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British Investigators Discover £1million Mansion Owned by Nigerian Man who Claimed he earned £700 Monthly | Pictures of the Mansion in Lekki



Fresh facts have emerged from the investigation of a Nigerian minicab driver, Ovo Mayomi (44) and his wife Juliet Ubiribo (32) involved in fraud and immigration scam in the UK has been uncovered.

Mr. Mayomi who claimed he was earning just £700 monthly and his wife, Juliet, were convicted of fraud in 2010 after using an identity and immigration scam to falsely claim £43,000 in benefits. Juliet claimed benefits after telling benefit bosses she was a single mother and a victim of domestic violence. They lived in Croydon, South London.

After their crime was discovered, their assets were frozen, and an investigation into the amount they gained from their crimes was launched.

Croydon Council discovered that Mayomi, who received a 30 month sentence two years ago, owned a luxurious home worth more than £1m in Nigeria, complete with chandeliers, £89,000 worth of sound equipment and a £25,000 watch. His wife wore a Rolex watch and drove a Mercedes Sport Coupe.

Investigators also discovered that he owned two money-transferring businesses, bank accounts and a fish farm in Nigeria.

According to a report by Daily Mail, his wife, Juliet had claimed to be a single parent claiming housing and council tax benefits.

She then asked the council to rehome her to escape domestic violence, but the number given for her landlord was in fact that of Mayomi, under a false name.

At a police interview, Mayomi admitted he bought the identity of Ayiomike Matthew Neburagho and had entered the UK as him. Mayomi was also shown a wedding photograph of himself, using the Neburagho identity, marrying a Nigerian woman in the UK. He admitted he was the groom in the wedding photo but he said he was “just standing in for someone”.

Juliet and Mayomi pleaded guilty to all charges.

Now, a judge has ordered Mayomi to pay £1,197,743.54 by March 14 next year or face six years in jail, with the debt remaining.

At an earlier hearing Juliet was told to pay £9,357.42 or face five months in jail.

Their scam was unravelled when a visa application by Mayomi showed they had married a year earlier and that Juliet had a job in order to support him.

Their action has caused an outrage from some UK residents who say that the couple are part of those draining the housing and benefit system funded by taxpayers money.

Here are pictures of their mansion in Lekki, Lagos state discovered by the fraud investigators:

Photo Credit: Daily Mail

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. Ada

    September 22, 2012 at 9:52 am

    See house!!!!!!!!!!! Choi. Why didn’t they just come back to naija? They were even living in Croydon. Mtchew…

    • Soraya

      September 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      It really depends on where they were living in Croydon- not all parts of Croydon are bad, you know- some really rich and nice parts of Croydon have had the misfortune of being labelled with a CR postcode!

    • jonz

      September 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm

      Darling, you have missed the point of this article. Pele

    • ami

      September 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      Because they are thieves and like easy money

  2. Kemi

    September 22, 2012 at 9:55 am

  3. tama

    September 22, 2012 at 9:57 am

    OMG, bringing shame to this country. Lord have mercy

  4. tayoor

    September 22, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Naija people and 419. When are we going to repent and stop all these fraudulent acts. What will α man gain if he acquires everything ​I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ d world n lose heaven

  5. i no send

    September 22, 2012 at 10:19 am

    these types probably sit in front pews of church and pray that”all their enemies should die”….i wonder what kind of advice they give to their heart breaks for the next generation of kids in this country bcos of the kind of legacy we have left for them. ….legacy of stealing ,corruption ,immorality and bloodshed.

    • Purpleicious Babe

      September 30, 2012 at 1:21 am

      mtcehwwww u are telling me.. I wonder at the wonder God feels in his heart…. when he watches all..

      British GOVT should recoup the house and all that is within to pay for the money stolen.. chia this is beyond madness…

  6. Brandigest

    September 22, 2012 at 10:23 am

    These kind of people keep making innocent people like us to be given visa to travel abroad for geniune purposes.

  7. jummy

    September 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Na wa o! why can’t we Nigerians slow down in this scamming thing. u see how greed puts u in trouble? if this couple weren’t stupid, they would have just stopped.
    pls follow my blog

  8. Daisy

    September 22, 2012 at 11:03 am

    This is horrible.

  9. Amber

    September 22, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Causing problem for the innocent ones…anyway there are still a lot of them out there,like some Nigerians will say;they were not smart enough,it’s as if the game everyone is playing now is : ‘don’t-blame-them-but-work hard-to-join-them’ kind of .datz wot naija economy and govt is encouraging now

  10. Phiya

    September 22, 2012 at 11:08 am


  11. Mujer Casada

    September 22, 2012 at 11:24 am

    That is what happens when people are greedy. They sacrifice 10 million for 1000.

  12. Janet

    September 22, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Disgrace! Bringing shame to nigerians in the uk. The sad shame is that this is such a beautiful house, if only it was obtained by truthful means…

  13. faith

    September 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    senseless couple…they r not sharp atall…y didnt they bring d money home….

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      September 22, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Choi! Dem even get AC for inside toilet…see levels.

    • Buchi

      September 23, 2012 at 9:51 am


      I didn’t even notice the AC. Had to go back and check. Levels indeed!

  14. signature

    September 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    i jst wish they spent more time directing all that “skillful” thinking to something legal, maybe he wudnt be driving cars in the uk, KMT! idiots.

  15. @XTEEEEE

    September 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm


  16. simdamsel

    September 22, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Ơ̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴͡ money so tey dey even put air condition inside toilet………hmmm it is well ooo .

  17. Conerned Nigerian

    September 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Ada and Faith, you should both be ashamed because your comments indicate you support their actions and only wish they did not get caught. This is the problem with Nigerians like you – always looking for short cuts and not willing to work hard. Shameful!

    • ktemi

      September 22, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      I agree with u my dear…….this corruption has become endemic, not just the politicians anymore, when people give responses as our friends do…then you know we have a big problem in Nigeria!!

  18. Austino Da Whizchap!

    September 22, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    *Jaw Down…Mouth Wide Open*

  19. timma

    September 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Fine example for Greed and foolishness

  20. madman

    September 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    They’re following after their politicians….. not bad.

  21. Neneh

    September 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I tire i no fit shout. When we see this we believe u can only make it abroad. May the lord safe us all!

  22. Idak

    September 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    This level of stealing is consistent with a psychiatric disorder.

  23. Soraya

    September 22, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    for the princely sum of £1m, this is a poorly constructed, not to mention poorly finished mansion- who ever heard of air condition in the bathroom??? Presumably they stole more than they could spend. I don’t condone stealing but at the rate they were robbing oyinboland, they should have had better taste than this!

  24. smarto

    September 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Their only crime is dat dey shld have just cum back home, stay in der mansion and send other folks to UK to do d dirty work… at dis level der nt supposed 2 be doin d dirty work demselves

  25. biola

    September 22, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    alys looking for week way out

  26. biola

    September 22, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    always looking for a quick way out

  27. habba!

    September 22, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    WOW! damn

  28. Mimi

    September 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    what else is new with you Nigerians (rolls eyes) – as well expected ALWAYS. In runs thru the blood . This is no surprise or news anymore. The whole world knows.

  29. R

    September 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Unbelievable! Plus, how do you stand in for someone else at their wedding??

  30. femi

    September 22, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    This is not a mansion jor

  31. salsera

    September 22, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Probably NICON estate, they must have been doing other scams apart from benefit fraud.

    And someone somewhere would have been claiming I have an auntie abroad oh! Shior

    • ta tee

      September 23, 2012 at 2:49 am

      LOL. Thats the first thing I said. Nicon Town.

  32. Lubielu

    September 22, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    All i will say is the evil that man does lives after them!!! Bagam dem don catach thiefs ooo husband and wife. Naija when governor dey steal why im pickin too nor go thief? May God have mercy upon Nigerians una too dey chase money sef, make una try small make money begin dey chase una may be dat go better small aba!

  33. no biggie

    September 23, 2012 at 12:34 am

    the house is just there joor d only swag i saw na d ac dem put for, anyway let the british people also investigate nigerian politicians and dey will barn its citizens from entering the uk. abeg na hustle them hustle but them for relocate enter another country. them no sharp jooo.

  34. Len Gibsom

    September 23, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Its Nigerians like that who give all the Honest Nigerians a bad name, I’m glad they have been caught. I just hope they catch some more which might deter others from doing the same crime.

    • ami

      September 23, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Amen to that

  35. Just a guest

    September 23, 2012 at 4:41 am

    @Soraya, I sooooo agree with you. Very poorly built house. They must be illiterates with no class or taste. Stupid people! Anyway, that’s by the way. This country his heading for serious doom. When people start to excuse crime easily saying why did they let themselves get caught, it really makes me wonder. Are they retarded or have they been so badly raised that they do not see the point of this article. No ability to tell right and wrong, just survival any way it comes. Beats me.

  36. joe

    September 23, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Lie the house is not worth any -, have seen houses worth less than 150 million naira yet better than this. lie lie lie

  37. Bongo

    September 23, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I bet these two are born-again Christians.

    • raki

      September 24, 2012 at 10:40 am

      They are atheists.

  38. they should leave them alone

    September 23, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I don’t see anything wrong in been a fraudster,as far as human head do not roll it it.Bravo

  39. Beegal

    September 23, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Oga o, they should let the man furmish his house finish na, the place is still empty. Lol. But wetin dem dey look sef, if its a valid immigrant now they’l be denying them visa. Pschew.

  40. babs

    September 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    i wonder whyNigerians are so fast to castigate themselves over nothing, i hope some ppl are not just commenting over this purely on jealousy, havent we heard of members of parliaments fidlling with their expenses book?, havent we read about many british nationals involving in benefit scams??, many of them claiming disability allowances and later found out to be hale and hearty, If there is a loope hole in government policies, tell me who will not cash in on it, afterall there are lots of people working and paying NI and tax but can not claim any benefits from the government because they are deemed to be illegal immigrants, and yet government deduct tax from them to feed their lazy citizens who refuses to work but prefare to claim benefit and spend it on bettings. go and see them at ladbrokes on fridays after collecting their cheques. He who has no sin, let him cast the first stone. It is nothing Nigerian pls.

    • david

      September 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm


    • Purpleicious Babe

      September 30, 2012 at 1:24 am

      The excuse you GAVE is not good enough.. this is not RIGHT at all LEVELS pere..

  41. winnie

    September 24, 2012 at 10:11 am

    @ BABA – God bless you for that comment…..these other countries think they r saints! dnt they hv criminals in their own countries? the difference with Nigerians is that they do it in gigantic way. We have fake foreign expatraits in our country doing trial and error jobs and siphoning huge billions of dollars from our government…but they are quick to raise alarm and put on international news that Nigerians are the real devils. Nonsense!

    • Bongo

      September 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      Well, if you’ve got “fake foreign expatriates siphoning huge billions of dollars from our government” then that’s because the Nigerian government is run by dumb colluding fools, right?

  42. istidele

    September 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    all na reparation. ..
    as long as the royal family remains on the dole, tax payers money will continue to be free for all

  43. isoken

    September 24, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Check out that chandelier, plus ac for bathroom. —–____—- lol

  44. shor

    September 25, 2012 at 11:09 am

    why is there an AC in the bathroom tho? loool

  45. Henrietta

    September 27, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I think what people are referring to an AC may be an extractor, to remove the mist from the bathroom. If so, then it’s an ugly, bogus one. Anyway, that’s beside the point. As already mentioned, these sort of people make it difficult for those with genuine intentions to get visa to go to UK, and they give those at home the impression that UK/obodo oyibo is where you can make it. Yes, nationals of other countries including the UK doing fraudulent things. Why? because it stems from basic human tendencies and no sense of right or wrong, greed.. finding yourself in a good situation and wanting to make the most of it although in a misguided way. As a nation, we must stand for what is right and not condone bad behaviour no matter how endemic it is or how much suffering there is that people are looking for an easy way out, etc. What goes round comes round. Even if they were not caught, they ( or their loved ones) will pay for their actions sometime in the future. What did someone say.. the evil that men do lives after them.

  46. iba

    January 23, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Did i honestly see AC in the toilet? LOL

  47. xqsyou

    November 19, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    So many fraudsters in this comment section.??
    It’s really sad people think like this. Such a shame. ?? No excuse for any crime!

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