UNILAG student jailed for defrauding an American lady

// News | Crime/Legal | UNILAG student jailed for defrauding an American lady
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

For allegedly defrauding an American lady, Kathy Lunsford through the internet under the pretext of marriage, a University of Lagos student, Michael Opaleye has been sent to jail by a Lagos State High Court

Opaleye was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment yesterday by Justice Aishat Opesanwo for defrauding Miss Kathy Lunsford, of 9,200 US dollars under the pretext of getting married to her.

The convict who is studying computer science at UNILAG had pleaded guilty to the charge of obtaining by false pretence and forgery.

He had entered into a plea bargain deal with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) and offered to pay back the money to his victim.

The judge in her judgment, said the sentence would commence on 15 March when he was first arraigned before the court.

She also ordered Opaleye after his release from prison,to pay N100,000 monthly to the victim through the EFCC until he refunded the total amount involved in the scam.

The convict is also to forfeit the electronic appliances and other items purchased with the proceeds of the crime, which were recovered from his house during the investigation, to the EFCC.
EFCC counsel, Mr Anselem Ozioko said Opaleye had between 2008 and 2011, swindled Lunsford by making a phoney marriage proposal to her through e-mail.

He said Lunsford had sent Opaleye the said amount as part of his travelling expenses from the United Kingdom to the United States of America to facilitate their marriage.
Ozioko said the defendant forged a Nigeria drivers Licence No. WWD24174AAJ, which he claimed was issued by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).

He said Opaleye forged a bank draft which he claimed was issued by the Bank of Ireland, Dublin.
The offences according to him had contravened Sections 419 and 467 of the Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State 2003.

Tagged : EFCC, University Of Lagos, Unilag, UNILAG Student Defrauds American

Headlines Newsview all

Nigerian American Artist Jidenna Theodore Mobisson Apologizes To Nigerians

To all my Nigerian brothers and sisters… I am, always have been, and always will be proud of my Nigerian heritage. I understand the pain and ... Full story

Nigerian Journalist Arrested In Cameroon, Accused Of Spying For Boko Haram

Simon Ateba works with (or used to work for) PM News and is the publisher of Simonateba.com. A few days ago, he managed to leave ... Full story

419!! Nigerians Arrested By Indian Police For Duping Businessmen

Three Nigerians, Onuoha Nnanna Francis, Valentine Anumaka, and Eze Victor, alongside 6 of their accomplices, have been arrested by India's Central Crime Station  6 accomplices alongside ... Full story

OMG!! Kris Jenner Cancels TV Appearance After Her Lip Swells Up From Suspected Insect Bite

Kris Jenner is pictured with a swollen lip during a trip to the Dominican Republic in 2012; the swelling recurred this week and forced her ... Full story

OMG!! Wives Of Boko Haram Militants Surrender In Borno

At least 12 wives of Boko Haram militants have surrendered to members of Civilian JTF in Borno, as their husbands abandoned them in the bush, ... Full story

Unbelievable! Giant Pythons Of Ihiala In Anambra State (Photos)

In many places in Igboland, the python is regarded as a 'sacred being' which no one is expected to kill, harm or maltreat. It is ... Full story

University Graduate, 4 Others Arrested With N57m Cocaine

A 28-year-old university graduate of Economics, Nonso Akubueze, has been arrested along with four other suspects by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for alleged ... Full story

Godswill Akpabio Flown Abroad For Treatment After Crash

A former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, was on Tuesday afternoon flown out of Nigeria to receive medical attention abroad. It was learnt ... Full story

Exposed!! I Know The Policeman Who Murdered My Mother - Son

Children of Mrs. Aderonke Adelugba, who was allegedly killed by a policeman in the Sijuade area of Akure, Ondo State, on Sunday have called on ... Full story

OMG!! Benue Militant Submits 84 Guns To The State Government (Photos)

A renowned militant leader in Benue State, Terwase Akwaza aka Ghana, has surrendered 84 guns to the state government as part of the ongoing amnesty ... Full story

Wickedness!! Nigerian Police Kills Innocent Widow After Hitting Her Repeatedly With Gun Butt (Photos)

Unrepentant police officers in Ondo State have allegedly killed Aderonke Eze, a widow who owns a “mini bear parlor joint” close to her residence in ... Full story

Comment on: UNILAG student jailed for defrauding an American lady

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

Nigeria Risks Economic Decline - Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday warned that with the fall in oil prices, Nigeria risked economic decline, if it failed to manage its resources prudently. Buhari ... Full story

Super Eagles Leave For Tanzania On Thursday

The Super Eagles are expected to travel to Tanzania on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Taifa ... Full story

Victor Moses Joins West Ham on loan

West Ham on Tuesday completed the season-long loan signing of Chelsea winger Victor Moses to continue a busy start to their transfer deadline day business, ... Full story

I Am Not A Fraudster - Mike Ezuruonye

Nollywood actor, Mike Ezuruonye, is not happy with the way some hoodlums are denting his image badly. He is furious that some people are using ...

Francis Odega: Tells His Grass To Grace Story Video

The word ‘Gerara hia meehn’ has practically become one the biggest social media sensations in recent times and the inventor, Nollywood comic actor, Francis Odega ...

Jackie Chan Speaks Pidgin, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo For New Movie Promo In Nigeria (Video) Video

Famous Hong Kong actor and stunt artist, Jackie Chan gave a shout out to Nigerians in promotion of his highly anticipated movie, Dragon Blade.  Hollywood actor, ... Full story

Yvonne Nelson Reveals New Lover

Some might say Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson, has not been very lucky with keeping a romantic relationship for long. Few years ago, she was in a ...

Can You Tell Your Friend About His Body Odour - Nse Ikpe Etim

Body odour is one issue that is giving some people sleepless nights and a top Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe Etim has asked if you can ...

Manchester United Sign Anthony Martial From Monaco

Martial started his career at Lyon before joining Monaco in the summer of 2013 for a reported £3.5m fee. He scored 11 goals for the ... Full story

Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha Stars In A New Movie Titled Primitive

Primitive is a period drama shot in the second quarter of 2015. It was directed by Iyke Odife (Burning Tears, Beauty and the Beast), and ...