Alleged to have taken part in one of the notorious Nigerian money scams, two men and a woman appeared before Truro magistrates accused of concealing, disguising, converting, transferring or removing thousands of pounds of criminal property by bank transfer.

The offences were alleged to have taken place at Falmouth between 2009 and 2011. Desmond Ahanon, 28, of Stonecroft Road, Erith, Kent, face three of the above charges involving £43,320 and one of possessing criminal property of £17,123.74; Veronica Facunova, 25, of Lutton Grove, Peterborough, faced three of the charges involving removal of criminal property, of £29,771; and Ibrahim Musah, 33, of Lutton Grove, Peterborough, faced three similar charges involving £29,771. The case was sent to Truro Crown Court on April 11.