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 at 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 lured 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, a development that prompted the EFCC counsel, Abdulrasheed Suleiman to pray the court for his conviction and sentence.