Saturday, 8 July 2017

£10m scam: UK jails Nigerian gang who posed as MPs, judges [PHOTO]

Kayode Sanni, Nigerian illegal immigrant who used the identities of member of parliament, judges and police officers during a £10million scam has been sent to five years in jail.
The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales (Old Bailey) found him guilty of leading a gang which used fake identities to swindle the taxpayer hard earned money.
The gang stole personal details from the Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC), which provides sport and fitness facilities to more than 120,000 public sector employees and pensioners.
Adedamola Oyebode, 30, who worked as CSSC events manager, stole the details which he then handed over to her brothers-in-law Oluwatobe Emmanuel Odeyemi, 34, and Oluwagbenga Stephen Odeyemi, 39.
According to Daily Mail report, The Odeyemi brothers ran the fraud with Sanni.
The gang was on course to reaping £10,260,525 only for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs to uncover the ‘extraordinarily high rate’ of claims being made by civil servants.
The jurors said Sanni “lied through his teeth” after he claimed that his “conscience is clear” and denied involvement in the scam.
The fraud was perpetrated between 10 March 2009 and 11 June 2013.

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