A Nigerian fraudster from Belvedere, 38 year old, Babatunde Adu was sentenced to six years and four months in prison after he was convicted of charges of disguising criminal property which involved him laundering almost a million pounds in a year through dodgy bank cards and dating scams. Police also found £900,000 in his bank account in the course of the investigation.
Babatunde Adu’s house was searched last October in a police crackdown on card fraudsters after intelligence suggested he had used compromised cards to buy £15,000 of electronic goods and sell them on. Officers found credit cards and fraudulent documents, including a driving licence with Adu’s picture but a different name. When police researched that name, they found a bank card used in 2015 to receive £50,000 from a dating fraud and £900,000 in the bank account of Babatunde Adu aka T money Adu or Alaga promoter.
“Nigerian Prince” Babatunde Adu aka T money Adu or Alaga promoter had already admitted charges of converting criminal property, fraud by false representation and possession of a fraudulently obtained identification document at Inner London Crown Court.
Photo: “Nigerian Prince” Babatunde Adu aka T money Adu or Alaga promoter
Detective Constable Damian Ward, of the dedicated card and payment crime unit, said: “Adu was a career fraudster who had falsely obtained money through a variety of means and I am delighted with this conviction.
“This sentence should send a message to any would-be fraudsters that you will be caught and punished.”
38 year old, Babatunde Adu aka T money Adu or Alagapromoter is the owner of Bigfoot Records & Entz or at least that is the business he was using as a front to appear legitimate while he lived a life of fraud and 419.