A convicted internet fraudster, Hope Olusegun Aroke aka H cash, who’s currently serving a 24-year prison term at the Kirikiri maximum prison, Lagos, is once more being investigated via EFCC for allegedly masterminding a $1million scam from jail.
A announcement by using EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, on Tuesday, reads: “He allegedly pulled the heist right from jail the usage of a network of accomplices, a number of the objectives of fraud and money laundering investigation.
The lid on his state-of-the-art fraud exploits from Kirikiri became blown following intelligence obtained via the EFCC. The immediate riddle that faced the EFCC became how it changed into viable for the convict to keep operating from prison.
preliminary research revealed that the convict, in opposition to established trendy exercise, had get right of entry to to the internet and cell phone inside the Correctional Centre where he is supposed to be serving his jail time period.
Even greater difficult turned into the locating that Aroke got himself admitted to the Nigeria Police medical institution, Falomo, Lagos, for an undisclosed sickness. And from the sanatorium, he could flow out to lodge in inns, meet along with his spouse and two youngsters and attend different social features.
The situation of his admission into the clinic and those who aided his movement from the medical institution to accommodations and different social engagements is already being investigated through the EFCC.
For a felon supposedly serving a jail time period, an investigation revealed that the Aroke used a fictitious call, Akinwunmi Sorinmade, to open two accounts with First financial institution and GTB
He additionally sold a belongings at Fountain Spring estate, in Lekki, in 2018 for N22million and a Lexus RX 350 2018 version registered in his spouse’s call, Maria Jennifer Aroke.
The convict turned into additionally in ownership of his wife’s bank account token in jail, which he used to freely switch price range. in addition investigation discovered that, whilst on trial in 2015, he bought a four bedroom duplex at Plot 12, Deji Fadoju avenue, Megamounds property, from Lekki County houses, Lekki, for N48m.
Aroje become arrested in 2012 s and sentenced to 24 years in prison in 2016.”