Saturday, 12 October 2013

EXPOSED: Lagos Big Boy, Okwudili, Is A "Fraudster" Criminal

In the last few weeks, I observed that the internet was awash with the story of a big boy who is said to be very successful and has one of the biggest this, and the most expensive that.His is name is Okwudili "Dilly" and sources say he moves around with a POLICE escort. But information the guy is not clean has surfaced. He is a confirmed 'Yahoo Yahoo thief' (fraudster) who confessed to all his criminal actions in court and was sentenced to prison in the US. Below is the story of Okwudili:

An American federal jury has convicted a Nigerian man, Oluyomi Oshinaike of two counts of bank fraud for a scam authorities say involved more than a million dollars in altered corporate checks.
Senior U.S. District Judge Charles Butler Jr. scheduled Oshinaike’s sentencing for Feb. 15. Under advisory sentencing guidelines, he faces a prison term of at least 2½ years and as much as 3 years and a month.

Okwudili “Cowboy” "Dilly" Umenyiora, who has already pleaded guilty to the bank fraud, also testified that he convinced Oluyomi Oshinaike to recruit people who were willing to allow checks to be deposited into their bank accounts.

“His job was to go out and find the accounts,” he testified.

Okwudili testified the account holders would be told a cover story similar to solicitations many people get via e-mail. The tale would be that a person in Nigeria needed help getting money into the United States.

Assistant US Attorney E.T. Rolison said in his closing argument that it is a classic Nigeria scam. "The reason you call it that is because they say, ‘My father is in Nigeria.’ They come up with that story,” he said.

Okwudili confessed that he would pay a postal worker at a mail-sorting center in Atlanta $500 for corporate bank checks, each. He said he did not know the man’s name, but a man by the name of Andrew Bryant Gunn has pleaded guilty in federal court in Atlanta in connection with the plot and will be sentenced next month.

Okwudili told jurors he would take the checks to a man named Guy Taylor, who would change the payee line. He would then give the checks to partners who would in turn deposit them into bank accounts.

He said the bank account holder would be allowed to keep 15 percent of the value of the. Taylor would get 10 percent and the postal worker was paid 10 percent to 15 percent, Okwudili testified.

Mobile resident Rosa Gullett testified that she agreed to allow Oshinaike, whom she knew as “Abdul,” to use her account. She said she met Oshinaike through her sister, who was dating him at the time. Her mother, Kim Williams, testified that she allowed him to use her account, too.

That’s not Okwudili's first brush with the long arm of the law, it seems he’s been a career criminal for over a decade as his mugshot from 2001 attests.

In light of this, it was with great amazement (and amusement) that people read the "sweet" story about him on the social media and Nigerians were praising him (the original story has now been deleted, but GOOGLE is your friend). Not only was he praised for being a ‘Super Model’ in his looks, given major props for his ‘swag’, but it seems he also drove up in a Lamborghini, escorted by MOPOL.

Fellow Nigerians.....
Are we back to the days of Fred Ajudua where known 419 Kingpins not only had a high public profile, but were even accorded police escorts, and were celebrated as pillars of society, worthy of emulation?

Wasn’t the EFCC set up to specifically check such individuals? I mean, what’s the justification in having a self-confessed and convicted fraudster being given an armed police escort?

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