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N450m Fraud: EFCC Presents More Witnesses Against Bulama, Four Others

N450m Fraud: EFCC Presents More Witnesses Against Bulama, Four Others

By Bola Owolola The trial of former Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Abdu Bulama, continued yesterday before Justice Hammada Dashen of the Federal High Court, Damaturu, Yobe State, with the testimony of two prosecution witnesses, who shed light into how money was shared among politicians in Yobe state. Bulama is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, ... Read More »

Tackling Transnational Crimes: IGP Hosts ECOWAS Police Chiefs

Tackling Transnational Crimes: IGP Hosts ECOWAS Police Chiefs

By Adebola Owolola As part of ongoing efforts at galvanizing multinational efforts towards finding a lasting solution to transnational crimes, especially terrorism, violent extremism, kidnapping, illicit circulation of small arms and light weapons, human trafficking, maritime security, herders and farmers’ conflict amongst others, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, would be hosting West African Police and Security Chiefs between ... Read More »

Internet Fraudster Bags Six Months Jail Term

Internet Fraudster Bags Six Months Jail Term

By Adebola Owolola Justice I. M Sani of the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has convicted and sentenced Uchenna Samuel Nwosu (a.ka. Jackson Mendez) to six months imprisonment for internet fraud, impersonation and obtaining $500 from an American, Carmen Alvarez, under false pretence. Nwosu was arraigned by the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office ... Read More »

Muhammad Khalid KHAN Extradited To US

Muhammad Khalid KHAN Extradited To US

By Owolola Adebola The United States Department of Justice with the assistance of Nigeria has successfully extradited Muhammad Khalid KHAN to the U.S. KHAN was arrested at the request of the U.S. Justice Department in Nigeria pursuant to a federal arrest warrant issued in the Southern District of New York. The United States Department of Justice heavily depended and relied ... Read More »

IGP rolls out new counter-kidnapping measures as Police rescue 27 victims, including 5 Chinese Nationals

IGP rolls out new counter-kidnapping measures as Police rescue 27 victims, including 5 Chinese Nationals

By Owolola Adebola In continuation of the efforts of the Nigeria Police Force to speedily bring to an end the current internal security challenges being experienced in some parts of the Country, the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP M.A Adamu, on Thursday, 9th May, 2019 rolled out new Counter-Kidnapping operational strategies. The new strategies, which are purposeful and intelligence-driven ... Read More »

Court Jails Ex-Banker for Online Fraud

Court Jails Ex-Banker for Online Fraud

By Owolola Adebola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu zonal office on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, secured the conviction of a former staff of Fidelity Bank, Kenechukwu Abaroh before Justice A.A. Nwaobodo of the state’s High Court, sitting in Enugu on a one-count charge bordering on internet fraud to the tune of N440,000 (Four Hundred and Forty Thousand ... Read More »

Man arrested for allegedly stabbing friend to death

Man arrested for allegedly stabbing friend to death

By Owolola Adebola A 28yr old man Oni Olohunwa has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for culpable homicide. The suspect was arrested on sunday 5th of May 2019 following a report by one Wasiu Raheem who took the injured victim to Ogijo Police Station and reported that the suspect and the victim were both attending a ... Read More »

N5m ransom paid before I was released —OAU lecturer

N5m ransom paid before I was released —OAU lecturer

An orthopaedic surgeon at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof. Olayinka Adegbehingbe, who was kidnapped on Sunday, said that N5.045m was paid to secure his release. Adegbehingbe disclosed this on Tuesday in Ile-Ife in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria at his residence on the university campus. The surgeon, who said he was hale and healthy, attributed his ... Read More »

Kidnapped OAU Professor regains freedom

Kidnapped OAU Professor regains freedom

The Professor of Arthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Professor Olayinka Adegbehingbe, who was kidnapped yesterday by unknown gunmen, has regained his freedom. A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that “the University Management hereby express her appreciation to the general public for their support, love and concerns; and also ... Read More »

Bandits attack ex-Gov Bafarawa’s house, kill one, kidnap nephew 12 hours after anti-bandit comments

Bandits attack ex-Gov Bafarawa’s house, kill one, kidnap nephew 12 hours after anti-bandit comments

Some suspected bandits have attacked the residence of the former Governor of Sokoto state, Attahiru Bafarawa and killed his security guard, Abdullahi Jijji. The attack came barely 24 hours after the ex-Governor launched a foundation in Abuja named after him which he said would help in proffering solutions to the incessant banditry and kidnapping, particularly in the northern part of ... Read More »

Galaxy: The Unveiling of a Voodoo Tycoon

Galaxy: The Unveiling of a Voodoo Tycoon

By Tony Egbulefu For 28 years, Babagana Abba Dalori lived a quiet and dreary life. With all the risks to lives and limbs in his native Borno State, North-east Nigeria, he wished above all things to graduate safe and alive from the Electrical and Electronics Department of University of Maiduguri, (UniMaid), do his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme and ... Read More »

EFCC Nabs 37 Suspected Yahoo Boys

EFCC Nabs 37 Suspected Yahoo Boys

The South-east Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested 37 suspected internet fraudsters in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The arrest followed a raid on some targeted residences in Okwu Urata, Aladinma and Egbu areas. The Commission’s action followed intelligence report which pointed that the suspects were living lavish lifestyles without any known means of ... Read More »

Four Kwara Officials Arraigned for Money Laundering

Four Kwara Officials Arraigned for Money Laundering

By Owolola Adebola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office, on Thursday, May 2, 2019 arraigned four officials of the Kwara State Government, before Justice Babangana Ashigar of a Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin on a two-count charge bordering on money laundering. Those arraigned include: Abubakar Ishiak, Permanent Secretary; Shina Mudasir Akorede, Director of Administration and ... Read More »

Bandits attack Zamfara girls school, abduct teachers, others

Bandits attack Zamfara girls school, abduct teachers, others

Unidentified gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have attacked Girls Secondary School in Zamfara state and allegedly abducted unspecified number of people, BBC Hausa Service reports. According to the BBC report, the bandits stormed Government Secondary School, Moriki in Zurmi Local government area of the state on Wednesday night during a champions league match. A local source told BBC that during ... Read More »

Kidnappings: IGP removes Kaduna Police Commissioner

Kidnappings: IGP removes Kaduna Police Commissioner

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate redeployment of the Commissioner of Police in charge of Kaduna state Command, Mr Ahmed Abdulrahaman to the Force Intelligence Bureau, Abuja. A statement by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police on Wednesday in Abuja, said Mr Aji Janga would take over as the ... Read More »

Breaking: Father-in-law of President Buhari’s ADC kidnapped

Breaking: Father-in-law of President Buhari’s ADC kidnapped

Four unidentified gunmen believed to be kidnappers on Wednesday night abducted the Magajin Garin Daura, Musa Umar, in his Daura residence. The traditional ruler is the father of Fatima Musa, wife of Colonel Mohammed Abubakar, the Aide de Camp, ADC, to President Muhammadu Buhari. The kidnappers stormed Umar’s Daura residence at 7pm on Wednesday and sporadically shot into the air, ... Read More »

Breaking: Police arrest kidnapper of UBEC chairman, daughter

Breaking: Police arrest kidnapper of UBEC chairman, daughter

The Nigeria Police Force, Abuja says it has apprehended one of the suspected kidnappers of the Chairman of Universal Basic Education (UBEC), Dr Mohammed Abubakar, and his daughter, Yesmin Mohammed. Mohammed and daughter who were kidnapped Monday along the Abuja-Kaduna highway have since been released and undergoing medical investigations in an undisclosed hospital. The driver of their Toyota Jeep was ... Read More »

Family of kidnapped UBEC Chairman, daughter raised N13m ransom to secure their release

Family of kidnapped UBEC Chairman, daughter raised N13m ransom to secure their release

The family of the Chairman, Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Alhaji Mohammed Mahmood, who was kidnapped alongside his daughter Yasmin by unidentified gunmen along the Kaduna-Abuja express-way has raised the sum of N13 million ransom, Daily Trust reported. The newspaper said the information was gathered in an alleged audio recording of phone conversation between the abductee and his relation called ... Read More »

Breaking: Nigerian lady cleared of drug charges in Saudi Arabia, released

Breaking: Nigerian lady cleared of drug charges in Saudi Arabia, released

The Nigeria Mission in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said that the detained Zainab Habib has been released. Zainab was falsely accused of drug peddling in Saudi Arabia and was arrested in December 2018 with Tramadol, a banned substance. Investigations by the Nigerian government have since revealed that the drug was planted in Zainab’s luggage by a cartel that specialises in ... Read More »

How UBEC Chairman’s driver was killed by kidnappers- Police

How UBEC Chairman’s driver was killed by kidnappers- Police

“…the hoodlums are only testing our collective will and we cannot relent.” POLICE PRESS RELEASE KADUNA STATE COMMAND 29TH APRIL, 2019 Today 29/04/19 we received information through DPO Katari that at about 1530hrs, he got a distress call that Armed Men in military uniform intercepted a Land Cruiser Jeep with Reg. No 07E o4 FG and Toyota Sienna with Reg. ... Read More »