Uche Raymond Okoye, also known as Uche Parker, a Nigerian National, who is believed to have entered Guyana illegally from Brazil, and is part of a criminal organisation which seeks to fraudulently receive cash deposits from unsuspecting Guyanese victims, was again charged with several counts of obtaining money by false pretence.

According to a previous report by Guyana Standard, Okoye is suspected to be part of a criminal network involving Nigerian Nationals who collaborate with other associates and solicit cash from their victims by promising high valued merchandise to be delivered following the payment of a charge or fee amounting to millions.

Today, he appeared virtually before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. He was read ten indictable charges, all alleging that on several dates between October 15, 2020 and November 16, 2020, at Georgetown, with intent to defraud, he obtained from Suruj Dei Balkaran sums amounting to millions of dollars.
He was able to plea to the charge which states that on November 16, 2020, at Georgetown, with intent to defraud he obtained from another woman, $50,000. He pleaded not guilty to the last charge.

He was remanded until March 17.

Okoye is currently on remand for an ongoing matter before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly for four other matters of similar offenses.

This criminal network which has been ongoing for the past six months in Guyana, now links to the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Paraguay and the United States of America among other countries, according to SOCU.


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