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Court frees Indian businessman over alleged N120m fraud
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Court frees Indian businessman over alleged N120m fraud

FCT High Court. Photo: Hotels The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja High Court yesterday discharged an Indian national, Gulati Ankit, held on behalf of DAMAC Star Properties LLC, Dubai, in an alleged $350,000 (about N120 million) property fraud. Profitel Limited, a Nigerian company, had in 2015 sued DAMAC Star Properties […]

Businessman sentenced 140 years for forging foreign cheques
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Businessman sentenced 140 years for forging foreign cheques

Court A federal High Court, Lagos yesterday convicted and sentenced a businessman, Mr. Jones Patrick Biyere, to 140-year imprisonment for forging foreign cheques. Justice Mohammed Idris jailed the businessman, who has been standing trial before the court since 2006, after finding him guilty of a 13-count charge levelled against him […]

Akwa Ibom government denies firm’s alleged N184m fraud over marine terminal concessioning
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Akwa Ibom government denies firm’s alleged N184m fraud over marine terminal concessioning

Akwa Ibom governor Emmanuel Udom Akwa Ibom State government has described as untrue and unfounded report by Managing Director, Rock Marine Services Limited, Mr. Essien Elijah, that officials of the state government obtained N184,235,450.89 under false pretence of concessioning the marine terminal at Oron. In a statement signed by the […]

Police arrest ATM fraud syndicate, recover 30 ATM cards in Enugu
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Police arrest ATM fraud syndicate, recover 30 ATM cards in Enugu

ATM cards The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested a three-man Automated Teller Machine (ATM) fraud syndicate operating within Enugu city. In a statement on Friday in Enugu, the command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said the police operatives recovered 30 ATM cards belonging to different individuals from the syndicate. […]

Police deploy new strategy against financial fraud
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Police deploy new strategy against financial fraud

Nigeria Police The police have concluded plans to deploy forensic inputs and intelligence skills to combat fraud and other financial crimes. Dan Okoro, the new Commissioner of Police in charge of the Anti-Fraud, Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID), Alagbon, Lagos, disclosed this during an interaction with reporters on […]

Call masking, SIM-boxing endanger national security
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Call masking, SIM-boxing endanger national security

NCC Boss, Umar Garba Danbatta Although there have been sanctions against telecommunications operators involved in call masking, SIM-Boxing and related fraud, the menace still persists. About this time last year, The Guardian exclusively brought the issue to light. This spurred the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to carry out some investigations, […]

Fayemi seeks nullification of court ruling against him in alleged fraud
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Fayemi seeks nullification of court ruling against him in alleged fraud

Fayemi Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr. Kayode Fayemi has asked the court to set aside its order over substituted service of his appearance in alleged fraud case. The state government had filed the suit against Fayemi and a former Commissioner of Finance, Dapo Kolawole, seeking to […]

Budget crisis: Exposing N30b fraud forced my arrest, Abaribe alleges
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Budget crisis: Exposing N30b fraud forced my arrest, Abaribe alleges

DSS Fresh allegation of fraud in the 2018 budget amounting to about N30b, yesterday, emerged as Chairman of Senate Committee on Power, Eyinnanya Abaribe, alleged that the money was included in the budget document after the National Assembly (NASS) approved it. Abaribe, who was arrested and detained by the Department […]

Amnesty office uncovers fraud in students’ enrolment, others
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Amnesty office uncovers fraud in students’ enrolment, others

Prof. Charles Quaker Dokubo The Presidential Amnesty Office has uncovered irregularities in previous deployment of delegates for educational programmes at some universities in the country. This followed a verification exercise ordered by the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, when […]