Saturday, 18 November 2017

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SPONSORED BY YES434.COM: A family court sitting in Oke Eda, Akure, Ondo State, has sentenced a 58-year-old man, Taiwo Olubayode, to nine years imprisonment without any option of fine for impregnating his 16 year old daughter. 

The man, who was said to have committed the offence in Odode-Idanre in Idanre Local Government Area of the state which is also in the Akure Magisterial District, was brought before the court by Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps and charged on one-count of having incestuous behaviour with his 16-year-old daughter.

The offence, according to the prosecutor, was contrary to and punishable under sections 31(1) and 31(2) of the Ondo State Child’s Right Law of Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps 2007.

Olubayode pleaded not guilty to the charge on his first arraignment but was later found guilty by the family court after his arraignment and prosecution.

The NSCDC prosecuting officer, Mr Ebriku David, told the court that the victim and her boss came to report Olubayode at the NSCDC’s office in Idanre, and it was discovered that the girl was actually pregnant.

According to him, the case was transferred to Akure division where the victim informed the command that her father was responsible for the pregnancy, saying that Olubayode had earlier confessed to the office at the NSCDC office but made a U-turn at the court.

In her ruling, the magistrate, Mrs O. A Edwin, said the Olubayode was guilty of the offence and sentenced him to nine years imprisonment without option of fine.

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SPONSORED BY YES434.COM: A 45-year -old man, Kunle Ajibade, who allegedly raped his own daughter, was on Friday hauled up before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

He was, however, released on a bail of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The accused, a driver, who resides at 3, Oyediran Close, Ayobo, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for rape and sexual assault.

Ajibade, however, entered a “not guilty ” plea.

The accused, according to Insp. Racheal Williams, committed the offences on March 26 in his house.

Williams, who said the accused raped his 16- year -old daughter inside his bedroom, claimed he did not know when he raped her.

“I did not know what came over me when I sighted my daughter who was asleep and raped her.”

“The girl cried and went to report to her mother, who went to the market.”

The offences contravened Sections 259 and 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The Magistrate, Mrs Linda Balogun, adjourned the case until April 26 for mention.

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EFCC probes lawmaker’s assets missing on Code of Conduct Bureau form

SPONSORED BY KODUGA.COM: A senator is the subject of a massive probe for not executing N4 billion contracts awarded by the government of Delta State, The Nation learnt yesterday.

Sources told The Nation yesterday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was also looking into how the lawmaker operates 20 accounts in six banks with different signatories.

Besides, the senator allegedly used a company, to buy a 12-storey building in Apapa, Lagos, belonging to the Delta State Government for N805 million.

The Nation learnt that the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) record showed that the senator  “did not declare all the companies and bank accounts he has despite being operational prior to the time he made the declaration”.

The senator’s investigation, a source said, followed a petition from  Delta State.

The petitioner alleged that the senator owns a firm which was awarded a N1,580,000,000 contract by the Direct Labour Agency to supply construction equipment.

Instead of following specifications, the petition said, the senator allegedly supplied used equipment, contrary to the Bill of Quantity which specified new ones.

Besides,  his firm was alleged to have  secured  over N2 billion contracts from nine local government areas in Delta worth over N2billion when it was yet to be registered under the Company and Allied Matters Act.

The firm was alleged to have  secured N474, 936,000 contract from the Waste Management Board  to supply bulldozers, payloaders and tipper lorries.

The, EFCC, however, found out that the equipment were used items contrary to contract specifications.

A source in the anti-graft commission said: “We have traced five companies to the senator.  We were able to detect that in the course of contract execution, his company  imported and supplied used equipment, contrary to the specifications in the bill of quantity.

“Our team has discovered that the senator’s personal and companies’ bank accounts were linked to a bank verification number (BVN) which has more than 20 accounts domiciled in six banks.

“But his relative is the sole signatory to the accounts.

“They also located  one foreign account identified with the senator in HSBC Bank in Marbile Arch London, United Kingdom”.

Responding to a question, the EFCC source added: “So far, the senator has questions to respond to bordering on false asset declaration, official corruption, procurement fraud, tax avoidance, false information, impersonation and embezzlement of public funds.

“We are almost concluding the investigation of the senator. We will soon invite him for interview.”

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KODUGA: Wife sues Obasanjo to court

SPONSORED BY KODUGA.COM: Mrs Taiwo Obasanjo, one of the wives of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday filed a suit at a Lagos High Court, Ikeja, seeking an order to stop the wedding of her, son Olujonwo.

The suit, filed through her lawyer, Toyin Olowoyo,  has been fixed for hearing on April 10 before Justice Lateefa Okunnu.

The respondents are Obasanjo and father of the bride, Sir Kessington Adebutu, aka Baba Ijebu.

Mrs. Obasanjo, who is the twin sister of Chief Kenny Martins, the former coordinator of the Police Equipment Fund is seeking for a postponement of the wedding of her son to Tope Adebutu till after June 30.

The wedding is scheduled for May 11 and 12.

Mrs. Obasanjo is seeking a declaration that as the mother of the groom, she has parental rights to take part in the deliberations, decisions and activities leading to the forthcoming ceremony.

She claimed that wedding invitations have been issued without her knowledge.

The groom’s mother averred that she has been excluded from all the preparations for the upcoming ceremony.

According to her, she had a contrary premonition about her son, Olujonwo, who turns 34 on June 1 , prior to the fixing of wedding dates.

She claimed to have received prophesies and spiritual warnings that Olujonwo should not engage in any elaborate celebration before his birthday, which is two weeks after the wedding to avoid any impending calamity.

Mrs. Obasanjo stated that she filed the suit to compel Adebutu and Obasanjo to shift the wedding to a date beyond June 30.

She also claims that she appealed to Adebutu, the mother of the bride, Mrs Rosemary Dacosta, the bride as well as her twin brother.

Mrs Obasanjo said her pleas fell on deaf ears but was instead, insulted by members of the family.

Obasanjo and Kensington are yet to file a reply.

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*EFCC recovers cash from firm

*NGF: we did nothing wrong

*Consultant: we broke no law

SPONSORED BY KODUGA.COM: Detectives have recovered N500million allegedly diverted by a governor from the London-Paris Club loan refund.

The governor diverted the N500million (out of his state’s share of the N19b first tranche) to a mortgage bank but the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) tracked and secured the cash.

Besides, two firms have refunded N220million of the N3.5billion traced to some aides of Senate President  Bukola Saraki.

But the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) insists it was not within its purview to determine how Melrose General Services Limited spent its share of the N3.5billion consultancy fees. The company  yesterday said it was not involved in any N3.5billion scandal.

It said it executed the consultancy awarded it in line with global best practice.

EFCC traced N2.2billion payment to another consultant, which allegedly gave the yet unnamed governor N500million.

The governor directed that the cash should be transferred to a mortgage bank where he was indebted to the tune of N800million.

The governor used the “cash-at-hand” to defray his debts with a waiver by the mortgage company.

A source close to the investigation said: “Of the N19billion, we discovered that a consultant brought by the North-West governor was paid N2.2billion. From the N2.2billion, the governor got N500million.

“He then instructed that the N500million be transferred to the mortgage bank where he had borrowed money to buy two properties in 2013 and was unable to pay. The debts accumulated to N800million but with N500million cash-at-hand, the governor renegotiated the debts and used the cash to defray his liabilities.”

According to the source, the mortgage bank decided to refund the N500million to the EFCC. “We have all the evidence of the recovery in our records,” he said.

The two companies which refunded about N220million out of the N3.5billion consultancy fees in which some aides of the Senate President were implicated, are Wasp Networks and Thebe Wellness Services.

The Nation stumbled on a document about the investigation. It states: “That Mr. Bosun Ottun, the Managing director of Xtract Energy Services, a company that deals in forex trading confirmed that Wasp Networks Limited transferred N170, 000,000 on the 16th January 2017 to Xtract Energy Services Limited’s FCMB account for the purchase of $350,000, which he later transferred into Wasp Networks Stanbic IBTC US dollar domiciliary account.

“That Wasp Networks has returned to the EFCC the sum of N200million paid to the company by Mr. Robert Mbonu of Melrose General Services.

“That Mr. Robert Mbonu through Melrose General Services Company paid N20million to Thebe Wellness Services.

“That Mr. Richardson A. Ajayi, the Managing Director of Thebe Wellness Services confirmed that N20million from Melrose General Services Company was a loan from Mr. Robert Mbonu, which was to be used as an investment in Thebe Wellness Services.”

On the jewellry which cost about N92, 685,000($183,000 then) of the N3.5billion refund, the EFCC said the former Executive Director of Heritage Bank, Mr. Robert Mbonu, could not say the exact date the items will be delivered.

The document added: “That Mr. Robert Mbonu, through Melrose General Services Company Limited Access Bank account transferred N92, 685,000 to Acarast Communication Limited in exchange for $183,000 USD, which was later transferred to Bhaskar Devji Jewellers in Dubai for purchase of jewellery.

“That Mr. Robert Mbonu has not taken delivery of the jewellery and couldn’t provide a date when the jewellery he paid for would be delivered.”

But, the NGF yesterday said it had no business with how Melrose spent the N3.5billion consultancy fees it paid to the company.

It, however, confirmed that the company was one of its consultants on the London-Paris Club loan refund.

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SPONSORED BY 234NAIRA.COM: The police yesterday arraigned Stephanie Otobo, 23, who claimed to have had an affair with Apostle Johnson Suleiman, before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, over alleged intent to steal, and blackmail.

Otobo is facing a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, blackmail and threat to life preferred against her by the police. She was also charged alongside one Wisdom Godstime.

The prosecutor, M.A. Animashaun, told the court that the defendants and others at large committed the alleged offence on February 14, 2017 at about 10:30 a.m., at Police College, Ikeja, Lagos.

He said that the duo conspired among themselves to steal by demanding for property and an attempt to extort money. Animashaun also said that the defendants with intent to blackmail a man of God, unlawfully demanded the immediate payment of $1million to Otobo by Suleiman, else she would call a press conference and accuse him of committing adultery with her and having illicit relationship with her and thereafter kill him.
The prosecutor further alleged that the defendants, with intent to extort money from Suleiman, accused him of committing adultery with Otobo and that he also promised to marry her.

According to the prosecutor, the offences committed are punishable under sections 411, 301 and 303 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015. However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

Magistrate Kikelomo Bukola-Ayeye in her ruling granted the defendants bail in liberal term and asked them to deposit N100,000 with two sureties in like sum, who must be gainfully employed.

Meanwhile, the magistrate ordered that the defendants should continue with the bail earlier granted them. She, therefore, adjourned the case to April 27, 2017 for the commencement of trial.

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SPONSORED BY YES434.COM: The Federal Government Coordinating Committee overseeing the management of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja airport repairs on Sunday, said over 43,000 passengers have passed through the Kaduna Airport.

The committee which also oversees the closure and relocation of passengers to Kaduna airport, the alternative to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA),said that the figure was in respect of the first 11 days of operations in the exercise.

The committee disclosed this in its latest data submitted to the Presidency by the Federal Government Coordinating Committee overseeing the management of the Airport repair, closure and relocation.

However, a Presidential aide, who preferred not to be named, said the figure was more than the 41,000 passengers it recorded in the entire first quarter of 2015, and the 21,000 in the first quarter of 2016.

The source also disclosed that, during this period, about 10,000 passengers took advantage of the free bus shuttle, organised by the federal government to transport passengers between the Abuja and Kaduna Airports.

‘’The free bus shuttle conveyed passengers between Abuja and Kaduna airports, starting at the Abuja airport at 6 o’clock in the morning, and at the Kaduna Airport from 8 a.m.

‘’The shuttle takes 3 hours from airport to airport, and runs every 30 minutes, until the arrival of the last daily flight in Kaduna. ‘’The Shuttle is in addition to the federal government’s free Train Service between Abuja and Kaduna.

‘’The two-and-half-hour Train Service departs Abuja’s Idu Station for Kaduna at 6 a.m., 11.55 a.m. and 5.45 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays; and departs Kaduna’s Rigasa Station for Abuja at 9 a.m., 2.50 p.m. and 8.40 p.m.,’’ the source said.

According to the source, the reconstruction at the Abuja airport is going according to schedule, and expressed optimism that the airport will reopen after six weeks as planned.

The official is also involved in the presidential supervision of the airport closure and oversight. The source also said the Aviation Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, had been working diligently to minimise the inconvenience caused by the closure.

He further disclosed that, “after the Abuja airport reopens for operations on April 19, upgrade works on the runway would continue for another 18 weeks. “This second phase of upgrade works on the runway will be carried out at night, with no disruption to flight schedules, the Presidency official further disclosed.’’

The source added that a media tour to allow reporters observe and assess the progress of work on the Abuja airport runway repairs would hold this week. He added that ‘’the repair is about its mid-point on Wednesday’’.

The committee had launched series of customer engagement initiatives to enable passengers and travellers affected by the closure (of NAIA) get up-to-date information and updates.

These include a Call Centre (open 7a.m to 10p.m Mondays to Fridays and 10a.m to 4p.m Saturdays and Sundays), a website (AbujaAirportClosure.info), and a Twitter handle (@ABVClosure).

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*Cash traced to Dubai jeweller

*Senate President: it’s mudslinging

SPONSORED BY KODUGA.COM: The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) has frozen 15 accounts of some individuals and companies for the alleged diversion of N19billion from the London-Paris loan refund.

Besides, about $183,000 (N71, 370,000) of  the loan refund has been traced to a jeweller’s account in Dubai.

The anti-graft agency is probing a former  Heritage Bank Executive Director Mr. Robert Mbonu, three aides of Senate President Bukola Saraki and three others on how N3.5billion was wired into some accounts. The cash is said to be part of the  N19billion allegedly diverted from the N522.74 billion initial refund to states.

The others are Melrose General Services Limited, the Relationship Manager to the Senate President, Kathleen Erhimu, Obiora Amobi, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Senate President, Hon. Gbenga Peter Makanjuola, Mr. Kolawole Shittu and Oladapo Joseph Idowu.

Mbonu is said to be one of the consultants engaged by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF).

These highlights are contained in a March 10, 2016 report, which has been submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari.

The report got to the Presidency about five days before the Senate’s rejection of Acting EFCC Chairman  Ibrahim Magu’s second nomination.

The report may have fuelled Magu’s rejection by the Senate because some of Saraki’s aides were implicated, a source close to the investigation said.

An EFCC source said: “This agency has frozen more than 15 accounts used to divert the N19billion remitted into the account of the Nigerian Governors Forum(NGF).

“Some of these accounts include those of Bureau De Change, companies, mortgage firms, and personal types.

“We have been able to recover some money from these frozen accounts. Also, some bankers have made useful statements to this commission.”

In a report to the presidency, the EFCC confirmed that it had traced $183,000 into the account of a Dubai jeweler.

The EFCC report said in part: “Mr. Robert Mbonu is alleged to have received N3.5billion  into his company’s (Melrose General Services Limited’s) account from the NGF through Account 0005892453 domiciled in Access Bank.

“Investigation revealed that one Kathleen Erhimu is the Relationship Manager to Dr. Bukola Saraki’s account with Access Bank.

“That Saraki at a meeting introduced one Joseph Oladapo Idowu and Gbenga Peter Makanjuola to her and Hon. Makanjuola thereafter introduced Mr. Robert Mbonu to Ms Kathleen Erhimu.

“That Mbonu operates an account , Melrose General Services with Access Bank Plc 0005892453 and 0005653500 which was up till 13th December a business account.

“That Halima Kyari , the Head of Private Banking Group stated in a letter dated 13th December , 2016 , Mr. Robert Mbonu requested a transfer of Melrose General Services Company account from Business Account to a Private Banking Group Platform as he was expecting huge funds into the account.

“Subsequently, on the 14th December , the sum of N3.5billion was lodged into Melrose General Services Company account number 0005892453 domiciled in Access Bank from the Nigerian Governors Forum(NGF).

“That thereafter Mr. Obiora Amobi and Hon. Gbenga Makanjuola were introduced to Access Bank as representatives of Melrose General Services Limited by Robert Mbonu to enable them cash withdrawals from the account.

“That one Oluyemi Braithwaite, the MD/ CEO of Reinex Bureau de Change, Caddington Capital Limited and Westgate Limited also manages a BDC stated to have known Mbonu as a client and he requested for dollars in exchange for the Naira equivalent which were to be handed over to one Mr. Gbenga in Abuja.

“That Ms Oluyemi Braithwaite contacted one Hassan Dantani Abubakar, the owner of Hamma Procurement Limited, Ashrab Nigeria Limited and Insoire Solar Application to make available  the dollars based on the Naira equivalent  as transferred from Robert Mbonu who she had introduced via phone to Hassan Dantani.

“That on 16th December 2016, Melrose General Services transferred the sum of N246million to Hamma Procurement First Bank Accouny No. 2030756168 in exchange for the sum of $500,000 which was handed to one Mr. Gbenga in Abuja who acknowledged receipt of the same amount.

“That on the 21st Dec 2016, Ms Oluyemi Braithwaite contacted Hassan Dantani Abubakar, requesting for another transaction of $370,000. Melrose General Services Company transferred the sum of N181m to Inspire Solar Application. The $370,000 was handed over to one Mr. Dapo in Abuja.

“That on the 4th of January 2017, Mbonu through Melrose General Services Company transferred the sum of N248, 500,000 to Caddington Capital Limited belonging to Ms Oluyemi Braithwaite who transferred same to Hassan Dantani Abubakar’s FCMB account, Ashrab Nigeria Limited for the sum of $500,000. The dollar equivalent was handed over to Mr. Kolawole Shittu in Abuja

“That on the 10th of January 2017, Mr. Robert Mbonu through Melrose General Services Company transferred the sum of N99,820,000 to Caddington Capital Limited belonging to Ms. Oluyemi Braithwaite who transferred same to Hassan Dantani Abubakar’s FCMB Ashrab Nigeria Limited  for the sum of $200,000. The dollar equivalent was handed over to one Mr. Peter in Abuja.

“That on the 19th December, there was a cash withdrawal of the sum of N50million from Melrose General Services account via cheque by Hon. Gbenga Peter Makanjuola.

“Also, the sum of $1,570,000 was received by the trio of Mr. Gbenga Peter Makanjuola, Mr. Kolawole Shittu and Mr. Oladapo Joseph Idowu at various times and locations at Abuja FCT.

“That on the 29th December, 2016, Mr. Robert Mbonu called Mrs. Kathleen Erhimu of Access Bank requesting her to source for a customer that would have the sum of $500,000 in exchange for the Naira equivalent. She introduced Mr. Robert Mbonu to Acarast Commercial Limited and Capital Field Investment to help him source for dollars.

“That on the 21st December 2016, GCA Energy Limited paid the sum of $25,000 to Asterio Energy Services Limited which subsequently transferred the sum of $23,200 to Cactus Communication Limited account with Access Bank.

“The MD of Sought-After  International Synergy Limited, Julius Okedele stated that Mr. Kelechi Edomobi of Acarast Commercial Enterprises contacted him and requested to purchase dollars after the transfer of N73,950,000 to Sought-After  International Synergy Limited. Mr. Edomobi gave him the account number of Cactus Communication Limited Access Bank as the nominated account to receive the dollar equivalent of the sum of $149,000.

“Investigation further confirmed that Cactus Communication Limited  is owned and operated by Joseph Oladapo Idowu, an aide to Bukola Saraki.

“That Mr. Kelechi Edomobi also transferred the sum of N1m on the 15th of January, 2017, to Joseph Oladapo Idowu’s personal account number 0001679877 with Access Bank Plc.

“That Asterio Energy Services Limited on 21st and 22nd December, 2016, transferred $100,000 and $85,000 to Bhaskar Devji Jewellers LLC  in Dubai respectively the same company that Dr. Bukola Saraki repeatedly made transfer to from his Black Card Account.

“That Cactus Communication Limited on 30th December, 2016, paid the sum of $59,,660.67 to Bhaskar Devji Jewellers LLC  in Dubai.

“That Asterio Energy Services Limited on 20/1/2917, 30/1/2017 and 31/1/2017 transferred $46,000, $39,000 and $37,620 to Cactus Communication Limited.”

“That Mr. Obiora Amobi and Gbenga Makanjuola made cash withdrawals of various tranches of N5 million and N10 million.

“Based on the foregoing findings, it is clear that Robert Mbonu, the Managing Director of Melrose General Services Company and his company were used to help divert proceeds of unlawful activities under the guise of payment for contractual obligations with the Nigerian Governors’ Forum ( NGF).

“Suffice to apprise that all payments received by Melrose General Services Company from the NGF have hitherto been diverted directly via cash withdrawals and indirectly through transfers by Hon. Gbenga Peter Makanjuola, Kolawole Shittu and Oladapo Joseph Idowu who are principal aides of the Senate President.

“Furthermore, other payments from Melrose General Services Company has also been linked to companies that Dr. Bukola Saraki has interest in and carry out transactions with.

“This includes the sum of $183,000 which was transferred to Bhaska Devji Jewellers, Dubai, a company Dr. Bukola Saraki had repeatedly made payments to.

“Also, the sum of N200 million was transferred to Wasp Networks Limited that subsequently transferred the sum of N170 million to Xtract Energy Services Limited, a company that routinely made deposits into Dr. Bukola ‘s Access Bank United States Domicilliary Account.

“A prima facie case of conspiracy to retain the proceeds of unlawful activities  and money laundering contrary to Sections 15(3) and 18(9) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2004 can be established against the aforementioned suspects.

“Additionally, investigation into their personal accounts is ongoing.”

From the initial tranche of ofN522.74 billion, about N19 billion was remitted by states into two accounts of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) as commission to consultants.

But the commission was found out to have ended up in the accounts of some of the seven governors, some public officers and some individuals who had no business with the refunds.

It was also learnt that some consultants engaged by the NGF and some states have not been paid by the governors.

Besides locating the two accounts where the N19 billion was allegedly remitted into, the EFCC has interrogated more than four people involved in hiring of consultants and payment.

Some states remitted as much as N600 million into NGF’s emergency accounts for the commission.

It was learnt that the two NGF accounts were hurriedly opened in defiance of the agreement.

According to findings, reports made available to presidency by the EFCC and other security agencies showed that the governors did not keep to the terms for the refund.

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SPONSORED BY KODUGA.COM: Popular  Nollywood actor and former President of Scriptwriters  Guild of Nigeria, SGN, Chike Bryan  is dead. Bryan died  three years after he survived a kidney transplant in India, and less than two  weeks after the industry lost another veteran actor, Prince James Uche to the cold hands of death.

he actor was said to have been rushed to the Lagos State University  Teaching Hospital, LASUTH,  last Friday evening, after he had an attack. But unfortunately, he did not survive it.

A source close to the family said, the actor was confirmed dead on arrival by the doctors at LASUTH. Meanwhile, some notable stakeholders in the industry, including former  President of Association of Movie Producers,AMP, Zik Zullu Okafor, Fidelis Duker, Lancelot Imasuen, Sani Mu’azu among others weekend, paid tribute to their departed colleague.

According to Zik Zulu, Byran was an important stakeholder in Nollywood who will be missed forever. “He was a solid activist, writers’ director and an administrator. He will be missed in Nollywood,” Zik Zulu said. For Fidelis Duker, late Byran was not only a brilliant scriptwriter, but also,  a man of no consequence. “ He was a good man to me,” said Duker. Describing the late Byran as a perfect gentleman who traversed every  area of Nollywood, Lancelot Imasuen recalled how he worked with the late actor as his campaign manager during the last Directors Guild of Nigeria, general election which held in Asaba, the Delta State capital.

According to Sani Mu’azu, “It is shocking to learn about Chike Bryan’s departure today. He was a friend and one of the consistent faces since we began. The film industry had lost a great person, a fine gentleman and a good script writer. We are however consoled that he came, saw and conquered. Death is inevitable end for all.” It would be recalled that in 2014,former President Goodluck Jonathan donated the sum of N10 million for Bryan’s kidney transplant in India and he returned after a successful surgery.


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