Akwa Ibom Court Sentences Three Persons For Internet Fraud

Justice Fatun Riman of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Friday, May 10th, convicted and sentenced the likes of Daniel Iluobe, Ifeanyi Chukwudi Paul and Godwin Joseph Ovboke to two years imprisonment each, for internet fraud.

Daniel Iluobe, while posing as a Chinese man identified as Huang Guang, fraudulently sent electronic messages to a Chinese woman promising her marriage.

Iluobe further demanded the sum of $200 which his victim sent to him via Western Union.

The EFC in a statement which was released stated that Ovboke falsely posed as Lancelot Degory, a United States citizen, and succeeded in defrauding one Cheow Lim of $1,400, after he lied to her that he was going to meet her in Singapore where they were supposed to get married.

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As for Paul, he claimed he was a Construction Engineer based in Syria, and under that guise, he succeeded in defrauding one Simone Cardoso of £600 (Six Hundred Pounds) with a false promise of marriage.

Meanwhile, they were all arraigned on separate charges and all three pleaded “guilty” to the one-count charge preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

While delivering judgement, Justice Riman sentenced all the convicts to two years imprisonment with further charges attached to their sentencing.

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