US Department Of Justice Demands Detainment Of Ogun State Governor’s Aide, Rufai

The United States Department of Justice has said that the only way to ensure that Abidemi Rufai, the Senior Special Assistant to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, is held accountable for his alleged crimes is to order him detained. Rufai was alleged to have defrauded the Washington State Employment Security Department. It had earlier reported […]

Nigerian “investment expert’ arrested for allegedly diverting investors’ N2b

The Special Fraud Unit, Lagos, has arrested one Dominic Ngene Joshua, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Brisk Capital Limited, for allegedly diverting investors’ fund worth over N2 billion. Twenty-one-year-old Mr Joshua, an indigene of Ebonyi State but who operates from Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, was arrested following petitions to the unit by […]

US Govt Tags Rufai’s Surety A Suspected Fraudster

The United States Department of Justice has again written to the United States Magistrate Judge in Eastern District of New York, Ramon Reyes, claiming that the surety provided by Dapo Abiodun’s aide, Abidemi Rufai, is a suspected fraudster. The Acting U.S. Attorney, Tessa Gorma, in a letter, said the “surety is suspect in an investigation […]

Governor Abiodun’s Aide Denied Bail In US

A federal magistrate in New York ruled on Wednesday that Abidemi Rufai, a Senior Special Assistant to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, charged for $350,000 employment fraud in Washington could not be released before his trial. The 42-year-old Dapo was arrested on Friday evening on his way back to Nigeria at the John F Kennedy […]

$700,000 Fraud: Another Nigerian Sentenced To 12 Years Jail Term In USA

A Nigerian man accused of stealing about $700,000 from the city of Fort Worth, Texas, through a phishing email scam, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Fifty-year-old Gbenga Fadipe had pleaded guilty to theft of property greater than $300,000, in 372nd District Court. In October 2017, the city’s accounts payable department received a […]

Nigerians Reacts To The Arrest Of Governor Abiodun’s Aide In US, Calls Nigerian Leaders “Yahoo Boys”

Some Nigerians on Tuesday took to social media to air their views on the arrest of Abidemi Rufai, Governor Dapo Abiodun top aide on special duties, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States for his role in $650 million (N312 billion) unemployment benefits fraud. It had reported that Rufai was apprehended by […]

Gov. Abiodun’s Aide Suspend Over Arrest In U.S. For Fraud

Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has suspended his aide, Abidemi Rufai, who was arrested in the United States for an alleged $350,000 (about ₦140 million) COVID-19 unemployment fraud. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, confirmed the suspension of the top aide. “Our position is that the law should take its course,” Somorin […]

Governor Abiodun suspends aide arrested in the US for $350k unemployment benefit fraud

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has ordered the suspension of his Senior Special Assistant, Abidemi Rufai, over his involvement in wire fraud in the U.S. The suspension was confirmed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin on Tuesday. Somorin said that Rufai is an appointee of the Ogun State Government while […]

Buhari’s son-in-law, two others wanted for $65m fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has declared Gimba Yau Kumo, son-in-law to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), wanted for alleged $65 million fraud. Kumo, a former Managing Director, Federal Mortgage Bank, got married to Buhari’s daughter in October 2016 in Daura, Katsina State. The commission in a notice published […]

Nollywood Actor Arrested For Fraud Meted Out On Traders

An Actor and undergraduate has been arrested by the Oyo state police command for defrauding traders with fake bank alerts. Olajide, who claims to be a Yoruba film actor, was among those paraded at the state police command headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, on Monday. The actor, who was paraded alongside his partner, Wemimo Adeyanju, a Higher […]