Social Media Influencer Pleads For 3 Months In Jail, Deportation To Ghana

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Lawyer to Ghanaian social media influencer and musician Mona Faiz Montrage popularly known as Hajia4Real has pleaded and requested for leniency from the judge asking for a three-month jail sentence followed by deportation to Ghana.

In a plea for mercy, the lawyer argued that Hajia4Reall had been influenced by a fraud syndicate and emphasised her role as a mother who needs to care for her daughter.

Following a prolonged legal battle lasting a year and a half, Hajia4Reall’s lawyer has now requested leniency from the judge, asking for a three-month jail sentence followed by deportation to Ghana.

Her plea is part of a trove of letters and other documents submitted to the court begging for leniency. Hajia has pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering and faces a sentencing hearing in about her week.

The social media influencer is likely to face up to 20 years in prison if convicted for allegedly defrauding elderly, single American men and women out of over GH20 million in a depraved Lonely Hearts scam.

Hajia4Reall, 30 is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one count of wire fraud, one count of money laundering conspiracy, and one count of money laundering, each of which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

She was arrested in the UK on 11 November 2022 and later extradited to the United States and has pleaded guilty to all charges against her.

The arrest occurred shortly after she attended the 2022 Ghana Music Awards UK in London. At the time of her arrest, reports suggested that Hajia4Reall was implicated in an $8 million theft case in America.