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Busted! online scammer nabbed for defrauding

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, has on Tuesday December 6, 2016, busted a student of Ekiti State University who poses as an American Army Officer and engages unsuspecting ladies in a dating and romance scam.


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday December 6, 2016 arraigned one Obohor John Damilola (a.ka Frank Mcghee Clinton) before Justice D.U Okorowo of the Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti, on a 24 count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence, possession of fraudulent documents, concealment and retention of proceed of crime.

Obohor however pleaded not guilty.

One of the charges reads: “That you Obonor John Damilola (a.ka Frank Mcghee Clinton) on or about the 21stof June, 2016 at Ado-Ekiti within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of $3200 USD (Three Thousand Two Hundred United State of America Dollars) from Lusmar Duprey Marte, a United State of American Citizen when you falsely represented that you are one Frank Mcghee Clinton of the United States of American Army, which representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1)(a) and punishable under Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related punishable under Section 1(3)of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Related Offences Act 2006”.

Another count read: “That you Obonor John Damilola (a.ka Frank Mcghee Clinton) on or about the 22nd of June, 2016 at Ado-Ekiti within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of $3500 USD (Three Thousand Five Hundred United State of America Dollars) from Lusmar Duprey Marte, a United State of American Citizen when you falsely represented that you are one Frank Mcghee Clinton of the United States of American Army, which representation you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1)(a) and punishable under section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006”.

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In view of his plea, the prosecution counsel Sanusi M. Galadanchi asked for a trial date. But counsel to the defendant, Olu Jaiyeoba informed the court that he has filed bail application and sought the court permission to move it.

Justice Okorowo, however adjourned the matter to the 9th of December, 2016 for the hearing of bail application and ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Federal Prison, Ado-Ekiti.

Obonor, a student of Ekiti State University who poses on the internet as an American Army Officer by the name Sergeant Frank Mcghee serving in Nigeria, allegedly engages unsuspecting ladies on the internet in a dating and romance scam through which he fleeced them of their money to the tune of N8million.

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