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Thursday, 6 November 2014

CRIME NEWS: First-class Nigerian university graduate jailed for Defrauding 77 Year Old American Woman on The Internet

A graduate of Lead City University, Ibadan, who passed out with 1st-class honors has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment after pleading guilty to a two-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretences. Olakunle Akanni was sentenced yesterday Nov. 4th at the Ikeja High Court in Lagos for defrauding a 77 year-old American woman, Diana Huizenga, of over 12,000 dollars through an internet love scam. One of his accomplices, Adesina Akinsola, 30, was also given a similar sentence by the judge but adjourned the sentencing of their co-accused, 30-year-old Dele Oshuntogun, till Nov. 17.
There are reports that the convicts entered a plea bargain with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Lawal-Akapo consequently sentenced them to one year imprisonment on each of the counts.
He said the sentences were to run concurrently beginning from the day the judgment was delivered.
“The first defendant, Olakunle Akanni, is to pay the sum of N2 million which is the equivalent of $12, 820 to the victim (Huizenga), as restitution. Also, the third defendant, Akinsola, is to pay the sum of N500, 000 to the victim as restitution,” the judge ordered.
He also ordered them to write an undertaken to be submitted to the EFCC that they would be of good behaviour upon their release from prison custody.
She said Olakunle Akanni falsely presented himself  to Huizenga as one  Robert Lewis, a white American living in Nigeria, who was in love with her.
According to her, "the convicts used the “love scam” to fleece the woman and even invited her to come to Nigeria with $90,000 before they were apprehended".
Mrs Zainab Ettuh said their offences contravened Section 419 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2003. 

Source: NAN

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4 hours ago
Enyinda Nathaniel Okey
he has disgraced his degree, his university,.. good news, however, he will obtain another First Class in prison criminology
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Endy Edeson
@EYINDA: PRISON is meant for rehabilation. so he will be re-orientated in prison, who knows, a good ICT company can even hire him since he is very good on the internet. that will only happen if he vows never to go into crime
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Enyinda Nathaniel Okey
very few people come out from prison, better. most of them get more hardened... of course,, many graduate from prison as 'evangelists'
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Ekekwe Kelvin
IS HE GOIN TO EAT FIRST CLASS,THAT IS A RESULT OF BAD GOVERNMENT
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Enyinda Nathaniel Okey
if everybody blames government and first class graduate also blames govt,.,,if all the graduates blame govt... na d answer be dat? every university needs a first class graduate for job
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Ekekwe Kelvin
SO WHY DIDN'T HIS SCHOOL RETAINS HIM?
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Enyinda Nathaniel Okey
me i go school. i no even get degree yet i no go thief,, I no do bad thing. I dey do my own small business. why should people blame government only when their evil plans fail? I know many people who have first class and i know the opportunities they have... fact is that people should stop accusing and blaming government for their failures. when the guy made of $12000 dollars, shey dem dey celebrate...nobody remembered bad govt then
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Osahon Lucky Ayomi
his one year salary, even when he gets a good job
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Ekekwe Kelvin
HA-HA HA-HA, YOU ARE RIGHT BUT IN REAL SENSE HE IS NOT SUPPOSE LOOK FOR JOB HE HE REALLY MADE IT
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Salako Stephen
Hmhmhmhmhgmhm
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Ann Ab
Good for him
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Urica Angelrex Kate
lolzz...nice one
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Omolayo Abiodun Lukas
if he actually made the first class he should be a lecturer in that school most of the student in that school are notorious with yahoo business
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Гива Абауоми
First at lead city university?? Joker, dat place na school, it does not really matter for u to attend classes in lead city, you can secure first class degree with your money in dat runs uni called lead city... Leadcity my foot.
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Ann Ab
Hahahahaaaaaaa
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