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Respite not on the horizon for Adesuwa Ogiozee


It doesn’t look like respite is on the horizon for popular Instagram auto dealer, Adesuwa Ogiozee, more popularly known as Renee. Adesuwa, who has been under investigation and charged to court by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for alleged fraud-related offences, has been denied a request to remove the electronic monitoring devices on her as a bond condition in her internet fraud case.

The United States District Court for the District of New Mexico denied her the request for failing to comply with the court’s order to provide her financial and employment information while on home detention. The court however stated that it would consider her renewed motion upon compliance with the court order and fixed February 5, 2024, as her trial date. Recall that Adesuwa was allegedly indicted in a federal court in New Mexico on charges of wire fraud and conspiracy as reported by THEWILL.

She was allegedly indicted alongside her co-conspirators, Kayode Adeniyi, Olutayo Sunday Ogunlaja and two others. A grand jury had indicted them for alleged wire fraud, including scamming a female victim resident in Albuquerque, New Mexico and fraudulently dispossessing her of the sum of $560,000. FBI findings allegedly indicated that Adesuwa moved more than $3 million in suspicious transactions through her American bank accounts between August 2016 and September 2017. She was initially arrested in September 2021 and on the 17th of the same month, she appeared in the Eastern District of Missouri and was released the same day on a $25,000 bond.

To keep prying eyes from getting details of the fraud charges, Adesuwa allegedly got the charging documents sealed in New Mexico and St. Louis. However, one of her co-conspirators, Adeniyi, was sentenced to three and half years’ imprisonment by a US federal judge after he pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and fraud in connection with computers before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

Adesuwa has always maintained her innocence, denying ever participating in fraud and claims that she is being targeted because she is Nigerian. She added that she got into trouble after selling a car for $12,000 to a customer in 2016. She also claimed that she had been cleared of any charges of fraud.

According to her, she cannot be said to be fraudulent, having sold over 2,000 cars with only one customer having issues with her. Adesuwa provides services to many Nigerians including celebrities via her various business concerns, such as Adesuwa Motors LLC, which she set up in 2014; Adesuwa Auto LLC, incorporated in 2016 and Renzee Logistics, established in 2017.