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Employment Scam: EFCC Arrest Man In Kano State

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Employment Scam: EFCC Arrest Man In Kano State

The Economic and Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a man identified as Hassan Babangida Hassan for N14 Million employment scam.

The law enforcement agency disclosed this in a statement, as the man was apprehended earlier in the month, in Kano state.

“Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested Hassan Babangida Hassan for alleged criminal conspiracy, employment scam, and forgery.

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“He was arrested in Kano, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, based on alleged fraudulent claims of being an employment agent, that could secure jobs for applicants in different ministries and parastatals.

“He allegedly defrauded an applicant, Usman Rilwan, of the sum of N14,950,000 (Fourteen Million, Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira), in the guise of getting a paid job for him,” EFCC disclosed.

According to the victim, he had paid the amount to Hassan as a “facilitation fee” to process the offer of the job.

The suspect allegedly issued his victim an appointment letter, which, upon presentation was discovered to be fake.

EFCC has announced that the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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Court Sentence 66 Suspected Internet Fraudsters (See Names)

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Court Sentence 66 Suspected Internet Fraudsters (See Names)

An Oyo State High Court has sentenced sixty-six (66) suspected internet fraudsters to various jail terms and community services.

The presiding judge, found them guilty of a one-count charge, bordering on cyber crimes, as disclosed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a statement.

“An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan has convicted and sentenced sixty-six, 66, internet fraudsters to various jail terms, ranging from two weeks, four months, and six months of community service to ten months imprisonment.

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“The convicts were prosecuted by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC and arraigned before Justices Olusola Adetujoye, Bayo Taiwo, and Ladiran Akintola on a separate one-count charge, bordering on cyber crimes, between Monday, September 5, 2022, and Wednesday, September 21, 2022,” the statement read.

Below are the names of each of the internet fraudsters, who all pleaded “guilty” to the charges read to them;

  • Lawal Ismaila Adebola
  • Dazumi Azeez Jayeola
  • Morakinyo Abiodun Michael
  • Kehinde Samuel Olatunbosun
  • Yusuf Olawale Raji
  • Abass Akintayo Waliu
  • Kolawole Blessing Oluwafemi
  • Ajibade Habib Olakunle
  • Adedun Olajide Temidire
  • Dapo Ajayi Temitope Faith
  • Lamidi Olumide Samuel
  • Patrick Simon Olaide
  • Opeyemi Nurudeen
  • Obaloluwa Enoch Bolaji
  • Oladimeji Olamide Abdulrahan
  • Damilola Mubarak Muritala
  • Adedayo Wahab Abdullahi
  • Olotu Oluwadamilola Ayomikun
  • Aderibigbe Ibrahim Olamilekan
  • Sekoni Oluwatimilehin James
  • Dazumi Abdulrazak
  • Salami Ayo Wisdom
  • Ifeoluwa Joseph Olabiyi
  • Mubarak Salaudeen Opeyemi
  • Toriola Samuel Oluwadamilola
  • Abisoye Israel Olamilekan
  • Adebayo Babatunde Teslim
  • Onipede Damilola
  • Oladotun Tijani Kunle
  • Adeshina Opeyemi Akanni
  • Eniola Johnson Olorunsola
  • Adebowale Samuel Amusan
  • Ayinde Babalola Quadri
  • Obioma Honour Nmaduabuchi
  • Afolabi Pelumi Tomiwa
  • Salau Opeyemi Saheed
  • Adekunle Hammed
  • Abioye Oluwatobiloba Alex
  • Ajadi Hezekiah Oluwatobi
  • Kayode Donald Adubu
  • Olamilekan Gabriel Ebedi
  • Adediran Qudus Wale
  • Adams Ojo Segun
  • Ogundayo Usman Oladayo
  • Olamide Yusuf Ishola
  • Kolawole Fuad Abiodun
  • Adekoya Tobiloba
  • Giwa Babatunde David
  • Abdulfatahi Dolapo Oderinde
  • Akinwale Israel Bunmi
  • Alex Okhiria Chibueze
  • Gabriel Ikyeleve
  • Paul Uche Obinna
  • Udeh Emeka Moses
  • Alase Ayodele Philip
  • Afeez Sode Gbolahan
  • Abayomi Babatunde Adejuyigbe
  • Haruna Adedoyin Kayode
  • Adejuyigbe Oluwatobiloba Joshua
  • Gbadamosi Samson Iyanu
  • Olatunbosun Mojeeb Olanrewaju
  • Oduwaye Oluwale Kelvin
  • Adesokan Afeez Afolabi
  • Emmanuel Oluwatobi Ajala
  • Olamilekan Michael Ayegbusi
  • Adurota Emmanuel Oluwatosin

The judges also ask that all recovered items be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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NUC Instruct VCs To ReOpen University

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NUC Instructs VCs To ReOpen University

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has instructed the vice-chancellors to re-open Universities and resume lectures.

The order was contained in a letter addressed to all Vice-Chancellors, Pro-Chancellors, and chairmen of governing councils of federal universities from the Executive Secretary of the commission, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, signed by the NUC’s Director, Finance and Accounts, Sam Onazi

“Ensure that ASUU members immediately resume/commence lectures; Restore the daily activities and routines of the various University campuses”, the letter partly reads.

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Recall, on Monday, February 14, 2022, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) announced an indefinite strike, to press home the demand for improved funding for universities, and a review of salaries for lecturers, among other issues.

After several unproductive meetings, the Federal Government filed a lawsuit against the University body.

On September 21, the court ruled in favor of the Federal Government, directing ASUU members to resume school activities.

The president of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke responding to the National Industrial Court (NIC) ruling, stated that the outcome of the verdict would be catastrophic.

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Oil Theft: Police Arrest Three, Reiterates Determination To End Sabotage

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Oil Theft: Police Arrest Three, Reiterates Determination To End Sabotage

The Nigeria Police Force has disclosed its continuous fight to end oil theft and economic sabotage in the country.

Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) disclosed this in a release after briefing the Senate Ad-hoc Committee to Investigate Oil Lifting, Theft, and the Impact on Petroleum Production and Oil Revenues.

The law enforcement also announced the arrest of three suspected oil thieves, recovering tanks, drums, and others.

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“In one of the cases, operatives of the IGP-STFPIB successfully discovered and busted the operations of an illegal refinery on 21st September 2022 in Jijoro Community Riverside, Delta State, a creek of about one-hour boat ride.

“Suspected illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) stuffed in 138 sacks, 10 empty surface tanks (ovens) used as cooking pots, 20 empty drums for storage 1 boat engine 2 pumping machines were recovered.

“Three suspects, Happy Gift Lawson ‘M’ aged 18, Ejime Precious Lande ‘M’ aged 22, and John Jugu Fom ‘M’ X aged 25 were equally arrested,” the statement read.

With the seizure of 1,301,020 litres of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), 135,000 litres of crude oil, 4,900 litres of premium motor spirit (PMS) 45,000 litres of engine oil, and 123 Tankers, the IGP commended the Inspector-General of Police Special Task Force on Petroleum and Illegal Bunkering (IGP-STFPIB).

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