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Tension in Akure over Bank Robbery Rumours

There was tension in Akure, the Ondo State capital, yesterday following rumours of a bank robbery in the town.

Many residents, including shop owners, hurriedly closed their shops when news filtered in that a branch of a first generated bank located at Oja Oba area of the town was being robbed.

The news was also published on some social media platforms thereby creating anxiety in the minds of the people.

But it was later gathered that the news was figment of imagination of those peddling the rumour as there was no robbery in any bank within the state capital.

Meanwhile, Ondo State Police Command has urged Akure residents to disregard any rumour of bank robbery or attempted bank robbery in the state capital or anywhere in the state.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the state police command, Femi Joseph, said the clarification became imperative following the rumour being spread on the social media that some banks were being robbed in Akure.

The police spokesman said the story is not only false and mischievous but also wicked and lacks substance.

He said: “We wish to inform the general public to disregard any rumour of bank robbery or attempted bank robbery in Akure or anywhere in the state.

“We make bold to say the story is not only false and mischievous but also wicked and lacks substance as no such incident happened anywhere in the state.

“We urge the people to disregard this rumour, as it is nothing but a blatant lie from the pit of hell. Our men are everywhere across the state to deal with any manner of crime or criminality,” he said.


13 arrested for transformers theft

Thirteen suspects have been paraded by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Rivers State for alleged involvement in the stealing of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution (PHED) transformers and cables.

Speaking to journalists while parading the suspects, the Rivers State Commandant of NSCDC, Muktar Lawal, narrated that: ”On 30th January 2020, an open-body pick-up van with registration number BAYELSA XB 325 KMR conveying suspected illegally refined AGO stacked in about 110 cellophane bags was apprehended with 3 suspects at Elele in Ikwere LGA of River state.

“On 5th February 2020 at about 0245hrs, an open body long truck conveying unquantifiable amount of suspected petroleum product with registration number YOBE TO 234 YB and 3 suspects were arrested at Igbo-Etche, Etche LGA of Rivers State.

”On 7th February, at about 0024hrs an enclosed long truck with Registration Number LAGOS APP 06 XF loaded with suspected vandalized Power Holding facilities was intercepted along D-Line GRA, Port Harcourt and 7 Suspects were arrested with the following: 13 drums of suspected Transformer Oil, 5 suspected Step down Transformers, one 200KVA transformer, 2 rolls of suspected transformer cables, 2 bags containing suspected bolts and 48 suspected Fiber Larders used for vandalism.”

He said investigation was ongoing and warned that those involved in such act should desist or face the law, adding that the NSCDC is empowered by law to arrest and prosecute according to the enabling Law that established it.

The suspects, he assured, would soon be charged to Court.


Iyanya finally clear his mind on car theft allegation

Popular Nigerian Singer, Iyanya, has finally reacted to the news of an alleged car theft charge against him.

The singer was earlier in the week arraigned before the Igbosere High court in Lagos before Justice Mobolanle Okikiolu-Ighile.

He was said to have dragged before the court by the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) in Ikoyi for stealing a car.

Reacting to the news, the ‘Kukure’ hitmaker took to his social media page to poke fun at his haters for always wanting to hear bad news.

‘Una like bad news sha’ he wrote.


Three Cyber Cafe operators nabbed after extorting JAMB applicants

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command, on Monday, paraded three cyber cafe operators for allegedly extorting applicants for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The State Commandant, Iskilu Akinsanya, paraded the suspects at the Command Headquarters in Agodi, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Akinsanya said the three suspects operated LNETWork Cyber Cafe, Value Max and GG Media Cyber Cafe adding that the suspects operates an unlicensed Computer Base Test (CBT) Centre and sold JAMB forms to applicants above the approved price of N4,700.

He said, “The suspects sold the form at the rate of N5, 500 to JAMB applicants which is against the Federal government approved price. The Registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, has made it clear that on no account should any centre sell above the approved price.

“Following our intelligence, we gathered that some Cyber Cafe are selling above the price and we swung into action and the three suspects were arrested.”

He lamented that the excesses in the charges would put a burden on the parents and the Federal government frowns at it, adding that it is a crime and part of the corruption being fought in the country.

Calling on applicants not to patronise illegal CBT centres, the Commandant advised them to alert NSCDC whenever they notice any centre selling above the approved price.

One of the suspects, the owner of Value Max Cyber Cafe, when asked told reporters that they were just assisting the students to generate codes and not collecting money from them, saying he was not aware that helping the students to generate codes was a crime.


Just in: 33-year-old Ikeja SIM stealer confess guilty in Court

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded one unemployed Charles Eze in the Ikoyi Custodial Centre, after he pleaded guilty to stealing 16 Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards and some Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards.

The police arraigned 33-year-old Eze together with Raphael Nwachukwu, 36, before Chief Magistrat T. A. Ojo.

The defendants, whose residential addresses were not given, are facing charges of conspiracy and stealing.

NobleReporters culled that while Eze admitted guilt, Nwachukwu pleaded not guilty.

Ojo remanded Eze pending review of the facts of the case and sentencing, and admitted Nwachukwu to N100, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

She ruled that the sureties must be gainfully employed and have evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The chief magistrate adjourned the case until Jan. 29 for Eze’s sentencing.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Kenrich Nomayo, told the court that the duo conspired and unlawfully interfered with some people’s SIM and ATM cards.

Nomayo said the defendants could not give a satisfactory explanation on the ownership of the items.

He said that they committed the offences on Jan. 10 at 11.00 p.m. on Akerele Street in Agege, a Lagos suburb.

The prosecutor told the court that the police on patrol arrested the defendants while lurking around for more victims.

“The police searched them and recovered 16 different SIM cards and ATM cards which they could not give a satisfactory account of,” he said.

The alleged offences violate sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Code of Lagos State, 2015 (revised).

N.Rs reports that stealing attracts three years’ imprisonment while conspiracy is punishable with two years’ jail term


Attorney arraigned for a dollar million theft

US private attorney Michael Avenatti, who rose to fame representing porn film star Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump, has been arrested while out on bail, according to Los Angeles Times.

“Los Angeles attorney Michael Avenatti engaged in fraud and money laundering to hide $1 million from one of his ex-wives and other creditors after his March arrest, federal prosecutors allege in newly filed court papers,” the LA Times reported.

“Avenatti, who is awaiting trial on three federal indictments, was arrested again late Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles and remained in custody Wednesday morning, according to Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles.”

Federal prosecutors are hoping a judge will revoke Avenatti’s bail at a Wednesday hearing in Orange County.

“In documents filed in federal court in Santa Ana, they allege that Avenatti received the $1 million in legal fees in April as part of a client’s settlement, but concealed the money from his second ex-wife Lisa Storie, his former law partner Jason Frank, tax authorities and other creditors,” the LA Times explained.

US private attorney Michael Avenatti

“Avenatti’s latest arrest took place at a California State Bar Court hearing where the bar was seeking to block him from practicing law while he faces fraud, extortion and other charges in the three federal indictments.

Prosecutors and the State Bar say he stole millions of dollars from his own clients.”


Car theft: Court dismiss case against Naira Marley

A car theft case filed against the controversial singer, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, his two brothers, and their cousin has been dropped.

Chief Magistrate of Tinubu Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos Island, Tajudeen Elias discharged the case this morning after receiving a letter of withdrawal of the case.

Naira Marley who failed to appear in court over an alleged car theft has reportedly opted for out-of-court settlement after being given a last chance to appear in court.

The complainant, Mr Adelekan Ademola had an agreement of settlement with the four defendants, and when the case came up, it was withdrawn and the defendants were discharged.

Naira Marley, his two brothers Idris Fashola, 18; Babatunde Fashola, 24; and their cousin, Kunle Obere, 22 were the defendants in the case.

Mr Elias struck out the four-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing the police from arresting Marley.

Magistrate Elias said, “In view of the letter of withdrawal, the defendants are hereby discharged”.


EFCC arraigned church accountant, gets 18 years jail term after stealing offering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC , Gombe Zonal Office on Monday, secured the conviction of one Ibrahim Aku before Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court.

Aku, an Accountant at EYN Church of Christ (Ekilisiyar Yen Uwa Nigeria), EYN, Church of Brethren in Nigeria (CBN) in the state was charged with six counts bordering on forgery and obtaining money by false pretence.

He was investigated and prosecuted following a petition by the church through Rev. (Dr). Daniel Mbaya, Secretary General of the Church alleging that Aku defrauded the church of N15.5 million between 2016 and 2018.

Investigations by the EFCC, revealed that the money was generated by the church members by offerings, donations and tithe.


$24,000 extortion: Shehu Sani disagree with lie detector test

…said he is ready to swear with Quran

Former Senator Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani on Monday January 6 refused to take a lie detector test over the alleged $24,000 he was accused of extorting from the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda.

Though Sani opted to swear by the Holy Qur’an, it is however speculated that he might undergo the polygraph test with his wife today January 7 as he has already been moved out of his detention cell to the Polygraph Clinic in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) annex in Wuse 2, Abuja.

The N.Rs culled, he said;

“I won’t take the test; I do not trust the machine. I am not sure whether or not the machine is working well.

“Instead of polygraph, give me the Holy Qur’an to swear with.”

A highly-placed source said Sani was asked to put his resistance into writing for record purposes.

“Following his refusal, our detectives did not force him to go through the test.

“But they asked him to write a statement on his refusal to undergo polygraph because he had earlier sworn by his grave but he has not been straightforward.” NobleReporters culled

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ASD Motors, Alhaji Sani Dauda who has allegedly been under pressure to withdraw the petition is expected to go through the polygraph test with his wife today January 7.

Report says

“Mrs. Dauda was expected to be interrogated on Monday (yesterday) but she was slightly indisposed. The complainant got in touch with us and promised to come with his wife on Wednesday.

Shehu Sani

“So far, Dauda has not withdrawn his petition against Senator Sani because he told our team that he was sure of his facts.

“On his part, Sani said he did not extort any money from Dauda. The job of the investigators is to get to the root of transactions between the accuser and the accused. We will crack this case.”


Naira Marley choose to settle car theft case ‘out of court’

Naira Marley has reportedly opted for out-of-court settlement after being given a last chance to appear in court over an alleged car theft.

According to lawyers representing Naira Marley, his two brothers Idris Fashola, 18; Babatunde Fashola, 24; and their cousin, Kunle Obere, 22, the four-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing the police against their clients might be dropped before the next hearing of the case if the talks between them and the complainant’s lawyers is successful.

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The rapper’s counsel, Mr Awokulehin Ayodeji who spoke to The Nation disclosed that the Police are not against a peaceful resolution of the matter.

He said;

“We hope that an agreement will be reached before the next adjourned date. The police have no problem with an out of court settlement.”


Light in: Police get hold of bank staff that aid Abuja robbery.

Larry Ehizo, a Customer Service Officer of a first-generation bank in Abuja, has told the police how he got involved in last Saturday’s failed bank robbery attack in Mbappe, a surburb in the Federal Capital of Territory.

Larry who was paraded before newsmen at the FCT police command headquarters, said the mastermind of the robbery, one Ernest, who is at large, had threatened to kill him, his girlfriend and his family if he did not help him and his gang members to rob the bank. The 30-year-old University of Abuja graduate, said he drove the five robbers into the bank premises in his vehicle.

In his words

“I met a friend (Ernest) in November and we had a discussion where we used to hang out and I said something after he complained about our services in the bank and we almost got into a serious argument and I told him that the only thing he would do is get angry and maybe not bank again with us. He said he was going to hurt someone and I told him not to do that. That the highest he can do is to do that or maybe rob the bank to make them feel bad.

I did not know he had that on record and he used that to threaten that after some time that I must take the people that he would bring into the bank. He threatened my family, myself and even the people around me. Even my girlfriend. After that, I was afraid to go to the police because he said even if I go to the police that he had already informed his colleagues and because he is a cultist and he said that anything I get after that I should take it.

“That is when he brought them. I still begged him and he went as far as my family house and threatened to kill them. He now brought them on that day that I should take them in and tell them what to do.

“He even followed to the bank but escaped when they caught them. He insisted I take my car to take them inside the place and that was the only thing I was supposed to do and leave the rest for them to do. The person is at large. His name is Ernest.

I didn’t report to the police because of the threat. He actually brought his fellow cultists to my house and threatened me and my girlfriend that I must take them. He said he was going to give them N7 million. He said I was going to get 20 per cent and I told him I did not want anything.

He said I must collect it. I am a Customer Service Officer. I have been with the bank for over two years. If I had gone to the police I would not have been here talking now. Members of my family also would not be. He knows my family house and knows where I stay personally at Mpape.

He waited to see when we entered inside and he immediately called me and I did everything out of fear of not dying and not having anyone dying because of me. Ernest is a customer at the bank. He comes around. There is a place I go to hang out in Mpape. He is a barman there. He sells drinks.

On normal situations, we have sat down to have drinks. We discussed football, family and how to move forward. He is a barman”.

One of the suspects, 24-year- old Princewill Obinna, said Larry and the said ”Ernest” assured him and the other robbers that it would be an in-and-out operation.

‘I was among those people that robbed the bank. It happened that Mr Larry invited us. Mr Ernest met us and told us there is a job we wanted to do but he would connect us to the person that had the work. I asked him who the person. So he called me and introduced us to Mr Larry, who told us that there is an event that he wants us to carry out that Ernest has been troubling him. That if only we can successfully do it, that he and Ernest have the background and survey, that they are going to guide us. That it is going to be stressless (sic) and that within some minutes we are going to wrap up the deal.

I said what was the deal about and he said it was a bank. I was shocked and said I have never done such before. He said we should not worry that there is a vehicle that is tinted and nobody would see us and that everyone would be okay. He asked if I know some persons that can help us and I said I had friends that come around and they said okay. They also never wanted to do it but we all agreed at the end of the day. That is how we came to find ourselves there.

“The message came to me on Tuesday and the operation was on Saturday. So we were just thinking about what they told us that it would be easy and they would give us money. They promised to give us N7 million to share. I coordinated the other boys. The ammunition we took there was a local pistol that our late friend (robber who was shot) brought. He said he would be the one to stand at the gate and that I should hold this one and threaten the Mobile man” he said

According to the police, no money was stolen during the attack.


Marlians! Last warning for Naira Marley to appear in court over car theft.

Naira Marley has been given his last chance to appear in court over car theft charges levelled against him.

Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias who gave the order today December 31, said a bench warrant would be issued for the rapper’s arrest if he fails to appear before the court on January 14, 2020.

The singer is standing trial over an alleged car theft alongside his two brothers; Idris Fashola, 18; Babatunde Fashola, 24 and one Kunle Obere, 22.

The defendants who are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, assault and obstructing the arrest of Naira Marley were first arraigned on December 16, but the rapper wasn’t present.

Three of the defendants were granted N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum, as Mr Elias ordered the Investigative Police Officer (IPO) to produce Naira Marley in court today, December 31.


Lagos: 23 years Williams kwaghve arrested for stealing car of employer.

A driver identified as Williams Kwaghve, 23, who allegedly absconded with his employer’s Toyota Camry Car with Reg. Number SMK 153 DP same day he was employed has been arrested at a hideout in Lagos after about three years of Police manhunt.

The suspect who hails from Benue State, North Central Nigeria was arrested by the police from the Ikoyi Division, Lagos following a tip off.

Police alleged that the incident occurred on 14 February, 2017 when the complainant, Abdullahi Jelili, reported to the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Ikoyi Division, Lagos, CSP Tijani Mustapha N’aaba that he gave his Toyota Camry Car valued N1.5M to the driver for commercial purpose on 14 February, 2017 and that since then he has not set his eyes on him and the car.

He said the suspect immediately he disappeared switched off his phone. Following the report, N’abba directed his team led by Inspector Tope Ijatuyi to fish out the driver and recover the car. The police team eventually arrested the driver at a hideout in Lagos after about three years of manhunt.

During investigation, according to the police, the suspect allegedly confessed to the crime and said that he sold the car off to a strange buyer and that he deliberately secured the job with the complainant to steal his vehicle. The suspect was charged before the Igbosere Chief Magistrates Court on a two count charge of stealing.

Police prosecuting counsel, Inspector Rosemary Ehimegbe told the court in charge No N/61/2019 that the accused committed the offence on 14 February, 2017 at Falomo, Lagos.

Williams Kwaghve

Ehimegbe said that the accused stole his employer’s Toyota car and sold it off at a give away price and escaped before he was arrested after about three years of police manhunt. She said the offences the accused committed were punishable under sections 411 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and magistrate I.O Osibanjo granted him N100, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum one of who must be a clergy. Osibanjo adjourned the case till 28 January, 2020 for mention and ordered that the defendant be kept in Ikoyi correctional center till he perfected the bail conditions.


Abuja Robbery: First Bank praises Police, Army.

First Bank of Nigeria has hailed the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigeria Army for foiling a robbery by armed men in one of its Abuja branch.

The bank, in a statement by Folake Ani-Mumuney, Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, said it truly appreciated the valiant effort by the joint security agencies to stop the robbery attacks. N.Rs learnt

The statement reads, “We wish to inform everyone that the attempted robbery incident that happened at one of our branches in Abuja has been foiled; customers and staff are unhurt; and the suspects have been apprehended.

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“The immediate response by the police and military is very commendable and we truly appreciate them for their doggedness and commitment.”

NobleReporters had reported that some armed robbers stormed the bank after shooting sporadically into the air to scare people away.

They succeeded in gaining entry into the banking hall but were cut out by the swift response of the police and the Nigerian Army.

Four of the robbers were arrested and one of them was killed.


Update: 1 killed, 4 arrested in Abuja bank failed robbery, Atiku reacts in incident

...reinvigorated security in the new year

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to Saturday’s bank robbery in the Mpape area of Abuja, the nation’s capital.

He commended the security operatives who arrived at the scene on time to foil the attack.

Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, called for improved security of the country and its people next year.

“I am proud of the proactiveness of the Nigerian Army and Police in foiling the bank robbery in Abuja,” he said in a tweet.

The former Vice President added, “It is my hope that this will be the face of a reinvigorated security in the new year.”

His tweet came hours after a group of armed men attacked the commercial bank located at Mpape, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The suspects were said to have gained entry into the banking hall after shooting sporadically into the air to scare people away.

Their hope of successful and well-planned operation was, however, dashed as they came to the end of the road after they were trapped inside the bank.

Abubakar Atiku

This was as a result of the prompt response by security operatives made up of men of the Nigeria Police Forces, Nigerian Army, and the Department of State Services (DSS) who positioned themselves strategically in the area.

An exchange of gunfire between the suspects and the security personnel ensued thereafter, resulting in the death of one of the attackers while four others were arrested.


Just in – Ex INEC staff sentenced to prison for N370m theft.

The Adamawa State High Court in Yola has sentenced officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission for fraud.

The duo Ibrahim Umar, a former electoral officer in charge of Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State, and Sahabo Hamman, a retired staff member of INEC and representative of West African Network of Election Observers, conspired “to withdraw the sum of N370m from a bank in Yola”.

They were prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court, Yola.

Harman served as the state coordinator, Adamawa, during the 2015 presidential election.

They were sentenced to 21 years in prison on three counts bordering on conspiracy, and for corruptly enriching themselves.


Robbers from Abuja bank lands in the hand of police and army.

There is a standoff currently going on in Mpape in Abuja between a gang of armed robbers, the police and Nigerian Army after the hoodlums invaded a first generation bank.

The armed robbers were said to have stormed the bank, shooting sporadically into the air to scare people away.

They were said to have succeeded in gaining entry into the banking hall.

Shortly after gaining access, the police and army arrived the scene but the robbers had refused to come out of the bank.

It was gathered that one of the robbers, attempted to force his way out was shot but remained indoor with gunshot injury.

As at time of filling this story, the security agents were making efforts to break into the bank and end the siege.


Female patient caught stealing from doctor in UBTH.

A female patient was caught on CCTV stealing a doctor’s phone at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).

Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Prof. Darlington Obaseki who narrated the incident at the end of the year/curtail party organized by the management of the Hospital for its staff on Thursday December 26, said the patient was confronted after she returned to the medical facility to continue her treatment.

He said;

“The patient was admitted into the ward and that while she was there, she sneakily went to where the doctor kept his phone and stole it.

“No sooner than the patient left, the doctor came looking for his phone and he could not find it.

“When the doctor came to report that his phone has been stolen, I ordered that they should go to the CCTV and check who could have possibly gone there to steal his phone.

“Luckily, the CCTV revealed that a patient who was admitted into the ward was the one who went there to steal it.

“When she was confronted with the issue of the stolen phone, she admitted to the claim and the phone was retrieved from her.”


Teenager brutalized at Suntan beach for theft suspicion.

Earlier at a Suntan beach in Seme area, Badagry, Lagos Nigeria, a young man was allegedly beaten and accused of theft and further disagreement to succumb to accusations.

Some horsemen and securities reported that he was seen ‘trying to steal other people valuables at the beach bank’. NobleReporters witnessed

The suspect however frowns to the allegations, says he had no intention to steal from anyone. The continued by saying he was looking for his wears as well.

After some while at the Beach’s checkpoint, he was feud and wanted to fight some horsemen up to 3 who kept on saying he is a thief and that he had come with the intention all the way not to celebrate xmas but to steal from others and not to swim.

After the fight between them, he was handed to some police officers and was taken to the police station close to the beach.

He got his Merry Christmas present today.

…Further story about the truth and the allegations has not been covered yet.


Marlians! Yahoo Boy Nabbed By EFCC.

…after impersonating Godwin Emefiele

…cbn governor

An internet fraudster, Onyebuchi Nwalozie Julius, is currently cooling off in one of the detention facilities of the EFCC, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, for impersonating the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Godwin Emefiele.

Onyebuchi, a native of Ngor-Okpala, Imo State, who said he is into Estate Management, allegedly confessed via verbal and written statements that he posed as the CBN Governor, Dr. Godwin Emefiele with email account: emefilegodwin586@yahoo.com to defraud his victims.

A statement released by the antigraft agency says Onyebuchi confessed to have defrauded one Mr. Omar Es Sh Deeb, an Arab National, who he said made payments to him through Western Union. He also allegedly confessed that he specialized in Business Email Compromise, BEC, and his modus operandi involves searching for email addresses via Google search and sending convincing emails to his prospective victims and defrauding them as soon as they fall prey to whatever scam he had planned out.

According to EFCC, though Onyebuchi allegedly confessed to have benefited as much as N4.5million from his criminality on the cyber space, the evidence gathered so far, may prove otherwise as investigation is still ongoing and responses are still being awaited from some of the finance houses he transacted with.

Yahoo boy arrested for impersonating CBN governor (photos)

Yahoo boy arrested for impersonating CBN governor (photos)

Young boy of 19 arrested for theft and fraud.

A young boy has been arrested for stealing the identities of 75 people and swiping $1 million in cryptocurrency.

19- year-old Yousef Selassie used a sophisticated SIM-swapping scheme to take over the phones of people in 20 different states between Jan. 20 and May 19, 2019, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

He allegedly transferred his victims’ phone numbers to his own iPhones, enabling him to reset their passwords and gain access to their Gmail, cryptocurrency and other accounts.

The stolen $1 million came from just two victims, authorities said. Selassie was arrested in Corona, California, and extradited to New York.

He was arraigned this week in Manhattan Supreme Court, where he pleaded not guilty to 87 counts of grand larceny, identity theft, and other charges.

Justice Mark Dwyer ordered him to surrender his passport and check in weekly with a supervised release program. But the judge did not set bail.

Authorities executed search warrants on Selassie’s Brooklyn and California residences, where they seized half a dozen iPhones, two Rolex watches, a monogrammed Gucci wallet and numerous pieces of high-end jewelry, according to court papers.


Lolo 1 (Adaku) robbed of phone and N300,000 by robbers.

OAP Lolo 1 has narrated how she got robbed of her phone and N300k by robbers who attacked her after leaving Teni’s concert on Monday evening.

The media personality revealed that the thieves stole N300k from her 3 bank accounts using her BVN before she could block the account on Tuesday afternoon.

OAP Lolo 1 who told everyone to be careful during this festive period, added that she is thankful even though the robbery attack “shook her”.

She wrote;

I have been off the gram since Monday night..my phone was stolen in traffic after I left @tenientertainer show..it was plucked out of my hand..phew

By Tuesday afternoon the thieves have taken about 300k out of 3 of my banks account..using my BVN number …before I could block my accounts.
We need to be more security conscious this season ooo
It shook me a little but I’m still thankful!

OAP Lolo 1 robbed of phone and N300k by traffic robbers


See what naira Marley a day after being accused of stealing car.

Barely 24-hours after Naira Marley was accused of ‘Car Theft’, the controversial musician has now showed off his newly acquired Bentely.

Naira Marley who denied reports of the car theft, captioned the new photo of his Bentley saying, ‘I don’t normally do this, I don’t like flexing on people that don’t have but y’all teaching me how to show off’.