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US-Based Nigerian Journalist Rilwan Omosun Battles Stroke – Beware Of Facebook Scammers

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Sept 6, 2013 – US-Based Nigerian Journalist Rilwan Omosun Battles Stroke; Facebook Scammers Now Using His Name For Fraud

Ex-Daily Times Editor, Rilwan Omosun Battles Stroke In America

For those who know him back home, one time popular Nigerian journalist Rilwan Omosun was the ex-sports Editor for the now defunct Daily Times newspaper.

Rilwan Omosun who is currently battling immigration challenges in the US might be having a hard time with his health following his divorce few years ago.

A close friend to Rilwan, one Azuka Jebose Molokwu shared his life story on Facebook few hours ago. Beware this Azuka guy might be a fraudster.

Read the story Azuka shared about Rilwan Omosun‘s condition below;

In 1990, at the age of 31, I abandoned my job as the sports editor of Nigeria’s first evening daily paper, Evening Times, a subsidiary of THE DAILY TIMES of Nigeria. I relocated to United States to further my education and seek professional excellence with available opportunities in the world’s free press. I arrived Houston Texas, naïve and timid, with no formal training, information or survival guide kit to a migrant’s settlement in America, seeking all things bright and beautiful that “Yankee” had to offer. It’s “God’s own country”.

I settled into a shared apartment with a cousin willing to accommodate me until I integrated myself into a new lifestyle and culture. Everything functioned here. Everyday, I waited for the right opportunity to be indoctrinated into the American dream life by my cousin. While waiting for the appropriate time, I was privileged a social security number registered in my name. My cousin would come home, fill out some forms and asked me to sign them and import my social security…. I trusted everything he said and unknowingly empowered his criminal and fraudulent empire.

I married in 1992. Few minutes after my marriage, I was arrested by the FBI for alleged financial fraud, credit card and check frauds totaling $450,000 dollars. I never asked my cousin what I was signing. I willingly, though ignorantly surrendered my priced information to him. He used these against me.I began a long fight with Americas judicial system to clear my name. My identity had been stolen by a most trusted family member, used to commit a heinous financial crime. I was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I was and I am still innocent. Between these challenges, I got married. After years of court arguments and investigations, I was exonerated. The stress had taken a deep chunk off my soul. By 1998,I was diagnosed with kidney failure. Two years later, I had stroke that paralyzed my left body … One year after my stroke, my wife left because she could not care for a husband battered by stroke. In 2003, my ex wife who left me because I had stroke, was stroked. We have a 17 year old wonderful daughter.

I moved to Maryland after my divorce to begin a new life. I carried and still wear the sad badge of a victim of Identity fraud. I am still an undocumented immigrant as a result of the identity fraud. I am an illegal terminally sick alien. I am on dialyses three days a week, thanks to a wonderful Nigerian that owns the Community Dialyses Center in Maryland. In March, doctors diagnosed me with congestive heart failure. They gave me one year to live. I have till March next year to expire.

Few days ago, I called my friend and colleague, Azuka Jebose Molokwu and hopelessly told him my conditions. I wanted to go back home. I rented a room house in Maryland. The landlord was supposed to pay the light bills from my monthly rent. He allowed the bills late and lights had been interrupted. I am too weak and broke to fight him in court. I stayed In that house for several weeks without lights. I fell four times and each time stayed on the floor for eight hours because I had no help; my phone battery died and I had no power to charge my battery. I am disabled and weak. I wanted to return home.

This afternoon, I checked into a homeless shelter. But the female administrator said I didn’t belong there, after seeing my condition. She tearfully paid for my taxicab ride back to the Motel. I will be here until Azuka helps me…I am back to Motel 6, hoping for your assistance. Azuka convinced me that returning to Nigeria may not be the best option. I have a seventeen year old daughter that is close to me. I want her to bury me. I need your help in getting an apartment or a house the next one year or until my life expires. You are my family. After all, we are God’s children”.

Bank Details
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 9106217030
ROUTING NUMBER: 052002166.

How come they’re not leaving a phone number to contact them at?

This looks very suspicious to me.

A quick check on his Rilwan Omosun‘s Facebook page reveals nothing of such.

On June 30th, 2013, he shared a lovely picture of himself and his daughter captioned “Me and my daughter Habiba”

See the picture below;

Rilwan omosun photos

On May 12, 2013, he shared a lovely mother’s day greetings and it reads;

“Happy mother;s to all fb mothers, today is mothers day in america this is a day most kids shower there mothers with gifts and special dinners, most wives are served breakfast in bed today, nene happy mother;s day . though u no longer here am stil go celebrate as if u were here happy mother:s day to u and all my step mothers rip all hope to see u all in heaven.”

On the 13th of April this year, he claims he had stroke; Hear what he said then;

“On this day 13 years ago my life changed when i had a massive stroke dat left me paralysed on my left leg and left hand, during this period i have seen alot of people die from it,though its been tough 13 years but it has brought me closer to my creator. i just want to praise and thank u lord for letting me see this day. i know my full healing is coming ijn amen.”

So where did they get the above message soliciting for money from?

Beware of scammers friends.

Make u no say didn’t warn you o.



  1. Edith Judith

    September 6, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    @nigerjist i appreciate ur investigative journalism side of the story.
    The letter is from a scammer for sure.
    I’m Rilwan’s church member he suffered partial stroke and getting better now.
    He is not experiencing what Azuka claim in his letter.
    Be warned everybody don’t fall for this fraud

  2. Greg Iyanma

    September 6, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    The letter is a typical 419 style for real.
    A mugun will fall for this crap

  3. scam the scammer

    September 6, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    It’s time to scam u azuka. u want reap where u didn’t sow
    I will post this on my Facebook today.

  4. Bodunwa Mayowa

    September 6, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    naijagist wa sere jo ori e pe for leaking this fraud.
    I got this on twitter a couple of minutes ago

  5. Gistyinka Blog

    September 6, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    Nice Job, Naijagist…

  6. Regis Tazz

    May 16, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    I don’t know who Azuka is, but I know Rilwan and his daughter Habiba, and his older brother who helps to take care of him. I also know that the story told above, though abbreviated, is true. I also know that the Citibank Account # belongs to Rilwan for I’ve dropped money in there several times.
    Please ignore the sister at church, I’m also a member of his church since he converted to Christianity and confessed Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
    I’ve sent a copy of this link to his email and requested that he address this issue. However, I’ll give an update personally, if he’s unable to.
    Help him if you can, he desperately needs help.

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