Court Convicts Yahoo Boy Of Love Scam In Kaduna (Photo)
The Kaduna High Court has convicted one Nnamdi Orji Innocent, aka Christian Dominic Allen on one count bordering on cybercrime.
Allen was arrested by the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after intelligence linked him to suspicious internet fraud activities around the Karji area of the state.
Justice A. A. Bello of the Kaduna State High Court sitting in Kaduna convicted the suspect.
The defendant was arrested by the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after intelligence linked him to suspicious internet fraud activities around the Karji area of the state.
Upon his arrest, the defendant confessed to having created a Google chat account with his iPhone 11, using the identities of one Christian Dominic Allen, Hobson Lunsford and Genero Westpal in chatting with his foreign victims and receiving a gift card worth two hundred dollars ($200), Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity said in a statement on Wednesday.
“The one count reads: “That you, Nnamdi Orji Innocent (aka Christian Dominic Allen) sometime in April 2023 in Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, committed an offence, to wit; falsely presented yourself as Christian Dominic Allen in that assumed character cheated one Yasha the total sum of $200 USD and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 308 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017 and punishable under Section 309 of the same law.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him.
Justice Bello convicted him but gave him the option of paying a fine of N100,000.00.
He is also to forfeit an Apple iPhone 11, Sanyi Sound System and Skyrun Refrigerator.
The convict has restituted the sum of $200 (Two Hundred USD) to the victim through the EFCC.