Gang Of Frauds Including 6 Nigerians To Be Jailed For 43 years

A gang of fraudsters have been jailed for a total of more than 43 years for their parts in the theft of millions of pounds from businesses and individuals in the UK and abroad.

They are convicted for their roles in a large-scale “diversion fraud” scam using hacking software following a six-month trial, and sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Bonaventure Sunday Chukwuka, 41, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, and conspiracy to conceal/transfer criminal property (money laundering).

He was also found guilty of possession of a prohibited item (a phone) in prison and sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment.

Andrew Chike Chukwu, 35, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and conspiracy to conceal/transfer criminal property – sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment.

Emmanuel Chike Chukwuka was found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud and sentenced to two years and eight months’ imprisonment.

Christian Chukwuka (brother), 39, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and conspiracy to conceal/transfer criminal property and sentenced to five years and nine months’ imprisonment.

Nadeem Abbasi, 48, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to convert/conceal criminal property and sentenced to two years and three months’ months imprisonment.

Mansoor Zaman, 27, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, and conspiracy to conceal/transfer criminal property. He was sentenced to six years and nine months’ imprisonment.

Queen Chukwuka, 32, was found guilty of acquiring/possessing criminal property and sentenced to a community order

Grace Plange Chukwu, 39, was found guilty of acquiring/possessing criminal property and conditionally discharged.

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