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Chinese man caught with 50 vipers in his suitcase

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A man traveling with snakes was denied boarding a train in eastern China on Sunday after security staff found a bag of 50 live vipers in his suitcase.
The man, whose name not released, said he had bought the venomous serpents in Zhejiang province and was taking them home to the southern city of Guangzhou so he could make snake wine, Qianjiang Evening News reported on Monday.
What do you use snake wine for?
Snake wine has been used as a tonic in traditional Chinese medicine for millennia, and remains popular in some regions of the country and in other parts of Southeast Asia.
The passenger, who was aged in his 50s, was quoted as saying that he had traveled to Zhejiang to buy 4kg of pit vipers as a friend had told him they were cheaper there.
How he was caught
At the railway station, security guards became suspicious after seeing a writhing mass of snake inside the man’s suitcase when it was passed through the stations security scanner. When they asked him to open it they found the vipers inside a bag wrapped in a towel.
The snakes were confiscated and passed to the local forest police, who confirmed they were wild animals and not farmed. The man was also taken in for questioning, the report said. It did not specify what charges he might face, but trading in wild snakes is illegal in China.
Snake wine is made by soaking serpents in a large jar of rice wine or other strong alcohol – sometimes with added herbs – and leaving them to steep for several months until their “essence” and venom dissolve into the liquor. It is regarded as a panacea for all manner of health problems – from hair loss to leprosy – and as an aphrodisiac.
Although the practice is believed to date back to China’s Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC), making it at home can be hazardous. In 2013, a woman in northeastern China’s Heilongjiang province was bitten on the hand by a venomous snake that had been soaking in rice liquor for three months. She was rushed to hospital but did not suffer any long-term effects.
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Woman arrested for scamming church in Ogun state of N100m

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A 39-year old woman, Iwuagwu Onyinyechi, has been apprehended by the Ogun police command after she defrauded a Christian church the sum of N100m, under the disguise of assisting the church to raise fund for her charity programme. Onyinyechi was able to defraud the church with forged documents three good times.

The police command in a statement read by its spokesman on Sunday Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Onyinyechi’s arrest followed a complain filed by a lawyer of the church, Godswill Ojakovo, to the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, in which he said that his client, the church, was defrauded by Onyinyechi through an act of forgery.

According to the spokesman, Oyeyemi, the suspect claimed to have obtained a Local Purchase Order (LPO) from a property company and pleaded to the church to help fund the LPO, after which a sum of N33.118m was successfully transferred into to her bank account.

Woman arrested for scamming church in Ogun state of N100m

While the church was awaiting the repayment of the loan, Onyinyechi came with another two LPOs she claimed she got from a Catholic Hospital, Iju and a private school in Ikorodu, Lagos State. Another sum of N77m was given to her, after convincing the church with relevant documents and proofs to back her claims.

But as soon as Onyinyechi got the last payment in September 2018, she went loose and this prompted the church to make discreet inquiries about the LPOs she submitted and found out that they were forged.

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Tanzania woman attacked by her husband for refusing to give him anal sex

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A married woman from Kijichi Mkoa, Western Zanzibar in Tanzania is left with deep cuts on her face after a fight with her husband whom she refused to give anal sex.

The victim says her husband been making moves to get his demands but she has been refusing only because Islam does not support anal sex. The victim says her partner says she is being “naive” on matters with sex.

Tanzania woman attacked by her husband for refusing to give him anal sex

“He began demanding anal sex from me three months after our wedding. I told him: ‘no’; straight away! He, however, kept on urging me to give in to his demands. Even when I was seven months pregnant, he still wanted to have anal sex with me. I stood my ground, nonetheless,”-  the victim told Tanzania’s Mwananchi Newspaper .

The lady revealed that her husband was rejected by two women because he asked them of the same act. The accused, denied his wife’s claims, saying the fight between them broke out after his in-laws (wife relatives) demanded a lot of money as dowry from him.

According to him, his wife’s family mocks him for being “broke”.

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