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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Nigerian man sentenced to 3 years in prison for defrauding an American out of 3,650 dollars in online romance scam.

A Father-of-three, Okechukwu Brown was on Monday sentenced to three years imprisonment for defrauding an American man, Mr Thomas Nublin, out of 3,650 dollars in an online romance scam. According to reports, Brown committed the offence between August and November 2013 at Ikeja.

In July 2014, the EFCC received a petition from the U.S. Army alleging that some persons traced to Nigeria defrauded some of their members out of over 13,000 dollars in a romance scam.



The EFFC investigated and was able to trace some of the funds amounting to 3,650 dollars to EcoBank Plc via Moneygram which was received by Brown, who later pleaded guilty to the charge brought against him in court and was sentenced after entering into a plea bargain with the anti graft agency. Uche Chikelue, the counsel to the defendant, asked the court for mercy in sentencing Brown, saying that not only has he been well behaved, but also co-operated with the prosecution throughout the investigations, has no past criminal record and he has refunded all the money taken.


“He has aged parents, who due to his present incarceration, are having serious health challenges. “He is the first born of the family and the breadwinner, he also has a wife and three children, the last, a toddler," Chikelue said.

Sentencing Brown, Justice Josephine Oyefeso of an Ikeja High Court handed down the verdict after acknowledged that the crime was a dishonour to Nigeria and paints it in a bad light. Hence there must be justice for the defendant, complainant and the country.

“I have also taken into consideration that the Criminal Law of Lagos prescribes 15 years in prison for the offence of obtaining money by false pretences. “I hereby sentence the defendant to three years in prison on the one-count charge of obtaining money by false pretences. “This sentence begins from March 13, the day he was first arraigned.”

19 comments:

tsalz said...

Where dem d once wey dey steal billions with biro, wetin we go call tos once

Alloy Chikezie said...

He can't outrun the long arm of the law.

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Anonymous said...

Sorry What was the senetence given to that thief Igbinedion again?
There is no justice in this God forsaken country!
Maximum senetence should have been 6 months

okorie rowland said...

hmmm this one weak me oooo

EDWIN edDREAMZ CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...

They always get caught....

Anonymous said...

Nonsense..
You have sentenced all this politicians for example stealing all our money..
It's a man who us hustling and a mumu oyibo fell for it because the yeye oyibo too was selfish and wanted something in return

Anonymous said...

Nonsense..
You have sentenced all this politicians for example stealing all our money..
It's a man who us hustling and a mumu oyibo fell for it because the yeye oyibo too was selfish and wanted something in return

Anonymous said...

are you a classic lady ?sad , lonely and above 30 ? and probably need a young boy to cheer and light up your mood ? reach out for this contact :08112801745....location: Porthacourt

Diana sexy said...

One day for thief another day for the owner, your time has come

Emmanuella Onuoha said...

Y sentence him since the victim is a white person. Mtchuuuuuu... Jagajaga Nigeria

Emmanuella Onuoha said...

Y sentence him since the victim is a white person. Mtchuuuuuu... Jagajaga Nigeria

Anonymous said...

That's a scam. US won't send no petition if the amount involved is not over 1 million US dollars. Who is fooling who. Lol
Fuck the judge and stupid government tho. I'll be sipping on my lean and getting paranoid.

Anonymous said...

That's a scam. US won't send no petition if the amount involved is not over 1 million US dollars. Who is fooling who. Lol
Fuck the judge and stupid government tho. I'll be sipping on my lean and getting paranoid.

Anonymous said...

Sentence! What is wrong with my bloody spell check.
All payments to Nigeria via moneygram and western union should be into a bank account. That's one way of tracing these fraudsters

dee boi said...

Abeg make dem free the man jhor... dee

Anonymous said...

These are the injustices that make Nigeria a joke. Why such a long sentence in a nation of thieves where others have stolen more and sit at home
Nigeria will soon burn. French Revolution style justice coming soon so enjoy your ill gotten wealth while you can you politicians

Anonymous said...

are you a classic lady ?sad , lonely and above 30 ? and probably need a young boy to cheer and light up your mood ? reach out for this contact :08124775529....location:Lagos

kenandakyns said...

all these yahoo boys and their uncalculated scams

maddtunez said...

very stupid yahoo boy

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