Stella Dimoko Nigerian Man Jailed One Month For Internet Fraud And Romance Scam


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Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Nigerian Man Jailed One Month For Internet Fraud And Romance Scam

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Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of the Kwara State High Court, Ilorin on Monday, July 5, 2021 sentenced a Lagos based 20-year-old boy, Oke Gideon, to 30days imprisonment having found him guilty of offences bordering on romance scam and internet fraud.

The long arm of the law caught up with Gideon on May 4, 2021, when he was arrested by operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, following intelligence reports on his criminal activities.

Upon arrest, he was profiled and volunteered statements, admitting to committing engaging in dating scam, love scam, and other internet-related offences.

He was consequently arraigned in court on July 2, 2021 on two counts, to which he pleaded guilty.

Count one of the charge reads.

“That you, Oke Gideon (Jenna Cherry) between August 2020 and September 2020 in Ilorin within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, with intent to defraud, did obtain $150 (One Hundred and Fifty Dollars) worth gift from one Bradley Miller under false pretense that you are Jenna Cherry, a white female from Las Vegas, United States of America, which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 1 (3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”

Following his plea, counsel to the EFCC, Sesan Ola, led one Sarah Audu, an operative of the Commission, to review the facts of the case. Audu narrated how Gideon was arrested based on actionable intelligence on the activities of internet fraudsters operating within Ilorin metropolis. She tendered the confessional statements of the convict as well as fraudulent messages printed from his email, which were all admitted in evidence.

In his judgment today, Justice Abdulgafar convicted and sentenced Gideon based on his confessional statement, his plea to the charge and the exhibits tendered against him before the court.

However, the Judge gave the convict an option of fine of N50, 000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) and ordered that his iPhone 6 and HP laptop which were used as instruments in the crime be forfeited to the Federal Government.

*Alleged case of Internet fraud on placard, wait they were not sure? 30 days or option of 50k fine? what is this? no wonder they are not stopping anytime soon!!!


  1. So if I meet white woman online, then we become friends over the months, then one day I asked her for 100dolls to solve one landlord or phone problem, I don become romance scammer be that oh!

    1. No. Unless you use a profile of someone else as your Facebook profile

  2. He got 150 dollars(#75000) and he was asked to use #50,000 to pay fine. Kwakwakwakwakwa

  3. Find a honest means of livelihood.

  4. Disgrace on top $150. Not a supporter but if you must eat frog eat big one

  5. Maybe because he obtained 150 dollars that is why. So they equate am for cash to pay 50k.

    Nija is a joke

  6. He is a fresher in the course 🤣🤣🤣🤣
    In my area they will catch you and you were use 3 million to bail yourself on the condition that you would have to snitch on a bigger fish .

  7. Stella the only piece of evidence the EFCC had was the email chat exchange between the convict and his victim.

    Asides that, they had no hard or concrete evidence. And it wasn't as if the victim filed a complaint against the accused.

    What was eventually used to nail the accused was his own self-confession of being guilty as charged.

  8. I was shocked to when I saw alleged on buzz bar owners placard, EFCC that wants to charge somebody is also alleging?!

  9. Stella it’s cos he duped the person of only $150. If it was more the punishment would have been greater


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