Justice Mohammed Mohammed of the Sokoto State High Court has convicted and sentenced Anas Bello Tangaza to one year imprisonment for criminal breach of trust and cheating.

He was jailed on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 after pleading guilty to one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust, upon his arraignment by the Sokoto Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, secured the conviction and sentencing of two internet fraudsters, Abu Solomon and Nureni Olalekan, before Justice O.A. Fadipe of the Special Offence Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.

They were arraigned today on separate charges.

The charge against Solomon reads: “ That you, Abu Solomon, on or about the 8th March, 2021 in Lagos, within the Judicial Division of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, had in your possession documents titled: "Google Account Personal info" registered in the name of Addams Ava (female) and other related documents for Romance Scam printed from your email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,which you knew to be false and committed an offence contrary to Section 320 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.”

Justice J.O.E. Adeyemi- Ajayi of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Maitama has convicted and sentenced the trio of Nwani Chukwuma, Opara Emeka Peter and Moses Igomah Okini to various terms of community service on internet-related offences.

They were jailed on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 after pleading guilty to one-count separate charge bordering on impersonation, upon their arraignment by the Abuja Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

They pleaded guilty to the one-count charge when it was read to them.

Justice Mohammed Mohammed of the Sokoto State High Court on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 convicted and sentenced one Bashir Abdullahi (aka One Eye General) him to 6 months imprisonment without an option of fine on a one count bordering on theft.

Under the guise of helping the complainant conduct a transaction at an ATM, the convict substituted her card with a dummy and proceeded to withdraw money from her account from a POS.

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Abdulrasheed Bawa has charged political parties in the country to ensure that the 2023 general election is free and fair.

Bawa made the appeal today, August 24, 2022 when he received a delegation from the Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria, led by its Chairman, Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani at the EFCC headquarters, Jabi, Abuja.

The EFCC Chairman who spoke through the Secretary to the Commission, Dr. George Ekpungu, noted that the visit underscores the importance which the EFCC and indeed all well-meaning Nigerians attach to political parties, especially as the 2023 general election approaches.

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Benin Zonal Command on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, arrested four suspected internet fraudsters in Benin City, Edo State.

The suspects are Monye Chukwudi, Egwasor Jim, Osasuyi Nosa and Erhabor Osaikhuwu.

Items recovered from them include phones, laptops and cars - Lexus EX350, Mercedes Benz C300 and Toyota Camry.

 

The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has secured the conviction and sentencing of Director of Logistics of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Chapter, Adeyemi Israel Abiodun to one year imprisonment for internet-related fraud.

He is among 40 persons convicted on separate one count charges before four judges of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan.

Their offences bordered on impersonation, obtaining money under false pretence, obtaining property by false pretence and forgery contrary to Sections 419, 467, 484, 516 and 508 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has called on Heads of Operations of Banks in Benue State to enforce compliance of their customers with regulations requiring registration and certification by the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering, SCUML as stipulated in the Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Act 2022.

The Makurdi Zonal Commander, Assistant Commander of the EFCC, ACE Friday Ebelo, gave the charge on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, during a sensitization programme for financial institutions in Makurdi, Benue State.

The Kano Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested one Gazali Ado , a 35-year-old impersonator who posed as an operative of the EFCC on the Google map.

He was arrested following a petition by one Kenneth Nwarize who alleged that the suspect defrauded him of the sum of N150,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira Only) under the pretext that he is an operative of the Commission.

The petitioner alleged that he came across the phone number (+2348115177852) of the suspect while he was searching for the EFCC on Google to lodge a complaint; he called the number and the suspect fraudulently solicited for the sum of N150, 000 which was paid into the bank account of one Ibrahim Mohammed.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, August 19, 2022, called on Muslim Youths to eschew all forms of financial crimes, including corruption. Assistant Commander of the EFCC Joseph Ogwiji, Deputy Commandant of the EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja, made the plea while addressing children and youth of the Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society during an excursion to the EFCC Academy.

According to him, “One of the trending crimes we have now that is prevalent is cybercrime also known as 419 or yahoo-yahoo. As you are growing up you may have heard that they make a lot of money, but again they only make such money at the earlier stage in their crime life but they don’t end well; most times they end up in prison, so it is something you shouldn’t think of doing at all.”

Ogwiji charged the youths to instead focus on their studies and imbibe the spirit of hard work, diligence and determination in order to achieve the level of success that God has destined for them.