EFCC arrests operators, trainees of ‘yahoo Academy’ in Akwa Ibom

Allegedly used solely for the training of youngsters in various aspects of cyber criminality. During the raid on Essien Essien Street, Ikot Ibiok village in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, 23 suspects including operators and trainees were arrested. The suspects were between the ages of 19 and 35. They have confessed that…

Hate Speech: Senate proposes death penalty by hanging

The Senate has proposed death by hanging for anybody found guilty of Hate Speech in the country in a reintroduced Bill. The Bill was first presented in the 8th Senate for consideration, but was stepped down. The bill however was revived by the ninth Senate as it was passed into first reading on Tuesday. The…

Domestic workers steal Jewellery worth N234m from Lagos celebrity

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested two domestic workers, Alex Obinyan and Ayuba Samson, for allegedly stealing jewelry worth N243m in the Lekki area of the state. It was gathered that Obinyan, a cleaner, and Samson, a car washer, allegedly stole a Cuban diamond neck chain as…

Woman’s Arms Found in 63 Year Old Russian Professor’s Bag

Oleg Sokolov, 63, was drunk and fell into the river as he tried to dispose of body parts, Russian media said. Police then found the decapitated body of Anastasia Yeshchenko, 24, at his home in the city of St Petersburg. Prof Sokolov is a Napoleon expert who has received France's Légion d'Honneur. "He has admitted…

Suspected trafficker arrested with 6-month-old baby at airport

Security operatives at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) arrested a suspected trafficker with a 6-month-old baby Sunday morning. A reliable source at the airport told The Guardian that the suspect was tracked while attempting to board an early flight departing for Lagos. The eyewitness, however, revealed that a suspected accomplished suddenly sneaked out of…

How American scammer defrauded 5 Nigerians of $1.5 million

A Nigerian businessman, Mr Olukayode Sodimu, on Friday told an Ikeja Special Offences Court how an American and alleged serial conman, Marco Ramirez, defrauded him of 145,000 dollars in a green card scam. Ramirez is accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of defrauding five Lagos-based Nigerians of $1.5 million. Ramirez faces two…

Man arrested for trying to sell son for N5m in Lafia

NASARAWA State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a 42-year-old man for “attempting to sell” his three-year-old son in Lafia. Mohammed Mahmoud-Fari, State Commandant of the NSCDC told newsmen on Thursday in Lafia that the man was arrested on Tuesday following a sting operation by the officers of the…