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The Cybercrime Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL, National Central Bureau, Abuja has arrested two (2) suspects for their complicity in a major multi-million Euro scam touching on procurement of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

INTERPOL nabs two Nigerian nationals for defrauding German company of €14.7 million

The Cybercrime Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, INTERPOL, National Central Bureau, Abuja has arrested two (2) suspects for their complicity in a major multi-million Euro scam touching on procurement of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The Federal Government Independent Assessment Committee visited the Headquarters of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to access the performance of the service.

Nigerian government projects assessment committee visits Immigration service

The Federal Government Independent Assessment Committee visited the Headquarters of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to access the performance of the service.
Operatives of the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit, INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja have arrested three suspects; Samson Inegbenesun, 30; Blessed Junior, 32 and Muhammed Zakari, 36, all male from Uromi in Edo State, for cyber-related offences including advance fee fraud, money laundering and romance scam. The suspects were arrested in Uromi, following investigations into suspected fraudulent online procurement and supply of COVID-19 protective mask, received through the INTERPOL NCB Wiesbaden, Germany.

Interpol Abuja arrest three cybercrime suspects, whose activities extend to Europe

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit, INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja, have arrested three suspects; Samson Inegbenesun, 30; Blessed Junior, 32 and Muhammed Zakari, 36, all male from Uromi in Edo State, for cyber-related offences including advance fee fraud, money laundering and romance scam. The suspects were arrested in Uromi, following investigations into suspected fraudulent online procurement and supply of COVID-19 protective mask, received through the INTERPOL NCB Wiesbaden, Germany.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has said that $15.3million, which is part of the money Olalekan Jacob Ponle aka Woodberry stole, was stashed away in a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet.

How FBI tracked Hushuppi’s ally Woodberry via WhatsApp, iPhone

Olalekan Jacob Ponle, popularly known as Woodberry, was nabbed through details accessed from his WhatsApp, iPhone and Bitcoin transactions, court documents reveal.
The Port Harcourt Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested 12 suspected internet fraudsters in Ishuizo, Egbu in Owerri, Imo State.

12 ‘internet fraudsters’ arrested in Imo

The Port Harcourt Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested 12 suspected internet fraudsters in Ishuizo, Egbu in Owerri, Imo State.
The suspects are- Daniel Archiobong, David Ikechukwu, Alex James, Williams Vincent, Sanni Lucas, Ichado Victor O, Ubah Henry, Anifowoshe Femi and Akinseye Dipo.

EFCC arrests nine ‘internet fraudsters’ in FCT

The Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on yesterday, arrested nine suspected Internet fraudsters at two different locations within the Abuja metropolis.

Air Peace’s Allen Onyeama denies fraud, money laundering allegations

Air Peace chairman Allen Onyema on Saturday denied any involvement in the allegations of fraud and money laundering leveled against him by the United States Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, in relation to purchase of aircraft, airplane spares and maintenance.
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US DOJ’s statement on Allen Onyema’s fraud indictment — full text

“Onyema allegedly leveraged his status as a prominent business leader and airline executive while using falsified documents to commit fraud,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “We will diligently protect the integrity our banking system from being corrupted by criminals, even when they disguise themselves in a cloak of international business.”

Air Peace chief indicted for fraud in US

Allen Ifechukwu Athan Onyema, the chairman, CEO, and founder of Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, has been charged with bank fraud and money laundering for moving more than $20 million from Nigeria through United States bank accounts in a scheme involving false documents based on the purchase of airplanes.
Russia's Embassy to Washington says it has lodged a formal diplomatic protest after Israel extradited a Russian national to the United States, where he is suspected of stealing more than $20 million from U.S. consumers through credit card fraud.

Moscow accuses US of ‘hunting’ Russians after Israel extradites suspect

Russia's Embassy to Washington says it has lodged a formal diplomatic protest after Israel extradited a Russian national to the United States, where he is suspected of stealing more than $20 million from U.S. consumers through credit card fraud.

US court jails Nigerian national for romance scam

Olu Victor Alonge, charged along with six other Nigerians with a multi-year wire fraud scheme, has been sentenced to a 10-year imprisonment by a court in Georgia, United States.

Central bank to introduce new cyber-security framework to tackle internet fraud

The Central Bank of Nigeria said it was developing a Risk Based Cyber Security Framework for banks and payment service providers to combat internet fraud in the country.

Seven Nigerians charged in alleged dating site scheme

The US attorney's office in Atlanta said in a news release on Friday that the Nigerians created fake online dating profiles with photos of models or public figures. Prosecutors said they targeted people with financial assets, spending weeks or months courting them.

Nigeria vulnerable to cyber crime – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) says Nigeria is vulnerable to cyber crimes due to dearth of cyber security experts and other technological means to tackle the menace.

Three alleged hackers of Lagos Speaker Mudashiru Obasa’s Facebook account face N9.1m theft charge

Three men, accused of hacked the Facebook account of Lagos Speaker, Mr Mudashiru Obasa and stole N9.1 million, were on Monday re-arraigned before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of a Federal High Court, Lagos.

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CACOVID: Looted palliatives awaiting distribution

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#EndSARS: Police parade two minors, four others for arson

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Britain asks Nigerian government to investigate Lekki shooting, bring culprits to book

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