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Court Jails Bank MD For Five Years Over N4.7m Scam

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The Managing Director of Workman Microfinance Bank in Bauchi State, Sarita Aliyu, has been sentenced to five years imprisonment.

Naija News reports that Aliyu was jailed by a Bauchi High Court on a two-count charge bordering on misappropriation and forgery.

Aliyu, who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), was convicted for misappropriating the sum of N4,786,700 in 2020.

She was said to have used the password of the bank’s head of credit unit to create fictitious names, generate and approve fraudulent loan requests to herself.

The offence is contrary to Sections 308 and 363 and punishable under sections 309 and 364 of the penal code law.

When confronted with evidence of the crime on Wednesday, she pleaded guilty to the charges brought against her.

During the ruling, the presiding judge, M.M. Abubakar, consequently sentenced Aliyu to five years imprisonment.

The defendant was also ordered by the court to pay the sum of N3,786,700 to the bank through the EFCC.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

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Man Reveals Why He Decided To Kidnap And Murder His Cousin

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A 36-year-old man has been arrested by the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) for planning to kidnap and murder his cousin.

According to the police, Abubakar Halilu lured his cousin who is a businesswoman to a kidnapper’s den in the Galadimawa area of Kaduna State so he would not repay a sum of N1.4 million he was owing her.

When he was asked how he incurred such a huge amount of debt from his cousin he replied that she had bought some tricycles at a value of  N3.9 million and gave them to him on hire purchase.

He alleged that he paid 2.5 million out of the money, with 1.4 million left to pay which he had no plans of paying.

Halilu revealed that the day she was abducted he asked her to accompany him to collect some money from someone that was owing him.

The suspect also alleged that he ought to have completed payment of the money by December 2020 but he could not meet up. When his cousin asked him for the money he appealed to her to go along with him to recover his money from a debtor she obliged and they left together. Before leaving he called the kidnappers to plan out their mode of operation.

When they got there, both of them were kidnapped and separated. Halilu said his plan was to kill her after the kidnappers collected a ransom for N100m but unfortunately for him she escaped.

He said: “I was supposed to have finished payment in December 2020. The total amount was N3.9 million. I have paid her N2.5 million, remaining a balance of N1.4 million

“When she called to ask for the balance, I told her I was going to collect my money from someone. After discussing with the person I claimed owed me money, I lured her to accompany me to collect the money from the person but took her to bandits in Galadimawa.

“Before I got there, I had discussed with the kidnappers. I knew them at the farm I was going to in Kubu area. I knew they were kidnappers. They were about five in number. In the camp, they have about 50 different gangs. They took me to their house. They have houses in the bush. They have huts where they keep kidnapped victims.

“So, as we arrived the place, they kidnapped both of us and took us into the bush and separated us. My plan was for them to kill her.”

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Man Who Won Over N410m In Lottery Says He Simply Wants To Buy Slippers And Toothbrush

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A man who has won N410m in a lottery has revealed that he will be buying a new pair of slippers and an electric toothbrush.

Brian Nelson a 26-year-old man who won the lottery said he simply wants to splurge on a good pair of flip-flops and an electric toothbrush.

He stated that he was not interested in purchasing expensive things, according to WSBTV.

Florida lottery officials made this known in a news release.

He said: “I’m just looking forward to upgrading to an electric toothbrush and splurging on a good pair of flip flops,” Brian told lottery officials on Tuesday, October 19, in a news release.” 

Brian, accompanied by his fiancee of one month travelled to Tallahassee to claim his prize.  Lottery officials revealed that he won the money after buying a KSh 2,000 (N7,411.78) Gold Rush Limited scratch-off ticket at a Quik Mart in Leesburg.

He won a sum of $1m(N410,910,000) which he will be receiving in a one-time, lump-sum payment.

In other news, a 26-year-old man from Kaduna state has put himself up for sale.

The man identified as Aliyu Na Idris who is a tailor by profession said his decision to put himself up for sale was because of the hardship in the country.

Idris has been on the street for five days carrying a placard that says “This man is for sale for N20 million.”

The young man said he started his journey from Kaduna but moved back to Kano when he could not find a buyer. He said people offered him N300,000, N5m, and N10m but he refused Daily Trust reports.

He said: “Even though many people have offered me various prices of N10m, N5m and N300,000 in Kano, I refused because the amount is less than what I expected.” Read more

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Man Puts Himself Up For Sale Due To Hardship In The Country

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A 26-year-old man from Kaduna state has put himself up for sale.

The man identified as Aliyu Na Idris who is a tailor by profession said his decision to put himself up for sale was because of the hardship in the country.

Idris has been on the street for five days carrying a placard that says “This man is for sale for N20 million.”

The young man said he started his journey from Kaduna but moved back to Kano when he could not find a buyer. He said people offered him N300,000, N5m, and N10m but he refused Daily Trust reports.

He said: “Even though many people have offered me various prices of N10m, N5m and N300,000 in Kano, I refused because the amount is less than what I expected.”

He also noted that his tailoring business crashed due to a financial crisis and he began to lose his customers. He stated that he opted to sell himself due to his ongoing problems.

When he was asked what he plans to use the money for, he said that he will be spending it on his parents, the state he was bought, on those who helped him advertise, and also for his upkeep.

He said: “I will give my parents N10m; I will give N5m as tax to the state where I was bought, the person who helped in advertising me will be rewarded with N2m while the remaining N3m will be kept for me under the care of the person who buys me for my daily upkeep.”

Idris has also stated that if no one buys him he will move to another state

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