Category: Crime

Five Yahoo Boys Bag Jail Terms in Calabar

Justice S. M. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court, Calabar, Cross River State on Thursday, December 12, 2019, handed prison terms to five cyber criminals, better known as “Yahoo Boys,” after they pleaded guilty to one-count charge, preferred against them separately by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Uyo Zonal Office. The convicts are:… Read More »

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Alleged N702m Fraud: Court Orders Okupe to Enter Defence

Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has been ordered by a Federal High Court, Abuja to enter his defence in a N702million fraud charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Making the order on December 12, 2019, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu while… Read More »

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EFCC’s SERVICOM Unit Wins 2019 Excellent Service Award

The Service Compact Unit (SERVICOM) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, bestowed with an excellence award in service delivery as the “Best MSU (Team A) for 2019.” Similarly, head of EFCC SERVICOM, Mohammed Bako clinched an excellence award as the “Best Nodal Officer in Team A, 2019.”… Read More »

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Alleged N12bn Fraud: EFCC Presents more Witnesses, Documents Against Maina, Son

Alleged N12bn Fraud: EFCC Presents more Witnesses, Documents Against Maina, Son The trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, Pensions Reform Task Team, and his son, Faisal continued on December 11, 2019 before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC presented more witnesses against them. Testifying… Read More »

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Three Yahoo Boys Bag 21 Months in FCT

ustice A.O Musa of the FCT High Court, Bwari, Abuja, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, sentenced three internet fraudsters to seven months imprisonment with N100,000 option of fine respectively, on separate one-count charge of internet fraud, impersonation and forgery, contrary to Section 320 of the Penal Code Laws of the Federation (Abuja 1990) and punishable… Read More »

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2019 International Anti-corruption Day: EFCC Mobilises Public against Corruption

In commemoration of the 2019 International Anti-corruption Day and in recognition of the Multi Year theme: “United against Corruption”, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is organizing a Walk against Corruption on Monday, December 9, 2019 The walk is aimed at creating awareness on the negative impact of corruption on Nigeria’s economic development. As… Read More »

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EFCC arrests suspected yahoo-yahoo kingpin, 26 others in Lagos

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 stormed Modzak Hotel, Abule-Egba, Lagos, believed to be a hideout for suspected internet fraudsters and their kingpin, one Rasaq Balogun. Balogun, owner of the hotel, was arrested alongside an army of young men, whose age ranged between 18… Read More »

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EFCC Arraigns ‘Mama Boko Haram,’ one other in Maiduguri for Alleged N66m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 arraigned the duo of Tahiru Saidu Daura and Aisha Alkali Wakil before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on a three-count charge of conspiracy and cheating to the tune of N66million (Sixty-six million Naira). The prosecution of the duo… Read More »

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Five internet fraudsters bag jail terms in FCT

Justice A.O. Musa of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Bwari, on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 convicted five Abuja-based internet fraudsters to different jail terms. They were prosecuted by Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The first set of the convicts comprised, Asiriuwa Jimon (alias Robin Anthony), Ayo Balogun Richard… Read More »

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Man bags two years in Makurdi for N230,000 fraud

Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 sentenced 22-year-old Damilola Adeyemo to two years imprisonment for fraud with N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) option of fine. In addition to the sentence, he restituted the sum of N230,000.00 (Two Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira) to his victim and… Read More »