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Governor Bala’s son reacts as Court dismisses 11 out of 20 fraud charges against his brother

Abdullahi, the son of Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has celebrated after the Federal High Court Abuja discharged and acquitted his brother, Shamsudeen Bala, on 11 out of a 20-count charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Justice Nnamdi Dimg alt='”Discharged, acquitted and victorious” – Governor Bala’s son celebrates as court dismisses 11 of 20 fraud charges against his brother ‘ class=’img-responsive text-center’ style=’margin: auto;’ba acquitted Bala on Tuesday, December 14, while ruling on a no-case-submission filed by the defendant.

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ICPC arraigns Abuja council chairman over N10m fraud

ICPC arraigns FCT council chairman over N10 million fraud

Hon. Danze, the Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council, was arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, before Justice U. P. Kekemeke of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court 4, sitting in Abuja, on allegations of corruption bordering on abuse of office and gratification.

ICPC had filed a six-count charge before the court in which it accused the council chairman of demanding and receiving N10 million bribe from the director of Remotosh Construction Ltd, Engr. Aremu Omotosho, in exchange for approving payment for the construction of double cell culvert in Paiko-Kore.

One of the charges reads, “That you, Adamu Mustapha Danze on or about the month of March, 2018 at Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, while being a public officer as the Executive Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council received the sum of N10 million from Engineer Aremu Omotosho, the director of Remotosh Construction Limited for approving payment for the construction of double cell culvert at Paiko-Kore awarded to Remotosh Construction Limited by Gwagwalada Area Council, the sum you asked the contractor to transfer to your counsel defending you in the election tribunal and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 10 (a)(i) and punishable under Section 10 (a)(ii) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.”

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Nigerian man wanted for alleged fraud arrested at airport while trying to flee Kenya

A Nigerian man who allegedly attempted to defraud a nut processing company of Sh35.9 Million was arrested by detectives at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as he tried to flee Kenya on Wednesday, October 27.
The suspect, Endurance Obayan,31, was stopped on his tracks as he desperately attempted to board a Nigeria bound flight, to escape from our agents who were hot on his trail.

A statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Thursday said that Obayan had gained access to the Equatorial Nuts Processing Limited systems based in the city and sent a fake invoice to their client in Australia, demanding payment of Sh35.9 million.
“The email further instructed the client to channel the money to an account in China. This alarmed the client who immediately contacted Equatorial Nuts, in a bid to establish whether they had changed their bank details,” the statement read.

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Alleged Fraud: EFCC Displays Over 50,000 Pages, Showing Content Of Singer Naira Marley’s iPhone

EFCC displays over 50,000 pages, showing content of Singer Naira Marley’s iPhone.

The EFCC projected the virtual, through its second witness, Mr Augustine Anosike, a forensic analyst.
Anosike was still leading pieces of evidence in the trial of the defendant, who is facing 11 counts, bordering on conspiracy, possession of counterfeit credit cards as well as fraud.

The anti-graft agency preferred the charges on May 14, 2019, on Naira Marley, who sang the popular song: “Am I a Yahoo Boy”. He was consequently, arraigned on May 20, 2019, before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, but he pleaded not guilty.
The court had accordingly, granted him bail in the sum of two million naira, with two sureties in like sum.

National news

Court orders forfeiture of glasses, wristwatches, phone, seized from Mompha

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has granted an order of interim forfeiture of 11 high-end designer items confiscated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, from Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha.

The items are five luxury sunglasses, five luxury wristwatches, and a phone, which were seized from Mompha when he was arrested by the EFCC on October 19, 2019 at the Nnamdi Asikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

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Alleged N4.6bn fraud: Court fines Fani-Kayode, threatens to revoke bail over absence in trial

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has been asked to pay a N200,000 fine by a Federal High Court in Lagos, for not making himself available for re-arraignment for alleged money laundering.

Justice Daniel Osaigor issued the order on Wednesday October 13, stating that having gone through the court’s file, he found five different letters from the former Minister seeking adjournment on same medical grounds. FFK was directed to pay the sum or risk revocation of his bail.

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Woman arrested for allegedly defrauding ECOWAS job seekers of N47 million

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a dismissed Nigerian Immigration Service(NIS) officer, Hajara Iyehh Egbunu, over alleged job scam.

Spokesperson of the command, SP Isah Gambo, who disclosed this on Wednesday, October 6, while parading the suspect at the police headquarters in Katsina, said Egbunu specialises in defrauding unsuspecting job seekers by selling fake employment/appointment letters.

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Court: Abdulrasheed Maina’s son, Faisal, sentenced to 14 years in prison over fraud

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, convicted and sentenced the son of former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, Faisal, to 14 years imprisonment.

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EFCC: Man arrested for defrauding Chinese of N82.8 million

The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one Abraham Adeniji for allegedly obtaining goods under false pretense and diversion of funds to the tune of N82, 803,550.00. He was arrested following a petition received by the Commission from one Gao Shu Quin, a Chinese national.

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U.S. govt charges Nigerian car dealer with fraud

The United States government has arrested and charged a Nigerian man for allegedly operating an unlicensed money transfer business to launder the proceeds of online investment fraud schemes.