A Nigerian Living In Ghana Extradited To US To Face Fraud Case

A Nigerian citizen living in Accra, Ghana, has been extradited to Memphis to stand trial for an indictment charging him with cyber crimes and identity theft. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee indicted 64-year-old Babatunde Martins with wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Martins was also charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit computer fraud. The indictment alleges that Martins, along with other Africa-based co-conspirators,…

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US: Hungry boy called police emergency number and they brought him pizza

A little boy in Florida was hungry, really really hungry, so he made an emergency call and got more than what he bargained for. Five-year-old Manuel Beshara called 911 on Friday and told the dispatcher that he was hungry and wanted to order a pizza, the Sanford Police Department said on Facebook. Officers were dispatched to the home, thinking that a well-being check was needed. They found Manuel and his 15-year-old sister, who explained that they were fine and that Manuel had grabbed the phone without her knowledge. The officers…

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US demands social media details from visa applicants

Nearly all applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media details under newly adopted rules. The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years’ worth of email addresses and phone numbers. When proposed last year, authorities estimated the proposal would affect 14.7 million people annually.  Certain diplomatic and official visa applicants will be exempt from the stringent new measures.  However, people travelling to the US to work or to study will have to hand over their information. “We are constantly…

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