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Woman Strip Naked After She Was Caught Hiding Stolen Item In Between Her Legs at a Supermarket

A woman’s suspicious movement gave her away after ‘successfully’ stealing a bottle of groundnut oil from a supermarket.

According to Facebook user Stella, the woman had stolen the item and hid it under her skirt ( in between her legs) to avoid detection.

It was gathered that due to the position of item in her body, the woman couldn’t walk properly as her movement was suspected by the staff at the supermarket.

The woman was confronted and to the shock of everyone, the stolen item was found in between her legs.

This is coming weeks two women including a nursing mother were recently nabbed in a women’s boutique after stealing clothing items and concealing them in their underwear.

They were reportedly seen on CCTV by one of the staff who apprehended them and forced them to bring out the stolen items from where they were hidden.

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FBI wanted scammer jailed one year for $5,000 fraud

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offence court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has sentenced one Abdulrauf Alade Owolabi to one year imprisonment, with an option of N250,000 for being in possession of false documents and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of $5,000.

The convict was arraigned on a two-count charge by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Thursday, February 6, 2020, following his arrest in connection to a case reported against him during an operation tagged “Operation Rewired” between the Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI.

One of the counts reads: “ That you, Abdulrauf Alade Owolabi, sometime in 2018 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of the court, and with intent to defraud, represented yourself as Courtney Lopez and defrauded one John Howard, an American Citizen, an aggregate sum of $5,000  under the pretext that you are in love with him and made a promise of marriage, a representation you knew to be fraud and committed an offence contrary to Sections 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act No: 14 of 2006.”

He pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

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EFCC storms yahoo-boys den in Lagos, arrest kingpin and 26 others (photos)

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Wednesday December 3rd, raided a Lagos hotel believed to be a hideout for internet fraudsters and arrested suspected internet fraud kingpin and 26 others.

A statement from the agency says the target was one Rasaq Balogun, a suspected internet fraud kingpin, whose illicit activities dominated intelligence gathered from the recently arrested ‘police spies’ during a raid on their Abeokuta base. According to findings, Balogun harbours an army of young men recruited to carry out financial frauds through the use of the internet.
Other suspected fraudsters were equally arrested at his Beckley Estate residence, also in Lagos State.
The raid on his hotel, Modzak Hotel located at Abule-Egba, Lagos State, sufficiently gave credence to the suspicion as a retinue of young men were caught haboured in his hotel with no specific mission.
The suspected kingpin and 26 other young men ranging between the ages of 18 and 35 years arrested, were brought to the Commission’s Ibadan zonal office for further interrogation.
Officers of the anti-graft agency also recovered three vehicles, fetish item, laptops, mobile phones and documents suspected to contain fraudulent data from the suspect.
Those indicted, the EFCC, said, would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded. 
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Ex-Kwara LG councillor nabbed for car theft

A former councillor in the Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State, Opeyemi Adeojo, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Adeojo was identified as the leader of a car theft syndicate notorious for stealing vehicles from dealers by pretending as genuine buyers.

The EFCC said it had been on the trail of members of the syndicate after a series of petitions against his gang’s criminal activities were treated by the Ibadan zonal office of the commission.

No fewer than three cases of car theft were established against the syndicate, with all the vehicles involved recovered and kept in the commission’s custody in Ibadan.
Investigations revealed that the gang was using similar tricks to dispossess the dealers of their vehicles.


According to the EFCC, Adeojo often pretend to be a medical doctor, adopting different names and institutions as his place of work to appear responsible and create a false sense of confidence to penetrate the victims.

One of the cases involved a Toyota Avensis wagon car, with Adeojo allegedly claiming to be one Dr Gboyega Omojola of the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

The case was reported to the Ibadan office of the EFCC on March 23, 2019, by Tunde Adejuwon, an Ibadan-based car dealer.

According to the petitioner, ‘Dr Omojola’ had come in company with one Babatunde Oni, his supposed driver, to his car mart to negotiate the price of the car and later agreed to pay N2m for it.

After the agreement, ‘Dr Omojola’ issued a Skye Bank cheque for N2m in favour of the dealer and ordered his ‘driver’ to pay it into his Zenith Bank account at Bodija.

Oni later came with a copy of the deposit teller.

It was later discovered that the payment was not approved as the payer used a cloned cheque for the transaction.

Unfortunately, the decline did not come until after the gang had escaped with the vehicle.

A similar scenario also played out in a petition by one Amos Arole Oloja, also an Ibadan-based car dealer.

Oloja alleged that the duo drove to his car stand in a Honda CRV to price a Toyota Sienna and agreed to pay N2.2m for the vehicle.

This time, Adeojo claimed to be Dr Odumodu, also of the UCH, Ibadan, while his ‘driver’ gave his name as Kayode.

‘Dr Odumodu’ issued a Standard Chartered Bank cheque for the agreed sum and directed his ‘driver’ to go with the dealer to lodge the cheque in his account domiciled in First Bank, Iwo Road branch.

The cheque could, however, not be confirmed as the account had the name of Akinjide Sefiu Odusanya.

On hearing the news, Adeojo pretended to be surprised and left with the SUV with the promise to go and bring another cheque to pay for the car, while leaving Oni behind.

Oni had pretended to be sick all the while and took advantage of the moment the dealer went to return a borrowed battery to his colleague to strike.

Before the dealer’s return, Oni had made away with the car.

The two were also linked with another theft involving a Toyota Matrix car in Iwo, Osun State.

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EFCC bursts Yahoo-Yahoo Academy in Akwa Ibom (Photos)

Operatives of the EFCC, Uyo Zonal Office in a joint operation with some of the Commission’s operatives from Abuja, in the early hours of Thursday, November 28th, stormed a building described as ‘YAHOO ACADEMY’, 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 they were undergoing training in various aspects of cyber criminality such as Love Scam, Online Trading Scam, Theft Identity etc.
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Court grants Mompha N100million bail

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Friday granted N100m bail to, Ismaila Mustapha, aka Mompha, over alleged N33billion fraud.
The EFCC had arrested him on October 19, 2019, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. He was remanded in the commission’s custody following a court order.
Following his arraignment at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos by the EFCC, Mompha on Thursday dragged the EFCC before a High Court in Lagos.
Mompha instituted a fundamental rights enforcement suit against EFCC for detaining him beyond the constitutionally stipulated days without charging him to court.
In the commencement of trial on Monday, Mompha pleaded not guilty to a 14-count charge bordering on fraud offences. He has now been granted N100million bail.
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EFCC in Calabar arrests 2 brothers, CRUTECH, UNICAL, BSU students for Internet fraud

In their latest crackdown on Nigeria’s Internet fraudsters, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Uyo Zonal Office arrested seven suspects at two locations in Calabar, Cross River State, capital.
They were arrested on Friday 22 November.
Five of the suspected cyber criminals were arrested in Block-L, Mixed-Use Layout, Parliamentary Extension, Ikot Ansa, Calabar Municipality.
They are: Emmanuel Omengala, 23 and an indegene of Otukpo, Benue State, Jude Segun, 24, from Eseodo, Ondo State and a 400 Level marketing student of the University of Calabar, Paul Omengala, 25 from Otukpo, Benue State and a student of Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH).
Also arrested are Ogah Ugbabe, 21 from Otukpo and a student of Benue State University and Valentine Obonga, 24, also from Otukpo and a student of Benue State University.
The remaining two, arrested in Ekorinim Phase ll are siblings. They are: Promise Ben-Nkanga, 28 and unemployed from Mkpat Enin, Akwa Ibom State and Stephen Ben-Nkanga, his brother, 22, and an accounting student of the University of Calabar, Cross River State.
Some of the items recovered from them are: one Toyota Camry, one Apple Macbook, Airtel 4G wifi router, one iPhone X, one iPhone X Max, one iPhone smart watch, one Infinix Hot 5, WAEC scratch card, one iPhone 8 Max, two iPhone 7 Plus, one international passport, one HP Elitebook (laptop), one Apple Macbook Pro (laptop).
Others are: one Nokia phone, one UBA cheque booklet, three ATM cards of Fidelity Bank, Diamond Bank and First Bank, one South African visa application form/Consulate General Notice of Decision, First Bank withdrawal booklet and five GSM SIM cards of MTN, 9mobile and Glo.
The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
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EFCC takes 7 internet fraudsters into custody after massive raid

Seven suspected internet fraudsters are currently cooling off in the detention facility of the Uyo Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

They were arrested in the early hours of Thursday, 21st and Friday 22nd, November 2019, at two separate locations in Calabar, Cross River state.
The suspects are: Emmanuel Omengala, 23, indegene of Otukpo in Benue State who said he trades on Bitcoin; Jude Segun, 24, 400 level Marketing student of the University of Calabar from Eseodo Area of Ondo State; Paul Omengala, 25, student of Cross River State University Of Technology (CRUTECH), also an indegene of Otukpo in Benue State; Ogah Ugbabe, 21, student of Benue State University, also from Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State and Valentine Obonga, 24, student of Benue state University, also from Otukpo, Benue State.
Two other suspects who are siblings are: Promise Ben Nkanga, 28, from Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State and Stephen Ben Nkanga, 22, Accounting student of the University of Calabar in Cross River State.
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EFCC to arraign ‘Mompha’ on Monday for alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a 14 charge of alleged fraud and money laundering against internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha.

Mompha is to be arraigned before Justice Mohammad Liman of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi Lagos on Monday, November 25.
In the first charge, the EFCC said that between 2015 & 2018, Mompha procured Ismalob Global Investment Ltd to retain the sum of N18m in its account, a sum suspected to be proceeds of crime.

Only yesterday, Mompha had filed a Fundamental Rights Enforcement Suit before the Lagos High Court to challenge his continued detention by the EFCC. He asked the court to award him N5m in damages against the EFCC for what he called his unlawful detention.

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Alleged fraudster Mompha sues EFCC from prison, demands N5m compensation

Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha has filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, alleging unlawful detention and a violation of his rights.

Recall he was arrested by the EFCC in October on allegation of cybercrime and money laundering.

In the suit he filed before the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere, Mompha is urging the court to award N5m against the EFCC for detaining him beyond the constitutionally-allowed period without being charged to court.

He prayed the court to order the EFCC to either immediately charge him to court or release him if it was not ready to charge him to court.

His lawyer, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), said his client, as a Nigerian, was entitled to the protection of his fundamental rights under sections 34, 35 and 36 of the 1999 constitution.

Oyewole said his client was arrested on October 19 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja by the EFCC which accused him of money laundering.

He said the remand order which the EFCC obtained to keep Mompha had since expired and he ought to be released.

In a 20-paragraph supporting affidavit, one Olumuyiwa Ajidagba claimed that “The applicant (Mompha) has been subjected to physical, mental and psychological torture in the underground cell of the EFCC’s detention centre.”

The court has yet to fix any date to hear the case.