•Zeros in on nightclubs owned, patronised by fraudsters

Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed 800 fraud cases since the end of the industrial action embarked upon by judiciary workers.

This comes as the anti-graft agency is set to focus attention on nightclubs in Lagos operated and patronised by fraudsters, where, in some cases, N5 million is paid for table a night.
THISDAY checks show that the agency filed over 800 cases immediately judiciary workers called off their strike some weeks ago.

The cases include Internet fraud, email compromise, romance scams, ponzi schemes, and property fraud. Others are contract scams, embezzlement of public funds and cases bordering on criminal conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence.

The agency had, recently, arrested over 1,502 young Nigerians alleged to be involved in Internet scam, some of whom have been charged to court…

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