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GUILTY! ‘Federal Grand Jury indicts NIGERIAN Man, MONSURU OGUNBIYI for engaging in Sham Marriage, Falsification of documents to obtain Green Card’-U.S Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania …Couple Charged in Conspiracy to defraud United States Government * ‘Monsuru Ogunbiyi and Ajia Strauss conspired with one another to defraud the United States. Ogunbiyi, a native and citizen of Nigeria, and Strauss, a native and citizen of the United States, agreed to enter into a sham marriage so that Ogunbiyi could obtain lawful permanent residency in the United States’ * ‘As part of the conspiracy, Ogunbiyi agreed to pay money to Strauss, including $1,500 on the day of their June 3, 2016, marriage in New Jersey. Ogunbiyi and Strauss submitted false and fraudulent statements and documents to the United States’ * The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than five years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, or both, for the charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

GUILTY! ‘Federal Grand Jury indicts NIGERIAN Man, MONSURU OGUNBIYI for engaging in Sham Marriage, Falsification of documents to obtain Green Card’-U.S Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania …Couple Charged...

LATEST NEWS ON FBI LIST: Nigeria’s Anti-graft Agency, EFCC Bust GHANA Hideouts of 77 Nigerians indicted for America Internet Fraud…’We are cracking up on these criminally-minded Nigerians, All our offices on RED ALERT to arrest them’ * ‘We have recovered N486m in cash and arrested 28 suspects so far’ *The collaboration between the commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigation led to the recovery of $314,000 and N373m * ’14 of the suspects have been charged and convicted while nine are still undergoing trial, as other five are still under investigations’-IBRAHIM MAGU, Acting Chairman of EFCC BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICA FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF, Naija Standard Newspaper

LATEST NEWS ON FBI LIST: Nigeria’s Anti-graft Agency, EFCC Bust GHANA Hideouts of 77 Nigerians indicted for America Internet Fraud…’We are cracking up on these criminally-minded Nigerians, All our offices on RED...

JUST IN: Albania Sacks Consul in Nigeria, NITIN SANDESARA over Alleged $725 million FRAUD Charges…Diplomat, brother-in-law used Sterling Biotech company to borrow funds from banks in India *Police handcuffs Cetan Sandesara as he tries to flee Albania, faces prosecution in India * ‘Our government interrupted Nitin Sandesara’s mandate as a consul in Nigeria because his case may damage the (country’s) image and reputation’-Albania Foreign Ministry BY SAMUEL IHIDU/SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, INDIA

JUST IN: Albania Sacks Consul in Nigeria, NITIN SANDESARA over Alleged $725 million FRAUD Charges…Diplomat, brother-in-law used Sterling Biotech company to borrow funds from banks in India *Police handcuffs Cetan Sandesara...

HISTORIC: Nigeria’s Genius, ADEBAYO ALONGE wins Technology Award for inventing Nanoscanners that detect FAKE DRUGS …chosen as overall winner for 2019 BNP Paribas Group Deep Tech Prize *Competition designed specifically to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies * “I would want every Nigerian and the world to be safe from fake drugs and fake medications”-Alonge BY TOPE OLANREWAJU/TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT, ABUJA

HISTORIC: Nigeria’s Genius, ADEBAYO ALONGE wins Technology Award for inventing Nanoscanners that detect FAKE DRUGS …chosen as overall winner for 2019 BNP Paribas Group Deep Tech Prize *Competition designed specifically...

DISGRACEFUL! NIGERIAN Yahoo Yahoo Man, COSMOS EMEH posed as FAKE American Soldier…Scam Australian Woman the sum of $400,000 through money transfer service * 32 year old conman deceived vulnerable ladies through hoax online romance scheme * Lied to 38 year old female victim, traveled to woman’s house to collect extra $105,000 *Charged with one count each of fraud and attempted fraud at Brisbane Magistrates Court * “The 34-year-old woman began an online romantic relationship with Cosmos Emeh, 32, after befriending him on social media in October 2018. The following month, she was groomed into believing Emeh was a US soldier, and sent him more than $200,000 through a money transfer service. He he then traveled to the woman’s house to collect a further $105,000”-Australian Police BY BIMBO AYOBAMI/CRIME CORRESPONDENT, AUSTRALIA, Naija Standard Newspaper

DISGRACEFUL! NIGERIAN Yahoo Yahoo Man, COSMOS EMEH posed as FAKE American Soldier…Scam Australian Woman the sum of $400,000 through money transfer service * 32 year old conman deceived vulnerable ladies through hoax...

‘Nigeria’s ALIKO DANGOTE is Richest Black Billionaire in the world in 2019, fortune at $10.9billion’-FORBES …Oprah Winfrey’s entire worth at $2.5 billion, Michael Jordan valued at $1. 9billion * Mike Adenuga net worth at $9.1 billion, Robert F. Smith: $5 billion * David Steward is worth $ 3 billion, Strive Masiyiwa: $2.4 billion, Michael Lee-Chin: $1.9 billion * Isabel Dos Santos: $2.3 billion, Patrice Motsepe: $2.3 billion, Abdulsamad Rabiu: $1.6 billion *Folorusho Alakija’s estimated valued at $1.1billion, Mohammed Ibrahim: $1.1 billion * 2,153 people made it to the 2019 FORBES list of the World’s Billionaires, 13 are Blacks BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

‘Nigeria’s ALIKO DANGOTE is Richest Black Billionaire in the world in 2019, fortune at $10.9billion’–FORBES …Oprah Winfrey’s entire worth at $2.5 billion, Michael Jordan valued at $1. 9billion * Mike Adenuga...

$15Million FRAUD in America: NIGERIAN Fugitive, AYODEJI OLUMIDE OJO, Central Bank of Nigeria staff tracked hiding in Lagos…Declared wanted by United States Justice Department for fraudulent internet and bank transactions *American Govt detains suspect’s friend Olufolajimi Abegunde for helping to cash a dubious cheque of $9,000 on behalf of wanted Nigerian * ‘I didn’t know Ayodeji Ojo is a criminal. He always visit America. On one occasion, he begged me to use my bank account to cash a cheque of $9,000 since he had no legal address known to the bank in America. He used my name to commit fraud. I have learnt my lesson never to help any Nigerian again’-cried Olufolajimi Abegunde inside detention’ BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

$15Million FRAUD in America: NIGERIAN Fugitive, AYODEJI OLUMIDE OJO, Central Bank of Nigeria staff tracked hiding in Lagos…Declared wanted by United States Justice Department for fraudulent internet and bank transactions *American Govt...

Disgraceful in America: Nigerian Man, EMMANUEL KAZEEM sentenced to 15 years for stealing over $11million in IRS Tax-Return Scheme…Charged for Fraud, aggravated Identity theft, conspiracy *Maryland resident behind largest tax fraud in American history *Purchased more than 91,000 identities from a Vietnamese hacker tin Oregon company’s private database *Investigators discovered he was linked to over 10,000 fraudulent federal tax returns totaling $91 million in refunds * “Suspect bought a house in Maryland and put a nearly $200,000 down payment on another. He also tried to use the money to develop a four-star hotel in Lagos, Nigeria”- U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief, Oregon

Disgraceful in America: Nigerian Man, EMMANUEL KAZEEM sentenced to 15 years for stealing over $11million in IRS Tax-Return Scheme…Charged for Fraud, aggravated Identity theft, conspiracy *Maryland resident behind largest tax...

NIGERIAN Couple, YEMI AND ADE TAIWO: Face behind Payless African & Carribean Food Market in London…Imports Nigerian food and Fashion *Introduce fresh vegetables, meats and spices from Africa into cuisine *Their products come from Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Cameroon and the Congos *Runs a thriving food, clothing branch in Payless African and Caribbean Food Market opened its at 875 Hamilton Rd, United Kingdom BY TOLULOPE IMADE/FOOD & FASHION REPORTER, LONDON

NIGERIAN Couple, YEMI AND ADE TAIWO: Face behind Payless African & Carribean Food Market in London…Imports Nigerian food and Fashion *Introduce fresh vegetables, meats and spices from Africa into cuisine *Their products come...

REVEALING in AUSTRALIA: NIGERIAN Notorious Romance King, FISAYO OLUWAFEMI inside Sydney’s Villawood Detention used 16 Mobile Phones to plot $3million Fraud…Police seized from him numerous SIM cards, identification information, and various electronic storage devices *Suspect’s Girlfriend, Harriette Bangura handed 11 count charge for money-laundering of over $480,000 fraud * Under the alleged scam, emails were sent out from falsified or ‘spoofed’ email addresses encouraging recipients to reveal personal details such as credit card numbers, account names, passwords, officers and urged people to send money in exchange for love or goods * “The 43-year-old is allegedly the ring leader of a crime ring that targeted not only businesses, but women looking for love”-Sydney Police *Another African Gang member was involved in the syndicate having laundered $90,000 BY DIPO OLANIYI/CRIME EDITOR, AUSTRALIA

REVEALING in AUSTRALIA: NIGERIAN Notorious Romance King, FISAYO OLUWAFEMI inside Sydney’s Villawood Detention used 16 Mobile Phones to plot $3million Fraud…Police seized from him numerous SIM cards, identification information,...