Bank PHB’s former MD, Atuche jailed for N25.7bn fraud, wife acquitted

Mr. Francis Atuche, the former Managing Director of Bank PHB who is standing trial for stealing the sum of N25.7 billion belonging to the bank, was found guilty of theft and sentenced to six years imprisonment on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. His former Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Ugo Anyanwu, was also sentenced to four years imprisonment by Justice Lateefat Okunnu of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja. Atuche’s wife, Elizabeth, also standing trial with him, was however discharge of the cases of conspiracy and stealing brought against them in…

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Teenage girl reports father to Police for allegedly defiling her

A 45year-old man, Kayode Adeyanju has been transferred to the Gender Unit of the Lagos State Police Command, after his 14year-old daughter reported at the Ipakodo police division, that her father alleged defiled her. The teenager alleged that her father, had been having carnal knowledge of her for some time, with a stern warning to her never to tell anyone. The young lady, however picked up courage, and reportedly stormed the police station demanding to speak with a police woman. When she was granted audience, she opened up on the…

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EFCC Arrests fake Juju priest for defrauding sick woman of N250m

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested Abayomi Kamaldeen Alaka (a.k.a Awise), leader of a deadly syndicate of juju scammers that operates from a shrine at Ashipa Town, near Abeokuta Ogun State. Awise’s arrest followed a petition by a victim, Bright Juliet who lost N250m to the syndicate after she was tricked to provide money for sacrifices and invocations to heal her of an ailment. She was introduced to Alaka by Akinola Bukola Augustina (a.ka. Iya Osun) whom she met on Facebook in the course of…

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Bandits kidnap eight family members in Kaduna

Bandits have abducted no fewer than eight family members in a new residential area at Kofar Gayan/Kofar Kona axis of Zaria in Kaduna State on Saturday night. It was gathered that on Sunday the hoodlums released their parents while the six children are still under captivity. Narrating the incident, the daughter of the abductees, Hafsat Habib Kusfa, said 7 bandits holding guns and machetes broke into their home around 12 am on Sunday morning. According to her, immediately they entered their house they were moving from one room asking occupants…

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Son, father in EFCC net for internet related fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, is investigating an alleged case of conspiracy, computer-related fraud, obtaining by false pretense and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities levelled against one Malik Giles Bakare. Bakare was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police, Force CID, Alagbon, Lagos on May 31, 2021 and subsequently handed over to the EFCC for further investigation and prosecution. Investigations revealed that he acts as a middleman, who connects internet fraudsters around the globe with pickers, and receives some percentage on every successful transaction…

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Vehicles, office in flames after vigilante officers kills trader over revenue in Abia

The Umuahia Timber market along Ahiaeke road in Abia State, is in chaos, after a trader was allegedly shot dead by a member of the state vigilante. Trouble started after traders refused to pay an annual levy of N18,000 imposed by the Abia State Internal Revenue Board. A source said the state revenue board ordered the traders who refused to pay the levy to close down their shops. However, the traders put up resistance when vigilantes came to the market to effect the order given by the revenue board. The…

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EFCC arrests 11 Internet fraudsters in Lagos

Men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 11 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos. The suspects are: Nwomkiro Ekene Jude, Olukoya Oluwadamilare Timilehin, Akingbade Mubarak Ayoboye, Adeolu Kolawole Oluwajifemi, Nwankwo Tochuckwu Michael, Kehinde Timilehin Ajibola, Adesina Deji, Olalekan Abiola, Anthony Ekene Iwuji, Emeka Metuh and Oluwasegun Pelumi. They were arrested on Monday, May 31, 2021 in the Alagbado area of Lagos State, following credible intelligence received by the Commission about their involvement in computer-related fraud. Upon their arrest, items such as mobile devices, laptops and exotic cars…

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Army neutralizes three gun runners, terrorists at Sokoto border town

Three gunrunners and several terrorists were neutralized while weapons were also recovered on 1st of June 2021 by men of the Nigerian Army operating around Sabo Birni border town of Sokoto State. A statement by Brig General Mohammed Yerima, Director, Army Public Relations said, “This was made possible following a credible information of gunrunners moving weapons on foot from Niger Republic into Nigeria around 11pm. “The highly vigilant troops mounted a successful ambush along the suspected route close to Garin Naimaimai Village and neutralised the 3 gunrunners. “Items recovered include…

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Missing NSCDC officer’s body found in shallow grave after 18months, fiance arrested

The remains of Josephine Onche, a female officer of Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, who went missing in December 2019, few days to her wedding ceremony, has been found in a shallow grave in Obi Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue State. It would be recalled that the family of the lady who hailed from Otukpo LGA, had at the time reported that she had gone to the market to purchase things for the ceremony, only for her to get missing. The victim, a daughter of the former…

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Robbers raid 25 households in Oyo estate

About 20 armed robbers were said to have invaded Alaafia Estate at the Orogun area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, dispossessing residents of their money and other valuables. It was gathered that the hoodlums used Point of Sale machines to transfer money from the accounts of some residents, who did not have cash. They were said to have collected the Personal Identification Numbers and went away with the ATM cards of some when they could not transfer money from their victims’ accounts due to network failure. The robbers, it…

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