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Kayode Adeniyi, Ogiozee’s Co-conspirator Bags 3.5 Years in Jail For Fraud, Face Deportation to Nigeria

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According to documents obtained by Newsmen, Kayode Adeniyi, one of auto dealer Adesuwa Ogiozee‘s co-conspirators in a romance scam, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison after entering a guilty plea before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

On December 12, 2021, Mr. Adeniyi, also known as Mickey Marley, entered a plea of guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and computer fraud before Judge Kea W. Riggs.

Judge Riggs issued a decision that read, “The defendant is hereby committed to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a term of 41 months.” After serving his sentences, which would occur simultaneously at Cibola County Correctional Center, Mr. Adeniyi faces deportation as well.

According to The Gazette, the FBI detained Ms. Ogiozee, Mr. Kayode Adeniyi, Olutayo Sunday Ogunlaja, a 37-year-old Nigerian living in Atlanta, as well as two other people. They were charged with wire fraud by a grand jury, including stealing $560,000 from a female victim who lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Ms. Ogiozee, who calls herself Africa’s top vehicle broker, was initially charged on December 2, 2020, but she wasn’t taken into custody until September 16, 2021. The vehicle trader moved more than $3 million in shady transactions via her American bank accounts between August 2016 and September 2017, according to the FBI’s findings.

“The charges stem from a romance scam that resulted in approximately $560,000 being stolen from the victim, a woman residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico,” the court document reads.

It also added, “Although the indictment only focuses on the egregious conduct by the defendant and her four co-conspirators that affected the New Mexico victim, the investigation into this group of individuals has revealed that their involvement with fraud is much more extensive and that it is spread far and wide.”

On September 17, 2021, Ms. Ogiozee appeared in court for the first time in the Eastern District of Missouri following her arrest and the confiscation of five gadgets and three laptops from her St. Louis, Missouri, home. After that, she was freed after posting a $25,000 bond. In addition, she was kept on home detention under strict guidelines until her trial on February 6, 2023.

The auto dealer, on the other hand, asserted that the American officials singled her out because she was a Nigerian-born black woman.

Shortly after Peoples Gazette revealed that Ms. Ogiozee had been charged in the United States for her role in a romance scam and false tax claims, Ms. Ogiozee said in an Instagram live rant, “It’s because I’m a Nigerian that’s why it makes even more sense for them to even come for me.”

Ms. Ogiozee stated she was not involved in the $560,000 romance fraud when reached by The Gazette again. She claimed her troubles stemmed from selling a car for $12,000 to a client in 2016. She further asserted that she had been exonerated of the allegations, despite the fact that court records indicate that her trial is set to start in February 2023.

She wrote a message to The Gazette saying, “Again, if you don’t know what occurred, we sold a $12,000 automobile to someone that was dating some lady without our consent.” Why haven’t I been charged like the guy who was allegedly caught after me, if this (the indictment) is true?

“I have sold over 2000 cars,” she said, “and only have a problem with one buyer.”

Ms. Adesuwa misled her followers on Instagram by claiming that she had not been charged or detained, despite the fact that she had been indicted by a grand jury, detained by FBI agents, and spent more than a week in jail before posting a $25,000 bail. Her freedom of movement was also limited to three hours each day, and authorities continued to watch her using electronic devices. Her attorneys have pleaded with the court to let her go outside for more time each day so that she can conduct her business.

When challenged about how she was charged with plotting with other male criminals to steal $560,000 from the New Mexico woman, the auto dealer denied all connections to Messrs. Adeniyi and Ogunlaja and said that Newsmen had “turned her into a lesbian.”

“Like I was the one dating some lady. I don’t even know any lady as we speak,” Ms. Ogiozee insisted, adding, “I’ve never had anything to do with her. She didn’t give me any money.”


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