Fayose back to trenches as EFCC reopens ‘fraud’ case

October 28, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

A former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigating officer, Abubakar Madaki, on Friday, told a Federal High Court in Lagos that a former minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, allegedly gave former Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, the sum of N1,219,000,000 in cash for the 2014 governorship election. Madaki also informed the trial judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, that Read More

International ‘catcher’, Osondu Igwilo’s accomplice jailed 16 years for internet fraud

October 14, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Justice I.O. Ijelu of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, has convicted and sentenced one Anana Keneth Emeka to 16 years in prison for computer-related fraud. A press statement by the EFCC Spokesperson Dele Oyewale, Friday in Abuja, said Emeka was arrested at his residence on 567, Road 21, Mayfair Garden Estate, Awoyaya, Lagos state, following investigations into Read More

‘Fraud’: Nigerian athlete risks jail term in US

August 4, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

A Nigerian long jumper Mercy Abire may face up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering in the United States. According to reports, the 28-year-old athlete, alongside her co-conspirators, former men’s 100m national champion Raymond Ekevwo and Aniekeme Etim, utilized various fraudulent schemes between 2018 and 2022 to defraud unsuspecting victims. From the Read More

‘BVN fraud’: Outcome of investigation will determine your fate, PAP tells protesting ex-agitators

March 29, 2023 Admin III 0

The Office of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has revealed why payment of former Niger delta agitators is experiencing delay. Specifically, PAP has revealed that investigation into multiple accounts of former agitators linked to one BVN, will determine the fate of protesting beneficiaries. Media aide to the PAP Interim Administrator, Mr. Freston Akpor, who spoke on Tuesday March 28, 2023 Read More

Nigerian fugitive extradited to U.S. over offer, payment of illegal remuneration

March 24, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said a convicted Nigerian fugitive, Florence Enwerim Onyegbu, was, Thursday, extradited to the United States of America (USA) where she is wanted to answer to criminal charges bordering on violation of the U.S. Law involving the offer and payment of illegal remuneration in a health care matter. EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Read More

EFCC arraigns man for $370,000 fraud

March 21, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Nwachi Chidozie Kingsley before Justice U.P Kekemeke of the Federal Capital Territory High Court (FCT), Maitama,  Abuja, for an alleged $370,000 internet fraud. EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja, said the accused was arraigned on Monday, March 20, 2023 on a two-count-charge Read More

Property developer arraigned over alleged theft

March 14, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

A property developer, Mr. Cecil Ezem Osakwe has been arraigned by the federal government over electricity theft. He was docked before Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Osakwe was arraigned on a two-count charge before the court. When the charge was read to him, he pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail Read More

INEC officials refusing to upload presidential polls results in Lagos, Delta, others – Labour Party 

February 26, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

National Chairman of the Labour Party, Barrister Julius Abure, has raised alarm over the impunity  taking place across Lagos state where the results of the presidential elections collated in various polling units in the state were not being uploaded to the central server.  According to LP’s National Chairman Julius Abure, in a statement on Saturday evening, the officials of the Read More

EFCC docks Kogi governor’s nephew for N3bn fraud

February 8, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wednesday, arraigned one Ali Bello, a nephew of the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, before Justice Obiora Egwuatu of a Federal High Court Abuja, over N3billion fraud. EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement in Abuja, said: “Bello was docked alongside Abba Adauda, Yakubu Siyaka Adabenege, Iyada Sadat, Rashida Read More

N-Power fraud: Popular Nigerian musician D’banj arrested

December 7, 2022 Admin III 0

Singer Oladapo Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj has been arrested and detained by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). Koko master was arrested and detained on Tuesday in Abuja, he is being accused of fraudulently diverting hundreds of naira earmarked by the Nigerian government for N-Power project, an empowerment programme set up by the Nigerian government Read More

Skills acquisition: Senate indicts Labour Ministry on ‘N208million scam’

November 27, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Public Accounts (SPAC) has indicted the Ministry of Labour and Employment on alleged N208million scam from N2.3billion collected for payment of beneficiaries of Skills Acquisition at zonal level. The scam as discovered by the committee during an interface with Permanent Secretary of Labour Ministry, Ms Kachollom S. Dajua, on Friday, was carried out through Read More

N10m ‘fraud’: FCT Police nab 61-year-old fake AIG

November 24, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested a serial fraudster who specialises in impersonating legal practitioners and senior law enforcement officers to defraud unsuspecting members of the public. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Command, DSP Josephine Adeh, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “Following a series of petitions and reports at various formations/ Read More

Sokoto director jailed 7 years for job scam

November 16, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Justice Ahmad G. Mahmud of the Federal High Court, Sokoto, Wednesday, convicted one Hassan Bello, a Director with the Sokoto State Commodity Board and sentenced him to 7 years imprisonment on a one count charge for obtaining money by false pretence. The convict fraudulently obtained the sum N1, 320, 00 (One Million Three Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira) under the Read More

ANEEJ clears air over fraudulent act

August 18, 2022 Admin III 0

Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) has debunked claim that one Abdullazeez Bako is a staff neither was he or any of it former monitors authorized by our organisation to carry out any further monitoring of returned Abacha loot beyond the MANTRA project field monitoring period. The Communication Officer, Mr. Hussein Adeleye in a statement issued said their Read More

Alleged N352 fraud: Absence of counsel stalls Etukudoh’s trial

December 8, 2021 Admin III 0

The trial of Provost of Federal School of Medical Laboratory Science Technology (FSMLST) Jos, Dr. Sunday Etukudoh, was Wednesday stalled due to the absence of prosecution counsel. The matter was heard July 16, 2021, and adjourned to the 7,8 & 9 December, 2021, for continuation of hearing, over an alleged misappropriation of N352 million, by Dr. Etukudoh and four others Read More

Alleged $8.4m Fraud: Court compels Ajudua to test for COVID-19

December 7, 2021 Admin III 0

A Lagos High Court Tuesday ordered a socialite, Fred Ajudua, charged with defrauding a former Chief of Army Staff, Ishaya Bamaiyi, of $8.4 million, to undergo a COVID-19 test at the laboratory of the Yaba Infe. The judge, Josephine Oyefeso, gave the order following Mr Ajudua’s failure to appear in court for his trial three consecutive times. The defendant had Read More

EFCC arraigns ex-convict, Oluwatobi for fraud, impersonation

November 26, 2021 Admin III 0

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Tuesday, arraigned a 29-year-old serial fraudster, Joshua Ajayi Oluwatobiloba, over cyber fraud and for impersonating a lecturer at the University of Ilorin. He was arraigned on four counts before Justice Mahmud Abdulgafar of the Kwara state High Court, sitting in Ilorin. Oluwatobi, had sometimes in June 2020 been Read More

2023: APC backs Senate’s decision on direct primaries

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for Senate amendments to the Electoral Act which mandates political parties to elect their candidates through direct primaries mode. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the APC’s acti g national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, asked Nigerians to ignore the the soundbites from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which vehemently Read More

World Bank blacklists four Nigerian firms for procurement fraud

September 12, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The World Bank has suspended at least four Nigerian firms for engaging in procurement frauds. One of the firms is Sargittarius Nigeria Limited, located at 22B Adebayo Doherty Road, Lekki Phase 1 Lagos. The second delisted company is Sargittarius Henan Water Conservancy Engineering Limited. Both firms share the same address and were sanctioned on the same date – 30 August, Read More

Re: Hushpuppi-Kyari saga and the accentuated lessons

August 25, 2021 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

I have to crave the indulgence of my esteemed readers to allow me to publish the views of few readers on the “Huspuppi-Kyari saga” before their views become stale. The opinions on the subject were both quantitatively and qualitatively overwhelming but the few selected ones can provide a clearer picture of the topic. Next week, I will conclude the article Read More

Access Bank launches awareness campaign to combat E-banking fraud

August 23, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

As part of its commitment to educate and protect customers from e-banking fraud, Access Bank Plc has launched an awareness campaign to sensitize customers on measures they can take to protect themselves. The campaign, themed ‘Banks Don’t Ask’, focuses on three key activities that account for most fraud incidents in Nigeria, phishing, SIM card fraud, ATM fraud and POS fraud. Read More

Access Bank’s USSD security advancement to protect customers against fraud

August 19, 2021 Admin III 0

Access Bank Plc has introduced new USSD code, that allows customers to act swiftly to prevent fraudulent activities on their accounts. The service enables customers of all account types to deactivate a USSD profile by dialling 901911# from any phone, inputing the registered phone number for the account to be protected and this automatically locks out fraudsters from the individual’s Read More

BVN responsible for rise in unclaimed dividends, says SEC

August 15, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Security and Exchange Commission, SEC, has blamed the rise in unclaimed dividends from N158 billion in 2018 to N170 billion in 2021 to the introduction of the Bank Verification Number, BVN, which sought to link actual names to bank accounts. The Director General of SEC, Mr. Lamido Yuguda, who disclosed this at a virtual post Capital Market Committee, CMC, Read More