Man who poses as gay to defraud gay men of $8,420 finally nabbed 

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A Nigerian man, Abdulrahim Dangana who poses a gay on social media and lure victims to send him their nude photos which e uses to blackmail them has been arrested. 

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Per information gathered from Instablog9ja, the defendant is an internet fraudster who preys on homosexuals online. He allegedly registered on a Gay/Bisexual hook-up App and a website, using the assumed names: RYAN, DAVE, FRANK and ERIC.

According to the EFCC, he employed fake profiles to contrive romantic relationships with gay individuals and after establishing what appears to be a genuine relationship with his victims, he lures them into sending him nude pictures, which he eventually use to blackmail and extort them through gift cards and bitcoins.

“Between January and September 2021, in Kaduna, you allegedly obtained the total sum of $8,420.00 from innocent victims when you falsely presented yourself as a white homosexual man on an online application and in the assumed character blackmailed them that you will expose them to their families and loved ones which pretence you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under Section 1(3) of the same Act,” the one count charge reads.

Instablog9ja further added that the the suspect, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him. Upon his plea, the prosecution counsel Nasiru Salele asked the court to fix a date for trial but the defence counsel, Solomon Otuwaga, urged the court to release his client on bail.

Justice Khobo, thereafter granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N1,000,000.00 and one surety in like sum who must be resident in Kaduna with valid means of identification. The case has being adjourned till December 2, 2021.

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