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A 21-year-old Nigerian national Abdulrahaman Rosenje, is one of three men facing felony charges for using fraudulent checks to steal from a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, US.

Rosenje, of Kenosha, appeared in Columbia County Circuit Court via video from jail on Friday afternoon, October 6, charged with eight counts of felony forgery.

Assistant District Attorney Troy Cross requested Rosenje be held on a cash bond given the defendant’s lack of ties to the county as well as the sophistication of the alleged offenses as well.

“I don’t know of any ties to that particular area like a job or anything else and there was an allegation that he had been a Chicago resident before this, and I do not know of any Wisconsin or Illinois ID that he possesses,” Cross said. “The only thing that I’m aware of is a passport from, I think it was Nigeria.

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Judge J. Andrew Voigt ordered Rosenje to be held on $2,000 cash bond, with his release conditioned on surrender of his passport within 24 hours of his release.

The case began when the Columbus Police Department was contacted by the owner of the Columbus Jimmy John’s sandwich shop, who reported that an employee, Austin Gruss, 19, of Columbus, had deposited fraudulent checks into his account amounting to nearly $5,000.

The checks, deposited on Sept. 1 in amounts between $272.12 and $752.87, totaled $4,796.89, all deposited through mobile banking. Additionally, the officer found that the recent spike in withdrawals was enough to require those deposits ahead of time.

Gruss told the officer on Sept. 6 that he met “Jay,” who was identified as Jalaldeen Olorundare, 18, in the dorms of Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. Gruss told he officer he had suffered a football injury and dropped out of the school.

Olorundare offered Gruss an arrangement in which money would be deposited into Gruss’ account for him to transfer to another account, minus $100, which would be enough to pay for gas to get Gruss home. Due to rules for sending money through Money Gram at Walmart, Gruss told the officer he could only send up to $450 at a time without having ID with him. To transfer deposits of $900, Gruss divided them in two, making multiple transfers of $450.

Olorundare reportedly told officers on Sept. 14 that he had an arrangement with someone named “Doulie,” who would transfer money if provided account information. That person was Rosenje, who Olorundare claimed had been running the operation since March, police said.

On Sept. 25, officers searched Rosenje’s home in Kenosha, finding several cellphones, a laptop, and a printer enabled for commercial check printing. In a safe, officers reported finding a replica pellet gun and 245 unprinted checks.

While being taken into custody, Rosenje reportedly asked about Olorundare, saying: “It’s not right that he keeps going to college and doesn’t get arrested. I get arrested, and he was part of this too.”

Defense attorney Amanda Riek said Rosenje and his aunt are renting a house in Kenosha, where he works, as she explained his living arrangement was more stable than it appeared to be.

“I don’t think he has been actively using (the passport),” Riek said. “He said the only time he left was when he went to visit his father and he had a temporary visa. He had and continues to have no intentions of leaving Wisconsin and if he is released he could still have his employment.”

Voigt pointed out that it seemed very possible Rosenje had never personally been to Columbia County prior to his arrest.

“That the defendant also possesses a passport at this point is somewhat disconcerting as well,” Voigt said, “even though there are no allegations of international flight associated with this, although it involves allegations of inter-state criminal conduct, which may be more problematic.”

Rosenje is scheduled to next appear in court for a Jan. 4 return hearing.

Gruss is scheduled to appear in court for identical charges on Nov. 1, while Olorundare is due in court on the same eight counts on Nov. 8.

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Giraffe truncates South African film-maker’s life

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A South African film-maker was killed by a giraffe while filming on a reserve outside Johannesburg, the game lodge’s owner has said, adding that he died after being air-lifted to hospital.

The giraffe hit Carlos Carvalho in the head at the Glen Afric Country Lodge in North West province.

“When Carlos was standing in front of the giraffe, the animal spread its legs, bent its neck and swung its head at Carlos,” Richard Brooker, whose family owns the lodge said.

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The giraffe, called Gerald, “did nothing wrong,” Brooker said.

Callacrew, a South African film production agency, said Carvalho died on Wednesday night.

“It is with a very sad heart that we have to announce the passing of Carlos Carvalho, one of our favorite DOPs (director of photography),” it said on its Facebook page.

“Carlos was filming a feature at Glen Afric and had a fatal run in with a giraffe on set.”

Carvalho, a 47-year-old father-of-two, was reported to have been looking through the camera eyepiece to take close-up images of the giraffe when the incident occurred.

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Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta wins African award for infrastructure

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared the winner of this year’s Babacar Ndiaye’s African award on transport and road infrastructure.

In a ceremony in Dakar, Senegal on Friday the Africa Road Builders said Kenyatta won the 2018 award for Jubilee’s projects in railway, road, air as well as a nationwide street lighting.

Kenyatta will be presented with award on 23 May in Busan, South Korea, during the African Development Bank annual meeting.

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Babacar Ndiaye was an economist and a former president of the African Development Bank. He died last year at the age of 82.

The President of Media for Infrastructure and Finance in Africa Adama Wade cited the Mombasa–Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway as major project that has had immense impact.

“The SGR has reduced costs of travelling between the two cities by half and at the same time taking half of the time for the trip,” he said.

“We thank and congratulate the AfDB and its President Dr Akinwumi Adesina for putting the issue of roads and transport high on its agenda through its ‘High 5 to Transform Africa’ programme,” said Mr Wade.

The General Commissioner of Africa Road Builders Barthélemy Kouame noted that transport networks, like blood vessels, must not be clogged.

He congratulated Kenya for the efforts to improve transport and to foster regional growth through such projects as the Lamu Port.

“We note the crucial role Kenya is playing as a commercial hub of East and Central Africa and the investment in big infrastructure projects to live up to the status,” he said.

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