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Lagos Agent Breaks Bizwoman’s Leg Over N30m Failed Deal

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A businesswoman, Adeyinka Igbinoba, has accused a land agent, Saheed Mosadoluwa, of brutalizing her and her brother-in-law on the premises of his office in Victoria Garden City, in the Victoria Island area of Lagos State.

It was gathered that Igbinoba’s sisters paid N30m to Mosadoluwa as part payment to purchase a parcel of land.

After payment, Igbinoba alleged that her siblings discovered that Mosadoluwa was making an attempt to defraud them and subsequently demanded a refund of the money.

When efforts to get a refund proved abortive, the businesswoman said her siblings petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

As the investigation into the case was ongoing, Igbinoba said her mother intervened and Mosadoluwa decided to meet them for further deliberation.

The Lagos State indigene said her mother, brother-in-law, and siblings were preparing for the meeting when she was summoned to accompany them to Mosadoluwa’s office on Handbook Properties, Eleganza Complex, opposite VGC.

She said, “Unknown to us, it (meeting) was an ambush. Saheed Mosadoluwa had placed his thugs around the venue. Innocently, we went to his office and my mum started by pleading with him to refund the N30m. One of my sisters was also pleading when he said we should withdraw the case from the EFCC.

“At that point, my sister’s husband said if that’s what he wanted, he should issue a bank draft so we could have a guarantee before withdrawing the matter at the EFCC. I also intervened and he suddenly flared up and ordered his thugs to pounce on my brother-in-law.

“On seeing this, I brought out my phone to start recording but Mosadoluwa attacked me. He also took a plank and aimed it at my head but I dodged the attack.

“He caught up with me, kicked me with his leg and I fell to the ground. Mosadoluwa struck my ankle with the weapon and my bones shattered. It was when I stood up from the ground to run that I realized that I had sustained grievous injuries on my leg.”

Igbinoba said Mosadoluwa, upon seeing the extent of her injuries, demanded her mother’s account number and transferred N15m to her.

She said, “My driver rushed me to a hospital and my nightmare started from there. The following day, my husband reported at the Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, and Mosadoluwa were invited, but he didn’t show up. Instead, he called my mum and started bragging that he lives on Amen Estate and wasn’t the one that broke my leg.

“When I heard about Amen Estate, I immediately chatted with Sade Gbadamosi, the Managing Director, Redbrick Homes International Limited, the developers of Amen Estate. I asked if she knew Saheed Mosadouwa and she confirmed knowing him and that he truly lived on the estate.

“I explained all that transpired and Gbadamosi said she was not happy because we are her two best friends. The following day, she came to visit me at the hospital and told me to drop all charges against Mosadoluwa if I wanted to collect the N15m balance. I was disappointed and took this as outright blackmail.

“On the day Mosadoluwa was to appear at the Ajiwe Police Station, they got a signal that the matter should be transferred to the Force CID Alagbon. On getting there, my husband went straight to see the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Usman Beliel, who called on the Investigating Police Officer, SP Beatrice Agbator, to brief him about the case.

“Surprisingly, the case was introduced to the AIG as a Redbrick case, thereby putting Sade Gbadamosi directly into the matter. Redbrick and Gbadamosi did not assault me, so at that moment, we knew that Gbadamosi wanted to use her influence to avert the cause of justice.”

The businesswoman said evidence was sent to the FCID, but nothing was done for several months, adding that she petitioned the Attorney General of Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN; the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba; and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, among others.

“The Ministry of Justice contacted and said my petition had been detailed to the State CID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State. The IGP also contacted me about the matter and they apprehended Mosadoluwa within FCID where they had called for a meeting regarding the case. Even though Gbadamosi was not invited, she came and was also apprehended and granted bail.

“Afterwards, we were invited to Abuja and within that period, I was planning to move into my property on Amen Estate. So, I sent my workers to do some repairs on my property, but Gbadamosi denied them access.

“We are waiting for the police report of the investigation to charge the matter to court. But the matter has not been charged to court for about six months. Mosadoluwa paid the N15m balance on May 6, 2022, but I want justice for what he did to me. I now use crutches to walk,” Igbinoba said.

Contacted, Mosadoluwa said Igbinoba’s siblings did not purchase the land directly from him, adding that the transaction took another turn when the siblings alleged a case of fraud against him.

He said, “They reported the case to the EFCC and they arrested our agent, one Mr. Kola. One of her siblings purchased a parcel of land worth N120m and deposited N30m so the land won’t be sold to anybody but could not balance up the payment.

“Hence, the company paid a 5% commission to the agent, and when the family returned for a refund, the company debited 5% and 25%, which is a normal procedure in real estate when the buyer requests a refund. But the siblings wrote to the EFCC that the company defrauded them.

“When the EFCC invited us, we went there to submit our C-of-O and demanded that the transaction should be investigated. However, their mother pleaded with me and I gave in and told her to tell her children to withdraw their complaints from the EFCC and return to receive their money, but their mother insisted that they were indebted to some people, and I transferred N15m.

“Immediately after that, Mrs. Igbinoba accused me of being rude and abused me. I told her to leave my office, I even saw her rushing out; probably she fell on the stairs, I don’t know and there was nothing wrong with her until she left my office.”

Gbadamosi, when contacted, said, “Igbinoba and my ex-husband are desperate, and may want to plant evidence on the estate to support their false allegation of attempted murder. We only requested security presence if she is to come to her site since she has alleged attempted murder.”

The Force Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said the IG monitoring unit was on the matter, adding that justice would be served.

He said, “They took over the case when a petition was written to the FCID, Alagbon. They know that they are going to bring up a report to decide on the case. Justice will be done.”

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Ekweremadu Narrates How David, “Kidney Donor” Refused To Return To Nigeria

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The former deputy senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has explained that David Ukpo Nwamini, the would-be kidney donor of his daughter, Sonia refused to return to Nigeria after it was discovered that his kidney was not compatible with his daughter’s.

The Enugu-born federal lawmaker gave the details in a suit filed along with his wife, Beatrice, against the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) over the controversy surrounding the real age of Nwamini.

Ike Ekweremadu and his wife were recently arrested for allegedly bringing a minor to the UK to harvest his organ. They were subsequently remanded in custody till July 7.

However, Ekweremadu had written to the UK high commission to support the visa application of a “kidney donor” for his daughter Sonia.

Although the UK police said the donor was 15, he was listed as 21 years old on his international passport and the Bank Verification Number (BVN) portal.

In a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/984/2022 and filed on June 27 by Adegboyega Awomolo, counsel to the senator and his wife, before Inyang Ekwo, justice of a federal high court in Abuja, the Ekweremadus prayed the court for an order directing the NIMC to supply them with the certified true copy (CTC) of Ukpo’s biodata, The Cable reported.

They also sought an order directing the NIS comptroller-general to supply the applicants with Ukpo’s documents and application form presented for the issuance of his international passport.

The suit is also seeking an order directing Stanbic IBTC Bank and UBA to supply the applicants with the certified true copy of the “mandate card and account opening package of Ukpo’s bank accounts”.

Awomolo, who gave 20 grounds why the prayers should be granted, said Ukpo offered to donate one of his kidneys to the daughter of the applicants if his kidney was compatible.

He said Ukpo informed the applicants that he was 21 years old, after which Ekweremadu supported his visa application to the United Kingdom with a letter to the British high commission in Nigeria, explaining the purpose of the visit.

“After conducting various medical tests, the Royal Free Hospital in London decided that the said David Nwamini Ukpo was not a suitable donor because his kidney is not compatible with that of Sonia Ekweremadu,” he said.

According to Awomolo, Ukpo was then asked to return to Nigeria but rather than do so, he approached the authorities in the UK, claiming he was 15 years old.

“The applicants require documents from the respondents to assist in the fair criminal investigation and as facts in their defense to establish their innocence of the allegation in the charge and to prove that David Nwamini Ukpo is not a minor and indeed consented to the medical examination in the United Kingdom,” he said.

Ekwo fixed July 1 for a hearing of the matter.

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JUST IN: Court Dismisses Kanu’s Application For Revocation Of Bail

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The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has dismissed an application by Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), seeking an order discharging the earlier order revoking his bail.

Justice Binta Nyako in her ruling on Tuesday ruled that Kanu has not provided sufficient reasons to warrant the court to set aside its order.

She accordingly dismissed the application for being an abuse of the court process.

In the dismissed application which was filed by his lead counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, Kanu also prayed for an order setting aside the order made on March 28, 2019, directing for his arrest and continuation of his trial in absentia.

Justice Nyako had, on March 28, 2019, revoked the bail Kanu, ordered his arrest, and directed that his trial should continue in his absence.

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CJN Resignation: Public Confidence In Judiciary System At All-Time Low – Olumide Akpata

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Olumide Akpata, president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has reacted to the resignation of Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as CJN, saying public confidence in the judiciary is currently at “an all-time low”.

In the statement, Akpata thanked the retired CJN for his service to the nation and prayed for his quick recovery.

“In the course of previous publications and communications, I have consistently appreciated the outgone chief justice of Nigeria for the cordial working relationship between the bar and the bench under our respective administrations. I must do so again today as he bows out,” the statement read.

“It is however impossible, to consider his lordship’s retirement in isolation of the recent unprecedented developments at the supreme court where 14 justices of the court censured the outgone chief justice of Nigeria over his lordship’s handling of their welfare and related issues.

“Beyond this, there is near-universal agreement that public confidence in the judiciary and indeed the legal profession is at an all-time low.”

The NBA chairman added that “there is now more than ever the need for urgent reforms in the judiciary and to rebuild the almost dissipated confidence that Nigerians have in the judiciary and the wider legal profession in Nigeria”.

“These should form the immediate first tasks for honorable Mr. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, who is expected to now take over as the acting chief justice of Nigeria,” he said.

“The NBA welcomes the appointment of honorable Mr. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola and pledges its readiness to work together with his lordship and the judiciary in cleansing the Augean Stable and addressing the ills that have continued to plague not just the Judiciary but the entire legal profession.”

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