Interpol launch manhunt for two Nigerians wanted in UK over £12million fraud


The British police have contacted the branch of the International Police at the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Alagbon, Lagos, to help apprehend two Nigerian fugitives, Bayo Lawrence Anoworin and Ahmed Anoworin, over their alleged involvement in a fraud case running to about 12million pounds, investigation by our correspondent has revealed.
The two brothers are said to be from Lagos, Nigeria.
The duo were said to be on the run after pulling a mindboggling fraud in Britain, which netted them several millions of pounds.
By this development, the fleeing fugitives, “have unwittingly made the list of rogues’ gallery of top ten alleged con-artists wanted in relation to fraud cases across Britain,”our source said.
Barely two weeks ago, the National Crime Agency in Britain had released a list of most wanted persons.
The list was said to have been compiled ahead of fresh figures that are expected to reveal the huge scale of fraud in the UK, leaving people out of pocket by nearly £200billion-a-year.
According to an inside source at the Lagos and Abuja Interpol offices, “details of the alleged criminals, published recently by the NCA and the City of London
Police, were shared widely in the hope of snaring those wanted in connection with dozens of crimes nationwide, for which the two Nigerians were indicted.”
Our dependable source further disclosed that, “Bayo Lawrence Anoworin, 41, from Lagos, is actually wanted by Lincolnshire Police over a scam he committed alongside his alleged gang members, who stole more than £12million from NHS Trusts in the UK and Guernsey, between January 2011 and July 2012.”
Donald Toon, director of the NCA’s Economic Crime Command, in his memo, had told Nigeria Interpol, “The annual losses to the UK from fraud are estimated to be more than £190
billion. Behind this headline figure lie the actions of criminals like the wanted fraudsters highlighted in this appeal, who have caused distress and loss to people and businesses up and down the country.
“Law enforcement cannot tackle this problem alone. It is only by working together – individuals, law enforcement, government and the private sector – that we can protect the UK against fraud.
“It is important that anyone able to provide information on the fraudsters we are highlighting, takes the opportunity to pass that information to law enforcement to help bring them to justice.”