EFCC Arraigns Two for Defrauding Foreign National in Romance Scam
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday February 1, 2017 arraigned two suspected internet fraudsters, Chukwudi Ugwueke and Sophia Ugwueke before Justice A.E.Obile of the Federal High Court, Warri, Delta State on a 13-count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of Six Thousand Four Hundred and Thirty US Dollars($6, 430.00) in a romance scam.
The duo allegedly defrauded their victims by using false identities to lure innocent foreigners into online romantic relationship.
Justice Obile granted each of the accused persons bail in the sum of Two Million Naira with two sureties in like sum.
The matter was adjourned to the 7th of March, 2017 for trial, while the accused are to be remanded in prison custody pending the fulfillment of their bail conditions.
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