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SCARS|RSN™ Scam & Scamming News: Nigerian Court Jails Romance Scam Fraudster
The Romance Scams Behind The Name Kelvin Clark, A Fake Identity Of An American Soldier, Has Been Sent To Prison!
Nigerian Court Sentences Romance Scam Fraudster to 7 Months In Prison Over a $13,700 Scam
Nigerian Justice M.L. Abubakar of the Nigerian Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State of Nigeria has convicted and sentenced Efedjare Maxwell to seven months imprisonment for duping foreigners of the sum of $13,700 (Thirteen Thousand, Seven Hundred United States dollars) in several online dating scams – and this is just for what could be proven.
Efedjare was arraigned on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office, on a one-count charge bordering on impersonation, contrary to Section 22(3)(a) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015 Under Section 22(4) of the same Act.
Operatives of the EFCC had while acting on intelligence report, arrested him on December 30, 2018, following a raid on Dumex Hotel, Otouwodo, Ughelli, Delta State.
Further investigations showed that he specialized in using the fake identity of an American soldier, he named Kelvin Clark, to lure unsuspecting women into spurious marriage deals. He used the trick to defraud an American lady of the sum of $13,700.
The charge reads: “That you, Efedjare Maxwell (aka Kelvin Clark) on or about March 2019, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court fraudulently impersonated one Kelvin Clark with intent to gain advantage for yourself and hereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22(3)(a)of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention) Act, punishable under Section 22(4) of the same Act.”
He plead “guilty” to the one-count charge when read to him.
In view of his guilty plea, counsel for the EFCC, Samuel Chime, requested of the court to convict and sentence him, accordingly.
Defence counsel, O.M. Ofodile did not oppose the request.
Justice Abubakar, thereafter, convicted and sentenced him to seven months in prison.
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