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SAD NEWS: Oyo Accord Party Reps candidate dies

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The Accord Party candidate for Atisbo/Saki East/Saki West Federal constituency, Jacob Funmi Ogunmola, is dead. Sources said, Ogunmola, an ex-Chairman of Atisbo local government, died a few hours after attending a function in Saki. It was gathered that the politician breathed his last when he was being moved from Saki, his base to Lagos. Another source said that he had just finished a programme in Saki when he complained he was not well, which prompted the move to take him to Lagos.  In a post on his campaign Facebook, the Ago Are-born politician was seen telling his host that it was not in his habit to come late to events but that he had a crisis. A few months ago, Ogunmola’s successor in office as council chairman, Wasiu Owolabi, died in an auto accident.

EFCC Not Recruiting, Scammers Defrauding Job Seekers

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The attention  of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , EFCC, has been drawn to information circulating in the social media with the #EFCC Recruitment, inviting applications for recruitment into the Commission’s Assistant Detective Cadre purportedly due to close on December 6, 2022 The Commission wishes to notify the public that it is currently not recruiting. Any information to the contrary circulating in the social media is false and the handiwork of mischief makers aiming to defraud hapless job seekers. Information about the Commission’s activities, including job openings can be obtained from its official website, www.efcc.gov.ng.

Appeal Court affirms Oyetola, Deputy as APC Gov candidates

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A Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has affirmed immediate past governor of Osun State  Gboyega Oyetola and his running mate, Benedict Alabi, as the authentic gubernatorial  candidates for the  All progressive Congress (APC).  The appeal with no: CA/ABJ/CV/1099/2022 was between Adegboyega Oyetola & Anor v PDP & Ors.  The court nullified the ruling of the Federal High Court Abuja by Justice Emeka Nwite on 30th September, which rejected Oyetola and his Deputy Alabi as APC candidates.  The Court insisted that the decision for the choice of candidates rests on the shoulders of the party members through congress and could not be rendered illegal by any party. Yobe Governor Mai Buni had submitted the names of the candidates to INEC but the High Court violated the provisions of Section 183 of the Constitution and Section 82 (3) of the Electoral Act, 2022.   Justice Nwite, agreed with the submissions and declared declared Oyetola's candidature null and void.  The PDP through its cou

Man flogs 3-year-old daughter to death in Delta for entering neighbour’s house

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A 25-year-old man, Godsgift Uweghwerhen, on Wednesday, allegedly flogged his three-year-old daughter to death in Aladja Community, Udu Local Government Area of Delta State. The suspect fled the scene after the incident occurred, DAILY POST learnt. He was, however, arrested by the Aladja Community Vigilante at Ubogo Community and was handed over to the Police in Ovwian/Aladja Division. It was learnt that the man allegedly killed his child because she entered his neighbour’s apartment. He flogged her with a cane and inflicted bodily injuries on the baby who was said to have been sick for sometime. When contacted for comments, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, in a text message he sent to our correspondent in Warri, on Thursday morning, said, “confirmed” without providing much details from the side of the police.

NLNG GM Visits EFCC, Sues for Support

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The General Manager, Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, Mr. Alagoa Joseph on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, paid a courtesy visit to the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Joseph disclosed that the purpose of his visit was to appreciate the Commission for their ceaseless fight against economic and financial crimes and also the unwavering support the company has been enjoying over the years especially in the fight against crude oil theft within the South-South zone of the country. He also decried the increasing rate of internet fraud activities and how they are ready to support EFCC personnel in the fight.  “Cybercrime is what we all worry about… it is a platform and we interface with information Technology, IT experts. When you deal with technology , it exposes you to solving a lot of problems. “We started a phishing simulation training to help employees recognize, avoid, and report potential threats that can compromise critical business

Challenges of Prosecuting Financial Crimes –EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has attributed delays in the determination of some high profile corruption cases to administrative  and procedural issues in court including frequent transfer of judges which, most times, forces trial to start de novo.  Aisha Tahar Habib Deputy Director and Head, Legal and Prosecution, Kano Zonal Command of the Commission disclosed this on Thursday December 1, 2022 while presenting a paper on the Challenges of Prosecuting Economic and Financial Crimes at a one day capacity building workshop for journalists in Kano. According to her, "cases being handled by judges who retire or were elevated, transferred or become deceased will have to commence de novo, thus resulting in severe setbacks for the prosecution, as the resources, time, and efforts spent becomes wasted. And this will further frustrate and derail the timely and successful prosecution of the cases as some of the witnesses may not be available to testify, thus prolonging the pro

$9.6b Fraud: EFCC Re-arraigns Trinity Biotech for Money Laundering

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, December 2, 2022, re-arraigned Trinity Biotech Nigeria Limited, one of the over thirty companies associated with $9.6b Process and Industrial Development, P&ID, fraud, before Justice D.U. Okorowo of the Federal High Court Abuja on a six count amended charge bordering on money laundering .  Also charged along with the company are its directors, James Nolan (at large), Adam Quinn (at large) and Gerrard Nash, with the alias Gerry Nash (also at large). One of the counts reads; “That you, Trinity Biotech Nigeria Limited, being a Designated Non-financial institution; James Nolan(at large), Adam Quinn(at large), and Gerrard Nash, alias Gerry Nash(at large), being the controlling minds and management of Trinity Biotech Nigeria Limited, sometime in January 2014, in Abuja within the Abuja Judicial Division of the Federal High Court, failed to comply with the requirements of submitting to the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade an

PHOTOS: EFCC Docks Two Females for Dud Cheque in Port Harcourt

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Command on Thursday, December 1, 2022 arraigned the duo of Judith Oluchi Nwoguete and Joy Atora before Justice M.O. Opara of the State High Court on a 4-count charge bordering on alleged issuance of Dud Cheque and obtaining money under false pretense . The offence runs contrary to Section 419 of the Criminal Code Cap c37, laws of Rivers State of Nigeria 1999.  They were accused of diverting their victim’s money for their personal use and, thereafter, presented cheques which were dishonoured by the bank. One of the charges reads: “That you, Judith Oluchi Nwoguete sometime in April, 2021 in Port Harcourt Rivers State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud obtained the sum of Twenty One Million, Six Hundred Thousand Naira (N21, 600.000.00) from Ikpo Michael and Joy Pedro under the false pretense that you had contract for the supply of consumables to Shell Petroleum Cooperative, Port H

Bring Those Who Attacked Us in Kaduna, Borno, Gombe to Book, Atiku/Okowa Campaign Urges NSA

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The Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organization has urged the National Security Adviser (NSA), General Mohammed Monguno, to further reassure Nigerians in the battle against political thuggery by intervening to ensure that those who attacked its rallies in Kaduna, Borno and Gombe are brought to justice. Our Campaign commends the NSA for his stance against state governors as well as politically intolerant politicians who engage in mobilizing thugs to attack the campaigns of rival political parties as witnessed in the attack of the PDP Presidential campaign rallies in Kaduna, Borno and Gombe States. The Atiku/Okowa Campaign holds that bringing those who attacked our rallies in Kaduna, Borno and Gombe to book will reassure Nigerians and serve as very strong deterrent to perpetrators of electoral violence and their backers. Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign had been at the receiving end of violators in spite of the decent campa

Fake Italian Engineer Jailed Six Months for €20,000 Scam in Abuja

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An internet fraudster who defrauded his victim of €20,000 whilst posing as an Italian Engineer has been convicted upon arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The Abuja Zonal Command of the anti-graft agency on Thursday December 1, 2022 docked Areh Ikenna Christian before Justice Aliyu Yunusa Shafa of the High Court of the FCT Gwagwalada Abuja on one count charge of fraudulent impersonation. He pleaded guilty to the charge. Areh alias Chris Hakikiene used the social media Apps, Facebook and WhatsApp with international number +971504720129 and posed as an Italian engineer working at sea. With the false identity, he induced an unsuspecting Anna Bushare to deliver €20, 000 (Twenty Thousand Euros) to him to maintain his health and working machines, after he made her believe he was in love with her. The offence is contrary to Section 320(a) of Penal Code Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) and punishable under Section 322 of the same Laws. Following his plea, Jus

Fake Italian Engineer Jailed Six Months for €20,000 Scam in Abuja

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An internet fraudster who defrauded his victim of €20,000 whilst posing as an Italian Engineer has been convicted upon arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.  The Abuja Zonal Command of the anti-graft agency on Thursday December 1, 2022 docked Areh Ikenna Christian before Justice Aliyu Yunusa Shafa of the High Court of the FCT Gwagwalada Abuja on one count charge of fraudulent impersonation. He pleaded guilty to the charge. Areh alias Chris Hakikiene used the social media Apps, Facebook and WhatsApp with international number +971504720129 and posed as an Italian engineer working at sea. With the false identity, he induced an unsuspecting Anna Bushare to deliver €20, 000 (Twenty Thousand Euros) to him to maintain his health and working machines, after he made her believe he was in love with her.   The offence is contrary to Section 320(a) of Penal Code Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) and punishable under Section 322 of the same Laws.   Following h

Two Arraigned for Internet Fraud in Abuja

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja Zonal Command on Thursday, December 1, 2022, arraigned the duo of Orji Kenechukwu Emmanuel and Samuel Okwo Mark before Justice Aliyu Yunusa Shafa of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gwagwalada Abuja for alleged cyber related crimes Orji is alleged to have pretended to be Kohler Kaycee, a Gabonese national and induced one Albert Leo Martino to deliver $149 USD (One Hundred and Forty Nine United States Dollars) to him with claims to invest in a crypto trading company. Okwo on the other hand, impersonated a Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI agent named Sarah and cheated one Arnold who delivered $500 USD (Five Hundred United States Dollars) to him for his personal use. Both offences run contrary to Section 320(a) of Penal Code Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) and punishable under Section 322 of the same Law. They both pleaded not guilty to the charge. Following their pleas, Justice Shafa admitted them to

Internet Fraudster Convicted In Makurdi

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The Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, December 1, 2022, secured the conviction and sentencing of one Odokor Andrew before Justice N. I. Afolabi of the Federal High Court, Lafia, Nasarawa State on one count charge bordering on Internet fraud. The charge reads: “That you, Odokor Andrew sometime in July 2022 in Makurdi, Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud sent electronic messages to one ERVIN, an unsuspected foreigner, that materially misrepresented facts which reliance was place upon and caused her a loss, thereby committed an offence, contrary to Section 14(2) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention etc) Act, 2015 and punishable under the same Section of the Act". The defendant pleaded “guilty” to the charge. The defendant pleaded “guilty” to the charge.   Upon his plea, the prosecution counsel, M. Yusuf prayed the Court to convict and sentence him as charged.   Justice Afo

KDSG Security Update: Friday 2nd December 2022.

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Air strikes target identified bandit locations across Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi and Chikun LGAs

Drug Abuse Prevalence Among Nigerian Youths Worrisome - Says BPSR DG

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The Director-General in the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) has described as worrisome the rate at which youths in the country engage in drugs and substance abuse in the country. He said the abuse in Nigeria has risen to a considerable level, especially among the youthful age of persons below 35 years, and commonly used by almost all categories of youths. The DG disclosed this lately at the 8th National Youth Summit on Drug and Substance Abuse Prevention, organised by the African Youths Initiative on Crime Prevention (AYICRIP) in Abuja. Arabi noted that drug and hard substances abuse in the country are influenced by factors such as low educational background, peer group pressure, poor socio-economic status, curiosity and poor academic performance. “Findings from report by drug enforcement agencies in Nigeria indicate that despite the adoption of various strategic plans, laws and policies, the prevalence rate among youths is still high. It has become worrisome as studies from th

Senator Bassey Jailed 42 Years for Money Laundering

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Albert Bassey, senator representing Akwa Ibom North East at the National Assembly was today, December 1, 2022 convicted and sentenced to 42 years imprisonment by Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. The court found him guilty of six-count of money laundering preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Senator Bassey was prosecuted by the anti-graft agency on allegation of receiving vehicle valued at N204 million as bribe from companies linked to one Olajide Omokore, a contractor who executed a N3billion contract for the Government of Akwa Ibom State whilst Senator Bassey was Commissioner for finance and Chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Direct Labour Coordinating Committee The offence contravenes Section 15 (2) (d) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) and is punishable under Section 15 (3) of the same Act. One of the charges against the senator reads, “That you, Albert Bassey, whilst being the Commissio

Alleged N260m Fraud: Pictures of Ex-Gusau Varsity VC, Prof. Garba Jailed 35 Years

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The EFCC on Thursday, 2nd December, 2022 secured the conviction of Professor Magaji Garba, a former Vice Chancellor of Federal University Gusau, as Justice Maryam Hassan Aliyu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Garki, Abuja, found guilty of a five count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and forgery and sentenced him to 35 years jail term. Garba was arraigned by the EFCC on October 12, 2021, for allegedly extorting various sums from a contractor on the pretext of awarding him a N3 billion contract for the perimeter wall fencing of the University. Pictures of Ex-Gusau Varsity VC, Prof. Garba Jailed 35 Years.

EFCC Docks Man For Alleged N72.4m Theft In Lagos

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The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, December 1, 2022, arraigned one Onoja Peter before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a six-count charge bordering on an alleged theft to the tune of N72,449,000. The offence is contrary to Section 278 (1) (a) and (b) and Section 285 (1) of the Criminal of Lagos State of Nigeria 2021. One of the counts reads: "Mr. Onoja Peter, sometime between February 2016 and December 2016 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, stole by fraudulently converting to your own use the sum of N15,900,000, property of National Union of Food Beverages and Tobacco Employee, NUBTE." Another count reads: "Mr. Onoja Peter, sometime between January 2019 and August 2019 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, stole by fraudulently converting to your own use the sum of N16,830,000, property of National Union of Food Beverages

BREAKING!!! Court Sentences A Serving Senator And Governorship Candidate In Akwa Ibom To 42 Years In Prison

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BREAKING!!! Court Sentences A Serving Senator And Governorship Candidate In Akwa Ibom To 42 Years In Prison

FG Accuses LG Chairmen of Embezzling Local Government Fund

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  PRESIDENT BUHARI FLAYS CORRUPTION IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM, PROMISES TO ACT ON NIPSS REPORT ON   STRENGTHENING LOCAL GOVERNANCE