The Police in Lagos have declared two people wanted for conspiracy, fraud, obtaining money by false pretence and operating illegal financial institution/wonder banks in Kachia town, Kaduna state.
Pastor Godswill P. Yazonom and Engineer Philemon I. Gora were said to have conspired with others to run illegal fund managers who have been soliciting and receiving cash deposits from unsuspecting members of the public with promises of extra-ordinary high interests rates ranging from 100 – 150 per cent per month.
According to a statement on the Securities and Exchange (SEC) website, they operate in virtually all the local government areas of Kaduna state, but are more entrenched in Kachia, Kafanchan and Zaria.
The statement from the Police bulletin said so far, the suspects have defrauded members of the public of about N5 billion through their nefarious activities.
He owned a hip hop record label and he lived the high life of luxury hotels, gambling, strippers and bling. But behind the glitz and the glamour Tobechi Enyinna Onwuhara was one of the FBI’s most wanted men, allegedly a fraudster who scammed at least $44 million through cyber crimes.
But the sophisticated con artist, who fled Florida in August 2008 amid an intense FBI investigation, has been caught in Sydney and sent back to the US to face a string of fraud charges.
Nigerian-born Tobechi Onwuhara, 33, was “provisionally arrested in response to a request from the United States Government” in December last year, according to a spokeswoman for the Australian Attorney-General’s department.
Mr Onwuhara is to face prosecution in the US for fraud related offences, including identity fraud and computer fraud, the spokeswoman said. Continue reading →