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Money-in-the-boot fraudster nabbed in Lagos

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A supposed kabukabu driver who boasts of money in his boot while duping his passengers is in hot soup. Officers of the Ipakodo division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Emmanuel Rolland ‘m’ aged 34 for allegedly duping unsuspecting passengers. In a statement issued by police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the suspect Read More…

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Lagos-based bank loses N206m to fraudsters

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A middle-aged Richy Omonefe Orida, has been arraigned before a Lagos Chief Magistrate court, for alleged conspiracy and fraud of N206 million. According to the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) Lagos which arraigned Orida before Chief Magistrate A. O. Erinle (Mrs.), the money belonged to Baobab Microfinance Bank Nigeria Limited. Prosecution counsel Henry Obiaze alleged Read More…

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Reps ticket: Herbalists dupe Ekiti politician of N24m

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Tuesday said it had arrested two self-proclaimed spiritualists for defrauding an aspiring House of Representatives member in Ekiti State of N24,071,000. It said the men, Alfa Abiodun Ibrahim and Wale Adifala, alongside one Ifawole Ajibola (aka Baba Kalifa currently on the run), obtained the money under the pretext Read More…

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Police arrest five at fake CAC registration centre

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Police in Lagos have busted a fake Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) registration centre in Ikeja and arrested five suspects. The command’s Spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Lagos. Hundeyin said that operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) raided the fake CAC centre and arrested five suspects Read More…

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N31m fraud: ‘Fake’ estate agent not Speaker Gbajabiamila’s brother

Reading Time: 2 minutes Media reports linking Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila with a defendant in a N31million fraud case at a court in Lagos State, has been debunked as false. One Sulaimon Gbajabiamila was arraigned before the Yaba Magistrate Court 1 for allegedly defrauding a United Kingdom-based Nigerian, Lateef Adeyemo, of the sum of N31million. Read More…

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Court orders Lagos resident’s arrest over alleged N100m fraud

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Lagos High Court, sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) has issued a bench warrant against a Lagos-based defendant, Ibukun Fakaye, following his alleged failure to appear before the court to answer charges of forgery and fraud of N100 million. The Police, through the Office of the Inspector-General (IGP), dragged the defendant before the Read More…

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Maina sentenced to a total of 61 years, to serve 8 years

Reading Time: 6 minutes Judge lambasts prosecution for not joining two banks – UBA and Fidelity – as accomplices Even though he has been sentenced to a total of 61 years on money laundering charges, former Nigerian Pensions boss, Abdulrasheed Maina will serve just eight years as all the convictions against him will run concurrently. Delivering judgment against the Read More…

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Cleric arraigned for alleged N870,000 ‘spiritual oil’ fraud

Reading Time: 2 minutes These are not the best of times for a 70-year-old man of the cloth as he has been docked for allegedly duping a businesswoman of N870,000. The clergyman, Emmanuel Bello, on Monday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos in a case of alleged fraud. Bello, who resides in Idimu, Lagos State, was charged Read More…

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Lagos recovers N50m over fraudulent real estate activities

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it had recovered more than N50 million from  parties involved in illegal real estate transaction activities. Mrs Toke Benson-Awoyinka, Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Housing, made the disclosure during a news conference in Ikeja. It was to give account of activities in the housing sector for Read More…