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THE ELEGUSHI FAMILIES SPEAKS ON THE DEATH OF THE 2 UNILAG STUDENTS…

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Contrary to the story making the rounds about the death of the two university of Lagos students, Funmi Odusina, and Sola Ogunmefun at the Elegushi private beach in Lagos, the families of the Elegushi and the management of the beach have finally spoken and affirm the real story and how the incident really happened.
Speaking to Journalists about the sad incident, head of the Elegushi family Chief moroof Adisa Sunny Elegushi, the olisa of ikate land confirmed that the students did not die at the beach as reported by the media.  “They did not die at the beach, they were rescued by the life guard’s personnel and were rushed to the hospital before they were later confirmed dead at the hospital” the Olisa told us.
Expressing the families stand about the very sad occurrence, the family head said further that he would like the people of Lagos and the general public to know that the Elegushi families are law abiding citizens and would never do anything contrary to the laws of the land. “We want the people of Lagos and the general public to know that we the Elegushi families are law abiding citizens and we would not do anything above the laws of the land irrespective of the situation, but on this case, man proposes and God disposes.

PRINCE OLANREWAJU ELEGUSHI (MIDDLE)
Our further investigation also confirmed that the Elegushi families have been in touch with the families of the diseased since the ugly incident contrary to what was earlier reported. We gathered reliably that the families of the Elegushi kingdom even attended the burial rites of the diseased students days ago, showing that they were in all means responsible and stood by the challenges as it happened.
Speaking on the burial ceremony, the Olisa of Ikate, also affirmed that they were all present at the burial rite and commiserate with the families of the late students.
“We attended the burial of the students and the families were happy to see us there, as they were never thinking we ignored the diseased and show  ‘I don’t care’ attitude, and till now we are still in touch with the families”.
We gathered further that even though the management of the beach warned the visitors on the day the ugly incident happened, that the water was not showing familiarity considering the weather and wave of the day, the students ignored all the warnings and still went ahead to swim, haven seen the red flag that showed the sign of danger in the water zone.

SECOND LEFT: PRINCE OLANREWAJU, 3RD RIGHT CHIEF MOROOF SUNNY ELEGUSHI, AND THE WHITE CAP CHIEFS.

A beach expert who spoke to Society reporters confirmed that the sign of the red flag is a sign of danger which signifies that no one can go closer to the beach once flagged, but this was not the case on this very day, as the students ignored that warning of the guards at the beach.
The Lisa also told us that while the birthday party was going on, the students decided to swim in the very heavy waved water after the flagged warning, and that was what led to the incident.
Looking at the antecedent of the Elegushi beach, over the years there have never been any report of such incident at the private beach before this occurrence.
Speaking on this, the Asiwaju of Ikate Land, prince Olanrewaju Elegushi told us that this is happening for the first time, and this has also given a sign of warning to avoid future occurrence and also making them to tighten up the security and gaudiness of the beach to avoid any future occurrence of this nature.
“Our resolution is very simple and professional, investigations are still ongoing while we are assisting the government agencies to discover the reason and how the whole thing all happened, and we are sure of telling the general public the whole situation report after the investigation”. We have also constituted a committee to to develop a framework to improve on safety and security on the beach. The beach is currently closed and when we reopen we would ensure that these new recommendations by the committee are put in place. To us safety is important and be rest assured that we have taken lessons from this unfortunate incident

Speaking further on the early report as alleged by some quarters of the media, he confirmed to us that the earlier reported story was false as the students were not confirmed dead at the beach after their rescue they were rushed to the nearest hospital, and that was where they were confirmed dead by the attendants which is open to confirm.

“The students didn’t die at the beach, we have numerous life guards at the beach, who are always on a horse ride, considering the stretch of the beach, and when the incident happened they jumped into the beach to rescue the students, after the rescue the normal first aid was carried out which could be confirmed by the eye witness, and upon their arrival at the hospital, the doctors confirmed their demise which was so painful to the management of the beach”.
Speaking further on their resolution of the occurrence, the Asiwaju of Ikate land, Prince Olanrewaju Elegushi told us that they have organized a committee who is overseeing the situation of the incident and in due time the result would be relayed to the general public showing their responsibility as a family.
As the time of filing this report, the Elegushi of Ikate Land, Oba Saheed Elegushi was not in town as this is the Ramadan period and he is presently at the hajj, where he is observing the Ramadan soliciting to God for peace and harmony for his people.
But the families assured us of getting back to us to get his own submission of the occurrence even though he was not too happy about the situation that claimed the life of the diseased students.
We will continue our investigation and definitely update our readers of the outcome of the whole situation.

Sunday Adebayo (Who was at the palace Of The Elegushi, in Ikate, Lekki Lagos).

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Lagos tenant escapes after storing hemp, landlord jailed

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced a 51-year-old landlord, Saheed Ojomu, to five-year imprisonment for allowing his tenant to use his shop to warehouse cannabis.

Justice Daniel Osiagor handed down the sentence to the convict after he changed his not-guilty plea to guilty.

The convict was arrested over the banned substance found in one of his shops on March 31, 2017, by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

During his arrest and arraignment, he claimed that the banned substance belonged to one of his tenants, Sakiru (now at large), and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The charge read, “That you, Saheed Ojomu, 46, on or about March 31, 2017, at No. 1, Osho Street, Island, Lagos State, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, being occupier and manager of a shop at No.1, Osho Street, Lagos Island, unlawfully permitted same to be used by one Sakiru (now at large) for the purpose of storing and dealing in 372.6 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa, a narcotic drug similar to cocaine, heroin and LSD, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 12 of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act, Cap. N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.”

During trial, the prosecution called two witnesses and tendered some exhibits, which the court admitted.

However, at the resumed trial of the convict on Wednesday, his counsel, Mrs Vivienne Ekwegh, informed the court that her client had decided to change his plea.

The prosecutor, Mrs N. J. Mamza, did not object to the application of the defence.

After listening to both counsel on the new development, Justice Osiagor ordered that the convict retake his plea.

After his plea was retaken, the prosecutor reviewed the facts of the case and urged the court to sentence the shop owner in accordance with relevant laws.

But counsel for the convict, Ekwegh, in her plea for mercy, described her client as a ‘victim of circumstances’, as he was unaware that his tenant warehoused the banned substance in his shop.

She, therefore, urged the court to award a fine option in lieu of a custodian sentence.

In his judgment, Justice Osiagor sentenced the convict to five-year imprisonment.

However, the judge ordered the convict to pay a fine of N300,000.

In addition to the monetary fine, the judge also ordered the convict to perform three weeks of non-custodian community service.

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N2.9bn fraud: Court Sends IDID Nigeria Limited’s CEO, Kenneth Amadi, To Jail

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•As Judge Liquidates Company

 

As a result of his involvement in fraud to the tune of N2.9bn, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IDID Nigeria Limited, Kenneth Amadi, was on Monday, convicted and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, by Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa of a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The judge arrived at the decision, after finding him guilty of counts 4 and 5 of the criminal charge made against him by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).

Justice Allagoa, who also convicted Amadi, declared that the sentencing is without an option of fine, and equally ordered that IDID Nigeria Limited be liquidated with immediate effect.

It would be recalled that the day’s judgment was earlier slated to have been delivered on November 22, 2022, but the same was not ready, due to the very busy schedule of the court.

The convicted Amadi and his company, IDID Nigeria Limited, were dragged before the court by the FGN when he held sway as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Eunisell Limited, a company founded by Chief Chika Ikenga.

Prior to Justice Allagoa’s judgment, counsels had adopted their final written addresses on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

Meanwhile, at the last proceeding on the criminal case, Justice Alagoa, had ruled against the no-case submission instituted by the convicted Amadi, questioning the N2.9bn fraud charge, slammed against him by the FGN.

In handing down his ruling, the judge held that the prosecution had raised issues that require the embattled ex-staff to proffer answers, prompting the court to order Amadi to open his defence.

Amadi had contended that the prosecution had not been able to make any prima-facie case against him and as such had no business being in court.

He then urged the court to strike out the criminal charge against him and accordingly acquit and discharge him without any further delay.

But responding, the prosecution, led by Mrs. Aderonke Imana, had insisted that Justice Allagoa should discountenance the prayers of the convcit, because a case has been made against him and that he ought to put up a defence. The prosecution then asked the court to order Amadi to open his defence.

Specifically, Amadi and his company, IDID Nigeria Limited, are were tried before the court on a five-count charge of conspiracy and fraud to the tune of N2.9 billion.

The convict was charged before the court on the offences bothering on obtaining by false pretence; forgery, unlawful fund conversation and fraud.

The offences which contravened sections Section 1 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act. Cap.A6, Lam of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act. Section 1(2)(c) of the Miscellaneous Offence Act, Cap. M17. Law of the Federation of Nigeria. 2004 and Punishable under the same Section of the Act.; Section 27 (b) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 14 (1) of the same Act. And Sections 434 and 435 of the Criminal Code Act, Cap. C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under the same Section of the Act

One of the charges against the defendants include receiving and obtaining by false pretense, with intent to defraud, the sum of N2, 900,000,000 belonging to Eunisell Ltd, from A-Z Petroleum Ltd and AMMASCO International Ltd; omitting making full and true entry thereof in the books and accounts; suppression of data in respect of the financial transfer to Eunisell Ltd; and converting the same amount without authority to create sufficient deposits to promote the credibility of his own company (IDID Nigeria Limited).

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GLOWFUX Concert ’22 held with pomp and pageant as FIDSON, Rite Foods, Unilever, Beloxxi, Bobo Foods and others fete the charity event

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Wednesday, the 28th of December 2022 is a day that will not be forgotten in a hurry by many families
across Lagos State.
The day which started like every other day recorded the successful hosting of the much-talked-about 7th
edition of the annual charity concert called GLOWFUX.
GLOWFUX Charity Concert, an initiative of Fanafillit Integrated Concepts, is an annual end-of-the-year
charity event that brings together children from orphanages/special needs establishments for memorable
end-of-the-year celebrations with the general public.
In its usual style, the event had loads and loads of games for both adults and children without any form of
discrimination, and winners of each competition which were ably anchored by the popular children's party
MC – Daddy Yo went home with a variety of souvenirs courtesy of Rite Foods, Omo Detergent, FIDSON
Healthcare and Beloxxi Biscuits and Bobo Foods. Noteworthy as well is the scholarship in ICT by Epeetech
Solutions for five individuals from Lofty Skills Soccer Academy who emerged the most outstanding in a
brain tease game.
The hallmark of the event was the induction of new GLOWFUX Young Ambassadors who were charged to
become promoters of the humanitarian cause and other charitable initiatives. The new young ambassadors
are Master Diamond Olowu, the popular child music act Vanessa Jones, Miss Hidarat Aroyewun and Miss
Oluwadarasimi Kalejaiye.


Also, some awards of recognition were presented to individuals and organizations who were identified with
outstanding humanitarian exploits for the year 2022 calendar. The awardees are Oba Adedokun Abolarin,
the Orangun of Oke-Ila as GLOWFUX Man of the Year 2022 who was unavoidably absent, Olori Sekinat
Aramide Elegushi who was ably represented by Mrs. Oyeleye and Otunba Tope Oyefeso received the
GLOWFUX Woman of the Year 2022 award, Iba Habeeb Okunola MON, the Akosin of Yoruba land who
was ably represented by Mr. Folarin Animashaun was awarded the prestigious GLOWFUX Detribalised
Philanthropist of the Year 2022 while Ark of Relief Charity Foundation, Airtel Nigeria and Ambassador
Temitope Williams received the GLOWFUX NGO of the Year 2022, GLOWFUX Socially Responsible
Company of the Year 2022 and GLOWFUX Ambassador of the Year 2022 respectively.
Also recognised was Ambassador Gbolahan Odukoya who was appreciated for his remarkable contribution
to the success of the GLOWFUX Charity Concert 2022.
The 2022 edition of the concert held at the frontage of Dan & Den Arena, Elegushi Beachfront, Lekki,
Lagos had in attendance, six establishments for the needy, namely, Little Saints Orphanage, Lofty Skills
Soccer Academy (a football academy for the less privileged), Modupe Cole Memorial Home, Peculiar
Saints Orphanage, Child Lifeline Home and Only God Charity Home Initiative.
All the beneficiary establishments carted home lots of gift items ranging from clothes, food, household
items etc., courtesy of the over 200 guests each of whom arrived at the event with gifts for the beneficiary
homes.
As everyone at the event was entertained with superlative performances by MC Wadada, Da’Fresh Olorin,
Vanessa Jones, Meyrah, First Class Comedian, Hilary Jackson, DBard Creative Media, and Dom Sax etc.,
so were they all treated to refreshments like biscuits, sausage and drinks courtesy of Beloxxi Biscuits and
Rite Foods. And at the end of the event, everyone left with souvenir bags containing well-packaged jollof

rice prepared by Beeth Events Concepts and other branded products courtesy of FIDSON Healthcare PLC,
Rite Foods, Beloxxi Biscuits and Omo Detergent.
It is worthy of note that this edition of GLOWFUX Charity Concert would bring to the record, a total of 13
special needs (government-owned and private-owned) establishments with over a thousand children and
adults that have benefited from the project since inception.
The GLOWFUX 2022 recorded the support of FIDSON Healthcare, Beloxxi Biscuits, Unilever Nig, Rite
Foods, Bobo Foods, Elegushi Royal stool, iCare Foundation, Courtville Group, Seniors Wellbeing
Foundation, Hands Lifting Hearts Initiatives, Corsican Brothers, MALENS diagnostics, Headway Events, DJ
MAPS Productions, Epeetech Solutions, NINE28 Multimedia
While the media supports include AIT, KRAKS TV, Pulse.ng, thestatusng.blogspot.com
theeagleonline.com.ng, thegazellenews.com, newspop.com, mockinbird.com.ng, omonaijablog.com.ng,
freedomonline.com.ng, Hottestgistinnaija.com, theelitesng.com freedomonline.com.ng,
thecitypulsenews.com, Global Excellence magazine, saharaweeklyng.com freelanews.com
theimpactnewspaper.com

 

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