EFCC Arraigns Man For N4m Fraud

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today 7th November, 2018 arraigned one Usman Mohammed before Justice Usman Na’abba of High Court, Kano State on one count charge bordering on diversion of funds and criminal breach of trust. The petitioner alleged that sometimes in 2017, the suspect fraudulently induced him and collected the sum of Four Million Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N4,300,000.00) to process four visas to Saudi Arabia for Hajj, umra and their accommodations. The accused who was unable to produce the visa also failed to return the…

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EFCC Arraigns Man for N16m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Maiduguri Zonal office, on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 arraigned Umar Ali Kaka, before Justice Fadawu Umar of the State High Court sitting in Maiduguri, Borno on a one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N16,000,000 (Sixteen Million Naira) only. According to investigations carried out by the Commission, a criminal complaint was reported against the accused vide a petition dated 27th October, 2017. The petition was written by one Ibrahim Garba Usman, which alleges…

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EFCC Arraigns Surety Over Absence of Fraud Suspect

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on November 7, 2018 arraigned one Hassana Idris Danjuma, before Justice Salisu Garuba of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Maitama, on a one-count charge bordering on obstruction of justice. Danjuma had sometimes in August 2017 stood in as surety for one Emeje Shehu Aminu who was being investigated by the EFCC for issuance of dud cheque and for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence. She had undertaken to produce the suspect when requested by the EFCC at any point in time…

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DRUNKEN POLICEMAN DISMISSED

PRESS RELEASE The attention of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM mni, has been drawn to a video of Lagos policeman who got drunk at Akowonjo, Dopemu area of Lagos state. He therefore directed the state Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal to fish out the erring policeman for appropriate disciplinary action. The policeman who was stupefied after guzzling large quantity of alcoholic beverage was located and apprehended today 07/11/2018 at Police Mobile Force Squadron 22 Base, Ikeja, where he served by the Command Provost. He…

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N59.7m Fraud: Court Remands ‘Prophet’ In Prison Custody

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Monday, November 5, 2018, arraigned one Prophet Cletus Ilongwo, Founder, Power of The Holy Spirit Evangelical Ministry, Lagos before Justice S.O. Solebo of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State on an 11-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N59, 760, 000 (Fifty-Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira) only. The complainant, Obinna Ezenwaka, a former employee of Fidelity Bank Plc, alleged that he was introduced to the…

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Court Gives Ex-Abia Gov, Kalu, Seven-Day Ultimatum To Open His Defence In Alleged N7.6bn Fraud Trial

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, November 5, 2018, ordered a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, to return to the country within the next seven days to open his defence in an alleged N7.6bn fraud trial. Kalu is standing trial alongside his former Commissioner for Finance, Ude Udeogu and a company, Slok Nigeria Limited, on an amended 39-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N7.6bn. At the resumed hearing today, counsel to the former governor, Awa Kalu, SAN,…

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Anti- Graft War: Magu Charges Youths on good Character

  The Acting Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu has tasked youths across the country, to embrace the virtues of good character in their quest for leadership and as an important condition to enlist in the anti-corruption war. He gave this charge on Sunday, 4th November, 2018 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State at the Music/Talent Concert of Warriors Of Christ International Church. According to him, corruption affects the future of youths more than any other segment of the society but with the right…

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Lagos State Police Command arrests 85 suspected criminals

No fewer than 85 suspected criminals of various crimes were, last Monday, paraded at the last police briefing at the Police Command in Ikeja, Lagos. The suspects are of various ages and committed various crimes. Police says the suspects were arrested at different locations while working on discreet information volunteered by the Lagos residents. According to the Lagos State Police Commander, Edgal Imohim, the essence of the parade was to keep Lagos people with the latest updates in the fight of crimes and criminality in the state, by the command.…

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Killings: surgical operation in police imminent…as Buhari warns IG

For the first time in three years, despite several petitions and out cries trailing the Nigeria Police over alleged wanton killings by rank and file of the force and the inability of the police to nip in the bud the activities of perpetrators of evil, President Muhammadu, has warned the Inspector General of police, Idris Ibrahim, to caution his officers adding that he is closely monitoring the Nigeria Police Force as violence rises in the country. Buhari made the remarks during a condolence visit to Kaduna State. According to a…

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AFEX condemns gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi…calls on the UN to take decisive action against Saudi Arabia

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of prominent media and freedom of expression organizations across the continent, today condemned the October 2, 2018 gruesome murder of renowned Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, saying a country that indulges in such barbaric behaviour ought to be ostracized by the civilized world. In a statement issued from its Secretariat in Accra, AFEX called on the United Nations to demonstrate its commitment to the safety of journalists and ending impunity for crimes against journalists by…

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Pirates kidnapped 12 crew from Container Ship

No fewer than 12  crew members working on Pomerenia Sky container ship, a Liberia-flagged vessel headed for the Nigerian port to Onne, have been kidnapped by suspected pirates. The crime was allegedly committed on Saturday morning when the attack occurred. The ship manager Midocean (IOM), said those abducted include eight from Poland, two Filipinos and a Ukrainian. It was later gathered that Nine crew members remain on board the vessel and are reportedly unharmed, and the vessel has sailed to safety. The alleged pirates are said to have been operating…

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SPIPRPP may quiz Senator James Manager over N5bn allegation

  The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIPRPP ), may quiz James Manager, the senator representing Delta South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, James Manager, over alleged N5billion scam. According reports,  the SPIPRPP, headed by Okoi Obono-Obla, is allegedly claiming that James Manager, has been indicted on allegations of acquiring properties worth over N5 billion located within and outside the shores of the country with government funds. It was gathered that a petition to the Federal Government panel by the Conduct and Due Process…

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Adams Oshiomhole corruption charges: Why we are not in court—-EFCC

Following a petition filed by an Edo State-based activist, Osadalor Ochie, before an Abuja Federal High Court challenging the failure of EFCC to file fraud charges against Oshiomhole, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reacted to the suit accusing the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole of fraud. Ochie, had filed a suit and prayed the court to compel the anti-graft agency to conduct investigation into allegations of fraud against Oshiomhole while he was governor of Edo State. The suit also seeks the arrest…

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Attorney General of Federation in trouble over alleged $200m corruption probe

If the motion raised by the Senator, representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye was to be taken seriously, then the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, may have worked itself into trouble. The Senator had allegedly disclosed following an adopted point of order 42 raised that the office of the AGF was planning to defraud Nigerians of over $200 million, which he stated that the huge sum had been housed at the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. In his presentation, Melaye said he had a profound evidence to prove…

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Fayose granted bail, may be re-arrested

There are indications that the Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, who was granted bail by a judge of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court, may be re-arrested for another money laundering allegations. Fayose was granted bail by the judge in the sum of ₦50 million with two sureties who must issue a ₦50 million bond in a reputable bank as well as possess three years tax clearance. The former governor was ordered to deposit his international passport with the court. Kanu Agabi, a counsel to Fayose…

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BREAKING NEWS! The court adjourns ruling on Imo APC guber primary court indefinitely

The President of the Federal High Court will decide whether the Judge should continue the matter or not, based on the petition against an Abuja High Court judge that he is biased. The court action challenging the conduct of the governorship primary election of the Imo State All Progressives Congress (APC) was on Tuesday adjourned indefinitely by. The two suits instituted by Hope Uzodinma, who is laying claim to the governorship ticket of the APC and Uche Nwosu, who is also laying claim to the same ticket was put off…

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NDLEA to screen FRSC applicants of illicit drug

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has been given a role in the employement of new recruits into the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, enlistment, Dailymandate has authoritatively gathered in Abuja. To be enlisted into the Corps, every new recruit are to go compulsory  illicit drug test and screening as one of the conditions into the enlistment of the job. Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyeni, disclosed this in Abuja, on Monday while paying visit to the headquarters of the NDLEA, to solicit assistance for the Corps, in…

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EFCC parades Fayose in court

At last the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has brought before the court, the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Monday before a Federal High Court, Lagos, and was charged alongside with his company — Spotless Investment Ltd on an 11-count charge of N30.8 billion fraud. Fayose is being prosecuted pleaded innocence of the offences. After the arraignment of the accused, the defence counsel, Mr Kanu Agabi (SAN), who is a former Attorney General of the Federation, informed the court of a motion on notice…

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Sex slavery ring departure motel discovers in Imo State

With their charm, beauty and age, one could easily pass them as alter girls in one of the new generation churches, but Amara and Chimma (real names withheld), respectively are in junior secondary three students of Total Child Missionary School in Umuola Amaifeke Community in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State. The 14 and 15 year-old girls are endowed with beauty. But, they faced very bleak future as they were held captive in a brothel in far away West African country, Ivory Cost, where they had to sleep with…

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Group urges Criminal Justice stakeholders to key into ACJA 2015 for the benefit of Nigerians

Civil Society Observatory Group has urged Criminal Justice stakeholders to key into complying with ACJA 2015, for the benefit of Nigerian citizens to enjoy the benefits of the revolutionary going on in criminal justice system. The group said that actors of involved in re-designing the criminal justice system must be ready to fully comply with their roles and responsibilities as stipulated in the Act. According to the Secretary of the group, in Lagos State, CLEEN Foundation’s Mrs. Blessing Abiri,  this was the position of the Civil Society Observatory on the…

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