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offence contrary to Section 321 and punishable under 324 of the Penal
Code Laws of the Federation.
Section 321 of the Penal Code provides that a person is said to cheat
by impersonation if he cheats by pretending to be some other person or by
knowingly substituting one person for another or representing that he or
any other person I a person other than he or such other person really is.
There is ample evidence before this court that the Defendant acting under
the guise that he was a hydrographer pretended to be are the Dinh who
lives in California through his deception, he was able to dupe in weary
persons in the sum of $800,000.00 (Eight Hundred Thousand US Dollars)
through on line dating.
He made confessional statement to the effect that he obtained these
monies and admitted using the proceeds of the on line scam to purchase
items which were recovered from him.
I am not left in doubt that the Defendant committed the offence has
been charged with. I am minded that the offence of cheating extends to
five years with fine and with both.
This Court is once again faced with the negative image this nation is
being subject to as a result of the nefarious on line activities such as that
engaged by the Defendant for a living. His conduct is certainly mean,
desciable and worthy of castigation. Regrettable there is no record of the

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