Man bag one-year imprisonment for dating scam in Lagos - Watchtower media

Man bag one-year imprisonment for dating scam in Lagos

Justice Deinde Dipeolu of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday,  convicted and sentenced Ohaguim Ifeayin Emmanuel to a one-year imprisonment term for engaging in a dating scam.
EFCC made this known in a statement on its X handle on Friday, January 26.
Part of the statement reads: " Justice  Deinde I. Dipeolu of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, January 22, 2024, convicted and sentenced one Ohaguim Ifeayin  Emmanuel to one-year imprisonment for a dating scam.
"Emmanuel, a graduate of Computer Science from Chukwuemeka Odumegwu University, Uli,  Anambra State, was arraigned by the Lagos Zonal  Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on January 19, 2024, on two-count charges bordering on cybercrime.

"One of the counts  reads: “ That you, Ohaguim Ifeayin Emmanuel, sometime in October 2023, in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent  to gain advantage for yourself, fraudulently impersonated one "Benjamin Valdez" by holding yourself out as such on your Google Account and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section  22(2) (b) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015.”
"He pleaded “guilty” to the charges when they were read to him. Following his guilty plea,  prosecution counsel, A.S. Wara, called on Usman Ahmed, an operative of the EFCC, to review the facts of the case."

Source: X | officialEFCC

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