Ayara Oluwaseun

EFCC deepens Odili’s N100bn scam probe, NIS holds on to passport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has deepened the investigation of a former Governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili, over alleged fraud to the tune of N100bn even as the Nigeria Immigration Service has continued to hold on to the former governor’s passport on the instruction of the EFCC. Odili, who is the husband of …

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Cyber Crime: The dangers of working from home

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic pivoted organisations to activate online and virtual working modes, there has been a rapid spike in cybercrime. While the pandemic moved leadership of organisations to increasingly adopt the Internet of Things (IoT), technological innovations and digital communications capabilities to drive effective business operations, they also inevitably become exposed …

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Acquire skills, shun crime, ex-envoy urges youths

A former ambassador to Switzerland, Uche Odogwu, has advised the youth to shun land racketeering, other forms of crime and embrace skills acquisition. Odogwu, son of late philanthropist, late Chief Sonny Odogwu stated this at graduation of 40 Asaba youths in skill acquisitions organised by a non-governmental organisation,   Asaba Home-Diaspora Development Initiative. Odogwu said such …

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#EndSARS report: ‘Crimes against humanity happened at Lekki tollgate, major actors identified’, panel member reveals

A member of Lagos State Judicial Panel on #EndSARS, Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN, has given a hint on the content of the report submitted to the Lagos State Government on Monday The report was submitted in a brief ceremony at Government House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, The PUNCH was told. The panel was inaugurated on October 19, …

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Cross-examination of EFCC chairman stalled in alleged N761 subsidy fraud

Cross-examination of the Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, in a case of N761 million fraud was stalled in Lagos on Monday due to the defendant’s absence. The defendant, Abubakar Peters, contracted Coronavirus and is in an isolation centre, according to his counsel, Mr E.O. Isiramen. The News Agency of …

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Banker defrauds bank of N219 million to build houses, invest in Ponzi scheme

A banker has been convicted by the Enugu State High Court, Enugu on a 32-count charge bordering on forgery and stealing to the tune of N219 million. Oliver Anidiobi was a former manager with Sterling Bank who duped OHHA Microfinance Bank in 2019 while serving as its Account Relationship Officer. The convict convinced the microfinance …

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Court Registrar jailed 7 years for using judges names to collect 500 bags of rice

A Registrar with Kwara Judiciary, Fatimoh Olatunji, has been convicted for fraud and sentenced to seven years imprisonment without option of fine. According to the judgment handed down by Justice M.B. Ishiaq of the state High Court, Olatunji is also to pay N7 million to the complainant, an Ilorin-based popular business woman, Sherifat Oloriegbe. The …

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Civil servant jailed 7 years for awarding himself contracts worth N86.1 million

The convict repeatedly awarded contracts to a private company where he was a director. A civil servant has been convicted by the Borno State High Court over multiple counts of contract fraud worth N86.1 million. Ma’aji Shettima Arfo was initially arraigned before the court for lining his pockets while serving as the General Manager of …

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Fake American jailed 6 months for internet fraud in Ilorin

A Kwara state High court, sitting in Ilorin on Tuesday sentenced one Ayeni Oluwatofunmi, 25, to Correctional Centre, for impersonation and offences bordering on cybercrime. Oluwatofunmi is alleged to have impersonated a white American lady, Daina Patrick, to swindle unsuspecting victims. The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), secured the …

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EFCC grills Lucky Igbinedion over alleged N1.6bn Fraud

The former governor of Edo State, Mr Lucky Igbinedion, is currently being grilled by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) over what a source described as alleged criminal diversion of public funds to the tune of N1.6bn. The former governor, who arrived at the headquarters of the EFCC, at Jabi, Abuja, around …

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