British
authorities are holding four Nigerians for using the identities of MPs , judges and police officers in a £ 10 m scam , spanning four years .
Adedamola Oyebode , 30 , and her brother -in - laws – Oluwatobi Emmanuel Odeyemi , 34 , and Oluwagbenga Stephen Odeyemi , 39 , – allegedly stole personal details from the Civil Service Sports Council to make fraudulent claims .
The three reportedly ran the scam with one Kayode Sanni , 38 .
According to Daily Mail reports , member lists were ‘ stolen to order’ from CSSC and used to place orders for tax credit starter packs and managed to get away with nearly £ 2 , 500, 000 before staff at Her Majesty ’ s Revenue and Customs spotted the ‘ extraordinarily high rate’ of claims being made by civil servants .
If the scam had not been stopped it could have reaped more than £ 10 , 260, 525 .
Sanni , an illegal immigrant , denied being involved in the fraud but he was convicted of one count of conspiracy to become knowingly concerned in a fraudulent act between 10 March 2009 and 11 June 2013 .
Judge Michael Topolski QC remanded him in custody and said , “ I ’ m quite satisfied at this stage that there is a significant risk that if he were released on bail he would fail to attend .
“ In my judgement , the situation has changed drastically . He chose to contest this matter against what I considered to be overwhelming evidence . His incentive to stay in this country has now diminished . ”
Emmanuel Odeyemi and Adedamola Oyebode have already pleaded guilty and will be sentenced with Sanni at the Old Bailey on 6 July .
Prosecutors have dropped charges against Emmanuel ’ s wife Oluwatosin Oyebode .

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