A naturalised Nigerian citizen living in the U.S, Prosper Otaru, has been jailed four years and three months after being found guilty on multiple counts of fraud.
Otaru was convicted due to being part of an organized crime network which carried out acts of fraud.
Over the course of five years, Otaru used 13 fake names and numerous bank accounts opened under those fake names to illegally move money and defraud individuals and businesses through creative schemes designed by himself and his co-conspirators.
After his arrest, Otaru was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of aiding and abetting the theft of public money. He pleaded guilty.
He was thus sentenced to his four-year jail term and ordered to pay $25,056 in restitution and the same amount to the U.S government.
Otaru’s imprisonment comes just days after another Nigerian in the U.S was arrested for fraud.
Our Ghanaian brothers up there are not left out of the fun, with as many as seven of them also in trouble for an elaborate relationship fraud racket.
If fraud is all you’re going to do then why travel up there in the first place?