A 60-year-old Nigerian man, Samuel Kayode, who serves as an accountant at Haberdashers’ Aske’s state schools in the UK, is facing trial at a Woolwich Crown Court in South London for allegedly defrauding the schools to the tune of £4 million.
The court heard two days ago that the father of four who is also a pastor, allegedly spent his loot from the school’s accounts on hospital bill for his dying first wife Grace in England and then sent some of his loot on his second wife here in Nigeria as well as using some of his loot to buy designer outfits, according to DailyMail.
According to the prosecution counsel, Kayode would arrive late each day expensively dressed to his accounts manager job where he earns £57,000 a year donning expensive Gucci and Versace clothes. He would work late in his office, declining to share details of the schools’ finances with his bosses. He allegedly obtained £150,000 by theft and £3.95million by fraud.
Kayode was caught when an anonymous whistle blower phoned a new chief financial officer at the schools in 2012. When he was arrested, the suspect had in his garage a new Mercedes, a new £40,000 Infiniti luxury car, an Audi TT sports car, at least four properties in Britain and more in Nigeria. He made no comment to questions thrown at him by police.
Kayode who lives in East London denied the charges leveled against him.