Justice Kudirat Jose of the Lagos State High Court Ikeja yesterday heard how two Oyo state based businessmen Jimoh Aremu Oderinde and Sheriff Olaseni Ajaga allegedly used the name of former Comptroller- General of Nigerian Customs Service Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko to obtained N30.7million by false pretence.
An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, Kajethan Egerue told the judge that the two men collected the money from their victim in the name of Dikko as cost to facilitate the release of […]
A suspected fraudster, Babatunde Oyebode, has been arrested by operatives of the Special Fraud Unit, Milverton Road, Ikoyi, Lagos for allegedly attempting to swindle oil mogul, Femi Otedola, and Wale Tinubu.
The 23-year old school certificate holder, who resides at 6th Avenue, FESTAC town, Lagos, was accused of fraudulently running a website, naijagistlive.com to send threat messages to high profile businessmen.
Oyebode was said to have demanded for an undisclosed sum from Otedola and Tinubu.
Police sources said that the suspect had also […]
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday, gave insight into how the nation’s governors “defraud” the Local Governments(LGA) in Nigeria, and also rendered them ineffective in the performance of their statutory functions.
Obasanjo who declared that the governors remained the “greatest obstacles” to having a virile and functional Councils, alleged that the state governors “steal” Council funds under the pretext that they have done something on their behalf.
According to him as soon as the Local Government Allocations were released from the Federal […]
The prosecutor, Sergeant Nicholas Akpene, said the accused committed the offence between April 18 and 26 during working hours at First Bank Plc, Ikeja Industrial Estate branch
A former employee of First Bank of Nigeria, Timothy Adewale, who allegedly defrauded the bank to the tune of N4.1 million, was on Monday docked at an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Adewale, 32, a former cash processor with the bank and a resident of 10, Ejalonibu Street, Oko-Oba in Agege area of Lagos State, […]
Actor Mike Godson warns that criminals made fake drivers licence with his identity to defraud their victims
Mike Godson took to his Instagram page to notify his fans and the general public that some criminals have made fake drivers licence of him which they use to extort money from victims. See what he wrote below:
“Hello friends, I need to notify you all again. It is a shame that this keeps happening in Nigeria. Some persons actually made a fake drivers licence of me just to convince their victims to send them money. I am begging each an […]
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned an American businessman, Marco Ramirez, alongside his companies — Eagle Ford Instalodge Group LP and USA Now LLC — on eight counts bordering on obtaining money by false pretences to the tune of $2.3m.
Ramirez was arraigned before Justice Peter Affen of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, sitting in Maitama on Monday, according to a statement by the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren.
According to the complainants, Prince Ejikeme Mgbemena and Frank Egbon, the […]
A 62-year old woman, Celina Etomi, who posed as a medical doctor to defraud four childless women of N7,831,000 million has been arrested.
Etomi allegedly collected the money from the victims with a promise to make them have twins through In- Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
Her crimes were exposed after she collected N900,000 from a family to treat their daughter who is blind and has malignant brain tumour.
The suspect, according to the police, told her victims that she worked for a British owned […]
Police have arraigned a 38-year-old man, Olumide Ogunbolude, before an Ebute-Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court, for allegedly defrauding his in-law, Taiwo Elegbede, of N9, 105,000.
Our correspondent learnt that the money was meant for the purchase of a Range Rover.
The incident happened in the Alagbado area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that the defendant’s wife was a sister of the complainant.
It was learnt that she introduced her husband to Elegbede as a dealer, when the latter needed to buy a car in […]
The police have arraigned one Joshua Kolawole and Ademola Adeleke for allegedly impersonating a Christ Apostolic Church pastor and defrauding a restaurateur in Yaba, Lagos.
The suspects were arraigned before a Chief Magistrates’ Court, Yaba, Lagos.
Kolawole and Adeleke were said to have defrauded a restaurant manager, one Kehinde Sulaimon on August 6, 2015.
On the day of the incident, Kolawole was said to have disguised as a pastor, while Sulaimon posed as another victim.
It was learnt that Kolawole stopped the victim by […]