Fraudster Bags Six Months For $390,952 Scam
They were arraigned separately for offences bordering on impersonation, intent to defraud and failure to disclose suspicious transactions.
Those convicted are Onomua Victor (a.k.a John Williamson), Ovie Evans ( a.k.a Miller John ), Ikpasa Efe ( Julius Mark ), Abuwa Mavis, Akegor Godbless Omamuyovwi ( a.k.a Sherri Hunt ), Eyoyibo Joseph ( a.k.a Norman Greg), Akpighoro Malvelt (a.k.a Michel Reymond), Anthony Omonomo (a.k.a John ), Edofeuwose Maya and Peter Atolo.
The charge against Akegor Godless Omamuyovmi reads. “that you Akegor Godbless Omamuyovwi (Alias Sherri Hunt) Julius Oluwafunmisho Okedele (now at large) Oyi ye Enwefah (now at large) and Eke Jane Frances (now at large) sometime between 2018 and June 2019 in Ughelli, Delta State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did fraudulently impersonate the identity of one Sherri Hunt and posed as an oil worker in Milan in your yahoo mail account and in that false identity sent love scam emails to Ms. Roberta Daley, a Canada resident.
Each of the defendants pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him.
In view of their plea, the prosecution counsel, Larry Aso Peters prayed the court to convict and sentence the defendants as contained in the plea bargain agreement.
Justice Emeka Nwite after listening to both the defence and prosecution counsel, convicted and sentenced the defendants to six months imprisonment commencing from the date of judgment or an option of two hundred thousand naira (N200,000) fine. They are also to forfeit items recovered from them as proceeds of crime to the Federal government of Nigeria.
However, the court sentenced Akegor Godbless Omamuyovwi to six months imprisonment or an option of two million naira fine. He is also to restitute $390,952 to the victim.