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Nigerian in US Arrested over Identity Fraud and Possible Terrorist Ties




Uchenna Azubuike (Source: Moultrie Observer)

The US feds have adopted and taken over the case of identification fraud involving a Nigerian man, Uchenna Azubuike, 29 charged with 13 counts identification fraud in Thomasville. The feds adopted the case over suspicions of ties with terrorist activities.

Moultrie Observer broke the news on their website a couple of days ago.

According to the news site, Uchenna Azubuike was arrested while trying to flee in his 2010 Infiniti vehicle, from the Thomasville Verizon store. Unknown to him, employees at this store have been on high alert after a New Jersey woman’s identification was used to purchase phones in the store in late February. So after he (Azubuike) entered the store to purchase two iPhones worth $1,700, police was notified.

Speaking on the arrest, Detective Scott Newberry said the accused refused to identify himself and had to be taken in and transported to jail where his identity was learned through fingerprints.

Twelve more passports, two iPhones, an iPad, and other documents related to identity fraud were found in the car after search at the Jail-Justice impound yard.

Capt. Maurice Holmes commander of the Thomasville Police Department Criminal Investigations Division revealed that he is of “Nigerian descent” and has a “long history” of fraudulent activity with a Nigerian connection. He also revealed suspicion of terrorist ties.

According to reports, the suspect will remain remanded in Thomasville until he is indicted by a federal grand jury. Then he will then be transported a federal facility.


  1. Kadara

    March 9, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    This one too would have been among those shouting “We are not criminals” . No one is a criminal yet they keep getting caught everyday and for everyone caught their are 1000s more out there.

    • nene+

      March 9, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Shut it Zhara abi Kadara!!!!
      He was arrested not yet convicted!!!! Your mouth like he would have said we are not criminals……thrash!!!! how many several others are criminals????? If convicted he should be dealt with…. that does not mean thousand others are not honestly living abroad and contributing their quota to their economies!!

      So if Nigerians abroad in your eyes are all criminals what do you call the herdsmen killing people in Benue who are resident in Nigeria???? Righteous and clean? Mtcheeew
      Onu ugba!!!!!!

      All these people who have never worked for a day comes on BN to insult honest Nigerians…….sad.

      Any way I prefer thieves who don’t spill blood to your “”righteous blood drinkers”

      Back to the yeye Uchenna azubuike, US won’t spare you! Be prepared to face the wrath! I still believe there is no short cut to success! Thumbs up to several other Nigerians who are honest!!!!

    • kadara

      March 9, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      What does that have to do with fulani herdsmen? They are also criminals, not everyone that calls out A must be on the side of B. This has nothing to do with tribe , would would said that regardless of tribe. Nigerians have an image problem but we are not ready to say the truth that we earned it. But with your likes it always comes back to tribe because you are pathetic .Go back home and learn some manners and pass on some to the mumu below you. Come back when you’ve been taught to argue in a civilised manner. Bye loser.
      Bella you better post this

    • Calm down

      March 9, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      I can just imagine you bursting a vein as you were typing this comment with all the plenty plenty exclamation marks all over. Madam, calm the heck down! You can still make your point without “losing it”

    • Fani

      March 9, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      The is nothing in her comment that is tribalistic, you guys are the ones making it about tribe and it’s so stupid to assume just because someone makes a comment on a crime committed by an Igbo man that means she’s a Northerner or Muslim. Which from her name she’s not. You guys are so narrow minded and you are the ones acting tribalistic.

    • nnenne

      March 9, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Shush Kendara, hate is a sin!
      You don’t say this when other names are involved. There are good and bad people in every race , tribe and nation.
      These same people you are referring to were not the ones who ruled Nigeria at the time of its liquid black gold glory and milked it dry.

    • kikiki

      March 9, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      Kadara is violent as those….
      Why insult over comment? You call someone mumu on BN and think you are not violent? sure you have daggers and knives.

    • nene+

      March 9, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      You probably travel days blood spills are posted.
      You dont have to hurl insults….thats what we speak about tolerance that which you clearly dont’ have….
      This man Uchenna must be taught some lesson if found guilty but as for you kadara, don’t get dizzy when BN report 40 killed in Agatu.

      Speak up not insult!!!!

    • nene+

      March 9, 2016 at 3:36 pm


    • Fani

      March 9, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      Sorry but most of the tribalistic people on this forum are Igbos. You took a statement by Kadara that had noting to do with tribe and used it as an opportunity to say the things you think about another tribe and religion. You guys turn everything one says as as attack on Igbo people even when it clearly isn’t. You are always the first to cry tribalism but you are the most guilty of it. Every Sane person here can see you lot turned this is another tribal bashing when it was not called for

    • John

      March 9, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      Madam Kadara who are the they?
      If this was the only problem America has, they won’t be spending trillions of dollars on her military. The problem America has are the terrorist you raise. Its the terrorist bred by your religion. The day Muslims world wide will start speaking out I won’t believe pretenders as you.

    • kadara

      March 9, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      I am a Christian so try another line

    • Fani

      March 9, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      @kiki, knives and daggers for calling people who insulted her mumus. You are sad, you assumed she’s Hausa/Fulani so she must have knives and daggers. You are the real tribalistic ones here. Shame on you, why so you think it’s acceptable to say such things about other tribes yet you are always quick to play the victim.

    • kadara

      March 9, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      @kiki, th th nothing about that that is tribalism. Nigerians from tribes said they were not criminals yet they keep committing crimes so who are the criminals giving us a bad name. What part of that is tribalistic. You bigots are the ones bringing tribe into it ,and throwing stereotypes around. Only bigots here are you guys

    • Mamacita

      March 9, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      Lol Kadara, ki sha hanu!

      Not everyone in the north is an uneducated Muslim, just like not everyone in the east is not a potential drug smuggling, credit card fraudster.

      We keep telling you but you refuse to listen.

    • honey omo lekki

      March 10, 2016 at 10:02 am

      Only God know what you would have said if this man were to be a Muslim. He is a christian with suspected terrorist ties. Oya, everybody start crucifying him, christianity and everything the religion embodies

    • Abiola

      March 9, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Please stop being tribalistic, Abacha’s loot is still being returned, and he was not part of the “they” you refer too, they’re good and bad people in all tribes abeg!

    • Bola

      March 9, 2016 at 6:27 pm

      They is referring to people who said those who say they are not criminals yet keep committing crimes, that cuts across all tribes . It has nothing to do with tribe. Get your mind out of the tribalism gutter, not everything is about that

    • swagg1

      March 9, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      Kadara, I totally agree with you.

    • Damilola

      March 9, 2016 at 6:27 pm

      Justice should apply to all criminals from all levels starting from the top to the bottom. If crimes and people like this are prosecuted why can’t government officials who commit worst crimes receive the same punishment. This is what many Nigerians are doing abroad, those who show off at home and everybody is using them as reference. Eh, so so person just built houses in Lekki, travels all over the place and them you try to compete but you can’t quite place exactly what they do. This is what some of them are doing. Do these Nigerians forget they live in a law and order country especially being black, you are not getting away with anything.

  2. Cabrini

    March 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Gosh! These people keep giving us a bad name

  3. kiki

    March 9, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    i have learnt a long time ago not to envy any good looking young person who is ‘doing soo well’……… in the abroad or even in the Naija.
    Not all of them are legit
    may we not get entangled with such.the thought of been in cuffs, jail……
    Nah..i just cant.

  4. beauty

    March 9, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    links with terrorism, wow!!!

  5. Kitty

    March 9, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Hmmm this is sad … Everyone wants an easy life

  6. Mr. Egghead

    March 9, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    This one is nothing nah!

    Come to Jane & Finch in Toronto and see what these boys are doing. They have a bloody immigration office going on there with passports and visas and every kind of ID hanky-panky. I’m so tempted but too timid to join that kind of biz because those guys have it good.
    Girls, cars, drinks and gadgets dey boku for their cribs. When this forex crisis started and one of my buds couldn’t pay his rent. A “gingerman” gave him 2,000CAD in cash. Fraud pays well till you get caught.
    Smart ones have run to naija with their loot but others are just ride-till-you-die

  7. keke driver

    March 9, 2016 at 2:07 pm


  8. just saying

    March 9, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    If na Bokoharam post now you no go see Kadara.

    • bunmi

      March 9, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      please shut up!!!!!!! what sense did you come and make now!!! how is what you said not tribalistic!!!!!!mehn use your brain!!!! if you have nothing sensible to say for the love of God SHUT UP!!!

  9. tosin adegbite

    March 9, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    hmmmmm….no words for this,not all that glitters is Gold.

  10. MyPpleSef

    March 9, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Human beings!!
    What exactly in Kadara’s (which [also] means destiny in yoruba) comment made uall assume she’s muslim/hausa?? and therefore interpreted it with a tribal slant??
    Shame on you all. See where you all took her comment to. “your righteous blood drinker”, “when other names are involved”, “you pretenders”…na wa for una o.

    • kadara

      March 9, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Why bother to enlighten them, they have just shown they are bigots.

    • kikiki

      March 9, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Madam kadara why did you forget to rebuke the first fake kadara? That is why every thinks you are the real bigot.

  11. deedee

    March 9, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Na wa o! for some BN commenters sha, @kadara was just stating the obvious, she didn’t mention any tribe or religion ,but no, the tribalistic lot will always turn it to tribal and religious talk. North this, Islam that, y’all should give it a rest bikonu…Uchenna will surely face the long arm of the law as per his criminal activities, every day for the thief!!!!!!

  12. Calm down

    March 9, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Twelve passports, Only him. I have no pity for these kind of people. Absolutely none.

  13. prince

    March 9, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    This one don add salt to injury again. what is wrong with this people, can’t you do things that are legit, why all these fast short cuts. he should rot in jail.

  14. Marian

    March 9, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Kids, stay in school. Don’t come to America without a plan. Don’t come to America with a visiting visa and think you can start working legally the next day. There is no apartment waiting for you when get here. Oh, your friend did it and he was able able to buy a car and start building a house in Naija in just 6 months? Well, look up there, is that your friend? If not, well The FBI go soon catch him/her. People with student visa, same goes for you. Please have a solid plan, do your research, talk to people so you won’t be tempted to go into into yahoo yahoo.

  15. bunmi

    March 9, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Trust bn commentators to always take things to a level they dont have to go.. the real issue behind this post is not even being discussed but like always tribalism has been dragged into it. you guys should CHILL!!!!!! its honestly never that deep

  16. Tunmi

    March 10, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    What state is this? All I saw was Thomasville

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