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22 men arrested for alleged internet fraud in Ogbomoso
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22 men arrested for alleged internet fraud in Ogbomoso

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Command have arrested 22 suspected ”Yahoo Boys” for alleged involvement in internet fraud in Ogbomoso. The suspect were arrested on Tuesday, October 12. The suspects are Akintunde Ibrahim Olajide, Yusuf Taiye Afeez, Jimoh Idris Okikiola, Adeyemo Wariz Adegoke, Ademola Olalekan Saheed, Anif Abayomi Busayo, Oriade Sunday Oluwatobi, Ajadi Opeyemi Damilola,Peter Akanji Blessing,Olaoluwa Felix Oguniran, Agbei Shola Peter, Toheeb Adeagbo Tola, Ajayi Akinyinka Umar. Others include Ibrahim Opeyemi Ishola, Samson Shonubi Oluwafemi, Oki Kayode Oluwadunsi, Durosamo Temitope Dickson, Akinremi Ridwan Abiodun, Ahmed Ogunyele and Olawore Ridwan Olalekan.
Two Nigerians impersonating US Soldiers Jailed for Love scam in Kwara
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Two Nigerians impersonating US Soldiers Jailed for Love scam in Kwara

Justice Mohamed Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State, has sentenced two men, Sunday Akinrodolu and Tobi George, who were posing as military officers in the United States of America, to various jail terms for offences bordering on love scam and Internet fraud. Akinrodolu and George were jailed alongside one Victor Oluwajobi after being arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. A statement released by the spokesperson of the antigraft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, said the convicts were among the 34 suspected Internet fraudsters arrested in different locations in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, on March 8, 2021. While Akinrodolu and George were posing to be US military officers to lure unsuspecting victims into online relationships, Oluwajobi was charg...
EFCC: Court adjourns Naira Marley’s trial for 85 days
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EFCC: Court adjourns Naira Marley’s trial for 85 days

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of a Federal High Court in Lagos today July 12 adjourned till October 5 (85 days) to continue the alleged internet fraud trial of Afeez Adeshina Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley. Naira Marley is standing trial on an 11-count charge bordering on alleged money laundering and internet fraud preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He was arraigned on May 20, 2019, pleaded not guilty and is out on bail. In the charge, the EFCC alleged, among others, that some of the credit cards discovered in Marley’s residence bore the fictitious names Nicole Louise Malyon and Timea Fedorne Tatar. The antigraft agency alleges the items were used in furtherance of internet scams. The commission said the offences contravened the Mone...
Six suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Port Harcourt
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Six suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Port Harcourt

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office on Tuesday, June 29, arrested six suspected internet fraudsters, at No. 2 Elewowrks Close, off First Avenue by Las Vegas Bus Stop, Rumuibekwe, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.   The suspects identified as Kingsley Peters; Christian Ndibe; Kingsley Dominic; Marvin Dominic, Ogbonda Deric, and Morgan Chinda were all arrested based on verified intelligence by the EFCC. Preliminary investigations linked them with suspected internet fraud.   According to a statement from the antigraft agency, items recovered from them include: one black- colored Toyota Corolla car; seven different models of iPhones; two laptops; one black Asus; two ECOWAS international passports; one driver's license; t...
Father and Son Arrested by EFCC over alleged Internet Fraud
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Father and Son Arrested by EFCC over alleged Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, has arrested a man and his father over alleged Internet fraud. Malik Giles Bakare and his father, Isa Bola Bakare, are being investigated in an alleged case of conspiracy, computer-related fraud, obtaining by false pretense and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities. Malik Giles Bakare was arrested and handed over to the Commission by officers of the Nigeria Police, Force CID, Alagbon, Lagos on May 31, 2021. During the course of investigation, his father, Isa Bola Bakare, appeared at the Commission claiming ownership of a Range Rover car estimated at about N46 Million, which was recovered from his son. However, the father failed to provide a satisfactory account of how he was able to procure the vehi...
Yahoo Yahoo: Ooni of Ife warns Nigeria youths
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Yahoo Yahoo: Ooni of Ife warns Nigeria youths

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has cautioned Nigerian youths against indulging in internet fraud popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo. Ooni said Yahoo Yahoo should not be encouraged among youths because it is a negativity. The monarch spoke in his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State on Friday. He said youths focus should on activities that would improve their lives rather than involve in negative vices. According to Ooni: “Most of our plans last year were truncated by the covid-19 pandemic which shut down the entire world after our trip to Ghana where I took some youth leaders for a meet-and-greet with critical stakeholders early last year. “Here, we focus on positivity. Yahoo, yahoo is negativity that we don’t associate with. It should not be encouraged among our youths. ” Y...
Italian Police Arrest 30 Suspected Nigerian Gang Members
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Italian Police Arrest 30 Suspected Nigerian Gang Members

Italian police have carried out raids across the country, arresting some 30 people suspected of operating for the Nigerian mafia syndicate. Police say they face about 100 charges including drug and people trafficking, prostitution and internet fraud. The gang allegedly used the Bitcoin cryptocurrency to carry out clandestine financial transactions on the dark web. emerged from Nigeria in the 1970s, where they carried out rape, mutilation, and ritual murders. They went on to build a powerful international network. Inside Nigeria's deadly and secretive campus cults "There is evidence that the members had a direct connection with the Nigerian gang, drawing on the same vocabulary, symbols and affiliation rituals," Italian police said. hose arrested are accused of using Bit...
Man Bags Three Months Imprisonment for Fraud
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Man Bags Three Months Imprisonment for Fraud

Justice Peter Affen of the FCT High Court, Maitama on Tuesday, March 25, sentenced one Ogbelegba Emmanuel Abel to three months imprisonment for offences bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and internet fraud. The convict was arrested on February 25, 2020, in his apartment in Maitama, Abuja following reports received by the Commission on his suspicious activities and questionable lifestyle. Upon conclusion of the investigation, the convict was arraigned in Court on one count charge of obtaining by false pretense. He pleaded ‘guilty’ to the charge preferred against him. Consequently, the court convicted and sentenced him to 3 months imprisonment with an option of fine of One Hundred Thousand Naira. The Court also ordered the convict to restitute his victim the s...
EFCC Arrests Female Internet Fraud Suspect In Delta State
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EFCC Arrests Female Internet Fraud Suspect In Delta State

Operatives of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday March 26, 2021 arrested one Queen Jonathan, for suspected internet fraud in Oghara, Delta State. 24-year-old Jonathan is alleged to be involved in Bitcoin Scam. She presented herself as one Sophia Rodriguez, an expert in Bitcoin, on Instagram, to defraud unsuspecting victims. Items recovered from her include an Infinix Hot 8 mobile phone. The suspect has made useful statement and will be arraigned in Court as soon as investigation is completed.
EFCC Arrests Mother And Son For Alleged ₦50 Million Internet Fraud
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EFCC Arrests Mother And Son For Alleged ₦50 Million Internet Fraud

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested Ibeh Theophilus Uche, Chief Executive Officer, CEO, 10 Kobo Wine Place, Ikotun, Lagos alongside his mother for their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud to the tune of about N50million in Lagos. The 28-year-old suspect was arrested recently in his room in Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, following credible intelligence reports about his alleged criminal activities. During interrogation, Uche, who presents himself variously as Rachael Armstrong , Keanu Reeves, Rebekah Schwarzenberger, Keanu Private, Elizabeth Hortman and Stefan Paulson, confessed to being into Bitcoin investment scam, romance scam and identity theft. The suspect also confessed to ha...
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...
Court Jails Fake American Officer Two Years For Internet Fraud In Port Harcourt
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Court Jails Fake American Officer Two Years For Internet Fraud In Port Harcourt

Justice E. A. Obile of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced Chibueze Okenwa (a.k.a Rodriguz), a fake United States of American military officer, to two years imprisonment for impersonation contrary to Section 22 (2)(b)(i & ii) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015. He was initially arraigned on March 4, 2021 by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and pleaded “not guilty” to one-count charge bordering on impersonation with intent to gain monetary advantage for self. At the resumed hearing of his case on March 18, 2021, Okenwa opted to change his plea. He was re-arraigned and pleaded “guilty” to the one-count charge. The charge reads: "that you Chibuez...
Twin Brothers Jailed for Fraud in Kwara
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Twin Brothers Jailed for Fraud in Kwara

Twin brothers, Taiye and Kehinde Adebayo have been handed a jail sentence after being convicted over offences bordering on internet fraud. The twin brothers who were prosecuted by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, were arraigned on a seven count charge to which they pleaded guilty. The charge against Taiye read in part; "That you, Taiye Adebayo, sometime in January, 2020, at Ilorin, within the judicial division of the Kwara State High Court, did cheat one Gary Brenton who you met on TWOO dating site, of the sum of $490 (Four Hundred and Ninety Dollars) received vide gift cards when you pretended to be female and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 320 of the Penal Code and punishable under Section 322 of the same Penal Code." ...
EFCC Raids Yahoo Boys’ Hideouts In Ekiti, Arrests 37
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EFCC Raids Yahoo Boys’ Hideouts In Ekiti, Arrests 37

Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, March 8, 2021, arrested 37 internet fraud suspects, also known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’ in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. The arrest was sequel to series of intelligence reports on the alleged criminal activities of some internet fraudsters operating in the area. Officers of the Commission had carried out series of discreet surveillance on the nature of activities going on in the area which established that the location where the suspects were rounded up is a hideout for fraudsters.
EFCC Uncovers Another Internet Fraud Training Centre In Abuja
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EFCC Uncovers Another Internet Fraud Training Centre In Abuja

Operatives of the Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have uncovered yet another underworld ‘academy’ for the grooming of internet fraudsters. The ‘academy’ located in Arab Contractors Area of Mpape Hills, a suburb of Abuja, was discovered when operatives, acting on intelligence, stormed the base on Thursday February 18, and arrested 27 internet fraud suspects. The coordinator of the ‘academy’ is said to be 30-year-old Emmanuel Clement, and his ‘students’ are mostly young school leavers, ladies inclusive, within the age range of 18 to 25 years. Items recovered from the suspects include a Toyota Venza car, 30 mobile phones and one laptop. They will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
EFCC Arrests Medical Doctor, 17 Other Alleged Internet Fraud Suspects In Owerri
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EFCC Arrests Medical Doctor, 17 Other Alleged Internet Fraud Suspects In Owerri

Operatives of the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 arrested a 28-year-old medical practitioner, Chijioke Precious and 17 others over alleged internet fraud in Owerri, Imo State. The 17 others whose ages range between 21 and 34 are; Anthony Joshua, Henry Mezie, Chukwuebuka Ahiwe, Michael Chinagorom, Jossy Irokwe, Ibe Chukwuebuka, Iroadinma Chibuike, Uchechukwu Divine and Nwosu Emmanuel. Others include Kenneth Williams, Mmesoma Oparanozie, Chikezie Ogochukwu, Uchenna Ejiogu, Victor Chijioke, Chidera Cyprian, Chukwuebuka Precious and Anyaehie Kelvin. They were arrested based on intelligence around 1am on Wednesday at Umuguma area of "World Bank" in Owerri, Imo state. Recovered are 7 luxurious cars which includ...
39 Suspected Yahoo Boys Arrested In Hideouts In Osun And Ogun
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39 Suspected Yahoo Boys Arrested In Hideouts In Osun And Ogun

The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, arrested 39 internet fraud suspects, also known as 'Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’. Ten of them were arrested at Ilesha, Osun State, while Twenty-nine others were arrested in different locations at Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State. Those arrested at Ilesha are: Oyesoji Tosin, Olaniyi Emmanuel, Samson Ojo, Sodiq Sunkanmi, Kolawole Abiodun, Oluwole Gbenga, Olajuyigbe Olamide, Oyebanji Olabisi Temitope, Ayoola Oluwafemi, and Oluwatobiloba Gbadamosi . The suspects arrested at Ago-Iwoye include Emmanuel Lawal, Kareem Olamide, Adekunle Kehinde Salawu, Bella Tijesu, Aderibigbe Adedoyin, Anifowose Hammed, Lateef Adetayo, Busari Oluwatobi, Tobi Adeyemi, Gabriel Obisesan, Oluwole Olasunkanmi and Odetola...
EFCC Arrests 14 For Internet Fraud In Lagos
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EFCC Arrests 14 For Internet Fraud In Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 14 persons following series of intelligence on their alleged fraudulent activities. They were arrested at 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday, February 4, 2021. The suspects are: Akin Abiola Daramola, Stephen Augustine Terungwa, Oluwateru Abiodun Samson, Jeffrey Imariagbe Ehis, Uwajiala Odion Henry, Solomon Abidiran Pelumi, Adebayo Oluwatobi Isaac Olamide and Odunifa Joseph Opomulero. Others are: Adulkarim Samad Olalekan, Anne Davidson, Ibrahim Enakere Emmanuel, Abayomi Oluwagbenga Olowoake, Israel Jigah Sokoamtu, Oluwaseun Olajuwon Ibrahim and Isaiah Effiong They have been interrogated and will soon be arraigned in court.
EFCC Arrests Two Lecturers, 28 Others For Internet Fraud In Kwara
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EFCC Arrests Two Lecturers, 28 Others For Internet Fraud In Kwara

Operatives of the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), Ilorin zonal office, have arrested two lecturers of the Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa: Abdulahi Opashola and Adebisi Ademola and twenty-eight others over their alleged involvement in offences bordering on internet fraud. The twenty-eight other suspects are : Kingsley Essien; Tobiloba Adenuga; Tope Ayodele; Rasheed Mujib; Oladipo Opeyemi; Saadu Muktar; Oladejo Hammed; Hammed Tope; Ameachi Umenyi, Salauden Adam and Afolabi Gafar. Others are: Oladimeji Timi; Remilekun Adeolu; Audu John; David Momodu; Abdulkareem Samad; Adebiyi Sodiq; Dawodu Olusoji; Yusuf Amoo; Kehinde Olarenwaju; Philip Mike, Ademola Adebukola and Adeniyi Olamilekan. The rest are : Adeyemi Adedeji; Ajayi Teslem; Olawale Oladayo, O...
Popular Instagram Celebrity, Bitcoin Lord, Arrested For Internet Fraud By EFCC
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Popular Instagram Celebrity, Bitcoin Lord, Arrested For Internet Fraud By EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Enugu zonal office has arrested fourteen suspected internet fraudsters, including popular instagram celebrity, Bitcoin Lord, from different parts of Awka, Anambra State. According to reports, they were arrested on Monday, August 31, 2020 , based on the intelligence available to the Commission. The suspects whose age ranges from 21 and 28 were arrested at Okpuno Awka, Agu Awka and Ngozika estate, all in Anambra State. Items recovered are different exotic vehicles which include three Mercedes Benz 4matic, three Mercedes Benz AMG, two Lexus Rx salon cars. Interim analyses of some of the suspects’ phones showed they were involved in some assumed internet fraud which includes online bitcoin scam, love scam and identity theft. T...
EFCC Arrests Yahoo Soldier And 26 Others For Internet Fraud In Lagos
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EFCC Arrests Yahoo Soldier And 26 Others For Internet Fraud In Lagos

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested a serving military personnel, Lance Corporal Ajayi Kayode and 26 others for alleged internet fraud in the Lekki axis of Lagos State.Kayode, with service number NAF18/34732, was arrested in his military attire during an early morning raid at 6B, Fatai Idowu Arobike, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, on Saturday, August 15, 2020, following intelligence received from concerned members of the public about his alleged involvement in criminal activities. He was arrested alongside Kalu Emmanue; Hassan Sunday; Odinaka David Okem; Victor Ochiabuito; Christopher Prince; Victor Ologhu; Alex Aka; Miracle Onyekwere; Habeeb Ayomide; Olakunle Ajeigbu, Rasheed Olanrewaju and Salam Hakeem. Others are: Adenira...
Don’t Judge Nigerians Succeeding Abroad – Abike Dabiri-Erewa Reacts to Hushpuppi’s Arrest
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Don’t Judge Nigerians Succeeding Abroad – Abike Dabiri-Erewa Reacts to Hushpuppi’s Arrest

Chairman of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has reacted to the arrest of Ramoni Igbalode a.k.a Ray Hushpuppi on charges bordering on internet fraud and other related activities. In a tweet she shared, the NIDCOM bs stated that the allegations against Hushpuppi is not a yardstick to judge Nigerians excelling abroad. Abike who urged Nigerians abroad to be law-abiding citizens, good ambassadors and not tarnish the mage of the country, also asked Nigerians to await EFCC's thorough investigation as well as further updates on the case. She tweeted;   RE- RAY HUSHPUPPI (Ramoni Igbalode) HAS A CASE TO ANSWER WITH EFCC. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission notes with displeasure, the cyber crime and money laundering network/transaction running into...
US-based 51 year Old Nigerian man Sentenced to Jail for Love Scam on 13 Victims
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US-based 51 year Old Nigerian man Sentenced to Jail for Love Scam on 13 Victims

A 51-year-old Nigerian man, Ronayerin Ogolor, has been sentenced to three years in prison for commiting internet fraud in the United States. Ogolor, who naturalized in the US had scammed hundreds of thousands of dollars from 13 victims from around the US and Italy. In October 2019, Ogolor pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and his role in an online love scam that targeted singles some of them elderly looking for love on dating sites. On Thursday, June 18, he was sentenced by US Chief District Judge, Beth Phillips, and was ordered to pay $871,739 in restitution to his 13 victims. Ogolor and his accomplices created several online dating profiles and contacted Western women ‘with whom they cultivated a sense of affection and often romance.’ accordin...
EFCC Arrests 16 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Ogun, Lagos
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EFCC Arrests 16 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Ogun, Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, have arrested suspected internet fraudsters  in Ota, Ogun State, and Victoria Island, Lagos. The suspected internet fraudsters arrested during the raid in Ota, Ogun State are Adeshina Michael; Ayeni Emiloju; Odenigbo Anthony, Afolabi Gbenga, and Oyibogbola avid Seun. Those arrested in Victoria Island, Lagos are Onothebor Edmond; Suuru Blessing; Ifedapo Opeyemi; Samson Samuel, Oguntade Idowu, and Emmanuel Akinyemi. Others are: Seyi Kazeem; Sulaiman Toheed; Oduwale Oluwasesan, Adewoye Oluwasesan, and Alex Abiodun. Their arrest followed intelligence received about their alleged involvement in internet fraud. Items recovered from the suspects include different brands of cars allegedly acquired from the pro...
EFCC Arrests Adedamola Adewale “Adeherself”, 4 Others For Internet Fraud
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EFCC Arrests Adedamola Adewale “Adeherself”, 4 Others For Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested and paraded a top social media Influencer, Adedamola Adewale who goes by the username @adeherself on Instagram and Twitter. Adedamola was paraded alongside four other suspects arrested by EFCC for their alleged involvements in various internet frauds.While Adewale, 20, and his accomplice, Lamina Hamzat Ajibola, were arrested at the Agungi area of Lekki, Lagos State, the trio of Israel Onyebuchi, Emmanuel Olayode and Valentine Nwokorie were picked up at the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State. During interrogation, Adewale confessed to being a picker” in cyber crimes. He usually poses as a lady to hoodwink her foreign “preys". A part of the Statement released by the EFCC reads "During interrogation, Adewale, a self-accl...
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.
“Frustration Almost Made me Consider Fraud” – Zlatan Ibile
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“Frustration Almost Made me Consider Fraud” – Zlatan Ibile

While thanking God for how things have turned out for him, rapper and singer, Zlatan Ibile revealed that frustration almost made him consider being a fraudster. Internet fraud and all other forms of fraudulent crimes is on a high in recent times, and a well known singer, Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael has revealed that struggles of live almost pushed him to it. Zlatan made it known in a live video session on Instagram that frustration almost made him consider going into Fraud. According to him, Girls showed him pepper and nobody wanted to date him because he was broke. In his words; “Na when i make am i get girlfriend.” Towards the end of 2018, Zlatan released a single titled “Zanku”, with a new dance routine of the same name, and since then he has remained one of the top singer...
EFCC Arrests 12 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Ilorin
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EFCC Arrests 12 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Ilorin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office has arrested 13 persons for their alleged involvement in Internet fraud. The suspects are Babatunde Omiyale, Salau Olumide, Akinsanya Ridwan Olamide, Akinola Eniola, Bashir Abdulbasit, Jide Owolabi, Kolade Balogun, Salawu Oluwadamilare, Akinola Opeyemi, Adewumi Johnson, Abiola Adedeji and Salawu Victor. They were arrested at locations within the Ilorin Metropolis based on intelligence reports gathered by the EFCC over their fraudulent activities. Officials also recovered several Laptops and mobile phones during the raids.
EFCC Arrests Hotelier, 79 Others in Lagos for alleged Internet Fraud
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EFCC Arrests Hotelier, 79 Others in Lagos for alleged Internet Fraud

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a 30-year-old hotelier, Oladimeji Olusegun Ogunfolaju, owner of Lakers Hotel and Lake County Entertainment in Lagos, and 79 others, for their alleged involvement in internet fraud. A statement released by EFCC says the hotel which is allegedly a haven for Internet fraudsters, is being guarded by armed security men from three security agencies, including the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Police and the Nigerian Navy. EFCC says the suspects were arrested during a sting operation on the hotel located at 29, Ebute-Igbogbo Road, Ikorodu, Lagos on Saturday, March 7th 2020, following an intensive surveillance and intelligence gathering by the Commission about their alleged criminal activities. ...
19-Year-Old Nigerian Boy Pretended To Be American Pilot To Defraud Woman Of N27m
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19-Year-Old Nigerian Boy Pretended To Be American Pilot To Defraud Woman Of N27m

According to a report by Punch Metro, a 19-year-old secondary school leaver, Chigemezu Arikibe, has been tracked down by the police after using fake social media accounts to swindle a Cambodian woman to the tune of $75,000 (N27m at N360 to 1$). To woo his victim identified simply as Sophanmia, Arikibe reportedly paraded himself on Facebook and Instagram as an American pilot working for a British airline. City Round gathered that after establishing a relationship with the woman, Arikibe offered to send her expensive gift items and $500,000, for investment in real estate business in Cambodia. The suspect reportedly told Sophanmia that he would send the parcel to her through a courier in Indonesia and asked her to send $800 for the service. He was said to have contacted his fr...
EFCC Nabs Another FBI Suspect Wanted For $2.5m Internet Fraud
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EFCC Nabs Another FBI Suspect Wanted For $2.5m Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office has arrested a 38-year-old man, Festus Akinyemi Abiona who was indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI over his alleged involvement in internet fraud. Abiona had been on the wanted list of the Commission for more than eight months over the alleged fraud case, before luck ran out on him and he was finally arrested in his hideout. Operatives of the EFCC smoked him out of his hiding on February 6, 2020 from his beautifully built duplex in Arepo, Ogun State. He had gone into hiding and deliberately refused to step out of his house, when he got wind of the fact that the EFCC was investigating him. For the past five months, he was in hiding for fear of being arrested. In the FBI petition dated 10th...
Abia Yahoo Kingpin ‘Nwanta’ Arrested By EFCC, Mansion And Fuel Station Seized
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Abia Yahoo Kingpin ‘Nwanta’ Arrested By EFCC, Mansion And Fuel Station Seized

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office have arrested a suspected internet fraud kingpin, Onwuzuruike Kingsley Ikenna (a.k.a Nwanta Anayoeze Yonaracha). The suspect was arrested in his residence on Uzuakoli Road by Umuada Junction, Umuahia, Abia State on January 26, 2020, following intelligence on his alleged fraudulent internet activities. Ikenna's specialty is Business Email Compromise (BEC) and identity fraud. His victims allegedly include a major United States bank. Properties linked to the suspects include a mansion with swimming pool, a petrol station and nine units of three bedroom apartments, all in Umuahia and a palatial bungalow in his village.
Meet Naira Marley’s 4-year-old son Jojo that looks exactly like him
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Meet Naira Marley’s 4-year-old son Jojo that looks exactly like him

Controversial Nigerian Singer, Naira Marley who blew up after his arrest by the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), for alleged internet fraud. Has grown to be a major hitmaker in the Nigerian music scene. He has amassed a huge following in Nigeria and the UK, and his music has cut across countries and continents. Naira is well known for his creative ability but very few people know about his personal life. The soapy crooner is blessed with four children from two women, who are all British citizens. His first son Farouq Fashola aka Jojo Marlian shares a striking resemblance with him. Jojo recently turned 4 and his father took to his social media page to share rare photos of him, expressing his undying love and wishing him a happy birthday celebration. See more phot...
Naira Marley: A True Reflection Of Large Chunk Of Nigeria Youths – Peter Omoniyi
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Naira Marley: A True Reflection Of Large Chunk Of Nigeria Youths – Peter Omoniyi

Afeez Fashola, famously known by his devoted followers and fans as Naira Marley, is a Nigerian artiste whose vulgarly musical outpourings and lewd lifestyles have been the talk of the town, widely discussed by concerned parents, guardians and social commentators. From the humble days of his masterpiece ‘Issa goal’ that shoots him into limelight to his infamous delivery of ‘Am I a yahoo boy’ that poses a rhetorical question to his perceived naysayers who condemned his open declaration of support to Internet fraud and fraudsters, and recently,to his show of obscene visuals in ‘Opotoyi’, the resillient Naira Marley has been consistent in dishing out uncouth and morality-damn lyrics to his teeming fans, majority of whom are young Nigerians and whom he flamboyantly christened Marlians. ...
Mompha: Court Remands Kayode Phillip And Hamza Koud In Prison For Internet Fraud
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Mompha: Court Remands Kayode Phillip And Hamza Koud In Prison For Internet Fraud

Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal office on Thursday arraigned the duo of Kayode Phillip and Hamza Koudeih before Justice Muslim S. Hassan of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a 25-count charge bordering on conspiracy and money laundering. The defendants, who are high-value targets in Organized Cyber Syndicate Network, OCSN, were arrested for their alleged involvement in various cyber crimes and money laundering. One of the count reads: “That you, Kayode Phillip (a.k.a Voice of the King) and Hamza Koudeih (a.k.a. HK) sometime in May, 2019 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court conspired among yourselves to commit an offence to wit: conversion of the aggregate sum of $7, 069, 000 (Seven Million, Sixty-Nine Thousand Un...
Yahoo Yahoo Apprentice In Ibadan Bags Six Months Imprisonment
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Yahoo Yahoo Apprentice In Ibadan Bags Six Months Imprisonment

A 21-year-old Adeleke Oluwaseyi who claimed to be internet fraud apprentice was on Monday, November 18, 2019, handed six months jail term after being pronounced guilty of impersonation in a one-count charge filed against him by the EFCC, Ibadan zonal office. . . Oluwaseyi, who claimed to be eight months into online dating apprenticeship when arrested in June, operated with the name Patrick Bob, claiming to be an American citizen. He was sentenced to prison by Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court, Ibadan Judicial Division.
Mompha Returns To Instagram Again After Sudden Disappearance
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Mompha Returns To Instagram Again After Sudden Disappearance

Infamous Nigerian big boy, Mompha’s insta account has mysteriously reappeared on Instagram after it’s mysterious disappearance from the social app. 16 days ago, we reported that the Instagram page of embattled Dubai-based Nigerian social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a Mompha seems to have been deactivated. The deactivation of the account was rumored to be connected to his arrest by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his alleged involvement in internet fraud and money laundering. Today, we decided to troll his Instagram page a little, and we discovered that the account is back on Instagram.
Mompha’s Lebanese Business Partner Arrested By EFCC
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Mompha’s Lebanese Business Partner Arrested By EFCC

EFCC has arrested a Lebanese, Hamza Koudeih, alleged to be a collaborator of Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha, who was recently arrested by the commission. Head of the EFCC’s Lagos zonal office, Mr. Mohammed Rabo, said Koudeih was arrested alongside two others whose nationalities are yet to be established following their alleged involvement in internet fraud and money laundering. “Hamza Koudeih was arrested over the weekend at the Eko Atlantic Pearl Tower, Victoria Island, Lagos, where he occupied one of the luxury suites. It cost about $5 million annually as rent to maintain the luxury suite. EFCC operatives had a fierce battle arresting him because his apartment was fortified with triple reinforced fire proof door and close circuit television cameras,” said Rabo. According to Rabo...
Mompha ‘disappears’ from Instagram after being arrested by EFCC
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Mompha ‘disappears’ from Instagram after being arrested by EFCC

The Instagram page of embattled Dubai-based Nigerian social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha a.k.a Mompha seems to have been deactivated days after he was arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over his alleged involvement in internet fraud and money laundering. Though no official statement has been given for Mompha's sudden disappearance from the social media platform, this however came after his alleged Lebanese accomplice, Hamza Koudeih was arrested in his N1.8bn Lagos home alongside two other suspects. The anti-graft agency has uncovered 51 bank accounts Mompha allegedly used for money laundering. The five wristwatches recovered from him after his arrest on Tuesday October 22, has also been found to be worth over N60 million rather than the...
Nigerian Man Jailed In The US For $15 Million Cyber Fraud
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Nigerian Man Jailed In The US For $15 Million Cyber Fraud

According to US Federal prosecutors,an Atlanta, Georgia-based Nigerian, Olufolajimi Abegunde has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for his role in an internet fraud scheme that stole an estimated $15m through computer and wire fraud. The U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis, Tennessee, said on Thursday that the 32-year-old Abegunde was sentenced Tuesday for wire fraud. After his arrest last year, Abegunde lied to Nigerian officials that his arrest was based on mistaken identity and asked for help to get him out of the FBI jaws. But court documents showed otherwise. Prosecutors said the Atlanta resident and several other people created fake business emails and profiles on dating websites to trick victims into sending money to bogus bank accounts. Funds were laundered an...
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...
Nkechi Blessing Sunday Encourages Mompha To Be Strong Over Arrest By EFCC
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Nkechi Blessing Sunday Encourages Mompha To Be Strong Over Arrest By EFCC

Actress Nkechi Blessing has become the first celebrity to show support for Mompha, the Dubai based Nigerian big boy who is currently in custody of EFCC. Mompha, a bureau de change operator in Dubai, was arrested a few days ago by EFCC. He’s been alleged to have participated in internet fraud. Since news of his arrest broke, many have been on Twitter with posts mocking his predicament. The post came from people who have always been skeptical about his wealth which they suspect to be from shady sources. Well, Mompha isn’t without support as Nkechi Blessing has said a prayer for him on social media while other celebrity friends of his are mute on his predicament. Nkechi Blessing shared a picture of Mompha which she captioned: "Dis too shall pass, Be strong pops”.
EFCC Arrests Delta Chief for Internet Fraud
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EFCC Arrests Delta Chief for Internet Fraud

Operatives of the EFCC, Benin Zonal Office on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 arrested a suspected internet fraud kingpin, Akegor Godbless Omamuyorwi at his palatial home in Ughelli, Delta State. The arrest of the 34-year-old internet fraud kingpin, who is a chief in Agbaro community was triggered by a petition from a bank following complain by one Canadian resident alleging that she had transferred the sum of 390,950.34 Canadian dollar to two different accounts of the bank based on scam. The suspect has made useful statement and will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are completed.
EFCC Arrests Five Undergraduates, 12 Others For Internet Fraud
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EFCC Arrests Five Undergraduates, 12 Others For Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Monday, October 7, 2019, arrested 17 suspected internet fraudsters among whom were five who claimed to be students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti. The suspects were arrested in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, following meticulous consideration of intelligence reports detailing their alleged involvement in internet fraud and other related offenses. . The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
Jury indicts Obinwanne Okeke, may forfeit $11 million, diamond ring
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Jury indicts Obinwanne Okeke, may forfeit $11 million, diamond ring

The decision affirmed the investigation of the U.S. Department of Justice, conducted by the F.B.I, and now set the stage for commencement of criminal trial. Besides the indictment, the jury also recommended that Mr Okeke be made to forfeit at least $11 million in cash and asset or both if convicted. An emerald cut engagement ring found on him when he was arrested should also be forfeited, the jury ruled. Mr Okeke, 31, was arrested on August 6 in the U.S. and slammed with two counts of computer and wire fraud. He was subsequently taken before a court and remanded in prison following preliminary hearings. While he remained in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service, a grand jury was set up to look into the allegations against him. The jury returned on September 9 with an indictme...
Charles Jide-Oni: OAU Disowns ‘Professor’ Arraigned For Fraud By EFCC
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Charles Jide-Oni: OAU Disowns ‘Professor’ Arraigned For Fraud By EFCC

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has disowned Charles Jide-Oni, the fraud suspect who claims to be a ‘professor’ at the institution. The 60-year old Jide-Oni was arraigned by the EFCC on Wednesday alongside 12 internet fraud suspects before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly swindling his victims of several millions of naira through false pretence. OAU Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olanrewaju, on Friday, told PREMIUM TIMES that there is no lecturer with such name whether in the past or now in the institution. Mr Olanrewaju, who was responding to questions asked him earlier on Thursday, said going by the records available to the institution online and offline, Mr Jide-Oni was never a lecturer or non-teaching staff of OAU. “From our records he...
Oyediran Joseph, Wanted By FBI, Arrested In Ilorin – EFCC
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Oyediran Joseph, Wanted By FBI, Arrested In Ilorin – EFCC

The Acting Chairman of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu says one the most wanted suspect by the Federal Bureau of investigation, Oyediran Joseph, has been arrested in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital for his roles in internet fraud. Mr Magu disclosed this on Friday in Ilorin on Friday 30th of August 2019 at a press conference to explain the EFCC/FBI Collaboration in the fight against internet fraud and cyber crime . The EFCC Chairman who was represented by Ilorin Zonal Head of the Commission, Mr Isyaku Sharu said the anti-graft body has been supportive to the activities of FBI and every other foreign counterpart whose responsibility is similar or analogous to the Commission. "Three weeks ago, the US authority had written to us for assistance in track...
Oshiomhole Reacts To Arrest Of 80 Nigerians By FBI For Internet Fraud
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Oshiomhole Reacts To Arrest Of 80 Nigerians By FBI For Internet Fraud

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomole has reacted to the arrest of 80 Nigerians by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) charged and indicted with conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to launder money as well as aggravated identity theft. Several others also face additional fraud and money laundering charges. The APC Chairman reacting via his official twitter account condemned the act adding that the FBI’s steps are commendable and are the more reasons why we need to support our anti-graft agency, the EFCC to fight against these fraudsters that have brought nothing but pains to our loved ones and shame to our country; ”The arrest of these 80 Nigerians by the FBI is commendable and their fraudulent activities hig...
EFCC Arrests Yahoo Boy, Victor Idahosa With Charm Loaded Inside A Boot
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EFCC Arrests Yahoo Boy, Victor Idahosa With Charm Loaded Inside A Boot

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, has arrested one Victor Idahosa for Internet fraud. Idahosa, 24, was arrested at Cristolyte Close Diamond Estate, Lekki Ajah Lagos, following intelligence report received by the Commission about his alleged involvement in the criminal activity. . Items found on the suspect, who hails from Edo State, include one SUV, two Apple laptops, scam emails, payments slips, cashier cheques, charms and several fraudulent documents. He will soon be charged to court.

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