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Yahoo Boy Gets One Year Jail Term over $26,020, N104m Love Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abuja Zonal Command, has arraigned of one Aiosa Kelvin Orhue before Justice C.E. Nwecheonwu of the FCT High Court, Kuje, Abuja on a three count charge bordering on love scam.

He pleaded guilty to the charge.

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Justice Nwechonwu consequently convicted and sentenced the defendant to one year imprisonment with an option of fine of one million naira.

He is also to forfeit a three bedroom semi-detached duplex located in Edo State, a Lexus E350 saloon car, the sum of N19,000,000 domiciled in Zenith Bank Account number 2256646614, all furniture in above mentioned house, the sum of $1,858.67 domiciled in Access Bank account number 1605720548, the sum of $1,000 domiciled in Access Bank account number 1478704498, iPhone 13 Pro Max and Samsung A31.

All items are to be forfeited to the Federal Government in restitution to the victim.

Similarly, the Kaduna Zonal Command of the EFCC has secured the conviction of one Ahmad Kabiru Gana before Justice A.A Bello on a one count charge bordering employment scam.

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Gana, a Civil Servant had promised to help enlist the petitioner into the Nigeria Police Force at a cost of N287, 000 but failed to deliver after payments were made in trances into his account.

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Count one of the charge reads: “that you, Kabiru Ahmad Gana sometime between September, 2021 and October, 2021 in Kaduna within the Judicial Division of this Honourable Court fraudulently induced one Nimzing Nancwat to pay the sum of N287,000.00 to you to secure employment for him at the Nigeria Police Force, thereby committed Cheating, an offence contrary to Section 306 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law 2017 and punishable under Section 307 of the same law”.

He pleaded guilty to the charge when read to him, prompting the prosecution counsel, P.C Onyeneho to ask the court to convict the defendant accordingly.

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Justice Bello convicted and sentenced the defendant to five years Imprisonment with an option of N100,000.00 fine.

Ismail Aniemu

Ismail Aniemu, Publisher of JournalNG and ghost writer, is a maritime journalist of over two decades' of practice with multidisciplinary background. He holds a masters degree in Transport Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) with bias for logistics. He is also an alumnus of the Times Journalism Institute where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Journalism. Email:

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