The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is set to start a clampdown on the fraudulent use of Point Of Sale, POS Machines in the country.

This was disclosed by the Makurdi Zonal Head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Johnson Babalola, in an interactive session with Regional Bank Managers at the EFCC Zonal office in Makurdi, Benue State on June 13, 2019.

Speaking on behalf of the acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, he charged banks to ensure proper monitoring and strict compliance by those to whom they issue POS machines. "We are having serious challenges with the banks giving POS machines to individuals with questionable characters and without proper documentation," he said.

He pointed out that there was a need for some of the POS machines to be withdrawn from such individuals. He also warned banks to adhere strictly to the Post-No-Debit (temporary freezing of account) order placed on banks found to be involved in suspicious transactions. "Default will not be tolerated," he said.

He noted that it was unfortunate that some staff of banks were in the habit of giving prior notice to customers whose accounts were being placed on Post-No-Debit, thus "aiding and abetting crime and obstruction of justice, instead of assisting the Commission as stipulated by law".

He further urged the banks to "respond on time to the letters of investigations sent to them by the Commission", stressing that prompt response will help in speedy dispensation of cases.

"You need to always report any suspicious transactions as required by law," he added.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, June 13, 2019 arraigned one Mary Senge before Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Jabi, Abuja. Senge was arraigned on a four-count charge, bothering on forgery and obtaining money by false pretence.


Count one of the charges reads: "That you Mary Senge on or about the 27th day of July, 2018 within the jurisdiction of this honorable court, with intent to defraud, did obtain the sum of N2,765,751(Two Million, Seven Hundred and Sixty--five Thousand, Seven Hundred and Fifty-one Naira) from John Folefal Abila when you falsely represented yourself as able to procure a Canadian Visa for his brother Lekeaka Gilbert which pretence you knew to be false and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1 (1) a of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act."

She pleaded not guilty to the charges. In view of her plea, prosecution counsel, Best Ojukwu prayed the court for a trial date and for the court to remand defendant in prison custody.

Defence counsel, Evi Ofou, however, made oral bail application for the defendant, explaining that he didn’t have enough time to file a bail application as a result of the fact that the Federal High Court, Maitama was not opened as well as the fact that he got the charge sheet on Tuesday 11, 2019, while the following Wednesday 12, 2019 was a public holiday.


He promised the court that his client will always be available in court for the trials. The prosecuting counsel opposed the bail application, stating that the defendant is a Cameroonian citizen and will likely jump bail and return to her country.


The judge admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N5million, (Five Million Naira) with two sureties in like sum, who must live within the jurisdiction of the court, and must be senior civil servants, who own landed properties and have three years evidence of tax payment, certified by the FIRS. They would also have to submit their three passport sized photographs to the court registry. She remanded her in Suleja Prison until her bail conditions are met.

The Oyo State Police Command have arrested two suspected fraudsters, Taiwo Salami (39) and Kamorudeen Amusat (63), who hypnotised a sales girl and collected the N1.4 million her boss sent her to deposit in a bank. They raped her multiple times after hypnotizing her and then collected the money found on her.

Parading the suspects before newsmen yesterday Thursday June 13th, the state Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, said the victim (names withheld), was sent by her boss on May 6th at about 11:30 a.m. to deposit N1.4 million at a bank in Dugbe area of the city.

“On her way, she was accosted by one of the suspects, Taiwo Salami, who hypnotised her, and having lost her senses, she was taken to an abandoned house at Inalende area of the city, where the cash was collected from her, while the suspects also inflicted several injuries on her.  On May 8th, the victim’s family members reported her disappearance at the divisional police headquarters at Mokola. She was later rescued and taken to the hospital for medical attention.

“The case was then transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, and on June 7th, following a tip-off, the suspects were arrested around Eleyele, and upon interrogation, they confessed to the crime,” Olukolu said.



One of the suspects, Salami, said when he saw the victim, he sensed she had money and that was how he approached her and hyponotised her.

“She then followed me to Inalende area, where she was kept in a room in an abandoned building and the money collected from her.”



The police commissioner said the suspects would be charged to court upon conclusion of investigation into their crime.

President Muhammadu Buhari said his administration would assemble a strong team of Nigerians and allies to implement transformative plans and proposals to reposition Nigeria’s workforce for the modern technological age.

President Buhari said this in his speech at the June 12, 2019 National Democracy Day in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said that toward that end, his administration would ensure significant focus, provide resources, and where necessary, reform in tertiary and technical education.

“Over the next four years, we are committed to assembling a strong team of Nigerians, and allies, to implement our transformative plans and proposals.

“We will see significant focus, resource and, where necessary reform, in tertiary and technical education to reposition Nigeria’s workforce for the modern technological age.

“We will accelerate investments in primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare programs, interventions and infrastructure as well as in upgrading of our medical personnel to stem the flight of our best trained people,” he said.

On food security, he said: “Our farmers have made great strides in local production of rice, maize, cassava, poultry, fertilizer, fisheries and sesame.

“We remain resolute in supporting private sector in emphasizing backward integration and export expansion plans.

“Felling of trees to provide energy for domestic use is taking its toll on our rain forests, our ecology and our climate.’’

The President also said: “We are taking steps to harness cleaner and more sustainable sources of electricity. We export over 2 million tons of cooking gas, yet we consume less than half a million tons.

“We will work to address this issue and support rural communities with challenges of safely switching from firewood to cooking gas.

“Dedicated agro-industrial processing zones will be developed on a PPP basis to increase farming yields, agricultural productivity and industrial output.

“Over 2,000 kilometers of ongoing Federal road and bridge projects across the country will be completed to reduce journey times and the cost of doing business.

“As I mentioned earlier, critical feeder roads will be built to facilitate easier transportation for people and goods from rural areas to major roads.

“We are at advanced stages of securing investments to modernize and expand our transmission and distribution infrastructure, ensuring that electricity is available and affordable for all Nigerians.

“Several rail, seaport and airport projects are at various stages of completion. We will open the arteries of transportation nationwide.

“It is a fact that Nigeria has more gas reserves than it has in oil. Over the last four years, we have become a net exporter of urea, which is made from natural gas. We invite investors to develop more natural gas-based petrochemical projects.’’

President Buhari insisted that his government would not tolerate actions by any individual or groups of individuals seeking to attack our way of life or those who seek to corruptly enrich themselves at the expense of others.

“We will crack down on those, who incite innocent people to violence and unrest and ensure that such actions are met with the strong arm of the law,” he added..

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) has banned Kano Pillars captain Rabiu Ali for 12 league games for igniting match violence after Monday's NPFL Championship Playoff match between Kano Pillars and Rangers International of Enugu at Agege Township Stadium.


The football governing body also fined Kano Pillars N8m, and ordered the club to play their next three home games behind closed doors and with a suspended 3-point deduction.


Ali is being punished for his role in the match violence.  After the match, the Kano Pillars captain confronted the referee Adebimpe Quadri for awarding an equalizing penalty to the opponent club.

The confrontation led to a violent scene, with Kano Pillars' fans invading the field with objects in an attempt to attack the referee who took to his heels. Watch the video here.


According to an official statement issued by the LMC on Wednesday, Ali was charged for accosting the referee and in so doing, incited others to commit acts of violence and misconduct in breach of Rule C1.3.

The notice to Ali reads: “Consequently, and taking into consideration your role as the captain of the team, by which your conduct is deemed to be an aggravated breach with a view to imposing more severe sanctions pursuant to Rule C19, the LMC intends to exercise its summary jurisdiction and to impose on you the following sanction: a ban from all NPFL matches and activities for a period of twelve (12) matches, commencing immediately”.

The Kano Pillars captain who scored in the 1-1 draw has 48 hours to accept or appeal the charges and sanctions against him in writing.

A young lady identified as Abimbola Ayanwale Modinat, has died after she was allegedly robbed and pushed out of a moving commercial bus by suspected armed robbers at Idi-Iroko, Anthony Village area of Lagos State on Tuesday June 11th.

According to reports, Abimbola was returning home when she unknowingly boarded a bus filled with criminals. In the course of their journey, she was robbed, killed and pushed out stark naked in front of a Pizza joint in Idi-Iroko at about 10:45pm on Tuesday June 11th.

Lady killed, pushed out of bus naked after being robbed in Lagos (photos)

The incident was immediately reported at the Anthony Village Police Station and her body was later evacuated by the police and deposited at Lagos State University (LASUTH) mortuary.

Lady killed, pushed out of bus naked after being robbed in Lagos (photos)

A relative of the deceased, Adegoke Adekemi, who took to her Facebook page to mourn her, wrote;
“Auntie mi Modinat; you were still active on WhatsApp till 8p.m. on Tuesday. Only for us to be called around 11p.m. that you’re dead! How do these things happen? One minute, you’re healthy and bubbly, the next minute, you were called by someone. We are missing you already. You went to work, returning and you were shot to death! It’s a wicked world! My heart is just about to explode. I can’t wrap my head around this. Rest in peace Aunty mi. We will miss you dearly.”
Lady killed, pushed out of bus naked after being robbed in Lagos (photos)

Abimbola graduated from the department of Linguistics, Ekiti state University. One of her former classmates, Oladeji Oluwatosin, also took to his Facebook page to mourn her sudden demise. Oluwatosin wrote.
“I and Linguistics Department of Class 2012 will not forget you. Rest in peace my dear friend.”

Lady killed, pushed out of bus naked after being robbed in Lagos (photos)

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Lagos state Police command, DSP Bala Elkana,  said the Commissioner of Police has ordered a full scaled investigation into the matter. He added that no arrest has been made.
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