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USA Indict 11 Nigerians Over $6M Bank Fraud

United States of America has indicted 11 Nigerians over alleged bank fraud.

This is coming just few weeks after six other Nigerians were indicted for alleged involvement in over $6m Internet fraud.

According to an official statement by the US Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey, the defendants names are Sulaiman Dosunmu, 39 years; Tunde Adeowo, 40 years; Muritala Adeowo, 55 years; Ayanniyi Alayande, 47 years; Ahmmed Ponle, 41 years; Margiettu Kamu, 34 years; Rafiat Sarumi, 36 years; Babatunde Oke, 40 years; Adekunle Owolabi, 49 years; Olayinka Olaseinde, 42 years; and Olugbenga Oyedele, 47 years respectively.

They were all charged for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to commit bank fraud in Southern New Jersey and South-Eastern Pennsylvania over the course of four years, United States Attorney, Craig Carpenito said.

They all face charges of conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to launder money, and aggravated identity theft, and some are charged with additional offences for alleged fraud and money laundering.

“The defendants are allegedly members of a Nigeria-based, multi-layered organisation that engaged in a massive bank fraud conspiracy in several states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Rhode Island, between June 2016 and March 2020.

“Members of the group stole numerous business checks from the United States mail, altered the payee on the checks to a fraudulent name and deposited the checks in bank accounts that had been opened with forged foreign passport documents and fraudulent US visas that matched the names on the stolen checks.

“Members of the organisation have used over 400 fraudulent accounts with fake identity documents to defraud the banks.

“The organisation also laundered the proceeds of the fraud by several means, including using debit cards to purchase money orders from third-party stores and using those money orders to purchase used automobiles from different automobile auction companies in Pennsylvania,” the charge sheet partly read.

You will recall that some weeks back Hushpuppi was arrested by INTERPOL and ever since his arrest there has been no peace for Nigerian fraudster ranging from USA to United Arab Emirates.

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