LAGOS CURRENCY DEALER DEFRAUDS RETIREES OF 235MIL NAIRA

Afeez Hanafi The Chief Executive Officer, Quadrant Network Services Limited, Mr Gbenga Akibo, is at loggerheads with several investors after he was accused of about N235m fraud. The investors, some of whom the police said are retirees, had reportedly invested in the binary options trading operated by the firm on Sule Abuka Crescent, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos State. Binary options trading, according to Wikipedia, is a high-risk, unpredictable investment options in which the investor gets a payoff at a fixed amount or nothing at all. The United States’ Federal Bureau of…

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COURT JAILS 5 REA DIRECTORS OVER 5.2BIL CONTRACT FRAUD

N5.2bn Fraud: Court Discharges Dr Abdullahi Aliyu, Jails Five REA Directors Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court, sitting in Gudu, Abuja, convicted and sentenced former directors of the Rural Electricity Agency, REA, to various jail terms for their culpability in the N5.2billion scam. The convicts include Engr. Samuel Ibi Gekpe, former Managing Director, REA; Simon Kirdi Nanle, an accountant in REA; Engr. Kayode Orekoya, Director of Projects; Abdusamad Garba Hahun, Assistant Director and Kayode Oyedeji, Head of Legal Department. However, the second defendant, Dr. Abdullahi…

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HUSBAND AND WIFE SWINDLES MAN 12.4MIL NAIRA, LANDS IN PRISON, SEE THEIR PIX

The suspects The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arraigned one Hilary Ogbobe alongside his wife, Dorothy Ijeomo, and a firm, Marine Mayor Limited, before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court  in Ikeja, Lagos on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N12, 440, 000. The defendants allegedly conspired together and defrauded one Christopher Ezugwu of the sum of N20 million. Investigation revealed that the defendants approached the complainant with a proposal to buy a dredger from the…

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419: BUSINESSMAN CHARGED TO COURT FOR DEFRAUDING SENATOR 33MIL NAIRA

The police on Thursday arraigned a businessman, Yohana Margif, 52, who allegedly defrauded Sen. Aphonsus Igbeke of N33 million, in a Kabusa Grade I Area Court, Abuja. Margif, is charged with four counts of criminal breach of trust, cheating, using forged documents as genuine and criminal intimidation. The Police Prosecutor, Mahmud Lawal, told the court that Sen. Igbeke, representing Anambra North Constituency, reported the matter through a petition to the Inspector- General of Police, Special Tactical Squad on May 27. Lawal alleged that the defendant lied to the complainant sometime…

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419: 28-YR OLD COLLECTS 700,000 FROM WOMAN TO PRINT 1MILLION DOLLARS IN LAGOS

A 28-year-old woman, Titilayo Shittu, yesterday, appeared before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for allegedly obtaining N700,000 under the false pretences of printing one million dollars for her victim. Police Shittu is standing trial for conspiracy, obtaining under false pretences, stealing and breach of the peace. She, however, pleaded not guilty. The prosecutor, Sergeant Ola Adelowo, told the court that the defendant collected the sum from the complainant, Mrs Vivian Uzor, after hypnotising her. Adelowo said the defendant committed the offences in April and May on Jebba Street, Ebute…

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COURT REMANDS SPIRITUALIST OVER FAKE DELIVERANCE

A man, who claimed to be a spiritualist, Taofik Olusegun, has been arrested and arraigned before the Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly obtaining the sum of N250, 000 from one Ogunpola Quadril, in other to deliver him from an undisclosed ailment through prayers but the purported deliverance failed. LEADERSHIP Weekend learnt that the victim then asked for the refund of his money since he was not able to perform the deliverance as he had boasted but the spiritualist refused, insisting that he had already conducted the prayers and was not…

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OUR EVIDENCE AGAINST JANG IN 6.3BIL FRAUD CASE IS BASED ON HEARSAY, EFCC TELLS COURT

The trial of a former Governor of Plateau State and the immediate past Senator, who represented Plateau North, Jonah Jang continued in Jos with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Prosecution witness, Taiwo Olorunyomi, informing the court that all the evidence he tabled before it against the former governor was based on what some people told him. It would be recalled that Senator Jang and Yusuf Pam, a former cashier in the Plateau State Government House during Jang’s administration, were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),…

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POLICEMAN DUPES BY YAHOO BOYS USING OSINBAJO’S NAME, SEE PICS, VIDEO

 Policeman is in tears after he was duped by yahoo boys who used Vice President Osibanjo’s name on Facebook. According to the officer while narrating his ordeal to a reporter, he said that the fraudsters chatted up his wife on the social media app impersonating the Vice President of Nigeria. As the chat was going on, the fraudster claimed he won N950k from his company and he needs their account details to credit them immediately. The overzealous then approached him and told him about the money, so he gave out…

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30MIL FRAUD: EFCC ARRAIGNS HERBALIST WHO IMPERSONATED BARU, ADESINA

N30m Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Herbalist who Impersonates Baru, Adesina The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office has arraigned a 31-year-old herbalist, Jamiu Isiaka on a four-count charge in a Kwara State High Court, before Justice M. Abdulgafar for impersonating the group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru and the special adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina and duping a Korean national in the process. The suspect, with others at large,allegedly used the names of the senior government…

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SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO FRAUDSTERS WHO HYPNOTISED A SALESGIRL & COLLECTED 1.4MIL FROM HER

OPERATIVES of the Oyo State Police Command have arrested two suspected fraudsters who hypnotised a sales girl and collected the N1.4 million her boss sent her to deposit in a bank. The suspects, Taiwo Salami (39) and Kamorudeen Amusat (63), were among the suspects paraded by the Oyo State Police Command, Eleyele, Ibadan, on Thursday. Speaking during the parade, the state Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, said the victim (names withheld), was sent by her boss on May 6, at about 11:30 a.m. to deposit N1.4 million at a bank…

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