Fake American Marine Soldier Jailed Six Months

Justice Bode Adegbehingbe of the Ondo State High Court has sentenced 20-year-old graduate of Computer Engineering Technology, Olamilekan Emmanuel Osho (aka Dustin Coco Wesley), to six months in prison. Osho, who graduate from Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, was on Thursday, April 11, 2019 found guilty of obtaining money by false pretence in a five-count amended charge file against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office.



Two Internet Fraudsters Jailed in Ogun

A Federal High Court in Abeokuta, Ogun State, presided over by Justice Mohammed Abubakar on Thursday, April 11, 2019 convicted and sentenced two internet fraudsters, Gbenga Oduwole and Samson Ogunnowo, to five months and four months in prison, respectively. The convicts had pleaded guilty to separate one-count charges preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, which were products of the plea bargain proposed by their lawyers and agreed to by the Commission.

Fake Petrol Dealer Jailed over N15million Scam  

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,   Port Harcourt's Zonal Office, has secured the conviction of  Otti Leo and his company: Otileb Integrated Services Limited,   for obtaining money under false pretences to the tune of N15, 000.000 (Fifteen Million Naira) only. Leo was arraigned on December 4th, 2017 on two-count charges bordering on obtaining money under false pretences. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and the matter went into full trial, with EFCC counsel, Celestina Okorie leading the prosecution.

How Omatsuli, Co-Defendant Laundered Over N29m NDDC Funds – Witness

The trial of Tuoyo Omatsuli, a former Executive Director on Projects, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and Francis Momoh continued on April 11, 2019 before Justice Saliu Seidu of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, with a prosecution witness, Peter Ademola, revealing how the defendants laundered over N29 million belonging to the Commission through a private company. The defendants, who were charged alongside their companies, Don Parker Properties Limited and Building Associates Limited respectively, were arraigned on November 10, 2018, on a 45-count charge bordering on conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N3,645,000,000 (Three Billion, Six Hundred and Forty-Five Million Naira).

Court Declares Man Wanted for N3m Fraud

Justice D. Osiagor of the Federal High Court, Umuahia, Abia State, has issued a bench warrant on James Maduakolam Amadi for absconding after entering a plea bargain agreement with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.Amadi was absent in court on April 10, 2019 for the continuation of his trial, and his counsel, O.C. Nwosu, told the court that he had no knowledge of his whereabout. He is standing trial for allegedly obtaining the sum of N3 million by false pretence from one Soyabuchi Emmanuel.

EFCC Arraigns Lawyer for N10m Fraud in Borno

The Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, Maiduguri zonal office, has arraigned one Hurso Abba Amma, a lawyer, before Justice Fadawu Umar of the Borno State High court, sitting in Maiduguri on two separate charges. Amma is alleged to have fraudulently induced one Alhaji Ahmed Kois Abdulkarim to deliver to him the sum of N7 million, under the false pretence that he was selling two plots of land to him as the beneficiary owner.

Businessman Remanded in Prison Over N4.6m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office has arraigned one Tasiu Abubakar before Justice Mohammed Tukur of the state's High Court sitting in Kaduna on a three-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust to the tune of N4,645,500 (Four Million Six Hundred and Forty-Five Thousand Five Hundred Naira). Tasiu's problem began when one Abdulrazak Yusuf petitioned the EFCC alleging that the defendant told him that he had an allocation from the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Kaduna Depot in regard to CCC Construction Nigeria Limited and the complainant should pay for the allocation and the product will be loaded in a week time.

EFCC Arraigns Deputy Director for N138m Fraud, Forgery

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on April 11, 2019 arraigned Dr. Bassey Etim Ikang, a Deputy Director in the office of the Head of Civil Service, before Justice Modupe Osho-Adebiyi of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Gudu, Abuja on an eight-count charge bordering on issuance of dud cheques and forgery to the tune of N138 million. Ikang is alleged to have issued dud cheques of N40 million, N20 million, N18 million and N60 million at different times to one Okenna Oguneche, Managing Director, Fortress Project Limited.

EFCC, UI, Fashion Strategies to Curb Cybercrime in Universities

The management of the University of Ibadan, UI, Oyo State has promised to partner with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in its campaign against criminal tendencies among students of tertiary institutions across Nigeria. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka, gave the institution’s commitment on April 11, 2019, when the Zonal Head of the EFCC’s Ibadan office, Friday Ebelo, led officers of the Commission to pay him a courtesy visit.

Court Rules Internet Fraudster a Flight Risk, Dismisses Bail Application

Justice M. Abdulgafar of a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, Oyo State has dismissed the bail application of one Chimezie Paul who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office for internet fraud. Chimezie was among eight suspected internet fraudsters arrested by operatives of the EFCC Ilorin Office on February 11, 2019. He was subsequently charged to court, but his counsel, M.O. Yusuf, moved the application for his bail.

EFCC Arraigns Lawyer for N10m Fraud in Borno

The Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, Maiduguri zonal office, has arraigned one Hurso Abba Amma, a lawyer, before Justice Fadawu Umar of the Borno State High court, sitting in Maiduguri on two separate charges. Amma is alleged to have fraudulently induced one Alhaji Ahmed Kois Abdulkarim to deliver to him the sum of N7 million, under the false pretence that he was selling two plots of land to him as the beneficiary owner.

Magu Calls For Inter-Agency Collaboration Against Cyber Crime, Ponzi Schemes

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, on Thursday, April 11, 2019, stressed that for a meaningful and sustained fight to tackle and end the menace of cyber crime and ponzi schemes in the country, the need for inter-agency collaboration cannot be overemphasised. Magu’s position was contained in a short remark on his behalf by the Zonal Head of the Commission in the South East, Usman Imam at an event organised by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, at the on-going Enugu International Trade Fair.

EFCC Arraigns Suspected Internet Fraudster

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  Port Harcourt's Zonal Office on Thursday,  April 11,   2019 arraigned Uchenna Samuel Nwosu (a.k.a Jackson mendez,  Reagan Philips Jackson)  before Justice I. M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He was arraigned on three-count charges bordering on internet fraud, impersonation and obtaining under false pretences contrary to Section 6 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act.  


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April 11, 2019