Mother, son wanted by FBI, jailed for internet scam in Lagos

Mother, son wanted by FBI, jailed for internet scam in Lagos

- A Nigerian woman and her son have been arrested for internet scam of about N29.9 million in Lagos

- The mother identified as Alaba Kareem Adeyeri and her son, Damilola Ahmed Adeyeri, were tried before a Lagos court

- The mother and son were convicted on a four-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence

While many parents often strive to raise honest and disciplined children who would carry on the legacy, it appears there are some who let greed and dishonesty cloud their sense of judgement.

Case in point being a Nigerian mother identified as Alaba Kareem Adeyeri and her internet fraudster son, Damilola Ahmed Adeyeri, who were recently arrested and tried for scamming an American company of $82,570 which is about N29.9 million.

Their arrest came following a petition by the Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) against Damilola and others who are currently at large, on an alleged case of conspiracy, obtaining under false pretence, money laundering and other computer-related fraud.

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According to PM news, the woman and her son were sentenced to three years each in a correctional centre. The judge, Justice Aneke, found them guilty on all counts. But the sentences for each count would run concurrently.

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The court further ordered that all the properties and monies recovered from the convicts be forfeited to the federal government and upon applications by the victims, restitution be made to them.

Idi Musa, an investigator with the EFCC, while being led in evidence narrated to the court that sometime in April 2019, the commission received a petition from the FBI, alleging that the official email address of American Cranes Manufacturing company was hacked and as a result, the sum of N29.9 million was stolen by the fraudsters.

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Idi revealed that Damilola was arrested on September 6, 2019. His mother however, was nabbed when she went to withdraw money from the bank after his arrest.

Further reports showed that she had bought properties in choice areas in Lagos, in the name of her son with the money made from the fraud.

Meanwhile, a report by TWnews indicates that a Nigerian man living in Britain, Oluwaseun Ajayi and a woman said to be his lover, Inga Irbe, were on Friday, January 10, jailed following an investigation by the Met’s central specialist crime – Cyber Crime Unit. gathered that the news medium, said while appearing at Croydon Crown Court, Ajayi, 39 and Irbe, 49 both of Orchard road, Dagenham, were sentenced to five years and six months and a community order of 12 months and 170 hours unpaid work respectively.

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