Nigeria: Court Jails Man for Posing as Woman in N1.5m Love Scam
London, Feb. 19, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Justice Muhammad Yahaya of Kano State of Nigeria High Court on Monday convicted and sentenced one Abubakar Isiaku (also known as Hajia Fatima) to one year imprisonment on one-count charge of obtaining by false pretence preferred against him by the Kaduna zonal office of the Economic and Financial crimes Commission, EFCC.
According to EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, Isiaku while disguising as a woman was said to have defrauded many unsuspecting members of the public via Facebook.
In one of his operations, he allegedly lured a complainant into a relationship and in the process swindled her of N1.5million.
On December 18, 2017, when he was arraigned, Isiaku initially pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge, but when confronted with damning evidences by the prosecution he changed his plea to ‘guilty’.
Following his admittance of guilty, the prosecuting counsel, Sa’ad Hannafi Sa’ad, urged the court to convict and sentence him according to the dictates of the law.
After the evaluation of the evidences placed before the court, Justice Yahaya pronounced Isiaku guilty of the charge and consequently sentenced him.
The judge also ordered the convict to pay the sum of N1.5million to the complainant as restitution.