On Tuesday, the Abuja Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) secured the conviction of two fraudsters before Justice S.B. Belgore of the FCT High Court, Bwari Abuja for love scam and cyber-related fraud.
Stanley Okereke and Ngene Daniel were convicted after they pleaded guilty to the one-count charge brought against them by the EFCC.
Okereke created a fake Facebook account and posed as James Mason, a Caucasian American to fraudulently obtain $1,025 from Sonia Chicaroni on the pretext that they were in a romantic relationship.
In the same vein, Ngene deceitfully received $600 from his victim, Benita Ollisson, an American citizen over a phoney romantic relationship. He also created a Facebook account as Scott Wells, a Dutch, and pretended to be in a relationship with Ollisson.
Justice Belogore sentenced them to two months in prison with an option of N100, 000 fine each.