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Facebook scam: 3 Nigerians jailed after posing as American, Spanish soldiers

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Justice C. L. Dabup of the Plateau State High Court in Jos on Wednesday jailed three Nigerian internet fraudsters for Facebook scam.

Nbubuisi Kerian Ozomba, Paul Obide and Samuel Chukwuebuka Nduchukwe will cool off in prison for one month for obtaining money by false pretence.

They were apprehended by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a sting operation.

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According to the charges, Ozomba created a Facebook account with the name James Hicks.

He used a profile picture of an American military officer and obtained the sum of $350 from Mary Lovely, a Filipino.

Obide (alias Javier Espinal) also posed as a military officer from Spain and obtained $2,000 from another Filipino, Lovina.

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