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US set to jail Nigerian woman in triplet of crimes

A Nigerian born-woman Temitope Ayoni Olaiya, a.k.a Tammy Olaiya, faces on 28 February, 2020 a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison over the importation of 7kg of cocaine into the United States.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Fake auto dealer sentence to six months jail term

The charge reads: “That you, Soladoye Taofeek, in the year 2017 at Ibadan, Oyo State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court by means of fraudulent tricks that you are into auto buying and selling, obtained various sums of money from your victims (Jane and John Doe) and thereby committed an offence.”
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

EFCC arrests OOU, FUNAAB, MAPOLY students

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested 30 students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, as well as those of Olabisi Onabanjo University.

Police arrest suspected serial killer in Osun

The Osun Police Command has arrested one Teslim Raji, also known as Akerele, and his accomplice, Femi Bamidele, for alleged serial killings, kidnappings and gun running, within the Ikire axis of the state.

Court convicts internet scammer, orders forfeiture of $1,980 to federal government

The Federal High Court on Wednesday convicted Chidera Ozirigbo, an internet fraudster and ordered him to forfeit 1,980 dollars recovered during investigation to the Federal Government.
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Grandfather jailed after suspect jumped bail

An Oredo Magistrate Court has jailed a 69-year old man, Amen Solomon Omere, after a suspected fraudster he stood surety for jumped bail.
The suspects are- Okorokpa Clifford, Ejechi Rukeme Clarence, Omoagbere Nelson, Olamide Agbi, Prosper Williams, Zhenom Moses, Nasiru Saudi Ali, Shakajede Okiemute, Okoro Andrew and Amorighoye Laju Precious. .

Music producer threatens to sue EFCC for parading him as “Yahoo Boy”

An Abuja-based music producer and photographer, Mr Nasiru Ali, popularly known as “Kozzographa”, on Sunday threatened to sue the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for wrongly calling him a fraudster (Yahoo boy).

Cross River government uncovers N1.3 billion fraud plot

The Cross River Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) says it has uncovered an alleged attempt by a fraudster to defraud it of N1.3 billion from UBE Matching Grant.

Man arrested for attempting to swindle Ogun police chief

A 52-year-old suspected fraudster, Tayo Ogunmola, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly attempting to swindle the state Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC nabs ATM fraudster in Benue

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Makurdi zonal office, on Saturday, said it arrested one Ikechukwu Sunday Onovo, suspected to be an Automated Teller Machine fraudster, in the state.

I can’t remember my earnings as Chief of Army Staff – General Bamaiyi tells court

Retired General Ishaya Bamaiyi has told an Ikeja High Court that he could not recall how much he earned as salary as former Nigerian Chief of Army Staff.

Ishaya Bamaiyi: How I was defrauded of $8.4 million by Fred Ajudua

A former Chief of Army Staff, General Ishaya Bamaiyi, has told a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja how an alleged fraudster, Fred Ajudua, collected millions of dollars from him totalling about $8.4m.
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Falana to drag Linda Ikeji to court over alleged fake news

Seasoned journalist John Abayomi has threatened to sue the publisher of Linda Ikeji blog, Linda Ikeji for publishing false and malicious story about him.
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Lagos guber: More opposition parties deny endorsing Jide Sanwo-Olu

More opposition parties in Lagos on Friday denied involvement in the endorsement of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Jide Sanwoolu for 2019.

Police arrest man who threatened Atiku Abubakar, family

Augustus Akpan, a 43-year-old multi-lingual native of Akwa Ibom State, was arrested in Lagos after police tracked the phone he used in sending the messages.

EFCC working on petition linking President Buhari’s chief of staff to contract scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has started work on a petition linking Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, to a contract scam.
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Kelly Hansome accuses Don Jazzy of orchestrating his arrest twice

Singer Kelly Hansome while wishing his friend, Awwalbiu, a happy birthday on his instagram wall, narrated how his friend stood by him both in times when music producer and artist, Don Jazzy, orchestrated his arrest.
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Ekiti guber: INEC commissioner demands apology from Governor Fayose

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, National Commissioner in charge of Election Operations and Logistics, Mrs. Amina Bala Zakari, has demanded an apology from Governor Ayodele Fayose over allegation that she compromise in the Ekiti election.

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Police recruitment: Court adjourns for PSC to respond to AGF’s application

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, adjourned till November 20 for the Police Service Commission to respond to the Attorney-General of the Federation’s counter-affidavit in a suit to stop the recruitment of 10, 000 police officers.
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The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have excluded candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti, in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Kogi guber: APC accuses SDP candidate of faking attack on her

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State has accused the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti, of faking the reported attack on her on Tuesday in Lokoja.