Justice M.N. Mayana of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court Abuja, has convicted and sentenced Daniel Prosper Nwabueze to one year imprisonment for romance scam.

Nwabueze was arraigned on one-count charge bordering on impersonation contrary to Section 320(b) of the Penal Code, Laws of the Federation (Abuja), 1990 and punishable under Section 322 of the same Laws.

He pleaded guilty to the one- count charge.

Based on his plea, prosecution counsel, Joyce Audu, prayed the court to convict and sentence him accordingly. However, defence counsel: Anoture Akpofure and Rachel Ogbebor pleaded that the court temper justice with mercy “as the accused is a first- time offender and has shown remorse”.

Justice Mayana convicted and sentenced Nwabueze to one year imprisonment, with an option of fine of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira Only).

Nwabueze, 21 year- old diploma holder’s journey to the Correctional Centre began when he was arrested for impersonating Aaron David, a British contractor and engineer based in the United States of America. Through his deceit, he defrauded a foreigner, Lynn Fletcher of the sum of $2000 (Two Thousand United States Dollars). He was subsequently prosecuted and convicted.

 

 

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28 April, 2022