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Some youths in Akure , the Ondo State capital , on Friday staged a protest against the killing of one Ibikunle Alonge, crushed to death by a bullion van belonging to a commercial bank in the town.
Alonge was knocked along Ondo Road , at Fanibi Area of Akure , on Thursday . It was alleged that the bullion van and the police escorts abandoned the corpse of the deceased on the road and drove away .
The youths started the protest at Oshinle Area, chanting various solidarity songs, and headed to the palace of the Deji of Akure , Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo, to express their displeasure over the incident .
They urged the police to reveal the identity of the driver of the bullion van .
Addressing the protesters, the Chief of staff to the monarch , Chief Toyin Aladetoyinbo, appealed to the youth not to take law into their hands , saying the palace would ensure police got to the root of the matter .
A brother of the deceased , Mr Segun Marcel , who described the incident as unfortunate, called on the state police command to launch a manhunt for the hit – and-run bullion van driver .
He said , “This is sad. When the incident happened yesterday ( Thursday ) , it took the police over three hours to come over to the hospital and they could not tell us the bank the bullion van belongs to. We are demanding justice and they should ensure justice is done on the incident .”
One of the friends of the deceased , Michael Lawrence , said the driver of the bullion van left its lane to hit Alonge.
He said , “When the bullion was coming , he tried to move aside but they just hit him beside the road . Bullion van drivers are reckless on the road ; the government should put a check on this and we want justice to be done on this matter .”

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The woman who identified herself as Kafayat Alake, jumped into the river around Gbodofon area, Gbongan-Ibadan road, Osogbo, as a result of hunger.

Residents of the area who said that the strange movement of the woman on the bridge drew their attention before she eventually jumped into the river.

According eyewitness, the woman, who dressed in blue gown, was trekking and got to the middle of the bridge, climbed the rear and jumped off the bridge.
“It happened so fast that we could not stop her.

However, when she jumped, people called for help, prompting me to dive in and rescued her,” David Johnson explained.

“We were somewhere around that place when we saw the woman jumped from the bridge. We thought she was either pushed or fell over by mistake. While others are calling for help, I  had to jump into the river and rescue her.”

When reporters got to the scene, the woman was sitting down, looking dejected by the river bank.
Speaking with newsmen, the woman said she hails from Alapaaro, Isale Osun, Osogbo, saying she couldn’t cater for the upkeep of her three children due to financial incapability, hence her action.

“My husband lives in Lagos after about thirteen years of divorce. He abandoned the three children with me.

She was rushed to the hospital by the Osun Ambulance.

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$30m fraud: FBI charges Nigerians, releases names

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United State Federal agents have nabbed 24 individuals for their involvement in a large-scale fraud and money laundering.

13 Nigerians are part of the gang.

The scam targeted citizens, corporations, and financial institutions throughout the United States.

It involved Business Email Compromise schemes, romance fraud scams, and retirement account scams, among others.

A statement by the US Department of Justice noted that affected persons and companies lost more than $30 million.

U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak., said: “Fraud schemes, like the ones perpetrated and facilitated by these defendants, inflict considerable losses on citizens, companies, and the financial system.”

Chris Hacker, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta, said: “There is no way we can make the victims of these schemes, many who have lost their life savings, whole again. Hopefully the arrests and pending prosecutions will at least give them solace that someone is being held accountable for their losses.”

Steven R. Baisel, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service, Atlanta Field Offic assured that the U.S. SS will continue to collaborate with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and others to America.

Persons charged with money laundering are Blessing Oluwatimilehin Ojo, Afeez Olaide Adeniran, Matthan Bolaji Ibidapo, Obinna Nwosu, Benjamin Ibukunoluwa Oye, Christopher Akinwande Awonuga.

Others are Ahamefule Aso Odus, Paul Chinonso Anyanwu, Chineda Obilom Nwakadu, Chukwukadibia Ikechukwu Nnadozie, Uchechi Chidimma Odus, John Ifeoluwa Onimole, Oluwafunmilade Onamuti.

The statement added that Afeez Olaide Adeniran and Blessing Ojo are also charged with wire fraud.

Adeniran allegedly defrauded a homebuyer of $40,000 intended for a real estate transaction.

Ojo scammed a media company in California of $89,140 to a bank account controlled by one of the defendants.

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