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May, 2020

April, 2020

  • 16 April

    Interpol Uncovers N588m Face Masks Fraud Traced To Nigeria

    The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has uncovered a fraudulent face mask scheme in Spain, Netherlands and United Kingdom, with some of the proceeds wired to an account in Nigeria. Read Also: Ijaw Billionaire Dies As Lagos Hospital Suffers Power Outage During Surgery The scam started when German health authorities ordered …

February, 2020

  • 19 February

    Five Nigerians Jailed In UK For N143m Fraud

    Five Nigerians have been jailed in the United Kingdom for committing a N143 million (£358,000) fraud. The gang, including two others, targeted over 2,000 BT account owners predominantly in the Portsmouth area, between May 2014 and July 2016. They reportedly used the details of Paypal accounts to order expensive items. …

January, 2020

  • 24 January

    EFCC Rejects Lecturer’s Plea Bargain Terms During Trial

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rejected the plea bargain offer proposed by Illyas Abdulwasiu of the Federal Polytechnic, Ofa, Kwara State. Abdulwasiu, a lecturer at the polytechnic, is standing trial before the Kwara State High Court for a nine-count charge of an alleged employment scam. He was …

  • 20 January

    Malabu Oil Deal: FG Files Fresh Charges Against Adoke, Shell, Others

    The Federal Government has filed a fresh 42-count charge against former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke and six others over alleged fraud in the $1.1 billion Malabu oil deal. Adoke is being charged alongside Rasky Gbinigie, A. Abubakar, Malabu Oil and Gas Limited, …

November, 2019

  • 20 November

    ICPC Uncovers N18.62bn Padding Scam By MDAs

    The Independent Corrupt Practices  and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it has uncovered gross abuse of personnel budget and inflation as well as padding of nominal role by some Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) amounting to N18.62 billion. The Chairman of the ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, made the …

October, 2019

  • 9 October

    Teenager Bags Jail Over Investment Scam


    A Dutse Grade I  Area Court, Abuja on Wednesday sentenced Adamson Sunday, an 18-year-old student to 12 months in prison over N350,000 investment scam. The Presiding Officer, Suleiman Mohammed, who tried and found Sunday guilty of cheating and impersonation, however, gave him an option to pay N150,000 fine. Read Also: Lagos …

August, 2019

  • 27 August

    Why Nigerians Are Known For Scamming – Jidenna

    American-born Nigerian singer, Jidenna, has given his opinion as to why many Nigerians are known for scamming. The singer, while speaking at TheBreakFastClub radio show, said Nigerians are known for scamming not because they are bad people but because they are smarter than a lot of people. The ‘Classic Man’ …

May, 2019

February, 2019

  • 14 February

    University Student Bags One Year Jail For Internet Scam

    Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos Special Offences Court on Thursday, sentenced Festus Olaoluwa Ojomola; a 20-year-old University student to one year imprisonment, or an option of N200, 000 fine for internet scam. GC Akaogu, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), told the court earlier that the convict, …

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