Eight Nigerians have been remanded in Suleja Correctional Centre by a Gwagwalada Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly printing fake N98 million and US$1,487,700.
This came after the Department of State Services (DSS) charged the suspects – seven men and one woman – to court.
Musa Mayo, Bala Jatau, Ibrahim Dangana, Luka Daniel, Nnemeka Ude, Asebe Zainab, Sani Muhammed and Abdulkarim Ahmed are being tried on a two-count charge bordering on forgery.
Victor Ejelonu, the prosecution counsel told the court that the defendants and others (at large), between January and July 2021, conspired to defraud members of the public.
Ejelonu said they printed fake naira and dollar notes with the intent of using them as a genuine instrument to scam innocent people.
The offences contravened the provisions of sections 96 and 368 of the Penal Code.
Simon Okoro, counsel to the first, second and fifth defendants, prayed the court to grant his clients bail in the most liberal terms.
He cited sections 158 and 162 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).
Other defence counsel include Chinyere Muoneme and M. D. Ayodele.
The Chief Magistrate, Aliyu Shafa directed the lawyers to make a formal bail application.
Shafa rejected an oral bail application from the lawyers due to the gravity of the offence. The matter was adjourned until September 13.
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Police Arrest Five Robbery Suspects, Recover Two Cars In Ogun
Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested five new suspects in connection with the recent robbery attacks and killings in some parts of the state, particularly at the Gateway Polytechnic, Saapade.
The command also announced that it has recovered two Lexus cars stolen during the recent robbery attacks. The state’s Commissioner of police, Alamutu, made the disclosure earlier today while speaking on the security situation across today.
Recall that some suspected armed robbers recently invaded communities hosting students of the Gateway Polytechnic, Saapade in Remo North Local Government Area of Ogun State, robbing and shooting some of the students.
According to Alamutu, operatives of the command in Remo North Division had received a distress call on 2/12/23, about 3:00 a.m., that some armed robbers were on rampage within their community. The Divisional Police Officer led his men to respond to the distress call and met a group of armed robbers.
He added that there was an exchange of gunfire between the police and the armed men. In their bid to escape, they shot at four (4) students who were walking along the road and made away with a Lexus car they had earlier snatched at gun point from another student. One of the victims of gun shots reportedly died on his way to the hospital while the three others were treated and discharged.
The police later tracked the stolen Lexus car to the Oke Itoku area of Abeokuta, the state capital where it was recovered. Another Lexus car, discovered to have been snatched at the Ajuwon area of the state by the same gang, was also recovered.
The police said some members of the gang were later arrested through intelligence gathering while a member of another gang that robbed people of their phones at gun point was also nabbed.
“He had escaped into the bush upon the arrival of policemen at the scene but was later fished out with the help of the locals. As we speak, about eight police patrol teams now operate within the area,” Alamutu added.
Jubilation Galore As SCOAN Holds 2023 Thanksgiving Service
It was jubilation galore on Sunday as members of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), including well wishers across the globe gathered to celebrate God’s faithfulness and grace upon the church at the second thanksgiving anniversary.
The event was to commemorate the reopening of the ministry after the glorious passing of its founder, the God’s General, Senior Prophet TB Joshua on June 5, 2021 and to celebrate the mighty works of God still happening in the ministry under the new leadership of Pastor Evelyn Joshua.
The colourful event witnessed a huge turnout of members, well wishers, guest artistes and invited guests from all over the world .
The elated Evelyn Joshua, clad in a simple but elegant pink attire in her speech expressed gratitude to God, ministers and members of the church who have stayed with the ministry even in the time of challenges.
She promised that the church’s new administration would continually strive to preserve the legacy of the church’s founder, Prophet TB Joshua.
“The legacy of Prophet TB Joshua shall live forever,” she said
Quoting from the book of Psalm 107:1 Pastor Joshua enjoined the people to give thanks to God “for He is good and His mercy endureth for ever”.
She also expressed profound gratitude to Emmanuel TV Partners for their unquantifiable support.
Highlighting various activities undertaken by the SCOAN in the year, Pastor Joshua mentioned the ministry’s special meetings at The Prayer Mountain, outreaches in Ghana, Spain, Zambia and Kenya, and numerous charity events in Spain, Turkey, Malawi, Ukraine, Kenya and other parts of the world. The woman of God also commended the different groups in the church for their faithfulness and steadfastness making the church to continue to move forward in God’s grace.
High-profile Gospel artistes including Christina Shusho from Tanzania performed at the SCOAN Shusho beautifully in Swahili language the popular southern and east African tongue to the excitement of the mammoth overflowing audience.
Guest artiste Akintayo Akinwande performed a medley of Nigerian praise songs while SCOAN youth deployed choreography to offer a dance offering to God and to illustrate a message by Prophet TB Joshua.
The congregants also watched clips highlighting God’s goodness in various amazing dimensions.
People from all walks of life including Bishop Micheal Fleming of Church On The Street, a charity based in the United Kingdom graced the earth-shaking thanksgiving service.
Foreign visitors from all over the world, different groups of the church danced to the altar with their thanksgiving offering as the SCOAN Chorister sang like never.
All who attended the service were richly blessed and filled with joy. The church has continued to wax stronger under the leadership of Pastor Evelyn Joshua
7O-year-old Woman Gives Birth To Twins
A 70-year-old woman has given birth to twins following IVF treatment, a hospital in Uganda has said.
Safina Namukwaya delivered a boy and a girl via caesarean at a fertility centre in the capital, Kampala.
Ms Namukwaya, who is is one of the oldest women to give birth, told local media it was a “miracle”.
The hospital congratulated her, saying it is more than a “medical success; it’s about the strength and resilience of the human spirit”.
In 2019, a 73-year-old Indian woman gave birth to twins following IVF treatment.
“We’ve achieved the extraordinary – delivering twins to Africa’s oldest mother aged 70!” the Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Centre (WHI&FC) posted on its Facebook page.
It said she had delivered the babies on Wednesday just after midday, adding: “Mother and babies are all well.”
Ms Namukwaya told Uganda’s Daily Monitor newspaper that her pregnancy had been difficult as her partner abandoned her when he realised she was going to have twins.
“Men don’t like to be told that you are carrying more than one child. Ever since I was admitted here, my man has never showed up,” she said.
This is Ms Namukwaya’s second delivery in three years. She gave birth to a baby girl in 2020.
She said she had wanted to have children after she was mocked for being childless.
“I looked after people’s children and saw them grow up and leave me alone. I wondered who would take care of me when I grow old,” she is quoted as saying.
It is not clear whether she used a donor egg or one of her own that was frozen and stored when she was younger.
Typically women go through menopause between the ages of 45 and 55. Fertility drops around this time but advances in medicine have made it possible for them to give birth.
In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is one of several techniques. During the process an egg is removed from a woman’s ovaries and fertilised with sperm in a laboratory.
The fertilised egg, called an embryo, is then put in a woman’s womb to grow and develop.
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