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Seyi Makinde’s Personal Assistant Arraigned For Alleged Internet Fraud – EFCC

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Babawale Daniel Olayinka has been charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with online fraud.

The FidelinfoNews gathered that Olayinka was charged with five counts of what appears to be cybercrime before Justice Uche Agomoh of the Federal High Court in Ibadan.

According to the EFCC, he was found with an identity card that read “Personal Assistant to the Oyo State Governor on Media Matters” at the time of his arrest.

On February 11, 2022, Olayinka and 25 other people were detained in Ibadan, Oyo State, in the Soka neighborhood.

One of the counts notes that on December 23, 2021, Olayinka, “not being a Visa Card issuer nor an authorized agent of Visa Card sold four Visa Debit Cards on Tiger Company Group via Telegram to another person who is neither the issuer nor the authorized agent”.

The offence violates to Section 35 of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc.) Act and punishable under the same Section.

Also between February 11 and March 21, 2022, the defendant is accused of making false statements to Chinedu Eneanya and his team of EFCC officers about the ID card.

This negates Section 39 (2) (a) and punishable under Section 39 (2) (b) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Establishment Act, 2004.

The defendant pleaded “not guilty” to the charges filed against him by the EFCC.

Prosecution counsel, Abdulrasheed Suleiman, asked the court for a trial date and the remand of the defendant.

Defence counsel, Mukhtar Aderogba and Nurullah Musa informed the court that an application for bail had been filed.

Justice Agomoh granted Olayinka bail in the sum of N500,000 and two sureties in like sum.

They must provide an affidavit of means and possess landed properties; one must deposit N100,000 with the court registrar.

Olayinka will remain at a correctional centre pending the perfection of his bail. The matter was adjourned till October 5.

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35-Year-Old Man Charged For Defiling Daughter

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A 35-year-old father, Temitayo Bamiro, has been arraigned before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for allegedly defiling his 13-year-old daughter.

Fidel Info reports that that on the lone count against him, Bamiro entered a not guilty plea.

Dr. Simon Uche, the prosecution, informed the court that the defendant had violated the law on January 7 at the Iba New Site in Ojo, Lagos.

He claimed that Bamiro had a history of abusing his daughter sexually and had repeatedly forced his anus into her body.

The case was postponed to February 22, 2023, for mention, by the sitting Magistrate, Mr. L.J.K. Layeni, who also submitted the case file to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal counsel.

Additionally, he mandated that Bamiro be detained in the Badagry Custodial Center.

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JUST IN: Bandits Set Cleric Ablaze In Niger

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Reverend Father Isaac Achi of the Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church was burned to death by bandits in an early-morning attack on Kafin Koro Community in the Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State.

Fidel Info reports that the bandits broke into the neighborhood at around one in the morning and started firing randomly as they made their way to the Rev. Father’s hilltop apartment.

Paul, a local resident, said that the bandits split into two groups. While some went to the Catholic priest’s official residence, the others stayed in the town and opened fire to ward off any potential interference.

Paul stated that when the bandits couldn’t assess the late Achi’s residence after a long while, they set the building ablaze and waited until it burnt to ashes with him in it.

The Divisional Police Officer was said to have been reached but couldn’t get to Achi until he died.

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Armed Men Attack NDLEA Operatives In Lagos

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Armed men opened fire on National Drug Law Enforcement Agency agents on Monday night on Awolowo Road in an attempt to stop them from apprehending the driver of a truck carrying several bags of marijuana.

Fidel Info reports that the armed individuals, who are thought to be associated with an unnamed security organization, also broke into one of the anti-drug agency’s working vehicles.

A few military personnel intervened, averting what would have been a bloodbath as the armed men fled the scene with the truck’s driver and abandoned the vehicle.

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