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Man stabs himself to death in Kano after his fiancee abandoned him for another man

A twenty-five-year-old man identified as Ashiru Musa Danrimi allegedly stabbed himself to death with a knife in Kano state after his fiancee abandoned him to get married to another man. According to reports, the deceased who was a member of a Neighborhood watch in Kadawa ward, Ungogo local government area of the state, became frustrated after his fiancee, Umi Muhammad, decided to get married to another man despite committing himself financially and otherwise to their relationship. He allegedly took a knife and stabbed himself.  Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Kano state police command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said the police rushed the deceased to the Murtala Hospital where he was confirmed dead. He said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Habu Sani, has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the tragic incident. Neighbors of the deceased have expressed shock at the news of his demise as many who knew about their relationship, did not foresee it would end in

Ex-Local government chairman in Gombe bags 31 years in jail for N97m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Gombe zonal office, has secured the conviction of Samuel Bulus Adamu before Justice N. I . Afolabi of Federal High Court Gombe. A statement from the antigraft agency says Adamu, a former Chairman of Shongom Local Government Area of Gombe State, was first arraigned on March 9, 2015 on a seven-count charge bordering on fraud, cheating and money laundering to the tune of N97, 640, 000.00k( Ninety-Seven Million, Six Hundred and Forty Thousand Naira only). When the charges were read to him, he pleaded "not guilty" to them, thus prompting the EFCC to prosecute him for more than five years. During the trial, prosecution counsels, A. M. Labaran and A. Y Muntaka called four witnesses and tendered several exhibits, in order to prove the case beyond reasonable doubt. In its judgment delivered on Thursday, July 23, 2020, Justice Afolabi found Adamu guilty of all the seven- count charges. He convicted and sentenced him to five years imp

Nigerian citizen jailed in U.S. for ATM fraud

A Nigerian man in the U.S., Damilola Bamidele Isaac Samuel, has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for ATM fraud. Samuel, 22, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud on Dec. 10, 2019. He was convicted in Shreveport, Louisiana for using fraudulent ATM bank cards to steal more than $260,000 from dozens of bank customers. According to federal prosecutors, Chief U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. ordered Samuel to serve 33 months and pay $276,790 in restitution. U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph disclosed the judgement in a statement on Thursday July 23. The judgement was delivered on Monday, July 20, he said. He added that Samuel will face deportation proceedings after serving his term. According to court documents, Samuel conspired with others to steal money from Regions Bank customers. Authorities said he set up accounts in legitimate bank customers’ names then transferred money from those accounts into fraudulently created accounts. Multiple times, Samuel was see

30-year-old fraudster bags 5 year jail term in Ibadan

A 30-year-old fraudster identified as Gabriel Oluokun has been handed a 5 year jail sentence for defrauding a Taiwanese to the tune of $22,300 (Twenty-Two Thousand, Three Hundred United States Dollars). The suspect was prosecuted by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on a six-count amended charge of obtaining money by false pretence, after the anti-graft agency received a petition from one Nduka Lucious in which he alleged that the convict collected the sum of $22,300 from him in three installments on the agreement that he would supply 100 metric tonnes of sesame seed to one Victoria Xhung, a China-based Taiwanese businesswoman whom the petitioner represents in Nigeria. Oluokun reportedly failed to deliver the product as promised and converted the sum to his personal use. Justice Abdumalik who presided over the case, convicted the defendant on counts one to four, but acquitted him on counts five and six. Oluokun was sentenced to five years imprisonm