Nigerian charged with Pay Pal fraud

Nigerian charged with Pay Pal fraud

Friday, September 18, 2015 1:47 pm

Lawrence Okoh Nnali, also known as Lawrence Oladele

Lawrence Okoh Nnali, also known as Lawrence Oladele

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, September 18, 2015, arraigned one Okoh Lawrence Nnali  (aka Lawrence Oladele)  before Justice S.S. Ogunsanya of the High Court of  Lagos State, Ikeja on  one count charge bordering on obtaining goods by false pretense.

The victim, an American, had alleged that sometime in February this year, he advertised his Laptop valued at $400.00 USD  (Four Hundred US Dollars) on the Amazon market place and was contacted by the suspect  who  purportedly sent him a message from Pay pal indicating payment, and directing him to ship the laptop to Nigeria.
Following the directive, the victim allegedly sent the ASUS Vivo laptop to one Lawrence Oladele  of 33 Fatai Itire Street, Surulere, Lagos. It was after the shipment that he discovered that the Pay Pal account used for payment was fake.
When the charge was read to him, the defendant pleaded not guilty.

In view of the plea of the defendant,  prosecution counsel, Israel Akande asked the court to fix a date for trial.

The defence counsel, Nicolas Chukwuma Okafor prayed the court for a short adjournment to enable him file an application for bail.

Justice Ogunsanya ordered the defendant  be remanded in the EFCC custody pending the hearing of his bail application and adjourned the case to October 13, 2015 for trial.



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