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A mortuary attendant , Seun Falana, has been arrested for allegedly exhuming a corpse from where it was buried and severing the skull at the Trinity Cemetery , Ajegunle , in Lagos State , which was sold to a herbalist , Olawale Shodolamu , for N 10 ,000 .
PUNCH Metro gathered that the duo of Falana and Shodolamu met their waterloo when one Dauda Tijani , whom the herbalist had sent to pick up the skull from the mortuary attendant , was accosted by policemen , who were on stop and search around the Alakija bus stop on the Lagos -Badagry Expressway.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana , said in a statement on Sunday that during interrogation , Tijani confessed that Shodolamu sent him to pick up the skull , adding that when the herbalist was arrested , he revealed the identity of the mortuary attendant , who was also apprehended .
He added that all the suspects would be charged .
Elkana stated , “On Sunday, March 1 , 2020 , around 1 .30 pm , a team of policemen from the Area ‘E ’ Command , Festac , while on routine stop and search patrol at the Alakija bus stop, along the Lagos – Badagry Expressway, intercepted one Dauda Tijani , 42 , of No . 23 Omowunmi Street , Orege , Ajegunle , with a black polythene bag containing a human skull .
“He confessed that he was sent by one herbalist , Olawale Shodolamu , 70 , to collect the skull from a cemetery attendant . The said herbalist was also arrested . He claimed that he bought the human skull from one Seun Falana, 37 , an employee of Trinity Cemetery , Ajegunle , for the sum of N 10 ,000 .
“Shodolamu said he usually grinds the human skull with other substances to prepare charms for his customers . The third suspect was equally arrested . He confessed to digging out graves to remove human skulls to sell to herbalists . An investigation is ongoing . The suspects will soon be charged . ”
In another development , a teenager, Timilehin Taiwo , has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her father ’s friend , Babatunde Ishola , to death on Ogundele Street, in the Aboru area of the state .
According to the teenager , Ishola who lived alone , invited her to his house to help him with some chores when he took advantage of the situation to attempt to rape her

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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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