Two Nigerians residing in Houston, United States, Idowu Olugbenga Temetan aka David Cole, 30, and Adeltilewa Olamigoke Afolabi Ikuejuyone aka Kuffour Duval, 36, have been sentenced to prison for perpetuating a wire fraud scheme.
The passports contained photographs of Temetan and Ikuejuyone but used the aliases of David Cole and Kuffour Duval, respectively.
The Nigerians, however, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and three counts of wire fraud. Temetan also admitted to one count of passport forgery.
Announcing their sentence ,t he U.S. District Judge, Sim Lake handed Temetan a 51-month sentence, while Ikuejuyone received a 45-month sentence yesterday.
The U.S Law enforcement further revealed that they were able to trace at least $4 million to victims that have been affected by this scheme and also traced the accounts into which the monies were being deposited.
The Department, therefore said Temetan and Ikuejuyone will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility.