Nigerian prison scam: Head of high-security jail arrested after $1m fraud

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Nigerian prison scam: Head of high-security jail arrested after $1m fraud

Hope Olusegun Aroke is pictured in a handout image provided by the Economic and Financial Crimes CommissionImage copyright
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Hope Olusegun Aroke is serving a 24-year prison sentence

The head of a maximum-security jail and a prison doctor have been arrested in Nigeria, following allegations that they enabled a prisoner to conduct internet scams.

Hope Olusegun Aroke carried out a million-dollar fraud while serving a 24-year jail sentence – for fraud.

He had access to a mobile phone and the internet.

He was originally arrested in 2012 and convicted of obtaining money under false pretences and forgery.

The country’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said the two prison staff were arrested for falsifying medical re

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