Nigeria: U.S. Rejects Adeniran As Nigeria's Ambassador

Date: 18-09-2009 4:31 pm (11 years ago) | Author: Teeco Designer
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Washington has rejected the appointment of Tunde Adeniran as Nigeria's Ambassador to the United States, nearly five weeks after his son, Adedamola, was arrested in Baltimore for gang rape.

News of the rejection broke on Thursday, two months after U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, visited Abuja and pledged a tough stance against the inconsistencies of Aso Rock functionaries.

Adedamola was arrested last month alongside two other Nigerians for the offence highly loathed in civilised societies, including the U.S, where sexual immorality costs Americans their political aspirations.

The arrest was reported on August 25.

Neither Adeniran nor Foreign Ministry officials could be reached for comment on Thursday.

He was appointed to replace Oluwole Olurotimi, whose racial row with Foreign Minister, Ojo Maduekwe, ended his sojourn in the U.S.

It was learnt on Thursday night that Washington has communicated its decision to Abuja.

Aso Rock sources said the decision puts the government in a quandary, and efforts are being made to see if the U.S. Government could be persuaded to rescind it.

The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria neither confirmed nor denied the rejection story.

But what is known is that police arrested Adedamola, 20, resident in Halethorpe, and others and charged them with gang molesting three women in separate incidents that took place in the parking lot of Seton Keough High School in Southwest Baltimore.

The attacks occurred two weeks apart and shared similar characteristics.

Detectives determined the attackers' identities after the most recent victim remembered the tag number on the vehicle of one of the suspects.

Charged alongside Adedamola are Anthony Oisediamen Edoror Jr., 19, and Opeyemi Adigun, 20, both of Gwynn Oak.

Police responded at 6:45 a.m. on July 27 to Mercy Hospital, where two girls said they had been raped by three unknown males, according to charging documents posted online.

The girls narrated that they were walking on Fayette Street downtown when they were approached by two men. After a conversation, the men agreed to give them a ride.

But the ride quickly turned frightening, according to court records.

The driver got onto Interstate 95 South, and when one of the girls told the driver he was going the wrong way and asked to be let out, the man in the passenger seat told her to be quiet.

He brandished a hunting-style knife and threatened to "stab her up."

The men drove them to the 1200 block of S. Caton Avenue and parked in the rear of Seton Keough High, a private, all-girls Catholic school, where a second car pulled up.

One of the girls tried to run away but was caught by the hair and thrown to the ground.

The men then took turns molesting them over the course of about an hour, according to charging documents.

Afterward, the men took one girl's shorts and both girls' purses, shoes, and cell phones, and left.

The victims flagged down a driver, who called police.

Police received another report of a rape on August 8 that shared the same characteristics of the first incident.

The victim in that case, a 26-year-old woman, said she was leaving The Block and asked for a ride home from two men she had spoken with earlier.

She was picked up at North Calvert and East Fayette Streets and said the men spoke in an African dialect to each other as they drove her to Southwest Baltimore.

She was taken to an area behind the high school, where she was dragged onto a field and raped, according to court records.

She collected two of the men's condoms and took down a tag number, which police traced to Edoror. The police report indicates that at least part of the incident was captured on the school's surveillance cameras.

Edoror, who was working at a Home Depot in Baltimore County when he was taken into custody, gave a full confession and identified his accomplices as Adigun and Adedamola.

He said in the August 8 incident, the men were looking for a prostitute to have sex with without paying and that the victim willingly went with them to have sex for money.

But he also acknowledged that they raped her after refusing to pay her.

After the suspects' identities were established, the women picked all three men out of photo arrays.

The suspects were arrested on August 13 and have been ordered held without bond.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for September 15.

According to electronic court records, only Adedamola has a prior criminal record.

He was charged in Howard County with car theft, and in Baltimore County with identity theft and fraud. Both charges were thrown out by prosecutors.

Adeniran, a native of Ekiti State, was Nigeria's Ambassador to Germany under former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

He has a diplomatic experience spanning decades, including membership of the Nigerian delegation to the 40th Session of the United Nations in 1985.

He was Education Minister between 1999 and 2001.

Source: Daily Independent


Posted: at 18-09-2009 04:31 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- chik001 at 18-09-2009 05:44 PM (11 years ago)
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The gods are not to blame...
Posted: at 18-09-2009 05:44 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- teeco at 19-09-2009 08:51 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: chik001 on 18-09-2009 05:44 PM
The gods are not to blame...

The man phyuk up Angry Angry Angry

Posted: at 19-09-2009 08:51 AM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- portiphar at 19-09-2009 11:05 AM (11 years ago)
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ehen, God catch am!
Posted: at 19-09-2009 11:05 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- teeco at 19-09-2009 11:44 AM (11 years ago)
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yes na maybe he have been doing it

Posted: at 19-09-2009 11:44 AM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- kenyawest at 19-09-2009 12:18 PM (11 years ago)
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If something is charged for a crime and later on the case was thrown out, such person does not have a criminal record.
Posted: at 19-09-2009 12:18 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- teeco at 19-09-2009 12:19 PM (11 years ago)
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is he your uncle?

Posted: at 19-09-2009 12:19 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- 25_vivi at 19-09-2009 01:37 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: kenyawest on 19-09-2009 12:18 PM
If something is charged for a crime and later on the case was thrown out, such person does not have a criminal record.


tats true
but u kno wat
he shouldnt b doin tat

Posted: at 19-09-2009 01:37 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- teeco at 19-09-2009 01:42 PM (11 years ago)
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yes

Posted: at 19-09-2009 01:42 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- bali4real at 19-09-2009 08:04 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: 25_vivi on 19-09-2009 01:37 PM
Quote from: kenyawest on 19-09-2009 12:18 PM
If something is charged for a crime and later on the case was thrown out, such person does not have a criminal record.


tats true
but u kno wat
he shouldnt b doin tat

yeap!  but there is always an element of truth in such cases.its too bad for them.can;t imagne a past diplomat Roll Eyes
Posted: at 19-09-2009 08:04 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Emmanuel4christ at 19-09-2009 11:24 PM (11 years ago)
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DONT EVEN KNOW WHT TO SAY HMMMMM *NIGERIA* WELL GOD WILL HELP US.
Posted: at 19-09-2009 11:24 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ceejay58 at 19-09-2009 11:58 PM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: chik001 on 18-09-2009 05:44 PM
The gods are not to blame...

indeed, very true..... Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 19-09-2009 11:58 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- kenyawest at 20-09-2009 12:15 AM (11 years ago)
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He is only charged.  This is just an allegation.  They are innocent until proven guilty.
Posted: at 20-09-2009 12:15 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- temi07 at 20-09-2009 03:36 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: kenyawest on 20-09-2009 12:15 AM
He is only charged.  This is just an allegation.  They are innocent until proven guilty.

Yeah yeah, innocent but what do you think this does to his political image, its definitely not a good look, and not something alot of people are willing to overlook, even though its just "allegations" his PR must be doing major damage control.
Posted: at 20-09-2009 03:36 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- pepple2ib at 20-09-2009 02:43 PM (11 years ago)
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Well, what an embarrassment;THE EVIL THAT MEN DO CERTAINLY LIVE WITH THEM. Diplomat for real, apparently he does not have the time to control or counsel his kids on the right way and the fear of GOD. Too bad.   Huh?  Embarrassed Sad
Posted: at 20-09-2009 02:43 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- myinamorata at 21-09-2009 02:32 AM (11 years ago)
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It is quite unfortunate that such thing should happen to regional power like Nigeria, but am not surprised. Nigerian leaders need to sit tight, if they are not ready to learn at home, I think it will better for them to be thought from outside. What a shame!!!
Posted: at 21-09-2009 02:32 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- jereva at 21-09-2009 06:36 AM (11 years ago)
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Da man!!! People always go outta country to disgrace us...
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- edostate at 21-09-2009 08:01 AM (11 years ago)
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bcs will are too corot

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- 606082550 at 21-09-2009 09:40 AM (11 years ago)
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police must investgate alot before any thins,and they most be punish.if they fund giuty.
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- divineproject at 21-09-2009 10:10 AM (11 years ago)
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The sins of the fathers shall be visited upon the children (so says the holy Bible).......but here the reverse is the case.......the sin of the son is being visited upon the father..........why naaaa?Huh?.........Maybe he failed his duty as a father to bring up his child in the way of the Lord.....now he is paying for it kind of............na them sabi abeg!!!!

Posted: at 21-09-2009 10:10 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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