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FRAUD: Former Permanent Secretary Jailed For SURE-P Fraud

A former Federal Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Clement Illoh Onubuogo, has been sentenced to five years in jail over N14.1m SURE-P fraud. The sentence was passed by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting, in Ikeja, Lagos.

Onubuogo was docked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a three-count charge bordering on stealing by conversion of property to the tune N14,176,000.00. The former permanent secretary, who was responsible for supervising numerous programmes such as the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), allegedly awarded fictitious contracts to himself, using his personal company and friends. Read More


FRAUD: EFCC Re-Arraigns NEMA Director Over ‘N54.3 Million Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million. EFCC Counsel, Mr Joshua Saidi, informed the court that the prosecution filed a motion dated Sept. 12, seeking to amend the charge preferred against the defendant. Read More


FRAUD: EFCC Arrests Three Suspects Over N7 Million Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on Thursday said it had arrested three suspects for alleged conspiracy and obtaining N7.1m by false pretense in Benue. This was contained in a press statement signed by its Zonal Head, Public Affairs Department, Ms. Nwanyinma Okeanu, and made available to newsmen in Makurdi. Read More


CYBERCRIME: Internet Scammer’ Rakes in N30 Million, Remanded

An alleged internet scammer has been arraigned in court for raking in N30 million through dubious means, forgery, fake representation and obtaining money under false pretence. Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court in Ibadan ordered the remand of the suspect, Onifade Gideon Idowu, in prison pending when a case of alleged fraud filed against him was decided. Read More


KIDNAPPING: Gunmen Abduct 9 People, Including a Boy in Abuja

Nine persons, including a 12-year-old boy have been abducted in Pegi community, a resettlement area in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The victims were kidnapped last night around 8:00pm by gunmen who dressed in military camouflage. The gunmen shot at two vehicles, including one NISSAN Frontier and Toyota Solara. Read More


CYBER CRIME: Internet Scammer Jailed for Defrauding American

Raphael Onwugbolu has bagged two years of jail term for internet fraud. The conviction followed his prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on two counts bordering on cybercrime.

He pleaded guilty to all the charges. Following his ‘guilty plea’, prosecuting counsel, Olanrewaju Adeola, informed the court of a plea bargain agreement entered with the defence team, and urged the court to adopt same and sentence the defendant based on the terms of the agreement. In his response, defence counsel, Adaji Abel, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy, saying the defendant has become a changed person since 2006 when the offence was committed. Read More


MONEY LAUNDERING: EFCC Arrests Four INEC Officials over Diversion of N84.6 Million

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Sokoto Zonal Office, has arrested four officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for alleged diversion of over N84.6 million for ad Hoc staff allowances. This was contained in a statement by EFCC spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, made available to newsmen by the commission’s Sokoto Zonal Office, on Wednesday in Sokoto. Read More


KIDNAPPING: Gunmen Kidnap 4 NSCDC Officers, 5 Others in Abuja

Gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers have abducted four officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) at Pegi community, a resettlement area in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. Five civilians were also abducted by the gunmen who stormed the area on Monday night. Read More


IMPERSONATION: EFCC Arrests Fake Lawyer for Impersonation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested a 53-year-old man, Muhammed Abdulraheem, for allegedly parading himself as a lawyer and obtaining money under false pretense. This was contained in a statement, signed by Mr Wilson Uwujaren, Head of Media and Publicity of the Commission and made available to newsmen, in Ilorin, on Monday. Read More


FRAUD: Man Remanded Over N30 Million Internet Fraud

Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court I sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has ordered that one Onifade Gideon Idowu be remanded in prison pending when a case of alleged internet fraud filed against him is decided. The accused was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, on Wednesday, October 2, on a five-count charge of forgery, fake representation, obtaining money under false pretence and internet-related offences. Read More


FRAUD: N2.1bn Fraud: DSS Hands Over Maina to EFCC

The Department of State Services has handed over the Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Maina, who had been evading arrest for over four years was taken into the EFCC custody a few minutes ago.

A senior EFCC officer, who confirmed the development to newsmen said Maina was being quizzed by operatives presently. Newsmen had reported that the former director would be handed over to the anti-graft agency this week. Read More


CYBERCRIME: EFCC Re-Arrests ‘Fugitive Internet Fraudster’

A fugitive alleged internet fraudster Abolarin Kayode has been re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and docked again before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of Kwara State High Court, sitting in Ilorin. Kayode was arraigned on seven-count charges, bordering on internet fraud and other fraud-related offences. He was initially arraigned sometime in February 2019 before Justice Babagana Ashigar of Federal High Court, Ilorin but absconded after he was granted bail. Read More


KIDNAPPING: Housewife, 2 Others Remanded for Faking Kidnap

A Chief Magistrate court sitting in Ilorin has ordered that a housewife and two others, who allegedly faked their own kidnap, be remanded in a correctional centre. The police arraigned the housewife, Odunayo Olaniyi and Abdulrauf Folorunso and Afolabi Adesina with three counts of self kidnap, false representation and for asking for ransom. Read More


RAPE: 40-yr-old Man Remanded for Allegedly Defiling 3-Year-Old Girl

A 40-year-old man, Udoh Okon has been remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly defiling a three-year-old girl in Lagos. The man was remanded by an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate Court in Lagos on Friday after he charged before the court with two counts of defilement and assault.

Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Adedayo,ordered that Okon be remanded in Ikoyi Prison, pending when the case would be filed at the Special Offences and Sexual Court, Ikeja. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Chinalu Uwadione, told the court that the defendant allegedly committed the offence on Sept. 26, at about 6 p.m., at No. 35, Oladehinde St., Itire, Mushin. Read More


RAPE: Cleric Defiled Neighbour’s Daughter for One Year, Court Told

An Ikeja Chief Magistrate Court has been told how a clergyman, Israel Philip, allegedly repeatedly defiled his neighbour’s daughter for a year. The Chief Magistrate, Mr P.E Nwaka, who refused to listen to Philip’s plea, ordered him to be remanded in prison until November 4 for an advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions. Read More


FRAUD: EFCC Arrests ‘Internet Fraud’, Recovers ‘Documents, Pornographic Videos’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested one Darlington John Irmahia, for alleged internet fraud on Tuesday evening. Upon his arrest, the anti-graft agency said fraudulent documents and pornographic videos were recovered.

The EFCC operative in an earlier operation had seized a vehicle allegedly belonging to Darlington who fled the scene, abandoning his vehicle. In an attempt to retrieve the vehicle, through a proxy, luck ran out of him when the operatives denied the proxy access to the car and trailed him to a restaurant where Darlington was arrested. At the point of arrest, fraudulent documents, and pornographic videos were recovered. Read More


FRAUD: EFCC Arraigns Businessman for Alleged N95 Million Fraud

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that a businessman, Babagana Dalori, be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for an alleged N95.5 million fraud.

In a statement signed by the anti-graft agency’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday, it said Mr Dalori and his company, Galaxy Transportation and Construction Services, were arraigned before a judge, Muawiyah Idris, in Nyanya, Abuja. Read More


FRAUD: Court Remands 46-year-old, Others for Advance Fee Fraud

Nigeria is most often the nation referred to in these scams, they originate in other nations as well.

An advance-fee fraud is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence tricks. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum. If a victim makes the payment, the fraudster either invents a series of further fees for the victim or simply disappears. Read More

DRUG ABUSE: Father of 6 Arrested for Farming Hemp in Kebbi 0

DRUG ABUSE: Father of 6 Arrested for Farming Hemp in Kebbi

The case of drug abuse in Nigeria is on the rise. The dangers of excessive use of prescription drugs are- It causes the liver to have to work harder, possibly causing significant damage or liver cancer, it could lead to reckless driving, mental illness, and poor judgment, destroys homes, and leads to depression. Read More

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