Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has sacked his Senior Special Assistant on Protocol, Mr. Temple Mudi, for allegedly defrauding the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, of N250,000.
The Speaker, it was gathered in Government House, Asaba, yesterday was allegedly defrauded by Okowa’s sacked aide when he visited the Big Heart state for a public function.
Temple was said to have privately approached the Speaker and told him that ‘one of his convoy vehicles hit his Hilux van when […]
Justice Kudirat Jose of an Ikeja High Court on Thursday sentenced a businessman, Michael Nkwocha, to five years imprisonment for defrauding his cousin, Patrick Ekeh, of N9.5 million.
“The accused is hereby found guilty of the one-count charge of stealing and is sentenced to five years in prison,” Jose ruled.
The businessman was charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on December 13, 2013 for stealing.
The Counsel to the EFCC, Anita Imo, had during the trial told the court […]
It was gathered that the police in Lagos State have arrested a 26-year-old undergraduate, Ademola Adebayo, for allegedly defrauding seven ladies he met on Facebook.
It was learnt that Adebayo, a 400-Level student of Computer Science, allegedly lured the ladies by uploading some rich pictures on Facebook, and asking his victims to meet him at a location, usually a hotel on the pretext that he had deals for It was gathered that when the ladies showed up at the agreed location, […]
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) is to sign a pact with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a bid to enforce accountability in the extractive sector.
The Director of Communications of NEITI, Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Lagos.
He was speaking at a capacity building training for 25 media practitioners, sponsored by the Natural Resource Governance Institute at the Pan-Atlantic University in Ibeju Lekki.
Orji said that NEITI was currently interfacing with the EFCC […]
Police arrested two men who specialize in defrauding car dealers in Lagos by issuing fake bank cheques and fake bank alerts.
The suspects were nabbed on Tuesday, June 21, when one of their victims raised the alarm when he discovered that an alert he got for the payment of the vehicle sold to the suspects was fake.
According to reports, prior to their arrest yesterday, the suspects, who claimed they were sent by their boss, had succeeded twice in issuing fake bank […]
An Ikeja High Court on Thursday sentenced a 25-year-old, Patrick Ezeji, to two years imprisonment for defrauding a Canadian woman, Sheila Griffiths, of 32,220 dollars.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the convict, who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a two-count charge of conspiracy to steal and stealing, had entered a plea bargain.
He had promised to refund the woman’s stolen money.
Ezeji has only refunded 2,220 dollars out of the 32,220 dollars.
Justice Kudirat Jose, […]
A Lagos pastor named David Oladele, has been arraigned at an Ebute-Meta court for allegedly defrauding his church members of millions of Naira from car deals.
According to Punch, “the pastor, along with others at large, allegedly defrauded six people by failing to remit profits from selling their cars, and issuing them dud cheques.”
The vehicles that were obtained allegedly under false pretences included one Toyota Highlander, one Toyota pickup van, one Honda Odyssey, one Nissan Muraino and one Acura 3.2.
The police […]
The police in Lagos have arrested a lawyer, Mr. Johnson Onumudu, for allegedly defrauding two women, Olufunke Afolabi and Adebisi Fajuigbe, of rents worth N4.8m.
It was learnt that the lawyer and his son, Chinedu, collected the sum from the women sometime in September 2014 to let out two office apartments on Fatai Arobieke Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State to them.
While Afolabi reportedly paid N2.8m, Fajuigbe paid N2m to the duo.
Adelove gathered the lawyer’s son, Chinedu, who claimed to be […]