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FBI releases names of 77 Nigerians indicted for fraud [FULL LIST]

Godsgift Onyedinefu The United States government, through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, has disclosed the identities of the 77 suspected Nigerian fraudsters to be charged for fraud. The indictment was unsealed after law enforcement authorities Thursday arrested 14 defendants across the United States, with 11 of those arrests taking place in

Buhari’s aide reacts to arrest of 80 Nigerians over fraud

Godsgift Onyedinefu The special Assistant to Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmaad has reacted to the list of 80 Nigerians arrested by the United States government for fraud-related crimes. The United States Department of Justice had stated that 80 defendants, most of whom are Nigerians have been charged with conspiracy to

Six Nigerians jailed over Cyber Crime in UK

Six Nigerians resident in London have been reportedly jailed for 43 years, for their roles in cyber theft worth millions of pounds in the United Kingdom (UK). The gang, who are blood-related were among ten persons convicted between March 26 and 28, for their roles in a large-scale “diversion fraud” scam

DSS reveals New Fraud pattern against Govt officials

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Department of state services (DSS) has revealed a new pattern of fraud in the country targeted at heads of public institutions. The DSS Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya in a statement on Wednesday said it's investigations disclosed that the fraudsters use names of the supervising authorities of the Chief

Nine Nigerians arrested in US for $3.5m fraud

Godsgift Onyedinefu Nine Nigerians have been arrested in the United States for defrauding individuals and businesses of more than $3.5 million. Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the southern district of New York, and James C. Spero, special agent in charge of the Tampa, Florida, field office of U.S.

Special Report: Recruitment saga, forgery and fraud allegations rock Buhari’s IPCR

*As Ag.DG Bakut dares governing council *Says his conflicting DOBs, dual nationalities not a crime Senator Iroegbu Editor's Note: All is not well with Nigeria's Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) since President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Mr. Bakut Tswah Bakut as the Acting Director-General having refused to extend the tenure

EFCC seizes 46 houses from Jonathan’s campaign director over N68bn fraud

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the temporary forfeiture of 46 properties allegedly belonging to Dr. Ngozi Olojeme, the Deputy Chairman, Finance Committee of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation in the 2015 election. The court order, a copy of which was seen by our correspondent, showed that the properties

Alleged N1.4bn fraud: NBA president, Usoro pleads not guilty, gets N250m bail

Godsgift Onyedinefu The President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Paul Usoro pleaded not guilty in a Federal High Court Lagos, to charges bordering on N1.4billion fraud, preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC. Usoro, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was arraigned at a Federal High Court in Lagos,

Alleged N6.9bn fraud: EFCC opens trials on fayose

The prosecution on Monday opened its case before a Federal High Court, Lagos, in the criminal trial of ex-Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, charged with N6.9bn fraud. Mr Fayose was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Octber 22 alongside his company — Spotless Investment Ltd on 11 counts. He