• A 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 N20m).

    Chikeluba who met his victim on using the false identity of, Lisa T. Jackson, a United States citizen, has been making monetary demands of his victims, using varies guises.

    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.

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    The suspect, chikeluba

    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.

    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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