A Wuse Zone 2 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Friday remanded a businessman, Abba Abubakar, in prison custody for alleged N3.8 million fraud. Abubakar of Cioto Str., Maitama, Abuja, was arraigned on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating. The Chief Magistrate, Usman Shuaibu, ordered that the […]

The police have accused an official of Ecobank Nigeria Plc, Hillary Ejechi, and one Happy Eguakun of attempting to diver‎t a project fund of Obanliku Local Government Area (LGA) of Cross River State. The fund, whose amount was undisclosed, was deposited by the LGA in an Ecobank account number 0339007306 […]

An Oredo Magistrate court has jailed a 61-year-old estate agent, Dennis Ogbeide, for defrauding one Lawani Kayode of N6, 188,000.The convict was said to have obtained the money under the pretense of executing a project through a body known as “Brotherhood.”Police Prosecutor, ASP. Sylvester Omor, said the project was for […]

A 42-year-old man identified as Sunday Ajide, has been arraigned before an Egor Magistrates Court in  Edo State for allegedly failing to pay back the sum of N1, 000,000 he collected from one Bright Aighekhuonmwin.He was said to have promised to pay back the money within three months, but failed […]

A 56-year-old, Abiodun Akande, who allegedly defrauded a businessman, Felix Obichukwu, of N8 million, was on Wednesday docked at a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Akande, whose address was not provided, is facing a three-count charge of obtaining money under false pretences and stealing. According to the prosecutor, Insp. […]

THE Director of Directorate of State Services (DSS) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abubakar Bubuche, has warned residents on the activities of criminal syndicates using computer animation to manipulate pictures with the aim of  extorting money from their victims. Bubuche, who gave the warning in Abuja yesterday, said the […]

Metuh ‘being investigated over N400m’ Anenih, others to be quizzed A top military officer has been detained in connection with the  $2.1billion arms deals. The officer was a technical aide to a former National Security Adviser(NSA), the late Gen. Owoye Azazi and his successor, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.). The detention […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday arrested top officials of the Adamawa State University for selling a N13 million government-owned Toyota Land Cruiser as scrap. The commission’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest in a telephone interview with reporters. Mr. Uwujaren said the vice chancellor of the […]

The police have arraigned a 48- year- old  car dealer, Omene Ericson, before a Lagos Chief Magistrate’s Court , Ebute-Metta, for alleged  conspiracy, stealing and obtaining money under false pretence. Ericson who gave his address as  Bashiru Ojikutu Street, Alagbole,  Ogun State, allegedly committed the offences on February 7, 2014, […]

A 48-year-old teacher, Ismaila Mohammad, was on Tuesday sentenced to 12 months imprisonment by a Lugbe Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding his neighbour of N224,500. The Senior Judge, Mr Gambo Garba convicted Mohammad after he pleaded guilty to charges of criminal breach of trust and cheating. Garba, […]

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