RUFAI ABIDEMI 42 year old Nigerian has been arrested in Washington for a massive US$650 million Unemployment Fraud, using over 100 fake or stolen Identities last year during the pandemic.
He was arrested as he tried to leave the USA..
ONLY GOD KNOWS WHAT HIS REAL NAME IS… But soon, a good Lawyer, even a SAN, will come and White wash his image, and idiots will begin to hail him, as another JagaSomething..
Culled from https://www.seattletimes.com/business/first-arrest-made-in-washington-states-650-million-unemployment-fraud/
Imagine… He would have left America, successfully with MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN STOLEN MONIES (do the maths), and arrived in Nigeria to become an ASIWAJU of some scammers like himself.
There are many of them, Stealing for a Living in that UK, in USA, even the small Ireland etc, who pose as Business men and women, as POLITICIANS, transfering Stolen money, defrauding people, and Smiling all the way to the bank…
We MUST start Naming Names. “Eru kan nni mmuni bú igba erú” (The nefarious activities of one person creates a smear campaign against innocent others).
Those of you who KNOW Scammers, Fraudsters, Thieves, especially when they Scam the Social Security Systems DONT UNDERSTAND that these people are Stealing from YOU AND ME…
Social Security Funds are NOT Government “Free Money”.. THEY ARE TAX PAYERS Contributions.. This is part of the 45% TAX that YOU ARE MANDATED TO PAY…
YOU ARE FUNDING THE LIFESTYLE OF ROGUES, SCAMS, FRAUDS…. YES, YOU..!!! Equally guilty for keeping quiet.. Yoruba say, “Eni gbe epo l’oja ko ja’le, bi eni to gbaa lowo e” (He who stole the barrel of oil from the market, is not so much a thief. The Chief of Thieves is the man who helped him HIDE his loot”… You’re still hugging your Bible or your Quaran? Right? Yoruba say YOU are the THIEF….
We will purge ourselves. We will start speaking up.. NOT ALL NIGERIANS ARE THIEVES… But there are thieves amongst us, and many of us know them.. SOON, they will RUN TO AFRICA and BECOME OUR LEADERS…
And we wonder why we ONLY have rouges and UNSCRUPULOUS people as Leaders…. WE MADE THEM!!!
Hope you get the picture.. The thieves who rule us, were created by us. Our silence.
HERE is part of THE STORY….
Arrest reveals new details in Washington state’s $650 million unemployment fraud…
May 17, 2021 at 7:03 am Updated May 17, 2021 at 5:51 pm
By Paul Roberts and Jim Brunner-
Seattle Times staff reporters
A Nigerian man suspected in Washington state’s $650 million unemployment fraud was arrested Friday at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport by federal agents as he allegedly attempted to leave the country.
Abidemi Rufai, of Lekki, Nigeria, appeared in federal court Saturday on charges that he used the identities of more than 100 Washington residents to steal more than $350,000 in unemployment benefits from the Washington state Employment Security Department during the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
“This is the first, but will not be the last, significant arrest in our ongoing investigation of ESD fraud,” said Tessa Gorman, acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, in a statement Monday.
The federal complaint also provides a detailed glimpse into the scale of the pandemic-related fraud as well as the methods — some of them surprisingly unsophisticated — fraudsters used to pilfer from unemployment systems in Washington and other states.
Rufai, 42, is scheduled for a detention hearing Wednesday. The case will be prosecuted in federal court in Tacoma.
“I want to thank our partners in law enforcement for their continued efforts to hold criminals accountable for their attacks on our unemployment-insurance system,” said ESD Acting Commissioner Cami Feek in a statement Monday.
Rufai was represented by an assistant federal public defender at Saturday’s hearing.
Rufai’s arrest comes almost a year to the day after ESD officials announced they were temporarily suspending unemployment benefit payments after discovering that criminals had used stolen Social Security numbers and other personal information to file bogus claims for federal and state unemployment benefits.
Within days, ESD officials disclosed that “hundreds of millions of dollars” had likely been stolen in a fraud scheme that law enforcement officials and cybercrime experts said was partly based in Nigeria, involving a criminal ring nicknamed “Scattered Canary.”
Washington was among the first states to be hit by a wave of fraud that would eventually strike dozens of states and siphon off billions of dollars in federal aid meant for pandemic victims.
Rufai, who used the alias Sandy Tang, is also suspected of defrauding unemployment programs in Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Federal officials acknowledged that Rufai’s presence in the United States probably was unusual in the unemployment fraud scheme. Many of the fraudulent claims that hit the ESD were likely filed from outside the United States, according to the complaint.
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This one must have been stealing since she was in the womb. Expert thief, with baby on her back. “Thiefu Thiefu jankoroko”. As they say in Nigeria.
Covid-19 Risk of Blood clots: Regular Testing necessary as Canada and Germany suspend Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for under-60s
BBC News reports that Germany is suspending or limiting the use of Oxford-AstraZeneca for anyone under the age of 60 because of the risk of rare form of blood clots.
The Story Addict spoke with Mr Isaac Udotong, President of Covid Pass USA, regarding benefits of regular Covid Testing as an option for keeping people safe. According to Isaac regular testing is the way forward, while vaccines safety are being regularized.
“For example”, Isaac said, “Germany and Canada have just suspended use of Oxford-AstraZeneca because of some complications”. Mr Joseph Weber, the Covid Pass USA Chief Marketing Adviser on Covid-19 issues, said “It is risky to have bottlenecks in the health safety process. While we are working on issues regarding the vaccines, regular testing is the key. Our company is negotiating with major health stakeholders regarding regular testing. This is the way forward until the vaccines are fully ready.”
According to analysis by a BBC Health Correspondent, Nick Triggle, on the BBC website, German medicines regulator found 31 cases of a type of rare blood clot among the nearly 2.7 million people who had received the vaccine in Germany.
Canada had also, earlier suspended use of the AstraZeneca jab in people under 55.
AstraZeneca said international regulators had found the benefits of its jab, significantly outweighed the risks.
It said it was continuing to analyse its database to understand “whether these very rare cases of blood clots associated with thrombocytopenia occur any more commonly than would be expected naturally in a population of millions of people”.
“We will continue to work with German authorities to address any questions they may have,” it added.
The EU and UK medicine regulators both backed the vaccine after previous cautionary suspensions in Europe this month.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the UK Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency stressed that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine continued to outweigh the risk of side effects.
AstraZeneca’s product is one of the most widely used coronavirus vaccines in the West, and is meant to be supplied on a not-for-profit basis to the developing world.
The EU’s rollout of its vaccination programme has been dogged by delays because of delivery and production problems, and Germany is among several states now fearing a third wave of infections.
On Tuesday, Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi and his wife, who are both 73, received their first doses of AstraZeneca in a display of confidence in the vaccine.
If you give a vaccine to millions of people you will of course see some cases of people falling seriously ill or even dying shortly afterwards. It does not mean the vaccine has caused the problem – it could have occurred naturally. What authorities have to work out is whether it is cause or coincidence.
They do this by monitoring adverse events after vaccination and see if they are above what you would normally expect. The type of blood clot that has been seen is very rare and so it is hard to know exactly how many cases you would normally expect to see. We do know it is more common in women and taking the pill increases the risk of it happening.
There is no evidence yet to prove the AstraZeneca vaccine increases the chances of these clots. But, even if it does, the next thing you have to take into account is whether Covid presents more of a danger.
Regulators in Europe and the UK are clear – given the current evidence – that use of the vaccine should continue in all ages.
What is Germany’s new policy?
Health Minister Jens Spahn and the 16 state health ministers decided to suspend routine use for the under-60s at an emergency meeting on Tuesday.
People under 60 can still receive the jab but only “at the discretion of doctors, and after individual risk analysis and thorough explanation”, according to a document seen by dpa news agency.
The decision was reached on the advice of the German vaccine committee (Stiko) which said: “After several consultations, Stiko, with the help of external experts, decided by a majority to recommend the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine only for persons aged 60 years and older on the basis of available data on the occurrence of rare but very severe thromboembolic side effects.”
Additional advice about booster shots would be issued by the end of April for younger persons who had already received a first dose of AstraZeneca, Stiko said.
Ahead of announcement, the German cities of Berlin and Munich, and the region of Brandenburg, halted use of the vaccine in people below the age of 60.
Germany was one of the European states which briefly suspended use of the AstraZeneca jab earlier this month pending an EMA review into the possible link to blood clots.
When the EMA declared the vaccine “safe and effective”, Germany and others resumed its use but investigations continued.
The German medicines regulator, the Paul Ehrlich Institute, has found 31 cases of cerebral sinus vein thrombosis (CSVT) among people who received AstraZeneca in Germany.
Almost all the cases are reportedly in younger and middle-aged women.
France already limits use of AstraZeneca to those aged over 55.
On Monday, Canada recommended immediately suspending the use of AstraZeneca in people aged below 55 following the reports of rare but potentially fatal blood clots in Europe, CBC reports.
There have been no reports of blood clots related to the jab in Canada itself, where 300,000 doses of AstraZeneca jabs have now been administered.
In the UK, five cases of CSVT – one of them fatal – have been recorded among 11 million people who received the vaccine.
Story Opinion: Could the world be witnessing some of the bullying and victimization of Princess Diana all over again?
One of UK’s frontline newspapers, The Independent, reports on the travails of Harry and his beautiful jewel wife, Meghan Markle, American actress and Duchess of Sussex.
Harry and Meghan are innocent victims of power and wickedness in high places. If I were Meghan, I would speak up and speak out, otherwise she will lose so much in mental health.
It may be better to be an “ordinary” American actress, than to be a “Princess” in a sanitarium. Good mental health is all there is to life, and life is only for the living.
The Story Addict is keenly following developments.
#Diana #Crown #UnitedKingdom #PrincessOfWales #Oprah #Winfrey #CBS #OprahWinfrey
#Megan #Markle #MeganMarkle
#PrinceHarry #Sussex #PrinceAndPrincess
The Story Addict will keep you updated with every new development as it unfolds.
WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND: The issue of Biafra and Oduduwa versus Fulani and the so called One Nigeria. Olayinka Dixon-Oludaiye, President of the Ebony People Support Group in Ireland speaks about the prevailing and devastating outcomes of disunity between the Igbo and Yoruba.
When the Igbo’s agitated bitterly for Biafra, the best thing that the Yoruba people in Nigeria should have done, was to step aside and allow the voices of the grossly disenfranchised Igbo people in Nigeria to be heard, because, as they say, “what goes around comes around.”
When people are enjoying life and are happy in their chosen location, they usually do not clamor for separation, nor do they complain. They stay in the place of their residence and flourish and prosper, in peace and harmony.
But, the Igbo in present (and past) Nigerian, have been serially marginalized, victimized and almost segregated. As a tribe, and many times, for no reason, they are abused, vilified and blamed for almost every and any thing that goes wrong in Nigeria.
They are almost always denied, more than most, opportunities to lead or progress where others get advantage or privilege, leaving them to employ (sometimes, seemingly) desperate moves, to be at par with their Yoruba counterparts, as if in a competition. But, the Igbo are a resilient people. They never stop even in the face of oppression or opposition. This victimization is what led to the renewed call and clamour for actualization of Biafra Nation.
There was a past Referendum conducted under the past Goodluck Jonathan (GEJ) regime which was frustrated and later abandoned by the APC government led by ex governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu, which installed Muhammadu Buhari as President. In that exercise, Nigerians opted for a Restructuring of the Country and its resources to afford a fair distribution of economic resources to all regions.
When that move was jettisoned and the generality of the Igbo tribes drew the short straw, and Fulani began attacking the Eastern Nigeria, it was obvious to the Igbo that this is not a Nigeria they like to remain part of, hence the move and voiced reawakening of the call for Biafra as an autonomous Nation.
Many Nigerians live in the Diaspora. Many have fought against injustice, racism, and hardships, apart from enduring the harsh and hostile European weather. They sought to be accepted and accredited as contributors towards the economic development of the communities in which they find themselves. To a large extent, majority of Nigerians excel abroad than they would have done, if they remained in Nigeria.
Like every human race, there will always be the One or Two (certainly, a handful) in relation to the large numbers of law abiding individuals who relocate abroad, who carry out nefarious activities and contravene country laws. This is natural human expectation.
The same that can be said, for the large numbers of law abiding Nigerians living in overseas countries, can be applied to the Igbo across Nigeria.
Like the Yoruba always say, “erú kan, níí mú ni bú igba erú” (Just one slave’s error, allows thousands of slaves to be insulted). Many of us Yorubas have a mixture of both wonderful and wicked Yoruba friends and family.
Guess what. Many Igbos also have, among them, that same mixture. Ask the British, you’ll hear the same story. The Irish..Other Europeans. The Australians. The Asians. Canadians. Let’s not forget, especially, the Americans…
The truth of this humanity is this. We must all learn not to debase a whole tribe, communuty, people, country, even religion, or profession, because of the foibles of the percentage of humans like them, who choose to follow the path of dishonor.
Everything in this life, is “Turn by Turn”. Eyi to ko iwaju si enikan, eyin lo ko si rlomiran… (if its facing someone, it means it has its back to others). Today, it is the turn of the Yoruba to face the bitter wrath of the marauding nomadic Fulani who have tormented the Igbo community for so long.
Many of us stood against injustice at the time, and shouted, cried, wrote plenty grammar, did videos… The voices of Yoruba (and some Igbo) moneybag and bullion van politicians, chimed all the way to banks for their stooges for political and selfish reasons.
I don’t want to say that I haven’t heard the voices of Igbo leaders like Amaechi’s voice in a while. Thoseof them who stood agaisnt, even, their own people.. This life, ehn? “Èyìnkùlé l’òtá wà, ilé l’aseni ńgbé (the enemy lives outside the house in the backyard, the killer lives with you at home!”) A Yoruba proverb.
Has any other Yoruba person noticed the overall deafening silence of the Igbo in all of this fracas ongoing in Yoruba lands? Apart from a handful of those who choose to engage on Social Media with their friends, does anyone hear “pim” from majorityof the Igbo?
Unlike when the Igbo were being persecuted and attacked, left, right, and centre, the Igbos have been decidedly and charitably quiet, overall and in general.
I don’t see any Igbo person running endless, tasteless and tactless Video capaigns against Yorubas. Not one. (Correct me if I’m wrong). And if there is, he or she, must be the “Adeyinka of the Igbo race”.
The Igbos agitated for Self actualization. Not only did they not get the support of the Yoruba, they were not blocked, but insulted and spoken against, even ridiculed.
Àgbájo owó la fi nso aya o. (You put your fingers together to strike your chest).. “Enikan kii je ‘awa de’.” (One person cannot say, “WE have arrived”)… There is, and has always been, strength in unity.
There are harsh “relationship” lessons to be learnt from both sides of the Igbo and Yoruba. And it’s this, “Together, We Stand.!! Divided, We Fall..!!”
What is going on in Southern Nigeria right now, should be an eye opener for both the Yoruba and the Igbo. What goes around, ultimately, does come around, dearly beloved people.
This is the same Racist wickedness, injustice and inhumanity the world witnessed in America in the last few months.
And just like the Fulani are empowered by the Fulani Dictator Buhari, racism was hightened to the highest levels against African Americans over the ages, with the racists who have been especially, embolded in the last few years.
In the long run, there are no winners of a disunited opposing force in the war against Tribalism, Sectionalism, Racism, or any other schism that ends with an “ism”. Only the oppressor wins.
The present development across Yorubaland and across Oduduwa (Kaaro Ojiire), is Dangerous, Unhealthy and Unhelpful to the survival of Yoruba existence as a people.
If you dont (or are unable to) see this disunity for what it is, then, you are part of the Yoruba Igbo problem to Self Actualization. What goes around comes around, truly, but United, we (can) stand. Divided, (we all, will surely) fall at the hands of our joint oppressors.
We all need to look inwards, to the level of racism that lies deep inside our hearts, lest we perish.
May the Lord shine His light and wisdom into the darkness around us in Nigeria.
Olayinka Dixon-Oludaiye is an Irish citizen, Nigeria born, Certified Coach, Speaker and Trainer with the John Maxwell Team. She is Author of How To Make Your Own Perfumes At Home, Opinion Journalist, Adult Vocational Achievement Assessor and Enthusiast Photographer.
A former part time College Lecturer, Teacher, Trainer and Mentor for over 35 years, Olayinka’s career, vocation and work include:
* People Before Politics Advocacy.
* Advocacy Against Relationship Violence.
* Single Seniors Advocacy.
* First Aider for Suicide Prevention.
* First Aider for Mental Health
* First Aider for Psychological Health Care in Disaster intervention.
She is presently
* President: Ebony People Support Group (Ireland)
* President & Executive Director:
Women of Destiny Int’l Outreach.
* CEO: Omnibus Consultants Ltd.
She has founded, presided over, worked with and Chaired, numerous Community, Volunteer and Non-profit organizations and led initiatives that impacted Youth, Seniors, Adult Welfare, Women and Men groups, Adult vocational education and holistic wellbeing.
15 Feb 2021.
Lagos Nigeria: Sanwoolu orders Soldiers to prevent peaceful civilian EndSARs protest Friday 13 February 2021
Dateline: Friday 13 February 2021. That is today. And the soldiers are on the streets in large numbers TO PREVENT A PEACEFUL PROTEST against Police Brutality.
The APC government of General Muhammadu Buhari, an elected (Agbada) democratic President, is renowned for its use of deadly force against civilians. It appears clear that the late Idi Amin of Uganda did not carry out as much atrocities against his own people, as General Buhari and his Niger Republic Fulani tribe has done, against Nigerians.
Earlier today, the Nigerian army has been dispatched in its largest numbers to prevent a “Sòrò-Sókè Protest” against injustice planned for Today, Saturday 13 February 2021.
We recall the Lekki Toll Gate Killings of 20th October 2020, when the Nigerian youth organized a Peaceful Protest against Police Brutality by the SARS section of Nigerian Police. Hundreds of Youth were massacred in cold blood, while speaking on the podium. Their crime was that they Spoke Up against police brutality.
Just as in the case of George Floyd, an American black huge man, choked to death under the knee of police officer Derek Chauvin, in broad daylight.
USA TODAY, reported on June 3, 2020, that new charges had been made in George Floyd’s death against Derek Chauvin who now faces second-degree murder. The three other officers who just stood by and allowed it to happen, were also charged. On May 29, Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged with murder of George Floyd’s whose last words were “I can’t breathe”, as life was snuffed out of him under Derek’s knee. Derek appeared to be smiling into the cameras of bystanders who pleaded with him for mercy for George Floyd, till it was too late.
The Nigerian youth protests was called End SARS, to demand that the government bring an end to the SARS Police Brutality, but to reform the Police as a unit (hashtag #EndSARS, #ReformPoliceNG).. They called for reform of the police, with better salaries and improved conditions of service, in the hope that this will encourage police not to beg for money on the streets or attack, even kill, civilians.
#EndSARS was an advocacy, was an initiative that was first floated about 4 years ago, by Mr SEGUN AWOSANYA (popularly known as SEGA), who had worked tirelessly within the Nigerian communities to advise leadership on appropriate methods of engaging the youth as well as its employees.
The #EndSARS movement was later taken over by the youth who tagged it #SoroSoke meaning Speak Up.. The young people protested peacefully on the streets for more than twelve days, without incident, but we’re ambushed by government sponsored hoodlums who went on rampage and destroyed several public and private property, almost exactly as the world witnessed in America.
The protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on 20 October 2020, were ambushed and many were killed by soldiers invited by the Lagos State government of Governor Sanwoolu, who initially claimed he had no idea how soldiers were on the scene at the Toll Gate.