Malaysian Lady Who Defrauded U.S athlete of $1.2m with fake Ni­ger­ian oil Investment, Jailed

59-year-old Cheah Siew Im who defrauded people in the United States with stolen identities and false stories for almost 20 years, has been jailed after she was caught speeding in Virginia driving a Porsche and using her old roommate’s driving license.

Cheah Siew Im

The Malaysian-born con artist stole at least 6 identities including those of her roommates and nail technicians, and reportedly convinced professional athletes and successful executives that she was the granddaughter of Singapore’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, and a close friend of former US president, Barack Obama.

Cheah was sentenced to 51 months in an American prison after pleading guilty to identity theft and fraud after being arraigned in court following her arrest in 2017. She convinced her victims to invest in Nigerian oil and Washington sports teams, but spent the money on high-end cars, plastic surgery and designer handbags.

“Had we known she was not being honest about her real identity, age and criminal background, we never would have trusted her,” the Washington Redskins player’s agent she defrauded of $1.2m wrote in a letter to the court. She “is very manipulative and has shown no remorse for the heartaches she has caused”.

For years, the FBI found no trace of her big spending in bank records. One victim said she would use him as a middleman for wire transfers and take her money in cash. In past court proceedings, Cheah said she lived off her past earnings as a plastics executive.

Another victim named Alan Perez, a chef, said in a letter to the court that “She does not use guns, knives, or any other sort of physical weapon like many criminals. Language and emotion are her weapons and armed with them she can easily infiltrate the mind of anyone she wishes to prey upon.” Perez ended up with $250,000 in debt and estranged from his parents.

Nigerian Human Trafficker Sentence to 6 Life Plus 129 Years in South Africa

Nigerian human trafficker arrested and sentenced in South Africa for using 13-year-old teenagers as sex slaves. He paid them with drugs.

A Nigerian man identified as Ediozi Odi has been handed 6 life sentences and an additional 129 years imprisonment after being found guilty of human trafficking and related charges.


The Nigerian national was arraigned before Judge Natvarlil Ranchod of the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday, September 18, after being arrested for keeping three young girls hostage to work as sex slaves.
Victims of the Nigerian human trafficking kingpin said to be young girls mostly aged 13-14 were lured from the streets with promises of a better life by recruits (other young girls) who bring them to a brothel owned by Ediozi Odi.

The girls said to come from poor homes are brought to the brothel which is reportedly a house masqueraded as a barbershop, forced to smoke a drug called “rocks” (manufactured and sold by Odi and is believed to be highly addictive) before being hooked up with clients.


The girls who will reportedly do anything to get their hands on the drugs after being exposed to it are first raped by Odi, an act said to be an initiation into the sex trade. While the sex trafficker’s workers scout the streets for prospective clients, the girls are usually locked up in the house for the duration of their stay.

Trap door leading to the dungeon where the 3 sex slaves were often kept. Picture: Zelda Venter


IOL reported
that the girls are also locked up in a dungeon under the floor of the house whenever the police raided the house. Odi also takes the proceeds from the sex trade and only paid the girls who hardly got any food with drugs. He was busted after a 14-year-old teenager was rescued after a year, while two other victims were able to escape after a week. It was learnt that the police raided the house following a tip-off that the brothel master was going to move them to another facility.

Robert Mugabe is Dead at 95

Robert Mugabe, the first prime minister and later president of independent Zimbabwe, who traded the mantle of liberator for the armor of a tyrant and presided over the decline of one of Africa’s most prosperous lands, died on Friday. He was 95.

Robert Mugabe (in Office -31 December 1987 – 21 November 2017 )

The death was announced by his successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe,” he wrote on Twitter on Friday, using the abbreviation for a comrade. “Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people. His contribution to the history of our nation and continent will never be forgotten.”

In August, Mr. Mnangagwa had said that Mr. Mugabe had spent several months in Singapore getting treatment for an undisclosed illness.

The Obama’s 2019 Play List Has Nigerian Youngster REMA on it

US 44th president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama shared their playlist they enjoyed listening to and it has Nigerian youngster Rema on it.

Rema [Real Name : Divine Ikubor] is a 19yr old Nigerian pop star who is currently signed with Don Jazzy’s Mavin record company.

Barack obama on his official twitter account shared ” With summer winding down, here’s a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to — some new, some old, some fast, some slow. Hope you enjoy. “

Rema has been regarded as the ‘Golden child‘ by the Fadar while pitchfork called him the ‘Leader of the new Generation of Nigerian pop’.

Rema

No wonder the Obamas listen to the youngster to inspire their young two daughters. Rema Iron Man is on Number 42 on the Obamas playlist.

Rema on his instagram page shared a thank you message to the Obamas. ” Thank you @barackobama @michelleobama Nigeria to the world 🇳🇬🌍 #42