Full names; Hope Olusegun Aroke popularly known as H-Money will have to spend the next 24 years of his life behind bars. The Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University undergraduate was nabbed by the EFCC in connection to a deal which earned him N25 million.
Aroke was arraigned before Justice Okunnu on a two-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, cheque cloning, wire transfer and forgery. The court found him guilty of the two charges and sentenced him to 12 years imprisonment on each of the two charges.
More trouble however loomed for H-Money when an anonymous petitioner wrote the EFCC informing them of Hope’s miscellaneous internet fraud activities. Investigations by the EFCC showed that H-Money was involved in several internet romance scam activities. He admitted sending the money to Nigeria through one Angela, who later helped him deposit its naira equivalent, N25 million in a new generation bank.
Upon his arrest two exotic cars valued at N23 million each was recovered from him. Justice Okunnu ruled that the sentence should run concurrently.