operation engulf Three Nigerian men become first in Irish history to be charged over alleged ‘romance fraud’ scam
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THREE Nigerian men have become the first people in the State’s history to be charged over an alleged ‘romance fraud’ scam.
The trio were arrested by the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau in Dublin, Navan and Drogheda.
Rasak Sanni Sadu, Omawale Olamide Owalabi and Samson Ajayi, all originally from Nigeria and aged between 29 and 32, were lifted last Monday as part of Operation Engulf.
They were quizzed before being brought to Dublin District Court yesterday morning charged with a series of suspected fraud offences.
The alleged offences are believed to have been committed between October 2019 and April of this year.
Sadu has been charged with the theft of €35,000 and two counts of money laundering.
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One of the money laundering charges relates to the alleged conversion of stolen property into a €25,000 Rolex watch.
The other two defendants have each been charged with three counts of money laundering.