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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Nigerian Couple In The US Have Been Jailed 252 Months From Online Dating Fraud



Gbenga Ogundele aka Benson Ogundele, 58, of Laurel, Maryland has been sentenced to 234 months in prison over conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering arising from a scheme to defraud vulnerable victims of millions of dollars. 


Ogundele’s wife Moji Popoola, aka Mojisola Oluwakemi Tin Popoola/Moji T. Popoola, 42, also of Laurel, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Both sentences will be followed by three years of supervised release. United States District Judge, Paul W. Grimm also convicted Ogundele of aggravated identity theft in connection with the scheme. 


Judge Grimm, had on March 20, 2017, sentenced Mojisola’s brother Babatunde Emmanuel Popoola, aka Emmanuel Popoola/Tunde Popoola, 34 to 12 years imprisonment on the same charges. Ogundele and the Popoolas were convicted on November 18, 2016, after a 17-day trial.


Ogundele, Mojisola, and Emmanuel, were, in 2015, indicted by a federal grand jury alongside Mukhtar Danjuma Haruna, a/k/a “Mukhtar Haruna Danjuma” and “Mukky,” of Lagos, Nigeria; Victor Oyewumi Oloyede, 41, of Laurel; Olusegun Charles Ogunseye, aka “Charles O. Ogunseye,” 58, of Laurel; Adeyinka Olubunmi Awolaja, Jr., aka “Yinka O. Awolaja, Jr.,” 33, formerly of New Carrolltown, Maryland; Olusola Olla, 48, of Brown Summit, North Carolina; and Olufemi Wilfred Williams, aka “Wilfred Olufemi Williams” and “Femi Williams,” 26, of Owings Mills, Maryland.

The judge ordered Ogundele to forfeit $2,195,103.36, Mojisola Popoola to forfeit approximately $165,000 and to pay restitution of $34,100, and Emmanuel to pay restitution of $465,170.76. According to the evidence presented during their trial, from January 2011 to May 18, 2015, members of the conspiracy searched online dating websites to initiate romantic relationships with elderly male and female individuals.


 They phoned, e-mailed, texted and used Internet chat messenger services to form romantic relationships with the victims, who lived in Maryland and around the country.

The members of the conspiracy were said to have used a number of false stories and promises to convince the victims to provide money to the conspirators, including fake hospital bills, plane trips to visit the victims, problems with overseas businesses and foreign taxes. The conspirators opened bank accounts in order to receive millions of dollars from the victims.

Numerous deposits from several victims into bank accounts controlled by the defendants, or checks received from the victims, ranging in individual amounts from $1,720 to $30,000 were also discovered. Members of the conspiracy used false stories and promises to convince the victims to provide money to the conspirators, including fake hospital bills, plane trips to visit the victims, problems with overseas businesses and foreign taxes. Oloyede, a co-conspirator was sentenced to 234 months in prison.


 Awolaja, Ogunseye, and Williams pleaded guilty to the charges against them. Awolaja will be sentenced on June 12, 2017, Ogunseye, on July 25, 2017, and Williams, on July 27, 2017.



65 comments:

Cynthia Iyede said...

Na wa!

Classic Chic! said...

Wow! Family of conspiracies

charitybino said...

Husband and wife.
I hope their children will not take after them.

Emperor said...

End time couple

Rowland Dominic said...

Here I was thinking only Young folks are the ones perpetrating this act called 'Yahoo Yahoo'.

What annoys me now is the fact that lately Nigerians 'in the abroad' have been in the news lately for one thing or the other. I just hope this doesn't bring about limited offering of Visa to good people/individuals who want to travel to Oga Trump's country.

LUCILE COCONUT OIL ABUJA 07059605320 Pin- 2BC6235E said...

Hmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

Where are the ofe nmanu's, come and carry your people, bwahahahahahahahaha, tribe fight will never stop in nigeria. Yes I'm anonymous, come and beat me.

Anonymous said...

But who are these dumb women that send money to men they meet on the internet.
Once a man begins to tell me about his financial problems I am turned off.
Don't you have friends and relatives to help you.

Babyoku Oku said...

Ofe manu Kwenu kwezuanu.

Alloy Chikezie said...

Wawu!

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Miss Ess said...

This ones are just shameless

Anonymous said...

This is not a Nigerian problem; hope we get that clear
It is a problem with those that;
Love partying more than air
Love spraying semen and running away more than food
Love to dance to their mother's macabre tunes
Love to play cowardice in dire situations
Love to lie in hypocrisy more than The truth
Love to go from church in the morning to witch doctors at noon
Love to have satellite homes while married and create confusion in their funerals
Love to betray friends when solid agreements have be sealed
Love to isolate anyone not from their place in "benefitial" deals
Love to be temperamental and loud mouthed
Love not to love but claiming to love you

James' hater said...

Ndi ofe mmanu na agwa ojoo.

Anonymous said...

These folks can dupe you on Sunday morning,
Go to church a few minutes after
and dance holding their agbada and shaking their buttocks
And walk strait to the witch doctors at noon
Then attend party at night
Come back in the morning and tell you they've been in the church all through

Anonymous said...

This is not a Nigerian problem; hope we get that clear
It is a problem with those that;
Love partying more than air
Love spraying semen and running away more than food
Love to dance to their mother's macabre tunes
Love to play cowardice in dire situations
Love to lie in hypocrisy more than The truth
Love to go from church in the morning to witch doctors at noon
Love to have satellite homes while married and create confusion in their funerals
Love to betray friends when solid agreements have be sealed
Love to isolate anyone not from their place in "benefitial" deals
Love to be temperamental and loud mouthed
Love not to love but claiming to love you

BLESSED ONE said...

Is today Nigerian bad news day?

BECKY DIVINE said...

Good for them

BLUNT said...

The sophisticated tribe doing sophisticated things in far away sophisticated land. Alas, they were 'sophisticatedly' caught. See how an entire tribe of gerontocrats migrated to a distant land only to wake up in the morning and sit behind a laptop for the sole purpose of engaging in love fraud!

charles endy said...

Hmmmm...end time couple?

Bee10 said...

Endtime couple

Adeniji Bisi said...

May you all graduate in peace and not in pieces


Simple



Mc pinky

SUGAR. said...
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Fan Emmanuel said...

And I just checked their names. Smh

Weed Chic said...

Gbese

Happy life Happy life said...

Nawa o. They are already citizens tho that's why they weren't deported. Awon jayejaye ti Maryland

Order 4ur Cakes in Abuja. Home delivery. said...

Everyday for the thief, one day for the owner ...

Eka Joy said...

Tribe fight will never stop in Nigeria??? How will it stop when ur likes keep instigating it

KARMAisabitch said...

Anonymous 15 April 2017 at 13:01
Yibo's must show themselves anywhere
they go.
This one can even spike drink and
perform abortion on the lady without
consent just like his brothers that do
abortion in their chemist.

copied
From that post about Dr Jekyll

Anonymous said...

Yes indi ofe nmanu meaning awon olobe elepo.Is it your oil illiteracy is a disease if yorubas fry their stew with so much oil that's their tribe and they enjoy it with their tastebuds the way indians Chinese Arabians choose to cook or eat is not anybody's business. Bloody illiterate

Anonymous said...

Religious people are scary sha. Hahah. Awon tithes paying criminals.

Anonymous said...

Nigerians abroad always disgracing us wetin.no wonder foreigners on dating sites don't talk to you once they see that you are a Nigerian.Even when they chat with you,they usually have it at the back of their mind that you are a scammer because you are a Nigerian.Too bad.may God help genuine Nigerians around the world o.

Anonymous said...

God punish yards mama. Omo ale, omo ajokuta make momi. Olorun loma Ko e. Oloshi!

ukwu dimond said...

Na Wa oh!

Anonymous said...

That's how they operate. World people be careful about doing any business with David Odis, he is Fraudulent. Chop people money change him phone numbers

Queeneth said...

Hey tribalistic bigots,@FanEmmanuel, @BabyOku,et al! FYI, fraud, lies, and other vices are universal issues. Get it?
Cos your comments reek of gross illiteracy and stupidity!
Gosh!!!

Anonymous said...

They are all yoruba o

Anonymous said...

Na yaraba people

Anonymous said...

Yoruba people have come again

Anonymous said...

They are desperate

Anonymous said...

Yeah

Anonymous said...

Hahaha yoruba

Anonymous said...

Lets give them Beyonce hand

BEDS AND ROSES said...

You know you are suffering from a mental illness.
You actually copy and paste this shit and post it.
You are sick. Seek help
You for use your ID why always under anon.

stunning slim shady said...

Power couple

Anonymous said...

Tell dem ooo.

Anonymous said...

Eyah, you have been used and dumped. Frustrated coward. Olobo town council. Osho free ashewo. You never see anything yet. Dry, dirty, frustrated and overused akpu bag like you. With your borehole pussy. Hahahahahaha

DON™ said...

You all should go and kill yourselves.

DON™ said...

Annonymous bastard. Yanmirin oshi

DON™ said...

What were you guys still doing in America ? Longthroat things.

ola said...

Meanwhile somwher in anambra dog sniffs out human part seller. Crime has no tribe#respect4all

Anonymous said...

Chai in Patience Jonathan's voice, these couple na wetin pple dey call 'end time couple' c as dem ugly like monkey. Stella Nwanyioma biko post this comment.

jelly said...

Husband and wife doing yahoo? God have mercy

Smith Anele said...

It runs in the blood.

Blossom said...

When you are thinking that it can't get any worse, another Nigerian in the diaspora shocks you.

Yahoo yahoo elderly man and wife. Hiss.

Anonymous said...

Jealousy go kill you

Anonymous said...

Awon omo irankiran wo lo n n dun nibi yii. Awon to se pe inaki ni babanla baba won naa n soro. Kai o ma se o, ti oo baki n se ojo to ro to oo eyele pomo adiye awon yanmirin omo Ibo wonyii na a ma soro nibi ti a ti n soro, ebi yin ko, stupid idiots, descendants of baboons.

Yimu said...

Anon 19.55 your case is hopeless. What if they are yorubas? Alafishe

Yimu said...

Oloriburuku ni e.anon 19.56

Yimu said...

Aye e ti baje. Use your id. Oloshi

Yimu said...

No mind the blunt imbecile ola. Imo iran kiran

sisi eko said...

Torr this old tactics is still yielding profits? Smh

sisi eko said...

I shudder at their gullibility 🙄🙄

Anonymous said...

20 years for stealing. And for the people asking, why do people send money to strangers? Notice that the cops don't care. They always go after the criminals. They blame the criminals not the victims.

Numsy Jones said...

N.a. reaaaaal wa

Anonymous said...

Yorubas coursing problems everywhere and bringing their home country shame. Like to live above their means, they can do anything for money to party and to buy bleaching cream. You are disgrace to to human race. Get a life and stop chatting crap on fb

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