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54-Year Old Jailed For Scamming Swiss Lady Of $240,000



A court in Port Harcourt, south-central Nigeria has jailed a 54-year old man to a year in prison after he pleaded guilty to scamming a Swiss lady.

Igweneme Moses who used the pseudonym, Griffith Doyle, to defraud the white lady finally entered a guilty plea. He had always denied the charges since the trial began in July last year.

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After his guilty plea he was immediately sentenced to a year in prison by Justice A.T. Mohammed, a Federal High Court judge sitting in Port Harcourt.

Chantai Helene Meadery, the romance fraud victim had fallen in love with the convict who was using a false identity and arranged to move to Switzerland for a future together.

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Igweneme Moses conspired with his own daughter, Nkeiruka Blessing Igweneme to commit the offence. He was said to have taken the money on the pretext of attending to emergency family problems.

Investigators were able to retrieve a sum of $100,000 from his account for the victim. He has also been ordered to refund the remaining $140,000 while his daughter who has absconded is been sought after.