Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Ogun state police command has arrested 39yr old woman, Iwuagwu Onyinyechi defrauding a church based organisation, MIA enterprise to the tune of N100M under the pretence of assisting the organisation to raise fund for its charity programme.
According to a release from the command’s spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the arrest of the suspect followed a petition written by the Lagos based lawyer of the organisation, Barr. Godswill Ojakovo to the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State where he complained that his client was defrauded by the suspect through an act of forgery.
The suspect who claimed to have gotten a Local Purchasing Order (LPO) from a company known as Location 3 Properties and appealed to MIA organisation to fund the LPO, consequent upon which the sum of N33, 118, 000 was transfered online to her.
While the organisation was awaiting for the repayment of the above amount, the suspect came with another LPOs she purportedly got from Ancillia Catholic hospital Iju and Holifull school Ikorodu upon which another sum of N77 million was given to her after showing relevant documents and proves to back her claims.
Barr. Ojakovo alleged further in the petition that as soon as Iwuagwu got the last payment in September 2018, she disappeared into thin air. This prompted the church to make discreet enquiries about the LPOs submitted and found out that all the LPOs were forged ones.
Acting on the petition, the Commissioner of Police Ogun State, Cp Ahmed Iiyasu directed the monitoring team to go after the suspect and bring her to book. The team technically tracked the suspect and got her arrested on 21st of January 2019.
On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime. She admitted that all the LPOs presented by her were all forged as most of the companies where she claimed to have gotten the LPOs were only imaginary.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of police, Ahmed Iliyasu has directed the monitoring team to arraign the suspect in court as soon as the investigation was concluded.
Navy acquires 12 UAVs to improve fight against maritime crime
The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Adm. Emmanuel Ogalla, on Friday, said that the Nigerian Navy had acquired 12 Comstrac System Ovation Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to improve the fight against maritime crime.
Ogalla made this known at the commissioning ceremony of the UAVs and the adoption of the revised Local Operating Procedure and Local Training Order, held at the Naval Air Base, Ojo, Lagos.
The CNS was represented by the Chief of Training and Operations, Rear Adm. Zakariyyah Muhammed.
Ogalla said that the surveillance UAVs would complement the already existing air assets of the Nigerian Navy, while supporting the surface ships and maritime domain awareness platforms.
“In an era where the nature of warfare is evolving rapidly, embracing cutting-edge technologies becomes imperative for enhancing our national security.
“These UAVs, with their advanced capabilities and versatility, will undoubtedly enhance our naval surveillance for furtherance of strategic capabilities.
“I have no doubt that this will rejig the Nigerian Navy towards better service delivery in the maritime domain of our dear country,” he said.
The CNS added that the Navy was expecting five more helicopters within the forst quarter of 2024 which would enhance its maritime capabilities.
“This will make safer waters for both local and international maritime trade,” he said.
Ogalla commended the Western Naval Command for innovative and dogged efforts toward maintaining credible maritime presence and curtailing criminalities in its area of operations.
Gov. Radda suspends school principal for alledged sexual scandal
Ogun Govt. places N50m bounty on killers of Oyekanmi, Finance Director
The Ogun Government has announced a reward of N50 million for any information that could lead to the arrest of the killers of Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) attached to Gov. Dapo Abiodun’s office, Mr. Taiwo Oyekanmi .
Mr Tokunbo Talabi, the Secretary to the State Government, announced the reward in a statement in Abeokuta on Friday.
According to the statement, Information provided would be treated with utmost confidentiality.
” Such information can be sent to the underlisted telephone numbers:
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that suspected armed robbers on Nov. 29 shot dead Oyekanmi, and carted away government funds.
Oyekanmi had cashed an undisclosed amount of money from a branch of Fidelity bank in Abeokuta, and was heading back to the office when he was waylaid by the gunmen.
According to source, the gunmen, about five of them, shot the accountant dead at Kuto bridge in Abeokuta and went away with the government’s money.
It was gathered that Oyekanmi and other aides who sustained gunshot injuries during the attacks, were rushed to the State General Hospital, Ijaye, where the accountant later died.
Tinubu calls for good governance at 64th ECOWAS Session
Naira notes: There’s sufficient stock for economic activities, CBN assures Nigerians
NOA lauds Dangote’s oil production in Lagos
forecasts 3-day sunshine, haziness from SundayNiMet
Kidnapping: Senator tasks NASS on new robust strategies
Military neutralises terrorist kingpin, others in Niger air strikes – NAF
ECOWAS meeting holding in Abuja
Transforming Nigeria’s oil and gas industry: Overcoming challenges by employing advanced technologies for improved production efficiency, security as a driver for economic growth
Nigeria to resume production of 275,000 bpd, as NNPC resolves PENGASSAN-TotalEnergies rift
Premium on display: LG showcases world first wheel TV, other products at Korea national day
Digitising agriculture will boost farmers productivity, GDP – DG NITDA
Oil theft: FG lauds Navy for rising crude oil production
Construction of Ibadan internal roads to begin in weeks – Makinde
Saturdays in Port Harcourt
News6 years ago
NLC, NUT shock El-Rufai with massive protest
Politics4 years ago
Implementation of N30,000 minimum wage depends on each State’s capacity -Governor’s Forum
Energy6 years ago
Cost reflective tariff, our challenge – Ikeja Electric
News8 years ago
Wema Bank awarded two ISO Certifications
News6 years ago
2019: OBJ lobbies Tinubu, Kwankwaso, Duke in new party
News8 years ago
10 dead, 4 rescued as shipping mall collapse in Ogun
News7 years ago
Relocation to Ghana: Nigeria to lose $12bn foreign airlines investments
News7 years ago
Ekweremadu visits Fani Kayode, Abati, others in EFCC cell