Ayara Oluwaseun

Once home to the middle class, Lekki is now hub of cyber crime

Lekki, one of Nigeria’s richest neighbourhoods in terms of expensive and posh real estate development is fast turning into a hub for internet fraudsters or ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’ as they are famously called locally. According to data from the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the agency saddled with the responsibility of …

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Kwara court jails two final year students for cybercrime

Justice  Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State, has sentenced two final-year students of two tertiary institutions in Ilorin to various jail terms for offences bordering on cybercrime. The convicts are Oyewale Adetunji and Ibrahim Adebayo, students of the Kwara State University, Malete, and Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, respectively. …

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Cybercrime: Hoteliers hindering our operations, EFCC laments

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has warned hotel owners across the country not to allow internet fraudsters use their facilities for their nefarious acts. The agency alleged that some hoteliers were refusing to cooperate with its operatives, noting that this was an offence punishable under section 38 (2) (b) of the Economic and Financial …

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Lagos preparing for VAT collection, says LIRS

The Lagos State Inland Revenue Service has said it is ready for Value Added Tax collection. It disclosed this in an answer to a question raised during the LCCI’s ‘SMEGroup Workshop on Assisting MSMEs with Regulatory Compliance’ that held on Thursday. When asked about VAT, Assistant Director of Taxes, LIRS, Adetola Olanrewaju, said, “The case …

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EFCC Arrests 27 Suspected Illegal Oil Bunkerers in Port Harcourt

Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested twenty seven (27) individuals in connection with suspicious illegal oil bunkering. They were arrested on Friday, September 10, 2021 at Ahoada Local Government Area, Rivers State. The suspects are: Mohammad Bello;  Abubarkar Umar;  Abdulkarim Ibrahim;  Mohammad Bashimu;   Bello Mohammad, Abdullahi Murtala; Paul Paparoman;  Abdullahi …

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More Revelations in Ex- Niger Governor’s Trial

The money laundering trial of former governor of Niger State, Muazu Babangida Aliyu and two others: Tanko Beji and Umar Nasko, continued on Tuesday September 14, 2021 before Justice Mikail Aliyu of the Niger State High Court with the cross examination of first prosecution witness, PW1, Muhammad Ndawuye Nmadu. Ndawuye under cross-examination by counsel to …

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Six Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Enugu

Operatives of the Enugu Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, May 24, 2021 arrested six suspected internet fraudsters at Bricks Estate, Independence Layout, Enugu state based on credible intelligence on their alleged criminal activities. #InternetFraudsters #YahooBoys #YahooYahoo #CyberCrime #Crime #Fraud #Corruption #EFCC #TheFightAgainstCorruption #FightingForYou

EFCC Charges Compliance Officers of Banks on Diligence, Money Laundering

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, May 24, 2021 met with Compliance Officers of various Banks in Ilorin, charged them to be diligent in the discharge of their duties and ensure that they play active role in tackling money laundering and other fraudulent financial practices in the …

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EFCC Arrests Human Organs’ Trafficker in Port Harcourt

Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested Ukaeje John Emeka, (alias Dr. Phil Mark, Dr. Donald Philip, Dr. Wesley David), leader of a syndicate selling and buying human organs for trafficking to foreigners.   Source: EFCC News