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Man Sentenced To Three Months Behind Bars For Involvement In Romance Scam
Man Sentenced To Three Months Behind Bars For Involvement In Romance Scam

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A young man identified as Ajibola Hammed, was convicted and sentenced to three-months in prison by Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday, March 15.

According to the anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), he was convicted after pleading guilty to an amended charge bordering on impersonation, contrary to Section 22(2)(b)(i) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention, Etc.) Act 2015 and Punishable under the same Act.

The defendant, in a classic love scam, disguised himself as Jessica Mercy, a white woman, to one Juan Angle, an American man with whom he claimed to be deeply in love, the agency said.

He pleaded guilty to the charge, having entered a plea agreement with the anti-graft agency, culminating in the amendment of his charge.

Following his plea, Justice Ajoku convicted and sentenced him to three months in prison. The court also ordered him to forfeit one Vivo 1906 phone to the Federal Republic of Nigeria

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