Court Jails Internet Fraudster For Romance Scam

Justice Omolara Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan on Thursday, June 18, 2020, convicted and sentenced one Femi Rufus Oginni to seven months community service for impersonation and obtaining money by false pretences.

The 24-year-old, who claimed to be a student of Business Administration in The Polytechnic, Ibadan, was prosecuted by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on two-count charges of obtaining money and impersonation.

Specifically, he 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.”

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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