Emmanuel Nnamani , a Nigerian man and his Indian wife, Suchim Tikhir have been arrested in Delhi, India for allegedly duping a government employee of Rs 30 lakh approximately N15,838 million.
The FidelinfoNews reports that the couple were arrested from Delhi’s Maidangari area by Cyber Crime and Economic Offence Police on Saturday.
A report from the Times of India said earlier this month, that a Nigerian identified as Samson Emeke Alika was nabbed in connection with the case.
The complainant alleged that he came in contact with a woman who claimed to be from the United Kingdom through Facebook and they began chatting through WhatsApp.
The woman then informed the complainant of having sent a gift of huge value containing gold biscuits, a Rolex watch and an I-phone.
Not quite long, the complainant who fell victim received a call over the phone, as the caller identifying himself as a Customs Officer said that a gift of high value in his name has arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) from London, demanding he had to pay Customs charges to receive the gift.
The complainant kept depositing money in Rs 2 lakh, Rs 3 lakh, and Rs 4 lakh at different instances to the tune of around Rs 30 lakh which is N15,838 million.
According to the report, the complainant made a complaint at Balasore Cyber Police Station when he realised he had been duped.
After probing into the matter, Balasore Cyber Police Station arrested Alika from New Delhi earlier this month. It stated that his passport had expired in 2018 and another passport in his possession appeared to have been forged.
Additional Superintendent of Police, Amresh Kumar Panigrahi said the police have seized two laptops, one Hyundai i20 car, one Dangal, two invalid passports, one SBI passbook, two gold chains and seven mobile phones from the couple.
The three suspects worked as a team to defraud the victim from the Balasore district. Panigrahi said an investigation still continues to arrest other people that are involved in the matter
EFCC warns skit makers, others against illegal use of its identities
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has condemned the unauthorised use of its operational identities, warning skit makers and other social workers to desist from the act.
The commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.
According to the statement, a video titled “EFCC and Army Wahala” gaining traction on social media compelled the EFCC to reiterate its warning to skit makers and others to desist from using the operational identities of the commission illegally and irresponsibly.
The statement read, “‘EFCC and Army Wahala’ is a caricature of the operational etiquette of the EFCC. The shameful characterisation of supposed operatives of the commission in the video unleashing terror on ‘suspects’, is not only embarrassing but indicative of deliberate attempt to cast shadows on the image of the EFCC.
“Operatives of the EFCC are not bullies. They are trained as refined modern law enforcement officers rich in decency, civility and respect for members of the public, including suspects of economic and financial crimes.”
Oyewale noted that the commission will not hesitate to bring to book anyone caught displaying its operational identities for any engagement.
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NDLEA Arrests Physically Challenged Drug Peddler, Recovers 33 Tons Of Illicit Drugs
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested a 45-year-old drug dealer, Godwin Emuneyin, who is physically challenged and uses a wheelchair as cover to deal in illicit substances such as methamphetamine and skunk in Afuze, headquarters of Owan East local government area of Edo state.
This was made known in a statement signed by the Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, shared on the agency’s Facebook page on Sunday.
The statement in part said, “”The suspect was arrested on Tuesday, November 7, at his base in Afuze following credible intelligence.
“As at the time of his arrest, a wooden box used to conceal illicit substances, including 18 pinches of methamphetamine, one block, and 71 wraps of skunk, was recovered from him.
“In other interdiction operations in Edo state, NDLEA operatives, on Monday, November 6, recovered 42 bags of skunk weighing 480kgs from a camp in Aviosi forest in Owan West LGA, while the Utese forest in Ovia North East LGA was also raided same day with 231.5kgs of the substance recovered and a cannabis farm measuring 0.778960 hectare destroyed.
“In Adamawa state, operatives on patrol along Ngurore-Yola road on Thursday, November 9, intercepted a Toyota Corolla car marked TZG 97 KY loaded with 30, 899 Tramadol 225mg and 100mg pills concealed inside the body compartments of the vehicle. The driver found in possession of the drug exhibits, Sani Samaila (a.k.a Isa Male),25, said he was bringing the consignment from Jalingo, Taraba State, to deliver in Yola, Adamawa State.
“The previous day, Wednesday November 8, a suspect, Abdullahi Sani (a.k.a Danfulani), was arrested at Ngurore town in possession of some quantity of dried weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa in a white nylon. He thereafter led operatives on a follow-up operation to the home of a drug lord, Alhaji Bubakari (a.k.a Dan Mamuda), an unrepentant ex-convict, where 19 blocks of compressed cannabis that weighed 13kgs were recovered.”
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EFCC Fails to Produce Emefiele in Court, as Judge Restates Order for His Release
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, November 6, failed to produce the embattled former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Maitama, as it was directed to do.
LIB had earlier reported that Justice Olukayode Adeniyi had on November 2, ordered the anti-graft agency to either release Emefiele unconditionally or produce him in court to be granted bail. However, at the resumed proceeding in the matter today, Emefiele’s lawyer, Mathew Burkaa, told the court that EFCC failed to obey its directive to produce Emefiele.
Meanwhile, before he adjourned the matter till November 8, Justice Adeniyi reinstated the orders of the court. He ordered the EFCC to either release Emefiele unconditionally or in the alternative, produce him in court on the next adjourned date to be admitted to bail.
Emefiele, who has been in detention since June 9, approached the court to enforce his fundamental human rights. Aside from seeking his immediate release from EFCC custody, he is praying the court to award him damages to the tune of N5 million
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