86 On WANTED List Of EFCC Over Fraud
The list of suspects wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has grown in number by 57 percent in the last a year.

In January 2016, there were 37 people on the list, but the number has increased to 86 by March 2017, according to the records published on the EFCC website.

The suspects include the likes of ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo , more commonly known as Tompolo, and the former governor of Jigawa State, Ibrahim Saminu Turaki.

Tompolo is wanted in a case of conspiracy, illegal diversion of the sum of N45 billion belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), while Mr. Turaki is wanted in connection with a case of misappropriation of public funds to the tune of N36 Billion.

Six of the suspects that have escaped arrest for more than one year are bankers.

Bawa Thomas Momodu, ex-Sterling Bank Plc staff, is wanted in connection with a case of criminal conspiracy, stealing, forgery and money laundering.

Mr. Momodu is alleged to have fraudulently stolen a total of N27 million from a customer’s account.

Also, a former staff of Fidelity Bank Plc, Sapele branch, Delta State, Emeka Charles Ekekwe, is wanted for stealing N146 million.

Others are Geraldine Karina Faikabuna of Diobu Microfinance, who was accused of stealing N52 million, and Godswill Oyegwa Uyoyou.

Mr. Uyoyou, an IT staff of a bank, is alleged to have fraudulently connived with some scammers and hacked into his bank’s database in order to steal the sum of N6.28 billion.

Meanwhile, Justice Simon Aboki of the State High Court sitting in Mararaba, Nasarawa State on Monday convicted and sentenced one Hanna Abraham to 14 years imprisonment on a 3-count charge of obtaining by false pretense and issuance of dud checks to the tune of N7 million.

Allwell Orji
The body of Dr. Allwell Orji who jumped into the Lagoon from Third Mainland Bridge has been recovered by the Marine Police at last.

General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu told PM News that Orji’s body was recovered around 4.00pm on Wednesday by the Marine Police.

He said the body was identified by some of his family members, including his driver in the presence of the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni.

Tiamiyu said the body would be handed over to the family while investigation continued, while he met with family members to expressed condolence over the loss of their son.

Orji had on Sunday created a stir when he jumped into the Lagoon from Third Mainland bridge after he told his driver to stop the car on the bridge shortly after he received a call.

Following the Central Bank of Nigeria’s intervention in foreign exchange, the Naira traded N400 to a dollar at the black market on Wednesday in Abuja.

The Naira has also appreciated against the Pound Sterling and Euro rate as it traded at N510 and N415 respectively.

One of the Bureau de Change operators, simply known as Tijanni Jos, said that the development had caused operators to lose a lot of money.

Naira Appreciates Against the Dollars
According to him, operators did not envisage a quick downfall of the dollar which has caused them to buy at an expensive rate hoping to make returns.

The Nigerian currency also traded at N307.5 at the interbank window.

In other segments of the market, Deposit Money Banks and Travelex, an International Money Transfer Services Operator, sold the Naira at N381 to a dollar.

The Governor of CBN, Mr Godwin Emefiele, had on Tuesday, while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting in Abuja, said the apex bank was determined to see the convergence of rates at the foreign exchange market.

Emefiele said that the CBN was optimistic that the rate between the official and parallel market would converge further.

He also said that the bank could sustain the policy, adding that those who doubt the ability of the bank to take decisions and implement it were taking a great risk.

He noted that the nations’ foreign reserves were trending further to $31bn.

Emefiele had also warned speculators to desist from stocking dollars at home because the CBN intervention would crash the price of dollar, which was already happening.

The CBN had in the last few weeks injected about $1. 7bn into the foreign exchange market.


According to Sahara Reporters, the above is the 400 level result of the embattled Senator Dino Melay

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Dino Melaye
The online news medium in the forefront of the certificate scandal of Senator Dino Melaye of Kogi west has alleged the authority of Ahmadu Bello University may have been compromised as it has mandated examination officers to clear the embattled Senator of the certificate Mess.

Sahara Reporter in series of tweets says:

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