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Nigerian man arraigned before Dubai court for attempting to withdraw money from another man’s bank account

An unemployed Nigerian man was on Monday, January 18, brought before Dubai Criminal Court for trying to withdraw more than Dh500,000 from another man’s bank account using an Emirates ID card.

In court, he admitted using an Emirates ID card belonging to someone else, forging the bank account withdrawal slip by signing it and adding his personal details, using the forged slip, and attempting to fraudulently obtain Dh580,000.

The ID card which belonged to a man from Kenya who lost his wallet in March last year.

Two months later the Nigerian was contacted by a friend who had found the Kenyan man’s wallet. He asked the Nigerian to visit the bank on Khalid bin Al Waleed Road in Dubai, use the ID card to pose as the Kenyan and withdraw Dh580,000 from his account.

In return, he would be paid Dh50,000, the friend told him. The fraud was thwarted when a bank employee spotted the difference between the Nigerian and the photo on the ID card.

The man fled the bank, but was arrested five months later.

The man whose name was not revealed will be sentenced on February 8.

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Georgia state lottery winner murdered in home invasion

20 year old Craigory Burch Jr, who won $434,272 (£305,000) in the Georgia state lottery Fantasy5 draw in November has been murdered during a robbery at his home.

On Thursday night, armed raiders broken into Burch’s home, where he was with his girlfriend and children, WALB reported.

The three masked robbers burst into the property and held Burch at gunpoint and demanded his wallet, girlfriend Jasmine Hendricks said.

She told the local station:

    “When they came in, he said, ‘don’t do it bro. Don’t do it in front of my kids. Please don’t do it in front of my kids and old lady’.
    “He said I’ll give you my bank card.”

Burch is then believed to have thrown his trousers at the gunmen, who rummaged through the pockets looking for his wallet.

When they failed to find it, they reportedly shot and killed him before fleeing.

Hendricks fled and raised the alarm, she told the station.

Police are still hunting the suspect.

South Korean man acquitted for following North Korea on twitter

A 73-year-old South Korean man was accused of distributing pro-North Korea propaganda after he followed the country’s official account on the social network.

Prosecutors alleged the former journalist, identified only as Lee, was sympathizing with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s communist kingdom (an illegal act under South Korean law).

But because Lee didn’t retweet any posts, he was found not guilty of sharing or distributing North Korean content and was acquitted, The Guardian reports.

However, The Korea Times reports Lee was sentenced to a year in jail for praising the North on his blog years ago.

Seun Onigbinde, Gbenga Adeyinka, Mike Dada, others lend their Voice for the 3k4 Orphans Campaign

Giving Garage is set to hold its second edition of the orphans support programme themed; “The Green Reception; Lets Encourage Celebrations at Charity Homes”, scheduled to hold on Sunday January 31, 2016, at the Heart of Gold Children Hospices, Surulere, Lagos.

To commemorate Giving Garage Orphanage Outreach in January after successfully hosting the Green Giving Yuletide at the Lions Village Motherless Babies Home in Lekki inspired by YALI GOES GREEN, Chaste Inegbedion, Leap Africa Social Innovation Fellow & Founder Giving Garage is collaborating with Heart of Gold Children Hospices an organization dedicated to abandoned and orphaned children suffering from a vast range of severe congenital, physical and mental disabilities through the power of grassroots action and advocacy by providing information, support, and campaigning for improved standards of care for abandoned Children in the 3K4Orphans Campaign.

3K4Orphans arises from the dire need to assist Orphans. The idea is that if Five Hundred People donates Three Thousand naira each, 3K4Orphans will successfully raise One Million, Five Hundred Thousand naira for Orphans.

The funds will go towards the Heart of Gold Hospices (Orphanage) to start an entrepreneurial venture that would help sustain the home on a monthly basis, create jobs and fulfil the SDGs Goal 1 to reduce Poverty.

Managing Director, PRMAfrica and Executive Producer, AFRIMA, Mike Dada, notes that

    “At a time like this using Prominent Personalities as a force of good to raise awareness for this Initiative. The campaign is also a fantastic opportunity to shed light on the financial challenges orphanage homes face and crowd-funding for entrepreneurial ventures to sustain homes on a monthly basis with less emphasis on Grants & Sponsorship.

    Together, we stand to help these orphans with special needs & letting them know we care. All proceeds of the 3K4Orphans Campaign go to the orphanage home entrepreneurial venture.”

Campaign Leader Chaste Inegbedion speaking on the 3K4Orphans campaign says

    “sometimes, it is important to remember that we all have a responsibility to the world that we have been placed in. 3K4Orphans campaign is an opportunity to show that there is power in every single one of us to change our society; in this situation, improving the living standards of orphans and encouraging celebrations at this home starting with January Celebrants. Together, we can raise One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira and more!”

3K4Orphans will run throughout the month of January till post Valentine Day with a weekly diary in partnership with Agbowo.com as well via twitter documenting money raised.

This information will also be available both on Agbowo and the Giving Garage website alongside photographs taken with individual and organizational donors.

Gbenga Adeyinka, Daddy Fresh, Akin Fatunke of Exxon Mobil, Emeka Oparah of Airtel Nigeria, Omobolanle Laniyan of Access Bank, Joseph Laniyan of Union Bank and other prominent Persons are already lending their voice with additions to UN MGCY, LEAP Africa Alumni, AWAS-GYA Nigeria, JCI Lagos Metropolitan and More.

For more enquires on the Campaign and on how to donate Call 08063018069 | Follow @ChasteCharity on Twitter | E-mail – givingarageinfo@gmail.com | Log on to http://www.giving-garage.com

Buhari rewards sports men and women

President Buhari today January 21st, hosted and rewarded Men and Women of Sports in Nigeria at the State house Banquet.

President Buhari rewarded World scrabble champion, Wellington Jighere with N1.5m while his coach got N1.2m & his team security got N450k.

The Golden Eaglets got N1.2m each while their Coach got N900k and Assistant coach got N600k.

Other Golden eaglet team officials got between N200, 000 to -300,000.

U-23 AFCON Champions and their coach were rewarded with N500,000 each.

Also rewarded was the 1985 squad that got N2m each while their coaches got N1.5m.

Nigeria’s National basketball team, D’tigers got N600k each while their Coach got N600k.

The U16 female basketball team that won silver at the U16 FIBAAFRICA and their coaches got 600k each while other officials got N150k.

Also rewarded were the Athletes at the IPC Asian open (powerlifting).

The winner of the Gold medal got 600K, Silver 450k & coaches 450k. Officials N250K.

Los Angeles to pay $24 million to men who spent decades in jail for Wrongful Conviction

Los Angeles will pay more than $24 million to two men who spent decades in prison after they were wrongfully convicted of murder.

Kash Delano Register who won his freedom in 2013 after lawyers and students from Loyola Law School doubted a key prosecution witness’s testimony was awarded $16.7 million by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday.

While Bruce Lisker, who was released from prison in 2009 after a Los Angeles Times investigation into his conviction, took $7.6 million.

It is the largest settlement in an individual civil rights case in the city’s history, according to reports.

City Councilman Paul Krekorian told reporters on Tuesday the two cases were the “very unfortunate” result of police misconduct in the past, but did not reflect how the department operates today.

    “It’s just regrettable that these two individuals spent the better part of their lives in prison as a result of the inadequacy of the investigations that happened back then,” said Krekorian, who heads the budget committee that weighs settlement payments.

Court Orders Nnamdi Kanu To Be Transferred To Kuje Prison

A Federal High Court judge has ordered the DSS to relinquish the custody of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

The presiding judge, Justice James Tsoho during the hearing ordered that Nnamdi Kanu be taken to prison instead of being kept in custody of the DSS overruling the request by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Mohammed Diri, for the continued incarceration of Kanu by the DSS.