Nigeria’s Okoye Bethel Makuochukwu, who is a notorious scammer, is to spend six years in prison for money laundering in Kaduna.
Makuochukwu is an undergraduate in one of Nigeria’s universities.
Justice R.M Aikawa of the Federal High Court in Kaduna found him guilty on one count charge of money laundering, after the nation’s anti-graft agency, EFCC arraigned him.
The convict was arrested in Zaria, Kaduna State by security personnel and handed over to the Commission for further investigation.
The investigation revealed that he assumed the identity of a foreigner, Violetqmartinez and, in such character, defrauded unsuspecting victims by luring them into fake social relationships using mostly the social media app, Telegraph.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge. In view of his plea, prosecution counsel, K.S Ogunlade urged the court to convict the defendant.
Justice Aikawa convicted and sentenced him to a fine of N 1,000,000 or serve 6 years imprisonment if he fails to pay the fine.
He was also ordered to forfeit the Mercedes Benz GLK 350 2013 model car to the Federal Government of Nigeria.