The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal Office is interrogating one Eze Mavus Ugochukwu, a student of Computer Science, Bauchi State Polytechnic, who defrauds unsuspecting members of the public by posing as a Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army.Ugochukwu, an indigene of Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State was arrested by the officers of 33 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi State and handed over to the Gombe Zonal Office of the EFCC for further investigation and possible prosecution following a complaint, lodged by one Mrs Dorcas Oni that the suspect presented himself to her as a Lieutenant in Nigerian Army and told her that he would assist her in securing admission for her son
Afolabi Kazeem, the Personal Assistant/Manager to a Badagry Prince, Semasa James, on trial for alleged N500 million inheritance fraud has told an Ikeja Special Offences Court that he knew nothing about the fraud. Kazeem, charged along Semasa, while opening his defence, told Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo that he did not aid nor benefitted from the alleged fraud. Semasa is one of the children of the late Oba Afolabi James of Kweme Land, Badagry and also one of the administrators of his late father’s estate. Led in evidence by the defence counsel, Martins Oyingbo, Kazeem told the court that he is a first cousin to the 27 warring princes and princesses and was involved in the disbursement of funds from the estate. He said by virtue
Introduction Corruption is a problem that confronts all countries of the world. The only difference is that the prevalence, gravity and persistence of the corruption menace vary from one country to the other. As a global problem, corruption has undermined the development capacity of states and its greatest impact is seen on the lower strata of the society, i.e. the poor.Nigeria, the most populated country in Africa, has been ranked high in corruption by Transparency International and other notable organizations that monitor corrupt practices around the world, hence making corruption its biggest challenge.Corruption is seen as a culture or norm in Nigeria to the extent that if you do not engage in corruption, you are seen as being backward or primitive.
Chidera Nwokeke The mass media was awash with the video posted on Sahara Reporters on 14thSeptember, 2020 of a man burning a 1000 thousand Naira. There has been an agitation from some quarters that the man should be prosecuted and charged for treason, disrespect for our national identity and other offences. Howbeit, this article shall examine the position of our laws in line with the action of the man and other offences that a person can be liable for when using Nigeria currency notes. According to Wikipedia, Money burning or burning money is the purposeful act of destroying money. Money is usually burned to communicate a message, either for artistic effect, as a form of protest, or as a signal. Publicly burning
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has commenced investigation into the involvement of one Felix Osilama Okpoh, an alleged fraudster on the Federal Bureau of Investigations list in a $6m Internet scam. Okpoh alongside Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode and Nnamdi Orson Benson were declared wanted by the FBI in 2019 for their alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise scheme that defrauded over 70 businesses in the United States of over $6m. The suspect allegedly provided over 40 bank accounts to his conspirators, which were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers from their victims totalling over $1m. He was on August 21, 2019 indicted in the United States District Court of Nebraska on charges of conspiracy to commit