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Sunday, 15 August 2021

Idan Irawo Producer, Kunle Agboola Dies In US

The family of a media guru, record label owner and producer of a popular Yoruba programme, Idan Irawo has announced the death of their beloved son, uncle, brother, husband and father, Kunle Agboola.

According to a statement signed by Lanre Agboola for the family, the late Kunle Agboola was the producer of popular fans-teeming Yoruba programme, Idan Irawo that ran for several years on DSTV..  He his 53 years old.

The thoroughbred session-man who produced and mastered notable musical artistes such as Daddy Showkey, Tope Alabi,  Sunny Neji, Azeezat via his record label, HITMAN and (his wife) Tee Campbell's soon-to-be released album under KAMP RECORDS battled a nagging kidney disease before he finally passed on in a U.S hospital last Thursday, 12th August, 2021.

He died after a brief illness at the intensive care unit of the NYU Langone Brooklyn, New York., United States of America.

The late Kunle Agboola was a dynamic Sound Engineer whose trailblazing programme, Idan Irawo was once the rallied point of celebration for renowned Nollywood stars. 

The deceased created, produced and marketed Idan Irawo as well as an award project to appreciate the impressive track records of Nigerian entertainers.

Before his death, Mr. Agboola served the Lord with all his hearts and soul and he was the Sound Engineer and Media Officer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, ICB Parish, Brooklyn, New York.

He will be sorely missed by the family members, wife, children and the whole entertainment industry.

Burial arrangements will be announced by his family at a later date.

He's survived by aged parents, wife, children and siblings.

Sunday, 16 August 2020

Awe-Inspiring Story Of Grace Abah, 23 Year-Old Graduate Smoothie Maker

Moral decadence in our society may be on the rise among Nigerian youths, most especially the female folks but for some of them notwithstanding, the proverbial Charity begins at home. 

This is an awe-inspiring story of a 23 years old entrepreneur, Grace Abah Akum, a Mass Communication National Diploma holder of the Nassarawa State Polytechnic who makes 'Smoothie' for a living. Grace hails from Orkamuo in Ogbadigo local government area of Benue State. 

The young woman, instead of joining the bandwagon of girls roaming the streets of Abuja decided to take the bull by the horns by following her mother's trade for survival. 

My mother is a trader back home in Benue, and while growing up, she has instilled this passion in all of us, so there's no way any of my mother's children will be lazy, all we do is sweating our way to survival.

Grace who'll be 23 this October joined her sister, Blessing who opted to start bringing fruits to Abuja after her first degree, "My sister studied English education at the Benue State University and instead of wasting time looking for job, she began to do fruits business, bringing fruits to Abuja in large scale. 

And after my secondary education, I joined her in 2016 and was combining my Mass Communication studies while helping my sister in her business before I finally started mine.

The hardworking young girl began on a small scale making fruits salads and taking it to the National Assembly, "I don't know anyone there, I just woke up one day and decided to take my fruits salad to the Press Corps at the National Assembly Abuja and from there, someone advised me to add smoothie for variety, and that's how it all became big", she enthused.

According to her, the Smoothie are in variants, there are some mixtures like Dates, Pineapple, Banana, Apple, Avocado and little Mango which give men extra strength and make them fresh, while some others are strictly for weight loss and so on, it depends on what you want but fruits are good for the body generally.

Grace who owns Smoothie Republic is now a household name in the business, she supplies her clientele at the National Assembly on a weekly basis and also has a stand at Jabi outdoor leisure garden where important people drawn from all walks of life work-out almost everyday.

The young lady is so comfortable that she has brought 2 of her younger sisters from Benue to join the business, "had to ask my younger ones to come and support me as the business grows, am not sure I can work for anybody again, how much will they pay me", she told Enquirermag.

Friday, 19 April 2019

Only In Africa! Black Mamba Snakes Send Liberian President Out Of Office

The Liberian President, George Weah was today reported to have vacated his office on an account of two dangerous reptiles cohabiting his office. This can only happen in Africa, the other time, it was rats that chased Nigerian President, Mohammadu Buhari out of office.

According to sources, a snake was found in Weah’s office, forcing him to work from his private residence, according to the BBC.

The President’s Press Secretary, Smith Toby told the BBC that on Wednesday two black snakes were found in the foreign affairs ministry building, site of the official office.

All staff have been told to stay away until 22 April. “It’s just to make sure that crawling and creeping things get fumigated from the building,” Mr Toby said.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts the office of the President, so it did an internal memo asking the staff to stay home while they do the fumigation,” he said.

“The snakes were never killed,” Mr. Toby said, “There was a little hole somewhere [through which] they made their way back.” Police and presidential security were seen guarding Weah’s residence in the capital, Monrovia. A fleet of vehicles including escorts jeeps were parked outside.

Mr. Toby said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs started to fumigate on Friday. “That building’s been there for years now, and [because of] the drainage system, the possibility of having things like snakes crawling in that building was high,” he said.

The president is definitely returning to his office on Monday after the fumigation whether or not the snakes are found and killed, Mr. Toby said.

Police Dismiss, In Absentia Run-Away-Officer Who Killed 20Yr-Old Lady

A gun totting Police Inspector, Dania Ojo who has been on the run after recklessly shooting an innocent 20 years old girl, Ada Ifeanyi, has been tried and dismissed in absentia by police authority.   

The police inspector, Dania Ojo and five of his team members from the Trinity Police Division, Enquirermag gathered had on April 23rd, 2019 embarked on a routine patrol around the Olodi Apapa area of Lagos where they stopped, harrassed and eventually killed one of the occupants of a car around 6.30am.

We gathered the car had driven past the police team but the restless Inspector Ojo had to stop a bike man forcing him to give the car a hot chase, even despite advice from his colleagues not to do so.

According to sources, the driver of the car, a young man identified as Akomafuwa Emmanuel had pleaded with the police team explaining that he and his girl friend (the deceased lady) were just returning from a night club and for God knows what later transpired, the Inspector was said to have pulled the trigger recklessly.

We were told  Inspector Ojo opened fire on the 20 year old Ada and her lover when her finally caught up with them. Adaobi died on the spot while Emmanuel sustained severe gun shot wounds and he's currently battling for survival.
Giving an update on the incident at the Command Headquarters in Ikeja on Thursday, the Lagos Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu said the Inspector has been tried and dismissed in absentia.

According to CP Muazu,  “the Police Officers were subjected to internal disciplinary proceedings at the Command Headquarters Ikeja. Investigations revealed that Inspector Dania Ojo unilaterally carried out the shooting without consideration to laid down procedures on the use of firearm.

“He is therefore, found guilty of abuse of power, unlawful and unnecessary exercise of authority. He is thereby dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force and declared wanted. Upon arrest, he will be charged to court for murder.”
The Lagos police boss further stated that the other five team members had been discharged and acquitted.

Justifying the decision of the disciplinary committee, he said, “the other five members of the team were not involved in the crime. While the Inspector gave the vehicle a hot chase, other team members returned with their guns to the division after their official duty.
“They did not even know that the Inspector had killed someone, until the case was reported.”

Chichi Marvis

Police Nab Dare Devil Kidnappers With N5m Ransom

The dare devil kidnap kingpins who abducted one of the Lagos State Fire Service egg heads, Rasaki Musibau and 6 others have finally been apprehended by some tough cops from the Lagos State police command.

two suspects who were arrested in connection with the abduction of the Director of Fire services, Lagos state, Rasaki Musibau and six  has confessed to how they plotted the arrest and the ransom they were able to collect.

The suspects, Blessing Bayo, 29 and Alfred Smart  32 all of Arogbo, Ondo State were arrested on the 10th of April 2019 at about 5:30pm at Ibafun, along Ikorodu Ijebu Ode Express way.

The two suspects, Enquirermag gathered who were picked up following a sustained and well coordinated operations of the command's tactical anti- kidnapping unit were yesterday, April 18th, 2019 paraded at  about 4pm at the Ikeja police command.

Speaking in an interview with newsmen, Blessing Bayo revealed that the man, Director of Fire Services didn't do anything wrong to warrant being kidnapped.

He narrated how he got involved in the despicable act saying, "MK called me to go to work with him and introduced me into it and carried his guys too. I  Came to Lagos on the 5th of April, I didn't know the kind of work so I followed him. He took me to the bush with his guys then brought out 4 guns and gave us".

Bayo also said it was his first time in Lagos and that initially, he used to carry wood (Timber) in his village to earn a living   but later stopped and was just living in his father's house doing nothing before the notorious MK approached him.

Speaking on how the events of the kidnap rolled out, he said they carried wood from the bush and layed it across the road to use as an impediment for the car.

Bayo further said the "big man's" car later approached  the road block and stopped, that was how they were able to kidnap the director of fire services and others and took them into a bush.

He also revealed how they sustained the victims while in the bush saying, "we dey cook egusi soup and eba for them".

When asked  how much they demanded as ransom, he said MK was the one doing the control and that he told them he collected N5m but he hasn't not gotten any money before his apprehension.

The second suspect, Alfred Smart also confessed that he was called  for a job  by MK as an operator and that he also used to be a wood carrier and MK already knew that he is a career. He took him to the bush to cut the wood they used to block the road. He also informed that MK has eloped.

The Director of Lagos State Fire Services, Mr. Rasaki Musibau and six others reportedly regained their freedom on the 9th of April at about 11:45pm.

The suspects all confessed to committing the crime and two single barrel guns were recovered from them. Investigation is still ongoing to apprehend the other members of the gang.

Chichi Marvis

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Arraigned Justice Ajumogobia Gets N10m Bail, Passport Seized

When someone who's at the helms of affairs, slamming bail conditions as if it were daily food suddenly became an accused being granted bail, standing akimbo in the dock with a staggering N10m indemnity, then you know this life is just but nothing. 

Dismissed Justice Rita Ofili Ajumogobia was today re-arraigned at the Federal High court Lagos. This time around before Justice R.M Aikawa in a matter between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Justice Rita Ofili  alongside Godwin Obla (SAN) at large in a fraud case involving over N35,000,000 and $655,000 US dollars.

Before the commencement of the proceeding, the prosecution led by Barrister Rotimi Oyedepo notified the court that the  second defendant, Godwin Obla (SAN)  was no where to be found, efforts to get him was abortive as his phones were permanently switched off, the reason the 1st defendant, Rita Ofili was the only one in court.

The prosecuting counsel thereby prayed the court  to take charge and cause the first defendant to plea and also urged the court not to grant bail in this case.

The 18-count charge preferred against the defendant bordering around money laundering and acquisition of wealth through unlawful acts were read out to the accused, Justice who pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The prosecution counsel thereafter submitted that a trial date be granted and the first defendant, Justice Ajumogobia be remanded in prison custody. And also for the court to grant an order for the 2nd defendant, Godwin Obla (SAN) to appear before it.

The 1st defendant's counsel,  Chief I.O Adedipe (SAN) urged the court to grant the defendant bail and decided to retrieve his initial written affidavit and to rely on an oral application.

Chief Adidipe told the court that he can make the bail application orally as this is a special circumstance and urged the court to consider his oral application pursuant to section 6 sub 6 under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and section 158 of the administration of criminal justice act.

The defence counsel also submitted that the court should take judicial notice that Rita Ofili is a judicial official and even the counts refer to her as a judge.

He further stated that the first defendant is presumed innocent by the virtue of section 365 and has taken the plea where she said she is not guilty to the counts drafted by the EFCC.

He continued by saying the offences are bailable and referred to section 158 of the Criminal Justice Act. He also told the court that the defendant has no record of skipping trial nor any further charges against her anywhere.

The prosecution counsel objected and told the court to also take further judicial notice since it involves the law. He went on  to say the defence counsel has not demonstrated with cogent facts why bail ought to be granted in respect to section 162A-F of the ACDA.

He therefore urged the court to disregard reference to facts from the bar in support of the oral application such as the first defendant complied to the conditions of bail. He also told the court that Justice Rita had tried to interfere in the judicial exercise by calling one of the  witnesses, one Ademola Oshodi to meet up with her at the Church of Assumption so she could guide him on how to answer questions when called up by the EFCC for enquiry.

Barrister Rotimi also reminded the court that the applicant must supply sufficient evidence for their bail application to be granted and also urged the court again to take notice of the decision that had already been takes by the NJC.

Rotimi stipulated clearly that in any case where the court must grant bail, the court should judiciously look into terms in a manner that will permit the first defendant to always appear before the court.

The defence counsel argued that Rita Ofili is still a judicial officer under section 292 1b.

After listening to the arguments on both sides, the court graciously granted the dismissed justice a N10m bail with 1 suretie in like sum, the suretie, according to Justice Aikawa can either be a civil servant not under level 16 working with the federal government or the state government or a person resident in Lagos with landed property  and should show evidence of same. The defendant should also deposit her international passport with the DCR of the court before 6pm today and in case of any delays the defence counsel should depose to an affidavit regarding that. As well as 10 days time lapse to complete the bail conditions.

The defence counsel prayed the court to consider the holiday since the defendants passport is still at the Lagos high court and still under the process of retrieval. He also urged the court to release the first defendant to him.

Barrister Rotimi glaringly refused to be party to this arrangement and told the court that he is not comfortable with the SAN standing in as a temporary suretie for the defendant.

The court however ruled that the defendant be released to her counsel, Chief Adedipe pending fulfilment of bail conditions or expiration of the 10 days granted by the court excluding holidays.

The court also granted an order compelling Mr. Obla to appear before the court on the next adjournment date for the purpose of trial and adjourned the matter to the 15th of May 2019.

Chichi Marvis

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Woman, 57 Lands In Kirikiri Over "Face-Me-I-Slap You" Squabble

A 35-year-old lady has been reportedly hospitalized after she was beaten to a pulp by her 57-year-old neighbour in Igando, Lagos who in turn has landed in Kirikiri prison.

According to reports, Mrs Sherifat Jimoh, 57, and Mrs. Titilayo Akapo, 35, who are neighbours at Osunba in Igando, engaged in a fisticuff which  according to Enquirermag's source started after the younger woman allegedly insulted the elderly woman.

Mrs Jimoh, the elderly woman we gathered overpowered her younger adversary  during the fight beating her blue-black and until she sustained serious  injuries and was immediately rushed to the hospital

Mrs Jimoh, Enquirermag gathered was arrested by the police at Igando Division and charged before the Ejigbo Magistrates court.

The 57 years old woman pleaded not guilty and the Presiding Magistrate, Mr. L.K.J. Layeni, granted her  N50,000 bail with one surety in like sum and the case has been adjourned to September 5th, 2018.

Mrs. Jimoh has been remanded in prison custody pending when she will perfect her bail condition.

Chichi Marvis

Idan Irawo Producer, Kunle Agboola Dies In US

The family of a media guru, record label owner and producer of a popular Yoruba programme, Idan Irawo has announced the death of their belov...