Saturday 3 October 2015

Younger Brother to MKO Abiola dies at 74

Mubashiru Abiola, the younger brother of Moshood Abiola, winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, is dead. He was 74 years old.

Family sources said Mr. Abiola died on Friday at his home in Gaa Sabo area of Abeokuta after a protracted illness. He was buried Saturday.

At the burial ceremony at his residence, family members and sympathizers were seen weeping over their loss.

Nigerian man sentenced to 12 years in jail in Vietnam for conning with false promises of love

Oshanugo James Anyasi, 35, was sentenced by a Hanoi court to 12 years in jail Tuesday, September 29, for two separate fraud convictions, including one for pretending to love women and conning them out of money. Oshanugor was convicted of cyber fraud for appropriating other people’s assets.

The love con involved three others, including a Vietnamese woman who is serving a 3-year sentence given in February for the crime.Two other Nigerian men, the alleged masterminds, are still at large.

The four met each other in September 2012 and decided to cheat Vietnamese women by hooking up with them online, pretending to become their lovers and promising them expensive gifts, then faking phone calls and emails from customs and shipping agencies to ask them to transfer shipping fees to certain accounts.