Tag: fraud

EFCC say hotel owners will be jailed for lodging “Yahoo boys”

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned that hotel owners can be charged as accomplices or be jailed for accommodating internet fraudsters also referred to as “Yahoo boys” to use their premises for cybercrime activities. The EFCC issued the warning in a statement posted via its verified Facebook page on[Read More…]

Governor Dapo Abiodun’s aide arrested in the US for alleged identity theft and unemployment scam

A senior special assistant to the Ogun state Governor, Abidemi Rufai has been arrested in the United States for alleged identity theft and fraud. the 42-year-old former House of Reps aspirant and real estate businessman is accused of stealing more than $350,000 in fraudulent unemployment claims from Washington state according[Read More…]

Just in: Court remands Maina at Kuje Correction centre 

Abdulrasheed Maina has on Friday been ordered to be kept at Kuje Correctional Centre till his trial is concluded.  Mr. Maina, who is the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team is standing trial for alleged money laundering to the tune of 2 billion naira. He was arrested[Read More…]

Nigerians arrested for cloning Dutch company’s website for COVID-19 scam

Two Nigerians have been arrested by the police for their involvement in a major multi-million Euro scam bordering on procurement of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). According to the Nigeria police spokesperson, Frank Mba, the arrest was carried out in conjunction with the INTERPOL and the National Central Bureau, Abuja. Those arrested[Read More…]

Alert! Here are four bank schemes scammers have used to defraud victims

By ELFREDA KEVIN-ALERECHI Fraudsters, with an eye on the wallets of unsuspecting members of the public, have lately upped their strategises on moves to swindle unsuspecting members of the public of their money. One of the new methods deployed is by sending credit alert messages to people. This duplicitous scheme[Read More…]

Federal High court jails ex-NIMASA director seven years for N1.5bn fraud

The Federal High Court in Lagos has convicted a former Executive Director of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Captain Ezekiel Agaba, of N1.5bn fraud and sentenced him to seven years’ imprisonment. Justice Ibrahim Buba, who handed down the verdict on Wednesday, held that the Economic and Financial Crimes[Read More…]

American woman rescued after being held by Nigerian facebook lover for more than a year

A man has been arrested for allegedly luring an American woman to Nigeria and defrauding her of $48,000 The 64-year-old woman said she met Chukwuebuka Kasi Obiaku, 34, on Facebook, police spokesman Frank Mba said. He invited her to Nigeria under the “pretext of love and marriage.”The woman, a retired[Read More…]

Presidential Panel Names Pastor used by former acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu in allegedly Laundering funds

A report by the Presidential Probe Panel has revealed details of how the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, allegedly used a cleric to launder funds abroad. Magu is currently being interrogated by the panel headed by retired Justice Ayo Salami over allegations[Read More…]

Breaking: In South Africa, Court issues arrest warrant for Ex-President Zuma in graft trial

A South African court issued an arrest warrant for former president Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, after he skipped court on grounds of needing medical treatment, but the judge stayed the warrant until his corruption trial resumes on May 6. Zuma’s lawyer presented the judge with a sick note from what[Read More…]

Former lawmaker, Shehu Sani finally released after four weeks in EFCC custody

A former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has regained his freedom after spending four weeks in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Sani, who was arrested and detained for alleged extortion and bribery, was released on Thursday after perfecting[Read More…]