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Fake soldiers arrested while soliciting for a suspect at Ota divisional police
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Fake soldiers arrested while soliciting for a suspect at Ota divisional police

An ex-convict, Segun Ogundeji, has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for impersonation. A statement released by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the state police command, says the suspect was arrested on September 8 when he came to Sango Ota divisional headquarters fully dressed in army camouflage uniform to solicit for the release of a suspect. ''On getting to the station, he met another Air Force man, one Cpl John Temitope who accused the suspect of failure to give him official compliment, as a result of which quarrel ensued between them. It was the quarrel that led the DPO Sango CSP Godwin Idehai, to interrogate them. It was during the interrogation that the police discovered that Segun Ogundeji is not a military man. It was also discovered that he has on...
Court convicts young man of Cybercrime
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Court convicts young man of Cybercrime

Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna on Monday, September 6, 2021, convicted and sentenced one Innocent Arzuka to four months imprisonment on a four-count charge that bordered on cheating by impersonation. The convict was arrested in a sting operation following intelligence on his alleged involvement in cybercrime. Investigation revealed that he fraudulently hacked into the Facebook accounts of unsuspecting persons, and used the accounts, after editing them to suit his requirements, to prospect for would-be victims of his fraud schemes. One of the charges brought against him reads: “that you Innocent Arzuka (M) between January to August 2021 at Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, attempted to commit an offence and in such attemp...
Lekki is now the hotbed of Cybercrime- EFCC
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Lekki is now the hotbed of Cybercrime- EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has said that Lekki, the fast-developing upper middle-class area of Lagos Metropolis, is emerging as the new hub of internet-related fraud. A statement released by the agency says data from the investigation activities of the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for the second quarter of 2021, indicates that Lekki District is the preferred location for all manner of cyber fraud syndicates. Between April and June, 2021, the Advance Fee Fraud and Cyber Crime Sections of the Command recorded a total of 402 internet-related fraud arrests. While the Advance Fee Fraud Section was responsible for 243 arrests, the Cyber Crime Section executed 18 sting operations which resulted in 159 arrests, from which 13 conv...
EFCC arrests son, mother, others for internet fraud
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EFCC arrests son, mother, others for internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the quartet of Lucky Ebhogie, Richman Kas Godwin, Israel Justin and Precious Iwuji. They were picked in the Sabo area of Kaduna, following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud. EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement said preliminary investigation revealed the suspects engaged in impersonation and romance scam. They allegedly faked the identities of United States military personnel on foreign missions to deceive their targets. Ebhogie was said to have used his mother’s bank account to launder proceeds of crime. The suspect, on July 30, 2021, purchased a Mercedes Benz GLK for N7million through the mum’s account. Iwuji was discovered to have sold her photographs and Faceb...
EFCC arraigns suspect for N425m internet fraud, accomplices on the run
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EFCC arraigns suspect for N425m internet fraud, accomplices on the run

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a suspected internet fraudster, Samuel Akunomah. Justice A. T. Mohammed of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, is presiding over the case. Akunomah faces 45-counts bordering on internet fraud, impersonation and obtaining money under false pretense to the tune of N425,000,000. Among the charges, in 2020, Akunomah and Omena Precious Okeren, Shittu Adebayo, Austin Chibike, Charemon Golden (all at large) took possession of the sum through FCMB Bank Account No. 4915799016 in the name of Skillz Nigeria Enterprises. EFCC said the money formed part of the proceeds of an unlawful act and run contrary to Section 15 (1)(2) (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended). Prosecution co...
Three Internet fraudsters convicted in Katsina
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Three Internet fraudsters convicted in Katsina

The Kano Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, today August 6, secured the conviction of three internet fraudsters before Justice Musa Danladi of the Katsina State High Court, Katsina for impersonation and cheating. The convicts, Mojeeb Olayemi and Afonja Mujeeb Adewale, were prosecuted on a one-count charge while Paul Kelvin Alfred was charged with two counts of fraud. The convicts pleaded guilty to their respective offenses. Counsel for the prosecution, Mohammed Gambo asked the court to convict each of them accordingly. Counsel to the convicts, N. I Abdallah, M. T Steven and A. Yusuf all pleaded for leniency on behalf of their clients.   ''Consequently, Justice Danladi convicted and sentenced Kelvin to three months imprisonment on each of the t...
Fake Customs Officer Sentenced to 20 years Imprisonment for Employment Scam in Kwara
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Fake Customs Officer Sentenced to 20 years Imprisonment for Employment Scam in Kwara

Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on Thursday, July 22, sentenced a self-styled customs officer, Yakubu Azeez Afolayan, to twenty years imprisonment having found him guilty of offences bordering on impersonation and job scam. The convict, posing as a Customs Officer, allegedly swindled a number of unsuspecting job seekers under the guise of helping them secure employment into the Nigeria Custom service, NCS, before the long arm of law caught up with him. The 34 year-old Yakubu from Share in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State was arraigned on March 14, 2019 on a four-count charge by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. One of the counts reads: “That you, Yakubu Azeez Afolayan, between the mo...
Suspected Kidnapper of military personnel arrested in Ogun
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Suspected Kidnapper of military personnel arrested in Ogun

A suspected kidnapper of a military officer was on July 17 arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command at Odo pako Ota, in Ado odo ota local government area of Ogun state. The suspect Waliu Oloyede was arrested following a distress call received by the DPO Sango ota divisional headquarters, CSP Godwin Idehai that some vigilante men were having issues with an army officer at Odo pako area of ota. Spokesperson of the state command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest, said upon receiving the report, the DPO led his team to the scene where the suspect, who was dressed in full military camouflage uniform with the rank of W02 but could not give a satisfactory account of himself was apprehended and brought to the station. The suspect was said to have attempted to sna...
Governor Okowa’s Special Adviser Forges Principal’s Signature To Defraud Government Of N14m
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Governor Okowa’s Special Adviser Forges Principal’s Signature To Defraud Government Of N14m

According to a report by SaharaReporters, Francis Osedume, Special Adviser on Students Affairs to the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has defrauded the state government of N14 million after forging the signature of one of his principals, Jerry Ehiwarior. SaharaReporters learnt that the Department of State Services, Delta command, is presently investigating Osedume, sacked by the governor over the forgery of signatures. SaharaReporters gathered that the same S.A. attended Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, but was expelled for related offenses. Top sources in the Delta State Government confirmed that Osedume, formerly with the Union Bank, was also sacked after being linked to fraudulent activities. “While at Union Bank, he also forged the signature of th...
Smiling Yahoo Boys Bag Jail Sentences
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Smiling Yahoo Boys Bag Jail Sentences

Two internet fraudsters popularly known as yahoo boys who were smiling in their mugshot, have bagged jail sentences after being arraigned in court. John Padre Akor and Aondoaver Aondoseer were handed the jail sentence on Thursday July 8 after being arraigned before Justice Abdu Dogo of the Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) on one-count separate charge bordering on criminal impersonation and obtaining money from foreign nationals under false pretence. Justice Dogo convicted and sentenced the defendants accordingly after they pleaded guilty to the charge. Akor was sentenced to three (3) years imprisonment with an option of fine of N1.5million. A 2015 model GLK 350 4matic Mercedes Benz and a Phone recover...
Many institutions are still awarding certificates to people who do not attend universities – JAMB Registrar
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Many institutions are still awarding certificates to people who do not attend universities – JAMB Registrar

Registrar of the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, Professor Ishaq Oloyede has raised an alarm of institutions awarding certificates to people who do not attend universities. In his speech at the opening ceremony of the National Youth Service Corps 2021 batch B pre-mobilisation workshop in Abuja on Tuesday June 29, Oloyede warned that awarding of fake university certificates to people is dangerous to the development of the education system in the country. The JAMB registrar also disclosed that many people are not happy with the introduction of National Identity Number (NIN) as a pre-requisite to sit for the examination as it had crashed malpractice, especially impersonation of candidates.
Court Convicts 11 Internet fraudsters in Port Harcourt
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Court Convicts 11 Internet fraudsters in Port Harcourt

Justice Adamu Turaki Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Friday, April 9, convicted and sentenced 11 internet fraudsters to various prison terms, for fraud. Those convicted are Anhwo Samson, Harry Omo-egbekun Hamilton, Odiase Martins, Okuson Godspower, Destiny Ighalo, Andrew Onoyoa, Omebu Happy, Enofe Michael, Adelakun Abdulkareem, Akpowowo Favour, and Imaah Joseph. The convicts were prosecuted by the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for offences bordering on impersonation and obtaining by false pretence. The charge reads: “that you Anhwo Samson (aka Anhwo Samcity), Adelakun Abdulkareem (aka Terry Walker), Omebu Happy (aka Christ David), Imaah Joseph (aka Pietro Jones) Enofe Michael (aka Charlotte Crypto B.T.C...
Ten Young Men Convicted for Internet Fraud in Warri
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Ten Young Men Convicted for Internet Fraud in Warri

Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta State, on Thursday, March 25, convicted and sentenced ten internet fraudsters. Those convicted are Agbi Favour Alaba, Otasowie Kelly Osaremen, Chukuwdi Greater, Simeon Asein, Onosemuode Eyube Abel, and Aigbata Joseph. Others are Momodu Abdulmalik, William David, Erhirouture Precious, and Obibi Odemaro. The suspects who were arraigned on separate one-count charge of impersonation and obtaining by false pretenses, pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to them. The charge against one of the defendants, Alabi, reads: “That you Agbi Favour Alabi (a.k.a LEI WEI) on or about the 12th day of February, 2021 at Ogieva Street off Auchi-Benin Road , Benin City, Edo State within the jurisdiction of this Hounourab...
EFCC Secures Seven Convictions In Abeokuta, Ibadan
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EFCC Secures Seven Convictions In Abeokuta, Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Ibadan zonal office on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 secured seven convictions before Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, Ogun State and Justice Bayo Taiwo of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State The convicts are: Oshoboke Sasaeniyan Joseph, Disu Faruk Timileyin,Lawal Emmanuel Olajide,Oyebanji Olabisi Oluwafemi, Adeleke kehinde Abdulhafeez, Adebola Adedare Temitope and Opeyemi Adedamola They were convicted for fraudulent impersonation, contrary to section 22(2) (b) (i) and (ii) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015 and sentenced to various jail terms. They all pleaded guilty to the one count charge of impersonation separately filed against them by the Economic and Financial Cri...
Man Bags Three Months in Prison for Love Scam
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Man Bags Three Months in Prison for Love Scam

Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday, March 15, convicted and sentenced one Ajibola Hammed, to three-months in prison. According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) he was convicted after he pleaded guilty to an amended charge bordering on impersonation, contrary to Section 22(2)(b)(i) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, Etc.) Act 2015 and Punishable under the same Act. The defendant, in a classic love scam, represented himself as Jessica Mercy, a white woman, to one Juan Angle, an American man with whom he claimed to be deeply in love, the agency said. He pleaded guilty to the charge, having entered a plea agreement with the EFCC, culminating in the amendment of his charge. In view of his plea, Ju...
EFCC arrest Nigerian man who defrauded US state of Virginia and collected COVID-19 relief cheque
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EFCC arrest Nigerian man who defrauded US state of Virginia and collected COVID-19 relief cheque

Collins Samuel, a Nigerian man who fraudulently obtained $8,000 COVID-19 benefit from the U.S. State of Virginia has been arrested and remanded in EFCC custody. The suspect who was arraigned before Justice P. Mallong of the Federal High Court in Kaduna, pleaded  ‘not guilty’ to the one count charge that borders on impersonation and obtaining by false pretences. Collins was reportedly arrested in Jos, Plateau State where he fraudulently represented himself as Ashley Cooper, an American citizen affected by COVID–19. It was alleged that he obtained $8,000 in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) from Virginia, United States and reportedly redeemed the $8,000 benefit through bitcoin wallet addresses he got from various cryptocurrency traders. Justice Mallong adjourned the case...
#EndSARS: Lawyer who filed a lawsuit against Pastor Adeyemi, Aisha Yesufu, Davido, Falz and 47 others is fake and never called to bar – NBA
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#EndSARS: Lawyer who filed a lawsuit against Pastor Adeyemi, Aisha Yesufu, Davido, Falz and 47 others is fake and never called to bar – NBA

Kenechukwu Okeke, the self acclaimed lawyer who filed a criminal complaint before an Abuja Magistrate Court over the actions of 50 persons, including celebrities during the October 2020 EndSARS struggles has been found to be fake as confirmed by the Nigerian Bar Association. When the lawsuit against the #EndSARS protesters came up in court on Monday March 8, NBA Abuja Capital Chairman, Chukwuemeka Clement appeared as amicus curea (a friend of the court), while Kenechukwu Okeke appeared as a counsel for himself. One of the protesters Deji Adeyanju’s lead counsel, Samuel Ihensekhien informed the court that in view of the avalanche of court process filed by all parties in the case, there's need for a clear date to be taken by the honourable court to hear all pending applications. ...
Convicted Yahoo Boys in Abeokuta to Refund $6,100 to Victims
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Convicted Yahoo Boys in Abeokuta to Refund $6,100 to Victims

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office on Tuesday, March 2, secured the conviction of four internet fraudsters before Justice Mohammed Abubakar of a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State. A statement released by the commission gave the names of the suspects as Olawale Ibrahim Damilare, Goodluck Sambo Olatayo, Mathew Anuoluwapo Awoniyi, and Samson Olawale Ayomide. According to the statement, they pleaded guilty to a one-count amended charge of fraudulent Impersonation. The offense is contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) 1 and punishable under Section 22 (2)(b) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act 2015. ''In view of their ‘guilty’ plea, the prosecution counsel, Oyelakin Oyediran, reviewed the case and urged the Court to convict ...
Man Bags 2-year Jail Term for Impersonation and Obtaining by False Pretence
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Man Bags 2-year Jail Term for Impersonation and Obtaining by False Pretence

A man has been sentenced to two years in prison after he was found guilty of impersonation and attempting to obtain by false pretenses. Mr. Emeka Roland was sentenced on Thursday, February 25, was Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta, found him guilty of one count charge of brought against him by the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The charge against the defendant reads: "That you Emeka Roland (a.k.a James Muth) sometimes in 2020 at Agbor, Delta State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did had in your possession an iPhone 6s plus mobile phone containing some scammed documents .with different subjects which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 6 and 8(b) of...
Fake Soldier Jailed for Assaulting Task Force Operatives after his Bike Was Seized
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Fake Soldier Jailed for Assaulting Task Force Operatives after his Bike Was Seized

A Lagos State Mobile Court in Oshodi sentenced a 25-year-old man to six weeks in a correctional centre with an option of a fine for impersonation and assault. Kabiru Mohammed was sentenced on Saturday, Feb 20. Mr Mohammed was arrested at the airport area of Lagos, riding a motorcycle painted with the colours of the Nigerian Army uniform and parading himself as a soldier. Taofeek Adebayo, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce), said in a statement that the suspect was arrested along with his commercial motorcycle painted in camouflage after assaulting members of the enforcement team of the agency with other miscreants at Airport Bus-stop along Lagos-Abeokuta Express-way. The statement reads: "Operatives of the ag...
Fake Soldier and Police Officer Arrested in Lagos
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Fake Soldier and Police Officer Arrested in Lagos

The Lagos state police command has arrested 45-year-old Anya Okorie of Anya Okorie and Usman Ali for parading themselves as serving police inspector and military man respectively. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Ademuyiwa Adejobi, states that the fake Inspector, Anya Okorie, was arrested in a complete police uniform with the rank of Inspector of Police at Ketu while parading himself in a suspicious manner. Adejobi added that Usman was arrested within the premises of Surulere Division when he and his accomplice, now at large, chased and attacked one Onyema, with a jackknife in the Division, putting on camouflage vests. The police spokesperson said the two suspects have since confessed to being a fake police officer and Army personnel respectiv...
Obinwanne Okeke ‘Invictus Obi’ Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison
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Obinwanne Okeke ‘Invictus Obi’ Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

A Nigerian national was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for his involvement in a computer-based intrusion fraud scheme that caused approximately $11 million in known losses to his victims. “Through subterfuge and impersonation, Obinwanne Okeke engaged in a multi-year global business email and computer hacking scheme that caused a staggering $11 million in losses to his victims,” said Raj Parekh, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “Today’s sentence further demonstrates EDVA’s and FBI’s worldwide reach in vigorously pursuing justice on behalf of American victims and others and holding international cybercriminals accountable, no matter where they commit their crimes.” According to court documents, Obinwanne Okeke, 33, operated a group of companies know...
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule suspends aide over alleged impersonation and forgery
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Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule suspends aide over alleged impersonation and forgery

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule  has approved the suspension of his Senior Special Assistant on Development Control, Architect Stanley Buba, over alleged impersonation and forgery. Recall that the state House of Assembly had recommended Mr Buba’s suspension, following his accusation of usurping the powers of the Managing Director, Nasarawa Urban Development Board, NUDB, in issuing land tenancy revenue receipts. Confirming the suspension in a letter dated October 9, the Secretary to the State Government, Bar. Aliyu Ubandoma, directed Mr Buba to hand over all government property in his possession to government officials. The speaker Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdulahi had earlier this month inaugurated the adhoc committe constituted by the ho...
Police Parade Three Brothers Arrested for Running a Fake Foundation Using the name of force Spokesperson, Frank Mba
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Police Parade Three Brothers Arrested for Running a Fake Foundation Using the name of force Spokesperson, Frank Mba

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested three brothers identified as Emmanuel Ushie 23; Henry Ushie, 30 and a graduate of Statistics from Anambra State University and Matthew Ushie, 28, and an OND graduate from Federal Polytechnic Oko, for running a fake Frank Mba Foundation bank account with FCMB.   A statement released by the spokesperson of the Force, Frank Mba, said the trio used a fake Facebook account and then fraudulently operated bank accounts to defraud innocent Nigerians of their hard-earned monies under the pretext that the Foundation is raising money to help vulnerable Nigerians during the Covid-19 pandemic. Investigations by officers attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) reveal that the brothers engage extensively and serially in such ...
Kano Socialite, Beelalgy is Exposed as a Fake Police Officer as Uniformed men Confront and Humiliate him in Viral Video
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Kano Socialite, Beelalgy is Exposed as a Fake Police Officer as Uniformed men Confront and Humiliate him in Viral Video

Beelalgy, a young man from Kano, who is quite popular among the Arewa youths on Twitter and Instagram for his flamboyant lifestyle, was accosted by uniformed men for posing in police uniforms and pretending to be a police officer. Beelalgy's posts include photos of him in uniforms. One of such posts was captioned: "So, I'm here by the name of beelalgy, representing the Nigerian police of Nigeria.   His Instagram profile also shows him wearing a police uniform. The same goes for some of the photos he shared on Twitter.   Well, his posts angered the actual uniformed men and they went after him. Videos shared online show uniformed officers cautioning him for his behavior. They informed him that they've been looking for him for a while and they filmed him. While filmin...
Fake Naval Officer Arrested for Attempted Murder in Lagos
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Fake Naval Officer Arrested for Attempted Murder in Lagos

The Lagos state police command have arrested 40-year-old Azeez Ali, pictured above, for attempting to kill another man, Sunday Amoo, during an argument in the Bariga area of the state. A statement released by Bala Elkana, the spokesperson of the state police command, said Azeez and Amoo got into an argument at Berger Bustop in the Bariga area of the state on Saturday March 14th. During the argument, Azeez who impersonated a Naval Officer, allegedly used a military Jack knife to stab Amoo's penis, resulting in multiple deep cuts. Bala in his statement, said the victim was taken to Lagos Teaching Hospital and is responding to treatment. He added that Investigation is ongoing and that the suspect will be charged to court soon.
Fake Soldier And Police Corporal Arrested In Oyo State
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Fake Soldier And Police Corporal Arrested In Oyo State

A fake soldier and fake police corporal identified as Sodiq Abiodun and Oluwaseun Ogunjebe have been apprehended by men of the Oyo State Police Command. The fake soldier was arrested for impersonation and rape of a 17-year-old girl Alimot Ismail, while the police corporal was arrested for failing to stop for police personnel routine stop and search patrol along Ibadan/Ife Road Toll Gate, Ibadan. They were paraded alongside 43 others arrested for crimes ranging from cultism, armed robbery, murder, rape, kidnapping, impersonation, receipt of stolen goods, and threat to life among others. Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu who paraded the suspects before newsmen said; “The hoodlum attacked the said Alimot Ismail, dispossessed her of her cell phone and abducted h...
Man Sentence to 66 Years Imprisonment Without Option of Fine for €55,000 Fraud in Delta
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Man Sentence to 66 Years Imprisonment Without Option of Fine for €55,000 Fraud in Delta

Justice Nnamdi Dimg  sentence man to  66 years imprisonment without option of fine for €55,000 fraud in Delta'  Federal High Court, Asaba has sentenced one Tonwerigha Oyintonbra Tombrown to 66 years imprisonment without an option of fine for defrauding one Izabela Glogowska to the tune of ( €55,000) Fifty Five Thousand Euros under the pretext of paying it into her Perfect Money online account. Tombrown had pleaded not guilty upon arraignment by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Federal High Court, Asaba, Delta State, on November 9, 2016. He was prosecuted on thirty-three count charge, bordering on impersonation and obtaining money by false pretence. However, at the resumed hearing on the matter on Febru...
Suspected Fake Doctor Nabbed After Working in Kaduna State Hospital for 11 years
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Suspected Fake Doctor Nabbed After Working in Kaduna State Hospital for 11 years

A  suspected fake Medical Doctor, Saidu Ahmed Ya’u has been arraigned before the Chief Magistrate court on charges of certificate forgery and impersonation. Before being nabbed following an investigation Governor Nasir El-Rufai ordered, Saidu Ahmed Ya’u worked as a medical doctor for more than 11 years as a staff of Kaduna State Ministry of Health. In a statement signed by the Attorney General of Kaduna State Aisha Dikko, it was gathered that a four-member committee was set up by the Ministry of Health to investigate and verify the certificates and institutions Saidu claimed to have attended as well as verify his registration with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria(MDCN). The certificates he presented were found to be fake after an investigation was carried out. The sta...
Fake CBN Governor Bags Three Years for N4.5m Fraud
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Fake CBN Governor Bags Three Years for N4.5m Fraud

Justice Agatha Anulika Okeke of a Federal High Court, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has convicted and sentenced Nwalozie Onyebuchi Julius, who used the identity of Dr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria to commit fraud, to three years imprisonment without an option of fine. The convict was arraigned by the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a one-count charge, bordering on impersonation and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N4.5million. Nwalozie’s journey to jail began on December 6th 2019 when he was arrested by the operatives of Uyo Zonal Office of the Commission, based on reliable intelligence on the activities of internet fraudsters, operating in Owerri, the Imo State capital. Upon arrest, the convict confessed...
First Class University Student Sentenced To 13-year Imprisonment Over Fraud
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First Class University Student Sentenced To 13-year Imprisonment Over Fraud

A final year student of a private University located in Owo, Ondo State, Achievers University has been handed a 13-year jail term by a Federal High Court sitting in Akure. The student, Fisayo Adetoro, who was in the first class category, was also ordered to pay a fine of One Million Naira after he was found guilty of impersonation, forgery and money laundering. Adetoro was arraigned on January 18, 2017, on a six-count charge, but pleaded not guilty to all the charges. The accused, who was on 4.5 Cumulative Grade Point Aggregate (CGPA), was convicted by Justice Folashade Olubanjo of the Federal High Court 1, Akure, in a criminal case filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office. The allegations, according to the charge sheet, i...
Two Men Arrested With 40 bags of Hemp and 11 Packs of Next level
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Two Men Arrested With 40 bags of Hemp and 11 Packs of Next level

Two men allegedly transporting 40 bags of Indian hemp and 11 packs of skunk a.k.a Next Level, have been arrested by the Ogun State police command. The suspects arrested at Igboora Road with their Chevrolet bus marked KSF 390 XS, were identified as Sulaiman and Ganiyu. Sulaiman and Ganiyu who were paraded alongside 24 other suspects arrested for crimes ranging from armed robbery to kidnapping, burglary, vandalism and impersonation, were arrested on Thursday January 9. New Telegraph reported that Ogun State's Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson promised that the suspects will be prosecuted after investigation has been concluded. He said; “On the 9th of January, 2020, about 4a.m., based on technical intelligence gathering, some hoodlums who specialised in large quantity su...
“He’s A Poor Musician”—Father Of Boy Who Posed As Ned Nwoko’s Son Cries Out
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“He’s A Poor Musician”—Father Of Boy Who Posed As Ned Nwoko’s Son Cries Out

Father of alleged teenage scammer faking as son of Ned Nwoko, billionaire entrepreneur and lawyer,has described the impersonation as misdirected and regrettable. Addressing the press weekend in Asaba, the Delta state capital, Mr Okporo Isreal, a civil servant with the Rivers State judiciary,said Emmanuel O. Israel( a.k.a Emzy) 23, is his biological son. Emzy was arrested recently by the police in Mbiama, Ahoada west local government area, North west of Port harcourt, Rivers state at his friend's place for falsely claiming to be Ned Nwoko Junior in the public, especially in the social media. Mr Okporo said his son Emzy, "a poor musician saw Ned Nwoko as a rich generous and good natured man "and explored his high profile to seek social relevance. He said Emzy had earlier claimed to...
Fake Ned Nwoko’s Son ‘Emzy’ Emmanuel Israel Arrested By Police
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Fake Ned Nwoko’s Son ‘Emzy’ Emmanuel Israel Arrested By Police

The police in Rivers State have arrested one Emmanuel Israel for allegedly posing as a son of former House of Representatives member, Ned Nwoko. Nwoko, who represented Aniocha North-South and Oshimili North-South in the National Assembly from 1999 to 2013, is the husband of Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels. Emmanuel, 21, accused of posing as Emzy Ned Nwoko Jnr, was reportedly arrested at his friend’s place in Mbiama, Ahoada West Local Government Area of Port Harcourt. He is said to have set up fake Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and email accounts to defraud the public. “Intelligence also revealed that the fake Nwoko’s son had kept physical contacts with several unsuspecting members of the public with dubious promises of securing financial deals and sundry favours ...
Court Jails 3 People For Fraud In Benin
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Court Jails 3 People For Fraud In Benin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office on Thursday secured the conviction of three suspected fraudsters before Justice A. A. Demi-Ajayi of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. The convicts are Omojowo Samuel, Aluede Emmanuel and James Emakhu. Omojowo Samuel was arraigned on a three count charge bordering on intent to defraud and impersonation. Samuel alias Ademola Faith, Ademola Joy and Ademola Blessing is alleged to have sometimes in 2018 in Benin within the jurisdiction of the court with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N725,650 from one Muhammad under the pretence that the money was meant for the purchase of Customs Service Auction sale of a Toyota Camry which turned out to be false. Upon arraignment, Samuel pleaded guilt...
Stay away from Yahoo-Yahoo’ – Ibrahim Magu warns Nigerian students
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Stay away from Yahoo-Yahoo’ – Ibrahim Magu warns Nigerian students

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu has urged Nigerian students to desist from cyber crimes, popularly referred to as Yahoo -yahoo and all other forms of internet-related offences that could derail their destinies.   Magu stated this on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 while delivering a lecture at the University of Ilorin on the dangers of internet fraud.   The EFCC boss who was represented by Head, Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences, Ilorin Zonal Office, Olamide Sadiq said anyone caught for offences bordering on internet fraud would be detained, prosecuted and jailed. According to him, "if you use pictures that do not belong to you just with intent to defraud someone, it is impersonation. You have committed an of...
Two Jailed for Cybercrime in Ibadan
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Two Jailed for Cybercrime in Ibadan

Two persons found guilty and sentenced to jail terms in offences filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office. The convicts were identified as Arewa Adekunle (aka Barrister Tania Rivera) and Kadiri Yusuf Kayode. The duo respectively bagged six months and four months imprisonment before Justices Joyce Abdulmalik and P. I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court of the Ibadan Judicial Division. They had pleaded guilty to the separate one-count amended charges preferred against them by the EFCC which were products of the plea bargain proposed by their lawyers and agreed to by the commission. The charges border on fraud and fraudulent impersonation. Arewa, an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) holder, was charged with fraudulent imperson...
N-Power Fraudsters Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Impersonation
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N-Power Fraudsters Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Impersonation

Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced Sata Owugha Clinton and Bolounmubofa Blessing Soroh to one year imprisonment for impersonation and using the identity of a petitioner to enrol in the Federal Government of Nigeria's N-POWER Social Welfare scheme. The convicts were arraigned by the Port Harcourt's Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a one-count charge bordering on impersonation under Section 22(3) (a) of the Cybercrimes Prohibition, Prevention Act 2015 and punishable under Section 22(4) of the same Act. Clinton and Soroh got into trouble when they used the name and identity of Lovedy Chiamaka Uzor to enrol in the welfare scheme and in the process obtained the sum of N360...
Two Unilag Students Nabbed For Attempting To Rape Female Coursemate In An Hotel
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Two Unilag Students Nabbed For Attempting To Rape Female Coursemate In An Hotel

Two students of the University of Lagos who attempted to rape their course mate on Thursday has appeared before a Yaba Chief Magistrates' Court in Lagos on a 5-count charge. The students identified as Ikedi Okpanlanedu, 21 and Samuel Idongesit, 20 - are facing charges of conspiracy, attempted rape, assault, impersonation and threatening violence. Police Sergeant Modupe Olaluwoye, who prosecutes the case, told the court that the undergraduates invited the course mate who was a makeup artiste to an hotel and attempted to r*pe her. The Sergeant also told the court that the defendants committed the offence at 4:40pm on April 1, at Peace Land Hotel, Fola Agoro area of Lagos. They invited her with the promise that they wanted to introduce her to someone who needs her services.
Court Convicts Akpudili Anayo Over N13m Pension Fraud
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Court Convicts Akpudili Anayo Over N13m Pension Fraud

The Enugu zonal office of EFCC secured the conviction of a pension fraudster, Akpudili Christian Anayo before Justice K.I Okpe of the state High, court Enugu, sitting in Enugu State. He was convicted on six count charge bordering on forgery, impersonation, conspiracy and stealing to the tune of N13, 000, 000 (Thirteen Million Naira). The convict pleaded guilty of the charges preferred against him when he was arraigned today. After reviewing the charges against him, Justice Okpe found him guilty of all the charges. The Court convicted him and adjourned till May 13, 2019 for his sentencing. Anayo’s ordeal started when the complainant, Enugu State government, alleged that on May 3, 2017, the Enugu State EXCO had directed that May, June and July 2017 pensions /salaries of the state ...
EFCC Arrests Yahoo Boys Posing as General in Afghanistan
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EFCC Arrests Yahoo Boys Posing as General in Afghanistan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on April 8, 2019 secured the conviction of one Uyime Omoruyi for fraudulently inducing one Mary Cuter to deliver the sum of $999 (Nine Hundred and Ninety Nine Dollars) to him. Omuruyi was arraigned before Justice Samirah Bature of a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Maitama on an amended charge bordering on attempted cheating and impersonation. The charge reads: “That you, Uyime Omoruyi (aka Gen. Barnett Riggs Edward) sometimes in 2018 at Abuja within the Judicial Division of this Honourable Court, did attempt to cheat, by posing as a United States General Barnett Edward Riggs, an American soldier deployed to Afghanistan and fraudulently induced one Mary Cuter to deliver the sum of $999 (Nine Hundred and Ninety Nine Dol...
Two Men Jailed for Internet Fraud, Sharing Pornographic Pictures
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Two Men Jailed for Internet Fraud, Sharing Pornographic Pictures

Two Nigerian men has been jailed for internet fraud, sharing pornographic pictures, getting a sentence of four months in prison. EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, secured the conviction of Osikoya Gbolahan and Rabiu Daniel for offences bordering on impersonation and fraudulently sharing pornographic and indecent pictures. They were arraigned before Justice Watilat Ibrahim of a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State on December 10, 2018 and both faced a separate one-count charge. The charge against Osikoya reads: “That you, Osikoya Gbolahon (aka Mary; aka Lisa Burkholder) sometimes in 2018, at Awa-Ijebu within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court knowingly sent pornographic and indecent pictures with your e-mail through a computer system and network to one Michael Lukian...
Alec Baldwin Feels Threatened Over Trump Tweet Criticizing His Show
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Alec Baldwin Feels Threatened Over Trump Tweet Criticizing His Show

Alec Baldwin has expressed fear for his life over a new tweet shared by Donald Trump in critic of his constant impersonation of the US President on the show “Saturday Night Live”. Alec Baldwin has been impersonating Donald Trump since October 2016 but now feels threatened after Trump tweeted: “Nothing funny about tired ‘Saturday Night Live’ on fake news NBC!” “Question is, how do the networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution? Likewise, for many other shows? Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real collusion!” Four minute later, he added: “THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!” Reacting to the tweet from Trump, Alec Baldwin says he now fears for his life and that of his family. “I wonder if a sitting president exh...
Court Convicts Three for Internet Fraud in Benin
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Court Convicts Three for Internet Fraud in Benin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office on February 11, 2019 secured three convictions at the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. One of the convicts, Oriaifo Oselumese, was arraigned for fraudulently obtaining the sum of 18,000 Euros from one Leong Sao Chu, a Chinese citizen through a love scam. He pleaded “guilty” to the one-count charge. The charge reads: “That you, Oriaifo Oselumese, sometimes in 2018 in Uromi, Edo State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did by fraudulent trick to wit: love scam on a dating internet site, obtained the sum of 18,000 Euros only from Leong Sao Chu a Chinese and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 421 of the Criminal Code Act CAP C38 Laws of the Federation of Nige...
Police Arrest Three Fake INEC Staff In Lagos state
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Police Arrest Three Fake INEC Staff In Lagos state

Three fake INEC staffs have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for impersonating workers of the electoral commission. This was made known in a statement on Wednesday by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, who said the force acted on a complaint from the Deputy Director of INEC, Shomolu LGA, Mrs Akinwunmi S.O., on January 22, 2019, that some persons at Shop no.33, Aluta Plaza, Federal College of Education, Akoka, were impersonating INEC workers and recruiting ad-hoc staff. According to Oti, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi, directed the Pedro Police Station DPO to infiltrate the camp of the culprits with his undercover operatives. The operatives did as directed, leading to the arrest of the suspects, namely: Kaiyewu Folahan, Akintun...
EFCC Arraigns 24 Suspected Yahoo Boys
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EFCC Arraigns 24 Suspected Yahoo Boys

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned 24 suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as yahoo boys. The EFCC Ibadan Office arraigned the 24 students of Olabisi Onabanjo University and the National Open University of Nigeria. Ten of the defendants which include: Agboola Taiwo, Adetayo Tade Ademiluyi, Rabiu Daniel, Sokoya Oluwaseyi, Fredrick Shaibu, Oshikoya Gbolahan, Adegbola Kazeem Aina, Ademosun Opeyemi, Tosin Awobona and Babarinde Jacob were arraigned Monday, 10th December, 2018 before Hon. Justice Ibrahim Watilat of the Federal High Court 2 sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Fourteen others, comprising of Adeleke Oluwamayowa, Banjo Femi, Towolawi Olanrewaju, Tijani Babatunde, Sarafadeen Abibullahi, Adebowale Abimbola, Osunkoya Korede, Mufutau Yusuf ...
EFCC Impostor Jailed for 8 years
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EFCC Impostor Jailed for 8 years

Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court sitting in Maiduguri has convicted and sentenced one Babakura Mustapha to eight years imprisonment for the offence of impersonation and obtaining money under false pretence. The offence is contrary to and punishable under Section 132 Penal Code Law Cap 102, Laws of Borno State. Mustapha was arraigned on June 6, 2018 and pleaded “not guilty”. In the course of the trial, the prosecution led by Khalid Sanusi presented three witnesses and tendered some documents, which were marked Exhibits A1-A4.   Mustapha allegedly posed as a staff of the EFCC with the name “Mr. Kola” and in the assumed capacity presented himself to one Mamman Bukar as the operative handling “a case” purportedly against Bukar. Count one of the charge read...
Police Arraigns Senator Adeleke For Exam Malpractices In Abuja
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Police Arraigns Senator Adeleke For Exam Malpractices In Abuja

The PDP governorship candidate in the September 22 election in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke arraigned by the police at the Federal High court in Abuja this morning, on charges bordering on examination malpractice and impersonation. Recall that on September 19th, Adeleke was declared wanted by the police for allegedly presenting himself as a student of Ojo-aron community grammar school in his state in 2017. Ademola Adeleke arraigned for exam malpractice Adeleke has since denied the allegation and accused the APC of witch-hunting. He was brought to court with four other accused, including the school principal by the Nigerian police on Wednesday. The presiding judge, Justice E.I Ekwo, however granted him bail on self-recognizance and ordered him to deposit his internatio...
How Fake Army Colonel Was Arrested At A Lagos Hotel After Robbery Operation
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How Fake Army Colonel Was Arrested At A Lagos Hotel After Robbery Operation

  A man has landed in serious trouble after claiming to be a military officer after lodging at a popular Lagos hotel. A 33-year old man, one Harry Obiajulu, who claimed to be a Lieutenant Colonel in the Nigeria Army, has been arrested in a popular hotel in Lagos after a robbery operation on the highway and he went there to spend from his loot. Obiajulu was arrested at the New Hotel located at Shasha area of Lagos with the military wears he used for the operation. Police sources said that the suspect wore the military wears comprising jungle hat and other military camouflage and robbed one Ibrahim Bolaji of his mobile phones, wrist watch and other items said to worth N895,000 and escaped to the hotel. However, while he was at the hotel, police operatives accosted him for...
Omo-Agege Not Suspended, Says Delta APC
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Omo-Agege Not Suspended, Says Delta APC

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is still very much a member of the All Progressives Congress amid rumours that he has been suspended or expelled for anti-party activities. Senator Ovie Omo-Agege Delta State secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr. Chidi Okonji, yesterday, said that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was not suspended by the party. Okonji in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP Friday denied any form of crisis in the party in the state, saying that Omo-Agege is a key member of the APC and he is the authentic nominee of the party for the Delta Central Senatorial District in next year’s election. He said that Omo-Agege won the primary conducted on Wednesday, 3 October, 2018 by the Primary Election Panel of APC led by General Onoja from Benue State in a landslide. T...

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