The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday re-arraigned Abiodun Sodiq before an Ikeja Special Offences Court for alleged 40,000 euro fraud.
Sodiq was arraigned on a seven-count charge of fraud, forgery and conspiracy.
The EFCC alleged that the defendant defrauded a businessman, Babatunde Emmanuel, on the pretext of using the money for Malta Government citizenship Investment Programme and procurement of Malta international passport.
When the charges were read to him, he pleaded not guilty.
EFCC prosecuting lawyer Nkereuwem Nana asked the court for a trial date. But the defense lawyer, Elizabeth Ezerhume, informed the court of a pending application due for hearing.
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo adjourned till December 7 for ruling and trial.
Talented Nigerian singer Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, known professionally as Mayorkun has opened up on the reason why he left his banking career to face music.
According to Mayorkun who is also the son of veteran actress, Toyin Adewale, he left his job as a banker because he did not like the profession. The 26 year old added that he found happiness when he started doing music.
The ‘eleko’ crooner however advised those looking up to him to do what they really want to do as long as it makes them happy.
In his words;
“My name is Mayorkun the Mayor of Lagos and I’m here to tell you to do you. In case you don’t know my story, I used to be a banker but I never liked the job so I went on to doing me. I did music and ever since then I’ve been happy”
In other news, Davido is in a cheerful mood as his recently released album ‘A Better Time‘ hits 100 million online streams.
This is coming after the 17-track album peaked at number 1 on Apple Music in 12 countries, 48 hours after its November 13 release date.
Well, the new body of work which features international acts like Nas, Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby has hit a huge milestone with the 100 million streams it received on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, Audiomack and Boomplay within three days.
Chelsea have already boasted one of the most potent forward lines in the Premier League, but the addition of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech broadened Frank Lampard’s options even further. Nobody is assured of their place in the team.
It’s therefore important that when opportunities arise, they are grasped. Callum Hudson-Odi did this with his outstanding performance against Ligue 1 side Rennes on Tuesday night, finding the back of the net with brilliant strike as Chelsea clinched their place in the Uefa Champions League knockout stages with a 2-1 win.
The 20-year-old reminded Frank Lampard that even with so much expensive attacking talent at Stamford Bridge he shouldn’t be overlooked.
Against Rennes on Tuesday evening, Hudson-Odoi wasted little time in making a good impression, as he putting a goalscoring opportunity on a plate for Werner after just three minutes.
His first-time, right-footed cross into the six-yard box was perfect but German hitman Werner somehow managed send his close range shot over the bat when hr should have found the back of the net as England star was denied an assist.
Not long after that, Hudson-Odoi found the back of the net himself. The talented winger spotted the opportunity to run in behind the Rennes defence after the hosts were caught high up the pitch. Mason Mount spotted his team-mate run and put the ball in his path with an excellent pass from deep. Hudson-Odoi still had a lot to do from there, but showed composure to slot a low finish past the Rennes goalkeeper.
Ben Chilwell provided Chelsea with width down the left-side, pushing high up the pitch and permitting Timo Werner to cut inside to link up with Abraham. On the right-side, though, it was up to Hudson-Odoi to provide a wide outlet, with Cesar Azipilicueta far more reserved in his attacking ambition down in the flank.
Ligue 1 side Rennes found a strong foothold in the game as they grew into the contest, with Hudson-Odoi required to help out in his own half. Even when the French side were seeing more of the ball, though, the winger provided Chelsea with an outlet to relieve some of the pressure building on themselves.
Europe tends to bring the best out of Callum Hudson-Odoi. In fact, only Frenchman Olivier Giroud has scored more continental goals for Chelsea (11) since the winger’s Blues debut in October 2011. The England star has proven himself as a difference maker for the Stamford Bridge outfit at the highest level of the game.