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Nigerian man sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for defrauding 65-year-old woman in Guyana

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$6M romance scam: Nigerian man sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for defrauding 65-year-old woman in Guyana

A Nigerian nationwide, Uche Raymond Okoye has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for defrauding a 65-year-old girl of $6 million (roughly N2.5 billion) in Guyana.

 

Okoye, also referred to as Uche Parker who’s at the moment going through a number of different fraud prices earlier than the Justice of the Peace’s Court docket was sentenced on ten of these prices on Friday. 

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He was discovered responsible November 03, 2021 on ten counts of Acquiring Cash by False Pretence from the lady, a pensioner. 

 

At Friday’s sentencing listening to earlier than Justice of the Peace Anette Singh on the Georgetown Magistratre’s Court docket, he was sentenced to at least one yr imprisonment on every of the ten prices.

 

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Throughout a plea in mitigation Uche agreed to repay the sufferer a number of the cash he defrauded her. There are different issues nonetheless being prosecuted towards him by the Particular Organised Crime Unit.

 

A number of ongoing romance bundle scams and pyramid schemes are reportedly being operated in Guyana by Nigerian Nationals who’re in Guyana illegally; the place victims are lured by individuals they meet on-line who affect them to half with their money.

 

This organized crime is being investigated by the Particular Organised Crime Unit and residents of Guyana are inspired to not ship cash to individuals they meet on-line.

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The matter was prosecuted by Lawyer-at-Regulation Tuanna Hardy from the Particular Organised Crime Unit and the accused was represented by Lawyer at Regulation Melvin Duke.

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