Monday, 21 October 2013


I was shocked to my bone marrow when i read a comment from a blogger, ‘Romance Meet Life ‘, about an ex-convict, Chukudili  (Okwudili)Umenyiora that , ‘’ Even if it is true that Okwudili Umenyiora was a criminal in the past, hasn't he paid his dues by going to prison? Should a man's past be forever held against him? Where is the proof that the house belongs to Okwudili Umenyiora or that he built it with money made from credit card scams? Please let's be careful how fast we are to sling mud on ex-convicts.’’

To me this blogger is not objective in his or her presentation about this guy, called Okwudili or Chukudili, let us image that this guy have served his sentence in USA, and was later deported to Nigeria, would that mean he should be escorted  and guarded by Nigeria police, whom tax-payer money were using to pay their salary? Or that the EFCC must not question the sources of this so called’’ Big Boy’’ wealth?

According to the information available, Mr.Okwudili Umenyiora, CEO and owner of Dilly motors, was convicted and jailed in the United States of America of two counts of bank fraud for a scam authorities say involved more than a million dollars in altered corporate checks.
‘’Senior U.S. District Judge Charles Butler Jr. scheduled Oshinaike’s sentencing for Feb. 15. Under advisory sentencing guidelines, he faces a prison term of at least 2½ years and as much as 3 years and a month.

Okwudili , aka “Cowboy” "Dilly" Umenyiora, who has already pleaded guilty to the bank fraud, also testified that he convinced Oluyomi  Oshinaike to recruit people   who were willing to allow checks to be deposited into their bank accounts.

“His job was to go out and find the accounts,” he testified.

Okwudili testified the account holders would be told a cover story similar to solicitations many people get via e-mail. The tale would be that a person in Nigeria needed help getting money into the United States.

Assistant US Attorney E.T. Rolison said in his closing argument that it is a classic Nigeria scam. "The reason you call it that is because they say, ‘My father is in Nigeria.’ They come up with that story,” he said.

It was gathered that, Okwudili confessed that he would pay a postal worker at a mail-sorting center in Atlanta $500 for corporate bank checks each ,but said he did not know the man’s name, but a man by the name of Andrew Bryant Gunn has pleaded guilty in federal court in Atlanta in connection with the plot and will be sentenced next month.

Okwudili told jurors he would take the checks to a man named Guy Taylor, who would change the payee line. He would then give the checks to partners who would in turn deposit them into bank accounts.

He said the bank account holder would be allowed to keep 15 percent of the value of the. Taylor would get 10 percent and the postal worker was paid 10 percent to 15 percent, Okwudili testified.’’

Mobile resident Rosa Gullett testified that she agreed to allow Oshinaike, whom she knew as “Abdul,” to use her account. She said she met Oshinaike through her sister, who was dating him at the time. Her mother, Kim Williams, testified that she allowed him to use her account, too.

In addition, corruption wars can never be won in Nigeria, simply because all the systems are corrupt, there are lots of ‘Untouchables’, man no man, paddy paddy, government connections, and compromised anti-Graff  officials. This is a case of’ all animal are equals, but some are more equals than others.’

No comments: