History Maker Nigerian man listed in top 10 most wanted criminals in the UK

A Nigerian fraudster has been listed among the top 10 most wanted criminals in the United Kingdom.

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The wanted fraudster, Bayo Anoworin play

The wanted fraudster, Bayo Anoworin

(City of London Police)
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A Nigerian fraudster identified as Bayo Lawrence Anoworin, has been named in the top 10 most wanted criminals by the City of London Police Force, on suspicions of cybercrime and defrauding the government and people of the United Kingdom.

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In a release by the police and also published by the National Crime Agency, Anoworin is described as 41-year-old, from Lagos, Nigeria, and is wanted by the Lincolnshire police over an alleged scam by a gang that stole more than £12 million from NHS trusts in the UK and Guernsey between January 2011 and July 2012.

In a line up of 10 wanted con artists, the Nigerian is listed in the ninth position behind the likes of a Bollywood film producer, Sandeep Arora, 42, from Beckton, east London, who allegedly claimed £4.5m in VAT and film tax rebates for movies that either did not exist or with which he had no involvement.

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The Director of the NCA's Economic Crime Command, Donald Toon, in a statement, said:

“The annual losses to the UK from fraud are estimated to be more than £190bn. Behind this headline figure lies 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.

It is important that anyone able to provide information on the 10 fraudsters we are highlighting today takes the opportunity to pass that information to law enforcement to help bring them to justice.”

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