Man Bags Jail For Romance Scam


A man, Ikechukwu Elom Awoke, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by Justice A. Y. Sanya of the Borno State High Court, sitting Maiduguri, Bornu state.
Awoke is facing a 2-count amended charge bordering on conspiracy and cheating. He was arraigned by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

According to the EFCC, one Noami Wanya, who claimed she met the convict through the Facebook and got into a relationship, in the course of the relationship, Awoke fraudulently obtained N350,000 through his account domiciled in one of the old generation banks, prompting the victim to petition the EFCC.

The offence is contrary to and punishable under Sections 320 (a) and 322 of the Penal Code Law Cap 102, Laws of Borno State.

Awoke pleaded guilty to the two counts and was convicted and sentenced by the court after a review of the facts of the case.

Justice Sanya sentenced him to six months imprisonment with option of fine of N50,000 for conspiracy on count one and eighteen months imprisonment with option of fine of N50,000 for cheating on count two.

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