ONLINE DATING SCAM: 30-Year-Old Nigerian Nabbed For scamming A Canadian $26,520

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Monday, arraigned one Nwakanma Chukwudi before Justice D. V. Agishir of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, on a 12-count charge bordering on cybercrime, obtaining money by false pretense and impersonation.

The suspect, aged 30, who claimed to be a British national by name Barry Bernard, is being prosecuted for duping one Donnalynn, a Canadian, who he met on a dating site.

The EFCC, in a statement by Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said in the course of their romantic affair, Chukwudi, who also claimed to be resident in Manchester, United Kingdom, had sent several love mails and pictures to Donnalynn.

Consequently, Donnalynn did not have any course to doubt him when he requested for $26,520 Canadian dollars from her, having been communicating with him over a period of time.

When she later found out that she had been duped, she petitioned the EFCC.

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