America’s Most Wanted Yahoo Yahoo Fraudster, Tobechi Onwuhara Arrested In Sydney, Australia

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Feb 25, 2013 – America’s Most Wanted Nigerian Yahoo Yahoo Fraudster,  Tobechi Onwuhara Arrested In Sydney, Australia

Tobechi Onwuhara, a notorious Yahoo Yahoo boy living life at large has been arrested in Sydney, Australia. He was declared wanted by the FBI a while ago.

Out of fear of being captured, he ran away from Florida in year 2008 before his arrest this year in Australia.

According to Sydney Herald, 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.

A spokeswoman for the AG’s department said Mr Onwuhara is to face prosecution in the US for fraud related offences, including identity fraud and computer fraud.

“On January 29, the Minister for Justice [Jason Clare] made a determination to surrender Mr Onwuhara to the US.

“As a matter of long standing practice, the Australian government does not comment on operational matters,” she said.

Fairfax Media understands Mr Onwuhara had been living it up in Sydney after disappearing in August 2008.

The FBI’s website now lists Mr Onwuhara as captured, but with scant detail of the arrest. They were offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

The source who tipped off Fairfax said Mr Onwuhara had been making regular trips to The Star casino as well as splashing cash at numerous popular nightclubs.

“He would bet at the Star under a different name, he was a regular, then one day he just disappeared and someone told us he wanted by the FBI,” a source said.

A spokeswoman for Echo entertainment, owner of The Star, did not return calls and emails. The US Consulate in Sydney also did not return calls.

An Australian Federal Police spokesman confirmed the AFP arrested Mr Onwuhara.

According to the FBI’s most wanted list. Mr Onwuhara is wanted for his alleged involvement in an elaborate scheme that defrauded the financial industry out of tens of millions of dollars.

“Onwuhara is a key member of a group of Nigerians who allegedly have been conducting fraudulent banking activities from Florida and Texas, since 2005,” the FBI’s most wanted website states.

“It is alleged that the group has been using online internet databases to steal victims’ identities.

“Once acquired, they allegedly use the victims’ information to gain access to the victims’ ‘Home Equity Line of Credit’ accounts and wire transfer the money to accounts mainly located overseas, some in the United States.

Some of Onwuhara’s alleged co-conspirators have been arrested, inside and outside of the United States, the FBI’s website states.

Onwuhara was charged federally with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and a federal warrant was issued for his arrest by the US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, on August 1, 2008.

[Source: The Sydney Morning Herald]

17 thoughts on “America’s Most Wanted Yahoo Yahoo Fraudster, Tobechi Onwuhara Arrested In Sydney, Australia

  1. Just imagaine dat idiot. U c say money is insatiable’? Wen u knew u made 44million dollars,stupid guy,u can not run home and hide out for a whil. U decided to stil run into fire diaby livin large abnd forgotten u were once declared a wanted criminal? U wil rot in jail ova dia afta wich dey wil inject ur stupid brain and u,ll remain useless for d rest of ur life. Trust American and what dey can do. C as im face b sef. MUMU

  2. Why is parents ? From riches to poverty. After d tenure of his JAIL pls keep him there.don’t deport him here he wl stil join BOKO HARAM /BAYESLA Kidnappers

  3. Ah see d big fool dat am never see in my life u scam dat huge amount of money and u still live in white country d country dat u can never opress anyone instead of cum to ur father land and find better juju for dem to forget ur side and find better busineess to do that u will provide job for those who are not get job . Olorun a so e oh ti won o ba pa e .

  4. All that condemn this guy are Idiots, because you people don’t know what this so call White people are stealing from us, when the White people steal from we Africans you don’t hear anything but when African steal from them there tell the whole World about it, What that guy is doing is on the Campaign of Colonial Economic Recovery Fund, which the whites stole from us, EFCC Stop all this and look for Government Officials.

    I KNOW SAY WUNNA DEY FEAR ALL OUR PAST LEADERS WHERE DONE THIEF GO SEAT DOWN FOR HOME LIKE BABA OTA, WHEN WUNNA START TO ARREST THEM NA THAT TIME WE GO KNOW SAY WUNNA DONE START WUNNA JOB, NO BE TO ARREST MAN WHERE GO THIEF COME HOUSE, NA THE ONE WHERE THIEF INSIDE HOUSE NA HIM WUNNA SUPPOSE HOLD.

    • There is no excuse in commiting a crime. They will say ” devil made me do it”. No matter how much im steal, he will still remain poor cos the money is cursed. No matter the business they set up, it will run down, they will still go around begging for N20. Gud work FBI

  5. What is not good is not good. It has no other name. Even if he absconded to Nigeria nemesis ‘ll catch up with him one day. There’s no peace for the wicked. Onyiosi, dragging Nigerians’ names in the mire!

  6. They should kindly give him 101yrs to die in jail,cos he is disgrace to Nigeria,in western world no bribe,like Nigeria where everybody in office take bribe.

  7. This is the type of idiots that bring shame and disrepute to Nigeria. Maybe in his home village he is confered with the title of chief and others from the same village who are living a life of honesty are looked down upon. Let him and his co-horts be given the maximum sentence applicable by law. I know the idiot, he is from the neighboring village.

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