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Revealed: How Nigerian Women Do Prostitution In Dubai……

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A journalist, Precious Igbonwelundu has narrated how her trip to Dubai, the commercial nerve of the United Arab Emirates, UAE revealed how Nigerian ladies with ‘big’ businesses back home thrive on ‘runs’ in the Islamic region.Dubai

Across big cities in Nigeria, Nigerian big babes dubbed ‘Asewo Dubai’ cruise around in flashy cars, own good businesses, blinking bank accounts, but as soon as they are back to Dubai, they engage in prostitution to keep their businesses afloat.

On the streets of Dubai, these ladies are the centre of attraction, they call the shots as far as prostitution is concerned in Dubai. They acquire two months visa to Dubai for no reason other than to indulge in commercial sex. With the help of syndicates, they secure accommodation in hotels and apartments.

It came as a shock to Precious, whose first time it was in Dubai. Having booked her accommodation online at the Africana Hotel, Deira, she was hopeful to have some quiet time.

Arriving the Dubai International Airport and seeing the Arabs all covered, with warnings prohibiting indecency, she thought: “At last, there is some decency here!” But she was soon to realize that beneath the cleanliness and splendor of the city lies a dirty trade, which even ‘Sheiks’ are said to patronize when no one is watching.

The moment this reporter stepped into the hotel she had reserved online, she saw an army of half-nude women, parading the premises. Shocked by the contrast, she quickly asked: “What’s going on here?” the reply from the smiling front desk person was: “they are from your country, Nigeria. They are our guests. See these ladies, they pair themselves in a room, some even stay three in a room. So, in case you want to save money, you can pair with any of them”.

But her response did not quench the reporter’s curiosity. It did not answer why half-nude Nigerian women, as early as 9am, were flaunting their bodies in front of the hotel with some black guys giving them signals.

At that moment, she made up her mind she was not going to stay in that hotel but would definitely visit the place at night for a better understanding of the puzzle. Having successfully checked into another hotel, with the help of an agent whose number she got from her friend who frequents Dubai, the reporter revisited the Africana Hotel.

The time was 11pm and the environment well lit, with a beehive of skimpy dressed ladies moving in and out of the hotel. Observing quietly, the reporter overheard some of the ladies, seated at the reception complaining how the business has gone sour.
One of the ladies said: “Things are not as easy as they used to be when I started this business. There were some weeks I made about $5,000 from these Arab and European men.

“But since more babes from Nigeria got into it, there are so many ‘runs girls’ in Dubai that for the past one month, I have not made up to $5,000.

“Worst still, some of my clients have suddenly changed and started demanding anal sex. I had a terrible experience recently with an European whom I met inside an elevator at a big hotel.

“We exchanged contacts after he paid $300 for a ‘blow job’ in the elevator. Then, subsequently, we met and had pizza and he offered $1,000 for sex in his apartment.

“I thought he was a decent guy until I got to his apartment. He threatened me with a knife to accept sex with me through the anus or he will kill me.

“I begged him to collect his money and let me go but the Oyinbo man refused and had his way. Imagine what I have denied most of my contacts, who would have even paid more for it, that stupid European got it by force and still he collected his money back.

“I am just tired of this business. Though I own a big boutique in Festac, it is through these ‘runs’ that I foot my bills because there is little profit in the boutique business.”

Another one, whom they called Jane while sympathizing with her friend, told the girls that Alhaja (her pimp) had earlier warned her not to carry money to her customer’s place.
“Alhaja warned me that these days, the men will sleep with you and still collect your money. So, since then, I usually drop any advance payment with her.

“I do not want a situation whereby one stupid man will collect the money I have laboured for. Any valuable thing I have, I usually drop them with Alhaja and she gives me back once I demand for them.

“So, my dear, learn from this experience and most times, it is better you tell the men ahead of time what you can do and what you cannot do,” said Jane.

Jane, who claimed she resigned from her place of work in Lagos where she served as a marketer, attributed her resignation to meagre salary.

“I graduated from the university two years ago and got a job where I was paid N20,000 per month. The hardship and frustration in Nigeria pushed me into prostitution and I have no regrets because I now have a better life. I own my own apartment, a car and a big saloon in Lagos,” she said.

Baffled by the revelations of the ladies, the reporter asked a travel agent how the women were able to practice open prostitution in a Muslim country.

Hear him: “Is there anything Nigerians cannot do? Most of these girls I know them in Nigeria. Some are rich and own big businesses, while some are students.

“They apply and acquire two months’ visa and with the help of travel agents and some big women, they get accommodation in hotels and even apartment. Then, those women who also have guys working for them usually link them up with men.

“Most of them register and submit their international passports to the women or their contact persons and every night; this is how they keep going about.

“It is very embarrassing that Nigerian ladies, including married women, come here for prostitution. That is how one of them saw me in Festac last year and she was hiding because she knows I know what she does in Dubai.
“Once a woman calls me that she wants two months’ visa, I just know that is what she is coming for and I turn them down. Some will say there is no job in Nigeria and they want to come and hustle.

“The painful aspect for me now is that this nonsense that they do has made it difficult for us to secure genuine visas for decent people. Also, most hotels have increased their rates, with some even refusing to give their rooms to single women coming to stay that long.
“If you go around this neighbourhood (Deira), you will see that these stupid girls even rent apartments, which they keep and pay for even while they are in Nigeria, yet they claim it is unemployment and poverty that led them into prostitution.
“It is a serious issue and I think the Federal Government needs to act on it urgently, if not, these girls will spread diseases in Nigeria, aside the bad image they are painting the country already,” said the travel agent.

Continuing, the agent narrated how one of the prostitutes approached a client of his who lodged in the hotel sometime in June.
“The girl just knocked on the door and when my client opened, she called her outside and was telling her to stop acting like a child. I just stood by the door and was listening to their conversation. She told my client that most of the men who have seen her want her to play by the game.

“But my client refused and told the lady that she was in Dubai for business and not prostitution and the girl, while insisting, said most of them own businesses in Nigeria and that they prostitute to cover their expenses.

“She even said that my client can make the money she will use to buy her goods in one night, meaning that she would not spend the money she came with or buy more things.

“I was so angry that I had to come out and warn the girl.

“Yet in this city, there are strict religious laws against prostitution. A western woman once got a month imprisonment for a peck on the cheek. The law in Dubai has clear rules that prostitution is illegal. If you are caught by the police, both you and the prostitute will be put into jail and wait for the sentence of the local court.

“If you are not a citizen, apart from the punishment of being sentenced by the court, you will be asked to leave the UAE and will not be allowed back in again.

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Alleged N15.5bn Fraud: Court Orders Police To Produce Bamise Ajetunmobi

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The Lagos High Court sitting in Osborne, Ikoyi has granted an application compelling a judgement debtor, Bamise Ajetunmobi, to appear before it on Thursday, February 2.

In October 2021, Bamise, his wife Elizabeth, and two firms linked to them, Imagine Global Holding Company Ltd and Imagine Global Solutions Ltd, had allegedly defrauded some Nigerian investors of over N18.8bn.

The couple, Bamise and Elizabeth, were accused of fleeing the country afterwards.

In July 2022, the investors obtained a court judgement in their favour, ordering the couple and their companies to pay back their investments with interest.

The whereabouts of the couple remained unknown, but following reports that Bamise was recently arrested in Côte d’Ivoire while trying to board a flight to the UK and detained by the Nigeria Police, counsel to the judgement creditors, Adetunji Adedoyin-Adeniyi, immediately filed a motion ex parte to compel his appearance in court.

Adedoyin-Adeniyi, who filed the ex parte application under the relevant provisions of the Sheriffs and Civil Process Act, asked Justice Toyin Oyekan-Abdullahi to make an order for the Issuance of Judgement Summons to compel Bamise to appear before the court and be examined as to his means to pay back the judgement debt.

Justice Oyekan-Abdullahi granted the application and ordered Bamise to appear before her court on February 2 at 12 noon.

At his appearance, he is to be examined on oath as to his means, following his disobedience to an earlier order of the court made on July 14, 2022 and directing him to pay the Judgement Sum of N15,541,350,000 to the Judgement Creditors.

Justice Oyekan-Abdullahi also compelled the Assistant Inspector General Of Police FCIID, Alagbon, Lagos, the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), Inspector Aliyu, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos, all their deputies, assistants and all other officers under their command, control and supervision to produce, the judgement debtor, Bamise Ajetunmobi, who is currently in their custody.

In documents put before the court to support the ex parte application, a legal practitioner, Patrick Mgbeoma, in the 1st to 17th Judgement Creditors/Applicants’ lawfirm – AAA Chambers, deposed to an affidavit.

It states that the judgement sum has yet to be fully paid by the Judgement Debtors till date and the 3rd Judgement Debtor, Bamise whose whereabouts was unknown, was recently arrested and detained by the Assistant Inspector General of Police FCIID, Alagbon, Lagos and Inspector Aliyu (IPO), and is currently in their custody for criminal investigation.

He also averred that to date, the 4th Judgement Debtor, Elizabeth, and her children are currently not within the Jurisdiction of the Court as their present location and whereabouts remain unknown with the assets amassed by them.

Bamise, who is currently in the custody of the police at the Force CIID Alagbon, has failed to furnish the Judgement Creditors with details of how he intends to liquidate the judgement sum as granted by the court, despite having funds and assets available at his disposal, Mgbeoma stated.

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Medicine After Death: Don’t Allow EFCC Sell My Property, Assets – Ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Urges Court

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A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, has approached a Federal High Court, Abuja to withdraw an order granted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for final forfeiture of her seized assets.

In an originating motion, Alison-Madueke sought an order extending the time limit for seeking leave to apply to the court for an order to set aside the EFCC’s public notice to conduct a public sale on her property.

We had reported how Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court, Abuja ordered the final forfeiture of two properties and two cars belonging to Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the Nigerian Government last October.

Alison-Madueke was Minister of Petroleum Resources under President Goodluck Jonathan.

Since the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari led-Federal Government took over the office in 2015, the former minister relocated to the United Kingdom.

The Nigerian government through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seized all her properties declaring that it was acquired through illegal means.

The EFCC in Suit No. 1122/2021 and Suit No 1123/2021, filed before Justice Olajuwon sought an order of the court for the final forfeiture of the assets belonging to the former Minister to the federal government.

However, in the motion marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/21/2023, dated and filed Jan. 6 before Justice Inyang Ekwo by her lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, the ex-minister sought five orders from the court.

While Alison-Madueke is the applicant in the case, the EFCC is the sole respondent.

The former minister, who argued that the various orders were made without jurisdiction, said these “ought to be set aside ex debito justitiae.”

She said she was not given fair hearing in all the proceedings leading to the orders.

“The various court orders issued in favour of the respondent and upon which the respondent issued the public notice to conduct public sale of items contained in the public notice most of which court the interest of the applicant were issued in breach of the applicant’s right to fair hearing as guaranteed by Section 36 (1) of the 1999 Constitution, as altered, and other similar constitutional provisions,” she said.

She claimed that she was not served with the charge sheet and proof of evidence in any of the charges, nor with any other summons in relation to the criminal charges pending against her before the court.

She also claimed that the courts were misled into issuing final forfeiture orders against her assets due to the suppression or non-disclosure of material facts.

“The several applications upon which the courts made the final order of forfeiture against the applicant were obtained upon gross misstatements, misrepresentations, non-disclosure, concealment and suppression of material facts and this honourable court has the power to set-aside same ex debito justitiae, as a void order is as good as if it was never made at all.

“The orders were made without recourse to the constitutional right to fair hearing and right to property accorded the applicant by the constitution.

“The applicant was never served with the processes of court in all the proceedings that led to the order of final forfeiture,” she said, among other grounds given.

But the EFCC, in a counter affidavit deposed to by Rufai Zaki, a detective with the commission, urged the court to dismiss Alison-Madueke’s application.

Zaki, a member of the team that investigated a case of criminal conspiracy, official corruption, and money laundering against the ex-minister and others involved in the case, stated that the investigation clearly demonstrated that she was involved in some criminal acts.

He said Alison-Madueke was therefore charged before the court in charge no: FHC/ABJ/CR/208/2018.

“We hereby rely on the charge FHC/ABJ/CR/208/2018 dated 14th November, 2018 filed before this honourable court and also attached as Exhibit C in the applicant’s affidavit,” he said.

The EFCC operative, who said he had seen the ex-minister’s motion, said most of the depositions were untrue.

He said contrary to her deposition in the affidavit in support, most of the cases which led to the final forfeiture of the contested property “were action in rem, same were heard at various times and determined by this honourable court.”

He said the courts differently ordered the commission to do a newspaper publication inviting parties to show cause why the said property should not be forfeited to the Federal Government, before final orders were made.

Zaki argued that one Nnamdi Awa Kalu represented the ex-minister in reaction to one of the forfeiture applications.

“We humbly rely on the judgment of Hon. Justice I.LN. Oweibo dated 10th September, 2019 shown in Exhibit C of the applicant’s affidavit,” he said.

The officer said that the contrary to her, the final forfeiture of the assets which were subject of the present application was ordered by the court since 2017 and that this was not set aside or upturned on appeal.

Upon mentioning the matter on Monday, Alison-Madueke’s counsel, Oluchi Uche, told Justice Ekwo that they were just been served by the EFFC on Friday and they would need time to respond to the counter affidavit.

Farouk Abdullah, who appeared by the anti-graft agency, did not oppose and the judge adjourned the matter until May 8 for hearing.

 

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Witness Narrates How Couple Stole $4.7m From Hercules Offshores Nigeria Limited

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Trial of Mr. Amaechi Ndili, and Mrs. Njide Chizoba Ndili, Chief Executive Officer and Vice President, Lionstone Offshore Services Limited began with an accountant, Mr. Godwin Okon testifying against them.

The first prosecution witness, Mr. Okon who is also a business analyst manager at Hercules Offshore Nigeria Limited while giving evidence on Monday told Justice Olubunmi Abike-Fadipe of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, that the defendants; Mr. Amaechi Ndili, Mrs. Njide Chizoba Ndili, and their companies; Lionstone Offshore Services Limited and Lionstone Company Limited entered into a contract agreement with Hercules and after the execution of the contract paid part payment of the proceeds from the contract.

The witness also narrated that the defendants had converted the money into their personal use after they stopped remitting the payment that was made to their company Lionstone.

Being led in evidence in by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Simon Lough, SAN, the witness stated that Addax Petroleum Development Nigeria had a contract with Lionstone Offshore Services Limited which was executed by Hercules Offshore Nigeria Limited, based on a joint written agreement entered between Hercules and Lionstone on 14th January, 2010.

The witness in his testimony said, “Sometime in December 2009, Mr. Ameachi came to Hercules to discuss the possibility of collaboration between the two companies, can team up, and carry out some contracts in the Nigeria Oil and Gas field.

Okon also explained that the first defendant had based his reason on the expertise and experience of Hercules Offshore Nigeria Limited, in the field, and by 14th January, 2010, a joint bidding agreement was entered into and some terms were spelt out.

He also said Lionstone was responsible for the submission of tenders and receiving of payments, while Hercules, was responsible to provide technical information and financial information.

Mr. Okon said,”Some of the other joint bidding agreement was the fees spelt out, Lionstone will be entitled to one time flat fee of $75,000 on the execution, then an annual amount of,$150,000, for three years.

“The duration of a fee equal to 2 per cent of the net charted higher to be received by Lionstone. The contract was entered into by Lionstone and Addax, in October 2010, but it was executed by Hercules based on an agreement.

“On the execution of the contract when there is payment, the payment will go to the Lionstone account then Lionstone on receiving such amount will remit the net amount after taking 2 per cent of the net chatter higher.

“Lionstone paid the invoices from Addax from the inception of the execution of the contract up till June 2012 to Hercules, then from July 2012 to September 2013, Lionstone did not remit any money again.

“Based on the invoices after Lionstone had failed to remit the money to Hercules, and after making calls and nothing happened, our senior management went to Addax to inquire and it was from there that we were told that Addax, had paid all the invoices to Lionstone and that they were not owing Lionstone any money,” he said.

The couple was arraigned alongside their companies in October 2022 and were re-arraigned on an amended charge and they pleaded not guilty.

The couple and their companies are standing trial for alleged stealing and conversion of the sum of $4.7m, belonging to Hercules Offshore Nigeria Limited, to their use.

The couple who are the Chief Executive Officer and Vice President of Lionstone Offshore Services Limited are standing trial on a four-count charge.

The defendants were arraigned on a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, converting to personal use, and stealing, preferred against them by the Inspector General of Police.

They were alleged to have dishonestly converted $4,666,234.28 received from Addax Petroleum Development Nigeria Limited on behalf of Hercules Offshore Nigeria Limited.

The prosecution led by Assistant Commissioner of Police Lough SAN alleged that the defendants obtained the money for the contract that the duo and their companies, Lionstone Offshore Limited, entered into with Addax Petroleum Development Nigeria Limited, which was executed by Hercules Offshore Nigeria Limited but failed to deliver the money to Hercules.

The offences were committed at Lionstone Offshore, of A58 Road 2, Victoria Garden City Lagos, and Lionstone Offshore Services Limited at No 38/39 Bull Plaza 19, Floor Marina Lagos between July 2012 and September 2013 in Lagos.

According to the prosecutor, the offence committed is contrary to Section 516, 387 and punishable under Section 390, of the Criminal Code Law, Cap C38 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Ebun Shofunde, SAN, the Defence Counsel had represented the defendants at proceeding.

Meanwhile, further hearing of the matter has been adjourned till January 31, for the continuation of trial.

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