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Rotary Club of Ikeja, District 9110 Gets New President

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…Emerges 2nd Overall in 2019/2020 Rotary Year

Rotarian Oludotun Lampejo has emerged as the President of the Rotary Club of Ikeja for the new Rotary year, 2020/2021 which commenced July 1st, 2020. He took over from Rtn. OIumuyiwa Fagbola; President for the 2019/2020 Rotary year.

Rtn. Lampejo’s emergence as the Opportunities President of the Rotary Club of Ikeja coincided with the club’s recognition as the 2nd best overall in District 9110, during the out-gone 2019/2020 Rotary year.

The club scored 355.63 to trail behind Rotary Club of Gbagada which scored 362.16 to emerge as the 1st overall club in the District 9110.

The Club, which during the outgone year inducted four new Rotarians, namely, Rtn. Bobola Emmanuel Fatusin, Rtn. Rhoda Obeto, Rtn. Segun Adebowale and Rtn. Osato Osawaye supported the District Cervical Cancer Vaccination Project, Planet Earth Project and also supported the RYLA programme s ‘Class of 2019 Watch Sponsorship’.

The club also during the outgone year, renovated a block of Classrooms at the Ikeja Junior High School, donated food items to the Internally Displaced Persons in Igando, fellowshipped and presented gifts to the in-patients of and medical equipment to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH , donated sanitation materials to Obada Ipodo Community Market Association, Ikeja, advanced micro finance to the Isolo Community Market Traders and also donated a water borehole to the Nigeria Army Cantonment Ikeja with a 5KVA Generator for its operation, among others.

The new President emerged at an in-house handover ceremony where the current United President, Rtn. OIumuyiwa Fagbola handed over the mantle of leadership to the incoming Opportunities President, Rtn. Oludotun Lampejo.

The event was attended by few members of the club wearing Facemasks and observing social distancing while the larger members of the club joined on the Zoom platform.

While delivering his farewell speech, Rtn. Fagbola expressed appreciation to his 2019/2020 Board as well as members of the club for their support, adding that he was glad that the club excelled in the six areas of focus of the Rotary International, which are Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy as well as Economic and community development.

He also appreciated some members of the club for their unwavering support during the 2019/2020 Rotary year, and some of the awardees were District Treasurer, Rtn. Olaitan Ojuolape; Past President, Niyi Adelaja; Rtn. Sola Akinsiku, Rtn. Kayode Shittu, Rtn. Chuks Ebede, among others.

Dotun Lampejo is the Managing Partner of Lampejo Solicitors, a commercial law practice.

Born 4th January 1960 at Birmingham United Kingdom, the Opportunities President attended Lagos Baptist Academy for his O Levels, Federal Government College for his A levels and graduated with an LLB Degree in law in 1983 at the University of Lagos.

He was called to the Nigerian bar in 1984 after which he went into active commercial legal practice.

Rtn. Lampejo is a Solicitor with dual qualifications as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, England and Wales, having also qualified and registered to practice law in England.

The new Opportunities President of Rotary Club of Ikeja is also a Chartered stockbroker in Nigeria and a UK Investment Adviser. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria, where he currently serves as the Chairman of the Investigative Panel and a Member of the Chartered Investments and Securities Institute (CISI) UK.

Married to Nike with a daughter, he has served on the Board of Rotary Club of Ikeja as Director International (now Rotary Foundation), Director Club Admin, Director Membership and Secretary over the years.

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Adeboye Sacks Top Redeemed Pastor For Sleeping With Member’s Wife

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The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has sacked Pastor Gideon Bakare, a pastor in one of the Akure, Ondo state branches for trying to have a canal knowledge of a member’s wife.

In a statement, RCCG spokesperson Olaitan Olubiyi said Bakare was sacked for attempted adultery and for putting the church in a bad light.

The statement read;

“The Redeemed Christian Church of God has excommunicated Mr Gideon Bakare and relieved him of all ministerial duties in the Mission.

“Bakare, who was an Assistant Pastor in the Church was recently accused of attempted act of adultery with a woman in her matrimonial home in Akure, Ondo State.

“The Church dissociated itself from such immoral act of Mr Bakare and described it as being completely contrary to the core values, doctrines, beliefs and practices of the RCCG and the undiluted word of God.

“The Church, after reviewing the report of her investigation, noted that by his conduct, Bakare has not only tainted his personal reputation but has portrayed the Church in a bad light.

”Mr Bakare has therefore been directed to return all official items in his custody and stay off all associated connections with the Mission with immediate effect.”

A video showed Pastor Bakare naked in the bedroom of a married female church member in Akure over the weekend.

The woman had played along and pretended she was consenting to the sexual act and had asked the pastor to strip before inviting her husband and others to the scene

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DSS arrests EFCC Acting Chairman, Magu for ‘questioning’

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

TheCable understands that DSS operatives arrived the EFCC headquarters in Abuja Monday afternoon and quietly whisked him away without creating any scene.

His arrest comes a few days after Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), accused the anti-graft czar of gross infractions.

The AGF asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Magu over some “weighty” allegations, including the diversion of recovered loot.

In addition to allegedly re-looting the recovered loot, Malami accused the acting EFCC chairman of insubordination and misconduct.

TheCable learnt the EFCC chief travelled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates without the authorisation of the president during the COVID-19 lockdown.

And when he was questioned, he said he went for an investigation.

He is also alleged to be living above his means.

In 2016, the senate declined to confirm the appointment of Magu as EFCC chairman after a DSS report indicted him of corruption.

The report read: “Magu is currently occupying a residence rented for N40m at N20m per annum. This accommodation was not paid [for] from the commission’s finances, but by one Umar Mohammed, air commodore retired, a questionable businessman who has subsequently been arrested by the secret service.

“For the furnishing of the residence, Magu enlisted the Federal Capital Development Authority to award a contract to Africa Energy, a company owned by the same Mohammed, to furnish the residence at the cost of N43m.”

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COURT JAILS UNION BANK HACKERS OVER N2.5BN FRAUD

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has secured the conviction of one Abass Mohammed and a Bureau De Change, (BDC) operator, Ibrahim Saidu Jogal, who connived to hack into the Flexcube database of Union Bank and defrauded the bank of N2,550,000,000 (Two billion Five hundred and Fifty Million Naira).

The Commission received a petition alleging that fraudsters had hacked into the bank’s database and diverted the sum of N2,550,000,000. Investigation into the petition revealed that the said money was fraudulently credited into the accounts of mostly BDC operators, including one Jaxmine BDC, Gona BDC and Great Well Communication.

It was further revealed that Mohammed sourced for the account details of Jaxmine BDC from one of his friends, Lawal Ubah, who was a signatory to the account, and subsequently gave the details to one Salisu Liman (aka Zico), the ring leader of the syndicate. The sum of N450 million was then credited into the account.

Subsequently, the sum of N79 million was transferred from the account of Jaxmine BDC into the account of Digare BDC owned by Jogal for the purpose of buying $500,000. Further investigations revealed that Jogal only paid $80,000 to Mohammed and kept the balance of $420,000.

Jogal, investigations also revealed, said that he got information that the money was not genuine but fraudulent, thereby prompting Mohammed to open up to him that the money was stolen.

They were arraigned before Justice K.A. Jose of the State High Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos on three-count charges bordering on conspiracy, retention and use of proceeds of crimunal conduct contrary to Section 331(1)(b) of the Criminal Laws No. 11, Vol 44 of Lagos State 2011.

They pleaded “not guilty” to the charges, paving the way for the commencement of their trial.

In proving its case against them, the EFCC presented three witnesses – Vincent Agwu, a Union Bank official, and two investigators, Joseph Nkeson and Aliyu Abubakar. Several documents were also tendered in court by the prosecution.

Delivering judgment, Justice Jose found the defendants guilty on counts two and three, and discharged them on count one, which bordered on conspiracy to defraud. Mohammed was sentenced to a term of one year in prison.

The trial judge further ordered that the sum of $37,000 and $7,000 recovered from him by the EFCC should be handed over to Union Bank, while the car recovered from him should be sold and the proceeds given to the bank.

Justice Jose observed that Jogal showed no contrition, and failed to pay back a substantial sum of the money traced to him. Subsequently, he was sentenced to a term of three years, and ordered to return the sum of $220,000 and another $200,000 earlier recovered from him by the EFCC to Union Bank.

The judge also ordered that his property, whose title documents he gave to the Commission, should be sold and the proceeds handed over to the bank.

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