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A minicab driver who claimed he was earning just £700 a month but was living a luxury of life in his Nigerian mansion, has been ordered to pay almost £1.2million. Ovo Mayomi and his wife Juliet Ubiribo were convicted of fraud in 2010 after using an identity and immigration scam to falsely claim £43,000 in benefits. 

Mayomi, 44, claimed he was earning £700 a month and was living in Croydon, south London, while his wife, 32, claimed benefits after telling benefit bosses she was a single mother and a victim of domestic violence.

But fraud investigators found Mayomi and his wife were actually living in a large luxurious house in Lekki Lagos worth more than £1million complete with chandeliers and £89,000 worth of sound equipment. He also had a £25,000 watch. His wife wore a Rolex watch and drove a Mercedes Sport Coupi….continue to see pictures of their house

Now a judge has ordered Mayomi to pay £1,197,743.54 in a confiscation order under the Proceeds Of Crime Act, or go to prison for six years. As well as two money-transferring businesses and bank accounts, investigators also discovered Mayomi owned a fish farm in the country. 

The couple’s benefit scam unravelled when a visa application by Mayomi showed they had married a year earlier and that Ubiribo had a job in order to support him….

BTW: The house is located in Nicon Estate Lekki…If you know Nicon very well, you’ll find out that houses in the estate are worth more than 400million! funny how the british media arrive in our country, do their investigations and disapear…All these people doing fraud and then shining in Nigeria…You remember Dilly, people were busy worshipping his yellow Lamborghini until beefers got the inside story and we all read about all the fraud he did, how he was jailed etc.

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Wealth: Fraud investigators found Mayomi owned a large luxurious house (pictured) in Lekki, near the Nigerian capital Lagos worth more than £1million complete with chandeliers and £89,000 worth of sound equipment
Modern: The well-equipped, contemporary kitchen inside Mayomi's plush Nigerian home

Modern: The well-equipped, contemporary kitchen inside Mayomi’s plush Nigerian home
Opulent: A chandelier hanging inside the mansion in Lekki, Nigeria

Opulent: A chandelier hanging inside the mansion in Lekki, Nigeria
Master bedroom: Mayomi claimed he was earning just 700 a month as a cab driver

Master bedroom: Mayomi claimed he was earning just £700 a month as a cab driver
Luxurious: The bathroom in Mayomi's Nigerian mansion was fitted with a free-standing bathtub

Luxurious: The bathroom in Mayomi’s Nigerian mansion was fitted with a free-standing bathtub
All mod cons: The mansion was found to be equipped with 89,000 worth of sound equipment

All mod cons: The mansion was found to be equipped with £89,000 worth of sound equipment
Ubiribo also asked the council to rehouse her because she was the victim of domestic violence.
However, the telephone number she gave revealed the man she named as her landlord – Ayiomike Neburagho – was, in fact, her husband Mayomi using a false identity.  At a police interview, Mayomi admitted that while living in Nigeria he had bought the identity of Ayiomike Matthew Neburagho and had entered the UK as him.


    Mayomi was also shown a wedding photograph of himself, using the Neburagho identity, marrying a Nigerian woman in the UK. He admitted he was the groom in the wedding photo but he said he was ‘just standing in for someone’.
    Ubiribo and Mayomi pleaded guilty to all charges.
    Mayomi was jailed for 30 months two years ago and his wife was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for two years.
    She was also ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service and be under curfew for four months from 9pm to 6am.
    Court orders were signed freezing their assets in the UK and abroad in 2010, and an investigation was launched to find out how much the Nigerian-born couple had gained from their criminal lifestyle and what the extent of their assets was.
    Mayomi, of Ashburton, disputed the results of the assets investigation, and a subsequent four-day confiscation hearing took place at Croydon Crown Court.
    Imposing: This photograph shows a vast hallway inside Mayomi's Nigerian home

    Imposing: This photograph shows a vast hallway inside Mayomi’s Nigerian home
    Mansion: The house was fitted with pricey sound equipment, chandeliers, and a vast, contemporary kitchen

    Mansion: The house was fitted with pricey sound equipment, chandeliers, and a vast, contemporary kitchen
    Nigerian mansion

    Scam: Ubiribo stated she was a single parent to claim housing and council tax benefits to help her pay £900 in rent each month. A visa application by her husband showed Ubiribo had a job in order to support him

    On Friday, Judge Nicholas Ainley ruled that Mayomi must pay £1,197,743.54 by 14 March next year. It is one of the largest confiscation orders carried out by a council.  Failure to do so will see him sent to prison for six years, during which time interest will accumulate on his debt, which will remain due following his release.
    At a hearing in July, a confiscation order was made against Ubiribo for £9,357.42 to be paid by 19 October or face five months in prison.

    Culled From Dailymail

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    1. jasmine

      September 21, 2012 at 9:32 am

      It's just appropriate that they should pay for their crime. And wearing a Rolex, especially a genuine one, is a sign of wealth.

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