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Nigerian Man Pretends To Be Yoruba Deity, Dupes Multiple American Banks


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One Musiliu Amusa, who resides in the United States, has been indicted after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from many American banks using false identities.

Amusa had reportedly used false names “Kelvin E Robert” and “Ifaolokun Asorodayo,” a Nigerian Yoruba deity, to defraud various American banks between October 1, 2016, and September 7, 2017.

This was stated in an indictment record provided by the Grand Jury of the District of Maryland and obtained by Naija News.

However, the names of the banks involved were withheld.

Amusa had posed as a living Yoruba deity and a British citizen to dupe the banks.

The indictment document stated, “It was part of the scheme that AMUSA opened account at the Victim Banks in false names using false passports, including a false United Kingdom passport in the name of “Kelvin Emmanuel Robert” and a false Nigeria passport in the name of “Asorodayo Ifaolokun,”” reads a part of the charge sheet filed in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and signed by Jonathan Lenzner, acting U.S. attorney on August 4, 2021.

“Amusa, a New Yorker, made three days’ worth of unauthorised withdrawals totalling $6,500 from an unknown bank in August 2017. Additionally, he used a fake bank check to deposit $11,379.50 at the Frederick, Maryland, branch of the bank.

“It was further part of the scheme that AMUSA obtained bank checks with the payee information altered to reflect false names, such as “Kelvin E. Robert” and “Asorodayo Ifaolokun.”

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Lenzner, the case’s acting US attorney, initiated a forfeiture lawsuit to force Amusa to turn over any assets he obtained via his deception to the US government.