Lagos socialite and suspected advance fee fraud kingpin Fred Ajudua was recently arraigned before an Ikeja high court on charges bordering on fraud.
This is second in our series on Notorious Nigerian Fraudsters. Have you read our story on the whereabouts of Mr Emmanuel Nwude, the chief of all Nigerian fraudsters who scammed a Brazilian bank a whooping sum of $242 million?
Fred Ajudua is another person suspected of big time advance fee fraud. He is accused of several high profile fraud cases including;
– Obtaining $1 million from Lt. General Bamaiyi by falsely representing that it was part payment of the professional fees charged by Afe Babalola to handle his case.
– An Advance fee fraud of 1.6 million euros and 1.5 million euros committed in 2001
– Tricking two Dutch nationals of more than $1.69 million between 1999 and 2000.
He has over 13 pending cases of fraud and scam against him according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He is definitely one of the elite of the scam industry.
Ajudua’s case before the Ikeja high court was adjourned to January 12, 2017 following Ajudua’s absence in court. His counsel promised to get him to appear before the court at the next date.
Ajudua who has served a 5 year prison term before at Kirikiri and Agodi is a notorious character. In March 1994, Newswatch Magazine published an article saying that I.G Aliyu Atta, at that time Inspector-General of Police, cancelled a meeting with senior police officers in order to receive Ajudua.
That is how Ajudua rolls!