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A Nigerian, who works as a school accountant in the United Kingdom, was on Friday given a 9-year jail term by a Woolwich Court after he was convicted of stealing about £4.1 million of school funds.
Dailymail reports that the vast sum of money was missing from the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation Trust in South London.
Identified as Sam Kayode, the 59-year old was also said to be a part-time pastor.
Kayode was said to have spent the money on his late wife, Grace, a “second wife”, Olubunmi Halima, 33, and two other female “partners”, names given as Toyin Lawal, 50 years old and Yetunde Turtak.
The court sentenced Kayode, who gets £57,000 a year wage, after he was found guilty of obtaining £150,000 by theft and £3.95 million by fraud.
He constantly looted the school account for 7 years until he was apprehended in 2012, after a school cleaner came across his paper work and made an anonymous call to the Chief Financial Officer.
He claimed to have moved the money to Nigeria where he has a £1 million empire with Halima but the Trust could not recover any asset from Nigeria.
They were, however, able to recover only £800,000 from the total money he stole.
Apart from spending money on his real wife Grace’s private health care until her death in 2013, he also signed documents showing he was making investments with Halima, and renting flats in Kent for ‘partners’, Toyin and Yetunde.
During trial, Kayode tried to blame the theft on his late wife Grace and an office junior, saying that they conspired to smear him by transferring the money to his joint account in revenge for his adultery.
He denied having affairs with the other women, and said that he lied about marrying Halima.
However, Toyin also denied they were lovers, saying that as her pastor, he paid for her rent for one month when she was short of cash.
A court in the UK on Thursday jailed a Nigerian woman for 21 years over a failed attempt to kill a 90-year old widow and steal her £30,000.
Abosede Adeyinka, 52, who wore a lace disguise over her face when she committed the crime in April, was said to have convictions dating back to the 1990s for offences of assault, burglary and theft from an employer.
According to Mailonline, Adeyinka attacked Pamela Batten, 90, with a knife and a hammer after her husband Ernest had hidden the cash in bags at their home in Yiewsley, west London.
Adeyinka was the carer for Batten’s husband Ernest from 2013 until his death in October last year, a court heard.
After Ernest passed away, Adeyinka went to the widow’s home and knocked her to the floor.
Mrs Batten told the court, “She tried to hit me with a hammer
“Nobody suggested it but I did wonder myself – I still wonder why.”
Following a trial at Blackfriars Crown Court, a jury convicted Adeyinka of attempted murder.
She was cleared of possessing a kitchen knife after jurors could not be sure she took the blade with her.
Adeyinka shook her head in disbelief as the verdicts were given and wept loudly as Judge Peter Clarke, QC, said she had shown ‘a complete lack of remorse’.
The Prosecutor, Kevin Barry, told the court the widow ‘was afraid to go home’ following her discharge from hospital and now needs a zimmer-frame to walk.
He said, “Before the attack, she felt lonely because her husband had died, but she was not afraid like she is now, he said.
‘The hammer blows to her head have affected the vision in her right eye which is now blurry.
“Mrs. Batten feels that she has changed after the attack. Before it, she was the sort of person who would try to make friends with anyone; but now, she is frightened if someone speaks to her.”
Jailing Adeyinka for 21 years Judge Peter Clarke, QC, said: “Pamela Batten was mentally sprightly and six months after his death she still had no idea that her husband had squirrelled away over £30,000 in cash around the house.
“From what you did on 27 April, there is every reason to believe that you knew more about that money than Mrs. Batten did.
“You visited her about three times after her husband’s death and, although she had reservations about your motives, Mrs. Batten was pleased to have the company even though her son religiously visited her every day.”
Clark added, “Although you were wearing a lace disguise over your face, I am satisfied on her evidence that she called you by name.
“It was at that moment that you resorted to your second plan. You bundled that 90-year-old woman into her front hall and took out a seven-inch hammer from your handbag, smashing that lady’s skull with at least two blows.’
Speaking after the court hearing, investigating officer DC James Harbour said: “This was a vile and disgusting crime on a defenceless grandmother in her own home.
“There are so many factors that make this a wicked attack, including a victim who was 90 and the level of violence used. In view of the age of the victim and brutality of the attack, I am truly thankful that the victim has been able to recover.
“It is a credit to her that she was able to attend the trial in person and tell the court what had happened to her.
“I wish to pay tribute to her courage, resolve and integrity; a stark contrast to the behaviour of the defendant, who is now facing a lengthy term in prison.”
The United States President, Donald Trump, has been banned from entering the United States town of Greenwich by the Councillors.
Dartford Rail Travellers Association has shared the video of a Nigerian lady who put her feet on the seat,although it’s not clear if this is what started it to begin with, as the video begins with her calling the man an ‘idiot’. .
She says: ‘Touch me again and I’ll f***ing slap you, that’s why you’re not married!’ He replies by waving his wedding ring in her face, and says his wife is a ‘lovely Yoruba lady’.
The woman says: ‘Your wife is from where I’m from – you know we have the same accent. Trust me, she doesn’t love you, she is using your money, you idiot. Touch me again and I will slap you, the same way your wife treats you at home.’ .
The man disputes this and says his wife is ‘not like you’. She then puts her foot up on the seat between his legs. ‘I’m literally grabbing you by your balls, do you understand this?’ she says. .
‘You know you can’t do sh*t.’ The man laughs and says ‘You’re making yourself look like a complete fool. Just because you can’t respect other people’s property. Take your shoes off my seat.’ She then calls him racist and and an idiot again….. Swipe left to watch the concluding part ..
Evil Husband Who Used Axe to Cut His Wife 40 times Before Throwing Her Body Away Sentenced to Life in PrisonFriday, 24 November 2017 21:30 Written by tori.ng
Inner London Crown Court has sentenced five Nigerians to various jail terms over the theft of £610,000 from business bank accounts.
Newham Recorder reports that Victor Oke, 39, of Galleons Drive, Barking, used stolen data provided by Desmond Uyiosa Abifade, 25, of Henniker Road, Stratford, to falsely impersonate company directors via telephone banking.
Once Oke gained access, he diverted funds to ‘mule’ beneficiary accounts monitored by Moses Kuye, 28, of Connaught Road, Silvertown.
Melinda Mensah-Oke, 37, also of Galleons Drive, impersonated company directors when a female voice was necessary, while Arinola Kuye, 27, also of Connaught Road, acted as the group’s money launderer.
They convicts were caught after being spotted by fraud investigators at HSBC, who passed the case to the dedicated card and payment crime unit (DCPCU) to investigate.
Police were able to analyse when and where the calls were made to identify the phones used and from there, the perpetrators.
All five were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, which they pleaded not guilty to.
Oke was sentenced to four years in prison, while Moses Kuye was jailed for three years and three months.
Mensah-Oke received a fourteen month suspended sentence and Abifade a two year suspended sentence.
Arinola Kuye was given a 12-month community order and instructed to complete 50 hours of unpaid work.
DC Dave Cass, who investigated the case for the DCPCU said: “This was a concerted effort to commit fraud against two companies and profit from crime.
“The police take fraud very seriously and these sentences should send a message to fraudsters that you will be caught and punished.”
Meanwhile, all losses were refunded to the genuine business account holders.
THE Government has said the term “pregnant woman” should not be used in a United Nations treaty because it “excludes” transgender people.
It is the latest move to extend transgender rights but has angered some feminists who call it “making women unmentionable”.
The statement is in the UK’s submission on amendments to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
The treaty, to which Britain has been a signatory since 1976, upholds individuals’ rights.
It says a “pregnant woman” must be protected, including not being subject to the death penalty.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office opposes the term “pregnant woman” because it may “exclude transgender people who have given birth”.
It wants to ensure females who identify as male but have kept their female s*x organs, and can conceive, are covered.
There are only two known cases of transgender pregnancy in Britain.
Feminist writer Sarah Ditum said: “This isn’t inclusion. This is making women unmentionable.
“Having a female body and knowing what that means for reproduction doesn’t make you ‘exclusionary’.
“Forcing us to decorously scrub out any reference to our s*x on pain of being called bigots is an insult.”
Two weeks ago the Office for National Statistics suggested making it voluntary for people to state their gender on the census because it “discriminates” against transpeople.
The proposal provoked uproar with claims that it would make it impossible to plan services for women.
Feminist Germaine Greer said it denied women’s “right to exist”.
The Government is to consult on changes which will make it easier for people to choose their gender in law.
Adults would be able to change birth certificates without a doctor’s diagnosis.
A person who wishes to transition currently needs a gender recognition certificate.
This requires a doctor’s diagnosis and for someone to live as the opposite s*x for two years.
Critics warn that men will get access to women’s hospital wards, r*pe crisis centres, prisons, toilets, changing rooms and competitive sports.