A Nigerian Man, Gift Kenneth was sentenced to prison for scamming an American lady, Lucinda Ann Garnes Henrichson, of $902,935.
Kenneth disguised as a certain Raymond Carl Eric to lie to Lucinda, thereby deceiving her into sending money through various channels that included his mother’s and Shuaibu Abdullahi’s account.
His offence is contrary to Section 22 (2)(b)(ii) of the cyber crime (Prohibition and Prevention, etc.) Act 2015 and punishable under section 22 (2)(b)(IV) of the same Act.
His sentence was carried out by Justice FA Olubanjo of the Federal High Court yesterday.
Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), issued a statement that Kenneth was imprisoned alongside his mother, Dora Animam, and his girlfriend, Spice Chimzi Dandy Igwe.
Aminam who received money the money in her Diamond Bank account thereby found guilty of committing the same crime as Kenneth. Igwe was arrigned for crimes bordering on false pretense and impersonation.
they all pleaded guilty to the charges brought against the charges. Kenneth and his mother, Dora Aminam, was sentenced to five years in prison or to pay the fine of N3 million each. Whereas Spice Chimzy Dandy Igwe was to sentenced to two years or to pay a fine of N100,000.
A few things were recovered from Kenneth including the refund of $4,255 from Kenneth’s contractor.