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Friday, 8 January 2016

Photos: Two Nigerian fraudsters who duped a woman out of £1.6m sentenced to prison in London

Two Nigerian men who duped a woman out of £1.6 million in a sophisticated romance scam were today, Friday, January 8, jailed for a total of 5-and-a-half years at Basildon Crown Court.

Ife Ojo, 31, (left) of Hammonds Drive, Peterborough in Cambridgeshire was jailed for 34 months for conspiracy to defraud. His accomplice Olusegun Agbaje (right), 43, of Kershaw Close, Hornchurch in Essex was jailed for 32 months for conspiracy to defraud.
 
Detective Chief Inspector Gary Miles, of FALCON - the Met’s specialist Cyber Crime and Fraud Unit, said:

"Today’s sentencing recognises the devastating impact this kind of fraud has on its victims. I would like to pay tribute to the victim in this case who provided evidence which was crucial in securing two guilty pleas in this case.
"The financial and emotional impact to the victim has been huge. Many victims borrow money from friends and family to pay the suspects. Victims typically feel embarrassed and ashamed when they realise they have been duped, so they often don't report what has happened to them or even confide in a friend."

In January 2015, a woman in her 40s, from Hillingdon, reported to Action Fraud that she had been a victim of fraud. The case was referred the Met's cyber crime and fraud team, FALCON.

The victim told police that in February 2014 she met a man calling himself Christian Anderson on a dating site. After a few weeks, they met in person. He told her that he was an engineer working in the oil industry, that he was divorced and had a daughter, and that his father and sister died of cancer.

After a few weeks, he told her that he loved her. He said he was having a difficult time working on a project in Benin, Africa. He said that he wanted to come home to be with her but first he needed some specialist machinery so he could finish the project. He asked her for a loan to pay import duty for the machinery.

She paid over £30,000 into the business account of his supposed personal assistant, a man allegedly called Brandon Platt, but Anderson then requested more cash, ranging from £25,000 for a police fine, to thousands of pounds to free up inheritance money left by his mother, who lived in Cape Town.

He told her that he wanted to use the inheritance money to set up a life with the victim. Fees for freeing up the inheritance money included costs for holding it in a vault in Amsterdam and $170,000 to pay for a non-existent "anti-terrorist certificate" so that the money could be deposited at a bank.

The victim had been convinced that they would live together, and had been looking for a home for them to buy. She met with someone claiming to be Anderson's lawyer, and even travelled to an office in Amsterdam to meet a man calling himself Dr Spencer, who was supposedly responsible for holding the money in a vault.
Between March and December 2014, the victim paid £1.6million into numerous bank accounts.

The money was subsequently transferred into various personal accounts, including £35,000 to the bank accounts of Ife Ojo and Olusegun Agbaje. The victim doubted the authenticity of Anderson's stories on numerous occasions but every time she asked for proof he sent false documentation or made up excuses for why he could not send her evidence.

FALCON carried out a financial investigation. They identified Agbaje as one of the recipients of the victim's money and went to his home address where they found him with Ojo. Both were arrested and their homes searched. At Ojo's home, they found a laptop containing records of the victim's conversation with Anderson, a memento book seemingly sent to Anderson by another victim and a copy of the book 'The Game'.

FALCON established that they had received £35,000 of the victim's cash and charged them. In September 2015, Ojo, a student from Peterborough and Agbaje, an administrative assistant of Hornchurch both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud at Basildon Crown Court.

Detectives are continuing their enquiries as they seek other members of the gang and try to identify any other victims.

Source: Metropolitan Police

83 comments:

Godwin Oseezy said...

Recycled events, nothing new















Wild flowers!

ify said...

Lol

STERN said...

Did I just hear 1.6 million pounds. Geez

ify said...

Good for them

livingstone chibuike said...

Gud for dem

Julie- babe said...

All these people that keeps giving Nigerian a bad name God is watching you all.

JAYZSBOSS said...

Serves them right

Linda's pearl said...

Long write-up, serves them right

Kingsly Anyaegbu said...

Nawa o!






#linda give me 1bo#

GHOSTFACE said...

Wow!! Huge money

henry dion said...

Some ppl are just greedy
#needanalibitojoinmetastethenewgeishasardine

Lola Williams said...

Yahoo plus in action. Boys are not smiling.

Anonymous said...

Owo oo. £1.6m! That's huge!

cross val said...

why dem no carry the money come back sharp sharp.. ndi ara.. serves them right biko just spoiling Green White Green

Nene Georgina said...

watch hot sextape of corper Bisi Alade

christie benjamin said...

Best way for them to spend this new year...good luck guyz!

Uzoma Benjamin said...

Hard work pays ....guys go get a job and do something more meaningful with your lifes.

Uzodave Startech said...

Ghen Ghen. #IRepLIB

Anonymous said...

Hmmm a student at Peterborough ??
Get ready for prison and then deportation back to the motherland. Why didn't you just face your studies eh? Giving Nigerians bad name.


Also how was the scam possible if they met in person? Or were there white men involved? If so where are their pics ?
Ain't no black african answering Christian Anderson

Chidozie Bruce said...

Keep digracing us yoruba ode #sneh

Feco Prince said...

No comments, @LIB just passing by.

Bonita Bislam said...

*Yawns*Bad eggs as usual.
Aww thank God its friday

Adeolu Abiodun said...

They deserve more than dat ole.

success baby said...

Enter your comment...the woman too is greed ,she want something in return DAT why they dupe her

Anonymous said...

Passing by I came to see their names Yoruba I hail oo

HECTOR EKITI said...

Sharp shooter's, they deserve the sentence........ Let's go Linda

benueguy said...

Why always Nigerians

paparazi said...

Every day for the thief one day for the owner. If you think 419 pays or dubious activities, u are in for a shocker. people make money from legitimate sources, nobody is ready to work hard, they are looking for quick money. Quick money leads to quick sand and u will SINK!!

SHORTEST DUDE said...

Chisos,see money!

Mr 47 said...

Children of Life. Omo Naija, ewe nje, ogun nje

Uche Anaekwe said...

Hope they get what they deserve









anaekwe.ucheslimj@gmail.com

Uzodave Startech said...

Fraudsters. #IRepLIB

Anonymous said...

Hmm,the guys were not sharp enough

John Johnson said...

Yoruba race or should I call them people and scam/fraud. I am sure that they succeeded in conning the woman with the help of Alfas( fresh human parts juju doers) and babalawos.

mijindadi said...

Hmmm Nawa O

Anonymous said...

Abeg make unah leave them joor..nah hustle them dey hustle..the woman nah greedy person too..

VIVACIOUS TRACY said...

Dat serves they right

Thor's Dad said...

Karma is bae....

funkecrown05@gmail.com said...

Serve him right. Ole

uche ekwulugo said...

ChIzuz!! Omo with d current exchange na big Raba be dat



AJ MAIN BOY...

mainstreet said...

nicw you have to go jail that is part of the street

mainstreet said...

life goes on

mainstreet said...

move on and get new nigga in jail and come out with another plan

Ngozi Kalu said...

Dz idiots dat dnt understand how pipo suffer to mak money


Buhari pls increase nysc allawee

temitope faizat said...

That serve them right

Anonymous said...

Yorubas are the real fraudsters!

Anonymous said...

Yorubas are the real fraudsters!

Anonymous said...

mehn i love this score.boys no dey smile.

APPLE said...

It serve them right.

Angel Makiz said...

please stop disgracing your country...angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Nwariaku Munachi said...

I can't believe people fall for these things

adewale okeowo said...

i tink thats d latest job naw














#Al sah-him

Ama Adoma said...

Fraudsters everywhere

Anonymous said...

....Just short of Words!!!

desmond arinze said...

Hope say d money is still intact





Gbagam

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

All these people wey dey fall our hand outside. God is watching them in 3D.

#LIB ADDICT#

optimisticlady said...

No one will blame the lady duped in this instance.
If it were a Nigerian girl that was duped out of love peeps will call the guy -smarty but the girl who is the victim is tagged -ode,foolish,mumu geh etc.

Blacks discriminate against themselves alot.

Uris Onuoha said...

Some women are really desperate for love.. Or could they be under a spell??? I wonder.. Any man who even talk money to me in a wrong way, I'm so out...

I MUST WIN LINDA GIVEAWAY said...

This na pple boyfriends oooo ..... I am sure their babes go dey shame for them

oladele bukola said...

Thieves make dem go dey do fraud inside d jail

PETER IFEANYICHUKWU said...

Nigerian guys pls let's keep away from fraud and all these desperate oyibo women, make una too go rest na una people go bring homo wey make una guys and gals dey marry themselves that follow cause the scarcity In real marriage.

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...they are from Ondo & Ekiti states. Land of 419's.

Frances said...

Some women sha......please ladies should learn to be wise joor.

Xmor money said...

Kudos guys you will surely make it out.

Anonymous said...

These are the reasons why Nigerians undergo so many checks when travelling...una nor dey hear word. quick money dey purge. kindly check out the 15 most anticipated albums of 2016 http://tinyurl.com/hqx744b

DBANJ CRUSH said...

No u didnt hear










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Jamila Shaibu said...

Always Nigerians!!!! Na wa oo

Bridget Abanum said...

They should rot in prison!!! % Linda Your Greatest Fan %

Juliet Iwuno said...

Serves dem right. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

Beht why?

akhere ehis said...

Away games

Frank Odigie said...

No comment! Seen

Anonymous said...

32months...??1.6m pounds...Good deal(summary)

Anonymous said...

Foolish yoruba people criminals

Babylawyer. said...

U guys are disgracing urself thinking ur disgracing ur country.

@Lindaikeji No. I FAN.

Anonymous said...

Thanks god say no be igbo...now i know say no be only igbos the do yahoo....

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good for them

OSINANL said...

Yoruba with their fraudulent practices...

coins king said...

Enter your comment...this is a very bad one

Bride Knotgroom said...

You see why we are divided...someone just mentioned yoruba...just because the story is been feed in from UK so it got much attention....Nnaa if you never hear, go Nsanwam prison for Accra Ghana na IBO man take almost 2/3 of the prison and no one is given such case much attention...so make we keep quite and stop tribalism...crime is crime...I spent four years In Ghana and I did a lot of research base on zenophobia attacks in Ghana....I won't like to go into details but the names mentioned are still Nigerians.. let us bury those things

Xmor money said...

Ur fada is foolish

Pesin Pikin said...

Na wa o! 9ja!!!! They shd face the law anyway

Anonymous said...

Any of una wey no ver lie to take obtain money make d person raise hand,all way nah way just do am well

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