Segun Adeyemi of NOA and Isyaku Sharu of EFCC in Ilorin
Segun Adeyemi of NOA and Isyaku Sharu of EFCC in Ilorin

Criminals Fleeing Kwara- NOA

The Kwara State director of National Orientation Agency, NOA, Mr Segun Adeyemi on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 commended the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for establishing the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Commission.

Adeyemi stated this when the management of NOA, Kwara State Chapter visited the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Commission.

According to Adeyemi, “The fear of EFCC in Ilorin is now the beginning of wisdom in Kwara State, criminals fled from this state because the EFCC is on ground. Since you came, we have been following all your activities in the media. Your achievements send signals to criminals. Your efforts in fighting corruption are highly commendable. We hope you will continue in this direction.”

The state director of NOA, however, promised to partner with the anti-graft body in its fight against corruption. “We cannot go far unless we partner with an agency like the EFCC. We are interested in good governance. Corruption must not be given a chance,” he said.

Responding, the Ilorin Zonal Head of the EFCC, Isyaku Sharu commended the delegation for the visit and promised to engage NOA in raising awareness in order to prevent crime within the zone.

“We are very much aware of your responsibilities. Section 6 of the EFCC Act says we must collaborate with both government and non-governmental agencies. Beyond conviction, we must change the people for good. This country belongs to all of us. We have to do all things so that crime will be reduced to bearest minimum,” Sharu said.

Tony Orilade
Ag. Head, Media & Publicity

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EFCC Nabs Fake Native Doctor In Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, arrested a fake native doctor, Fatai Olalere Aliu, who was alleged to be notorious for duping people under the guise of possessing spiritual power to their problems.

Aliu was arrested by the operatives of the Commission during a raid on his abode at Kisumu Estate at Odo-Ona Elewe of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Before his eventual arrest, the Commission had worked on several intelligence reports linking him to series of fraud allegation involving large sums of money.

He was also accused of engaging in money doubling through which he would collect money from his victims with the promise of using his spiritual powers to multiply the sums for them, but would instead divert same to his personal use.

The raid led EFCC operatives to his shrines located in a thick forest around the Ibadan-Ijebu-Ode Expressway and Kobomoje area of the town where frightening voodoo items were sighted.

Items recovered from the suspect include three exotic cars – two Toyota Corolla and Honda Pilot.

He also has in his possession three luxurious buildings within Ibadan and land documents which were also recovered as exhibits.

The suspect is under further interrogation.

Tony Orilade
Ag. Head, Media & Publicity
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EFCC Docks Civil Engineer for Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office on July 9, 2019 arraigned a Civil Engineer, Hammed Lanre before a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on a two-count charge bordering on fraud.

Lanre was brought before Justice Mahmud Abdulgafar.

Count one against him reads: “That you, Hammed Folorunsho Lanre, on the 29th of May 2019, in Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, committed theft by dishonestly taking money from Hammed Muritala when you transferred the sum of N540,000 (Five Hundred and Forty Thousand Naira) only in 10,000 tranches 54 times via his mobile phone from his Stanbic IBTC account into your Bet9ja pay stack website account without his consent and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 286 of the Penal Code Law and punishable under Section 287 of the same law.”

He pleaded “not guilty” when the charges were read to him.

Counsel for the EFCC, Andrew Akoja, thereafter urged the court to fix a date for commencement of trial.

Defence counsel, R.O. Salman, however, told the court that his client intended to enter a plea bargain with the commission.

The case has been adjourned to July 16, 2019 for “hearing”.

Tony Orilade
Ag. Head, Media & Publicity