- Riyad Mahrez' money was being lavished by a fraudster without the City player noticing
- It was gathered that the culprit blew £175,830 from the Algerian’s credit card
- Sharif Mohamed who is a forklift driver has pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of fraud
Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez discovered that about £175,000 (over N62million) of his money was blown by fraudulent forklift driver in 2017.
It was gathered that the convict had withdrawn such huge amount on the player’s bank card even before he eventually noticed.
According to the Crown Prosecution Service via Daily Star, the 32-year-old Sharif Mohamed pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of fraud totaling £175,830.
It further claimed that the forklift driver splashed nothing less than £20,000 of Mahrez’s cash partying and buying expensive designer clothes in Ibiza.
Mohamed’s spree also allegedly included a spend-up in a London cas*no and a stay at The Shard’s swanky Shangri-La hotel, as well as some more modest outings to Nandos, KFC and Greggs.
Former Met Detective Chief Inspector Mick Neville said:
“The most amazing thing is that someone can blow £175,000 on a bank card without the loser even realising.”
Mohamed, who claims to have been working on behalf of crooked staff at Barclays, is said to have phoned the bank to order a new card in his name.
Also, local information from Malta has it that Nigerian footballer, Sunday Eboh, alongside with four others have been arrested and charged with money laundering.
He is one of Nigeria’s most prolific talents to have move to the country but he is currently in police net alongside three other Nigerians as well as a Maltese.
Eboh, Maltese national Alexandra Pace, Nigerian nationals Collins Eguavoen, Marvis Iyeke and Tony Ogbonna were arrested late Monday night to be charged with money laundering.
According to police authorities, a local woman became a victim of the suspected fraudsters after she thought she had been chatting with a US soldier who was deployed in Afghanistan.
She expected the soldier to return to Malta as soon as he is done with the assignment and despite that she was yet to meet the man in question, she sent €58,000 to him who allegedly asked her to pay for his expenses.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City have set a new record in English football following their 3-1 win over Swansea in the FA Cup quarter-finals as they reach the semis.
Goals by Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus were enough to hand the Citizens their 15th straight win in all competitions.
Although debutant Morgan Whittaker pulled one back for Swansea, it doesn’t stop Pep Guardiola’s side from setting a new record for most consecutive wins by an English club.
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