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PHOTO: Drama as a Stolen Wallet Turns Into Snake in thief’s Hands in Ghana

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A notorious thief has been left with the shock of his life after the wallet he snatched from a traditional healer turned into a deadly snake.

A shocking incident has left people baffled after they watched as a wallet turned into a deadly cobra in the hands of the thief as a result of black magic. The incident happened on Monday morning in Ghana.

Adom Online reports that the 27-year-old thief identified as Mdu had snatched a wallet from an alleged Sangoma’s pocket (Sangoma is a traditional healer), but shock and surprise took over people’s faces as the wallet turned to a cobra as he tried to open it.

An eye witness revealed that Mdu tracked the alleged Sangoma who was about to board a taxi and confessed that he stole his wallet and wanted to return it.

“He stole a wallet from an old lad, people around are just saying the old man is a Sangoma but no one knows the man around. When he snatched the wallet he went behind that billboard that’s when the wallet turned into a snake.

“Now he tracked the man and found him but the problem is the old fellow is denying his wallet, he even produced a pouch like wallet as proof to show that the snake wallet wasn’t his.

“The snake is not biting him but its stuck in his hands he failed to throw it way, this is first grade black magic.

“The police just come after a commotion but they ignored the case, I am not sure what he is thinking right now but if the owner denies the wallet they will have to visit a popular local sangoma to cast out the spell,” he said.

A police officer who was at the scene, revealed that they can’t do anything about it but have only called the Parks and Wildlife management department.

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Police hand over 3 suspected fraudsters to EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday said it had in its custody three suspected Advance Fee fraudsters arrested in Ilesha, Osun.

The Acting Head, Media and Publicity of the commission, Mr Tony Orilade, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.

He said that the suspects were handed to the commission’s personnel in Ibadan, Oyo state, by Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT) for further investigation.

Orilade said that the suspects, who were between the ages of 22 years and 29 years were Ebenezer Oluwafemi, Kolade Sogo and Oluwagbenga Ejikunke.

He said that they were arrested on Tuesday following series of intelligence gathered by the security operatives.

“Preliminary investigations further revealed that the suspects allegedly got involved in different romance scam posing as female foreigners to fleece unsuspecting victims on the social media.

“At the point of arrest, varied fetish materials, two laptops and five different brands of cell phones were recovered from them.

“Several documents containing false pretences were also recovered from the suspects,” he said.

The statement said that the Head, Ibadan Office of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said the handing over of the suspects had brought the number of Advance Fee fraudsters arrested in Ibadan to 40 in a couple of weeks.

“The zone is no longer a hiding place for the fraudsters.

“Investigation is still ongoing and the suspects will soo

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Man allegedly kills, buries girlfriend in his room in Port Harcourt

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A middle-aged man, Prince Owabie of Rumueperikom community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing and burying his pregnant girlfriend in his apartment.

Owabie is believed to have killed the girlfriend identified as Better Nwabueze and buried her inside his one bedroom apartment within Wimpy Junction by Ikweere Road last Sunday.

Owabie, popularly called J-BOY two days after confessed his deed to some of his friends who raised alarm to the police that led to his arrest.

The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the incident.

Spokesman for the Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, told DAILY POST that the suspect has been moved to State Criminal Investigation Department.

DSP Nnamdi added that the Police have been mobilized to scene of the crime to exhume the corpse.

“We have credible information that J-Boy dug a shallow grave in his room where he buried the young girl friend,” he said.

In the meantime, a special squad has been deployed to Rumuepirikom Community to forestall a possible breakdown of order that may arise as a result of the slain girl.

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EFCC arraigns 2 for land scam in Enugu

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Ferdinand Ugwuani and John Ugwu

Ferdinand Ugwuani and John Ugwu


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the South East Zone, Enugu on Wednesday, arraigned the duo of Ferdinand Ugwunwani and John Ugwu before Justice A.M Liman of the Federal High Court, Enugu.

They were docked on a three–count charge bothering on conspiracy and obtaining the sum of N1,780,000 (One Million, Seven Hundred and Eighty Thousand Naira only) under false pretences, an offence that is contrary to Section 8 (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.

According to investigation carried out by the Commission, it was allegedly found out that the duo having falsely represented themselves as owners and custodians of some non existent plots of land at Umunwene, Iji Nike, Enugu State, obtained the said sums in two tranches of N1.180,000 and N600,000 as payment for two plots of lands and harmonization fees, respectively.

It was further discovered that apart from the fact that the duo knew the original plots were part of a layout, they went ahead to sell the said plots to the complainant and made him pay the money in one of the suspect’s personal account rather than that of the community.

When the charges were read to the defendants, they pleaded not guilty, which prompted the defence counsel P.O. Nwanjoku to move a joint motion for their bail.

This was quickly countered by the prosecution counsel, F. A Shehu, saying that the second defendant John Ugwu had severally refused to honour invitation from EFCC.

The judge, however, noted that having come from his house to the court, the defendant has shown willingness to attend to his trial.

He thereafter granted the duo bail on N1 million with one surety each. Each of the sureties must either own a landed property within the jurisdiction of the court or be a civil servant not less than level 14 in the local, state or federal civil service.

The case has been adjourned to February 20,2018 for trial.

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