FBI suspect, Oyediran sentenced to one year imprisonment

Joseph Oyeniran, a Nigerian mentioned by the US Federal Bureau of Intelligence(FBI) as one of the internet fraudsters on its suspect list has been sentenced to one year imprisonment for cheating and impersonation by Kwara State High Court in Ilorin. According to Justice Mahmud Abdulgafar who sentenced the convict, he said that pieces of evidence presented before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) were overwhelming and uncontroverted. The judge held that the testimonies of the prosecution witness, the pleas of the defendant and documents presented were…

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Awosanya to EFCC: Stop raiding nightclubs, investigate Tinubu’s bullion van story

EndSAS activist, Segun Awosanya, took a swipe at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over the failure of the anti-graft body to go after All Progressives Congress chieftain, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu despite picture evidence of bullion vans laden with cash allegedly at Tinubu’s Bourdillon, Ikoyi home. It was the EFCC post on Twitter that triggered the response of the social media activist, Awosanya alias Segalink. The EFCC tweeted, “Section 7(1) of the EFCC Establishment Act, 2004 gives us the power to investigate properties of any person if it appears…

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Fraudsters hack UBA server, stole depositor’s N752m

United Bank for Africa(UBA) recently had its server hacked by fraudsters, and lost the sum of N752m depositors money belonging to Flour Mills Nigeria Limited. According to an auditor of the Bank, Mr. Ojo Oladimeji, he narrated to the Federal High Court in Lagos how the bank’s server was hacked, and N752m was transferred to 20 different accounts between June 24 and July 3, 2019. The auditor testified against an alleged Internet fraudster, Ola Lawal, alias Lawal Roland, who is being prosecuted for the alleged hacking of UBA’s server by…

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Gardener in police net; threatens to kidnap, murder his boss

Nnaji Nwabueze, a suspect and private gardener of a businessman based in Enugu is in trouble for issuing threat messages to members of the public, in a bid to extort money from them. He has been arrested by the Police Command in Enugu State, after threatening to kidnap and also murder his boss if he fails to pay a certain amount of money. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu in a statement on Saturday in Enugu, said that the suspect demanded money from such people via text messages…

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Sex-for-grades scandal rocks UNILAG

Due to the escapades of randy some lecturers, Nigerian universities caught global attention yesterday. The focus on the nation’s universities was triggered by yesterday’s release by BBC African Eye, of a video allegedly showing academics propositioning undercover female reporters. Wearing a secret camera, a reporter, Kiki Mordi, had allegedly visited Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, a lecturer of the Department of European Languages and Integrated Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos (UNILAG), posing as a 17-year-old admission seeker. The clip went on to show the lecturer allegedly making sexual overtures to…

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US$11m fraud: Obinwanne Okeke to forfeit N280m

After his arrest on August 6, 2019 at Dulles, Virginia in the United States of America by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Obinwanne Okeke a.k.a Invictus Obi is again facing another battle as a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture to the Federal Government of the sum of N280,555,010 linked to him. The ruling by Justice Rilwan Aikawa came after an ex-parte application filed on Monday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Okeke after the said amount was traced to…

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South African returnee confesses: I robbed a laptop dealer with toy gun

A suspect named Victor Remi is singing like a bird after his arrest by operatives of the Rapid Respond Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, for robbing a computer dealer of three Apple laptops worth N1.5m. Remi, a South African returnee and his accomplice, Ekeh Maxwell, a musician were said to have disguised as buyers to dispossess computer dealer of his laptops using gun and knife. The suspects got the contact of their victim on Twitter, sent a message to him and requested two Apple MacBook Pro – 2018 edition…

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DSS arrests Maina, son with pistol, drone

During a joint operation with operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Department of State Services said it has arrested the ex-chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina and his son, Faisal. According to the service, it recovered a pistol, a drone and bullet proof vehicles from the suspects after their arrest in Abuja, on Monday. This was contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunnaya, in Abuja, on Wednesday. He said father and son were arrested at…

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Seven pregnant girls escape from baby factory, rescued by police in Lagos

Seven pregnant girls have been rescued from a baby factory in Lagos State by policemen attached to the Isolo Police Division. The seven victims had reportedly escaped from another baby factory in the Isolo area and were fleeing when the attention of the police was called to them. It was learnt that the girls, aged between 13 and 27, had fled where they were camped after they discovered that their babies would be sold. Stranded and lost, they loitered at Cele bus stop, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway around 1am on Wednesday. It…

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Policeman’s accidental discharge kills female colleague in Delta

One of the serving police officers at the B Division in Asaba has allegedly shot a female colleague dead in Asaba, the Delta State capital. It was gathered that the killing occurred on Saturday during the demolition of illegal structures at the Bonsaac area of Asaba by the officials of state Ministry of Environment in company with some police officers. It was learnt that trouble started when the market women tried to resist the exercise. An eyewitness said that on hearing gunshots, the women charged at the firing policeman and that…

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