Thirty-five-year-old man, Abdulrahman Muazu, has been remanded at Ado-Ekiti Prisons for allegedly defrauding eminent lawyer Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) of N2.5 million.
The man, simply identified as Muazu, earlier impersonated the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah.
Posing as Kukah, he telephoned Babalola, requesting N2.5 million as part of funds for the welfare of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Northeast.
Muazu was arraigned at an Ado-Ekiti Magistrate’s Court with others at large on a two-count charge of felony and […]
It was gathered that the FCT Police Command said it had arrested a suspect, Jehu Kwasu, 25, for allegedly impersonating the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, His Lordship Matthew Kukah, to defraud members of the public.
Presenting the accused to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr Muhammad Mustafa, said the suspect was arrested on Aug. 15 in Kaduna by personnel of the command.
He said that Kukah had complained to the command on the activities of the […]
The Department of State Security Services (DSS) has arrested a fraudster impersonating the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Idris Ahmed.
A statement from the Office of the AGF signed by Ifeanyi Okereke for the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, said “some unscrupulous elements have created social media accounts and parading themselves on the platforms as the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF).”
By creating these social media accounts, the OAGF said the scammers “are and may be defrauding unsuspecting members of […]
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested three members of a syndicate for allegedly impersonating the Commission’s acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
According to the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, the suspects were arrested in a sting operation by operatives of the Commission.
The suspects – Anokwuru Miriam Iheoma, Chukwuma Charles Eze and Ogechi Emeka Okwuosa – had allegedly attempted to obtain the sum of N16,0000,000.00 (Sixteen Million Naira) from Prince Casmir I. Ajulu, Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Anambra State.
According to […]
A man impersonating Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has been arrested by the gallant operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
The Sokoto State Police Command and operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a 50-year old man identified as Bello Abdullahi on Wednesday, July 21, for allegedly impersonating Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
The Commandant of NSCDC, Babangida Dutsin-Ma, while parading the suspect before news men in Sokoto on Thursday, said the […]
A security man with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Awobola Babatunde, who allegedly opened a bank account in the name of the General Overseer, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, was arraigned in Lagos on Monday.
The accused, 32, whose address is unknown, is facing a four-count charge of stealing, impersonation, conspiracy and opening an account in Adeboye’s name and attempting to cash a cheque of N600, 000.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges at an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court.
According to the […]