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“I can’t remember the number of people I have defrauded” – Mother of 5 into fraud business for seven years

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Have you ever done something multiple times and you can’t recall how many times you’ve done it. This the case of a woman who can’t recall the number of people she had defrauded. Shockingly, she is a mother of five. Ashile Basirat, 45, has been arrested in Abeokuta, Ogun State by the Ogun State Police Command for colluding with robbers to dupe passengers in the state.

The 45-year-old mother of five was paraded at the Police Headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta.

Ashile confessed that she took into the criminal act of duping people because she had once been a victim to fraudsters in 2010.

Like that is a good excuse.


Ashile said her children had advised her to stop the illicit business, but her venture into trade did not yield the desired profit, making her adamant to making success of her illicit business.

The Police Commissioner in the state, Ahmed Iliyasu, said Basirat, a suspected member of a fraud syndicate, engaged in hypnotising passengers and taking them to the nearest Automated Teller Machine point to dispose them of cash.
Ilyasu said the crime group specialized in driving commercial taxi cab, pretending to be drivers and simulated passengers to dupe the unsuspecting members of the public. More like what you seen in parks. Other members of the gang are Leonard Ifeanyi, Tajudeen Erinosho and Ashimiyu Olaniyan.

Explaining how her gang operated before they were apprehended, Ashile claimed that her gang members act as passengers in a taxi. They pretend to be waiting for one more passenger. When a victim is spotted, they would tell him or her that there was money in the booth, which could not be spent because it was spiritually locked.

The victim would be persuaded to follow them to a priest and “he or she would be brought to me, while I pretend to be an Ifa priestess (Iya Alawo). It was at the junction that we would then request for the bank details and card of the victim”

Ashile further revealed that her victims are too many to count as she started the business since 2011 after she was duped in 2010 by some people that operated in the same manner. Sad co-incidence, today is women’s day.

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Driver lands in court after landing a heavy punch on his boss

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A 28-year-old driver, Kingsley Edem, was arraigned before the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos state yesterday March 20th, for landing a punch on his boss in the mouth during an argument.

Driver lands in court after landing a heavy punch on his boss

According to police prosecutor, Sgt. Ishola Samuel, Edem who resides at No.14, Adetuberu St., Olowora, Lagos, is Femi Badmus’s driver.

Badmus had reported to the police that Edem punched him several times in the mouth during a disagreement in his home on No 19 Ogunbeye St., Olowora, Lagos on March 9th.

The police prosecutor said, the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 173 of the revised Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. Section 173 which stipulates a three-year jail term for any offender if found guilty.

Magistrate A. I. Abina, admitted Edem to bail in the sum of N10,000 with one surety in like sum.

Magistrate Abina ordered that the surety must be gainfully employed and should provide proof of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

What raged between Edem and his boss, Badmus wasn’t made known but
Magistrate Abina adjourned the case until April 8 for mention.

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Chinese father sells his baby daughter to pay off gambling debts

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A Chinese father has been arrested for selling his 1-year-old daughter for £6,800 to pay off his gambling debts.

Chinese father sells his baby daughter to pay off gambling debts

Jiang, sold the one-year-old to a couple after owing more than 60,000 Yuan (£6,798), according to reports in China.

Jiang told his wife that he was taking their daughter to stay with his mother. He flew the child more than 1,150 miles away from their home in Guiyang, Guizhou province, last November.

Wang, his wife grew concerned after his failure to return three months later but repeatedly postponed their return.

In February, 2019, she checked her husband’s phone and found shocking conversations between her husband and her daughter’s buyers.

Wang went to her husband’s mother in Zunyi city, about 87 miles away, who informed her that her son and granddaughter left her weeks ago.

She immediately contacted police and they tracked Jiang down to a hotel in Guiyang last month.

When he was caught, Jiang admitted to owing a huge gambling debt and decided to take the drastic measure after seeing online adverts for child adoption.

Chinese father sells his baby daughter to pay off gambling debts

How Jiang Planned on Selling his daughter

Jiang lied to the buyers – a couple in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province – that he was a single father who could no longer afford to care for the girl. He went further to claim that his own parents were dead so he had nowhere else to turn.

Fortunately, the child was located by the police last Friday and reunited with her mum.

Jiang has been arrested and charged with suspicion of human trafficking, according to the police.

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