Nigerian wanted for fraud arrested while trying to flee USA

KYLIE JENNER LIPSTICK (AMAZON)   A Nigerian man Emmanuel Mong wanted for fraud has been arrested while trying to catch a flight to Nigeria has been arrested in Washington. Mong has been extradited to Stamford where he will be charged for illegally intercepting a $30,000 wire transfer from a privately held pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma.…

Former Governor Abia State Orji Kalu gets 12 years imprisonment

The federal high court in Lagos has sentenced the former governor of Abia State Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to 12 years imprisonment after being found guilty on all the 39-count charges brought against him. He was convicted of N7.65billion fraud perpetuated when he was Abia State governor between 1999 and 2007. Kalu was convicted alongside…

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…

Stay away from ‘Yahoo boys’, EFCC tells students

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has appealed to youths, particularly students, to distance themselves from criminal activities capable of disrupting their future. Mr. Isyaku Sharu, Head of the commission’s zonal office in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, made the appeal on Tuesday while addressing students at University of Ilorin. Sharu said the call…

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…

EFCC arrests ex-banker, wife for $1.49m fraud, money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos office, has arrested a former banker, Rowly Isioro and his wife, Ovuomarhoni Naomi, for alleged involvement in Business Email Compromise fraud and money laundering. Isioro, a former Assistant General Manager with a first-generation bank allegedly laundered $1.49million through Naomi’s bank accounts in Nigeria. The couple’s arrest followed a…

We’ll publish names of politicians sponsored into office by ‘Yahoo Boys’ —EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has raised the alarm over its findings that some internet fraudsters had funded some politicians into elective positions. The agency also vowed to release names of such politicians and their internet scammer sponsors. The Zonal Head of EFCC, Port Harcourt Zone, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, disclosed this on Tuesday in Port…

EFCC arrests two suspects on FBI list, recovers $35,000

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two of the 77 Nigerians declared wanted by the Federal Bureau of Intelligence for cybercrimes. The Head, EFCC Abuja Zonal Office, Aminu Aliyu, said Chika Augustine and Godspower Nwachukwu were arrested in Abuja, adding that $35,000 was recovered from the former. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday,…

I Used My Money Run Abia For Six Months – Orji Kalu

Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia State, told a Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday that he ran the state for six months with money from his own pocket. He said the monthly allocation of Abia State when he took over in June 1999 was N168 million, and that it was hovering…

Gov Ihedioha appointed suspect on FBI list into his inauguration committee

Chika Odionyenma, one of the persons on FBI’s 77-man list of suspected Nigerian fraudsters, was appointed into the inauguration committee of Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state TheCable reports.` Reactions have since trailed the FBI list, Thursday, when the agency disclosed that many Nigerians were under investigation in connection with one of the largest scams in US…

Okorocha’s Closest Ally Among 77 Nigerians Nabbed By FBI

The embattled former governor of Imo state may have murky waters to contend with viral images which has him spotted with his closest ally and recently nabbed Nigerian fraudster by the Federal investigation bureau, Los Angeles. The list of Nigerians arrest in the United states of America was published on Thursday, in that list is…

EFCC, FBI arrest Internet fraudsters in Abuja

The  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  says it has begun a joint operation with  the United State Federal Bureau of Investigation to clamp  down on internet fraudsters. A total of 16 cyber crime suspects (Yahoo Boys) have been arrested in Abuja since the joint operation codenamed Operation Wire Wire was launched. Acting Chairman of the…

Full List of 80 Nigerians alleged of fraud, money laundering in US

The United States (US) Government has released names of 80 Nigerians suspected to have been involved in well coordinated fraud and money laundering in the country. The United States also narrated the strategies adopted by the alleged fraudsters leading to the swindling of innocent citizens. Valentine Iro, 31, and Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe, 38, are named…