The rate of internet fraud this days is alarming as 21-year-old student of the Federal Science and Technical College Yaba, Ebiechina Chikeluba, have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for internet fraud.
The suspect was arrested on February 24,
2015 for allegedly swindling Oake, a UK
citizen, of the sum of £54,000 (equivalent of
Ebiechina Chikeluba(the suspect)
Chikeluba who met his victim on Facebook
using the false identity of, Lisa T. Jackson, a
United States citizen, has been making
monetary demands of his victims, using
In one such instance in March 2013, he
obtained a total sum of £54,324.59 (Fifty
Four Thousand, Three Hundred and Twenty
Four Pounds, Fifty Nine Pence) from one K.
Oaks through Western Union on the pretext
that he was an American woman dealing in
Gold in Nigeria and needed money to
increase her capital.
The unsuspecting victim paid, having
already agreed to marry the conman.
Chikeluba, who is also known as Lisa T.
Jackson, was arraigned before Justice O. A
Ipaye of the High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja
on a 17-count charge bordering on
obtaining money by false pretence,
personation, forgery and using false
document which he pleaded not guilty to. Bailing out of such tricky legal situations can be quite challenging, unless the accused resorts to scouring through resources on a helpful site. However, the accused in this case seem to be lucky.
Subsequently, Justice Ipaye adjourned the
matter to July 20, 2015 for hearing of bail
application and ordered that the defendant
be remanded in custody.
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