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Internet Fraudster Bags Six Months In Jail For $500 fraud



Court docket sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced Uchenna Samuel Nwosu (a.ka. Jackson Mendez) to 6 months imprisonment for web fraud, impersonation and acquiring the sum of $500 (5 Hundred American {Dollars}) from an American, Carmen Alvarez, below false pretence.

Nwosu was arraigned by the Financial And Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal Workplace on April 11, 2019 on three-count costs bordering on web fraud, impersonation and acquiring below false pretences opposite to Part 6 of the Advance Payment Fraud and Different Associated Offences Act, 2006 and punishable below part 1(3) of the identical Act.

One of many depend learn: “That you just UCHENMNA SAMUEL NWOSU (alias Jackson mendez) on or about February 2019, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State throughout the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court docket had in your possession (your electronic mail tackle: paperwork containing false pretence which you knew or should know incorporates false pretence and thereby dedicated an offence or an try and commit an offence opposite to part 6 of the Advance Payment Fraud and Different Associated Offences Act 2006 and punishable below part 1 (3) of the identical Act”.

Nwosu initially pleaded “not responsible” to the fees however later modified his plea to “responsible”.

Based mostly on his modified plea, Prosecuting counsel, Barrister Samuel Chime prayed the court docket to convict him accordingly.

Justice Sani convicted and sentenced him to 6 months imprisonment on every of the three – depend costs. The sentence nevertheless runs concurrently. The court docket additionally ordered Nwosu to restitute the $500 he collected from his sufferer. Additionally, the court docket dominated {that a} laptop computer, Lenovo T410, recovered from him ought to be forfeited to the Federal Authorities.

Nwosu’s journey to jail started when he was arrested alongside Liberty Drive, Woji, Port Harcourt, for his involvement in on-line relationship rip-off. Particularly, he impersonated an American soldier in Syria to defraud Carmen Alvarez, an American woman of $500, being a part-payment of $2,350 he requested from her in a web-based chat.

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