The Inner London Crown Court in UK has sentenced a gang of Nigerian Fraudsters over £610,000 scam.
The gang members led by Victor Oke, 39, were said to have stolen from business bank accounts. Victor used stolen information provided by his accomplice Desmond Uyoisa Abifade, 25, to impersonate company directors through telephone banking.
Victor then adverted funds to a ‘mule’ beneficiary account once he has gained access. This beneficiary account is usually monitored by Moses Kuye, 28. Melinda Mensah – Oke, 37, impersonated female company directors when a female voice is required, while Arinola Kuye 27 stands as the group’s money launderer.
The five members of the gang all pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.
After the hearing on Wednesday, Victor Oke was sentenced to four years imprisonment while Moses Kuye was jailed for three years and three months.
Abifade and Mensah-Oke were given a two year and fourteen month suspended sentences respectively while Arinola got a 12-month community order and was instructed by the court to complete a 50 hour unpaid Labour.