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EFCC arrests 28 Yahoo boys in Enugu.




NEWS: EFCC arrests 28 Yahoo boys in Enugu. [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
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The Enugu zonal office of the economic and financial crime commission, over the weekend raided two residential buildings in the Maryland area of Enugu.

This raid was followed by a tip off they got from the some residents of the area concerning the flamboyant lifestyle and unknown source of wealth of some youths residing in the neighborhood. They started that the culprits don't have any known job or business or legal source of income but live flashy lifestyles and drive exotic cars. The crime department however on raiding the apartment caught 28 people, one female and 27 males whom they believe were internet fraudsters and their main job is scamming both international and some local clients and duping them of their money and valuables with different identities. They caught trying to destroy the iPhone they use for work on their arrival.

The following were recovered from them; 4 apple macbook,2 iPhone, xmax and and other HP laptop computers.

Other items include, 2 Toyota Camry , 4 Toyota corrolla, and 1 Mercedes Benz GL 450 car.


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Yahoo boy corper convicted for fraud in Enugu.




NEWS: Yahoo boy corper convicted for fraud in Enugu. [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
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Internet scam is still on the rise once again in the country as the men of the economic and financial crime commission are on their feet in the quest to put an end to that or at least minimize the rate.

The EFCC Enugu zone secured the conviction of one Samuel Orie alias Scott Gibb and also a serving Nysc member for internet fraud related case.

He was arraigned before Justice IN Buba of the federal high court Enugu on one count of impersonation and obtaining by false pretence to the tone of 150 Us dollars.

The convict frequently presented himself as Mr Scott Gibb, an American contractor that travels around the world and uses the fake identity to dupe people of their cash and valuables. The young man was sentenced to one month imprisonment.

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N4bn scam: EFCC arraigns Enugu wonder bank operator, wife




NEWS: N4bn scam: EFCC arraigns Enugu wonder bank operator, wife [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
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A popular Enugu wonder bank operator, Mr. Patrick Nwokike, was on Tuesday arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over an alleged N4bn scam.

He was arraigned alongside his wife, Rosemary, before an Enugu Federal High Court.

Rosemary is said to be an accomplice in the alleged scam.

Nwokike was said to have used his thrift and savings company, known as Lets Partner With You, to collect over N4bn from members of the public, who were promised a fantastic return on their investments.

Those who invested in the scheme were reportedly promised about 30 per cent interest on their deposits.

At the height of its popularity, between 2013 and 2015, the firm was able to meet its commitment to its customers, and a majority of Enugu residents went into partnership with Lets Partner With You.

Nwokike hosted a lavish party for the firms customers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu, in December 2015.

But the bubble burst when, early in 2016, the firm was no longer able to pay its customers the agreed interests.

To compound matters, customers were not able to withdraw the sums they invested with Lets Partner With You.

The development provoked hundreds of petitions from aggrieved customers to the EFCC.

The petitioners complained about Nwokikes flamboyant lifestyle, choice property and public philanthropic gestures.

The anti-graft agency eventually arrested Nwokike at his Enugu residence on October 6.

His wife was equally arrested and the couple were held at the EFCC zonal office in Enugu before their arraignment on Tuesday.

Investigations by the EFCC reportedly revealed that the firm, Lets Partner With You, has over 20 accounts in different commercial banks, with Nwokike and his wife being the signatories.

The N4bn the company was alleged to have collected from members of the public was reportedly discovered in just two of the over 20 bank accounts, according to the EFCC.

The EFCC also said it suspected that a larger percentage of the funds collected from members of the public was stashed in offshore accounts.

The investigations also allegedly revealed that the company has no licence to solicit and manage funds for the public, as it was said not to have been registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Company.

However, Nwokike and his wife pleaded not guilty when they were arraigned on four counts of conspiracy, stealing, conversion and illegal operation of a bank without licence.

The prosecutor, Mr. Harrison Ibekwute, told the court that the accused had, in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, issued advertisement inviting the public to deposit money with Lets Partner With You without authorisation.

He also told the court that the firm had been operating without a valid licence.

Ibekwute said the offences committed by the accused persons contravened the Bank and Other Financial Institutions Act.

The court adjourned the matter till March 6, 2017, for trial.
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Salewa Abeni's Nudes: Police Arrests 19 Year Yabatech Student




NAIJA NEWS: Salewa Abeni's Nudes: Police Arrests 19 Year Yabatech Student [New Naija News] » Naijacrawl
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The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has arrested a 19-year-old National Diploma holder of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) Lagos for being allegedly blackmailing the Waka Queen Salawa Abeni with her nude pictures.

It willbe noted that some weeks ago, Abeni took to social media to release her nude herself captioning that the blackmailer should not bother to release it again. However, the suspect said he found the nude pictures in a memory card on the school’s floor.

Oladunjoye Emmanuel Olufowoke was arrested last Thursday by the decoy team of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS). Olufowoke, who lives at Brentfield Avenue, Peace Estate, Magboro, Ogun State, told RRS he saw the nude pictures in a memory card which he picked up on the floor in Yabatech sometime in November 2019.

The 2017/2018 Electrical Engineering student was picked up after three days of monitoring him.

RRS said the Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu had in the wake of the attempt by an unknown individual to blackmail Alhaja Salawa Abeni sometime in April 2020, directed its Commander, DCP Olatunji Disu to fish out the suspect.

After technical diagnosis of the complaint, the Decoy Team narrowed down on the suspect few days later, ” the police said.

Meanwhile, the suspect, in his statement to the police, confessed to have been the mastermind of the ploy to publish some nude pictures of the Waka Queen in exchange for money, adding that he was alone in the scheme.

He added that after downloading the nude photographs of Abeni on his phone, he picked up her mobile number from her Instagram page.

Olufowoke as saying: “On 1st of April, 2020, I chatted her up and also called her after sending few of the photos to her online.

“My intention was to negotiate with her for few bucks and for me to destroy the photographs.

“I thought everything was going on fine until the following day when I heard the news of the blackmail over the radio. I was with my mother. She was even cursing the blackmailer unknown to her that I was the brain behind it.

“I immediately sneaked out, destroyed the memory card and threw my mobile phone and SIM card into nearby wetland in Magboro. Since then, I never mentioned it to anyone and called Madam Salawa Abeni about it again.”

Odumosu said no individual would be allowed to commit a crime in Lagos from any state or escape to other states to evade arrest.

He urged guardians to monitor their wards, emphasising that the internet is a fertile ground for opportunities but the police would not allow criminals use it as avenue to exploit law–abiding Nigerians.

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