A Nigerian man, Uche Raymond Okoye has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for defrauding a 65-year-old girl to the tune of $6 million (roughly N2.5 billion) in Guyana.
Okoye, often known as Uche Parker, is going through a number of different fraud costs, as extra circumstances are nonetheless pending in opposition to him by the South American nation’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU).
Nigeria Abroad studies that Okoye was responsible on 10 counts of acquiring cash by false pretences from the 65-year-old feminine pensioner on November 3, and was sentenced by Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
At Friday’s sentencing listening to earlier than Magistrate Anette Singh on the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, he was sentenced to one-year imprisonment on every of the ten costs.
During a plea in mitigation, Okoye agreed to repay the sufferer among the cash he defrauded her.
Guyanese Police stated the lady was duped by way of a romance rip-off as a number of romance package deal scams and pyramid schemes are reportedly being operated in Guyana by Nigerian nationals who’re in Guyana illegally.
The police additional stated that victims are lured by individuals they meet on-line who affect them to half with their money. This organised crime is being investigated by the Special Organised Crime Unit and residents of Guyana are inspired to not ship cash to individuals they meet on-line.