Judge blasts man for living fake Instagram lifestyle while broke in real life

Judge blasts man for living fake Instagram lifestyle while broke in real lifeAs reported by the Mail Online, cash-strapped Elijah Oyefeso, 23, attacked creditor, Dennis Ofosu, during a row over a debt, outside the Goals soccer centre in Southampton.

Oyefeso, who once boasted that he earned £90,000-a-month, was said to owe Mr. Ofosu cash after borrowing it to buy a Land Rover. The self-taught trader was heard telling his victim: “If you were in London, I would kill you,” before ramming his Toyota Prius into the ex-soldier and throwing him onto the bonnet.

Oyefeso was jailed for two and a half years after being convicted of dangerous driving and possessing a weapon in a public place, at Southampton Crown Court. The convict, who claimed he started his trading company with a student loan after dropping out of Buckingham University, represented himself at the trial.

The trader has previously boasted of his luxurious lifestyle on social media, posing alongside a fleet of sports cars in a series of smug snaps. He flaunted his wealth to his 30,000 Instagram followers, showing off a gold Lamborghini Gallardo, Rolls Royce Wraith and Bentley Continental.

Oyefeso also featured in the Channel 4 TV show ‘Rich Kids Go Shopping’, in which he was filmed as he traded online, making £1,000 in just 15 minutes. But, Jamie Gammon, defending, said that while his client conveyed a champagne lifestyle online, his finances told a drastically different story.

Judge Christopher, Parker QC, condemned Oyefeso’s actions and accused him of lying about his business acumen and wealth.

He said: “You portrayed yourself as a very successful trader within the financial market. Clearly, this is not the case.”