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RSN™ Scam News: Another Nigerian Scammer Arrested – Elijah Oluwaseun Kuti

Elijah Oluwaseun Kuti Nigerian Romance Scammer Arrested

Nigerian EFCC arraigned one Elijah Oluwaseun Kuti before Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a two-count charge bordering on engaging in computer phishing and possession of fraudulent documents.

Count one reads: “That you, Elijah Oluwaseun Kuti, on or about the 20th day of July, 2018, at Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, knowingly and intentionally engaged in computer phishing and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 32 of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act 2015.”

Count two reads: “That you, Elijah Oluwaseun Kuti, on or about the 20th day of July 2018, at Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, had in your possession a document with the subject title: “Fill the rental application form for the apartment” containing false pretence, which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 6 of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.”

It Is Believed That He Hunted For Victims On Facebook

He used dozens of different Facebook Accounts, including:

The Defendant Pleaded Not Guilty To The Charge When It Was Read To Him

In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel, G. G. Chia-Yakua, asked the court for a trial date and prayed that the defendant is remanded in prison custody.

However, the defense counsel, Chisom Obikeze, prayed the court for a short date to file an application for bail on behalf of his client.

Consequently, Justice Obiozor adjourned the matter for a hearing of the bail application and also ordered the defendant to be remanded in Ikoyi prison. We await the outcome of the hearing.

Additionally, the government seized cash and property of the scammer but no word on the amount or if any of it will be returned to victims.

Society of Citizens Against Romance Scams


RSN Team

a division of SCARS
Miami Florida U.S.A.

 

 


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