The CEO of Oduns Entertainment Oluwole Oluwaseun Odunowo (a.k.a) Oluricky alongside his friend Yoya, has been arrested as the 7th suspect in a Nigerian fraud ring, just months after his he slammed Davido‘s uncle for loosing to his rival, Oyetola of the APC.
The massive tax fraud case that already has seen six Nigerians sent to prison, and involved more than 30,000 Oregonians’ stolen IDs isn’t closed yet.
Oluricky and Adebiyi Oduneye (a.k.a) Yoya, each face more than a dozen case, according to legal documents Stannova obtained from U.S. District Court in Medford, alleged that they participated in a tax fraud ring using more than 40,000 IDs to file 1,500 false tax returns from 2013 through the middle of 2015.
Oluricky and Yoya was slapped with the felony of mail fraud, conspiracy and aggravated identity theft. Odunowo was arrested, on January 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas United States.
Oduneye, who has fled U.S and now lives in Lagos, Nigeria, has also been named as a suspect, according to multiple reports and filed case by the U.S. Attorney’s office in September, which had been sealed until Odunowo’s arrest.
Actual losses tied to the two suspects add up to $4.75 million, federal prosecutors allege. Oduneye is alleged to have exchanged more than 43,000 stolen identities with Odunowo.
A Vietnamese hacker reportedly breached an employment services company based in Lincoln City company’s server and sold the names to tax fraud ringleader Emmanuel Kazeem, who was sentenced last summer to 24 years in prison.
Both convict was allegedly participated in the fraud by filing numerous fake tax returns, routing refunds onto prepaid Green Dot Bank cards, cashing out the sham accounts and wiring the money to Nigeria. Victims lived in Beaverton, Portland, Monroe, Corvallis and Canby.
It was gathered that multi-agency case has taken investigators to Maryland, Georgia and Illinois, and led to prison sentences for Kazeem, his brother Michael Oluwasegun Kazeem, Lateef Aina Animawun, Oluwatobi Reuben Dehinbo, Oluwaseunara Temitope Osanyinbi and Oluwamuyiwa Abolade Olawoye.