'Most Wanted' fraudulent solicitor charged

'Most Wanted' fraudulent solicitor charged


A solicitor who appeared on Crimestoppers’ list of the ten most wanted UK fraudsters has been arrested and charged.

Ajayi Seun, who was arrested for fraud offences earlier this year – accused of conning mortgage lenders and banks out of roughly £12 million between 2004 and 2009, was last week arrested and charged with breaching his bail conditions.

Mr Seun, who was wanted by Suffolk police, was named as one of the ten individuals being sought by Crimestoppers – a group whose alleged fraud offences came to more than £200 million.

He was first arrested earlier this year and charged with fraud offences and conspiracy to money launder. After failing to report to bail, police were anxious to find him.

Eventually, Mr Seun was arrested on Thursday September 29 and appeared at Ipswich Crown Court the following day. He has since been remanded in custody awaiting trial.

This latest arrest brings the total number of fraudsters caught as a result of the campaign to five. Deputy Chief Executive for Crimestoppers, Dave Cording, said: “To have a 50 per cent success rate in such a short space of time is a clear indication of the trust the public has in Crimestoppers and our determination to bring these individuals to justice.

“It is only a matter of time before the remaining five are caught, so my advice to them would be to hand themselves in, simply because there is nowhere to hide.”

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