Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "fraud"

    Court orders arrest of former Enugu governor Nnamani

Court orders arrest of former Enugu governor Nnamani

Chimaroke Nnamani, former governor of Enugu state, has been served with a bench arrest warrant for failure to appear before the court.Chuka Obiozor, a justice of the Lagos federal high court, issued the arrest warrant against Nnamani on Monday, which was set for his re-arraignment.Obiozor said Nnamani’s counsel did not present concrete explanation on his client’s absence from court.Nnamani had [...]

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    Five Nigerians jailed in UK for ‘£610,000 fraud’

Five Nigerians jailed in UK for ‘£610,000 fraud’

A London court has jailed five Nigerians for allegedly stealing £610,000 from business bank accounts.According to Newham Recorder, a UK newspaper, the Nigerians are Victor Oke, 39; Desmond Abifade, 25; Moses Kuye, 28; Melinda Mensah-Oke, 37; and Arinola Kuye, 27.Oke was said to have used stolen data provided by Abifade to falsely impersonate company directors via telephone banking.Prosecutors said after [...]

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    Appeal court upholds seizure of Tompolo’s assets

Appeal court upholds seizure of Tompolo’s assets

A court of appeal sitting in Lagos has upheld the decision of the federal high court ordering the seizure of property belonging to Government Ekpemupolo, an ex-militant commander better known as Tompolo.On February 19, 2016, I. N. Buba, judge of the federal high court, Lagos, had ordered the seizure of the property by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The [...]

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    N2.6bn ‘fraud’: You have a case to answer, court tells ex-NIMASA DG

N2.6bn ‘fraud’: You have a case to answer, court tells ex-NIMASA DG

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has ruled that Patrick Akpobolokemi, former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has a case to answer.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Akpobolokemi alongside five others in December 2015 for allegedly diverting N2.6 billion from the coffers of NIMASA.The five others are Ezekiel Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche, Amechee [...]

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    Alanamu, ex-ICPC nominee, goes on trial for N182m fraud

Alanamu, ex-ICPC nominee, goes on trial for N182m fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned Saadu Alanamu, a former nominee to the board of the agency, before a Kwara state high court for N182m fraud.In August, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who was acting president at the time, named Alanamu as one of the nominees to the board of the ICPC.But he was later dropped [...]

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    Ex-Super Eagles player Sodje, brothers fingered in £80k fraud in UK

Ex-Super Eagles player Sodje, brothers fingered in £80k fraud in UK

Three UK-based Nigerian footballer brothers — Sam, Efe and Akpo Sodje — have been accused of helping to launder proceeds from fraud to the tune of £80,000 in four different countries.They were allegedly involved in laundering the money gotten from a scam which targeted firms in Colombia, India, Italy and Abu Dhabi, Daily Mail reports.Sam and Efe, who played for Nigeria at international [...]

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    FG seeks extradition of US-based Nigerian accused of fraud

FG seeks extradition of US-based Nigerian accused of fraud

The federal government is demanding the extradition of Jim-Daniels Nnah, a United States-based Nigerian, accused of defrauding two companies of $712,000.The request was made via a letter marked HAGF/Ext/08/14 and addressed to the US Department of Justice by Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney general of the federation (AGF).Nnah was said to have conned Environ-Aid Technologies Nigeria Limited and [...]

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    Nigerian, son convicted of $7m fraud in US

Nigerian, son convicted of $7m fraud in US

Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem, a Nigerian accused of $7m fraud in the United States, has been convicted.The 34-year-old was found guilty by a federal court in Oregon on  a 19 count-charge of mail and wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.Michael Kazeem, his son, pleaded guilty to an indictment relating to the fraud and awaits sentencing.A jury in Medford returned the verdicts [...]

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    Nigerian gets six-year jail term for bank card, dating scams in US

Nigerian gets six-year jail term for bank card, dating scams in US

Babatunde Adu, a Nigerian based in Bexley, south-London, has been handed a six-year jail sentence for laundering almost one million pounds in a year through bank cards and dating scams.Adu's house was searched in October 2016 by UK police after intelligence suggested he had used compromised cards to buy £15,000 worth of electronic goods.The police found credit cards and fraudulent [...]

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    Nigerian jailed two years in US for defrauding six financial institutions

Nigerian jailed two years in US for defrauding six financial institutions

Fawaz Olanrewaju Animasaun will spend the next two years in jail in the United States for defrauding three financial institutions of nearly $1 million.He is one of two persons named in a federal indictment for charges of aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, as well as aiding and abetting.The 27-year-old was arrested in November 2016 at the [...]

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    Nigerian jailed in UK for £2.5m identity fraud

Nigerian jailed in UK for £2.5m identity fraud

Kayode Sanni, a Nigerian, who led a gang which used the identities of members of parliaments, judges and police officers to steal millions of pounds from taxpayers, has been jailed for more than five years by a UK court.According to a Dailymail report, Sanni received a jail term of five years and three months for his part in the elaborate [...]

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    Four Nigerians face trial for £10m ‘fraud’ in UK

Four Nigerians face trial for £10m ‘fraud’ in UK

Four suspected fraudsters, who are Nigerians, are being prosecuted for allegedly using the identities of civil servants to commit a £10million scam in the United Kingdom. The accused were said to have stolen personal details from the Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC), to make fraudulent claims over a four-year period. Member lists were ‘stolen to order’ from CSSC and used to place [...]

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    EFCC arraigns FUTA VC, bursar for alleged N156m fraud

EFCC arraigns FUTA VC, bursar for alleged N156m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday, arraigned Adebiyi Daramola, vice-chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), for alleged fraud.Daramola was arraigned alongside Emmanuel Oresegun, the bursar, before Justice SA Bola of the Ondo state high court Akure.According to a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesperson, the duo is facing a nine-count charge of obtaining by false [...]

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    I’ll return to Nigeria ‘in a matter of days’, says Ibori

I’ll return to Nigeria ‘in a matter of days’, says Ibori

James Ibori, former Delta state governor, who was released from a UK prison in December 2016, says he will return to Nigeria “in a matter of days”.A UK court convicted Ibori of fraud in 2012, and he was in prison until December.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Tony Eluemunor, Ibori’s media assistant, said: “The British government had attempted to withdraw [...]

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    Fraud convict collapses in court before sentencing

Fraud convict collapses in court before sentencing

Adaoha Ugo-Ndagi, a convicted fuel subsidy fraudster, on Friday collapsed in court before she was sentenced.Ugo-Ndagi, managing director of Ontario Oil and Gas, and Walter Wagbatsoma, an oil marketer, were convicted of eight counts of fraud.The duo forged documents to receive N1.9bn from the government for petroleum products they did not supply.Delivering her judgment, Lateefat Okunnu, justice of the Lagos [...]

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Ibori does not have to report to the police ‘at all’, says aide

Tony Eluemunor, media aide of James Ibori, says the ex-governor is not under house arrest in the United Kingdom (UK), and does not have to report to the police.Ibori was released on Wednesday after serving a jail sentence in London.However, a few hours after his release some reports said the former governor of Delta state was put under house arrest.But [...]

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