US Court Reportedly Dismisses Fraud case against Woodberry
A United States court has dismissed the case against Olalekan Ponle, a Nigerian big boy popularly known as Woodberry, accused of multi-million dollar wire fraud.
Woodberry was extradited to the United States after his arrest alongside Hushpuppi in the United Arab Emirate on June 10, for multiple fraud charges after a raid by operatives of the Dubai crime unit.
According to Premium Times, the United States government on June 20 filed a motion through its attorney, John R. Lausch, requesting that the case against Mr Ponle should be dismissed without prejudice.
The complaint against Woodberry claims an unnamed Chicago company was tricked into sending wire transfers totalling N5.8 billion. Companies based in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, New York and California also were victims of the fraud, prosecutors say.
Woodberry’s dismissal which is without prejudice is described as temporary as the prosecutor can refile the case within a certain period of time.The probable causes of dismissal range from unavailability of sufficient evidence, an improper criminal complaint or charging document, to loss of evidence necessary to prove the defendant committed the crime.
This comes shortly after he employed the services of a top Chicago’s lawyer, Michael Nash, to defend him in court.
The 29-year-old seemed to have taken the footsteps of his partner in crime, Hushpuppi, who also employed the services of a top Chicago lawyer to defend him in court.
Nigerian singers Zinoleesky and Mohbad Arrested Over Drug Charges
Naira Marley signees, Zinoleesky And Mohbad Arrested BY NDLEA Over Drug Charges.
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested singers Zinoleesky and Mohbad after a midnight raid on their residence in Lagos.
NDLEA Spokesman, Femi Babafemi, confirms the arrest saying Cannabis and Molly were recovered by the operatives.
“Our men raided an area in Idado estate where Bịara Market boys stay. Some quantities of Cannabis sativa and Molly were recovered from their apartment and car,” he told TheCable Lifestyle.
“Six persons were arrested in all. Two females and four males.”
According to eyewitness, the NDLEA officials came without a search warrant and manhandled everyone, especially the ladies who were with them.
This is coming weeks after the Agency arrested fast-rising skit maker, De General, after a raid on his residence in Lagos. De General was immediately charged to court where he was convicted of trafficking tramadol and Cannabis sativa.
The skit maker was, however, pardoned by the court on the grounds that the quantity of the drugs found on him was too small to earn him a sentence.
South African Rapper, Riky Rick Takes His Own Life After Battling Depression
South African rapper, Rikhado Muziwendlovu popularly known as Riky Rick was found dead a few hours after a suicidal tweet. “I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home”, his post on Twitter read.
According to Police report, the rapper allegedly hung himself with a rope at his estate home in North Johannesburg, South Africa.
Riky Rick was found by his management team at about 8.30 am on Wednesday morning. They rushed him to a nearby hospital as he was still alive, unfortunately, he died when they were en route to the hospital.
Fans and friends of the late Riky Rick took to Twitter to reveal he has been battling depression for some time and his last Twitter post is an indication that his depression was severe.
I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home.
— MR MAKHADO (@rikyrickworld) February 23, 2022
Davido Reveals childhood Emotional letter he wrote to Late Mother
Davido Reveals childhood emotional letter he wrote to his late mum.
Nigeria superstar Davido birth name David Adeleke who lost his mother when he was still boy, has revealed that he still thinks of her and misses her so much.
The superstar took to his twitter page to reveal an emotional letter he had written to his late mother which he stumbled upon alongside a throwback picture of him and his late mum, the post have caused alot of emotional reactions from fans on social media.
Davido expresses his love for his late mother in the note and how much he misses her hugs, kisses and smile.
The letter reads: “How much I love you and how much love you gave to me. Despite my stubbornness, you are there to correct me. I miss your warm hugs, lovely kisses and lovely smile. You are a rare mother. You are one in a million. You will always be on my mind. Rest in peace mom.”
Look what I found ❤️ Sweet mother pic.twitter.com/xaMiuYy63j
— Davido (@davido) January 13, 2021