‘Cocaine smuggling’ Nigerian politician held in Lagos

A Nigerian politician has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling cocaine at Lagos airport.
Nigerian drug enforcement officials say Eme Zuru Ayortor swallowed nearly two kilograms of cocaine (4.4 lbs) in order to fund his election campaign.
Police say body scanners revealed the contents of his stomach as he attempted to board a flight to Frankfurt.
Mr Ayortor, 52, is running in the Edo state House of Assembly election but it is not clear for which party.
‘Wider network’
Officers from Nigeria’s drug law enforcement agency say they recovered 100 parcels of cocaine from the politician’s stomach at Lagos’ Murtala Mohammed International Airport.

The quantity of cocaine we recovered is large. We believe it may not be his first attempt to smuggle drugs
Nigerian police officer
It is understood that Mr Ayortor told officers he needed the money – because his last election campaign, in 2007, bankrupted him.
He was arrested two weeks ago – police are now at the end of their investigation.
They believe Mr Ayortor is part of a wider network.
“The quantity of cocaine we recovered is large,” one officer told the BBC. “We believe it may not be his first attempt to smuggle drugs.”
Mr Ayortor, a qualified pharmacist, studied at the University of Wisconsin in the US.
The BBC’s Caroline Duffield in Lagos says politicians in Nigeria raise large amounts of money at election time – much of it goes on bribing election officials and paying gangs of young men to intimidate voters.
Last month, customs officers at the same airport seized a consignment of military uniforms which they linked to politicians preparing for elections next year.
Nigeria is a major transit route for drugs – from South America and Asia – to the US and Europe. More than 300 tonnes of narcotics were seized in the country last year.
Drugs law enforcement officers in Lagos have only four police sniffer dogs to monitor the airports, land borders and a massive seaport. They privately complain they need many more sniffer dogs to do their work properly.

Eme Zuru Ayortor says he needed the money to stand for election

Eme Zuru Ayortor says he needed the money to stand for election

Ogbeni Walor

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Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man in Church Unaware It Is Their Pastor in Disguise

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Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning.

He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him.

He asked people for change to buy food – no one in the church gave him change.

He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit in the back.

He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.

As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such.

When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation.

“We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek.” The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation.

The homeless man sitting in the back stood up and started walking down the aisle. The clapping stopped with all eyes on him.

He walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment then he recited,

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

‘The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning. Many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame.

He then said, “Today I see a gathering of people, not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples. When will YOU decide to become disciples?”

He then dismissed service until next week.

Following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ should be more than just talk. It ought to be a lifestyle that others around you can love about you and share in.

 

Beware of Cheap Goods:Man Docked for Buying Stolen Brand New 32-inch Plasma Tv at N7,500

Chinweike Onah, a 33-year-old man was on Monday arraigned before an FCT Senior Magistrates’ Court, Karu,for allegedly purchasing a stolen 32-inch plasma television set at N7,500.

Onah who was arraigned on a one-count charge of receiving stolen property, pleaded not guilty claiming he didn’t know the television was stolen.

According to police prosecutor, Cpl Emmanuel Nnamani, Onah bought the set from one, Elijah Onu at the cost of N7,500. The prosecutor insisted that Onah should have known the that the television was a stolen because its market price is N156,000.

The magistrate, however, granted the accused to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum who he said must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court. The case was adjourned to January 20 for further hearing. (NAN)

Ogbeni Walor

Cheating Husband Orders Estranged Wife To Return Home Or Risk Replacement Posted on November 25 2013

Rift Valley, Kenya: A teacher in Nakuru County has given his estranged wife — with whom they differed over his ex-girlfriend’s attempt to be a second wife — a December 31, ultimatum to return home or else he remarries.

The teacher, who works at a private secondary school in Bahati, had been at loggerheads with his wife over infidelity allegations. He resorted to issuing her with threats after reconciliation efforts hit a snag.

This was a fortnight ago after the two scandalised each other before they parted ways in a free-for-all drama incident that attracted the attention of local residents.

Second wife It all began when the teacher’s former girlfriend began making inroads to his heart.

The ex-had briefly been married to a Tanzanian man before her marriage failed, forcing her to relocate back to Kenya. She tried to have the teacher make her his second wife, but the teacher’s wife would hear none of it.

Immediately the teacher’s wife got wind of her intentions, she put her on notice and declared her persona non grata at the teacher’s home.

But this didn’t dissuade the former lovebirds from rekindling their old flame and meeting privately.

Revelations that the two had continued with their hanky panky angered the teacher’s wife leading to a separation.

The teacher’s wife paid her husband’s parents an impromptu visit and reported his wayward ways.

She made wild allegations and backed them up by tabling incriminating evidence, which included the teacher’s sexual impropriety with his house help who she had to fire to save their marriage.

However, she was astounded when her in-laws stood by their son who was absent to defend himself. They counselled her to instead, give him time to change.

The displeased wife stormed back to their house the next evening and began packing her possessions. It wasn’t without drama.

The couple began tussling over some household items — jointly owned — with both claiming ownership. In the process, some fragile items were smashed to bits.

After the incident, the teacher accompanied by his parents visited his in-laws in an attempt to reconcile the two. Problems arose during negotiations in which the teacher emerged as a villain with no peace deal reached.

Some of demands put to him, as part of reconciliation, was his immediate ceasing from associating with womenfolk be it work mates out of working place.

Rage This didn’t please the teacher who stormed out in a fit of rage. He denied allegations leveled against him. He instead, cited jealousy as the reason behind his wife’s demands.

He gave her until the end of this year to voluntarily return to him with no demands on her part. Failure to which he’d be free to remarry whomever he wishes.

Ogbeni Walor