Idris Ogunsanya has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for defrauding a number of people several thousands of pounds. The 29-year-old unemployed man from Blackwall Way was found guilty of fraud and jailed on Friday, February 19, at Snaresbrook Crown Court. Ogunsanya until his arrest lived an expensive lifestyle. He enjoyed luxury trips to Dubai in business class and and stayed at expensive hotels including the Burj Al Arab Hotel.
According to Metropolitan Police, Ogunsanya was arrested after he used a stolen credit card to buy a 375 bottle of Dom Perignon champagne at the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel in Canary Wharf on November 1, 2003.
Other items recovered from his address includes, a large quantity of stolen credit cards, £6,000 in cash, a device for skimming card details from ATMs, credit card reader, 60 inch television, bottles of champagne and several pair of expensive trainers.
Further investigation established that Ogunsanya defrauded his neighbours and a number of people out of £40,000.