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Saturday, 11 November 2017

London Court Jails Five Nigerians For Telephone Banking Fraud

An Inner London Crown Court has sentenced five Nigerians to various jail terms over the theft of £610,000 from business bank accounts





. Desmond Abifade, Victor Oke, Moses Kuye, Melinda Mensah-Oke, Arinola Kuye, were caught after being spotted by fraud investigators at HSBC, who passed the case to the dedicated card and payment crime unit (DCPCU) to investigate.


According to reports, Victor Oke, 39, of Galleons Drive, Barking, used stolen data provided by Desmond Uyiosa Abifade, 25, of Henniker Road, Stratford, to falsely impersonate company directors via telephone banking. Once Oke gained access, he diverted funds to ‘mule’ beneficiary accounts monitored by Moses Kuye, 28, of Connaught Road, Silvertown.


Melinda Mensah-Oke, 37, also of Galleons Drive, impersonated company directors when a female voice was necessary, while Arinola Kuye, 27, also of Connaught Road, acted as the group’s money launderer. They were caught after being spotted by fraud investigators at HSBC, who passed the case to the dedicated card and payment crime unit (DCPCU) to investigate.


The DCPCU is sponsored by the banking industry and made up of officers from the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police Service, bank investigators and support staff from UK Finance. Police were able to analyse when and where the calls were made to identify the phones used and from there, the perpetrators.


All five were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, which they pleaded not guilty to.


On Wednesday, Oke was sentenced to four years in prison, while Moses Kuye was jailed for three years and three months. Mensah-Oke received a fourteen month suspended sentence and Abifade a two year suspended sentence. Arinola Kuye was given a 12-month community order and instructed to complete 50 hours of unpaid work.


DC Dave Cass, who investigated the case for the DCPCU said: “This was a concerted effort to commit fraud against two companies and profit from crime. The police take fraud very seriously and these sentences should send a message to fraudsters that you will be caught and punished.


All losses were refunded to the genuine business account holders.

Culled from Newham Recorder

6 comments:

Miss Ess said...

Smh!

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Alloy Chikezie said...

They can't outrun the long arm of the law.

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Anonymous said...

Even with his 2 yr suspended sentence, he still has a criminal record. He'll know the effect every so often in the future, when applying for jobs or filling landing cards for certain countries.

Ogechukwu Agbalugo said...

That guy is a participant in one popular youtube show that they mostly talk about sex and all sorts..(I have forgotten the name of the show) chei.. all these London/Nigerian guys fear them oo!!!!

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