POLICE ARREST CROSSDRESSER, BOBRISKY OVER 30MIL NAIRA FRAUD

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe Police detectives from Abuja, on Thursday, arrested cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, over an alleged N30m fraud. It was gathered that Bobrisky was arrested at the Lekki area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro learnt that a yet-to-be-identified businesswoman petitioned the police and alleged that Bobrisky fraudulently collected the sum of N30m from her. Our correspondent learnt that Bobrisky was later granted an administrative bail. The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, who confirmed the arrest, stated that the matter was under investigation. He said, “He (Bobrisky) was…

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY PADDED NDDC 2019 BUDGET WITH OVER 500 FAKE PROJECTS – ACTING MD

The acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei, revealed on Tuesday that the commission’s 2019 budget was inflated with over 500 non-existing projects. Mr Pondei made the disclosure on Tuesday while addressing journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State while making clarifications on allegations of corruption levelled against the Interim Management Committee (IMC). The acting managing director said that billions of naira was appropriated for the non-existing projects. He said the interim management committee made the discovery while investigating the 2019 appropriation to the commission. The News Agency of…

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NIGERIAN BUSINESSMAN, INVICTUS AKA OBINWANNE OKEKE SET TO PLEAD GUILTY OVER MUTLIMILLION DOLLAR WIRE FRAUD IN US COURT

Months after the bubble burst, Invictus also known as Obinwanne Okeke is set to finally face music for his clandestine fraud activities. Obinwanne Okeke, the Nigerian ‘businessman’ arrested in the United States last August, has capitulated after months of putting up spirited fights against the two-count charge of wire and computer fraud slammed on him by American authorities. Mr Okeke, also known as Invictus Obi in Nigeria, has now told American authorities he is ready to enter a guilty plea, possibly in exchange for a lesser sentence. Already, a Senior…

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NECO REGISTRAR, 4 OTHERS SACKED FOR FRAUD

President Muhammadu Buhari has terminated the appointment of Charles Uwakwe as registrar of National Examinations Council and four other management staff for various offences. Their removal comes after a panel investigating allegations of misconduct against them while they were on suspension recommended they be removed. A May 11 letter signed by the permanent secretary Sonny Echono said Uwakwe was accused of violating public procurement act. A statement from the council’s head of information and public relations, Azeez Sani, said the “President in exercise of his powers, has approved your removal…

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MULTI-BILLION NAIRA FRAUD ROCKS PENCOM ICPC, INVESTIGATES AISHA DAHIR UMAR

 Felix Onajite The Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, is set to probe the acting director-general of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), Aisha Dahir-Umar, for alleged misappropriation of funds, flagrant violation of procurement process and abuse of office, THE WITNESS reports. The investigation, THE WITNESS gathered, follows recent findings by the joint Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Pensions, which revealed high level of financial recklessness in the commission headed by Dahir-Umar. According to the committees, the pension commission fraudulently spent N9 billion on salaries of only 386 staff, and another…

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ONDO GOVT WORKER ARRESTED FOR STEALING 104MILLION NAIRA SUBEB MONEY

Peter Dada, Akure A yet-to-be identified member of staff of the Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board has been arrested for allegedly stealing the sum of N104m from the coffer of the board. Twenty-four other civil servants in the state were also apprehended for alleged involvement in various corrupt practices. The suspects were taken to the Wesco Police Station, Akure, on Thursday. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Undie Adie, confirmed the arrest of the suspects, saying they had been transferred to the command headquarters for thorough investigation. The…

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HOW MAMA BOKO HARAM, OTHERS DIVERTED 111.7MIL NAIRA CONTRACT FUND- WITNESS TELLS COURT

  Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri A prosecution witness, Olaleye Isma’il, on Monday told a Borno State High Court in Maiduguri that Aisha Wakil, alias Mama Boko Haram, connived with two others to divert N111.7m contract funds. Mama Boko Haram, who is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Complete Care and Aid Foundation, is facing trial before Justice Aisha Kumaliya on amended five counts of fraud. Joined as co-defendants in the charges are the foundation’s Programme Manager and Country Director, Dahiru Saidu, and Prince Lawal Shoyode, respectively. Isma’il, an investigator with…

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2.2MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD: YOU HAVE A CASE TO ANSWER, COURT TELLS FORMER NHIS BOSS, FEMI THOMAS

Oladimeji Ramon The Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday dismissed the no-case submission filed by a former Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme, Dr Femi Thomas, in response to the $2.2m fraud charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The court, in a ruling by Justice Ayokunle Faji, said the prosecution had made out a prima facie case against Thomas, warranting him to offer an explanation. The judge held, “The testimonies of the first prosecution witness suggests that the first defendant gave the sum of…

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CHISCO TRANSPORT COMPANY TAKEN TO COURT FOR SEALING 37.7MIL NAIRA

Court Gavel By Paul Iyoghojie The management of Chisco Group of Companies in Lagos has dragged its accountant, Awa Ogechukwu Eke, 38, before a Lagos Magistrates’ Court for allegedly conniving with others, still at large, to steal the sum of N37,799,118. The accused was ordered arrested by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Ikoyi Division, Ikoyi, Lagos CSP Tijani Mustapha N’abba following a complaint by the management of Chisco Group of Companies. The accused was charged before the Igbosere Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on a three-count charge of…

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MORTGAGE BANK MD CHARGES TO COURT OVER 32MIL FRAUD

By Robert Egbe A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday remanded a former Managing Director of Mortgages PHB Ltd, Bayo Adewakun, in Nigerian Correctional Services (NCS) custody. Justice Saliu Saidu made the order following Adewakun’s arraignment on a four-count N32,632,667.91 fraud charge. The defendant was charged by the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) of the Office of Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF). Prosecution counsel Gladys Ezinwa-Ukoha alleged that Adewakun committed the offence between April 29, 2014 and June 28, 2019, while at the firm’s helm of affairs. The court…

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