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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Photo: 19 year old Secondary School Leaver sentenced to 37 Years in prison for duping an American of $40m

Justice Lateef Lawal Akapo of a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja today convicted 19-year old secondary school leaver, Tobechukwu Igbokwe and sentenced him to 37 years imprisonment for defrauding an American, thr sum of $40million in an inheritance scam.

Tobechukwu was arraigned before the court on a 12- count charge bordering on forgery, conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretences.

Justice Akapo found him guilty on all 12-counts and sentenced him accordingly. He was sentenced to 7 years on counts 1-8; 8years on count 9; 7years on count 10, 8years on count 11 and 7 years on count 12, making a cumulative of 37years imprisonment.

The sentence is to run concurrently with effect from October 28, 2013.

The court also ordered Tobechukwu to return the $40million as a restitution to the victim and forfeit a Toyota Corolla car, which is a proceed of the crime, to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Tobechukwu was arraigned on Monday, October 28, 2013 and pleaded not guilty to the 12-count charges pressed against him. He later changed his plea to “guilty” and was convicted by Justice Akapo accordingly.

Before the conviction, the prosecuting counsel, Kayode Oni tendered various exhibits before the court which were all admitted and marked as such. However, defence counsel, D. A. Omougbai prayed the court to temper justice with mercy, since Igbokwe has shown enough remorse for the offences he committed. Tobechukwu Igbokwe (Alias David Prince) and his accomplice, Ifeanyi Obi were alleged to have duped an American: M. Silva, the sum of $40million in an inheritance scam.

Silva was made to believe that Igbokwe and his accomplice had a huge inheritance which they wanted to move to a foreign account for safe-keeping. The victim was asked to send money to “process” the transfer and in the process, he wired $40m in several installments through Western Union to Igbokwe. Igbokwe also confessed that he had duped other foreigners. Some of them are: T. Bedwell, $6,000 and R. Hunt $15,000.

89 comments:

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Serves him right

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Na wa o...

Juliet Iwuno said...

Oyinbo people no go ever get sense. Dis method still dey work??? Linda take note!

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anita gold said...

Abeg I no fit laugh ooo
19yrs?

The Hustle is real o

anita gold said...

Abeg I no fit laugh ooo
19yrs?

The Hustle is real o

Anonymous said...

So in essence he's been sentenced to 7 years ? And not 37 years as sensationally put ?

Tilda said...

What happened to honest living? Gone with the past generation?

Fabian_Lee said...

Na wa oooo, but the year is too Long naw...(Maka Gini Maka Why)

YOUNG BUHARI said...

While those looting Nigeria dry are still free leaving their straws for the next person to suck.

kayode odusanya said...

40 million dollars? Come on! What were those guys thinking sending someone $40 million? Did they expect there going inherit $100 billion or something?



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Sam Asala said...

Dasuki's case is still pending, Olisa Metuh and Dokpesi are free, and you sentencing this young dude who went into scam because the aforementioned polithiefians would not benefit him with the country's wealth.

Grace David said...

This happened in 2013? 37 years is too much, but then no mercy for a fraudulent person.

Tilda said...

What happened to honest living? Gone with the past generation?

vinna saviour said...

If 19yr old could do dese then nothing is impossible in Nigeria

STERN said...

You are the reason everyone in obodo oyibo are calling us 419. Infact in my friend's school, in one of his network security class he was thought that Nigerian 419 is one of the medium of cyber theft. I swear..It was on the board and everyone laughed including the mouth odour whites

Brandybless Williams said...

Rush for wealth

NewsEveryHour Blog said...

Smh. They have sex inside UNIBEN hostel with roommate present[download +pics here]

Slim innocent said...

This is too much na 5yrs would av been better.

APPLELIPX said...

That baba wey do am for u, too sure

freeborn bamislam zinalima said...

Oh my Gosh why my dear.
They should allow the yoruba kid frauding is part of them.
























#sad indeed

livingstone chibuike said...

Dats nice

Anonymous said...

40m$? Where? Make i bend....U cannot wire such money out of yankee (installment or once) without government visiting u at home...Do u even know what is 40m$? Impossicant, Maybe the inheritance was 40m$ not the amount boys collected!

You no fit collect 40m$ for this industry! U go don popular....

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

You have met you waterloo.

Ivy Godspower said...

$40m that boy is a first class criminal









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Anonymous said...

D-PinPointer Says: This case doesn't seem to be real. It looks fictitious and exaggerated. Is $40 million, N40 thousand naira? Where in America would you be allowed to wire that kind of money? Do you guys think America is Nigeria where everything goes? Please tell that story to your brothers and sisters in Nigeria.

Adeola Abolade said...

Good for him,he deserve to go to jail

Anonymous said...

$40million ke? You mean N40million? Abeg make they investigate the man sef cuz something is off here. Where did he think they go bring that money from? Where did he get the money he sent? Thieves. I cant imagine Western Union transcating such amount without notifying authorities... not even possible. Sending $10,000 at once raises eyebrows, so I cant imagine sending large large sums till e knack $40million. Again, something is off. Lock all of them up and throw away the keys. Fools.

o'ben said...

40m funking dollers in this buhari regime...dude how did u let urself to be caught???

Precious said...

It's 8 years imprisonment since the terms are to run concurrently. It can only be 37 if it were to run consecutively.

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Huuuui,37yrs imprisonment ke?na wa o.

Rachelosayi@gmail.com said...

, pls my fellow lib ,please I need assistance in operating a growth on my wrist ,I don't have money for the operation,doctor said it's N35,000 pls anything you can assist me with will go a very along way..you can click on my profile photo to see the image

Jamila Shaibu said...

Kaiiii this is not good!



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Miriam Aguzie said...

Hmmm!#Lindangwanu#

joshua james said...

What about our corrupt politicians which of them is in jail useless people..LINDA OBSERVE CAREFULLY

Jinaduphilip@yahoo.com said...

This young man should be release Jor it's not a crime to scam, what of our politicians

Chinedu Mgbemena said...

Maga paid, mugu fall

annabelvinsaint said...

2013

tony said...

I am not sure if the amount. Is it $40m or $40k? If $40m, what is he doing with $6k and $15k scam? He is paying the price of greed. The is always a penalty for any Crime. It does not pay.

Anonymous said...

Him kill person abi bomb country? You 4 kukuma sentence am to death since nah only u get power.
Your country politicans who are doing more than that everyday,what have you done to dem. Mtechwwwwwwwwww

Rayconex Great said...

Yeye! That thing does not need operation! It comes n goes...it's just fluid in d nerve ending...in 2010 I drank alomo n my own cleared tho it came back...n went again. It's painless and doctors usually tell u to leave it. Will go on its own so no 35 kpally for u!

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Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

37 kwa? Dats huge

harfitruths said...

the oyinbo sef na big thief

Anonymous said...

LINDA HAS POSTED A 3 YEAR OLD STORY OOOOOOO! READ IT WELL, THIS HAPPENED IN 2013.

PrettyChi said...

37yrs is too much joor

Malcolm Oshoty said...

This our so called Efcc, that said amount $40m it's too much and I don't believe this story

Anonymous said...

Linda often makes that common mistake...

Roycey said...

Thats why yahooyahoo is not pay

Anonymous said...

When the bastard oyibo wan eat yam wey e no plant nko.. Free my guy jare.. Stupid oyibo man wey wan chop money for inheritance wey him papa no die leave..

Sena Job said...

Boyz dey para ooooo $40m

Anonymous said...

$40 million? ONE American?

Anonymox said...

All these white folks are gonna die of greed.. d'phuck.. if the white person is also not into scam or something fishy.. how could he have been so comfortable releasing #40m summed up.. #ThiefJamThief!! #Awhooof dey run belle.

Anonymous said...

Igbokwenu!!! If nobi Iboman the whole houses for the whole world for no get burglary proof.

Di Mateo Xavie said...

OmG $40 mill ke...a sChool leaver

Tefe said...

the story is strange, how can a person wire 40 million dollars to facilitate a process? abegi,story for mugus.

kappawoods kappa said...

If this guy is 19 yrs now that means he was 16 yrs in 2013 when he committed the crime. Why would a judge commit this souls to prison when he was just a minor when this crime happened. Injustice!

Oshios Baba said...

D sentence is too much,we are waiting to see wat will happen to Dasuki and others because I know in Nigeria they like sentencing ordinary Nigerians not looters,deris God ooh justice lateef

Anonymous said...

You just said the sentences would run concurrently, thereby making his sentence a maximum of 8 years!!

Pearlie said...

Na wa oo, 37 years


The guy will grow grey hairs in prison

Crime is bad

timothy lunburk said...

Stupid tin mention igbo there again let me brake yah head

timothy lunburk said...

Stupid tin mention igbo there again let me brake yah head

FORMER NIGERIAN said...

AND ALL THOSE POLITICIANS STEALING MILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF OUR MONEY ARE WALKING FREE AND ARE BEING CELEBRATED DAILY. TOHHHHHH

Anonymous said...

@Busayo , have you ever heard of oluwole in lagos island? it's highly dominated by your people but that's not the point , fellow Nigerians wake up and stop acting ignorant especially we the youth , $1m is approximately N300m with the current exchange rate ,so Linda are you telling us this boy is worth N300m x 40 ..Pls lets be realistic , if that boy dupes an american of $1m ,the FBI, SWAT, HOMELAND, CTU, US MARINE, SPECIAL OPS ETC , would pick him up with a private jet ASAP.

Effiong M said...

Atleast others will wake up from their slumber now. Its good for him. Linda take note.

MCC said...

Chaiii!

chommy said...

D boy na thief bt d white man na big ole, he wan collect inheritance money. Linda observe!

chonko said...

Fucking BUSAYI or PUSSYAYO or whatever u call your smelling yoruba pussy. What about all the yoruba guys commiting heinous crimes in UK all in the name of fast life. Better face your problems head on and leave other tribes live their lives. Go treat your body odour first before u say somebody shirt get stain.....

Jude Akinwole said...

Not like I support what he did.... but those who stole Billions are walking the streets free! #Whatever IsGoodForTheGooseIsGoodForTheGander

Anonymous said...

crime worst than his committed and the person is moving freely around ,Nigeria law fall on only the poor

Anonymous said...

Who should we blame,is it the boy, d oyinbo that wanted more from nothing, or our shameless old leaders who day in day out without remouse or fear of God are looting away the youth future into foreign account and yet walk freely without a day sentence in court. All lolters shall perish in this country one day. I pitied the boy who has taken after Nigerian leaders. But I still believe that one day ......

Bello Ajibola said...

When I read the caption,I knew immediately that the convict must be nobody but Igbo man..Biafra thief.Igbo boys with fraudulent practices.An average igbo man is a potential robber.

Luciana Chinda said...

Na hustling tins.

Anonymous said...

Lmao!!!!!😃😀

Wale Ola said...

8 not 7. One of the count carries 8. To run from 2013. 18 hours not 24 make a day in prison. So practically 2 years are out of it. The guy should be out by 2021 or thereabout.

Wale Ola said...

The guy was arraigned in 2013. This is 2016. Are you guys so daft that you can pick out the facts in what you read?

Wale Ola said...

The guy was arraigned in 2013. This is 2016. Are you guys so daft that you can pick out the facts in what you read?

Anonymous said...

All d.government officals where steal our money from our own country no de go jail u de disturb person where steal money from another country and send him to jail if na yankee him de if naija no come prosecute him they will not caase it aint a crime against there nation naija na joke man for real

Anonymous said...

How can u jail small boy for using his brain against oyinbo but d government officals where use brain for us them de walk free only d poor de suffer only d poor de go jail jor naija justice system self de corrupt where government officals are above d law make them return money they will not be prosecuted did they give they boy d same chance n?

Anonymous said...

How can u jail small boy for using his brain against oyinbo but d government officals where use brain for us them de walk free only d poor de suffer only d poor de go jail jor naija justice system self de corrupt where government officals are above d law make them return money they will not be prosecuted did they give they boy d same chance n?

PRESIDENT A said...

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY UNCALLED FOR, WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR COUNTRY, WHY SENTENCE HIM FOR 37YEARS, HE IS 19YEARS OLD WITH SUCH KNOWLEDGE TO DEFRAUD SOMEONE OF 40MILLION USD, WHY CAN'T WE NOTURE HIM FOR SUCH INTELLIGENCE, THIS IS WHAT AMERICANS WILL DO, HE IS SHARP AND INTELLIGENT YET HE IS GOING BEHIND BARS FOR 37YEARS, I DON'T THINK THE AMOUNT IS UP TO 40 MILLION USD, SECONDLY I DON'T THINK THE YEARS IS UP TO 37YEARS.

OUR COUNTRY IS ACTING NAIVE IN MOST CASES, DASUKI EMBEZZLED 2.1 BILLION USD OPENLY AND THE MONEY WAS SHARED AMONGST MOST OF THE BIG NAMES IN OUR COUNTRY AND YET HE WAS BAILED WITH 200 MILLION NAIRA AND DOKPESI TOO WAS BAILED WITH 200 MILLION NAIRA. THE YOUNG BOY DEFRAUDED FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY HIS SENTENCE SHOULD HAVE BEEN LESSER AT LEAST 2YEARS THAT MEANS 1 YEAR.

WE NEED SHARP BRAINS LIKE HIS IN THIS COUNTRY AND NOT DUMB HEAD LIKE OUR PRESIDENT. OSIBANJO WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER PRESIDENT THAN BUHARI. THE JUSTICE THAT SENTENCED THAT BOY TO 37YEARS MUST HAVE BEEN DEFRAUDED BEFORE. WE SHOULD WISE UP AND THINK TWICE. WE ONLY LIVE ONCE AND 37YEARS ADDED TO THAT BOYS AGE, MEANS HE IS SPENDING HALF OF HIS ENTIRE LIFE IN JAIL.

THIS COUNTRY NIGERIA HAS NO DIRECTION AT ALL.

POLITICIANS EMBEZZLES BILLIONS OF NAIRA FROM THIS SAME NIGERIA AND YET THEY ARE NOT BEEN SENTENCED, THEY END UP BRIBING TOP OFFICIALS AT THE END OF THE DAY WE FIND OUT THAT THEY DID'NT GO IN FOR THE CRIME THEY COMMITTED. MOST FRAUD CASES END UP BEING INCONCLUSIVE IN OUR COUNTRY ALL IN THE NAME OF BRIBERY.

THIS IS NOT THE CHANGE WE NEED, THIS IS CHAINS.

emmanuel ebuka said...

Anon 11:27 ur jus a bastard. Ewu ofia...

Okoye Obi said...

i wonder when they will start jailing those govt officials that steals govt funds instead they jail guys that use their intelligence to collect abeg make dem free the guy him no steal na

Anonymous said...

this is just one of those rumors. which of his pockets did he buy the corolla from. (back, center,middle,top, BUmbum) taah

see am. nigerians are so diabolical, go meet babalawo to do your own and see if person no use run collect N20k ontop your head for soka.
lmao

Baba Baby said...

this is just one of those rumors. which of his pockets did he buy the corolla from. (back, center,middle,top, BUmbum) taah

see am. nigerians are so diabolical, go meet babalawo to do your own and see if person no use run collect N20k ontop your head for soka.
lmao

callyfunded said...

Lwkmd. I swear the baba sure. I no even know say this fmt still dey work.

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Good for him.






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callyfunded said...

$40M no fit comot make govt no chook eye enter. Even if say na ach u do. Him go don popular pass h money

Femininja said...

This is what I thought

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