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TRAFFIC ROBBERY: POLICE ARREST 10, RECOVER STOLEN ITEMS FROM RECEIVER AS LAGOS CP SPEAKS TOUGH

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In its bid to tackle crimes and criminality in Lagos State, particularly traffic robbery, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has rejigged the command’s strategies to suppress, raid and arrest hoodlums at the identified areas/hideouts across the state.

 

 

Regularly, the command has been arresting traffic robbers who terrorise and dispossess innocent people of their belongings in the state while many of them are being kept at bay due to the consistency and commitment of the command in tackling the menace and other forms of criminality in the state.

 

 

In furtherance of the command’s anti crime measures, the police operatives attached to the Strike Team of the Command, on 1st May, 2021, at 2pm, arrested eleven(11) suspected cultists and traffic robbers who were attacking and dispossessing innocent people of their belongings at Railway Crossing, Ikeja Along, Ikeja-Lagos.

 

 

The operatives who responded to a distress call from one of the victims (name withheld), raced to the area and arrested some of the suspects in action while others were arrested at their hideouts around Ikeja Along. They have confessed to the crime. The suspects also revealed that they attack their targets with iron rods, guns, cutlesses and charms during operation.

 

 

In the course of police investigation, the suspects revealed one of their receivers, one Idris Adamu, m, 42, who was immediately arrested at Alade Market, Lagos State. A gold neck lace of one of the victims and many other suspected stolen items like phones, neck laces, watches etc were recovered from him.

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Other victims of their robbery operation on the said date have been identified and assisting the police in their investigation.

 

 

The police operatives are presently interrogating the suspects in order to extract more information on their mode of operations, membership and accomplices so as to apprehend other members of the gang and those who conspire with them in committing the dastardly act in the area and across the state.

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The suspects are Sadiq Masaki, m, 22, Oladimeji Olatunbosun, m, 24, Adam Hassan, m, 21, Tunde Afolayan,m, 24, Michael Ademola, m, 22, Olamide Johnson, m, 20, Abiodun Opeyemi, m, 22, Oluseyi Agbaje, m, 21, Daniel Ayomide, m, 20 and Adebayo Tobi, m, 21.

 

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The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the Strike Team profiles the suspects and go after their gang members and conspirators as the command will not spare anyone who engages in any act of criminality, no matter its magnitude.

 

 

The Police boss also directed that the Commander RRS, the Commander Taskforce and other tactical Commanders should sectorise the state for easy operation and get rid of traffic robbers and other criminals in order to accord perfect and excellent service delivery as well as effective security to all and sundry in Lagos State.

E-SIGNED

CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI(mnipr)
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
LAGOS STATE COMMAND
IKEJA-LAGOS

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EFCC Arrests Suspect with 576 ATM Cards at Kano Airport

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Barely two hours after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, secured the conviction of three smugglers who were arrested with 1,144 ATM Cards at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, the Kano Command of the Commission again arrested another suspect at the same Airport with 576 ATM Cards.
The suspect, Khalil Bashir Lawal was intercepted on Monday, December 20, 2021, by operatives of the Commission in collaboration with Nigeria Aviation Security and Nigeria Customs Service under the aegis of Special Task Force on Money Laundering.
Upon his arrest, it was discovered that Khalil who was traveling to Uganda with Ethiopian Airline had concealed 576 ATM cards bearing different names and banks in his luggage.
The suspect will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
It will be recalled that the Commission had arrested three suspects at the Kano Airport between November 24 and December 1, 2021 while they were trying to smuggle a total of 1,144 ATM cards.
However, a Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Jamilu Shehu on December 20, 2021, convicted and sentenced them to six months imprisonment each.

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Customers In Panic As Sterling Bank Manager Steals N219m

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Some customers are worried and have lost their confidence in Sterling Bank, after its former manager was convicted for stealing N219 million. 

 

 

  It was learnt that customers of Ohha Microfinance Bank Limited in Enugu State kept the money in a fixed deposit account with Sterling Bank Plc, its corresponding bank, but Anidiobi Chukwuka, who headed the latter’s branch in Market Road area of the state, converted it into his personal account.   

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Justice Cyprian Ajah of an Enugu State High Court, sentenced Chukwuka to eight years’ imprisonment for stealing and fraud.

The trial judge convicted Chukwuma of all the 32 counts levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Briefing journalists on the matter, including this publication, Counsel for Ohha Microfinance Bank, Olu Omotayo said Chukwuka committed the offence between August 15, 2014, and November 16, 2017.

According to Omotayo, his client first reported the case to EFCC in a petition dated January 2018, and since that time, the Enugu zonal office of the anti-graft agency had commenced an investigation

“The case was further referred for thorough investigation by the chairman of the commission based on a further petition we wrote on behalf of our client, dated July 4, 2018.

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Former Sterling Bank manager, Anidiobi Chukwuka

Sequel to the outcome of further investigations, EFCC, through its prosecuting counsel and Chief Legal Officer, Michael Ani, filed a 32 count charge of stealing by conversion, obtaining by false pretences and forgery against the suspect (now convict) and was subsequently arraigned before Justice Ajah on May 7, 2019.

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“The accused was represented during the trial by Chief O.A.U. Onyema, while Olu Omotayo held watching brief for the nominal complainant, Ohha Microfinance Bank Limited, throughout the trial,” he added.

Sterling Bank customers express fear over Chukwuma’s case

This development had resulted in panic among the customers of Sterling Bank, with many of them expressing their skepticism as it relates to trusting the staff of the financial institutions.

A customer who spoke to Unmask NG on a condition of anonymity stated: “It is an open secret that the country is hard, and imagine losing your money at the bank to a staff whom you entrusted to safelock it, is best imagined.“

Another customer, Rukayat Jimoh said her confidence in Sterling Bank has reduced even though Chukwuka had been convicted.

“A lot of stress would go into the recovery of money that was misappropriated or embezzled. It takes God and luck to get your money back when things like this happen to you. So, it is not a good thing for Sterling Bank, and I honestly would not want to put much money in my account with them,” she added.

 

Source: Unmask NG

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EFCC Nabs 27 Oil Bunkerers in Port Harcourt, Picks 31 In Benin Yahoo Boys Raid

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Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested twenty seven (27) individuals in connection with suspicious illegal oil bunkering.

 

 

 

They were arrested on Friday, September 10, 2012 at Ahoada Local Government Area, Rivers State.

 

 

 

The suspects are: Mohammad Bello; Abubarkar Umar; Abdulkarim Ibrahim; Mohammad Bashimu; Bello Mohammad, Abdullahi Murtala; Paul Paparoman; Abdullahi Ibrahim; Usman Abdulahi; Illiyasu Ibrahim and Idris Dahiru.

 

 

 

Others are Hussaini Yaiu; Bala Audu; Ibrahim Muhammad; Auwal Abdulsalam; Laminu Yusuf; Suleiman Abubarkar; Abdulahi Musa; Mamuda Abdulahi; Edima Samuel Gospel; Nural Abdulahi; Dauda Adamu; Adamu Ibrahim; Ali Abah; Sabiu Sani, Azumi Blaik and Keshim Ordu.

 

 

They were arrested in a random raid conducted by the EFCC, based on verified intelligence on their alleged illegal oil bunkering activities.

 

 

In the course of the arrest, according to a statement made available to ThePageNews by its Media head, Wilson Iwajaren, the financial crime fighting body said, large quantities of products suspected to be illegally- refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) were found with them. Twenty (20) jerry cans and 25 litres of the products, stored in drums and tanks, ready for onward transportation to various locations, were intercepted.

 

 

 

The suspects would be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

 

 

 

Meanwhile, Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Sunday, September 12, 2021 arrested 31 suspected internet fraudsters. The suspects were arrested in two separate locations in Benin City sequel to actionable intelligence.

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Among those arrested are suspected fraudsters who, a few weeks ago, were seen in a viral video standing on top of their cars and throwing bundles of Naira notes into the air at a popular Plaza in Benin City. They had embarked on a similar mission at the same venue on Sunday before they were intercepted by operatives of the Commission at the exit gate.

 

 

 

The other suspects were arrested at their hideout in Benin City.

 

 

 

Those arrested are Essien Sunday, Joseph Nwosu, Samuel Victor, Abdurahman Abudulahi, Uwaifo Destiny, Osaro Osarere, Favour Oleye, Smart Okunvobo, Oduwa Osahon, Osaretin Blessed, Frank Osas, Aisosa Kelly, Richard Ehigie, Destiny Omoru, Jacob Kelvin, Aker Kelly, Promise Godspower, Lucky Dickson and Osamode Efosa.

 

 

 

Others are Osamuyi Aigbe-Egharevba, Ohumumwen Osaremen, Christopher Momodu, Aigbe Destiny, Eti-osa Osamwonyi, Patrick Benson Osaguna, Victor Kenyei, Marvellous Atiti, Gift Ebuehi, Osayi Casmir, Osahenkhoe Godstime and Paul Okoh.

 

 

 

Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include 13 exotic cars, including: Lexus ES 350, Lexus 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus ES 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus IS 350, Toyota Venza, Mercedes C300, Mercedes ML350, Range Rover Evoque, GLK 350 4Matic and Toyota Camry.

 

 

Other items are laptop computers, phones, documents and identity cards.

 

 

The suspects have made useful statement and will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are completed

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