Man bags jail term for love scam in Kaduna

The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission has secured the conviction of one Joshua Audu before Justice A.A Bello of the Kaduna State High Court on a one-count charge bordering on love scam.
The commission disclosed this on its website on Saturday.

It added that Joshua was arrested by the Kaduna State Vigilance Service in a hotel at Narayi Barnawa axis of the state, on suspicion of involvement in cybercrime.

He was said to have allegedly used the social media platform, Google Chat to defraud victims whom he professed love to and also received money and gift cards as proceeds of his illicit act.
He pleaded guilty upon arraignment, leading to his conviction and sentencing to one-year imprisonment or a fine of N 150,000.

He is also to forfeit his Redmi 7 and iPhone 11 mobile devices to the Federal Government.