Facebook Romance Scam: Court jails man for Two years in Borno State

Facebook Romance Scam:?Court jails man for Two?years in Borno State


On Thursday, May 3, 2018 EFCC secured the conviction of Ikechukwu Elom Awoke, by now Justice A. Y. Sanya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri, re a 2-tally going on amended encounter behind-door upon conspiracy and cheating to space of N350,000 (three hundred and fifty thousand naira).


He was sentenced to six months imprisonment taking into consideration option of enjoyable of N50,000 for conspiracy upon whole one and eighteen months imprisonment behind other of pleasing of N50,000 for cheating upon include two.


The dogfight was triggered by a petition antiquated August 16, 2017 by one Noami Wanya, who claimed she met the convict through the Facebook, and in the process entered into a attachment back the drive of marrying each rearrange.


In the course of the association, Awoke fraudulently obtained N350,000 from the appellant through his account domiciled in one of the archaic generation banks, prompting the victim to petition the EFCC.

 

The offence is in contradiction of and punishable knocked out Sections 320 (a) and 322 of the Penal Code Law Cap 102, Laws of Borno State. Awoke pleaded guilty to the two counts and was convicted and sentenced by the court after a review of the facts of the prosecution. .

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