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Preach More On Integrity, Hard-Work, Magu Charges Religious Leaders

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The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has charged the Nigerian religious leaders to emphasize more on the need for their congregations to embrace integrity and hard-work, adding that such are the messages Nigerians require to play their roles effectively in national development.

Magu stated this on Thursday at St. Luke Anglican Church, Lalupon, Oyo State where he addressed members of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Oyo State Chapter, during their congress.

The EFCC boss, who was represented by the Head of the Commission’s Ibadan zonal office, Friday Ebelo, noted that Nigeria is at a critical stage of her development during which all citizens must sincerely come together and work hard to salvage the situation. He said all Nigerians must shun corrupt attitudes and imbibe positive behaviour to help the nation reclaim her greatness in the comity of nations.

According to him, the religious leaders have critical roles to play in the process as most Nigerians are adherents of one religion or the other.

He specifically urged Christian leaders to always preach love to their congregants, saying ‘if you have the love of Christ, you will be able to effect some lasting solution to our societal problems’.

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While welcoming the EFCC team, the state chairman of CAN, Pastor Benjamin Akanmu, remarked that the anti-graft agency’s efforts in combating economic and financial crimes are yielding positive results.

He also commended the Commission’s leadership’s initiative of involving critical stakeholders, particularly the religious community, in the anti-corruption campaign, saying the nation will be benefit immensely from the effort.

Pastor Akanmu promised the continued support of the state CAN to the Commission and its activities.

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Court Orders DSS To Release Sowore, Bakare Within 24 Hours

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the DSS to release Omoyele Sowore and Bakare within the next 24 hours. 

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PHOTOS : EFCC Storms Yahoo-Boys Den, Arrest Kingpin, 26 Others

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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, has busted a Lagos hotel believed to be a hideout for internet fraudsters.

The target, as reliably gathered was one Rasaq Balogun, a suspected internet fraud kingpin, whose illicit activities dominated intelligence gathered from the recently arrested ‘police spies’ during a raid on their Abeokuta base.

 

 

The EFCC added that Balogun harbours an army of young men recruited to carry out financial frauds through the use of the internet.
Some other were also arrested at his Beckley Estate residence, also in Lagos State.
The raid on his hotel, Modzak Hotel, at Abule-Egba, Lagos State, sufficiently gave credence to the suspicion as a retinue of young men were caught haboured in his hotel with no specific mission.

The suspected kingpin and 26 other young men ranging between the ages of 18 and 35 years were arrested at the scene. Some other were also arrested at his Beckley Estate residence, also in Lagos State. They were all brought to the Commission’s Ibadan zonal office for further interrogation.

Officer of the anti-graft agency also recovered three vehicles, fetish item, laptops, mobile phones and documents suspected to contain fraudulent data from the suspect.

The indicted will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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Court Sentences Three Internet Fraudsters To Prison

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Tuesdayy secured the conviction of Adetunji Abayomi Ademola (a.k.a Clara Mantione Musellman), Blessing Daniel Aladetutu and Adebowale Fadairo.

 

Ademola stood before Justice K. Babs of the Federal High Court 1, Ado-Ekiti Judicial Division, while the duo of Aladetutu and Fadairo were convicted by Justice Ayo Emmanuel of the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State.

They had earlier approached the Commission for a plea bargain agreement which informed the amended charge of impersonation of which they were found guilty on Tuesday.


Based on the agreement, Justice Babs convicted and sentenced Ademola to four months in prison.

He equally ordered him to restitute a total sum of $413 (Four Hundred and Thirteen United States Dollars) to his victim through the EFCC, and forfeit his Samsung laptop, Infinix smart phone and one MTN modem to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

While Aladetutu bagged three months jail term, Fadairo was sentenced to nine months in prison.

Justice Emmanuel also ordered Aladetutu to restitute to his victim through the EFCC the sum of $400 (Four Hundred United States of America Dollars), and forfeit his iphone 7 Phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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Fadairo was ordered to restitute the sum of $500 (Five Hundred Dollars) to his victim and also forfeit his Tecno Phone to the Federal Government.

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