Nigerian Fraudster Who Defrauded Pensioners Of Over £1m Cried As He Was Jailed
Godwin Nwaofor, 36, who funded a playboy lifestyle by cheating pensioners out of their life savings broke down in tears after being jailed for 7 years. .
He received around £1m from the scam and blew the money on luxury cars, gold jewelry and expensive champagne at top nightclubs in London. Nwaofor was an accomplice to the mastermind of the con, Frank Onyechonam aka Fizzy.
Fizzy was jailed 8 years last year. Nwaofor, a father of two, regularly switched addresses to avoid being caught. Judge Richard Hone QC said Nwaofor was a proven liar. .
He moved to the UK in January 2006 from Nigeria and soon married a German citizen. He will serve half his sentence in prison and the remaining part on licence and will also now face confiscation proceedings.
He broke down in tears as he was jailed yesterday, but the judge said he did not believe the remorse was genuine.
He said: "Just as a crocodile sheds its tears while devouring its prey, so the copious weeping in court is not hypocritical remorse but tears of frustration that in spite of your careful concealment, you have been well and truly rumbled."