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Man Jailed For 18 Months Over $15,000 Romance Scam

A Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has jailed one Chimah Daniel Iweregbu for scamming an unsuspecting victim of $15,000 (₦5,718,000). The spokesman of the…

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A Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has jailed one Chimah Daniel Iweregbu for scamming an unsuspecting victim of $15,000 (₦5,718,000).

The spokesman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.

Citynews reports that the conviction comes three days after Lagos Zonal Office of the commission arraigned Iweregbu, following his arrest on August 12 for involving in an online romance scam.

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Before Iweregbu’s conviction, he is said to have been on the wanted list of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

“The Lagos Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, December 4, 2020, secured the conviction of one Chimah Daniel Iweregbu, who is on the wanted list of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, for engaging in internet fraud before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.

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“He was arraigned on December 4, 2020, following his arrest by operatives of the EFCC on August 12, 2020, for his involvement in an online romance scam,” the statement partly read.

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