Nigerian Man, Okoye Arraigned For Defrauding Guyanese Women Of Over $6M
ANigerian man allegedly part of an international criminal network in which women are befriended on Facebook and promised lavish gifts and jewellery was on Wednesday charged with obtaining monies by false pretence.
Uche Raymond Okoye, also known as Uche Parker, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates' Courts, where he was slapped with 11 charges. He was not required to enter a plea after the charges were read to him by Magistrate Leron Daly.
According to the charges, between October and November 2020, at Georgetown, with intent to defraud, he obtained $6,059,900 from Suruj Dei Balkaran and $50,000 from another woman by falsely claiming that he had packages intended for them, Inewsguyana reports.
The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) Prosecutor told the court that the man allegedly solicited the women's funds after he befriended them on Facebook under an alias name.
During that time, he informed them about the supposed packages containing the latest gadgets and electronic devices. He reportedly told the women that he would be sending the items and that they would need to contact a representative who would clear the packages and deliver them.