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How ‘yahoo boy’ lured US citizen to Kwara, defrauded her of $1000 – Police

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By Francesca Iwambe

The police command in Kwara says it has arrested one Awoleye Oluwatofunmi, a suspected internet fraudster, for allegedly luring one Vonapolouis Moss, an American citizen, to Nigeria.

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The police said Oluwatofunmi allegedly defrauded the American citizen(pictured) of $1,000.

The suspected internet fraudster was paraded on Friday at the Kwara police headquarters in Ilorin, the state capital.

Ajayi Okasanmi, police spokesperson, in a statement, said the suspect — via TikTok — presented himself to Moss as an American named Howard Adam and allegedly extorted about $1,000 from the victim.

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Okasanmi said the suspect lured the victim to Nigeria and she arrived in Lagos through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on January 9, 2023.

The Kwara police spokesperson said the victim subsequently flew to Kwara and was received by the suspect.

“On January 12, 2023, at about 1200 hrs, based on actionable intelligence, operatives of the SCID at the Kwara State police command arrested one Awoleye Joshua Oluwatofunmi, “m” of Sabo Oke Road, Ilorin, within the premises of an hotel along Flower Garden Road, Ilorin, in company with one Vonapolouis Moss, “f,” an American citizen,” the statement reads.

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“A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, who is an Internet fraudster known as Yahoo boy, presented himself to the victim on TikTok, a social media platform, as an American by the name of Howard Adams and ripped her off for about 1000 USD.

“The suspect later took a step further by luring the victim to fly into Nigeria on January 9, 2023, through the Muritala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, after which she flew into Ilorin the next day and was received by the suspect.

“The suspect also deceitfully took an unspecified amount of USD from the victim before she was rescued by police operatives. The necessary authorities have been contacted for appropriate action.

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“Meanwhile, the rescued victim has been moved into secure custody by the State Police Command pending her return trip to the USA.”

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BREAKING: Gunmen Kill Customary Court Judge in Imo

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By Gloria Ikibah

Unknown gunmen have shot dead Nnaemeka Ugboma, the chairman of Ejemekwuru Customary Court in Oguta local government area of Imo State.

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An eyewitness said that the gunmen, who arrived on motorcycles on Thursday and walked straight to the Customary Court while in session, dragged him out in the open, shot him and disappeared into the thin air.

The source, who pleaded anonymity, said: “The gunmen arrived on motorcycles, marched to his court and dragged him out despite the fact that he was sitting. They shot him, mounted their bikes and sped off while we all scampered to safety. Nobody hears a gunshot and stand to see the end.”

It was gathered that the late Judge was a 1991 Law graduate, who hailed from Nnebukwu community of Oguta local government area of the State.

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A colleague of the deceased, Emperor Iwuala, in a terse statement on Friday confirmed the incident, saying: “My learned brother, His Worship, Nnaemeka Ugboma Chairman (Judge) Customary Court Ejemekwuru Oguta LGA Imo State was shot dead yesterday in court by yet-to-be identified persons. We are indeed in a perilous time.”

When contacted, the chairman of the Owerri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ugochukwu Allinor, also confirmed the killing.

The Imo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Henry Okoye, however, told our Correspondent that he will respond shortly.

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JUST IN: 16 years Boy Killed, Other Injured as gunmen bomb INEC office, police station in Anambra

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By Gloria Ikibah

A 16-year-old boy has been killed, while a 15-year old girl sustained gunshot injury in a bomb attack at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and a police station in Ojoto and Nnobi in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

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The hoodlums who carried the attack invaded the area at the early hours of Wednesday with four Seina vehicles, IEDs, petrol bombs and other explosives.

It was gathered that the boy died in the incident, while the female teenager who sustained gunshot injury has been rushed to the hospital for medical attention.

Police spokesperson Tochukwu Ikenga confirmed the incident, and disclosed that security deployment had been reinforced in the state, while the situation is being monitored.

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He said: “Anambra State Police Command today 1/2/2023 has reinforced security deployment in the state, following an attack on the INEC office and Nnobi Police Station.

“The hoodlums came in their numbers by 1:45 am today 1/2/2023, with four unmarked Seina vehicles, armed with IEDs, Petrol bombs and other explosives, invaded the INEC office, the Police Station and the residential building in the station.

“Unfortunately, one boy aged 16 years a relative of a serving policeman in the station was murdered by the armed men while the other, a female aged 15 years old sustained a gunshot injury. She has been taken to the hospital where she is receiving treatment.

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“The situation is being monitored and further details shall be communicated, please”.

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BREAKING: Alleged Armed Herdsmen Kill DPO In Benue

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By Onuwa Ehijene

Information reaching NaijaBlitzNews.com indicates that suspected armed Fulani herdsmen this evening blocked Makurdi Naka Adoka Ankpa Highway killing the Divisional Police officer in charge of Naka Division.

The late SP Mamud Abubakar with others are yet to be discovered as many were also injured in the Attack.

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The report stated further that the armed herdsmen had blocked a portion of the highway at I’mande Orbiam village and attacking vehicles using the road and the policemen were drafted to clear the road leading to a gun dwell between the herdsmen and the police leading to the shooting of the DPO.

Benue state Command PPRO SP Sewues Anene confirmed the attack and killing of the DPO by the armed herdsmen.

In a statement , the CP Wale Abas has ordered the immediate deployment of tactical units to be led by CSP. Justin Gberindyer to the area, to bring the perpetuators of the attack to book, and to further prevent breakdown of law and order while ensuring that Makurdi -Naka road is accessible.

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He assured the good people of Gwer-west LGA of his commitment to secure themselves while urging them to remain calm and assist the police with information that will assist the police in dealing with the armed herdsmen.

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