A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday ordered the freezing of three bank accounts allegedly linked to the Lagos State government and former governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, over an alleged N9.9 billion fraud.
Chuka Obiozor, the judge, ordered the temporary freezing of the accounts, domiciled in Zenith Bank, Access Bank, and First City Monument Bank, following an exparte application brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
According to the EFCC, N9.9 billion was paid from the state government’s accounts into the FCMB account opened on September 17, 2018, and operated by Adewale Adesanya, the permanent secretary in the Office of the Chief of Staff to Mr Ambode.
The anti-graft commission urged the court to freeze the account pending the conclusion of their investigation and possible prosecution of Mr Adesanya.
Amidst reports that Enhle Mbali has filed for divorce from husband Black Coffee (Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo), the DJs previous indiscretions have once again resurfaced.
City Press reported on Sunday that the couple, who tied the knot during a traditional wedding ceremony in 2011, is heading for divorce court, citing Black Coffee’s alleged philandering ways as the reason for their separation.
In response to the reports, Capacity Relations released a statement on behalf of the actress, saying: “We have no comment on this. We have however noticed some irresponsible articles being published on the issue.
Black Coffee had not responded to Channel24’s request for comment at the time of publishing.
Here are three times cheating scandals rocked the Maphumulo household:
Reports of Black Coffee’s alleged infidelity first came to light in 2013, when model Pheladi Makhola claimed she had an affair with the famous house DJ.
Speaking to Khanyi Mbau on her now cancelled talk show Katch it with Khanyi, Pheladi explained that Black Coffee first approached her on Twitter through a direct message.
She went on to tell Khanyi that she stopped all communication with Black Coffee when Enhle found out about the affair.
According to DRUM, the two went to Polokwane together and shared a hotel room. The magazine also reported that Pheladi allegedly extorted money from Black Coffee in exchange for her silence.
Speaking to Sowetan Live about the affair, Enhle said that she wished “this woman” would leave her alone, and claimed that she had been harassed for two months.
Addressing the alleged adultery on Metro FM in 2018, Black Coffee explained to DJ Fresh that all the attention and fame became overwhelming, and he “slipped up.”
The following year, Black Coffee was accused of having a “fling” with university student Adronica Msimango.
The then 20-year-old told DRUM “that he used her for s-e-x”, and shared several WhatsApp messages, Facebook inbox messages and a phone call conversation with the publication.
In response to the reports published in DRUM Black Coffee tweeted: “You can create fake social media account, fake gossip lies. My purpose is bigger than that, you can’t keep the good man down.”
That same year Sunday World revealed that the musician and his wife had been receiving marriage counselling.
DJ Black Coffee denied knowing the student, and Enhle stood by her husband following the reports.
A few months later Sowetan Live reported that Lerato Motseke demanded R100 000 from the DJ, after threatening to leak a video of the award-winning DJ having s-e-x with another woman.
The woman in the video was said to have left her cellphone unattended, when her friend, Lerato, downloaded the clip and took down the DJ’s cellphone number.
The Hawks arrested Lerato, and News24 established that she was never in possession of a “s-e-x tape.”
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Detectives have arrested two police officers after they were captured by CCTV camera stealing 25 Kilograms of heroin.
In a series of tweets by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, the officers Corporal Alloys Onyango and Constable Arbanus Mutunga were arrested by Detectives from the Serious Crimes Unit.
“Two Police officers captured on CCTV footage stealing narcotics worth millions of shillings have been arrested by Serious Crime Detectives. The two; Cpl. Alloys Onyango & Constable Arbanus Mutunga stole over 25 kilograms of Heroin which had been confiscated from drug traffickers,” tweeted DCI.
DCI further said that the officers used one Peter Odongo who is a drug trafficker to trap other drug traffickers. and after they ambushed the traffickers, the officers took the drugs and left the traffickers.
The DCI also warned that no one will be spared in war against crime.
“The Police officers used Peter Okoth Odongo, a drug trafficker, to lure two other drug traffickers & owners of the narcotics; Alfric Odhiambo Otieno & Kenneth Sinzore to an ambush and thereafter took the drugs & dumped the suspects. No one will be spared in the war against crime,” said the DCI.
Cristiano Ronaldo sentenced to 23-months in jail. The Portuguese attacker, who last summer joined Italian champions Juventus, was also handed a 23-month jail sentence. Sentences of up to two years are generally not enforced in Spain for first-time offenders in non-violent crimes.
Cristiano Ronaldo will have to pay a 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) fine for tax fraud in a deal reached with the Spanish tax authorities. However Ronaldo would not spend a single day in prison as sentences of up to two years are generally not enforced in Spain for first-time offenders in non-violent crimes.
“I am very well,” the five-time Ballon d’Or told the crowd of reporters gathered outside of the court in northeastern Madrid after the brief hearing. He signed a few autographs before leaving in his car.
The court appearance lasted around 40 minutes as the deal was officially presented to the judge, who has since sentenced him. The court’s president refused the player’s request to appear by video or to enter the building by car to avoid the spotlight.
Ronaldo smiled broadly as he arrived at the court dressed in black trousers, black turtleneck and dark sunglasses while holding hands with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.
He had played for Juventus on Monday night, missing a penalty as the Italian league leaders Juventus eased past bottom club Chievo 3-0.
Madrid prosecutors opened a probe into Ronaldo in June 2017 and he was questioned in July that same year. “I have never hidden anything, nor have I had the intention of evading taxes,” he told the court then, according to a statement from the sports agency which represents him, Gestifute.
Prosecutors accuse him of having used companies in low-tax foreign jurisdictions — notably the British Virgin Islands and Ireland — to avoid having to pay the tax due in Spain on payments for his image rights between 2011 and 2014.
His lawyers said there had been a difference in interpretation of what was and was not taxable in Spain, and deny any deliberate attempt to evade tax.
The deal between Spain’s taxman and his lawyers has allowed Ronaldo to avoid having to sit through a long trial that could have damaged his image and seen him handed a heftier sentence.
Ronaldo is not the only footballer to have fallen foul of Spain’s tax authorities. His former Real Madrid team-mate Xabi Alonso will appear at the same Madrid court on Tuesday on a separate tax evasion charge.
Public prosecutors are demanding that Alonso be handed a five-year jail sentence and pay a fine of four million euros.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, once Ronaldo’s big La Liga rival, paid a two-million-euro fine in 2016 in his own tax wrangle and received a 21-month jail term. The prison sentence was later reduced to a further fine of 252,000 euros, equivalent to 400 euros per day .