Dismissed SARS officers indicted for abuse of office

Four former Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, officers were, yesterday, arraigned before an Ikeja High Court on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and abuse of office. The former SARS officers, Sgt. Adeoye Adekunle, Sgt. Adeniran Adebowale, Sgt. Agbi Lucky and Sgt. Odighe Hehosa, were dismissed in July 2018 following a petition against them by one Mr. Chukwudi Odionye, popularly referred to as ‘Bishop.’ Bishop had in his petition, alleged that sometimes in June 4, 2017, he was in his house around Alagbado area of Lagos State, when four armed men whom he later found out to be SARS officers, stormed his house to effect his arrest on the allegation of performing ‘fake’ miracles. He stated that after his arrest, he was taken to one hotel at Agege, where he was detained and threatened to be killed, if he fails to cooperate. The petitioner further explained that the following day, June 5, 2017,...

EFCC apprehends 9 train ticket fraudsters in Abuja and Kaduna

Operatives of the EFCC, Abuja zonal office over the weekend arrested five suspected train ticket racketeers. Clement Zakka, Udim Sunday Samson, Adams Danladi, Otitomoni Omobolanle and Hassan Dauda were caught when the Commission received intelligence report that some group of people at the Idu and Kubwa train stations have been racketeering train tickets making it difficult for passengers to have access to tickets and further sabotaging government efforts in ensuring easy transportation across the country. A similar operation also took place in Kaduna State where investigations revealed that some members of staff of the station in connivance with some touts were defrauding unsuspecting travellers and selling train tickets at a higher rate. For economy ticket of N1,300 /N1,500 they were selling at a rate of N2,000 to N5,000 and for First Class which goes for N2,500 was being sold for between N7,000 to N15,000. Three persons, including a staff of the station and...

NNPC warns public against false recruitment invites

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has warned the general public to be weary of scam emails from fraudsters inviting them for a second process of recruitment. The Group General Manager of NNPC, Mr. Ohi Alegbe asked the public not to pay any attention to letters or emails emanating from fraudsters inviting them for a second process of assessment. This warning came in a statement issued by him on Sunday the 21st, 2016 in Abuja and quoted Alegbe, cautioning the public to be wary of fraudsters sending letters to unsuspecting individuals inviting them for “the second process of recruitment.'' He said this was a scam and asked the public to beware as there was no current recruitment exercise going on by the corporation. Alegbe advised and urged the public not to pay attention to anyone directing them to pay the sum of N21,500 into an account with Zenith Bank, saying ``anyone who entertains such...