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Snapchat teenage actress jailed for cybercrime in Ilorin

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The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday secured the conviction of one Daniel James, a Black American female on Snapchat over internet related fraud.

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James was charged alongside Atadoga Samuel for the same offence.

In his judgement, Justice Mohammed Sani, sentenced James to eight months’ imprisonment with option of fine of N200,000.

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The judge ordered that one Techno Phone used to perpetrate the crime and $150 which he collected from the unlawful activities be forfeited to the federal government.

On the other hand, the judge sentenced Samuel to six months imprisonment with an option of fine of N200,000.

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The court ordered that one Gionee S10 Phone recovered from the defendant at the point of arrest and $25 that he benefited from the unlawful activities be also forfeited to the federal government.

The convicts, who were prosecuted separately on one count charge, pleaded guilty to their respective charges.

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Earlier, Counsel to the EFCC, Rashidat Alao, told the court how credible intelligence led to the arrest of the defendants at Dekina and Olamaboro Local Government Areas of the Kogi.

She tendered the extrajudicial statements of the defendants, mobile phones and several fraudulent messages printed from their devices, which were admitted in evidence.

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She said that James fraudulently collected $150 dollars from one Karma Jones on March 25 via your Snapchat application linked [email protected]

While Samuel fraudulently collected $25 dollars sometimes in May from Alaina Hicks via your Snapchat application linked to an email address [email protected]

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Thereafter, Ms Alao urged the court to convict the defendants based on their admittance of guilt.

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Gunmen abduct Imam, injure 11 in Ughelli

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By Gloria Ikibah

No fewer than 11 persons were injured by unknown gunmen who reportedly stormed the Ughelli mosque in an ash coloured Toyota Sienna.

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The gunmen kidnapped the Imam of the Ughelli Central Mosque after they attacked worshippers shortly after prayers on Friday morning.

The gunmen, said to be a gang of five, stormed the mosque located at Otovwievwiere Street in Okorodafe axis of the town around 6 am, shooting sporadically.

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The Imam, Mallam Muhammadu Sani, was taken away to an unknown destination.

One of the injured victims who spoke from his hospital bed, Muhammed Bagudu, 63, said that the gunmen with their faces masked entered the mosque and began to shoot at people.

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“They shot me, my brother, one of the Imams and went away with another Imam, Muhammadu Sani from Katsina state,” Bagudu said.

Narrating the incident, the secretary of Arewa Community, Ughelli North, Darlington Ahmed Garma, said the suspects parked their vehicle “opposite the mosque. Two men entered the Mosque, and as they were taking the Imam away, they told the remaining members that were performing their morning prayers to go outside.

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“Before they got outside the mosque, eleven worshippers were shot and they are currently on admission.”

Condemning the attack, foremost Muslim leader in the State, Alhaji Mumaika Unagha, said that Muslim worshippers, particularly those in Ughelli area are now in fear, as xthey do not know the motive for the attack”.

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He called on the Commissioner of Police, Ari Mohammed Ali, to urgently fish out the culprits, he recalled that about two years ago, the Secretary of the Delta State Muslim Council, Mallam Musa Ugasa, who was a resident of Ughelli, was attacked and killed in yet to be unraveled circumstances.

Efforts to speak with the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright, were unsuccessful.

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Lady Who Supplies Bandits’ Arms, Others nabbed

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Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Zamfara State Command, have arrested a female gunrunner who allegedly specialises in supplying arms and ammunition to a notorious bandit kingpin identified as Dawa.

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Naijablitznews reports the Zamfara State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu, in a statement said that the female gunrunner identified as Gaje Abdullah from Madachi village in Katsina State was arrested on November 29 by Police Tactical Operatives who acted on intelligence information.

“On 29th November, 2022 Police Tactical Operatives acted on intelligence information and arrested the above mentioned female suspect.

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“The female suspect is a notorious gunrunner that specialises in transporting arms and ammunition to a notorious bandit kingpin Known as Dawa.

“The said bandits kingpin has been a notorious bandit leader terrorizing the innocent people of Zamfara and neighbouring states. The suspect confessed to her involvement in the crime. Investigation is in progress,” the police spokesperson said.

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Similarly, SP Shehu said the police also arrested six persons suspected to be involved in criminal conspiracy and intimidation to wit extortion, adding that upon their arrest, police recovered from them the sum of N700,000 as part of levies they collected from the villages.

The PPRO explained that Police Tactical operatives on November 29 at about 4:15p.m arrested the six suspects who pretended as bandits to place levies on their host communities.

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The suspects “collected millions of Naira through a bank account they created for this purpose.

“In the course of investigation, all the suspects confessed to the crime and further stated that part of their criminal activities was to send threatening messages to the villages asking to contribute and pay money to them or face attack.

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“They further confessed to receiving millions of Naira from five different communities. Discreet investigation led to the recovery of the sum of Seven hundred thousand Naira as part of levies they collected from the affected villages. Effort is being made to make further arrest and recovery before being charged to court for prosecution.”

The suspects include Jamilu Mohammed ‘M’ of Gadar Manya village; Zayyanu Barmo ‘M’ of Manya Babba village; Abubakar Usman ‘M’ of Mandau Village; Lauwali Girkau ‘M’ of Girkau village; Sala Girkau ‘M’ of Girkau village and Abubakar Yahaya ‘M’ of Tungar Mani Village, all in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

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SP Shehu further stated that the Police Tactical Operatives in collaboration with vigilante acted on intelligence information regarding the abduction of 15 victims by terrorists at Dike village in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State.

According to the police spokesperson, “The Police operatives on receiving the intelligence information mobilized to the location and conducted search and rescue operation at sabon garin Dustin Kaura forest in Danjibga district of Tsafe LGa. The rescue operation was successfully conducted, leading to the rescue of the victims Hale and Hearty.

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“The victims were taken to the hospital for medical check, debriefed by the Police detectives and handed over to their families.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf, while commending the police operatives and vigilant for the successful rescue operation, congratulates the victims for regaining their freedom, and reiterates the Command’s continuous determination to rid the state of criminal activities and apprehend criminal elements committing heinous crimes across the state.”

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Kidnappers caught on CCTV footage abducting their victim + video

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Some yet-to-be-identified kidnappers have been caught on camera abducting their victim.

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The kidnappers drove in immediately their victim parked upon reaching his destination. They flashed their guns before gaining access to their victim’s car and driving off with him.

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