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The Federal University of Technology , Akure , Ondo State , said it had placed a final year student of the Department of Food Science and Technology , Afolabi Emmanuel , on an indefinite suspension .
Emmanuel was sanctioned by the varsity for his alleged involvement in the hacking of the website of an online news medium , Premium Times .
In a statement issued on Wednesday by the Deputy Director , Corporate Communications , FUTA , Mr Adegbenro Adebanjo , the student was alleged to have committed the act , which constituted misconduct and misuse of the university ’s information technology infrastructure.
According to the statement , the university received a complaint from
Premium Times about denial of service attack on its website “ between 28 th and 29 th of February , 2020 , through a concerted vulnerability scanning by a person using the IT infrastructure of the university .”
“ Following the complaint , the university management initiated an investigation and it was discovered that Emmanuel carried out the alleged act of misconduct using the log in credentials of two members of staff without authorisation to perpetrate the act, ” Adebanjo said.
The university spokesman noted that the notification of indefinite suspension addressed to Emmanuel read in part , “ In the extant Student ’s Handbook of Information , your action is a misconduct to abuse the use of university IT infrastructure .
“ While still putting in place an arrangement to give you an opportunity to explain yourself , you are hereby placed on an indefinite suspension retroactively from 18 th of March, 2020 . ”
Adebanjo explained that the suspension implied that Emmanuel should not be found anywhere in or near the precincts of the institution throughout the period of his indefinite suspension.The university deplores such behaviour and reiterates that it will continue to visit such aberrant act with the full weight of the rules and regulations governing students ’ behaviour and conduct off and on the campus. For the avoidance of doubt , only students who are worthy in learning and character can lay claim to and be addressed as FUTA students ,” Adebanjo added

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Alleged ‘Yahoo-boy’ wanted by FBI for $6m scam turns himself over to EFCC

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One of the suspects wanted by the American Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, Felix Osilama Okpoh, has voluntarily turned in himself to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
A statement by the EFCC made available to Vanguard on Tuesday, explained that the suspect, was accompanied by his parents to the Lagos Zonal Office of the commission where he turned in himself.
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Okpoh, during interrogation, said he made the move to surrender himself to the Commission out of respect he had for his parents and his resolve to be morally upright. Confirming the development, the EFCC in the statement signed by its Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the agency had commenced an investigation into the role played by the suspect in the alleged $6 million scam.
It will be recalled that Okpoh, alongside Richard Izuchukwu Uzuh, Alex Afolabi Ogunshakin, Abiola Ayorinde Kayode, and Nnamdi Orson Benson, had been declared wanted by the FBI sometime in 2019 for their alleged involvement in a Business Email Compromise, BEC, scheme that defrauded over 70 businesses in the United States, of over $6 million.
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The suspect allegedly provided over 40 bank accounts to his conspirators, which were used to receive fraudulent wire transfers from their victims totaling over $1,000, 000USD.
He was, on August 21, 2019, indicted in the United States District Court, District of Nebraska, on charges of conspiracy to commit wire

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EFCC detains fake army officer over scams

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By Soni Daniel, Abuja
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal Office is interrogating one Eze Mavus Ugochukwu, a student of Computer Science, Bauchi State Polytechnic, who defrauds unsuspecting members of the public by posing as a Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army.
Ugochukwu, an indigene of Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State was arrested by the officers of 33 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi State and handed over to the Gombe Zonal Office of the EFCC for further investigation and possible prosecution following a complaint, lodged by one Mrs Dorcas Oni that the suspect presented himself to her as a Lieutenant in Nigerian Army and told her that he would assist her in securing admission for her son into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) for which he made her transfer the sum of N400, 000.00 into his account.
In the course of EFCC’s investigation, it was discovered that the suspect had defrauded some other victims to the tune of N1, 455 million using the same military bait.
A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said all the proceeds of crime were paid into the suspect’s two bank accounts domiciled in FCMB and STANBIC IBTC between December 2019 and July 2020.
“Investigations further revealed that the suspect succeeded in making his victims believe he was a military officer by photo-shopping military officers’ uniforms and superimposing the image of his face on them, complementing the fraud by by attaching his name tag on the uniforms.
“He was also discovered to have forged military documents which he passed off to his victims as genuine in a bid to convince them that he would secure NDA admission for them.
“He will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” the statement said

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