A man serving 24 years in a Nigerian maximum security prison made a 1 million developing an international scam.
Hope Olusegun Aroke was previously convicted of fraud, four years ago, and was held at a maximum security prison in Lagos on two counts of obtaining money by false pretense, check cloning, wire transfer and forgery. But he managed to have access to internet and mobile phone in the correctional center and continued illegal activities. Using a network of accomplices they committed frauds in various nations.
To conduct his transactions, Aroke used a fake name, Akinwunmi Sorinmade. He had two bank accounts and bought a luxury car and homes during his time in prison. During that time, he was taken to the hospital for an undisclosed illness and instead of returning to prison, he even ended up in hotels, where he'd meet his wife and children, and attend social functions. He has been placed again under investigation. "The circumstance of his admission into the hospital and those who aided his movement from the hospital to hotels and other social engagements is already being investigated," Nigeria's economic and financial crimes commission said now. The case prompts suspicion over corrupt officials.