Stella Dimoko Yahoo Boy Who Posed As An American Citizen Has Been Jailed For 6 Months


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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Yahoo Boy Who Posed As An American Citizen Has Been Jailed For 6 Months

On Friday Justice I. M Sani of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State convicted and sentenced Uchenna Samuel Nwosu (a.ka. Jackson Mendez) to six months imprisonment for internet fraud, impersonation and obtaining the sum of $500 from an American, Carmen Alvarez, under false pretence.

Nwosu was first arraigned by the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office on April 11, 2019 on three-count charges bordering on internet fraud, impersonation and obtaining under false pretences, contrary to Section 6 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the same Act.

Nwosu originally pleaded “not guilty” to the charges but later changed his plea to “guilty”.

Based on his changed plea, Prosecuting counsel, Barrister Samuel Chime prayed the court to convict him accordingly.

Justice Sani convicted and sentenced him to six months imprisonment on each of the three – count charges. The sentence runs concurrently.

The court also ordered Nwosu to restitute the $500 he collected from his victim.

Also, the court ruled that a laptop, Lenovo T410, recovered from him should be forfeited to the Federal Government.

Nwosu’s journey to prison began when he was arrested along Liberty Drive, Woji, Port Harcourt, for his involvement in online dating scam.

Specifically, he impersonated an American soldier in Syria to defraud Carmen Alvarez, an American lady of $500, being a part-payment of $2,350 he requested from her in an online chat.


  1. Yeye country,give him job and not lock him up

    1. You don't say! So the government is supposed to give everyone jobs, what happened to creating something legit for himself.if everyone in the private sector waited for the government will dey be where dey are today?

    2. How are some people this stupid???

  2. Yahoo is not his calling. Just $500 dey don arrest and send am to prison. Guy find something else to do mbok


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