Nigerian Hope Olusegun pulls off Ksh.100M online scam from prison

Nigerian Hope Olusegun pulls off Ksh.100M online scam from prison
Hope Olusegun Aroke. PHOTO | COURTESY

Nigerian police are investigating how Hope Olusegun, a convict, ran a $1 million scam (Ksh. 100million) from behind bars.

Olusegun was arrested seven years ago and is serving a 24 year sentence at Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison in Lagos.

”A preliminary investigation found he still had access to the internet,” BBC reports.

His fraud schemes are said to be international and spanned two continents.

Using a fake identity, Olusegun managed to open two bank accounts, buy a luxury car and homes around the country using proceeds from his crimes.

Olusegun was at one point admitted to the Nigeria Police Hospital in Lagos but left the facility under unclear circumstances.

He stayed in hotels and was able to see his wife and children.

According to the BBC, the convicted felon was also daring enough to attend social functions.

It is suspected that Olusegun has been colluding with prison officials, bribing them to ‘turn a blind eye.’

Officials from Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison remains still tight-lipped on the matter.

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