Fraud

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Sep 17th, 2013
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Samuel, Friday and Mahmoud | credits: File copy The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two young men who claimed to be undergraduates of the University of Jos, Isaiah Friday and Azzaior Samuel, for an alleged N2.05bn fraud. Two bureau de change operators, Salihu Mahmoud and Dan Ibr...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 15th, 2013
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    Photo: Ntuen Promise Ekenmini has been arrested in Nigeria for attempted fraud. (WA Police)     A man has been arrested in Nigeria over the attempted fraudulent sale of a home in Western Australia, in what is believed to be the first arrest of its kind by Australian authoritie...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 30th, 2013
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Ibadan – A 40-year-old man, Kenneth Ekeh, was on Tuesday sentenced by an Ibadan Magistrates’ Court sitting at Iyaganku to 15 years imprisonment over N210,000 fraud. Magistrate Kehinde Omotosho convicted Ekeh of three charges including obtaining money under false pretence and stealing. Omotosho did no...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cote d'Ivoire
Feb 14th, 2013
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The Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has had his car seized by police after he was arrested on suspicion of fraud. The 26-year-old was stopped near the club’s training ground on Tuesday on suspicion of fraud in relation to driving offences. Following this, Tiote’s car – a Chevrole...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 8th, 2012
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Two Nigerian fraudsters, whose global £2.7m scam had deadly consequences for one family they mercilessly ripped off, were jailed two days ago. Police identified a total of thirteen victims all over the world, who each lost an average of £207,000, after the duo convinced them they were due an Australi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Nov 26th, 2012
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, re-arraigned Mallam Nasir Ali, the son of a former chairman the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mallam Ahmadu Ali and three others before a  Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja over an alleged N4.4 billion fuel subsidy fraud. The four defe...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ghana
Nov 20th, 2012
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A UBS trader was today sentenced to seven years in jail after being found guilty of the UK’s biggest ever fraud when he lost £1.4bn for his Swiss employer. Former public schoolboy Kweku Adoboli, 32, was  ‘a gamble or two away from destroying Switzerland’s largest bank for his own ga...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 15th, 2012
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Naijahub.com Prosecutors say 44-year-old Julian Okeayaninneh, of California, and 36-year-old Olugbenga Temidayo Adeniran, of New York, orchestrated an organized crime group that spanned six states. The organization involved an extensive network of bank employees, and victimized up to 500 people world...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jul 5th, 2012
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LAGOS — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan created a body Thursday to verify the findings of a committee set up to look into all fuel subsidy payments made in 2011 with a view to punishing fraudsters. Jonathan established the verification and reconciliation committee pledging that “no person ...