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Police arrest four suspected fraudsters in Niger state, recover N3.8m
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Police arrest four suspected fraudsters in Niger state, recover N3.8m

The Niger State Police Command has arrested four suspected fraudsters and recovered N3.8m from them. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, November 10, said the suspects were arrested at Tunga market by police opeperatives attached to X-Squad unit of the Command based on credicle information. The suspects, Maduka Johnson, 27, of Anambra State, David Victor, 25, of Gida-Madara area of city gate, Minna, Josephine Samuel, 21, of Tunga area, Minna and Laura John, 20, of Tunga area, Minna, are staffs of a suspected fake cooperative organization named “REG-SUNNY MULTI-INVESTMENT LIMITED.   "The suspects specialized in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public in the name of 30% return on investment of any amount of mo...
EFCC busts 12 suspected ‘Yahoo boys’ in Ibadan
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EFCC busts 12 suspected ‘Yahoo boys’ in Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 12 suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren announced the operation in a statement on Friday. The alleged scammers were apprehended at Alapata and Awotan areas of Ibadan. The suspects, mostly undergraduates, were nabbed following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related crimes. Fraudulent documents and other instruments allegedly used in committing the crimes were recovered. Uwujaren said a Toyota Corolla, sophisticated phones and laptops were also seized by operatives. The suspects will be charged to court at the completion of investigations.
Alleged fraudster Mompha gives EFCC deadline to apologize
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Alleged fraudster Mompha gives EFCC deadline to apologize

An alleged fraudster, Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a. Mompha, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to apologize over an alleged libellous publication. Mompha made the demand in a letter signed by his lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole. The Instagram celebrity warned the EFCC that failure to comply within 14 days will cause him to take legal action. Oyewole said the anti-graft agency’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren made a libellous and defamatory statement about Mompha. The legal practitioner insists his client is not a criminal or fraudster as painted in the publication and had nothing to do with convicted Hamza Koudeih (HK). Last week, Justice Tijjani Garba Ringim of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, convicted and sentenced Koudeih, a Lebanese, to one-year imprison...
Lebanese fraudster sentenced after pleading guilty; forfeits N100m, luxury SUV and iPhones to FG
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Lebanese fraudster sentenced after pleading guilty; forfeits N100m, luxury SUV and iPhones to FG

Lebanese cyber criminal, Hamza Koudeih has been sentenced to one year in prison by a  Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. Koudeih’s N100m which was hidden in the bank account of CHK Property Investment Ltd, is to be forfeited to the federal government alongside his luxury Mercedes Benz GLE43 SUV with Chassis Number: HJGEDGEBXHA063213, his two iPhones and a HP Desktop computer. The Lebanese fraudster was sentenced based on the plea deal he reached with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). When Koudeih was arraigned in November last year alongside his Nigerian co-defendant Kayode Philip, alias ‘Voice of the King’, they pleaded not guilty to a charge of engaging in cyber fraud and attempting to retain the sums of $6million and £1million in the Bank of China. T...
Man nabbed after obtaining N38m from ‘Yahoo boys’ to stop EFCC arrest
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Man nabbed after obtaining N38m from ‘Yahoo boys’ to stop EFCC arrest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Ladeji Kelvin Babatunde. He was nabbed after allegedly obtaining over N38,000,000 from suspected internet fraudsters. Babatunde had boasted that he would prevent their arrest by the commission. An EFCC statement on Facebook said the defendant posed as an operative to perpetrate the act. “A four-bedroom uncompleted apartment located at Ikola Road, Alagbado, Lagos, which was developed with the proceeds of the fraud, was recovered from him”, it reads. Babatunde will be charged to court after the completion of investigation.
Why we Raided BBNaija star, Dorathy’s house – EFCC
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Why we Raided BBNaija star, Dorathy’s house – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has reacted to claims by former Big Brother Naija housemate, Dorathy Bachor, that her house was broken into by its operatives. Recall that earlier today, Dorathy took to her Instastories to call out the agency after its operatives allegedly broke down the door of her apartment in the early hours of today while on the trail of a suspected fraudster. Read here. Reacting to Dorathy's claim, EFCC in a statement released this afternoon, said its operatives broke into the house because they refused to open the door. The statement reads   The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been drawn to a post on Instagram by one Dorothy Bachor, alleging that operatives of the Commission broke into her home in the ...
EFCC arrests father and son for alleged internet
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EFCC arrests father and son for alleged internet

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is grilling a father, Isa Bola Bakare, and his son, Malik Giles Bakare over alleged conspiracy on computer-related fraud. They were apprehended for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities. Malik was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police, Force CID, Alagbon in Lagos on May 31, 2021, and handed over to the EFCC. In a statement on Wednesday, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said Malik acted as a “middleman”. “He connects internet fraudsters around the globe with pickers, and receives some percentage on every successful transaction”, it read. During preliminary investigation, the father appeared at the EFCC to claim the N46 million Range Rover SUV recovered from Malik. ...
“No matter how you sugarcoat it, you’re a thief” Georgina Onuoha criticizes fraudsters
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“No matter how you sugarcoat it, you’re a thief” Georgina Onuoha criticizes fraudsters

Georgina Onuoha took to Instagram to criticize those who engage in fraud. The former Nollywood actress advised people to make legitimate money and told fraudsters that they are thieves, irrespective of how they try to twist the truth. She added in the caption:   End of discussion. Hustle and earn with pride. . There is respect and dignity in labor that you built and worked for with honesty and truthfulness. Stop worshiping criminals stealing money meant to build roads, hospitals, schools, clean water, electricity and basic infrastructure in your communities and country. Remember that that slay Queen you are worshiping on social is eating money given to her by public office holders meant to pay your fathers retirement and pay doctors and teachers so they don’t go on st...
30 suspected Yahoo-Yahoo Boys busted in Ilorin, 10 exotic cars recovered
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30 suspected Yahoo-Yahoo Boys busted in Ilorin, 10 exotic cars recovered

Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 30 internet fraud suspects, also known as Yahoo-Yahoo Boys, in Ilorin, Kwara State.   The suspects include: Adigun Oladapo, Olamilekan Ogunsola, Fuad Abidemi, Haastrup Samuel, Olamide Adeyemi, Akinola Abideen, Ebenezer Haastrup, Kehinde Adeyemi, Quadri Kareem, Abubakar Abdulbashit, Damilola Akinola, Ola-Oluwa Samuel, David Oyewole, Mojereola Toheeb, Isaac Chikezie, Joshua Chiekezie, Abdulsalam Opeyemi and Abawonjo Abdulazeez. Others are, Ganiyu Olanrewaju, Adeleke Ibrahim, Taiwo Ganiyu, Oke Gideon, Olakunle Adebisi, Ajani Samuel, Joshua Ogizien, Sodiq Olasupo, Olamilekan Mubarak, Adeniyi Olashile, Rotimi Adeyemi and Rasaq Olanrewaju. A statement issued by EFCC‘s spoke...
Italian Hospital Worker Accused Of Skipping Job For 15 Years
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Italian Hospital Worker Accused Of Skipping Job For 15 Years

An Italian man who was supposed to work as a fire response officer at a public hospital has allegedly not been doing his job for a whopping 15 years in a row, while still receiving a salary. The Italian public sector is infamous for this type of scam, and it appears this particular case sets a new national record for length. It was reported by the press this week, based on an investigation by local law enforcement. The alleged fraudster, named Salvatore Scumace, was an employee of the Pugliese-Ciaccio Hospital in Catanzaro, the capital of the Calabria region in southern Italy. He was part of the COEI, the hospital’s fire emergency operations center. However, he had not showed up for work since 2005, and was only sacked in October 2020 after his lengthy absence was finally looked in...
Between BBNaija’s Mercy Eke and a Suspected Fraudster Asking for her Bank details
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Between BBNaija’s Mercy Eke and a Suspected Fraudster Asking for her Bank details

BBNaija star, Mercy Eke had quite a hilarious moment with a suspected fraudster who asked for her bank details. Mercy Eke was seen in the video giving out a number which the suspected fraudster said is not correct. After the reality show star asked him to go back to school when he asked for the "expiry date" on her ATM card, he called her a "foolish human being" before dropping the call. Watch the video below;
EFCC Hands Recovered ¥370,000, $1,800 USD To Japanese Victim Of Fraud
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EFCC Hands Recovered ¥370,000, $1,800 USD To Japanese Victim Of Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday, April 1, 2021 handed over the sums of ¥370,000 Japanese Yen and $1,800 USD, recovered from a fraudster, to the Japanese victim through officials of the Japanese Embassy, Abuja. The money was recovered by the EFCC following a complaint by one Hatsumi Ozeki on January 19, 2019. Investigation established that Ozeki was duped by one Evans Ewean-Obayagbona but the proceeds of crime was wired to him through the accounts of his accomplices- Samson Okonofua, Osifo Onaiwi-Kelly and Igbenedion Iyobor Mikel. Speaking while handing over the money to officials of the Japanese Embassy at the EFCC headquarters, Abuja, the Director of Operations, Abdulkarim Chukkol, reiterated the Commission’s commitment to the fight against cybe...
Actress Ummi Zee Zee reveals reason for her suicidal post; says she was duped of N450 million
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Actress Ummi Zee Zee reveals reason for her suicidal post; says she was duped of N450 million

Actress Ummi Ibrahim, aka Ummi Zee Zee, has revealed why she was depressed days after sharing a suicidal post on Instagram. Over the weekend, the Kannywood actress shared a depressing photo of herself and wrote in the caption that she feels like committing suicide. She has now revealed that she became depressed after losing N450million to a business partner. Speaking in an interview with Voice of America (Hausa Service), she said: "The reason for my post was because one Igbo man from the Niger Delta, with whom I started crude oil business, said there’s a certain amount of money I had to give for us to start the business, and that I will make half payment and then give the remaining later. "I didn’t know the man is a fraudster. He defrauded me of huge amount of money and...
Convicted Fraudster Bags 70 Years Jail Term in Sokoto
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Convicted Fraudster Bags 70 Years Jail Term in Sokoto

Justice Bello Duwale of the Sokoto State High Court, sitting in Sokoto on Thursday, April 1, 2021, convicted and sentenced a fraudster, Hamzat Muhammad Bashar, to seventy years imprisonment without an option of fine. Justice Duwale pronounced his verdict on Bashar after he was found guilty of obtaining Twenty Nine Million Eight Hundred and Sixty-Five Thousand Naira (N29,865,000.00) by false pretense. He was arraigned, by the Sokoto Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on November 7, 2019, on a 12-count amended charge, bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretense. Count one of the charge reads: “That you Hamzat Bashar Muhammad, Hindatu Bashar (Now at Large) and Hamga Investment Resources Limited sometimes within the months of Jun...
Court Convicts Nigerien, Five Others Over Fake $570,000
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Court Convicts Nigerien, Five Others Over Fake $570,000

Justice M.S. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna has convicted and sentenced members of a notorious syndicate of fraudsters comprising a Nigerien and five Nigerians. The Nigerien, Magaji Musa (a.k.a Maishayi) and five Nigerians: Salisu Rabiu, (a.k.a Mai Magani); Ibrahim Idris, (a.k.a Dankano); Haruna Abdullahi,(a.k.a Balogun), Haruna Usman (a.k.a Maiturare) and Abubakar Umar (a.k.a Fulani), were handed fourteen years imprisonment following their prosecution by the Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The convicts were prosecuted on four counts of conspiracy, attempt to obtain money by false pretence and possession of counterfeit currencies, contrary to Section 8A, 1A, 8B of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offence...
“I love him, I want to come visit him in Jail” – American model/stripper, Symba gushes about Invictus Obi
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“I love him, I want to come visit him in Jail” – American model/stripper, Symba gushes about Invictus Obi

American model and stripper, Symba, took to her Instastory to show her support for Nigerian convicted fraudster, Invictus Obi, who just bagged a 10-year jail term for fraud in the U.S. (Read here) Sharing a photo of Invictus Obi on her story, the curvy model declared her love for him before revealing that she wants to visit him in jail. "I love him. If you know him, tell him I want to come visit him in jail," Symba wrote underneath his picture.  
Fraudster Wipes £175,000 From Riyad Mahrez’s Bank Card
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Fraudster Wipes £175,000 From Riyad Mahrez’s Bank Card

A CROOKED forklift driver blew more than £175,000 on a bank card belonging to Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez. Sharif Mohamed, 32, spent £20,000 of the winger’s money partying and on designer clothes in Ibiza. Mahrez failed to realise for more than a month that a fraudster had blown the money. The £200,000-a-week star took nearly five weeks to block the card Mohamed had got hold of to enjoy a taste of the high life In that time, Mohamed burned through £20,000 partying in Ibiza. He guzzled champagne at trendy beach bars and blew thousands buying designer clothes from boutiques on the holiday island. In the UK, his spree also included a splurge in a casino — as well as more modest outings to Nando’s, KFC and Greggs. But the spending — equivalent to less than one week’...
Dele Momodu Appeals To EFCC To Stop Parade Of Arrested Suspects
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Dele Momodu Appeals To EFCC To Stop Parade Of Arrested Suspects

Chairman of Ovation Media Group Dele Momodu has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop the parade of suspects who have not been prosecuted and convicted. Mr Momodu’s appeal came after the EFCC’s latest parade of 10 internet fraud suspects in Lagos. “I wish to appeal to EFCC & security agencies to stop rushing to parade pictures of young Nigerians on social media pages when their cases have not been prosecuted and they’re not convicted,” he said on Tuesday. “This habit may permanently damage some of these guys permanently if later found innocent.” Momodu also urged the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) to intervene in the matter. “Our dear @officialefcc please, it is not every young Nigerian carrying laptop that is a Yahoo Yahoo fraudster… There is ...
Oba of Benin’s Wife, Queen Ewuare Rains a Curse on Online Scammers
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Oba of Benin’s Wife, Queen Ewuare Rains a Curse on Online Scammers

One of the wives of the Oba of Benin, Queen Ewuare, has placed a curse on online scammers. Queen Ewuare placed the curse after sharing a chat she had with the fraudster who scammed someone she knows. Apparently, someone she knows ordered an item from an 'Instagram seller' but the person never got the item. The monarch's wife was disappointed with the response she got after the contacted the seller and went on to place a curse on the person. See their exchange below
Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of Invictus Obi Okeke’s N235 Million
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Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of Invictus Obi Okeke’s N235 Million

Justice A. M. Liman of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the final forfeiture of N235,451,969 traced to the account of a convicted fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke, to the Federal Government of Nigeria. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren, announced this in a statement on Thursday. Okeke, the Chief Executive Officer of Invictus Group, pleaded guilty to two charges: computer fraud and wire fraud. DAILY POST reported his arrest in August 2019 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Okeke, who made it into Forbes Africa’s Under 30 List in 2016, was nabbed for $11 million fraud after an official account belonging to a steel company’s CEO was hacked. The FBI was contacted about the scam by the representatives of Unatrac Holding Lim...
EFCC arrests 22 suspected Internet Fraudsters in Owerri
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EFCC arrests 22 suspected Internet Fraudsters in Owerri

Operatives of the Uyo zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), have arrested 22 suspected internet fraudsters at different locations in Imo state. The all-male suspects, whose ages range between 20 and 41, were arrested recently at “Sight and Services” within “World Bank”, in Ugwuma Town and “Road Safety” by Toronto road, Egbu, Owerri, Imo state. The suspects are: Chinonso Anozie Frank, Ogadibo Victor Chikeluba, Clinton Njoku Onyekachi, Okoro Edwin Chigozie, Anozie Chibuzor Harold, Anyaeriuba Canice, Ogbuehi Anderson, Okere Nonye, Njoku Paul Chibuike, Ndalaka Felix Chukwuebuka and Anele Chibuike Timothy. Others are: Chidi Kalu, Uparai Daniel; Ubochi Christian Ikechukwu; Udoka Obi; Chiagozie Morris Obiano; Moses Akaedite, Henry Princewill Chisom, Prince...
If A Man Is Rich And Spends All His Time With You, He Is Likely A Fraudster — Reno Omokri
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If A Man Is Rich And Spends All His Time With You, He Is Likely A Fraudster — Reno Omokri

Nigerian author and lawyer, Reno Omokri reveals how ladies describes a good man. Taking to his twitter handle, The author explained that women want someone who is wealthy, yet spends all his time with them, rather than at work. He wrote When you read what some women describe as a ‘good man’, you realise that they want someone who is wealthy, yet spends all his time with them. Listen, if a man is rich and spends all his time with you, rather than at work, he is likely a fraudster! #FreeLeahSharibu #RenosNuggets
Hushpuppi Denied Bail In The USA
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Hushpuppi Denied Bail In The USA

Suspected Nigerian fraudster Ramon Abbas a.k.a #hushpuppi has been denied bail in the United States in spite of his lawyer, Gal Pissetzky insisting that his job as an Instagram celebrity paid for the $10,000 monthly rent on his luxury Dubai flat. His lawyers had applied for him to leave jail with an electronic tag and live with the uncle of a woman with whom he has a child with, but US prosecutors opposed the bail application. UAE's The National reported that prosecutors said he could commit crimes with just a smartphone and an internet connection and that he posed too much of a flight risk. Reacting to prosecutors' argument, Pissetzky said his client had too much to lose if he flees from the United States. He told a judge in Chicago by videolink; “He is loved and respected...
“Leave that Yahoo Yahoo boyfriend before he brings you Yahoo Yahoo disgrace” – Ifu Ennada tells women dating fraudsters
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“Leave that Yahoo Yahoo boyfriend before he brings you Yahoo Yahoo disgrace” – Ifu Ennada tells women dating fraudsters

Ifu Ennada has issued a warning to women dating fraudsters to quit the relationship in order not to attract disgrace upon themselves. Posting on her Instagram page, the Big Brother Naija star wrote: "Leave that YahooYahoo boyfriend before he brings you Yahoo Yahoo disgrace. Go and hustle clean and make your own money, God will bless the work of your hands."
EFCC Returns $4,040 to Brazilian Victim of Internet Fraud
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EFCC Returns $4,040 to Brazilian Victim of Internet Fraud

  Debora Moreira, a Brazilian victim of internet fraud, has acknowledged the receipt of the sum of $4,040 which was recovered on her behalf by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,  EFCC. Moreira lost the money to  Emmanuel Tope, a convicted fraudster,  in a romance scam. EFCC commenced investigation of the scam in March 2019 and successfully recovered the money,  prosecuted, and got the fraudster convicted. EFCC in a statement released said the proceeds of crime were remitted into the victim’s account with Bank Itau S/A, Rua Americo Brasiliense, through the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Why I Was Labelled A Fraudster – Uchemba Williams Spills
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Why I Was Labelled A Fraudster – Uchemba Williams Spills

Uchemba Williams is also unarguably one of the sought after bachelors in Nollywood. He recently shared with Sun News how he copes with female attention and weird experience with a female fan? “I love my female fans always. I think for me I’m used to it because I have been on the limelight for over 22 years, since I was a child. So, it doesn’t come as a shock to me. All I have to do, is wear a smile, dress well, smell nice,and be kind to people. Even though some people can be insensitive. Sometimes they see you in a very serious place they just come in and interrupt you, you just have to be calm because most times they can’t control themselves. I try as much as I can to keep my distance. I’m a very strict person. I am disciplined. I keep boundaries always but however, they are my ...
The Baby Is Not Mine – Bankole Denies Paternity Of Popular Actress’ Baby
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The Baby Is Not Mine – Bankole Denies Paternity Of Popular Actress’ Baby

Earlier today, it was reported that popular Yoruba actress, Rasheedah Olatokunbo Jolaosho, better known as Toksbarbie welcomed a baby girl and the paternity of the baby was tied to her married colleague and alleged fraudster, Bankole Sunday. Well, Bankole Sunday has taken to his Instagram page to debunk the claims. According to the actor cum producer, “Such speculation is a disrespect to the mother and extended families of the new child” He wrote: “DISCLAIMER “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” Premised on the above, this is a particular response to a frivolous post put up on an Instagram blog attaching the paternity of a colleague’s child to ...
EFCC arrests suspected internet fraudsters with mini coffin
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EFCC arrests suspected internet fraudsters with mini coffin

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested six suspected internet fraudster with a mini coffin in Ibadan, Oyo State.   The suspects are Azeez Adebowale, Toyinsola Bolumole, Ifelowo Ololade, Sonuyi Ayodeji, Folarin Olayinka, and Aluko Olawale.     They were arrested during a raid by EFCC operatives of Oluyole and Alao-Akala estates in Ibadan.   EFCC acting spokesperson, Tony Orilade, in a statement on Tuesday, March 3, said the operatives recovered from the suspects items including four cars, various brands of sophisticated phones and an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card.   Mr Orilade said one of the suspects, Mr Adebowale, 38; claimed to be using the coffin as a soap rack to hypnotise his victims...
Riot as Ogun Residents Accuse Police of Killing Shooting Stars Footballer
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Riot as Ogun Residents Accuse Police of Killing Shooting Stars Footballer

There was a riot in Sagamu area of Ogun State following allegations that a footballer, identified as Kareem, was killed by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on Saturday. But the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Kareem was knocked down by a vehicle while trying to escape from an officer of the Zonal Intervention Squad. DAILY POST reports that this is coming barely two days after some policemen attached to the anti-cultism squad of the Ogun State police command shot two traders in Abeokuta while chasing internet fraudsters. Kareem, DAILY POST learnt, was a footballer recently signed by the Shooting Stars of Remo. Information spreading on social media was that SARS operatives chased Kareem, otherwise ...
Man Sentenced to 1 Year Imprisonment For  Specializing in Defrauding Nigerians at ATM Points
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Man Sentenced to 1 Year Imprisonment For Specializing in Defrauding Nigerians at ATM Points

Justice Bello Duwale of the Sokoto State High Court, Sokoto, has sentenced a fraudster, Bashar Umar Abdullahi (a.k.a Abdu Abdullahi and Bashir Abdullahi) to one year in jail without option of fine for stealing N15, 000.00 (Fifteen Thousand Naira) from his victim via a fraudulent transfer at an ATM gallery. The convict specialized on scamming unsuspecting Automated Teller Machine, (ATM) users who run into difficult transactions at ATM galleries. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sokoto Zonal Office arraigned the convict on September 23, 2019, on amended one-count charge, bordering on cheating and defrauding an unsuspecting victim to the tune of N15, 000.00 at ATM gallery. The charge reads: "That you Bashar Umar Abdullahi (a.k.a Abdu Abdullahi and Bashir Abdull...
EFCC Arrests Two Verified Currency Counterfeiters In Abuja
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EFCC Arrests Two Verified Currency Counterfeiters In Abuja

Operatives of the Abuja Zonal Office of the EFCC has two men for suspected to be money-doublers. The men Badamasi Sule and Muhammad Muhammad, have been arrested for owning counterfeit Naira notes totalling about N45million. The men are said to be part of a syndicate of fraudsters who specialize in printing fake N1,000 notes. They were also found to be in possession of fake $100 bills. The men who were arrested with two “Ghana-must-go bags” containing the N1,000 notes were said to be preparing to put the money out into circulation. Their primary targets are bureaux de change operators and unsuspecting members of the public. Their syndicate is believed to be operating from Gashua, Yobe State, with its dispatch lodge being a hotel located in Abacha Estate, Abuja.  ...
Court Remands Teenager Who Set 24-year-old Girlfriend Ablaze in Lagos for Allegedly Cheating on Him
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Court Remands Teenager Who Set 24-year-old Girlfriend Ablaze in Lagos for Allegedly Cheating on Him

The 18-year-old suspected internet fraudster, Victor Oji, who set his girlfriend Tolani Mariam, 24, ablaze in Iba Town in Ojo Lagos, was remanded on Tuesday by an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court. The Magistrate, Mrs A. Kusanu, did not take the teenager’s plea, but ordered that he should be kept at the Ikoyi Custodial Centre, Lagos, pending advice from the state director of public prosecutions. Kusanu adjourned the case until Feb. 19. Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the defendant committed the crime on Dec. 7, 2019, at 10.00a.m. at No. G549, Army Post Service Estate, Iba Town. He said that the defendant set ablaze his girlfriend because he suspected she was cheating on him. She later died from burns she suffered. According to the prosecutor, ...
Suspected Fraudster, Mompha Sues EFCC For N5 Million Over Unlawful Detention
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Suspected Fraudster, Mompha Sues EFCC For N5 Million Over Unlawful Detention

Social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, has filed a suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleging unlawful detention and a violation of his rights. Mompha was arrested on October 19 at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on allegations of cybercrime and money laundering. The Instagram celebrity has now filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit at the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere through his lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole. Mompha is demanding damages of N5 million for his unlawful detention without trial. He prayed the court to order the EFCC to either immediately charge him to court or release him if it was not ready to charge him to court. Mr Oyewole said his client, as a Nigerian, was entitled to the pro...
Man Proposes To 18-Year-Old Girls On Facebook, Dupes Them Of N418,000 In Anambra
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Man Proposes To 18-Year-Old Girls On Facebook, Dupes Them Of N418,000 In Anambra

Two girls reportedly lost the sum of N418,000 to a 22-year old suspected facebook fraudster, David Maduabuchi in Okpoko, near Onitsha, Anambra state. The victims, Ogechi Miracle and Chinasa Peter, both 18 years were allegedly lured by the suspect on Facebook under false pretences of marrying them. The Nation gathered that the victims had stolen the said sums at different times from their parents after being swindled by the suspect. The suspect was also said to have collected some undisclosed number of laptop computers from his victims. The police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, said the suspect has been arrested. He said, “At about 7:pm, Police detectives attached to Awada Division arrested one David Maduabuchi ‘m’ aged 22years of N...
Jailed Fraudster, Hope Olusegun Aroke Still Coordinates Yahoo Yahoo Operations From Prison
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Jailed Fraudster, Hope Olusegun Aroke Still Coordinates Yahoo Yahoo Operations From Prison

The EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, has uncovered that Hope Olusegun Aroke a convicted internet fraudster currently serving a 24 years jail term is still in active communication with other high valued targets that are currently being investigated by the Commission for various offences relating to computer fraud and money laundering. . . Investigation revealed that he masterminded the commission of internet scam worth over $100, 000, OOO (One Million Dollars) whilst serving his jail term.
Nigerian Lady, Deborah Oguntoyinbo Arrested For Stealing Identities Of Over 20 Women In Canada
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Nigerian Lady, Deborah Oguntoyinbo Arrested For Stealing Identities Of Over 20 Women In Canada

Meet Nigerian Actress, Deborah Oguntoyinbo — accused of being a professional and prolific identity thief Police investigating theft of identities of at least 20 Toronto-area women in the past 2 years alone Police say she is one of the most prolific identity thieves they've recently encountered. They say 26-year-old Deborah Oguntoyinbo, of Toronto, has left a trail of shattered lives and destroyed credit profiles. A CBC News investigation has uncovered details about Oguntoyinbo, who is currently facing more than 50 fraud-related charges in Toronto as well as nearby York, Peel and Halton regions, according to court records. The charges relate to the alleged thefts of identities belonging to at least 20 people since 2017 alone. But there could be more, York Regional Police S...
It is better to be a beggar than a fraudster – Actress Charity Nnaji continues to mock Mompha, shares video outside EFCC’s office claiming she visited him
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It is better to be a beggar than a fraudster – Actress Charity Nnaji continues to mock Mompha, shares video outside EFCC’s office claiming she visited him

Charity Nnaji continued her troll post against Mompha who was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his alleged involvement in internet fraud and money laundering. Sharing a collage of the arrested Dubai-based Nigerian man with some of his assets, the Nollywood actress whose troll post centered on being publicly shamed by Mompha for begging him for money, stated that it is better to be a beggar than being a fraudster. She wrote; Hmmm Billionaire indeed...just take a look at .. Lemme warn all of you, i am not here for clout chasing, comments or likes ... its better to be a beggar than a fraudster... As for you all commenting rubbish on my page.. i can feed you all and your generation (No be mouth), i am in my office begging..when i am done begging i...
EFCC Arrests Suspected Fraudster At Presidential Villa
Crime

EFCC Arrests Suspected Fraudster At Presidential Villa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a suspected impersonator and fraudster , Abdulrauf Illyasu , for allegedly defrauding members of the public within the precincts of the Presidential Villa , Abuja . Illyasu was said to have secured an office opposite the presidential banquet hall , where he carried out his nefarious activities . EFCC sources informed our Correspondent in Abuja on Wednesday , that the suspect claimed to be a member of the Chattered Insurance Institute of Nigeria , and also a deputy general manager with the National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria . EFCC investigation showed that he successfully swindled the Managing Director of Galaxy Investment, Babagana Dalor , of N 500 m . Dalor is also under EFCC investigations for operating a Ponz...
My Billionaire Client Is A Fraudster, Threat To National Security, Lawyer Tells Court
Crime

My Billionaire Client Is A Fraudster, Threat To National Security, Lawyer Tells Court

Justice Christopher Balogun of the State High Court at the Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, Onikan, Lagos, on Wednesday, remanded Abubakar Peters, Chairman, Nadabo Energy Limited, in prison for plotting to evade trial and abscond from the country. Mr Peters is standing trial on a 27-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence, forgery and use of forged documents to the tune of N978 million (N978, 401, 732, 09) brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The defendant allegedly defrauded the federal government of the said sum of money by supplying 6, 505,140. 04 litres of Petroleum Motor Spirit, PMS, instead of 19,488, 992 litres, being the quantity he was contracted to supply. The defendant also allegedly forged the documents that were used t...
Between Ubi Franklin And a Bank Fraudster
Celebs

Between Ubi Franklin And a Bank Fraudster

Popular Nigerian music artist manager, Ubi Franklin make jest of a man who seems to be a fraudster. This fraudster told Ubi Franklin to go and bring his ATM card and send all the details to him but Ubi franklin pretend as if he wanted to send it but smart Ubi was recording the man. Watch The Video Below
Etinosa falls victim to an Instagram fraudster on set of a new movie
Celebs

Etinosa falls victim to an Instagram fraudster on set of a new movie

Etinosa has called out a fraudster she fell victim to on set of a new movie. The fraudster had stormed the actress' Instagram page, pleading for help in her food business.   However after Etinosa obliged and sent money to the "lady" to deliver food on set, the fraudster deleted the comment and also blocked her. On losing the money, the actress prayed that God provides for the person behind the account so he or she wouldn't have to steal again.   Etinosa wrote;   Remember this lady I felt compassion for? Do you know that he or she took my money, deleted this comment and BLOCKED ME? Lol. Smh. Fortunately, my bro @kapachiino took a screenshot of it that night and tried to tell me it could be scam. It's ok, I have used the money to do giveaway to that person. I a...
Keyamo Speaks On Relationship With Jerry Ikogho, Fraudster Nabbed By FBI
Politics

Keyamo Speaks On Relationship With Jerry Ikogho, Fraudster Nabbed By FBI

Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo, has described suspected fraud kingpin, jerry Ikogho, as a brother and friend from a good home, Igbere TV reports. The newly appointed minister said this in an interview with newsmen after pictures of the two men appeared on the Internet. Igbere TV reports that Ikogho is one of the 77 Nigerians charged for massive fraud and money laundering in the United States of America following an extensive FBI operation. The suspects allegedly conspired to scam at least $46 million from victims via romance scams, business email compromises and other online fraud schemes. A grand jury indictment was filed in the Central District of California back in October 2018 and unsealed last week after the arrest of 14 defendants in the US. ...
Two yahoo boys bag 6 months jail sentence
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Two yahoo boys bag 6 months jail sentence

Two internet fraudsters identified as Samuel Magaaji and Balogun Olasunkanmi have been handed a 6 months jail sentence, after being arraigned before Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of Kwara State High Court on separate one-count charge.   The suspects were sentenced to prison without an option of fine and they were also ordered to forfeit all the phones and items recovered from them to the Federal Government. The statement from the EFCC reads;   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office on July 26, 2019 secured the conviction of Samuel Magaaji and Balogun Olasunkanmi charged for offences bordering on internet fraud. They were arraigned before Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of a Kwara State High Court, sitting in Ilorin, on separate one-count char...
Nine suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Edo
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Nine suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Edo

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office on July 23, 2019 arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters at their various hideouts in Benin City, Edo State. They were arrested sequel to intelligence gathering which alleged that they were involved in the fraudulent internet activity known as ‘cat-fishing’. According to a statement released by the agency, the suspects who are between the ages of 20 and 35 are: Amafin Collins, Edafitite Abel, Usianene Elizojie, Ojiefor Marvelus, Uduehi Osumor, Geigi Emmanuel Ose, Osaro Osakpolor, Francis Omoiegbe and Onuoba Prince Nonso. Items recovered from them at the point of arrest include luxury cars, laptop computers, mobile phones, flash drives and internet modems. They have made useful statement...
Fraudster buys phones, assaults sales agent for rejecting fake N200,000
Crime

Fraudster buys phones, assaults sales agent for rejecting fake N200,000

A sales representative of an online mobile phone store based in Ikeja, Lagos, Adewoto Matthew, got the beating of his life recently when he refused to collect fake naira notes from a suspected fraudster, Ebuka Eze. We learnt that Eze, who is a customer to the owner of the store, had placed an order for four phones worth N900,000 on May 2, 2019. The phones are Samsung S7, iPhone X, iPhone 7 plus and iPhone XR. It was gathered that Matthew, who also works with the firm as a dispatch rider, went to Ajah to deliver the phones to Eze. Our correspondent learnt that Eze paid Matthew N400,000 and promised to pay the balance at a later date. He was said to have called his boss on the phone to notify him of the payment plan and collected the money after the boss agreed. It was ...
No Candidate Had More Than One Result – JAMB
Education

No Candidate Had More Than One Result – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Sunday said that no candidate of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) had more than one result. This was revealed in the weekly bulletin of the exam board, which is released from the office of the Registrar, in Abuja. The Head, Media, and Publications of the board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, was quoted as saying that candidates with more than one result were either fraudulent or victims of examination syndicates. He said that those candidates probably paid money to syndicates to help them score high marks in the examination. “The syndicates, realizing that they could not deliver as promised, instead, came up with these forged results and sent the same to candidates who believed them. “These are the set of...

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