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EFCC Arrests Social Media Celebrity, Mompha For Alleged Internet Fraud and Money Laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos zonal office, has arrested a social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, for alleged involvement in Internet fraud and money laundering. At the point of arrest, five wristwatches with a total value of over N20m was claimed to have been recovered from him. The anti-graft…

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Task Force Arrests 43 At Afrika Shrine Over Illegal Activities

The Lagos State Task Force has arrested 28 miscreants and 15 illegal street traders at various locations around Alausa and the Afrika Shrine vicinity. The chairman of the agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed this in a statement by the agency’s Head of Public Affairs Unit, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq, on Sunday in Lagos. Egbeyemi said the…

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FBI Charges Almost 80 Nigerians With Multi-Million Dollar Internet Fraud in US

Two Nigerian men were arrested on Thursday as American authorities clamp down on fraudsters who attempted to swindle unsuspecting victims of $40m. The group of fraudsters, numbering 80, have been implicated in several internet frauds until their arrest. The indictment alleges that at least $6m in fraudulently obtained funds were transferred through a money-laundering network…

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Adeyinka Grandson Arrested In London For Instigating Killing of Igbos In Nigeria

Adeyinka Grandson has been arrested in London for instigating the killing of Igbos in Nigeria. Reports have it that Grandson was arrested at exactly 5:35am by the Scotland Yard Counter Terrorism Command. His arrest was for offences related to Terrorism and Public Order Acts. During the last General Election in Nigeria, Grandson called for the…

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Former X Factor Star Danny Tetley Arrested For ‘Asking Child To Send Him Sexual Images’

Former X Factor star Danny Tetley claims he’s been ‘set up’ after he was arrested for allegedly asking a child to send him sexual images. The singer turned himself into Bradford police earlier this year and has been bailed three times since, after police called his mother’s house trying to track him down. After, he…

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Journalist, Eight Others Arrested In #RevolutionNow Protest In Lagos

The police on Monday arrested Victor Ogungbenro, a video editor and cameraman with SaharaReporters and eight others at the RevolutionNow protest in Lagos State. According to SaharaReporters, the journalist and eight others were taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State. A colleague of Ogungbenro, who witnessed the arrest had told SaharaReporters that the video editor was not…

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A$AP Rocky Released From Swedish Jail Pending Judge’s Verdict

A$AP Rocky has been released from Swedish jail, The New York Times reports. The rapper, who was arrested in early July and charged with assault, has reportedly been given permission to leave the country while awaiting the final verdict in his case, which is expected to be announced August 14. The other defendants in the case—Rocky’s friends Bladimir Emilio Corniel and…

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Jonathan’s In-laws Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Jewellery, Valuables Worth N3bn

Operation Puff Adder of the Bayelsa State Police Command at the weekend arrested four in-laws of the former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan over alleged involvement in the illegal entry into his home in Otuoke community in Ogbia Local Government Area and carting away jewellery, custom made walking stick and other valuables worth over N.3billion. But…

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