Saturday, October 19, 2019

27-year old Nigerian sentenced to prison in US for scam without parole

A 27-year-old Nigerian, Segun Prosper Otaru, who lived in St. Robert, Missouri, United States has been sentenced to four years and three months in federal prison without parole.

According to US Department of Justice statement, Otaru was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips.

The court also ordered Otaru to pay $25,056 in restitution, and to forfeit the same amount to the government.

Otaru is a legal permanent resident of the United States.

According to court documents, Otaru entered the United States in April 2013, under apparently fraudulent pretenses; contrary to the requirements of his student visa, he did not even begin his studies in the United States. The year after entering the United States, Otaru obtained lawful permanent status through marriage to a citizen.

On May 2, 2019, Otaru pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of aiding and abetting the theft of public money. According to court documents, over the course of his five years in the United States, Otaru used 13 aliases and multiple bank accounts opened under false identities in order to move funds and perpetrate various frauds as a part of an organized crime network.

Otaru admitted that, at least as early as 2016, he participated in a scheme to defraud people through various scams, such as posting internet advertisements on sites such as for goods, services, and rental accommodations. Conspirators sought to induce individuals responding to the advertisements to pay for the goods and services, which they had no intention to provide.


  1. I told you not to go..i told you so

  2. Enter your have denies others for visa opportunity

  3. Just what they are known for, crime for them is part of theirs day activities.

  4. What a shame...

  5. Nigerians are dirt everywhere come to south africa where they turn our c
    country to a drugs place

  6. Enter your comment...please make your comment based on the said story leave Nigeria as a country mind you not all Nigerians are bad just like every other countries around the world you cannot tell me that in your own country that you do not have people who commit more than what this guy committed. actually he did not do well and that is why we have the law to persecute any person who commits such atrocity. so let him face his punishment