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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NIGERIAN, 3 OTHERS SENT TO JAIL FOR DEFRAUDING OVER 100 PEOPLE IN UK

A Nigerian, 28-year-old Adideji Atitebi and three other fraudsters, who conned 100 victims out of approximately £500,000 have been jailed. The Nigerian was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment, said a statement made available to SaharaReporters on Friday by the United Kingdom’s Metropolitan Police. The men were sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on Wednesday, 24 July after being convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to money launder. They were sentenced as follows: – Gift Mangava, 41 (01.01.78) of Hart Dyke Road, Swanley was found guilty following a trial at…

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FAKE LANDLADY ABSCONDS WITH 16MIL FROM 65 POTENTIAL TENANTS

Our attention has been brought to a certain landlady who swindled unsuspecting potential tenants of over 16 million naira. Their honest intention was to rent apartments in the compound, after payment at different times within a period of one month, the fake landlady who poses as an assistant to the main landlord of the house absconded with over 16 million naira from over 65 person’s. The main landlord has been arrested, he claimed not to be aware of the lady’s whereabout. She is currently on the run. Read their report…

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20MIL FRAUD: HOW EX-NBA OFFICIALS DIVERTED ASSOCIATION’S MONEY

Alleged N20m Fraud: How Ex-NBA Chairmen Diverted Association’s Funds- Witness The ongoing trial of two former chairmen of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ikeja Branch, Lagos, Adesina Ogunlana and Yinka Farounbi, for an alleged N20.1million fraud before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos continued on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, with a prosecution witness, Thelma Coco-Bassey, further revealing how the defendants diverted the Association’s funds. Both Ogunlana and Farounbi were arraigned alongside Kappo Aderinola, a former Treasurer of the NBA, Ikeja branch, on Wednesday, May…

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DRIVER SELLS COMPANY’S UBER CAR, RAISES FALSE THEFT ALARM

By Evelyn Usman An Uber driver, Ademola Quadri, has been arrested for raising false alarm over theft of a Toyota Camry salon car that was leased to him. Arrested alongside the 39-year-old suspect was one Uche Sunday, who he allegedly connived with to sell the purported stolen car. Vanguard gathered that Quadri reported at the Igando Police Division that three-armed men, who posed as passengers, snatched the car with number SMK 732 BR, owned by Pinehill Leasing Ltd., from him at about 11p.m., last Sunday. However, during interrogation, he was…

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EFCC ARRESTS ENGINEER OVER ATM FRAUD

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal Office, has arrested a 41-year-old civil engineer, Hammed Folorunsho Lanre, who allegedly withdrew money from his friend’s bank account without his knowledge, through the use of Automated Teller Machine, ATM. Hammed, who resides at 72, Oke-Amun, Off Government Road in Ikotun area of Lagos State, came to Ilorin to visit his Friend, Hammed Muritala, collected his pin numbers and transferred the sum of N540,000 (five hundred and forty thousand naira) into his wallet in bet9ja account. Trouble started when the suspect’s…

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2.5BIL FRAUD: PINNACLE COMMUNCATION MOVES TO PREVENT LAI MOHAMMED FROM APPEARING IN COURT

 Wale Odunsi  Defendants in the case of alleged misapplication of N2.5 billion Federal Government Digital Switch-Over (DSO) programme, have countered application by the prosecution to present former Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed as a witness in court. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, is prosecuting the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Ishaq Kawu in a Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged abuse of office and money laundering The Commission had filed a 12-count charge before Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa, against Kawu, Lucky…

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HOW EMPLOYEE, 2 OTHERS DUPED LAGOS COMPANY OF 29.8MIL ON THE PRETEXT OF SAVING MONEY IN COMPANY ACCOUNT

Oluwatobi Akindele An employee of Pwan Plus Concern Limited, Chika Amanda, and two others, Fatimo Tijani and Alaka Owolabi, have been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defrauding the company of N29.8m. They were arraigned on Tuesday on four counts of conspiracy, obtaining under false pretences, stealing and forgery. According to the police prosecutor, Friday Mameh, Amanda, alongside Tijani and Owolabi, obtained the sum of N29,892,726, which belongs to the firm on the pretext of saving it in the firm’s account. Mameh told the court that…

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