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Thursday, 30 January 2020

Nigerian internet fraudster and drug dealer jailed for five years in the UK

A Nigerian UK-based hard drug dealer and internet fraudster,  Dan Aiyegbusi has been sentenced to spend 5 years in a UK jail.

Nigerian cyber fraudster and drug dealer jailed for five years in the UK

 On Tuesday, 28 January, 23-year-old Dan Aiyegbusi a resident of Eastern Boulevard, got his sentence from the courtroom at Southwark Crown Court, his arrest and prosecution came after series of thorough investigations were carried out on him by the Met's Cyber Crime Unit (CCU).

The convict admitted he had never worked for the money and properties he has, he plotted with a group of UK-based and international hackers to launder stolen money.

 Dan Aiyegbusi had earlier pleaded guilty to 5 different counts of money laundering to a sum of £41,150; possession with intent to supply crack cocaine (Class A drugs) and Cannabis (Class B drugs). He also got sentenced on Tuesday for the drug peddling charges which was also investigated by  Met’s Cyber Crime Unit.

Nigerian cyber fraudster and drug dealer jailed for five years in the UK

Aiyegbusi pleaded not guilty to 3 counts of money laundering to a sum of £2,167,410 although he was not found guilty afterwards following a trial at Southwark Crown Court in December 2019.

During the trial of Mr Aiyegbusi, the court was informed that he had been earlier stopped by Essex Police Officers in Colchester and was discovered to be in possession of 49 rocks of crack cocaine.

Nigerian cyber fraudster and drug dealer jailed for five years in the UK

Phil McInerney, a Detective Inspector from the Met’s Central Cyber Crime Unit, said:

“Aiyegbusi didn’t have a care in the world as he stole people’s hard-earned cash and then flaunted it all over social media to boost his ego and brag about it. Aiyegbusi admitted in court that he had never worked a day in his life, instead acquiring huge sums of money from innocent members of the public, through large-scale cyber-enabled fraud committed across the UK banking sector. I would like to thank our partners in the banking sector and the Cyber Defence Alliance for their support and assistance during this investigation.”
One of Aiygebusi’s victims (name withheld), who is 80 years old, said: 
“I was so pleased to hear the good news, as it has caused me and my husband a lot of stress and worry. I would receive numerous telephone calls from someone purporting to be from a telephone company saying there is a fault. I’ve been too scared to answer the phone in case the same thing happens again.”
Ashley Hart, the Head of Fraud at TSB Bank PLC, said: 
“We are proud of TSB’s close working relationship with the Metropolitan Police Service, which in this case has taken a determined criminal off the streets. TSB will always use every possible means to hunt down fraudsters that threaten our customers, and bring them to justice, as part of our Prevent, Protect, Pursue fraud strategy”.


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