CRIME

24-Yr Bags 7-Months Community Service Over Romance Scam

One Femi Rufus Oginni, convicted for impersonation and obtaining money by false pretences, has been sentenced to seven months community service.

Justice Omolara Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court, convicted the 24-year-old student of Business Administration in The Polytechnic, Ibadan on Thursday.

He was prosecuted by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on  two-count charges  of obtaining money and impersonation.

EFCC statement on Thursday night,  gave highlight of how he commited the crime

The statement said the convict falsely represented himself as a woman in need of love and luring two American men, Donni Robert and James Collins into paying him money on several occasions in 2018 with a promise to each of them of “building a future together.”

Part of the statement reads “Oginni pleaded guilty to the charge, prompting the EFCC counsel,  Abdulrasheed Suleiman to pray the court for his conviction and sentence.

“He will carry out the seven months community service within the court’s premises and restitute the sum of $500 (Five Hundred United States Dollars) to his victims,  through the government. Additionally, he forfeited his iPhone X and Nokia phone to the federal government.”

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