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Man arrested after calling telco 24,000 times to complain

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A 71-year-old pensioner from Saitama, Japan, was recently arrested and charged with obstruction of business after allegedly calling the toll-free number of his telecom provider a whopping 24,000 times over the last two years, to complain about the service and demand apologies.

In the month of October alone, Akitoshi Okamoto, a 71-year-old man from Kasukabe City, allegedly called the toll-free number of Japanese telecom giant KDDI 411 times in a single week to complain about his phone not being able to pick up radio broadcasts. Over the last two years, KDDI registered around 24,000 calls from Okamoto, which works out to an average of 33 phone calls a day, but the corporation had been reluctant to press charges until last week when the frequency of complaints became too much to bear.

Getting 411 complaint phone-calls from the 71-year-old over the course of a single week reportedly took a toll on KDDI call centre staff, as well as interfered with their capacity to assist other company clients with their issues. Unable to find another solution, company representatives finally called the police to help them handle the situation.

According to Japanese media sources, Okamoto at times called the KDDI support number just to ask that representatives of the company “come and apologize for violating our contract and for unfair business practices”.

Akitoshi Okamoto was arrested last month and is currently under investigation. He has been charged with obstruction of business, a Japanese crime generally defined as interfering with someone’s ability to do regular business.

The 71-year-old considers himself a victim, but the general reaction to his 24,000 complaints has been mixed. While some believe that corporations like KDDI could have handled the situation better, others are convinced that it was Okamoto who overreacted.

“He probably believes that because he’s the victim, it gives him the right to act horribly to other people,” one Twitter user wrote.

“Seems like they should have reported him sooner,” someone else commented.

Akitoshi Okamoto’s case is an extreme example of a problem that is bound to worsen in Japan in the years to come. Because of an increasingly older population, technology giants have to dedicate more time to educating the elderly and also helping them with mundane tasks like sending emails or subscribing to streaming services.

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Police Arrest Bull For Killing A Woman

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Police arrest bull for killing a woman in Kenya

 

Police Arrest Bull For Killing Woman In Kenya

A bull has been detained at the Khayega police post in Kakamega County, Kenya after it trampled a woman to death.

The owner of the bull was also arrested and is currently in custody as police carry out investigations into the incident.

The bull nicknamed ‘Tusker’ reportedly broke loose and charged at three women from Lutoto village and trampled one of them to death as the owner, Josphat Bilimo was driving it back home from a match last Friday.

The 60-year-old woman identified as Felistus Luda is reported to have been attacked by the bull as she attempted to flee from the scene.

Mr Bonventure Munanga, the director of the Kakamega County Bullfighting Association, confirmed the incident on Tuesday, July 5, said the bull caught up with a woman as she attempted to flee to safety.

“The woman could not run fast enough since she had sustained an injury in the accident and she was unfortunately killed by the bull,” said Mr Munanga.

Kakamega East sub county police commander Mr Robert Makau told Nation.Africa that police were called in to rescue the bull from villagers who wanted to slash it to death and share it’s meat.

“The DCIO is handling the investigations. The owner of the bull will appear in court on Thursday to face charges related to negligence in handling the animal,” said Mr Makau.

Mr Munanga said the owner of the bull tried to negotiate with the family of the woman so that they could settle the matter out of court.

“He agreed to meet the burial expenses, but villagers were planning to attack the bull and kill it as dictated by tradition. The bull is supposed to be killed and the meat shared out to be eaten,” said Mr Munanga.

 

Police Arrest Bull For Killing Woman In Kenya

The bull tethered to a nearby tree at the police post

The incident has brought to light the issue of safety relating to the popular bullfighting spot which draws huge crowds in the western region.

Mr Munanga said he had convened a meeting with the owners of bulls to discuss safety during bullfighting matches in Kakamega County.

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$24M Fraud: US Court Postpones Socialite Hushpuppi’s Sentencing

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Again, US Court Postpones Socialite Hushpuppi’s Sentencing

 

A United States Central District Court in California has postponed the sentencing of Nigerian fraudster Ramon Abass known as Hushpuppi for the second time.

According to Premium Times report, Judge Otis Wright has fixed September 21 as the new sentencing date for Hushpuppi. “At the request of counsel, the Sentencing is CONTINUED to 9/21/2022 at 1:30 PM before Judge Otis D. Wright II, as to Defendant Ramon Olorunwa Abbas,” the court’s announcement made June 24 read.

Hushpuppi pleaded guilty in April 2021, according to court documents by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) to the multi-million-dollar fr@ud charges filed against him by the United States government.

A version of Hushpuppi’s plea agreement filed in June outlined his role in a school finance scheme, as well as several other cyber and business email compromise schemes that cumulatively caused more than $24 million in losses. He pleaded guilty to Count Two which is “Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering,” an offence that attracts a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment among other punishments including full restitution, his plea agreement with the U.S. government states in part.

Recall, that Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate (UAE) in June 2020, and subsequently flown to the U.S., Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to the charges in July 2021 and was ordered to remain in custody pending sentencing.

The sentencing hearing was initially moved by Judge Wright from February 14 to July 11 and has now been moved to September 21 at the counsel’s request.

He has been in custody since his arrest in Dubai and rendition to the U. S. in June 2020. He, thereafter entered into a plea bargain agreement with the U.S. government in July 2021, in the hope of getting a lighter punishment. Despite pleading guilty, Hushpuppi will not be exempted from paying restitution.

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Former US President Donald Trump will be jailed – Ofori Amponsah Prophesies

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Flip-flop Ghanaian Prophet,  Ghanaian Highlife musician and songwriter Ofori Amponah known in real life as Samuel Ofori Amponsah has prophesied that Farmer American President Donald Trump is likely to be arrested, prosecuted and jailed.

“Let’s pray for Donald Trump because six months ago I saw police with a warrant for the Ex-president of the USA”. Ofori Amponsah who claims to be a lover of prophecy and not a prophet said this on TV XYZ in an interview monitored by MyNewsGH.com.

The musician however did not make it clear on the ground for which the outspoken Former US president is going to be arrested and to be made to face the law.

Meanwhile, he also revealed that, before the US elections that took Donald Trump out the White House, he (Ofori Amponsah) saw his defeat adding that the renowned businessman can never return to the presidency.

“I also saw him being removed from the white House even before the elections and he will never come back to power, of course”, he revealed.

Source: MyNewsGH.com / Syxtus Eshun / 2022

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