Nigerian Man Defrauds American Citizen of Hundreds of Dollars on Facebook After Pretending He’s Oyinbo

A 20-year-old man, Udoh Sunday Okon, has been sent to jail after he was found guilty of swindling an American citizen of $500 (N205,750) on Facebook The undergraduate was said to have done it under false pretense of a lottery as the American fell victim Many Nigerians who engaged EFCC’s post on Instagram were of the opinion that the sum was too small for his sentence

A court in Kwara state has finally ruled against a young Nigerian undergraduate, Udoh Sunday Okon, and sentenced him to one year imprisonment. Udoh was earlier arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for reportedly defrauding an American citizen of the sum of $500 (N205,750) on Facebook. Many Nigerians reacted to the man’s sentencing.

He tricked the American Posting about the development on its official Instagram page, the agency said that the 20-year-old Akwa Ibom indigene was prosecuted on a one-count charge, and he pleaded guilty.

According to SaharaReporters, part of his charge read: “That you, Udoh Sunday Okon (Christopher Wray), sometime in March 2021 at Ilorin, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did cheat by personation when you pretended to be one Christopher Wray a white male with +18315088635 as your WhatsApp business line and fraudulently deceived Kimberly, an American, to send $500.00 ( Five Hundred United States Dollars) worth of eBay gift card to you after you made him believe that he won $1,000,000.00 (One Million Dollars).”

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