An airport is a pretty big place when you think about it, is not it? Whether they have one or more terminals, the run-way alone is a sort of giveaway.
And not to mention them and make them look like they do not really miss.
So, ask yourself this – how did you fuck Emmanuel Nwude? No, not a plane – an entire airport.
And not for some throwaway amount of money that someone would have chanced being done over. Oh no, this was $ 242 million (£ 188m).
Now, we’ve heard about the victim of the Internet and it’s a phenomenon in Nigeria, according to Naija.
So it would explain why, it became an issue, Nwude managed to pull off this ridiculous scam.
It happened between 1995 and 1998 and the victim was an unsuspecting Brazilian, Nelson Sakaguchi, who was director of a bank.
First of all, Nwude was in a very prominent position, he was director of Union Bank of Nigeria and that he would be privy to some links, information and documentation that others would not have.
He informed Mr Sakaguchi of Nigeria ‘s plan to build an airport in Abuja, and explained that he stood a chance of cashing in on $ 10m (£ 7m) commission when the deal was passed.
Would you like to be your first thought? Not Mr Sakaguchi – he decided to pay a measly $ 191m (£ 148m) in cash – like you do. And the rest in the form of outstanding interest.
In 2004 Nwude’s fraud was investigated and all members of the gang were arraigned before an Abuja High Court on 86 counts of ‘fraudulently seeking advance fees’ and 15 counts of bribery related to the case.
According to Naija, the group pleaded not guilty. Like they would do that.
As you guess, they all listened. Oh wait, did they balls – Nwude attempted to bribe Nuhu Ribadu, the then chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), with $ 75,000 (£ 58,000) cash but he refused. kidnap a prosecuting witness. What a way to stitch yourself up a bit more.
Nwude finally pleaded guilty – he did not really feel like a competitor and was awarded $ 10m (£ 7.7m) fine – ouch.
Bet he will not be trying that one again. He was released from prison in 2006 and filed a case to reclaim his assets which were acquired before the criminality.
He has so far been able to reclaim $ 167m (£ 130m).
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