Month: February 2020

Nigerian Mogaji arrested in US for theft of $850,000 three years after

  Nigerian Sherifdeen Mogaji has been arrested by Colorado’s Boulder County Sheriff’s Office more than three years after he stole about $850,000 from the Boulder Valley School District in an email scam. According to the arrest affidavit published by the local Fox News station, Sherifdeen Mogaji, 39, was arrested on February 21 and booked into …

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Set them free! The judge who liberates Nigerians forgotten in jail

Ishaq Usman Bello is shaking the conscience of the courts – and nearly 4,000 wrongly detained prisoners are grateful for it   Prisoners behind bars in the prison of Jos, Nigeria. Photograph: Friedrich Stark/Alamy In a crowded prison courtyard in Suleja, Nigeria, a judge flipped through a battered folder detailing the case against a young …

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Gateman Stabs Employer, Raped Wife Till She Passed Out Then Stole Their Valuables

A 30 year old man, Audu Abdullahi alongside two others has been arrested by the Lagos State Police for allegedly stabbing his employer, raping his wife and stealing their valuables. Audu who was employed just over a week had carried out the plan with the help of two others who he said were his friends. …

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UNILAG ex-lecturer bags 21 years for raping admission-seeker

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday sentenced a former part-time lecturer in the University of Lagos, Akin Baruwa, to 21 years imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old admission-seeker. Justice Josephine Oyefeso, while sentencing Baruwa, described his action as heinous. Oyefeso held that the sentence should serve as a deterrent to others. She said, “The offence committed …

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Former rector arraigned over alleged fake Ph.D certificate

A former Rector of Igbajo Polytechnic, Osun State, Olaolu Olugbenga, has been arraigned at the Osun State High Court for allegedly forging a Ph.D. certificate. He is being prosecuted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). Olugbenga is accused of forging a Ph.D. certificate, which he claimed he obtained from the …

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Uber driver charged with kidnapping after passengers livestream chase

A Virginia Uber driver is now in police custody for chasing down a car that rear-ended him — without letting his two passengers out of the vehicle — on Monday night. Olufemi S. Olomola, 38, was charged with two counts of abduction, reckless driving and felony hit-and-run, Q13 Fox reported. Richmond Police reportedly made the arrest following the incident. John Murray and …

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Medford Uber driver accused of locking passenger in car and raping her, police say

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford police arrested an Uber driver accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 21-year old woman who had booked a ride with him. Antonio Gonzalez-Salinas, 51 was arrested on Tuesday at his house in the 1900 block of Erin Way, Medford. Police said they recovered the alleged victim’s phone from his home. …

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Another Suspect Wanted By FBI Over $2.5m Internet Fraud Arrested

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. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ilorin Zonal Office, has arrested a 38-year-old man, Festus Akinyemi Abiona, indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigations …

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