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Honest Taxi Driver Mocked For Returning $50,000 Cash He Found

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The Liberian teenage motorcycle taxi driver who found and returned money to a prominent businesswoman now says he is being mocked and threatened by those opposed to his actions.

The BBC reports that Emmanuel Tuloe, 18, returned $50,000 (GHS302,756 / £37,000) after hearing the owner, Musu Yancy, making an appeal on radio.

Tuloe who dropped out of school in 7th grade has been cycling to earn a living.

His friends have been mocking him when his motorcycle taxi breaks down on the highway telling him he shouldn’t have returned the money,

“They tell me I will never get rich in my lifetime, they say because I returned such an amount of money I will live and die poor,” he told the BBC.

Tuloe picked up the money that was wrapped in a plastic bag and gave his aunt for safekeeping before hearing Ms Yancy’s radio appeal.

The businesswoman rewarded the cyclist with money and other items including a mattress that he says he will give to his grandmother.

Tuloe said he was threatened while attending a celebration party at Ms Yancy’s house.

“I left and returned home because in the crowd were also people who were angry with me for returning the money, they even threatened me, and so right now I need maximum protection,” he told the BBC from his hometown of Gbolor Dialla on the border with Ivory Coast.

He said only a few friends appreciate and thank him for the honesty exhibited.

But he has largely managed to overcome the bullying and temptation of regretting his action.

Tuloe is urging fellow cyclists to always return lost and found items because they “don’t know what the future holds”.

The Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission says it is “deeply touched by the sincerity of the teenager”.

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60 Suspected Fraudsters Arrested At Awards Night For Sakawa Boys

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Operatives of the Lagos Command of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 60 suspected internet fraudsters during an award ceremony at the Conference Hotel in Abeokuta, Ogun.

Spokesperson for EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Monday, November 29, said that the suspects were arrested at an event, tagged: “Peer Youths Awards”.

According to him, investigation revealed that the event was organised to reward high-level internet fraudsters in the country.

Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include exotic cars, electronic devices, laptop computers and mobile phones.

According to the EFCC spokesman, the suspects will soon be charged to court.

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13-Year-Old Old Girl Allegedly Raped By Her Father And Grandfather

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Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun Command, has arrested two persons, a father and a grandfather, for allegedly raping their 13-year-old daughter/granddaughter.

Spokesperson of the command, Mr Adigun Daniel, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Osogbo on Monday, November 29, said that the suspects were arrested on Friday.

“The corps received a tip-off from an informant who disclosed that the girl opened up to her that the grandfather and father have been having carnal knowledge of her. The corps immediately swung to action and arrested the father,” Adigun stated.

“Upon investigation, the girl said that her father had been having carnal knowledge of her since two years ago. She also said that she had been living with her maternal grandmother at the age of three before she was taken to her paternal grandfather at the age of five

“She said that her father and mother are separated and that was why she was entrusted to the care of her grandparents at different times.

“The girl also stated that at some point, she was molested by her grandfather but she could not stick to her allegation, owing to the fact that she was still living with him,” the NSCDC spokesman said.

He, however, added that both the father and the grandfather had denied having carnal knowledge of the girl.

Adigun said that the corps had given custody of the girl to the state Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, pending the conclusion of investigations into the matter.

He further stated that the NSCDC Commandant in the state, Mr Emmanuel Ocheja, had directed that appropriate investigation be carried out on the alleged case of incest against the victim.

The NSCDC spokesman quoted Ocheja as saying that the girl was psychologically disturbed to give vivid account of her ordeal, adding, however, that the corps would scoop out useful information to help her.

Ocheja said that NSCDC would not condone such act in any guise, adding that the protection of underage and females was paramount to the corps.

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Bride Sadly Dies On Her Wedding Day; Cause Of Death Revealed

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A Nigerian lady, identified as Hannatu Yahaya, has reportedly died on her wedding day.

Hannatu got married to Isyaka Yusuf, in Kawon Maigari, Kano, on Saturday, November 27, 2021.

According to family members, Hannatu began to act in a berserk manner when she was about to be taken to her husband’s house, as she started destroying properties.

Family members began to pray for her and then rushed her to the hospital where she was confirmed dead.

A family member who spoke to the media said two weeks ago, Hannatu who battled an ulcer, fell ill and was taken to the hospital.

There, she was placed on admission for a week and then discharged. On Thursday, November 25, she fell ill again and was treated.

However, things took a drastic turn on Saturday while she was about to be taken to her husband’s house.

Her body was buried on Sunday morning, November 28. She was in her 30s. May her soul rest in peace, Amen.

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