The Police in Lagos have arrested one of the suspected killers of the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Etashol hotels and suites, Mrs. Olusola Olusoga and her Business Manager, Tunji Omikunle.
Surprisingly, the suspect, Vincent Ehizojie, was discovered to be an employee of the hotel. Four other workers that are still on the run, were discovered to be involved in the murder saga.
It would be recalled that the lifeless bodies of London based Olusoga and her Business Manager, Omikunle, were discovered in their separate rooms in the hotel located in Ojodu Berger area of Lagos, on January 25,2019.
However, during investigation by detectives of he Homicide section of the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department, SCIID, identities of the suspects were revealed through the Close Circuit Television, CCTV mounted in the hotel.
Ehizojie, according to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Imohimi Edgal, was arrested in Port Harcourt, River State, where he went to take cover.
He gave identities of other fleeing suspects as Henry Lolo, Okechi Ezi, both staff. The rest identified simply as ‘Dubai’ and ‘Dangote’, according to him, were contract staff.
During interrogation, Edgal said the suspects revealed that the deceased were strangled to death.
According to him, “Ehizojie Vincent Jeffery, a principal suspect that was arrested in Port-Harcourt where he had gone to take refuge after the heinous act, said all the conspirators agreed that they had no future in the company because they believed the deceased was stingy.
“They agreed that she must be robbed of her hard earned local and foreign currency being a London returnee. In order to have a hitch-free operation, they agreed that Henry Lolo, currently at large, must prepare a fast food called ‘Indomie’, a delicacy loved by all staff members and laced it with a sleep inducing stimulant called S. K, to be served the rest of the staff who were not part of the conspiracy.
“Their plan worked as they successfully sent the rest to early sleep except the late manager who was already asleep before he could be served with the poisoned meal.
“However, their attempt to steal the key to the late CEO’s bedroom from the late manager’s pocket, proved abortive as he woke up in the process and began to struggle with them at the reception area; in the ensuing scuffle, the manager was strangled to death.
“After strangulating the hotel manager, late Tunji Omikunle, they searched his pockets but couldn’t find the keys, so they went upstairs to the late CEO’s room and forced it open.
“They met an obviously shocked woman in the room and bound her hand and leg. By the time they were through, the woman died. The gang stole her money, Jewelries and other personal effects but couldn’t take it out of the hotel for fear of being challenged by a Police team stationed close to the hotel.
“They abandoned the loot in the hotel which has been recovered as exhibit by Homicide detectives investigating the case. Investigation has established a prima facie case of conspiracy and murder against the suspects, Ehizojie Vincent Jeffery and others still at large for the murder of the deceased persons. The CCTV footage available to the Police clearly showed the role played by each of the participants in the crime.
The chief executive of cryptocurrency company, Quadriga CX has died with all the passwords necessary to to unlock all his customers’ bitcoins.
Without their digital keys, his clients lose access to their funds. The company’s board of directors said last week it is seeking creditor protection.
According to a reports by Bloomberg News
The online startup can’t retrieve about C$190 million ($145 million) in Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ether and other digital tokens held for its customers, according to court documents filed Jan. 31 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Nor can Vancouver-based Quadriga CX pay the C$70 million in cash they’re owed.
Access to Quadriga CX’s digital “wallets” — an application that stores the keys to send and receive cryptocurrencies — appears to have been lost with the passing of Quadriga CX Chief Executive Officer Gerald Cotten, who died Dec. 9 in India from complications of Crohn’s disease. He was 30.
Cotten was always conscious about security — the laptop, email addresses and messaging system he used to run the 5-year-old business were encrypted, according to an affidavit from his widow, Jennifer Robertson.
The problem is, Robertson said she can’t find his passwords or any business records for the company. Experts brought in to try to hack into Cotten’s other computers and mobile phone met with only “limited success” and attempts to circumvent an encrypted USB key have been foiled, his widow, who lives a suburb of Halifax, said in the court filing.
MultiChoice Nigeria has expanded its free-to-air (FTA) news, politics and entertainment channel offerings on GOtv with the introduction of three new channels from the stable of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
The 24-hour channels- NTA 2, NTA Parliament and NTA News 24-commenced airing on 31 January and are available to GOtv customers on MAX, Plus Value and Lite packages.
NTA News 24 (GOtv channel 46) is an English language general news channel, providing current affairs, business, social, economy, sports and entertainment news as well as in-depth discussions and analyses of topical issues by experts on current regional and international developments. NTA 2 (GOtv channel 114) is a general entertainment channel providing movies, music, events and talk shows among others, while NTA Parliament (GOtv channel 115) will focus on providing live coverage of sittings of the Senate, House of Representatives, state assembliesas well as discussions and analysis of political, economic, social technological and legal issues affecting Nigeria.
Speaking on the launch of the new channels, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. John Ugbe said: “The newly launched NTA channels will showcase authentic Nigerian content from news to general entertainment that will keep customers in and out of Nigeria abreast of the happenings within the country. With the launch of the NTA channels, we have once again enriched our local content offering on our platforms providing our customers more options to choose from”, he said.
MultiChoice Nigeria has continued to expand the content offering on its GOtv platform with even more sports, news, general entertainment and Free-to-Air channels, including Channels TV, Africa Independent Television (AIT), SilverBird Television (STV), Television Continental (TVC), Lagos Television (LTV) and AREWA24.