39year old jobless man, defrauds job seekers

Tayo Ogunleye, a 39 year old, jobless man resident in Ibadan has defrauded several job seekers claiming to be Shoprite Marketing manager located at ring road, Ibadan.

Ogunleye, who charges his victims 100,000 and once the payment is made, he issue them fake appointment letters. According to the Commissioner of Police, Oyo Command Mr. Abiodun Odude, stated that Ogunleye has defrauded 28 complainants with a fake employment letter from Shoprite.

“His arrest at the Apata area of Ibadan on January 31, 2018, followed a complaint made against him at a police station by Yusuf Yekeen, who was one of Ogunleye’s numerous victims.”

One of them, who simply identified himself as Adeola, said, “I am a building engineer and I also handle interior decoration. He took me there (Shoprite) and we went round together. He said some shops needed repairs and new ones needed to be constructed. He also said extension work would soon begin at the complex. He created an impression that he was in charge of contract as a manager of the company,

“He later entered a shop and said he wanted to discuss with someone. I thought we were to enter together, but he asked me to wait outside. “When he came out, he held an envelope to deceive me and give himself a corporate image. He asked me to complete the payment so that I could move in and begin to work. I raised a total of N100, 000 for him.” I needed the job badly because the state of the economy has affected the people and people spend more on food and tuition than erecting structure and decorating houses.

Odude said the suspect would be charged to court at the end of investigation.



it has become a serious concern of late what Sagamu-Benin expressway had turned, the route that link Western part to the South-South and South-East is now a den of armed bandit most especially at the bad sot between Ore and Ofosu/Ohosu towns, most motorists and now finding alternative route and some have adopted paying for flight ticket to ensure safety of their lives.

The Ondo state government said they are doing everything humanly possible with the security agent and they promise to continue to do more to secure life and properties of the citizen and the road users.

Comments from some of the drivers plying the route gave an insight that many of them has resorted to travel through Akure-Ibadan which is longer but safer than Benin –Ore road.

The safety of lives and properties is more important therefore security agencies are enjoined to swift into action to save lives.


13 Vendors arrested over illegal sale of naira notes

Sales of mint naira note had become a serious business in the recent time and unlike been sold at parties, you can now find the vendors at major bus stops. The sales of naira now exchange at 20% of whatever amount depending on how well you can negotiate, one will wonder where these vendors gets the mint from whereas it is a difficult thing to pay customers with new notes in the banking halls, but whenever you need it you can always find it at bus stops or events.

OPERATIVES of the Rivers State Police Command and the Department of State Services have arrested 13 women who allegedly specialized in illegal sale of naira notes.

The women were accused of selling new currencies to members of the public, who would later spray them at parties.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, made it known in Port Harcourt on Wednesday that a total sum of N2.9m of various denominations were recovered from the suspects.

Omoni explained that the suspects, who were arrested on Tuesday at Garrison, Rumuola and Rumuokwurusi areas, were currently being interrogated by the DSS.

He stated that Section 21, Sub-section 1 of the Nigerian Constitution had made the sale of naira notes, coins and any other legal tender an offence.

The state police spokesman pointed out that that the sting operation by the police and the DSS was carried out in conjunction with the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Omoni said, “On Tuesday December 12, 2017, men of the command and the Department of the State Services, in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria, clamped down on illegal naira vendors.

“In all, a total sum of N2.9m was recovered from the suspects. Investigation is on to ascertain the sources of the new naira notes.

“The operation shall be a continuous exercise by the relevant security agencies with a view to clamping down on persons illegally dealing in Nigeria’s legal tender.”

Omoni also cautioned against the act of soiling the naira notes, spraying them at parties and writing on them, adding that security agencies would not spare any person caught in such acts.

“The naira note is one of our symbols of national identity and should be respected; or else, the long arm of the law will catch up with offenders,” he said.

culled from The Punch Newspaper