Court Sentence 19yrs Old Boy To 37yrs In Prison For Defrauding An American Of $40m

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at 09:33 PM, 16/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Justice Lateef Lawal Akapo of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja today convicted 19-year old secondary school leaver, Tobechukwu Igbokwe and sentenced him to 37 years imprisonment for defrauding an American, thr sum of $40million in an inheritance scam.



Tobechukwu was arraigned before the court on a 12- count charge bordering on forgery, conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretences.

Justice Akapo found him guilty on all 12-counts and sentenced him accordingly. He was sentenced to 7 years on counts 1-8; 8years on count 9; 7years on count 10, 8years on count 11 and 7 years on count 12, making a cumulative of 37years imprisonment.

The sentence is to run concurrently with effect from October 28, 2013.

The court also ordered Tobechukwu to return the $40million as a restitution to the victim and forfeit a Toyota Corolla car, which is a proceed of the crime, to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Tobechukwu was arraigned on Monday, October 28, 2013 and pleaded not guilty to the 12-count charges pressed against him. He later changed his plea to “guilty” and was convicted by Justice Akapo accordingly.

Before the conviction, the prosecuting counsel, Kayode Oni tendered various exhibits before the court which were all admitted and marked as such. However, defence counsel, D. A. Omougbai prayed the court to temper justice with mercy, since Igbokwe has shown enough remorse for the offences he committed. Tobechukwu Igbokwe (Alias David Prince) and his accomplice, Ifeanyi Obi were alleged to have duped an American: M. Silva, the sum of $40million in an inheritance scam.

Silva was made to believe that Igbokwe and his accomplice had a huge inheritance which they wanted to move to a foreign account for safe-keeping. The victim was asked to send money to “process” the transfer and in the process, he wired $40m in several installments through Western Union to Igbokwe. Igbokwe also confessed that he had duped other foreigners. Some of them are: T. Bedwell, $6,000 and R. Hunt $15,000.


gogoman at 09:49 PM, 16/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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End of the game for u, no more elegunshi na jail party remain
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dareper at 10:12 PM, 16/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Omo.na bastard.money be that oo..that was over 12billion naira
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onomskky at 10:29 PM, 16/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Them no give the guy bail on self recognition like Badeh and Dokpesi before sentencing?
At 19 guy your life don enter 1 chance.
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dynasty4all at 10:44 PM, 16/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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WHEN DID NIGERIA STARTED GIVING LONG SENTENCES?
UNCIRCUMCISED YORUBA LAWYER AGAIN.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YORUBAS WHEN THEY SEE IGBOS?
37 YRS?
YORUBAS WILL ALWAYS BE YORUBAS, GIVE US BIAFRA NOW.
OBJ & TINUBU THAT STOLE BILLIONS ARE MOVING FREELY
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kison at 10:59 PM, 16/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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NEXT TIME be careful,be very very careful, CAREFULLLLLLLLL...............
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Machealex at 11:00 PM, 16/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Wetin com happen 37 years haba judge. Nawaoooo
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imaria at 11:48 PM, 16/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Good
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maxzy277 at 11:51 PM, 16/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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What about the real pen robbers, treasury looters?Huh?
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gozitto at 11:53 PM, 16/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Bad bellle judgement
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zezprincess at 11:59 PM, 16/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Nawaoo,him cup don full,37 plus 19yrs equal to56yrs.
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zoe61 at 12:02 AM, 17/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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good 4 him it will serve as a lesson to all the 419 out there, let him rot in jail
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showskill at 01:46 AM, 17/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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IF NIGERIA COURT CAN JAIL THIS WISE USEFUL SMART N YOUNG HANDSOME BOY TO 37 YRS IN JAIL, HOW MAY YRS DID WANT TO JAIL SAMBO DASUKI N CO. DIS 9JA GOVT IS FCKING ASS !!!!!!
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dollar22 at 01:58 AM, 17/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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37years In Prison?? Just because he's a Biafran
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dynasty4all at 02:02 AM, 17/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: anna johnson on 12:02 AM, 17/03/2016
good 4 him it will serve as a lesson to all the 419 out there, let him rot in jail
GULLIABLE MIND
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jp-free at 02:57 AM, 17/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: John kennedy on 10:44 PM, 16/03/2016
WHEN DID NIGERIA STARTED GIVING LONG SENTENCES?
UNCIRCUMCISED YORUBA LAWYER AGAIN.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YORUBAS WHEN THEY SEE IGBOS?
37 YRS?
YORUBAS WILL ALWAYS BE YORUBAS, GIVE US BIAFRA NOW.
OBJ & TINUBU THAT STOLE BILLIONS ARE MOVING FREELY
Politician carry billions of dollars in their various home, toilet, well, drainage, buying houses all over the world with tax payers money and Nigerians oil money,
What have you people done to Swiss bank who kept all the stolen money and using it for business! Nigerian lawless politician,
Fela have said it long time ago, 
 
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maximanpele at 04:02 AM, 17/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Nigerians Laws and their foolish sence of reasonings , Somebody that tricks someone who also want to trick him.     The storyline here shows that the white woman is also a fraudster. Why give him such harsh setence. But here politicians are stealing from innocent people, yet they walk freely on the street. This sound like pure foolishness to me HOOOHAAA!
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OOSSYY at 04:35 AM, 17/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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STORY, 40 MILLION DOLLARS. WHO GAVE THE WOMAN 40 MILLION DOLLARS. ABEG MAKE I HEAR WORD. POSTER, DO U THINK THAT 40 MILLION DOLLARS IS 40 MILLION NAIRA, OR 40 MILLION CFA
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Chericoco at 06:09 AM, 17/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: John kennedy on 10:44 PM, 16/03/2016
WHEN DID NIGERIA STARTED GIVING LONG SENTENCES?
UNCIRCUMCISED YORUBA LAWYER AGAIN.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YORUBAS WHEN THEY SEE IGBOS?
37 YRS?
YORUBAS WILL ALWAYS BE YORUBAS, GIVE US BIAFRA NOW.
OBJ & TINUBU THAT STOLE BILLIONS ARE MOVING FREELY
He committed the crime and need to face that consequences. According to you he has 3yrs because he's ibo? Nigerians and tribalism.
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Chericoco at 06:12 AM, 17/03/2016 (2 years ago)
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Quote from: Ada on 06:09 AM, 17/03/2016
He committed the crime and need to face that consequences. According to you he has 3yrs because he's ibo? Nigerians and tribalism.
Typo errors. Meant to say according to you he had 37yrs because he's an Ibo?
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