Two Jailed for Romance Scam in Abuja
The Abuja Zonal Command of the EFCC has secured the conviction of two fraudsters, Destiny Unabor and Confidence Ekeanya before Justices A.A Halilu and S.B. Belgore of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Apo and Bwari respectively, for charges bordering on impersonation and romance scam.
Unabor created a Facebook page with the name, Steven Zheng, a Singaporean engineer, and professed love to Seika Goto and Jennifer Chen, both Chinese nationals, in an attempt to obtain financial benefit from them.
Upon arraignment today July 4, 2022, he pleaded guilty to a one count charge.
Similarly, Justice Belgore sentenced Ekeanya to one year in prison with option of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira only) fine. He is also to forfeit his mobile phone and laptop and restitute $650 (Six Hundred and Fifty US Dollars) to his victim.
He was jailed after pleading guilty to a one count charge. He induced one Mr. Collins, an American, to deliver the sum of $5,000 (Five Thousand US Dollars) to him over a phantom romantic relationship while pretending to be Stephanie, based in London.