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Watch: FBI takes down 77 Nigerian fraudsters in $46M case

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Watch: FBI takes down 77 Nigerian fraudsters in $46M case

The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the arrest of 80 suspected internet fraudsters with 77 of them being Nigerians.

After search warrants were executed at multiple locations across L.A. County on Thursday morning, federal prosecutors announced a 252-count indictment that accuses 80 people in the U.S. and Nigeria of participating in a “massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of fraud schemes.”

The defendants allegedly laundered the funds through a Los Angeles-based money laundering network. Eleven of them were arrested Thursday in Southern California, while three others were taken into custody elsewhere in the U.S., according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.

An update served on the arrest, revealed that 77 of the arrested suspects are Nigerians. They were accused of conspiring with federal and state agents to perpetrate the crime. Asides being involved in schemes that resulted in the transfer of at least $6 million which was obtained fraudulently, the suspects were also allegedly involved in the attempted theft of at least an additional $40 million.

US attorney, Nick Hanna said the suspects handed a total of 252 count charges bordering on “conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, aggravated identity theft”, had nicknames such as “Thank You Jesus”, “Son of God”, American Man”, God is God”, “He is Risen”.

“We believe this is one of the largest cases of its kind in US history. BEC scam is used to hack email accounts to convince businesses or individuals to make payments that are either completely bogus or that should have been otherwise paid to legitimate companies,” she added.

Here is the full list below;

S/NSUSPECTS
1Valentine Iro
2Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe
3Jerry Elo Ikogho
4Izuchukwu Kingsley Umejesi
5Adegoke Moses Ogungbe
6Chukwudi Collins Ajaeze (better known as Thank You Jesus)
7Ekene Augustine Ekechukwu
8Chuks Eroha
9Collins Nnaemeka Ojima
10 Uchenna Ochiagha
11Nnamdi Theojoseph Duru
12 Ericson Uche Oforka
13Mark Ifeanyi Chukwuocha
14Augustine Nnamdi
15Chiemezie Christopher Chilaka
16Charles Ohajimkpo
17Stanley Ugochukwu Uche
18Chika Augustine Odionyenma
19Paschal Chima Ogbonna
20Samuel Nnamdi Onwuasoanya
21Macwilliam Chinonso Chukwuocha
22Emmanuel Onyeka Uzoka
23Joshua Aniefiok Awak
24George Ugochukwu Egwumba
25Uchechukwu Solomon Ezirim
26Augustine Ifeanyi Okafor
27Okay Sam Mal
28Leslie N. Mba
29Ogohukwu Innocent Ikewesi
30Emmanuel Uzoma Ogandu (better known as Son of God’
31Amarachukwu Harley Anywanu
32Bright Ifeanyi Azubuike
33Emeka Moses Nwachukwu
34Donatus Izunwanne
35Chinwendu Kenneth Osuji
36Eusebius Ugochukwu Onyeka
37Chidi Anunobi
38Anthony Nwabunwanne Okolo
39Obinna Christian Onuwa
40Chijioke Chukwuma Isamade
41Linus Nnamdi Madufor
42Chrysaugonus Nnebedum
43Ugochukwu Okereke
44Fidel Leon Odimara
45Kingsley Chinedu Onudorogu
46Dessi Nzenwah
47Chimaroke Obasi
48James Chigozie Agube
49Chimaobi Uzozie Okorie
50Ogochukwu Ohiri
51Kennedy Chibueze Ugwu
52Ifeanyichukwu Oluwadamilare Agwuegbo
53Victor Ifeanyi Chukwu
54Chidi Emmanuel Megwa
55Princewill Arinze Duru
56Desmond Iwu
57Onyeka Vincent Chika
58Ifeanyi Kingsley Mezienwa
59Victor Uchenna  Aguh
60Kevin Amarachi Eshimnu
61Vitalis Kelechi Anozie
62Williams Obiora Agunwa
63George Chimezie Dike
64Munachiso Kyrian Ukachukwu
65Nwannebuike Osmund
66Chidiebere Franklin Nwangwu
67Damian Uchechukwu Ajah
68Emeka P. Ejiofor
69Lawrence Chukwuma Ubasineke
70Chinedu Bright Ibeto
71Valentine Amarachi Nwanegwo
72Emmanuel Chidiebere Dike
73Jeremiah Utieyin Eki
74Chinaka Davidson Iwuoha
75Chima Darlington Duru
76Ikenna Christian Ihejiureme
77Obi Onyedika Madekwe

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Dianna Wright to shoot Ahoo video in Ghana

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THE line-up of events and international artistes coming to Ghana this December keeps getting exciting and the latest to join is Jamaican singer, poetess and actress, Dianna Wright.
The US based artiste will be in Accra to shoot the video of her trending song, Ahoo and also participate in events to mark the festive season.

The song is already being played on some radio stations in Ghana and Jamaica and Dianna who is signed to 16-Bars Multimedia LLC, hopes to cement its popularity with the video which will be shot in a village setting in Ghana.

While here, she is also open to shows and collaborations with local artistes and bands.

Dianna who was part of acts for the Hands Across Africa concert held at the National Theatre in July said she selected Ghana to shoot the video for the love she has for the country.

“When I come to Ghana, it’s just like home, Ghana is a bigger Jamaica. I love how the people dance with so much energy. I will feature some young and talented dancers in my video. I love the newness, vibe and energy anytime I am there.

“For the video, I want a natural setting and it was Ghana that first came to mind, the unique and serene villages in Ghana is the kind of vibe I am looking for,” she said.

With the exception of her engineer and a couple of her team members, Dianna will use Ghanaian based creatives for her production saying, “there is no point flying in many professionals as Ghana has them in abundance. There are so many talents here who can help us execute this project perfectly”, she added.

As a way of giving back to the Ghanaian society, she adopted the drama troupe of the Manya Krobo Senior High School and supports the group regularly.

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“Orente” by Philip NeeWhang, to be available exclusively on Boomplay, is a soothing, lovely song

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Philip NeeWhang is set to release yet another sensational new song titled “Orente”. The single which transforms Dany Starking’s original – Orente released in 2022 has been made over again with a fresh new breath and vocal from the sensational musical artist – Philip NeeWhang. Orente is a song that is sure to burst your brains with its smooth and melodic romantic afrobeat vibes much desired in today’s music market.

When asked what influenced Philip NeeWhang to do a cover of the song and re-release it under his vocals, he stated “The first time I listened to the song, it transported me to a different realm, I felt good, I loved the song, I did not even think I would be doing a cover on it but then I kept singing it over and over and over and then I realized, – I need to pick on this challenge and do my very first cover song and which better song than this new track which has just struck me in the heart”. The original track is one released by Dany Starking, a Nigerian musical artiste presently based in Ghana.

The song which was largely sung in English heavily uses the ‘broken’ Nigerian pronunciation style of speech and uses some native Yoruba words within its lyrical flow shockingly, Philip NeeWhang stays true to the song’s lyrics and style, often diverting to his vocal pitch as slight differences can be observed in the version released by Dany Starking and the one by Philip NeeWhang – You need to hear how the Ghanaian Musical Artist loses himself to the lyrics singing it so beautifully and true to its core, it baffles the brain.

The original as covered by Philip NeeWhang shockingly is produced, mixed, and mastered by the same sound engineer – King Kueyx under CockaStudiox who worked on Dany Starking’s original giving immerse room for improvement on the cover by Philip. Philip NeeWhang who has been hailed as the next big hit in Ghana you need to watch out for and aiming for international status has already earned 19 original songs released to his credit inclusive of Two (2) EPs which contain four (4) tracks each. Philip NeeWhang is a NAFTI alumnus with BFA Degree in Film Directing.

Check out Orente which is now exclusively released on Boomplay starting Nov 17, 2022 – releasing in other stores on Nov 24, 2022, and enjoy a lifetime of sweet bliss contained within this music. Next to be released is “Freedom” on Nov 25, 2022, on Boomplay exclusive a week before other stores.

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IMF is holding Ghana to ransom – Freedom Jacob Caesar, tells Kanye West to invest in Africa

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Ghanaian real estate and hospitality business developer,  Nana Kwame Bediako, popularly known as Freedom Jacob Caesar, has reached out to American rapper Kanye West to look towards investing in Africa if America doesn’t want his money. (more…)

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Nigerian Governor appoints skit maker Cute Abiola as his aide

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Nigerian Governor appoints skit maker Cute Abiola as his aide

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has appointed famous skit maker, Abdulgafar Ahmed Abiola, popularly known as “Cute Abiola” as his Special Assistant on Creative Industries. (more…)

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Davido’s aide, Isreal DMW marries his sweetheart, Sheila !

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The white wedding of singer Davido’s aide, Israel Afeare (alias Israel DMW) to his sweetheart of many years,  Sheila, happened in Edo state today October 22. (more…)

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WAVV set to drop new single

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WAVV set to drop new single

Nigerian singer, Clinton okwuise popularly asWAVV is finally set to release the much-awaited tune “TOMBO” from forth coming ep “ F. A .M . E ” (more…)

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