Yahoo Boy jailed for defrauding 2 Americans of N58,000

The convict was sentenced to six months imprisonment.

Mesheal Luka [EFCC]

An internet fraudster who defrauded two foreigners has been convicted over romance scams by the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna.

Mesheal Luka had been arrested and arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a two count amended charge of cybercrime and other internet-related fraud.

He posed as an American citizen to fool his victims into sending him money on the pretext of a romantic relationship with them.

This year, he successfully scammed one Michael of the sum of $100, and James Partridge of the sum of €30.

The EFCC said Luka's actions violated Section 308 of the Kaduna State Penal Code of 2017, and punishable under Section 309 of the law.

He pleaded guilty to the charges during a court appearance on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, and was sentenced to six months imprisonment.

Justice Darius Khobo also ordered him to restitute the sum of $50 to his victims, both American citizens.

His Infinix phone and the sum of N48,720 were also forfeited to the Federal Government.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Niger Government pays N400m backlog of 2019/2020 debt to NECO

Niger Government pays N400m backlog of 2019/2020 debt to NECO

Yahaya Bello gets another endorsement to run for President in 2023

Yahaya Bello gets another endorsement to run for President in 2023

'I facilitated N60 million COVID-19 intervention fund for constituents' - Sen Dadu'ut

'I facilitated N60 million COVID-19 intervention fund for constituents' - Sen Dadu'ut

FG says no economic development without transportation

FG says no economic development without transportation

Fresh PVC registration applications hit 4.5 million

Fresh PVC registration applications hit 4.5 million

Lagos State First Lady unhappy about Sylvester Oromoni's death

Lagos State First Lady unhappy about Sylvester Oromoni's death

Terrorist attacks forced 11,500 Nigerians to run into Niger Republic last month

Terrorist attacks forced 11,500 Nigerians to run into Niger Republic last month

Dangote Refinery awards scholarship to students in host communities

Dangote Refinery awards scholarship to students in host communities

Senate President disappointed at absence of Health Ministers at COVID-19 Summit

Senate President disappointed at absence of Health Ministers at COVID-19 Summit