Photo of a Nigerian man who used a false identity to deceive a Danish citizen

Photo of a Nigerian man who used a false identity to deceive a Danish citizen

At the time of the indictment, the defendant pleaded guilty to one count only and was convicted. The judge sentenced him to two years’ imprisonment or a fine of N500,000 (five hundred thousand Naira).

On November 11, 2021, the Nigerian anti-transplant agency, the Commission for Economic and Financial Crimes, EFCC, obtained the conviction of an Omoaregba Ohis on a charge bordering on fraudulent impersonation before Judge A. Akanbi- Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Lube, Abuja.

The defendant was arrested in August 2021 in Abuja’s Kubwa axis after the Commission received credible information about the fraudulent activities of suspected scammers on the internet. The investigation revealed that the detainee used a false identity to trick helpless victims to part with their hard-earned cash.

A Macbook Air laptop and an iPhone were recovered from the suspect. Forensic analysis of the devices revealed scam documents sent by the inmate to unsuspecting victims. He also revealed that the suspect impersonated a Sammie Hark, a Dane, through the email account: marvisroberta67 @ gmailcom and fraudulently obtained the sum of KR7000 (Seven Thousand Danish Crowns) approximately N442, 347.67 (Four hundred and forty two thousand three hundred and thirty and Forty-seven Naira, sixty-seven Kobo) by Helle Hansen, Danish citizen via DKK Reference no. 68167197.

At the time of the indictment, the defendant pleaded guilty to one count charge and was convicted. The judge sentenced him to two years’ imprisonment or a fine of N500,000 (five hundred thousand Naira).

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