A statement by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren,states that the former presidential aspirant was being prosecuted on six-counts of impersonation, forgery and obtaining by false pretence. He was arraigned on November 21, 2013, before Justice J. Y. Tukur, of the FCT High Court, Apo, Abuja, for allegedly forging a document of the Federal Government, titled: “Restricted, Federal Government of Nigeria, National Task Force”.
One of the charges read against him: “That you Osita Okereke and Ishmael Chinyere Nwogu sometime in March, 2010 in Abuja within the judicial Division of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory knowingly had in your possession a forged document titled ‘RESTRICTED, FEDERAL REPBLIC OF NIGERIA, NATIONAL TASK FORCE’ with intent to defraud, fraudulently used same as genuine to induce the public to believe that your organization is an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria and consequently remitted the aggregate sum of N1,145,000 to you through First Bank account number 3066173170 and thereby committed an offence and punishable under section 368 of the Penal Code Act Cap 532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja).”
Justice Tukur had granted the request of his counsel, Kanayo Okofar, requesting that he be granted bail. Okereke, who was arrested with several incriminating items, including bullet proof vests, has however, jumped bail.
He allegedly operates a syndicate, which maintains offices across the country, defrauding unsuspecting members of the public, by selling recruitment forms for N5,000 in the guise that they would be offered job by the federal government.
*We pray they find him
Diddy finally reaches out to Niniola after four years of sending him DMs without response
Top Nigerian Afrobeats songstress, Niniola, and American music star cum businessman, Diddy are set to collaborate.
The duo linked up for the very first time via video call after Diddy was informed about her music and he showed interest in working with her.
It is a story of divine providence and destiny as Niniola sent DM to the rapper as far as 2018, but she never got a response until four years later.
Fast-forward to 2022, and faith had beautiful plans for the singer who was eventually connected with the music executive.
Niniola did not only did get a response from Diddy, but also a spoke with him via FaceTime and he explained the whole situation.
According to the Bad Boy Records CEO, he just never saw her messages because of flooded DMs, however, when he started scouting for an artiste to hop on his Afrobeats remix, someone suggested Niniola.
It was when he tried to send her a message via Instagram that he saw tht had previoulsy DM’s him but he never knew.
Niniola who shared a video of her speaking with the award-winning musician, noted that dreams do come through.
Ed Sheeran faces trial for plagiarism on ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Ed Sheeran, a British megastar, will testify in court to defend himself against claims that he plagiarized Marvin Gaye for his international hit song “Thinking Out Loud.”
Ed Sheeran, a top-charting artist and internationally successful pop star, has been informed by a federal judge that he must go to trial in response to claims that he plagiarized Marvin Gaye’s 1973 smash song “Let’s Get It On” on his 2014 track “Thinking Out Loud.”
In his application to the court, Ed Sheeran argued that the copyright claims should be rejected because they were “baseless” and “far too frequent.”
The plaintiffs claim that Ed Sheeran and his writing partner Amy Wadge copied and exploited, without authorization or credit the Marvin Gaye song, “including but not limited to the melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation, and looping.” They are seeking $100 million (£90 million) in damages.
A lawsuit was recently filed against Ed Sheeran and his songwriting partners John McDaid and Steven McCutcheon over claims that a chorus from their song “Shape of You” was lifted verbatim from Ross O’Donoghue and Sami Chokri 2015 single “Oh Why.”
The High Court Judge ruled that the imitation was “not purposefully nor unconsciously” made during the trial that took place in March 2022. Ed and his co-defendants were given £900,000 in costs.
Ed wrote on his Instagram page following the court decision that he hoped it would put an end to more unfounded claims. Ed Sheeran is not yet getting his desire, though, as he must deal with another lawsuit.
Mr Ibu joins ‘Obidient’ rally in Jos despite endorsing Tinubu (Video)
Mr. Ibu, the comic actor, has joined a rally being held in the name of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).
A large crowd trooped out on Wednesday evening to receive Obi and Yusuf Datti, his running mate, in Jos.
The visit came as the campaign season for the 2023 election officially kicked off in accordance with the timetable.
The crowd and Obi’s team assembled at Rwang Pam township stadium for the rally amid cheers from supporters.
In the crowd was Mr Ibu who would later take to the podium to deliver a short solidarity speech for Obi.
“He is ready to rule us. He is ready to take up the seat of the president. I want you to be obidient,” he said.
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