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FRAUD: Prisons Inspector, Five Others Nabbed for ATM, SIM Swap Fraud

Operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested six fraudsters who specialize in defrauding innocent Nigerians by using bank details obtained through sim swaps and Automated Teller Machines (ATM). The suspects include Urulo Ikenna Henry, an inspector with the Enugu Command of Nigerian Correctional Service. Others are Ugonna Nelson Owete, Ugonna Samuel Okafor Obinna, Chigbo Paschal Chidiebere, Oha Chukwujekwu Kingsley, Ahamefula Francis Izuchukwu. Read More


CULTISM: Graduate, Four Others Killed in Edo Cult Clash

A graduate of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, Irale Obas, was on Sunday killed along with four others allegedly during a  cult clash  in Iyakpi, Auchi. An eyewitness said Obas recently passed out of the National Youth Service Corps.

Obas’ killing came less than 24 hours after the killing of a popular disc jockey, Sekiru Jeliu, also a former student of the polytechnic, in the same community. An eyewitness said the killings came after the murder of   the  brother  of a leader of one of the confraternities. The cult war, it was learnt, had created tension in the team. Read More


CYBER CRIME: Delta Youths March Against ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ Boys

Youths in Sapele and its environ have staged a peaceful rally in support of the efforts of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to rid Delta State and the entire country of cybercrimes and other forms of economic and financial crimes. The youths under the aegis of Save Sapele Group, carried banners and placards bearing various messages such as “Sapele Say No to Crime, Yahoo Yahoo, Kidnapping and Internet Fraud”, “Say No to Corruption”, “Protect our Youths, Daughters and Sisters – Say No to Yahoo Yahoo” and ” Say No to 419″, as they marched through the streets of Sapele. Read More


IMPERSONATION: EFCC Arrests Gang for Impersonation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Uyo Zonal Office, has arrested three men in Uyo for impersonating the staff of the Commission.

EFCC spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Tuesday, said the men also impersonated officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). According to him, the suspects are Norbert Rampa, 51, Patrick Essien, 50 and Gabriel Daniel 32. Read More


CYBERCRIME: EFCC Nabs two ‘Internet Fraudsters’ in Abuja

Officers of the Cyber Crime Section at the Abuja Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have raided the den of suspected yahoo-yahoo fraudsters at House 16, Yashin Dogara News Engineering, Dawaki, Abuja. In the same vein, arrests were carried out on September 13, at Nepa Road, Phase 4 Kubwa and at 18, Samuel Crescent, Dantata Estate Kubwa, Abuja. Read More


KIDNAPPING: Suspected Herdmen Attack Bus, Kidnap Passengers in Osun

Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday evening attacked a commercial bus in Ajeoku Village in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State and reportedly kidnapped some passengers.

Former chairman of Obokun Local Government, Mr. Sunday Ojo-Williams, an indigene of Imesi Ile, confirmed the attack in a chat with our correspondent on Monday. He explained the vigilante group working in Imesi Ile and policemen immediately they got wind of the attack launched a rescue operation and were able to rescue some of the passengers. He added,They are still there combing the bush for others that are still being held by the kidnappers. Read More


CULTISM: Four Killed, 74 Arrested in Lagos Cult Clashes

Four persons reportedly died in clashes between two rival cults in the Odogunyan area of Ikorodu and Itire in Lagos State on Friday and Saturday. A tricycle rider was said to have been hit in the arms by bullets from the hoodlums. A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said she did not know what triggered the clash between members of the Aiye and Eiye confraternities, but noted that the area was under siege for the period the clash lasted. Read More


RAPE: Man, 75, in Police Net Over Rape of 5-Year-Old

The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested Moses Eze, a 75-year-old man accused of defiling a five year-old-girl. The command’s spokesperson, Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement on Saturday in Enugu, said that the incident happened on Sept. 12 in Eha Alumona community in Nsukka Local Government Area of the state. Read More


FRAUD: 59-year-old Retiree in Police Net Over Fraud

The police in Edo State have arrested a 59-year-old retiree, Oshiodi Michael, for allegedly defrauding applicants to the tune of N1.2 million. He was said to have collected the money from 12 persons with the promise of giving them jobs at the University of Benin.

The suspect was paraded by the state police commissioner, Dan Mallam Muhammed, alongside other suspected criminals arrested for kidnapping, armed robbery, murder, cultism among others in the state. The suspect, in an interview with journalists said it was one Christy Okeke, now deceased, who asked him to collect the money from people so that she could give them employment with the university. I collected N100,000 from 12 persons and gave the money to the woman who promised to give them jobs at the  university. She was with the Department of Theatre Art at the university. Read More


CYBERCRIME: Court convicts six students for cyber crimes

A Federal High Court judge Sitting in Abuja, on Friday convicted six undergraduates for internet-related offences. The vacation judge, Justice Nkeonye Maha, sentenced, Quarshie Nnamdi, Emmanuel Ogbole, Charles Iwu.

Others are Nuhu Usman, Ademoyegu Samson, Adunmo Sesan. Maha convicted and sentenced them to varying terms ranging from three to six months imprisonment, with option of fines N300, 000, after they pleaded guilty to all the charges preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Read More


CORRUPTION: ICPC Seals Shehu Dikko’s Residence over NFF Corruption Case

The Abuja residence of the 2nd Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mallam Shehu Dikko, has been sealed by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The ICPC sealed Dikko’s No. 1 River Benue, Maitama residence following an order of forfeiture of the property by a Federal High Court on Friday. Read More


FRAUD: 2 Brothers Docked for Allegedly Duping PFN President of N3m

Two brothers, Smart Avan Smart, and Jerry Avan, were, yesterday arraigned before an Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Edo, for allegedly duping the President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Rev. Felix Omobude. The brother, aged 61 and 29 respectively, who allegedly duped the cleric of the sum of N3 million, were arraigned on a seven-count charge of forgery, stealing and obtaining money under false pretence. Read More


FRAUD: N6.2 billion Fraud Drama as Senator Jang’s counsel disowns colleague

There was mild drama at the continuation of the trial of a former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, on Friday as his counsel, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, disowned another defence counsel, over the line of questioning. Jang is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, alongside Yusuf Pam, a cashier at the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, for an alleged N6.2 billion fraud. Read More


CYBER CRIME: Court Convicts Internet Scammer, Orders Forfeiture of USD1,980 to Federal Government.

The Federal High Court on Wednesday convicted Chidera Ozirigbo, an internet fraudster and ordered him to forfeit 1,980 dollars recovered during investigation to the Federal Government. Ozirigbo was convicted after a plea bargain agreement applied on July 23 and filed July 24. Justice Nkeonye Maha, sentenced Ozirigbo to six months imprisonment with an option to pay N100,000 bail. Read More


HUMAN TRAFFICKING: EFCC, NAPTIP to Collaborate in Fighting Human Trafficking, Money Laundering

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has pledged the Commission’s collaboration with the National Agency For Prohibition of Traffic in Persons, NAPTIP, in the discharge of its duties. The Acting Chairman stated this on Thursday September 12, 2019 when the NAPTIP Zonal Commander, Nduka Nwanwenne and his team paid a courtesy visit to the Benin Zonal Office of the Commission. Read More


KIDNAPPING: Gunmen Kidnap San, Others in Delta Demand N15m

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Chike Onyemenam, has been abducted at the Utulu junction on the Benin-Asaba Expressway near the Meta City housing estate, Issele-Azagba, Delta State. Southern City News gathered that Onyemenam was abducted on Monday alongside a lawyer, who accompanied him to the site of his property along the expressway. Read More


FRAUD: ICPC Arrests Association Officials for N2bn Fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission have arrested officials of the North-East Commodity Association for alleged N2.10bn procurement fraud. Northern City News gathered in Yola on Tuesday that the ICPC operatives stormed the association’s headquarters in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, late on Monday. Read More


FRAUD: Man Arraigned for Canadian Visa Fraud

One Joseph Johnson, 23, was on Tuesday arraigned before an Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo for failing to procure a Canadian visa for an applicant. The accused, it was learnt, collected N700,000 from one Bukola Alayande with the promise to procure a Canadian visa for his son.

Johnson, who was arraigned on two counts of stealing and inability to fulfil a promise, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The prosecutor, Kayode Adeoye, told the court that the accused committed the offences in the Ile Idanade Housing Estate area of Osogbo on December 23, 2018. Read More


KIDNAPPING Three Nabbed for Kidnapping Katsina LG Chairman’s kids

The police in Katsina State have arrested three suspects in connection with the kidnap of two children of the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Matazu Local Government Area of the state, Kabiru Matazu.

The spokesman for the command, SP Gambo Isah, announced the arrest at the command headquarters in Katsina on Tuesday. The suspects were believed to be members of a gang of bandits, who invaded the chairman’s residence, killed his guards and kidnapped his two sons last Wednesday. According to a family source, who pleaded anonymity, one of the abducted boys recently completed his senior secondary school education. Read More

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