13 Apr 2017

2 Nigerians arrested in London for Internet fraud

The suspects Oluwole Oluwanisola, 50, and his brother-in-law Bolarinwa kolawole idowu, 40, will be jailed for 14 years for taking part in a 25 million pound Internet fraud involving victims from 55 countries.
The mission of internet fraud and money laundering scams came to an end for two suspected Nigerian men based in London.
According to reports the suspects Oluwole  50, and his brother-in-law  40, will be jailed for 14 years for taking part in a 25 million pound Internet fraud involving victims from 55 countries.

How I Destroyed Destinies Of Many People Through Sex

How I Destroyed Destinies Of Many People Through Sex – Nigerian ... A lady identified as Abimbola Asani, has revealed how she ... Once sexual contact had been made, it was mission accomplished.

A lady confessed this in a CAC church in Ikorodu Lagos after a deliverance session.

Update! Ex-PDP Chairman Mu'azu Finally Admits He Owns House Where Billions Was Found

After initial denial, former PDP chairman, Adamu Muazu has admitted that he owns the building at 16, Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Recall that the EFCC raided Apartment 7B of same building and found cash worth 50 million Dollars stacked in fire-proof cabinets and wardrobes.

Mr Adamu Muazu initially denied ownership of the building.

However, when SR presented the evidence of his ownership to his aides, he recanted and admitted that he owns the house.

The former PDP Chairman also admitted reserving the Pent House in the building for his personal use. However, he also claimed that he had sold the Apartment 7B in which EFCC found the cash but cannot tell who he bought it.

Finally, in admitting ownership, Mr Adamu Muazu said not all the apartments in his building have been sold.

Tragic! 13-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Kills Self On Live Instagram

A schoolboy has died after accidentally shooting himself on Instagram Live in front of his horrified friends.

Malachi Hemphill, 13, was recording himself in his bedroom on Monday evening when the tragedy occurred.

He reportedly started handling a gun, while his pals watched and sent him messages via the social media site.

But as he "tried to put a clip in" the weapon, it suddenly went off, causing him to fall to the ground in a pool of blood. Malachi's shocked mum, Shaniqua Stephens, ran upstairs after hearing a "big boom" at their home in Georgia, US.

She said she and her daughter kicked in the teen's door and found him lying on the floor, surrounded by blood.

"My daughter screamed and said, ‘Mom, turn his phone off!'.

"As I proceeded to look at his phone, he was on Instagram Live."

As Malachi was taken to hospital, dozens of kids from the area reportedly rushed to his home, after witnessing the shooting live.

Despite doctors' best efforts, the teenager did not survive his injuries.

His mum said she had been told that he was trying to put a clip in the gun when it suddenly went off, killing him.
Detectives investigating the horrifying incident are trying to work out where the gun came from, WXIA reports.

Just moments before the fatal shooting, Malachi had reportedly taken out the rubbish at his home in Forest Park.

His mum now wants to warn other parents to monitor their children's activity to prevent a similar tragedy from happening.

Nollywood actress, Mide Martins celebrates her husband on her birthday - "I'm So Privileged To Be Your Woman"

Actress, Mide Martins' husband, Afeez Biodun turned a year older and she took to her Instagram to celebrate him. She wrote;
"Happy Birthday To My Pillar!!!!.... Behind Every Successful Woman There's Always A Strong Back Bone.... HBD To The Greatest Man Ever Created!!!.,. My Man, My Everything... My Guardian Angel ...@officialafeezowo ....
Am So Privileged To Be Your Woman... No One Else Has Ever Loved Me The Way Do.... Without You There Wouldn't Have Been Me... Ever Since My Mother Left This World... You Have Always Been There For Me Like a Shadow... My Shield... Pls People Help Me Appreciate This Wonderful Man In My Life... I Can't Just Thank You Enough Ade Mi.... Binu B'ase Si Bi Igba Ni Then You Would See How Significant You Are To Me... I Celebrate You My Love.... May God Continue To Bless Your Existence... May We Live Long To Celebrate Many Beautiful Years Ahead In Sha Allah.... HBD Olowo Ori Mi...

Nigerian man and his 52-year-old Indian girlfriend arrested by police for fraud

The Thalaghattapura police, India on Wednesday, April 12, arrested a 41-year-old Nigerian national, Andrew a.k.a. Eric Peters and his 52-year-old Indian girlfriend on the charge of duping a woman of Rs 50 lakh, with a fake business proposal through a website.

The police who took up the cases, approached the accused as a prospective client offering them huge sums of money and, trapped them. The two were arrested when they came to collect the money.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) S D Sharanappa said Andrew had come to India on a business visa and landed in Delhi. He has been in India for a long time now and his passport and visa documents are being scrutinized as to how he arrived here.

Andrew befriended Babli Parveen Hashmi (52) from Mumbai and the two started committing online frauds luring people, offering export business propositions for herbal medicines. They lured Vijaya, a Bengaluru-based entrepreneur, offering her dealership for herbal medicines to cure snakebite and chronic diseases. The accused also offered to help her business in Western countries which could fetch her profits in billions.

Vijaya transferred Rs 50 lakh into their account online and soon she realised that she had fallen into their trap and had been duped. The duo subsequently went incommunicado. Based on Vijaya’s complaint, a team of police contacted the accused and offered to buy herbal medicines. They asked them to come and collect the cash as they could not transfer such a huge sum due to demonetisation.

The duo were nabbed by the police as soon as they landed in the city. Inquiries revealed that the duo had several bank accounts and had duped more than 100 people in several states and collected at least Rs 8 crore from them in a span of four years.

The police have recovered Rs 21 lakh from one of the bank accounts and will return it to Vijaya after obtaining permission from the court, a senior police officer said. 

Since the fraud has been committed across the country, the city police are considering handing over the case to the CID, City Police Commissioner Praveen Sood said. 

Update! 7-month old girl defiled by her 57 year old step father in Katsina state has died

The 7-month old girl who was raped by her 57 year old stepfather, Magaji Dansale, in Katsina state last month, has died. She died at the Turai Yar'Adua hospital today.

Recall that Magaji who is currently in police custody, raped the little girl at his home in Marmachi village of Musawa Local Government Area, Katsina State.
He told newsmen that he had canal knowledge of the little girl because he believed he would become rich once he sleeps with an infant.

 May her soul rest in peace (Amen).

A Nigerian associate and 71 year old South African national arrested with drugs at India Airport

The Delhi unit of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Monday, April 10, busted an international drug racket involved in sending Methaqualone aka Quaaludes, abroad.

A 71-year-old South African national, Jan Harm Herbst and his Nigerian associate Martin, were intercepted at the domestic airport.
Herbst was to board a flight to Bengaluru. 14kg of Methaqualone commonly called disco biscuits were seized from him.
This is the first such seizure this year, of the psychotropic substance, used to make medicines in India. Sources said Methaqualone is in demand in Europe and the US. NCB laid a trap at a hotel based on a tip-off. 
"We arrested Jan Harm Herbst, 71, and Nigerian national Martin from IGI airport when the latter was about to board a flight to Bengaluru,” said Rajender Pal Singh, Deputy Director General (north).
NCB had zeroed down upon the septuagenarian during his stay in a Delhi hotel and nabbed him at the airport when he was to fly out of India. The accused has smuggled drugs six times in the past.

Earlier, the police had arrested another South African in Mumbai with the drug. He told the police that he had stayed at a hotel in Karol Bagh. When NCB sleuths went to the hotel to verify his claims, they found that he had stayed there from March 16 to April 3.

The police also found that another South African national had been staying in the same hotel since March 29. This man, Jan Harm Herbst, was put on surveillance and soon the cops came to know that he was going to take a consignment of drugs to South Africa. Herbst and a Martin were intercepted at the domestic airport. Herbst was to board a flight to Bengaluru.

When the sleuths searched his luggage, they found Methaqualone wrapped in polythene and carbon paper concealed between T-shirts. Herbst was to take an Etihad Airways flight from Bengaluru to Chennai from where he would have flown to Abu Dhabi and finally to Johannesburg," said NCB deputy director general Ravinder Pa.

During interrogation, Herbst revealed that he had come to India eight times and ferried drugs in six of those trips. He works for a Nigerian drug cartel operating between India and South Africa.

Martin told the cops that he has been supplying the drug for several years. He has been staying in India since 2007. He disclosed that he had supplied the drug to Victior, the South African arrested in Mumbai. His passport and visa have expired.

Source: Times Of India

Omg! Abuja-based man dies few hours after attending his wife's funeral

An Abuja based man, Tahir Tijani Bolori, died few hours after he attended the Funeral of his wife. According to facebook user, Aishat Alubankudi, Tahir lost his wife on April 10th. He buried her on April 12th. It was after the funral of his wife that he also died. She however did not state what led to his death.  

Update! 'I’m not the owner of $50m found by EFCC' - Sacked NNPC MD, Esther Nnamdi- Ogbue

Sacked Managing Director at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue has denied ownership of the $50m found by EFCC in a residential building located at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi.

In a statement released through her lawyer, Emeka Etiaba SAN, she denied ownership of the large sum of money and commended the EFCC for their continuous fight in curbing corruption in the country.

The statement reads:

“The attention of Our Client, Mrs. Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue has been drawn to the news making round in the News Media to the effect that the large sums of money to wit: $38,000,000.00 (Thirty-Eight Million Dollars), N23,000,000.00 (Twenty-Three Million Naira) and £27,000.00 (Twenty-Seven Thousand Pounds) uncovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) from an apartment in Osborne Towers, Osborne Road, Ikoyi Lagos, Lagos State belong to her.

By this Press Release, we inform the public (especially the News Media) that the said sums of money and/or the apartment where the sums of money were found do not belong to Our Client.

Our Client is as shocked as many other Nigerians at the uncovering and recovery of the said sums of money and wishes to salute the courage and efforts of the EFCC in the war against corruption.

She also wishes to commend the whistle blowing policy introduced by the Federal Government in the fight against corruption which policy has resulted in large scale uncovering and recovery of monies and assets.

It is Our Client’s belief that the source and ownership of the said uncovered sums of money is known or eventually will be known by the EFCC in due course. There is, therefore, no need for conjecture or speculation.

Update! Witness says wife didn't kill him, he stabbed self - Husband's Murder In Ibadan

A witness in the murder case involving a lawyer in Ibadan, Yewande Oyediran, said her husband mistakenly stabbed himself during a disagreement with his wife at their apartment in Ibadan.

Yewande is standing trial in an Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan for allegedly stabbing her husband, Lowo Oyediran, to death with a knife during an argument in February 2016, but the new claim by this "witness" has introduced controversy into the case.

During the continued hearing of the case, a defence witness, Mr Michael Lana, told the court that the couple’s landlord, Mr Akinpelu Adelodun, confessed to him in private that the defendant’s husband mistakenly stabbed himself to death.

Led-in evidence by the defendant’s counsel, Mr Leye Adepoju, Lana said that the landlord of the couple told him at a meeting in his (Adelodun) house that the late lawyer’s husband mistakenly stabbed himself while he was struggling with the knife with him as he tried to prevent him from stabbing his wife.

He said, “Adelodun told me that Yewande came out from the couple’s apartment screaming for help with the late husband in tow, chasing her with a knife. He also told me that at a stage, the late husband had pinned down Yewande beside his car and had raised the knife to stab her, but that he (landlord) seized his hand from behind and that the wife was able to escape, while in the process, the husband still violent, mistakenly stabbed himself in the neck.”

Lana had earlier told the court that he was a relative of the landlord and that he had called him on the telephone to narrate to him the events leading to the murder of his late tenant. He also said that the landlord told him that he (landlord) switched the murder weapon.

“He also asked me for advice on how to handle the matter, adding that he didn’t want to give evidence in court because the police might want to rope him in. I told him that he can only refuse to testify if his transport bills were not paid by the prosecutor, especially if he is a private prosecutor. Based on my advice he asked me to write, which I did to the prosecutor and defense counsel.

During cross-examination by the prosecution’s counsel, Mr Sanya Akinyele, Lana said he was in the court to prove that the landlord contacted him and that what he told the police was not the truth.

Case adjourned till May 24, 2017 by Justice Munta Abimbola for continuation of hearing.

Nigerian Man Captures 60-Year-Old Lover’s Nudity And Wants N1m

A 27-year-old man, Moses Momoh, is cooling his heels in a police cell after allegedly threatening to circulate the nude photos of a 60-year-old retiree, identified only as Pat.

Punch Metro learnt that the secondary school leaver had struck a relationship with Pat on Facebook after sending her a friendship request.

Our correspondent was told that the two lovers conversed frequently on Whatsapp, a telephone messaging application, where they engaged in virtual romance and sex. It was gathered that Momoh later demanded money from Pat, which the latter refused to give him.

He was alleged to have threatened to post her nude photos on the Internet if she didn’t give him the sum of N1m. The Benin-based sexagenarian was said to have reported the case at the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos State.

A police source said the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Ibrahim, asked operatives in the Criminal Investigation Department to investigate the case and apprehend the suspect.

She said, “In the course of investigation, we discovered that the man lied about his age; he told the woman he was 47 years old. When the woman saw his profile pictures, she queried him. He replied the woman that pictures could be deceptive.

“The woman told him she was 60 years old and since the age difference was insignificant, they started a relationship.

“They were always talking on the telephone, making video calls and having video romance and video sex. The woman was, however, unaware that he was storing the information in his phone.

“She said he later started requesting money from her and when she could no longer bear his frivolous demands, she blocked him on Facebook and Whatsapp. However, the suspect opened new accounts and sent her messages. He also called her with his friend and mother’s telephone numbers.

“He later sent some of her nude photos to her and threatened that if she didn’t send him N1m, he would post the pictures on the Internet.”

The source said the retiree immediately reported the case to the police.

Punch Metro learnt that some policemen positioned themselves at a Lagos hotel where the duo had agreed to meet.

“When he entered the hotel room, he asked her to go and shower. He also undressed. The woman, after bathing, asked him to get her a drink. He had stepped out when she quickly alerted the police to his presence in the room. He was then arrested,” the source added.

However, the Kogi State indigene, who lived with his parents in the Alagbado area of Lagos, said Pat sent the photos to him of her own volition.

He said after their friendship started on Facebook, Pat blocked him because she suspected he was not trustworthy.

He said, “I got her phone number from her Facebook page and called her. We reconciled and our relationship blossomed.

“However, a few days later, she told me that she could not enter into a relationship with me and would rather offer one of her daughters to me. I agreed. When she didn’t get back to me, I called her and she said she had changed her mind and that she would give our relationship a try since I was interested in her and not her daughters.

“We were always chatting on Whatsapp late at night and early in the morning.  She called me one morning and said she didn’t sleep well. She said I should understand what she meant. I asked her to have a bath, dress up and come down to Lagos. She said she didn’t have the money to make the trip yet. She then asked to see my nude pictures, which I sent to her.

“Around the evening of that day, she called me, saying she wanted to show me something. She removed her blouse during the video call, revealing her private parts and breasts.

 I took snapshots of some of the video calls because the phone I was using was not mine and I wanted to save the pictures for myself.

At another time, I was at a meeting when she called and exposed her private parts to me. I have about 20 of such pictures.”

The suspect said Pat had only given him N5,000 since they started the relationship.

He added that she had got N150,000 from another boyfriend in Abuja.

Momoh explained that when he requested N5,000 from the money, the 60-year-old started insulting him.

“I told her on Whatsapp that it was bad we were in a relationship and she was not ready to help me. She then blocked me. I sent her some of her nude photos and threatened to send them to her daughters to disgrace her.

“She called back and apologised, asking what I wanted. I told her to come down to Lagos so we could reconcile. She agreed to spend the weekend with me. I helped her to look for some cheap hotels and we agreed to meet at one of them.

“On Friday, around 8pm, she told me she was at the hotel. We had only sat down when the police walked in and arrested me,” he added.

While denying making a demand of N1m, he said he regretted the relationship.

The Zone 2 Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, warned members of the public to be wary of Internet fraudsters.

She said, “The AIG has instructed that the case be charged to court.”

Update! House Where Over $50m Was Found In Ikoyi Belongs To Ex-PDP Chaiman

Following the discovery of $50 million in a residential building located at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos, by the Economic Financial Crime and Commission (EFCC), a source close to the anti-graft agency has told SaharaReporters that the building belongs to Ahmadu Adamu Mu'azu, a former National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

 Mu’azu was also the governor of Bauchi State in Nigeria between 1999 and 2007. 

Sources close to Mu’azu have confirmed to SaharaReporters that the former PDP chairman owns the building, the newsoutlet claims.

While in Lagos, he lives on the penthouse on the building, a source said. Other residents of the house are former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, a former Managing Director at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Godwin Obla, a senior lawyer and former prosecutor to EFCC.

Obla was recently arrested and charged in connection with irregular payments to Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumugobia one of the judges also arrested and undergoing trial in the ongoing probe of corruption in the judicial sector, while Ogbue was one of the NNPC senior officials fired yesterday in connection with Ifeanyi Uba’s crude oil sale scandal.

Recently, Obla’s son got married to Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue’s daughter in Lagos.

The breakdown of the money found in the house is  $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m.

The operation leading to the discovery was followed by a whistle blower's confidential alert received by the Commission this morning.  

Sahara Reporters

Update! EFCC releases statement on the '$43.4m, N23.2m, £27k' discovered in an Ikoyi Apartment

On Wednesday evening, photos of unclaimed cash found hidden in an apartment in Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, hit the internet. A statement has now officially been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to address questions being asked. It reads:

The whistle blowing policy of the Federal Government is paying off positively as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today stormed a residential building in the 7th Floor of a four - bedroom apartment at Osborne Towers located at 16, Osborne road Ikoyi, Lagos, where a humongous find of foreign currencies and Naira notes to the tune of $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m was uncovered.
The operation followed a whistle blower's confidential alert received by the Commission's Lagos office this morning regarding some noticed suspicious movement of bags in and out of a particular apartment in the building. According to the source, the movers of the bags, make believe that they bring in bags of clothes.
Another source who is conversant with the apartment of interest indicated that some woman usually appeared on different occasion with Ghana Must Go bags. " She comes looking haggard, with dirty clothes but her skin didn't quite match her outward appearance, perhaps a disguise", the source said.
On getting to the building, operatives met the entrance door locked. Inquiries from the guards at the gate explained that nobody resides in the apartment, but some persons come in and out once in a while. In compliance with the magisterial order contained in the warrant, the EFCC used minimum force to gain entrance into the apartment.
Monies were found in two of the four bedroom apartment. Further probe of the wardrobe by operatives in one of the rooms, was found to be warehousing three fire proof cabinets disguisedly hidden behind wooden panels of the wardrobe. Upon assessing the content of the cabinets, neatly arranged US Dollars, Pound Sterling and some Naira notes in sealed wrappers.
Preliminary findings indicate that the funds are suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activity. The facility is said to be owned by Osborne Towers Resident Association. 
Investigations are ongoing.

Pastor Adeboye issues scam alert - I have only one Facebook Page (video)

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Adeboye has come out to clarify and set the records straight abut his social media accounts saying fraudsters are creating fake accounts in his name to scam people.
Pastor Adeboye explains he only has a Facebook Page not a Facebook Account which means you cannot send him a friend request and he cannot send you a friend request either.
You can only like or follow his Facebook page and It's verified. Watch the video below:

Update! Sacked NNPC MD, Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue allegedly owns The $50m Found By EFCC in Ikoyi

According to Sahara Reporters, a source revealed to them that Sacked NNPC Managing director, Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue allegedly owns the $50m found by EFCC in a residential building located at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi.

Mrs Esther Nnamdi Ogbue was sacked alongside three other top Managing Directors at the NNPC over the ‘missing’ petrol scandal involving Capital Oil & Gas Nigeria Limited owned by businessman, Ifeanyi Ubah.

It was also once reported that her cook, Mr. Gabel Segbedji, a national of Benin Republic absconded with a Toyota Camry, cash and pieces of jewelry worth $6million in 2016.