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Nigeria ODA

21 April 2011

A conman who helped steal more than £2m from the Olympic Development Authority after posing as a Skanska employee has been gaoled for three and half years.

Ansmana Kamara, 31, from Sierra Leone, was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court in April after pleading guilty to a range of fraud charges.

A gang of fraudsters including Kamara contacted the ODA last year claiming to be from Skanska and asked for future payments to be transferred to a new bank account.

The ODA transferred £2.3m into the bogus account, but were alerted of the scam by police when Kamara tried to transfer £2m to Nigeria.

It is understood the ODA has recovered most of the money say Building and Construction Enquirer.

Comments

The headline, "Nigeria ODA" is highly misleading to say the very least.

The guilty party, Ansmana Kamara is from Sierra Leone.

The headline should therefore, read SIERRA LEONE ODA.

Godwin, 21 April 2011

what shall be the punishment?
Just hang him to death.
There are many of them still flouting in the current market everywhere, especially from African nations.

Robert Simon, 22 April 2011

Very good Robert Simon.

Sounds like an excellent idea, and I'm glad that we've got that small problem out of the way.

Moving onto bigger problems, how do you propose we deal with the likes of Balfour Beatty, Kier and the other 100 plus British owned companies that have been actually found guilty of ripping off the taxpayer to the tune of tens of millions of pounds?

Kier for example was fined £18Million.

Midlands’ Interserve Project Services was fined £12 million.

Galliford Try was fined £8Million

Balfour Beatty was fined £5Million.

Your excellent idea suggests that we hang to death the African who has not been proven guilty.

I wonder what sort of punishment would be proportionately suitable for the British executives of Kier and Co.

Over to you Einstein.

Godwin, 15 May 2011

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