Nigerian con jailed in the US

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A Nigerian-American has been sentenced to four years in prison for engaging in email scams and laundering $900,000 proceeds of the crime.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), said on Saturday that Maryland-based Emeka Ndukwu, 46, tricked seven companies in the US and abroad into wiring more than $900,000 into accounts controlled by various co-conspirators.

“A co-defendant, Chuka Mbonu, 33, of Nigeria, remains at large,” the US authorities said.

“Ndukwu, a dual citizen of the United States and Nigeria, pleaded guilty in April 2018 in the US District Court for the District of Columbia to one count of money laundering conspiracy,” FBI documents say.

“He was sentenced by the Honourable Timothy J. Kelly. Following his prison term, he will be placed on…

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