An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Wednesday remanded a middle-aged man, Iyonsi Timeyin Timothy, in the custody of Nigerian Correctional Services (NSC) for allegedly obtaining $4,500 from one Julia Zagorski in a love scam.
Timothy was arraigned before Justice Sherifat Solebo on a two-count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of $4,500.
One of the counts reads:
“That you, Iyonsi Timeyin Timothy , sometime in September, 2019, in Lagos, within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of $4,500.00 (Four Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars) from one Julia Zagorski under the false pretense to wit: “romance scam”, which pretence you knew to be false and committed an offence contrary to Sections 1 (1) (a)and 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act No: 14 of 2006.”
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Prosecuting counsel, K. Uduak, asked the court for a trial date.
Justice Solebo adjourned the matter until February 19 for trial.