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Groups calls for Wema Bank’s CEO immediate dismissal

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The Transparency Nigeria Group has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria to fire Ademola Ademise, the Chief Executive Officer of WEMA Bank, for alleged fraud.

In a statement issued by Dahiru Mohammed, the company’s Communications Director, the group claimed that Ademise had excessively exploited his position as CEO of Wema Bank and had broken various CBN regulations.

Wema Bank, according to the group, covered up a large fraudulent scheme undertaken by firms and proxies of Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress.

“By doing so, Mr Ademise failed in his fiduciary duty and allowed a strong politician to utilize Wema Bank as a clearing house for laundered monies,” TNG stated, calling for his immediate removal.

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The group referred to a story dated November 23, 2020 by Peoples Gazette where bank records showed that Ocean Trust Limited, a company linked to Tinubu, shuffled billions of naira between its accounts with Wema Bank.

The newspaper documented the transaction between January and June 2019 on how Ocean Trust summarily moved N16.4billion from its operations accounts into a fixed deposit account all domiciled in Wema Bank.

This was after the court case involving Dayo Apara, a former Managing Director of Alpha Beta, a company partially owned by Tinubu.

Ocean Trust was specifically mentioned in Apara’s court documents as one of the firms allegedly used to siphon funds from Alpha-Beta, the controversial Lagos tax contractor.

According to the report, Alpha Beta received billions from Lagos treasury since Tinubu was governor.

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Apara claimed the firm received N150billion in the past 15 years from Lagos.

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On January 2, 2019, Ocean Trust moved N1.5billion from its 0702892574 Wema Bank account to another 0122613238 account within Wema Bank.

The description for the transaction was labelled “Closure proceeds”.

A week after on January 9, N800million was transferred to the same bank account.

On January 16, 2019, N500million was also transferred to the same account. N1.5 billion, N800 million, and N500 million were transferred to the 0122613238 Ocean Trust account on February 1, February 8 and February 15 in 2019, respectively.

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The same account got N1.5 billion on March 4, while N800 million and N500 million were transferred on March 11 and 18, 2019.

On April 3, the account received yet another N1.5billion while N800million was credited to it on April 10 and another N500million on April 17.

N1.5 billion was moved to the account on May 3 while N600million and N500million were credited to the account on May 10 and May 17 respectively.

On June 3, N1.5billion was transferred to the Ocean Trust account with another N600million on June 10 and another N500million on June 17.

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Gas Explosion kills man while he was preparing food (Photos)

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A Gas Explosion has killed a man at Ayimensah in the Greater Accra Region.

This sad incident happened this morning, Tuesday November 29, 2022.

Mr. Daniel, an agent was killed by the gas explosion this morning while preparing his breakfast.

The cylinder exploded and caught him in the fire.

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He was rushed to the hospital after the unfortunate incident but he passed away hours later.

The body has been kept at the morgue for autopsy and preservation.

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Native doctor shoots his client dead while testing bulletproof charm in Enugu

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Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested a 23-year-old native doctor, Odoh Emmanuel, for accidentally killing his client while testing a bulletproof charm he prepared for him.

Odoh shot the deceased, identified as Onunze Benedict, with a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun in his shrine while testing the potency of the charm he made for him.

According to the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, who disclosed the incident in a statement released on Tuesday, November 29, the killing occurred in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state.

The statement reads,

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“On 16/11/2022 at about 11.pm, police operatives serving in Isi-Uzo Police Division of the Command, arrested Odoh Emmanuel (male and a native doctor) aged 23, of Umuaram Village in Ikem community of Isi-Uzo LGA, for shooting and murdering his adult male client, one Onunze Benedict, of Eha-Amufu community in the same LGA.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect confessed to having used a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun to shoot and murder the said victim in his shrine at the mentioned location, while testing the gunshot protection charm he had prepared for him

“The gun has been recovered, while further investigation is ongoing at the Homicide Section of the State CID Enugu.”

The suspect will be charged to court once the police conclude their investigation.

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Ogun: Yahoo-boy kills girlfriend for refusing to remit fraud proceeds

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A 27-year-old suspected internet fraudster, otherwise known as Yahoo boy, Obeta John, has allegedly killed his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari over claims that she refused to remit to him, a proceed of fraud paid into the girl’s account by a victim.

The victim, an HND 1 student of Mass Communication, Gateway Polytechnic Saapade, Ogun State, was reportedly beaten to death by the suspect.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect, was arrested Tuesday following a distress call received at the Ode-Remo divisional headquarters.

The police were informed that the suspect, a resident at 3, Mojubade Compound, Eredu Ishara, locked his door and started beating the girl, hitting her head against the wall.

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Efforts by neighbours to persuade him to open the door did not succeed, DAILY POST learnt.

Acting on the distress call, Oyeyemi said the DPO of Ode-Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi, had quickly led his officers to the scene, “where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door open.”

The police rushed the victim to the State Hospital, Ishara, where she was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.

The suspect said to be an indigene of Enugu State, is presently in police custody.

“On interrogation, the suspect informed the police that he is an internet fraudster and that a certain amount of money from one of his clients was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend which she refused to relinquish to him,” Oyeyemi explained.

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He quoted the suspect as saying that the fight over the said money had eventually led to the death of the girl.

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Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID for further investigation and prosecution by the homicide team.

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