Four are currently being held by authorities in the UK for impersonation. They were alleged to have made use of details of Judges, police officers and MPs to perpetrate fraud for over 3 and half years.
Adedamola Oyebode, 30, and her brother-in-laws – Oluwatobi Emmanuel Odeyemi, 34, and Oluwagbenga Stephen Odeyemi, 39, – are currently being held for making claims belonging to civil servants.
Daily mail reports claim that member lists were ‘stolen to order’ from Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC) and used to place orders for tax credit starter packs and managed to get away with nearly £2,500,000. A scam they were able to run successfully with the help of Kayode Sanni, 38 before staff at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs spotted huge claims from the Council.
Sanni, an illegal immigrant, denied being involved in the fraud but he was convicted of one count of conspiracy to become knowingly concerned in a fraudulent act between 10 March 2009 and 11 June 2013.
Judge Michael Topolski QC remanded him in custody, “I’m quite satisfied at this stage that there is a significant risk that if he were released on bail he would fail to attend.
“In my judgement, the situation has changed drastically. He chose to contest this matter against what I considered to be overwhelming evidence. His incentive to stay in this country has now diminished.”
Emmanuel Odeyemi and Adedamola Oyebode however, pleaded guilty and will be sentenced with Sanni at the Old Bailey on 6 July.
Prosecutors have dropped charges against Emmanuel’s wife Oluwatosin Oyebode.
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