Nigerian couple based in Maryland, United Stated has been jailed for online dating scheme , and many other Nigerians




58 years,Mr Gbenga Ogundele known as Benson and wife   Moji Popoola, aka Mojisola Oluwakemi 42,   Mr Gbenga is  sentenced to one year and eight months for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering, as part of a scheme to defraud victims, millions of dollars  while mrs Gbenga is sentenced to 18 months in jail. followed by three years of supervision/ probation , according to United States District Judge, Paul W. Grimm.

They both live in Laurel MD, United States


Mojisola’s brother Babatunde Emmanuel Popoola, aka Emmanuel Popoola/Tunde Popoola, 34  is also sentenced  12 years imprisonment for the same crime.

Many others were also arrested and convicted of the same crime

Ogundele, Mojisola, and Emmanuel, were, in 2015, indicted by a federal grand jury alongside Mukhtar Danjuma Haruna, a/k/a “Mukhtar Haruna Danjuma” and “Mukky,” of Lagos, Nigeria; Victor Oyewumi Oloyede, 41, of Laurel; Olusegun Charles Ogunseye, aka “Charles O. Ogunseye,” 58, of Laurel; Adeyinka Olubunmi Awolaja, Jr., aka “Yinka O. Awolaja, Jr.,” 33, formerly of New Carrolltown, Maryland; Olusola Olla, 48, of Brown Summit, North Carolina; and Olufemi Wilfred Williams, aka “Wilfred Olufemi Williams” and “Femi Williams,” 26, of Owings Mills, Maryland.

The judge has  ordered  Mr Ogundele to pay  $2,195,103.36, in restitution, and wife  Mojisola Popoola to   $165,000 and Emmanuel to pay restitution of $465,170.76. According to the evidence presented during their trial, from January 2011 to May 18, 2015, they are said to specialised in telling people they found on line to engage in romantic relationship with elderly people



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