Please note: Over-the-air viewers in South Bend need to re-scan televisions on Friday, October 18 to continue to receive ABC57, MyMichiana, Telemundo, MeTV, Decades, Movies!, Start TV and ThisTV and most other local channels in addition to WBND/WMYS. Those viewers unable to currently receive these stations over-the-air should see improved reception on October 18. Cable and satellite viewers are not impacted.

Further information on the re-scan can be found at:

Tip Line: 574-344-5557 |

Nigerian pleads guilty to theft from Kosciusko Co. woman

A 44-year-old man from Nigeria pleaded guilty to stealing money from a Kosciusko County woman in June of 2014.

Kazeem Owonla was sentenced to 36 months in jail, with 26 months suspended, for one count of theft, a class D felony.

He must pay restitution to the victim as well as costs and fines in excess of $16,000 before he can be released from jail.

Owonla was arrested at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in November 2014.

The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department began investigating the theft in June 2014 and learned Owonla had used various aliases as well as a photograph of Montana Attorney General Tim Fox as a profile picture to lure females, deputies said.

A Nigerian man, who was arrested last year by Kosciusko County detectives in connection to a large financial scam, has been sentenced locally and is now currently in federal custody.

Detectives connected Owonla to the Kosciusko County victim and a second female victim in Clarksville, Ohio.

Detectives believe there may be other victims he may have scammed using other names or aliases.

Share this article:
Save with
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?


Post a comment
Be the first to leave a comment!
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?