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LAND FRAUD: Court Remands Kwara TV Chief over Land Fraud

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday 6th of November 2019 arraigned the General Manager of Kwara State Television Authority, Alhaji Abdulfatai Adewale Adebowale on a six count charge bordering on practices. Adebowale was arraigned before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin. His trouble started when some staff of Kwara Television wrote a petition to the EFCC, alleging that the Station’s General Manager sold the ten plots of land allocated to Workers by the State Government and converted it to his personal use. Read More

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CHILD TRAFFICKING: 3-year-Old Girl Rescued from Traffickers in Anambra

The Anambra State Police Command on Wednesday said it rescued a three-year-girl from human traffickers in the state. The command’s spokesman, SP Haruna Muhammed, in a statement said the girl was allegedly trafficked in Ukpor but rescued in Osumeyi, Nnewi South LGA of Anambra State on November 5.

Anyone  with useful information about the child should report at the nearest police station or contact the PPRO Anambra State Police Command headquarters Awka through GSM no 08060970639″, the statement said. Read More

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KIDNAPPING: Police Arrest University Student, 30 Others Over Kidnapping in Abuja

The FCT Police Command has paraded a university student and 30 other suspected kidnappers including 26 of them said to be operating along Kuje, Rubochi, Kwali and Abaji axis. The axis has recorded several cases of kidnapping in recent times leading the command to create new divisions in the areas and also launch a Special Joint Counter Kidnapping Operation with other security agencies. Parading the suspects yesterday, the Commissioner of Police for FCT, Bala Ciroma, said exhibits recovered from the 26 suspects, who are members of different kidnap syndicates, included four locally fabricated firearms, one Dane gun with 10-round cylinder loader, four cartridges, three cutlasses, three face masks and 24 wraps of dried leaves suspected to be marijuana. Read More

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DRUG ABUSE: Police Arraign 77-Year-Old Blind Man over Possession of Indian Hemp

The Osun State Police Command has arraigned a 77-year-old blind man, Kareem Adebayo, at a magistrate court in Osogbo, the state capital, for allegedly possessing Indian hemp. The police prosecutor, Rachael Idowu, told the court yesterday that Adebayo, whom she described as an ex-convict, was arrested on Tuesday with a bag of dried leaf suspected to be Indian hemp. The accused person pleaded not guilty to the offence. Read More

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FRAUD: 2 Men Charged With N9.4m Fraud, Get N10m Bail

An FCT High Court in Apo has granted bail in the sum of N10 million to two men charged with money laundering to the tune of N9.4 million. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned the duo of Abdullahi Adebayo Gold and Danazumi Abdulwaheed Ayinde before Justice S.C. Oriji on a 10-count charge bordering on alleged conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and money laundering. Read More

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KIDNAPPING: Kidnappers Kill 2 Friends After Collecting N2.1m Ransom

Suspected kidnappers have killed two friends in Kaduna after collecting N2.1 million ransom from their families. It was gathered that residents of Hayin Banki in Kaduna metropolis were thrown into confusion yesterday when they found out that the victims, Alhaji Abdullahi Kabiru and his friend, Alhaji Sanusi Dabai, have been killed. Read More

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MONEY LAUNDERING: EFCC Arrests Ex-Banker, Wife Over $1.49m Fraud, Money Laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday said its Lagos office has arrested an ex-banker and his wife for alleged involvement in email compromise and money laundering. The couple, Rowly Isioro, a former assistant general manager with one of the first generation banks and his wife, Ovuomarhoni Naomi Isioro, a businesswoman, are being held for allegedly laundering $1.49 million through Ovuomarhoni Naomi’s bank account in Nigeria, a statement from EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren said. Read More

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SMUGGLING: 6 Suspected Rice Smugglers Nabbed in Katsina

Six suspected rice smugglers have been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Katsina State. Two of the suspects are said to be from Katsina while the other four are from Kebbi State. The commander in charge of NCS’s Drill 4 comprising of Katsina, Kebbi and Sokoto, Assistant Comptroller General, Bashir Abubakar, said the suspects were being drilled to track their sponsors. Read More

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KIDNAPPING: Police Demolish Kidnappers’ den, Arrest 4 Suspects

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested four suspected kidnappers said to be terrorising Eket Local Government Area and its environs. Spokesman for the command SP Odiko MacDon said the suspects were arrested on October 30 at Ikot Ubo in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of the state, but one escaped with gunshot wounds as a result of a gun battle with the police. He said though the victim, one Mrs Glory Samuel was rescued unhurt, she was being attended to at hospital in Eket. Read More

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RAPE: Gunmen Rape 3 Women, Shoot other in Kuje Community

Gunmen suspected to be robbers raped two house wives and a spinster at Agwe community in Kuje Area Council of the FCT. A resident of the community, simply identified as Ibrahim, said the incident happened in the early hours of last Thursday around 2:00 am when the three gunmen invaded the community. He said the gunmen who forced themselves into many houses, first entered into the house of a man whom they demanded money from and when he said he did not have, they led him into his wife’s bedroom and raped her in his presence. Read More

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CHILD TRAFFICKING: NAPTIP Urges FCTA to Revoke C/O of Buildings Used for Child Trafficking

The Director General of NAPTIP, Julie Okah, has advised the FCT minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, to revoke the Certificate of Occupancy of buildings used for trafficking in persons, prostitution and other similar crimes in the territory. Okah gave the advice when she paid a courtesy call on the minister in his office last Friday in Abuja. She solicited the minister’s support in tackling trafficking, stressing that NAPTIP had recorded successes so far and would need the support of the FCT administration to achieve more. Read More

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EMPLOYMENT SCAM: Court Remands Offa Polytechnic Lecturer in Prison Over Employment Scam

Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on Tuesday remanded a lecturer with the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Ilyas AbdulWasiu for alleged employment scam. Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) also arraigned the lecturer for alleged offence of obtaining money under false pretence. Mustapha, who is a lecturer in the department of Accounting in the Polytechnic was dragged before the court on a-nine count charge. EFCC argued that the lecturer had at different times in 2019 defrauded many job seekers, majorly couples under a false pretence of helping them to secure employment at the institution. Read More

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VANDALISM: NSCDC Nabs Suspected Vandal, Recovers Cables in Ogun

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ogun Command, yesterday arrested a 27-year-old suspected vandal. The suspect, Ahmed Hassan, was arrested at Ijumo-Ologboni village in Ewekoro-North Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Ogun State.

The State Commandant of NSCDC, Hammed Abodunrin, disclosed on Tuesday that the suspect was arrested on October 12 following a tip-off from members of the community. He said the two other members of the team fled at the sight of the NSCDC officials who invaded the area but Hassan who hid inside a swampy water in the area with the vandalised cables valued at over N1 million was later arrested. Read More

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DRUG ABUSE: Why I Ingested 60 Wraps of Cocaine – 54-Year-Old Widow

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) has arrested no fewer than 24 drug suspects. Among the suspects were a 54-year-old woman, Sulaimon Kudirat Aduni and Adindu Obinna Hyacinth, 45, who excreted 121 wraps of hard drugs.

The woman, who said she is a widow, has so far excreted 28 wraps out of 60 she was suspected to have swallowed while the first suspect excreted 93 wraps. This happened barely two months after a 55-year-old man was arrested for swallowing 80 wraps of Methamphetamine. Aduni had allegedly attempted to traffic the cocaine to London, United Kingdom, aboard Virgin Atlantic Airways before she was apprehended at the airport last Friday. Read More

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MONEY LAUNDERING: Lebanese Arrested in N1.8-Billion Lagos Home Over ‘N33 Billion Money Laundering

A Lebanese Hamza Koudeih and two other suspected accomplices of social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha (a.k.a. Mompha), have been arrested in Lagos. Koudeih was arrested at the weekend after a three-hour stand-off at his N1.8 billion luxury apartment in the 33-storey Eko Atlantic Pearl Tower, Victoria Island, Lagos. Read More

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FRAUD: Kaduna Councillor Arrested for ‘N11 Million Fraud

The Kaduna Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a councillor representing Kakuri Hausa Ward, Kaduna South Local Government of Kaduna State, Theophilus Madami, for offences bordering on alleged criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of funds to the tune of Eleven Million Eighty Thousand Naira. Read More

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INTERNET FRAUD: EFCC Recovers Charms, Fake Currencies from ‘Internet Fraudsters’

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ilorin Zonal Office have recovered charms, smartphones, Laptop computers, and fake currencies from 10 suspected internet fraudsters. This was disclosed in a press statement by Wilson Uwujaren Head of Media & Publicity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Read More

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KIDNAPPING: Police arrest 4,973 criminals in 10 months – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the Nigeria Police Force over the feat achieved in the last ten months. Buhari, who was represented by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, said this on Monday while declaring open a 3-Day Conference and Retreat for Senior Police Officers, tagged: Repositioning the force for the challenges of effective policing in the 21st century, he stated that 2,348 armed robbery suspects, 1,112 Kidnappers, 684 murder suspects and 1513 cultists were arrested with over 826 kidnapped victims rescued. Read More

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CORRUPTION: EFCC Quizzes Seven Edo Council Officials Over Alleged Corruption

Seven officials of Esan North East local government area of Edo state have been quizzed been by the Benin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegation of corrupt practices as they were alleged to have connived with the council chairman, Augustine Okoibhole to defraud the council. Vanguard gathered that the Head of Department, Works, of the council was first invited last Wednesday but was released by the anti-graft agency when the allegation of corruption could not be traced to him. Read More

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