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Photos: Nigerian Fraudster Arrested In Ghana For Impersonating Majid Michel, Kelvin Ogodogu In Detention

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Photos: Nigerian Fraudster Arrested In Ghana For Impersonating Majid Michel, Kelvin Ogodogu In Detention

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Nov 21, 2014 – Pictures: Nigerian Scammer Arrested In Accra Ghana For Impersonating Majid Michel, Kelvin Ogodogu In Detention

Pictured above is a Nigerian based in Accra Ghana who has been using popular Ghanaian actor Majid Michel’s name to collect money from unsuspecting fans.

Kelvin Ogodogu is currently in Ghana police detention after he was arrested following a tip from his recent victim.

Majid said he was in the United States recently when he met a lady by name Ikay at an event. Ikay was said to have approached him and told him about their chats on social media and also hinted on the monies she’s been sending him.

According to Majid, the lady even said that, he (Majid) informed her of his mother’s death and requested for an amount of $5,000, an amount she was willing to send.

Majid said that he told the lady he was innocent but the lady insistent and argued that it was him (Majid) who had engaged her over a period of time on social media, collected previous monies and recently requested for $5,000 for the funeral.

After realizing she wasn’t joking, he explained to the lady that she wasn’t the only one who has fallen victim t such scam as there are loads of fraudsters using his name and profile to defraud unsuspecting people.

nigerian fraudsters impersonate majid michelKelvin Odogodu

Majid and the lady set up a plan to expose the man behind the scam. Majid Michel called his brother in Ghana and set him up with the lady who forwarded him her details.

Ghana Police officials were also involved in the investigation

Pretending to be Majid Michel who recently lost his mother in Ghana, Kelvin was said to have requested $5000 from the lady for his mother’s burial.

Kelvin initially wanted the money transferred through Western Union and to his real name (Kelvin Ogodogu) and when he was questioned on why the money wasn’t being transferred to the name Majid Michel, he claimed that the name, Kelvin Ogodogu, was the name of his movie director.

With advice from the Police, Kelvin was asked to go and take the money from a friend of Ikay in Accra, but in a smart move, he also sent a friend to collect the money – that friend was arrested and led the Police to apprehend the real culprit, Kelvin from his hideout in Accra Ghana.

When police questioned him, he reportedly said Majid Michel is his nickname.

He is currently cooling off in Ghana Police detention awaiting trial.

27 Comments

27 Comments

  1. bezo

    November 21, 2014 at 7:12 AM

    Please release him he is not a thief
    my brother kelvin is using what he has to get what he wants. He is innocent as declared

  2. giant of the gods

    November 21, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    BEZO YOU ARE RIGHT . HE HAS TO BE REALEASED AS YOU HAVE DECLEARED

  3. Bench

    November 21, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Bezo, wetin is suppose to be does you na . In short, you be candidachor for

  4. SAUDIQ

    November 21, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Nigeria needs to do something about these Igbo-Nigerians as they are now refered to now in Ghana. Just two days after this Kelvin Ogodogu’s scam arrest, another seven Igbo-Nigerians boys were arrestrd in a suburb of Accra with stash of fake dollar notes and guns hidden in the cieling of their room. Happy though now Ghanaians have come to identify these jobless hoodlums from Eastern corridor of Igbo-Nigerias who parade everywhere and engaging in criminality. Nigerians of Yoruba descents have lived across West African countries of Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Gambia, Cote D’Ivoire for more than two centuries and never did Nigeria’s name become a topical issue on crimes until the recent influx of Igbo-Nigerians who are largely armed robbers or 419 scammers. Another damning phenominon in Ghana today is the Igbo-Nigerian prostitutes influx into an area called “Circle” in Accra Ghana where they practice their trade even in broad daylight. They tell whoever cares to listen they don’t owe Nigeria any apology and therefore should be left alone. What an irony the Igbo-Nigerians have come to represent the bad image of Nigeria in Ghana and are doing it without shame and, have turned Nigerians in Ghana into laughing stock and target of mockery, practicing and behaving in the same manner Ghanaians came to do in Nigeria during the times of their suffering. Very very sad indeed.

  5. SAUDIQ

    November 21, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Nigeria needs to do something about these I**o-Nigerians as they are now refered to now in Ghana. Just two days after this Kelvin Ogodogu’s scam arrest, another seven Ig*o-Nigerians boys were arrestrd in a suburb of Accra with stash of fake dollar notes and guns hidden in the cieling of their room. Happy though now Ghanaians have come to identify these jobless hoodlums from South Eastern corridor of Nigeria, who parade everywhere and engaging in criminality of all shades. Nigerians of Y**uba descents have lived across West African countries of Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Gambia, Cote D’Ivoire for more than two centuries where their legacies were more of integration and friendliness and, never did Nigeria’s name become a topical issue on crimes until the recent influx of Ig*o-Nigerians who are largely armed robbers or 419 scammers. Another damning phenominon in Ghana today is the Igbo-Nigerian prostitutes influx into an area called “Circle” in the central area of Accra Ghana where they practice their trade even in broad daylight. They tell whoever cares to listen they don’t owe Nigeria any apology and therefore should be left alone. What an irony the Igbo-Nigerians have come to represent the bad images of Nigeria in Ghana and are doing it without shame and, have turned Nigerians in Ghana into laughing stock and target of mockery, practicing and behaving in the same manner Ghanaians came to do in Nigeria during the times of their suffering. Very very sad indeed.

    • Uzoma

      November 21, 2014 at 2:51 PM

      Saudiq, Odogodu is not an Igbo name. Please verify before vilifying a whole tribe out of sentiment. Irrespective of where this guy is from he should face the consequence for his actions. To those people destroying Nigeria’s image they should be exposed with their names and pictures published for all to see. Maybe through this way they will be shamed and try finding a legitimate way to earn a living. Their identities should not be hidden.

      • SAUDIQ

        November 21, 2014 at 3:45 PM

        Uzoma pls do not accuse anyone of sentiments here, Nigerians know the charracters of your people that has become a trademark everywhere they reside. They the Igbo-Nigerians are know worldwide for their daring lifestyle and do-or-die approach to making money no matter how undignifying that could be. If you want to convince yourselves the seven boys armed robbers arrested in Ghana are from the South Eastern Nigeria, you could visit a Ghanaian website: peacefmonline.com, and scroll to news of 20/11/2014 to check out all the names. Igbo -Nigerians don’t care what becomes the image of Nigeria for as long as they make money through fraudulent means or robbery to buy stock thrir shops and buy cars for shows in villages during chrismas vestivities. Agreed not only Igbo-Nigerians are into dubiois axtivities though but the prevalence of criminality in Igbo-Nigerians is too stunning snd worrying. It is totally a shameful attribute of a tribe.

        • Uzoma

          November 21, 2014 at 5:01 PM

          SAUDIQ, I never said my Igbo people are saints. Obviously what some of them are doing to make money is reprehensible especially (as I heard) in Ghana. It will serve a lot of good to publish their pictures along with their names in Nigeria newspapers to shame their parents and kins. I remember when a newspaper here in New York published the pictures and names of 15 Nigerians (14 of them Yorubas and one Ibo)who were engaged in Bank and Credit card fraud and the picture of the mansion one of them built in Lagos. That action of publishing their pictures have taught others a lesson that no one hears of bank and credit card fraud involving Nigerians again. Nobody ever or say or accuse the Yoruba tribe as a whole. If this can be done in Nigeria, I think it will go a long way to help cure the sickness. Again if a name does not sound Hausa or Yoruba, does mean it is automatic Igbo. Odogodu is not an Igbo name.

          • SAUDIQ

            November 21, 2014 at 7:58 PM

            Uzoma, I don’t think its helpful to engage you in a debate of which of the two tribes of Yorubas and Igbos are more of criminals than the other. The fact that you live in the USA and are able to see first hand the happenings among Nigerian communities tells how skewed your responses to my earlier stories are, about Igbo-Nigerian criminal activities in Ghana. Your attempt to tell a one-sided story of Nigerian criminality in the USA; using a single incident of crime that involved a number of Yorubas and turning blind eyes to those of Igbo-Nigerians residents in the same USA simply exposes you as a dishonest person and, someone trying to equalise Igbo-Nigerian well documented worldwide crminality with that of Yoruba people. People like you Uzoma are those that continue to encourage your Igbo-Nigerian brothers not to see anything wrong with what they do and so, see justification in their criminal behaviour for as long as it becomes an issue of contest with other rival tribes. You Uzoma with your influence on social network should be able to lead in the recaliberations of the orientation and the mentality of the millions of Igbo-Nigerian youth who migrate virtually every nuke and crany of Nigeria and beyond looking for non existent jobs, roaming every street corners and ending up becoming home burgglers and armed robbers like those just arrested in Ghana recently. Uzoma, I’ll not join issues with you on tribal rivalry when criminality is concerned but, I believe you are not unaware of your people’s criminal tendencies and why they are mostly barely tolerated in all communities they find themselves outside Igboland. Please Uzoma, do not behave like the Ostrich that buries its head in the sun and pretends not to notice any wrong doing around it. We all are Nigerians and so lets call a spade by its name, a spade.

          • Uzoma

            November 22, 2014 at 2:19 AM

            Saudiq, thanks for understanding my point. Irrespective of who is wrong, we as Nigerians must unite to condemn the guilty and praise the innocent. To be frank Saudiq, there are many Nigerians both in that our country and elsewhere in the world that are honestly making a living. Anybody engaged in criminality has that DNA in him or her or I may be wrong. Saudiq, I want to know if there is a way we and other well meaning Nigerians can form a clique where our main purpose will be to expose those individuals engaged in destroying Nigeria’s image both at home and abroad by publishing their photos and names in all Nigerian newspapers. As you said God brought the different Nigerian tribes together for a purpose. Let us use our diversity to move Nigeria forward and not to destroy each other. The Indians, the Chinese all have different tribes but are united. Hwy can’t we Nigerians?

        • Uzoma

          November 21, 2014 at 8:49 PM

          Saudiq, you are missing the point. Read and digest my response to your first reply to my mail. You are there in Ghana and have access to the publications of the names and pictures of the Igbos you referred to. Simply forward it to Nigeria newspapers and I bet you at least one of them will reproduce it. In this way we can all contribute our own quota to cure the sickness called fraud. I used the New York example because you referred to the publication in Ghanaian newspaper to buttress your point- which very good. I do not have anything against the Yorubas. Infact 4 people from my family are married to Yorubas (both wives and husbands) and they all are very happy with their spouses. My own blood brother is happily married to a Yoruba lady. That you want to turn this to Ibo Yoruba rivalry is a no brainer. You neglected Odogodu who is not an Ibo and poured your vermin on the Ibos in general. Please my brother or sister, do not give blanket judgment. Always say something against the individual/individuals who committed the offense.

          • SAUDIQ

            November 21, 2014 at 10:40 PM

            Thank you Uzoma, I’m very humbled by your last response and so happy despite the difference in our opinions, you refrained from direct attack or insult eventhough I could still feel your discountenance in the manner we Nigerians behave sometimes when find find ourselves abroad. I have taken the pain and assumed the responsibility to advice my colleague Nigerians irrespective of which tribe they are, whereever I encounter them to be of good ambassador of Nigeria because that’s the only country we all belong and where we can call our own. Its not for nothing God brought us together as a nation and did not create us to be Ghanaians or Americans. I have always loved the great talents Igbos are endowed with; in the arts, sports, the acumen in business and the resilience and determinations of the Igbo man to survive where others have failed. Uzoma I sometimes shudder to think whether its the same determined approach attached to making a success of everything an Igbo man is involved in, in life that also drives the negative side of the Igbo. Uzoma, is there any justification we Nigerians should push ourselves to the brink to suceed in life.???

  6. Henry

    November 21, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    He is guilty as charged,so he should face the consequences,so that other fraudstars will learn from it.

  7. D Hunter

    November 21, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Bezo, so impesonation is nt a crime?

  8. mr fact

    November 21, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    It wouldn’t have baffle M̶̲̥̅ε̲̣̣̣̥ if Ÿ̲̣̣̣̥ø̲̣̣̥u̶̲̥̅̊ did this in your country nigeria,but u travel to anoda country and tarnish our name………wat an infamous act! Idiot if Ÿ̲̣̣̣̥ø̲̣̣̥u̶̲̥̅̊

  9. D Hunter

    November 21, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Whn talkn 2 sb lk bezo smtyms 1 z bound 2 mk mistake bcz I blv he hmslf is a mistake. Dat z y instead of “Impersonation“ I typed -impesonation-
    Typeographical error influenced by bezo‘s sarcastic comment.

  10. Bankole Jones

    November 21, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    bezo or what do you called your name ? You don’t know the Rule of Law, You are not educated at all. i pity Kelvin Ogodogu, he will spend nothing less than 5 years in Ghana prison there. Belt it with me, if you can?

  11. tina

    November 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Its bet and not belt.see a riff raff calling another uneducated.fool
    He was only doing local scam bt was caught too quick

  12. SAUDIQ

    November 21, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Uzoma, I don’t think its helpful to engage you in a debate of which of the two tribes of Yorubas and Igbos are more of criminals than the other. The fact that you live in the USA and are able to see first hand the happenings among Nigerian communities tells how skewed your responses to my earlier stories are, about Igbo-Nigerian criminal activities in Ghana. Your attempt to tell a one-sided story of Nigerian criminality in the USA; using a single incident of crime that involved a number of Yorubas and turning blind eyes to those of Igbo-Nigerians residents in the same USA simply exposes you as a dishonest person and, someone trying to equalise Igbo-Nigerian well documented worldwide criminality with that of Yoruba people. People like you Uzoma are those that continue to encourage your Igbo-Nigerian brothers not to see anything wrong with what they do and so, see justification in their criminal behaviour for as long as it becomes an issue of contest with other rival tribes. You Uzoma with your influence on social network should be able to lead in the recaliberations of the orientation and the mentality of the millions of Igbo-Nigerian youth who migrate virtually every nuke and crany of Nigeria and beyond looking for non existent jobs, roaming every street corners and ending up becoming home burgglers and armed robbers like those just arrested in Ghana recently. Uzoma, I’ll not join issues with you on tribal rivalry when criminality is concerned but, I believe you are not unaware of your people’s criminal tendencies and why they are mostly barely tolerated in all communities they find themselves outside Igboland. Please Uzoma, do not behave like the Ostrich that buries its head in the sun and pretends not to notice any wrong doing around it. We all are Nigerians and so lets call a spade by its name, a spade.

  13. SAUDIQ

    November 21, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    Thank you Uzoma, I’m very humbled by your last response and so happy despite the difference in our opinions, you refrained from direct attack or insult eventhough I could still feel your discountenance in the manner we Nigerians behave sometimes when find find ourselves abroad. I have taken the pain and assumed the responsibility to advice my colleague Nigerians irrespective of which tribe they are, whereever I encounter them to be of good ambassador of Nigeria because that’s the only country we all belong and where we can call our own. Its not for nothing God brought us together as a nation and did not create us to be Ghanaians or Americans. I have always loved the great talents Igbos are endowed with; in the arts, sports, the acumen in business and the resilience and determinations of the Igbo man to survive where others have failed. Uzoma I sometimes shudder to think whether its the same determined approach attached to making a success of everything an Igbo man is involved in, in life that also drives the negative side of the Igbo. Uzoma, is there any justification we Nigerians should push ourselves to the brink to suceed in life.???

  14. Metu Nyetu

    November 21, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    @Saudiq, maybe it’s hardly neccesary 2 make a rejoinder here afta going thru ur dialogue wit Uzoma. Ur discussion seems mature & conclusive 2me. @ any r8, I’m drawn 2 where u wrote abt “recent influx” of Igbo Nigerians. I’d jst like 2 say dat there’s no such thing anywher in d world. B4 there wz a Yoruba man in any place outside his homeland, d Igbos had bn there doing their biz. Ur “recent influx” more aptly applies 2 d Yorubas & nt d Igbos. D only place there wz eva a yorubaman b4 d Igboman is d Yorubaland.

    Evry tribe in Naija has its own share of irresponsibl ppl. Bt d moment d case is Igbo, u c vitriolic comments trailing d story. Wat r u goin 2say nw if u learn dat Ogodogu iznt Igbo, 4 he truely iznt?
    It’s high time we flushd away dis chauvinistic ethtnocentricity dat rather tends mor 2 fission dan fusion in dis coun3. Tnx.

    • OLAONIPEKUN MOSES

      November 22, 2014 at 12:46 AM

      Metu Nyetu and for your information if you care to know, the first settlers of Yoruba tribes travelled to Ghana and settled in a town called Sekondi in Ghana in the year 1814. The first house and the mosque built in more than 200 years still stands til date. Where were the Igbos then and where did they settled and in which towns and what are the relics and signs of their early emigrations to other West African countries.? Yoruba remnant tribes of Sierra Leone is also another example of Yoruba tribes early migration to that country, to that effect the “Oku” tribe of Sierra Leone bear Yoruba names like Akinbolu, Akinlapa, Yomi, Tokunbo that dates back to more than 200 years. Most of the Yoruba named BBC newscasters and correspondences you hear are actually not Nigerians but Sierra Leonean Yoruba descents. Igbos economic migrations started immediately after the Nigerian civil war and has not ceased till today to the detriment of Igboland home development. Igbos are everywhere in Yoruba and Hausa lands acquiring properties and fortunes but have negleted the Igboland. Igbos never learn any lessons.

  15. OLAONIPEKUN MOSES

    November 22, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    Metu Nyetu and for your information if you care to know, the first settlers of Yoruba tribes travelled to Ghana and settled in a town called Sekondi in Ghana in the year 1814. The first house and the mosque built in more than 200 years still stands till date. Where were the Igbos then and where did they settled and in which towns and what are the relics and signs of their early emigrations to other West African countries.? Yoruba remnant tribes of Sierra Leone is also another example of Yoruba tribes early migration to that country, to that effect the “Oku” tribe of Sierra Leone bear Yoruba names like Akinbolu, Akinlapa, Yomi, Tokunbo, Bola etc. that dates back to more than 200 years. Most of the Yoruba named BBC newscasters like Bola Mosunro and correspondences you hear are actually not Nigerians but Sierra Leonean Yoruba descents. Igbos economic migrations started immediately after the Nigerian civil war and has not ceased till today to the detriment of Igboland home development. Igbos are everywhere in Yoruba and Hausa lands acquiring properties and fortunes but have negleted the Igboland, hense the Igbo youth in migration wilderness in Nigeria and beyond perpetrating all kind of crimes everywhere. Igbo people never learn any lessons of history.

  16. Metu Nyetu

    November 22, 2014 at 6:24 AM

    Olaonpekun, I got u there. D Igbos, accordn 2u, startd migr8n afta d civil war, right? I’l ask u a coupl of question. In d events preceding dat war, who where d ppl masacred in d northern Nigeria? Or is dat place d homeland of Igbos?
    Let tel u somthn, dear. D Igbos hardly migr8 in droves as if they’r refugees dislodged frm their inheritance by war. They move individually, or at best, a man & his family. Hardly a man makes much of anoda who jst arrives in a humble manner frm a distant land. Dat is Y u dnt c it documented. So ur quoting d8s doz nt confuse anybdy, except who wishes 2b.

  17. iyke will

    November 22, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    listen here in ghana , there is a lot naija guys are doing here, they are very smart to collect money from white country, the is one come and marry. or gold transction. please igbbos here are business guy, they are into buying and selling.o, igbo guys are hard working guys, tho there are alot of 419ners here in gh, please call me for more info, +2335*****02503

  18. RAZZO

    November 25, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    IBOS AND ARMRUBERS

  19. IBOS SPIRIT

    April 7, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    IBOS SPIRIT MUST **** ALL OF YOU THAT ARE MENTIONING IBOS NAME IN THE SAKE OF AGBO GUY.

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