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|18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by MallamMusa: 9:18am On Jun 01, 2008|
•Adebowale Shekoni (40) •Abiodun Bakare (37) •Rilwan Ayatonde Soetan (50) •Kenneth Eromosele Abulu (36)
•Olselcita Folayan (41) •Musiliu Balogun (40) •Mutiat Titilola Olubi (51) •Ahiata Folashade Price (46)
•Monsuratu Omoniyi Griggs(43) •Ayodele Soyan (51) •Ahuama Benjamin Okey (50)
•Basiratu Mojisola Bakare-Giles (47) •Adegboyega Olukunle Odedina (36) •Alex Ahmed Ero (51)
•Seye Richard Osinoiki(46)
. Steve Adedeji •Apampa Olayinka •Olugbemiga Adebisi (a.k.a.) George Banks
They are our compatriots. But they operate in other shores.
Their activities are an embarrassment to all of us.
They indulge in crimes for which all of us should flinch.
Indeed, the United States Secret Service and narcotics agents have dubbed the 18 as some of the most wanted on their list.
A manhunt is on to arrest 15 of them. Already, three others have been arrested by Interpol officers in Lagos.
They are wanted for multi-million dollar bank frauds, identity theft, drug pushing and, in the case of one of them, the molest of an expectant mother.
The Commissioner of Police in charge of Interpol, Mrs Atinuke Koyi confirmed the arrests of three of the suspects.
[b]The United States Secret Service, US Drug Enforcement Administration(DEA), United States Marshals Service, the US. Postal Inspection Service and the office of the New York State Governor, David Paterson named some of those wanted as Adebowale Shekoni (40), Abiodun Bakare (37), Rilwan Ayatonde Soetan (50), Kenneth Eromosele Abulu (36), Olselcita Folayan (41), Musiliu Balogun (40) and Mutiat Titilola Olubi (51).[/b]The others are: Ahiata Folashade Price (46), Monsuratu Omoniyi Griggs (43), Ayodele Soyan (51), Ahuama Benjamin Okey (50), Basiratu Mojisola Bakare-Giles (47), Adegboyega Olukunle Odedina (36), Alex Ahmed Ero (51) and 46-year-old Seye Richard Osinoiki, who is wanted for the molest of the expectant mother.
Those already arrested are: Steve Adedeji, Apampa Olayinka and Olugbemiga Adebisi (a.k.a.) George Banks).
Reports say that the US Federal Bureau of Intelligence(FBI) has also embarked on a joint operation with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) in Nigeria, to arrest others who may be hiding in the country.
In the US, the dragnet, according to Assistant Director of Criminal Investigations at the FBI, Chip Burrus, involves 56 field offices. He said: “We hope that publicity would help find and bring the fugitives to justice.”
Nigerian Compass learnt that Shekoni, who was residing in Atlanta, Georgia, was indicted for 13 bank frauds, conspiracy, passing counterfeit cheques, interstate travel in aid of racketeering and money laundering conspiracy. His case summary says he entered the United States illegally and had been involved with a counterfeit cheque cashing ring.
Those involved in cheque kitting frauds against multiple banks, which had caused the United States millions of dollars in losses to banks and merchants, usually open business accounts, mostly under gas station identities. They use the bank cheques to float between bank accounts and systematically withdraw money from these accounts prior to the banks awareness that the worthless cheques are either drawn from accounts with insufficient funds or closed accounts.
They also use worthless cheques drawn on the accounts to buy items from wholesale distributors.
The case against Soetan is listed thus: “Aggravated identity theft and fraud.”
The Secret Service, Miami office says: “Rilwan Soetan is a Nigerian national identified as part of an organised group responsible for the compromise of more than 2000 personal credit card reports. Subsequent aggravated identity theft/fraud perpetrated by Soetan and his group have resulted in significant financial losses.”
Bakare, who is wanted for financial crimes, is also accused of using a vehicle to knock down a Federal Officer while escaping arrest.
The case summary states: “This individual is wanted for charges related to financial crimes and assault on a federal officer. Bakare ran an elaborate financial scheme in which he used stolen personal information to open fraudulent credit card accounts.”
Folayan, a DEA- listed fugitive, is accused of Federal drug violations, including alleged conspiracy to distribute heroin in the Northern district of Illinois. His poster warns people not to attempt apprehending him. Rather, people who see him should alert the US Marshals Service.
A warning from the Secret Service on the fugitives says: “Do not attempt to apprehend any of these individuals. Contact the Secret Service or local police; or, if overseas, the nearest US Embassy or Consulate if you have information regarding these individuals.”
Federal Agents in the United States say that Musiliu Balogun, who has been on the run for about five years, was behind a drug distribution network, moving as much as 80 per cent of the white heroin coming into the United States from Southeast Asia.
When the ring was smashed, 24 suspects were arrested and over 72 kilogrammes of heroin seized. Balogun and his girlfriend Mutiat Titilola Olubi were identified as leaders of the drug cartel. They were once sighted in Togo and Thailand.
Born on September 5, 1963, in Ibadan, Oyo State, Balogun is believed to be one-metre seventy-six centimeters tall. He weighs 75 kilogrammes, has black hair and brown eyes.
Besides Mutiat Olubi, details of crimes committed by other Nigerian women who appeared on the Most Wanted list were also given.
One Ahiata Folashade Price is wanted for conspiracy to distribute heroin. Monsurat Omoniyi Griggs and Basiratu Bakare-Giles were accused of the same offence in different regions of the United States.
Detectives at the Detroit Division are still searching for Ahuama Benjamin Okey, identified as Fugitive NCIC-W163933955. He is wanted for alleged Federal Drug Violations and conspiracy to distribute heroin at the Eastern district of Michigan.
In the Maryland district, Odedina is wanted for bank fraud. US Postal Inspection Service in Colorado district is looking for Ahmed Ero over mail fraud.
Information at the Atlanta office of the Secret Service Agents shows that a 36-year-old Kenneth Eromosele Abulu is wanted for passing counterfeit currency and using false identification.
The US Secret Service investigative mission is to safeguard the payment and financial systems of the United States. It has been collaborating with Nigerian agencies striving to give the nation a good image.
“When they send specific request to us, we assist in tracking the criminals. But if they're looking for somebody and a formal request is not made, there is nothing we can do,” said Mrs Koyi, the Interpol boss.
She said following specific requests, her men arrested one 50-year-old Olugbemiga Adebisi aka George Banks. According to her, Banks was arrested at the Murtala The Great Prophet International Airport, Lagos on arrival from China where he had served a one- year jail term for bank fraud.
Detectives even wondered why the fugitive calls himself George Banks, the name of a Pennsylvania mass murderer, who shot 13 people in 1982 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, five of them his own children.
In the US, the Nigerian George Banks was declared wanted for Access Device Fraud, Aggravated Identity theft, mail theft, social security number violations and other frauds. He allegedly escaped from New Hampshire to China and committed the same offences.
The Chinese authorities, however, got him.“Each time Adebisi commits the crimes, their monitor catches him. Yet, he kept on running from one country to another,” a source told Nigerian Compass.
In China, Adebisi seemed to have found wisdom in the saying “When you're in Rome, do like the Romans.” He bleached his skin and altered his features to look like the Chinese.
The two other persons in Interpol's net are Steve Adedeji and Apampa Olayinka. They were caught when they approached the US Embassy to renew their visas, thinking that the search for them was over.
Interestingly, the Interpol allowed them home on bail after the US Secret Service failed to respond to letters sent by the security outfit. Adedeji and Olayinka now report at the Interpol office at Alagbon every Monday.
The Commissioner of Police (CP), Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Mr Olayinka Balogun told Nigerian Compass that the SFU had been collaborating with international agencies to check the activities of fraudsters.
His words: “Generally, they send scam letters to us and ask us to help track some of these criminals. There are some cases that we are working on right now.”
On his part, EFCC's spokesman, Osita Nwaja admitted the anti-graft agency's collaboration with the American agencies, saying, “We have good working relationship with the major agencies around the world. FBI is one of the backbones of the EFCC, it has trained some of our people. We've worked extremely closely with them. We've had some joint operations in Lagos area and intercepted outbound mails sent by fraudsters with fake cheques and all sorts of documents. We're also working with the German police and the South African Scorpion. They have so much trust in the EFCC because of our achievements in the war against fraudsters over the years
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by MallamMusa: 9:23am On Jun 01, 2008|
Click on the link to see their pictures especially that Seyi that Molested a pregnant woman. These are our brothers that spoil our names abroad. If you recognise any of them whether they are related to you or not, don't hesitate to call the EFCC, FBI, M16, MOSSAD etc. For more information, visit the archives of Americas most wanted. This 18 Nigerians top the list of the worst Nigerian criminals besides Abacha and Babangida.
E go better for Naija.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by presido1: 10:38am On Jun 01, 2008|
MallamMusa:If the 18 are beside Abacha and IBB then let us first hand in the person we know where he is(IBB) then we can start looking for the other.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by chidichris(m): 10:47am On Jun 01, 2008|
where is Iyabo obasanjo-bello who is wanted for kidnap in the usa?
pls adjust the list to accomondate her name to avoid been sued for ommission of her names by her lawyer.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by Nobody: 11:01am On Jun 01, 2008|
Was the said kidnapped child yours or hers?
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by superman(m): 11:33am On Jun 01, 2008|
hmmm yoruba hhmmm?
god bless nigeria!
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by MallamMusa: 11:50am On Jun 01, 2008|
call FBI straight before you call Naija sef.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by superman(m): 11:51am On Jun 01, 2008|
oya hand am over quick quick
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by 4Play(m): 12:12pm On Jun 01, 2008|
Na Mallam Musa Mohadana don turn to. Abeg keep this your latest name,I don't like the mental imagery the other name evokes.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by madamkoko: 3:27pm On Jun 01, 2008|
I actually met one Nigerian pusher recently, he was a HUGE pusher, got caught, hired phenomenal lawyers and ONLY got 3 years in jail with one year and in a half way house, now he's home with his family even though they're really BROKE now, he's actually thinking of going to Niger to continue business hopefully they let him come back in, (though he's a US citizen) So if these fools are smart, the berrer hire gooood lawyers.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by superman(m): 3:50pm On Jun 01, 2008|
rubbish! burn them
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by Frizy(m): 4:11pm On Jun 01, 2008|
E wo oju ole!!!
Name: Balogun Musiliu
Source: The U.S Drug Enforcement Adminstration.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by sleekp1: 4:29pm On Jun 01, 2008|
Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed that's all it is. Report these mo'f*ckers Now.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by MallamMusa: 5:01pm On Jun 01, 2008|
Any of ou notice their ages and religion? It means that the older generation of Nigerians fucks up more than the younger generation. The younger generation is more patriotic, ruly, hard working and honest.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by ifyalways(f): 5:03pm On Jun 01, 2008|
ewwww,they all look so ugly sef
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by Tornadoz(m): 5:05pm On Jun 01, 2008|
ifyalways:So you like "handsome" criminals? I see.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by deor03(m): 5:09pm On Jun 01, 2008|
This generation is actually the spoilt brat of our contry. They were the ones that did not have ASUU strike, NUT strike, They travelled without visa problem etc.
The present generation( 20- 35) might do well because they have gone through a lot, even the ones from rich home are not spared.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by ifyalways(f): 5:12pm On Jun 01, 2008|
Tornadoz:lol,hell No.i was just imagining,with all those money they steal,they luk
U know of any "handsome" criminal?
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by savanaha: 7:57pm On Jun 01, 2008|
God forbid bad thing. You want him to continue in Nigeria? As if we don't have enough devils and hell fires. If they get broke abroad let them stay there.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by redsun(m): 8:32pm On Jun 01, 2008|
Bush senior as head of cia was more or less a drug kinpin.Those organizations are ruthlessly shady in the name of national interest,drug peddlings and infiltrations is just one their petty activities.
Who is good?muderfuckers.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by MallamMusa: 8:36pm On Jun 01, 2008|
Bush senior as head of cia was more or less a drug kinpin.Those organizations are ruthlessly shady in the name of national interest,drug peddlings and infiltrations is just one their petty activities.Are you justifying what they did because you suspect that George Bush was a drug kingpin?
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by MallamMusa: 8:37pm On Jun 01, 2008|
E wo oju ole!!!Do you know him?.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by MallamMusa: 8:40pm On Jun 01, 2008|
This generation is actually the spoilt brat of our contry. They were the ones that did not have ASUU strike, NUT strike, They travelled without visa problem etc.They may be spoilt but they do not have the mind of a criminal.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by redsun(m): 8:50pm On Jun 01, 2008|
Mallam,i am not justifying it,and i am saying it is widespread,the real drug peddlers and users are big headed whites,using lost and greedy blacks as distributors.
There are more to the world story than see the eyes,the ones that are the real african criminals are the politicians and rogue contractors in africa that syphon our money and destiny to whiteman.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by RThESlyR: 8:59pm On Jun 01, 2008|
redsun:See for yourself what u said?
The post is in reference to the most wanted Nigerians in the USA. . .not in Africa.
They don't care about criminals in Africa. . . . . They are just trying to clean up their country.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by redsun(m): 9:06pm On Jun 01, 2008|
I bet you think the world is becoming a village for nothing,border is just by name, it no more in reality,the evil in nigeria is going to reflcct in america,no where to hide,the only thing that can save the world is justice not name branding and scape goating.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by madamkoko: 9:22pm On Jun 01, 2008|
Quote from: madamkoko on Today at 03:27:56 PM
No, He believes thats the only way he could become financially sound again is to go to Nigeria. But I see wetin you they talk, they disgrace themselves over here and then wan come Niger after things don't go well.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by MallamMusa: 9:29pm On Jun 01, 2008|
See for yourself what u said?Well said.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by Esss(m): 9:32pm On Jun 01, 2008|
Let me first of all say thank God say no be only Igbo people dey push drugs for yonder.
That being said, let me also declare my stance on this matter, if I happen to know anyone of those guys on that list, wallahi I no go cast. For wetin na?? Dem kill person?? Their own na ehn bad pass??
Abeg make we talk about better thing.
Look at everybody talking about spoiling our name, spoiling our name. Let me ask all of you saints, which one of una names here be Nigeria?? Shey because God don bless una with papa's and mama's wey fit afford to train una for better schools abroad and for naija, give una better houses for yonder and for lekki and Victoria Islands, Give una not only bread, but even add butter, cheese and margarine on top, with ice cream for dessert una don for get say e get people wey dey hustle day and night to get common 100naira to buy garri and salt wey them and other children go soak for night abi?? You don forget say e get people wey school na elementary five na ehn their papa monay finnish, abi?? una no know say E get people wey no understand say food na 3 times a day dem chop am abi?? or una dey ignorant to the fact say e get people wey dey only see chicken chop on very special occasion abi??
He who God has blessed, dont judge the next man, you hear. Atleast dem no carry gun come rob u for house or for road, no those oyinbo's (wey been come here come carry us go sell for yonder, punnish us like animals) na ehn dem dey sell the drugs give. Everybody is just trying to make a living. I wasnt born into wealth so I know what hard times mean.
Most of these people have a very large families waiting for them back home to support them. I love my Naija O! but just because I drive a car and live a comfortable, dont mean that's the way life actually is.
People are suffering, and thats a fact of life. Drug money is just another form of hustle. Dont bleeping throw stones.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by RThESlyR: 9:36pm On Jun 01, 2008|
redsun:The evil in Nigeria will reflect in America. . .thats for sure but tell me, who is this going to affect?
The Americans or the Nigerians in America?. . .Im very sure the latter is the case.
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by cescky(m): 10:32pm On Jun 01, 2008|
in other words ur justiftying it?? lets assume ur son or better still gets hooked on these drugs?? ur tory go change abi?
bad thing na bad thing,u can not change a foot ball posts position at half time
|Re: 18 Most Wanted Nigerians In The Usa by MallamMusa: 10:48pm On Jun 01, 2008|
Almost all of the criminals are from Oyo state and am sure Adedibu is their mentor. I don't know why oyo people are spoiling the good name of the yoruba race. I no be yorubaooo but yoruba people use to have the most righteous men in Nigeria before adedibu rose to power,
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