Court jails two brothers for 5yrs over N285k scam

Justice J. K. Omotosho of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, has convicted and sentenced two brothers to five years imprisonment for obtaining money under false pretences. The duo are Otojareri Governor Lucky (a.k.a Sam Lewis) and Otojareri President Mayor (a.k.a John Jacob Carison). Their offences run contrary to Section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act. Lucky and Mayor were arraigned by thPort Harcourt Zonal office of the EFCC, on Thursday, October 25,  2019 on…

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Hamza Koudeih: Unravelling a Money Laundering Honcho

Hamza Koudeih is a Lebanese, resident in Lagos and steeped in money. From his $1.3million residence in Eko Atlantic Pearl Tower to his high-end automobiles. Hamza Koudeih oozes money, all of which he made doing nothing in the country but money laundering. According to investigation, he has done this to the tune of a whooping $19million. The acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, described the recent arrests of a social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha for his alleged involvement in internet-related fraud and money laundering and Koudeih, his international collaborator, as…

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EFCC Arrests Ismaila Mustapha, a.k.a Mompha for alleged Internet fraud, money laundering

The EFCC, Lagos office, has arrested a renowned Social Media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as Mompha for an alleged involvement in internet related fraud and money laundering. The suspect, a premium and first class customer of one of the popular international airlines, was arrested on Friday 18, October 2019 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his way to Dubai Emirate following series of intelligence reports received by the Commission. According to the EFCC operatives, “actionable cross border intelligence received from collaborative law enforcement agencies about his alleged…

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Man Kidnaps Sister In Taraba, Demands N10m Ransom

The Taraba state police command has arrested Abdulbasit Umar(22), for allegedly aiding the kidnap of his own sister, Amina Umar(10) on her way to school. He was arrested alongside two other accomplices, Sadiq Sani and Abdullahi Habib, who were said to have demanded the sum of N10 million as ransom to free their victim. According to the Spokesman of the state police command, DSP David Misal, who paraded the suspects, officers of the State Investigative Bureau arrested them in their way to collect a ransom of N4 million which they later settled…

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EFCC Arrests Abuja Big Boys, Pump Action Rifle, Catridges Recovered During Raid

In furtherance of its ongoing national offensive against perpetrators of cybercrime Operatives of the Cybercrime Section of the Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Tuesday September 24, 2019 raided the residences of suspected internet fraudsters at No 5 Arbe Saibra Dantata Estate Kubwa, Abuja. The operation was triggered by intelligence regarding the activities of the suspects who were placed under close surveillance for weeks. The suspects arrested are Aifuwa Aisosa, Desmond Imasuen, Usman Malik, Odiesen Ken, Odiase Emmanuel and Aifuwa Henry. Some of the…

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How David West, Port Harcourt serial killer was caught by police

The notorious serial killer, Gracious David West was today September 19, 2019 arrested by the Nigerian police in Bori, Rivers State. The 26-year old killer from Buguma LGA of Rivers State, who is also a member of the Degbam cult group was arrested along East-West Road enroute to Uyo from Port Harcourt. He has since made useful statements to the Police. Investigation is on with a view to ascertaining his motives and possible accomplices. The Commissioner of Police Rivers State, CP Mustapha Dandaura will be briefing the media on this…

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Man Bags Two Years Jail Term, N.3m Fine for Land Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Maiduguri Zonal Office on Monday, September 9, 2019 secured the conviction of one Alhaji Mustapha Mohammed. He bagged two years with an additional N300,000 fine from Justice Fadawu Umar of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on a one-count amended charge, bordering on obtaining by false pretence. Trouble began for the convict when the Commission received a petition from the duo of Yerima Mukhtar and Abbas Sadiq Hassan, accusing him of issuing a fake grant offer to them for a plot of land…

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Notorious car robbers arrested by police in Lagos

Two suspected car hijackers have been arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) alongside three others that participated in the selling of the car to a dealer in Republic of Benin for the sum of N250,000. The two suspected robbers hijacked a Taxify Toyota Corolla Sports in Lekki. The suspects: Michael Sosa (27), Nelson Benson (24), Idowu Dauda (30), Owolabi Shobayo, a.k.a Daju pa (29) and Biliaminu Abu, a.k.a Gengen (43) were all arrested in Ijoko and Ota, Ogun State last week for hijacking and selling a Taxify car back in February, 2019.   It was revealed…

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Court remands herdsman for alleged killing of farmer

By Agencies A Minna Magistrates’ Court on Friday, ordered that a herdsman, Bello, be remanded in prison custody for allegedly killing a farmer, pending legal advice. Magistrate Mariam Kings declined to take his plea on the grounds that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the matter. Kings directed the police to forward the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice. She adjourned the matter until September 26 for further mention. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Aliyu Yakubu, in the charge sheet, charged Bello with three…

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EFCC arrests top fraudster on FBI list

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 36-year-old Joseph Oyediran, one of key wanted fraudsters on the list released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The commission took to its twitter handle to announce the arrest of the suspect whom they said was the mastermind of a N60 million fraud. The commission wrote: “One of the internet fraudsters wanted by the FBI, Joseph Oyediran, arrested by EFCC operatives in Ilorin, Kwara State. Head, EFCC Ilorin Zonal Office, Isyaku Sharu, disclosed this at a press conference to give…

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