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NEWS UPDATE: EFCC arraigns alleged online gay predator for ,420 scam in Kaduna

NEWS UPDATE: EFCC arraigns alleged online gay predator for $8,420 scam in Kaduna

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday charged Abdulrahim Dangana before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court.

The litigant faces a one-count charge that lines on acquiring by bogus pretence.

The hostile to join commission let the court know that the supposed web fraudster designated gay people online.

An examination uncovered that Dangana enrolled a Gay/Bisexual connect App called Grindr and A4A site, utilizing the aliases, Dave, Frank and Eric.

He purportedly utilized phony profiles to imagine close connections with gay people and attracted them into sending bare pictures.

Dangana then, at that point, utilized the photographs to coerce and coerce them through gift vouchers and bitcoins he changed over into naira utilizing his ledgers and e-wallets.

In the charge, Dangana, among January and September, gathered the amount of $8,420 from casualties after erroneously introducing himself as a white gay man on Grindr App.

The respondent extorted them and took steps to “open them to their families and adored ones”.

The offense disregards Section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offenses Act 2006 and is culpable under Section 1(3) of a similar Act.

Dangana argued “not blameworthy” to the charge when it was perused to him.

Nasiru Salelen, the arraignment counsel, requested that the court fix a date for preliminary, while the safeguard counsel, Solomon Otuwaga, encouraged the court to deliver his customer on bail.

Justice Khobo allowed Dangana bail in the amount of N1 million and one guarantee who should be inhabitant in Kaduna with legitimate method for identification.

Khobo suspended the case until December 2, 2021.

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