Crime

Unreported $356million Railway Scam: How a Dormant European Firm & Local Collaborators Fleeced Nigeria

  “The contract, which has a cost implication of N23,720,359,033.79 came under the project description “Rehabilitation of the Railway Track Network-Easter Line Contract 7 (km 803 to km 1443Kuru to Maiduguri)” and the contractor was listed as “Messrs Lingo (Nigeria)Limited in association with Strasky Husty and Partners Limited of Czech Republic.”” PEGASUS REPORTERS, LAGOS | MAY 24, 2024 It has ...

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Printing N684m notes with N18.96bn: Emefiele gets another bail of N300m

  “Other allegations Emefiele is facing include unlawfully approving the withdrawal of about N124.8bn from the consolidated revenue fund and illegally approving the withdrawal of about N124.8bn from the consolidated revenue fund.” PEGASUS REPORTERS, LAGOS | MAY 15, 2024 The suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has been granted a N300 million bail after pleading ...

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Crime News: Governor Seyi Makinde’s ex-aide Mukaila Auxiliary nabbed by DSS nearly one year after

  “The development comes nearly a year after Auxiliary was declared wanted by the police over cases bordering on attempted murder, arms dealing, murder, armed robbery, and kidnapping at the Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa axis of the state.” PEGASUS REPORTERS, LAGOS | MAY 8, 2024 The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested former Oyo Park Management System chairman, Alhaji Mukaila ...

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VIDEO: African passenger in transit enroute Morocco violently assaulted at the airport by policemen and staff

  “A video trending in WhatsApp for days now shows a black African being violently assaulted by hordes of Moroccan security men at the airport. Reports from sources said that the altercation was caused when the airline with a few working planes and overbooked, announced that only “non-black Africans” should board.” PEGASUS REPORTERS, LAGOS | MAY 2, 2024 A video ...

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Education: Abuja’s Lead British International School Shut Over Bullying

“The school management is treating this matter with the utmost seriousness,” Ogunkambi asserted. He added that the school has already been in contact with the victim and her parents, offering support and counseling services to help them manage the emotional and psychological effects of the incident. PEGASUS REPORTERS, LAGOS | APRIL 24, 2024 Nigeria’s Lead British International School Abuja is ...

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EFCC: Setting the Records Straight on Investigations of Humanitarian Ministry

  “At the outset of investigations, past and suspended officials of the Humanitarian Ministry were invited by the Commission and investigations into the alleged fraud involving them have yielded the recovery of N32.7billion and $445,000 so far.” PEGASUS REPORTERS, LAGOS | APRIL 15, 2024 EFCC PRESS STATEMENT The Nigerian financial watchdog, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has spoken ...

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SHOCKER: Defence Minister, Bello Matawalle allegedly distributes foodstuff to bandits in Zamfara State

  “An investigation by The Mail News revealed that the distribution started on March 17, 2024, targeting the bandits led by the fugitive Ado Aliero.” PEGASUS REPORTERS, LAGOS | MARCH 30, 2024 The state minister for defense, Bello Matawalle, has reportedly distributed food items to some selected bandits terrorizing Zamfara State. Mr. Bello Matawalle is the immediate past governor of ...

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Hoodlums attack Customs’ office in Kebbi; Officer injured as bags of rice are carted away.

  “Amid the attack, the OIC sustained a hand injury; 1 AK-47 rifle was carted away but retrieved shortly; and 29 out of 41 bags of the seized rice were taken away by the attackers.” PEGASUS REPORTERS, LAGOS | MARCH 23, 2024 The Nigerian Customs has reported that an officer was injured, and 29 bags of rice were carted away ...

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The P.& I. D. Assets Case: How Two Irish businessmen almost took Nigeria for $11 billion – By Jesse Barron

  “The day before Quinn met Rilwanu Lukman, the minister of petroleum resources, $84,000 was withdrawn. There were two withdrawals of $5,000 each the day before a “crucial” meeting with Lukman a few months later. (Lukman died in 2014, before the E.F.C.C. investigation began.) Taofiq Tijani, the ministry employee, told investigators that after the dinner at Chopsticks restaurant, a P.&I.D. ...

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Insecurity: Ekiti State Police Command Updates the Media/ Parade Suspects

  “Further investigation led to the arrest of one Kenneth Ugwu in Ibadan, Oyo State, on 14/02/2024. The suspect, during interrogation, confessed to be a member of a kidnapping syndicate who kidnapped 5 Pupils, three (3) teachers and a driver in Emure-Ekiti who was allegedly killed by the kidnappers.” PEGASUS REPORTERS, LAGOS | FEBRUARY 17, 2024 EKITI STATE POLICE COMMAND: ...

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