Yoruba Unilag Student Gets 18 Months Jail Term For Internet Scam

Date: 12-10-2012 3:17 am (9 years ago) | Author: Prince Sammy
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- at 12-10-2012 03:17 AM (9 years ago)
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A student of the University of Lagos, Michael Opaleye was today sentenced to 18 months imprisonment by a Lagos State High Court for allegedly defrauding an American lady, Kathy Lunsford through the internet.



The Computer Science student of UNILAG pleaded guilty to the charge of obtaining by false pretence and forgery after defrauding Miss Kathy Lunsford to the tune of 9,200 US dollars under the pretext of getting married to her. He also forged a Nigeria drivers’ Licence No. WWD24174AAJ, which he claimed, was issued by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and a bank draft which he claimed was issued by the Bank of Ireland, Dublin

He however entered into a plea bargain deal with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and offered to pay back the money to his victim.



Justice Aishat Opesanwo in her judgment said the sentence would commence on 15 March when he was first arraigned before the court, adding that Opaleye after his release from prison, should pay N100,000 monthly to the victim through the EFCC until the total amount involved in the scam is refunded.

According to EFCC counsel, Mr Anselem Ozioko, Opaleye had between 2008 and 2011, swindled Lunsford by making a fake marriage proposal to her through e-mail.

He said Lunsford had sent Opaleye the said amount as part of his travelling expenses from the United Kingdom where the convict lied he was based, to the United States of America to facilitate their marriage.

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- MajeOfficial at 12-10-2012 04:05 AM (9 years ago)
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i think it's unfair and stupid to point out his tribe in the title. Careful not to turn this site into Nairaland.
Posted: at 12-10-2012 04:05 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Simon-Zeletus at 12-10-2012 04:34 AM (9 years ago)
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Yeruba people never tire for Internet marriage
Posted: at 12-10-2012 04:34 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zeigbo at 12-10-2012 05:16 AM (9 years ago)
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Fcuk up

Posted: at 12-10-2012 05:16 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- chicco77 at 12-10-2012 05:31 AM (9 years ago)
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Posted: at 12-10-2012 05:31 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- i124q2 at 12-10-2012 05:54 AM (9 years ago)
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Fast bucks never ever last
Posted: at 12-10-2012 05:54 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- i124q2 at 12-10-2012 06:01 AM (9 years ago)
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Fast bucks never ever last
Posted: at 12-10-2012 06:01 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- boychucks at 12-10-2012 06:17 AM (9 years ago)
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Tribalization shld banned on this site, pls!
Posted: at 12-10-2012 06:17 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- dickman2 at 12-10-2012 06:23 AM (9 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
Posted: at 12-10-2012 06:23 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- EmekaBlue at 12-10-2012 06:56 AM (9 years ago)
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Na deir way! Opaleye,toba,deji,shittu,tunde,obafemi dem........
Posted: at 12-10-2012 06:56 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dlimelite at 12-10-2012 07:05 AM (9 years ago)
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Posted: at 12-10-2012 07:05 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- dlimelite at 12-10-2012 07:24 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: EmekaBlue on 12-10-2012 06:56 AM
Na deir way! Opaleye,toba,deji,sh*ttu,tunde,obafemi dem........
Na who's way? Omo obo. No tribe is innocent from scamming, bribery, 419, and other quick money crimes. Every tribe has it's good & bad. Your tribe isn't innocent from those listed either. So what are you tryna say? Olofo. Just know that Nigeria's name is stained around the world becuz of news like this and bad ppl from all tribes in Naija played a part in doing it. Na dia way ko. Abi Naija's way ni  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 12-10-2012 07:24 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- chylind5 at 12-10-2012 07:25 AM (9 years ago)
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maga don pay shout alleluya ohhhhhh, mugu, don pay, shout alleluya, oh ohhh. tribalism is a disease, it sucks.
Posted: at 12-10-2012 07:25 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- JUKENT at 12-10-2012 07:54 AM (9 years ago)
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Boyz! Pls don't play with a girl's heart.
Posted: at 12-10-2012 07:54 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Unikpearl at 12-10-2012 07:59 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: Simon-Zeletus on 12-10-2012 04:34 AM
Yeruba people never tire for Internet marriage
i see u're not ok
Posted: at 12-10-2012 07:59 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- jowole at 12-10-2012 08:12 AM (9 years ago)
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Hmm everybody with his own palaver
Posted: at 12-10-2012 08:12 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- denmal at 12-10-2012 08:19 AM (9 years ago)
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oladipupo
Posted: at 12-10-2012 08:19 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- cmaxwell at 12-10-2012 08:24 AM (9 years ago)
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i just hate it when people pretend,most of u will just come up here and start saying rubbish like u are a saint from heaven. people like u are even worst, u can only be tested and trusted when u have every opportunity to steal without a trace and u didn't .so stop crucifying other cos u might even be worst than them if u av every opportunity   Roll Eyes
Posted: at 12-10-2012 08:24 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- EmekaBlue at 12-10-2012 08:28 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: dlimelite on 12-10-2012 07:24 AM
Na who's way? Omo obo. No tribe is innocent from scamming, bribery, 419, and other quick money crimes. Every tribe has it's good & bad. Your tribe isn't innocent from those listed either. So what are you tryna say? Olofo. Just know that Nigeria's name is stained around the world becuz of news like this and bad ppl from all tribes in Naija played a part in doing it. Na dia way ko. Abi Naija's way ni  Roll Eyes
As in Internet marriage scaming 2 b specific!!! Naija oni baje o
Posted: at 12-10-2012 08:28 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- lanudja at 12-10-2012 08:32 AM (9 years ago)
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Bt why Oyibo women mumu like dis sef? Why re they so desperate abt Naija guy? Hisssssssssssss
Posted: at 12-10-2012 08:32 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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