Lagos - A suspect who defrauded a Canadian woman
more than $26 000 in an online love scam has been arraigned in court.
Nwakanma Chukwudi has appeared before Justice Agishir of the
Federal High Court sitting in Enugu on a 12-count charge bordering
on cyber crime, obtaining money by false pretence and impersonation.
The 30-year-old suspect, who claimed to be a British
national named Barry Bernard, is being prosecuted for duping one Donnalynn,
a Canadian, whom he met on a dating site.
It is alleged Chukwudi, who also claimed to be resident in
Manchester, United Kingdom, had sent several love mails and pictures to
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Consequently, Donnalynn did not have any course to doubt him
when he requested for $26,520 from her, having been communicating
with him over a period of time.
However, when she later found out that she had been duped,
she petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the
However, the accused person pleaded not guilty to the
Justice Agishir adjourned the matter to April 7 for
consideration o the bail application and ordered the accused to be remanded
in prison custody.
- CAJ News