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Cameroon man gets 14 years for scamming Chinese girlfriend 6m yuan

ecns | A Cameroonian student who was studying at Beijing’s Tsinghua University has been sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment with hefty fines and will be expelled from the country after he was convicted of the crime of fraud, according to Beijing News on Monday.

The Beijing 3rd Intermediate People’s Court made the verdict that the student, named Ossima Meko’o Frank Wilfrid had to pay a 140,000-yuan (around 20,700 US dollars) fine within ten days and will be expelled after he finishes the imprisonment. Wilfred’s banking accounts in China have also been frozen.

Wilfrid was met by Hu, an entrepreneur in Beijing on a matchmaking website in 2013 and developed a relationship one year later. Over the past four years, Wilfred has swindled around six million yuan (around 890,000 US dollars) out of Hu.

According to the court judgment which is left open to the public on the court’s website, Wilfred lied that he got his Master’s Degree at Oxford University and was recommended to study at Harvard for post-doctoral program by UN Environment and to have an internship at UN, so he needed financial support from Hu. He also said that he needed money to buy a house in Paris after they got married and to invest in a restaurant in Cameroon.

To meet Wilfred’s multiple requests, Hu was said to have sold her house in Beijing and even paid Wilfred’s living expenses and tuition fees in Beijing.

On the court, the country’s embassy in China confirmed that Wilfred had read the postgraduate at Beijing Normal University (Profile ) instead of Oxford while the investigations from the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and Beijing People’s Procuratorate showed no record of exit to France from Wilfred and proved that he transferred the money from Hu to bank accounts in Cameroon and other accounts in Beijing.

Based on evidence and defense, the court defined Wilfred’s claims of investment and internship and house purchasing in Paris as a crime of fraud according to the country’s criminal law.

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A Cameroonian man was sentenced to 14 years in prison and deportation from China after he defrauded his Chinese “girlfriend” of more than 6 million yuan ($896,000). A woman surnamed Hu in Beijing transferred the money to her “boyfriend,” who she met on a dating website in 2014, agreeing to support his studies, living expenses and medical care costs, before she found herself swindled, The Beijing News reported on Tuesday, referring the Cameroonian national as “Weili.” Local police detained Weili in October 2016 after receiving a complaint from Hu, and the suspect was prosecuted in September 2017. According to Hu, Weili claimed to be born and raised in France. Hu fell in love with him and sold her house in Beijing to meet Weili’s demands for money during their less-than-two-year relationship. Starting in August 2014, Hu transferred money various times to Weili’s bank account. Weili defrauded money from Hu using different pretexts. For example, he said he needed help to pay for his living expenses in Paris when he “attended” a UN global climate conference. Hu later discovered that Weili was actually in Cameroon instead of France at the time when he claimed to attend the climate conference. While dating Hu, Weili also lived in Beijing together with his pregnant Cameroonian girlfriend, to whom he transferred some of the money he got from Hu. The Third Intermediate People’s Court of Beijing in 2017 sentenced Weili to 14 years in prison, fined him 140,000 yuan and ordered him deported from China. There was no information on whether the defrauded money had been returned.

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14 comments

  1. The Beti thievery clan extending their skills on a global scale.lock tmf up

  2. Can the cameroon embassy intervene?

  3. one does not need to go far,from the name it is a follower of wereh ngang(jesus).after learning from childhood that if you want anything call on the name of wereh ngang.it is impossible to think possitively once the foolish idea planting in the mind does not work in real life.the only solution is the short road kikikiki

  4. FF,

    I know this cannot be you, dog lovers cannot afford to miss their favorite, even for a second. Besides, blaze is surely not of your taste—ngwashi and and a hanging woven bag on the shoulder would have been more revealing for a clue tho…

    • The ezazou jacket tells you this is a thug who somehow did not get his way landing at Enam, so he decided to ply his trade of a kleptomaniac elsewhere. At least he will have dog meat to eat while in prison, this is far better that famla and snakes in toilets.

      • Famla and snakes?

        Oyibo famla and all the other stuffs is 2 be found on our KEYBOARDS, that’s the real famla—real daylight magic—better than wata na wata, another famla—just meant 2 destroy rather than invent real daylight magic that can prepare our coming generations 4 the final battle. But, are we ready for such sacrifice? I believe we can still amend things by elongating our various oblong heads out the box, come 2 a consensus, recognize our enemy (Oyibo), & the other enemy in US 2, u ana me, & finally join both enemies and c for ourselves if we’ve got any survival chance, see if in the 21st C we’re still unable 2 figure out what is good to arm our future generations with, surely not banga nor den guns—to kill each other—Panafricanism is more of sense than self-flagellation..

        • You outlived your usefulness on this forum long ago! When you became petit and mean, all we get is an incoherent jumble of bitterness, envious rants. Keep in mind that technically, you and your people are still fugitives, because you ran from Pinguiss’ bloodthirsty kin controling things at that time. So I always laugh when I see you pretend to be tough and pointing your finger at others. Any maquisard who ran is still being technically wanted by the gov’t, take note! Dancing in the street that the army has arrived the SW to kill other Africans won’t change this fact!

  5. When he was shining her Congo and removing cobwebs she didn’t complain , how can you defraud your wife ? She invested in her husband’s business ventures , that they fail ,or how they fail (if that’s the case is another prison ) . At the end of the day all those primitives women from the other races crave for African men . I’m yet to ever see the reverse ( African woman sending money to a non African )

    • When Essimi Menye ran for the hills with bags of money, this old drunkard asked everyone to leave him alone, now his talking about Congo being shined, as another lousy excuse. Repeat it aloud thug, that she was cheated into selling her home and investing in his thuggery! When you wipe out all the treasury and shamelessly go and hide at Kondengui for preventive detention, you expect African women to still have money to give to men. What a wretch!

  6. Firefighter will be next.

  7. colonial french Cameroonian citizens have been cursed by their ancestor’s bad blood of unpatriotic dishonest bunch of greedy,arrogant slaves, they are all thieves,liars, victims of colonisation, corruption,bribery, embezzlement, uncaring dirty living people, where ever they travel in the world they exploit their dirty cultures, they cannot do right,in English speaking countries, they are beggars wanting free handout from their hosts, handicap in basic English language, pretend to be refugees and asylum seekers, these people are a disgraceful bunch of pathetic product of the french Cameroon regime with lost history, they warship the devils, suffer in silence, falseness, enjoy others hardship, pretend Cameroon is one and indivisible in their primitive everyday drunken heads

    • @ Bonie, What about the Cameroonian nurses that were arrested in Maryland for defrauding the system of millions of dollars. Are they colonial french Cameroonian citizens too? Another one was even arrested in Bamenda by the U.S. law enforcement officers. Africans will never ever progress because of foolish tribalism. A thief is born a thief anglophone or francophone has nothing to do with it. Stop your foolishness. The greatest scammers known in the world are Nigerians. Are they francophones?