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MEET NIGERIAN SCAMMER EMMANUEL NWUDE WHO SOLD A FAKE AIRPORT TO AN INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR $240MILLION

Emmanuel Nwude is a Nigerian notable advance-fee fraud artist and former Director of Union Bank of Nigeria. He is most famous for successfully defrauding a Brazilian man, Nelson Sakaguchi, a Director at Brazil’s Banco Noroeste based in São Paulo, of $242 million, $191 million in cash and the remainder in the form of outstanding interest, between 1995 and 1998. His accomplices were Emmanuel Ofolue, Nzeribe Okoli, and Obum Osakwe, along with the husband and wife duo, Christian Ikechukwu Anajemba and Amaka Anajemba, with Christian later being assassinated. After Nick Leeson’s trading losses at Barings Bank, and the looting of the Iraqi Central Bank by Qusay Hussein, the crime was the largest in banking history. After a large-scale attack on a town in Nigeria in August 2016, Mr. Nwude was alleged to be a ringleader and was arrested on murder charges. He remains in custody….
Fraud

Nwude impersonated Paul Ogwuma, then Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and successfully convinced Sakaguchi to “invest” in a new airport in the nation’s capital, Abuja, in exchange for a $10 million commission. In August 1997, the Spanish Banco Santander wanted to take over the Banco Noroeste Brazil. The fraud was uncovered after a December 1997 joint board meeting, in which an official from Santander inquired about why a large sum of money, two-fifths of Noroeste’s total value and half of their capital, was sitting in the Cayman Islands unmonitored. This led to criminal investigations in Brazil, Britain, Nigeria, Switzerland, and the United States. To guarantee the sale to Santander, the Simonsen and Cochrane families, the owners of Banco Noroeste, paid the $242 million bill themselves. However, Banco Noroeste collapsed in 2001.

Aftermath and Trial

At the request of Olusegun Obasanjo, then President of Nigeria, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission was created by the Nigerian Parliament in 2002.[11] In February 2004, Amaka Anajemba, Emmanuel Nwude, Emmanuel Ofolue, Nzeribe Okoli, and Obum Osakwe, with Christian Anajemba deceased at this point, were all arrested and charged in the Abuja High Court with 86 counts of “fraudulently seeking advance fees” and 15 counts of bribery related to the case. They pleaded not guilty. They were immediately warned off of bribing the court staff by Abuja High Court Judge Lawal Gumi, after he alleged that money was going around.

The defense team assured that “nothing would be done to bring scandal to the administration of justice.” Four Nigerian companies, Fynbaz, Emrus, Ocean Marketing and the African Shelter Bureau also faced charges and pleaded not guilty. In July 2004, Judge Lawal Gumi threw out the case, claiming that since the crime did not take place in Abuja, he had no jurisdiction, and said that the proper place for the case would be the Lagos High Court. The defendants were immediately rearrested after stepping outside the courthouse and the case was moved to Lagos. In 2005, Emmanuel attempted to bribe Nuhu Ribadu, then head of the commission, with $75,000 cash. He was charged in connection with the attempted bribery in addition to the attempted kidnapping of a prosecution witness. In July 2005, Amaka Anajemba admitted to helping Anajemba and was sentenced to two and a half years in prison and ordered to repay $25.5 million.

During Nwude’s trial, there was a bomb scare that caused the courthouse to be evacuated. Emmanuel Nwude and Nzeribe Okoli pleaded guilty after testimony from Sakaguchi in hopes of a more lenient sentence, and were sentenced to 29 years in prison collectively, with Nwude receiving five concurrent sentences of five years, totaling 25, and Okoli receiving four. The entirety of Nwude’s assets were confiscated to be returned to the victim and a $10 million fine was imposed to be paid to the Nigerian federal government. It was the first major conviction for the EFCC. He was released from prison in 2006.

Chief Emmanuel filed a lawsuit to recover his seized assets after he was released from prison, on the grounds that some of the assets were acquired before the offense was committed. He has already reclaimed at least $167 million. As of May 8, 2015, the matter is being heard by the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal.

Murder charges

On August 19, 2016, the town of Ukpo in the Dunukofia area was attacked by over 200 people, apparently due to a land dispute with the neighboring Abagana community. Four policemen were shot, and Emmanuel Okafor, a security guard at a construction site, was killed. The Anambra State Police Command alleged that Emmanuel Nwude was a ringleader, and arrested him on 27 charges including murder, attempted murder, and terrorist attacks. His case has been adjourned until January 16, 2017. He is currently being held at Awka Prison in Anambra State, where there is fear of a jailbreak due to Emmanuel Nwude’s wealth and status.

NIGERIAN BEAUTY QUEEN NARROWLY ESCAPES BURNING TO DEATH, AS HER G-WAGON GOES UP IN FLAMES (MUST SEE)

Maryam Elisha, an ex-Nigerian beauty queen and designer escaped being burnt alive, as her G-wagon went up in flames on the Eko Bridge in Lagos.

SDK reports that the Maryam was saved by passers-by who got her out of the burning

car, as she tried stopping the car whose brake failed at that moment, with the car doors jammed as if it was locked from outside.

“When the car eventually started to slow down, I put it on park and tried to open the door, which wouldn’t open until people came to my aid and helped me out before the fire spread everywhere,” she said.

PHOTOS: PRETTY NIGERIAN AIRFORCE PERSONNEL SHOT DEAD BY JEALOUS COLLEAGUE/BOYFRIEND TODAY IN MAKURDI (GRAPHIC)

A beutiful young Nigerian Air Force personnel named Oladipupo Solape a.k.a Shomzy Shomzy has lost her life after she was allegedly shot by a jealous course mate today.

Edward Desmond, one of Shomzy’s colleagues broke the sad news on Facebook while another colleague revealed she was shot by one of their course mates in Makurdi.

The painful thing is Oladipupo shared these pics on Facebook, hours before her death, not knowing they were going to be her last.

According to Reliable Sources her boyfriend caught her with a man and shot her dead.

See Graphics Photo From The Scene:

The sad last post of Airforce officer who killed himself and his girlfriend in Benue State

UPDATE

Earlier we brought report of an officer(Shomzy Shomzy) of the Nigerian Airforce who was shot to death by her jealous boyfriend. And he killed himself afterwards.

Well, we have uncovered his last post on Facebook and it shows the act was premeditated.

See his post below from the username Lieut Lal…

PHOTOS: NIGERIAN MAKEUP ARTIST TRANSFORMS WOMAN TO DONALD TRUMP & BUHARI (MUST SEE)

Movie makeup artist, Onilogbo Hakeem transformed this lady to US president elect, Donald Trump and President Buhari.

If u believe or not,.some ppl believe their is no God ….but from the wonders he is performing though my hands. I believe this is not ordinary me….I am Hakeem onilogbo he is Hakeem effect (God). The God that does wonder in his chosen ones…I believe he lives in me…… thank u eki osagie for being a wonderful partner

I don’t know y people find it difficult to believe me, so with d kind of talent he gave to me. ..I can’t dine with president again?…….he said a mans talent maketh a way for him and it will maketh him dine amongst the kings

PHOTOS: NIGERIAN POLICEMAN SGT PROMISE UKWUOMA AND HIS GANG MEMBERS ARRESTED FOR ROBBING A BANK

Press release from the Nigerian Police force

FOILED BANK ARMED ROBBERY ATTACK IN PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE

Arrest Of Vicious Armed Robbers who specialized in Bank Robbery, recovery of catches of arms and ammunition, and arrest of a senior Bank Staff and security personnel attached to the Bank involved in the foiled armed Robbery attack on Access Bank Branch in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

SUSPECTS:

i. Samuel Ndudiri ‘M’ 28 years (staff of the Bank), a principal suspect and the master mind of the foiled armed robbery attack.

ii. Ex SGT Promise Ukwuoma ‘M’ a dismissed Policeman.

iii. Samuel Nwala ‘M’ 28 years

iv. Lucky Ukwuoma ‘M’26 years

v. Kaale Taagabah ‘M’ 27 years

Exhibits:-

i. Two (2) AK 47 Rifles and magazines fully loaded with Ammunition

ii. A welding machine

iii. Two (2) Gas cylinders and iron cutters

iv. A big Chisel

v. Cutting saw

vi. Hammer

vii. Acetylene gas power

On the 22nd December, 2016, the five (5) suspects mentioned above and other still at large stormed a Branch of Access Bank PLC in Port Harcourt, relying on information and active involvement of one of the staff of the Bank, the armed robbers successfully broke down the well fortified security doors and barriers and took over the banking hall. They were almost pulling down the vault of the Bank and other strong rooms in the bank with use of gas cylinder welding machine and iron cutters before the joint Police Teams of IGP’S Intelligence Response Team and Policemen from Rivers state Police Command swiftly moved in and dislodged them, thereby foiled the armed robbery attack on the Bank and made a prompt arrest of three (3) of the suspects at the scene; namely Samuel Nwala ‘M’ 28 years, Lucky Ukwuoma ‘M’ 26 years, Kaale Taagabah ‘M’ 27 years

2.

In the course of thorough investigation into the foiled armed robbery attack on the Bank, the principal suspect who is a staff of the Bank and the master mind of the armed robber attack was subsequently arrested based on the confessional statements volunteered by the last three suspects arrested at the scene. The arrest of the principal suspect led to the arrest of Ex SGT Promise Ukwuoma who participated actively in the armed robbery attack on the Bank, the two (2) AK 47 riffles and the ammunition were recovered from him. All the suspects have volunteered confessional and useful statements to the Police about the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crime.

3. However, concerted efforts are being intensified to arrest other suspects still at large and bring them to justice.

The case will be charged to court on completion of investigation.

DCP DON N. AWUNAH, fsi

FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,

FORCE HEADQUARTERS,

ABUJA