Court Jails Man For Romance Scam
The Lagos Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction and sentence of an internet fraudster, Nwokorie Valentine, to six months imprisonment before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.
The convict was arraigned on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, on one-count charge of possession of documents containing false pretence.
One of the counts read: “ That you, Nwokorie Valentine,sometime in 2020 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court,with intent to defraud, had in your possession fraudulent documents, wherein you fraudulently represented yourself as Kenzie Reeves, a white lady and a porn star which were printed from your phone and email accounts, [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected], representations you knew or ought to have known to be fraudulent and committed an offence contrary to Section 320 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge. In view of his plea, prosecution counsel, Franklin Ofoma, prayed the court to convict him accordingly
Justice Dada found him guilty and sentenced him to six months
imprisonment with an option of N50, 000.00(Fifty Thousand Naira).