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Court Jails Three BDC Operators Three Years in Kano

Court Jails Three BDC Operators Three Years in Kano

Justice Mohammed Nasir Yunusa of the Federal High Court, Kano on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, convicted and sentenced three illegal bureau de change operators to three years imprisonment for operating without a requisite licence.  



The convicts: Umar Ibrahim Muhammad, Abubakar Yakubu Garba and Muhammad Tijjani were jailed after pleading guilty to one-count   separate charges of illegal dealing in foreign currency without an appropriate licence.



The lone-count charge reads: “That you Ibrahim Muhammad, sometime in February 2024 in Kano within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did engage in a financial operation of bureau de change without a valid licence and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 57 (5) of the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 2020 and punishable under Section 57 (5) (B) of the same Act.”


They all pleaded “guilty” to the charge read to them in English and interpreted in Hausa, upon which prosecution counsel, Aisha Tahar Habib prayed the court to convict and sentence them accordingly, while the defence counsel pleaded for mercy and leniency.


 Justice Yunusa thereafter convicted and sentenced Muhammad, Garba and Tijani to one year imprisonment each with an option of fine of N100,000(One Hundred Thousand Naira) each.


Their road to jail began when they were arrested by operatives of the Kano Command of the EFCC for operating a BDC without an appropriate licence.


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Justice Mohammed Nasir Yunusa of the Federal High Court, Kano on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, convicted and sentenced three illegal bureau de change operators to three years imprisonment for operating without a requisite licence.  



The convicts: Umar Ibrahim Muhammad, Abubakar Yakubu Garba and Muhammad Tijjani were jailed after pleading guilty to one-count   separate charges of illegal dealing in foreign currency without an appropriate licence.



The lone-count charge reads: “That you Ibrahim Muhammad, sometime in February 2024 in Kano within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did engage in a financial operation of bureau de change without a valid licence and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 57 (5) of the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 2020 and punishable under Section 57 (5) (B) of the same Act.”


They all pleaded “guilty” to the charge read to them in English and interpreted in Hausa, upon which prosecution counsel, Aisha Tahar Habib prayed the court to convict and sentence them accordingly, while the defence counsel pleaded for mercy and leniency.


 Justice Yunusa thereafter convicted and sentenced Muhammad, Garba and Tijani to one year imprisonment each with an option of fine of N100,000(One Hundred Thousand Naira) each.


Their road to jail began when they were arrested by operatives of the Kano Command of the EFCC for operating a BDC without an appropriate licence.


Source: 

EFCC Arrests 13 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Kano

EFCC Arrests 13 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Kano


Operatives of the Kano Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested thirteen (13) suspected internet fraudsters in Badawa area of Kano metropolis, Kano State.


The suspects were arrested following intelligence signalling a syndicate of suspected internet fraudsters perpetrating cyber- related crimes where they were arrested.


In the course of the arrest, several incriminating items were recovered from the suspects.


They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.


Source: EFCC 


Operatives of the Kano Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested thirteen (13) suspected internet fraudsters in Badawa area of Kano metropolis, Kano State.


The suspects were arrested following intelligence signalling a syndicate of suspected internet fraudsters perpetrating cyber- related crimes where they were arrested.


In the course of the arrest, several incriminating items were recovered from the suspects.


They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.


Source: EFCC 

Two Fraudsters Bag Jail Terms in Kaduna

Two Fraudsters Bag Jail Terms in Kaduna


The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has secured the conviction and sentence of Mohammed Nasir Sadeeq for cheating and Daniel John for cheating by impersonation 

before Justice A.A Isiaka of the Kaduna State High Court.


 Both were prosecuted on one-count separate charges bordering on cheating and personation.



One of the count charge reads: “That you Daniel John (a.k.a Jamie Doman) male, sometime in November, 2023, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, impersonated one Jamie Doman when you pretended to be a Bitcoin online investor agent on Instagram, obtained the sum of $200 (Two Hundred Dollars) from unsuspecting persons and thereby committed cheating by impersonation, an offence contrary to Section 308 of the Penal Code Law, 2017 of Kaduna State and punishable under Section 309 of the same Law.”


They both pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to them. Consequent on their pleas, EFCC counsel, Y.J Matiyak prayed the court to convict and sentence them accordingly.


 Justice Isiaka thereafter convicted and sentenced John to one year imprisonment or a fine option of N150,000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira). In addition, he forfeited his iPhone 12 and Samsung Galaxy 10 both of which were proceeds of his crime to the government, while Sadeeq was convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment with a fine option of N200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira).


The convicts’ journey to the Correctional Centre began when they were arrested at Fifth Chukker, Maraban Jos, Kaduna State. Investigations showed that John was using identities of different foreigners to defraud unsuspecting members of the public while Mohammed cheated his victim to the tune of N50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira).

 

Source: EFCC 


The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has secured the conviction and sentence of Mohammed Nasir Sadeeq for cheating and Daniel John for cheating by impersonation 

before Justice A.A Isiaka of the Kaduna State High Court.


 Both were prosecuted on one-count separate charges bordering on cheating and personation.



One of the count charge reads: “That you Daniel John (a.k.a Jamie Doman) male, sometime in November, 2023, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, impersonated one Jamie Doman when you pretended to be a Bitcoin online investor agent on Instagram, obtained the sum of $200 (Two Hundred Dollars) from unsuspecting persons and thereby committed cheating by impersonation, an offence contrary to Section 308 of the Penal Code Law, 2017 of Kaduna State and punishable under Section 309 of the same Law.”


They both pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to them. Consequent on their pleas, EFCC counsel, Y.J Matiyak prayed the court to convict and sentence them accordingly.


 Justice Isiaka thereafter convicted and sentenced John to one year imprisonment or a fine option of N150,000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira). In addition, he forfeited his iPhone 12 and Samsung Galaxy 10 both of which were proceeds of his crime to the government, while Sadeeq was convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment with a fine option of N200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira).


The convicts’ journey to the Correctional Centre began when they were arrested at Fifth Chukker, Maraban Jos, Kaduna State. Investigations showed that John was using identities of different foreigners to defraud unsuspecting members of the public while Mohammed cheated his victim to the tune of N50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira).

 

Source: EFCC 

EFCC Arrests 36 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Abeokuta

EFCC Arrests 36 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Abeokuta


Operatives of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested thirty-six (36) suspected internet fraudsters in Ogun State.


They were arrested on Monday, February 26, 2024, at Gbokoniyin and Yetedo areas of Abeokuta in Ogun State, following actionable intelligence gathered and worked upon by the Commission.


Items recovered from them include nine exotic vehicles, fourteen (14) laptops, forty-nine (49) mobile phones and other incriminating documents.


The suspects will be charged to court upon conclusion of investigations.





Source: EFCC


Operatives of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested thirty-six (36) suspected internet fraudsters in Ogun State.


They were arrested on Monday, February 26, 2024, at Gbokoniyin and Yetedo areas of Abeokuta in Ogun State, following actionable intelligence gathered and worked upon by the Commission.


Items recovered from them include nine exotic vehicles, fourteen (14) laptops, forty-nine (49) mobile phones and other incriminating documents.


The suspects will be charged to court upon conclusion of investigations.





Source: EFCC

EFCC Arraigns Two for Alleged N35m Fraud in Enugu

EFCC Arraigns Two for Alleged N35m Fraud in Enugu




The Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  has arraigned the duo of Mokawo Ahmed Yakubu and Chibuzor Okpara before Justice Mohammed Garba Umar of the Federal High Court sitting in Independence Layout, Enugu State on a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N35,000,000.00 (Thirty-Five Million Naira). 

 

One of the counts reads; “That you, Mokawo Ahmed Yakubu, Chibuzor Okpara and Obinna Magnus Amadi (At large) on 3rd November, 2022 in Owerri, Imo State within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court of Nigeria with intent to defraud, induced one Alhaji Tukur Yuguda to deliver to you the sum of N20,000,000.00 (Twenty Million Naira) under the pretence that you will supply to him (Alhaji Tulur Yuguda) five pieces of Howo Truck, Two Howo single head and other accessories which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act”.

 

They pleaded “not guilty” when the charges were read to them. In view of their pleas, Nuradeen Shehu Ingawa, Counsel to the EFCC prayed the court for a trial date to enable the prosecution to prove its case and for the defendants to be remanded at the Correctional facility.

 

The defence counsel, Arinze Anyigo, however prayed the court to remand the defendants at the EFCC’s facility.

 

Justice Umar thereafter adjourned the matter to March 6, 2024 for hearing of bail application. The defendants were remanded at the EFCC’s facility.

 

The defendants allegedly lured one Alhaji Tukur Yuguda, to deliver to them the sum of N35million under the pretence that they will supply to him five pieces of Howo Truck, Two Howo single head and other accessories.

 

The petitioner found out he was defrauded after making payments and all efforts made to  recover the money from the defendants proved abortive.

 

Source - efcc




The Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  has arraigned the duo of Mokawo Ahmed Yakubu and Chibuzor Okpara before Justice Mohammed Garba Umar of the Federal High Court sitting in Independence Layout, Enugu State on a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N35,000,000.00 (Thirty-Five Million Naira). 

 

One of the counts reads; “That you, Mokawo Ahmed Yakubu, Chibuzor Okpara and Obinna Magnus Amadi (At large) on 3rd November, 2022 in Owerri, Imo State within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court of Nigeria with intent to defraud, induced one Alhaji Tukur Yuguda to deliver to you the sum of N20,000,000.00 (Twenty Million Naira) under the pretence that you will supply to him (Alhaji Tulur Yuguda) five pieces of Howo Truck, Two Howo single head and other accessories which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act”.

 

They pleaded “not guilty” when the charges were read to them. In view of their pleas, Nuradeen Shehu Ingawa, Counsel to the EFCC prayed the court for a trial date to enable the prosecution to prove its case and for the defendants to be remanded at the Correctional facility.

 

The defence counsel, Arinze Anyigo, however prayed the court to remand the defendants at the EFCC’s facility.

 

Justice Umar thereafter adjourned the matter to March 6, 2024 for hearing of bail application. The defendants were remanded at the EFCC’s facility.

 

The defendants allegedly lured one Alhaji Tukur Yuguda, to deliver to them the sum of N35million under the pretence that they will supply to him five pieces of Howo Truck, Two Howo single head and other accessories.

 

The petitioner found out he was defrauded after making payments and all efforts made to  recover the money from the defendants proved abortive.

 

Source - efcc

EFCC Arraigns Former Kwara Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed for N10bn Fraud

EFCC Arraigns Former Kwara Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed for N10bn Fraud

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned the immediate past governor of Kwara State,  Abdulfatah Ahmed before Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin.

He was arraigned on a 12-count charge bordering on alleged mismanagement of public funds to the tune of N10billion.

Count one of the charges reads:

“That you, ABDULFATAH AHMED (while being the Governor of Kwara State) between 2015 and 2019 in Ilorin within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court used an aggregate sum of N1,610,730,500.00 (One Billion, Six Hundred and Ten Million, Seven Hundred and Thirty Thousand, Five Hundred Naira) property of Kwara State Government, meant for the security and running cost of the Government of Kwara State to charter private jets through Travel Messengers Limited on different occasions for your local travels and which sum you reasonably ought to have known formed part of the proceeds of your unlawful act, to wit: Criminal Breach of Trust or Theft and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(a) of the Money Laundering (prohibition) Act, 2011 (As Amended) and punishable under Section 15 (3) of the same Act”.


 Count three of the charges reads:

“That you, ABDULFATAH AHMED (while being the Governor of Kwara State) and ADEMOLA BANU (while being the Commissioner of Finance of Kwara State), between January and December 2018 in Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, conspired between yourselves to commit an offence, to wit: Conversion of the sum of N411,000,000.00 (Four Hundred and Eleven Million Naira) property of Kwara State Government meant for the provision of security in Kwara State, which sum you reasonably ought to have known was a proceed of an unlawful act, to wit; theft/fraud and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable under section 15(3) of the same Act”.


 The former governor was charged alongside his commissioner for finance,  Ademola Banu who neither appeared in court nor had legal representation when the case was called.


Banu, who was listed as the second defendant on the charge sheet is facing a 10-count charge also bordering on mismanagement of public funds while he served under Ahmed’s administration as commissioner for finance.


When the matter was called,  EFCC’s lead counsel,   Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, informed the court that Banu jumped an administrative bail granted him by the EFCC and efforts to arrest him had proved abortive. He urged the court to rely on Section 83 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) to issue a summons against his surety, Salami Bashiru Ola and/or warrant of arrest against the second defendant (Banu).


The defence  led by Kehinde Eleja, SAN, did not put any defence in favour of the second defendant as he said that his appearance was for the first defendant.


In a short ruling, Justice Anyadike issued a bench warrant against Banu.


Thereafter, the court took the plea of the first defendant on each count. When the charges were read to him, he pleaded not guilty.

Upon his plea, Jacobs urged the court to fix a date for trial, but Eleja through an oral application prayed the court to admit his client to bail. Citing Section 162 of the ACJA, the defence counsel said all the twelve counts against the defendant are bailable. 


Therefore, he prayed the court to exercise its discretion in favour of the defendant

Jacobs in response, opposed the bail application by the defence, but conceded the fact that bail is at the discretion of the court.

After listening to the arguments and counter-arguments of both counsels, Justice Anyadike admitted the first defendant  to bail in the sum of N50million with two sureties in like sum. According to the judge, the sureties must deposit  their passports with the court's registrar. One of the sureties must have a landed property in Ilorin with the title documents of the property deposited with the Registrar of the Federal High Court. The sureties must also produce evidence of payment of electricity bills for the last three years.


In addition to the listed conditions, the judge ordered that the sum of N50million must be paid as bond into the litigation account of the Federal High Court, which will be returned to the sureties after the final determination of the case, but forfeited to the Federal Government in the event the defendant jump bail.


As part of the bail conditions, the court also ordered that the international passport of the defendant be kept with the court’s registrar, which the former governor must apply to get if the need arises for him to travel abroad for medical reasons.

The judge thereafter ordered the defendant to be remanded in EFCC custody pending the perfection of his bail terms. He adjourned to April 29 and 30, 2024 for commencement of trial.

 

Ahmed, among sundry issues allegedly spent the sum of N1,610,730,500.00 meant for the security and administration of the state to charter private jets when he held sway as governor between 2015- 2019 in contravention of Section 15(2)(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (As Amended) which is punishable under Section 15 (3) of the same Act.


He was also accused of failing to make a declaration in the Assets Declaration Form offered  him by the officers of the EFCC after he was arrested contrary to Section 27(3)(c) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act No. 1 of 2004, which is punishable with a term of 5years imprisonment under Section 27(3) of the same Act.

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned the immediate past governor of Kwara State,  Abdulfatah Ahmed before Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin.

He was arraigned on a 12-count charge bordering on alleged mismanagement of public funds to the tune of N10billion.

Count one of the charges reads:

“That you, ABDULFATAH AHMED (while being the Governor of Kwara State) between 2015 and 2019 in Ilorin within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court used an aggregate sum of N1,610,730,500.00 (One Billion, Six Hundred and Ten Million, Seven Hundred and Thirty Thousand, Five Hundred Naira) property of Kwara State Government, meant for the security and running cost of the Government of Kwara State to charter private jets through Travel Messengers Limited on different occasions for your local travels and which sum you reasonably ought to have known formed part of the proceeds of your unlawful act, to wit: Criminal Breach of Trust or Theft and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(2)(a) of the Money Laundering (prohibition) Act, 2011 (As Amended) and punishable under Section 15 (3) of the same Act”.


 Count three of the charges reads:

“That you, ABDULFATAH AHMED (while being the Governor of Kwara State) and ADEMOLA BANU (while being the Commissioner of Finance of Kwara State), between January and December 2018 in Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, conspired between yourselves to commit an offence, to wit: Conversion of the sum of N411,000,000.00 (Four Hundred and Eleven Million Naira) property of Kwara State Government meant for the provision of security in Kwara State, which sum you reasonably ought to have known was a proceed of an unlawful act, to wit; theft/fraud and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Amendment) Act, 2012 and punishable under section 15(3) of the same Act”.


 The former governor was charged alongside his commissioner for finance,  Ademola Banu who neither appeared in court nor had legal representation when the case was called.


Banu, who was listed as the second defendant on the charge sheet is facing a 10-count charge also bordering on mismanagement of public funds while he served under Ahmed’s administration as commissioner for finance.


When the matter was called,  EFCC’s lead counsel,   Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, informed the court that Banu jumped an administrative bail granted him by the EFCC and efforts to arrest him had proved abortive. He urged the court to rely on Section 83 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) to issue a summons against his surety, Salami Bashiru Ola and/or warrant of arrest against the second defendant (Banu).


The defence  led by Kehinde Eleja, SAN, did not put any defence in favour of the second defendant as he said that his appearance was for the first defendant.


In a short ruling, Justice Anyadike issued a bench warrant against Banu.


Thereafter, the court took the plea of the first defendant on each count. When the charges were read to him, he pleaded not guilty.

Upon his plea, Jacobs urged the court to fix a date for trial, but Eleja through an oral application prayed the court to admit his client to bail. Citing Section 162 of the ACJA, the defence counsel said all the twelve counts against the defendant are bailable. 


Therefore, he prayed the court to exercise its discretion in favour of the defendant

Jacobs in response, opposed the bail application by the defence, but conceded the fact that bail is at the discretion of the court.

After listening to the arguments and counter-arguments of both counsels, Justice Anyadike admitted the first defendant  to bail in the sum of N50million with two sureties in like sum. According to the judge, the sureties must deposit  their passports with the court's registrar. One of the sureties must have a landed property in Ilorin with the title documents of the property deposited with the Registrar of the Federal High Court. The sureties must also produce evidence of payment of electricity bills for the last three years.


In addition to the listed conditions, the judge ordered that the sum of N50million must be paid as bond into the litigation account of the Federal High Court, which will be returned to the sureties after the final determination of the case, but forfeited to the Federal Government in the event the defendant jump bail.


As part of the bail conditions, the court also ordered that the international passport of the defendant be kept with the court’s registrar, which the former governor must apply to get if the need arises for him to travel abroad for medical reasons.

The judge thereafter ordered the defendant to be remanded in EFCC custody pending the perfection of his bail terms. He adjourned to April 29 and 30, 2024 for commencement of trial.

 

Ahmed, among sundry issues allegedly spent the sum of N1,610,730,500.00 meant for the security and administration of the state to charter private jets when he held sway as governor between 2015- 2019 in contravention of Section 15(2)(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (As Amended) which is punishable under Section 15 (3) of the same Act.


He was also accused of failing to make a declaration in the Assets Declaration Form offered  him by the officers of the EFCC after he was arrested contrary to Section 27(3)(c) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act No. 1 of 2004, which is punishable with a term of 5years imprisonment under Section 27(3) of the same Act.

Foreigners among 115 Suspected Currency Racketeers Arrested in Enugu by EFCC, JTF

Foreigners among 115 Suspected Currency Racketeers Arrested in Enugu by EFCC, JTF


  …. Recover N110m, $8,368



Operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, in conjunction with a Joint Task Force comprising  five teams from the Nigeria Police Force and three teams from the Nigeria Customs Service on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 arrested 115 (One hundred and fifteen) suspected currency racketeers in Enugu State.

 

The suspects comprising 113 (One hundred and thirteen) males and two  females were arrested  in a sting operation at Owerri Road, Ogui, Enugu State, following credible intelligence about some  bureau de change operators, currency speculators and street hawkers operating illegal foreign exchange markets in that environment.

 

Items recovered from them include:  N110, 700,000.00 (One Hundred and Ten Million, Seven Hundred Thousand  Naira) only,  $8,368.00 (Eight Thousand, Three Hundred and Sixty Eight United States Dollars), £145.00 (One Hundred and Forty Five Pounds),  €2,725 (Two Thousand, Seven Hundred Twenty Five Euros),  900 South African Rands, 32,000.00 CFA, 100 Turkiya, and 500 Bank Mozambique currencies in different denominations. A safe abandoned by one of the street hawkers was also recovered.


Preliminary investigation showed that some of the suspects are foreigners

from Niger Republic.  


They would soon be charged to court.



  …. Recover N110m, $8,368



Operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, in conjunction with a Joint Task Force comprising  five teams from the Nigeria Police Force and three teams from the Nigeria Customs Service on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 arrested 115 (One hundred and fifteen) suspected currency racketeers in Enugu State.

 

The suspects comprising 113 (One hundred and thirteen) males and two  females were arrested  in a sting operation at Owerri Road, Ogui, Enugu State, following credible intelligence about some  bureau de change operators, currency speculators and street hawkers operating illegal foreign exchange markets in that environment.

 

Items recovered from them include:  N110, 700,000.00 (One Hundred and Ten Million, Seven Hundred Thousand  Naira) only,  $8,368.00 (Eight Thousand, Three Hundred and Sixty Eight United States Dollars), £145.00 (One Hundred and Forty Five Pounds),  €2,725 (Two Thousand, Seven Hundred Twenty Five Euros),  900 South African Rands, 32,000.00 CFA, 100 Turkiya, and 500 Bank Mozambique currencies in different denominations. A safe abandoned by one of the street hawkers was also recovered.


Preliminary investigation showed that some of the suspects are foreigners

from Niger Republic.  


They would soon be charged to court.


Alleged $370,000 Fake Marriage: EFCC Recovers $13,204, Property, Vehicles from Defendant-Witness

Alleged $370,000 Fake Marriage: EFCC Recovers $13,204, Property, Vehicles from Defendant-Witness






A Second Prosecution Witness, PW2, in the trial of Nwachi Chidozie Kingsley, being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for defrauding an American, Nicole Kierulff Sayers the sum  of $370,000 (Three Hundred and Seventy Thousand United States Dollars) in a contrived marriage, Okanne Kelechi,  on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 told Justice U.P Kekemeke of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT,  High Court, Maitama, Abuja that the EFCC has recovered the sum of  $13,204.00 (Thirteen Thousand, Two Hundred and Four United States Dollars) from the defendant.

 

Also recovered from the defendant is a plot of land in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, a Lexus Ex 350 and Toyota Venza cars.

 

The witness who was led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Fatsuma Muhammad disclosed that among the evidence against the defendant are “various fraudulent profiles in Linkedin which he admitted to creating,” adding that there was also a fraudulent contract award letter printed from his phone. That same letter was sent to his American victim  in chats claiming that the contract was awarded to him by the Federal government.”

 

Kelechi told the court that  investigation into the matter involved  writing a letter of investigation of the defendant’s activities to the Forensic Department of the EFCC,  several local banks as well as the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, with the purported contract award letter attached.

 

He further told the court that a response from the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing indicated that the award was not genuine. The defendant admitted sending the fake contract award letter to Sayers and other foreign victims

 

“We received our report from the 

Forensic Department and our findings for his gadgets. The victim, Nicole, also sent evidence of transactions received from international money transfer operators. From other analyses, we discovered that part of this money was sent into his bank account supervised by his sister, one Nwachi Doris Chinenye”, he said.

 

Tendered in evidence against the defendant were certificate of identification, notice of nominal complaint with copies of intent to award contract and iPhone 11Pro Max. The PW2 further informed the court that upon confronting the defendant with the evidence, his lawyers responded with a letter for a plea bargain. “We recovered $13,204, Lexus Ex350 and Toyota Venza.

 

Justice Kekemeke adjourned the matter till April 30, 2024 for continuation of trial.

 

Nwachi was arrested on Wednesday,  February 15, 2023 in Abuja for allegedly marrying an American, Nicole Kierulff Sayers  falsely and defrauded her in the process.  Sayers alleged that the defendant lured her into a false marriage and defrauded her of her savings.




Source; EFCC






A Second Prosecution Witness, PW2, in the trial of Nwachi Chidozie Kingsley, being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for defrauding an American, Nicole Kierulff Sayers the sum  of $370,000 (Three Hundred and Seventy Thousand United States Dollars) in a contrived marriage, Okanne Kelechi,  on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 told Justice U.P Kekemeke of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT,  High Court, Maitama, Abuja that the EFCC has recovered the sum of  $13,204.00 (Thirteen Thousand, Two Hundred and Four United States Dollars) from the defendant.

 

Also recovered from the defendant is a plot of land in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, a Lexus Ex 350 and Toyota Venza cars.

 

The witness who was led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Fatsuma Muhammad disclosed that among the evidence against the defendant are “various fraudulent profiles in Linkedin which he admitted to creating,” adding that there was also a fraudulent contract award letter printed from his phone. That same letter was sent to his American victim  in chats claiming that the contract was awarded to him by the Federal government.”

 

Kelechi told the court that  investigation into the matter involved  writing a letter of investigation of the defendant’s activities to the Forensic Department of the EFCC,  several local banks as well as the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, with the purported contract award letter attached.

 

He further told the court that a response from the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing indicated that the award was not genuine. The defendant admitted sending the fake contract award letter to Sayers and other foreign victims

 

“We received our report from the 

Forensic Department and our findings for his gadgets. The victim, Nicole, also sent evidence of transactions received from international money transfer operators. From other analyses, we discovered that part of this money was sent into his bank account supervised by his sister, one Nwachi Doris Chinenye”, he said.

 

Tendered in evidence against the defendant were certificate of identification, notice of nominal complaint with copies of intent to award contract and iPhone 11Pro Max. The PW2 further informed the court that upon confronting the defendant with the evidence, his lawyers responded with a letter for a plea bargain. “We recovered $13,204, Lexus Ex350 and Toyota Venza.

 

Justice Kekemeke adjourned the matter till April 30, 2024 for continuation of trial.

 

Nwachi was arrested on Wednesday,  February 15, 2023 in Abuja for allegedly marrying an American, Nicole Kierulff Sayers  falsely and defrauded her in the process.  Sayers alleged that the defendant lured her into a false marriage and defrauded her of her savings.




Source; EFCC

EFCC Arrests 14 FUTA Undergraduates, 19 Others for Suspected Internet Fraud

EFCC Arrests 14 FUTA Undergraduates, 19 Others for Suspected Internet Fraud


Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested fourteen undergraduates of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State.

 

They were arrested alongside nineteen( 19) others in the early hours of Wednesday, February 14, 2024 for suspected internet crimes.


The suspects were arrested at different residential locations within Akure metropolis following intelligence on their alleged nefarious activities. Specifically, the sting operation that yielded their arrest was a response to strident calls to the EFCC by neighbours and parents around the locations, to save their children from being lured into internet-related activities by the suspects.


Items recovered at the point of arrest include ten exotic cars, phones, laptops and one motor bike.


The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.






Source; EFCC


Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested fourteen undergraduates of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State.

 

They were arrested alongside nineteen( 19) others in the early hours of Wednesday, February 14, 2024 for suspected internet crimes.


The suspects were arrested at different residential locations within Akure metropolis following intelligence on their alleged nefarious activities. Specifically, the sting operation that yielded their arrest was a response to strident calls to the EFCC by neighbours and parents around the locations, to save their children from being lured into internet-related activities by the suspects.


Items recovered at the point of arrest include ten exotic cars, phones, laptops and one motor bike.


The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.






Source; EFCC

The Nigerian Army, IGP must address these inhuman treatments (VIDEOs)

The Nigerian Army, IGP must address these inhuman treatments (VIDEOs)

 The Nigerian Army and the Nigeran Police are not the court of laws saddled with responsibilities to determine and administrater justices and or punishments.






 The military authorities should act!

According to a report;   2seasons hotel in Kaduna engaged some students in a cleaning job and refused to pay them the agreed wages. 
When they requested for their money, soldiers were called to beat and dehumanise them in this shameful manner.
The Hotel is 2seasons hotel and resort. The Cleaners are Beta Glitters Cleaning Services and these are students who are trying to survive.


For the Nigeran Police, such inhuman and dehumanizing treatments are too numerous! It was reported that a #5m naira fine awarded by the court against the police in respect of the woman abused in one of the videos is yet to be honoured.

More Videos police brutality and abuse!!





 The Nigerian Army and the Nigeran Police are not the court of laws saddled with responsibilities to determine and administrater justices and or punishments.






 The military authorities should act!

According to a report;   2seasons hotel in Kaduna engaged some students in a cleaning job and refused to pay them the agreed wages. 
When they requested for their money, soldiers were called to beat and dehumanise them in this shameful manner.
The Hotel is 2seasons hotel and resort. The Cleaners are Beta Glitters Cleaning Services and these are students who are trying to survive.


For the Nigeran Police, such inhuman and dehumanizing treatments are too numerous! It was reported that a #5m naira fine awarded by the court against the police in respect of the woman abused in one of the videos is yet to be honoured.

More Videos police brutality and abuse!!





#2023ELECTION: Assassinated LP Kaura Woman Leader In a Video

#2023ELECTION: Assassinated LP Kaura Woman Leader In a Video






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Say No to Quota System 60 yrs after independence

Say No to Quota System 60 yrs after independence

 WHAT IS KILLING NIGERIA

*"Say No to Quota System 60 yrs after independence".*

 


*Two kids were born August 31st, 1980, in Kano. Jubril is  from Kano as his state of origin while  Adewale is of parents from Osun state.*


They both attended the same primary school to Primary 6, then the twist began


*They both sat for Federal Common Entrance examination, Adewale scored 188/200 and Jubril 16/200. As a result or the Nigerian quota system, they both ended up in the same class at  Federal Government  College, Zaria.*


Adewale continued to come 1st-3rd in the class of 35 and Jubril 30-35th/35. 


*6 years later, WASCE and JAMB were taken. Adewale had 6As and 2Cs (WASCE) and 286/400 (JAMB) while Jubril had 5Cs and 2Ps and 106/400 in JAMB.*


Again by a warped and weird stroke they end up in the same Law Faculty in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. 


*5 years later Adewale graduated with 2-1 and Jibril with a Pass!*


Adewale finished from Law school at Abuja - No Job after NYSC.


 *Jubril as soon as he left the Abuja Law school, one year NYSC got a job as a Magistrate at the Federal Magistrate Court Abuja, 2 years later he was promoted as a Judge.*


Adewale still struggling, decided to join some Trio of old seniors who operate a Law outfit in Abuja as a junior lawyer.


*5 years later he was still carrying files and coming to defend low level cases at Jubril's court.*


If you love fairness, equity and justice will you want Nigeria to continue like this? 


*That's the problem with Nigeria as it is.*


It's strongly skewed to the advantage of a particular ethnic group in Nigeria.


*Must we allow this to continue?*


The truth be told in all sincerity, the Labour of our heroes past can never be in vain. 


*Adewale finds his way to the Uk, he immediately thrills them with his brilliance and in less than 8 years he becomes a full Professor.*

 

He could achieve his dreams anywhere in the world where hardwork and brilliance is rewarded except in his native Country.


Twenty years down the line, Adewale's children are being celebrated in their adopted country. Jubril is lining up his children to benefit from the same system that favoured him. 


*This really hurts.... Say No to Brain drain, Say No to a system that polarises us, Say No to mediocrity, Say No to any system that will make our children hate the country of their birth, Say no to QUOTA System 60 yrs after independence.*


Nigeria deserves to have her best brains and working for her! 


 *Pass this on to every Nigerian*...

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 WHAT IS KILLING NIGERIA

*"Say No to Quota System 60 yrs after independence".*

 


*Two kids were born August 31st, 1980, in Kano. Jubril is  from Kano as his state of origin while  Adewale is of parents from Osun state.*


They both attended the same primary school to Primary 6, then the twist began


*They both sat for Federal Common Entrance examination, Adewale scored 188/200 and Jubril 16/200. As a result or the Nigerian quota system, they both ended up in the same class at  Federal Government  College, Zaria.*


Adewale continued to come 1st-3rd in the class of 35 and Jubril 30-35th/35. 


*6 years later, WASCE and JAMB were taken. Adewale had 6As and 2Cs (WASCE) and 286/400 (JAMB) while Jubril had 5Cs and 2Ps and 106/400 in JAMB.*


Again by a warped and weird stroke they end up in the same Law Faculty in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. 


*5 years later Adewale graduated with 2-1 and Jibril with a Pass!*


Adewale finished from Law school at Abuja - No Job after NYSC.


 *Jubril as soon as he left the Abuja Law school, one year NYSC got a job as a Magistrate at the Federal Magistrate Court Abuja, 2 years later he was promoted as a Judge.*


Adewale still struggling, decided to join some Trio of old seniors who operate a Law outfit in Abuja as a junior lawyer.


*5 years later he was still carrying files and coming to defend low level cases at Jubril's court.*


If you love fairness, equity and justice will you want Nigeria to continue like this? 


*That's the problem with Nigeria as it is.*


It's strongly skewed to the advantage of a particular ethnic group in Nigeria.


*Must we allow this to continue?*


The truth be told in all sincerity, the Labour of our heroes past can never be in vain. 


*Adewale finds his way to the Uk, he immediately thrills them with his brilliance and in less than 8 years he becomes a full Professor.*

 

He could achieve his dreams anywhere in the world where hardwork and brilliance is rewarded except in his native Country.


Twenty years down the line, Adewale's children are being celebrated in their adopted country. Jubril is lining up his children to benefit from the same system that favoured him. 


*This really hurts.... Say No to Brain drain, Say No to a system that polarises us, Say No to mediocrity, Say No to any system that will make our children hate the country of their birth, Say no to QUOTA System 60 yrs after independence.*


Nigeria deserves to have her best brains and working for her! 


 *Pass this on to every Nigerian*...

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Chibok terror attack: 4 killed, 24 abducted, more than 100 buildings including Churches razed

Chibok terror attack: 4 killed, 24 abducted, more than 100 buildings including Churches razed



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Not less than four persons were gruesomely killed, twenty four others abducted and over hundred buildings razed as the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists visited Chibok in another terror attack over the weekend.


The Chairman of the Chibok Local Government Area, Borno State, Umar Ibrahim confirmed the death of four people during ISWAP attacks on different communities in the council over the weekend.


He further confirmed the abduction of 24 others by the dreaded insurgents that have been on the neck  and throat of Nigeria since 2009.


While addressing the state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, during a visit to Chibok, the chairman said the terrorists had intensified attacks on communities in the area due to its proximity to the Sambisa Forest, where the jihadists hide.


This was contained in a statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Isa Gusau.


Ibrahim, according to the statement, said in addition to the 24 people abducted, three persons were killed by the terrorists.


He disclosed that 110 buildings, made up of 73 houses, 33 shops and four churches, were burnt alongside eight vehicles and three tricycles.



According to the punch report, the governor was said to have commiserated with the affected families and ordered an assessment of the destruction in the council.


We are here in Chibok to commiserate with you, immediate families of our sisters and brothers abducted, as well as four of our brothers killed by the Boko Haram terrorists in these unfortunate incidents. We share your pains and we pray this act will not happen again,” Zulum said in the statement.


After meeting the families, the governor interfaced with heads of security agencies and discussed gaps and ways to enhance security in the communities.



Major General Muhammadu Buhari led APC regime came to power on a promise note to tame insecurity but has since compounded with banditry and Fulani herdsmen terrorising in all parts of the country.



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Not less than four persons were gruesomely killed, twenty four others abducted and over hundred buildings razed as the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists visited Chibok in another terror attack over the weekend.


The Chairman of the Chibok Local Government Area, Borno State, Umar Ibrahim confirmed the death of four people during ISWAP attacks on different communities in the council over the weekend.


He further confirmed the abduction of 24 others by the dreaded insurgents that have been on the neck  and throat of Nigeria since 2009.


While addressing the state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, during a visit to Chibok, the chairman said the terrorists had intensified attacks on communities in the area due to its proximity to the Sambisa Forest, where the jihadists hide.


This was contained in a statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Isa Gusau.


Ibrahim, according to the statement, said in addition to the 24 people abducted, three persons were killed by the terrorists.


He disclosed that 110 buildings, made up of 73 houses, 33 shops and four churches, were burnt alongside eight vehicles and three tricycles.



According to the punch report, the governor was said to have commiserated with the affected families and ordered an assessment of the destruction in the council.


We are here in Chibok to commiserate with you, immediate families of our sisters and brothers abducted, as well as four of our brothers killed by the Boko Haram terrorists in these unfortunate incidents. We share your pains and we pray this act will not happen again,” Zulum said in the statement.


After meeting the families, the governor interfaced with heads of security agencies and discussed gaps and ways to enhance security in the communities.



Major General Muhammadu Buhari led APC regime came to power on a promise note to tame insecurity but has since compounded with banditry and Fulani herdsmen terrorising in all parts of the country.

Adedoyin, his son, others kill Timothy in Hotel room (Video)

Adedoyin, his son, others kill Timothy in Hotel room (Video)



According to Oriyomi Hamzat in the above video, the Nigerian police confirmed after retrieving of the deleted CCTV footage of the hotel where Timothy Adegoke was killed .


The police have established through the footage that Prince Ramon Adedoyin who is the chairman and owner of the Hilton Hotel in Ile Ife, Osun State, his Son and one other, both currently at large physically involved and masterminded the killing of the MBA Student Timothy Adegoke.


Our other sources also confirmed that some traditional rulers in Yorubaland who may later be implicated by this eventuality are working round the clock to ensure that the case die down. A traditional ruler has reportedly reached out to the one of the elder brothers of Adegoke asking for settlement. 
 



According to Oriyomi Hamzat in the above video, the Nigerian police confirmed after retrieving of the deleted CCTV footage of the hotel where Timothy Adegoke was killed .


The police have established through the footage that Prince Ramon Adedoyin who is the chairman and owner of the Hilton Hotel in Ile Ife, Osun State, his Son and one other, both currently at large physically involved and masterminded the killing of the MBA Student Timothy Adegoke.


Our other sources also confirmed that some traditional rulers in Yorubaland who may later be implicated by this eventuality are working round the clock to ensure that the case die down. A traditional ruler has reportedly reached out to the one of the elder brothers of Adegoke asking for settlement. 
 

Timothy Adegoke’s Death: Abuja Court Denies Hotel Owner Bail, Adjourns Case till January 2022

Timothy Adegoke’s Death: Abuja Court Denies Hotel Owner Bail, Adjourns Case till January 2022

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has on Thursday denied Dr. Rahmon Adedoyin, the detained proprietor of Hilton Hotels, Ile-Ife, Osun State; a bail leave but granted him access to medical facilities of his choice, pending the hearing of his fundamental human rights enforcement suit.


Mr. Timothy Adegoke who was an MBA student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, allegedly strangled to death and shallowly buried within Adedoyin’s hotel.

In the court on Thursday when the matter came up for hearing, Adedoyin, who is also the founder of the Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife, through his counsel, Kunle Adegoke, SAN, informed the court that its order made on December 6, 2021 for the IG to appear in court, was duly served on the police boss as directed.


Adegoke said that on December 8, he personally visited the Police Headquarters in the FCT and reminded the authorities that the case would be coming up on Thursday. He however, expressed surprise that the IG was not in court and was not represented by any legal practitioner and prayed the court to take the ex parte motion already filed, as the IG had been put on notice as directed.


Adedoyin in the ex parte motion filed along with the fundamental human rights enforcement suit, prayed that the accused be admitted to bail pending the conclusion of investigation by the police or the determination of his fundamental human rights enforcement suit.


While delivering his ruling, Justice Inyang Ekwo after listening to the defense counsel denied a bail leave but granted the request to the effect that the police should allow the detainee to have access to medical facilities of his choice pending the hearing and determination of the fundamental human rights suit.

The judge thereafter adjourned the matter till January 21, 2021.

Meanwhile, the court had on Monday declined to grant any of the prayers contained in the ex parte motion and instead ordered Adedoyin to serve the motion and other processes on the police boss and consequently adjourned the matter till Thursday for hearing.

In a supporting affidavit, Chief Segun Aworinde, who described himself as Adedoyin’s younger brother, said despite being informed that the detainee was hypertensive and diabetic, the police had refused to release him or allow him access to quality health facility since he was arrested on November 15, 2021.

It should be recall that the autopsy report on late Adegoke, has been reportedly submitted to the police headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday, according to informed sources. Reliable sources disclosed that, “Adegoke died of severe trauma while his internal and external organs were intact. The internal organs like heart, kidney, livers and others could not be subjected to test because they are already in the advanced decomposition stage as at the time of carrying out the test; so they could not do that.”


The autopsy report was said to have established that both internal and external organs are complete, and they are in the normal position that they are ought to be.


Sources stressed that medical experts could not do a toxicology test on the body because the stomach had decomposed and was melting while they are carrying out the test.

“Severe trauma led to the death. I don’t know the type of trauma that he was subjected to before his death because the severe trauma that was arrived at, was an open-ended conclusion.

“Trauma could be as a result of hitting him with sticks or he falls, or sickness, or anything”, the sources revealed.


Adegoke

A Federal High Court in Abuja has on Thursday denied Dr. Rahmon Adedoyin, the detained proprietor of Hilton Hotels, Ile-Ife, Osun State; a bail leave but granted him access to medical facilities of his choice, pending the hearing of his fundamental human rights enforcement suit.


Mr. Timothy Adegoke who was an MBA student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, allegedly strangled to death and shallowly buried within Adedoyin’s hotel.

In the court on Thursday when the matter came up for hearing, Adedoyin, who is also the founder of the Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife, through his counsel, Kunle Adegoke, SAN, informed the court that its order made on December 6, 2021 for the IG to appear in court, was duly served on the police boss as directed.


Adegoke said that on December 8, he personally visited the Police Headquarters in the FCT and reminded the authorities that the case would be coming up on Thursday. He however, expressed surprise that the IG was not in court and was not represented by any legal practitioner and prayed the court to take the ex parte motion already filed, as the IG had been put on notice as directed.


Adedoyin in the ex parte motion filed along with the fundamental human rights enforcement suit, prayed that the accused be admitted to bail pending the conclusion of investigation by the police or the determination of his fundamental human rights enforcement suit.


While delivering his ruling, Justice Inyang Ekwo after listening to the defense counsel denied a bail leave but granted the request to the effect that the police should allow the detainee to have access to medical facilities of his choice pending the hearing and determination of the fundamental human rights suit.

The judge thereafter adjourned the matter till January 21, 2021.

Meanwhile, the court had on Monday declined to grant any of the prayers contained in the ex parte motion and instead ordered Adedoyin to serve the motion and other processes on the police boss and consequently adjourned the matter till Thursday for hearing.

In a supporting affidavit, Chief Segun Aworinde, who described himself as Adedoyin’s younger brother, said despite being informed that the detainee was hypertensive and diabetic, the police had refused to release him or allow him access to quality health facility since he was arrested on November 15, 2021.

It should be recall that the autopsy report on late Adegoke, has been reportedly submitted to the police headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday, according to informed sources. Reliable sources disclosed that, “Adegoke died of severe trauma while his internal and external organs were intact. The internal organs like heart, kidney, livers and others could not be subjected to test because they are already in the advanced decomposition stage as at the time of carrying out the test; so they could not do that.”


The autopsy report was said to have established that both internal and external organs are complete, and they are in the normal position that they are ought to be.


Sources stressed that medical experts could not do a toxicology test on the body because the stomach had decomposed and was melting while they are carrying out the test.

“Severe trauma led to the death. I don’t know the type of trauma that he was subjected to before his death because the severe trauma that was arrived at, was an open-ended conclusion.

“Trauma could be as a result of hitting him with sticks or he falls, or sickness, or anything”, the sources revealed.


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