‘Romance Fraud’ and how it is the work of one of the most feared criminal organizations called The Black Axe

Introductory radio piece for the CTV W5 follow up program to “The Invisible Man”

Source: https://omny.fm/shows/cfax-1070/romance-scams-in-canada-a-growing-issue

Next Saturday’s W5 is a compelling update on “The Invisible Man”, an investigation fronted by Avery Haines on ‘romance fraud’ and how it is the work of one of the most feared criminal organizations called The Black Axe, which has chapters in Canada. Avery Haines joined Ryan Price to preview the special.

Full program: https://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/how-i-catfished-my-catfisher-a-w5-investigation-into-romance-scams-1.4831824

 

NBM are Shameless, Heartless, Callous and Cruel Criminals!

A recent Canadian article here: http://www.torontosun.com/2015/10/22/toronto-romance-scam-linked-to-global-fraud-case

Notable here the line: an organization called the Black Axe or the Neo-Black Movement of Africa, which has “a violent presence” in Nigerian culture and is suspected of running a massive international fraud and money laundering ring.

Also it is highly important that the Neo Black Movement member ‘Akohomen Ighedoise’ has been charged with the crime of: participating in a criminal organization

This means Canada has officially classified the NBM as a “criminal organisation” and can now enact powerful anti-mafia measures against the organisation.

and it also eludes to what we’ve always said. These fraudsters within the NBM are the most shameless, heartless, callous and cruel criminals the world has ever seen. They robbed an elderly lady so badly during a romance scam that at the end “the woman couldn’t afford to heat her house in the winter of 2014.”

Here is what The Toronto Sun has to say:

TORONTO – A trio has been charged in a romance scam that left a Toronto widow broke and which police believe is tied to a $6.5-billion fraud ring run by a Nigerian gang.

The local investigation began in August 2014 when police learned a 63-year-old Toronto widow had been duped out of $609,000 after meeting someone on a dating website.

Police say one of the suspect’s two accomplices is a member of an organization called the Black Axe or the Neo-Black Movement of Africa, which has “a violent presence” in Nigerian culture and is suspected of running a massive international fraud and money laundering ring.

“(The Toronto victim) passed along money under false pretences and it was economically devastating to her,” Det.-Sgt. Ian Nichol said.

He said the woman couldn’t afford to heat her house in the winter of 2014.

Toronto Police worked with the U.S. postal inspection service and the FBI to identify the suspects in the cross-border money-laundering scam.

“The offences committed were over the Internet, so international borders are meaningless,” Nichol said.

Toronto and Peel police executed a search warrant on Oct. 7 and arrested Ikechukwu Amadi, 34, of Mississauga, and Lineo Molefe, 31, of Toronto, for their alleged roles in the romance scam. Both are charged with laundering the proceeds of crime and fraud over $5,000.

Police also arrested Akohomen Ighedoise, 41, of Toronto. They allege Ighedoise is a high-ranking member of the Black Axe who was laundering money for the organization and trying to intimidate members of the Nigerian community in the GTA.

“(The Black Axe) is a Nigerian fraternity that descended into street gangs … It’s a very secretive organization involved in street-level violence to fraud,” Det.-Const. Tim Trotter said.

“I can’t say their numbers, but they have a presence in Toronto and Vancouver.”

Ighedoise is charged with laundering the proceeds of crime, fraud over $5,000 and participating in a criminal organization.

Police also allege Ighedoise used fake UN identification with the alias Martin Acker to carry out frauds.

All three face extradition to the U.S. after their Canadian cases.

Police believe there are more victims and ask anyone with information to call 416-808-7824 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

Linked of course to this recent press release by Toronto PD: https://bemigho147watch.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/5-billion-nbm-fraud/