Nigerian Fraudster & Girlfriend Jailed In Manchester UK Over Internet Banking Scam

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Dec 8, 2013 – Nigerian Scammer & Girlfriend Jailed Over Internet Banking Scam In Manchester, United Kingdom

2 Nigerian lovers have been jailed for their involvement in an internet banking scam.

The young Nigerians based in Manchester, UK were recently punished by a Crown Court for their part in a Nigerian inspired internet banking scam which could have netted a phenomenal £19million after hacking the accounts of nearly 2,500 people.

The Mail Online reported today that Aderoju Bammeke, 22, and his girlfriend Jessica Ogunyemi, 20, both of Manchester, were the UK ‘platform’ for a Nigerian ‘phishing’ scam that made £41,000 in just two months.

The plot, alleged to be masterminded by a gang based in Nigeria, involved sending fake emails to customers of banks including Barclays and Halifax.

According to The Mail report, the emails told recipients that their accounts had been hacked and asked them to complete a form with their log-in details.

“But when victims obliged, Bammeke stepped in and helped the gang log in to steal money.

“Fashion marketing student Ogunyemi, his girlfriend at the time, helped him launder the proceeds by putting funds in accounts, hiding cash and allowing him to buy her a £2,400 Vauxhall Corsa.

“Bammeke has now been jailed for three-and-a-half years at Manchester Crown Court after admitting conspiracy to commit fraud and unauthorised computer use.

“Ogunyemi admitted five counts of money laundering and was given a suspended prison sentence.

“Investigators found evidence of the scam on seven devices at Bammeke’s home, which had accessed 181 accounts from his address.

“But Barclays found 2,439 customers had been affected and investigators say the true scale of the fraud will never be known.
“Bammeke admitted he had been involved in the scam for more than a year. He played a ‘key role’ as England’s ‘platform’ for the scam, the court heard.
“He said if the gang had tried to log into accounts from Nigeria it would have triggered the banks’ alarm systems.

“Simon Nichol, defending Bammeke, said he felt regret and remorse for his actions.
“He said his involvement – which began in an effort to tackle student debt – was ‘sporadic’ and although the scam was large scale with international dimensions, Bammeke’s part was not.

“He added: ‘They needed a platform in this jurisdiction and they needed someone to provide that platform. He allowed them to use his computer remotely. He expresses further regret that he got his girlfriend involved in this.’
“Michael Lavery, defending Ogunyemi, said she had brought shame on her family, including her train driver father and mother who works for Manchester council.
“He said she had been ‘naive’, was predicted to get a first in her degree and was no longer in a relationship with Bammeke.
“Bammeke had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to conspiracy to commit fraud and unauthorised computer use while Ogunyemi admitted five counts of money laundering.
“Sentencing Bammeke, Judge Recorder Gibson said: ‘This in my opinion was a sophisticated fraud, a clever fraud and a fraud which could very easily have resulted in very much more substantial money being stolen.’
“He jailed Ogunyemi for a year, suspended for two years, and ordered her to complete 180 hours’ unpaid work.

[Source: Daily Mail]

27 thoughts on “Nigerian Fraudster & Girlfriend Jailed In Manchester UK Over Internet Banking Scam

  1. See the shame the two of your have brought your families especially this pretty girl
    Nigeria has disown you because u were born in the UK

  2. Now your face and name can be view all over the world,people like you both Africa and Americans and the rest from God knows where are the reasons people credit are messed up and sometimes left also useless.you guys are really heartless and deserves more than what was given to you.Get the f**k up and get a degree for you and tomorrow where you live a fearless life about the law.I know the gang must have moved to another target looking for more to destroy lazy ass.you will all be fished out one by one since you enjoy giving innocent people pain.

    • faith, so bcos dey r not born in Nigeria it is good ? the way some of u think baffles me alot…. n d person also dat said nigeriar has disown dem… is it possible? smh…. olodos
      then to all those who engage in tribal insults, u r d biggest fools I have seen…. Nelson Mandela did not only make racial abuse immoral but also made it look stupid….God bless his soul… u all r no different frm d whites dat look down on blacks… if u r wise, get sense.
      NB- NAIJAGIST, PASTE MA COMMENT, I HAVE NOTICE U DNT PASTE MA CONNENTS.

  3. this is one of the reasons why i dont make nigerian friends here in the usa cause i too have been duped by them back then and it is very difficult to forget the friendship we had but now i am gradually letting go of the pain and it is a terrible shame for a whole in the last 10 years nigerians have received bad comments than good from boobing a plane to the killing of innocent citizen by boko haram nigerians are never to be trusted for anything and its just amuse me when people they love nigeria what is there to love where the corruption of our leaders are on another level no electricity no good schools for kids and youth people are even ashamed to be called nigerians cause of the negativity of the country and people treat us like trash and now the develop countries are now planning a scheme to reduce and prevent nigerians from entering their countries it now makes you to ask where is nigeria moving to? why are we treated like this our president is as dumb as f**k may the good lord help this nation

  4. Is it not good for one to respect his or her self. Why should u be messing up urself this morning @ a big nwa
    aka phyno

  5. @STEVEN……close yhur mouth all Nigerians aint d same ok…..i have live with a Nigerian guy for 12yrs now nd he knws where i keep money but he dnt take money frm there even if i ask him to….unless i give him…so let always separate d sheep frm d goat..

  6. Who is free? Tell me, from north to south, west to East, i still continue to say there is no family that has no black goat,

    Mr Steven you said you lived in USA,and never make friend with Nigerians, remember that the American started this 419 business in a worst form,crime against huminity, buying and selling of Africans, is Nigerians only 419 people in the world,Mr Steven try to make friend with a cameronians, what of other country top official who are involved in this 419,American duped millions of dollras from even a poor widow in the disguise of banking, plsae dont try to call Nigerians a bad name again, be your own.
    Well i blame our country for all this, i was discusing with a friend in paris, he said to me, Mr Georges, when ever he saw Nigerian wondering about espercially in a cold winter, he sometimes shade tears, he said that Nigerians are like a son of a king who always begs for food from the poor,i wiped out tears from my eyes, after saying this, just like 10 mints, i ssw a Nigerian asking us for a job even to wash plate at any cost to feed himself,who is to blame, the wicked Nigerian leaders who wanted to eat all alone, to be frank, the preseident and his members of house of senate or representatives dont know the number of jobless people in Nigeria, i read most of their coment and tribute to Nelson Mandela, i ask when will Nigerian have her own Nelson Mandela? Tell me Readers.
    Nigerians recieved all sorts of humilations from outside because there is no hope for them in their country, marrying a woman who is old enough to be their grand mother for sake of papers, what is Nigerian poplation? Is it up to China and India?still this people feed her citizen, put them to work and still well advanced in tecnology, well one of my friend said that they have mastered suffering, that is why they called them suffering and smilling,Please stop abusing the young man and his girl friend, Federal Republic of Nigerian is to blame.

  7. the long arm of the law is no respecter of age or race..if convicted,they should face the music but also go after the mischevious Chinese,indians and Lebanese running illegal and backyard business in naija.we aren’t doing enough to curtail such tendencies especially the toothless efcc.

  8. @geoge tank u vry much, our leaders has failed woefuly in all ramification of my dear country nigeria, wat dat annoyes me most is dat evryday they appear on tv wit their stinkin pot belle nd ugly faces talkin gerbrish as usal especicialy d so cal stupid mr mute president of my beloved country nigeria. Pls lets neva give up on our blessed countr.

  9. This article is confusing o, is Ogunyemi a man or woman because, I really got it twisted in line 13:’Fashion marketing student ogunyemi, his girlfriend at the time…’

  10. Fraud didn’t start in Africa, it started in these so called developed countries, they developed technologies to steal without contacting who you wanna steal from. Pls stop the nonsense say as if only Nigerians are fraudsters

  11. PLEASE DNT BE DELETING MA COMMENTS, I HAVE NEVER ANY TRIBAL ABUSE OR INSULTING ANYONE. AM JUST LETTING A SPADE BE A SPADE.

  12. @George & Badluck Jonathan, it’s true our leaders hav faild us so far, bt I wil alwz equally blame dat persn who resorts 2 crime 2 survive. Were it d case dat dis guy died as a scammer, would God hav admitd him in heaven just bcs it wz presidnt Goodluck Jonathan dat pushed him in2 d crime? NO! 4God Almighty, who is far wiser dan anybdy commenting here, knws dat there is somthn else dat diz guys could hav done2live.
    Our being 2 apt in blaming our govt makes us ovalook our own faults. Imagin a place where u’r lookd upon as naive bcs of ur God-given moral restraints! So evrbdy is corrupt, both d leader & d follower. Evn if Nigeria bcms beta dan USA 2day, d govt wil stil nt b abl 2 employ evrbdy. In France 2day there r many citizens unemployd.
    4 us, d solution 2 all dis is let’s stay bak here & resist d urge 2 travl wdout anythn good in view bt just 2 heap more shame upon d bad name dat we alrdy bear. If u hav d courage 2 keep ur hands clean, u wil neva go unnoticed by God.

  13. Nigerians in Nigeria have very bad begging attitude. They have no good home bringing. 98% were born in shop environment where babies see money exchanging hands so that made them grew up with bad attitude.

    Steven true been friends with Nigerians is just going into hell fire. They go to someone for friendship just to extract.

    Nigeria would have been one of the best countries in Africa if not their bad attitude. If you go out of Nigeria to a good country and come back then compare different attitude of individuals in both nations you will shade tears. Nigerians need to change for the better.

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