A man identified as Amadi Jude Junior has been arraigned in court by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in their clampdown on cyber criminals in Nigeria, for scamming an unsuspecting foreigner online.
Below is a statement released by EFCC concerning the case:
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on September 21, 2015 arraigned one Amadi Jude before Justice Emmanuel Obile of the Federal High Court Calabar, Cross River State on a 12-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence.
Amadi who goes by different pseudo names – Richard Smith, Mike Anderson, Richard Darwin, Jackson Miller, and Morgan Abela, is alleged to have collected N4,544,000 from a Swedish national, and promised to marry her.
Count one reads: “That you, Amadi Jude Junior (alias Richard smith, Mike Anderson, Richard Darwin, Jackson Miller, Morgan Abela) ‘m’, John Ikechukwu Efughi (at large), and Farouk (at large), between May 2014 and January 2015 in Calabar, Cross River State, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did conspire among yourselves to commit felony with it: obtaining money by false pretence and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 8 (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1 (3) of the same act.”
The accused person pleaded not guilty to all the charges. Justice Obile, adjourned till October 12, 2015 and ordered the accused person be remanded in prison custody.
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23rd September, 2015