Love Scam: How I Lost N122m to Nigerian 'Yahoo Boy', German Victim Narrates

Love Scam: How I Lost N122m to Nigerian 'Yahoo Boy', German Victim Narrates

  • Nigeria's anti-graft agency, EFCC, is prosecuting one Wilson Daphey at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja
  • Daphey was arraigned on a nine-count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretence and money laundering
  • The accused Nigerian youth allegedly manipulated and obtained about £130,000 from one Ms Petra Goschenhofer

FCT, Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday, October 6, 2023, continued the trial of Wilson Daphey, also known as Jeffrey Guiseppe.

According to a statement shared on social media by the anti-graft agency, Daphey's case was brought before Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

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'Yahoo Boy' scams German victim. Photo credits: Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Daniel Ayantoye
Source: Facebook

Daphey allegedly manipulated and obtained the sum of £130,000 (approximately N122 million) from a German, Ms Petra Goschenhofer.

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He allegedly committed this crime with the assistance of his accomplices: Ifeanyi Enuma, Evans Nnamdi Aguh, Christopher Chinedu Ajufo, and Ojinanaka Kingsley Chukwuma, all of whom are said to be at large.

At the resumption of the trial last week, Goschenhofer narrated how she was “dealing with an alleged white man who later turned out to be a black man from Nigeria”.

She said:

“After a while, he told me he was in love with me and I told him I was married with kids, that a relationship was not possible between us but after a while, I noticed he was very nice to me and at that time, I was in a bad situation, my marriage was in crisis and I was depressed, and my son was in a bad condition.

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"I gradually fell in love with him, and before long, he started asking me for money. I made payments through Western Union. All payments made totalling £13,000." understands that Justice Olajuwon adjourned the matter to Tuesday, October 10, 2023, for cross-examination.

EFCC vs Naira Marley: Court summons singer earlier reported how the EFCC issued a production warrant against him embattled singer and Marlian label boss Naira Marley.

The EFCC, in a statement via its official X (formerly Twitter) handle on Friday, October 5, revealed the production warrant was issued by a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Olanipekun Olukoyede for EFCC's role also reported that President Bola Tinubu is reportedly set to appoint Olanipekun Olukoyede as the substantive chairperson of the EFCC, barring any last-minute change of plan.

Per Premium Times, a "top presidency source" said, “President Tinubu has chosen Olanipekun Olukoyede for appointment as substantive chairman of the EFCC".


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