11 Mar 2020

A 500-LEVEL student of the University of Port Harcourt, Sunday Deele Noble has been dragged to the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for allegedly engaging in internet fraud. The 25-year-old Deele was arrested and arraigned before Justice E. A Obile by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for impersonation and obtaining money by false pretense. ...

27 Feb 2020

Lagos state commissioner for finance, Rabiu Olowo has called for a reappraisal of the policy of financial incentives on whistleblowing, insisting that preventing theft is better than recovery efforts and  chasing thieves! Olowo stated this in a keynote address he delivered at the ongoing Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN Malaysia District) conference ongoing at Kuchi...

27 Feb 2020

The Kano State Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested former Speaker and now Minority Leader of the Kano State House of Assembly, Isiyaku Ali Danja for alleged abuse of office and misappropriation of N1.5b constituency projects fund. EFCC Spokesman, Tony Orilade disclosed yesterday in Abuja that Danja was arrested following a petition that fun...

14 Feb 2020

The Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Professionals of Nigeria, CIFIPN, said yesterday Nigeria has lost about N5.5 trillion to fraud, corruption and cyber crimes in the last 10 years. Pro-tem President, CIFIPN, Dr. Victoria Ayishetu Enape, who disclosed this while declaring open the training/induction of new members in Abuja, described the situation as worrisome. Sh...

11 Dec 2019

The head of a maximum-security jail and a prison doctor have been arrested in Nigeria, following allegations that they enabled a prisoner to conduct internet scams. Hope Olusegun Aroke carried out a million-dollar fraud while serving a 24-year jail sentence - for fraud. He had access to a mobile phone and the internet. He was originally arrested in 2012 and convicted of obtainin...

04 Oct 2019

Any travel purchase is an act of faith, because you usually pay a substantial sum of money upfront and don’t take delivery until you turn up and, hopefully, get your holiday.  If you go to your local travel agent and buy a holiday, the overwhelming odds are that it will be a genuine and problem-free transaction. But if you are booking online, you are vulnerable to fraudsters. Be wary ...

22 Jul 2019

Olowo Rabiu Onaolapo, The young man in Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet List By Simon Sunday, PhD. My biggest attraction in Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet is a young man in his early thirties, Olowo Rabiu Onaolapo. At his age, Rabiu has headed the audit and compliance department of the multinational giant, GlaxoSmithKline in Nigeria & West Africa, for some time and...

02 Jul 2019

“I hope you are not one of those people who think Africa is a country. Africa is a continent.” Attendees of the session titled “Cultural Orientation and Whistleblowing in Africa,” led by Rabiu Olowo, CFE, got a good chuckle out of this opening statement. During his session at the 30th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, Olowo shared a few factors that influence and affect whistleblowing...

17 Jun 2019

Chrysanthi Rausch was taking a nap on her couch two months ago when she got a call from a number she didn't recognize. On the other end of the line was a woman who said she worked for KeyBank, Rausch's local bank, calling to alert her of fraud in her account. "They wanted me to verify my identity through a text code. So they sent me a text, and then I read the six numbers back," sa...

15 May 2019

Autonomy's former finance boss has been sentenced to five years in prison for fraud, linked to the $11bn sale of the UK software firm to Hewlett Packard. British citizen Sushovan Hussain faces jail in the US after being found guilty last year of 16 counts of securities and wire fraud. HP wrote down the value of Autonomy by $8.8bn one year after buying it due to "serious accounting im...
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