Nigerian brothers- in-law get 14 and half years in UK jail for £25m ( N7.2 bn ) online fraud

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On Dec. 14, 2014, Eduwu Obasuyi, 40, was arrested why trying to board a plane from London to Lagos, after many complaints were made against him by victims from over 55 countries around the world, who

were subjects of advanced fee frauds. .

Forensic examination of numerous bank accounts opened by him in various names revealed a much larger picture of laundering funds. Extensive enquiries began to unveil an even more sophisticated web of fraud, which led officers to his brother-in-law Emmanuel Adanemhen, 50. .

Adanemhen arrived in the UK as an asylum seeker in 1998 and soon began to weave a complex identity scam. He first assumed the identity of a dead Portuguese man and then changed his name by deed poll and on driving licenses to distance himself from the many accounts that were being opened to launder funds from fraud. .

He married his wife in the name of the deceased Portuguese man which enabled his wife to secure residency in the UK. The arrests formed part of a worldwide fraud investigation, whereby victims across the world had been conned.

Adanemhen later pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to enter into a money laundering agreement and 3 counts of fraud against the Home Office and the DVLA in respect of fake documents that had been produced. .

Obasuyi pleaded guilty to conspiracy to enter into a money laundering agreement. On 8 January they’re sentenced; Adanemhen got 7 and a half years in prison and Obasuyi got 7 years. A date for Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings, to strip them of their illegal gains, will now be set…… bt their 523 houses in Lekki won’t b affected…..

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