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20-year-old trainee cleric rapes girl, 10, in Osogbo

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A 20-year-old trainee under an Islamic cleric, identified simply as Abdullateef, who is a resident of Isale Alfa, Okinni, Osun State, has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 10-year-old girl.

The mother of the victim, it was gathered, reported the incident to the police in Osogbo.

It was learnt that Abdulateef, who was accused of defiling the victim around 3pm last Thursday, had been moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department at the command headquarters in Osogbo.

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The Public Relations Officer for the command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.

She said police personnel visited the scene of the crime, adding that the suspect was being detained at the SCIID.

“Our men have visited the scene of the crime. The suspect is being detained at the SCIID for further investigation. The victim was taken to the Police Hospital, Osogbo, for treatment,” Opalola stated.

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Abducted AuGF zonal officer killed, bank account emptied

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The police in Abuja have busted a gang that abducted and killed the zonal officer in the office of the Auditor-General of the Federation, Mohammed Danjuma.

After killing him, the gang withdrew the money in Danjuma’s bank account with his Automated Teller Machine card and bought a Mazda car with the money.

The vehicle was recovered by the police.

Those in custody in connection with the crime are Chukwuebuka Obiekulia, aka Ebuka-Jesus, 25; Sadiq Abubakar, aka Alhaji or Doggy, 21; Daniel Owowo, 26; Friday Musa, aka Afra, 20; and John Shedrach, 24.

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They were arrested by detectives from the Federal Capital Territory Police Command at their hideout in Tasha 1, Gwagwa, between May 20 and 27, 2020.

Danjuma’s remains were recovered in the Gwagwa-Kagini area on March 16, 2020, after he was dispossessed of his valuables, including his ATM card, which was used to withdraw money from his account.

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Preliminary findings revealed that the deceased boarded the syndicate’s cab as a passenger from Berger en-route the Tipper Garage, Katampe, but was diverted by his assailants to an unknown location, where he was attacked with a wheel spanner and dispossessed of his valuables.

Confirming the incident on Wednesday, the FCT police spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said the detectives recovered from the suspects a Mazda 626 car with number plate KWL 132 CN and another Mazda 323 car with number plate CF 123 KSF.

They will be arraigned after investigation,” he stated.

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Alleged $8.5m scam: EFCC arraigns social media big boy, Nwata Anayo Eze

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arraigned social media big boy, ‘Nwata Anayo Eze’ over alleged $8.5 million scam.

The EFCC made the announcement via their official social media pages yesterday, July 1, 2020.

According to EFCC, Nwata Anayo Eze whose real name is Onwuzuruike Ikenna Kingsley known by his friends as Jeff Sikora was picked up for a suspected case of internet fraud.

Recall that men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office arrested Nwata Anayo Eze back in February for alleged fraud, but he was almost immediately released.

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Yesterday, Nwata Anayo Eze was arraigned for conspiracy, impersonation, forgery, possession of proceeds and obtaining money by false pretence.

The social media big boy is known for displaying his wealth on Facebook.

Recently, he took to his Facebook page to reveal in a video that his enemies are making efforts to pull him down.

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He is the self-acclaimed President/Chief Executive Officer of United States-based Prime Trust Credit Union Bank and several Oil/Gas and Real Estate businesses across the Southeastern part of Nigeria.

Read EFCC’s report below;

EFCC Arraigns Alleged Internet Fraud Kingpin For $8.5m Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Port Harcourt’s zonal office on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 arraigned one Onwuzuruike Ikenna Kingsley (aka Jeff Sikora), a self-styled President/ Chief Executive Officer of United States-based Prime Trust Credit Union Bank before Justice A.T. Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy, impersonation, forgery, possession of proceeds and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of Eight Million, Five Hundred and Two Thousand Dollars ($8,502,000.00).

The offence contravenes Section 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.”

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One more witness to testify against Mompha

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to, on July 10, present its remaining witnesses in the trial of social media personality, Ismaila Mustapha.

Justice Mohammed Liman gave the directive following the EFCC’s prayer for an adjournment.

Mompha’s counsel, Mr Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), had informed the court that an adjournment was “unwarranted”, as the agency had previously promised to field all its witness yesterday.

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Mustapha, alias Mompha, is accused of cyber fraud and laundering N33billion.

He and his firm, Ismalob Global Investment Ltd, were on March 4, 2020 re-arraigned before Justice Liman on 22 counts.

The Commission alleged that Mompha is a major figure in an organised transnational cyber fraud network, adding that he used Ismalob Investment to launder the funds, part of which he used in acquiring properties in Dubai.

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Mompha pleaded not guilty to all the counts.

Led by EFCC counsel Mr S. I. Suleiman, Mr Abiodun Audu, an accountant, testifying for the prosecution, said he never met Mompha in the course of filing Ismalob Global Investment Ltd’s tax return.

He told the judge that it was one Alhaji Hamodu, a director in Mompha’s firm, that contacted him to file the tax returns for the company.

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Hamodu, he said, required him to input July 2016 to June 2017, in the tax return to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

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