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Alleged Fraud: EFCC Transfers Kogi NNPP HOA Candidate To Lagos

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The Economic and Financial Crime Commission has flown the New Nigerian Peoples Party candidate for the Kogi State House of Assembly, Ismaila Atumeyi, to Lagos.

Fidel Info reports that Ismaila Atumeyi was arrested by the EFCC in Abuja on Tuesday over an alleged bank fraud.

He was accused of hacking into the system of a commercial bank and defrauding it of over N1.4billion.

A statement by the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, on Wednesday partly read, “Atumeyi was flown to Lagos in the early hours of Wednesday, November 2, 2022 in continuation of the investigation into the scam.

“He is billed to be interrogated by another team of operatives at the Lagos Command of the Commission.”

Atumeyi and two others, Joshua Dominic and Abdulmalik Salau Femi, a former bank employee, were arrested by the EFCC for allegedly hacking into the system of a commercial bank and defrauding the institution of over N1.4b illion.

The EFCC had in a statement on Tuesday November 1, 2022 disclosed that it recovered N326million and $140,500 USD from Atumeyi during a sting operation at his hideout in Queens Estate, Gwarinpa, Abuja, while $470,000 was recovered from Abdulmalik in Lagos.

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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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