Security File with Enani Benson
PASTOR IN TROUBLE OVER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER’S DAUGHTER
…HE SAID MY WAIST, PRIVATE PART NEED DELIVERANCE, SAYS VICTIM
Pastor and General Overseer of Missionary International Christian Church, Ikorodu, Lagos State, Pastor Iyamu Idah, may have landed in trouble over his alleged sexual escapade.
The pastor was alleged to have slept with one Mary, daughter of his Sunday schoolteacher, on the pretext that the lady was possessed with demons, which could only be removed through sex. The pastor was said to have had canal knowledge of the 18-year-old.
A highly placed source at the Lagos State Police Command Ikeja told WESTERN POST that the bubble burst for Pastor Idah when his attempt to abort the pregnancy was refused by the victim.
“After impregnating the girl, he encouraged her to abort the pregnancy by giving her some liquid substances mixed with olive oil, which the girl, however, refused to drink,” our source said.
Speaking with WESTERN POST, the victim said she came to join her parent from the village around November last year when the pastor spotted her in church and brought her close on the pretext that she had “a wild demonic spirit” in her and then ordered her to see him after the church service for deliverance.
Frightened, she said she went to meet the pastor immediately after the service during which, “he told me that my waist and private part had been ravaged by demons and until deliverance was carried out, I might not be able to bear any child in life.
“The pastor frightened me and said he would only cast out the demons from me through sexual intercourse but he warned me not to tell anybody on the mode of deliverance.
“After praying into an olive oil, he asked me to undress while he rubbed my waist and private part with the anointing oil mixed with some substances. He then undressed himself and used the same oil on his private part before he descended on me and started to do the thing.
“But I discovered that I was pregnant last month when my mother noticed my conduct and I had to reveal everything to her even though the pastor warned me not to tell anybody,” she said.
However, the 38-year-old pastor denied the allegation, saying all he did was to cast out the demons in her using the anointing oil.
He said some church members who were envious of his spiritual rise were the ones who ganged up against him because his ministry was experiencing “exponential growth”.
Meanwhile, Lagos State Police Commissioner Umar Manko has warned parents to put more attention on their female children even at religious centres, saying there are many fake pastors outside there.
TENANCY LAW: SENIOR LAGOS CIVIL SERVANT FACES TRIAL OVER ILLEGAL EJECTION
A senior civil servant in one of the Lagos State ministries at Alausa, Ikeja Mrs. Ibidun Daudu, is in trouble over alleged forceful ejection of her tenant without lawful order of the court.
The defendant is now facing criminal trial before a Lagos Magistrate Court over alleged gross infraction of the provision of the Lagos Tenancy Law 2011.
According to the seven-count charge preferred against her by the police authorities, the defendant was charged with offences bordering on threatening violence, willful damage, conduct likely to breach public peace, forceful ejection and receiving rent of two years from her tenant, which is contrary to Lagos State Tenancy Law.
The police alleged that the accused and others now at large had on or about June 2013 at Iponri Shopping Complex did demand and received the sum of N750,000.00 from one Mrs. Iyabo Ogungbe as two years rent for a shop in the complex.
The action, according to the prosecutor Cyril Ajiofor from the Legal Department of State CID, Panti, Lagos, is contrary to and punishable under Section 4 (3) (5) of Lagos State Tenancy Law 2011.
Ajiofor also told the court that the accused, without the approval of the court, forcefully ejected the complainant from the shop by padlocking it, thereby preventing her from having access to the shop and also conducted herself in a manner likely to cause breach of public peace by destroying the padlocks and keys of the complainants and threatening to eliminate her.
The offences, the prosecutor also said, were contrary to Section 409, 300, 348 and 166 (I) (d) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011 and Section 44 (I) (b) (I) of the Tenancy Law of Lagos State 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
The presiding Magistrate Bunmi Coker granted her bail in the sum of N500,000.00 with two sureties like sum. The matter has been adjourned till June 14, 2014 for trial.
STATISTICS REVEAL COCAINE TOPS TRAFFICKED DRUGS IN LAGOS AIRPORT
Cocaine has emerged as the most trafficked narcotic seized by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
Statistics made available to WESTERN POST and covering a period of five months from January to May 15, 2014, showed that a total 275,814kg worth of narcotics was seized from 86 suspects- 65 male and 21 female-. Of the entire amount, cocaine recorded the highest seizure at 86.785kg, heroine came next at 21.705kg,methamphetamine-48.198kg, cannabis- 63.625kg and ephedrine, an over the counter stimulant use for weight loss,- 55.500kg.
A highly placed source at the NDLEA headquarters in Ikoyi, Lagos, who did not want his name in print, attributed the trend to market forces.
He said: “Everything depends on the forces of demand and supply, people tend to sell more of products that are in high demand and that would give more profit, the same thing applies to drugs”.
Our source disclosed that drugs ingestion also came up as the most preferred method of trafficking. 60 of the 86 suspects arrested had ingested the drugs, while 23 hid the drugs in various parts of their luggage.
Three female suspects inserted the drugs in their private parts and another hid the drugs in her luggage.
“Suspects who conceal drugs in their bags do so in such a manner that NDELA officers have to cut open or perforate certain portions of their luggage to recover the drugs.
“Sometimes, the methods of concealment are just breath-taking,” he said.
The pattern of drugs trafficking also tends to move outward toward the Western nations as 69 of the suspects arrested for drug possession were heading for overseas countries, a trend, which might suggest the presence of drug farm and factories within those countries.
Counseling members of the public on the menace of drug trafficking, the agency chairman, Alhaji Ahmadu Giade, asked the public to provide information on drug barons.
He added: “The major challenges being faced by the NDLEA are financial and logistics support and operational vehicles. More arms and ammunition and more scanners are needed for the NDLEA to remain effective and be ahead in the war against drugs trafficking. Also, the agency’s staff strength needs to be increased and most importantly, funds for elaborate enlightenment campaign programmes need to be provided”.
FRAUD SUSPECT ARRESTED BY POLICE IN LAGOS
Nemesis has caught up with two suspected fraudsters alleged to have perfected the act of mimicking white men in order to deceive unsuspecting victims.
Two members of the syndicate, Olumide Ayobami, a generator technician, and Tokunbo Martins are currently in the net of the Lagos State Police Command, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), chatting with the detectives on the alleged N2.3 million fraud perpetrated by them.
However, three other suspected members of the syndicate Murph, Ishau and Teddy Sunday are still at large.
Narrating his role in the alleged fraud saga, Olumide said: “I am a fraudster not an armed robber. Armed robbers use gun, but we use the power of the tongue. After two years of apprenticeship in the area of trading, I travelled to Egypt. In Egypt, I could not get what I wanted; hence, I did not stay long before I relocated to Moscow, Russia.
“In Moscow I worked in a restaurant as a bar man for three years. There, I met many Africans and white men who were into fraud. Unfortunately I did not know when my visa expired, I tried to get Euro visa but I could not afford the money.
“One day, one of my colleagues had problem with the police and when they came for him I was found in the area and was arrested. They discovered that my visa had expired and I was deported to Nigeria. I decided to go on local “419” but that did not yield much because many of the would-be victims had become wiser.
“It was difficult to get a victim until we met the present victim Mumuni Yakubu in Lagos. He wanted to transfer money from UK to Nigeria and that was money-laundering. He was introduced to me on phone by one Murphy who is still at large.
“Murphy told me that Yakubu needed to hear the voice of a white man to release more money. When I called Yakubu and he told me that he wanted to transfer 1.2million dollars to Nigeria. I reminded him that what he was doing is called money laundering and he said he was aware. We were able to collect N2.3million. He was about to pay another N1.5million when we were caught”.
Lamenting on what possibly went wrong, he said: “I do not know but it could either be that someone knocked the job or that the victim got wiser and he realized that he had been dealing with so many people without result and suspected that they might be fraudsters.
“Murphy is the group Chairman but is very lucky that he escaped. Heaven knows that I am not an armed robber; it is more honourable to be a fraudster because women will come to you and the society will celebrate you if you are not stingy”.
The second suspect, Tokunbo, who hails from Abeokuta in Ogun State, said: “I was residing in Europe, in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, before I came down to Nigeria. In Dublin, I worked in Mark and Spencer for five years. I went there with my pregnant wife to make my daughter a citizen. We sought asylum for immigration status, and one’s working permit on rent.
“Unfortunately, somebody stole something in the store, when he was handed over to police I was invited as a witness. As they were interrogating me, police detected that my identification number was fraudulent. In the end I was deported to Nigeria in 2011”.