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Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Crime: Two Nigerians Make List of Top 10 Most Wanted Fraudsters In The United Kingdom
Bayo Lawrence Anoworin
The City of London Police and the United Kingdom National Crime Agency recently named two Nigerians amongst its top ten most wanted fraudsters. Below are the two Nigerians alleged to have masterminded such scams in the UK:
Bayo Lawrence Anoworin wanted for defrauding the NHS and Guernsey of over £12 million
Bayo Lawrence Anoworin, 41 (9/8/74), from Lagos, Nigeria, is wanted by Lincolnshire Police in connection with fraud offences and money laundering.
Anoworin, who also goes by several other names (John Bay, Roland Martins, Wemio Adeyemi and Adeyemi Awonorin), was part of an organised crime group which defrauded a number of NHS Trusts in the UK and Guernsey, stealing a total of £12 million and laundering the money between 1 January and 2011 and 31 July 2012.
In September 2011 Lincolnshire Police started to investigate the group and 15 others were arrested. Anoworin was arrested in Abbey Wood, London, on November 2012 and released on bail; he failed to answer his bail and has been untraceable since.
Efforts have been made to find Anowrin, who has strong connections in Chatham and Thamesmead. Enquiries have been made in the area but so far nobody has come forward with information about his whereabouts.
If you have information about Anoworin please contact Lincolnshire Police on 01522 532222.
Woman wanted for supplying fraudulent immigration documents.
A 43-year-old woman who is believed to have been involved in the fraudulent supply of immigration documents is wanted by UK authorities.
Investigators believe Alexia Thomas (02/03/1973), from Nigeria, is involved in the supply of false immigration documents to individuals looking to gain British Citizenship. Her services were advertised online and asked for correspondence to be sent to PO Box address.
The documents, which were sold for around £300 each, were supposedly provided by major political organisations such as ‘The Independent Diplomatic Commission’ or ‘Commonwealth Liberation Party’ with some even claiming to have paramilitary wings. These documents were then presented at courts across the UK by individuals looking to be granted British Citizenship.
However, when further checks were made it was clear that none of the organisations existed and the documents were fakes.
Thomas is believed to have been involved in the founding of the companies that were set up to provide these documents to buyers, claiming to be a Professor on company documentation and using the moniker ‘Her Knowledgable’ on company literature.
Thomas is known to have used a number of different aliases including:
Elizabeth or Lizzy with the surnames Henz; Ikuwe-Henz; Iheyen; Ikue-Henz; Ihenyue; Ikwue; Herz and Ihenyen.
Other aliases include Professor Thomas, Professor Summers, Martha Peterson and Alexia Bridget.
Thomas’s last known address was in Robert Street, in Camden, central London. She has also been known to live in various addresses across London including Catford, Bellingham, Homerton, Thamesmead, Dagenham, Walthamstow and Harrow.
Anyone with information on Thomas’s current whereabouts should call the Police on 101 or by contacting Crimestoppers, which is completely anonymous, on 0800 555 111.
Read the full story at the UK National Crime Agency Website