YAHOO BOY DUPES POLISH LADY OF 4,800 EUROS
… Forges divorce certificate
Owonifari, whose occupation is unknown and resides at Alakuko, Lagos, pleaded innocence to the three-count charge of obtaining money under false pretences, forgery and stealing.
According to the Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, the defendant committed the offences on Nov. 23, 2018 at Alakuko, Lagos.
He said that the defendant dishonestly defrauded the complainant, Ikolz Kotlow, of 4,800 euro through the internet romance scam.
“He proposed to her, collected her phone number and started demanding money from her,’’ the prosecutor said.
Ayorinde said that the defendant forged dissolution of marriage certificate from High Court of Lagos State, knowing same to be false.
“When the complainant who promised to foot his travel expenses to Poland, insisted on seeing his divorce certificate, the defendant sent her a fake certificate.
“When the complainant eventually discovered that the defendant has been duping her, she filed a case through a legal adviser.
“The defendant was tracked and arrested,’’ the prosecutor said.
The offences contravened Sections 287, 365 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287 carries three years imprisonment for stealing, while section 314 attracts 15 years for obtaining money under false pretences.
The case was adjourned until Aug. 21 for mention.
@ The Nation