Court Sentences Man To Jail Over $15,000 Online Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has secured the conviction of one Ohiaeri Stanley Chukwudi on the basis of love scam.

A statement which was released from the antigraft agency stated that Stanley Chukwudi while impersonating one William Robert, and also residing in Texas, United States of America, lured the likes of Olivia, Jesse Marie and Kristiana into a romantic relationship online.

From the three women, he conjured up the total sum of $15,000 (Fifteen Thousand Dollars).

However, Chukwudi was brought before Justice Sylvanus Oriji of a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Apo, on a one-count charge of cheating.

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The count reads:

“That you, Ohiaeri Stanley Chukwudi, alias Williams Robert, sometimes in February 2019 at Abuja, within the judicial division of this honourable court while acting as William Robert resident in Texas, United States of America, did cheat by fraudulently inducing Olivia, Jesse Marie and Christiana to deliver to you the total sum of $15,000 (Fifteen Thousand Dollars) under the guise of being in a romantic relationship with them and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 322 of the Penal Code, Laws of the Federation (Abuja) 1990.”

Meanwhile, Chukwudi pleaded guilty to the charge when read to him.

In view of his plea, Justice Oriji of the high court in Abuja convicted and sentenced him to one month in prison with an option of N150,000 as fine.

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