SEPTUAGENARIAN SENTENCED TO 7 YEARS FOR DEFRAUDING AKWA IBOM GOVT OFFICIAL 28MIL

An Akwa Ibom State High Court, sitting in Uyo has sentenced Archibong Effiong Edem to seven years imprisonment over N28, 234, 735 fraud. The convict was arraigned by the Port Harcourt’s Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at a Rivers State High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt. Edem was slammed with two-count charges bordering on obtaining by false pretence and that the case was later transferred to an Akwa Ibom State High Court in Uyo owing to issues of jurisdiction. Delivering judgement, the court reportedly noted…

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BUSIENSSMAN DEFRAUDS GIRLFRIEND 4.5MIL NAIRA, UNLAWFULLY ABORTS HER PREGNANCY

A businessman, Obinna Amaefula on Thursday appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos and was remanded by Magistrate Ejiro Kubeinje for allegedly defrauding his girlfriend of N4.5 million and aborting her five-month-old pregnancy. Amaefula is charged with four counts bordering on obtaining money under false pretence, stealing and assault. He pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him. The Prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie told the court that the defendant committed the fraud on May 20 on Atunrase Estate, Gbagada in Lagos State. He said, “The defendant collected the…

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MAN ARRESTED FOR PAYING 897,000 NAIRA WITH FAKE ALERT

Afeez Hanafi A suspected fraudster, Ismaila Adamu, got more than he bargained for recently when he was arrested by the police for buying $2,500 from a bureau-de-change operator at Alaba International Market, Lagos. City Round learnt that 23-year-old Adamu, who lives in the Iyana Ipaja area of the state, had gone to buy the hard currency from one Abdulkareem Goje on Thursday, July 25, 2019. After agreeing to get the $2,500 for N897,000, he reportedly collected Goje’s account number and sent it to his accomplice, who is still at large. Some…

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FAKE DOCTOR DUPES NIGERIANS IN THE NAME OF ONLINE COURSES IN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

I just want to warn everyone to be very careful of who they patronise in the name of career advancement ó. For like a year now, one ‘fake doctor’ called John Iguve has collected money from people to register them for an online course by University of Washington but didn’t do so. Refund the people, he has refused and has boasted that nothing will happen. My sister, who is among those “Dr” John Iguve swindled, has been angry at his do-your-worst attitude, which sent her digging. What she found include…

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2 WOMEN ARRAIGNED FOR DEFRAUDING HOUSEWIFE 21MILLION NAIRA

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The police, on Wednesday, arraigned two women, Blessing Asugwa and Joy Ogbu, before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ebute Meta for allegedly defrauding a housewife of N21m. It was gathered that the duo obtained the money from one Amaka Joel on the pretext that it would be invested in a business, but this never materialised. They were arraigned on three counts of obtaining under false pretences, fraud and theft. Asugwa and Ogbu pleaded not guilty to the charges. According to the police prosecutor, Oladele Adebayo, the…

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JUSTICE ARCHIBONG SENDS ARCHIBONG TO JAIL OVER 28MIL FRAUD

EFCC PRESS RELEASE Justice Archibong Sends Archibong to Jail over N28m Fraud Justice Archibong Archibong of the Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, convicted and sentenced Archibong Effiong Edem to seven years imprisonment over N28, 234, 735 fraud. The convict was arraigned by the Port Harcourt’s Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, on two-count charges bordering on obtaining by false pretence.  The case was later transferred to an Akwa Ibom…

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32-YR OLD NIGERIAN GRADUATE OF MALAYSIAN COLLEGE ARRESTED OVER 150MIL MONEY LAUNDERING IN LAGOS

EFCC Arrests Man for Alleged N150m Money Laundering The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested one Nelson Emuobosa Omo-Ode, for alleged money laundering. Omo-Ode, a 32, Business Administration graduate of the Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan College, Malaysia, was arrested on July 18, 2019 at his residence at The Address Homes, Onikani Foreshore Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, following a petition received by the Commission about his suspicious lifestyle. Investigations showed that over N150, 000,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) had passed through his account in recent…

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4 NIGER STATE PERM SEC IN AGE FALSIFICATION SCANDAL

Four permanent secretaries in the Niger state Civil Service are currently involved in an age falsification scandal. The permanent secretaries had falsified their ages to enable them stay beyond the mandatory 60 years in civil service. The scandal has become widened to the extent that the state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello had been forced to set up a committee to look into the matter and punish whoever is involved. Preliminary investigation by the committee revealed that permanent secretaries and some Senior Directors in the state Civil Service were involved…

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FAKE AGENT CAUGHT WITH 14 STOLEN ATM CARDS IN KADUNA

The police command in Kaduna on Wednesday arraigned a 28-year-old fake estate agent, Sunday Michael, in a Chief Magistrates’ Court, Taiwo Road, for allegedly being in possession of 14 stolen Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards. Michael was charged with criminal conspiracy, impersonation, being in possession of ATM cards suspected to be stolen. Insp. Leo Chidi, the Prosecution Counsel, told the court that Blessing James, who resides in Sabon Tasha, Kaduna, reported the matter at the Barnawa Police Station on July 24. Chidi alleged that the defendant and two others now…

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COURT CONVICTS BUSINESSMAN IN ABSENTIA OVER 150,000 DOLLAR FRAUD

Court gavel Justice Olusola Williams of the Special Offences Court, sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Friday convicted a businessman, Barnabas Johnson Akojie in absentia for offences bordering on forgery, stealing, obtaining by false pretence and fraudulent conversion to the tune of $149,950. Akojie was convicted alongside his companies, Hanson Oil and Gas Limited and Hanston Oil and Gas Limited, having been arraigned on an eight-count charge by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on October 9, 2018. One of the charges reads: “That you, Barnabas Johnson Akojie and Hanston…

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