How Two London Based Nigerian Conmen, Godwin Nwaofor and Frank Onyechonam Lived Large In London

Date: 04-09-2015 8:01 am (5 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Two London-based Nigerian conmen, Godwin Nwaofor and Frank Onyechonam involved in defrauding mainly American pensioners, informing them they had won the Australian Lottery, through bogus letters, have met their waterloo.

Daily Mail reports that Nwaofor who had cheated pensioners out of £5m life savings had a ‘suckers list’ of target victims to send his bogus letters to. The letters were sent by a ‘lottery agent’ targeting mainly American pensioners, informing them they had won a life-changing prize and demanding ‘activation fees’ to release their cash.

He received around £1million from the scam and blew the money on luxury cars, gold jewellery and expensive champagne at top nightclubs in London.

However, Nwaofor helped Onyechonam, who was nicknamed ‘Fizzy’ for his love of vintage champagne and jailed for eight years last year, after he was exposed as the chief player in the scam

Judge Richard Hone QC however, today, had little sympathy for Nwaofor, who broke down in tears at Central Criminal Court as he was jailed for seven years.

The Judge said the evidence in the case, at Central Criminal Court, against Nwaofor was ‘overwhelming’ and showed him to be a proven liar.


Conman-Nwaofor
”You have a tendency to be dishonest in your dealings with landlords, agencies, the police, HMRC, and car hire firms. You also moved addresses regularly to ensure your whereabouts remained a mystery,” he said.

Nwaofor moved to the UK in January 2006 from Nigeria and soon married a German citizen. He has two children with her, aged six and six-months-old.  Nwaofor lived in Camberell Green, South London.

One victim, a 76-year-old woman, who believed she had won $1.85m, tried to track down Nwaofor after the FBI told her she had fallen victim to a scam.

She flew to the UK and went to the address she had for Nwaofor, but found that he had already moved on to another address.

Nwaofor, found guilty of conspiracy to defraud, converting criminal property, and acquisition of criminal property, will serve half his sentence in prison and the remaining part on licence. He will also now face confiscation proceeds.

Onyeachonam’s opulence

Conman-Onyeachonam

However, Police identified 406 victims from two notebooks found at Onyeachonam’s Canary Wharf penthouse, in London when he was arrested.

They seized Louis Vuitton shoes, Gucci handbags, a collection of expensive watches and dozens of designer shoes, as well as 5,000 pictures of Onyeachonam flaunting his wealth at exclusive upmarket venues including the Guvnor Bar in Docklands, east London.

Onyeachonam, of Canning Town, east London, was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud between January 2005 and December 2012.

There was also evidence of extensive communication with Lagos resident, Ese Orogun, nicknamed the ‘chairman’, who is thought to be the global mastermind of the fraud.

Orogun reportedly lives in a private gated community, and is a ‘celebrity’ in the Nigerian capital and drives multiple supercars, including a Maserati and a Porsche.

Detectives fear the scale of the fraud could even mushroom to £30million if all the details discovered in notebooks and emails can be traced to victims.







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Posted: at 4-09-2015 08:01 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- temi_1 at 4-09-2015 08:07 AM (5 years ago)
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Good for them.  Thieves
Posted: at 4-09-2015 08:07 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- XTnote at 4-09-2015 08:12 AM (5 years ago)
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Nah so life be mbok
Posted: at 4-09-2015 08:12 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ignis99 at 4-09-2015 08:27 AM (5 years ago)
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Back to Square one
Posted: at 4-09-2015 08:27 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- PaskyWosky at 4-09-2015 08:45 AM (5 years ago)
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money money money
Posted: at 4-09-2015 08:45 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- angesco at 4-09-2015 08:45 AM (5 years ago)
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Living off stolen money ALWAYS ends in tears.

ALL Nigerians know what living in a "PRIVATE GATED COMMUNITY" is.

It is nothing more than building a huge house with many rooms that are not used, filled with very poor imitation Italian style furniture, over decorated with curtains unsuitable for our hot weather, manned by poor family members called "houseboys and house girls," and "protected" by iron bars (on ALL doors, windows and any other opening that a person can squeeze through) and with the huge gate manned by a person untrained in security matters but will appear in dark glasses (like in Nigeria movies) to give them an "intimidating" look - but in effect instead makes them look stupid!. And finally, the house is built in the middle of nowhere!

This is what ALL this fraud is about - living a FALSE LIFE!  
Posted: at 4-09-2015 08:45 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dollypiper at 4-09-2015 08:50 AM (5 years ago)
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Na their way
Posted: at 4-09-2015 08:50 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- hackynoni111 at 4-09-2015 09:45 AM (5 years ago)
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good for them o
Posted: at 4-09-2015 09:45 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ngfineface at 4-09-2015 09:49 AM (5 years ago)
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No wahala provided they worked hard for it
Posted: at 4-09-2015 09:49 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- bayonel3 at 4-09-2015 09:52 AM (5 years ago)
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every day for the thief....
Posted: at 4-09-2015 09:52 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- winace at 4-09-2015 10:06 AM (5 years ago)
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How long will they spoil d name of dis country. Its wrong for goodness sake. D sweat of dis old peonsioners will judhe dis thieves.
Posted: at 4-09-2015 10:06 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- emma4love3 at 4-09-2015 10:19 AM (5 years ago)
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aaaaaah..... poster this is the second time u
are posting this info....well..... there is no
short cut to riches...
Posted: at 4-09-2015 10:19 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Fashoney at 4-09-2015 10:33 AM (5 years ago)
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Naija people wit fraud..Nemesis will always caught up wit 'em
Posted: at 4-09-2015 10:33 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 4-09-2015 10:45 AM (5 years ago)
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i know them well well.......... better luck next time boys
Posted: at 4-09-2015 10:45 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- franklinseyea at 4-09-2015 10:58 AM (5 years ago)
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Nemesis will surely catch up with evil people soonest
Posted: at 4-09-2015 10:58 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- barackderay at 4-09-2015 11:51 AM (5 years ago)
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is der life

am less concern
Posted: at 4-09-2015 11:51 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dareper at 4-09-2015 11:57 AM (5 years ago)
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And who say crime does not pay
Posted: at 4-09-2015 11:57 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Abgasko at 4-09-2015 12:02 PM (5 years ago)
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now that they have been caught na back to ground zero be dat
Posted: at 4-09-2015 12:02 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- christianity at 4-09-2015 12:37 PM (5 years ago)
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wetin comncern me for inside wetin no concern me.its their cross,let them carry it wella.
Posted: at 4-09-2015 12:37 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Sheffyskillz at 4-09-2015 01:17 PM (5 years ago)
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Na Biafra Boiz be dat o_ ehen
Posted: at 4-09-2015 01:17 PM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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