EFCC REARRAIGNS OFILI-AJUMOGOBIA ON FRESH COUNTS

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, at a Federal High Court in Lagos on the alleged fresh fraud charge. She was docked today before Justice Mohammed Aikawa on an 18-count charge bordering on corruption and unlawful enrichment by a public officer. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to 17 of the 18 counts in which her name was mentioned. The anti-graft agency could not produce her co-accused, Mr Godwin Obla, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN),…

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LAGOS PASTOR SENTENCED TO 5 YEARS IN PRISON FOR FRAUD

Etim Ekpimah A pastor with a Pentecostal church, Fisayo Nehemiah, has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, after he was convicted of fraud. Nehemiah was sentenced by the Chief Magistrate R. Davies-led court on Friday. Our correspondent learnt that the convict obtained iron rods valued at N1,400,385 from a company, Mukaz Nigeria Limited, under false pretences. He was also said to have issued a Diamond Bank dud cheque to the General Manager of the company, Alhaji Babalola Wasiu, as means of payment for the…

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ACTOR YINKA QUADRI’S AIDE ARRESTED FOR DEFRAUDING MANY PEOPLE CLAIMING TO BE SUNNY ADE, SEE PICS

Actor Yinka Quadri’s aide, Oluwafemi Lawrence Oyedokun, has been arrested for impersonating King Sunny Ade to defraud many.The suspect who was arrested alongside two others, defrauded many of millions after he opened a fake Instagram and Twitter accounts with the handle @kingsunnyademusic to advertise a fake U.S and U.K musical tour. The 27-year-old man was arrested alongside his girlfriend, Rebecca Oyebode, 23, and his friend, Oyewunmi Abiodun Ridwan, 27. NewsmakersNG reported that Yinka Quadri’s aide absolved the actor of any complicity in the crime, as it was further gathered that…

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NBC BOSS’ ARRAIGNMENT SHIFTED TILL MAY 2

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday, fixed May 2, for arraignment of Mallam Moddibo Kawu, Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission, (ICPC). The court had at the last adjourned date, fixed April 17 for arraignment but the absence of Mr Dipo Onifade, the second defendant in the matter made it impossible for the ICPC to proceed with the arraignment of the others. Kawu, alongside the Chairman of Pinnacle Communications Limited, Mr Lucky Omoluwa, and Onifade, the Chief Operating…

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EFCC ARRAIGNS BANKER OVER 36MIL DUD CHECQUES

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arraigned Yusuf, who is the Chief Executive Officer, Viclibo Ventures, on five counts bordering on the issuance of dud cheque, criminal breach of trust and cheating. A complainant, Tunde Akinola, had alleged that sometime in January 2018, Yusuf, who worked with the Sokoto branch of the bank requested a N30m loan for the establishment of a biscuit and juice production factory with a pledge to pay back the money with 10 per cent interest. Akinola stated that he rallied round friends and colleagues to…

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ABUJA BUSINESSMAN SWINDLES 20,700 INVESTORS OVER 7BIL THROUGH PHONEY INVESTMENTS, SEE PIX

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Detectives are holding businessman who allegedly collected N7billion from 20,700 potential investors. Babagana Abba Dalori, 35, a 2010 graduate of Electrical/Electronics, University of Maiduguri, is the Managing Director, Galaxy Transportation and Construction Services Limited. He is being held by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Dalori allegedly lured unsuspecting investors with mouth- watering Returns on Investment (RoI). He also promised his investors as high as 135% and, in some cases, 200 % on their investment. According to the suspect, he started his business in 2012 with just a…

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NBC BOSS, KAWU CHARGED TO COURT OVER 2.5BIL FRAUD

THE Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Dr Ishaq Moddibbo Kawu will be docked, tomorrowho, Wednesday, over his alleged complicity in the misapplication of the N2.5 billion seed grant for Digital Switch-Over (DSO) programme of the federal government. Kawu, alongside the Chairman of Pinnacle Communications Limited, Mr. Lucky Omoluwa and the Chief Operating Officer of the same company, Mr. Dipo Onifade, will be arraigned on 17th April, 2019 before Justice F. O. Giwa of the Federal High Court, Abuja by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences…

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EFCC RAISES ALARM OVER NEW TRICKS BY FRAUDSTERS WHO STEAL CARS

EFCC Alerts the Public on New Tricks By Car Thieves The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has advised the general public to be vigilant in order not to fall victim to new tricks deployed by car thieves to dispossess unsuspecting Nigerians of their vehicles. The alert is borne out of the shocking discoveries made during investigations into the allegations of crime levelled against one Babatunde Oluwatope Oni (aka Olu Daniel, Oni Daniel Oluwatope). Babatunde, who hails from Odo Eri, Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State, was recently…

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FAKE LOVERBOY ARRESTED OVER 15,000 DOLLARS LOVE SCAM

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of Ohiaeri Stanley Chukwudi for love scam. A statement from the anti-graft agency says Chukwudi while posing as William Robert, residing in Texas, the United States of America, lured Olivia, Jesse Marie, and Kristiana into a romantic relationship. He conned them of a total sum of $15,000 (Fifteen Thousand Dollars). He was brought before Justice Sylvanus Oriji of a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Apo, on a one-count charge of cheating. The count reads; That you, Ohiaeri Stanley…

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MAN DEFRAUDS ANOTHER OF 3.37MIL OVER PURCHASE OF MOTORCYCLES

Etim Ekpimah The operatives of the Ijede Police Division have arrested one Isaac Ayidessa, who was alleged to have fled Oke-Eletu in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State after reportedly defrauding one Bilewu Gbolahan of N3,375,000 on the pretext of procuring motorcycles for him. Ayidessa was said to have obtained the money in parts between April 2018 and February 2019, after which he allegedly fled without delivering the motorcycles. Ayidessa was arraigned before the Ijede Magistrates’ Court last Tuesday on three counts of obtaining money under false pretences, stealing and…

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