UK’s National Crime Agency recovers fresh $23.4m Abacha’s loot
UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) on Thursday said it has recovered $23,439,724.98 siphoned out of Nigeria in the 1990s by the associates and family of former Nigerian Head of State, General Sani Abacha.
The agency, in a release, said the funds form part of a larger pool of monies identified by the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) as having been misappropriated by Abacha and his associates.
It said acting on a request from the USDOJ, it pursued nearly seven years of protracted litigation and international negotiation to obtain the recovery order, to enforce the US forfeiture order relating to the recovered monies.
The agency disclosed that the funds had now been transferred to the Home Office for onward transmission to the USDOJ.
Billy Beattie, Asset Denial Senior Manager at the NCA, said: “The NCA is committed to ensuring that the UK is not a safe haven for criminals to launder their proceeds of crime, and civil recovery of assets is a powerful weapon in this fight.
Source: PM News
Two Suspected Lovers Fight Dirty In Public Over N50K Balance
In what may seem like a scene from a Nigerian movie, a man and a lady have thrown caution to the winds and caused a major scene in public as they fought over a N50k balance payment.
From the discussions in the video, the lady alleged that both of them had agreed that she will be paid N100K for an unspecified service by the man.
As the man was about to leave the location, the lady waylaid him and blocked his car door.
The man later tried to make use of the passenger door to enter his car, the lady also tried to forcefully gain entrance into the car from the driver’s side.
At that point, the man lost his cool and started manhandling the lady.
She held on tight to his clothes and at that juncture, received countless slaps and blows from the man.
She kept on asking for her N50K balance which the man did not try to either deny or accept. This went on until some onlookers tried to separate both of them.
She later explained to the curious onlookers that she had agreed for a fee of N100K from the man and the man paid just N50K instead.
She however failed to narrate the type of services she rendered to the man
The lady sustained some wounds to her face as blood was seen gushing down from her lips.
22-Year-Old Ugandan Student Falls To Death From 6th floor Of Hostel In India
Agasha Asiina, a final year student pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, India fell accidentally to her death after trying to reach her washed clothes that had fallen on a sheet on the sixth floor.
Her death sparked several rumors and questions, with some suggesting that it was a suicide, while others insist The shocking incident triggered many students attending the university to go on protest, accusing the university management of failing to provide her timely medical help, and demanding them to install safety barriers in the building.
Her body was repatriated to her home country on Thursday, the 5th of May 2022.
Students went berserk at the loss and vandalized the college and hostel premises, hurling stones at windows and damaging the panes, after which they had to be controlled by the police by way of a lathi charge.
Agasha reportedly had a room on the seventh floor.
The unfortunate incident happened when she went to get her washed clothes back from the common passage where she had hung them.
According to reports, she saw that a dupatta had fallen on the fiber sheet below and climbed onto it to retrieve the dupatta. The fiber sheet gave way and Agasha fell to the first floor.
On hearing a loud sound, students and the hostel guards rushed to the spot and found that Agasha was lying in a pool of blood.
Upon rushing to a nearby private hospital, Agasha was declared dead on arrival by the doctors.
Police have told the media that a case of negligence will be filed on the college if Agasha’s parents want to press charges, otherwise, a case of unnatural death will be registered.
Meanwhile, the family of the deceased student said they will sue the university for recklessness.