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Police, INTERPOL Arrest Three Cybercrime Suspects, Rescue American Lady in Lagos

•Rescued American Lady was confined in Lagos hotel for 16 months Senator Iroegbu The operatives of the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit, INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja have arrested three  suspects; Samson Inegbenesun  30years, Blessed Junior 32years and Muhammed Zakari 36years, all male from Uromi in Edo State, for cyber-related offences

Hushpupi Arraigned in US Court for Conspiring to Defraud English Premier League Club $124m (see full charges)

•Also tried to scam foriegn bank $14.7m •The Nigerian national was brought to US to face charges of conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from cybercrime schemes •Download the charges here usa_v_abbas_complaint_0Download Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, 37, a.k.a. “Ray Hushpuppi” and “Hush,” a Nigerian national and Dubai resident, who flaunted his extravagant lifestyle on

Police Parade 24 Cybercrime Suspects, Three Impostors

Press Release POLICE PARADE 24 CYBERCRIME SUSPECTS INCLUDING ONE FEMALE •Three (3) brothers arrested for running fake Frank Mba Foundation Facebook and Bank Accounts  Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested twenty-four (24) suspects comprising twenty-three (23) male and one (1) female for cybercrime and other related offences. The suspects were

US Sanctions Six Nigerians over N2.2bn Cyber Fraud Allegations

•Says cyber actors targeting US businesses and individuals Senator Iroegbu The United States government has arrested six Nigerians for alleged $6 million (N2.2 billion) internet fraud allegations. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo through Treasury Department website on Tuesday. Pompeo said the Nigerians targeted US

Coronavirus: Police IG alerts Nigerians on emerging cybercrime

Godsgift Onyedinefu  The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has alerted Nigerians to remain vigilant and take precautionary actions against criminal elements who might explore the emergency situation created by the Covid-19 pandemic to increase and diversify their criminal activities.   The IGP’s advice was informed by intelligence at the disposal of

Independence Day: Buhari vows to fight cybercrime

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration’s attention is increasingly being focused on cybercrimes and the abuse of technology through hate speech and other divisive material being propagated on social media. The Nigerian leader made this known when he addressed the nation via a broadcast to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary in

Why North Korea’s cybercrime affects its US relationship

 William Tucker Former U.S. State Department Official David Asher once called North Korea a “Soprano state,” saying “North Korea is the only government in the world today that can be identified as being actively involved in directing crime as a central part of its national economic strategy and foreign policy.” Though it’s

Africa’s dark dividend: the emergent criminal economy

Michael Schimdt Africa’s criminal ecosystem has evolved from setting up beachheads in failed states to integrating itself into richer, more stable states with their greater money-laundering and transport opportunities The greater political freedom that has come to many African countries over the past three decades, and their opening to world markets, has

Nigeria loses N127bn to cybercrime -Saraki

Magu, Babachir

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki says Nigeria has lost about N127 billion to cybercrime. He made this known at Nigeria’s first Legislative Stakeholders Conference on ICT and Cybersecurity on Monday in Abuja. Saraki, who was represented by Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda, did not, however, specify the period within which the nation

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