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    Police arrest officer ‘caught extorting N40,000’ from motorist

Police arrest officer ‘caught extorting N40,000’ from motorist

The Lagos state police command says it has arrested and is currently prosecuting Taloju Martin, an inspector attached to a police station in Ago, for allegedly extorting N40,000 from a motorist. On Saturday, a video of Martin counting the money after impounding the car of the motorist went viral on social media. Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, an artiste better known as Ruggedman, shared [...]

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    ‘They took us to POS point and collected 10k each’ — woman accuses police officers of extortion

‘They took us to POS point and collected 10k each’ — woman accuses police officers of extortion

Oluwatoyin Ajogbor, a Nigerian citizen, has accused police officers at Agbowa-Ikosi divisional headquarters in Epe local government area of Lagos state of extorting money from her and others.  In a video that has now gone viral, Ajogbor claimed that her vehicle and that of others were impounded and the officers were asking them to pay N10,000 each.  Although there is movement restriction [...]

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    ‘EFCC witnesses couldn’t indict me’ — Shehu Sani speaks on trial

‘EFCC witnesses couldn’t indict me’ — Shehu Sani speaks on trial

Shehu Sani, an ex-senator, says the witnesses of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) could not indict him in court. On Tuesday, the anti-graft agency which had arrested Sani for allegedly extorting one Sani Dauda, owner of ASD Motors, of $25,000, called two witnesses to testify in court. Sani, who represented Kaduna central senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, allegedly told Dauda that he [...]

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    Some people bent on destroying my reputation, says Shehu Sani

Some people bent on destroying my reputation, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, has denied confessing to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged bribe allegation. The senator was reacting to a report that he pleaded with officials of the EFCC after he was presented with 13 audio evidence of his involvement in an alleged $25,000 extortion. In December, Sani was arrested by the anti-graft [...]

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    ‘I’ve been framed but I won’t be silenced’ — Shehu Sani reacts to extortion allegation

‘I’ve been framed but I won’t be silenced’ — Shehu Sani reacts to extortion allegation

Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, says the bribery allegation against him is an imaginative work of fiction crafted to silence him. The senator was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged extortion. And he has been in the custody of the agency. The EFCC accused Sani of collecting money from Sani Dauda, owner of ASD [...]

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    Global firm halts operations in Nigeria over ‘fraudulent practices’ by employees

Global firm halts operations in Nigeria over ‘fraudulent practices’ by employees

Dynamics Intelligence, a global company operating in the United States, Canada, and Nigeria, has shut operations in Africa's most populous nation over alleged fraudulent practices by its employees and contractors. Jenna Bourgeois, chairman of the company, made the announcement via his LinkedIn account on Thursday. But some Nigerians also accused Bourgeois's company of perpetrating illegalities. Below is how one Admola Tayo, a Facebook [...]

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    Take bribe and be sacked, FRSC warns personnel

Take bribe and be sacked, FRSC warns personnel

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has vowed to dismiss any of its personnel found extorting motorists. Bisi Kazeem, corps public education officer, made this known in an interview with reporters in Abuja on Wednesday. Kazeem was reacting to the recent arrest of 37 FRSC operatives by a joint inter-agency team comprising the corps, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and [...]

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    Polish police arrest Nigerian man wanted in US for ‘$7m cyber fraud’

Polish police arrest Nigerian man wanted in US for ‘$7m cyber fraud’

An unnamed Nigerian man who is wanted in the US has been arrested by the Polish police. The suspect is accused of cyber fraud and extortion worth an estimated $7 million. The Polish police central bureau of investigation said the 27-year-old Nigerian was tracked down in the southwestern city of Wroclaw. In a communique released on Wednesday, the bureau said an arrest warrant was [...]

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    Four policemen detained for ‘extorting N15,000’

Four policemen detained for ‘extorting N15,000’

The police say it has taken into custody four policemen for allegedly extorting N15,000 from a victim (name withheld) along Ogudu area of Lagos state. The officers are Mathew Oladujoye and Oba Roland and two others whose names were withheld. Abayomi Shogunle, head, public complaints rapid response unit (PCRRU), disclosed this in a report on Wednesday in Abuja. Shogunle said preliminary investigation showed [...]

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