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Nigeria’s Most Notorious Yahoo King, ‘Ijoba-dollar’ inside Hot Soup in USA: FBI arrests KWAM One’s American ‘Owambe’ party buddy, AFEEZ ABIOLA ALAO, 34 others for stealing $117million from older citizens; face 20 years in prison…lavishly showers bail of dollars on Fuji Czar at Quillox in Lagos shindig in September before returning to Dallas, used fake names on dating sites to prey on targets; lose mansions/state-of-the-art automobiles and Bank accounts frozen *Group scam over 100 vulnerable, retired American widows/divorced, indicted for money laundering and wire fraud *U.S law enforcement record, screenshot Nigerian 37-year-old suspect’s video spraying money in parties *“These criminals rely on victims’ isolation, loneliness, and sometimes their grief. The only mistake these victims make is being generous to the wrong people. Once they depleted the savings they vanished into thin air. Romance scams are often difficult to prosecute because victims are often embarrassed, feel duped, and don’t want to come forward”-Acting U.S. Attorney, Prerak Shah *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

Nigeria’s Most Notorious Yahoo King, ‘Ijoba-dollar’ inside Hot Soup in USA:

FBI arrests KWAM One’s American ‘Owambe’ party buddy, AFEEZ ABIOLA ALAO, 34 others for stealing $117million from older citizens; face 20 years in prison

…lavishly showers bail of dollars on Fuji Czar at Quillox in Lagos shindig in September before returning to Dallas, used fake names on dating sites to prey on targets; lose mansions/state-of-the-art automobiles and Bank accounts frozen

*Group scam over 100 vulnerable, retired American widows/divorced, indicted for money laundering and wire fraud

*U.S law enforcement record, screenshot Nigerian 37-year-old suspect’s video spraying money in parties

*“These criminals rely on victims’ isolation, loneliness, and sometimes their grief. The only mistake these victims make is being generous to the wrong people. Once they depleted the savings they vanished into thin air. Romance scams are often difficult to prosecute because victims are often embarrassed, feel duped, and don’t want to come forward”-Acting U.S. Attorney, Prerak Shah

*BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Editor

HE’S VISIBLE IN HIGH PROFILE PARTIES IN NIGERIA. HE LOVES TO BE NOTICED. HE ENJOYED SPRAYING MONEY IN BUNDLES when African musicians hail him as if it is out of circulation. AFEEZ ABIOLA ALAO is in trouble and has been singing in jail in Dallas after he was tracked, surveilled and arrested by eagle-eyed operatives of Federal Bureau of Intelligence, F.B.I for stealing a whopping sum of $117million from older American seniors. Alao and his gang were picked upon the latter’s return from Nigeria a few months ago where he had attended a lavish party hosted by Nigeria’s Fuji Czar, King Ayinde Wasiu Marshal, KWAM One. Alao and his 34 other accomplice had been ‘singing-and-telling-it-all’ on their activities after they were handcuffed. 

Alao, a 37 year old Nigerian Naturalized American has been arrested alongside 34 others for defrauding old American citizens. The young socialite was seen on video spraying bundles of foreign and local currencies on KWAM One at Quillox in Lagos before his return to his base in Dallas, Texas, where he was arrested promptly.

 

Thirty-five Nigerians have so far been arrested in North Texas on these crimes. The suspects, who have allegedly defrauded over 100 people nationwide, would face indictment for money laundering and wire scam. They (the group) were accused of grossly conducting romance schemes to defraud and steal from unsuspecting older American adults. It was learnt that the suspects used fake names on dating sites to prey on their targets including widowed and divorced.

These victims were made to build trust with the scammers as they would pose interest by sharing a fake snivel story and then requesting a large sum of money. Reacting to this development, Acting U.S. Attorney, Prerak Shah, stated at a press conference while announcing the charges against them that “These criminals rely on victims’ isolation, loneliness, and sometimes their grief. The only mistake these victims make is being generous to the wrong people.

“Once they depleted the savings they vanished into thin air. Romance scams are often difficult to prosecute because victims are often embarrassed, feel duped, and don’t want to come forward.” 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVDMVKF8Zlw

Shah encourages victims to come forward and reassures them that the scams are more common than one might think, disclosing that more than 20,000 people lost $600million in romance scams in 2020.

Eleven of the arrests were made in the Northern District of Texas while the remaining 24 were made in the Eastern District of Texas.

Identities of the Nigerians charged in the Northern District of Texas were:

David Animashaun, 38 – arrested in DFW, charged with wire fraud conspiracy.

Oluwalobamise Michael Moses, 40 – arrested in DFW, charged with wire fraud conspiracy

Irabor Fatarr Musa, 51 – arrested in the Eastern District of Texas, charged by the Northern District of Texas wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy

Ijeoma Okoro, 31 – arrested in DFW, wire fraud conspiracy fraud, money laundering conspiracy

Chukwemeka Orji, 36 – arrested in DFW, charged with wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy

Emanuel Stanley Orji, 35 – arrested in DFW, charged with wire fraud conspiracy

Frederick Orji, 37 – arrested in Dallas, charged with wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy

Uwadiale Esezobor, 36 – arrested in Lubbock, charged with mail & wire fraud conspiracy

Victor Idowu, 36 – arrested in Los Angeles, charged with mail & wire fraud conspiracy

Afeez Abiola Alao, 37 – wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy

Ambrose Sunday Ohide, 47 – wire fraud conspiracy.

Meanwhile, this correspondent gathered from security sources that Alao and his gang have had their homes searched, as warrants were issued to have their mansions, vehicles seized as those were the proceeds of the crime committed by them. The suspects bank accounts were allegedly frozen.

“Since the arrest of Afeez Alao, and 34 others by F.B.I., they have been squealing and revealing all their modus of operation, ‘singing-in-a-tell-all’ without holding anything back. Alao, being the Yahoo King of this operation was surveilled and evidence was gathered against him and his group. Law enforcement agents are in receipt of recorded videos of Alao spraying hard-earned funds of senior American citizens lavishly on parties in Nigeria. Certainly, to preserve investigations, all their bank accounts have been frozen, warrants have been issued to seize their mansions and automobiles,”added our intelligence source.  

All of the defendants named are innocent until proven guilty. If convicted, the defendants face up 20 years in federal prison on the wire fraud conspiracy counts and up to 10 years in federal prison on the money laundering conspiracy counts.

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