Thursday, February 6, 2020

Ikeja court remands man for alleged $4,500 love scam

An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Wednesday remanded a middle-aged man, Iyonsi Timeyin Timothy, in the custody of Nigerian Correctional Services (NSC) for allegedly obtaining $4,500 from one Julia Zagorski in a love scam.

Timothy was arraigned before Justice Sherifat Solebo on a two-count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of $4,500.

One of the counts reads: “That you, Iyonsi Timeyin Timothy , sometime in September, 2019, in Lagos, within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of $4,500.00 (Four Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars) from one Julia Zagorski under the false pretense to wit: “romance scam”, which pretence you knew to be false and committed an offence contrary to Sections 1 (1) (a)and 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act No: 14 of 2006.”

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Prosecuting counsel, K. Uduak, asked the court for a trial date.

Justice Solebo adjourned the matter until February 19 for trial.

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