in connection with criminal conspiracy, falshood, mischief and threat to life which apparently has made Timi really furious and promising to go toe-to-toe with Biodun Fatoyinbo in a legal battle.

Timi wrote; “Our lawyers had told us to get ready for this letter. We have long been ready for this type of institutionalized intimidation and dirtiness. Investigating officials have frustrated as a result of underhand delay? Dirty bloggers are fabricating things that cover the truth , going to the IG’s people under dark to force this case to be posted to Abuja? Now this: a false investigation in Abuja when our own petition filed since June has not been answered and NO INVITATION HAS BEEN MADE TO THE ACCUSED IN A RAPE CASE????! NOT ONE MOVEMENT TOWARDS JUSTICE??? Rubbishing the legal and criminal system ?

“And sending a bus load of questionable armed “policemen” and shady men lying in wait to intimidate my wife and children today, forcing their way into my home? Is that how the REAL police delivers a letter ? This is best you can do? This is why all the hurting women and families havent come out with HORRIBLE THINGS DONE TO THEM???!!
You picked the wrong one and you picked the wrong time. Nigerians are more awake than you think .

“I will fight for my wife and my children -it’s the promise I made with my life and one I intend to keep .I will defend them from the unrelenting attack of a weak man who thinks he can use money and power to cover for all of his crimes.
Like I said ,we have since been ready .
GIVE US THE FIRE, THEN WATCH ME WORK!”

 

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Our lawyers had told us to get ready for this letter. We have long been ready for this type of institutionalized intimidation and dirtiness. Investigating officials have frustrated as a result of underhand delay? Dirty bloggers are fabricating things that cover the truth , going to the IG’s people under dark to force this case to be posted to Abuja? Now this: a false investigation in Abuja when our own petition filed since June has not been answered and NO INVITATION HAS BEEN MADE TO THE ACCUSED IN A RAPE CASE????! NOT ONE MOVEMENT TOWARDS JUSTICE??? Rubbishing the legal and criminal system ? And sending a bus load of questionable armed “policemen” and shady men lying in wait to intimidate my wife and children today, forcing their way into my home? Is that how the REAL police delivers a letter ? This is best you can do? This is why all the hurting women and families havent come out with HORRIBLE THINGS DONE TO THEM???!! You picked the wrong one and you picked the wrong time. Nigerians are more awake than you think . I will fight for my wife and my children -it’s the promise I made with my life and one I intend to keep .I will defend them from the unrelenting attack of a weak man who thinks he can use money and power to cover for all of his crimes. Like I said ,we have since been ready . GIVE US THE FIRE, THEN WATCH ME WORK!

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Panic Everywhere As Timi Dakolo Raises Alarm Over Strange Armed Men Who Have Stormed His Home

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Timi Dakolo has raised an alarm to public attention as he reveals there are unidentified men with guns right in front of his house.

The singer made this announcement through his Instagram page just minutes ago which has caused some sort of panick amongst music fans, entertainment industry colleagues and other well-wishers.

However, after making the announcement, popular human-right activist by name Segalink, has adviced him to stay indoors with his family as security operatives from the state command are on their way to his place.

The reason why these strange armed men are in front of Timi’s house is yet unknown but there are rumours spreading so fast that it could be as a result of the ongoing saga between the Dakolo’s and COZA founder, Pastoe Biodun Fatoyinbo.

 

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STRANGE MEN AT HOUSE,…WITH GUNS

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We sincerely hope Timi and Family stay safe.

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